Session 9 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology

Program Chairs: Olivia Kellner , Midwestern Regional Climate Center ; Trent W. Ford , Southern Illinois University

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

5:00 PM-7:00 PM: Sunday, 25 June 2017


Registration Opens
Location: Laurel Foyer (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)

Monday, 26 June 2017

7:30 AM-5:30 PM: Monday, 26 June 2017


Registration Continues throughout the conference
Location: Laurel Foyer (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Monday, 26 June 2017

Recording files available
Session 1
A Survey of Applied Climatology and Associated Climate Services
Location: Mt. Mitchell/Mt. Roan (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Cochairs: Olivia Kellner, University of Illinois, Prairie Research Institute; Trent W. Ford, Southern Illinois University
8:30 AM
1.1
Is Climatology Fun or What?
Nolan J. Doesken, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
9:15 AM
1.4
Regional Climate Services: A Regional Partnership between NOAA and USDA
Douglas R. Kluck, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Kansas City, MO; and D. Todey, D. Peck, J. Derner, N. Umphlett, and B. L. Hall
9:45 AM
1.6
The NWS Climate Services Program: Moving Forward within the Restructured NWS
Fiona Horsfall, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Timofeyeva, J. C. Meyers, J. Zdrojewski, and V. Silva

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 26 June 2017


Coffee Break
Location: Mt. Pisgah/Mt. Pilot (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 26 June 2017

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Session 2A
Applied Climate Research
Location: Mt. Mitchell (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Olivia Kellner, University of Illinois, Prairie Research Institute
10:45 AM
2A.2
11:00 AM
2A.3
Evaluation of the AMSU-A,B Hydro-Bundle Suite of Products for Hydrological and Climate Applications
Olivier P. Prat, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites/North Carolina State University, Asheville, NC; and B. R. Nelson and R. R. Ferraro
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Session 2B
Climate Applications in Industry 1
Location: Mt. Roan (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Trent W. Ford, Southern Illinois University
10:30 AM
2B.1
11:00 AM
2B.3
An Evaluation of the new ISCCP H-Series Cloud Data Products
Anand K. Inamdar, North Carolina State Univ., Asheville, NC; and A. H. Young, K. R. Knapp, W. Hankins, and W. B. Rossow
11:15 AM
2B.4
Statistical Evaluation of Two Global Climate Datasets in Support of Pest Forecasting Models
Heather Dinon Aldridge, NCSU / NC State Climate Office, Raleigh, NC; and K. Riban, Y. Takeuchi, A. Joseph, and K. DePolt

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Monday, 26 June 2017

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Session 3B
Cryosphere and Cold Weather Climates
Location: Mt. Roan (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Trent W. Ford, Southern Illinois University
1:30 PM
3B.1
1:45 PM
3B.2
2:00 PM
3B.3
A Preliminary Ice Storm Climatology for Georgia (2000-2016)
Carly E. Kovacik, NOAA/NWS Weather Forecast Office, Peachtree City, GA; and S. E. Nelson
2:15 PM
3B.4
Mapping Roadway Freezing and Thawing using the Applied Climate Information System
Arthur T. DeGaetano, Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and K. L. Eggleston, H. Miller, and J. Jacobs
2:30 PM
3B.5
Crop Damage due to Frost across two Diverse Agro-environments
Tanja Likso III, Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia; and S. Singh

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Monday, 26 June 2017


Coffee Break
Location: Mt. Pisgah/Mt. Pilot (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)

3:30 PM-4:45 PM: Monday, 26 June 2017

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Session 4A
Climatological Trend Analyses, Including Future Scenarios
Location: Mt. Mitchell (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Trent W. Ford, Southern Illinois University
4:00 PM
4A.3
Hydrologic Trends and Indicators using the National Climate Assessment – Land Data Assimilation System (NCA-LDAS)
David M. Mocko, SAIC/NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and M. F. Jasinski, S. Kumar, J. S. Borak, C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. R. Arsenault, H. Beaudoing, J. Bolten, B. Li, M. Rodell, H. Rui, W. Teng, and B. Vollmer
Recording files available
Session 4B
Extreme Weather and Climate Events 1
Location: Mt. Roan (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Olivia Kellner, University of Illinois, Prairie Research Institute
4:00 PM
4B.3
Impact of anthropogenic climate change on flash drought over southern Africa
Xing Yuan, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; and L. Wang and E. F. Wood
4:15 PM
4B.4
Multivariate Analysis of Drought Conditions in the United States: 1895-2016
Jared Rennie, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, Asheville, NC; and J. E. Bell and Z. Jeddy

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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Session 5B
Climate Datasets
Location: Mt. Roan (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Olivia Kellner, University of Illinois, Prairie Research Institute
8:30 AM
5B.1

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 27 June 2017


Coffee Break
Location: Mt. Pisgah/Mt. Pilot (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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Session 6
Kelly Redmond Memorial Session
Location: Mt. Mitchell/Mt. Roan (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Cochairs: Trent W. Ford, Southern Illinois University; Olivia Kellner, University of Illinois, Prairie Research Institute
10:30 AM
Guest Speaker, Tim Brown: "Kelly Redmond: Observations of an Extreme Climatologist"
11:30 AM
6.3
The Switch to MMTS Has Changed Extreme Temperature Trends
Kenneth E. Kunkel, CICS-NC, Asheville, NC; and N. J. Doesken, D. A. Robinson, M. R. Gerbush, and W. A. Ryan

