TEMPO Science Team Meeting 2020 

The TEMPO Science Team Meeting is a by-invitation discussion.  

We will first have introductions, then a set of 45 minute sessions with the moderator(s) presenting briefly and then leading discussions. There will be no short talks. Each afternoon will have a poster session.

The virtual meeting will be hosted on the WebEx Training platform.  Calendar invitations have been emailed to those on the TEMPO mailing list. 

Email susan.mcfadden@nasa.gov with any questions before the meeting.

Science Lead – Kelly Chance (Smithsonian)

Program Manager – Barry Lefer (NASA)

 

Please watch this video for tips on how to use the Webex Training product. Click this video link (version 2) or click image below.  Once powerpoint movie appears on a new tab, click Play to start the narration.

 

Agenda – last update Aug 12, 2020 1612 PDT

Thursday, August 13th

Title
Presenter/Moderator
Start (EDT)
End (EDT)
Presenter practice,
audio check, mingle
 08300855
Meeting Webex Tips
Susan McFadden
08550900
Greeting
Barry Lefer
09000910
Intro and Status
Kelly Chance
09100925
Mission Status
Stephen Hall
Kevin Daugherty
09250930
Algorithms
Xiong Liu
Gonzalo Gonzalez Abad
Emma Knowland
Zachary Fasnacht
Alexander (Sasha) Vasilkov
09301015
Break10151030
Validation
Ron Cohen
Mike Newchurch
10301115
NOx emissions and surface NO2
Randall V. Martin
Benjamin De Foy
Chris McLinden
Daniel Jacob
Matthew Cooper
Ben Veihelmann
11151200
Lunch12001300
Modeling
Brad Pierce
Jun Wang
Daven Henze
Kirk Baker
Daniel Tong
Alexandra Karambelas
13001345
Posters Introductions
All Poster
Introductions
(1 minute each)
13451425

Poster Sessions (2.5 hours)

Caroline Nowlan
14251700

Poster Sessions Day 1:

    1. Bak, Juseon – Ozone profile and tropospheric ozone retrievals from joint UV and visible measurements by TEMPO
    2. Bernier, Claudia – Cluster analysis of ozone lidar measurements in coastal environments towards advancing TEMPO products
    3. Fasnacht, Zachary – Adapting OMI geometry-dependent Lambertian-equivalent reflectivity (GLER) to the new generation of geostationary satellites,
    4. Feng, Chuan and Fishman, Jack – Use of integrated CO column measurements to identify areas of in situ O3 production in the remote troposphere: Utilizing the capability the GEO-CAPE mission with phased implementation
    5. Herman, Jay – Herman-DSCOVR-EPIC Hourly Comparison with TEMPO
    6. Jin, Xiaomeng – Observing chemistry of ground-level ozone from space
    7. Knowland, Emma – Near real-time air quality forecasts using the NASA GEOS model
    8. Mizzi, Arthur – Mizzi-Forecast improvements using retrievals from WRF-Chem/DART
    9. Newchurch, Mike – Assessment of TEMPO PBL spatio-temporal gradient retrievals with amphibious aircraft observations
    10. Souri, Amir – Improved ozone sensitivity classification with GeoTASO observations
    11. Torres, Omar – Characterization of atmospheric aerosols using TEMPO multi-spectral observations
    12. Vasilkov, Alexander (Sasha) – Vasilkov-Cloud algorithm based on O2-O2 477 nm absorption band AND Vasilkov-Explicit aerosol correction for NO2 with surface GLER
    13. Wang, Yi – Modeling of soil NOx emissions in high temperature agricultural regions in the US
    14. Zhang, Huanxin (Jessie) – Janechek/Zhang-Development of UI-WRF-Chem for MAIA-TEMPO synergy,
    15. Zhou, Meng – Nighttime aerosol optical depth retrieval from VIIRS moonlight observations for rural regions

