88th Annual Meeting (20-24 January 2008)

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Sunday, 20 January 2008

7:30 AM-9:30 AM: Sunday, 20 January 2008


Short Course Registration

8:30 AM-4:45 PM: Sunday, 20 January 2008


Methods in Climate Change Detection and Attribution
Location: 221 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 2008 Annual Meeting Short Courses

8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 20 January 2008


(Workshop) Linked Environment for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD)
Location: 215 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 2008 Annual Meeting Short Courses


(Workshop) WAMME
Location: 216 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 2008 Annual Meeting Short Courses


Met. for Surface Transportation
Location: 220 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 2008 Annual Meeting Short Courses


Statistical Methods and Software for Hurricane & Tropical Storm Prediction
Location: 222 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 2008 Annual Meeting Short Courses

9:00 AM-6:00 PM: Sunday, 20 January 2008


Conference Registration

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 20 January 2008


7th Annual WeatherFest
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 20 January 2008


First Time Attendee Briefing
Location: 207 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

5:00 PM-6:00 PM: Sunday, 20 January 2008


Business Meeting/fellow Awards
Location: R01 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

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


Poster Session 1
Educational Initiatives Poster Session
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 17th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Kathleen A. Murphy, AMS Education Resource Educator; Marianne J. Hayes, AMS Education Resource Educator

Papers:
 
New NOAA-NWS Education Products
Ron Gird, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

 
Clustering key concepts when teaching Oceanography online
Horacio Ferriz, California State Univ., Turlock, CA

 
Visualizing the environment: processing data and imagery to produce effective communication and education tools
Daniel P. Pisut, I.M. Systems Group, Silver Spring, MD; and A. Powell, T. Loomis, and M. Pulliam

Poster PDF (2.3 MB)
 
P1.5
An Online Oceanography Studies Experience in Conjunction with TESSE and GAMEP Programs at Dillard University During Spring 2008

 
Reworking an earth systems science course at Gallaudet University
Henry David Snyder, Gallaudet Univ., Washington, DC

 
Fostering GK-12 International Activities between U.S. and Senegal Middle Schools
Tamara L. Battle, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; and J. Perrella, M. Alfred, and G. S. Jenkins

 
Oceanography on the High Plains of Texas (Wayland Baptist University)
Tim R. Walsh, Wayland Baptist Univ., Plainview, TX; and M. Bryan

 
Using Online Ocean Studies to Chart a New Course in Science Teacher Education
Julie Lambert, Florida Atlantic Univ., Key Biscayne, FL; and J. Hargis

 
Online weather at Gavilan in 2007
Andrew H. Van Tuyl, Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA

 
P1.11
Online Ocean Studies brings the sea to the Mid-Continent USA

 
Status of the Online Oceanography Course at California State University, Los Angeles
Pedro Ramirez, California State Univ., Los Angeles, CA; and S. LaDochy

Poster PDF (493.6 kB)
 
Integrating OWS materials into an existing introductory meteorology class
Meredith L. Leonard, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles, CA

 
P1.15
Initial progress in three-stage plan to implement On-line Ocean Studies at New Jersey City University

 
P1.16
Online Weather Studies for the Millennial Generation

 
Introduction of Online Ocean Studies to New Mexico Junior College
Roene Neu, New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs, NM

 
An oceanography course to enhance earth sciences offerings at an HBCU
David Padgett, Tennessee State Univ., Nashville, TN

 
Oceans affecting Environment at Rosebud Indian Reservation
Subodh Singh, Sinte Gleska Univ., Mission, SD; and N. Singh and V. K. Singh

 
Demand on online weather and atmosphere courses offered by CSUN
Gong-Yuh Lin, California State Univ., Northridge, CA

Poster PDF (221.8 kB)
 
Implementing Online Weather into the quarter system using archive files
Steve LaDochy, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Poster PDF (446.3 kB)
 
Incorporating the AMS Online Weather Studies resources in the design of a new meteorology course
Stephen L. Arnold, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA

http://www.gentoogeek.org/geography

 
Creating user-friendly tools for data analysis and visualization in K-12 classrooms: A Fortran dinosaur meets Generation Y
Lin H. Chambers, NASA/LaRC, Hampton, VA; and S. Chaudhury, M. T. Page, A. J. Lankey, J. Doughty, S. Kern, and T. M. Rogerson

http://asd-www.larc.nasa.gov/SCOOL/usedata.html

Poster PDF (487.5 kB)
 
NWS & AMS—Education Outreach at its Best
Robert P. Wanton, NOAA/NWS, Mt. Holly, NJ; and J. D. Moore and J. Poirier

 
DLESE-Facilitating High Quality Earth Science Education
Steve Michael Carlson, AMS/NOAA Project Atmosphere AREA, White Salmon, WA

Poster PDF (98.5 kB)
 
Enhancing Elementary School Students' Understanding of Hurricanes
William R. Huskin, Central Bucks School District, Doylestown, PA

 
Kids' Weather Hour at WFO Amarillo—using NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio as an educational tool
Matthew R. Kramar, NOAA/NWSFO, Sterling, VA; and J. J. Brost

Poster PDF (343.1 kB)
 
Meteorology in an integrated activity-based Summer Science Institute for middle school students
Richard Wagner, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO; and L. S. Johnson

 
P1.32
Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science-STEM Education for the General Public

 
Updated Tornado Safety Preparedness for Schools
Timothy W. Troutman, NOAA/NWS, Huntsville, AL; and H. M. Allen, J. M. Coyne, and D. Nadler

 
Science on a Sphere - educational applications at the Nauticus museum
John Anderson, Hampton Univ., Hampton, VA; and W. L. Smith Sr., R. L. Beale, B. H. Maggi, S. Ackerman, and M. Fisher

 
Two courses missing from US university meteorology programs
Michael W. Douglas, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. Murillo and J. F. Mejia

Poster PDF (155.3 kB)
 
International Summer Experiences for Students in Senegal – Year 2
Gregory Jenkins, Howard Univ., Washington, DC

 
European Meteorological Society and education in atmospheric sciences
Tomas Halenka, Charles Univ., Prague, Czech Republic; and M. Belda

 
Radar-Based Laboratory Exercises Taught at Lyndon State College
Nolan T. Atkins, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT

 
P1.39
Constant Proportions in the Ocean: A Constructivist approach to teaching seawater compostion

 
Integrating Weather in a tank: From non-major freshmen to junior meteorology majors and graduate dynamicists
Amit Tandon, Univ. of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, MA; and L. Illari, J. Marshall, S. Lee, G. McKinley, M. C. Morgan, R. D. Clark, T. W. N. Haine, and K. Mackin

 
Teaching with tanks: geophysical fluid experiments in undergraduate education
Richard D. Clark, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and S. Clevenstine, L. Illari, J. Marshall, A. Tandon, S. Lee, T. W. N. Haine, G. McKinley, M. Morgan, and K. Mackin

 
Ocean studies: from the virtual world to the real
Barbara Hillery, SUNY, Old Westbury, NY

Poster PDF (201.3 kB)
 
Online Lab Science Course: Meeting the needs of a non-traditional student
James E. Edson Jr., Univ. of Arkansas, Monticello, AR

 
Developing online teaching tools using Python, Zope, and Plone
Jeffrey G. Pittman, Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX

 
An assessment of a weather forecasting contest in multi-leveled meteorology classes
Joby Hilliker, West Chester Univ., West Chester, PA

Poster PDF (223.4 kB)
 
YouTube as a tool for meteorological education
Timothy J. Wagner, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Ackerman

 
Lessons learned from Katrina - diabetes preparations before the next storm
Peggy B. Bourgeois, Southeast Association of Diabetes Educators (S'eLADE), Baton Rouge, LA

 
Service learning through Earth Gauge
Redina L. Herman, Western Illinois Univ., Macomb, IL

 
A new operational forecasting webpage at the University of Oklahoma
Kevin H. Goebbert, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. M. Shafer, P. T. Marsh, and M. J. Laufersweiler

 
Hurricane Weather Support and Education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Randell J. Barry, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Daytona Beach, FL

Poster PDF (70.2 kB)
 
International focus group– virtually there with VISITview
Bernadette H. Connell, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, CO; and V. Castro, M. Davison, A. Mostek, and T. M. Whittaker

Poster PDF (170.7 kB)
 
An Online Textbook: A Rich Resource for Tropical Meteorology Education
Arlene Laing, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and J. L. Evans and W. Abshire

http://www.meted.ucar.edu/tropical/textbook/

Poster PDF (2.5 MB)
 
Cyclones, cones, and confusion: Perspectives from forecasters
Gina M. Eosco, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY

 
The IODP “School of Rock: Exploring Ocean Cores at the Gulf Coast Repository”
Michael J. Passow, Columbia Univ., Palisades, NY; and L. Peart, M. Leckie, D. Thomas, and S. Katz Cooper

 
The NCAR Climate Discovery Online Course Sequence for Middle and High School Educators
Roberta M. Johnson, NESTA, Boulder, CO; and S. Henderson, L. Gardiner, B. Hathaway, K. Meymaris, R. Russell, D. Ward, and S. Foster

 
Online Ocean Studies
Carlos J. Ayarza Real, Univ. of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR


Poster Session 1
Student Conference General Poster Session
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Seventh Annual AMS Student Conference

Papers:
 
Ekman 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

 
Geophysical fluid experiments in undergraduate education
Seth Clevenstine, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and B. K. Fling

 
Implementing a C++ interface for netCDF-4
Shanna-Shaye Sashai Forbes, University of California, Berkeley, CA

 
A student centered, student led, volunteer forecasting organization at the University of Oklahoma
Patrick T. Marsh, NOAA/NSSL & OU/CIMMS/SoM, Norman, OK; and D. Bodine, K. H. Goebbert, C. M. Shafer, and M. J. Laufersweiler

 
Weather 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

 
Correlation 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

 
Error in the WSR-88D ZS (snow) algorithm
Laura Christine Kruep, NSF, Charlotte, NC; and J. LaDue

 
Communicating weather radar to public audiences
Rachel E. Butterworth, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. A. Kloesel, C. Cervato, and W. A. Gallus Jr.

Poster PDF (793.6 kB)
 
Interpreting 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

 
Interactions between individuals during response to tornado warnings
Danielle E. Turner, Millersville University, Lancaster, PA

 
National 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

 
Crest Stage Relationships for River Systems in Georgia
Kar’retta N. Venable, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and K. Frantz

 
Enhancements 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

 
Floods and the Built Environment
Douglas James Gavin, UCAR/COMET, Jackson, MS

 
Evaluating 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

 
Effects 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

 
Verification and analysis of soil water content measurements from the Oklahoma Mesonet
Aaron M. Gleason, NOAA/NWS, Calera, AL; and J. B. Basara

 
The Onset, Cessation and Dry Spells of the Small Rainy Season (Belg) of Ethiopia
Mesay Abebe Habtemariam Sr., National Meteorological Agency, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Poster PDF (1.4 MB)
 
Using ensemble prediction systems to estimate medium range temperature forecast error
Peter M. Finocchio, AER, Beverly, MA; and D. B. Hogan and S. M. Leidner

 
Aspects of 6 June, 2007: a null "moderate risk" of severe weather
Jonathan Thomas Kurtz, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

 
Case 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

 
A comparison of GOES and MODIS imagery in operational forecasting
Jordan Gerth, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

 
Effects 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

 
Overview 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

 
Water vapor retrieval using LIDAR measurements
Kevin R. Leavor, Hampton University, Newport News, VA; and M. P. McCormick, Z. Tao, and D. Wu

 
Variability 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

 
Behavior 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

 
Analysis 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

 
Numerical study of the Mid-Atlantic low-level jet
Catherine A. Sabol, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and J. Limbacher

 
Northern Hemisphere teleconnection patterns in relation to station temperature anomalies
Richard, Chohin Lam, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

 
Precipitation 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

 
Two cases of extreme blocking events over Europe and North America
Justin M. Glisan, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and A. R. Lupo

Poster PDF (487.4 kB)
 
Global evolution of synoptic-scale vorticity maxima
Alec Setnor Bogdanoff, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

 
High 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

 
Characterization 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

 
Investigation 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

 
The initiation and maintenance of convection along synoptically-quiescent drylines
Katherine L. Horgan, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and C. C. Weiss

 
Case 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

 
Using 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

 
A Comparison of Inverted Troughs in the Central U.S
Tyler J. Fleming, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and M. R. Anderson

 
Variations 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

 
Storm 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

 
Changes 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

 
Hurricane Katrina reanalysis over South Florida
Michael Kevin Hernandez, Pennsylvania State University, Miami, FL

 
ICESat 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

 
Radar 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

 
A climatology of tropical cyclone pinhole eyes in the Atlantic basin
Kate Musgrave, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

 
Analysis of deep convective cell motions within an intense hurricane
Brett G. Odom, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; and M. D. Eastin

 
Development of a hurricane secondary eyewall formation index
Matthew Sitkowski, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. Kossin

 
An 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

 
Reanalysis of the 1945 Homestead Hurricane
Christopher Micheal Luckett, NOAA, Jackson, MS

 
Late season tropical cyclone formation in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean: 1975-2005
Rachel G. Mauk, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and J. S. Hobgood

 
The 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

 
A Statistical Analysis of Trade Wind Cumulus Properties Relevant to Warm Rain Formation
Amanda M. Sheffield, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and S. Lasher-Trapp

 
The 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

 
Calculating the moist static energy budget around the ITCZ in idealized WRF simulations
Scott W. Powell, University of Miami, Miami, FL; and D. S. Nolan

Poster PDF (838.1 kB)
 
Identification 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

 
Using radio occultation soundings to study Mesoscale Convective Systems
Cecille M. Villanueva Birriel, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR; and W. Schreiner and B. Kuo

Poster PDF (2.6 MB)
 
Development 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

 
Data 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

 
Improving 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

 
Atmospheric Measurements aboard C-130 During the Pacific Atmospheric Sulfur Experiment
Anastasia G. Yanchilina, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; and L. Mauldin and R. Anderson

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)
 
Atmospheric forcing on lobster post-larvae settlement
Andrew J. Pershing, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME; and R. Wahle and P. C. Meyers

 
Using 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

 
Climate 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

 
Compiling a climatology of smoke plume injection heights from satellite measurements
Shawn R. Gindhart, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and C. Ichoku

 
Interannual 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

 
Atmospheric Influence on the Propagation of Radio Station Waves
Scott Mowaswes, Kean University, Union, New Jersey

 
 
Changes in Arctic Snowfall/Total Precipitation Ratios
Ryan L. Ruhge, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and S. Feng and M. P. Lawson

 
Interpretation of Return Levels Under a Changing Climate
Marcus D. Walter, Pennsylvania State Univ. / NCAR, University Park, PA

 
Spatial and temporal precipitation patterns for the Great Plains
Caitlin I. Ross, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and M. R. Anderson

 
Regional variability of CAPE and deep shear from reanalysis
Victor Gensini, National Weather Center REU Program, Dekalb, IL

 
Comparing the Antarctic bipolar seesaw under glacial and interglacial conditions
Katherine A. Pingree, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH; and C. Morrill

 
Neural Networks as a tool for Spatio-temporal Interpolation in the Gulf of Maine
François P. Neville, University of Maine, Orono, ME

 
The Sensational Seiche of Lake Erie
Sarah M. Dillingham, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

 
Ekman Transport and Tidal Variations in the Gulf of Maine
Norman Shippee Jr., Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

 
Trends and Sources of Aerosols in Alaska
Ashley N. Wallace, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

 
Intensive 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 III, E. H. Sohn, M. J. Kim, G. M. Lee III, and J. H. Park III

 
Ozone dependency of the background current in ozonesondes
Karen A. Diaz, NCAR/Significant Opportunities for Atmospheric Research and Science, San Juan, PR

 
Characteristics of PM2.5 carbonaceous aerosol in Tianjin,China
Weifang Li, Nankai University, Tianjin, China; and Z. Bai, C. Zhang, A. Liu, and J. Wei

 
Multivariate linear regression analysis to assess atmospheric ion deposition at PA47
Brittany Potter, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and M. Sutcliffe

 
Local Minimum of Tropical Cyclogenesis in the Eastern Caribbean
Owen H. Shieh, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and S. J. Colucci

6:00 PM-7:00 AM: Sunday, 20 January 2008


Fellows Reception
Location: R02-R03 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

7:30 PM-8:15 PM: Sunday, 20 January 2008


Hurricane on the Bayou Showing 1
Location: R08-R09 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

Monday, 21 January 2008

7:00 AM-5:30 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Audio Visual Storage
Location: 213 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)


BAMS
Location: 203 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)


Press Briefing
Location: 202 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)


Press Office
Location: 201 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)


Speaker Ready Room/IT
Location: 212 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

7:30 AM-8:00 AM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Daily Weather Briefing
Location: 206 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Event

7:30 AM-8:30 AM: Monday, 21 January 2008


National Weather Service, NOAA All hands Meeting
Location: 207 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

7:30 AM-5:30 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Registration continues through Thursday, 24 January

8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Weather Video Preview Theater
Location: 225 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Coffee Break Reception - Sponsored by Ball Aerospace

8:30 AM-9:15 AM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Joint Session 1
The Richard Hallgren Symposium Opening Session
Location: R04 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the The Richard Hallgren Symposium; and the Third Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research )

Papers:
  8:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks, Richard A. Anthes, AMS President

  8:35 AM
Keynote Address
John W. Zillman, Chair, GCOS Steering Committee, Melbourne, Australia

8:30 AM-10:45 AM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Joint Session 1
Increasing public awareness on tropical cyclone forecasting (Part 1)
Location: 209 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 17th Symposium on Education; and the Tropical Meteorology Special Symposium )
Cochairs: David R. Smith, United States Naval Academy; Robert Hart, Florida State University

Papers:
  8:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks
David R. Smith, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and R. Hart

  8:45 AM
  9:15 AM
Introducing America's Emergency Network
Bryan Norcross, The Weather Channel, Atlanta , GA

  9:30 AM
Building hurricane awareness in Florida
Paul Ruscher, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL; and B. Nelson

  9:45 AM
Hurricane research to operations: Bridging the "valley of death"
Christopher Landsea, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL

9:00 AM-10:15 AM: Monday, 21 January 2008


1
AIR QUALITY MODELING AND FORECASTING-I
Location: 220 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 15th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Brian K. Eder, NERL/EPA /ARL/NOAA

Papers:
  9:00 AM
1.1
An evaluation of the WRF-CMAQ experimental air quality forecast model for the summer of 2007
Brian K. Eder, NERL/EPA /ARL/NOAA, Research Triangle Park, NC; and R. Mathur, D. Kang, and S. Yu

  9:15 AM
1.2
Comparison of observed, MM5 and WRF model-simulated, and HPAC/SCIPUFF-assumed boundary layer meteorological variables for three days during the IHOP field experiment
Steven R. Hanna, Hanna Consultants, Kennebunkport, ME; and E. Hendrick, L. Santos, B. Reen, D. R. Stauffer, A. Deng, J. T. McQueen, M. Tsidulko, and I. Sykes

  9:30 AM
1.3
Analysis and inter-comparison of air quality models for the El Paso-Juarez Airshed
Tatiana Gonzalez, Howard University, Washington D.C., DC; and R. M. Fitzgerald, D. Lu, and W. R. Stockwell

  9:45 AM
1.4
Model representation of local “air quality climatology"
Stephen F. Mueller, Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, AL

  10:00 AM
1.5
Application of Potential Vorticity in a comprehensive air quality forecast model for Ozone
Hsin-mu Lin, STC, Hampton, VA and NOAA/ARL/ERL, Research Triangle Park, NC; and R. Mathur, S. A. McKeen, P. C. Lee, and J. Mcqueen


1
Atmospheric Observations for Weather and Climate-I
Location: 204 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS
Chair: Joel Susskind, NASA/GSFC

Papers:
  9:00 AM
AIRS data sets for atmospheric and climate research (Formerly 1.2)
Bjorn H. Lambrigtsen, JPL and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and E. Fetzer and T. Pagano

  9:30 AM
1.3
GPS radio occultation as part of the global observing system for atmosphere
A. J. Mannucci, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and C. O. Ao, B. A. Iijima, B. D. Wilson, and T. P. Yunck

  9:45 AM
1.4
A new network to monitor the radiative forcing of global warming
W.F.J. Evans, North West Research Associates, Redmond, WA

  10:00 AM
1.5

1
Ensemble Forecasting Including Post Processing I
Location: 219 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 19th Conference on Probability and Statistics
Chairs: Roman Krzysztofowicz, University of Virginia; David W. Titley, Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Command

Papers:
  9:00 AM
1.1
Impact of a stochastic perturbation scheme on global ensemble forecast
Dingchen Hou, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC and SAIC, Camp Springs, MD; and Z. Toth, Y. Zhu, and W. Yang

  9:15 AM
1.2
Medium-range ensemble forecasting with a local ensemble transform Kalman filter and JMA bred- and singular-vector EPS
Takemasa Miyoshi, Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan; and R. Sakai, M. Yamaguchi, and Y. Sato

  9:30 AM
1.3
  9:45 AM
1.4
Ensemble forecasts based on ET with rescaling
Mozheng Wei, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and Z. Toth, Y. Zhu, and R. Wobus

  10:00 AM
1.5

1
IIPS Keynote Talks
Location: 206 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 24th Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Ward R. Seguin, NOAA/OAR; Howard J. Diamond, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Michael D. Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.

