87th AMS Annual Meeting

Session 9B: 23rd Conference on IIPS

23rd Conference on IIPS

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Monday, 15 January 2007

9:00 AM-10:15 AM: Monday, 15 January 2007


Plenary Session for the Presidential Forum (Presidential Forum will then run parallel to other sessions throughout the day)
Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

10:45 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 15 January 2007


1B
International Applications - Part I
Location: 217A (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant; Howard J. Diamond, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Alfred Hofstadler, ECMWF

Papers:
  10:45 AM
Implementation of the phase 1 of TIGGE
Baudouin Raoult, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and M. Fuentes, D. Schuster, T. Yoksas, J. Urban, D. Brown, and S. J. Worley

http://tigge.ecmwf.int

Poster PDF (145.7 kB)
  11:00 AM
Implementation and plans for TIGGE at NCAR and ECMWF
Douglas Schuster, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. J. Worley, B. Raoult, M. Fuentes, J. Urban, and N. C. Wilhelmi

  11:15 AM
The EU funded SIMDAT project: components for building the WMO Information System
Baudouin Raoult, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and G. Aubert and M. Gutierrez

http://www.ecmwf.int/services/grid/simdat/

 
1B.4
SCRIBE- Update on EC's forecast production tool

  11:45 AM
Who needs Sudoku when you have a puzzle like Data Management?
Dave Spiegl, MSC, Toronto, ON, Canada; and P. Wong, R. Campbell, O. Jacobsen, and B. Fehr

10:45 AM-12:15 PM: Monday, 15 January 2007


1A
Global Meteorological and Hydrological Service Updates Part I
Location: 216AB (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Fred Branski, NOAA/NWS; Michael D. Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.; Terry C. Tarbell, RS Information Systems, Inc

Papers:
  10:45 AM
  11:15 AM
Address from the NOAA Administrator
Conrad C. Lautenbacher, NOAA, Washington, DC

  11:45 AM
Address from the Deputy Secretary of Commerce
David Sampson, Dept. of Commerce, Washington, DC

1:30 PM-5:15 PM: Monday, 15 January 2007


2A
GLOBAL METEOROLOGICAL AND HYDROLOGICAL SERVICE UPDATES PART II
Location: 216AB (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Fred Branski, NOAA/NWS; Michael D. Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.; Terry C. Tarbell, RS Information Systems, Inc

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Air Force Meteorological and Hydrological Services Update
Lawrence A. Stutzriem, HQ USAF/A3O-W, Washington, DC

  2:00 PM
USN Meteorological and Hydrological Services Update
Timothy McGee, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography, Stennis Space Center, MS

  2:30 PM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

  4:00 PM
WMO Services Update
Michel Jarraud, WMO, Geneva, Switzerland

  4:30 PM
ECMWF Meteorological and Hydrological Services Update
Dominique Marbouty, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom

1:30 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 15 January 2007


2B
International Applications - Part II (The last seven papers in this session are "overflow" papers from the joint session on Global Earth Observations with IOAS–AOLS)
Location: 217A (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant; Howard J. Diamond, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Alfred Hofstadler, ECMWF

Papers:
  1:45 PM
Building and Sustaining International Scientific Partnerships Through Data Sharing
Mohan Ramamurthy, Unidata/UCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Yoksas and L. I. Miller

Poster PDF (44.9 kB)
  2:00 PM
On thinning methods for data assimilation of satellite observations
Tilo Ochotta, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany; and C. Gebhardt, V. Bondarenko, D. Saupe, and W. Wergen

Poster PDF (195.8 kB)
  2:15 PM
  2:30 PM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

  4:00 PM
An Introduction to the Observing System Monitoring Center
Kevin M. O'Brien, JISAO/University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and S. Hankin, R. Schweitzer, K. Kern, B. Smith, T. Habermann, and N. Auerbach

 
2B.7
Warning Decision Support System – integrated information based severe weather feature extraction and analysis from NEXRAD radar (WSR-88D) Archived Data at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center

  4:45 PM
  5:00 PM
Paper 2B.8 has been moved. New Paper number 5B.10

  5:30 PM

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 15 January 2007


Joint Poster Session 1
Climate change: in Hydrometeorological Variables, Detection & Attribution (Joint Between the 19th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, 23rd Conference on IIPS, Climate Change Manifested by Changes in Weather, and the 5th Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to Environmental Sciences)
Location: Exhibit Hall C (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 19th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the AMS Forum: Climate Change Manifested by Changes in Weather; the Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science; and the 23rd Conference on IIPS )
Chair: Aiguo Dai, NCAR

Papers:
 
Poster JP1.9 has been moved. New paper number 2B.7A in the 23IIPS Program

 
Spatial coherence of rainfall variations using the Oklahoma Mesonet
K. Margret Sturgis, Oklahoma Climatological Survey and Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. A. McPherson, M. B. Richman, and D. J. Karoly

Poster PDF (1.1 MB)
 
Poster Moved. New Paper Number 4A.11A

 
What can we (not?!) say about historical temperature changes from Radiosonde records?
Peter Thorne, Cooperative Insitute for Climate and Satellites; and M. McCarthy and H. Titchner