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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Conference Luncheon
Location: Expo Center Veranda (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
12:00 PM
Luncheon Speaker
Derek S. Arndt, NOAA NCEI, Asheville, NC

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Tuesday, 27 June 2017


Panel Discussion 1
Panel Discussion on Climate Communication. Mind the Gap: Communicating From Climate Science Research to the End Users
Location: Mt. Mitchell/Mt. Roan (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Organizer: Olivia Kellner, University of Illinois, Prairie Research Institute
Moderators: Katy Matthews, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI; Olivia Kellner, University of Illinois, Prairie Research Institute
Panelists: Amanda Rycerz, Acclimatise; James F. Fox, Univ. of North Carolina Asheville; Jen Brady, Climate Central
CoChair: Trent W. Ford, Southern Illinois University

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Tuesday, 27 June 2017


Coffee Break
Location: Mt. Pisgah/Mt. Pilot (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)

3:30 PM-4:45 PM: Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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Session 7A
Extreme Weather and Climate Events 2
Location: Mt. Mitchell (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Barbara E. Mayes, NOAA/NWS
3:30 PM
7A.1
Extreme Precipitation Events Observed by the U.S. Climate Reference Network
Michael Palecki, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC; and R. D. Leeper and E. Scott
4:00 PM
7A.3
4:15 PM
7A.4
What History Tells us About Recent Precipitation Extremes in the US
Klaus Wolter, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and M. Hoerling, J. K. Eischeid, and L. Cheng
4:30 PM
7A.5
The Contribution of the NAO and AO to Anomalous Precipitation across the Midwest during the Warm Season 1899-2015
Olivia Kellner, University of Illinois, Prairie Research Institute, Champaign, IL; and B. Peake and N. Westcott

3:30 PM-5:00 PM: Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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Session 7B
NCEI Stakeholder and Customer Engagement
Location: Mt. Roan (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Cochairs: Tamara Houston, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Trent W. Ford, Southern Illinois University
3:45 PM
7B.2
4:15 PM
7B.4

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Tuesday, 27 June 2017


Poster Session 1
23rd Conference on Applied Climatology Poster Session
Location: Mt. Pisgah/Mt. Pilot (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Organizer: Olivia Kellner, University of Illinois, Prairie Research Institute
CoChair: Trent W. Ford, Southern Illinois University
2
Generating Long-Term Temperature and Humidity Profiles from HIRS Observations
Lei Shi, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Asheville, NC; and J. L. Matthews

4
Improved DoD Operational Climate Summaries Through Spatial Quality Control Using Neighboring Sites
Randall J Haeberle, US Air Force, Asheville, NC; and G. T. Moody

7
Different Flavors of Normals: Accounting for ENSO and Climate Change
Carl J. Schreck III, CICS/North Carolina State University, Asheville, NC; and A. Arguez, A. K. Inamdar, and A. H. Young

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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Session 8A
Communicating Climate Science
Location: Mt. Mitchell (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Olivia Kellner, University of Illinois, Prairie Research Institute
9:00 AM
8A.3
Communicating Climate Science and More on Social Media: Success Stories from NCEI
Susan Osborne, TeleSolv Consulting, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC; and K. Matthews, G. Hammer, J. Fulford, H. McCullough, K. Boseo, and A. Sallis
9:30 AM
8A.5
Informing Decisions and Increasing Resilience – Working with Municipal Planners in the Lower Missouri River Basin
Martha Shulski, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; and N. Umphlett, Z. Tang, T. Abdel-Monem, and F. Uhlarik
9:45 AM
8A.6
Recording files available
Session 8B
Drought Monitoring and Management
Location: Mt. Roan (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Trent W. Ford, Southern Illinois University
8:30 AM
8B.1
Strengthening Capacity for Drought Risk Management in the U.S. with Planning Exercises
Deborah J. Bathke, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and C. L. Knutson, N. A. Wall, E. Wickham, and T. K. Bernadt
8:45 AM
8B.2
The Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI) – A New Tool for Monitoring Rapid Changes in Drought Conditions
Brian Wardlow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; and M. Svoboda, T. Tadesse, M. C. Anderson, J. F. Brown, C. Hain, and D. Mocko
9:00 AM
8B.3
A New System for Drought Impacts Monitoring and Reporting Using Citizen Science
Kirsten Lackstrom, Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments, Columbia, SC; and A. Farris and R. V. Ward
9:30 AM
8B.5

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 28 June 2017


Coffee Break
Location: Mt. Pisgah/Mt. Pilot (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Recording files available
Session 9
Regional Climate Services - Using Climate Information Across The Sectors
Location: Mt. Mitchell/Mt. Roan (Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort)
Host: 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
Cochairs: Trent W. Ford, Southern Illinois University; Olivia Kellner, University of Illinois, Prairie Research Institute
10:30 AM
9.1
Climate Services in NOAA's Eastern Region- Partners Across Sectors
Ellen Mecray, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information, Taunton, MA
11:45 AM
9.6
Projections of Extreme Precipitation Amounts for Climate Adaptation Planning in New York State
Arthur T. DeGaetano, Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and C. M. Castellano