15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology

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Monday, 20 August 2012

9:00 AM-10:15 AM: Monday, 20 August 2012

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Session 1
Predictability, data assimilation, and NWP I
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: P. Alexander Reinecke, NRL
  9:00 AM
Introductory Remarks

  9:10 AM
Invited Speaker TBD

  9:45 AM
1.2
  10:00 AM
1.3
Dynamics and Predictability of a Springtime Precipitation Event in the Australian Alps
Campbell D. Watson, School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia; and T. P. Lane

10:45 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 20 August 2012

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Session 2
Boundary layers and turbulence in complex terrain I
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: Stephan F.J. De Wekker, Univ. of Virginia
  10:45 AM
2.1
On the Role of Topography in the Description of Surface Atmosphere Exchange
Mathias W. Rotach, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria; and G. Wohlfahrt and A. Hansel

  11:15 AM
2.3
i-Box: Boundary Layer Measurement Platform in Very Complex Terrain
Ivana Stiperski, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria; and M. W. Rotach, A. Gohm, J. Wagner, and H. Brugger

  11:45 AM
2.5

1:30 PM-2:45 PM: Monday, 20 August 2012

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Session 3
Boundary layers and turbulence in complex terrain II
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: Kevin C. Viner, NRL
 
3.1
Turbulent stratified flows over orography with large scale forcing-concepts and idealised models

  2:00 PM
3.3
Nonstationarity in the surface layer over complex terrain during T-REX
Zeljko Vecenaj, Univ. of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; and S. F. J. De Wekker

  2:15 PM
3.4
Using WRF model to study the development of convective boundary layer in the tropical, urbanized, and complex terrain Aburra valley in Colombia
José F. Jiménez, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia; and F. Chen, M. Tewari, M. A. LeMone, and C. A. Palacio

2:45 PM-3:30 PM: Monday, 20 August 2012

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Session 4
Wind resource assessment in complex terrain
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: Kevin C. Viner, NRL
  2:45 PM
4.1
Wind Resource Assessment in a Tropical Region with Complex Terrain using SODAR and a Meteorological Tower Network to Measure Low Level Jets and Boundary Layer Conditions
Gilles J. M. Arfeuille, Univ. Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Toluca, Mexico; and A. L. Quintanilla, L. Zizumbo, and F. C. Viesca

  3:00 PM
4.2
Influence of model resolution on short-range wind predictions in complex terrain
Raffaele Salerno, Centro Epson Meteo, Cinisello Balsamo, Italy; and A. Perotto, E. Maggioni, and F. Spada

  3:15 PM
4.3
Site conditions and turbine performance in a mountain pass
Andrew Clifton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO; and M. H. Daniels and M. Lehning

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Monday, 20 August 2012

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Session 5
Predictability, data assimilation, and NWP II
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: Joshua P. Hacker, Naval Postgraduate School
  4:00 PM
5.1
Sensitivity analysis and predictability of deep propagating gravity waves
James Doyle, NRL, Monterey, CA; and P. A. Reinecke, Q. Jiang, and S. Eckermann

  4:15 PM
5.2
Topographic Influence on the Predictability of Baroclinic Cyclones
P. Alexander Reinecke, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. D. Doyle

  4:45 PM
5.4

5:15 PM-7:15 PM: Monday, 20 August 2012


Poster Session
Poster Session
Location: Priest Creek AB (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
 
1
Structure of thunderstorm gust fronts for Bojnord (Northeast of Iran) using SODAR data

 
2
An Observational and Modeling Study of Impacts of Beetle-kill on Surface Energy and Hydrological Cycles
Fei Chen, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and G. Zhang, M. Barlage, Y. Zhang, C. Wiedinmyer, J. A. Hicke, and A. Meddens

 
3
Challenges for a new 1km non-hydrostatic model over the Alpine area
Guy de Morsier, Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology, MeteoSwiss, Zurich, Switzerland; and O. Fuhrer and M. Arpagaus

Manuscript (1.1 MB)

Poster PDF (2.4 MB)

