35th Conference on Radar Meteorology

Program Chairs: Robert M. Rauber , Univ. of Illinois ; Stephen W. Nesbitt , University of Illinois

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Sunday, 25 September 2011

7:00 AM-9:00 AM: Sunday, 25 September 2011


Badge Pick-Up for Short Course Only (Must be pre-registered. There will be NO on-site registration.)
Location: William Penn Hotel

5:00 PM-7:00 PM: Sunday, 25 September 2011


Registration Open for 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Location: William Penn Hotel

Monday, 26 September 2011

7:00 AM-5:30 PM: Monday, 26 September 2011


Registration Continues throughout Conference
Location: William Penn Hotel

8:45 AM-9:00 AM: Monday, 26 September 2011


Session 1
Introduction
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Cochairs: Stephen W. Nesbitt, University of Illinois; Robert M. Rauber, University of Illinois

9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Monday, 26 September 2011


Session 2
Keynote Presentation: Precipitation and cloud microphysics
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Stephen W. Nesbitt, University of Illinois
  9:00 AM
2.1
An X-band radar network for cloud research: sampling strategies and research applications
Pavlos Kollias, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and N. Bharadwaj, P. Borque, S. E. Giangrande, and S. Collis

9:30 AM-10:00 AM: Monday, 26 September 2011

Recording files available
Session 3
Vendor Session (For Exhibitors with a contract in place to exhibit at this meeting.)
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Robert M. Rauber, University of Illinois
  9:40 AM
3.2
Baron Services
Rick Braswell, Baron Services, Huntsville, AL
  9:50 AM
3.3
Toshiba Corporation
Kazuhito Fukao, Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 26 September 2011


Coffee Break
Location: William Penn Hotel

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 26 September 2011

Recording files available
Session 4A
Ground-based millimeter wavelength radar applications—I
Location: Monongahela Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Johannes Verlinde, Pennsylvania State Univ.
  10:30 AM
4A.1
Drizzle onset detection using skewness of the cloud radar Doppler spectrum
Edward P. Luke, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY; and P. Kollias, J. Rémillard, and W. Szyrmer
  10:45 AM
4A.2
Turbulence Estimates in Continental Stratocumulus Using ARM Cloud Radar Observations
Ming Fang, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and B. A. Albrecht, P. Kollias, and V. P. Ghate
  11:00 AM
4A.3
A novel approach to profile cloud microphysics using dual-frequency radars
Dong Huang, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY; and M. Dunn, Y. Liu, and W. Wiscombe
  11:15 AM
4A.4
Using Chaff with a Cloud Radar for Studying Entrainment Processes
Eunsil Jung, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Key Biscayne, FL; and B. A. Albrecht
  11:30 AM
4A.5
Evaluation of electromagnetic scattering modeling techniques for irregular ice hydrometeors
Giovanni Botta, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and K. Aydin and J. Verlinde
Manuscript (261.1 kB)

  11:45 AM
4A.6
A method for extraction of cloud microphysical properties using a continuous wavelet transform of cloud radar spectra: Preliminary results
Guo Yu, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and J. Verlinde, E. E. Clothiaux, G. Botta, K. Aydin, A. Avramov, A. S. Ackerman, and A. M. Fridlind
Recording files available
Session 4B
Severe weather and mesoscale meteorology—I
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Karen A. Kosiba, Center for Severe Weather Research
  10:30 AM
4B.1
Enhancing tornado intensity estimates with Doppler radar
Mallie Toth, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and R. J. Trapp, J. Wurman, and K. A. Kosiba
  10:45 AM
4B.2
Preliminary assessment of the 27 April 2011 tornado outbreak using dual polarimetric and vertically pointing radar
Kevin Knupp, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and D. W. Phillips, E. V. Schultz, R. A. Wade, T. A. Murphy, C. J. Schultz, W. A. Petersen, L. D. Carey, and T. Coleman
  11:00 AM
4B.3
High-resolution polarimetric observations of an EF4 tornado on 10 May 2010 from OU-PRIME
David Bodine, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. R. Kumjian, A. J. Smith, R. D. Palmer, A. V. Ryzhkov, and P. L. Heinselman
  11:15 AM
4B.4
The detection of low-level vortices in convective storms using CASA dual-polarimetric x-band radar
Vivek N. Mahale, Advanced Radar Research Center, Norman, OK; and J. A. Brotzge and H. B. Bluestein
  11:30 AM
4B.5
Using velocity data from NWRT PAR and OU-PRIME to determine dynamics affecting rapid intensification of an EF4 tornado
Adam J. Smith, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. Bodine, P. L. Heinselman, and P. B. Chilson
  11:45 AM
4B.6
Recent radar observations of wave-like features interacting with quasi-linear convective systems
Todd A. Murphy, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and R. A. Wade, T. A. Coleman, and K. R. Knupp

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 26 September 2011


Break for Lunch

1:30 PM-3:30 PM: Monday, 26 September 2011


Poster Session 1
Ground-based millimeter wavelength radar applications
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
 
1
Reflectivity measurement of rain using a 94 GHz radar
Peter J. Speirs, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland; and D. G. Macfarlane, S. L. Cassidy, P. D. Cole, M. J. Froude, and D. A. Roberston
Manuscript (553.4 kB)

Handout (2.7 MB)

 
2
Evaluation of the differential Doppler velocity approach for sizing particles in ice clouds
Sergey Y. Matrosov, CIRES/University of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO

 
3
A comparison of rainfall DSD parameter retrievals at 95-GHz with ARM central facility platforms available during the MC3E campaign
Edward P. Luke, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY; and S. E. Giangrande, M. J. Bartholomew, and P. Kollias

 
5
Exploiting commercial Cell Phone Links to measure Precipitation in Southern Germany
Jörg E. E. Seltmann, German Meteorological Service, Hohenpeissenberg, Germany; and H. Kunstmann, C. Chwala, W. Qiu, U. Siart, and S. Hipp

 
6
Cross-calibration of Zenith Pointing Cloud Radar with Scanning Cloud Radar
Nitin Bharadwaj, PNNL, Richland, WA; and K. B. Widener, J. B. Mead, and C. Baldi

 
7
New radar capabilities at the DOE-ARM Climate Research Facility on the North Slope of Alaska
J. Verlinde, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and G. Yu, E. E. Clothiaux, G. Botta, and K. Aydin

 
8
NCAR SpolKa dual-wavelength polarimetric radar: design and improvement of Ka-band radar system
Pei-Sang Tsai, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. Loew, J. M. Emmett, C. D. Burghart, M. Dixon, J. H. VanAndel, and S. M. Ellis
Manuscript (829.7 kB)

Handout (829.7 kB)

 
9
Snowfall properties observed by ground-based cloud radars
Mark S. Kulie, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Kneifel, M. J. Hiley, and R. Bennartz


Poster Session 2
Severe weather and mesoscale meteorology
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
 
11
Identification and tracking of convective cells in 3D reflectivity mosaic of KMA weather radar network
Sung-Hwa Jung, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea; and J. H. Lee, G. W. Lee, H. W. Kim, and B. Kuk

Handout (2.0 MB)

 
12
Dual-Doppler analyses of the supercell that produced the Greensburg, KS tornado on 4 May 2007
Jana Houser, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and H. B. Bluestein, R. L. Tanamachi, K. Hardwick, and S. J. Frasier

 
13
Updates to a mobile radar climatology of supercell tornado structures and dynamics
Curtis R. Alexander, NOAA/ESRL/Global Systems Division and CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. M. Wurman

 
14
Mesoscale organization of the continental tropical convection
Maria Andrea Lima, Meteorological Research Institute, Bauru, SP, Brazil; and J. W. Wilson and M. A. Silva Dias
Manuscript (791.5 kB)

 
15
The Doppler radar and High-Resolution Model analysis of extreme rainfall producing quasi-linear convective system on 7 July 2009, Busan, Korea
Dong-In Lee, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea; and J. H. Jeong, S. M. Jang, and C. C. Wang

 
16
Study on the kinematic characteristics of precipitation system observed at Chujado, Korea on July 15, 2009
Sang-Min Jang, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea; and D. I. Lee, M. Jang, S. H. Park, J. H. Jeong, and H. Uyeda

 
17
Observations of wave-like features interacting with a tornadic line-echo wave pattern
Todd A. Murphy, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. A. Wade, T. A. Coleman, and K. R. Knupp

Handout (5.4 MB)

 
18
The retrieved refractivity field in southern Taiwan from S-POL in SoWMEX/TiMREX
Ya-Chien Feng, National Central University, Jhongli City, Taiwan; and W. J. Chen, T. Weckwerth, and T. C. C. Wang

Handout (4.8 MB)

 
19
Development of a nation-wide low-level wind shear mosaic in France
Clotilde Augros, Météo France, Toulouse, France; and J. M. Moisselin, P. Brovelli, and P. Tabary

Handout (1.4 MB)

 
20
Test of a combined X-band Doppler polarimetric radar & Doppler lidar system for all-weather wind shear detection at Nice Airport
Clotilde Augros, Météo France, Toulouse, France; and D. Davrinche, S. Desbios, and P. Tabary

Handout (1.2 MB)

 
21
Polarimetric radar observation of a tornado at C-band
Raquel Evaristo, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and T. Lyza, T. M. Bals-Elsholz, A. Stepanek, B. J. Wolf, and K. H. Goebbert
Manuscript (846.9 kB)

Handout (3.4 MB)

