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Monday, 5 August 2013

5:00 PM-7:00 PM: Monday, 5 August 2013


Registration opens
Location: Ross Island-Morrison (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

7:15 AM-6:00 PM: Tuesday, 6 August 2013


Registration continues throughout the conference
Location: Ross Island-Morrison (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

8:45 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 1
Dynamics of high-impact events I
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Todd P. Lane, University of Melbourne
  8:45 AM
Conference opening and welcoming remarks

  9:00 AM
1.1
The Life Cycle of Hurricane Sandy: Observations; Simulations; Operational Forecasts; Socioeconomic Impacts (INVITED)
Melvyn A. Shapiro, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. J. Galarneau Jr., J. Vigh, A. Norton, and C. S. Velden
  9:30 AM
1.2
Hurricane Sandy (2012): Vortex Intensification during Warm Core Seclusion
Thomas J. Galarneau Jr., NCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. A. Davis and M. A. Shapiro
  9:45 AM
1.3
The Mesoscale Meteorology of Extreme Wildfires over Southern Australia (Black Saturday)
Michael J. Reeder, Monash University, Clayton, VICTORIA, Australia; and T. P. Lane, C. B. Engel, and M. Rezny

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 6 August 2013


Coffee break
Location: Holladay-Halsey (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 2
Gravity waves
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Justin R. Minder, University at Albany
  10:30 AM
2.1
What selects the scales of mesoscale gravity waves?
Fuqing Zhang, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and J. Wei, Y. Sun, S. Wang, and T. P. Lane
  10:45 AM
2.2
Effects of convectively-generated gravity waves on bow echo evolution
Rebecca Adams-Selin, AER, Offutt AFB, NE; and R. H. Johnson
  11:00 AM
2.3
Gravity Waves generated by Deep Tropical Convection: estimates from Balloon Observations and Mesoscale Simulations
Valérian Jewtoukoff, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Paris, France; and R. Plougonven and A. Hertzog
  11:15 AM
2.4
Internal gravity waves in a saturated moist-neutral atmosphere
David J. Muraki, Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, BC, Canada; and R. Rotunno
  11:30 AM
2.5
Quantifying moisture perturbations leading to stacked lenticular clouds
Matthew O. G. Hills, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and D. R. Durran
  11:45 AM
2.6
Dynamics and Predictability of Deep Propagating Atmospheric Gravity Waves
James D. Doyle, NRL, Monterey, CA; and D. C. Fritts, R. B. Smith, and S. Eckermann

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 6 August 2013


Lunch
Location: Pacific Northwest Ballroom (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 3
Structure and evolution of tropical cyclones I
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Jean-Pierre Chaboureau, University of Toulouse and CNRS
  2:15 PM
3.3
  2:30 PM
3.4
  2:45 PM
3.5
The Influence of Cloud-Radiation Feedback on Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Structure
Yizhe Peggy Bu, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; and R. G. Fovell

3:00 PM-5:00 PM: Tuesday, 6 August 2013


Poster Session 1
Poster Session I
Location: Holladay-Halsey (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Craig C. Epifanio, Texas A&M University
 
2
Statistical Verifications for an Ensemble-Based Icing Forecasting Algorithm
James R. McCormick, UCAR, Offutt AFB, NE; and R. Adams-Selin

 
3
On the filtering properties of ensemble averaging for storm-scale precipitation forecasts
Madalina Surcel, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and I. Zawadzki and M. K. Yau

 
4
Complex Flow Interactions over a Very High-Resolution Surface Weather Station Network
Matthew E. Jeglum, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and S. W. Hoch, C. D. Whiteman, and F. W. Gallagher III

 
7
Compatibility of High Resolution Terrain with High Resolution Model Grid
William Y. Y. Cheng, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and Y. Liu, G. Roux, L. Pan, Y. Liu, J. Y. Byon, and Y. J. Choi

