The Eighth Annual AMS Student Conference

Poster Session 1

 Student Conference Posters
 P1.1Gulf Coast forest damage detection and carbon flux estimation using ICESat GLAS and Landsat TM  extended abstract
Jason Brent Jones, NASA DEVELOP Program, Stennis Space Center, MS; and L. M. Childs, M. W. Brozen, M. C. Batina, A. Maki, A. O. Brooks, J. W. Frey, and C. Chappell
 P1.2Evaluation of NWS watch and warning performance related to tornadic events  extended abstract
Kelly M. Keene, National Weather Center Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Norman, OK ; and P. T. Schlatter, J. E. Hales, and H. Brooks
 P1.3Applying Wind Climatology to Oklahoma Prescribed Burns  extended abstract
Jeffrey Scott Zuczek, National Weather Center Research Experience for Undergraduates, Kennett Square, PA; and M. A. Shafer
 P1.4The response of university students to Severe Weather Watches  extended abstract
Rebecca Marie Belobraydich, National Weather Center REU, Norman, OK; and M. D. Biddle
 P1.5An outline of the process needed for student understanding of hurricanes and El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO)  
Karl C. Clarke, UCAR, Boulder, CO
 P1.6The practicality of geoengineering  
Allison Marquardt, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and A. Robock, B. Kravitz, and G. Stenchikov
 P1.7Evaluation of the Environmental Protection Agency / National Weather Service Ultraviolet Index forecast against independent UV measurements: Phoenix Arizona (2000-2006)  
Jessica M. Nolte, NOAA/NWS, Phoenix, AZ; and K. DeBiasse and B. M. Svoma
 P1.8The 18 October 2007, Nappanee, IN Tornado Viewed by a WSR-88D Radar and a Dual-Polarized Radar  
Stephanie L. Dunten, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
 P1.9Investigating the ability of CLM-CN 3.5 to accurately simulate vegetation density  
Eowyn C. Connolly-Brown, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
 P1.10Seasonal frequency of fronts and surface baroclinic zones in the Great Lakes region  
Melissa Payer, University at Albany, Albany, NY; and R. Maliawco, N. Laird, and E. G. Hoffman
 P1.11Semi-Empirical Projections of Future Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity  
Thomas A. Sabbatelli, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and M. E. Mann, J. L. Evans, and S. K. Miller
 P1.12Atmospheric Aerosol Chemistry in the Arctic: Results from the 2008 International Polar Year (IPY) ICEALOT Experiment  
Maria C. Zatko, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
 P1.13Midlevel Cloud Properties from the A-train  
Joel P. Scott, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and S. L. Nasiri
 P1.14Regional analysis of heavy precipitation over Puerto Rico during 1975-2005  
Luis D. Padilla-Bauzá Sr., University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR; and R. Méndez-Tejeda
 P1.15The Super Tuesday Tornado Outbreak from February 2008  
Richard J. Krupar III, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and A. E. Reynolds, T. Brown, A. McMillan, D. Liang, and J. A. Womble
 P1.16QPF Verification for the Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center  
Richard, C. Lam, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
 P1.17How Integrating MODIS Data Enhances Numerical Predictions of Sea Breezes  
Jordan Gerth, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
 P1.18Cold temperature ozone production in a mountain basin  
Ryan R. Neely III, NOAA, Boulder, Colorado; and R. C. Schnell, S. J. Oltmans, J. V. Molenar, A. B. White, and M. S. Endres
 P1.19Analysis on 2008 Ice Disaster and its causes in Southern China  
Tiantian Liu, Meteorological Bureau of HuNan Province, Changsha, Hunan, China; and N. Liu, C. Liao, and J. Ren
 P1.20The Relationship of Transient Upper-Level Troughs to Variability of the North American Monsoon System  
Stephen W. Bieda III, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and C. L. Castro, S. L. Mullen, A. C. Comrie, and E. S. Pytlak
 P1.21The environmental impacts on the structure and evolution of a cirrus anvil during the CRYSTAL-FACE campaign in Florida 2002  
Nicole Ann Hastings, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
 P1.22Estimating correlations from a coastal ocean model for localizing an Ensemble Transform Kalman filter  
Jonathan Poterjoy, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and R. N. Hoffman and S. M. Leidner
 P1.23Impacts of climate change on the summer rainfall of the Southern Rocky Mountains  
Roque Vinicio Céspedes, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Hialeah, FL; and G. J. Holland and R. D. Loft
 P1.24Observing tropical ice as an intraseasonal oscillation variable  
Holly Searcy Ramey, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
 P1.25The AMO and Sahel rainfall - strong potential for seasonal forecasting of droughts  
Amin K. Dezfuli, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
 P1.26Upslope snow climatology on the Allegheny Front Range  
Joseph Peter Wegman, SUNY, Oswego, NY
 P1.27Vulnerability metrics of hurricane forecast accuracy  extended abstract
Adam D. Arnold, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and J. L. Evans
 P1.28Assessing tropical cyclone contribution to global annual rainfall  
Christopher L. Williams, SOARS/UCAR, Atlanta, GA; and F. D. Marks
 P1.29Analysis of Aerosol Size Spectrum Measurements from North Dakota, Saudi Arabia, and Mali  
Kelsey Watkins, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
 P1.30A stereoscopic cloud top height retrieval technique from combined geostationary and low earth orbiting satellites  
Bruce Veenhuis Jr., Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and G. Liu
 P1.31The interannual variability of biomass burning in North America using MODIS data: observations and meteorological influences  
David A. Peterson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and J. Wang, L. Remer, and C. Ichoku
 P1.32The evaluation and application of CALIPSO products by NASA DEVELOP students  
Alexander Matus, DEVELOP National Program, Hampton, VA; and B. Scarino, D. Henderson, and B. Lee
 P1.33Application of the Statistical Theory of Extreme Values to Heat Waves  
Marcus D. Walter, NCAR / SOARS, Ithaca, NY
 P1.34Comparison of Water Vapor Measurements from GPS Atmospheric Remote Sensing Techniques  
Ian C. Colon-Pagan, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC; and B. Kuo, W. S. Schreiner, D. Hunt, and J. J. Braun
 P1.35Determining useful forecasting parameters for lake-effect snow events on the west side of Lake Michigan  
Bradley M. Hegyi, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and K. A. Kloesel
 P1.36Analysis and verification of multi-sensor precipitation estimates for the Texas Coastal Bend  extended abstract
Angelica M. Villarreal, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX; and P. E. Tissot and R. G. Hay
 P1.37Nocturnal inversions over the Central Plains of the U.S. (1960-2007)  
Karen Galvin, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; and P. G. Dixon
 P1.38Sensitivity of mesoscale wind speed surface analyses to surface observations in the urban-wildlife interface  
Matthew Clayton Brewer, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. Horel and D. Tyndall
 P1.39Influence of the El Niño Southern Oscillation on Seasonal Global Clouds  
Sarah A. Monette, Madison, WI; and M. H. Hitchman
 P1.40Convective transport of chemical constituents at Northern Alabama and Central Oklahoma; A numerical analysis  
Lumari Pardo-Rodriguez, SOARS, UCAR, Lajas, PR
 P1.41Hydroxyl radical and sulfuric acid concentrations in Manitou Experimental Forest  
Talea Mayo, University of Texas, Austin, TX; and L. Mauldin, J. McGrath, and T. Petaja
 P1.42Late season tropical cyclone formation over the northeastern Atlantic Ocean: 1975-2005  
Rachel G. Mauk, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
 P1.43Illustrating Stratified Ekman Upwelling with Weather in a Tank  
Carter Chamberlain, Univ. of Massachussetts, North Dartmouth, MA; and A. Tandon and J. Marshall
 P1.44Precipitation distributions for storm types in southeast Texas  
Jennifer M. Stein, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; and M. D. Cohen, L. J. Hopper, and C. Schumacher
 P1.45Point based comparison study of Daymet and PRISM temperature interpolations from 1980 to 2003  
Rebecca A. Scully, Utah State University, Logan, UT; and M. A. White
 P1.46Summertime urban heat Island in Newark, New Jersey and its relationship with urban particulate matter  
Christopher Thuman, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
P1.47Flow and momentum flux measurement by LIDAR over a forest canopy during NIFTY  
Duick Young, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; and S. C. Pryor and R. Barthelmie
 P1.48Statistical Analysis of the Correlations between the Sea Surface Temperatures and the West African Monsoon Precipitation in Western Sahel, Central Sahel, and Guinea Coast Regions  
Anastasia G. Yanchilina, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; and D. J. M. Schrage
 P1.49The Effects of Differential Rotation on 1-2 Solar Mass Stars  
Marques Cameron, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
 P1.50Analysis of WRF-ARW simulations of the 22 May 2008 Windsor, CO tornado using WSR-88D radar data  
Grant E. Gutierrez, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO; and C. L. Moon, D. A. Koch, and S. P. Rocheford
 P1.51CIMSS Educational Outreach Activities: Summer 2008  
Luke Schiferl, CIMSS/SSEC/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Ackerman and M. Mooney
 P1.52Optical and Radiative Properties of Aerosols over Southwestern Puerto Rico  
Yaítza Luna-Cruz, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR; and C. U. Pabón-Ortiz, R. Armstrong, H. J. Jiménez, and E. Joseph
 P1.53Analysis of daily monsoonal wind circulations in the lower troposphere over Estación Obispo, Mexico using wind profilers and the Gulf Surge Index  
Sandra Leticia Diaz, NCAR/SOARS, Boulder, CO; and L. M. Hartten
 P1.54Lagrangian satellite imagery  
Daniel J. Halperin, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and C. G. Herbster and F. R. Mosher
 P1.55Black Carbon Radiative Effect on Tropical Precipitation  
Aaron M. Adams, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Coconut Grove, FL
 P1.56An interactive instructional pathway to LEAD portal data and tools  
Sean States, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and R. Junod, S. Cecelski, B. Kerschner, R. Carp, J. Kurdzo, K. Ketchell, D. S. Yalda, and D. R. Clark
 P1.57An Overview of the Marine Climate of Lincoln Rock, Alaska  
Kevin A. Bowley, NOAA/NWSFO, State College, PA
 P1.58A climatology of the mid-Atlantic winter-time jet stream  
Robert Junod, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and S. R. Baxter and D. S. Yalda
 P1.59Defining the early evening boundary layer transition using sodar and surface data  
Jessica Busse, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
 P1.60Detection of flooded areas using AMSR-E observations  
Alexander R. Davies, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and X. Zhan and A. Kumar
 P1.61Understanding Hurricane Intensity Using Sea Surface Height and Temperature Information  extended abstract
John Sears, NASA, Salem, NH; and R. E. Hood and F. J. LaFontaine
 P1.62Distribution of Hydrometeors Inside Regions of Vertical Motion in Thunderstorms  
Jacob R. Beitlich, Univ. if Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and P. K. Wang
 P1.63Radar characteristics of tornado producing mini-supercell in Tropical Storm Erin (2007)  
Christina Holt, NWC REU & CASA, Mobile, AL; and K. A. Kloesel
 P1.64The February 2007 “Valentine's Day Storm”: diagnosis and impact on the Washington, DC area  
Elizabeth J. Thompson, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and B. J. Lasorsa and S. Zubrick
 P1.65High flow events in small watersheds in New York State  
Andrew J. Shook, Cornell Unviersity, Ithaca, NY; and A. DeGaetano
 P1.66A case study of a Coastally Trapped Wind and Stratus Event along the Northern Coast of the Gulf of Alaska  
Emily L. Niebuhr, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and M. Hitchman
 P1.67Spatial database analysis of atmospheric deposition and terrestrial accumulation of mercury within Acadia National Park  
Melinda S. Diehl, University of Maine, Orono, ME
 P1.68Mass Media During Natural Disasters and Vulnerability of Coastal Communities: A Case Study of the San José Community in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico  
Luis D. Padilla-Bauzá, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR; and A. Monzón
 P1.69Formation of African Easterly Waves and Mesoscale Convective Systems over Eastern Africa and its Implication to Tropical Cyclogenesis over Eastern Atlantic Ocean  
James Spinks, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC; and Y. L. Lin, G. Tang, and W. Jones
 P1.70Drop-size distributions of storm types in southeast Texas  