Papers:
  9:00 AM
1.1
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
Dr. Edward Linsenmeyer, Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer and Senior Scientist Naval Surface Warfare, Panama City, FL

  10:00 AM
1.3
Q&A, Ward Seguin Moderator


Panel Discussion 1
Key Challenges and Opportunities in Aviation Weather and How They Are Being Addressed
Location: 226-227 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 13th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology
Panelists: Kenneth M. Leonard, FAA; Dr. Jack Hayes, NOAA/NWS; Steve Ricketts, EC
Cochairs: Joanne Volk, Meteorological Service of Canada; Bruce Carmichael, NCAR

Papers:
  9:00 AM
NWS Vision for Aviation Weather: J. Hayes

  9:00 AM
1.1
Key Challenges and Opportunities in Aviation Weather and How they are being Addressed: K. Leonard

  9:00 AM
Key Challenges and Opportunities in Aviation Weather: A Canadian Perspective: S. Rickets


1
Space Weather Agency Updates
Location: 221 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Fifth Symposium on Space Weather
Cochairs: Robert McCoy, Office of Naval Research; Genene Fisher, AMS

Papers:
  9:30 AM
1.3
Space Weather for the DoD Warfighter: An Agency Level Update
Col. Patrick Condray, AFWA, Offutt AFB, NE

  9:45 AM
1.4
Space Weather Update from NASA Headquarters
Richard Fisher, Earth-Sun System Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC

  10:00 AM
1.5
Space Weather Effects on NASA Space Systems
Mark Weyland, NASA - Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX


1
Texas AQ2006 Field and Modeling Studies-I
Location: 230 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 10th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Chair: Eduardo P. Olaguer Jr., Houston Advanced Research Center

Papers:
  9:00 AM
1.1
TexAQS II and the TERC Research Program
Eduardo P. Olaguer Jr., Houston Advanced Research Center, Woodlands, TX; and J. P. Pinto

  9:15 AM
1.2
Organic aerosol formation at Aldine, TX in the 2006 Houston Triangle Experiment
Xiao-Ying Yu, PNNL, Richland, WA; and J. Zheng, T. Onasch, M. Canagaratna, M. Alexander, J. Neece, R. Zhang, D. Worsnop, and C. Berkowitz

  9:30 AM
1.3
Aerosol and trace volatile organic gas measurements at deer park and bayland park in the 2006 Houston triangle experiment
M. L. Alexander, PNNL, Richland, WA; and X. Y. Yu, J. Ortega, M. Newburn, B. T. Jobson, R. Zaveri, J. Neece, D. Worsnop, J. Jayne, T. Onasch, M. Canagaratna, and C. Berkowitz

  9:45 AM
1.4
VOC Measurements Using PTR-MS during TexAQS II 2006
Jun Zheng, Texas A&M Univeristy, College Station, TX; and R. Zhang, X. Y. Yu, and C. Berkowitz

  10:00 AM
1.5
Analysis of primary vs. secondary fraction of formaldehyde in the Houston area during TexAQS-II
Bernhard Rappenglueck, University of Houston, Houston, TX; and S. Alvarez, M. Buhr, D. Byun, V. Coarfa, B. Czader, P. Dasgupta, M. Estes, L. Kauffman, S. Kim, M. Leuchner, W. Luke, M. Shauck, and G. Zanin

Poster PDF (804.1 kB)

1
Weather to Climate Scale Hydrological Forecasting
Location: 223 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 22nd Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Bart Nijssen, 3TIER, Inc.
CoChair: Thomas Adams, NOAA/NWS

Papers:
 
1.1
Experiments on Global Ensemble Streamflow Forecast Experiments on Global Ensemble Streamflow Forecast Based on Coupled GFS-Noah Modeling System

  9:15 AM
1.2
The Hydrological Cycle of the MJO: A Pathway to Prediction at Subseasonal Time Scales
Duane Edward Waliser, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and B. Tian, E. Fetzer, W. T. Liu, and M. J. Schwartz

  9:30 AM
1.3
Reducing uncertainty in hydrologic predictions in data sparse regions: A case study in southern Africa
Kathryn van Werkhoven, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and T. Wagener

  10:00 AM
1.5
Assessing Vertical Profiles of Reflectivity (VPR's) To Detect Extreme Rainfall: Implications for Flash Flood Monitoring and Prediction
Amos Dodson, North Carolina State University, Blackstone, VA; and S. Van Cooten, K. Howard, J. Zhang, and X. Xu


1A
Adaptation to Climate Change
Location: 215-216 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Organizers: Rosina Bierbaum, Univ. of Michigan; Peter Backlund, NCAR
Chair: David R. Easterling, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC

Papers:
  9:00 AM
Overview: Rosina Bierbaum

  9:15 AM
  9:30 AM
Management Options to help the water sector adapt to Climate Change
Kathy Jacobs, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC


1B
African Climate: I. Past and Future
Location: 217-218 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Kerry H. Cook, The University of Texas at Austin

Papers:
  9:00 AM
Holocene hydrological changes in North Africa (Invited)
Françoise Gasse Sr., CNRS-France, Aix-en-Provence, France

  9:30 AM
  9:45 AM
The relationship between temperature and precipitation in the Sahel as a diagnostic of land-atmosphere feedbacks of relevance to climate change
Alessandra Giannini, International Research Institute for Climate and Society/Columbia University, Palisades, NY

  10:00 AM
Forcing of Sahel rainfall change and variability in the CMIP models
Michela Biasutti, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY

http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~biasutti/Sahel_JC2008.pdf

9:15 AM-10:15 AM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Joint Panel Discussion 4
History and Current Status of International Cooperation in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Services
Location: R04 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the The Richard Hallgren Symposium; and the Third Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research )
Moderator: Michel Jarraud, WMO
Panelists: Geoffrey Holland, 2WE Associates; Tillmann Mohr, EUMETSAT; James Rasmussen, WMO Consultant on WIGOS; Thomas Rosswall, ICSU

Papers:
  9:15 AM
The Oceans
Geoffrey Holland, 2WE Associates, Parksville, BC, Canada

  9:45 AM
International Cooperation in Meteorology – the Example of the World Weather Watch
James Rasmussen, WMO Consultant on WIGOS, Frederick, MD

Poster PDF (85.3 kB)
  10:00 AM
Thomas Rosswall

  10:00 AM
Panel Discussion

10:15 AM-10:45 AM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Coffee Break (Mon a.m.)


Coffee Break Reception - Sponsored by Ball Aerospace

10:45 AM-11:45 AM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Panel Discussion 1
Bridging the Gap: Initiatives Spanning the Physical and Social Sciences
Location: 228-229 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Third Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research
Moderators: Mark A. Shafer, Oklahoma Climatological Survey; Genevieve E. Maricle, Arizona State Univ.
Panelists: William Hooke, AMS; Eve Gruntfest, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma; Kelvin K. Droegemeier, Univ. of Oklahoma; Susan K. Avery, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Josh Foster, Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)

Papers:
  10:45 AM
AMS Policy Program update
William Hooke, AMS Policy Program, Washington, DC

  10:57 AM
The WAS * IS (Weather and Society * Integrated Studies) movement: A 2008 update
Eve Gruntfest, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Colorado Springs, CO; and J. Demuth, S. D. Drobot, and J. K. Lazo

  11:09 AM
The National Weather Center
Kelvin Droegemeier, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. T. Snow and J. F. Kimpel

  11:21 AM
University and federal collaboration in Boulder
Susan K. Avery, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

  11:33 AM
Crossing the Valley of Death: The NOAA Transition of Research Applications to Climate Services (TRACS) Program
Josh Foster, Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), Washington, DC

http://www.climate.noaa.gov/cpo_pa/nctp/

  11:45 AM
Mark A. Shafer

  11:45 AM
Genevieve E. Maricle

  11:45 AM
Panel Discussion


2
AIR QUALITY MODELING AND FORECASTING-II
Location: 220 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 15th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Michael D. Moran, EC

Papers:
  10:45 AM
2.1
Particle dispersion in an urban environment
Mario F. Trujillo, Applied Research Lab, State College, PA; and A. E. Parkhill and S. E. Haupt

  11:00 AM
2.2
Predicted acid deposition critical-load exceedances across Canada from a one-year simulation with a regional particulate-matter model
Michael D. Moran, EC, Toronto, ON, Canada; and Q. Zheng, R. Pavlovic, S. Cousineau, V. S. Bouchet, M. Sassi, P. A. Makar, W. Gong, and C. Stroud

Poster PDF (2.5 MB)
  11:15 AM
2.3
Automatic verification of the BlueSky smoke forecasting system
Robert Solomon, USDA Forest Service, Seattle, WA; and N. Larkin, S. O'Neill, T. Strand, and B. Potter

  11:30 AM
2.4
Smoke forecasting using the BlueSky smoke modeling framework
Narasimhan Larkin, USDA Forest Service, Seattle, WA; and D. Sullivan, S. O'Neill, S. Raffuse, R. Solomon, C. Krull, M. Rorig, and T. Strand


2
Advances in Space Weather and Impacts
Location: 221 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Fifth Symposium on Space Weather
Cochairs: Robert McCoy, Office of Naval Research; Genene Fisher, NOAA/NWS

Papers:
  10:45 AM
2.1
The National Space Weather Program
Samuel P. Williamson, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD

  11:00 AM
2.2
Draft Forecasts from Real-time Runs of Physics-Based Models – A Road to the Future
Michael Hesse, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and L. Rastaetter, P. MacNeice, M. Kuznetsova, M. Maddox, and D. Berrios

  11:15 AM
2.3
Impacts of the December 2006 Solar Radio Bursts on GPS Operations
Charles S. Carrano, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA; and C. T. Bridgwood and K. M. Groves

Poster PDF (1.4 MB)
  11:30 AM
2.4
Geomagnetic Storms and the Security of Electricity Supply in the Netherlands
Kevin F. Forbes, Catholic Univ., Washington, DC; and C. St Cyr


2
Atmospheric Observations for Weather and Climate-II
Location: 204 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS
Chair: Thomas S. Pagano, JPL

Papers:
  10:45 AM
2.1
An Improved Data Reduction Tool in Support of the Real-Time Assimilation of NASA Satellite Data Streams
Michael Splitt, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL; and S. M. Lazarus, M. Lueken, R. Ramachandran, X. Li, S. Movva, B. T. Zavodsky, S. Graves, and W. Lapenta

  11:00 AM
2.2
An empirical emissivity model for complex surfaces
Janice L. Bytheway, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and C. Kummerow

  11:15 AM
2.3
Global Environmental Micro Sensors Test Operations in the Natural Environment
John Manobianco, ENSCO Inc., Melbourne, FL; and M. Adams and M. Buza

  11:30 AM
2.4
Effect of atmospheric hydrometeors on millimeter wave transmissions
Donna F. Tucker, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; and D. Smith, D. DePardo, T. Euler, P. Youngberg, and H. W. Johnson


2
Convection, Decision Support Systems and Air Traffic Management Part I
Location: 226-227 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 13th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology
Cochairs: Steve Ricketts, EC; Lynn Sherretz, NOAA/ESRL

Papers:
  11:15 AM
2.3
Quantification of Predicted Impact of Convective Weather on Air Traffic and Comparison with Actual Impact
Alexander Klein, Air Traffic Analysis, Inc, Fairfax, VA; and S. Kavoussi, D. Hickman, M. Phaneuf, D. Simenauer, and T. MacPhail

  11:30 AM
2.4
Operational Demonstration of a Convective Forecast Process, for Traffic Flow Decision Making at a Major Airport: Aviation User & Meteorology Producer Perspectives
Thomas H. Fahey III, Northwest Airlines, Minneapolis, MN; and M. Bardou, A. Berge, D. Francisco, D. Fulmer, J. Margraf, G. Schmeling, and I. Aslakson


2
Ensemble Forecasting Including Post Processing II
Location: 219 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 19th Conference on Probability and Statistics
Chairs: Roman Krzysztofowicz, University of Virginia; David W. Titley, Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Command

Papers:
  10:45 AM
2.1
Assessing probabilistic forecasts of multivariate quantities, with an application to ensemble predictions of surface winds
Tilmann Gneiting, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany; and L. Stanberry, E. P. Grimit, and N. A. Johnson

  11:00 AM
2.2
Ensemble based probabilistic forecast verification
Yuejian Zhu, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and Z. Toth

 
2.4
Assumed PDF reforecasting


Joint Session 2
Increasing public awareness on tropical cyclone forecasting (Part 2)
Location: 209 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 17th Symposium on Education; and the Tropical Meteorology Special Symposium )
Cochairs: Robert Hart, Florida State University; David R. Smith, United States Naval Academy

Papers:
  11:15 AM
Communicating hurricane awareness through distance learning
Timothy Spangler, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO


2
Texas AQ2006 Field and Modeling Studies-II
Location: 230 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 10th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Chair: Jochen Stutz, Univ. of California

Papers:
  10:45 AM
2.1
HNO3 Measurements Using ID-CIMS during Tex AQS II 2006 Campaign
Jun Zheng, Texas A&M Univeristy, College Station, TX; and R. Zhang

  11:00 AM
2.2
Photochemical and meteorological conditions during the 2006 TexAQS II Radical and Aerosol Measurement Project (TRAMP)
Barry L. Lefer, University of Houston, Houston, TX; and B. Rappenglueck, J. H. Flynn, W. T. Luke, and C. B. Clements

  11:15 AM
2.3
Influence of vertical mixing on the distribution of trace gases during the 2006 TRAMP experiment in Houston, TX
Jochen Stutz, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA; and H. J. Oh, O. Pikelnaya, S. C. Hurlock, B. Lefer, J. Flynn, B. Rappenglueck, C. J. Flynn, W. Brune, J. E. Dibb, and R. Griffin

  11:30 AM
2.4
Nocturnal boundary layer evolution in Houston during the TEXAQSII campaign
Bridget M. Day, University of Houston, Houston, TX; and C. B. Clements and B. Rappenglueck


2A
Adaptation to Climate Change (continued)
Location: 215-216 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Rosina Bierbaum, Univ. of Michigan

Papers:
  10:45 AM
Energy Systems and Adaptation issues
Sue Tierney, Analysis Group, Inc., Boston, MA

  11:15 AM
The Nexus between Mitigation and Adaptation
John P. Holdren, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


2A
International Applications - Part I
Location: 206 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 24th Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant; Alfred Hofstadler, ECMWF

Papers:
  10:45 AM
Fog and thunderstorm forecasting in Melbourne, Australia
Harvey Stern, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Vic., Australia

http://www.bom.gov.au

  11:00 AM
  11:15 AM
Recent developments of a new meteorological workstation at the UK Met Office:
Alan M. Radford, The U.K. Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and P. Trevelyan

  11:30 AM
The EU funded BRIDGE project
Baudouin Raoult, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom


2A
Weather To Climate Scale Hydrological Forecasting, Part II
Location: 223 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 22nd Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Bart Nijssen, 3TIER, Inc.
CoChair: Thomas Adams, NOAA/NWS

Papers:
  10:45 AM
Climate change, rainfall extremes, and population at risk
Auroop R. Ganguly, ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN; and S. Khan, G. Kuhn, Y. Fang, D. J. Erickson III, M. L. Branstetter, and G. Ostrouchov

  11:00 AM
Historic climate impacts on seasonal soil frost in the Midwestern United States
Tushar Sinha, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and K. A. Cherkauer

  11:15 AM
Grid-size Dependence on Statistical Precipitation Indices
Kenji Kamiguchi, MRI, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and O. Arakawa and O. Arakawa

  11:30 AM
A formal evaluation of storm type versus storm motion
Jose Miranda, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and N. I. Fox


2B
African Climate: II. African Easterly Waves and Dust
Location: 217-218 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: William K. M. Lau, NASA/GSFC

Papers:
  10:45 AM
North African dust production: past, present and future (Invited)
Richard Washington, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

  11:00 AM
Dust interaction with african climate (Invited)
Natalie Mahowald, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and M. Yoshioka and A. M. Sealy

  11:15 AM
On the generation mechanisms of African easterly waves (Invited)
Jen-Shan Hsieh, Department of Oceanography, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX; and K. H. Cook

  11:30 AM
Radar Observations of African Easterly Wave Convection During NAMMA
Robert Cifelli, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO; and T. Lang, S. A. Rutledge, B. Smull, and P. A. Kucera


2B
Global Meteorological and Hydrological Service Updates - Part I
Location: 207 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 24th Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Ward R. Seguin, NOAA/OAR; Michael D. Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.

Papers:
  10:45 AM
  11:15 AM
ECMWF Meteorological and Hydrological Services Update
Dominique Marbouty, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and D. W. Zwieflhofer


2B
Water Resources Management and Application
Location: 224 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 22nd Conference on Hydrology
Chair: C. Adam Schlosser, MIT

Papers:
  10:45 AM
  11:00 AM
Dynamic risk management in water systems - new methodology for reservoir operation
F. Assis Souza Filho, International Reserarch Institute for Climate and Society - Columbia University, New York, NY; and C. Brown

  11:15 AM
Reservoir management in a hydrological routing scheme
Heinz-Theo Mengelkamp, GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht, Germany; and H. Messal and J. Sutmoeller

 
2B.4
Accounting for Uncertainty Propagation:Stream Flow Forecasting using Multiple Climate and Hydrological Models


Joint Panel Discussion 5
History and Current Status of International Cooperation in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Services (Continued)
Location: R04 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the Third Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research; and the The Richard Hallgren Symposium )

Papers:
  10:45 AM
Panel Discussion

11:45 AM-1:15 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Lunch Break: Luncheon Speaker, Brig. Gen. John J. Kelly, NOAA, Washington, D.C
Location: R05 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

11:45 AM-1:30 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Opening Plenary Session Featuring Mayor Nagin of New Orleans (Cash & Carry Lunch)

1:15 PM-2:45 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Joint Panel Discussion 6
Future of International Cooperation in Science and Services
Location: R04 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the The Richard Hallgren Symposium; and the Third Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research )
Moderator: William Easterling, Penn State University
Panelists: Robert Corell, The Pew Center; Martin Parry, UK Met Office; Robert Landis, Landis Associates; Otis Brown, RSMAS/Univ. of Miami

Papers:
  1:30 PM
THE NEW CHALLENGING FUTURE OF “EMERGENCY” CLIMATE RESEARCH
Ann Henderson-Sellers, World Climate Research Programme, Geneva, Switzerland

Poster PDF (260.4 kB)
  1:45 PM
William Easterling

  1:45 PM
Robert Corell

  1:45 PM
Martin Parry

  1:45 PM
  1:45 PM
Panel Discussion

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


1
An Overview of Data Assimilation
Location: 211 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Data Assimilation Education Forum
Chair: Mary M. Cairns, Retired

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Welcome: M. Cairns

  1:45 PM
1.1
What is data assimilation? A tutorial
Andrew Jones, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO


1
Informal Educational Outreach
Location: 209 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 17th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Susan Q. Foster, UCAR; Shirley T. Murillo, NOAA/AOML/HRD

Papers:
  1:30 PM
1.1
  2:00 PM
1.2
Solar max and the radio wave : MIT Haystack Observatory's multifaceted approach to Space Weather outreach
Madeleine Needles, MIT Haystack Observatory, Westford, MA; and P. J. Erickson and P. Pratap

  2:15 PM
1.3
CoCoRaHS (The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network) the Accidental Network: Evolving Collaborations
Henry Reges, CoCoRaHS/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and N. J. Doesken, R. C. Cifelli, and J. Turner

http://www.cocorahs.org


3
AIR QUALITY MODELING AND FORECASTING-III
Location: 220 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 15th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Ronald L. Petersen, CPP, Inc.

Papers:
  1:30 PM
3.1
Improved Building Dimension Inputs for AERMOD
Ronald L. Petersen, CPP, Inc., Fort Collins, CO

  1:45 PM
3.2
Roadside Air Quality Simulation Model in Japan Clean Air Program
Yasuo Yoshikawa, Japan Petroleum Energy Center / Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Atsugi-shi, Japan; and A. Ito, S. Hayashi, and S. Terada

  2:00 PM
3.3
Source inversion using the collector footprint methodology
Dragan Zajic, LANL, Los Alamos, NM; and M. J. Brown

  2:15 PM
3.4
Examining Various Spatial Scales of a Hypothetical Chlorine
Kerrie J. Long, Penn State Univ., State College, PA; and S. E. Haupt, F. J. Zajaczkowski, and L. J. Peltier


3
Atmospheric Observations for Weather and Climate-III
Location: 204 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS
Chair: John Manobianco, ENSCO Inc.

Papers:
  1:30 PM
3.1
Retrieval of 3-D Water Vapor Field Using a Remote Sensor Network of Scanning Compact Microwave Radiometers
Sharmila Padmanabhan, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and J. Vivekanandan, S. C. Reising, and F. Iturbide-Sanchez

  1:45 PM
3.2
A multi-sensor strategy to investigate precipitation at higher latitudes
Mark S. Kulie, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; and R. Bennartz

  2:00 PM
3.3
Quality Control of Daily Precipitation Reports at NOAA/CPC
Mingyue Chen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC, Camp Springs, MD; and P. Xie, W. Shi, V. Silva, V. Kousky, W. Higgins, and J. E. Janowiak

Poster PDF (239.4 kB)
  2:15 PM
3.4
Synergisms and comparisons between airborne Doppler Wind Lidar observations and other remote and in-situ wind measurements and model forecasts
Steven Greco, Simpson Weather Associates, Charlottesville, VA; and G. D. Emmitt, S. A. Wood, C. O'Handley, and H. Jonsson


3
Convection, Decision Support Systems and Air Traffic Management Part II
Location: 226-227 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 13th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology
Cochairs: Steve Ricketts, EC; Lynn A. Sherretz, NOAA/ESRL

Papers:
  1:30 PM
3.1
Transitioning NCAR's Autonowcast System Capability Into NWS Operations
Mamoudou Bocar Ba, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and S. Smith, S. O'Donnell, K. Sperow, X. Tan, R. D. Roberts, T. Saxen, D. Albo, S. J. Fano, and D. Megenhardt

  1:45 PM
3.2
Evaluating the performance of different synoptic regime settings on the NCAR Auto-Nowcaster
Eric J. Nelson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Roberts, T. Saxen, H. Cai, J. Pinto, and M. Steiner

Poster PDF (186.8 kB)
  2:00 PM
3.3
Measuring the utilization of available aviation system capacity during convective weather
Michael Robinson, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and W. Moser and J. E. Evans


3
Developments In Data Assimilation
Location: 221 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Fifth Symposium on Space Weather
Chair: Geoff Crowley, Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates

Papers:
  1:45 PM
3.2
Improving operational solar wind forecasts
Craig D. Fry, Exploration Physics International, Inc., Huntsville, AL

  2:00 PM
3.3
Validating the Communication/Navigation Outage Forecasting System (C/NOFS) algorithms using data from the COSMIC campaigns
C. R. Baker, Air Force Research Lab. (AFRL), Hanscom AFB, MA; and O. de la Beaujardiere, J. M. Retterer, L. F. McNamara, and D. Hysell

  2:15 PM
3.4
An operational assessment of ionospheric model assimilation and forecasting
Angeline G. Burrell, AER, Lexington, MA; and N. A. Bonito and G. M. Gugliotti Fishman


3
Ensemble Forecasting Including Post Processing III
Location: 219 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 19th Conference on Probability and Statistics
Chairs: Tom Hamill, NOAA/ESRL; Tilmann Gneiting, Heidelberg University

Papers:
  1:30 PM
3.1
Combined approaches for ensemble post-processing
Thomas M. Hopson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. P. Hacker

  1:45 PM
3.2
A regime-dependent bias correction approach
Jun Du, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and G. DiMego

  2:00 PM
3.3
Probabilistic ensemble MOS forecasts of a continuous variable
Bob Glahn, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Peroutka, J. R. Wiedenfeld, J. Wagner, and B. Jackson

Poster PDF (1.4 MB)
  2:15 PM
3.4
Probability forecasts for water levels at the coast of the Netherlands
Hans De Vries, KNMI, De Bilt, Netherlands

http://www.knmi.nl/~jwdv/WAQUA/EPS/


3
Texas AQ2006 Field and Modeling Studies-III
Location: 230 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 10th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Chair: Crystal C. Reed, Texas A&M Univ.

Papers:
  1:30 PM
3.1
Evolution and Structure of the Urban Boundary Layer in Houston
Craig B. Clements, San Jose State Univ., San Jose, CA; and B. Rappenglück, R. Perna, B. Day, M. Patel, B. Lefer, and G. Morris

  1:45 PM
3.2
Aircraft analysis of air quality attributes near a stationary front during TEXAQSII
Richard T. McNider, Earth System Science Center, Huntsville, AL; and A. Pour Biazar, K. Doty, S. Alvarez, M. Shauck, M. Buhr, J. W. Nielsen-Gammon, and E. P. Olaguer Jr.

  2:00 PM
3.3
Airborne mercury speciation atop the Moody tower, University of Houston 2006 TRAMP study
Steven Brooks, NOAA/ERL/ARL/ATDD, Oak Ridge, TN; and W. Luke, M. Cohen, P. Kelley, B. Rappenglueck, B. Lefer, M. Leuchner, and J. Flynn

  2:15 PM
3.4
Investigation of limited radical source strength in the Houston regulatory ozone model
William Vizuete, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA; and H. Jeffries


3
Water Resources Management And Application, Part II
Location: 223 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 22nd Conference on Hydrology
Chair: C. Adam Schlosser, MIT

Papers:
  1:30 PM
3.1
Assessment of daily evapotranspiration in irrigated projects in Northeast Brazil using SEBAL/METRIC algorithms
Bernardo Barbosa da Silva, Federal University of Campina Grande, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil; and S. T. A. D. Silva, C. A. C. D. Santos, and M. V. C. Bezerra

  2:00 PM
3.3
Free drainage or not: an evaluation of simulated soil moisture profiles by the Noah land surface model in the Mississippi region
Bailing Li, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and C. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, S. Rheingrover, and V. Anantharaj

  2:15 PM
3.4
Using independent NCDC gauges to analyze precipitation values from the OneRain Corporation algorithm and the National Weather Service procedure
Steven M. Martinaitis, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and H. Fuelberg, J. L. Sullivan Jr., and C. Pathak


3A
African Climate: III. Convection and Synoptic Systems
Location: 215-216 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Edward K. Vizy, Cornell University

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Intraseasonal and interannual variability of the characteristics of West African convective systems (Invited)
Karen I. Mohr, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and C. D. Thorncroft, C. J. Alonge, and W. -. K. Tao

  1:45 PM
Cycles of deep convection over central and southern Africa
A. G. Laing, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. E. Carbone and V. Levizzani

  2:00 PM
A 3-4 day Convective Oscillation between East Africa and Equatorial Congo during Boreal Summer
Chris D. Thorncroft, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY; and A. Mekonnen

  2:15 PM
Convectively coupled Kelvin waves and convective systems over equatorial Africa
Thi Thuy Hanh Nguyen, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD), Paris, France; and J. P. Duvel


3A
Global Meteorological and Hydrological Service Updates - Part II
Location: 206 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 24th Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Ward R. Seguin, NOAA/OAR; Michael D. Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.