 
22
Topographic and land cover effects on mesocyclones and tornadoes
Timothy A. Coleman, National Space Science and Technology Center, Huntsville, AL; and K. R. Knupp


Poster Session 3
Precipitation and cloud microphysics
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
 
24
 
25
Towards Hydrometeor Classification Through Deep Convective Storms Using ARM Facility Observations During the MC3E Campaign
Michael P. Jensen, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY; and S. E. Giangrande, P. Kollias, S. Collis, C. R. Williams, E. Campos, and M. R. Poellot

 
26
 
27
Multiple-wavelength radar perspectives of mixed-phase convective precipitation in MC3E
Stephen W. Nesbitt, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and K. Gleicher

 
28
Synergetic use of polarimetric doppler radars at C- and Ka-band for retrieval of hydrometeor type and quantity
Kersten Schmidt, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany; and M. Hagen, A. Habold, and J. Reimann

Handout (1.0 MB)

 
29
Kinematic and Microphysical Structures of Multi-Cellular Storm Developing over the Zoshigaya area of Tokyo, Japan
Dong-Soon Kim, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and M. Maki, S. Shimizu, T. Maesaka, K. Iwanami, and D. I. Lee
Manuscript (758.2 kB)

 
30
A snowfall rate estimate based on the snow types
S. Lim, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO; and D. Moiseev and V. Chandrasekar
Manuscript (311.7 kB)

 
31
Unravelling the microphysical structure of complex layer clouds using Doppler radar, Doppler lidar and polarimetric measurements
Chris Westbrook, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom; and R. Hogan and A. Illingworth

 
32
Cloud processes of the main precipitation systems in Brazil: Overview and first results from the CHUVA project
Marc Schneebeli, INPE, Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil; and J. Sakuragi, C. Morales, C. Angelis, L. Machado, and L. Baldini

 
33
Airflow structure of clear-air and precipitation echoes observed by an X-band Doppler radar over the Nobi Plain in Japan in the summer of 2010
Mariko Oue, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and H. Uyeda, T. Ohigashi, T. Kouketsu, and F. Mizutani
Manuscript (1.5 MB)

 
34
Melting Models in Charactering Winter Precipitation Microphysics
Guifu Zhang, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. Luchs and M. Xue
Manuscript (511.5 kB)

 
35
Instrumentation Effects on Estimated Drop Size Distribution and Radar Parameters
Guifu Zhang, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and E. A. Brandes and K. Ikeda
Manuscript (1.4 MB)

 
36
Drop size distribution measurements supporting the NASA Global Precipitation Measurement Mission: Infrastructure and preliminary results
Walter A. Petersen, NASA/Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA; and L. D. Carey, P. N. Gatlin, M. T. Wingo, A. Tokay, D. B. Wolff, and V. N. Bringi

 
37
3D wind retrieval from downward conical scanning airborne Doppler radar
Lin Tian, Morgan State University, Greenbelt, MD; and G. Heymsfield, S. R. Guimond, L. Li, and R. C. Srivastava

Handout (3.6 MB)

 
38
Field experiment for GPM ground validation using the dual Ka-band radar system
Shuji Shimizu, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and K. Nakamura, M. Nishikawa, K. Nakagawa, and H. Hanado
Manuscript (348.9 kB)

Handout (1.8 MB)

 
39
Spatial and temporal structure of zero-rainfall probabilities
Marc Schleiss, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; and J. Jaffrain and A. Berne

 
40
On the relationship between water vapor field evolution and Precipitation systems lifecycle
Joël Van Baelen, Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique, Aubière, France; and L. Labbouz, F. Tridon, M. Reverdy, M. Hagen, and T. M. Weckwerth

 
41
The precipitation efficiency in subtropical region revealed by dual-polarimetric
Wei-Yu Chang, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan; and J. Vivekanandan and W. C. Lee
Manuscript (7.1 MB)

 
42
Height-correlation analysis of data from an S-band zenith-pointing radar in Singapore
Merhala Thurai, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and V. N. Bringi, Y. H. Lee, L. S. Kumar, J. Eastment, and D. Ladd
Manuscript (888.7 kB)


Poster Session 4
Tropical cyclone studies
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
 
43
Variability of drop size distribution over a mid-latitude regime and application to radar calibration
Paola Salio, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and T. Hartman, R. Mezher, L. Vidal Sr., S. Tamburrino, C. F. Angelis, and I. Zawadzki

 
45
Fine-scale Dual-Doppler analysis of the boundary layer in Hurricane Frances (2004)
Karen A. Kosiba, Center for Severe Weather Research, Boulder, CO; and J. Wurman and P. Robinson

 
46
The APR-2 algorithm suite and the GRIP experiment dataset
Simone Tanelli, JPL/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and S. L. Durden, Z. S. Haddad, R. J. Chen, A. J. Heymsfield, A. Bansemer, G. Sacco, R. Meneghini, and L. Liao


Afternoon Dessert Reception with Exhibits Opening
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)

3:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 26 September 2011


Coffee Break
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 26 September 2011

Recording files available
Session 5A
Ground-based millimeter wavelength radar applications—II
Location: Monongahela Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Mark S. Kulie, University of Wisconsin
  4:00 PM
5A.1
ARM cloud radar data products: long-term record and new additions
Karen L. Johnson, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY; and P. Kollias, E. P. Luke, S. E. Giangrande, M. P. Jensen, and M. A. Miller
  4:15 PM
5A.2
In cloud horizontal wind profiles using the Scanning W-Band ARM Cloud Radar
Paloma Borque, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and I. Jo and P. Kollias
  4:30 PM
5A.3
Measurement of airborne volcanic ash using millimeter-wave radars
Peter J. Speirs, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland; and D. A. Robertson
  4:45 PM
5A.4
Potentials of frequency agile cloud radars
Valery Melnikov, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK; and M. B. Yeary, R. Huck, R. Kelley, and J. Phillips
  5:00 PM
5A.5
  5:30 PM
5A.6A
Intercomparisons of clear-air vertical air motion measurements from cloud radar, Doppler lidar, and wind profiler
Arunchandra S. Chandra, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and P. Kollias and S. E. Giangrande

Recording files available
Session 5B
Severe weather and mesoscale meteorology—II
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Howard Bluestein, Univ. of Oklahoma
  4:00 PM
5B.1
Criteria for Identifying Severe Convective Cells in the TRMM Domain
Anita LeRoy, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and W. A. Petersen
  4:15 PM
5B.2
Comparison of two orographically-enhanced precipitation systems occurred around Mt. Halla, Jeju Island, Korea during rainy season
Keun-Ok Lee, Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center, Nagoya, Japan; and H. Uyeda, S. Shimizu, and D. Lee
  4:30 PM
5B.3
Initiation of afternoon thunderstorms in Taiwan during TiMREX
James W. Wilson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. J. Emerson
  4:45 PM
5B.4
Meso-scale analysis and predictability of Taiwan heavy rainfall using VDRAS and WRF
Rita Roberts, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Sun, Z. Ying, J. Wilson, and W. P. Huang
  5:00 PM
5B.5
Convection initiation and evolution on 6 August 2007 during COPS
Tammy M. Weckwerth, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. J. Bennett, J. Van Baelen, A. M. Blyth, and T. J. Emerson
  5:15 PM
5B.6
The weather radar component of HyMeX
Olivier Bousquet, Météo France, Toulouse, France; and J. J. Gourley, E. Anagnostou, D. P. Jorgensen, J. Van Baelen, J. R. Beck, A. Berne, Y. Dufournet, and M. Hagen

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Tuesday, 27 September 2011


Session 6
Keynote Presentation: VORTEX-II
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Howard Bluestein, Univ. of Oklahoma
  8:30 AM
6.1
The Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes 2 (VORTEX2)
Joshua Wurman, Center for Severe Weather Research, Boulder, CO; and L. J. Wicker, Y. P. Richardson, E. N. Rasmussen, P. M. Markowski, D. C. Dowell, D. W. Burgess, and H. B. Bluestein

9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Recording files available
Session 7A
Precipitation and cloud microphysics—I
Location: Monongahela Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Walter A. Petersen, NASA/Wallops Flight Facility
  9:00 AM
7A.1
GPM dual-frequency ratio characteristics in the melting layer
Minda Le, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and V. Chandrasekar
Manuscript (820.4 kB)

  9:15 AM
7A.2
Snow microphysical retrieval from dual-wavelength radar measurements
Isztar Zawadzki, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and W. Szyrmer
  9:30 AM
7A.3
Reducing scattering signature ambiguities of frozen hydrometeors
Noppasin Niamsuwan, JPL and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and S. Tanelli, K. S. Kuo, and M. P. Johnson

  9:45 AM
7A.4
Observations of KDP in the ice region of precipitating clouds at X-band and C-band radar frequencies
Renzo Bechini, ARPA Piemonte, Torino, Italy; and R. Cremonini, L. Baldini, E. Gorgucci, and V. Chandrasekar
Recording files available
Session 7B
Results from VORTEX-II—Part I
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Donald W. Burgess, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma
  9:00 AM
7B.1
Ka and X-band radar observations of multiple rear-flank downdraft surges and an intense near-surface vortex on 18 May 2010
Patrick S. Skinner, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and C. C. Weiss, M. M. French, H. B. Bluestein, I. PopStefanija, and R. Bluth
  9:15 AM
7B.2
A Review of Texas Tech Ka-band Operations during VORTEX2
Christopher C. Weiss, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and J. L. Schroeder, J. Guynes, A. E. Reinhart, P. S. Skinner, and W. S. Gunter
  9:30 AM
7B.3
Mobile Doppler-radar data collected during year 2 of VORTEX2: The U. Mass. X-Pol and W-band radars and the Naval Postgraduate School MWR-05XP/TWOLF
Howard B. Bluestein, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK OK; and V. Venkatesh, K. Orzel, I. PopStefanija, C. Baldi, R. Tanamachi, M. M. French, J. C. Snyder, J. Houser, S. J. Frasier, G. D. Emmitt, and R. Bluth
  9:45 AM
7B.4
An examination of the structure of three tornadoes using high-frequency Ka-band mobile doppler radar
Ryan S. Metzger, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and C. C. Weiss and A. E. Reinhart

