Seventh Annual AMS Student Conference

Poster Session 1

 Student Conference General Poster Session
 P1.1Ekman driven cyclones/anti-cyclones and wind driven ocean circulation using “Weather in a Tank”  
David Beesley, Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA; and J. Olejarz, A. Tandon, and J. Marshall
 P1.2Geophysical fluid experiments in undergraduate education  
Seth Clevenstine, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and B. K. Fling
 P1.3Implementing a C++ interface for netCDF-4  
Shanna-Shaye Sashai Forbes, University of California, Berkeley, CA
 P1.4A student centered, student led, volunteer forecasting organization at the University of Oklahoma  
Patrick T. Marsh, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. Bodine, K. H. Goebbert, C. M. Shafer, and M. J. Laufersweiler
 P1.5Weather Break: a broadcast skills enhancing program for students  
Beth Dickey, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; and J. R. Gomez, R. Caniglia, A. Rudersdorf, and D. J. M. Schrage
 P1.6Correlation of meteorological variables and Major League Baseball home runs  
Benjamin J. Ogle, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and R. A. Bayer, B. J. Edwards, S. R. Gindhart, L. C. Valentine, and A. N. Wallace
 P1.7Analyzing conventional and emerging radar technologies for the May 8th, 2007 central Oklahoma tornado case  
Jared Rennie, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
 P1.8Error in the WSR-88D ZS (snow) algorithm  
Laura Christine Kruep, NSF, Charlotte, NC; and J. LaDue
 P1.9Communicating weather radar to public audiences  extended abstract
Rachel E. Butterworth, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and K. A. Kloesel, C. Cervato, and W. A. Gallus
 P1.10Interpreting historical storminess data: A web portal for Pacific regional resilience  
Thomas A. Sabbatelli, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA; and J. Marra and E. Shea
 P1.11Hurricane & Tropical Storm Impacts over the South Florida Metropolitan Area: Mortality & Government  
Ian C. Colon Pagan Sr., UPR Rio Piedras - SOARS, Patillas, PR
 P1.12Interactions between individuals during response to tornado warnings  
Danielle E. Turner, Millersville University, Lancaster, PA
 P1.13National Weather Service warning performance associated with watches  
Jessica A. Ram, Pennsylvania State University, Kennett Square, PA; and P. T. Schlatter, E. M. Quoetone, and R. H. Johns
 P1.14Crest Stage Relationships for River Systems in Georgia  
Kar’retta N. Venable, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and K. Frantz
 P1.15Enhancements to flash flood warnings: automated inclusion of known flash flood-prone areas  
Audra C. Hennecke, NOAA/NWS, Sterling, VA; and S. J. Rogowski, S. A. Rogowski, S. A. Listemaa, and R. D. Hitchens
 P1.16Floods and the Built Environment  
Douglas James Gavin, UCAR/COMET, Jackson, MS
 P1.17Evaluating the utility of satellite-based precipitation estimates for flood forecasting in ungauged basins  
Koray K. Yilmaz, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and H. V. Gupta and T. Wagener
 P1.18Effects of land cover characteristics on urban hydrological systems: an analysis for the Colorado Front Range  
Armand D. Silva, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and D. J. Gochis
 P1.19Verification and analysis of soil water content measurements from the Oklahoma Mesonet  
Aaron M. Gleason, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. B. Basara
 P1.20The Onset, Cessation and Dry Spells of the Small Rainy Season (Belg) of Ethiopia  extended abstract
Mesay Abebe Habtemariam Sr., National Meteorological Agency, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 P1.21Using ensemble prediction systems to estimate medium range temperature forecast error  
Peter M. Finocchio, AER, Beverly, MA; and D. B. Hogan and S. M. Leidner
 P1.22Aspects of 6 June, 2007: a null "moderate risk" of severe weather  
Jonathan Thomas Kurtz, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
 P1.23Case analysis of the Friday, 13 April 2007 Colorado “false alarm” snowstorm  
Jonathan D. D. Meyer, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO; and M. L. Massey and P. Nutter
 P1.24Convective initiation during the early evening boundary layer transition period: A case study  
Jessica Busse, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
 P1.25A comparison of GOES and MODIS imagery in operational forecasting  
Jordan Gerth, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
 P1.26Development of an improved forecasting technique for strong northeasterly winds in the western Gulf of Maine  
Daniel S. Michaud, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
 P1.27Effects of varying land-cover conditions on surface energy budgets  
John B. Barr, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. B. Basara, W. P. Kustas, and J. H. Prueger
 P1.28Overview of the Hampton University 48-Inch LIDAR System  
Robert Benjamin Lee III, Hampton University, Hampton, VA; and M. P. McCormick, Z. Tao, and D. Wu
 P1.29Water vapor retrieval using LIDAR measurements  
Kevin R. Leavor, Hampton University, Hampton, VA; and M. P. McCormick, Z. Tao, and D. Wu
 P1.30Variability of surface air temperature over gently-sloped terrain  
David Bodine, Atmospheric Radar Research Center, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. Klein, S. Arms, E. Fedorovich, and A. M. Shapiro
 P1.31Behavior of WRF's boundary layer schemes and land surface models in simulations of an urban heat island  
Natalie Umphlett, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and C. Rowe
 P1.32Analysis of wind data from the 2004 DAPPLE experiment in Westminster, UK  
Maxime Perron, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Barlow and P. M. Klein
 P1.33Numerical study of the Mid-Atlantic low-level jet  
Catherine A. Sabol, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and J. Limbacher
 P1.34Northern Hemisphere teleconnection patterns in relation to station temperature anomalies  
Richard, Chohin Lam, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
 P1.35Precipitation Relationships between the Great Plains, U.S. Southwest, and Mexican Monsoons  
Melissa Marie Ackerman, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and R. Oglesby, Q. Hu, and S. Feng
 P1.36Two cases of extreme blocking events over Europe and North America  extended abstract
Justin M. Glisan, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and A. R. Lupo
 P1.37Global evolution of synoptic-scale vorticity maxima  
Alec Setnor Bogdanoff, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
 P1.38High resolution observations and modeling of a shallow, intense Great Plains cold front  
Daniel C. Hartung, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. E. Martin, J. A. Otkin, D. D. Turner, W. F. Feltz, and T. J. Wagner
 P1.39Characterization of Selected Boundary Layer Convergence Zones as Observed in IHOP (2002) and REFRACTT (2006)  
Theresa Abigail Aguilar, SOARS, Anton, TX; and T. M. Weckwerth and C. J. Kessinger
 P1.40Investigation of convective initiation along a Dryline using Observation and Numerical Weather Prediction Model  
Mengsteab Weldegaber, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore,, MD; and B. Demoz, S. Chiao, and L. Sparling
 P1.41The initiation and maintenance of convection along synoptically-quiescent drylines  
Katherine L. Horgan, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and C. C. Weiss
 P1.42Case Study of Severe Wind Outbreak in NE Nebraska and NW Iowa August 20, 2007  
Halley K. Holmes, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; and R. Caniglia, J. Martinelli, and A. Rudersdorf
 P1.43Using the WRF Model to Identify Genesis Mechanisms for Bow Echo Mesoscale Vortices  
Michael St.Laurent Jr., Lyndon State College, Littleton, NH; and N. T. Atkins
 P1.44A Comparison of Inverted Troughs in the Central U.S  
Tyler J. Fleming, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and M. R. Anderson
 P1.45Variations in subtropical storm types and their contribution to rainfall in southeast Texas  
Dianne K. Boothby, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and A. C. Ferrel, L. J. Hopper, Jr., and C. Schumacher
 P1.46Storm divergence from the Aggie Doppler Radar (ADRAD): Synoptic forcing and convective/stratiform variations  
Cameron R. Homeyer, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and A. J. Wiley
 P1.47Changes in mesoscale divergence structures based on storm evolution  
Jordan Moore, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and A. Fanning, J. Stachnik, and C. Schumacher
 P1.48Hurricane Katrina reanalysis over South Florida  
Michael Kevin Hernandez, Univ. of Miami, Miami, FL
 P1.49ICESat estimates of forest canopy height loss for post-hurricane timber damage detection and assessment decision support  
Jason Brent Jones, NASA DEVELOP Program, Stennis Space Center, MS; and L. M. Childs
 P1.50Radar analysis of deep convection in landfalling tropical cyclone rainbands: tornadic and nontornadic cells  
Heather B. Anderson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; and M. D. Eastin
 P1.51A climatology of tropical cyclone pinhole eyes in the Atlantic basin  
Kate Musgrave, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
 P1.52Analysis of deep convective cell motions within an intense hurricane  
Brett G. Odom, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; and M. D. Eastin
 P1.53Development of a hurricane secondary eyewall formation index  
Matthew Sitkowski, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. Kossin
 P1.54An Analysis of the Three-Dimensional Wind Field of Hurricane Ivan (2004) Using Radar Data  
Michael D. Williams, The University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and K. Knupp
 P1.55Reanalysis of the 1945 Homestead Hurricane  
Christopher Micheal Luckett, NOAA, Jackson, MS
 P1.56Simulation of hurricane-ocean interaction for hurricane Katrina: Coupling the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model with a 1-D ocean model  
Kimberly R. Trent, SOARS, Fresh Meadows, NY; and G. J. Holland and R. Rotunno
 P1.57Late season tropical cyclone formation in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean: 1975-2005  
Rachel G. Mauk, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and J. S. Hobgood
 P1.58The effect of dust optical properties on surface radiative energy budget and atmospheric thermodynamics during Aerose-III  
Adrian Flores, NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Washington, DC; and E. Joseph, N. R. Nalli, and V. Morris
 P1.59A Statistical Analysis of Trade Wind Cumulus Properties Relevant to Warm Rain Formation  
Amanda M. Sheffield, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and S. Lasher-Trapp
 P1.60The Daily Cycle of Winds at Estación Obispo, Mexico, during the North American Monsoon  
McArthur Jones Jr., Millersville University and UCAR/SOARS, Millersville, PA; and L. M. Hartten
 P1.61Calculating the moist static energy budget around the ITCZ in idealized WRF simulations  extended abstract
Scott W. Powell, University of Miami, Miami, FL; and D. S. Nolan
 P1.62Large-scale tropical circulations induced by heat sources in two simple models  
Alex Omar Gonzalez, CMMAP, State College, PA
 P1.63Identification of mesoscale convective features using satellite imagery data  
Annelise Lenz, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and W. F. Feltz, K. M. Bedka, R. E. Holz, and J. Sieglaff
 P1.64Using radio occultation soundings to study Mesoscale Convective Systems  extended abstract
Cecille M. Villanueva Birriel, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR; and W. Schreiner and B. Kuo
 P1.65Development of methodology and tools for determining the impact of cloud-cover on satellite sensors  
Luke McGuire, Univ. of Oklahoma, Lewisburg, PA; and H. E. Snell and T. S. Zaccheo
 P1.66Data exploration study of atmospheric TIR signals associated with tectonic faulting and earthquake processes  
Noam Reisner, NASA DEVELOP at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD; and C. P. Normile, M. Perekupka, M. Zuhurudeen, J. Wang, and S. Risman
 P1.67Improving the assessment capabilities of Encephalitis in Alabama by integrated use of NASA TRMM mission  
Jamie E. Favors, NASA, Mobile, AL; and B. Stringer and F. W. Baker
 P1.68Atmospheric Measurements aboard C-130 During the Pacific Atmospheric Sulfur Experiment  extended abstract
Anastasia G. Yanchilina, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; and L. Mauldin and R. Anderson
 P1.69Effects of Meteorological Forcing on Transport and Fate of CDOM in the South Atlantic Bight  
Lauren W. Urban, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
 P1.70Atmospheric forcing on lobster post-larvae settlement  
Andrew J. Pershing, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME; and R. Wahle and P. C. Meyers
 P1.71Using remote sensing technologies to monitor the health of the Chesapeake Bay  
Jill L. Gribbin, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and M. Ferrucci, L. Kelly, and S. Risman
 P1.72Climate influences on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Sequim Bay, Washington State  
Alisha R. Fernandez, University of Colorado and NOAA/NCAR, Seattle, WA; and S. K. Moore and V. Trainer
 P1.73Compiling a climatology of smoke plume injection heights from satellite measurements  
Shawn R. Gindhart, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and C. Ichoku
 P1.74Interannual Variability of Wildfires in the Missouri - Arkansas region  
Melissa D. Chesser, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri; and A. R. Lupo, D. Albert, and C. C. Buonanno
 P1.75Atmospheric Influence on the Propagation of Radio Station Waves  
Scott Mowaswes, Kean University, Union, New Jersey
 P1.76Seasonal trends in stratospheric water vapor as derived from SAGE II data  
Marilee M. Roell, LRC, Hampton, VA; and R. Fu
 P1.77Changes in Arctic Snowfall/Total Precipitation Ratios  
Ryan L. Ruhge, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and S. Feng and M. P. Lawson
 P1.78Interpretation of Return Levels Under a Changing Climate  
Marcus D. Walter, Pennsylvania State Univ. / NCAR, University Park, PA
 P1.79Predicting and assessing adaptive capacity of water management to climate variability and change in Northeast Brazil  
Nathan L. Engle, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
 P1.80Spatial and temporal precipitation patterns for the Great Plains  
Caitlin I. Ross, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and M. R. Anderson
 P1.81Regional variability of CAPE and deep shear from reanalysis  
Victor Gensini, National Weather Center REU Program, Dekalb, IL
 P1.82Meridional Energy Transport Discrepancies in Transient and Equilibrium Climate Simulations  
Benjamin Katsuo Johnson, OAR, College Park, MD
 P1.83The effect of CO2 stabilization on uptake rates in land and ocean sinks as a function of ocean circulation, vegetation type, and CO2 fertilization  
Zi Zi A. Searles, NCAR, San Francisco, CA
 P1.84Comparing the Antarctic bipolar seesaw under glacial and interglacial conditions  
Katherine A. Pingree, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH; and C. Morrill
 P1.85Neural Networks as a tool for Spatio-temporal Interpolation in the Gulf of Maine  
François P. Neville, University of Maine, Orono, ME
 P1.86The Sensational Seiche of Lake Erie  
Sarah M. Dillingham, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
 P1.87Ekman Transport and Tidal Variations in the Gulf of Maine  
Norman Shippee Jr., Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
 P1.88Trends and Sources of Aerosols in Alaska  
Ashley N. Wallace, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
 P1.89Intensive observation of Sand ans Dust Stroms using ground-based Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy in Anmyeon, Korea  
Byung-Il Lee III, National Institute of Meteorological Research, Seoul, South Korea; and Y. Kim, E. H. Sohn, M. J. Kim, G. M. Lee, and J. H. Park
 P1.90Ozone dependency of the background current in ozonesondes  
Karen A. Diaz, NCAR/Significant Opportunities for Atmospheric Research and Science, San Juan, PR
 P1.91Improving Data Quality when Sampling Oxygen-18 Isotopes in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide  
Lumari Pardo, SOARS, UCAR, New York, NY
 P1.92Characteristics of PM2.5 carbonaceous aerosol in Tianjin,China  
Weifang Li, Nankai University, Tianjin, China; and Z. Bai, C. Zhang, A. Liu, and J. Wei
 P1.93Comparing simulations to observations of photochemical reactive gaseous pollutants above and downwind of Mexico City  
Christopher L. Williams, SOARS/UCAR, Atlanta, GA; and D. McKenna
 P1.94Multivariate linear regression analysis to assess atmospheric ion deposition at PA47  
Brittany Potter, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and M. Sutcliffe
 P1.95Local Minimum of Tropical Cyclogenesis in the Eastern Caribbean  
Owen H. Shieh, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and S. J. Colucci

Sunday, 20 January 2008: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM, Exhibit Hall B

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