 
Poster 8 will also be presented as 6.6A

 
9
Evaluation of Severe Weather Diagnostic Variables as Forecast Parameters
Chad M. Shafer, Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; and M. W. Stanford, C. B. Hulsey, and A. N. Kabeiseman

 
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12
Initial Perturbation Scheme for Storm-Scale Ensemble Forecast: Evolution of Initial Errors in a Convection System
Jinzhong Min Sr., KLME=Key Lab. of Meteorology Disaster, Education of Ministry (KLME/Nanjing Univ. of Information Science & Tec), Najing, Jiangsu, China

 
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14
An ensemble based approach to simulate the uncertainty in BP oil spill using a high resolution mesoscale coupled model
Vikram Khade, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and P. Chang, I. Szunyogh, R. Montuoro, J. Kurien, and K. Thyng

Handout (883.5 kB)

 
15
A Numerical Study on the Interaction of Binary Tropical Cyclones
Wook Jang, Yonsei Univ., Seoul, South Korea; and H. Y. Chun

 
16
Effect of Surface Exchange Coefficients on the Development of Inner-Core Asymmetries in Simulated Tropical Cyclones
Jason Naylor, NorthWest Research Associates, Boulder, CO; and D. A. Schecter
Manuscript (1.1 MB)

 
18
Objective Updraft Tracking in Mesoscale Models – Hurricane Rainband Convective Properties
Wesley D. Terwey, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; and C. M. Rozoff

 
19
Impacts of the presence of dry air upon Hurricane Nadine (2012)
Deanna A. Hence, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and S. Braun

 
21
Thermodynamic Aspects of Tropical Cyclone Formation
Zhuo Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and I. Hankes

 
22
Climatological Characteristics of Orographic Precipitation Enhancement During Lake-Effect Storms over the Tug Hill Plateau
Peter Gregory Veals, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. Steenburgh and L. Campbell

 
24
Regional climate modeling with explicit convection: Comparison to TRMM rainfall data for the Amazon Basin
Craig C. Epifanio, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and N. M. Kinney, K. P. Bowman, and J. Joplin

 
26
Local Circulation and Its Interaction with Convective Boundary Layer
Hou Jou-Ping Sr., NDUCCIT, Taiwan, Longtan Taoyuan County, Taiwan; and P. L. Yen, C. H. Shu, H. Ming-En, L. Y. Chang, and C. J. Huang

 
27
Mountain Waves and Orographic Convection in Typhoon Nari (2001)
Xiao-Dong Tang, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China; and M. J. Yang and Z. M. Tan

 
28
Dynamics of the optimal state for cold pools in shear
George H. Bryan, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Rotunno

Handout (3.7 MB)

 
29
Propagating Convective Systems and Gravity Waves
Todd P. Lane, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; and M. W. Moncrieff

 
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31
WRF-Chem Modeling Studies of Asian Dust and Orographic Precipitation in California
Sen Chiao, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA; and C. Mitchell

 
32
Synoptic conditions favorable to dust production And transport into the Rocky Mountains
Vandana Jha, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and W. R. Cotton and G. Carrió


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Holladay-Halsey (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

5:00 PM-6:00 PM: Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 4
Structure and evolution of tropical cyclones II
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Daniel P. Stern, NCAR
  5:00 PM
4.1
Ensemble Sensitivity of Atlantic Basin Tropical Cyclone Intensity to Storm Structure
Bonnie R. Brown, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and G. J. Hakim
  5:15 PM
4.2
Contributions of Cumulus Congestus to Tropical Cyclone Formation
Zhuo Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

  5:30 PM
4.3
Water Vapor Budget in a Developing Tropical Cyclone
Cody L. Fritz, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and Z. Wang
  5:45 PM
4.4
The Impact of North Atlantic Hurricanes on Mediterranean Intense Rainfall during Fall 2012
Florian Pantillon, University of Toulouse and CNRS, Toulouse, France; and J. P. Chaboureau and E. Richard