Papers:
  1:30 PM
  2:00 PM
USN Meteorological and Hydrological Services Update
David W. Titley, Commander, Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Stennis Space Center, MS


3B
Impacts of Climate Changes
Location: 217-218 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: David R. Easterling, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Climate Change and Chicago: Projections and Potential Impacts
Donald J. Wuebbles, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and K. Hayhoe

  1:45 PM
Analysis of weather patterns associated with air quality degradation and potential health impacts
Adel F. Hanna, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; and J. P. Pinto, Q. Meng, A. Xiu, P. J. Robinson, K. Yeatts, and Z. Zhu

  2:00 PM
An index to measure the influences of climate on residential natural gas demand
Ahira Sanchez-Lugo, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and J. Lawrimore, D. Wuertz, and K. Hamilton

  2:15 PM

3B
International Applications - PART II [the Last Six Papers in This session are 'overflow' papers from the Joint Session on Global Earth Observations with IOAS-AOLS]
Location: 207 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 24th Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant; Alfred Hofstadler, ECMWF

Papers:
  1:30 PM
The UCAR Africa Initiative – Overview and Update
Tom Yoksas, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Bruintjes, B. Foote, S. Heck, S. Herrmann, L. Hoswell, P. A. Kucera, A. Laing, B. L. Lamptey, M. W. Moncrieff, R. Pandya, M. Ramamurthy, R. Roberts, T. Spangler, T. T. Warner, and M. Weingroff

http://www.africa.ucar.edu

  2:00 PM
GEONETCast Americas – A GEOSS Environmental Data Dissemination System
Richard A. Fulton, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and P. Seymour and L. Moodie

  2:15 PM
Spatial Variability in Differences between Multi-sensor and Raingage Precipitation Estimates within the Central United States
Nancy Westcott, Midwestern Regional Climate Center, Illinois State Water Survey, INRS, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

Poster PDF (535.2 kB)

Joint Session 8
Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change Part I
Location: R02-R03 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the Tropical Meteorology Special Symposium; and the 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Chair: Hugh E. Willoughby, Florida International University

Papers:
  2:00 PM
Global warming and tropical cyclone landfall frequency in East Asia
Johnny C. L. Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

  2:15 PM

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Poster Session 1
African Climate Poster Session
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Kerry H. Cook, The University of Texas at Austin

Papers:
 
Four-dimensional climate data sets of the AMMA special observing period-3
Leonard Druyan, NASA/GISS, New York, NY; and M. Fulakeza, P. Lonergan, and E. Noble

http://wamme.geog.ucla.edu/simulations.html

Poster PDF (737.3 kB)
 
Climatology and interannual variability of South African synoptic scale storms
Timothy Eichler, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Mo; and W. Higgins

 
The impact of dynamic vegetation on dust and Sahel precipitation
Andrea M. Sealy, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and N. Mahowald

 
East African temperature variations and their possible causes
J. R. Christy, Earth System Science Center, Huntsville, AL; and W. B. Norris and R. T. McNider

 
Genesis of African Easterly Waves
Chris D. Thorncroft, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY; and N. M. J. Hall and G. N. Kiladis

 
Subseasonal prediction of cumulative precipitation over the Sahel with the NCEP Climate Forecasting System
Augustin Vintzileos, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, VA; and W. M. Thiaw

 
Convectively coupled Kelvin waves over tropical Africa during the boreal summer: Structure and variability
Ademe Mekonnen, North Carolina A & T State University, New York, NC; and C. D. Thorncroft and G. N. Kiladis

 
Index insurance for drought in the Millennium Villages Project
M. Neil Ward, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Palisades, NY; and E. M. Holthaus and A. Siebert

 
Annual cycle of the Saharan heat low and its role in the coupled West African monsoon system
Hanh Nguyen, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY; and C. D. Thorncroft, C. Zhang, and P. Peyrille

 
Statistical characterization of the dry spell risk during the west African monsoon from meteorological station data
Asher Siebert, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Palisades, NY; and N. Ward, O. Ndiaye, and P. Kangah

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)
 
Impacts of dust on West African climate during 2005 and 2006
Moctar Camara, Howard University, Washington, DC; and G. Jenkins and A. Konare

 
A climatology of African warm-season rainfall episodes based on a combined IR/MW precipitation estimate approach
Samantha Melani, LaMMA -Institute of Biometeorology (IBIMET-CNR), Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy; and A. Antonini, V. Levizzani, R. Ginnetti, M. Pasqui, A. Ortolani, A. G. Laing, and R. E. Carbone

 
A Synoptic and Structural Analysis of the 11 September 2006 West African Squall Line
Jonathan W. Smith, Howard University, Washington, DC; and M. Delonge, S. Chan, A. Diop, B. Koltz, D. Grant, S. Diatta, S. Salak, and T. Fall

 
Possible Interactions between a West African Squall Line Event and the SAL
Aaron Pratt, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; and T. L. Battle, D. Robertson, and B. Dickey

 
The effect of dust optical properties on surface radiative energy budget and atmospheric thermodynamics during Pirata/Aerose-III
Adrian Flores, Howard University, Washington, DC; and E. Joseph, N. R. Nalli, and V. Morris

 
Wavelet-Based Monthly-to-Seasonal Rainfall Predictions for Ethiopia
Zewdu Segele, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. J. Lamb and L. M. Leslie


Poster Session 1
Atmospheric Chemistry Poster Session I
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 10th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry

Papers:
 
Bidirectional mercury exchange over surface waters simulated by a regional air pollution model
Jesse O. Bash, EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC; and E. J. Cooter

Poster PDF (236.9 kB)
 
The Vertical Mixing Experiment during TexAQS II
Bernhard Rappenglueck, University of Houston, Houston, TX; and S. Alvarez, R. Boudreaux, M. Buhr, D. Byun, F. Y. Cheng, C. Clements, J. Flynn, R. Fuller, L. Kauffman, B. Lefer, M. Leuchner, W. Luke, B. McEvoy-Day, G. Morris, F. Ngan, L. Pedemonte, R. Perna, M. Shauck, and G. Zanin

 
Comparative Analysis of PAN data at the Moody Tower and the Aldine site during TexAQS II
Bernhard Rappenglueck, University of Houston, Houston, TX; and D. Byun, B. Czader, S. Kim, M. Leuchner, and R. Schmitt

 
Infrared spectra of aerosol samples from Mexico City during MILAGRO and MCMA 2003
Kristy L. Kelley, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR; and A. Mangu, J. S. Gaffney, and N. A. Marley

Poster PDF (139.1 kB)
 
A Statistical Overview of Results from the Houston Triangle Campaign
Carl Berkowitz, PNNL, Richland, WA; and M. L. Alexander, X. Y. Yu, Y. Xie, and B. T. Jobson

 
Determination of aerosol absorption constants by using integrating sphere spectrometry from MILAGRO and MCMA 2003 field samples
Surya P. Kilaparty, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR; and K. L. Kelley, A. Mangu, J. S. Gaffney, and N. A. Marley

Poster PDF (354.4 kB)
 
An examination of air quality measurements and simulations over Mexico City, Mexico and Houston, Texas
Amy Jo Swanson, NASA/LRC, Hampton, VA; and G. H. Stevens, B. Scarino, J. S. Swim, N. I. Makar, M. A. D. Stevens, and R. A. Ferrare

http://www.personal.psu.edu/ajs5073/AMS2008.htm

Poster PDF (576.7 kB)
 
Quantifying the effect of the sea-breeze circulation on local winds at Houston, Texas
James Tobin, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and J. Nielsen-Gammon

 
The impact of residual layer ozone on surface ozone levels in Houston, Texas during TexAQS II
Bonne J. Ford, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and G. Morris, E. Thompson, B. Rappenglueck, B. Lefer, D. W. Byun, X. Li, R. Perna, R. Boudreaux, B. McEvoy-Day, L. Pedemonte, and A. Chow

Poster PDF (396.0 kB)
 
Impacts of Biogenic Emissions on Photochemical Ozone Production in Houston, Texas
Renyi Zhang, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and G. Li

 
Sensitivity of Gaseous and Aerosol Predictions to Gas-Phase Chemical Mechanisms
Ying Pan, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC; and X. M. Hu and Y. Zhang


Poster Session 1
Convection, Decision Support Systems, and Air Traffic Management Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 13th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology

Papers:
 
Statistical guidance for Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts from the Localized Aviation MOS Program
David E. Rudack, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. E. Ghirardelli

 
Oceanic Convection Diagnosis and Nowcasting
Cathy Kessinger, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado; and H. Cai, N. Rehak, D. Megenhardt, J. Hawkins, and E. R. Williams

http://www.rap.ucar.edu/projects/ocn

Poster PDF (1.2 MB)
 
Forecasting of Weather Bringing Disruption to Airport Operations Caused by Tropical Cyclones
Ping Cheung, Hong Kong Observatory, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and P. P. W. Li

Poster PDF (981.0 kB)
 
Linear contrail detection over the eastern United States from AVHRR and MODIS data
Lance A. Avey, SSAI, Hampton, VA; and R. Palikonda, P. Minnis, and D. P. Duda

 
 
The Advanced Satellite Aviation Weather Products (ASAP) initiative: Research and transition activities in convective and turbulence diagnosis and nowcasting
John R. Mecikalski, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and T. A. Berendes, W. F. Feltz, K. M. Bedka, S. J. Paech, H. Iskendarian, R. D. Sharman, and J. J. Murray

 
Statistical characteristics of the wind dependence of snow and freezing fog events at several major airports for improving Runway Visual Range (RVR) performance
Thomas A. Seliga, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA; and D. A. Hazen and S. Burnley

Poster PDF (759.1 kB)
 
Marine Stratus Decision Support System for SFO: Does it reduce aircraft delays?
Nikole M. Ray, San Jose State University; and M. J. Delman and D. Reynolds

 
Developing Tools for Calibrating Four-Dimensional Aviation Weather Forecasts
Holly M. Uhlenhake, RS Information Systems, Silver Spring, MD; and T. R. Boyer and D. P. Ruth

Poster PDF (2.3 MB)
 
Optimized Flight Routing Based on Weather Impacts Grids
David I. Knapp, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, NM; and T. Jameson, E. Measure, and A. Butler

Poster PDF (78.3 kB)
 
Modeling convective weather avoidance in enroute airspace
Rich DeLaura, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and M. Robinson, M. Pawlak, and J. E. Evans

Poster PDF (486.2 kB)
 
Development of a lightning nowcasting system for Hong Kong International Airport
Peter P.W. Li, Hong Kong Observatory, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and S. Y. Lau and D. S. Lau

Poster PDF (348.0 kB)
 
Comprehensive storm-scale and microscale observational requirements for the current aviation enterprise and for NextGen
John J. Murray, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; and D. Helms and C. Miner

 
A statistical study of the weather impact on punctuality at Frankfurt Airport
Danijela Markovic, Institute of Meteorology and Climatology, Hannover, Germany; and T. Hauf and P. Röhner

 
Transformation of NAS to NextGen and FAA Weather Architecture Impacts: An Update
Cheryl G. Souders, FAA, Washington, DC; and R. C. Showalter

Poster PDF (176.9 kB)
 
Evaluation of the 2 foot-lambert (fL) dawn and dusk thresholds for Runway Visual Range (RVR) airport applications
Thomas A. Seliga, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA; and D. A. Hazen and S. Burnley

Poster PDF (216.3 kB)
 
Determination of the Predictability of aviation-relevant Characteristics of convective Weather
Richard E. Bateman, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Steiner, D. Megenhardt, C. Phillips, and J. Pinto

Poster PDF (959.8 kB)
 
GOES-R Aviation Algorithm Working Group: Toward meeting aviation-related requirements
Wayne F. Feltz, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and K. L. Pryor, M. J. Pavolonis, J. R. Mecikalski, W. L. Smith Jr., and D. T. Lindsey

 
Platform for Meso-Scale Weather Prediction in Aerospace Applications
Yosef Gavriel Tirat-Gefen, Aerospace Division, Castel Research Inc., Fairfax, VA; and J. C. G. Pimentel

 
An Assessment of clear-air echo occurrences to develop an advanced wind shear detection system for precipitation- free conditions
Kenichi Kusunoki, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and C. Tetsuya, M. Yutaka, T. Aoshima, H. Kobayashi, F. Mawashi, F. Taka, Y. Hirakawa, and H. Kiyota

Poster PDF (240.2 kB)
 
Cloud-to-ground lightning as a proxy for nowcasts of VIL and echo tops
Haig Iskenderian, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

Poster PDF (364.8 kB)
 
A continental dense fog event associated with precipitation and low clouds
Nancy Westcott, Midwestern Regional Climate Center, Illinois State Water Survey, INRS, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois; and D. A. R. Kristovich

Poster PDF (334.5 kB)
 
Prototyping new products for the Canadian Air Navigation System: 'TAFPlus' and 'V-CMAC'
Bruno Larochelle, EC - Canadian Meteorological Aviation Centre, Edmonton, AB, Canada; and S. Laroche, M. Schaffer, R. Honch, and M. Kothbauer

 
A meteorological system for planning and evaluating glider flights in Pennsylvania USA
Edward E. Hindman, The City University of New York, New York, NY; and S. M. Saleeby and O. Liechti

Poster PDF (1.7 MB)
 
Near real-time detection of seafog using MTSAT
Jae H. Kim, Pusan National University, Pusan, South Korea; and J. Ha and K. Ha

 
Use of Multiple Weather Products for Air Traffic Strategic Planning
Michelle Duquette, The MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA; and J. Huhn


Poster Session 1
IIPS Poster Session I
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 24th Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Stephen M. Holt, Noblis, Inc.; Marjorie McGuirk, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Anthony Arguez, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Scott T. Shipley, George Mason Univ.

Papers:
 
P1.1
Recent results of a new requirements process on technology infusion in the National Weather Service

 
The WestMap Stakeholder-Driven Interactive Data Access and Analysis Resource Interface for Fine-Scale Climate Data
Mary F. Glueck, Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and A. C. Comrie, K. Redmond, H. J. Reinbold, J. T. Abatzoglou, and C. Daly

Poster PDF (224.7 kB)
 
Experimental gridded warning guidance for severe convective weather threats
Gregory J. Stumpf, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, and NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK; and T. M. Smith, D. L. Andra Jr., D. W. Burgess, J. G. LaDue, L. R. Lemon, M. A. Magsig, K. Manross, D. J. Miller, S. Nelson, K. L. Ortega, K. Scharfenberg, and D. W. Sharp

 
Automatic mesurements of Japanese cedar / cypress pollen concentration and the numerical forecasting at Tokyo metropolitan area
Motoo Suzuki, Japan Meteorological Business Support Center, Tokyo, Japan; and M. Tonouchi, H. Kumagai, S. Komatsu, and K. Murayama

Poster PDF (73.2 kB)
 
Finding the sources of inaccurate WRF forecasts of tornadic and nontornadic outbreaks when initialized with synoptic scale input
Chad M. Shafer, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. E. Mercer, L. M. Leslie, M. B. Richman, and C. A. Doswell III

 
Plans for the NOAA Research Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System
Patricia A. Miller, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and M. F. Barth and L. A. Benjamin

 
Detecting synoptic scale precursors of tornado outbreaks
Lance M. Leslie, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. B. Richman, C. A. Doswell III, A. E. Mercer, and C. M. Shafer

 
An Advanced Next Generation Processing, Archival, and Distribution System for Global Atmospheric Science Research and Applications
John M. Kusterer, NASA, Hampton, VA; and D. E. Cordner, J. W. Closs, P. Piatko, and N. A. Ritchie

 
Accurate and Rapid Positioning with the Online Positioning User Service - OPUS
Gerald L. Mader, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and N. D. Weston

 
P1.11
Implementing new flood survey techniques using Global Positioning Systems at theTallahassee, Florida, National Weather Service Office

 
Weather Based Internet Map Services: Bringing NOAA's Weather Data to your Desktop
Bernd Haupt, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA; and M. C. Kelly, R. Baxter, and J. Spayd

http://live.psu.edu/story/25319


Poster Session 1
IOAS Poster Session I: Data Assimilation and Impact Studies
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS
Chair: Shirley T. Murillo, NOAA/AOML/HRD

Papers:
 
Assimilation of HIRS/3 Brightness Temperature in Cloud Condition and Its Impact to CHANCHU Typhoon
Weiyu Ding, Guangzhou Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology, Guangzhou, China

 
Adjoint sensitivity study of transcritical flow along the California coast
Clark M. Amerault, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. Doyle

 
Assimilation of GOES radiances to improve forecasting of mid-level, mixed phase clouds
Curtis J. Seaman, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and J. A. Kankiewicz, S. Longmore, M. Sengupta, and T. H. Vonder Haar

 
Assimilation of Indian Observation through WRF-Var Modeling System and its Impact
Ashish Routray, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India; and U. C. Mohanty and S. R. H. Rizvi

 
Simulations of space-based CO2 measurements: measurement impacts on mesoscale transport modeling
Tom Connor, AER, Lexington, MA; and H. E. Snell, T. S. Zaccheo, and L. McGuire

 
Simulation of the impact of new aircraft and space-based ocean surface wind measurements on H*Wind analyses
Timothy L. Miller, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and R. M. Atlas, P. G. Black, J. L. Case, S. S. Chen, R. E. Hood, J. W. Johnson, L. Jones, C. S. Ruf, and E. W. Uhlhorn

Poster PDF (454.3 kB)
 
Sensitivity of the Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis to background field characteristics
Daniel Tyndall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and M. S. F. V. De Pondeca and J. Horel

 
The impact of data assimilation on Arctic atmospheric circulation in the NCAR Community Atmosphere Model
Justin E. Bagley, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and E. DeWeaver

 
A one-season assimilation and impact study of NESDIS and Navy's WindSat retrieved data in the NCEP global data assimilation system
Li Bi, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. A. Jung, M. C. Morgan, and J. F. Le Marshall

Poster PDF (344.0 kB)
 
A General-Purpose Ensemble Assimilation Facility: DART
Jeffrey Anderson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Hoar, N. Collins, K. Raeder, and H. Liu

 
Combining QuikSCAT and MISR Wind Observations to Characterize Tropospheric Winds
Michael Garay, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and C. Moroney, W. T. Liu, and R. Davies

 
(Formerly 15A.5) Estimating the impact of AIRS data in WRF forecasts with the ensemble transform Kalman filter
Shelley O. Holmberg, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; and B. J. Etherton


Poster Session 1
Poster Session P1
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 15th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA

Papers:
 
P1.1
A multi-meteorology air quality ensemble

 
Impacts of atmospheric blocking on regional air quality over East Asia
Jiyoung Kim, National Institute of Meteorological Research, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea; and H. S. Lee

Poster PDF (170.6 kB)
 
Modeling Effects of Atmospheric Aerosols on Microphysical Processes of Warm Cloud
Xiaochen Liu, National Univ. of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland; and Q. Liu and J. Sweeney

Poster PDF (165.1 kB)
 
Source Characterization and Meteorology Retrieval using a Genetic Algorithm with SCIPUFF
Kerrie J. Long, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and S. E. Haupt and G. Young

 
Adding Realism to Source Characterization with a Genetic Algorithm
Luna M. Rodriguez, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and S. E. Haupt and G. Young

Poster PDF (302.0 kB)

Poster Session 1
Space Weather Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Fifth Symposium on Space Weather

Papers:
 
Stakeholder Involvement in Space Weather Modeling Integration
Kevin Starr, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Colorado Springs, CO; and S. McNew

 
Various Ways of the Solar Energy Impact on the Earth's Climate and Weather
Ludmila Makarova Sr., Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Saint-Petersburg, Saint-Petersburg, Russia; and A. Shirochkov Sr.

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NASA's LWS Radiation Belt Storm Probes Mission – space weather beacons in the radiation belts
Joseph M. Grebowsky, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and D. G. Sibeck, D. E. Rowland, O. C. St. Cyr, and B. Giles

 
Analysis of long-term temperature trends in the upper atmosphere over Millstone Hill
James M. Kurdzo, Atmospheric Radar Research Center, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

 
 
Ionospheric Scintillation Products Derived from the COSMIC Satellite Constellation
Keith M. Groves, Air Force Research Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, MA; and C. S. Lin, M. Starks, T. Beach, R. Caton, and C. S. Carrano

 
JPL/USC GAIM: Using COSMIC and Ground-Based GPS Data To Estimate Ionospheric State in Near Real-Time
Attila Komjathy, NASA JPL/Caltech, Pasadena, CA; and B. Wilson, V. Akopian, A. J. Mannucci, and X. Pi

 
Do bursts of activity define the solar cycle and do they have forecast potential?
Julia L. R. Saba, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Greenbelt, MD; and K. T. Strong

 
Ionospheric measurements for the Long Wavelength Array
Christopher Watts, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; and K. F. Dymond, N. Kassim, and L. W. A. Team

http://lwa.unm.edu/

 
Continuous FUV/EUV imaging of ionospheric activity from geosynchronous orbit
Kent Wood, NRL, Washington, DC; and K. Dymond, M. Kowalski, J. M. Picone, and R. McCoy

 
An overview of next generation charged-particle instruments for geosynchronous orbit
E. A. MacDonald, LANL, Los Alamos, NM; and H. O. Funsten, E. E. Dors, J. Burward-Hoy, M. F. Thomsen, J. T. Steinberg, and V. Jordanova

 
Impact of terrestrial weather on the thermosphere and ionosphere
Timothy J. Fuller-Rowell, NOAA SEC and CIRES Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and R. A. Akmaev, F. Wu, A. Anghel, H. Wang, N. Maruyama, E. Araujo-Pradere, M. Codrescu, M. Iredell, S. Moorthi, H. Juang, Y. T. Hou, G. Millward, A. D. Richmond, and A. Maute

 
A Semi-Empirical Model for Forecasting Relativistic Electrons at Geostationary Orbit
Wladislaw Lyatsky, NASA/MSFC and Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Huntsville, AL; and G. V. Khazanov

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Joint Poster Session 1
Tropical Cyclones and Probability/Statistics Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the Tropical Meteorology Special Symposium; and the 19th Conference on Probability and Statistics )
Cochairs: Robert Hart, Florida State University; C.écile Penland, NOAA/ESRL/PSD3; Richard W. Katz, NCAR

Papers:
 
National Hurricane Center forecast verification
James L. Franklin, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/TPC, Miami, FL

 
The Hurricane Severity Index – A New Way of Estimating a Tropical Cyclone's Destructive Potential
Chris Hebert, ImpactWeather, Inc., Houston, TX; and B. Weinzapfel and M. Chambers

Poster PDF (1.2 MB)
 
Development of a new storm surge index for prediction of storm surge associated with landfalling tropical cyclones
Mark R. Jordan II, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and C. A. Clayson

 
The accuracy of the slosh model in predicting the flooding of the chesapeake bay region during Hurricane Isabel
Kathleen Nicole Inde, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and D. R. Smith

Poster PDF (895.9 kB)
 
Using uncertainty information to improve hurricane impact communication
Barry S. Goldsmith, NOAA/NWS, Ruskin, FL; and R. J. Ricks Jr.