 
4
A numerical study of the impact of vegetation cover on cold-air pool formation in an idealized valley
Michael T. Kiefer, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; and S. Zhong

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)

 
5
Mountain Climate Change and Melting Glaciers: Causes and Consequences
Richard K. Snow, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Daytona Beach, FL; and M. M. Snow

Manuscript (55.8 kB)

Poster PDF (2.0 MB)

 
6
Climatology of Atmospheric Rivers across the Western United States
Jonathan J. Rutz, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. Steenburgh

 
7
Wasatch Windstorm of 1 December 2011
John Lawson, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. Horel

 
8
Contributions of Lake-Effect Periods to the Cool-Season Hydroclimate of the Great Salt Lake Basin
Kristen N. Yeager, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and W. J. Steenburgh and T. I. Alcott

 
9
Sensitivity of Orographic Precipitation to Concave Terrain in Idealized Simulations
Campbell D. Watson, The University of Melbourne, The University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia; and T. P. Lane

Poster PDF (737.3 kB)

 
10
Applicability of AIRS Monthly Mean Atmospheric Water Vapor Profiles over the Tibetan Plateau Region
Yuwei Zhang, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, China; and D. Wang, P. Zhai, and G. Gu

 
11
Response of Runoff in the Upper Reaches of Yangtze River to Climate Change over the Eastern Part of Tibetan Plateau
Shunjiu Wang, Institute of Plateau Meteorology of China Meteorological Administration, Chengdu, China; and X. Zhang

 
12
Spatial Distributions and Temporal Variations of Tropospheric Water Vapor Content over the Tibetan Plateau
Donghai Wang, Chinese Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China; and Y. Zhang, P. Zhai, and G. Gu

 
13
Modeling of mountain waves over the Pyrenees
Mireia Udina Jr., Univeristy of Barcelona, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; and M. R. Soler Sr.

 
15
Observations and Modeling of Thermally Driven Flows over the Great Salt Lake Desert
Jeffrey D. Massey, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and W. J. Steenburgh, J. C. Knievel, M. E. Jeglum, and S. W. Hoch

 
16
Lefse and lenticulars: A Montana Thanksgiving mountain wave event
Bevan T. Glynn, Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN; and B. J. Billings

 
17
The effects of gap and along-valley flow on surface winds during the Terrain-induced Rotor Experiment
Brian J. Billings, Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN; and J. D. Doyle and Q. Jiang

 
18
Exploring Monin-Obukhov similarity in the surface layer over complex terrain during T-REX
Zeljko Vecenaj, Univ. of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; and S. F. J. De Wekker

 
19
Air-ice interaction on the Larsen Ice Shelf during a westerly foehn event across the Antarctic Peninsula
Andrew D. Elvidge, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom; and I. A. Renfrew

 
20
Examination of Tall-Tower Wind Observations in MesoWest
Alexander A. Jacques, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Horel

Manuscript (2.6 MB)

Poster PDF (3.1 MB)

 
21
Northern Hemisphere Storm Tracks Diagnosed by Synoptic-Scale Ascent
Neil P. Lareau, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Horel

 
22
Initial Steps Towards Verifying Spot Fire Weather Forecasts
Matthew Lammers, university of utah, salt lake city, UT; and J. D. Horel

 
23
Data Availability for use in High Resolution Snowpack Modeling
Morgan C. Phillips, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and N. J. Doesken

 
24
Representation of the Sierra Barrier Jet in 11 years of a high-resolution dynamical reanalysis downscaling
Mimi Hughes, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and P. J. Neiman, E. Sukovich, and F. M. Ralph

 
25
An Examination of Winter Precipitation at Cypress Mountain, BC, during SNOW-V10
Stephen Berg, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada; and R. E. Stewart and P. I. Joe

Poster PDF (1.2 MB)

 
26
Great Salt Lake-Effect Precipitation: Observed Frequency, Characteristics and Associated Environmental Factors
Trevor I. Alcott, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and W. J. Steenburgh and N. F. Laird

