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Sunday, 2 August 2015

5:30 PM-7:00 PM: Sunday, 2 August 2015


Registration Opens
Location: Republic Foyer (Sheraton Boston )

Monday, 3 August 2015

7:30 AM-6:00 PM: Monday, 3 August 2015


Registration continues throughout the conference
Location: Republic Foyer (Sheraton Boston )

9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Monday, 3 August 2015

Recording files available
Session 1
Dynamics of High-impact Events I
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Zhiyong Meng, Peking University; Yunji Zhang, Peking University
  9:00 AM
Introductory Remarks: Todd P. Lane, The University of Melbourne; Zhiyong Meng, Peking University; Susan C. van den Heever, Colorado State Univ.

  9:30 AM
1.2
  9:45 AM
1.3

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 3 August 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Back Bay Ballroom A (Sheraton Boston )

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 3 August 2015

Recording files available
Session 2
Dynamics of High-impact Events II
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Brian A. Colle, SUNY; Russ S. Schumacher, Colorado State University
  11:00 AM
2.3
A multiscale analysis of three sequentially linked flood-producing heavy rainfall events during August 2014
Benjamin J. Moore, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY; and P. P. Papin, N. P. Bassill, J. J. Alland, M. S. Fischer, S. N. Stevenson, C. M. Peirano, and L. F. Bosart
  11:15 AM
2.4
  11:30 AM
2.5
Multi-Scale Dynamics Resulting in the February 11-12, 2010 South Central U.S. Snowstorm
Stephany M. Taylor, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC; and M. L. Kaplan and Y. L. Lin

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 3 August 2015


Lunch
Location: Back Bay Ballroom A (Sheraton Boston )

1:30 PM-3:30 PM: Monday, 3 August 2015

Recording files available
Session 3
Tornadoes and Rotation
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Casey E. Davenport, University of North Carolina; Christopher A. Davis, NCAR
  2:00 PM
3.3
Non-tornadic and tornadic VORTEX2 supercell simulations
Brice E. Coffer, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and M. D. Parker
  2:30 PM
3.5
A Numerical Simulation of a Tornado using WRF
Pham Van Phuc, Shimizu Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan; and H. Kikuchi and T. Nozu
  3:00 PM
3.7
  3:15 PM
3.8A

3:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 3 August 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Back Bay Ballroom (Sheraton Boston )

4:00 PM-6:00 PM: Monday, 3 August 2015

Recording files available
Session 4
Gravity Wave, Mechanically Forced Flows and Orographic Precipitation (INVITED)
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Todd P. Lane, The University of Melbourne; Alison D. Nugent, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  4:30 PM
4.2
An investigation of a midlatitude lower stratospheric gravity wave “valve layer”
Christopher G. Kruse, Yale University, New Haven, CT; and R. B. Smith
  4:45 PM
4.3
  5:00 PM
4.4
  5:45 PM
4.7
Large-eddy simulations of diurnally heated airflow over idealized terrain
Daniel J. Kirshbaum, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

6:00 PM-8:00 PM: Monday, 3 August 2015


Ice Breaker Reception and Formal Poster Viewing
Location: Back Bay Ballroom ABC (Sheraton Boston )

Poster Session 1
Conference Posters
Location: Back Bay Ballroom (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Zhiyong Meng, Peking University; Susan C. van den Heever, Colorado State Univ.
 
3
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

 
6
 
7
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)

 
9
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)

 
10
 
12
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

 
13
 
17
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

 
18
 
Poster 22 has been moved. New paper number is 10.6A

 
23
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

 
24
Synoptic characterization of surface wind regimes in the Eastern Mediterranean
S. Z. Ben Shlomo Berkovic, Consultant, Rehovot, Israel

 
26
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

 
28
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)

 
29
Structures and Environment of Extratropical Cyclones that Cause a Tornado Outbreak
Eigo Tochimoto, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan; and H. Niino

 
30
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

 
32
 
33
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

 
36
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

 
37
 
Poster 39 has been moved. New paper number is 10.2A

 
39A
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

 
41
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

 
42
Preferred Locations of Convective Storms over Southern Quebec
Michael Kovacs, McGill University, Laval, QC, Canada; and D. J. Kirshbaum

 
43
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

 
44
Mechanisms of Convetively-Induced Turbulence in the Vicinity of Strong Jet Streams
Stanley B. Trier, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. D. Sharman

 
45
 
46
Predecessor Snow Events associated with Extratropical Cyclones
Nicholas D. Metz, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and M. C. Sanders and J. Cordeira

 
47
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)

 
48
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

 
49
 
50
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

 
52
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

 
55
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

 
56
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

 
57
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

 
60
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

 
63
Thermally-driven circulation and convection over a mountainous tropical island
Chun-Chih Wang, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and D. J. Kirshbaum

