This virtual mini-symposium will consist of four invited presentations of 30 minutes each, followed by moderated discussion, as follows:

  1. NASA Earth Science Program of Record (Waleed Abdalati)
  2. NOAA/NESDIS Program of Record (Michael Bonadonna)
  3. USGS Program of Record (Tim Stryker)
  4. International Program of Record (Mark Dowell, Jeff Privette, Wenying Su, Jörg Schulz)
  5. Moderated Discussion (Stacey Boland)

This mini-symposium serves to provide valuable background material for the KISS Study on Developing a Continuity Framework for Satellite Observations of Climate. The overall goal of this study program is to help accelerate discussions and plans for a greater and more impactful U.S. contribution to the global climate observing system. 

This event leverages and contributes to the JPL CCS series of mini-symposia focused on “The Essential Role of Long-term Satellite Records for Climate Science and Monitoring.”  The objectives of this series are:

  1. to raise the visibility of the remarkable role and importance of the long-term satellite climate records currently in existence;
  2. to highlight critical accomplishments in selected areas; and
  3. to review challenges in sustaining a climate monitoring system.

This event is being co-sponsored by the JPL Center for Climate Sciences (CCS) and the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS).


NASA Earth Science Program of Record

Speaker: Waleed Abdalati (CIRES/UC Boulder)

NOAA/NESDIS Program of Record

Speaker: Michael Bonadonna (NOAA/NESDIS)

SGS Program of Record

Speaker: Tim Stryker (USGS)

International Program of Record

Speaker: Mark Dowell (EC/Univ of Southampton)

International Program of Record

Speaker: Jeff Privette (NOAA/NCEI)

International Program of Record

Speaker: Wenying Su (NASA/LRC)

International Program of Record

Speaker: Jörg Schulz (EUMETSAT)

Moderated Discussion

Stacey Boland (JPL)