Earth's Radiation Budget

Science Meeting


The Earth's Radiation Budget Science Meeting was held 6-8 November 2023 at the UCAR Center Green Campus in Boulder, CO and online. The purpose of this public, hybrid meeting was to introduce the climate science community to current and ongoing work supported by NOAA's Earth's Radiation Budget (ERB) Initiative; inform the community of recent avenues of research and sources of data; and, encourage collaborations and bring new researchers to the ERB community. The meeting took place over three days, with Day 1 focused on overview presentations, Day 2 on topical lightning talks, and Day 3 on potential collaborations and breakout discussion groups. Topics included but were not limited to: (a) NOAA's newest stratospheric observation efforts including the Stratospheric Aerosol processes, Budget, and Radiative Effects (SABRE) campaign and the Balloon Baseline Stratospheric Aerosol Profiles (B2SAP) project; (b) model improvements and new simulations focused on stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI) and marine cloud brightening (MCB); and, (c) new process research in the stratosphere and marine boundary layer. The meeting was hosted by the NOAA ERB Program and UCAR's Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS). Over 130 people participated either in person or online.

Science Meeting Summary

Breakout Group Synthesis


ERB Science Meeting Day 1
ERB Science Meeting Day 2
ERB Science Meeting Day 3
Day 1 Monday, 6 November 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Welcome & Keynote
10:00Welcome and Workshop Logistics
10:05Meeting Motivation and ERB Research Agenda
10:30NOAA Leadership Remarks
11:00Keynote with Dr. Chris Field
1:00 pm - 2:50 pm Overview Session
1:00Session IntroductionGreg Frost, NOAA CSL
1:05SABRETroy Thornberry, NOAA CSL
1:25B2SAP & Other ObservationsLizzy Asher, NOAA GML
1:45Processes & AnalogsKaren Rosenlof, NOAA CSL
2:05MCB and ModelingGraham Feingold, NOAA CSL
2:25SAI and ModelingSimone Tilmes, NCAR
2:45Wrap-up and Poster Session Introduction
3:00 - 5:00Poster Session
Day 2 Tuesday, 7 November 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Tropospheric Observations, Modeling, & Marine Cloud Brightening Lightning Talks
9:00Panel IntroductionChair: Tianle Yuan
9:05Michael Diamond, Florida State University
9:10Sarah Doherty, University of Washington
9:15Drew Rollins, NOAA CSL
9:20P. Prabhakaran & Y. Chen, NOAA CSL & CIRES
9:25David Paynter, NOAA GFDL
9:30Panel Discussion
10:35Panel IntroductionChair: Michael Diamond
10:40J. Zhang and X. Zhou, NOAA CSL & CIRES
10:45Trish Quinn, NOAA PMEL
10:50Chih-Chieh 'Jack' Chen, NCAR
10:55Robert Pincus, Columbia University
11:00Jordan Schnell, NOAA GSL
11:05Panel Discussion
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Stratospheric Observations, Modeling, and Stratospheric Aerosol Injection Lightning Talks
1:00Panel IntroductionChair: Gary Morris
1:05Troy Thornberry, NOAA CSL
1:10Vassilis Papadimitriou, CIRES & University of Crete
1:15Alice Crawford, NOAA ARL
1:20Lizzy Asher and Alex Baron, NOAA GML & CIRES
1:25Simone Tilmes, NCAR
1:30Panel Discussion
2:25Panel IntroductionChair: Simone Tilmes
2:30Suresh Dhaniyala, Clarkson University
2:35Vaishali Naik, NOAA GFDL
2:40Bianca Baier, NOAA GML
2:45Robert Pincus, Columbia University
2:50Howard Diamond, NOAA ARL
2:55Panel Discussion
3:45Panel IntroductionChair: Amy Butler
3:50Lantao Sun, Colorado State University
3:55Chris Maloney, NOAA CSL & CIRES
4:00Yunqian Zhu, NOAA CSL & CIRES
4:05Ben Kravitz, Indiana University
4:10Ewa Bednarz, NOAA CSL & CIRES
4:15Irina Petropavlovskikh, NOAA GML
4:20Panel Discussion
Day 3 Wednesday, 8 November 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am Collaborations and Future ERB Spaces
9:00Session IntroductionChair: Victoria Breeze
9:05Ehsan Erfani, Desert Research Institute
9:20Daniele Visioni, Cornell & GeoMIP
9:35Andy Parker, The DEGREES Initiative
9:50Sally McFarlane, U.S. Department of Energy
10:05Collaborations Discussion
11:00 - 4:00Breakout Groups
4:00 - 4:30Meeting Wrap up and Close
Poster TitleAuthor(s)
A Potential Stratospheric Response to the Projected Increase in Satellite Re-entry EmissionsChristopher Maloney, Robert Portmann, Martin Ross, Karen Rosenlof