 
65
Hurricane Maximum Intensity Equilibrium
Chanh Kieu, Atmospheric Science Program, Bloomington, IN; and Z. Moon

 
66
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

 
69
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

 
72
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

 
74
 
75
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

 
76
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

 
77
The shallow-to-deep convective transition over an idealized mesoscale convergence zone
Raphael Rousseau-Rizzi, McGill Univ., Montréal, QC, Canada; and D. J. Kirshbaum

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

8:00 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Recording files available
Session 5
Mesoscale Predictability and Data Assimilation I
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Zhaoxia Pu, University of Utah; Stanley B. Trier, NCAR
  8:00 AM
5.1
Mesoscale Predictability, Thunderstorms and the -5/3 Kinetic Energy Spectrum (INVITED)
Dale R. Durran, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and J. A. Weyn
  8:30 AM
5.2
  9:00 AM
5.4
Significance of environmental vertical wind shear in convective upscale growth: Observations and model analyses
Christopher A. Kerr, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. J. Stensrud and X. Wang
  9:15 AM
5.5
The scale- and case- dependence of the predictability of precipitation by a storm scale ensemble forecasting system
Madalina Surcel, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and M. K. Yau and I. Zawadzki
  9:45 AM
5.7

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Back Bay Ballroom ABC (Sheraton Boston )

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Recording files available
Session 6
Mesoscale Predictability and Data Assimilation II
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Dale R. Durran, University of Washington; Christopher J. Nowotarski, Texas A&M University
  10:30 AM
6.1
  10:45 AM
6.2
Simulations of Multi-bands in the Comma Head of Northeast U.S. Winter Storms
Sara A. Ganetis, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; and B. A. Colle, S. E. Yuter, N. P. Hoban, and N. A. Corbin
  11:00 AM
6.3
Spatial Assessments of Mesoscale Pressure Perturbations using Gridded Analyses and Observations from Earthscope's USArray Network
Alexander A. Jacques, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Horel and E. T. Crosman
  11:15 AM
6.4
 
Paper 6.5 has been moved. New paper number is 27A

  11:30 AM
6.5A
Ocean-atmosphere coupled mesoscale model simulations of precipitation in the Central Andes
Stephen D. Nicholls, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center and Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Greenbelt, MD; and K. I. Mohr

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Lunch
Location: Back Bay Ballroom A (Sheraton Boston )

1:30 PM-3:30 PM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Recording files available
Session 7
Extratropical Systems
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Lance Bosart, SUNY; Sara A. Ganetis, Stony Brook University
  1:45 PM
7.2
Structural Evolution of a Warm Frontal Precipitation Band During the GPM Cold-Season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx)
Brian A. Colle, Stony Brook University/SUNY, Stony Brook, NY; and S. W. Nesbitt, A. L. Molthan, A. Naeger, and R. Yu
  2:00 PM
7.3
Examining Extratropical Cyclone Sensitivity to a Range of Environmental Conditions
Gregory Tierney, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and J. Booth and D. J. Posselt
  2:15 PM
7.4
The 'Slant' of Slantwise Convection: An Idealized Modeling Study
Aryeh J. Drager, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and S. C. van den Heever
  2:30 PM
7.5
Production and Magnitude of Elevated Instability in the Comma-head of Continental Winter Cyclones
Andrew A. Rosenow, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and R. M. Rauber, B. F. Jewett, G. M. McFarquhar, D. Leon, J. M. Keeler, and D. M. Plummer
  2:45 PM
7.6
Dynamics of cloud-top generating cells in winter cyclones
Jason M. Keeler, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and B. F. Jewett, R. M. Rauber, G. M. McFarquhar, R. M. Rasmussen, L. Xue, C. Liu, and G. Thompson
  3:00 PM
7.7
  3:15 PM
7.8
The Impacts of the Passage of Three Distinct Short-Wave Troughs on a Prolonged Lake-Effect Snow Event during OWLeS
Nicholas D. Metz, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and S. A. Callahan, E. P. Morrill, and N. F. Laird

3:30 PM-4:00 PM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Back Bay Ballroom ABC (Sheraton Boston )