 
27
Orographic precipitation observations during SCHUSS IOP8
Leah Campbell, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. McMillen, R. Akers, J. Zawislak, E. Zipser, and J. Steenburgh

 
28
Invigoration of cumulus cloud fields by mesoscale ascent
Daniel J. Kirshbaum, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and A. L. M. Grant

 
29
Idealized simulations of wave-induced boundary-layer separation in the lee of mesoscale topography
Stefano Serafin, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; and L. Strauss and V. Grubisic

 
30
An evaluation of the volume-effect theory by means of large-eddy simulations
Stefano Serafin, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; and D. Zardi

 
31
Estimation of hourly near-surface temperature in complex terrain: influence of elevation, cold air pools and snow cover
Brian Henn, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and J. D. Lundquist, M. S. Raleigh, and A. Fisher

Poster PDF (2.8 MB)

 
33
A Linear Theory Perspective of Mountain Wave Characteristics around 600 S

 
34
Downscaling climate change projections to Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Temple Lee, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; and S. F. J. De Wekker

 
35
Bora flow over the complex orography of the mid-Adriatic region
Kristian Horvath, Meteorological and Hydrological Service, Zagreb, Croatia; and Z. Vecenaj and B. Grisogono

 
36
Measuring turbulence from airborne in situ and radar data recorded during an event of wave-induced boundary-layer separation
Lukas Strauss, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; and S. Serafin and V. Grubisic

 
38
Some considerations about the functional connection between PM10 data and the height of the urban mixing layer. Case-study: Aburra valley (Colombia)
José F. Jiménez, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia; and A. Ochoa and C. A. Palacio

 
39
Validating Long-Held Rules of Thumb in Forecasting Snowmelt Runoff in Northern Wyoming

 
40
Extreme Snowfall Variability in a Winter Storm over the Western Colorado Mountains
Michael P. Meyers, NOAA/NWS, Grand Junction, CO; and J. D. Colton, D. Phillips, and M. Aleksa

 
41
Small unmanned airplanes and their use to improve on-demand local forecasts
Ólafur Rögnvaldsson, Universtity of Bergen, Institute for Meteorological Research, Reykjavik, Iceland; and H. Ágústsson, M. O. Jonassen, and H. Olafsson

 
42
Dynamics of winds over Iceland in a numerical downscaling of current climate
Hálfdán Ágústsson, Institute for Meteorological Research, University of Iceland and Icelandic Meteorological Office, Reykjavík, Iceland; and O. Rögnvaldsson and H. Olafsson

 
43
Sensitivity of atmospheric gravity waves to surface roughness and surface heat fluxes
Marius O. Jonassen, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; and H. Ágústsson and H. Olafsson

 
44
The 13 September 2011 storm of resuspended volcanic ash
Hálfdán Ágústsson, Institute for Meteorological Research, University of Iceland and Icelandic Meteorological Office, Reykjavík, Iceland; and H. Olafsson

 
45
Application of the immersed boundary method to simulations of flow over steep, mountainous terrain
Jason S. Simon, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; and K. A. Lundquist and F. K. Chow

Manuscript (476.9 kB)

Poster PDF (5.3 MB)

 
46
Correlations between the local kinetic energy producing terms in the Bora flow
Jože Rakovec, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Ljubljana, Slovenia; and R. Žabkar and M. Žagar

 
47
Frontal modification by complex topography in south-central Chile
Rene Garreaud, Univ. of Chile, Santiago, Chile; and A. Montecinos and M. Falvey

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

8:45 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 21 August 2012

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Session 6
Predictability, data assimilation, and NWP III
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: Michael Meyers, NOAA/NWS
  8:45 AM
6.1
Numerical Simulations with a Three-Dimensional Spectral Element Model
Sasa Gabersek, Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA; and F. X. Giraldo and J. Doyle

  9:00 AM
6.2
An experimental high-resolution forecast system during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games
Jocelyn Mailhot, EC, Dorval, QC, Canada; and J. A. Milbrandt, A. Gigučre, R. McTaggart-Cowan, A. Erfani, B. Denis, A. Glazer, and M. Vallée