 
Blocking in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere: An update to include 2000 - 2006
Joseph V. Clark, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and K. M. Mihalka and A. R. Lupo

 
GPS radio occultations of arctic temperature profiles
Jaclyn Trzaska, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ; and J. Francis and D. E. Veron

 
Identifying Connections Between Temperature Trends and Station Changes in the United States
Rebecca A. Smith, Florida State Univ./COAPS, Tallahasssee, FL; and J. J. O'Brien

 
Comparison of glacier-inferred temperatures with observations and climate model simulations
Diandong Ren, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; and D. J. Karoly

 
The search for ocean influences on midlatitude cyclones
Richard E. Danielson, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

 
Regional climate change expected in Eastern/Central Europe
Judit Bartholy, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary; and R. Pongracz, C. Torma, and A. Hunyady

 
Increased Precipitation is Climate Change imposed by Anthropogenic Activities
Pankaj Kumar Sinha, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin, India

 
Impact of land cover on the regional response to global warming
Ming Cai, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL; and Y. K. Lim and E. Kalnay

 
Evidence in support of the climate change-Atlantic hurricane hypothesis
James B. Elsner, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

 
Detected trends in extreme temperature and precipitation indices in the Central/Eastern European region
Rita Pongracz, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary; and J. Bartholy

Poster PDF (446.7 kB)

Poster Session 1
Poster Session I
Location: Exhibit Hall C (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Stephen M. Holt, Mitretek Systems; Scott T. Shipley, Earth Resources Technology

Papers:
 
Usage of RWIS in New Hampshire for Monitoring Environmental and Pavement
Brendon Hoch, Plymouth State Univ., Plymouth, NH; and J. P. Koermer, W. L. Real, and S. W. Gray

 
Delaware Environmental Observing System: An Update
David R. Legates, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; and D. J. Leathers, T. DeLiberty, G. E. Quelch, and K. Brinson

 
Weather influences on power outages in New Hampshire: Development of a Web based decision making tool
Bridget M. Bixby, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH; and E. G. Hoffman

Poster PDF (409.1 kB)
 
P1.4
Evolution of NWS Severe Weather Warning Polygons: Precise Threat Area Identification and Tracking

 
Building a Partnership and Infrastructure for Predicting Tropical Cyclones, Surge and Innundation for the Southeastern United States: The SCOOP Project
Gerald J. Creager, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and P. Bogden, G. Allen, H. C. Graber, S. Graves, R. Luettich, P. Sheng, and H. Wang

 
Exploring Meterological Variables in Hurricanes using Giovanni
Suraiya P. Ahmad, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and J. E. Johnson, G. G. Leptoukh, and S. J. Kempler

 
NASA GES DISC Web Portal and Services for Supporting Hurricane Monitoring, Research and Outreach Activities
Zhong Liu, George Mason University/CEOSR, Fairfax, VA and NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and G. Leptoukh, D. Ostrenga, J. Hulka, and L. Carlaw

 
Comparison of tornadic and non-tornadic supercells using the National Weather Service's Graphical Forecast Editor
J. Brad McGavock, NOAA/NWSFO, Tulsa, OK; and R. B. Darby, S. F. Piltz, and J. M. Frederick

Poster PDF (511.7 kB)
 
Analysis of WRF and MM5 mesoscale model forecasts to distinguish tornado outbreaks from primarily nontornadic severe weather outbreaks
Chad M. Shafer, Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; and A. E. Mercer, M. B. Richman, L. M. Leslie, and C. A. Doswell III

 
The development of the real time mesoscale analysis system at NCEP
Manuel S.F.V. De Pondeca, SAIC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and G. S. Manikin, S. Y. Park, D. F. Parrish, W. S. Wu, G. DiMego, J. C. Derber, S. Benjamin, J. D. Horel, S. M. Lazarus, L. Anderson, B. Colman, G. E. Mann, and G. Mandt

 
The RTMA Background - Hourly Downscaling of RUC Data to 5-km Detail
Stan Benjamin, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and J. M. Brown, G. S. Manikin, and G. Mann

Poster PDF (271.4 kB)
 
Presenting and validating forecast model uncertainty for single and multi-model ensembles
Michael Sze, AER, Lexington, MA; and D. B. Hogan, X. Papadakis, and S. Massa

 
Evaluating optimal techniques for compressing NOGAPS data sets for quick response applications
Young Yee, Mkey Technologies, LLC, Las Cruces, NM; and E. Vidal II, S. Cabrera, A. Aguirre, and A. Lucero

 
On the use of WRF Portal to support the Developmental Testbed Center
Mark W. Govett, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and J. S. Smith

 
THREDDS Data Server: Case Studies
Ethan R. Davis, UCAR/Unidata, Boulder, CO; and J. Caron, R. P. Kambic, and Y. Ho