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 27 September 2011


Coffee Break
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Recording files available
Session 8A
Precipitation and cloud microphysics—II
Location: Monongahela Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Michael P. Jensen, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  10:30 AM
8A.1
Profiler retrieved DSD evolution in the tropics and mid-latitudes
Bronwyn K. Dolman, ATRAD Pty Ltd., Thebarton, SA, Australia; and I. M. Reid, P. T. May, and R. A. Vincent
  10:45 AM
8A.2
Spatial structure of the raindrop size distribution at small scale
Joël Jaffrain, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; and A. Berne
  11:00 AM
8A.3
Cold-season precipitation bands—radar structure and particle growth mechanisms
David M. Plummer, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and G. McFarquhar, R. M. Rauber, B. F. Jewett, K. R. Knupp, and D. Leon
  11:15 AM
8A.4
Investigating ice initiation in tropical cumulus using airborne polarimetric radar and lidar: preliminary results from ICE-T
David Leon, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and S. Lasher-Trapp, J. French, J. Snider, Z. Wang, and G. Sever

  11:30 AM
8A.5
Drop shapes versus fall velocities in rain: 2 contrasting examples
Merhala Thurai, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and V. N. Bringi, W. A. Petersen, L. D. Carey, P. N. Gatlin, and A. Tokay
  11:45 AM
8A.6
Quantification of errors in polarimetric radar variables simulated from bulk microphysics parameterizations
Matthew R. Kumjian, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK ; and A. V. Ryzhkov, S. M. Ganson, and A. Khain
Recording files available
Session 8B
Results from VORTEX-II—Part II
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Robin L. Tanamachi, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma
  10:30 AM
8B.1
Observations from VORTEX2: The pretornadic phase of the Goshen County, Wyoming, supercell (5 June 2009)
Paul M. Markowski, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and Y. P. Richardson, J. Wurman, K. Kosiba, P. Robinson, and J. Marquis
  10:45 AM
8B.2
Observations from VORTEX2: The genesis and intensification of the Goshen County, Wyoming tornado (05 June 2009)
Karen A. Kosiba, Center for Severe Weather Research, Boulder, CO; and J. Wurman, Y. P. Richardson, P. Markowski, and P. Robinson
  11:15 AM
8B.3A
Rapid-Scan DOW radar observations of tornadoes during VORTEX2
Joshua Wurman, Center for Severe Weather Research, Boulder, CO; and K. A. Kosiba and P. Robinson

  11:30 AM
8B.4
A cyclic, tornadic supercell on 10 May 2010: Analysis of a VORTEX2 case
Donald W. Burgess, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. M. Schwarz, J. Snyder, M. M. French, H. B. Bluestein, and C. L. Ziegler
  11:45 AM
8B.5
The LaGrange Tornado during VORTEX2: Single- and Dual-Doppler Analysis of the Tornado
Nolan Atkins, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT; and R. M. Wakimoto and J. Wurman
  12:00 PM
8B.6
Rapid-scan analyses of the Goshen County tornado during VORTEX-2 using a mobile, phased-array, X-band, Doppler radar
Michael M. French, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and H. B. Bluestein, I. PopStefanija, C. Baldi, and R. Bluth

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 27 September 2011


Break for Lunch

1:30 PM-3:30 PM: Tuesday, 27 September 2011


Poster Session 5
Model validation using radar measurements
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
 
47
Toward long-term statistics of convective cores using UHF wind profilers and ARM scanning weather radar systems
Scott E. Giangrande, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY; and S. Collis, S. K. Krueger, and P. Kollias

 
48
Evaluation of vertical velocity and air density correction assumptions using collocated 94-GHz radar and Doppler lidar in light rain
Scott E. Giangrande, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY; and E. P. Luke, R. K. Newsom, and P. Kollias

 
50
Cloud statistics and NWP-model validation based on long term measurements of a 35 GHz radar
Ulrich Görsdorf, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Tauche, Germany; and A. Seifert, M. Köhler, and V. Lehmann
Manuscript (231.9 kB)

Handout (1.1 MB)

 
51
Validating model simulations of a winter storm with a precipitation profiling radar
Mei Han, GESTAR/Morgan State University, Greenbelt, MD; and S. A. Braun and C. R. Williams

 
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53
Wind turbine backscatter modeling and analysis in a networked weather radar environment
Kumar Vijay Mishra, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and V. Chandrasekar

Handout (1.4 MB)


Poster Session 6
National Weather Service WSR-88D dual polarization upgrade
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
 
54
Counteracting Dropout Effects of Network Radar Replacements
Jörg E. E. Seltmann, German Weather Service, Hohenpeissenberg, Germany; and P. Lang

 
56
Impacts and mitigation of ground clutter on S-band dual-polarimetric radar data
Scott M. Ellis, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Hubbert, M. Dixon, and G. Meymaris


Poster Session 7
Results from VORTEX-II
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
 
57
GBVTD-retrieved vortex structure in the 26 May 2010 Prospect Valley, Colorado tornado-like vortices
Robin L. Tanamachi, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and H. B. Bluestein, W. Lee, K. Orzel, and S. J. Frasier

 
59
High-frequency dual-Doppler analysis of a retrograding dryline/baroclinic boundary intersection
Anthony E. Reinhart, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and C. C. Weiss and D. C. Dowell
Manuscript (2.1 MB)

 
60
Supercell polarimetric signatures at X-band: Data from VORTEX2
Christopher M. Schwarz, WDT, Norman, OK; and D. W. Burgess
Manuscript (2.0 MB)


Poster Session 8
Spaceborne cloud and precipitation radars
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
 
61
A preliminary study of reflectivity data resolution enhancement technology for Geostationary Doppler weather radar
Xuehua Li, Chengdu University of Information Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan, China; and J. He, Q. Zeng, Z. Si, and X. Wang

 
62
Simulations of space-borne radar data using ground-based radar observations: Non-uniform beam filling and attenuation correction
David A. Short, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan; and K. Nakagawa and T. Iguchi

 
63
Simulated space-borne radar data using cloud-resolving model for GPM/DPR algorithm development
Hyokyung Kim, University of Maryland Baltimore County and NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Meneghini, J. Jones, and L. Liao

 
64
Evaluation of cloud liquid water product of Cloudsat using surface echo data
Nobuhiro Takahashi, National Institue of Information and Communications Technology, Koganei-shi, Tokyo, Japan

 
65
Study of Ku- and Ka-band Spaceborne Radar for Hydrometeor Phase Identification
Liang Liao, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Meneghini and S. Tanelli

 
66
Concept for a Cloud-Precipitation radar onboard the International Space Station
Simone Tanelli, JPL/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and S. L. Durden, E. Im, A. Loverro, G. L. Stephens, D. G. Vane, and S. C. van den Heever

 
67
Precipitation observations from polarimetric SARs of the COSMO- SkyMed satellite constellation
Luca Baldini, CNR/ISAC, Rome, Italy; and N. Roberto, E. Gorgucci, J. Fritz, and V. Chandrasekar
Manuscript (2.5 MB)

 
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69
Incorporating NASA space-borne precipitation products into National Mosaic QPE operational system for improved precipitation measurements
Yixin Wen, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. E. Kirstetter, Y. Hong, J. Zhang, J. J. Gourley, and G. Zhang

 
70
Improved simulation of Doppler velocity for Cloud Profiling Radar on EarthCARE
Hiroaki Horie, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan; and N. Takahashi, Y. Ohno, and A. Uematsu

 
71
Impact of cloud in homogeneity and signal integration on Z-V relationships from the EarthCARE cloud profiling radar
Pavlos Kollias, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and S. Tanelli and A. Battaglia


Poster Session 9
Polarimetric radar applications
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
 
74
Monitoring polarimetric weather radar calibration
Lesya Borowska, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. Zrnic
Manuscript (866.4 kB)

Handout (202.2 kB)

 
75
Polarimetric properties of ice cloud particles
Valery Melnikov, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK
Manuscript (795.2 kB)

Handout (793.7 kB)

 
76
Spatial variability of rain drop characteristic sizes as estimated from X-band polarimetric radar
Sergey Y. Matrosov, CIRES/University of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO

 
77
First experiences of operational use of a dual-polarization weather radar in Finland
Ljubov Joanna Nevvonen, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland; and E. Saltikoff
Manuscript (133.5 kB)

Handout (2.4 MB)

 
78
Onsite dualpol antenna performance verification
Michael Frech, DWD, Hohenpeissenberg, Germany; and B. Lange, T. Mammen, J. Seltmann, C. Morehead, and J. Rowan
Manuscript (2.9 MB)

Handout (2.5 MB)

 
79
Degree of Polarization at Simultaneous Transmit. Theoretical Aspects
Michele Galletti, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. S. Zrnic and V. Melnikov
Manuscript (5.6 MB)