 
6.3
Sensitivity of orographic rain enhancement to horizontal resolution in the operational Met Office weather forecasts

 
6.4
The Use of Observations and High-Resolution Modeling in Specialized Forecasts for Western Wyoming

10:15 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 21 August 2012

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Session 7
Slope flows and cold pools I
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: C.David Whiteman, University of Utah
  10:15 AM
7.1
Thermally forced updrafts over small hills
Daniel J. Kirshbaum, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

  10:30 AM
7.2
Thermally Driven Upslope Flow Separation in Steep Mountainous Terrain
C. Hocut, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; and D. Liberzon and H. J. S. Fernando

  10:45 AM
7.3
Land-Surface Contrasts and Thermally Driven Flows at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah
Matthew E. Jeglum, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and S. W. Hoch, C. D. Whiteman, and J. D. Massey

  11:00 AM
7.4
Cold pools in small valleys: structure and influence of synoptic conditions
Peter Sheridan, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and S. Vosper

  11:15 AM
7.5
The dynamics of cold pools in narrow valleys
Simon Vosper, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and J. Hughes, P. Sheridan, A. Lock, A. N. Ross, and B. Jemmett-Smith

  11:30 AM
7.6
  11:45 AM
7.7
Observations of Wind Jets at the Exit of Weber Canyon, Utah
Morgan Farley-Chrust, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and C. D. Whiteman and S. W. Hoch

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 21 August 2012


MountMet Committee and ICAM Committee Joint Luncheon
Location: Spring Creek L (The Steamboat Grand)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM: Tuesday, 21 August 2012

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Session 8
Slope flows and cold pools II
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: Ivana Stiperski, University of Innsbruck
  1:30 PM
8.1
Wintertime Cold-Air Pools and Air Quality in Utah's Salt Lake Valley
C. David Whiteman, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and S. W. Hoch and J. D. Horel

  1:45 PM
8.2
Analysis of Multiple Stable Layers in Cold-Air Pools
John D. Horel, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and C. J. Ander

  2:00 PM
8.3
The Impact of the Great Salt Lake on Salt Lake Valley Persistent Cold Air Pools
Erik Crosman, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Horel

  2:15 PM
8.4
Observing Characteristics of Wintertime Cold-Air Pools Using Laser Ceilometers
Joseph S. Young, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and C. D. Whiteman

  2:30 PM
8.5
WRF simulation on a cold pool in Salt Lake Valley during the PCAPS field campaign
wei lu, Michigan State University, east lansing, MI; and S. Zhong

  2:45 PM
8.6
Effects of Urbanization on the Breakup of Temperature Inversion in an Idealized Mountain Valley
Angela M. Rendón, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia; and V. Wirth, J. F. Salazar, B. Broetz, and C. A. Palacio

  3:00 PM
8.7
Doppler wind LiDAR observations and temperature structure evolution in a deep open-pit copper mine
Sebastian W. Hoch, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and C. D. Whiteman and J. S. Young

3:45 PM-5:15 PM: Tuesday, 21 August 2012

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Session 9
Mountain climate and climate change I
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: John Horel, University of Utah
  3:45 PM
9.1
On the Dynamical Causes of Variability in the Rain-shadow Effect: a Case Study of the Washington Cascades
Nicholas T. Siler, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and G. Roe and D. Durran

  4:15 PM
9.3
Using Air Parcel Trajectories to Clarify the Topographic Evolution of the Sierra Nevada
Alex R. Lechler, Univ.of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; and J. Galewsky

  4:30 PM
9.4
Episodic Dust events of Utah's Wasatch Front and Adjoining Region
Jeffrey D. Massey, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and W. J. Steenburgh and T. H. Painter

  4:45 PM
9.5
Post-fire trajectories of MODIS land surface properties and their impact on modeled near-surface climate
Michael Barlage, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. Wiedinmyer, F. Chen, G. Zhang, and V. Chen

 
9.6
The characterization of snow coverage ablation patterns in the subalpine forest of the Niwot ridge long-term ecological research site