Tuesday, 16 January 2007

8:30 AM-11:45 AM: Tuesday, 16 January 2007


Joint Session 2
Joint Session between 19th Conference on Climate Variability and Change and 23IIPS
Location: 214C (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 23rd Conference on IIPS; and the 19th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Cochairs: Stephen M. Holt, Mitretek Systems; Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL; John Roads, SIO/Univ. of California; Lucie A. Vincent, Environment Canada

Papers:
  8:30 AM
The National Severe Storms Laboratory Historical Weather Data Archives Data Management And Web Access System
Willa H. Zhu, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and D. M. Schultz, D. Kennedy, K. Kelleher, and N. Soreide

  8:45 AM
Observing System Web Portal
Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and J. Sirott, D. W. Denbo, and W. H. Zhu

  9:00 AM
NOAA's integrated observations and data management analysis tools
Martin Yapur, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and R. Reining and J. Barkley

  9:15 AM
NOAA State of the Arctic Report
Jacqueline A. Richter-Menge, ERDC-Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, NH; and J. E. Overland, A. Proshutinsky, V. Romanovsky, and N. Soreide

  9:45 AM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

  11:00 AM
Interactive Web Access to Ocean Surface Currents Analyses – Realtime Data
Willa H. Zhu, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and F. Bonjean, G. Lagerloef, N. N. Soreide, and J. J. O'Brien

  11:15 AM
Geoprocessing Sea Ice Datasets to Derive Climate Fields
Tracy DeLiberty, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; and S. Ackley, C. Geiger, M. Van Woert, and A. Worby

 
J2.8
A Java Based Graphical User Interface for Numerical Model Simulation and Analysis

  11:45 AM
Tropical Cyclone Wind Probablities: Better Defining Uncertainty at the National Hurricane Center
Christopher W. Landsea, NOAA/NWS/TPC/NHC, Miami, FL; and R. D. Knabb

8:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 16 January 2007


3A
Applications in Meteorology, Oceanography, Hydrology and Climatology
Location: 216AB (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Carl D. Thormeyer, KSBW-8; Timothy Crum, NOAA/NEXRAD Radar Operations Center

Papers:
  8:30 AM
Hazardous weather detection and display capability for US Navy ships
Timothy Maese, BCI, Moorestown, NJ; and J. A. Hunziker, H. S. Owen, M. Harven, L. Wagner, R. Wilcox, G. Cavalieri, and K. Koehler

http://www.bcisse.com

 
3A.2
US Air Force Interactive Ensemble Visualizations

  9:15 AM
Temperature Ensemble Spread as a Real Time Forecasting Tool at The Weather Channel
Jeral G. Estupiñán, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA; and J. Koval and R. Lucksinger

  9:30 AM
TABULAR PRODUCT EVOLUTION USING EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE
Steven R. Olson, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. R. Peroutka, J. E. Calkins, D. Young, A. P. Noel, A. Thomas, E. Danaher, and J. Huddleston

  9:45 AM
A principal component analysis of tornado outbreaks.
Andrew E. Mercer, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. M. Shafer, M. B. Richman, C. A. Doswell III, and L. Leslie

  10:00 AM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

  11:15 AM
FORECAST PERFORMANCE OF AN OPERATIONAL MESO-GAMMA-SCALE MODELLING SYSTEM FOR SOUTHERN FLORIDA
Anthony P. Praino, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY; and L. A. Treinish

  11:45 AM
NOAA Tsunami Forecasting System: Using numerical modeling tools to assist in tsunami warning guidance
Angie J. Venturato, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and D. W. Denbo, K. T. McHugh, J. R. Osborne, P. Sorvik, and C. Moore

  12:00 PM
NOAA Tsunami Forecasting System: Design and implementation using Service Oriented Architecture
Donald W. Denbo, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and K. T. McHugh, J. R. Osborne, P. Sorvik, and A. J. Venturato


3B
Challenges in Data Access, Distribution, and Use
Location: 217A (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Thomas M. Whittaker, SSEC/CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin; Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL

Papers:
  8:30 AM
In Situ Data Access
Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA

  8:45 AM
DAP-enabled Server-side Data Reduction and Analysis
Daniel L. Wang, Univ. of California, Irvine, CA; and C. S. Zender and S. F. Jenks

  9:00 AM
DapperM: A Matlab interface to Dapper an OPeNDAP in-situ data service
Donald W. Denbo, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and J. Sirott and W. H. Zhu

  9:15 AM
High performance distributed data reduction and analysis with the netCDF Operators (NCO)
Charles S. Zender, Univ. of California, Irvine, CA; and D. L. Wang

http://nco.sf.net

  9:30 AM
Evolving IDV—Creating Better Tools for the Community
Don Murray, UCAR/Unidata, Boulder, CO; and J. McWhirter

http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/idv

  9:45 AM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

  11:15 AM
Transitioning the Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS) into NWS Operations
James R. McNitt, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Facundo, J. O'Sullivan, and M. Campbell

  11:30 AM
NOAA National Climatic Data Center's marine data services: history, challenges and vision
Anne M. Waple, STG, Inc., Asheville, NC; and A. Hall, S. Ansari, S. A. Del Greco, D. Manns, and R. Baldwin

  11:45 AM
Disseminating National Weather Service digital forecasts using open geospatial standards
John L. Schattel Jr., NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and A. A. Taylor, P. R. Hershberg, and R. Bunge

http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/xml/OGC_servives/

1:30 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 16 January 2007


4A
Advances and Applications in Transportation Weather
Location: 216AB (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: S. Edward Boselly, Weather Solutions Group; David J. Pace, SAIC; Paul A. Pisano, Federal Highway Administration

Papers:
  1:45 PM
Analysis of Weather Events on U.S. Railroads
Michael A. Rossetti, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA

Poster PDF (97.2 kB)
  2:00 PM
The effects of residual chemical on the road during blowing/drifting snow events
Benjamin Hershey, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and L. F. Osborne Jr.

  2:15 PM
The challenges of staisfying road weather users in times of changing technolgoy
Leon F. Osborne Jr., Meridian Environmental Technology, Inc. and University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

  2:30 PM
Evolution of the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Clarus Initiative: Project Status and Future Plans
Paul A. Pisano, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC; and J. S. Pol, A. D. Stern, B. C. Boyce, and J. K. Garrett

  2:45 PM
Vehicles as Mobile Sensing Platforms for Meteorological Observations: A First Look
Andrew D. Stern, Mitretek Systems, Inc., Falls Church, VA; and P. A. Pisano, J. S. Pol, V. Shah, K. J. Biesecker, and C. Yeung

  3:00 PM
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

  3:30 PM
An Automated Visibility Detection Algorithm Utilizing Camera Imagery
Robert G. Hallowell, MIT Lincoln Lab., Lexington, MA; and M. Matthews and P. A. Pisano

  3:45 PM
Road weather sensor data validation
Jennifer Hanson, Surface Transportation Weather Research Center, Grand Forks, ND; and L. F. Osborne Jr. and M. Askelson

  4:00 PM
Modeling road pavement temperatures with skin temperature observations from the Oklahoma Mesonet
Jessica M. Rathke, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. A. McPherson

  4:30 PM
Analysis of pavement radiation loading through pavement temperature
Adam Mohr, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and L. F. Osborne Jr.

 
4A.12
Development of automated systems for analysis and forecasting of ceiling and visibility for aviation


4B
GIS Applications
Location: 217A (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Scott T. Shipley, Earth Resources Technology; Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL; Ken R. Waters, NOAA/NWS

Papers:
  2:00 PM
Enhanced, high-density severe storm verification
Travis M. Smith, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. L. Ortega and A. G. Kolodziej

  2:15 PM
Devising an online collaborative decision-support GIS for climate monitoring site selection
William G. McPherson Jr., Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. Yuan and N. Benson

  2:45 PM
RIDGE - Radar Integrated Display with Geospatial Elements. Planned Updates and Enhancements to the NWS New Radar Webpage
Keith Stellman, NOAA/NWS, Shreveport, LA; and P. Kirkwood and J. E. Burks

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge

  3:00 PM
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

  3:30 PM
A continuous field approach to using GIS to model weather RADAR terrain occultation
Dustin Howard, Center for Spatial Analysis, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. Yuan

  3:45 PM
  4:00 PM
Emergency Management Tool to Monitor Coastal Storms and Associated Hazards
William K. Brooks, I. M. Systems Group, Inc./NOAA Coastal Services Center, Charleston, SC; and D. Marcy

  4:15 PM
Using ArcEngine to build Descision Support Tools for Tsunami Emergency Mangement and Planning
Nazila Merati, JISAO, Seattle, WA; and C. W. Moore, T. C. Vance, and C. Chamberlin

  4:30 PM
An Integrated Coastal Observation and Flood Warning System
Kenneth Carey, Mitretek Systems, Inc., Falls Church, VA; and B. Stamey, A. D. Stern, W. Smith, S. Lynn, G. Mineart, H. Wang, D. Forrest, J. Billet, and B. Smith

  4:45 PM
Integrating oceanographic models with GIS - ROMS and beyond
Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA; and C. Moore and S. Mesick

  5:00 PM
The journey of Hurricane Isabel as tracked by NASA Earth Observing Systems (EOS) instruments
Stephanie L. Granger, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and E. T. Olsen, E. J. Fetzer, C. Thompson, S. Y. Lee, and C. Moroney

  5:15 PM
A procedure development of incorporating and processing ICESat data into a GIS system
Burcu Cicek, Univ. of Texas, San Antonio, TX; and H. Xie and T. DeLiberty

3:30 PM-5:45 PM: Tuesday, 16 January 2007


Joint Session 3
Toward a Cyberinfrastructure for Education in Atmospheric and Related Sciences (Joint with 23rd Conference on IIPS and 16th Symposium on Education)
Location: 206B (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 16th Symposium on Education; and the 23rd Conference on IIPS )
Chairs: Rajul Pandya, UCAR; Thomas M. Whittaker, SSEC/CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin

Papers:
  3:30 PM
AIRNow Educational Tools: A Targeted Approach to Informing the Public About the Quality of the Air We Breathe
Scott A. Jackson, EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC; and N. D. Conatser, J. E. White, T. Dye, R. A. Wayland, and P. Dickerson

  3:45 PM
Bridging the gap between Earth science and students: An integrated approach using NASA Earth science climate data
Erica J. Alston, NASA/LaRC, Hampton, VA; and L. H. Chambers, S. W. Moore, P. C. Oots, C. S. Phelps, and D. Diones

http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov

  4:00 PM
Toward weather/health education in online CPR classes
Margaret Lynn Fowke, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

  4:15 PM
Interactive GIS-based Environmental Activities for K-12 Educators
Linda Parrish, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; and T. DeLiberty and D. R. Legates

  4:30 PM
Offering Advanced Meteorology Education at a Distance: The COMET Planetary Boundary Layer Symposium
Bruce Muller, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and J. P. Lamos, B. C. Motta, and B. Greg

  4:45 PM
Web-based responder system for the geosciences
Perry J. Samson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and B. Van der Pluijm and S. Teasley

  5:00 PM
On-line meteorology textbooks for survey course on extreme weather
Perry J. Samson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and C. D. Ahrens

  5:15 PM
Reusable Content Objects (RCOs) for Science Education
Steve Ackerman, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. Whittaker, T. Jasmine, and L. Howles

  5:30 PM
Concluding Remarks

Wednesday, 17 January 2007

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 17 January 2007


5A
Satellite IIPS and Applications
Location: 216AB (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Gerald J. Dittberner, NOAA/NESDIS; Thomas M. Whittaker, SSEC/CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin

Papers:
  8:30 AM
XGOHI, Extended GOES High-Inclination Mission for South-American Coverage
Shahram Tehranian, Nortel Government Solutions, Lanham, MD; and J. L. Carr, S. Yang, A. Swaroop, and K. Mckenzie

  8:45 AM
Bayesian cloud mask for GOES-SST operational products
Eileen Maria Maturi, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and A. Harris, C. J. Merchant, C. Old, and J. Mittaz

  9:00 AM
Comparison of NASA-Langley satellite derived cloud top microphysical properties with research aircraft data
Jennifer L. Black, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and F. McDonough, J. A. Haggerty, S. D. Landolt, B. C. Bernstein, and C. A. Wolff

Poster PDF (372.5 kB)
  9:15 AM
A Robust Framework for Distributed Processing of GIFTS Hyperspectral Data
Abhishek Agarwal, Nortel Government Solutions, Lanham, MD; and S. Tehranian, A. Swaroop, and K. Mckenzie

  9:30 AM
Hierarchical PCA Based Data Fusion
Abhishek Agarwal, Nortel Government Solutions, Lanham, MD; and H. EL-Askary, T. El-Ghazawi, M. Kafatos, and J. Le-Moigne

  9:45 AM
ADaM-IVICS: A software tool to mine satellite data
Todd Berendes, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. Ramachandran, J. Rushing, and S. Graves

8:30 AM-11:30 AM: Wednesday, 17 January 2007


5B
Radar Applications - Part I
Location: 217A (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Timothy Crum, NOAA/NEXRAD Radar Operations Center; Douglas E. Forsyth, NOAA/NSSL; William F. Roberts, NOAA; Robert E. Saffle, Mitretek Systems

Papers:
  8:30 AM
NEXRAD Product Improvement—Update 2007
Robert E. Saffle, Mitretek Systems, Silver Spring, MD; and G. S. Cate and M. Istok

  8:45 AM
An update on the NWS WSR-88D Level II data collection and distribution networik and plans for changes
Timothy Crum, NOAA/NEXRAD Radar Operations Center, Norman, OK; and S. D. Smith, T. Sandman, J. Casamento, P. Cragg, W. M. Blanchard, and M. J. Istok

  9:00 AM
Plans for testing the feasibility of site-specific scanning strategies for WSR-88Ds
Randy M. Steadham, NOAA/Radar Operations Center/Applications Branch, Norman, OK; and R. A. Brown

  9:15 AM
Open Radar Data Acquisition (ORDA) Calibration Analysis
Robert W. Macemon, RS Information Systems, Norman, OK; and N. K. Patel, A. D. Free, G. W. Jim, and J. R. Cory

  9:30 AM
  9:45 AM
Real time clutter identification and mitigation for NEXRAD
J.C. Hubbert, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Dixon and C. J. Kessinger

  10:00 AM
Coffee Break in Meeting Room Foyer

  10:30 AM
Impacts of wind farms on WSR-88D operations and policy considerations
Richard J. Vogt, Tri-Agencies' (Dept. of Commerce, Defense & Transportation) Radar Operations Center, Norman, OK; and T. Crum, J. R. Reed, J. T. Snow, R. D. Palmer, B. Isom, and D. W. Burgess

  10:45 AM
Investigation of point echoes from GPS-enabled aircraft to detect anomalous propagation
Scott T. Shipley, Earth Resources Technology, Jessup, MD; and R. Saffle and M. H. Jain

  11:00 AM
A statistical evaluation of the SMPRF range-velocity mitigation technique
E. Ruzanski, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and J. C. Hubbert, V. Chandrasekar, and G. Meymaris

  11:15 AM
Initial implementation of super-resolution data on the NEXRAD network
Sebastian M. Torres, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. D. Curtis

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 17 January 2007


6
Interactive Processing Systems
Location: 216AB (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Ward R. Seguin, NOAA/OAR; William F. Roberts, NOAA

Papers:
  10:30 AM
6.1
The evolution of AWIPS
Jason P. Tuell, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and R. K. Henry, J. D. Lawson, E. L. Bensman, and F. P. Griffith

  10:45 AM
6.2
Overview of the new AWIPS SOA
John D. Lawson, Raytheon Company, Plano, TX; and J. P. Tuell, F. P. Griffith, and R. K. Henry

  11:00 AM
6.3
Warning Decision Support System - Integrated Information (WDSS-II) Progress and Plans
Kurt D. Hondl, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and V. Lakshmanan, T. M. Smith, and G. J. Stumpf

  11:15 AM
6.4
The new NWS Concept of Operations: A strategic road map
Jason P. Tuell, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and D. McCarthy, G. S. Foltz, J. L. Partain, L. Dunn, W. F. Bunting, and M. P. Foster

  11:30 AM
6.5
The next generation of McIDAS: Interactive processing for multi- and hyper-spectral environmental satellite data
Thomas H. Achtor, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. M. Whittaker and T. D. Rink

  11:45 AM
6.6
Surface data processing and integration at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center
Stephen Del Greco, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and J. N. Lott, R. Ray, D. Dellinger, F. Smith, and P. Jones

1:30 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 17 January 2007


Joint Session 4
Global Earth Observations (Joint between 11 IOAS-AOLS and 23 IIPS)
Location: 216AB (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 23rd Conference on IIPS; and the 11th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Cochairs: Howard J. Diamond, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant

Papers:
  1:30 PM
The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) and its Users: Fifteen Years On
John Zillman, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Vic., Australia

  2:00 PM
The Global Climate Observing System: Defining the requirements, addressing the needs
David M. Goodrich, Global Climate Observing System Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland

  2:15 PM
Systematic Observation Requirements for Satellite-based Products for Climate
Paul Mason, University of Reading, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and S. Bojinski

  2:30 PM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

  4:00 PM
  4:15 PM
Lead centers for global climate observing system data
M. Lawrence Nicodemus, International Environmental Data Rescue Organization [IEDRO], Deale, MD; and P. Alford

  5:00 PM
The PACRAIN/PI-GCOS automated rain gauge initiative
Michael D. Klatt, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. L. Morrissey and J. S. Greene


7
Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR)
Location: 217A (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: David J. Pace, FAA; Douglas E. Forsyth, NOAA/NSSL

Papers:
  1:30 PM
7.1
MPAR program overview and status
William Benner, Federal Aviation Administration, Atlantic City, NJ; and G. Torok, N. Gordner-Kalani, M. Batista-Carver, and T. Lee

  2:00 PM
7.3
Preliminary Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR) Preprototype Development
Jeffrey Herd, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and S. Duffy, M. Vai, F. Willwerth, and L. Retherford

  2:15 PM
7.4
Update on the National Weather Radar Testbed (Phased Array)
Douglas E. Forsyth, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. F. Kimpel, D. S. Zrnic, R. Ferek, J. F. Heimmer, T. McNellis, J. E. Crain, A. M. Shapiro, R. J. Vogt, and W. Benner

  2:30 PM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

  4:00 PM
7.5
Comparison of storm evolution characteristics: The NWRT and WSR-88D
Pamela L. Heinselman, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. L. Manross, D. L. Priegnitz, and R. Adams

  4:15 PM
7.6
Optimization of weather update time and data quality using phased-array radar
Tian-You Yu, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. B. Orescanin, C. D. Curtis, D. S. Zrnic, and D. E. Forsyth

  4:30 PM
7.7
Polarization Selection For Weather Phased Array Radar
Jerry E. Crain, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. Staiman

Poster PDF (228.5 kB)
  4:45 PM
7.8
Characteristics of microburst events observed with the National Weather Radar Testbed phased array radar
Travis M. Smith, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and P. L. Heinselman and D. Priegnitz

  5:00 PM
7.9
Beam multiplexing on the NWRT: looking ahead
Christopher D. Curtis, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and T. Y. Yu

  5:15 PM

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Wednesday, 17 January 2007


Poster Session 2
Poster Session II
Location: Exhibit Hall C (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Stephen M. Holt, Mitretek Systems; Scott T. Shipley, Earth Resources Technology

Papers:
 
Poster P2.14 has been moved. New Paper Number 8A3.A

 
NWS Concept of Operations - An IT perspective
Jason P. Tuell, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and G. S. Foltz, J. L. Partain, W. F. Bunting, L. Dunn, and M. P. Foster

 
Overview of the AWIPS SOA
John D. Lawson, Raytheon Company, Plano, TX; and J. P. Tuell, F. P. Griffith, and R. K. Henry

Poster PDF (35.3 kB)
 
Performance measures for the AWIPS communications network
Kenneth L. Stricklett, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and K. B. Nguyen and M. D. Buckingham

Poster PDF (65.6 kB)
 
P2.4
An Updated SST Satellite Match-up System

 
Experience and lessons learned regarding configuration and control of an advanced 4 dimensional variational satellite data assimilation system
Scott Longmore, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and A. Jones, A. Carheden, T. Vukicevic, and T. H. Vonder Haar

Poster PDF (935.4 kB)
 
Common basedata format supports research and operational NEXRAD radar requirements
Michael H. Jain, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and B. Bumgarner, E. Forren, and S. D. Smith

Poster PDF (106.6 kB)
 
The Multi-Radar Storm Cell Identification and Tracking (MR-SCIT) algorithm
Kevin L. Manross, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and R. D. Sigler, T. M. Smith, G. J. Stumpf, and K. L. Ortega

 
New science for the WSR-88D: testing a major mode on the SIGMET RVP8
Rick D. Rhoton, RS Information Systems Inc., Norman, Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. S. Saxion, R. L. Ice, D. A. Warde, and O. E. Boydstun

 
New science for the WSR-88D: implementing a major mode on the SIGMET RVP8.
Darcy S. Saxion, RS Information Systems Inc., Norman Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. D. Rhoton, R. L. Ice, D. A. Warde, O. E. Boydstun, S. M. Torres, G. Meymaris, and W. D. Zittel

Poster PDF (433.0 kB)
 
Clutter Mitigation Decision System Performance Evaluation in the WSR-88D
David A. Warde, SI International, Norman Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. L. Ice, R. D. Rhoton, D. S. Saxion, O. E. Boydstun, D. S. Berkowitz, and M. Dixon

 
Optimizing clutter filtering in the WSR-88D
Richard L. Ice, Air Force Weather Agency, Norman, OK; and D. A. Warde, A. D. Free, R. D. Rhoton, D. S. Saxion, C. A. Ray, N. K. Patel, O. E. Boydstun, D. S. Berkowitz, J. N. Chrisman, J. C. Hubbert, C. J. Kessinger, M. Dixon, and S. M. Torres

Poster PDF (1003.0 kB)
 
Spectral densities of polarimetric variables for retrieving winds and determining scatterer types
Svetlana Bachmann, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. S. Zrnic

Poster PDF (977.0 kB)
 
Improving Angular Resolution Using Adaptive Processing for Multifunction Phased Array Radar
Khoi D. Le, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. D. Palmer, T. -. Y. Yu, G. Zhang, S. M. Torres, and B. L. Cheong

Poster PDF (1.1 MB)
 
WSR-88D ORDA Antenna Gain and Beamwidth Algorithms
Alan D. Free, SI International, Norman, OK; and N. K. Patel, R. L. Ice, and O. E. Boydstun

Poster PDF (218.4 kB)

Thursday, 18 January 2007

8:30 AM-11:30 AM: Thursday, 18 January 2007


8B
Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD)
Location: 216AB (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL; Michael D. Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.

Papers:
  8:30 AM
A New Paradigm for Mesoscale Meteorology: Grid and Web Service-Oriented Research and Education in LEAD
Kelvin Droegemeier, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and T. Baltzer, A. Wilson, M. Ramamurthy, and K. Lawrence

  8:45 AM
The LEAD Science Portal Problem Solving Environment.
Dennis Gannon, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; and B. Plale, M. Christie, S. Marru, G. Kandaswamy, L. Fang, Y. Huang, S. Lee-Palickara, S. Jenson, N. Liu, S. Shirasuna, Y. Simmhan, A. Slominski, R. Ramachandran, R. D. Clark, K. Lawrence, and I. H. Kim

  9:00 AM
Siege: a graphical user interface to enable management of large numbers of weather simulations
Jay Alameda, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Champaign, IL; and B. F. Jewett, R. B. Wilhelmson, A. Rossi, S. Hampton, T. Baltzer, and A. Wilson

  9:15 AM
Monitoring and orchestrating a mesoscale meteorological cyberinfrastructure
Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Renaissance Computing Institute, Chapel Hill, NC; and D. Reed

  9:30 AM
Integrating LEAD Research in Undergraduate Education
Richard D. Clark, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and S. Yalda, D. Gannon, B. Plale, T. Baltzer, and E. C. Meyers

  9:45 AM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

  11:00 AM
LEAD at the Unidata workshop: demonstrating democratization of NWP capabilities
Tom Baltzer, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. Wilson, S. Marru, A. Rossi, M. Christie, S. Hampton, D. Gannon, J. Alameda, M. Ramamurthy, and K. Droegemeier

http://portal.leadproject.org

  11:15 AM

8:30 AM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 18 January 2007


8A
Radar Applications- Part II
Location: 217A (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Douglas E. Forsyth, NOAA/NSSL; William F. Roberts, NOAA; Robert E. Saffle, Mitretek Systems; Timothy Crum, NOAA/NEXRAD Radar Operations Center

Papers:
  8:30 AM
Target tracking at the National Weather Radar Testbed: a progress report on detecting and tracking aircraft
Mark Yeary, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and B. McGuire, D. Forsyth, W. Benner, G. Torok, and M. B. Yeary

