Conference Posters

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Monday, 3 August 2015: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Back Bay Ballroom (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs:  Zhiyong Meng, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, School of Physics,, Peking University, Beijing, China and Susan C. van den Heever, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO

Effect of latent heating on mesoscale vortex development during extreme precipitation: Colorado, September 2013
Annareli Morales, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and R. S. Schumacher and S. M. Kreidenweis

Handout (4.2 MB)

Poster 4 has been moved. New paper number is 11.2A

On Thermodynamic Balance in Tornado Theory
Misha Shvartsman, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN; and P. Bělík, D. Dokken, and K. Scholz

Handout (209.2 kB)

Possible Role of Super-critical Vortices in Tornadogenesis and Maintenance
Douglas P. Dokken, University of St. Thomas, St.Paul, MN; and M. Shvartsman, K. Scholz, P. Belik, C. K. Potvin, B. Dahl, and A. McGovern

Handout (2.0 MB)

The Mesoscale Implications for a Freezing Rain Event for the 2014 Opening Day at Steamboat Ski Resort
Michael P. Meyers, NOAA/NWS, Grand Junction, CO; and D. Phillips, M. D. Aleksa, and J. D. Colton

Mesoscale Practical Predictability of the 20 May 2013 Tornadic Thunderstorm Event in Oklahoma
Yunji Zhang, Peking University, Beijing, China; and F. Zhang, D. J. Stensrud, and Z. Meng

Poster 22 has been moved. New paper number is 10.6A

Capabilities and limitations of convection-permitting WRF simulations of lake-effect systems over the Great Salt Lake
W. James Steenburgh, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. McMillen

Synoptic characterization of surface wind regimes in the Eastern Mediterranean
S. Z. Ben Shlomo Berkovic, Consultant, Rehovot, Israel

A new method for solving the nonlinear balance equation
Qin Xu, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. Cao
Manuscript (752.0 kB)

Poster 27 has been moved. New paper number is 6.5A

A multi-step approach for assimilating remotely sensed high-resolution observations into mesoscale models
Qin Xu, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. Gao, Q. Zhao, L. Wei, K. Nai, and S. Liu
Manuscript (1.7 MB)

Structures and Environment of Extratropical Cyclones that Cause a Tornado Outbreak
Eigo Tochimoto, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan; and H. Niino

Observed Characteristics of Mesoscale Snow Bands in the Coastal Northeast U.S.
Nicole P. Hoban, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and S. E. Yuter, B. A. Colle, S. A. Ganetis, and N. A. Corbin

A Comparative Analysis of Multi-level Convective Available Potential Energy and Reflectivity for an Elevated Nocturnal Mesoscale Convective System on 9 August 2014
Jessica J. Choate, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and R. M. Rauber, G. M. McFarquhar, and B. F. Jewett

Comparative Analysis on Structural Characteristics and Environmental Conditions of Two Kinds of Thunderstorm Gales
mengsong Nong, China Meteorological Administration, nanning, guangxi, China; and H. Huang, L. Zhai, M. Qu, and Z. Lai

Poster 39 has been moved. New paper number is 10.2A

Improving Prediction of Mesoscale Convective Systems with Convective Parameterization
Taleena R. Sines, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and R. W. Arritt and C. J. Anderson

Modeling Mid-Tropospheric Hazards in Convective Thunderstorms For Future A-10 Storm Penetrating Aircraft Missions
Jeffrey T. Wetter, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD; and A. Detwiler and D. Kliche

Preferred Locations of Convective Storms over Southern Quebec
Michael Kovacs, McGill University, Laval, QC, Canada; and D. J. Kirshbaum

Application of Radar-Based Estimation of the Level of Maximum Detrainment to DC3 Cases
Mariusz Starzec, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and G. L. Mullendore, C. R. Homeyer, A. L. Bain, B. Basarab, L. Carey, R. M. Mecikalski, and S. Rutledge