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

8:00 AM-9:45 AM: Wednesday, 22 August 2012

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Session 10
Mountain climate and climate change II
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: W. James Steenburgh, University of Utah
  8:00 AM
Regional hydroclimatic impacts of a warmer climate in the central Rocky Mountain headwaters region
David J. Gochis, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and K. Ikeda, R. M. Rasmussen, C. Liu, G. Thompson, D. N. Yates, E. Gutmann, M. Clark, M. Barlage, and F. Chen

  8:15 AM
Acceleration of the Water Cycle over the Colorado Headwaters Region
Roy M. Rasmussen, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and K. Ikeda, C. Liu, D. J. Gochis, J. Dudhia, G. Thompson, F. Chen, and E. Gutmann

  8:30 AM
Estimating the Response of Mid-latitude Orographic Precipitation to Global Warming
Xiaoming Shi, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and D. R. Durran

  8:45 AM
Simulating observed wet-snow icing in complex terrain in Iceland
Hálfdán Ágústsson, Institute for Meteorological Research, University of Iceland and Icelandic Meteorological Office, Reykjavík, Iceland; and B. E. K. Nygaard and H. Olafsson

  9:00 AM
Physically based non-dynamical downscaling of precipitation in complex terrain
Ethan Gutmann, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and I. Barstad, G. Thompson, M. Clark, and R. M. Rasmussen

  9:15 AM
A very high resolution time slice simulation for Austria using WRF and remapped CORINE land-use data
Irene Schicker, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria; and D. Arnold, H. Formayer, and P. Seibert

  9:30 AM
Dynamical downscaling of wind speed in complex terrain prone to bora-type flows
Kristian Horvath, Meteorological and Hydrological Service, Zagreb, Croatia; and S. Ivatek-Sahdan and A. Bajic

10:00 AM-2:00 PM: Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Tours of Storm Peak Labatory. See General Information for full details. You must sign up for your tour time on-site at the regisration desk prior to Wednesday. Tours will be provided at 10:00 am, noon, and 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 22August. Transportation from the hotel to the laboratory will be provided.

10:15 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 22 August 2012

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Session 11
Results from recent field campaigns I
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: Justin R. Minder, SUNY-Albany
  10:15 AM
Lessons Learned during the Storm Chasing Utah Style Study (SCHUSS)
W. James Steenburgh, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. Zawislak, T. I. Alcott, G. Susca-Lapota, J. McMillen, C. Wall, J. Young, S. Bang, C. Stwertka, L. Campbell, R. Akers, and J. Wurman

  10:30 AM
Graduate Field Courses at Storm Peak Laboratory – An Interdisciplinary Approach Combining Snow Hydrology and High Resolution Atmospheric Modeling
Cassandra Hansen, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV; and A. G. Hallar, K. C. King, N. Nauslar, and M. Kaplan

  10:45 AM
Some Results from the 2012 DEVEX (DEath Valley EXperiment)
Reinhold Steinacker, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

  11:00 AM
Wintertime High-O3 and Local Within-Basin Flows in the Uintah Basin in Eastern Utah
Robert M. Banta, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and W. A. Brewer, R. S. Martin, K. Moore, G. Petron, C. Sweeney, A. Karion, D. Helmig, E. J. Williams, C. J. Senff, S. P. Sandberg, R. J. Alvarez, A. M. Weickmann, A. O. Langford, R. M. Hardesty, J. M. Roberts, and S. A. Conley

  11:15 AM
Improving radar observations of precipitation in Colorado: Building a business case through science
Steven Vasiloff, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. Howard, D. Gochis, M. P. Meyers, J. Busto, and A. Arthur

  11:30 AM
Vertical distribution of liquid water in mixed-phase clouds from in-situ ground and airborne measurements during simultaneous CAMPS and StormVEx field campaigns
Galina Chirokova, DRI, Reno, NV; and A. G. Hallar, D. Lowenthal, I. McCubbin, L. Avallonne, G. G. Mace, M. Shupe, and L. D. Oolman