8:00 PM-9:30 PM: Tuesday, 6 August 2013


Session 5
Special Evening Session
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Craig C. Epifanio, Texas A&M University

Overview talks of interest to students
  8:00 PM
Matthew Parker on Advances in Convective Storm Modeling

  8:45 PM
Clifford Mass on Advances in NWP and the Interplay Between Research and Forecasting

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

8:00 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 6
Precipitating systems and the diurnal cycle
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Zhiyong Meng, Peking University
  8:00 AM
6.1
  8:30 AM
6.3
Impacts of the Mountain-Plains Solenoid and Cold Pool Dynamics on the Diurnal Variation of Warm-Season Precipitation over North China
Xinghua Bao, State Key Laboratory of Severe Weather, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, Beijing, China; and F. Zhang
  8:45 AM
6.4
Comparison of diurnal variation of warm-season precipitation over East Asia versus North America downstream of the Tibetan Plateau versus the Rockies
Yuanchun Zhang, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; and F. Zhang and J. Sun

  9:15 AM
6.6A
Contributions of Dense Pressure Observations to Mesoscale Analyses and Forecasts
Luke E. Madaus, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  9:30 AM
6.7
Summertime Diurnal Winds in the Pacific Northwest
Matthew C. Brewer, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and C. F. Mass
  9:45 AM
6.8

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 7 August 2013


Coffee Break
Location: Holladay-Halsey (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 7
Mechanically forced flows and orographic precipitation I
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Daniel J. Kirshbaum, McGill University
  10:30 AM
7.1
Global aspects of orographic precipitation
Ronald B. Smith, Yale Univ., New Haven, CT; and C. D. Watson
  10:45 AM
7.2
Changes in mid-latitude orographic precipitation due to global warming
Xiaoming Shi, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and D. R. Durran
  11:00 AM
7.3
  11:15 AM
7.4
The Role of Aerosols in Tropical Orographic Convection and Precipitation
Alison D. Nugent, Yale University, New Haven, CT; and G. Thompson, T. Eidhammer, and R. B. Smith
  11:30 AM
7.5
  11:45 AM
7.6
Predictability and sensitivity of downslope windstorms in San Diego County
Yang Cao, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; and R. G. Fovell

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 7 August 2013


Lunch
Location: Pacific Northwest Ballroom (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

Mesoscale committee lunch
Location: Hamilton (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 8
Mechanically forced flows and orographic precipitation II
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Bart Geerts, Univ. of Wyoming
  2:15 PM
8.3
Effects of orographic convection on cloud and precipitation development in winter storms
Katja Friedrich, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. Aikins and B. Geerts
  2:30 PM
8.4
  2:45 PM
8.5
Ensemble predictability of stationary convective orographic rainbands in the UK
Andrew I. Barrett, University of Reading, UK, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom; and S. L. Gray, D. J. Kirshbaum, and N. Roberts

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Wednesday, 7 August 2013


Coffee Break
Location: Holladay-Halsey (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

3:30 PM-6:00 PM: Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 9
Mesoscale predictability and data assimilation
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Fuqing Zhang, Pennsylvania State University
  3:30 PM
9.1
Smartphone Pressure Observations: A Revolutionary Advance for Mesoscale Meteorology?
Clifford Mass, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and L. E. Madaus
  3:45 PM
9.2
Refining horizontal grid spacing for storm-scale forecasts: beneficial or detrimental?
Madalina Surcel, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and I. Zawadzki and M. K. Yau