4:00 PM-6:00 PM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Recording files available
Session 8
Results from Recent Test-bed Investigations and Field Research Programs I
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Daniel J. Kirshbaum, McGill University; Heather Dawn Reeves, NOAA/NSSL
  4:00 PM
8.1
The OWLeS Orographic Field Campaign: Adventures in Intense Snowstorms on the Tug Hill Plateau
W. James Steenburgh, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and L. Campbell, P. G. Veals, J. R. Minder, and T. Letcher
  4:30 PM
8.3
The inland evolution of lake-effect convection during landfall and orographic uplift as observed by profiling radars during OWLeS
Justin R. Minder, University at Albany, Albany, NY; and T. Letcher, L. Campbell, P. G. Veals, and W. J. Steenburgh
  5:00 PM
8.5
Observations of the Influence of Lake Erie on Lake Ontario Lake-effect Snows: OWLeS Case Study
David A. R. Kristovich, Illiinois State Water Survey/Prairie Research Institute/University of Illinois, Champaign, IL; and L. Bard and L. Stoecker
  5:15 PM
8.6
Airborne Dual-Doppler Observations of the 11 Dec 2013 Lake-effect Snow Band during OWLeS
Philip T. Bergmaier, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and B. Geerts and Y. Wang
  5:45 PM
8.8
Observations of a Finger Lakes Lake-effect Snow Event during the OWLeS Field Project
Neil F. Laird, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and B. Geerts, N. D. Metz, and P. T. Bergmaier

8:00 PM-9:30 PM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Recording files available
Session 9
Special Evening Session
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Susan C. van den Heever, Colorado State Univ.; James H. Ruppert Jr., Colorado State University
  8:00 PM
Convective Weather: Where We Are and Where We Are Going? Morris Weisman, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  8:45 PM
Job Hunting Experience in Mesoscale Meteorology. Christopher J. Nowotarski, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

8:00 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Recording files available
Session 10
Mesoscale Convective Systems I
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Bart Geerts, Univ. of Wyoming; Kristen L. Rasmussen, NCAR
  8:00 AM
10.1
Elevated convective systems and extreme rainfall (INVITED)
Russ S. Schumacher, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
 
Paper 10.2 has been moved. New paper number is 39A

  9:30 AM
10.6A

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Back Bay Ballroom ABC (Sheraton Boston )

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Recording files available
Session 11
Mesoscale Convective Systems II
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Adam J. French, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Morris L. Weisman, NCAR
  10:45 AM
11.2A
  11:00 AM
11.3
Giga-LES of Hector the Convector keeping the tallest updrafts undiluted
Thibaut Dauhut, Laboratoire d'Aérologie, CNRS and University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France; and J. P. Chaboureau, J. Escobar, and P. Mascart

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015


Lunch
Location: Back Bay Ballroom A (Sheraton Boston )

1:30 PM-3:30 PM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Recording files available
Session 12
Other Mesoscale Processes
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Gretchen L. Mullendore, Univ. of North Dakota; Giuseppe Torri, Harvard University
  1:30 PM
12.1
Satellite Signals of Isolated Convection Initiation in central East China
Yipeng Huang, Peking University, Beijing, China; and W. Li and Z. Meng
  1:45 PM
12.2
Dual-polarization Radar Characteristics of Convection in Hawaii Observed During HERO
Andrew Frambach, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI; and M. M. Bell
  2:00 PM
12.3
Radar Observations of Storms for Education: Real Storm Examples for the Mesoscale Course Classroom
Sandra Yuter, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC; and N. A. Corbin, M. A. Miller, S. M. Ellis, and P. C. Kennedy
  2:15 PM
12.4
The impact of variations in upper-level shear on simulated supercell storms
Robert A. Warren, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia; and H. A. Ramsay, H. Richter, and S. T. Siems
  2:30 PM
12.5
Conditioning and Evolution of High Shear, Low CAPE Severe Environments
Jessica R. King, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and M. D. Parker
  2:45 PM
12.6
How do surface fluxes influence cold pool evolution?
Leah D. Grant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and S. C. van den Heever

  3:00 PM
12.7
Coherent PV anomalies associated with (extreme) deep moist convective cells
Chris Weijenborg, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany; and J. M. Chagnon, P. Friederichs, S. L. Gray, and A. Hense
  3:15 PM
12.8
CalWater 2015 -- Impacts of Atmospheric Rivers and Aerosols on Precipitation
J. Ryan Spackman, Science and Technology Corporation, Boulder, CO; and F. M. Ralph, K. A. Prather, D. R. Cayan, P. J. DeMott, M. D. Dettinger, J. D. Doyle, C. W. Fairall, L. R. Leung, D. Rosenfeld, S. A. Rutledge, D. E. Waliser, and A. B. White

3:30 PM-4:00 PM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Back Bay Ballroom ABC (Sheraton Boston )

4:00 PM-6:00 PM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015

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Session 13
Results from Recent Test-bed Investigations and Field Research Programs II
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Justin R. Minder, University at Albany; Jim Steenburgh, University of Utah
  4:30 PM
13.3
  5:00 PM
13.5
Forecasting Bores during PECAN 2015: A Case Study
Kevin R. Haghi, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. Parsons and B. Blake
  5:15 PM
13.6A
The Jefferson Project at Lake George: Operational, very-large-eddy simulations of a watershed
Campbell D. Watson, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY; and J. P. Cipriani, A. Praino, L. A. Treinish, J. L. Farrell, and H. Kolar