  11:45 AM
Rapid Development of Dry Intrusion Filaments in an Intensifying Trowal Interacting with Mountains
Melinda M. Brugman, Environment Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and A. M. Macdonald, P. I. Joe, G. A. Isaac, J. M. Thériault, E. Campos, J. A. Milbrandt, R. McTaggart-Cowan, J. Goosen, and T. Smith

5:15 PM-9:00 PM: Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Conference Banquet: A ticket to the Banquet is included in your full week registration registration package. Be sure to bring this ticket with you the night of the event; it will be collected. Transportation will be provided from the hotel to the Catamount Ranch & Club. Buses will arrive at hotel at 5-15pm and will depart from Catamount at 9pm. The event is 6-9pm

Thursday, 23 August 2012

8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Thursday, 23 August 2012

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Session 12
Mountain airflow dynamics I
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: Vanda Grubisic, NCAR
  8:30 AM
The amplitude of nonstationary trapped waves
Dale R. Durran, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and M. O. G. Hills

  8:45 AM
Nonstationary trapped lee waves generated by the passage of an isolated-jet
Matthew O. G. Hills, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and D. R. Durran

  9:00 AM
Resonant Instability in Steady Mountain Waves: Variable Background States
Kevin C. Viner, NRL, Monterey, CA; and C. C. Epifanio and J. D. Doyle

  9:15 AM
Intrusion into a density-stratified crossflow - a model for spreading volcanic ash cloud
Peter G. Baines, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 
12.5
On the Applicability of Reduced Gravity Shallow-Water Theory to Continuously-Stratified Flows over Topography

 
12.6
The influence of shear on the Eliassen-Palm relation

  9:30 AM
A westerly foehn event across the Antarctic Peninsula: flow dynamics and downwind response
Andrew D. Elvidge, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom; and I. A. Renfrew, T. A. Lachlan-Cope, J. C. King, A. Orr, S. Webster, and M. Weeks

10:15 AM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 23 August 2012

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Session 13
Orographic precipitation I
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: Ronald Smith, Yale Univ.
  10:15 AM
Timescales of Orographic Precipitation in Idealized Simulations from a Lagrangian Viewpoint
Annette Miltenberger, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland; and H. Joos, A. Seifert, and H. Wernli

  10:30 AM
Convection in the linear model framework
Idar Barstad, Uni Research, Bergen, Norway; and R. Smith

  10:45 AM
Influence of topography on a snowfall event in Iqaluit, NU with comparisons to GEM-LAM
Shannon Elizabeth Fargey, Centre for Earth Observation Science, Winnipeg, MB, Canada; and J. Hanesiak, W. Henson, and R. E. Stewart

  11:00 AM
Orographic influences on Great Salt Lake-effect snowstorms
Trevor I. Alcott, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and W. J. Steenburgh

  11:15 AM
Characteristics of Orographic Snowfall in a High Altitude Environment
Nathan R. Hardin, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and S. E. Yuter, K. Friedrich, and D. E. Kingsmill

  11:30 AM
Aerosol Impacts on the Microphysical Processes of Orographic Snow Growth
Stephen M. Saleeby, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and W. R. Cotton

  11:45 AM
Seasonality of vertical structure in radar-observed precipitation over southern Switzerland
James V. Rudolph, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and K. Friedrich

1:30 PM-2:15 PM: Thursday, 23 August 2012

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Session 14
Results from recent field campaigns II
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: Daniel J. Kirshbaum, McGill University
  1:30 PM
Orographic precipitation in the tropics: The Dominica Experiment
Ronald Smith, Yale Univ., New Haven, CT; and A. Nugent, J. Minder, and D. J. Kirshbaum

  1:45 PM
The Mesoscale Dynamics of Ascent-Forced Orographic Convection: Results from DOMEX
Justin R. Minder, Yale University, New Haven, CT; and R. Smith, A. D. Nugent, and D. J. Kirshbaum

  2:00 PM
Orographic initiation of moist convection in the tropics
Alison D. Nugent, Yale University, New Haven, CT; and R. B. Smith and J. R. Minder