  4:15 PM
9.4
Sources of uncertainty in precipitation type determination and forecasting
Heather D. Reeves, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. L. Elmore, A. V. Ryzhkov, K. L. Ortega, T. J. Schuur, and J. Krause
  4:30 PM
9.5
The Predictability of a Squall Line in South China on 23 April 2007
Zhiyong Meng, Peking University, Beijing, China; and D. Wu and D. Yan
  5:00 PM
9.7
The role of moist processes on intrinsic predictability of Indian Ocean Cyclones
Sourav Taraphdar, PNNL, Richland, WA; and L. R. Leung, P. Mukhopadhyay, F. Zhang, S. Abhilash, and B. N. Goswami
  5:15 PM
9.8
  5:45 PM
9.10
Diagnosing the Predictability of Tropical Cyclogenesis via the ECMWF Ensemble
William Komaromi, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and S. J. Majumdar

Thursday, 8 August 2013

8:00 AM-10:00 AM: Thursday, 8 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 10
Extratropical systems
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Thomas J. Galarneau Jr., NCAR
  8:00 AM
10.1
Orographic Influences on Lake-Effect Snowstorms
W. James Steenburgh, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and T. I. Alcott, K. N. Yeager, L. Campbell, P. G. Veals, and J. McMillen
  8:15 AM
10.2
The OWLeS (Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems) campaign, winter 2013-14
David A. R. Kristovich, ISWS, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL; and B. Geerts, W. J. Steenburgh, R. D. Clark, S. M. Steiger, J. M. Wurman, G. S. Young, K. R. Knupp, N. F. Laird, T. D. Sikora, K. A. Kosiba, N. D. Metz, and J. W. Frame
  8:30 AM
10.3A
The Relationship between Mesoscale Circulations and Precipitation Structures in the Comma Head of Winter Cyclones
Andrew A. Rosenow, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and R. M. Rauber, G. M. McFarquhar, B. F. Jewett, D. Leon, and D. M. Plummer

  8:45 AM
10.4
The Motion of Mesoscale Snowbands in Northeast U.S. Winter Storms
Jaymes S. Kenyon, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY; and L. F. Bosart, D. Keyser, and M. S. Evans

  9:00 AM
10.5
Diagnosing Mesoscale Predictability of East Coast Snowstorms with Short Range Ensemble Forecasting
Mark A. Gingrich, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and D. R. Durran

  9:30 AM
10.7

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Thursday, 8 August 2013


Coffee Break
Location: Holladay-Halsey (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 8 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 11
Precipitating systems: Microphysics and aerosols
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Susan C. van den Heever, Colorado State Univ.
  10:30 AM
11.1
Microphysical Evolution Within the Comma Head of an Extratropical Cyclone
Brian A. Colle, Stony Brook University/SUNY, Stony Brook, NY; and D. A. Stark and S. E. Yuter
  11:00 AM
11.3
The structure and role of generating cells and precipitation bands in cold-season midlatitude cyclones
David M. Plummer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and R. M. Rauber, G. M. McFarquhar, B. F. Jewett, and D. Leon
  11:15 AM
11.4
Aerosol-Cloud Feedbacks between Supersaturation and Updraft Speed
Amanda M. Sheffield, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado; and S. C. van den Heever, L. D. Grant, and C. McGee
  11:30 AM
11.5
On the Response of Hailstorms to Enhanced CCN Concentrations
Gustavo Carrió, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and W. Cotton
  11:45 AM
11.6
A Modeling Investigation into the Dynamics and Microphysics of Low-Precipitation Supercells
Leah D. Grant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and S. C. van den Heever

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 8 August 2013


Lunch
Location: Pacific Northwest Ballroom (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 8 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 12
Tornadoes and rotation
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Robert G. Fovell, Univ. of California
  2:00 PM
12.2
Tornado maintenance and demise in the Goshen County, Wyoming supercell of 5 June 2009 intercepted by VORTEX2
Yvette P. Richardson, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and P. Markowski, J. Marquis, J. Wurman, K. A. Kosiba, P. Robinson, D. W. Burgess, and C. C. Weiss
  2:15 PM
12.3
Toy model simulations of surface vorticity generation in downdrafts
Matthew D. Parker, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and J. M. L. Dahl
  2:30 PM
12.4
  2:45 PM
12.5