  8:45 AM
Update to the National Weather Radar Testbed Radar Control Interface
David Priegnitz, NOAA/NSSL and CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. E. Forsyth

  9:00 AM
Paper 8A.3 has been moved new Poster Number P2.14A

  9:15 AM
REFRACTIVITY MEASUREMENTS FROM GROUND CLUTTER USING THE NATIONAL WEATHER RADAR TESTBED PHASED ARRAY RADAR
Boon Leng Cheong, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. D. Palmer, C. D. Curtis, T. Y. Yu, D. S. Zrnic, and D. Forsyth

  9:45 AM
Callibration of Zdr for NEXRAD
J. C. Hubbert, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and F. Pratte, R. A. Rilling, and S. M. Ellis

  10:00 AM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

  11:15 AM
CASA IP1: Network Operations and Initial Data
J. Brotzge, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. Brewster, V. Chandrasekar, B. Philips, S. Hill, K. Hondl, B. Johnson, E. Lyons, D. McLaughlin, and D. Westbrook

 
8A.7
Dynamic and adaptive steering of CASA radar network

  12:00 PM
Future Terminal Doppler Weather Radar Products for NWS Operations
Michael Istok, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and A. D. Stern, R. Saffle, M. A. Fresch, B. Klein, N. Shen, D. J. Stein III, Y. Song, and W. M. Blanchard

  12:15 PM
WARP Optimal Mosaic Algorithm Evaluation
Jeffrey A. Weinrich, Actionet Inc., Atlantic City, NJ; and R. Low

1:15 PM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 18 January 2007


9A
Internet Applications and Cyberinfrastructure
Location: 216AB (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL; Michael D. Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.

Papers:
  1:15 PM
Data management and transport infrastructure for the SCOOP project
Gerald J. Creager, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and D. Cote, M. Smith, J. MacLaren, T. Yoksas, S. Emmerson, S. R. Chiswell, and P. Bogden

  1:30 PM
Software architecture principles for web-application infrastructure – how Earth Science software systems such as the Live Access Server fit in
Roland H. Schweitzer, Weathertop Consulting, LLC, College Station, TX; and S. Hankin, K. M. O'Brien, J. Callahan, A. Manke, S. Du, and J. Li

http://ferret.pmel.noaa.gov/armstrong

  1:45 PM
A new production process based on a loosely coupled architecture:
Peter J. Trevelyan, The U.K. Met office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and A. Radford, G. Mallin, J. Tandy, and B. Wright

  2:00 PM
A OneNOAA Concept Prototype for Data Viewing
William F. Roberts, NOAA/OAR/GSD, Boulder, CO; and N. D. Gebauer and L. K. Cheatwood

  2:15 PM
Deployable Suite of Data Mining Web Services for Online Science Data Repositories
Sara Graves, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. Ramachandran, K. Keiser, M. Maskey, and C. Lynnes

  2:30 PM
Real time Filtering and Mining of NEXRAD Streams for Mesoscale Forecast and Prediction
Beth Plale, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; and N. Vijayakumar, R. Ramachandran, X. Li, and T. Baltzer

  2:45 PM
WRF Portal and Domain Wizard: Graphical Tools For WRF
Jeff S. Smith, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Ft Collins, CO; and M. W. Govett and P. T. McCaslin

1:30 PM-5:30 PM: Thursday, 18 January 2007


9B
Next Generation Air Transportation System [NGATS]
Location: 217A (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Sponsor: 23rd Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: David J. Pace, FAA; John McCarthy, Aviation Weather Associates, Inc.

Papers:
  2:00 PM
The Next Generation Air Transportation System Weather Concept of Operations
Cheryl G. Souders, FAA, Washington, DC; and S. McGettigan, J. May, and E. R. Dash

  2:30 PM
Aviation Weather Forecasting Opportunities in the Next Generation Air Transportation System
Kevin L. Johnston, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and A. B. Carmichael

  2:45 PM
The Consolidated Aviation Storm Forecast
Marilyn Wolfson, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and R. M. Rasmussen

  3:00 PM
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall and Raffle

  3:30 PM
Translating Weather Forecasts into Sector Capacity En Route Traffic Management
Stephen M. Zobell, The MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA; and L. Song and C. Wanke

  3:45 PM
Use of automated aviation weather forecasts in future NAS
George Hunter, Sensis Corporation, Campbell, CA; and B. Boisvert and K. Ramamoorthy

  4:00 PM
Network Enabled Operations for Weather Information
Kenneth M. Leonard, FAA, Washington, DC; and D. J. Pace and R. C. Deininger

  4:30 PM
Air Force Weather Net Enabled Operations
Don Berchoff, United States Air Force, Arlington, VA; and M. Howland and R. Hardwick

  4:45 PM
Issues Related to private/Public Roles and Responsibilities in Provision of Weather in the NGATS
Richard Heuwinkel, Weather IPT, JPDO/NGATS, Washington, DC., Washington, DC; and S. Kavoussi, M. Andrews, J. McCarthy, and S. Brown

  5:15 PM