Session 15A Data Assimilation: RTMA and Rapid Refresh

Thursday, 4 June 2009: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Grand Ballroom East (DoubleTree Hotel & EMC - Downtown, Omaha)
Host: 23rd Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/19th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction
Clinton M. Rowe, University of Nebraska, Department of Geosciences, Lincoln, NE
Adam L. Houston, Univ. of Nebraska, Geosciences, Lincoln, NE

1:30 PM
Experiments with anisotropic background error correlations in the Rapid Refresh system
Dezso Devenyi, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CIRES/University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and S. S. Weygandt, M. Hu, and S. G. Benjamin
1:45 PM
Recent improvements to the Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA)
Manuel Pondeca, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC and SAIC, Camp Springs, MD; and G. S. Manikin
2:00 PM
Wind Gust Speed Analysis in RTMA
Yanqiu Zhu, EMC/I.M. Systems Group, Inc., College Park, MD; and G. DiMego, J. Derber, M. Pondeca, G. Manikin, R. Treadon, D. Parrish, and J. Purser
2:15 PM
Sensitivity of surface temperature analyses to background and observation errors
Daniel Tyndall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Horel
2:30 PM
Adaptation and implementation of the Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) for Rapid Refresh
Ming Hu, GSD/ESRL/NOAA and CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and D. Devenyi, S. S. Weygandt, and S. G. Benjamin
2:45 PM
The High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR): an hourly updated convection resolving model utilizing radar reflectivity assimilation from the RUC / RR
Stephen S. Weygandt, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and T. G. Smirnova, S. G. Benjamin, K. J. Brundage, S. R. Sahm, C. R. Alexander, and B. E. Schwartz
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