Poster PDF (2.1 MB)
 
Radiance assimilation in a mesoscale model for improving Hurricane Track Forecast
Zhiquan Liu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and H. Lin, D. Barker, and J. Xu

 
Impact of GPS Radio Occultation Observations on Ensemble Analyses and Forecasts of Tropical Storms
Hui Liu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Anderson, Y. H. Kuo, Y. Chen, and C. Snyder

 
Hurricane Initialization Using TOMS Ozone Data
Yonghui Wu, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and X. Zou

 
Observing System Experiments for Three Targeting Techniques in the Atlantic Basin
S. D. Aberson, AOML/Hurricane Research, Miami, FL; and S. J. Majumdar, M. S. Peng, and C. A. Reynolds

 
Use of radar data for TC initialization and intensity forecasts
Jin-Luen Lee, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and A. E. MacDonald, W. Lee, and W. Wang

 
A preferred scale for warm core instability in a non-convective moist basic state
Brian H. Kahn, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and D. M. Sinton

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Secondary eyewall formation in two idealized, full-physics modeled hurricanes
Wesley D. Terwey, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and M. T. Montgomery

 
Comparison of deep convection in the outer rainbands of landfalling hurricanes: Tornadic and nontornadic cells and their local environments
Matthew D. Eastin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC; and M. C. Link, H. B. Anderson, and M. D. Parker

 
Multiscale variability of the internal structure of Hurricane Isabel during landfall
Renee Curry, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. I. Biggerstaff

 
Physical processes associated with surface wind field uncertainty in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (2005): Use of present and future observational tools
Peter G. Black, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and E. W. Uhlhorn, J. F. Gamache, R. D. Knabb, J. Carswell, P. S. Chang, S. Lorsolo, R. E. Hood, L. Jones, I. PopStefanija, and A. S. Goldstein

 
The overland intensification of Tropical Depression Erin: assessment and mesoscale observation
Derek S. Arndt, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and G. D. McManus, B. G. Illston, J. B. Basara, D. B. Demko, and R. A. McPherson

 
2004 Hurricane Danielle Tropical Cyclogenesis Forecasting Study Using the NCAR Advanced Research WRF Model
Nelsie A. Ramos, NOAA/Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Howard University, Washington, DC

 
Multimodel comparison study for hurricane case
Duanjun Lu, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and R. Reddy and Q. L. Williams

 
JP1.23
Numerical simulation of extreme wind gusts assocaited with a landfalling tropical cyclone

 
WRF forecasts/simulations of Tropical cyclones Debby and Helene during the SOP-3 NAMMA/AMMA field campaign
Gregory S. Jenkins, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; and S. Chiao and M. Cox

 
Diagnosing Transport and Mixing in Unstable Barotropic Hurricane-like Vortices
Eric Hendricks, NRL, Monterey, CA; and W. H. Schubert

 
Angular momentum and cloud torques in TCs: An airborne Doppler radar perspective
Stephen R. Guimond, COAPS/Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and P. D. Reasor and T. N. Krishnamurti

 
Determining surface winds from doppler radar data during hurricane passages over Florida
Philip D. Hayes, Northrop Grumman, Chantilly, VA; and H. E. Fuelberg and R. E. Hart

 
Predicting hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico: Nexrad-in-space (NIS) and its potential impact
William E. Lewis, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and G. J. Tripoli, E. A. Smith, S. Tanelli, and E. Im

 
Assimilation of Multi-Satellite Data in Improving Hurricane Intensity Forecasting
Zhaoxia Pu, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and X. Li

 
Superensemble forecasts of hurricane intensity from a suite of mesoscale models
Melanie Kramer, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and T. N. Krishnamurti

 
Improving Hurricane Intensity Forecasting via Microphysical Parameterization Methods in a Mesoscale Model
Cerese Marie Albers, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and D. T. N. Krishnamurti

 
The experimental graphical tropical weather outlook
Jamie R. Rhome, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/TPC/NHC, Miami, FL; and D. P. Brown, J. L. Franklin, C. W. Landsea, C. Lauer, and C. Juckins

 
JP1.35
Multimodel approach based on evidence theory for forecasting hurricane/typhoon tracks: further improvements

 
Wind speed-damage correlation in Hurricane Katrina
Timothy P. Marshall, Haag Engineering Co., Dallas, TX

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)
 
JP1.37
Network analysis of U.S. hurricanes

 
Evaluation of the surface wind fields of the GFDL coupled forecast for Hurricane Ivan using H*Wind Analysis
Isha M. Renta-López, Howard University, Washington, DC; and M. D. Powell and V. Morris

 
Parameterized wind gusts associated with a severe landfalling tropical cyclone
Hamish A. Ramsay, NASA GISS/ Columbia University, New York, New York; and L. M. Leslie and M. L. M. Wong

 
The uncertainty in wave characteristics and tropical cyclogenesis prediction
Maria K. Flatau, NRL, Monterey, CA; and M. Peng and C. Reynolds

 
Defining uncertainty in hurricane maximum surface wind estimation
Stephanie Ann Mullins, University of Louisiana - Monroe, Monroe, LA; and P. G. Black, C. S. Velden, M. D. Powell, E. W. Uhlhorn, T. Olander, A. Burton, and J. L. Beven II


Poster Session 1
Weather to Climate Scale Hydrological Forecasting
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 22nd Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Bart Nijssen, 3TIER, Inc.
CoChair: Thomas Adams, NOAA/NWS

Papers:
 
Examining Preconvective Heavy Rainfall Environments Utilizing Observational and Model Analysis Proximity Soundings
Michael J. Paddock, NOAA/NWS, Phoenix, AZ; and C. E. Graves and J. T. Martinelli

Poster PDF (528.4 kB)
 
An overview of the summer 2007 excessive rain event in the Southern Plains
Kevin H. Goebbert, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. D. Schenkman, C. M. Shafer, and N. Snook

Poster PDF (417.7 kB)
 
Analysis of Twenty-Five Years of Heavy Rainfall Events in the Texas Hill Country
Amy Schnetzler, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and P. S. Market and J. W. Zeitler

Poster PDF (97.5 kB)
 
Hydrometeorological Analysis of Flooding Events in San Antonio, TX
Hatim Sharif, Univ. of Texas, San Antonio, TX; and S. Chintalapudi, X. Wang, H. Xie, and J. W. Zeitler

 
Hydrometeorological Analysis of the 2002 Guadalupe River Flood, TX
Hatim Sharif, Univ. of Texas, San Antonio, TX; and A. Elhassan

 
Evaluation of diurnal variations in precipitation over East Asia in the WRF and RSM
Myung-Seo Koo, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea; and K. S. S. Lim, J. Choi, J. W. Lee, and S. Y. Hong

 
Combined Rainfall-Runoff Forecast System based on the TOPMODEL for Han River basin
Ki-Ho Chang, National Institute of Meteorological Research, Seoul, South Korea; and J. H. Kim, C. H. Cho, and M. J. Lee

http://weamod.metri.re.kr

Poster PDF (118.5 kB)
 
Medium-Range Ensemble Hydrologic Forecasting for Western Washington State
Andrew W. Wood, 3TIER, Inc., Seattle, WA; and S. Shukla and N. Voisin

 
Evaluation of a global flood prediction system within the Mississippi River basin
Nathalie Voisin, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Seattle, WA; and A. W. Wood and D. P. Lettenmaier

 
A New Product to Help Forecast Convective Initiation in the 1-6 Hour Time Frame
John Walker, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and J. Mecikalski


Poster Session 2
General Climate Studies: Poster Session
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: J. Roads, SIO/Univ. of California
CoChair: Gerald L. Potter, LLNL

Papers:
 
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: A Synthesis of the Fourth Assessment Report
Harvey Stern, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Vic., Australia

http://www.bom.gov.au

Poster PDF (2.5 MB)
 
P2.3
Validation of four satellite-derived rainfall products using gage data from densely populated raingauge network over the Korean peninsula

 
P2.4
Stratocumulus sensitivity to aerosols and dynamics

 
Impacts of Climate Change on Energy Demand in Greater Dublin Region, Ireland
Xiaochen Liu, Department of Geography, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland; and J. Sweeney

Poster PDF (1.6 MB)
 
A new satellite derived precipitation data set for studying trends in extreme events
Ralph R. Ferraro, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and T. Smith, M. Sapiano, R. Joseph, and H. Meng

Poster PDF (693.7 kB)
 
Use of climate data to further enhance quality assurance of Oklahoma Mesonet observations
Peter K. Hall Jr., Oklahoma Mesonet, Norman, OK; and C. R. Morgan, A. D. Gartside, N. E. Bain, R. Jabrzemski, and C. A. Fiebrich

Poster PDF (256.8 kB)
 
The European Heat Wave & Drought Event of 2003
Jason R. Webster, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

http://www.jasonrwebster.com/

 
Analyses and Comparisons of Two Reanalyses for Tropical Monthly v -component wind field
Yujing Qin, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China; and P. Wang

 
P2.10
Monitoring Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Related Carbon Impacts Research

 
Upwelling and Coastal Climate Variability in Southern California, 1998-2007: A Return to the Cool Phase of Pacific Decadal Oscillation?
Pedro Ramirez, California State University, Los Angeles, CA; and S. LaDochy and W. C. Patzert

Poster PDF (255.5 kB)
 
Poster P2.12 has been moved. New paper number 13A.4A

 
Two types of strong Northeast Asian summer monsoon
Jung-Eun Kim, Yonsei Univ., Seoul, South Korea; and S. W. Yeh and S. Y. Hong

 
The global increase in blocking occurrences
Anthony R. Lupo, University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, MO; and J. V. Clark, K. Puricelli, and A. S. Kelly

Poster PDF (153.6 kB)
 
Characteristics of boundary-layer decoupling and cloud properties revealed
David K. Mansbach, SIO/Univ. Of California, La Jolla, CA; and J. R. Norris

 
Covariate analysis of severe weather across Australia
Stephanie M. Verbout, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. H. Goebbert, L. M. Leslie, M. Leplastrier, and A. Gero

 
Recent trend of Hadley and Walker circulation shown in water vapor transport potential
Seong-Chan Park, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul, South Korea; and B. J. Sohn

Poster PDF (418.1 kB)
 
Diurnal and seasonal wind variability for selected stations in southern california climate regions
Charles J. Fisk, Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, CA., Point Mugu, California

Poster PDF (2.6 MB)
 
Does the Madden-Julian Oscillation Influence Aerosol Variability?
Baijun Tian, UCLA, Pasadena, CA; and D. E. Waliser, R. A. Kahn, Q. Li, Y. Yung, T. Tyranowski, I. Geogdzhayev, M. I. Mishchenko, and O. Torres

 
Examination of Canadian Climate Immediately after Sept. 11, 2001
William A. Van Wijngaarden, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Poster PDF (198.0 kB)
 
Shortwave aerosol radiative effect over the global oceans using GOCART and satellite data
Thomas A. Jones, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. A. Christopher

 
Temperature extremes variability in the south of South America in relation to Atlantic SST and the Southern Annular Mode
Mariana Barrucand, CONICET/Departamento de Ciencias de la Atmósfera y los Océanos (FCEN-UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina; and M. Rusticucci and W. Vargas

Poster PDF (2.6 MB)
 
The influence of urbanization on precipitation patterns in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex since 1900
Anna Marie Nordfelt, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and S. M. Quiring

 
Analysis of historical surface temperature data across a heterogeneous landscape in lower Mississippi river valley
Jiale Xu, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; and V. Anantharaj, Q. Lu, and U. S. Nair

 
From Climate Variability to Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities to Agricultural Extension
Clyde William Fraisse, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL; and N. E. Breuer, D. F. Zierden, and K. T. Ingram

Poster PDF (284.8 kB)
 
Teleconnection between the precipitation rates over the Red Sea and El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
Dr. Yehia Yehia Hafez Sr., Cairo University, Giza, Egypt; and M. El - Rafy Sr.

Poster PDF (205.4 kB)
 
Characterizing the Vertical Latent Heating Structure of the MJO using TRMM
Duane Edward Waliser, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and X. Jiang, J. L. Li, B. Tian, W. S. Olson, M. Grecu, W. -. K. Tao, S. E. Lang, A. M. Tompkins, and T. S. L'Ecuyer

 
Isolating non-ENSO signals in the historical climate record
Prashant Sardeshmukh, Climate Diagnostics Center/CIRES/University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and G. P. Compo

 
Pacific Pan-decadal Variability in observation, reanalyses and IPCC AR4 CGCM simulations
Junye Chen, Univ. of Maryland/ESSIC & NASA/GSFC/GMAO, Greenbelt, MD; and H. Wang, A. D. Del Genio, B. Carlson, and M. G. Bosilovich

 
The tropical Pacific barrier layer's multi-temporal scale variability and its thermodynamic effects
Qiuxia Wu, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, China; and Y. Yin

 
Seasonal Rainfall and ENSO over the Tropical Pacific Region
Luke He, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and E. Olenic and D. A. Unger


Poster Session 2
Water Resources Management and Application
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 22nd Conference on Hydrology
Chair: C. Adam Schlosser, MIT

Papers:
 
Analysis of radar and gauge rainfall during the warm season in Oklahoma
Bin Wang, Wuhan Institute of Heavy Rain of China Meteorological Administration and NOAA/NSSL, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China; and J. Zhang, W. Xia, K. Howard, and X. Xu

Poster PDF (431.4 kB)
 
The effect of hydrologic model calibration on seasonal streamflow forecast performance
Xiaogang Shi, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and A. W. Wood and D. P. Lettenmaier

 
Use of NASA Satellite and Modeling Products to Improve the US Bureau of Reclamation AWARDS ET Toolbox in the Middle Rio Grande
David L. Toll, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and K. R. Arsenault, J. Dong, M. Ozdogan, A. Rentsch, S. Bowser, R. Stodt, R. Allen, M. Tasumi, and C. Robison

 
Using NOAA CPC Local Three-Month Temperature Outlooks to support fisheries management
Levi D. Brekke, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO; and J. J. Barsugli, G. J. McCabe, and R. Yaworsky

 
Modeling streamflow using gauge-only versus radar-derived rainfall
John L. Sullivan Jr., Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and H. E. Fuelberg, S. M. Martinaitis, D. Bottcher, B. Jacobson, J. Bradberry, J. Mandrup-Poulsen, D. Gilbert, and T. S. Wu


Joint Poster Session 3
Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change Poster Session
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the Tropical Meteorology Special Symposium; and the 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Cochairs: Robert Hart, Florida State University; Thomas R. Knutson, NOAA/GFDL

Papers:
 
An enhanced tropical cyclone data set for the Australian region
Blair Trewin, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Poster PDF (212.9 kB)
 
Variations of Atlantic tropical cyclones and climate change since the mid eighteenth century
Cary J. Mock, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; and M. Chenoweth, D. A. Glenn, S. F. Dodds, S. O. Holmberg, H. F. Young, J. Tanis, R. L. Murphy, L. J. Stroup, I. M. Altamirano, and C. W. Landsea

 
Investigating barotropic instability of the African Easterly Jet and its potential for development in the NASA fvGCM
Marangelly Fuentes, Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences, Washington, DC; and O. Reale and V. Morris

 
Atlantic hurricane increases and carbon dioxide rise
William M. Gray, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO

 
Influence of the Amazon/Orinoco plume on Atlantic hurricanes
Kerry H. Cook, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin; and E. K. Vizy

 
Conversion from Shear to Curvature Vorticity, Organization of Convection, and Hurricane Genesis
Benjamin Schenkel, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and D. T. N. Krishnamurti, S. Pattnaik, M. K. Biswas, and A. Simon

 
Interdecadal variability of the typhoon activity in Autumn
Chih-Hua Tsou, Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan; and C. J. Lee

 
Relationships between the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Atlantic-East Pacific tropical cyclone activity
Bradford S. Barrett, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and L. M. Leslie

 
A typhoon loss estimation model for China
Peter J. Sousounis, AIR Worldwide Corporation, Boston, MA; and H. He, M. L. Healy, V. K. Jain, G. Ljung, Y. Qu, and B. Shen-Tu

Poster PDF (1.5 MB)
 
Structure on eastward-moving cloud clusters in 2007 January MJO
Tetsuo Nakazawa, MRI, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

 
The role of deep tropical convection on the distribution of water within the UTLS region
Maria R. Russo, Centre for Atmospheric Science, Cambridge, United Kingdom; and C. Chemel, J. A. Pyle, R. S. Sokhi, and C. Schiller

 
Transition from a Mixed Rossby-gravity Wave to a Tropical Cyclone
Xiaqiong Zhou, university of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and B. Wang, X. Ge, and Q. Ding

 
Modeling Studies of Island Induced Convective Activities in Puerto Rico Region
Melissa Sheffer, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL; and S. Chiao and I. Matos

 
Tropical Cyclone Induced Tornados Associated With The Formation of Tropical Storm Barry
Andrew Devanas, NOAA/NWS, Key WEst, FL; and P. Santos, D. Gregoria, and K. Kasper

Poster PDF (1.2 MB)
 
Characterization of the Streamers over the Caribbean
Evelyn Rivera-Acevedo, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL; and S. Chiao, O. Bermudez, and I. Matos

 
A Climatological Feature of Typhoon Making Landfall over the Korean Peninsula
Baek-Jo Kim, National Institute of Meteorological Research, Seoul, South Korea; and K. S. Choi

Poster PDF (2.0 MB)
 
Exergetics of deep moist convection
Peter R. Bannon, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

 
Are tropical cyclones feeding more extreme rainfall events?
William K. M. Lau, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and Y. Zhou and J. H. -. T. Wu

 
Experiments on WRF Hurricane Initialization (WRF-HI) – An Approach Based on WRF Variational Data Assimilation of Remote-Sensing and Synthetic Observations
Qingnong Xiao, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and X. Zhang, Z. Liu, W. Wang, C. A. Davis, G. J. Holland, P. J. Fitzpatrick, Y. Li, C. Hill, and H. R. Winterbottom

Poster PDF (1.4 MB)
 
Role of large-scale environment in the interannual variability of Australian region tropical cyclones
Hamish Andrew Ramsay, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and L. M. Leslie, P. J. Lamb, and M. Leplastrier

 
The Impacts of Dust and Humidity Fields on Atlantic Hurricane Activities
Donglian Sun, George Mason University, Fairfax, Viriginia; and M. Kafatos and Z. Boybeyi

 
Developing verse non-developing tropical disturbances for tropical cyclone formations
Melinda S. Peng, NRL, Monterey, CA; and B. Fu and T. Li

 
Reconciling water vapor fields measured by AIRS and HSB – A tropical case study using Hurricane Lili
Evan Fishbein, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and E. Fetzer and B. H. Lambrigtsen

 
Atmospheric teleconnections and Australian region tropical cyclone variability 1970–2005
Kevin H. Goebbert, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and L. M. Leslie

 
Observing hurricanes and severe storms with the GeoSTAR-PATH mission
Bjorn H. Lambrigtsen, JPL and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and S. Brown

 
JP3.29
A view of synoptic variability in the tropical east to central Pacific and Atlantic

 
JP3.30
High-resolution upper air measurement from Cape Verde during NAMMA, the NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses Project

 
Quantifying the Contribution of Tropical Cyclones to Extreme Rainfall along the Coastal Southeastern United States
J. Marshall Shepherd, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and A. Grundstein and T. Mote

 
Distributions and trends of death and destruction from hurricanes in the United States, 1900-2006
Hugh E. Willoughby, Florida International University, Miami, FL

 
Building capacity to forecast and respond to storm inundation in Hawaii
Wes Browning, NOAA/NWS/Honolulu Weather Forecast Office, Honolulu, HI

 
Education through interaction with data sets - Hurricane Katrina and the Integrated Data Viewer
Troy Allison, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC; and S. O. Holmberg, B. J. Etherton, and J. Weber

 
Upper ocean thermal structure and the western North Pacific supertyphoons
I.-I. Lin, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan; and I. F. Pun and C. C. Wu

 
Coastal observations of disturbed weather in Senegal during the 2006 NAMMA field campaign
Gregory S. Jenkins, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; and P. A. Kucera, E. Joseph, J. D. Fuentes, A. T. Gaye, J. Gerlach, F. Roux, A. Protat, D. Bouniol, and N. Viltard

 
Next Generation Airborne Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRad) - Improved Forecast Skill with Wide Field Imagery
Linwood Jones, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; and P. G. Black, S. S. Chen, R. E. Hood, J. W. Johnson, C. S. Ruf, A. Mims, and C. C. Hennon

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)
 
On the Climatology of Tropical Cyclones in the North Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
L. J. Pietrafesa, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and S. Bao, T. I. Yan, and D. Dickey

 
Possible climate impacts of Saharan dust on frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones
Kyu-Myong Kim, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Greenbelt, MD; and W. K. M. Lau

 
The utility of the ERA40 Cyclone Phase Space in Trend Diagnosis and North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Reanalysis
Danielle Manning, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and R. Hart

 
The possible winter impact from recurving tropical cyclones
Robert Hart, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and L. F. Bosart and C. Hosler

 
Estimating local memory of tropical cyclones through MPI anomaly evolution
Robert Hart, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and R. Maue and M. C. Watson

 
Tropical cyclone trends and attribution from reanalysis datasets
Ryan N. Maue, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and R. Hart and M. A. Bourassa

 
Tropical Storm Debby and the SAL: A comparative analysis with TD 8 from the NAMMA 2006 field campaign
Aaron Pratt, Howard University, Washington, DC; and G. S. Jenkins

 
Are there regimes in Tropical Cyclone Activity in the North Atlantic?
S. D. Aberson, Hurricane Research Division, AOML, Miami, FL

 
JP3.48
Retrospective multidecadal simulation of E Asiuan Typhoon activity

 
NEXRAD in Space: A Solution to the Hurricane Intensity Prediction Problem
Gregory J. Tripoli, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and V. Chandrasekar, S. S. Chen, G. Holland, E. Im, R. Kakar, W. E. Lewis, F. D. Marks Jr., A. Mugnai, E. A. Smith, and S. Tanelli

 
Characterization of the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) during NAMMA 2006 DC-8 Flight Missions
Tamara L. Battle, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; and G. Jenkins

 
The Role Played by Blocking over the Northern Hemisphere on Hurricane KATRINA
Dr. Yehia Yehia Hafez Sr., Cairo University, Giza, 12613, Egypt

Poster PDF (408.0 kB)
 
NOAA's Hurricane Forecasting Improvement Project Plan
Fred Toepfer, NOAA/NWS, Silver Springs, MD


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break (mon p.m.)
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

4:00 PM-4:30 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


4
Water Resources Management And Application, Part III
Location: 223 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 22nd Conference on Hydrology
Chair: C. Adam Schlosser, MIT

Papers:
  4:00 PM
4.1
Assessing Gauge Adjusted Radar Rainfall Estimation for use in local Flash Flood Prediction
Beth Marie Clarke, Weather Decision Technologies Inc, Norman, OK; and C. A. Kudym and A. K. Albers

  4:15 PM
4.2
Multi-decadal Climate Variability or Change and Reservoir Performance: The Colorado River Compact
F. Assis Souza Filho, International Reserarch Institute for Climate and Society/Columbia University, New York, NY; and U. Lall and H. H. Kwon


Joint Session 9
Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change Part II
Location: R02-R03 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the Tropical Meteorology Special Symposium; and the 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Chair: Hugh E. Willoughby, Florida International University

Papers:

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Panel Discussion 1
Education Capabilities Panel: Developing the Data Assimilation Skills to Meet Research, Development and Operational Needs
Location: 211 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Data Assimilation Education Forum
Moderator: Margaret McCalla, NOAA/Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology
Panelists: Jeffrey Anderson, NCAR; Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland; Richard D. Clark, Millersville Univ.; Patricia A. Phoebus, NRL

Papers:
  4:00 PM
Margaret McCalla

  4:00 PM
Jeffrey Anderson

  4:00 PM
Eugenia Kalnay

  4:00 PM
Richard D. Clark

  4:00 PM
Patricia A. Phoebus

  4:00 PM
Panel Discussion


3A
Global Meteorological and Hydrological Service Updates-Part II (continued)
Location: 206 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 24th Conference on IIPS

Papers:
  4:00 PM
Air Force Weather (AFW) Meteorological and Hydrological Services Update
Fred Lewis, Director of Weather, Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


1
Societal Dimensions of Hazards I
Location: 228-229 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Third Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research
Cochairs: Eileen Shea, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Tanja E. Fransen, NOAA/NWS

Papers:
  4:00 PM
1.1
Natural drought
Kelly Redmond, Western Regional Climate Center, Reno, NV

  4:15 PM
1.2
The pathway to resiliency
Don Wilhite, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

  4:30 PM
1.3
  5:15 PM
1.6
Collaborative approaches to the development of climate-based decision support systems: What role for social sciences?
Todd A. Crane, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and C. Roncoli, N. E. Breuer, J. O. Paz, C. W. Fraisse, K. T. Ingram, D. F. Zierden, G. Hoogenboom, and J. O'Brien


