International Clouds Working Group: ICWG

The International Clouds Working Group (ICWG) was established as a formal Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) working group in 2014. The working group organises biennial workshops (about every 24 months), with its first workshop in 2016. It provides a forum for operational and research users of cloud parameter retrievals that aims to enhance knowledge on quantitative cloud parameter retrievals from state-of-the-art algorithms and identify shortcomings that need focused attention as a community. Continual improvement in the global description of cloud properties optimises these algorithms for near-term (now-casting), short- to medium-term (weather forecasting), and long-term (regional and climatological analyses) applications, as well as for potential improvements in the cloud and convection parameterisations adopted in weather and climate models. The objectives of the ICWG include: a) to promote commonality in operational cloud retrieval algorithms; b) to address research questions identified by space agencies and WMO programs (e.g. GEWEX); c) to promote assessments of cloud retrievals; d) to foster adoption of standards, for example validation procedures and data formats; e) to contribute to the definition of new space borne observation capabilities for cloud retrievals and validation; f) to support and stimulate training; g) to enhance the communication in this field and develop international partnerships. The ICWG CGMS advisory committee:
  • Mr. Chung, Sun-Rae, KMA, Republic of Korea
  • Mr. Uesawa, Daisaku, JMA/MSC, Japan
  • Dr. Puviarasan, N., IMD, India
  • Dr. Rublev, Alexei, Roshydromet, Russian Federation
  • Dr. Bojinski, Stephan, WMO
  • Dr. Heidinger, Andrew, NOAA
  • Dr. Roebling, Rob, EUMETSAT
  • Dr. Feng, Lu, CMA
  • Dr. Baum, Bryan, NASA
For further information, please visit the website of the ICWG.

Technical or functional Cookies

These cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website.
We may place these cookies without your consent.
Accept:

Statistics cookies

We use statistics cookies to optimise the website experience for our users. With these statistics cookies we get insights in the usage of our website. We ask your permission to place statistics cookies.
The information is aggregated and anonymous, and cannot be used to identify you. If you do not allow these cookies, we will be unable to use your visits to our website to help make improvements.
Accept: