11th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) (Expanded View)

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Compact View of Conference

Sunday, 14 January 2007
7:30 AM-9:00 AM, Sunday, East Registration
Short Course Registration
9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sunday, East Registration
Conference Registration
Monday, 15 January 2007
7:30 AM-6:00 PM, Monday, East Registration
Registration continues through Thursday, 18 January
9:00 AM-10:15 AM, Monday
Plenary Session for the Presidential Forum (Presidential Forum will then run parallel to other sessions throughout the day)
10:15 AM-10:45 AM, Monday, Meeting Room Foyer
Coffee Break
12:15 PM-1:30 PM, Monday
Lunch Break
1:30 PM-2:30 PM, Monday, 212B
Session 1 Towards an Integrated Earth System Analysis-Part I
Chair: Randall M. Dole, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO
1:30 PM1.1Progress toward integrated Earth system analysis  
Kevin E. Trenberth, NCAR, Boulder, CO
2:00 PM1.2Ocean data assimilation-current status and future directions toward an Integrated Earth System Analysis  
Michele M. Rienecker, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
2:15 PM1.3Current capabilities and future directions for land surface data assimilation  
Randal D. Koster, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and R. H. Reichle
2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Monday, Exhibit Hall C
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Monday, 212B
Poster Session 1 Data impact tests and OSSEs
 P1.1The Operational Hurricane Surveillance Mission for Hurricane Frances on 01 September 2004  
Nelsie A. Ramos, NOAA/Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Howard University, Washington, DC; and S. D. Aberson
 P1.22004 Hurricane Danielle Tropical Cyclogenesis Forecasting Study Using the NCAR Advanced Research WRF Model  extended abstract
Nelsie A. Ramos, Howard University, Washington, DC; and G. S. Jenkins
 P1.3The Impact of Atmospheric InfraRed Sounder (AIRS) Profiles on Short-term Weather Forecasts  extended abstract
Shih-Hung Chou, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and B. T. Zavodsky, G. J. Jedlovec, and W. M. Lapenta
 P1.4Recent Modis Data Assimilation Experiments in the NCEP GFS  extended abstract
Tom H. Zapotocny, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. A. Jung, R. Treadon, and J. F. Le Marshall
 P1.5NOAA Polar Orbiting Satellite Observing System Experiments using the NCEP GDAS  extended abstract
James A. Jung, CIMSS, Madison, WI; and T. H. Zapotocny, J. F. Le Marshall, and R. Treadon
 P1.6Investigation of WRFVAR performance on hurricane simulation  
Duanjun Lu, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and R. S. Reddy and L. White
 P1.7Impact study of AMSR-E radiances in the NCEP global data assimilation system  
Masahiro Kazumori, EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and Q. Liu, R. Treadon, J. C. Derber, F. Weng, and S. J. Lord
 P1.8Assessing The Forecast Impact Of WindSat/Coriolis Data In The NCEP GDAS/GFS  extended abstract
Li Bi, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. F. Le Marshall, T. H. Zapotocny, J. Jung, and M. C. Morgan
 P1.9Characterizing and understanding the differences between GOES WF_ABBA and MODIS fire products and implications for data assimilation  extended abstract
Jay P. Hoffman, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and E. M. Prins, C. C. Schmidt, S. A. Ackerman, and J. S. Reid
 P1.10Assimilation of real-time tsunami event data into forecasting models  
Angie J. Venturato, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and E. Gica, D. W. Denbo, and V. V. Titov
4:00 PM-5:30 PM, Monday, 212B
Session 2 Towards an Integrated Earth System Analysis-Part II
Chair: Anjuli Bamzai, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC
4:00 PM2.1Initiating an operational Canadian global assimilation and prediction capability for the coupled atmosphere-ocean-ice system  extended abstract wrf recording
C. Harold Ritchie, EC, Dartmouth, NS, Canada; and D. Bancroft, A. Cameron, G. M. Flato, J. Loder, K. Thompson, and D. Wright
4:15 PM2.2Atmospheric analysis and reanalysis: current capabilities and future directions  
Phillip A. Arkin, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
4:30 PM2.3A Tropospheric Assessment of Contemporary Global Reanalyses in the Polar Regions  extended abstract wrf recording
David H. Bromwich, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH; and R. L. Fogt, K. I. Hodges, and J. E. Walsh
4:45 PM2.4Status of current capabilities and future directions for carbon cycle data assimilation  extended abstract wrf recording
Scott A. Denning, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and S. Doney, D. Zupanski, S. R. Kawa, G. J. Collatz, and S. Pawson
5:15 PM2.5Method and results of retrieval of HDO/H2O in atmosphere from satellite IMG/ADEOS and ground-based FTIR data  
A. Yu Toptygin, Ural State Univ., Yekaterinburg, Russia; and K. G. Gribanov, V. I. Zakharov, Y. Kasai, A. Kagawa, Y. Murayama, R. Imasu, G. A. Schmidt, G. Hoffmann, and J. Jouzel
5:30 PM, Monday
Sessions end for the day
Tuesday, 16 January 2007
8:30 AM-4:00 PM, Tuesday, 212B
Session 3 Assimilation of Observations (Ocean, Atmosphere, and Land Surface) into Models
Chair: Lars Peter Riishojgaard, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
8:30 AM3.1Building the next generation global atmospheric data assimilation system at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction  
Stephen Lord, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and J. C. Derber and Z. Toth
8:45 AM3.2NCEP's gridpoint statistical interpolation analysis system  
John C. Derber, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and R. Treadon, W. S. Wu, D. F. Parrish, and D. T. Kleist
9:00 AM3.3The Global Ocean Data Assimilation System (GODAS) at NCEP  extended abstract wrf recording
David Behringer, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD
9:15 AM3.4Assimilating specific humidity observations with Local Ensemble Transform Kalman filter  extended abstract wrf recording
Junjie Liu, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and E. Kalnay
9:30 AM3.5Testing of techniques for error analysis in assimilation of cloudy radiances  extended abstract
Rosanne Polkinghorne, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and T. Vukicevic and K. F. Evans
9:45 AMFormal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break  
11:00 AM3.6An Investigation of the characterization of cloud contamination in hyperspectral radiances  extended abstract wrf recording
Will McCarty, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and G. J. Jedlovec, A. L. Molthan, and J. F. LeMarshall
11:15 AM3.7A HWRF numerical study of the wind field expansion with Hurricane Katrina during a period of rapid intensification  
Christopher M. Hill, GeoResources Institute, Stennis Space Center, MS; and P. J. Fitzpatrick, Q. Xiao, J. Sun, Y. Li, and N. Tran
11:30 AM3.8An Improved Data Reduction Tool in Support of the Real-Time Assimilation of NASA Satellite Data Streams  extended abstract wrf recording
Michael Splitt, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL; and S. Lazarus, M. Lueken, R. Ramachandran, X. Li, S. Movva, S. Graves, B. Zavodsky, and W. M. Lapenta
11:45 AM3.9Investigation of WRF performance on Southwestern U.S during the Summer of 2006  
Jitin Arora, University of Texas, El Paso, TX; and R. M. Fitzgerald, D. Lu, and C. A. Brock
12:00 PMLunch Break  
1:30 PM3.10Variational quality control at NCEP  
Xiujuan Su, SAIC, Camp Springs, MD; and J. Derber, D. Parrish, and R. Treadon
1:45 PM3.11Assimilation of simulated CASA radar data of varied storm types using EnSRF for convective storm analyses and forecasts  extended abstract wrf recording
Elaine S. Godfrey, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. Droegemeier, M. Xue, and M. Tong
2:00 PM3.12A wildland fire Dynamic Data-Driven Application System  extended abstract wrf recording
Janice L. Coen, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. D. Beezley, L. S. Bennethum, C. C. Douglas, M. Kim, R. Kremens, J. Mandel, G. Qin, and A. Vodacek
2:15 PM3.13On Using Data Assimilation in Dispersion Modeling  extended abstract wrf recording
Anke Beyer, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA; and G. Young and S. E. Haupt
2:30 PM3.14Variational Doppler Radar Data Assimilation for the Weather Research and Forecasting Model  
Qingnong Xiao, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Sun, W. C. Lee, E. Lim, J. Gu, S. Sugimoto, X. Zhang, Y. R. Guo, D. M. Barker, X. Y. Huang, and Y. H. Kuo
3.15On the utility of the UND MAAP cycling system for short-term numerical weather prediction  
Jeffrey S. Tilley, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and L. F. Osborne, J. J. Mewes, J. Kuntz, B. Legatt, and J. Ahsenmacher
2:45 PMCoffee Break in Exhibit Hall  
3:15 PM3.16Observation sensitivity analysis using the adjoint of the Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) analysis scheme  
Yanqiu Zhu, SAIC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Gelaro
3:30 PM3.17An objective nowcasting tool that optimizes the impact of satellite derive sounder products in very-short-range forecasts  extended abstract wrf recording
Ralph A. Petersen, CIMSS/University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. M. Aune
11:00 AM-6:00 PM, Tuesday, Exhibit Hall D
Exhibits Open
12:00 PM-1:30 PM, Tuesday
Lunch Break
12:00 PM-1:45 PM, Tuesday
Arakawa Symposium Luncheon
1:30 PM-5:15 PM, Tuesday, 208
Session 4 Advanced Methods for Data Assimilation
Chair: Michele M. Rienecker, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
1:30 PM4.1Ensemble data assimilation with the NCEP Global Forecast System  
Jeffrey S. Whitaker, NOAA/ERL/CDC, Boulder, CO
1:45 PM4.2Using an ensemble data assimilation system for climate model development  
Jeffrey Anderson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and K. Raeder, T. Hoar, and N. Collins
2:00 PM4.3Recent development of global and regional local ensemble transform Kalman filters (LETKF) at JMA  extended abstract wrf recording
Takemasa Miyoshi, Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan; and S. Yamane, Y. Sato, K. Aranami, and T. Enomoto
2:15 PM4.4The Canadian Meso4dvar continental analysis system: Pre-operational evaluations  extended abstract
Luc Fillion, MSC, Dorval, PQ, Canada; and M. Tanguay, Z. Liu, E. Lapalme, N. Ek, C. Page, and S. Pellerin
2:30 PM4.5Assessing observation impact using the adjoint of the GEOS-5 data assimilation system  
Ronald Gelaro, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and Y. Zhu
2:45 PM4.6Issues in Assimilation of Lagrangian Data  
Kayo Ide, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
3:00 PMCoffee Break in Exhibit Hall  
3:30 PM4.7An alternative to bias correction in retrievals and direct radiances assimilation  extended abstract wrf recording
Steven J. Fletcher, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and M. Zupanski
3:45 PM4.8Ensemble Kalman filter in the presence of model errors  extended abstract wrf recording
Hong Li, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and E. Kalnay, T. Miyoshi, and C. M. Danforth
4:00 PM4.9Comparing Local Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter with 4D-Var in a quasi-geostrophic model  
Shu-Chih Yang, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and E. Kalnay
4:15 PM4.10A hybrid ensemble transform Kalman filter(ETKF)-3DVAR data assimilation scheme for WRF  
Xuguang Wang, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and D. Barker, C. Snyder, and T. Hamill
4:30 PM4.11Four-dimensional variational assimilation without using the adjoint model  extended abstract wrf recording
Hyo-Jong Song, Seoul National Univ., Seoul, South Korea; and G. H. Lim and H. S. Lee
4:45 PM4.12Predictor-corrector and morphing ensemble filters for the assimilation of sparse data into high-dimensional nonlinear systems  extended abstract wrf recording
Jan Mandel, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, and National Center for Atmospheric Research, Denver, CO; and J. D. Beezley
5:00 PM4.13Evaluating the ability of the Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter to predict the influence of observations on 3-6 day forecasts  extended abstract wrf recording
Kathryn J. Sellwood, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and S. J. Majumdar and D. Hodyss
5:30 PM-5:00 PM, Tuesday
Sessions end for the day
Wednesday, 17 January 2007
8:30 AM-5:00 PM, Wednesday, 212B
Session 5 Data Impact Tests and Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSE)
Cochairs: G. David Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc., Charlottesville, VA; Ward R. Seguin, NOAA/OAR, Silver Spring, MD
8:30 AM5.1The use of global AIRS hyperspectral observations in numerical weather prediction  extended abstract wrf recording
John F. Le Marshall, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, Camp Springs, MD; and J. Jung, T. H. Zapotocny, W. L. Smith, D. K. Zhou, J. Derber, R. Treadon, S. Lord, M. Goldberg, and W. Wolf
8:45 AM5.2Use of the ensemble Kalman filter in a global coupled seasonal prediction system: impact on prediction skill and other issues  
Christian L. Keppenne, SAIC, Greenbelt, MD; and M. M. Rienecker, R. M. Kovach, J. Marshak, and J. P. Jacob
9:00 AM5.3Ensemble data assimilation of satellite radiances  
Jeffrey Whitaker, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and T. M. Hamill
9:15 AM5.4Improved analyses and forecasts with AIRS retrievals using the local ensemble transform Kalman filter  extended abstract wrf recording
Hong Li, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and J. Liu, E. Fertig, E. Kalnay, J. Aravequia, I. Szunyogh, E. J. Kostelich, and R. Todling
9:30 AM5.5Impact of ground-based GPS observations on the Canadian Regional Analysis and Forecast System  extended abstract
Stephen R. Macpherson, MSC, Dorval, QC, Canada; and G. Deblonde, J. Aparicio, and B. Casati
9:45 AM5.6The impact of data interaction on targeted observations with a 4D-Var data assimilation and forecast system  extended abstract wrf recording
Dacian N. Daescu, Portland State University, Portland, OR; and I. M. Navon, S. Akella, and G. Erlebacher
10:00 AMCoffee Break in Meeting Room Foyer  
10:30 AM5.7The influence of observations on 1-10 day forecasts  
Daniel Hodyss, NRL, Monterey, CA; and S. J. Majumdar
10:45 AM5.8Evaluation of WINDSAT surface wind data and its impact on ocean surface wind analyses and numerical weather prediction  extended abstract
Robert Atlas, NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and O. Reale, J. Ardizzone, J. Terry, J. -. C. Jusem, E. Brin, D. Bungato, and J. F. Le Marshall
11:00 AM5.9Analysis of Hurricanes Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and COSMIC Satellite Data  
Patrick J. Fitzpatrick, GeoResources Institute, Stennis Space Center, MS; and Q. Xiao, G. J. Holland, Y. H. Kuo, J. J. Cione, and C. M. Hill
11:15 AM5.10Applications in exploiting Synthetic Aperture Radar for hurricane initialization and simulation  
Weizhong Zheng, QSS Group, Inc., Lanham, MD; and X. Li, C. Z. Zou, and W. G. Pichel
11:30 AM5.11The Impact of Low-Cost Lagrangian Drifters on Tropical Cyclone Analyses and Forecasts  extended abstract wrf recording
Joe Dreher, ENSCO Inc., Melbourne, FL; and J. Manobianco
11:45 AM5.12The challenges of transferring observation research to operations  
Ward R. Seguin, NOAA/OAR, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Uhart
12:00 PMLunch Break (Cash & Carry available in the Exhibit Hall)  
1:30 PM5.13The impact of assimilating radar and SCAN data on a WRF simulation of a Mississippi Delta squall line  
Patrick J. Fitzpatrick, GeoResources Institute, Stennis Space Center, MS; and Q. Xiao, J. Sun, E. Lim, C. M. Hill, Y. Li, N. Tran, and J. L. Dyer
1:45 PM5.14Sensitivity of Surface Analyses to RAWS observations  
John D. Horel, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and D. Myrick
2:00 PM5.15The Sensitivity of PBL Parameterizations Modeled by MM5 to Various Surface and Boundary Layer Parameters and their Impact on a Unique Satellite Data Assimilation Technique  
Scott M. Mackaro, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
2:15 PM5.16Initialization of Hurricane Jeanne (2004) Using Airborne Doppler Radar Data  
Qingnong Xiao, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. Davis, X. Zhang, J. Tuttle, G. Holland, and Y. H. Kuo
2:30 PMFormal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break  
4:00 PM5.17Impacts of assimilating Aura OMI and HIRDLS ozone on the NCEP Global Forecast System  
Shuntai Zhou, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC, Camp Springs, MD; and C. S. Long, A. J. Miller, L. E. Flynn, and T. Beck
5.18An experimental framework for the evaluation of adaptive algorithms for observation thinning in data assimilation  
Vladimir Bondarenko, University of Constance, Constance, Germany; and T. Ochotta, D. Saupe, and W. Wergen
4:15 PM5.19The interaction between model resolution, observation resolution and observation density in data assimilation: a two-dimensional study  extended abstract wrf recording
Vladimir Bondarenko, University of Constance, Constance, Germany; and T. Ochotta, D. Saupe, and W. Wergen
4:30 PM5.20An OSSE study of TAMDAR data impact on mesoscale data assimilation and prediction  extended abstract wrf recording
Yubao Liu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and N. A. Jacobs, W. Yu, T. T. Warner, S. P. Swerdlin, and M. Anderson
8:30 AM-12:15 PM, Wednesday, 210B
Session 6 Atmospheric Observations
Chair: Frank Marks, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL
8:30 AM6.1Development and Evolution of a Tropical Storm System: Year 2005 Hurricane Katrina Case History  
Ayorinde O. Idowu, University of Houston, Houston, TX
8:45 AM6.2GFDL model output comparisons with surface wind observations for hurricane Ivan 2004  
Isha M. Renta-López, Howard University, Washington, DC; and M. D. Powell and V. R. Morris
9:00 AM6.3Observed integrated moisture fields within tropical storm systems  extended abstract wrf recording
John J. Braun, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Van Hove and T. Mayo
9:15 AM6.3Simulating MODIS solar channels under cloudy condition using newly developed fast radiative transfer model  
Jianguo Niu, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and P. Yang
9:30 AM6.4AIRS observations of tropospheric humidity: how well do the models compare?  
David W. Pierce, SIO/Univ. Of California, La Jolla, CA; and T. P. Barnett, E. J. Fetzer, P. J. Gleckler, and A. J. Braverman
9:45 AM6.5Extending satellite microwave humidity retrievals from ocean to land  extended abstract wrf recording
John M. Forsythe, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and S. Q. Kidder, K. M. Donofrio, A. S. Jones, and T. H. Vonder Haar
10:00 AMCoffee Break in Meeting Room Foyer  
10:30 AM6.6Improved AIRS/AMSU soundings and error estimates  
Joel Susskind, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. M. Atlas
10:45 AM6.7Atmosphere heat fluxes estimated from Terra and Aqua satellites  
Alice Fan, SAIC, Hampton, VA; and B. Lin
11:00 AM6.8CH4 in the atmosphere over the peatland ecosystem of West Siberia retrieved from AIRS/AQUA spectra  
K. G. Gribanov, Ural State Univ., Yekaterinburg, Russia; and R. Imasu, A. Y. Toptygin, W. Bleuten, A. V. Naumov, A. V. Yevtyushkin, E. A. Dyukarev, and V. I. Zakharov
11:15 AM6.9Early Results from the COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 Mission  
Ying-Hwa Kuo, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. Rocken, W. Schreiner, and R. A. Anthes
11:30 AM6.10Determining the accuracy and representativeness of wind profiler data  extended abstract wrf recording
Ralph A. Petersen, CIMSS/University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and K. M. Bedka
11:45 AM6.11Potential impacts of a space-based Doppler Wind Lidar  
G. D. Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Charlottesville, VA; and J. Terry and R. Atlas
6.12Hyperspectral Applications of Geostationary Satellite Remotely Sensed Data  
Jessica L. Scollins, The Boeing Company, Springfield, VA
11:00 AM-6:45 PM, Wednesday, Exhibit Hall D
Exhibits Open
12:00 PM-1:30 PM, Wednesday
Lunch Break (Cash & Carry available in the Exhibit Hall)
1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Wednesday, 216AB
Joint Session 4 Global Earth Observations (Joint between 11 IOAS-AOLS and 23 IIPS)
Cochairs: Howard J. Diamond, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Silver Spring, MD; John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant, Berryville, VA
1:30 PMJ4.1The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) and its Users: Fifteen Years On  
John Zillman, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Vic., Australia
2:00 PMJ4.2The Global Climate Observing System: Defining the requirements, addressing the needs  
David M. Goodrich, Global Climate Observing System Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland
2:15 PMJ4.3Systematic Observation Requirements for Satellite-based Products for Climate  
Paul Mason, University of Reading, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and S. Bojinski
2:30 PMFormal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break  
4:00 PMJ4.4Improving the Operation of the GCOS Surface and Upper Air Networks  
Richard K. Thigpen, GCOS Secretariat, Silver Spring, MD
4:15 PMJ4.5Lead centers for global climate observing system data  extended abstract wrf recording
M. Lawrence Nicodemus, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and P. Alford
4:30 PMJ4.6NOAA's Scientific Data Stewardship program: connecting essential climate variables to science questions and societal impacts for long-term information access  extended abstract wrf recording
Bruce R. Barkstrom, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and J. J. Bates and J. Privette
4:45 PMJ4.7Pacific Island Global Climate Observing System (PI-GCOS): Addressing Pacific island weather and climate issues through international cooperation  
Dean Solofa, SPREP, Apia, Samoa; and S. Postawko and M. Morrissey
5:00 PMJ4.8The PACRAIN/PI-GCOS automated rain gauge initiative  
Michael D. Klatt, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. L. Morrissey and J. S. Greene
5:15 PMJ4.9The U.S. Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) program: plans for high elevation and high latitude GCOS surface network sites based on the benchmark U.S. Climate Reference Network (CRN) system  extended abstract wrf recording
Howard J. Diamond, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Silver Spring, MD; and M. R. Helfert
1:30 PM-2:30 PM, Wednesday, 210B
Session 7 Advanced methods for data assimilation (Part II)
Chair: Sharanya J. Majumdar, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL
1:30 PM7.1Assimilation of images in geophysical models   wrf recording
François-Xavier Le Dimet, Université Joseph-Fourier and INRIA, Grenoble, France
1:45 PM7.2AAdaptive estimation of background and observation errors within local ensemble transform kalman filter (Formerly Paper 7.4)  extended abstract wrf recording
Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and H. Li and T. Miyoshi
2:00 PM7.3Adaptive sampling with the Local Ensemble Transform Kalman Fitler (LETKF): implementation on a global model  
Junjie Liu, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and E. Kalnay
2:15 PM7.4AAdaptive stochastic modeling using data assimilation (Formerly Paper 7.2)  
James A. Hansen, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and C. Penland
2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Wednesday, Exhibit Hall C
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Wednesday, 212B
Poster Session 2 Observations
 P2.1An ocean surface wind vector model for WindSat microwave radiometer using dual-polarization  extended abstract
Seubson Soisuvarn, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and Z. Jelenak and P. Chang
 P2.2The effect of ice crystal surface roughness on cloud effective particle size and optical thickness retrievals over ocean  
Yu Xie, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and P. Yang
 P2.3Use of SCAN observations for validation of soil moisture spatial distribution simulated by the land-surface model over the Lower Mississippi Delta region  extended abstract
Georgy Mostovoy, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; and V. Anantharaj, P. Houser, and C. D. Peters-Lidard
 P2.4The Morphology of Eyewall Lightning Outbreaks in two Category Five Hurricanes  
Kirt A. Squires, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and S. Businger
 P2.5Radiative effects of tropical thin cirrus clouds  
Joonsuk Lee, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and A. E. Dessler, P. Yang, B. C. Gao, and S. Platnick
 P2.6Improving the assimilation of land-surface sensitive satellite channels in NCEP's Global Data Assimilation System (GDAS) by improving land-surface emission in the Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM)  
Jesse Meng, University of Maryland Baltimore County, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, and NASA/GSFC, Camp Springs, MD; and K. Mitchell, H. Wei, J. C. Derber, G. Gayno, and Q. Liu
 P2.7A global infrared land surface emissivity database and its validation  extended abstract
Eva Borbas, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. Moy, S. W. Seemann, R. Knuteson, P. Antonelli, J. Li, H. L. Huang, I. Trigo, and L. Zhou
 P2.8High Latitude Surface Temperature for Clear Fields of View from the AIRS Advanced Sounder  extended abstract
Robert Knuteson, SSEC/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and M. Evansen, S. C. Moeller, H. Revercomb, and D. C. Tobin
4:00 PM-5:15 PM, Wednesday, 210B
Session 8 Results From Recent Field Experiments and Their Potential Relevance to Operational Prediction
Chair: John Manobianco, ENSCO Inc., Melbourne, FL
4:00 PM8.1Recent results from NOAA's Hurricane Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX)  extended abstract wrf recording
Frank D. Marks Jr., NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL
4:30 PM8.2Recent observations of tropical cyclones with a microwave sounder  
Bjorn H. Lambrigtsen, JPL and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and S. Brown, A. Tanner, J. Oswald, D. Dawson, and R. Denning
4:45 PM8.3Ensemble Forecasting and Adaptive Sampling during Monterey Bay '06  
Sharanya J. Majumdar, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and Y. Chao, Z. Li, J. Farrara, and P. F. J. Lermusiaux
8.4The impact of GOES data assimilation on air quality simulations during TexAQS2000  
Arastoo Pour Biazar, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. T. McNider and K. Doty
5:30 PM-6:45 PM, Wednesday, Exhibit Hall D
Reception in Exhibit Hall (Cash Bar)
5:30 PM, Wednesday