2
K-12 EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH
Location: 209 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 17th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Shirley T. Murillo, NOAA/AOML/HRD; Susan Q. Foster, UCAR

Papers:
  4:00 PM
2.1
NSTA National Meetings:Wild About Weather Short Courses
Kathleen A. Murphy, AMS Education Resource Educator, St. Louis, MO; and J. Kramper and K. Ehrhardt

  4:15 PM
2.2
Discovery of coastal environments
Barbara K. Walton-Faria, Thompson Middle School, Newport, RI

  4:30 PM
2.3
Understanding clouds, weather, climate, and modeling: education and outreach from the Center for Multi-scale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes
Susan Q. Foster, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Denning, D. A. Randall, R. M. Johnson, J. Bergman, H. Drossman, L. Gardiner, B. Hatheway, R. Russell, B. Jones, J. Lanting, R. Pandya, L. Pitot, and D. Swartz

  4:45 PM
2.4
Atmospheric Science and Climate Literacy Workshop Progress Report
Roberta M. Johnson, NESTA, Boulder, CO; and J. T. Snow, S. Q. Foster, S. M. Buhr, M. McCaffery, F. Niepold, P. Pennington, and C. Manduca

  5:00 PM
2.5
EarthWatch Institute's Climate Change at Arctic's Edge: Live from the Field
John D. Moore, Burlington County Institute of Technology, Medford, NJ

  5:15 PM
2.6
Earth system science education for teachers in western Washington
Michael R. Witiw, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide, Everett, WA; and E. Close


3B
International Applications Part II (Continued)
Location: 207 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 24th Conference on IIPS

Papers:
  4:15 PM
The integrated surface database: partnerships and progress
J. Neal Lott, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and R. S. Vose, S. A. Del Greco, T. F. Ross, S. Worley, and J. L. Comeaux

  4:30 PM
Underutilized observations for studying tropical climate variations: the historical pilot balloon data base
Michael W. Douglas, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and R. Orozco, J. F. Mejia, and J. Murillo

http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/projects/pacs

  4:45 PM
Inter-comparison of Water Vapor Mixing Ratio measured by Radiosonde and Howard University Raman Lidar
Micheal Hicks, NOAA Center for Atmospheric Science, Washington, DC; and M. Adam, E. Joseph, D. Venable, J. Facundo, J. Fitzgibbon, R. Connel, and D. Whitemen

  5:00 PM
French contribution to the Global Climate Observing System
Régis Juvanon du Vachat, Météo-France, PARIS, France


4
Atmospheric Observations for Weather and Climate-IV
Location: 204 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS
Chair: Bjorn H. Lambrigtsen, JPL and California Institute of Technology

Papers:
  4:15 PM
4.2
The Helsinki Testbed Program: An integrated atmospheric observing and modeling system
David M. Schultz, University of Helsinki and Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland; and W. F. Dabberdt, J. Damski, E. Gregow, J. Koskinen, J. Poutiainen, R. Pyle, and H. Turtiainen

  4:30 PM
Update on the Consensus Reference Concept for Testing Radiosondes (Formerly 4.4)
Joseph Facundo, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Fitzgibbon and C. Bower

Poster PDF (428.6 kB)
  4:45 PM
The Consensus Reference Methodology as it Applies to a Radiosonde under Test (Formerly 4.3)
James Fitzgibbon, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and A. Hawse and R. Brown

Poster PDF (328.5 kB)
  5:00 PM
4.5
 
4.6
Integrated hi-resolution weather and transportation visualization for the next generation air picture

  5:30 PM
Analysis sensitivity to the observations within an ensemble Kalman filter (Formerly 6.3)
Junjie Liu, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; and E. Kalnay


4
Convection, Decision Support Systems and Air Traffic Management Part III
Location: 226-227 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 13th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology
Cochairs: Steve Ricketts, EC; Lynn A. Sherretz, NOAA/ESRL

Papers:
 
4.2
An ATM View of Progress-to-Date on Integrating Probabilistic Weather Forecasts with ATM Decision Making for NGATS

  4:30 PM
The Marine Stratus Initiative and Effect of Stratus on Arrival Rates of SFO: M.J. Delman

  4:45 PM
4.4
Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) products for en-route controller displays
James G. Stobie, ENSCO, Inc., Falls Church, VA; and A. Moosakhanian, J. Johnson, P. Jackson, and W. N. Brown

  5:00 PM
4.5
Forecasters' role in decision making at European Mainport Amsterdam
Nico Maat, KNMI, De Bilt, Netherlands; and M. Molendijk and J. Sondij

  5:15 PM
4.6
Canadian airport nowcasting project (CAN-Now): Preliminary results and plans for future
George A. Isaac, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada; and M. Bailey, F. Boudala, B. Clark, S. Cober, N. Donaldson, N. Driedger, S. Gravel, I. Gultepe, D. Hudak, P. Joe, J. Reid, Z. Vukovic, A. Ling, and G. Simard

  5:30 PM
4.7
An Aviation Weather Decision Support System (AWDSS) for the Dubai International Airport
Charles A. Barrere Jr., Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK; and M. Eilts, J. Johnson, R. Fritchie, P. Spencer, B. Shaw, Y. Li, W. Ladwig, R. Schudalla, and D. Mitchell


4
Ensemble Forecasting Including Post Processing IV
Location: 219 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 19th Conference on Probability and Statistics
Chairs: Tom Hamill, NOAA/ESRL; Tilmann Gneiting, Heidelberg University

Papers:
  4:00 PM
4.1
  4:30 PM
4.3
  4:45 PM
4.4
Accounting for wind energy forecast uncertainty
Eric P. Grimit, 3TIER, Inc., Seattle, WA; and C. Potter

  5:00 PM
4.5
Bayesian Processor of Ensemble: Concept and Development
Roman Krzysztofowicz, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

  5:15 PM
4.6
Conditional Dependence and Sufficient Statistics of an Ensemble
Roman Krzysztofowicz, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


4
Frank Gifford Memorial Session
Location: 220 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 15th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Steven R. Hanna, Hanna Consultants

Papers:
 
4.2
Concentration variability and dispersion model evaluation using coupled Lagrangian particle and LES models

  4:30 PM
4.3
Studies of Transport and Dispersion in Coastal Regions
K. Shankar Rao, NOAA/ARL/ATDD, Oak Ridge, TN; and R. F. Kamada

  5:00 PM
4.5
Atmospheric turbulence and diffusion estimates derived from plume image analysis
Carmen J. Nappo, NOAA/ARL/ATDD, Oak Ridge, TN; and D. Miller and A. L. Hiscox


4
New Data Sources And Products
Location: 221 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Fifth Symposium on Space Weather
Cochairs: Geoff Crowley, Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates; W. Dean Pesnell, NASA

Papers:
  4:00 PM
4.1
Micro-satellites for space weather research: plans for a NSF program
Therese Moretto Jorgensen, NSF, Arlington, VA; and R. M. Robinson and R. A. Behnke

  4:30 PM
4.3
  5:00 PM
4.5
Ionospheric electron density measurements using COSMIC
Kenneth F. Dymond, NRL, Washington, DC; and S. A. Budzien, P. A. Bernhardt, C. Rocken, and S. Syndergaard

  5:15 PM
4.6
STEREO observations of the solar corona using the SECCHI experiment
Simon P. Plunkett, NRL, Washington, DC; and R. A. Howard, J. D. Moses, A. Vourlidas, D. G. Socker, J. S. Newmark, D. Wang, R. Baugh, J. Davila, O. C. St. Cyr, W. T. Thompson, J. Lemen, J. -. P. Wuelser, R. A. Harrison, C. J. Davis, C. J. Eyles, J. M. Defise, J. -. P. Halain, V. Bothmer, J. -. P. Delaboudiniere, F. Auchere, R. Mercier, and M. -. F. Ravet


4
Texas AQ2006 Field and Modeling Studies-IV
Location: 230 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 10th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Chair: Daewon W. Byun, NOAA/OAR/ARL

Papers:
  4:00 PM
4.1
Retrospective Simulations of Meteorology and Air Quality for the Second Texas Air Quality Study in 2006
Daewon W. Byun, University of Houston, Houston, TX; and F. Ngan, D. G. Lee, X. Li, S. T. Kim, H. C. Kim, and F. Y. Cheng

  4:15 PM
4.2
Performance Evaluation of a Year-long Run of an Air Quality Forecasting System For Southeast Texas
Xiangshang Li, University of Houston, Houston, TX; and D. Lee, S. T. Kim, H. C. Kim, F. Ngan, F. Y. Cheng, and D. Byun

  4:30 PM
4.3
Impact of clouds and aerosols on photochemistry during the TexAQS II Radical and Aerosol Measurement Project (TRAMP)
James H. Flynn, University of Houston, Houston, TX; and B. Lefer, B. Rappenglueck, M. Leuchner, J. Olson, G. Chen, W. Brune, X. Ren, J. Mao, W. T. Luke, J. E. Dibb, and J. Stutz

  4:45 PM
4.4
The role of background versus locally contributed ozone during the TexAQS2 field campaign
James Tobin, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and J. Nielsen-Gammon

  5:00 PM
4.5
Receptor Modeling of C2 - C10 VOCs in Houston, TX during TexAQS II
Michael Leuchner, University of Houston, Houston, TX; and B. Rappenglueck

Poster PDF (103.6 kB)
  5:15 PM
4.6
Application of a variable-grid air quality model to simulate on-shore/off-shore emissions near coastal areas
Adel F. Hanna, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; and K. Alapaty, R. Mathur, S. Arunachalam, A. Xiu, and U. Shankar


4A
African Climate: IV. West Africa
Location: 215-216 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Wassila M. Thiaw, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC

Papers:
  4:00 PM
A comparison of coastal radio sounding stations during NAMMA-06
Gregory S. Jenkins, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; and S. Sall, A. T. Gaye, D. Badiane, F. Kebe, M. Camara, and E. Joseph

  4:15 PM
Dynamics of the West African monsoon jump
Kerry H. Cook, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin; and S. M. Hagos, J. F. Newman, and E. K. Vizy

  4:30 PM
West Africa Desert Locust infestations: connections with regional atmospheric circulation patterns
Chiara Vallebona, CNR, Firenze, Italy; and A. Crisci, A. Di Vecchia, L. Genesio, G. Maracchi, and M. Pasqui

  4:45 PM
Evolution of latent heating profiles of the West African Monsoon
C. Zhang, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and S. M. Hagos and G. Gu

  5:00 PM
Seasonal evolution of the West African Heat Low: a climatological perspective
Christophe Lavaysse, CNRS, Paris, France; and C. Flamant, S. Janicot, J. P. Lafore, D. J. Parker, and J. Pelon

  5:15 PM

4B
Impacts of Climate Changes (continued)
Location: 217-218 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Juliane Fry, Reed College

Papers:
  4:00 PM
Multi-catchment investigation of the impacts of climate change on hydrology in Ireland
Susan C. Steele-Dunne, TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands; and R. McGrath, P. Lynch, T. Semmler, S. Wang, J. A. Hanafin, and P. Nolan

  4:15 PM
Projected climate change impacts on lakes/wetlands extent and their hydrologic processes in Michigan State
Vimal Mishra, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and K. A. Cherkauer and L. C. Bowling

  4:30 PM
Refinements in index insurance pricing via dendroclimatology, in the context of a nonstationary background state
Arthur M. Greene, IRI = International Research Institute for Climate and Society (The Earth Institute, Columbia University), Palisades, NY; and D. Osgood and L. Goddard

  4:45 PM
Impacts of weather and climate on commercial motor vehicles
Michael A. Rossetti, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA; and M. Johnsen

Poster PDF (997.6 kB)
  5:00 PM
Climate variability and change with implications for transportation
Thomas C. Peterson, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and M. McGuirk, T. G. Houston, A. Horvitz, and M. F. Wehner

  5:15 PM
Climate Change / Climate Variability, System Vulnerability and Planning for Adaptive Strategies
T.N. Balasubramanian, M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, TamilNadu, India; and A. A. Nambi

4:00 PM-6:00 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


1
Application of Artificial Intelligence to Storm Surge Forecasting
Location: 205 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Sixth Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science
Organizer: Philippe E. Tissot, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Papers:
  4:00 PM
Opening Remarks

 
1.1
Storm surge prediction in the UK and the role for artificial intelligence systems

  4:30 PM
Filling up Gaps in Wave Data using Genetic Programming (GP): K Ustoorikar

  4:45 PM
1.2
Storm surge prediction using NN and GP
S. B. Charhate, Mumbai, India; and M. C. Deo

  5:15 PM
1.3
Using ensembles of artificial neural networks for storm surge predictions in the North Sea
Daniel Bruce Prouty, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX; and P. E. Tissot and A. A. Anwar

  5:30 PM
1.4
Implementation of a neural network based surge prediction system for the Texas coast
Philippe E. Tissot, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX; and J. Davis, N. Durham, and W. G. Collins

  5:45 PM
1.5
Discussion regarding the application of AI to storm surge forecasting

4:30 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Joint Panel Discussion 1
Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change Panel Discussion: Kossin, Landsea, Holland, Chan, Emanuel, Knutson
Location: R02-R03 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the Tropical Meteorology Special Symposium; and the 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Moderator: Hugh E. Willoughby, Florida International University
Panelists: Kerry A. Emanuel, MIT; Christopher Landsea, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/National Hurricane Center; James P. Kossin, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Thomas R. Knutson, NOAA/GFDL; Johnny C. L. Chan, City University of Hong Kong; Greg J. Holland, NCAR

Papers:
  4:30 PM
Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change Panel Discussion
Kerry Emanuel, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and C. Landsea, J. Kossin, T. R. Knutson, J. C. L. Chan, and G. Holland

  5:30 PM
Hugh E. Willoughby

  5:30 PM
Christopher Landsea

  5:30 PM
James P. Kossin

  5:30 PM
Thomas R. Knutson

  5:30 PM
Johnny C. L. Chan

  5:30 PM
Greg J. Holland

5:00 PM-5:00 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Forum Ends

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


Formal Opening of Exhibits with Reception (Cash Bar)
Location: Exhibit Hall A (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


5
Special Session on Assessing Diversity among Geoscientists
Location: 219 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 19th Conference on Probability and Statistics
Chair: Leslie M. Hartten, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL/PSD

Papers:
  7:00 PM
5.1
Distinguishing between signal and noise in diversity data
Roman Czujko, American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD

  7:30 PM
5.2
Statistical analysis of survey data related to gender issues among academic AMS members
Donna F. Tucker, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; and J. A. Winkler

  8:00 PM
Discussion


Board on Enterprise Planning Town Hall Meeting on Building America’s Resilience to Hurricane Disasters
Location: 205 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Town Hall Meetings

7:00 PM-9:00 PM: Monday, 21 January 2008


NOAA Reanalysis User Needs
Location: 204 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Town Hall Meetings

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

7:00 AM-8:30 AM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR) and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Location: 205 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Town Hall Meetings

7:00 AM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Audio Visual Storage
Location: 213 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)


BAMS
Location: 203 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)


Press Briefing
Location: 202 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)


Press Office
Location: 201 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)


Speaker Ready Room/IT
Location: 212 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

7:15 AM-8:15 AM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Is the Weather Enterprise Ready for the Next Administration?
Location: 208 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Laura Curtis, UCAR

7:30 AM-8:00 AM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Daily Weather Briefing
Location: 206 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Event

8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Weather Video Preview Theater
Location: 225 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

8:15 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Joint Session 2
Applications of artificial intelligence methods in the context of interactive information processing systems
Location: 206 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the Sixth Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science; and the 24th Conference on IIPS )
Chair: S. Lakshmivarahan, University of Oklahoma
Cochairs: Christina Lief, NOAA/NCDC; Julian Wang, NOAA/ARL

Papers:
  8:15 AM
Support vector regression in data assimilation
Hicham Mansouri, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and L. M. Leslie, M. B. Richman, and T. B. Trafalis

  8:30 AM
Use of the LEAD Portal for On-Demand Severe Weather Prediction
Keith A. Brewster, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. Weber, K. W. Thomas, K. K. Droegemeier, Y. Wang, M. Xue, S. Marru, D. Gannon, J. Alameda, B. F. Jewett, J. S. Kain, S. J. Weiss, and M. Christie

  8:45 AM
Using Spatiotemporal Relational Data Mining to Identify the Key Parameters for Anticipating Rotation Initiation in Simulated Supercell Thunderstorms
Nathan C. Hiers, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. McGovern, D. H. Rosendahl, R. A. Brown, and K. K. Droegemeier

  9:00 AM
An automated method for detecting precipitation and cell type from radar products
George L. Limpert, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and S. A. Lack, N. I. Fox, and E. J. Sadler

  9:15 AM
Developing a Severe Weather Alert System
Ron Holmes, NOAA/NWSFO, State College, PA; and R. H. Grumm

  9:30 AM
Imputation of missing data with nonlinear relationships
Michael B. Richman, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and I. Adrianto and T. B. Trafalis


Joint Panel Discussion 7
Future of International Cooperation in Observing Systems
Location: R04 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the The Richard Hallgren Symposium; and the Third Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research )
Moderator: Gordon McBean, University of Western Ontario
Panelists: Sue Barrell, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Neil Gordon, New Zealand Meteorological Service; Richard Spinrad, Oregon State Univ.; Gregory Withee, NOAA/NESDIS; David J. Hofmann, NOAA/ESRL

Papers:
  8:15 AM
The Future of International Cooperation in Observing Systems
Sue Barrell, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Poster PDF (63.0 kB)
  8:30 AM
Future International Cooperation in Observing Systems
Neil D. Gordon, Meteorological Service of New Zealand, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand

  8:45 AM
Future of International Cooperation in Observing Systems
Richard Spinrad, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR

Poster PDF (15.2 kB)
  9:00 AM
Future of International Cooperation in Observing Systems I
Gregory Withee, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD

Poster PDF (20.0 kB)
  9:15 AM
David J. Hofmann

  9:15 AM
Gordon McBean

  9:15 AM
Panel Discussion

8:30 AM-8:45 AM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


1
Forum Introductions
Location: 214 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Sixth Users Forum
Cochairs: William P. Mahoney III, NCAR; Burrell E. Montz, Binghamton Univ.

Papers:
  8:30 AM
1.1
Introductions

8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


1
4th NPOESS Symposium - Keynote Address
Location: R01 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Fourth Symposium on Future National Operational Environmental Satellites

Papers:
  8:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks, Dan Stockton, NPOESS Integrated Program Office, Silver Spring, MD

  8:33 AM
Introduction of Director, National Weather Service by Conrad C. Lautenbacher Jr. VADM(Ret.), Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere

  8:35 AM
1.1

8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Joint Panel Discussion 1
Enhancing the Connectivity between Research and Applications for the Benefit of Society Part I
Location: 207 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 24th Conference on IIPS; the Symposium on Linkages among Societal Benefits, Prediction Systems and Process Studies for 1-14 day Weather Forecasts; the 5th GOES Users' Conference; the 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS; the 13th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology; and the Third Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research )
Moderator: Mary H. Hayden, Univ. of Colorado
Panelists: Steve Tracton, Consulting Meterologist; Mark DeMaria, NOAA/NESDIS; James J. Gurka, NOAA/NESDIS/GOES-R Program Office; Rebecca Morss, NCAR; Thomas Whittaker, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin; Stewart Cober, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada

Papers:
  8:30 AM
Mary H. Hayden

  8:30 AM
  8:30 AM
  8:30 AM
James J. Gurka

  8:30 AM
  8:30 AM
Thomas Whittaker

  8:30 AM
Stewart Cober

  8:30 AM
Panel Discussion


1
Hurricane Studies and Forecasting using Lightning Data
Location: 222 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Third Conference on Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Daniel J. Cecil, Univ. of Alabama

Papers:
  8:30 AM
1.1
Lightning as a precursor of Atlantic hurricane activity
Colin G. Price, Tel Aviv Univ., Tel Aviv, Israel; and Y. Yair and M. Asfur

  9:15 AM
1.3
Operational applications of long-range lightning data at the National Hurricane Center
Richard D. Knabb, NOAA/TPC/NHC, Miami, FL; and J. P. Cangialosi, C. Lauer, B. Maher, M. Willis, N. W. S. Demetriades, and R. L. Holle

  9:30 AM
1.4
Global studies of tropical cyclones using the World Wide Lightning Location Network
Natalia N. Solorzano, Bard High School Early College II, Elmhurst, NY; and J. N. Thomas and R. H. Holzworth


Joint Session 1
Land-Atmosphere Interactions
Location: 224 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 22nd Conference on Hydrology; and the 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Chair: Randal D. Koster, NASA/GSFC
CoChair: Yongkang Xue, University of California

Papers:
  8:30 AM
Analysis of Large Scale Spatial Variability of Soil Moisture Data using a Geostatistical Method
Tarendra Lakhankar, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and A. S. Jones, C. L. Combs, M. Sengupta, and T. H. Vonder Haar

  8:45 AM
Analysis and Verification of Soil Water Content Measurements from the Oklahoma Mesonet
Aaron M. Gleason, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. B. Basara

  9:00 AM
Analysis of Surface Energy Budget Data Over Varying Land-Cover Conditions
John B. Barr, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. B. Basara, W. P. Kustas, and J. H. Prueger

  9:15 AM
  9:30 AM
The structure of the convective boundary layer in and around Oklahoma City
Kodi L. Nemunaitis, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Basara


1
World Wide High Impact Weather - 2007
Location: R08-R09 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: IMPACTS: Weather 2007
Chair: Joseph T. Schaefer, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/SPC

Papers:
  8:30 AM
1.1
International Events
Klaus E. Wolter, NOAA/ERL/CDC, Boulder, CO

  9:00 AM
1.2
Tempest, fire and flood—European Weather in 2007
Roger Brugge, University of Reading, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom

  9:30 AM
1.3
Arctic Sea Ice: 2007's Surprising Minimum
Florence Fetterer, NSIDC/CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. Stroeve and W. Meier


3
Technology and Teaching Tools in the University Classroom
Location: 209 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 17th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Donna J. Charlevoix, UCAR; Diane M. Stanitski, Geocation, LLC

Papers:
  8:30 AM
3.1
Integrating LEAD Research in Education
Sepideh Yalda, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and E. N. Wiziecki, R. D. Clark, E. C. Meyers, H. Gadde, T. Daley, R. Junod, S. States, S. Cecelski, and J. Kurdzo

  9:15 AM
3.4
Experiences in undergraduate teaching with ‘Weather in a tank'
Lodovica Illari, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and J. Marshall, A. Tandon, R. D. Clark, S. Lee, T. W. N. Haine, G. McKinley, M. C. Morgan, and K. Mackin

  9:30 AM
3.5

Joint Session 3
Tropical Cyclones and Probability/Statistics 1
Location: R02-R03 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the Tropical Meteorology Special Symposium; and the 19th Conference on Probability and Statistics )
Chair: Richard W. Katz, NCAR

Papers:
  8:30 AM
Global warming, U.S. hurricanes, and insured losses
James B. Elsner, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and T. H. Jagger

http://garnet.fsu.edu/~jelsner/www

  9:00 AM
Changes in number and intensity of tropical cyclones
William M. Briggs, Weill Cornell Medical School, New York, NY

  9:15 AM
Recurving tropical cyclones and downstream impacts as revealed by singular vectors
Carolyn A. Reynolds, NRL, Monterey, CA; and M. S. Peng and J. H. Chen

  9:30 AM
Inter-comparison of Targeted Observation Guidances for Tropical Cyclones in the Western North Pacific
Chun-Chieh Wu, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; and J. H. Chen, M. S. Peng, S. J. Majumdar, C. A. Reynolds, R. Buizza, M. Yamaguchi, S. Aberson, P. H. Lin, T. Nakazawa, K. H. Chou, and S. G. Chen


5
Advanced Methods for Data Assimilation-I
Location: 204 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS
Chair: Kayo Ide, University of Maryland

Papers:
  8:30 AM
5.1
Tests of a Prototype Ensemble Data Assimilation System at NCEP
Jeffrey Whitaker, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and T. Hamill

  9:00 AM
5.3
Local ensemble transform Kalman filtering with JMA global model
Takemasa Miyoshi, Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan; and Y. Sato, T. Kadowaki, and M. Kazumori

  9:15 AM
5.4
Recent developments for an operational Canadian global assimilation and prediction capability for the coupled atmosphere-ocean-ice system
Harold Ritchie, Environment Canada, Dartmouth, NS, Canada; and F. Davidson, J. Loder, Y. Lu, P. Pellerin, W. Renaud, M. Taillefer, K. Thompson, and D. Wright

Poster PDF (291.1 kB)
  9:30 AM
5.5
Current status and recent developments in the NCEP global data assimilation system
Daryl T. Kleist, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and J. C. Derber, R. Treadon, D. Parrish, W. S. Wu, and M. Rancic


5
Air quality and climate change
Location: 230 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 10th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Chair: Renyi Zhang, Texas A&M University

Papers:
  8:30 AM
5.1
Simulating the Effect of Aerosols on Regional Climate Using WRF/Chem
Yang Zhang, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC; and X. Y. Wen, X. M. Hu, and C. J. Jang

  8:45 AM
5.2
The impact of global changes on the long-range transport of Asian emissions to the western United States, and the implications on regional air quality
Jeremy Avise, Washington State Univeristy, Pullman, WA; and J. Chen, B. Lamb, C. Wiedinmyer, A. Guenther, E. Salathe, and C. Mass

  9:00 AM
5.3
Coupling atmospheric chemistry/aerosols to regional climate model in high resolution
Tomas Halenka, Charles Univ., Prague, Czech Republic; and P. Huszar and M. Belda

  9:15 AM
5.4
  9:30 AM
5.5
A global climatology of clean and polluted clouds
Jonathon H. Jiang, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and H. Su, S. Massie, M. R. Schoeberl, and N. Livesey


5
New Developments with Physics-Based Forecast Models Part I
Location: 221 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Fifth Symposium on Space Weather
Chair: Joseph Kunches, NOAA/SWPC

Papers:
  8:30 AM
5.1
Applying the Real-time Forecast Models from the Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling
Michael Gehmeyr, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and G. Millward, D. Baker, and D. Odstrcil

  8:45 AM
5.2
  9:00 AM
5.3
Probability distributions of electron precipitation at high magnetic latitudes
D. M. Ober, Air Force Research Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, MA; and E. G. Holeman, D. A. Hardy, W. J. Burke, L. C. Gentile, and K. H. Bounar

  9:15 AM
5.4
Sensitivity of the Earth's magnetosphere to solar wind activity:Three-dimensional macroparticle model
Suleiman Baraka, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, IAP-CNRS-UPMC, Paris, FL, France; and L. Ben Jaffel

  9:30 AM
5.5
Towards weather prediction in the whole atmosphere-ionosphere system: A coupled model of Integrated Dynamics through Earth's Atmosphere (IDEA)
Rashid A. Akmaev, NOAA SWPC, Boulder, CO; and T. Fuller-Rowell, F. Wu, A. Anghel, H. Wang, M. Iredell, S. Moorthi, H. -. M. Juang, Y. -. T. Hou, G. H. Millward, A. D. Richmond, and A. Maute


5
Nowcasting and Modeling Part I
Location: 226-227 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 13th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology
Cochairs: Tim Wilfong, Wilfong and Associates; Rob Honch, EC

Papers:
  8:30 AM
5.1
An improved method to represent aviation emissions in air quality modeling systems and their impacts on air quality
Saravanan Arunachalam, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; and B. H. Baek, B. Wang, N. Davis, A. Holland, Z. Adelman, U. Shankar, F. Binkowski, A. Hanna, T. Thrasher, and P. Soucacos

http://www.ie.unc.edu/cempd/projects/FAA/index.cfm

  8:45 AM
5.2
Implementation of the WRF model for the Dubai International Airport Aviation Weather Decision Support System (AWDSS)
Brent L. Shaw, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK; and C. A. Barrere Jr., R. L. Carpenter Jr., and P. L. Spencer

  9:00 AM
5.3
High-frequency updating of weather model prediction in the NextGen era
Stan Benjamin, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and J. Brown and S. S. Weygandt

  9:15 AM
5.4
Using probabilistic forecast guidance and an update technique to generate terminal aerodrome forecasts
Mark Oberfield, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. R. Peroutka and C. Abelman

Poster PDF (574.8 kB)
  9:30 AM
5.5
A High-resolution Rapidly-updated Meteorological Data Analysis System for Aviation Applications
C.S. Lau, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong; and J. T. K. Wan, M. C. Chu, and P. P. W. Li


5
Pollutant Transport, Transformation, and Removal Processes
Location: 220 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 15th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Robert D. Bornstein, San Jose State University

Papers:
  8:30 AM
5.1
  8:45 AM
5.2
Improvements to a Fast-Response Urban Wind Model
Matthew A. Nelson, LANL, Los Alamos, NM; and B. Addepalli, F. Hornsby, A. A. Gowardhan, E. Pardyjak, and M. J. Brown

http://www.lanl.gov/projects/quic

  9:00 AM
5.3
A Coupled Mesoscale and Microscale Modeling Capability
William Coirier, CFD Research Corporation, Huntsville, AL; and S. V. Marella, H. Q. Yang, J. R. Mayes, S. Kim, F. Chen, J. Michalakes, S. Miao, and M. Bettencourt

  9:15 AM
5.4
The impact of convective parameter sensitivity on simulated global atmospheric CO distributions
Lesley Ott, ORAU/NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and S. Pawson and J. T. Bacmeister

  9:30 AM
5.5
Apportionment of Contributors to Ozone in three U.S./Mexico Border Twin-cities
Chune Shi, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ; and H. J. S. Fernando

Poster PDF (79.7 kB)

5A
African Climate: V. Eastern and Southern Africa
Location: 215-216 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Chidong Zhang, University of Miami/RSMAS

Papers:
  8:45 AM
The role of upper tropospheric easterly waves on the synoptic time scale convection over East Africa
Ademe Mekonnen, North Carolina A & T State University, New York, NC; and C. D. Thorncroft

  9:00 AM
Monsoon breaks over northern Africa: Role of cold air surges
Edward K. Vizy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and K. H. Cook

  9:15 AM
Why did the southern Africa teleconnection “hang up” during the 1997-98 El Niño?
Bradfield Lyon, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Palisades, NY; and S. J. Mason

  9:30 AM
A regional climate modeling study of climate change over the Greater Horn of Africa
Jared Bowden, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC; and F. H. M. Semazzi


5B
General Climate Studies: Observations I
Location: 217-218 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Edward A. O'Lenic, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC

Papers:
  8:30 AM
Thermal Structure and Variability of the Tropical Tropopause Layer Derived from AIRS Observations
Baijun Tian, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and E. J. Fetzer, D. E. Waliser, and B. H. Lambrigtsen

  9:00 AM
Global Climatology of Tropospheric CO from the Atmospheric InfraRed Sounder (AIRS)
Wallace McMillan, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; and L. Yurganov, K. Evans, and C. D. Barnet

  9:15 AM
Estimation of top of the atmosphere global aerosol direct radiative effect using CERES, MODIS and MISR
Falguni Patadia, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and P. Gupta and S. A. Christopher

  9:30 AM

8:45 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


2
Emergency Management and Rescue Operations-I
Location: 214 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Sixth Users Forum
Chair: Burrell E. Montz, Binghamton Univ.

Papers:
  8:45 AM
2.1
The Impact of Hurricane Evacuations on Harris County Emergency Management Operations
Jennifer Suter, Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Homeland Management, Houston, TX

  9:15 AM
2.2
Impact of Hurricanes on Coastal Construction and Building Codes
Thomas Lee Smith, TLSmith Consulting, Inc., Rockton, IL

9:00 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


1
RADAR/LIDAR Studies from Space
Location: 210 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Symposium on Recent Developments in Atmospheric Applications of Radar and Lidar
Chair: G. Mace, University of Utah

Papers:
  9:00 AM
1.1
Spaceborne Lidar-radar Observations of Winter-time Polar Clouds
Graeme Stephens, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and J. P. Blanchet

  9:30 AM
1.3
Cirrus Cloud and Polar Stratospheric Cloud Measurements from CALIPSO
M. Patrick McCormick, Hampton University, Hampton, VA; and H. Nazaryan and M. T. Hill

  9:45 AM
1.4
Discussion


2
NPOESS/METOP Overview and Status
Location: R01 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Fourth Symposium on Future National Operational Environmental Satellites
Chair: Mike Haas, NPOESS IPO

Papers:
  9:00 AM
Overview: J. Schmetz

  9:45 AM
2.1
NPOESS/MetOp Program Status
Dan Stockton, Program Executive Office, NPOESS Program, Silver Spring, MD; and E. Koenneman

  10:30 AM
2.2
Status of METOP-A
Johannes Schmetz, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany

  11:15 AM
2.3
National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS)
Dan Stockton, Program Executive Office, NPOESS Program, Silver Spring, MD

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Poster Session 1
4th NPOESS Symposium Poster Session
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Fourth Symposium on Future National Operational Environmental Satellites

Papers:
 
A lunar spectral flux database for quantitative VIIRS Day/Night Band environmental applications
Steven D. Miller, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and R. Turner

Poster PDF (507.7 kB)
 
Validation of daily global land surface albedo and anisotropy products from VIIRS
Miguel O. Román III, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Boston University, Boston, MA; and C. B. Schaaf, J. Liu, Y. Shuai, A. H. Strahler, C. K. Gatebe, and O. Coddington

 
Restoration of NPOESS climate capabilities - climate data records
Jeff L. Privette, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and B. R. Barkstrom, J. J. Bates, M. Bonadonna, K. Boyd, D. Cecil, B. Cramer, G. K. Davis, T. R. Karl, J. A. Kaye, C. Koblinsky, M. Tanner, and D. F. Young

Poster PDF (83.1 kB)
 
Restoration of NPOESS climate capabilities - a mission roadmap
Jeff L. Privette, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and D. F. Young, M. Tanner, C. Koblinsky, J. A. Kaye, T. R. Karl, G. K. Davis, B. Cramer, D. Cecil, K. Boyd, M. Bonadonna, J. J. Bates, and B. R. Barkstrom

 
NESDIS integrated product validation in preparation for NPOESS
Tony Reale, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, Suitland, MD; and B. Sun and M. Pettey

 
P1.7
Optical Properties of Aerosols and Clouds as seen from the JPL Galileo probe in 1990

 
NOAA/NESDIS process to transition satellite products from research to operations
Eileen Maria Maturi, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and S. Goodman, H. Drahos, T. Schott, D. Benner, A. Irving, and T. Smith

 
CrIS SDR Error Analysis
Nikita S. Pougatchev, Space Dynamics Laboratory, Logan, UT; and G. E. Bingham, M. P. Esplin, G. W. Cantwell, V. V. Zavyalov, and D. A. Fegruson

 
P1.10
Global and seasonal comparisons of VIIRS and MODIS cloud masks to CALIPSO cloud indications

 
Dissemination and Use of NPOESS Data in AWIPS II
Gary J. Jedlovec, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and J. E. Burks

 
NPOESS Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) retrieval characteristics defined using proxy Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) measurements
Daniel K. Zhou, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; and X. Liu, A. M. Larar, W. L. Smith Sr., P. Schluessel, L. L. Strow, S. A. Mango, and K. St.Germain

 
Benchmark measurements for achieving societal objectives
John A. Dykema, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA; and R. Holz, D. Tobin, D. B. Kirk-Davidoff, S. S. Leroy, R. O. Knuteson, F. A. Best, H. E. Revercomb, and J. G. Anderson

 
Supporting the Environmental Satellite Systems Journey from Research to Operations through Training and Education
Patrick Dills, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and M. Weingroff and W. Schreiber-Abshire

http://www.meted.ucar.edu/topics_satellite.php

Poster PDF (2.6 MB)
 
NPOESS System Architecture
Frank Hinnant, Eagle Consulting, LLC, Lansing, NC

 
An NPOESS Feasibility Study to Retrieve Deep Soil Moisture Using WindSat Data and a Temporal Variational Data Assimilation Method
Andrew Jones, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and T. Lakhankar, C. L. Combs, S. Longmore, G. Mason, G. McWilliams, M. Mungiole, M. Sengupta, and T. H. Vonder Haar

 
The Joint Airborne IASI Validation Experiment (JAIVEx) and Select Contributions from NAST-I
Allen M. Larar, NASA Langley Researc Center, Hampton, VA; and W. L. Smith Sr., H. E. Revercomb, D. K. Zhou, X. Liu, D. Tobin, J. P. Taylor, P. Schlüssel, and S. A. Mango

 
MIS Soil Moisture Algorithm Risk Reduction Study Using WindSat Data
Li Li, NRL, Washington, DC; and P. Gaiser and G. McWilliams

 
NPOESS Space Weather Data Products and Archive Within NOAA
William F. Denig, NOAA/NESDIS, Boulder, CO; and D. C. Wilkinson and R. Viereck

 
Tropical Cyclone Applications of NPOESS Soundings
Mark DeMaria, NOAA/NESDIS, Ft. Collins, CO; and R. T. DeMaria, D. W. Hillger, and R. Mazur

 
Atmospheric Temperature and Moisture Profile Retrievals Using more than Eight Thousand Channels
Xu Liu, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23681, Hampton, VA; and D. K. Zhou, A. M. Larar, W. L. Smith Sr., P. Schlüssel, J. P. Taylor, H. Revercomb, and S. A. Mango

 
Real-time satellite-derived ocean surface specific humidity
Neil Van de Voorde, Planning Systems, Inc., Stennis Space Center, MS; and C. Rowley

 
High Vertically Resolved Atmospheric State Revealed with IASI Single FOV Retrievals under all Weather Conditions
Daniel K. Zhou, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; and X. Liu, A. M. Larar, W. L. Smith Sr., J. P. Taylor, P. Schlüssel, L. L. Strow, and S. A. Mango

 
NPOESS Command, Control, and Communications Segment (C3S)
Paul B. Koster, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Aurora, CO

 
COMET Online Training: Monitoring the Wildland Fire Lifecycle
Thomas F. Lee, NRL, Monterey, CA; and A. P. Kuciauskas, M. Weingroff, P. Dills, and D. M. Moore

 
NPOESS Environmental Data Record (EDR) Production
Kerry D. Grant, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Aurora, CO; and R. Hughes

 
NPOESS/VIIRS Cloud Top Temperature - Algorithm Performance Case Study
Eric Wong, Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach., CA; and S. C. Ou

 
NPOESS Field Terminal Segment
Joseph Bradley, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Omaha, NE

 
The NOAA/NESDIS NPOESS/MetOp Derived Cloud Products System
Gilberto A. Vicente, NOAA, Camp Springs, MD; and A. K. Heidinger

http://www.osdpd.noaa.gov/PSB/Pclavr/clavrxgridcell/daily/index.html

 
WindSat Space Borne Polarimetric Microwave Radiometer: Sensor Capability and NPOESS Risk Reduction
Peter W. Gaiser, NRL, Washington, DC; and M. H. Bettenhausen, L. Li, I. S. Adams, and W. Johnston

 
Detection of Mineral Dust Using MODIS Thermal Infrared Window Data: Application to the NPOESS Program
Richard A. Hansell Jr., Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA; and S. C. Ou, K. N. Liou, J. K. Roskovensky, S. Tsay, C. Hsu, and Q. Ji

 
NPOESS Interface Data Processing Segment
Kerry D. Grant, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Aurora, CO

 
NPOESS Interface Data Processing Segment Hardware
William J. Sullivan, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Aurora, CO

 
International Polar Orbiter Processing Package (IPOPP)
John Overton, NPOESS IPO, Silver Spring, MD; and B. Thomas, P. Coronado, K. Brentzel, and L. E. Gumley

 
Estimation of cloud height and emissivity from METOP/AVHRR and VIIRS
Andrew K. Heidinger, NOAA/NESDIS, Madison, WI; and M. J. Pavolonis and C. G. Calvert

 
OMPS - The Next Generation Sensor Suite for Global Ozone Monitoring
Scott C. Asbury, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, CO; and S. Cass, L. Farwell, K. Eastman, Q. Remund, and J. Rodriguez

 
Removing Stray Light Contamination from the OMPS Limb Profiler
John W. Bergman, Computational Physics, Inc., Boulder, CO; and D. F. Rault, J. Hornstein, and J. Lumpe

 
A Blended Total Water Vapor Product for the Analysis and Forecast of Weather Hazards
Sheldon J. Kusselson, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and S. Q. Kidder and J. M. Forsythe

 
NOAA's NPOESS Data Exploitation (NDE) Products: Transitioning from Research to Operations
Tom Schott, NOAA/NESDIS, Suitland, MD; and S. L. Bunin and J. G. Yoe

 
NPP Science Data Segment
Robert J. Schweiss, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD

 
P1.43
IDPS Software and Sustainment Philosophy

 
Pre-Flight CrIS SDR Algorithm Performance Assessment
Vladimir Zavyalov, Space Dynamics Laboratory, Logan, UT; and G. Bingham, H. Johnson, N. S. Pougatchev, M. P. Esplin, G. W. Cantwell, D. Ferguson, and L. Chidester

 
NPOESS Data Formats
Richard Ullman, NPOESS IPO, Silver Spring, MD

 
Retrievals of Mixed-Phase Cloud Properties During NPOESS
S. C. Ou, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA; and X. Wang, D. Hagan, A. W. Dybdahl, M. Mussetto, L. D. Carey, K. N. Liou, J. Niu, J. A. Kankiewicz, S. Kidder, and T. H. Vonder Haar

 
NPOESS' Key to Low Data Latency: SafetyNetTM
Michael L. Jamilkowski, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Greenbelt, MD; and G. Cook, D. G. Lubar, and P. Azarewicz

 
Algorithm for Flagging High-Scatter Pixels on VIIRS
Stephen Mills, Northrop Grumman Space Technology, Redondo Beach, CA; and J. Lamoureux Christiansen and K. Jordan

 
Remote Sensing of Cirrus Vertical Size Profile Using MODIS Data
Xingjuan Wang, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; and K. N. Liou, S. C. Ou, G. Mace, and M. Deng

 
Optimization of NPOESS CrIMSS EDR Algorithm
Richard J. Lynch, AER, Inc., Cambridge, MA; and Y. He, G. Uymin, D. B. Hogan, H. E. Snell, D. Hagan, and M. Mussetto

 
CrIS preflight testing
M. P. Esplin, Space Dynamics Laboratory, North Logan, UT; and G. E. Bingham

 
NPOESS Microwave Imager/Sounder (MIS) Sensor Definition and Trade Studies
David Kunkee, The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles, CA; and C. Brann

 
CLASS Vision
Robert Rank, NOAA/NESDIS, Suitland, MD; and F. Vizbulis

 
CrIMSS Pre-launch Calibration Activities and On-Orbit Validation Plans
Denise Hagan, Northrop Grumman Space Technology, Redondo Beach, CA; and D. Tremblay, J. Predina, G. Kratz, P. Lee, and C. Wang

 
Retrieval of Precipitation Using NPOESS Microwave Sensors
Frederick W. Chen, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and L. J. Bickmeier, W. J. Blackwell, L. G. Jairam, and R. V. Leslie

 
Aerosol Measurements from the VIIRS Instrument During NPOESS
John M. Jackson, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, CA; and E. Vermote and E. Shettle

 
Sea Surface Temperature Measurements from the VIIRS Instrument During NPOESS
John M. Jackson, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, CA; and R. Evans, D. May, and P. J. Minnett

 
Predicted Performance of the VIIRS Cloud Mask Algorithm
Keith Hutchison, Center for Space Research, Austin, TX; and B. Iisager, J. M. Jackson, J. K. Roskovensky, T. J. Kopp, A. K. Heidinger, and R. A. Frey

 
Preparation for NPOESS/NPP Early On Orbit Cross Comparison with Other Satellite Instruments
Zi-Ping Sun, Northrop Grumman Space Technology, Redondo Beach, CA; and C. Cao

 
The NPOESS Spacecraft Earth Observing Platform
MaryAnn Chory, Northrop Grumman Space Technology, Redondo Beach, CA; and D. Adkins, M. Bahrain, and M. Wehner

Poster PDF (1.5 MB)
 
Impact of the VIIRS 8.5 Micron Channel on Cloud Products
Andrew Heidinger, NOAA, Madison, WI

 
Accessing and Using NPOESS Data Products
Suzanna Diener, Raytheon Company, Aurora, CO

 
 
The NPOESS Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite (OMPS) Calibration & Validation Plans
James Done, Northrop Grumman Space Technology, Redondo Beach, CA; and T. Samec, P. Lee, and R. Buss

 
Ocean Color Remote Sensing: Validation Approaches for the Coming Decades
Patty Pratt, Northrop Grumman Space Technology, Redondo Beach, CA


Joint Poster Session 1
Land-Atmosphere Interactions
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 22nd Conference on Hydrology; and the 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Chair: Randal D. Koster, NASA/GSFC
CoChair: Yongkang Xue, University of California

Papers:
 
Assessing the Performance of CLASS in the Canadian Regional Climate Model
Edmond Chan, EC, Toronto, ON, Canada; and M. MacKay and D. Verseghy

 
Evapotranspiration over an irrigated cotton field
Haimei Jiang, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and S. Liu and H. P. Liu

 
ENSO based low-frequency precipitation and nutrient load oscillations in the Little River Watershed, Georgia
Victoria W. Keener, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; and G. Feyereisen, J. W. Jones, and U. Lall

 
Korea land data assimilation system (KLDAS) and its application using WRF
Yoon-Jin Lim, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea; and T. Y. Lee and K. Y. Byun

 
Evaluating NARR surface variables and NLDAS using observations from the Oklahoma Mesonet
Justin W. Monroe, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. B. Basara and D. L. Toll

Poster PDF (1.1 MB)
 
Evaluating land-atmosphere interactions in climate models using high-frequency ARM observations
Thomas J. Phillips, LLNL, Livermore, CA; and J. S. Boyle, J. J. Hnilo, S. A. Klein, G. L. Potter, and S. Xie

 
Impacts of global climate change on the surface energy budget and water balances in the past 50 years
Li Sheng, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and S. Liu and H. P. Liu

 
Evaluation of different Approaches for Estimating Evaporation over an open Water Surface
Yu Zhang, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and H. Jiang, L. Sheng, H. Liu, and Q. L. Williams

 
Do Clouds Follow Deforestation Over the Amazon?
Frederic J. F. Chagnon, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and R. L. Bras, J. Wang, E. R. Williams, A. K. Betts, N. O. Renno, L. A. T. Machado, R. Knox, and G. Bisht


Poster Session 1
Lightning Applications, Studies and Technology in the Atmospheric Sciences
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Third Conference on Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Kristin M. Kuhlman, Univ. of Oklahoma

Papers:
 
Cell mergers and their impact on cloud-to-ground lightning over the Houston area
Michael L. Gauthier, 45th Weather Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, FL; and W. A. Petersen and L. D. Carey

 
Spatial distribution of lightning data relative to kinematics in a HP tornadic supercell storm during TELEX
K. M. Kuhlman, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. R. MacGorman and M. I. Biggerstaff

Poster PDF (831.9 kB)
 
P1.4
Narrow bipolar events, strong VHF pulses and the detection of severe weather from GPS orbit

 
Relationship between lightning location and polarimetric radar signatures in an MCS
N. R. Lund, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. R. MacGorman, W. D. Rust, T. J. Schuur, P. R. Krehbiel, W. Rison, T. Hamlin, J. M. Straka, and M. I. Biggerstaff

Poster PDF (1.6 MB)
 
Spatial and time distribution of thunderstorms in SOWMEX-2007
Po-Hsiung Lin, National Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan; and P. K. Wang and S. A. Liao

Poster PDF (905.6 kB)
 
Hurricane lightning: a new campaign to investigate hurricane intensification by using lightning observations
Xuan-Min Shao, LANL, Los Alamos, NM; and J. D. Harlin, T. Hamlin, D. M. Suszcynsky, and C. A. Jeffery

Poster PDF (2.1 MB)
 
Seasonality of thunderstorms seen by TRMM
Daniel J. Cecil, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL

Poster PDF (1.9 MB)
 
Using TRMM to resolve the ensemble of global tropical thunderstorms
Anita LeRoy, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and W. A. Petersen and D. J. Cecil

 
Tennessee Valley Total and Cloud-to-ground Lightning Climatology Comparison
Dennis Buechler, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. J. Blakeslee, J. M. Hall, and E. W. McCaul Jr.