 
80
Value of a Dual-Polarized Gap-Filling Radar in Support of Southern California Post-fire Debris-Flow Warnings
David P. Jorgensen, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and M. N. Hanshaw, K. M. Schmidt, J. L. Laber, D. M. Staley, J. W. Kean, and P. J. Restrepo

 
81
Calibration of Differential Reflectivity on the X-band weather radar
Shi Zhao, Chengdu University of Information Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan, China; and H. Jianxin, L. Xuehua, and W. Xu
Manuscript (459.2 kB)

Handout (459.2 kB)

 
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83
An overview of several polarimetric signatures within supercells as seen by a mobile, X-band, polarimetric Doppler radar
Jeffrey C. Snyder, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and H. Bluestein, Y. Jung, V. Venkatesh, and S. J. Frasier

 
84
A probability based sea clutter suppression method for polarimetric weather radar systems
Ronald Hannesen, Selex SI GmbH, Neuss, Germany; and A. Weipert

Handout (3.5 MB)

 
85
Lightning initiation forecasting: an operational dual-polarimetric radar technique
Crystal J. Woodard, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and L. D. Carey, W. A. Petersen, and W. P. Roeder
Manuscript (381.1 kB)

Handout (1.0 MB)

 
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87
Numerical Experiments with a Variational Scheme for Attenuation-Correction for X-band Radar
Leonid Tolstoy, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and V. N. Bringi and R. J. Hogan
Manuscript (448.5 kB)

Handout (247.6 kB)

 
88
Characteristics of Chaff Echo Observed by NIMR X-band Dual Polarization Radar
Kyung-Yeub Nam, National Institute Meteorological Research / Korea Meteorological Administration, Seoul, South Korea; and K. H. Chang and Y. J. Choi

 
89
Accuracy of dual-polarimetric parameters from a commercially built operational S-band dual-polarization radar
Soohyun Kwon, Kyungpook National University, Deagu, South Korea; and G. Lee, Y. H. Cho, Y. A. Oh, and C. K. Lee

 
90
Rain estimation using X-band dual-polarimetric radar by correcting attenuation
Young-a Oh, Kyungpook National University, Deagu, South Korea; and Y. H. Cho, K. Y. Nam, and G. Lee

 
91
The use of polarimetric radar data to characterize drop size distribution regimes in moderate to heavy convective rain
Patrick C. Kennedy, Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, CO; and V. Chandrasekar and S. A. Rutledge

Handout (632.0 kB)

 
92
A simple-but-realistic fuzzy logic hydrometeor classification scheme for the French X, C and S-band polarimetric radars
Hassan Al-Sakka, Météo France, Toulouse, France; and F. Kabeche, J. Figueras i Ventura, B. Fradon, A. A. Boumahmoud, and P. Tabary
Manuscript (433.4 kB)

Handout (470.0 kB)

 
93
A Study of Quantitative Precipitation Estimation Methods Based on S-band Dual-Polarization Doppler Radar
Wenjian Zhu, National Meteorological Center, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China; and K. Zhao, B. J. D. Jou, and P. Zhang

 
95
Analysis of dual polarization radar observations in the Helsinki test bed
Reino Keranen, Vaisala, Oyj, Helsinki, Finland; and V. Chandrasekar

Handout (2.2 MB) Handout (1.0 MB)

 
96
Polarimetric attenuation correction and rainfall estimation for heavy rain events at C band
Ji-Young Gu, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea; and A. Ryzhkov, D. I. Lee, B. J. Wolf, and R. Palmer
Manuscript (651.6 kB)

 
97
Operational polarimetric variables calibration at Météo France: where do we stand?
Jordi Figueras i Ventura, Météo France, Toulouse, France; and G. Pagan, A. A. Boumahmoud, and P. Tabary
Manuscript (118.7 kB)

Handout (604.6 kB)

 
99
Quantitative precipitation nowcasting using specific differential phase
Evan Ruzanski, Vaisala, Inc., Louisville, CO; and V. Chandrasekar
Manuscript (1.1 MB)

Handout (1.4 MB)

 
100
On the correction of attenuation with simultaneous transmit dual-polarization radars
Scott M. Ellis, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Hubbert and M. Steiner

 
101
On the use of a polarimetric X-band weather radar for volcanic ash clouds monitoring
Gianfranco Vulpiani, Dipartimento di Protezione Civile, Roma, Italy; and M. Montopoli Sr., E. Picciotti, and F. S. Marzano
Manuscript (977.7 kB)

Handout (672.8 kB)

 
103
Mesoscale boundaries observed by SPOL in sowmex/timrex
Ben Jong-Dao Jou, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; and R. G. Hsiu

3:30 PM-4:00 PM: Tuesday, 27 September 2011


Coffee Break
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Recording files available
Session 9A
Model validation using radar measurements
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Edwin Campos, ANL
  4:00 PM
9A.1
Multi-scale radar derived measurements of vertical velocities in convective systems as a product for cloud and climate modelers
Scott Collis, ANL, Argonne, IL; and C. R. Williams, A. Protat, S. E. Giangrande, A. C. Varble, K. North, M. P. Jensen, N. Bharadwaj, and K. B. Widener
  4:30 PM
9A.3
Model selection and inference for atmospheric vortices
Lynn Raburn Greenleaf, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  4:45 PM
9A.4
Model precipitation skill evaluated with radar data
Madalina Surcel, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and I. Zawadzki
Manuscript (9.3 MB)

  5:00 PM
9A.5
Analysis of the NWP cloud and precipitation products using CloudSat satellite observations
Paul A. Kucera, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. Weeks, B. G. Brown, and R. Bullock
  5:15 PM
9A.6
Recording files available
Session 9B
Tropical cyclone studies
Location: Monongahela Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Chuntao Liu, Univ. of Utah
  4:00 PM
9B.1
Tropical Storm Erin (2007): A polarimetric radar analysis of eyewall and rainband convection during overland re-intensification
Erica M. Griffin, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and T. J. Schuur, M. R. Kumjian, and D. R. MacGorman
  4:15 PM
9B.2
Mesoscale dynamics of tropical cyclogenesis observed during PREDICT
Michael M. Bell, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; and M. T. Montgomery
  4:30 PM
9B.3
First Flights of the Global Hawk HIWRAP Radar Over Hurricanes During GRIP
Gerald M. Heymsfield, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and L. Li, M. Mclinden, L. Tian, S. Guimond, A. E. Reynolds, and M. Perrine
  4:45 PM
9B.4
  5:00 PM
9B.5
APR-2 tropical cyclone observations
Stephen L. Durden, JPL/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and S. Tanelli
  5:15 PM
9B.6
Convective structure of two Atlantic 2010 rapidly intensifying tropical cyclones
Daniel S. Harnos, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and S. W. Nesbitt, S. L. Durden, and S. Tanelli

6:00 PM-7:30 PM: Tuesday, 27 September 2011


Panel Discussion
Radar Meteorology Student Discussion
Location: Monongahela Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Wednesday, 28 September 2011


Session 10
Keynote Presentation: Spaceborne cloud and precipitation radars
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Gerald M. Heymsfield, NASA/GSFC
  8:30 AM
10.1
NASA's integrated Instrument Simulator Suite for Atmospheric Remote Sensing from spaceborne platform (ISSARS) and its role for the ACE and GPM missions
Simone Tanelli, JPL/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and W. K. Tao, T. Matsui, C. A. Hostetler, K. S. Kuo, J. W. Hair, C. Butler, N. Niamsuwan, M. P. Johnson, J. Jacob, A. Battaglia, S. L. Durden, D. J. Diner, J. Martonchick, O. Kalashnikova, F. J. Turk, T. Y. Nakajima, T. S. L'Ecuyer, S. M. Kreidenweis, G. L. Stephens, A. J. Heymsfield, D. P. Donovan, G. J. van Zadelhoff, J. T. Johnson, N. Majurec, A. Parodi, L. Liao, S. Kneifel, R. Bennartz, M. S. Kulie, G. J. Tripoli, T. Hashino, P. Kollias, W. Szyrmer, G. de Boer, S. J. Ghan, A. M. Fridlind, A. S. Ackerman, and G. Liu

9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Recording files available
Session 11A
National Weather Service WSR-88D dual polarization upgrade
Location: Monongahela Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Chris Porter, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
  9:00 AM
11A.1A
Implementation of a Hydrometeor Classification Algorithm for consumer-oriented dual-polarization radar products
Chris Porter, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK; and B. C. Baranowski, W. Ladwig, B. Clarke, and B. Shaw
  9:15 AM
11A.2
Zdr calibration and simultaneous horizontal and vertical polarization transmit radars
J.C. Hubbert, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Dixon, V. Chandrasekar, D. A. Brunkow, P. C. Kennedy, R. L. Ice, and D. Saxion
  9:30 AM
11A.3
An Operational Assessment of Pre-Deployment Dual Polarization WSR-88D Radar Data
Stephen B. Cocks, Radar Operations Center, Norman, OK; and P. T. Schlatter and J. B. Boettcher
Recording files available
Session 11B
Spaceborne cloud and precipitation radars—I
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Nobuhiro Takahashi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
  9:00 AM
11B.1
Version 7 algorithm for the TRMM Precipitation Radar
Toshio Iguchi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan; and R. Meneghini, J. Awaka, T. Kozu, J. Kwiatkowski, N. Yoshida, S. Seto, and K. Okamoto
  9:15 AM
11B.2
Current status of the Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) level-2 standard algorithm development
Shinta Seto, Institute of Industrial Science, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan; and T. Iguchi, R. Meneghini, J. Awaka, T. Kubota, and N. Yoshida
Manuscript (177.6 kB)

  9:30 AM
11B.3
A multi-frequency approach to retrieve microphysical snowfall parameters for current and future NASA observation systems
Michael J. Hiley, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and M. S. Kulie, R. Bennartz, S. Kneifel, and S. Tanelli

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 28 September 2011


Coffee Break
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Recording files available
Session 12A
Tropical studies using radar
Location: Monongahela Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: David Leon, University of Wyoming
  10:45 AM
12A.2
Mesoscale convective system anvil cloud structures observed by CloudSat
Jian Yuan, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and R. A. Houze Jr.