Mechanisms of Convetively-Induced Turbulence in the Vicinity of Strong Jet Streams
Stanley B. Trier, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. D. Sharman

Predecessor Snow Events associated with Extratropical Cyclones
Nicholas D. Metz, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and M. C. Sanders and J. Cordeira

Mesoscale Frontogenesis During Cold Season Cyclones along the Southern New England Coastal Plain
Jonathan Ariel Forest Byrne, Rising Sun Consulting, Boston, MA
Manuscript (869.8 kB)

Evaluation of WRF forecasts of fog events against observations during MATERHORN Fog-X
Catherine N. Chachere, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and Z. Pu, S. Hoch, and E. R. Pardyjak

Sensitivity of high-resolution simulations over the Eastern Seaboard to surface process parameterizations
Thomas Nehrkorn, AER, Lexington, MA; and M. Mountain, J. Hegarty, M. J. Iacono, Y. Barreira, P. L. DeCola, and S. C. Wofsy

Poster 51 has been moved. New paper number is 13.6A

The role of convection in orographic precipitation
Campbell D. Watson, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY; and C. G. Kruse, A. D. Nugent, A. Takeishi, C. J. Tsai, and R. B. Smith

Profiling Doppler radar observations of lake-effect snow over the New York Finger Lakes during OWLeS
Philip T. Bergmaier, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and B. Geerts, N. F. Laird, and N. D. Metz

An Airborne and Ground-based Study of a Long-lived and Intense Atmospheric River Impacting California during the CalWater-2014 Early-Start Field Campaign
Paul J. Neiman, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and B. J. Moore, A. B. White, G. A. Wick, J. Aikins, D. L. Jackson, J. R. Spackman, and F. M. Ralph

Atmospheric Rivers and Heavy Precipitation From a Hierarchy of Climate Simulations
L. Ruby Leung, PNNL, Richland, WA; and S. Hagos, Y. Gao, J. Lu, and C. Zhao

Diurnal Cycle of Convective Features over Pearl River Delta during Mei-Yu season Observed by Ground-based Radar
Xingchao Chen, Nanjing Univ., Nanjing, Jiangsu, China; and K. Zhao, M. Xue, and W. Xu

Thermally-driven circulation and convection over a mountainous tropical island
Chun-Chih Wang, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and D. J. Kirshbaum

Hurricane Maximum Intensity Equilibrium
Chanh Kieu, Atmospheric Science Program, Bloomington, IN; and Z. Moon

Contributions of Surface Sensible Heat Fluxes to Tropical Cyclone Intensity
Zhanhong Ma, PLA University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China; and J. Fei, X. Huang, and X. Cheng

Poster 67 has been moved. New paper number is 17.5A

Poster 68 has been moved. New paper number is 3.8A

How Can Land Surface Processes Impact Track and Intensity Forecasts in the Basin-Scale HWRF?
Ghassan J. Alaka Jr., Cooperative Inst. for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS/Univ. of Miami), Miami, FL; and X. Zhang, S. Gopalakrishnan, and F. Marks
Manuscript (1.9 MB)

Handout (1.9 MB)

Poster 70 has been moved. New paper number is 4.5A

Representing the uncertainty of tropical cyclone track forecast through Bayesian approach
Myeong-Soon Lim, National Typhoon Center/ KMA, Seogwipo, Jeju, South Korea; and N. Y. Kang and W. T. Yun

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

An Evaluation of Detecting Tropical Cyclone Genesis from GFDL Vortex Tracker using KMA's Unified Model Forecasts
SooHui Jeon, Korea Meteorological Administration/National Typhoon Center, Seogwipo-si, Jeju, South Korea; and H. S. Park, K. R. Kang, and W. T. Yun

The shallow-to-deep convective transition over an idealized mesoscale convergence zone
Raphael Rousseau-Rizzi, McGill Univ., Montréal, QC, Canada; and D. J. Kirshbaum