3:00 PM-4:45 PM: Thursday, 8 August 2013


Poster Session 2
Poster Session II
Location: Holladay-Halsey (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Craig C. Epifanio, Texas A&M University
 
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Simulating a Landfalling Winter Cyclone: Comparison of a Spectral Microphysics Scheme to Bulk Schemes and Remote Sensing Data
Mei Han, GESTAR/Morgan State University, Greenbelt, MD; and S. A. Braun, T. Matsui, T. Iguchi, and C. R. Williams

 
34
The Structure and Development of an Extratropical Cyclone in the Northeastern Asia Region
Liu Ying Sr., Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, China

 
35
Multiple Perspectives on the Effect of Latent Heat Release in an Extratropical Cyclone
Gregory Tierney, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and J. A. Crespo and D. J. Posselt

Handout (1.9 MB)

 
37
Climatological Characteristics of Atmospheric Rivers and Their Inland Penetration over the Western United States
Jonathan J. Rutz, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and W. J. Steenburgh and F. M. Ralph

 
38
Structure and kinematics of cloud-top precipitation generating cells in ultra-high-resolution idealized simulations of winter cyclones
Jason M. Keeler, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and B. F. Jewett, R. M. Rauber, G. M. McFarquhar, D. M. Plummer, A. A. Rosenow, R. M. Rasmussen, and G. Thompson

 
Poster 39 will be presented as 10.3A

 
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A Comparison of Radar Structures of Two Comma Head Cyclones Using Dual-Doppler Analysis
Joseph A. Finlon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and R. M. Rauber, G. McFarquhar, B. F. Jewett, and D. Leon

 
41
Thundersnow in Conjunction with Heavy Snowfall Events over the Northeast United States
Kyle J. Meier, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY; and L. Bosart, D. Keyser, and M. L. Jurewicz Sr.

 
42
The Effects Of Orography In Northern Vermont During The 2-3 January 2010 Winter Storm
Adrian N. Mitchell, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY; and L. F. Bosart, K. L. Corbosiero, and J. R. Minder

Handout (11.7 MB)

 
43
Sensitivity of Simulated Great Salt Lake Effect Precipitation to the Parameterization of Microphysical Processes
John McMillen, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and W. J. Steenburgh

Handout (35.0 MB)

 
45
Real-weather LES simulation of synoptic, mechanic-forcing, and thermally-driven flow interaction of Granite Mountain, UT
yuewei liu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and Y. Liu, J. C. Pace, D. Zajic, and J. Knievel

 
46
Sensitivity of Lake-Effect Snowfall to Lake Ice Cover and Temperature in the Great Lakes Region
David M. Wright, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and D. J. Posselt and A. L. Steiner

 
47
Environmental Conditions and Development Mechanism of Convection Bands over the Korean Peninsula
Won-Su Kim, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea; and T. Y. Lee

 
48
Formation and Evolution Processes of Cloud Clusters over the Korean Peninsula
Uju Shin, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea; and T. Y. Lee

 
49
A Climatology of Heavy Rain-Producing Convective Systems in the UK
Robert A. Warren, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom; and R. S. Plant, D. J. Kirshbaum, and H. W. Lean

Handout (1.4 MB)

 
50
The spatial and temperoal variability of persistent cold air pools in the western United States
Sharon Zhong, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI; and L. Yu and X. Bian

 
51
An airborne Raman lidar and modeling study of a dryline and convection initiation over the high plains of southeast Wyoming
Philip T. Bergmaier, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and Z. Wang, P. Campbell, B. Geerts, and B. Liu

Handout (3.5 MB)

 
56
A preliminary study of non-merger interactions between squall lines and isolated supercell thunderstorms
Adam J. French, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD

Handout (1.9 MB)

 
57
The 6 May 2010 Elevated Supercell Observed During VORTEX2
Christopher W. MacIntosh, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and M. D. Parker
Manuscript (8.2 MB)