Cloud-resolving simulations of low marine clouds and their response to aerosol perturbationsJe-Yun Chun, Robert Wood, Peter Blossey, Ehsan Erfani, Lucas McMichael, Sarah Doherty
Development of a small balloon observing system to monitor and evaluate stratospheric composition and dynamical changeBianca Baier, Arlyn Andrews, Elizabeth Asher, Alexandre Baron, Geoff Dutton, Brad Hall, Emrys Hall, Jack Higgs, Jianghanyang Li, Fred Moore, Gary Morris, Tim Newberger, Colm Sweeney, Troy Thornberry, Sonja Wolter
Exploring Marine Cloud Brightening Potential Using Extensive Large Eddy Simulations Under a Spectrum of Environmental ConditionEhsan Erfani, Robert Wood, Peter Blossey, Sarah Doherty, Ryan Eastman, Lucas McMichael
First simulations using feedback control to regulate marine cloud brighteningWalker Raymond Lee, Jack Chen, Jadwiga Richter, Douglas MacMartin, Ben Kravitz
Generation and delivery of particles for Marine Cloud Brightening: Constraints on the size distributionRobert Wood, Sarah Doherty, Jessica Medrado, Dongyun Shin
HYSPLIT Modeling of Volcanic EmissionsAlice Crawford, Tianfeng Chai, Mark Cohen, Sonny Zinn, HyunCheol Kim, Fantine Ngan, Bavand Sadeghi, Christopher Loughner, Miguel Cahuich, Michael Pavolonis, Justin Sieglaff, Binyu Wang
Injection strategy - a driver of atmospheric circulation and ozone response to stratospheric aerosol geoengineeringEwa M. Bednarz, Amy H. Butler, Daniele Visioni, Yan Zhang, Ben Kravitz, Douglas G. MacMartin
Insights into Carbonyl Sulfide (OCS) Distribution and Sources in the Asian Summer Monsoon (ASM) Region: Evidence from Elevated Levels Observed in the UTLS during the ACCLIP CampaignColin Gurganus, Samantha Lee, Eleanor Waxman, Steve Ciciora, Troy Thornberry, RuShan Gao, Andrew Rollins, Joshua Schwarz
Interpreting Global ERB Changes as a Tool for Climate MonitoringRyan Kramer, Alex Matus, David Paynter, V. Ramaswamy
Metals from spacecraft reentry in stratospheric aerosol particlesDaniel Murphy et al.
NOAA MCB: Cloud adjustments and their dependence on scales (Part I)Yao-Sheng Chen, Jianhao Zhang, Xiaoli Zhou, Takanobu Yamaguchi, Graham Feingold
NOAA MCB: Cloud susceptibility metrics and the role of co-varying meteorological and aerosol conditionsJianhao Zhang, Xiaoli Zhou, Yao-Sheng Chen, Takanobu Yamaguchi, Graham Feingold
NOAA MCB: Dependence of cloud adjustments on mesoscale cloud organization and sea surface temperatureXiaoli Zhou, Yao-Sheng Chen, Jianhao Zhang, Takanobu Yamaguchi, Graham Feingold
NOAA MCB: Seeding size distribution, amount and durationPrasanth Prabhakaran, Fabian Hoffmann, Graham Feingold
Particle Size Distribution Measurements for Stratospheric Aerosols in the Range of 0.003 - 1 µm During the SABRE MissionMing Lyu, Charles A. Brock, Adam T. Ahern, Samuel J. Taylor, Troy Thornberry, Ru-Shan Gao, Eric Hintsa, Colin Gurganus, Andrew Rollins, Eleanor Waxman, Fred Moore, Kristen Zuraski, Geoff Dutton, David Nance, Brad Hall
South Asian Summer Monsoon under Stratospheric Aerosol InterventionAsutosh Acharya and Simone Tilmes
South Hemisphere Stratospheric Aerosol Perturbations in 2019-2022: Insights from the Baseline Balloon Stratospheric Aerosol Profiles (B2SAP)E. Asher, A. Baron, P. Yu, M. Todt, P. Smale, W. Dobson, B. Liley, R. Querel, T. Sakai, I. Morino, J. Jin, T. Nagai, O. Uchino, E. Hall, P. Cullis, G. Morris, R-S. Gao, T. Thornberry
Stratospheric aerosol and chemistry evolution inside the volcanic plume shortly after the 2022 Hunga Tonga eruptionYunqian Zhu et al.
Stratospheric Aerosol Composition in Polar Vortex-Influenced Air During SABREMichael Lawler, Gregory Schill, Daniel Murphy, Maya Abou-Ghanem, Ming Lyu, Adam Ahern, Charles Brock, Colin Gurganus, Eric Hintsa, Fred Moore, Geoff Dutton, David Nance, Brad Hall
Stratospheric Aerosol Injection Experiments comparing a Modal and Sectional Aerosol ModelSimone Tilmes, Ilaria Quaglia, Daniele Visioni, Charles Bardeen, Yunqian Zhu, Francis Vitt
Stratospheric measurements of aerosols: A comparison of in situ and remote sensing techniquesAdam Ahern, Charles Brock, Ming Lyu, Rudra Pokhrel, and Dan Murphy
The impact of climate change and stratospheric aerosol injection on convective weather environments in the continental United StatesIvy Glade, James W. Hurrell, Lantao Sun and Kristen Rasmussen