 
Characteristics of positive cloud-to-ground lightning
Scott David Rudlosky, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL; and H. E. Fuelberg

 
Characteristics of cloud-to-ground lightning in warm season thunderstorms
Stacy A. Fleenor, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and C. Biagi, E. P. Krider, K. L. Cummins, and K. E. Kehoe

Poster PDF (1.4 MB)
 
The ZEUS lightning network in Brazil
Carlos A. R. Morales, University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; and F. Sales, F. G. Pinheiro, K. S. Câmara, and E. N. Anagnostou

 
Determination of a Limited Scope Network's Lightning Detection Efficiency
John T. Rompala, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stout, WI; and R. Blakeslee

Poster PDF (276.9 kB)

Poster Session 1
Recent Developments in Atmospheric Applications of Radar and lidar
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Symposium on Recent Developments in Atmospheric Applications of Radar and Lidar
Cochairs: Belay B. Demoz, NASA/GSFC; Tammy M. Weckwerth, NCAR; Gelsomina Pappalardo, CNR/IMAA; Howard B. Bluestein, Univ. of Oklahoma

Papers:
 
Raman-shifted Eye-safe Aerosol Lidar (REAL): Scanning, eye-safe, aerosol lidar at 1.5 microns
Shane D. Mayor, California State University Chico, Chico, CA; and S. M. Spuler and B. M. Morley

 
Using a low-order model to detect and characterize tornadoes in multiple-Doppler radar data
Corey K. Potvin, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. M. Shapiro, T. Y. Yu, M. Xue, and J. Gao

Poster PDF (834.9 kB)
 
Simulation testbed for atmospheric LIDAR: application to CO2 measurements
J. Stewart Hager, AER, Inc., Lexington, MA; and H. E. Snell, T. S. Zaccheo, J. Dobler, and M. E. Dobbs

 
Development of high resolution and fast scanning radar
Katsuyuki Imai, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Osaka, Japan; and T. Ushio and Z. I. Kawasaki

 
High resolution assimilation of CASA radar data from a tornadic convective system
Alexander D. Schenkman, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. M. Shapiro, K. Brewster, M. Xue, J. Gao, and N. Snook

Poster PDF (719.2 kB)
 
Observing Systems Simulation Experiments at NCEP -OSSEs for realistic adaptive targeted DWL, Uniform Observation and AIRS
Michiko Masutani, EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and J. S. Woollen, H. Sun, G. D. Emmitt, Y. Song, Y. Xie, S. J. Lord, and Z. Toth

http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/research/OSSE/AMS2008/NCEP_OSSE_DWL_UniObs_AIRS_P1-7.pdf

Poster PDF (1.5 MB)
 
Development of a modular wind profiling network (MPN)
William O. J. Brown, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and P. B. Chilson, S. A. Cohn, T. Hock, J. R. Jordan, D. Law, B. Lindseth, R. D. Palmer, M. K. Politovich, and T. Y. Yu

Poster PDF (1.6 MB)
 
CloudSat precipitation profiling algorithm—model description
Cristian Mitrescu, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. M. Haynes, T. S. L'Ecuyer, J. Turk, and S. D. Miller

 
Oxygen band radar for sea surface air pressure measurements: Applications for tropical storm forecasts
Bing Lin, NASA/LaRC, Hampton, VA; and Y. Hu, S. Harrah, D. Fralick, and R. Lawrence

 
A new application utilizing Google Earth to project vertical information of clouds and aerosols obtained by CALIPSO
Paul Thomas Ewing, Pennsylvania State University, Huntingtown, MD; and N. A. Gasperoni, T. N. Hillyer, B. S. Hughes, J. W. Carpenter, and J. Gleason

Poster PDF (1.8 MB)
 
Multi-patterns to Reduce Sidelobe Effects on the National Weather Radar Testbed
Guifu Zhang, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. J. Doviak, C. Curtis, and Q. Cao

Poster PDF (374.4 kB)
 
Characterization of the vertical profiles of snow clouds by CloudSat radar data
Guosheng Liu, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

 
High resolution weather radar through pulse compression
Timothy A. Alberts, Univeristy of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. B. Chilson, B. L. Cheong, R. D. Palmer, and M. Xue

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)
 
Surface backscatter observed by CloudSat's CPR: interpretation and correction
Simone Tanelli, JPL/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and S. V. Nghiem, S. L. Durden, and E. Im

 
New combined lidar and radar measurement capability from Wyoming King Air
Zhien Wang, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and P. Wechsler, J. R. French, A. Rodi, S. Haimov, and W. Kuestner

Poster PDF (297.0 kB)
 
Use of airborne Doppler Wind Lidar to optimize the utility of UAV and space-based systems
George D. Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Charlottesville, VA; and S. A. Wood, S. Greco, C. O'Handley, and H. Jonsson

 
Nexrad-In-Space (NIS): Anticipated advances in hurricane monitoring & track-intensity predictions
Eric A. Smith, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and V. Chandrasekar, S. S. Chen, G. J. Holland, E. Im, R. Kakar, W. E. Lewis, F. D. Marks Jr., S. Tanelli, and G. J. Tripoli

 
The global distribution of drizzle in marine stratocumulus observed by CloudSat and CALIPSO
Zhien Wang, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and D. Leon, G. L. Stephens, D. M. Winker, D. G. Vane, and D. Liu

 
Studies of the lifecycle of tropical cloud systems using CloudSat/CALIPSO
Brian J. Soden, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL

 
Use of active remote sensors to improve the accuracy of cloud top heights derived from thermal satellite observations
Christopher Rogers Yost, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Hampton, VA; and P. Minnis, S. Sun-Mack, Y. Chen, and M. J. McGill

http://www-pm.larc.nasa.gov/

Poster PDF (246.0 kB)
 
P1.25
Cirrus production by tropical mesoscale convective systems as seen by CloudSat and CALIPSO

 
Application of the NASA A-Train to evaluate clouds simulated by the Weather Research and Forecast Model
Andrew L. Molthan, University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and G. J. Jedlovec and W. M. Lapenta

http://weather.msfc.nasa.gov/sport

Poster PDF (702.0 kB)
 
CALIPSO data and tools available from NASA's Atmospheric Science Data Center
Linda A. Hunt, SSAI/NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center, Hampton, VA

http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov

Poster PDF (126.7 kB)
 
A preliminary arctic cloud climatology and heat budget from CloudSat and CALIPSO
Aaron J. Schwartz, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and T. H. Vonder Haar


Poster Session 2
Modeling and Range Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 13th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology

Papers:
 
Simulation of ground winds time series for the NASA Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV)
Stanley I. Adelfang, Stanley Associates, Huntsville, AL

Poster PDF (404.7 kB)
 
Sea state and weather assessment capability for NASA's Constellation Program
Robert E. Barbre Jr., Jacobs Engineering, Huntsville, AL; and V. W. Keller

Poster PDF (98.8 kB)
 
Surface Landing Site Weather Analysis for NASA's Constellation Program
Karen M. Altino, Jacobs Engineering/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and K. L. Burns

Poster PDF (90.2 kB)
 
An investigation of stratospheric winds in support of the High Altitude Airship
George D. Modica, AER, Inc, Lexington, MA; and T. Nehrkorn and T. T. Myers

Poster PDF (394.2 kB)
 
Forecasting cool season daily peak winds at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Joe H. Barrett III, ENSCO, Applied Meteorology Unit, Cocoa Beach, FL; and D. A. Short and W. P. Roeder

Poster PDF (438.5 kB)
 
Discrete Gust Model for Launch Vehicle Assessments
Frank B. Leahy, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL

Poster PDF (193.8 kB)
 
Hail disdrometer array for launch systems support
John E. Lane, EASi-ESC, Kennedy Space Center, FL; and D. W. Sharp, T. Kasparis, and N. J. Doesken

Poster PDF (2.8 MB)
 
Evaluating the performance of WRF model high-altitude forecasts
Michael E. Baldwin, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN; and A. E. Reinhart, C. Selby, and J. P. Sullivan

 
Beyond Nowcasting of Thunderstorms: An Assessment of Various Blending Techniques for Increased Forecasting Skill at 2 - 6 h Lead Times
James O. Pinto, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and H. Cai, G. Lee, J. W. Wilson, M. Steiner, R. Bullock, D. Albo, S. S. Weygandt, and C. L. Phillips

 
Aviation Team of the Mid-South
James W. Duke, James Duke Meteorology, Memphis, TN; and S. D. Boyette

 
Investigation into environmental conditions for storm initiation over the ocean using satellite data
Huaqing Cai, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. Kessinger, N. Rehak, and D. Megenhardt

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)
 
The Shonai area railroad weather project: scientific objectives and experimental design
Kenichi Kusunoki, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and T. Imai, H. Suzuki, T. Takemi, B. Kotaro, M. Nakazato, W. Mashiko, S. Hayashi, H. Inoue, T. Fukuhara, T. Shibata, and W. Kato

Poster PDF (867.6 kB)
 
A blended training approach for creating effective terminal aerodrome forecasts
Tom W. Dulong, NOAA/NWS, Oklahoma City, OK; and P. G. Witsaman, V. C. Johnson, and D. A. Wesley

 
Wind nowcasting to support continuous descent approaches
Philip Gill, UK Met Office, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom; and D. Turp and M. Madgin

Poster PDF (134.3 kB)
 
Towards improved contrail parameterizations for climate-scale models
David P. Duda, National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA; and P. Minnis and L. Avey

Poster PDF (414.3 kB)
 
New TAMDAR fleets and their impact on Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) forecasts
William R. Moninger, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and S. G. Benjamin, B. D. Jamison, T. W. Schlatter, T. L. Smith, and E. J. Szoke

Poster PDF (438.9 kB)

Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break (Tue a.m.)
Location: Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


1
Weather and climate in early US history
Location: 211 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Presidential History Symposium
Speakers: John W. Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M Univ.; Paul Ruscher, The Florida State University
Chair: Kristine C. Harper, New Mexico Tech/University of Utah

Papers:
  11:00 AM
1.1
  11:30 AM
1.2
March 1843: The most abnormal month ever?
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and B. McRoberts


2
Applications of Lightning Data in Tropical Meteorology
Location: 222 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Third Conference on Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Timothy J. Lang, Colorado State University

Papers:
  11:00 AM
2.1
Global tropical lightning trends: Has tropical lightning frequency responded to global climate change?
Walter A. Petersen, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL AL; and D. Buechler

  11:30 AM
2.2
Meteorological conditions contributing to the development of thunderstorms in the city of São Paulo, Brazil
Carlos A. R. Morales, University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; and R. Porfirio da Rocha and R. J. Bombardi


Panel Discussion 2
Developing Science Policy Curricula
Location: 228-229 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Third Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research
Moderator: Genene Fisher, AMS
Panelists: Margaret Reams, Louisiana State Univ.; John T. Snow, University of Oklahoma; Jameson Wetmore, Arizona State Univ.

Papers:
  11:00 AM
Margaret Reams


3
Data Products
Location: R01 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Fourth Symposium on Future National Operational Environmental Satellites
Chair: Karen St Germain, NOAA/IPO

Papers:
  11:00 AM
Introduction: P. Moffa

  11:30 AM
3.1
Verification of the CrIMSS Environmental Data Products for the NPOESS Preparatory Project
Phil Moffa, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST), Redondo Beach, CA, CA; and D. Gu and R. Chu


3
Emergency Management and Rescue Operations-II
Location: 214 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Sixth Users Forum
Chair: Burrell E. Montz, Binghamton Univ.

Papers:
  11:00 AM
3.1
  11:30 AM
3.2
Living on the Edge with Wind, Rain and Weather
Windell A. Curole, S. LaFourche Levee District, Galliano, LA


4
Extending our Reach in Atmospheric Science
Location: 209 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 17th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA; Donna J. Charlevoix, UCAR

Papers:
  11:00 AM
4.1
The National Weather Service Tallahassee Student Mentorship Program
Kelly G. Godsey, NOAA/NWS, Tallahassee, FL; and J. S. Rubio and A. I. Watson

  11:30 AM
4.3
  11:45 AM
4.4
NC-FIRST: weather information and training for North Carolina emergency managers
Jessica L. Losego, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


Joint Session 4
Tropical Cyclones and Probability/Statistics 2
Location: R02-R03 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the Tropical Meteorology Special Symposium; and the 19th Conference on Probability and Statistics )
CoChair: C.écile Penland, NOAA/ESRL/PSD3

Papers:
  11:00 AM
EVALUATING UNCERTAINTY IN NEAR-TERM ATLANTIC HURRICANE ACTIVITY
Peter S. Dailey, AIR-Worldwide, Boston, MA; and G. Zuba, G. Ljung, and J. Guin

  11:15 AM
Inherent uncertainties in hurricane prediction
Fuqing Zhang, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

  11:45 AM

4A
Applications in Meteorology, Oceanography, Hydrology and Climatology - Part I
Location: 206 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 24th Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Carl D. Thormeyer, KSBW-8; Timothy Crum, NOAA/NEXRAD Radar Operations Center

Papers:
  11:00 AM
StickNet – A new portable, rapidly-deployable, surface observation system
Christopher C. Weiss, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and J. L. Schroeder

  11:15 AM
Convective Hazards Assessment Process: Revised Ricks Index
Robert J. Ricks Jr., NOAA/NWS, Slidell, LA; and T. Erickson

  11:30 AM
Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Warning Forecast Skill and its Relationship to Storm Type
Eric M. Guillot, National Weather Center REU, Lyndonville, VT; and T. M. Smith, V. Lakshmanan, K. L. Elmore, D. W. Burgess, and G. J. Stumpf

  11:45 AM
Evaluation of WRF forecasts of tornadic and nontornadic outbreaks when initialized with synoptic scale input
Chad M. Shafer, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. E. Mercer, L. M. Leslie, M. B. Richman, and C. A. Doswell III


4B
Challenges in Data Access, Distribution, and Use - Part I
Location: 207 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 24th Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Tom Whittaker, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin; Anthony Arguez, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC

Papers:
  11:00 AM
An Examination of the Life Cycle of Actionable Weather Information
Phil Zuzolo, The Boeing Company, Springfield, VA; and B. Zuzolo

  11:15 AM
The Arctic Observing Network and its Data Management Challenges
Florence Fetterer, NSIDC/CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. A. Moore

http://www.eol.ucar.edu/projects/aon-cadis/

  11:30 AM
Accessing the IPCC AR4 data: A day in the life of the GFDL data portal
Kevin M. O'Brien, JISAO/University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and S. Nikonov, R. Schweitzer, S. Hankin, V. Balaji, A. Manke, J. Li, and J. Callahan

Poster PDF (340.3 kB)
  11:45 AM

6
ADVANCED METHODS FOR DATA ASSIMILATION-II
Location: 204 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS
Chair: Jeffrey Whitaker, NOAA/ESRL
CoChair: Tom Hamill, NOAA/ESRL

Papers:
  11:15 AM
6.2
Accounting for and correcting model errors in the EnKF
Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and H. Li, T. Miyoshi, and C. M. Danforth

http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~ekalnay/Hong-Dissertation_final3.pdf

  11:30 AM
6.3 will present as paper 4.6A

  11:45 AM
Estimation of observation impact without adjoint model in an ensemble Kalman filter
Junjie Liu, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; and E. Kalnay

  12:00 PM
6.4
Reduced-order observation sensitivity in 4D-Var data assimilation
Dacian N. Daescu, Portland State University, Portland, OR; and I. M. Navon


6
Application of remote sensing measurements for air quality modeling
Location: 230 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 10th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Chair: J.R. Arnold, NOAA/ARL/ASMD

Papers:
  11:15 AM
6.2
Application of satellite aerosol optical depth and airborne lidar data for monitoring fine particulate formation and transport in San Joaquin Valley, California
Jassim A. Al-Saadi, NASA, Hampton, VA; and R. Rosen, C. Bohnenkamp, J. Szykman, D. A. Chu, J. Hair, C. Hostetler, R. Ferrare, G. Arcemont, C. Kittaka, and J. Lewis

  11:30 AM
6.3
  11:45 AM
6.4
Use of satellite tropospheric products for evaluation and improvement of the AIRPACT-3 air quality forecast system
Farren L. Herron-Thorpe, Washington State University, Pullman, WA; and T. Lewis, J. Vaughan, G. Mount, L. Emmons, and B. K. Lamb


6
Laboratory Experiments and Field Observations
Location: 220 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 15th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Michael J. Brown, LANL

Papers:
  11:00 AM
6.1
Limits of Fidelity in Urban Plume Dispersion Modeling-Sensitivities to the Input Wind Direction
Michael J. Brown, LANL, Los Alamos, NM; and D. Zajic and A. Gowardhan

Poster PDF (792.5 kB)
  11:30 AM
6.3
Trends in Estimated Mixing Depth Daily Maximums
Robert L. Buckley, Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC; and A. DuPont, R. J. Kurzeja, and M. J. Parker

Poster PDF (332.0 kB)
  11:45 AM
6.4
Preliminary results from a single building air flow patterns field study
Gail-Tirrell Vaucher, Army Research Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, NM NM; and R. Cionco, M. Bustillos, R. Brice, and S. D'Arcy

Poster PDF (84.7 kB)

6
New Developments with Physics-Based Forecast Models Part II
Location: 221 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Fifth Symposium on Space Weather
Chair: Robert McCoy, Office of Naval Research

Papers:
  11:00 AM
6.1
Seamless ocean-atmosphere model – effect of upward propagating waves on the thermosphere and ionosphere
Robert W. Schunk, Utah State University, Logan, UT UT; and L. C. Gardner, L. Scherliess, D. C. Thompson, and J. J. Sojka

  11:15 AM
6.2
Thermospheric structures and variabilities from the NCAR Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model
Han-Li Liu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. G. Roble, A. Maute, A. D. Richmond, L. Qian, S. C. Solomon, M. E. Hagan, J. McInerney, D. R. Marsh, R. R. Garcia, D. E. Kinnison, F. Sassi, and B. A. Boville

  11:30 AM
6.3
Using Space Weather Variability in Evaluating the Environment Design Specifications for NASA's Constellation Program
Victoria N. Coffey, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and J. I. Minow, M. B. Bruce, and J. W. Howard Jr.

  11:45 AM
6.4
Analysis of the response function relating the solar wind electric field to the dayside magnetic reconnection rate
Gerard T. Blanchard, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA; and S. R. Sundeen and K. B. Baker


6
Nowcasting and Modeling Part II
Location: 226-227 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 13th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology
Cochairs: Timothy L. Wilfong Sr., ENSCO, Inc; Rob Honch, EC

Papers:
  11:00 AM
6.1
  11:15 AM
6.2
Implementation of the radar-enhanced RUC
Stan Benjamin, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and S. Weygandt, J. M. Brown, T. Smirnova, D. Devenyi, K. Brundage, G. Grell, S. Peckham, T. W. Schlatter, T. L. Smith, and G. S. Manikin

  11:30 AM
6.3
A real-time automated ceiling and visibility analysis system
Richard E. Bateman, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and P. Herzegh, G. Wiener, and J. Cowie

  11:45 AM
6.4
Effect of TAMDAR on RUC short-term forecasts of aviation-impact fields for ceiling, visibility, reflectivity, and precipitation
Edward J. Szoke, CIRA/Colorado State Univ. and NOAA, Boulder, CO; and S. G. Benjamin, R. S. Collander, B. D. Jamison, W. R. Moninger, T. W. Schlatter, B. Schwartz, and T. L. Smith


6A
African Climate: VI. Modeling Studies
Location: 215-216 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: A. G. Laing, NCAR

Papers:
  11:00 AM
Modeling the semi-arid Sahel Climate West African -- Monsoon Modeling and Evaluation (WAMME) Initiative and its first set of experiments (Invited)
Yongkang Xue, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; and W. K. M. Lau, K. H. Cook, and A. WAMME Team

  11:15 AM
Variability of the West African monsoon system in the new NCEP CFS model
Wassila M. Thiaw, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC, Camp Springs, MD; and V. B. Kumar, K. C. Mo, and A. Vintzileos

  11:30 AM
How do the large-scale models represent the West African Monsoon mean state and variability (the AMMA-MIP experiment)?
Alessandro Dell'Aquila, ENEA, Roma, Italy; and F. Favot, F. Guichard, F. Hourdin, S. Janicot, T. Losada, I. Musat, R. Roca, and P. M. Ruti


6B
General Climate Studies: Observations II
Location: 217-218 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Bradfield Lyon, International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Papers:
  11:00 AM
Intercomparisons of AIRS, AMSR-E, and CloudSat for improving GPCP high-latitude precipitation estimates
Eric J. Nelkin, SSAI and NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and G. J. Huffman, R. F. Adler, D. T. Bolvin, J. Susskind, and J. M. Haynes

  11:15 AM
Assessment of high latitude GPCP Version 2 monthly and One-Degree Daily precipitation estimates using ground-based observations
David T. Bolvin, SSAI and NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. F. Adler, G. J. Huffman, and E. J. Nelkin

  11:30 AM
A new global analysis of precipitation
Mathew R. P. Sapiano, Colarado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and T. Smith and P. A. Arkin

  11:45 AM
Precipitation reanalysis/reconstructions based on satellite and in situ data
Phillip A. Arkin, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and T. Smith and M. R. P. Sapiano


Joint Session 11
Record Floods of 2007 and their Impacts
Location: R08-R09 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the IMPACTS: Weather 2007; and the Third Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research )
Chair: Christopher W. Landsea, NOAA/NWS/TPC/NHC

Papers:
  11:00 AM
Record June and July Floods in the UK
Keith Groves, UK Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom

  11:15 AM
August Flooding in the Upper Mississippi Valley
Lisa Schmit, NOAA/NWS, Chanhassen, MN

  11:30 AM
OK/TX Floods with TS Erin–Aug. 2007
Derek S. Arndt, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC

  11:45 AM

L1
Robert E. Horton Lecture
Location: 224 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 22nd Conference on Hydrology

Papers:
  11:00 AM
Hydrology in the Global Change Era
Dennis P. Lettenmaier, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

11:00 AM-6:00 PM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Exhibits Open (Tuesday)
Location: Exhibit Hall A (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Presidental Forum: Hurricane Katrina: Looking Back to Look Ahead (Cash & Carry) (Presidental Forum will run parallel to the other sessions throughout the afternoon)
Location: La Louisiane (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Panel Discussion 1
Fires, Droughts, and Climate Change
Location: R08-R09 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: IMPACTS: Weather 2007
Moderator: Eve Gruntfest, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Evolving Drought Situation over the last Decade
Michael Hayes, National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln, NE

  1:45 PM
2007 Winter Southern Plains Prairie Fires
Kenneth C. Crawford, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK

  2:00 PM
2007 Florida/Georgia Fires
W. Craig Fugate, Florida Division of Emergency Management, Tallahassee, FL

  2:30 PM
Potential Impacts of Global Warming
Steven W. Running, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT


Joint Session 1
Forecasting/products enabled by next generation instrumentation on GOES-R and other satellites-I
Location: R02-R03 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the Fifth Symposium on Space Weather; and the 5th GOES Users' Conference )
Chair: Keith T. Strong, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center (retired)

Papers:
  2:00 PM
  2:30 PM
EXIS: The next generation of solar EUV and X-ray Sensors for GOES-R
F.G. Eparvier, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and T. N. Woods, W. McClintock, P. C. Chamberlin, A. R. Jones, and R. Viereck

  2:45 PM

Joint Session 1
Measurements and Modeling of Aerosols and Clouds-I
Location: 220 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 15th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; and the 10th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Chair: Jeffrey S. Gaffney, Univ. of Arkansas

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Biogenic carbon dominance based on 13C/12C and 14C measurements of total carbon at T-0 and T-1 sites during MILAGRO
Jeffrey S. Gaffney, Univ. of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR; and N. A. Marley, N. C. Sturchio, L. Heraty, N. Martinez, K. Hardy, and T. Guilderson

Poster PDF (130.0 kB)
  1:45 PM
A Comparison of aerosol optical properties at T1 and T0 during the MILAGRO field study
Nancy A. Marley, Univ. of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR; and J. S. Gaffney, T. Castro, and A. Salcido

Poster PDF (216.2 kB)
  2:00 PM
  2:15 PM
Modeling the transport and dispersion of smoke aerosols from the May 2007 Georgia fires
Yuling Wu, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and U. S. Nair, T. Jones, and S. A. Christopher

  2:30 PM
Scanning Electron Microscope and Micro-Chemical Speciation of Sulfate-dominated, lead-bearing aerosols, New York City, 2007
Nicholas C. Steiner, City College of New York, New York, NY; and S. St. John, D. Breger, and J. C. Steiner

  2:45 PM
The impact of aerosols on medium range weather forecasts
Sarah Lu, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and H. Huang, J. McQueen, R. Treadon, Y. T. Hou, and A. Da Silva


2
Professional meteorology: airlines, the public, and minority science education
Location: 211 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Presidential History Symposium
Speakers: Roger D. Turner, University of Pennsylvania; Doria B. Grimes, NOAA Central Library (Retired); Loren D. White, Jackson State University
Chair: Diane Rabson, NCAR

Papers:
  1:30 PM
2.1
  2:00 PM
2.2
Why the weather?
Doria B. Grimes, NOAA Central Library (Retired), Silver Spring, MD

  2:30 PM
2.3
The Meteorology Program at Jackson State University: Three decades of leadership in developing minority scientists
Loren D. White, Jackson State Univ., Jackson, MS; and R. S. Reddy Jr., H. Liu, and Q. L. Williams


2
Radar/lidar Studies from Space
Location: 210 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Symposium on Recent Developments in Atmospheric Applications of Radar and Lidar
Chair: Simone Tanelli, JPL/California Institute of Technology

Papers:
  1:30 PM
2.1
On the Use of CloudSat and MODIS data for Estimating Hurricane Intensity
Zhengzhao Luo, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and G. Stephens, K. A. Emanuel, D. G. Vane, N. Tourville, and J. M. Haynes

http://www.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/~luo/publications/Luo_IEEE_2007.pdf

  1:45 PM
2.2
EarthCARE mission consolidation phase: Update on the lidar, radar, imager and radiometer onboard one single space platform
Tobias Wehr, ESA, Noordwijk, Netherlands; and D. Lajas, P. Ingmann, M. Eisinger, A. Lefebvre, and A. Heliere

  2:00 PM
P1.21 will present in place of withdrawn 2.3

 
2.3
Airborne and future spaceborne Doppler wind lidar observations with ADM-Aeolus for weather forecast applications

  2:30 PM
Discussion


3
Recent Advances in Lightning Technology and Transfer to Operations
Location: 222 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Third Conference on Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Walter A. Petersen, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Papers:
  1:30 PM
3.1
Visualization of Naturally produced lightning strikes using high speed imaging
Timothy M. Samaras, Applied Research Associates, Inc., Littleton, CO; and W. A. Lyons

  2:00 PM
3.2
The DC Lightning Mapping Array
Paul Krehbiel, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM

  2:30 PM
3.3
Pre-launch Algorithms and Risk Reduction in Support of the Geostationary Lightning Mapper for GOES-R and Beyond
Steven J. Goodman, NOAA/NESDIS/ORA, Camp Springs, MD; and R. J. Blakeslee, W. Koshak, W. Petersen, D. E. Buechler, P. R. Krehbiel, P. Gatlin, and S. Zubrick

  2:50 PM
3.4
The Geostationary Lightning Mapper Instrument for GOES-R
H.J. Christian Jr., Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL


Joint Session 3
Using technology to enhance learning: innovations and evidence (Part 1)
Location: 209 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 17th Symposium on Education; and the 24th Conference on IIPS )
Cochairs: Rajul Pandya, UCAR; Tom Whittaker, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin; Marjorie McGuirk, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Connecting students to science through the interactive use of NASA Earth science climate data
Erica J. Alston, NASA/LaRC, Hampton, VA; and L. H. Chambers, P. C. Oots, S. W. Moore, C. S. Phelps, and D. Diones

http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov

 
J3.2
The sky's the limit – developing and implementing a technology-based, interdisciplinary course in atmospheric science for high school students

  2:00 PM
On-line education activities and opportunities
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Ackerman, T. Whittaker, and L. Avila

  2:15 PM
Applications of automated weather stations in an extension service setting
Paul Ruscher, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL

http://opie.met.fsu.edu/~realm/realm2/about-realm2.pdf

  2:45 PM
The National Severe Weather Workshop Scenario: Interactive adult learning for integrated warning team members
Dale A. Morris, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. Arndt, J. Burchett, S. J. Corfidi, J. T. Ferree, D. Freeman, G. Kitch, D. S. LaDue, D. McCarthy, J. McLaughlin, E. M. Quoetone, P. T. Schlatter, R. Smith, and J. L. Winslow

  3:00 PM
New Tools, Old Dogs
Steven A. Ackerman, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


4
Data Assimilation
Location: R01 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Fourth Symposium on Future National Operational Environmental Satellites
Chair: Lars Peter Riishojgaard, JCSDA

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Introduction: Lars Peter Riishojgaard

  2:00 PM
4.1
The Assimilation of Data from the MetOp Satellite at the Met Office
Fiona Hilton, UK Met Office, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom; and N. Atkinson, B. Candy, S. English, J. R. Eyre, and S. Keogh

  2:30 PM
4.2
Recent Developments in the Assimilation of Satellite Observations at ECMWF
Jean-Noël Thépaut, ECMWF, Shinfield Park, Reading, United Kingdom; and P. Bauer

  3:00 PM
4.3
Data Assimilation in the NPOESS Era: U.S. Navy's Plans and Progress
Nancy L. Baker, NRL, Monterey, CA; and B. Ruston and P. A. Phoebus

  3:30 PM
4.4
Improvements to the NCEP Global and Regional Data Assimilation Systems
Stephen J. Lord, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and J. Derber, R. Treadon, D. Kleist, D. Parrish, W. S. Wu, J. Purser, and M. Pondeca


4
Extreme Weather, Climate Change, and the Energy Industry - I
Location: 214 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Sixth Users Forum
Chair: Jon Davis, Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Papers:
  1:30 PM
4.1
  2:00 PM
4.2
Forecasting Deep Water Currents in the Gulf of Mexico
Cort Cooper, Chevron Petroleum Technology Company, San Ramon, CA

  2:30 PM
4.3

5
Drought Assessment And Prediction
Location: 223 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 22nd Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Wade T. Crow, USDA/ARS

Papers:
  1:30 PM
5.1
Robustness of agricultural drought indices derived from land surface model integrations
Randal D. Koster, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and Z. Guo and P. A. Dirmeyer

  1:45 PM
5.2
  2:00 PM
5.3
Application of NARR-based NLDAS ensemble simulations to continental-scale drought monitoring
Brian A. Cosgrove, NASA/GSFC and SAIC, Greenbelt, MD; and C. J. Alonge

http://ldas.gsfc.nasa.gov/monitor/

  2:15 PM
5.4
Monitoring and Predicting of the 2007 US Drought
Lifeng Luo, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; and E. F. Wood

  2:30 PM
5.5
Global drought in the second half of the twentieth century
Konstantinos Andreadis, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and J. Sheffield, E. Wood, and D. Lettenmaier

  2:45 PM
5.6

Joint Session 5
Hurricane Katrina-Looking Back to Look Ahead: Part I
Location: La Louisiane (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the Presidential Forum; the Third Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research; and the Tropical Meteorology Special Symposium )
Chair: William Hooke, AMS

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Perspectives on Operational Hurricane Forecasting
Max Mayfield, WPLG-TV/Former National Hurricane Center Director, Miami, FL

  2:30 PM
The Social Context of Meteorology: A view Post-Katrina
Shirley Laska, Center for Hazards Assessment, New Orleans, LA


5A
GIS Applications
Location: 206 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 24th Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Ken R. Waters, NOAA/NWS; Nazila Merati, JISAO

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Use of a Geographic Information System to assess gridded weather forecasts
John B. Settelmaier, NOAA/NWS, Fort Worth, TX

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/ssd/assess/assessment.html

  1:45 PM
  2:00 PM
The New GIS Services from the NWS
Keith Stellman, NOAA/NWS, Shreveport, LA; and P. Kirkwood and I. Graffman

  2:15 PM
SevereClear – a situational awareness necessity
Darone Jones, NOAA/NWS, Salt Lake City, UT; and G. Machala, J. Burks, J. Morris, A. Sutula, J. Pelton, M. Foster, P. Kirkwood, and B. Carcione

  2:30 PM
Using GIS and Ensemble NWP Output for Infrastructure Impacts Forecasts
Jennifer Boehnert, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Hacker and B. Bush

  2:45 PM
NWS Inter-Regional Integrated Services (IRIS) Database
Craig Schmidt, NOAA/NWS, Salt Lake City, UT; and P. Flatt, E. Lenning, M. Seaman, M. Solum, and M. Sutton


5B
Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD)
Location: 207 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 24th Conference on IIPS
Cochairs: Christina Lief, NOAA/National Climatic Data Center; Michael D. Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD): Web services for meteorological research and education
Kelvin Droegemeier, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Alameda, K. Brewster, M. Christie, R. D. Clark, B. Domenico, D. Gannon, S. Graves, E. Joseph, S. Marru, B. Plale, R. Ramachandran, M. K. Ramamurthy, D. Reed, J. Rushing, A. Rossi, S. Tanner, K. W. Thomas, D. Weber, R. B. Wilhelmson, A. Wilson, M. Xue, and S. Yalda

http://portal.leadproject.org

  1:45 PM
  2:00 PM
Create an archive with the THREDDS Data Repository
Anne Wilson, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Baltzer and J. Caron

  2:15 PM
Storm Clustering for Data-driven Weather Forecasting
Xiang Li, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. Ramachandran, S. Movva, S. Graves, B. Plale, and N. Vijayakumar

  2:30 PM
LEAD: Automatic triggering of high resolution forecasts in response to severe weather indications from the NOAA Storm Prediction Center
R. B. Wilhelmson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and B. F. Jewett, J. Alameda, A. Rossi, S. Hampton, D. Weber, K. Thomas, Y. Wang, and K. Droegemeier

  2:45 PM
The LEAD-WxChallenge pilot project: enabling the community
Richard D. Clark, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and S. Marru, M. Christie, D. Gannon, B. G. Illston, K. Droegemeier, and T. Baltzer


7
ADVANCED METHODS FOR DATA ASSIMILATION-III
Location: 204 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS
Chair: S. Mark Leidner, AER

Papers:
  1:30 PM
7.1
Towards A Unified Variational/Ensemble Data Assimilation System for WRF
Dale M. Barker, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and Z. Liu, H. Shao, M. Demirtas, H. Huang, and S. Rugg

  1:45 PM
7.2
Ensemble-based Kalman Filters in Strongly Nonlinear Dynamics
Zhaoxia Pu, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. P. Hacker

  2:00 PM
7.3
The back and forth nudging algorithm for data assimilation
Jacques Blum, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France; and D. Auroux

  2:15 PM
7.4
Observing system and strategy for Lagrangian data assimilation (LaDA) in the ocean
Kayo Ide, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and C. K. R. T. Jones and G. Vernieres

  2:30 PM
7.5
Data assimilation in chaotic systems, using Floquet vectors
Adel Ahanin, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and D. McLaughlin and D. Entekhabi

  2:45 PM
7.6
Simultaneous estimation of inflation factor and observation errors within the EnKF
Hong Li, Shanghai Typhoon Institute, Shanghai, China, Shanghai, China; and E. Kalnay and T. Miyoshi

http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~ekalnay/Hong-Dissertation_final3.pdf


7
Nowcasting and Modeling Part III
Location: 226-227 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 13th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology
Cochairs: Timothy L. Wilfong Sr., ENSCO, Inc; Rob Honch, EC

Papers:
  1:30 PM
7.1
Rapid-refresh testing: examples of forecast performance
John M. Brown, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and T. G. Smirnova, S. G. Benjamin, B. Jamison, and S. S. Weygandt

  1:45 PM
7.2
An Automated National-Scale Ceiling and Visibility Forecast System: Development Progress
Jennifer L. Black, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. E. Bateman, P. H. Herzegh, G. Wiener, J. Cowie, and C. J. Kessinger

  2:15 PM
7.4
Ongoing development and testing of generalized cloud analysis package within GSI for initializing Rapid Refresh
Ming Hu, ESRL Global Systems Division, Boulder, CO; and S. S. Weygandt, S. Benjamin, and M. Xue

  2:30 PM
7.5
Hourly convective probability forecasts from an experimental RUC with radar data assimilation
Stephen S. Weygandt, NOAA / ESRL / GSD, Boulder, CO; and S. Benjamin, T. G. Smirnova, J. M. Brown, and K. J. Brundage


7A
General Climate Studies: Observations III
Location: 215-216 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Baijun Tian, UCLA

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Satellite retrieval of land surface temperature: challenges and opportunities
Ana C. T. Pinheiro, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC (STG, Inc contractor), Asheville, NC; and J. L. Privette, J. J. Bates, and J. Pedelty

  2:00 PM
The annual cycle of surface radiation budget over Europe
Pamela E. Mlynczak, SSAI, Hampton, VA; and G. L. Smith and R. Hollmann

  2:15 PM
A Global Monthly Land Surface Air Temperature Analysis for 1948-present
Yun Fan, Office of Science and Technology, Silver Spring, MD; and H. van den Dool

  2:30 PM
The climate of 2007 in historical perspective
Jay Lawrimore, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and R. Heim, D. H. Levinson, A. Sanchez-Lugo, D. Wuertz, L. Love-brotak, and E. Godfrey

  2:45 PM
Does it rain more on weekends?
David M. Schultz, University of Helsinki and Finnish Meteorological Institute, FI-00101, Helsinki, Finland; and S. Mikkonen, A. Laaksonen, and M. B. Richman


7B
Climate of 20th Century (C20C) Part I
Location: 217-218 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Organizers: Chris K. Folland, United Kingdom Meteorological Office; James L. Kinter III, COLA
Chair: James L. Kinter III, COLA

Papers:
  1:30 PM
The CLIVAR C20C modelling project: selected 20th century changes
Adam A. Scaife, Hadley Centre, Met Office, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom; and F. Kucharski, C. K. Folland, J. L. Kinter III, D. Fereday, S. Grainger, K. E. Jin, J. Knight, S. Kusunoki, M. J. Nath, T. Nakaegawa, P. Pegion, S. D. Schubert, P. Sporyshev, J. Syktus, A. Voldoire, J. H. Yoon, and T. Zhou

  1:45 PM
The CLIVAR C20C project: Decadal and interannual Indian rainfall variability
Fred Kucharski, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy; and A. A. Scaife, J. H. Yoo, C. K. Folland, J. L. Kinter III, D. Fereday, K. E. Jin, M. J. Nath, P. Pegion, P. V. Sporyshev, A. Voldoire, J. H. Yoon, and T. Zhou

  2:00 PM
Simulating the Actual Climate of the 20th Century with a coupled GCM
Meizhu Fan, George Mason University/COLA, Calverton, MD; and E. K. Schneider

  2:15 PM
Tropical belt expansion observed during the late 20th century and relation to 21st century climate model projections
Dian J. Seidel, NOAA/ARL, Silver Spring, MD; and Q. Fu, R. D. Hudson, W. J. Randel, and T. Reichler

  2:30 PM
Annual cycle of the tropical intraseasonal oscillation simulated by CAM3 with a modified convection scheme
Min Dong, Beijing Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China; and T. Wu and G. J. Zhang

  2:45 PM
Changes in cloudiness and related variables over Russia, 1950–2000
Garrett P. Marino, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; and D. Kaiser

1:30 PM-3:15 PM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


2
Forecasting contest submissions (Participants will present the results of their model forecasts of the posted dataset)
Location: 205 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Sixth Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science
Chair: Valliappa Lakshmanan, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, NOAA/NSSL
CoChair: Elizabeth E. Ebert, BMRC

Papers:
  1:30 PM
2.1
The 2008 Artificial Intelligence Competition
Valliappa Lakshmanan, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and E. E. Ebert and S. E. Haupt

  1:45 PM
2.2
  2:15 PM
2.4
Using Multiple Machine Learning Techniques to Improve the Classification of a Storm Set
David John Gagne II, University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology, Norman, OK; and A. McGovern

  2:30 PM
2.5
A storm-type classifier using support vector machines and fuzzy logic
Jenny Abernethy, NCAR/RAL, Boulder, CO; and J. K. Williams

  3:00 PM
2.7
Support Vector Machine Classification using the AI Competition Data Set
Kimberly L. Elmore, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and M. B. Richman

1:45 PM-2:45 PM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Joint Session 2
Land-Atmosphere Interactions, Part II
Location: 224 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the 22nd Conference on Hydrology )
Chair: Randal D. Koster, NASA/GSFC
CoChair: Yongkang Xue, University of California

Papers:
 
J2.1
The Lake-Atmosphere Turbulent EXchanges (LATEX) field measurement campaign

  1:45 PM
Effects of environmental factors on evaporation over an open water surface in Mississippi, U.S.A
Heping Liu, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and Y. Zhang, L. Sheng, and H. Jiang

  2:15 PM
Signatures of land-atmosphere feedback in a 360-year tree-ring record
Randal D. Koster, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and H. C. Fritts and M. Suarez

  2:30 PM
North American Snow Depth Responses to Climate
Yan Ge, Columbia University, New York, NY; and G. Gong

  2:45 PM
Snow and warming
Philip W. Mote, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and R. Brown

1:45 PM-3:00 PM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


6
Statistical Climatology
Location: 219 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 19th Conference on Probability and Statistics
Chairs: C.écile Penland, NOAA/ESRL/PSD3; Elise V. Johnson, Univ. of Alabama

Papers:
  1:45 PM
6.2
On the proper order of Markov chain for precipitation occurrence
J.T. Schoof, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; and S. C. Pryor

  2:00 PM
6.3
Regression-based methods for finding coupled patterns
Michael K. Tippett, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Palisades, NY; and T. DelSole, S. J. Mason, and A. G. Barnston

  2:15 PM
Paper 6.4 moved. New Paper Number 10.1A

  2:30 PM
6.5
The Relation of El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) to Winter Tornado Outbreaks
Ashton Robinson Cook, NOAA/NWS SPC, Norman, OK; and J. T. Schaefer

  2:45 PM
6.6
Balancing the Earth's radiation budget
G. Louis Smith, National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall (tues p.m.)
Location: Exhibit Hall A (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

3:30 PM-3:45 PM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


5B
Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD) (Continued)
Location: 207 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 24th Conference on IIPS

Papers:
 
5B.7
Preliminary results from the spring 2007 experiment of the NOAA Hazardous Weather Test Bed: Application of LEAD to the explicit prediction of deep eonvection via ensembles and dynamically adaptive forecasts

3:30 PM-5:00 PM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Joint Session 2
Forecasting/products Enabled by Next Generation Instrumentation on GOES-R and Other Satellites-II
Location: R02-R03 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the Fifth Symposium on Space Weather; and the 5th GOES Users' Conference )
Chair: George A. Doschek, NRL

Papers:
  3:30 PM
  4:00 PM
Space weather products and forecasts in the GOES-R era
Joseph Kunches, NOAA/SWPC, Boulder, CO

  4:30 PM
The Evolution of National Polar-orbiting Operational Satellite System (NPOESS) Space Environmental Sensing Capabilities
Michael Bonadonna, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology, Silver Spring, MD

  4:45 PM
The PECOS mission of small space weather satellites in the post DMSP era
O. De la Beaujardiere, Air Force Research Lab, Hanscom AFB, MA; and F. J. Rich, D. A. Cooke, J. Mozer, D. Ober, C. Huang, and L. C. Gentile


2
High Impact 2007 US Weather
Location: R08-R09 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: IMPACTS: Weather 2007
Chair: Tanja E. Fransen, NOAA/NWS

Papers:
  3:30 PM
2.1
The Summer of 2007: How Hot Was It and What Did We Do About It?
Laurence Kalkstein, Univ. of Miami, Marco Island, FL; and S. Sheridan, E. Jacks, and J. G. Ferrell

  3:45 PM
2.2
Year in Review: Major U.S. Flooding in 2007
Gary Carter, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and G. Austin, T. Graziano, and F. Richards

  4:15 PM
"Jokulhlaups" (Glacier-Dammed Lake Releases)
Christopher Strager, NOAA/NWS, Moon Township, PA

  4:30 PM
2.4
Atlantic Hurricanes
Richard D. Knabb, NOAA/TPC/NHC, Miami, FL


3
Combined radar/lidar instrumentation and new Technologies
Location: 210 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Symposium on Recent Developments in Atmospheric Applications of Radar and Lidar
Chair: Syed Ismail, NASA

Papers:
  3:30 PM
3.1
Nexrad-In-Space—A geostationary satellite Doppler weather radar for hurricane studies
Eastwood Im, JPL / California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and V. Chandrasekar, S. S. Chen, G. J. Holland, R. Kakar, F. D. Marks Jr., E. A. Smith, S. Tanelli, and G. J. Tripoli

  3:45 PM
3.2
Development of Advanced Radar and Lidar Platform Suite for Interdisciplinary Airborne and Ground-based Remote-sensing Research
James A. Moore, NCAR/EOL, Boulder, CO; and J. Vivekanandan, W. Lee, E. Loew, S. D. Mayor, and S. M. Spuler

  4:15 PM
3.4
High-resolution water-vapor measurement using a ground-based, mobile differential absorption lidar system
Volker Wulfmeyer, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany; and A. Behrendt, M. Shiler, S. Pal, A. Riede, H. S. Bauer, G. Wagner, A. Fix, M. Wirth, G. Ehret, U. Wandinger, and D. Althausen

  4:30 PM
3.5
Discussion


3
Severe weather and historical impacts: tornadoes and hurricanes
Location: 211 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: Presidential History Symposium
Speakers: Robert Henson, UCAR; Pat J. Fitzpatrick, Mississippi State Univ.; Timothy A. Coleman, Univ. of Alabama
Chair: Doria B. Grimes, NOAA Central Library (Retired)

Papers:
  3:30 PM
3.1
  4:30 PM
3.3
Some lesser-known hurricane events which impacted society
Pat J. Fitzpatrick, Mississippi State Univ., Stennis Space Center, MS; and A. Fernandez


Joint Session 6
Hurricane Katrina-Looking Back to Look Ahead: Part II
Location: La Louisiane (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the Presidential Forum; the Third Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research; and the Tropical Meteorology Special Symposium )
Chair: William Hooke, AMS

Papers:
  3:30 PM
Race, Place, and the Environment in the Aftermath of Katrina
Beverly Wright, Dillard University, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Baton Rouge, LA

  4:00 PM
The Role of Mission Journalism in Disasters
Mark Schleifstein, Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA

3:30 PM-5:15 PM: Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Joint Session 3
Land-Atmosphere Interactions, Part III
Location: 224 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 22nd Conference on Hydrology; and the 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Chair: Randal D. Koster, NASA/GSFC
CoChair: Yongkang Xue, University of California

Papers:
  3:30 PM
  3:45 PM
Minimum canopy resistance for croplands and grasslands during the 2002 International H2O Project
Joseph G. Alfieri, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD; and D. Niyogi, P. D. Blanken, F. Chen, M. Ek, A. Kumar, M. A. LeMone, and K. Mitchell

  4:00 PM
  4:15 PM
Evaluation of GCM surface processes over West Africa using offline land surface models and observations
Aaron A. Boone, CNRM, Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees, France; and I. Poccard-Leclercq and Y. K. Xue

  4:30 PM
Impact of Different Surface Layer Schemes and Snow Albedo Formulations on Cold-season Simulations by the Noah Land-surface Model
Michael Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and K. Mitchell, Y. Xia, V. Wong, A. Slater, and B. Livneh

  5:00 PM
Mass balance of the Haig Glacier using mesoscale modeling
Amanda S. Adams, Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada; and S. Marshall


7
Probability Forecasting
Location: 219 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sponsor: 19th Conference on Probability and Statistics
Cochairs: G. Louis Smith, National Institute of Aerospace; Carolyn A. Reynolds, NRL