Handout (4.9 MB)

 
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Trends in Thermodynamic Instability and Vertical Wind Shear Variables with Increased Duration of Model Simulations
Chad M. Shafer, Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; and N. R. Bramel, M. J. Brown, W. Clark, A. N. Kabeiseman, W. R. Schick, and M. W. Stanford

 
64
Radar Observations of the Structure and Evolution of a Severe Bow Echo in East China
Kun Zhao, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China; and L. Jin and M. Xue

 
66
Comparing Observed and Modeled Fields for the 9-10 June 2003 MCS Sampled During BAMEX
Bethany N. Norris, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and R. M. Rauber, G. M. McFarquhar, and B. F. Jewett

 
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Mesoscale Convective System Maintenance across Lake Michigan: A Research to Operations Example
Justin Arnott, NOAA/NWS, Gaylord, MI; and F. Fredrickson and N. D. Metz


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Holladay-Halsey (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

4:45 PM-6:00 PM: Thursday, 8 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 13
Theoretical and modeling studies of mesoscale processes
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Matthew D. Parker, North Carolina State University
  4:45 PM
13.1
Mesoscale modeling at high (but short of turbulence-resolving) resolution
R. Rotunno, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Ching, M. A. LeMone, P. Jimenez, B. Kosovic, J. Dudhia, and A. Martilli
  5:00 PM
13.2
Tropical Cold Pool Characteristics
Susan C. van den Heever, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO

  5:15 PM
13.3
Advances in Modeling Valley Cold Pools and Fogs
Travis Wilson, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; and R. G. Fovell
  5:45 PM
13.5
Inertial production of mean kinetic energy in atmospheric vortices
Gregory J. Tripoli, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

8:00 PM-9:30 PM: Thursday, 8 August 2013


Session 14
Special Evening Session
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Todd P. Lane, University of Melbourne

Overview talks of interest to students
  8:00 PM
Christopher Davis on Organizing and Carrying out a Field Project, with Examples from BAMEX and PREDICT

  8:45 PM
Ronald Smith on the Interplay Between Theory and Observations

Friday, 9 August 2013

8:00 AM-10:00 AM: Friday, 9 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 15
Results from recent test-bed investigations and field research programs
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Shu-Hua Chen, University of California
  8:00 AM
15.1
Downstream Influence of Sumatra Island on DYNAMO Weather Events
Richard H. Johnson, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and P. E. Ciesielski
  8:15 AM
15.2
Diurnal Convection and Mesoscale Organization during DYNAMO
James H. Ruppert Jr., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and R. H. Johnson
  8:30 AM
15.3
Probing the Tropopause Region of Mesoscale Weather Systems Using a Microwave Temperature Profiler
Christopher A. Davis, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and D. A. Ahijevych and J. A. Haggerty
  8:45 AM
15.4
Lifecycle Characteristics of Drizzle Cells in the Southeast Pacific
Andrew M. Hall, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and S. E. Yuter
  9:00 AM
15.5
The Mountain Terrain Atmospheric Modeling and Observations (MATERHORN) Program: Observations and Results
Matthew E. Jeglum, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and H. J. S. Fernando, E. R. Pardyjak, D. Zajic, S. F. J. De Wekker, J. C. Pace, S. Di Sabatino, S. W. Hoch, J. Steenburgh, Z. Pu, C. D. Whiteman, J. D. Massey, Y. Wang, L. S. Leo, C. M. Hocut, H. Zhang, and D. Jensen
  9:15 AM
15.6
A real-time WRF forecast during the Mountain Terrain Atmospheric Modeling and Observations (MATERHORN) Program: Performance and evaluation with observations
Zhaoxia Pu, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and X. Zhang, H. Zhang, E. R. Pardyjak, W. J. Steenburgh, D. Zajic, Y. Wang, S. DiSabatino, S. W. Hoch, S. F. J. De Wekker, J. D. Massey, M. E. Jeglum, C. D. Whiteman, and H. J. S. Fernando
  9:30 AM
15.7
Nested-grid simulation and forecasting experiments of orographic flows at US Army DPG Granite Mountain with NCAR RTFDDA-LES
Yubao liu Liu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and Y. Liu, G. Roux, J. Knievel, S. F. J. De Wekker, D. Zajic, and J. C. Pace
  9:45 AM
15.8
OLYMPEX: A Ground Validation Campaign on the Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest
Lynn A. McMurdie, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and R. A. Houze Jr., C. F. Mass, D. P. Lettenmaier, J. D. Lundquist, W. A. Petersen, and M. R. Schwaller

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Friday, 9 August 2013


Coffee break
Location: Holladay-Halsey (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Friday, 9 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 16
Dynamics of high-impact events II
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Stanley B. Trier, NCAR
  10:30 AM
16.1
Initiation and Maintenance Characteristics of the Progressive Derecho of 29-30 June 2012
Corey T. Guastini, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY; and L. F. Bosart and R. A. Lazear
  10:45 AM
16.2
  11:15 AM
16.3
Impact of Lightning Data Assimilation on High-Resolution Numerical Forecasts of the 29 June 2012 Derecho
Ken Dixon, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and C. Mass and R. H. Holzworth
  11:30 AM
16.5
Evolution of an Intense Mesoscale Snowband During the 8–9 February 2013 Northeast U.S. Blizzard
Sara A. Ganetis, Stony Brook University/SUNY, Stony Brook, NY; and B. A. Colle, M. J. Sienkiewicz, D. M. Schultz, P. L. Heinselman, and D. R. Novak
  11:45 AM
16.6
A Quasi-Stationary Convective System Associated with Sea Breeze Convergence
Robert A. Warren, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom; and D. J. Kirshbaum, R. S. Plant, and H. W. Lean

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Friday, 9 August 2013


Lunch
Location: Pacific Northwest Ballroom (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Friday, 9 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 17
Mesoscale convective systems
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Zhuo Wang, University of Illinois
  1:30 PM
17.1
Synoptic Control of Heavy-Rain-Producing Convective Training Episodes
Paul J. Roebber, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; and J. M. Peters
  2:00 PM
17.3
  2:15 PM
17.4
  2:45 PM
17.6

3:00 PM-3:20 PM: Friday, 9 August 2013


Afternoon break
Location: Foyer (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

3:20 PM-5:00 PM: Friday, 9 August 2013

Recording files available
Session 18
Observational and modeling studies of mesoscale phenomena
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)
Host: 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Chair: Heather D. Reeves, NOAA/NSSL
  3:20 PM
Student Awards Announced

  3:30 PM
18.1
Sources and Role of Dry Vortex Merger for Tropical Cyclone Genesis over the Atlantic Ocean
Shu-Hua Chen, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA; and Y. C. liu

  3:45 PM
18.2
Climatology of Banded Precipitation over the Continental United States
Jonathan G. Fairman Jr., University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom; and D. M. Schultz, D. J. Kirshbaum, S. L. Gray, and A. I. Barrett
  4:00 PM
18.3
Characteristics of TRMM-Observed Seasonal Precipitation in the Central Andes
Karen I. Mohr, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and D. Slayback, K. Yager, and S. D. Nicholls
  4:15 PM
18.4
Characterising the variability of sting jet windstorms
Neil C. G. Hart, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom; and S. Gray and P. Clark
  4:30 PM
18.6
Development of a Torrential-Rain-Producing Convective System along a Meiyu Front in East China
Yali Luo, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, , China; and Y. Gong and D. L. Zhang

5:00 PM-5:05 PM: Friday, 9 August 2013


Thank you for attending the 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes!! See you in 2015!
Location: Multnomah (DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)