  11:00 AM
12A.3
  11:15 AM
12A.4
Causes for collapse of transitioning mesoscale convective systems in the East Atlantic
Amber E. Reynolds, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and G. M. Heymsfield, G. S. Jenkins, and C. C. Weiss
  11:30 AM
12A.5
A new conceptual model of the tropical marine boundary layer based on 10 cm (S-band) radar Bragg scatter retrievals
Jennifer L. Davison, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and R. M. Rauber, L. Di Girolamo, and M. A. LeMone
  11:45 AM
12A.6
Radar Climatology of Hong Kong and Its Application to Landfalling Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Estimation
Linus H.Y. Yeung, Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong, China; and S. T. Chan and P. W. Cheng
Manuscript (500.8 kB)

Recording files available
Session 12B
Spaceborne cloud and precipitation radars—II
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Luca Baldini, CNR/ISAC
  10:30 AM
12B.1
Investigation of a dual-frequency surface reference technique for estimates of path-integrated attenuation
Robert Meneghini, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and L. Liao, S. Tanelli, and S. L. Durden

  10:45 AM
12B.2
Multiple scattering identi cation in W-band measurements of deep convective cores
Alessandro Battaglia, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom; and T. Augustynek, S. Tanelli, and P. Kollias
  11:00 AM
12B.3
Statistical study of ground base cloud radar for developing algorithm of EarthCAER Cloud Profiling Radar
Yuichi Ohno, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan; and H. Horie and N. Takahashi
  11:15 AM
12B.4
  11:45 AM
12B.6
Simulation of realistic EarthCARE spaceborne Doppler products from ARM ground-based and SPIDER airborne data
Ousmane Oumar Sy, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and S. Tanelli, N. Takahashi, Y. Ohno, H. Horie, and P. Kollias

12:00 PM-12:05 PM: Wednesday, 28 September 2011


Sessions Break for the Day

4:30 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 28 September 2011


Buses Depart Omni Hotel for the Clipper Cruise Dinner Event

5:30 PM-8:00 PM: Wednesday, 28 September 2011


Clipper Cruise Departs from the Station Square Dock - returning at 8:00pm.

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Wednesday, 28 September 2011


Buses Depart Station Square Dock to return guests to the Omni Hotel

Thursday, 29 September 2011

8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Thursday, 29 September 2011


Session 13
Keynote Presentation: Technology and advanced applications
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Pamela L. Heinselman, NOAA/NSSL
  8:30 AM
13.1
Recent Advances in Weather Radar Calibration
V. Chandrasekar, Colorado State University, Fort Collins; and N. Bharadwaj, D. Brunkow, J. George, J. Gerlach, J. Hardin, J. Hubbert, R. L. Ice, F. Junyent, J. Lee, K. V. Mishra, D. Saxion, P. Smith, M. Vega, and B. Walker

9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Thursday, 29 September 2011

Recording files available
Session 14A
Technology and advanced applications—I
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Nitin Bharadwaj, PNNL
  9:00 AM
14A.1
Development of Active Phased Array Weather Radar
Fumihiko Mizutani, Toshiba Corporation, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Pref., Japan; and M. Wada, T. Ushio, E. Yoshikawa, T. Iguchi, and S. Satoh
Manuscript (230.2 kB)

  9:15 AM
14A.2
National Weather Radar Testbed (Phased-Array): An outstanding platform for research and development
Douglas E. Forsyth, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. S. Zrnic, R. Ferek, J. Heimmer, T. McNellis, J. E. Crain, R. J. Vogt, and W. Benner
  9:30 AM
14A.3
Exploring impacts of radar scan time on NWS warning decision making
Pamela L. Heinselman, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. LaDue and H. Lazrus
  9:45 AM
14A.4
Mobile X-band dual polarization phased-array radar: System requirements and development
Krzysztof Orzel, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts; and V. Venkatesh, R. Palumbo, R. H. Medina, J. L. Salazar, A. Krishnamurthy, E. J. Knapp, R. Tessier, D. J. McLaughlin, and S. Frasier
Recording files available
Session 14B
Polarimetric radar applications—I
Location: Monongahela Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Dmitri Moisseev, University of Helsinki
  9:00 AM
14B.1
  9:15 AM
14B.2
Exploring the use of radar for a physically based lightning cessation nowcasting tool
Elise V. Schultz, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and W. A. Petersen and L. D. Carey
  9:30 AM
14B.3
  9:45 AM
14B.4
A study of polarimetric phased arrays using the Digital Array Radar
Wascar Bocangel, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. D. Palmer, G. Zhang, J. Meier, C. Fulton, M. Harger, and W. J. Chappell

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Thursday, 29 September 2011


Coffee Break
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 29 September 2011

Recording files available
Session 15A
Polarimetric radar applications—II
Location: Monongahela Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: David P. Jorgensen, NOAA/NSSL
  10:30 AM
15A.1
Refining and validating radar based hail identification by using Helsinki Testbed observations
Dmitri Moisseev, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; and S. Lim, V. Chandrasekar, and H. Pohjola
  10:45 AM
15A.2
Statistical quality of spectral polarimetric variables for weather radar
Tianyou Yu, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and X. Xiao and Y. Wang
  11:00 AM
15A.3
Onsite radome performance verification
Michael Frech, DWD, Hohenpeissenberg, Germany; and B. Lange, T. C. Mammen, J. E. E. Seltmann, C. Morehead, and J. Rowan
  11:15 AM
15A.4
Partial Beam Blockage Correction Using Dual-Polarimetric Measurements
Pengfei Zhang, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK; and D. S. Zrnic and A. V. Ryzhkov
  11:30 AM
15A.5
  11:45 AM
15A.6
The French operational dual-polarization processing chain
Abdel-Amin Boumahmoud, Météo France, Toulouse, France; and B. Fradon, P. Roquain, L. Perier, and P. Tabary
Recording files available
Session 15B
Technology and advanced applications—II
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Pavlos Kollias, McGill University
  10:30 AM
15B.1
  10:45 AM
15B.2
Fast Calibration of Weather Radar Systems for Multi Polarisation Radar Measurements
Jens Reimann, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen-Wessling, Germany; and M. Hagen
  11:00 AM
15B.3
Identification and use of bioscatter in weather radar data
Phillip B. Chilson, Univerisity of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. M. Stepanian, J. F. Kelly, J. R. Shipley, W. F. Frick, K. W. Howard, S. Stough, and T. H. Kunz

  11:15 AM
15B.4
Sensitivity enhancement system for pulse compression weather radar
Cuong M. Nguyen, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and V. Chandrasekar, K. V. Mishra, and J. George
  11:30 AM
15B.5
Azimuth-frequency analysis for wind farm clutter identification and mitigation in Doppler weather radars
Jimeng Zheng, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; and B. Perfetti, M. Kaveh, S. M. Bachmann, and R. Monson

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 29 September 2011


Break for Lunch

1:30 PM-3:30 PM: Thursday, 29 September 2011


Poster Session 10
Assimilation of radar data
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
 
104
Assimilation of dual-polarimetric radar observations and its impact on two convective storms
Xuanli Li, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and J. R. Mecikalski

 
105
Experiments with three-dimensional radar reflectivity data assimilation into the COAMPS model
Bogumil Jakubiak, Warsaw Univ., Warsaw, Poland; and K. Osrodka, A. Jurczyk, and J. Szturc

 
106
Recovery of the three-dimensional wind fields over complex terrain using multiple-Doppler radar data
Yu-Chieng Liou, National Central University, Taiwan, Jhongli, Taiwan

 
107
Radar data assimilation with the updated WRFDA-4DVAR system
Hongli Wang, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Sun, Y. R. Guo, X. Y. Huang, and S. Sugimoto

 
108
Retrieving precipitation microphysical state of convective storms using radar data and the ensemble kalman filter
Bryan J. Putnam, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. Xue, G. Zhang, Y. Jung, and N. Snook

Handout (6.5 MB)

 
109
Doppler Radar Data Assimilation for Short-Term Forecasting of Typhoon Meranti (2010) at Landfall
Kun Zhao, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China; and M. Xue, B. J. D. Jou, and X. Li

 
110
Effect of Doppler radial velocity data assimilation on the simulation of a typhoon approaching Taiwan: a case study of Typhoon Aere (2004)
Pay-Liam Lin, National Central Univ., Jhong-Li, Taiwan; and H. H. Lin, Q. Xiao, and B. Kuo

 
111
Assimilation of Doppler Radar Observations For High Resolution Forecast initialization at NCEP
Shun Liu, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC and I. M. Systems Group, Camp Springs, MD; and D. F. Parrish, M. Pyle, J. Derber, W. S. Wu, B. S. Ferrier, and G. DiMego

 
112
Improvements in quality control for IRIS weather radar wind profiles
Joseph M. Holmes, Vaisala, Inc, Westford, MA; and S. I. Panov and R. Keranen

