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Next-Generation Approach for Detecting Climate-Carbon Feedbacks: Space-Based Integration of Carbonyl Sulfide (OCS), CO2, and Solar Induced Fluorescence (SIF)

September 18-22, 2017
California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 91125

Workshop Overview:

Terrestrial photosynthesis is the fundamental process coupling between global cycles of energy, carbon, and water. Photosynthesis is driven by incoming radiation and water availability, modulates atmospheric carbon and in turn releases water vapor that can drive cloud distributions and rainfall. But the most productive region on Earth, the tropical biosphere, remains a critical blind spot in our attempts to understand photosynthesis. Even groundbreaking satellite observations of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF) are largely obscured by the persistence of tropical clouds. What lies beneath these clouds is the central enigma of the carbon cycle.

The KISS workshop will be used to articulate a vision for coupled analysis of carbonyl sulfide (OCS) retrievals with satellite-based SIF and CO2 data, providing a new window into the carbon cycle and a revolution in our understanding of carbon-climate feedbacks and crop monitoring. Key workshop goals will be to move beyond the disparate analyses of OCS, SIF, and CO2, and create a platform for a common language, basic understanding of opportunities and uncertainties, shared data sets, and roadmap for an integrated space-based OCS-SIF-CO2 mission to address critical outstanding science questions answerable through the intersection of such measurements.


Monday, September 18, 2017
Salvatori Seminar Room, South Mudd Building (3rd floor) - Caltech

Short Course: Next-Generation Approach for Detecting Climate-Carbon Feedbacks
Introductory Lectures - Open to all interested students, researchers and faculty

Time
Event
Speaker
8:15 - 8:45 Coffee and Refreshments
8:45 - 9:00 Logistics / Introduction Michele Judd
Team Lead
9:00 - 9:45 New Tools for Investigating the Carbon Cycle: The Background Joe Berry
9:45 - 10:30 Remote Sensing of Solar Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence: The Past, Present and Future Christian Frankenberg
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:45 What Carbonyl Sulfide Teaches us About Earth's Biosphere Elliott Campbell
11:45 - 12:30 Incorporating Observations of OCS and SIF into Carbon Cycle Models Ian Baker
12:30 - 1:30 Short Course Ends: Informal Lunch is provided outside Salvatori Seminar Room

Invitation-Only Workshop Begins
Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

1:30 - 1:45 Walk to Keck Center, pick up badge and welcome packet, find seat in the Think Tank
1:45 - 2:30 Workshop Logistics and Introduction to KISS Michele Judd
2:30 - 3:00 Participant Introductions Michele Judd
3:00 - 3:30 Study Vision and Goals for this Workshop Team Leads
3:30 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:00 Finalize study vision and workshop goals via plenary discussion All
5:15 - 5:30 Solicitation of Lightning Talks All
5:30 - 6:00 Pack up and walk to the Athenaeum All
6:00 Dinner at the Athenaeum