Matthew Raper, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and C. Schumacher, L. J. Hopper, and K. E. Brugman
 P1.71An observational analysis of middle tropospheric stable layers over the tropical western pacific ARM sites  
Bradley R. Charboneau, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and D. J. Posselt
 P1.72Potential Parameters for Prediction of Tropical Cyclone Genesis  
Jason Hwang, University of Miami, Palmetto Bay, FL; and S. S. Chen
 P1.73Assesment of Computer Technology in West Cental Illinois Elementary Schools  
Ryan D. Wichman Sr., Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL; and M. S. Tucker II and C. A. Parrott
 P1.74Local AMS student chapter and Eagle chapter of Chi Epsilon Pi at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach  
Daniel J. Halperin, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; and K. L. Seaman and R. Haley
 P1.75Verification of the ratio of iodine to ozone in typical ozonesonde cathode solutions  
L. A. Baran, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and J. L. Mercer and T. Deshler
 P1.76State of tropical instability waves in a current generation coupled climate model  
Balachandrudu Narapusetty, George Mason University, Calverton, MD
 P1.77An analysis of the 2007-2008 tornado cool season  
Madison L. Burnett, National Weather Center Research Experience for Undergraduates, Norman, OK; and G. W. Carbin and J. Schaefer
 P1.78An updated warm season convective wind climatology for the Florida Spaceport  
Christopher J. Ander, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH ; and A. J. Frumkin and J. P. Koermer
 P1.79Orographic Effects on the Evolution of African Easterly Wave-Mesoscale Convective Systems over Northern Africa  
Wilson Jones, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC; and G. Tang, Y. L. Lin, and J. Spinks
 P1.80An assessment of air quality in the Houston region by NASA DEVELOP students  
Amy Sanders, DEVELOP National Program, Hampton, VA; and R. Legatt, D. Doddridge, B. Baxley, E. Roberts, and L. Lynaugh
 P1.81Effects of Orography on the Genesis of Hurricane Javier (2004) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean  
Van Nguyen, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC; and Y. L. Lin
 P1.82A data visualization of the ASCENDS mission by NASA DEVELOP students  
Thomas Nelson Hillyer, NASA LaRC, Hampton, VA; and A. Kramolisch, B. Hughes, J. Atkins, J. Wilkins, and J. Crouch
 P1.83An Investigation of Entrainment in Trade Wind Cumuli  
Amanda M. Sheffield, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and S. Lasher-Trapp
 P1.84An Investigation of Entrainment in Trade Wind Cumulus Clouds  
Amanda M. Sheffield, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and S. Lasher-Trapp
P1.85Investigating middle school and college students' conceptions and misconceptions about wind, fog, and tornadoes  
Elizabeth Polito, San Francisco State Univ., San Francisco, CA; and K. Tanner, J. P. Monteverdi, and O. Garcia
 P1.86Does southeast Texas need an additional upper-air station?  
Amanda Fanning, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and B. Haines, J. Stachnik, and C. Schumacher
 P1.87A case study of the July 24, 2008 New Hampshire tornado  
Jennifer F. Newman, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and S. J. Colucci
 P1.88New England Winter Severity Indices  
Anthony R. Fusco, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
 P1.89A composite-based diagnostic study of Colorado lee cyclogenesis  
Doug A. Koch, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO; and P. Nutter and E. Thaler
 P1.90Relationships between Vegetation Boundaries and Severe Local Storms in the Delta Region of Mississippi  
David Paul Keeney, Mississipi State University, Mississippi State, MS; and D. M. Brown
 P1.91Northern Hemisphere tropical cyclone activity  
Ryan N. Maue, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
 P1.92Observed Ozone in the Troposphere and Stratosphere in Varying Atmospheric Conditions  
Jessica Guerrero, NSF, Howard Beach, NY
 P1.93Comparing National Weather Service and Local TV Station Radar Estimates of Rainfall  
David Zelinsky, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN; and D. Pezzute, M. Ervin, B. Simpson, K. Burris, J. Stengel, J. Pace, J. Nusbaumer, R. Tharp, J. S. Haase, and M. E. Baldwin

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