Friday, August 14th

Title
Presenter/Moderator
Start (EDT)
End (EDT)
Presenter practice,
audio check, mingle
 08300855
Meeting Webex Tips
Susan McFadden
08550900
TEMPO Data Distribution at ASDC
Tim Larson
Jeff Walter (Rapporteur)
09000945
Fires
Tom Moore
Matthew Mavko
Jordan Schnell
Sim Larkin
09451030
Break10301045
Agriculture
Joanna Joiner
10451130
Lunch11301230
Early adapters
Aaron Naeger
12301315
Aerosols and clouds
Jun Wang
Shobha Kondragunta
Mian Chin
Joanna Joiner
Omar Torres
Nathan Janeckek (Rapporteur)
13151400
Break14001415
Posters Session (2 hours)
Gonzalo
González Abad
14151630
Discussion, wrap-up
Kelly Chance
16301700

Poster Sessions Day 2:

    1. Alexander, Susan and Carrión, Daniel – Opportunities and Challenges for Environmental Epidemiology Studies 
    2. Chen, Xi – Aerosol layer height retrieval from O2 absorption band of TROPOMI
    3. Ghahremanloo, Masoud – Estimating PM2.5 using remote sensing AOD and AI
    4. Geddes, Jeff – Early results from an intra-urban deployment of Pandora spectrometers in Boston
    5. Grant, Jennifer – Efficient generation of native resolution NO2 a priori profiles for TEMPO retrievals using machine learning
    6. Joiner, Joanna – Potential value added TEMPO science and applications for land vegetation and coastal oceans
    7. Judd, Laura – TEMPO-proxy data collected during airborne field studies
    8. Lops, Yannic – AI missing data reconstruction in remote sensing
    9. Mayol, Olga – African dust in the Caribbean and the 2020 “Godzilla” mega dust event
    10. Miller, Chris Chan – Hyperspectral BRDF Extension for TEMPO
    11. Pusede, Sally – Observing nitrogen dioxide air pollution inequality using high-resolution remote sensing measurements in Houston, Texas
    12. Qu, Zhen – Responses of NO2 in the US to shutdown during COVID19

For our virtual meeting, there will be breakout rooms for e-poster presentations. Attendees will be able to move between poster breakout rooms.  You will have about 2 hours in your breakout room to talk about your poster and answer questions. Note:

Instead of someone showing 1 “poster” with a lot of sections and possibly small graphs that might be difficult for people to see unless they zoom in, it would be much better for the Poster Presenter to break up what is typically a 4 foot by 6 foot poster into separate slides with large enough images. 

Since you will have your own room, you can show multiple slides, video clips if applicable, demo tools/applications/websites or whatever you want to show in your “poster” session.

If you are presenting a poster, please do the following:

  1. Email your poster title to Kelly Chance by 5pm EDT August 7th – earlier if possible.  
  2. Send your 1-minute introduction PowerPoint slide about your poster using this template to susan.mcfadden@nasa.gov the night before the meeting – 8pm EDT Wednesday, August 12th.  You will talk to this slide for one minute to the whole group on Thursday
  3. Prepare your e-poster in whatever format you want to share in your own breakout room. You will receive an email on Monday the 10th on which poster session (Thursday or Friday) that you’ll be in
  4. Within a week after the meeting (before 5pm EDT Friday, Aug 21st), please send your poster, preferably in pdf format, to  susan.mcfadden@nasa.gov for sharing with meeting attendees.

If you are presenting a poster, use this template for a 1 minute preview about your poster in the main session.  This will help attendees decide which poster sessions to attend.  There are plans to have 20 posters per day.  On the first day we will take 40 minutes before the breakout sessions start to show all of the 1-minute slides.  It is recommended to rehearse timings in PowerPoint (Menu bar Slide Show > Rehearse Timings).


Each e-Poster Presenters will be in their own breakout room.  There will be 30 minutes before each day when you are requested to join to test audio and test sharing your screen.

Once you are in a breakout room, you will see the Share pulldown or you can select Share from the Menu bar.

Note: If you are using Mac Catalina, please do the following in order to share your screen:

    1. System Preferences
    2. Security & Privacy
    3. Privacy tab
    4. Screen Recording
    5. Check for Cisco Webex Training

Best to select the specific application like Powerpoint or Adobe. 

The format of your poster can be 1 slide or more.  It can be a pdf or PowerPoint.  It can be landscape or portrait.

Attendees can join one of the twenty breakout rooms.  At any time they can leave and move to another breakout room if sessions are still in progress. The breakout sessions are about 2 hours each day.  If you are presenting a poster and there is no one in your room, you can leave the room and Join another poster session.  If you leave a room with no intention of returning, please chat so the room can be deleted.  