Sessions end for the day
7:00 PM-9:30 PM, Wednesday, Ballroom C123
AMS Annual Awards Banquet
Thursday, 18 January 2007
8:30 AM-9:45 AM, Thursday, 212B
Session 9 Data impacts: TAMDAR
Chair: Stan Benjamin, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO
8:30 AM9.1TAMDAR/AMDAR data assessments using the RUC at NOAA's Global Systems Division  extended abstract wrf recording
William R. Moninger, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and S. G. Benjamin, R. S. Collander, B. D. Jamison, T. W. Schlatter, T. L. Smith, and E. J. Szoke
8:45 AM9.22006 TAMDAR impact experiment results for RUC humidity, temperature, and wind forecasts  extended abstract
Stan Benjamin, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and W. R. Moninger, T. L. Smith, B. D. Jamison, E. J. Szoke, and T. W. Schlatter
9:00 AM9.3The effects of vertical resolution on the optimization of TAMDAR data in short-range mesoscale forecasts  extended abstract wrf recording
Neil A. Jacobs, AirDat LLC, Morrisville, NC; and Y. Liu and C. M. Druse
9:15 AM9.4Impact of TAMDAR on the RUC model: A look into some of the statistics  extended abstract wrf recording
Ed Szoke, NOAA/GSD and CIRA, Boulder, CO; and S. Benjamin, R. S. Collander, B. D. Jamison, W. R. Moninger, T. W. Schlatter, and T. L. Smith
9:30 AM9.5Evaluating the benefits of TAMDAR data in aviation forecasting  extended abstract wrf recording
Cyrena-Marie Druse, AirDat LLC, Evergreen, CO; and N. A. Jacobs
9:45 AM-11:00 AM, Thursday, Exhibit Hall C
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
11:00 AM-4:00 PM, Thursday, Exhibit Hall D
Exhibits Open
11:00 AM-2:30 PM, Thursday, 212B
Session 10 Land and Ocean Observations
Chair: Christopher N. K. Mooers, RSMAS, University of Miami, Miami, FL
11:00 AM10.1Assessing the land albedo model of the new MODIS Aerosol retrieval over land Algorithm for urban scenes  extended abstract wrf recording
Eduardo Hernandez, City College of New York, New York, NY; and M. M. Oo, L. Charles, B. Gross, M. Mihailidi, and F. Moshary
11:15 AM10.2Improved Land Products from Multiple Satellite Data through Data Assimilation  
Shunlin Liang, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and H. Fang, J. Townshend, and R. E. Dickinson
11:30 AM10.3Marine wind analysis with the benefit of Radarsat-1 synthetic aperture radar data  
Richard E. Danielson, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada; and M. Dowd and C. H. Ritchie
11:45 AM10.4The HF radar national server and architecture project  extended abstract wrf recording
Don T. Conlee, NOAA/NWS/National Data Buoy Center, Stennis Space Center, MS; and J. Harlan, E. J. Terrill, L. Hazard, M. Otero, P. L. Spence, and A. R. Diercks
12:00 PM10.5Operational evaluation of QuikSCAT ocean surface vector winds in tropical cyclones at the Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center  extended abstract wrf recording
Michael J. Brennan, UCAR/TPC/NHC, Miami, FL; and R. D. Knabb
12:15 PMLunch Break (Cash & Carry available in the Exhibit Hall)  
1:30 PM10.6The Effect of Reabsorption of Chlorophyll Fluorescence and Elastic Scattering in Coastal Waters on the Efficacy of Retrieval Algorithms  extended abstract
Samir Ahmed, City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY; and A. Gilerson, J. Zhou, I. Ioannou, S. Hlaing, B. Gross, and F. Moshary
1:45 PM10.7Long Baroclinic Rossby Waves Identified in the Tropical North Atlantic from ARGO Profiling Floats Using the Optimal Decomposition Method  
Peter C. Chu, NPS, Monterey, CA; and L. M. Ivanov, O. Melnickenko, and N. Wells
2:00 PM10.8NOAA's role in the expansion of the global ocean observing system for climate  
Diane M. Stanitski, Shippensburg Univ., Shippensburg, PA; and M. Johnson
2:15 PM10.9Some OSSE issues for the coastal ocean observing system (COOS)  
Christopher N. K. Mooers, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and D. S. Ko
3:00 PM-3:30 PM, Thursday, Exhibit Hall D
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall and Raffle
3:00 PM, Thursday
Registration Desk Closes
4:00 PM, Thursday
Exhibits Close
5:30 PM, Thursday
Conference Ends
6:00 PM-9:00 PM, Thursday
Rasmusson Symposium Banquet

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