87th AMS Annual Meeting

Session 5: Data Impact Tests and Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSE)

Wednesday, 17 January 2007: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
212B (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Cochairs:  G. David Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc. and Ward R. Seguin, NOAA/OAR
  8:30 AM
The use of global AIRS hyperspectral observations in numerical weather prediction
John F. Le Marshall, Bureau of Meteorology, Docklands, Victoria, Australia; 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 AM
Use 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 AM
Ensemble data assimilation of satellite radiances
Jeffrey Whitaker, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and T. M. Hamill

  9:15 AM
Improved analyses and forecasts with AIRS retrievals using the local ensemble transform Kalman filter
Hong Li, Shanghai Typhoon Institute, Shanghai, China, Shanghai, China; and J. Liu, E. Fertig, E. Kalnay, J. Aravequia, I. Szunyogh, E. J. Kostelich, and R. Todling

  9:30 AM
Impact of ground-based GPS observations on the Canadian Regional Analysis and Forecast System
Stephen R. Macpherson, MSC, Dorval, QC, Canada; and G. Deblonde, J. Aparicio, and B. Casati

Poster PDF (712.0 kB)
  9:45 AM
The impact of data interaction on targeted observations with a 4D-Var data assimilation and forecast system
Dacian N. Daescu, Portland State University, Portland, OR; and I. M. Navon, S. Akella, and G. Erlebacher

  10:00 AM
Coffee Break in Meeting Room Foyer

  10:30 AM
The influence of observations on 1-10 day forecasts
Daniel Hodyss, NRL, Monterey, CA; and S. J. Majumdar

  10:45 AM
Evaluation of WINDSAT surface wind data and its impact on ocean surface wind analyses and numerical weather prediction
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

Poster PDF (843.3 kB)
  11:00 AM
Analysis of Hurricanes Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and COSMIC Satellite Data
Patrick J. Fitzpatrick, Geosystems Research Institute, Stennis Space Center, MS; and Q. Xiao, G. J. Holland, Y. H. Kuo, J. J. Cione, and C. M. Hill

  11:15 AM
Applications 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 AM
  11:45 AM
The challenges of transferring observation research to operations
Ward R. Seguin, NOAA/OAR, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Uhart

  12:00 PM
Lunch Break (Cash & Carry available in the Exhibit Hall)

  1:30 PM
The impact of assimilating radar and SCAN data on a WRF simulation of a Mississippi Delta squall line
Patrick J. Fitzpatrick, Geosystems Research 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 PM
Sensitivity of Surface Analyses to RAWS observations
John D. Horel, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and D. Myrick

  2:15 PM
Initialization 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 PM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

  4:00 PM
Impacts 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

An experimental framework for the evaluation of adaptive algorithms for observation thinning in data assimilation

  4:30 PM
The interaction between model resolution, observation resolution and observation density in data assimilation: a two-dimensional study
Vladimir Bondarenko, University of Constance, Constance, Germany; and T. Ochotta, D. Saupe, and W. Wergen

  4:45 PM
An OSSE study of TAMDAR data impact on mesoscale data assimilation and prediction
Yubao Liu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and N. A. Jacobs, W. Yu, T. T. Warner, S. P. Swerdlin, and M. Anderson