Handout (1.1 MB)

 
113
The Analyses and Prediction of a Tornadic Supercell Storm using a Combined 3DVAR-EnKF Data Assimilation Approach
Nusrat Yussouf, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. Gao, D. M. Wheatley, and D. J. Stensrud

 
114
Development of Korea Local Radar Processing System (KLRPS) for data assimilation and its impact on very short range forecast
Yo-Han Cho, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea; and K. D. Ahn, G. Lee, E. H. Lim, Y. H. Lee, and D. E. Chang

 
115
A Realtime Weather-Adaptive 3DVAR Analysis System with Automatic Storm Positioning and On-demand Capability
Jidong Gao, NSSL/NOAA, Norman, OK; and D. J. Stensrud, T. Smith, K. Manross, J. Brogden, and K. Kuhlman
Manuscript (1.5 MB)

Handout (296.8 kB)

 
116
The development of diagnostics and radar monitoring capability within a newly implemented radar data quality management system (RDQMS)
Selena Georgiou, The Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and N. Gaussiat and D. Harrison
Manuscript (1.2 MB)

Handout (855.9 kB)

 
117
Odyssey: A European Radar Data Centre
Pascale Dupuy, Meteo France, Toulouse, France; and S. Matthews, R. W. Scovell, A. Kergomard, K. Bouyer, A. J. Huuskonen, A. Smith, N. Gaussiat, and P. Tabary

 
118
Operational retrieval of radar refractivity with errors for numerical weather prediction
John Nicol, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and A. J. Illingworth, K. Bartholomew, T. Darlington, J. Ovens, and M. Kitchen

 
119
Radar forward operator for data assimilation and model verification for the COSMO-model
Ulrich Blahak, German Weather Service, Offenbach, Germany; and D. Epperlein and Y. Zeng

Handout (725.2 kB) Handout (2.3 MB)


Poster Session 11
Precipitation and hydrologic applications
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
 
120
Nowcasting by analogues: a generalization using radar data sequences
Loris Foresti, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; and L. Panziera, P. V. Mandapaka, U. Germann, M. Kanevski, and A. Pozdnoukhov

Handout (3.6 MB)

 
121
Precipitation Bragg scatter in radar observations at zenith
A. R. Jameson, RJH Scientific, Inc., Arlington, VA; and A. B. Kostinski

Handout (148.5 kB)

 
122
System of weather radar volume data (3-D) quality control: RADVOL-QC
Katarzyna Osrodka, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Katowice, Poland; and J. Szturc and A. Jurczyk

 
123
Identification of biological and anomalous propagation echoes in weather radar observations—an imaging processing approach
Lin Tang, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Zhang, Y. Wang, and K. Howard
Manuscript (660.6 kB)

 
124
Uncertainty analysis of radar QPE in distributed hydrological modeling at Skjern River catchment, Denmark
Xin He, Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark; and F. Vejen, J. C. Refsgaard, and K. H. Jensen

 
125
Radar derived quantitative precipitation estimates for cloud resolving and climate model studies
Scott Collis, ANL, Argonne, IL; and S. E. Giangrande, A. Theisen, M. J. Bartholomew, N. Bharadwaj, K. B. Widener, and M. P. Jensen

 
127
A variational approach to retrieve 3D radar reflectivity composites
Jordi Roca-Sancho, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain; and M. Berenguer and D. Sempere-Torres
Manuscript (3.2 MB)

 
128
Radar networks from three agencies in Korea: Where are we heading?
Gyuwon Lee, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea; and S. H. Jung, J. H. Lee, Y. H. Cho, K. D. Ahn, B. H. Heo, and C. K. Lee

 
129
The COMMON experiment—commercial dual-polarization microwave links for urban rainfall monitoring
Marc Schleiss, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; and Z. Wang, J. Jaffrain, J. Rieckermann, and A. Berne

 
130
Using telecommunication microwave links to identify faulty rain gauge in urban areas
Blandine Bianchi, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; and J. Rieckermann and A. Berne

 
131
Non-parametric approaches to the modeling of orographic enhancement in radar images
Loris Foresti, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; and M. Kanevski and A. Pozdnoukhov

Handout (6.8 MB)

 
132
Statistical Correction of Radar Data
Jörg E. E. Seltmann, German Meteorological Service, Hohenpeissenberg, Germany; and A. Wagner

 
133
Evaluation of the New Version of the Laser-Optical Disdrometer, OTT Parsivel
Ali Tokay, JCET/Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, Greenbelt, MD; and D. B. Wolff, J. Wang, D. Makofski, W. Petersen, and K. Nemeth

 
134
Measuring Radome Panel high Frequency Properties
Jörg E. E. Seltmann, German Meteorological Service, Hohenpeissenberg, Germany; and U. Siart

 
135
Influence of the small-scale variability of the raindrop size distribution on radar power laws
Joël Jaffrain, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; and A. Berne

Handout (6.7 MB)

 
136
Growth and decay in surface precipitation
Frédéric Fabry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and B. Radhakrishna and I. Zawadzki

 
137
Reflectivity Climatology for Central São Paulo
Roberto Vicente Calheiros, University of the State of São Paulo, Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil
Manuscript (883.8 kB)

Handout (1.2 MB)

 
138
Elimination of chaff echoes in reflectivity mosaic of operational weather radar network using infrared satellite data
Hye-Young Han, Korea Meteorological Administration, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea; and B. H. Heo, S. H. Jung, G. W. Lee, C. H. You, and J. H. Lee

Handout (2.7 MB)

 
139
Implementation of a methodology to calibrate ground radars using TRMM-PR over Argentina
Luciano Vidal, National Meteorological Service, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and P. Salio and C. A. R. Morales

 
140
Hydrometeorological value of X-band radar RAINSCANNER® observations
Shinju Park, CRAHI-UPC, Barcelona, Spain; and M. Berenguer, D. Sempere-Torres, X. Llort, J. Didszun, and M. Pfeifer

 
141
Estimation and Verification of Accumulated Radar-AWS Precipitation in Korea
Hye-Young Ko, National Institute of Meteorological Research and KMA, Seoul, South Korea; and K. Y. Nam, K. H. Chang, and Y. J. Choi

 
142
Operational Rainfall Estimation by X-band MP Radar Network in MLIT, Japan
Takeshi Maesaka, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and M. Maki, K. Iwanami, S. Tsuchiya, K. Kieda, and A. Hoshi
Manuscript (2.2 MB)

 
143
Towards a better use of the time dimension and periodic revisits of near real-time products
Alexandra Anderson-Frey, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and F. Fabry

Handout (3.3 MB)

 
144
Rain heterogeneity studies and specific Z-R relationships determination with x-band and k-band radars to improve rain rate retrieval over an urban basin
Joël Van Baelen, Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique, Aubière, France; and F. Tridon and Y. Pointin

 
148
Monitoring and prediction of torrential tainfall for extreme weather resilient cities
Masayuki Maki, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Tsukuba, Japan; and R. Misumi, S. I. Suzuki, T. Maesaka, A. Kato, T. Kayahara, S. Shimizu, T. Wakatuski, Y. Syusse, K. Hirano, T. Nakatani, K. Iwanami, N. Sakurai, D. S. Kim, M. Ishihara, T. Kobayashi, A. Adachi, O. Suzuki, H. Yamauchi, H. Nakamura, A. Hattori, S. Tuchita, T. Kato, A. Yamaji, Y. Murayama, T. Yoshiwara, Y. Fujiyoshi, Y. Suzuki, T. Ushio, K. Sunada, T. Yamada, H. Nakamori, F. Kobayashi, H. Yokoyama, H. Hiraguchi, S. Kawada, M. Yoshii, A. Togari, M. Goto, K. Otsuka, M. Wada, D. I. Lee, and C. V. Chandra

Handout (3.9 MB) Handout (1.8 MB)

 
149
Assessing satellite-based rainfall estimates in semi-arid watersheds using the Walnut Gulch gauge network and TRMM-PR
Eyal Amitai, NASA/GSFC and Chapman University, Greenbelt, MD; and C. Unkrich, D. C. Goodrich, E. Habib, and B. Thill
Manuscript (6.5 MB)

 
150
Quantitative Precipitation Estimation in the French Alps with a dense network of polarimetric X-band radars
Fadela Kabeche, Meteo France, Toulouse, France; and J. Figueras i Ventura, B. Fradon, A. A. Boumahmoud, P. Dupuy, S. Westrelin, and P. Tabary
Manuscript (1.3 MB)

Handout (1.3 MB)

 
151
Radar bright band correction using the linear depolarization ratio
Anthony Illingworth, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom; and R. J. Thompson

 
152
Quantifying the performanceof techniques for identifying clutter
John Nicol, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and A. J. Illingworth, T. Darlington, and J. Sugier

 
153
Rainfall estimation from VU C-band polarimetric radar measurements
Raquel Evaristo, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and A. Stepanek and T. Bals-Elsholz
Manuscript (561.5 kB)

Handout (2.3 MB)

 
154
A radar-based flash flood forecasting for the Llobregat river basin in the Catalonia region (Spain)
Felipe Quintero, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain; and E. A. Baltas, P. A. Versini, D. Velasco, M. Berenguer, and D. Sempere-Torres
Manuscript (2.1 MB)

 
155
Dual-polarization radar observations of heavy rainfall in Finland
Dmitri Moisseev, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; and H. Pohjola, V. Chandrasekar, J. Koistinen, T. Lauri, and J. M. Holmes