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Time
Event
Speaker
8:00 - 8:30 Institute Opens - FREE THINK TIME
8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and Refreshments at Keck Center
9:00 - 9:15 Logistics and Team Lead Goals for the Day Michele Judd and Team Leads
9:15 - 10:00 In situ OCS Measurements and Processes Roisin Commane
10:00 - 10:30 Remote Sensing of OCS TBD
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:15 Selection of Breakout Groups and Topics All
11:15 - 12:30 Breakout Groups Meet Groups
12:30 - 2:00 Group Picture and Lunch at the Athenaeum
2:00 - 2:45 Report outs from breakout groups (15 mins each) Groups
2:45 - 3:15 Lightning Talks (2) TBD by participants
3:15 - 3:30 Selection of Breakout Groups and Topics All
3:30 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:30 Breakout Groups Meet Groups
5:30 - 7:30 POSTER SESSION and Informal food truck dinner at the Keck Center
(dinner starts at 6:30 pm)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Time
Event
Speaker
8:00 - 8:30 Institute Opens - FREE THINK TIME
8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and Refreshments at Keck Center
9:00 - 9:15 Logistics and Team Lead Goals for the Day Michele Judd and Team Leads
9:15 - 9:45 Report Outs from Breakout Groups (10 mins each) Groups
9:45 - 10:30 Relationship between SIF and GPP Nick Parazoo
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:45 Lightning talks (3) TBD by participants
11:45 - 12:30 Plenary Discussion, Selection of Breakout Groups and Topics All
12:30 - 2:00  Lunch at the Athenaeum
2:00 - 3:30 Breakout Groups Meet All
3:30 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 4:45 Report outs from breakout groups (15 mins each) Groups
4:45 - 5:30 Plenary Discussion on Participant Wants and Needs
Selection of Next Day's Breakout Groups
All
5:30 Workshop Day #3 Ends All
6:00 OPTIONAL: No-Host Dinner in Pasadena (KISS pays for grad students and postdocs)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Time
Event
Speaker
8:00 - 8:30 Institute Opens - FREE THINK TIME
8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and Refreshments at Keck Center
9:00 - 9:15 Logistics and Team Lead Goals for the Day Michele Judd and Team Leads
9:15 - 10:00 Multi-Species Data Assimilation System Kevin Bowman
10:00 - 10:30 Lightning talks (2) TBD by participants
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Breakout Groups Meet All
12:30 - 2:00  Lunch on your own
2:00 - 2:30 FREE THINK TIME (individual, or self organizing small groups) All
2:30 - 3:15 Report outs from breakout groups (15 mins each) Groups
3:15 - 3:30 Plenary Discussion, Selection of Breakout Groups All
3:30 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:30 Break Out Sessions Groups
5:30 Workshop Day #4 Ends All
6:00 Dinner at the Athenaeum (with spouses and significant others)


Friday, September 22, 2017

Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Time
Event
Speaker
8:00 - 8:30 Institute Opens - FREE THINK TIME
8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and Refreshments at Keck Center
9:00 - 9:15 Logistics and Team Lead Goals for the Day Michele Judd and Team Leads
9:15 - 10:00 Breakout Groups Report Out All
10:00 - 10:30 Open Discussion of Breakout Group Recommendations and Group Feedback All
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Open Discussion of Breakout Group Recommendations and Group Feedback (continued) All
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch at the Institute
1:30 - 2:30 Possible Break Out Groups / Advocacy / Illustrations / Path Forward ? All
2:30 - 3:30 Outline of Final Report All
3:30 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 4:45 Final Study Activities and Assignments - Group Discussion All
4:45 - 5:00 Workshop Closeout Michele Judd
5:00 Workshop Concludes

Workshop Participants:

  • Ian Baker – Colorado State University 
  • Joe Berry - Carnegie Institution for Science/Stanford
  • Kevin Bowman – JPL
  • Elliott Campbell – UC Santa Cruz
  • Huilin Chen – University of Groningen
  • Roisin Commane – Harvard University
  • Josh Fisher – JPL
  • Christian Frankenberg – Caltech
  • Liyin He - Caltech
  • Timothy Hilton - UC Merced
  • Le (Elva) Kuai – UCLA JIFRESSE
  • Junjie Liu - JPL
  • Julia Marshall – Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry
  • Charles Miller - JPL
  • David Noone – Oregon State University
  • Nick Parazoo – JPL
  • Natalia Restrepo-Coupe – University of Arizona
  • Youngryel Ryu – Seoul National University
  • Scott Saleska - University of Arizona
  • David Schimel – JPL
  • Ulli Seibt – UCLA 
  • James Stinecipher - UC Merced
  • Wu Sun – UCLA
  • Ying Sun – Cornell University
  • Yuting Wang – University of Bremen
  • Paul Wennberg – Caltech
  • Mary Whelan – Carnegie Institution for Science
  • John Worden – JPL
  • Yuk Yung - Caltech
  • Zhao-Cheng Zeng – Caltech

Lodging for out-of-town attendees

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Maps and General Information on Pasadena

Directions and Maps

Short Course Presentations

Ian Baker
Colorado State University

Incorporating Observations of OCS and SIF into Carbon Cycle Models
(5.5 MB .pdf)

Elliott Campbell
UC Merced

What Carbonyl Sulfide Teaches us About Earth's Biosphere
(3.79 MB .pdf)


Workshop Presentations

Mary Whelan
Carnegie Institution for Science

Carbonyl Sulfide and Soil: A Primer
(5.74 MB .pdf)