  5:30 PM
13.7
  5:45 PM
13.8
Downdraft-Generated Gravity Waves and Their Role in the Maintenance of Nocturnal Elevated MCSs
Bethany N. Fay, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and R. M. Rauber, B. F. Jewett, and G. M. McFarquhar

Thursday, 6 August 2015

8:00 AM-10:00 AM: Thursday, 6 August 2015

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Session 14
Precipitating Systems: Microphysics and Aerosols
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Jean-Pierre Chaboureau, Laboratoire d'Aérologie, CNRS and University of Toulouse; David Lerach, University of Northern Colorado
  8:00 AM
14.1
Impacts Of Tropopause Structure On Deep Convective Transport: Results From Modeling And Observations (INVITED)
Gretchen L. Mullendore, Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and E. M. Maddox, B. C. Bigelbach, K. Pinkney, and L. E. Christensen
  8:30 AM
14.2
Simulating Southwestern U.S. Desert Dust Influences on Supercell Thunderstorms
David Lerach, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Manuscript (769.0 kB)

  8:45 AM
14.3
Potential impacts of aerosol pollution on a Derecho-producing MCS
Michal Clavner, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and L. D. Grasso, W. R. Cotton, and S. C. Van den Heever

  9:30 AM
14.6
Controls on precipitation in thermally driven orographic clouds
Alison D. Nugent, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO; and C. D. Watson, G. Thompson, and R. B. Smith
  9:45 AM
14.7
Discrimination between winter precipitation types based on spectral-bin microphysical modeling
Heather D. Reeves, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and A. V. Ryzhkov and J. Krause

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Thursday, 6 August 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Back Bay Ballroom ABC (Sheraton Boston )

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 6 August 2015

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Session 15
Precipitating Systems and the Diurnal Cycle
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Leah D. Grant, Colorado State University; Sandra Yuter, North Carolina State Univ.
  10:30 AM
15.1
  10:45 AM
15.2
  11:00 AM
15.3
Large-eddy simulations of sea breezes over a mountainous island
Chun-Chih Wang, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and D. J. Kirshbaum
  11:15 AM
15.4
The Diurnal Cycle and Large-scale Tropical Climate
James H. Ruppert Jr., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and R. Johnson
  11:30 AM
15.5
  11:45 AM
15.6
Gravity Waves and the Diurnal Cycle of Precipitation in the Maritime Continent Region
Todd P. Lane, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; and C. L. Vincent, M. E. Hassim, and W. W. Grabowski

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Thursday, 6 August 2015


Lunch
Location: Back Bay Ballroom A (Sheraton Boston )

1:00 PM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 6 August 2015

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Session 16
Structure and Evolution of Tropical Cyclones I
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Scott Braun, NASA/GSFC; Robert G. Fovell, UCLA
  1:00 PM
16.1
A study of the influence of shear on the Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones using HWRF system
Hua Chen, NOAA/AOML, Key Biscayne, FL; and S. G. Gopalakrishnan, J. Zhang, and R. Rogers
  1:15 PM
16.2
Dynamics and predictability of the rapid intensification of Hurricane Edouard (2014) using convection-permitting ensemble forecasting
Erin B. Munsell, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and F. Zhang, J. Sippel, S. A. Braun, and Y. Weng
  1:30 PM
16.3
Links between tropical cyclone structure and intensity change derived using aircraft data from 2000-2012
Jonathan Martinez, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI; and M. M. Bell, J. L. Vigh, and R. F. Rogers
  1:45 PM
16.4
  2:15 PM
16.6
On the relative contribution of inertia-gravity wave radiation to asymmetric instabilities in tropical cyclone-like vortices
Konstantinos Menelaou, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and D. A. Schecter and M. K. Yau

  2:30 PM
16.7
The Influence of Upper-Level Process on the Intensity and Structural Changes of Hurricane Sandy (2012)
Jung Hoon Shin, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and D. L. Zhang

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Thursday, 6 August 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Back Bay Ballroom A (Sheraton Boston )

3:30 PM-5:00 PM: Thursday, 6 August 2015

Recording files available
Session 17
Structure and Evolution of Tropical Cyclones II
Location: Republic Ballroom AB (Sheraton Boston )
Host: 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes
Cochairs: Anthony C. Didlake Jr., NASA; Fuqing Zhang, Pennsylvania State University
  3:30 PM
17.1
  3:45 PM
17.2
Model physics influences on tropical cyclone size
Robert G. Fovell, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; and Y. P. Bu
  4:00 PM
17.3
  4:30 PM
17.5A
Large Eddy Simulations of Entire Tropical Cyclones
Junshi Ito, MRI, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and T. Oizumi and H. Niino
  4:45 PM
Student and Young Scientist Awards

5:00 PM-5:05 PM: Thursday, 6 August 2015


Thank you for attending the 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes- See you in 2017!!