2:15 PM-3:15 PM: Thursday, 23 August 2012

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Session 15
Orographic precipitation II
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: Daniel J. Kirshbaum, McGill University
  2:15 PM
COAMPS-TC QPF as a function of track error and human impacts
Brian J. Billings, Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN; and J. D. Doyle

  2:30 PM
Extreme convection in subtropical South America: TRMM observations and high-resolution modeling
Kristen L. Rasmussen, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and R. A. Houze Jr. and A. Kumar

  2:45 PM
Offshore propagation of coastal precipitation
Yanping Li, Colorado State University and NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. E. Carbone

  3:00 PM
Surface Meteorological Observations of Upslope Cyclonic Precipitation Events in the Eastern Slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Shannon Elizabeth Fargey, Centre for Earth Observation Science, Winnipeg, MB, Canada; and S. Marshall

3:45 PM-5:15 PM: Thursday, 23 August 2012

Recording files available
Session 16
Results from recent field campaigns: III
Location: Priest Creek C (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: David E. Kingsmill, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
  3:45 PM
An overview of the ASCII 2012 (AgI Cloud Seeding Impact Investigation) campaign
Bart Geerts, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and K. Friedrich, T. Deshler, D. A. R. Kristovich, J. Wurman, L. D. Oolman, S. J. Haimov, Q. Miao, D. W. Breed, R. Rasmussen, and B. A. Boe

  4:00 PM
  4:30 PM
Airborne Cloud Radar and Lidar Observations of Blowing Snow during the ASCII Project: a Possible Natural Cloud Seeding Mechanism
David A. R. Kristovich, ISWS, Champaign, IL; and B. Geerts, Q. Miao, L. Stoecker, and J. M. Ritzman

Friday, 24 August 2012

8:15 AM-9:35 AM: Friday, 24 August 2012

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Session 17
Mountain airflow dynamics II
Location: Burgess Creek (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: Dale R. Durran, University of Washington
  8:15 AM
The Madeira's Atmospheric Wake: Results from the I-WAKE Campaign
Vanda Grubisic, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Sachsperger and R. Caldeira

  8:30 AM
Orographic Banner Clouds: Observations and Numerical Simulations
Volkmar Wirth, Univ. of Mainz, Mainz, Germany; and J. Reuder, J. H. Schween, and M. Voigt

  8:45 AM
A modelling study of a nonstationary boundary-layer separation and rotor event
Stefano Serafin, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; and L. Strauss and V. Grubisic

  9:00 AM
An Investigation of an Anchorage Rotor Event
Emily Niebuhr, NOAA/NWS, Anchorage, AK; and G. Petrescu

  9:15 AM
Downslope Windstorms in Howe Sound: Two Case Studies
Ruping Mo, EC, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and P. Joe, J. Zhong, C. Yu, K. Kwok, and M. Gélinas

  9:30 AM
Student Awards

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Friday, 24 August 2012

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Session 18
Orographic precipitation III
Location: Burgess Creek (The Steamboat Grand)
Host: 15th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
Chair: Heather Dawn Reeves, NOAA/NSSL
  10:30 AM
Ice Mushrooms of the Patagonian Andes
C. David Whiteman, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

  10:45 AM
  11:00 AM
The Landfall and Inland Penetration of a Flood-Producing Atmospheric River in Arizona. Part 2: Impacts of WRF Resolution on water vapor transports and precipitation
Mimi Hughes, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and K. M. Mahoney, P. J. Neiman, F. M. Ralph, B. J. Moore, and M. D. Dettinger

  11:15 AM
Kinematic and thermodynamic structure of the Sierra Barrier Jet during a land-falling winter storm in northern California
David E. Kingsmill, University of Colorado, CIRES, Boulder, CO; and P. J. Neiman, B. J. Moore, M. Hughes, S. E. Yuter, and F. M. Ralph

  11:45 AM
On a method to derive the vertical gradient of precipitation over complex terrain
Reinhold Steinacker, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; and D. Mayer