Each breakout room will have their own audio and chat but no camera.  Please watch this video.  It explains how attendees can mute/unmute themselves and how the poster presenter can mute/unmute people in your breakout room or pass them the presenter role.  The breakout rooms also have the ability for people to raise their hands before they talk if there is too much talking over each other.

  • You do not need to send your e-poster until after the meeting.  We plan to make meeting presentations available for attendees.  Please send your poster, preferably in pdf format, to  susan.mcfadden@nasa.gov before Friday 21st.  
  • Only material suitable for full and open distribution shall be submitted and submittals shall be considered approved by the providing organization to be suitable for full and open distribution. No proprietary, export controlled, classified, or sensitive material should be presented.  If you are with NASA, Form NF-1676 has been replaced by a website called STRIVES (Scientific, Technical and Research Information discoVEry System) for the submission and approval for NASA STI (Scientific and Technical Information) (https://strives.nasa.gov

Tips

  1. Test audio beforehand and make sure headsets/ear buds are charged as well as your keyboard and trackpad if they are wireless.
  2. Check your microphone is enabled.  For example, if using a Mac: Go to Systems Preferences + Security and Privacy + Microphone. Ensure “Cisco WebEx Meeting Center” is selected. 
  3. Check that your computer isn’t muted for audio output if you are listening with just your computer   
  4. Set notification to Do Not Disturb – so previews of your emails/texts do not appear on screen for all to see.  For example, on a Mac, press and hold down the Option key and click on the Notification Center on the top right of your screen to toggle.
  5. Recommend using Slide Show/Presentation View. 
    • With Powerpoint, select Slide Show then Play from Start.  If you have two displays, click Swap Displays or Use SlideShow in the upper left. 
    • With Adobe PDF, Select View Full Screen Mode.
    • Otherwise get more real estate for your slide by closing the thumbnail on the left, closing the notes at the bottom and hiding the editing ribbon at the top.  For example, on Mac: Option-Command R to hide/show the editing ribbon in Microsoft Products.

Sign into WebEx

It is recommended to download Webex and connect with the application instead of the browser version.  The browser version of WebEx will have some limited functionality such as not being able to “raise your hand” to ask a question.  

In order to move to a breakout room/poster session, you will need to have your audio connected to your computer.  Dial-in connections alone cannot move to a breakout room. Audio on Linux machines are not able to move to breakout rooms.  

Please use your Full Name when joining so we know who you are.

How to connect Audio

Preferred Option: Using Computer for Audio  This is at no cost to you.  Check that your computer isn’t muted for audio output. 

Alternatively:   Use Phone 

Enter your landline or cell phone number and WebEx will call you.  This is at no cost to you unless you are charged for incoming minutes. If you connected via your computer audio too, then disconnect your computer audio or mute your computer to eliminate feedback.

Note: With the Webex Training Tool, it may move your audio.  For example if you are using earbuds, it may start up with audio through your computer or your external camera.  To change the input/output, click on the Audio button    

How to use the virtual meeting tool

Please watch this video for tips on how to use the Webex Training product.  Once powerpoint movie appears on a new tab, click Play to start the narration.

During a presentation in the main meeting room or in the breakout rooms, please:

  1. Move your cursor to the top of the screen for the floating icon panel.
  2. Click on Participant and Chat icons to float those panels.  In the breakout room, click on Breakout icon to leave the room.
  • Raise/Lower your hand: On the Participants Panel there is a hand icon near the bottom.  You can click the hand to toggle raising or lowering your hand.  When you Raise your Hand, the moderator will see your name and if there is time you will be called on.
  • Mute/Unmute:  will be able to mute and unmute yourself here if that function has been enabled.  Note: If there is too much background noise, everyone may be muted and you will only be able to raise your hand to be called on by the moderator and unmuted. 
  • Chat: You can click on Chat to float the Chat Panel.  Please chat to All Participants. 

Video

To reduce audio lag, avoid turning on video unless you are presenting. You may also close extra applications to provide more memory to your computer.

Our preference is for you to share your presentation in Webex so your cursor will display for pointing to slide details like graphs/maps.  There will be 30 minutes before each meeting when Presenters are requested to join for setup.  You will be promoted to a Panelist role and we will test audio. You can test sharing your screen.

You cannot share your screen if you join with a browser.  Download the Webex application to your desktop.  An option to download will appear once you join the meeting.  

Share your presentation by selecting Share from the Menu bar at the top of your screen.  Best to select the specific application like Powerpoint or Adobe.  

  • Please send your presentation in 16:9 format/aspect ratio to Susan McFadden (susan.mcfadden@nasa.gov) at least one day prior to your presentation date. If you are experiencing computer or bandwidth problems during the meeting, we can display and advance your slides assuming you are able to dial in.  It is helpful to have slide numbers to be able to confirm we are in sync. 
  • If you have any embedded video, please send the video file separately a couple of days in advance of the meeting for testing/converting.
  • Only material suitable for full and open distribution shall be submitted and submittals shall be considered approved by the providing organization to be suitable for full and open distribution. No proprietary, export controlled, classified, or sensitive material should be presented.  If you are with NASA, Form NF-1676 has been replaced by a website called STRIVES (Scientific, Technical and Research Information discoVEry System) for the submission and approval for NASA STI (Scientific and Technical Information) (https://strives.nasa.gov)
  • We plan on posting all presentations in pdf format after the meeting.  If there are changes you wish to make for a posted version, please send me a 2nd file in pdf format.  Otherwise we will convert your submitted powerpoint file to pdf.  

Tips

  1. Test audio before meeting starts and make sure headsets/ear buds are charged as well as your keyboard and trackpad if they are wireless.
  2. Check your microphone is enabled.  For example, if using a Mac: Go to Systems Preferences + Security and Privacy + Microphone. Ensure “Cisco WebEx Meeting Center” is selected. 
  3. Check that your computer isn’t muted for audio output if you are listening with just your computer   
  4. Make sure your Display is scaled for larger text
  5. Set notification to Do Not Disturb – so previews of your emails/texts do not appear on screen for all to see.  For example, on a Mac, press and hold down the Option key and click on the Notification Center on the top right of your screen to toggle.
  6. Recommend using Slide Show/Presentation View.
    • With Powerpoint, select Slide Show then Play from Start.  If you have two displays, click Swap Displays or Use SlideShow in the upper left. 
    • With Adobe PDF, Select View Full Screen Mode. 
    • Otherwise get more real estate for your slide by closing the thumbnail on the left, closing the notes at the bottom and hiding the editing ribbon at the top.  For example, on Mac: Option-Command R to hide/show the editing ribbon in Microsoft Products.
  7. You may opt to turn on your video for your presentation.  If audio is garbled, the host may turn off your video.
  8. Note: If you are using Mac Catalina, please do the following in order to share your screen:
      1. System Preferences
      2. Security & Privacy
      3. Privacy tab
      4. Screen Recording
      5. Check for Cisco Webex Training

Help with Webex Training product

  1. Connecting with just a phone line not associated with a computer will not be able to join a breakout room
  2. Audio from Linux will not be able to join a breakout room
  3. They can’t see my presentation
    1. If you are using Mac Catalina, please do the following in order to share your screen:
        1. System Preferences
        2. Security & Privacy
        3. Privacy tab
        4. Screen Recording
        5. Check for Cisco Webex Training
  4. Presentation isn’t showing full screen on my monitor, only shows in one portion of my display
    1. Move cursor to top of screen for floating icon tray
    2. Click on Options pulldown
    3. Select View
    4. Select Fit in Viewer
  5. I can’t hear
    1. Move cursor to top of screen for floating icon tray
    2. Click on Audio
    3. Confirm output is using the proper device, if not, click Test speaker/microphone
    4. Select the proper device from the pulldown
    5. Be sure to click OK to close the Test window to enable audio again
  6. No one can hear me
    1. Move cursor to top of screen for floating icon tray
    2. Click on Audio
    3. Confirm input is using the proper device, if not, click Test speaker/microphone
    4. Select the proper device from the pulldown
    5. Be sure to click OK to close the Test window to enable audio again
  7. How do I join the breakout room – Join is dim
    1. Click on the row for the breakout room you want to join. The Join button is at the end of the row.
  8. How do I leave the breakout room
    1. If there isn’t a presentation being shared, click Leave Breakout Session
    2. If there IS a presentation being shared
      1. Move cursor to top of screen for floating icon tray
      2. Click the Breakout Icon
      3. Click Leave Breakout Session