Poster Session 12
Technology and advanced applications
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
 
156
Innovative C-band and X-band FM-CW radars to study boundary layer precipitation
Christopher R. Williams, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO

 
157
Testing and Analysis of storm cell tracking algorithms using established case-study tracks
Benjamin Root, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. B. Yeary and T. Y. Yu

 
158
Fine structures of refractivity in the boundary layer reveled with a polarimetric WSR-88D
Valery Melnikov, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK; and R. J. Doviak, D. S. Zrnic, and D. J. Stensrud
Manuscript (372.9 kB)

Handout (717.8 kB)

 
159
Weather Radar Calibration and Testing using the Moon as Reference Target
Frank Gekat, Selex Systems Integration GmbH, Neuss, Germany; and P. Goelz and R. Hannesen
Manuscript (309.6 kB)

 
160
Spectrum-time estimation and processing (STEP) algorithm for improving weather radar data quality
Qing Cao, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and G. Zhang, R. D. Palmer, R. M. May, R. Stafford, and M. Knight
Manuscript (2.1 MB)

 
161
Recent progress on the automatic quality control of ELDORA data
Cory A. Wolff, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. M. Bell, W. C. Lee, and H. Cai
Manuscript (612.4 kB)

Handout (1.1 MB)

 
162
An improved bistatic Doppler measurement system with reduced contamination by sidelobe echoes
Seiji Kawamura, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan; and S. Sugitani, H. Iwai, K. Nakagawa, and H. Hanado

 
163
Solid-state weather radar which reached the practical use stage
Masakazu Wada, Toshiba Corp., Tokyo, Japan; and H. Ueda
Manuscript (7.4 MB)

 
164
Mitigation of wind-turbine clutter using range-Doppler spectral analysis
Feng Nai, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. M. Torres and R. D. Palmer

 
167
Principles of Cloud System Observations with X-band Radar Network: Waveforms and Operations
Nitin Bharadwaj, PNNL, Richland, WA; and P. Kollias, K. B. Widener, S. E. Giangrande, and S. Collis

 
168
Resolution Enhancement System for Networked Radar System
Nitin Bharadwaj, PNNL, Richland, WA; and V. Chandrasekar
Manuscript (515.7 kB)

 
170
Design and deployment of quickly scanning dual-frequency, dual-polarization, dual-Doppler mobile radar network
Joshua Wurman, Center for Severe Weather Research, Boulder, CO; and K. Friedrich and K. A. Kosiba

 
171
Clutter mitigation in a phased array radar system using the MMSE formulation
Tomoo Ushio, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan; and E. Yoshikawa, S. Yoshida, T. Morimoto, Z. I. Kawasaki, F. Mizutani, M. Wada, S. Satoh, and T. Iguchi
Manuscript (424.6 kB)

Handout (288.2 kB)

 
172
A Novel Real-Scene Echoes Signals Physical Simulator of Doppler Weather Radar
He Jianxin, Chengdu University of Information Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan, China; and W. Chao, L. Xuehua, W. Haijiang, and S. Zhao
Manuscript (50.9 kB)

Handout (50.9 kB)

 
173
Direct digital synthesizer designs for dual-polarization transceiver modules
Daniel Thompson, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. Kelley, J. Meier, and M. Yeary

 
175
Spatial Resolution of Meteorological Radar Network Consisting of High Range and Temporal Resolution Radars
Eiichi Yoshikawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan; and T. Mega, S. Yoshida, T. Morimoto, T. Ushio, and Z. I. Kawasaki
Manuscript (978.0 kB)

 
176
Availability of three-dimensionally contiguous volume-scan data measured by phased array weather radar
Shinsuke Satoh, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan; and T. Ushio, E. Yoshikawa, Z. I. Kawasaki, F. Mizutani, M. Wada, and T. Iguchi

 
177
Simulation of Spaced-Antenna retrivals for an X-band active phased-array weather radar
Vijay Venkatesh, University of Masssachusetts, Amherst, MA; and K. Orzel and S. Frasier
Manuscript (354.2 kB)

Handout (375.9 kB)

 
178
The HydroMet Decision Support System: transfer of radar technologies to developing countries
J. William Conway, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK; and B. Clarke, C. Porter, Y. Li, L. Venkatramani, and B. Shaw

Handout (3.3 MB)

 
179
Validation of Cloud Seeding using the Airborne Radar
Ki-Ho Chang, National Institute Meteorological Research / KMA, Seoul, South Korea

 
180
Study of Airborne Doppler Radar Navigation Correction using a Variational Technique
Huaqing Cai, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and W. C. Lee, C. Wolff, and M. M. Bell

 
181
Theoretical analysis and engineering solution of parasitical spectrum in the CINRAD transmitter
Zhe Li, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China; and Y. Gao
Manuscript (112.3 kB)

Handout (184.9 kB)

 
182
Adaptation of hybrid spectrum width estimator to staggered PRT for WSR-88D
Gregory Meymaris, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Hubbert

Handout (1.1 MB)

 
183
Adaptive junction temperature cooling to enable the next-generation of single-assembly solid-state high-power RF amplifiers
K. Namjou, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. McCann, M. Yeary, and R. Kelley

 
184
A Scalable Radar Wind Profiler for Boundary Layer, Troposphere, and Lower Stratosphere Operations
Scott A. McLaughlin, DeTect, Inc., Longmont, CO; and B. Weber, F. Pratte, D. Merritt, G. Zimmerman, and M. Wise

 
185
Enhancing the foundational data from the WSR-88D: Part I, A history of success
Darcy S. Saxion, Air Force Weather Agency, Norman, OK; and R. L. Ice
Manuscript (1.2 MB)

Handout (1.2 MB)

 
186
Enhancing the foundational data from the WSR-88D: Part II, The future
Richard L. Ice, Air Force Weather Agency, Norman, OK; and D. S. Saxion
Manuscript (1.2 MB)

Handout (1.3 MB)

 
187
Development of Portable Eye-Safe Depolarization Coherent Doppler Lidar and Observations of Asian Dust
Hiroshi Sakamaki, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan; and S. Kameyama, K. Asaka, T. Hara, T. Wakayama, and H. Tanaka

 
188
Evaluation of the Meteo-France operational precipitation radar network capacity for the refractivity measurement
Lucas Besson, Meteo France, Guyancourt, France; and J. Parent du Chatelet
Manuscript (574.2 kB)

 
189
A High resolution mesocyclone detection algorithm with IQ data
Osamu Suzuki, Japan Meteorologcal Agency, Japan; and H. Yamauch, H. Inoue, and M. Nakazato

 
190
Rainfall Observation of the Ku-band Broadband Radar Network in Osaka, Japan
Eiichi Yoshikawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan; and T. Mega, S. Yoshida, T. Morimoto, T. Ushio, and Z. I. Kawasaki
Manuscript (738.4 kB)

 
191
HIWRAP Radar Development for High-Altitude Operation on the NASA Global Hawk and ER-2
Lihua Li, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and G. M. Heymsfield, J. Carswell, D. Schaubert, J. Creticos, M. Mclinden, M. Vega, and M. Perrine

 
193
NCAR HIAPER Cloud Radar Design and Development
Pei-Sang Tsai, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. Loew, J. Vivekanandan, J. M. Emmett, C. D. Burghart, S. Rauenbuehler, and G. Farquharson
Manuscript (601.2 kB)

Handout (601.2 kB)

 
194
FRONT: The Front Range Observational Network Testbed
J. C. Hubbert, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and P. C. Kennedy, V. Chandrasekar, S. Rutledge, W. C. Lee, V. Bringi, J. W. Wilson, D. A. Brunkow, M. Dixon, T. Weckwerth, J. George, E. Loew, J. VanAndel, A. Phinney, B. Bowie, R. A. Rilling, and S. M. Ellis
Manuscript (3.0 MB)

 
195
The WiBEX solid state X-band radar system
Jim George, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and V. Chandrasekar

Handout (1.5 MB)

 
196
Recent advances in Radar Meteorology in India
Viswanathan Gouravaram, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital, Uttaranchal, India; and S. Raghavan and R. Sagar


Poster Session 13
Winter storm studies using radar
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
 
197
Investigations of polarimetric radar signatures in winter storms and their relation to aircraft icing and freezing rain
Alexander Ryzhkov, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK; and H. D. Reeves, T. J. Schuur, M. R. Kumjian, and D. S. Zrnic
Manuscript (2.0 MB)

 
198
Cloud processes over the 2010 Winter Olympic venues
Edwin Campos, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL; and P. Joe

Handout (3.6 MB)

 
199
Identification of snow and rain at the surface using polarimetric radar
Martin Hagen, DLR, Wessling, Germany; and A. Dalphinet

Handout (922.9 kB)

 
201
High resolution vertical profiles of polarimetric X-band weather radar observables during snowfall in the Swiss Alps
Marc Schneebeli, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; and N. Dawes, M. Lehning, A. Berne, and J. Jaffrain

 
202
Dual polarization radar winter storm studies supporting development of NEXRAD-based aviation hazard products
Earle R. Williams, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and D. J. Smalley, M. F. Donovan, R. G. Hallowell, K. T. Hood, B. J. Bennett, R. Evaristo, A. Stepanek, T. Bals-Elsholz, J. Cobb, and J. M. Ritzman
Manuscript (2.1 MB)

Handout (7.0 MB)

