Session 17 Mesoscale predictability and data assimilation I

Thursday, 20 August 2009: 1:45 PM-3:15 PM
The Canyons (Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel)
Host: 13th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
S.-H. Chen, Univ. of California, Land, Air, and Water Resources, Davis, CA

1:45 PM
A statistical analysis on the predictability of tropical cyclogenesis
Dianna N. Nelson, Swiss Re, Armonk, NY; and M. C. Morgan
2:00 PM
Assessing the impact of Airborne Doppler Lidar wind profiles on hurricane track and intensity forecasts
Lei Zhang, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and Z. Pu and B. Gentry

2:15 PM
Error and uncertainty in ensemble predictions of tropical storms
Jeffrey Anderson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. Snyder, H. Liu, and J. Hacker
2:30 PM
Application of a WRF mesoscale ensemble data assimilation system to severe weather events during spring 2009
Dustan M. Wheatley, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. Coniglio and D. J. Stensrud
3:00 PM
Examination of the impact of variable terrains on surface data assimilation
Zhaoxia Pu, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

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