 
203
Case Study of a Winter Precipitation Event using Three 2D-video disdrometers and ARMOR Radar
Gwo-Jong Huang, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and V. Bringi, W. A. Petersen, L. Carey, C. J. Schultz, and P. N. Gatlin
Manuscript (604.9 kB)

 
204
In-flight icing detection using S-band dual-polarimetric weather radar data
S. M. Ellis, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and D. Serke, J. Hubbert, D. Albo, A. Weekley, and M. K. Politovich

Handout (22.0 MB)

 
205
Ice, snow, sondes and dual-pol: Some results of winter weather observations with the Valparaiso University dual-polarization radar
Teresa M. Bals-Elsholz, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and R. Evaristo, K. H. Goebbert, A. Stepanek, C. A. Clark, B. J. Wolf, and T. Puchalski

 
206
Analysis of the forcing responsible for banded precipitation within winter cyclones utilizing high resolution radar and sounding observations
Melissa K. Peterson, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and R. M. Rauber, B. F. Jewett, G. M. McFarquhar, and K. R. Knupp

 
208
High Resolution Measurements of Cyclone Structure: the Profiling of Winter Storms Project (PLOWS)
Greg M. McFarquhar, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and R. M. Rauber, B. F. Jewett, K. R. Knupp, P. S. Market, D. Leon, D. M. Plummer, A. A. Rosenow, M. K. Peterson, and M. Pitcel

 
209
C-band Dual-Polarimetric Observations of Snowfall in a Southeastern Thundersnow Event
Christopher J. Schultz, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and W. A. Petersen, L. D. Carey, and E. C. Bruning

3:30 PM-4:00 PM: Thursday, 29 September 2011


Coffee Break
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Thursday, 29 September 2011

Recording files available
Session 16A
Winter storm studies using radar
Location: Monongahela Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Scott M. Steiger, SUNY
  4:00 PM
16A.1
Elevated convection and stratiform flows in continental winter cyclones: high-resolution measurements from the Wyoming Cloud Radar
Robert M. Rauber, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and D. Leon, D. M. Plummer, G. McFarquhar, B. F. Jewett, and M. K. Peterson
  4:15 PM
16A.2
Vertical motions derived from profiler measurements of winter precipitation bands during PLOWS
Andrew A. Rosenow, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and R. M. Rauber, G. M. McFarquhar, B. F. Jewett, K. R. Knupp, D. Phillips, W. O. J. Brown, and P. S. Market
  4:30 PM
16A.3
  4:45 PM
16A.4
Polarimetric classification of winter weather precipitation type using thermodynamic input from numerical models
Terry J. Schuur, Univ. of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and A. V. Ryzhkov and H. D. Reeves
  5:00 PM
16A.5
  5:15 PM
16A.6
The Winter 2010 FRONT/NIRSS in-flight icing detection field campaign
David Serke, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Hubbert, S. Ellis, A. L. Reehorst, P. Kennedy, D. Albo, A. Weekley, and M. Politovich
Recording files available
Session 16B
Technology and advanced applications—III
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: John Gerlach, NASA
  4:00 PM
16B.1
A fresh look at the range weighting function for modern weather radars
Sebastian M. Torres, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. D. Curtis
  4:15 PM
16B.2
A mobile, rapid–scanning, X-band, polarimetric (RaXPol) Doppler radar system
Andrew L. Pazmany, ProSensing Inc., Amherst, MA; and H. B. Bluestein
  4:30 PM
16B.3B
Mitigating ground clutter using the multi-channel receiver on the National Weather Radar Testbed
Christopher D. Curtis, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. Yeary
  4:45 PM
16B.4
ARM Radar Infrastructure for Global and Regional Climate Study
Nitin Bharadwaj, PNNL, Richland, WA; and K. B. Widener, K. L. Johnson, S. Collis, and A. Koontz
  5:00 PM
16B.5
Application of compressive sensing to refractivity retrieval using networked weather radar
Serkan Ozturk, Atmospheric Radar Research Center, Norman, OK; and T. Y. Yu and L. Ding
  5:15 PM
16B.6
The NCAR 449 MHz modular wind profiler—prototype deployment and future plans
William O. J. Brown, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. A. Cohn, B. Lindseth, and J. Jordan

Friday, 30 September 2011

8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Friday, 30 September 2011

Recording files available
Session 17
Keynote Presentation: Precipitation and hydrologic applications
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Ali Tokay, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County and NASA/GSFC
  8:30 AM
17.1
Simultaneous measurements of heavy rain using S-band and C-band polarimetric radars
Alexander Ryzhkov, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK; and P. Zhang and J. Krause

9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Friday, 30 September 2011

Recording files available
Session 18A
Assimilation of radar data—I
Location: Monongahela Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Pierre Tabary, Météo France
  9:00 AM
18A.1
Radar Data Assimilation with the WRF-LETKF System and Its Preliminary Results of OSSEs on Typhoon Morakot (2009)
Chih-Chien Tsai, National Central University, Jhongli City, Taoyuan County, Taiwan; and S. C. Yang and Y. C. Liou
  9:15 AM
18A.2
Targeted observations for radar data assimilation
Weiguang Chang, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and I. Zawadzki
Manuscript (380.2 kB)

  9:30 AM
18A.3
Analysis of the forecast improvement from radar-data assimilation within the RUC, Rapid Refresh and HRRR
Stephen S. Weygandt, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and C. R. Alexander, M. Hu, T. G. Smirnova, S. G. Benjamin, G. S. Manikin, P. Hofmann, E. P. James, J. M. Brown, and D. C. Dowell
  9:45 AM
18A.4
Development and testing of improved radar-data assimilation techniques for the Rapid Refresh and HRRR
Curtis R. Alexander, NOAA/ESRL/Global Systems Division and CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and D. C. Dowell, M. Hu, S. S. Weygandt, T. G. Smirnova, S. G. Benjamin, J. M. Brown, E. P. James, and P. Hofmann
Recording files available
Session 18B
Precipitation estimation and hydrological applications—I
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Anthony J. Illingworth, University of Reading
  9:00 AM
18B.1A
Relationships between ground charging and radar-determined precipitation band structure in continental winter cyclones
Joseph Peter Wegman, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and R. M. Rauber, P. S. Market, B. F. Jewett, and G. M. McFarquhar
  9:15 AM
18B.2
  9:30 AM
18B.3
Testing capability of successive correction method and Bayesian spatial model to fill gaps over the radar network
Kibrewossen Tesfagiorgis, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY; and S. E. Mahani, R. Khanbilvardi, and D. Kitzmiller
  9:45 AM
18B.4
QPE in the Hydrometeorology Testbed: Methodologies and challenges in complex terrain
S. Lim, CIRA/NOAA, Boulder, CO; and V. Chandrasekar, R. Cifelli, S. Y. Matrosov, and T. Schneider

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Friday, 30 September 2011


Coffee Break
Location: Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Friday, 30 September 2011

Recording files available
Session 19A
Assimilation of radar data—II
Location: Monongahela Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Stephen S. Weygandt, NOAA/ESRL/GSD
  10:30 AM
19A.1
Direct assimilation of radar reflectivity data in the Met Office convective scale forecast system
Lee D. Hawkness-Smith, Met Office, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and C. Charlton-Perez, N. Gaussiat, and S. Ballard
  10:45 AM
19A.2
  11:00 AM
19A.3
High-resolution EnKF assimilation of tornado-scale radar observations for a tornadic supercell: preliminary results
Robin L. Tanamachi, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. Xue, H. B. Bluestein, K. Orzel, S. J. Frasier, and M. I. Biggerstaff

  11:15 AM
19A.4
Using winds from the 4-D Variational Doppler Radar Analysis System (VDRAS) to nowcast convection in Taiwan
Amanda R. S. Anderson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. W. Wilson, T. J. Emerson, Z. Ying, R. D. Roberts, and J. Sun
  11:30 AM
19A.5
Analysis of the Goshen County tornadic supercell on 5 June 2009 during VORTEX2 using EnKF assimilation of mobile radar data
James N. Marquis, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA; and Y. P. Richardson, P. M. Markowski, D. C. Dowell, J. M. Wurman, K. A. Kosiba, and P. Robinson
  11:45 AM
19A.6
The Devil is in the details: Preparing radar information for its proper assimilation
Frédéric Fabry, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and A. Kilambi
Recording files available
Session 19B
Precipitation estimation and hydrologic applications—II
Location: Urban Room (William Penn Hotel)
Host: 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Chair: Andrew A. Rosenow, University of Illinois
  10:30 AM
154
Hydrological impact of SBMcast nowcasting ensembles
Marc Berenguer, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain; and D. Sempere-Torres

  10:45 AM
19B.1
Emission: a new technique to correct rainfall estimates for attenuation
Anthony J. Illingworth, University of Reading, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and R. J. Thompson, T. Darlington, and J. Ovens
  11:00 AM
19B.2
Quantitative precipitation estimation using specific differential propagation phase in typhoon system in Taiwan
Yadong Wang, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Zhang, A. V. Ryzhkov, L. Tang, and K. W. Howard
  11:15 AM
19B.3
Polarimetric radar rainfall estimation in complex orography scenarios
Gianfranco Vulpiani, Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Rome, Italy; and M. Montopoli Sr., P. Giordano, A. Gioia, L. Delli Passeri, and F. S. Marzano
  11:45 AM
19B.6
Rainfall estimation using radar reflectivity during TiMREX
Tracy J. Emerson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. W. Wilson and W. Y. Chang

12:00 PM-12:05 PM: Friday, 30 September 2011


AMS 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology Adjourns