89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Poster Session 1: Student Conference Posters

Sunday, 11 January 2009: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Phoenix Convention Center
Gulf Coast forest damage detection and carbon flux estimation using ICESat GLAS and Landsat TM
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

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Evaluation of NWS watch and warning performance related to tornadic events
Kelly M. Keene, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and P. T. Schlatter, J. E. Hales, and H. Brooks

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Applying Wind Climatology to Oklahoma Prescribed Burns
Jeffrey Scott Zuczek, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and M. A. Shafer

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The response of university students to Severe Weather Watches
Rebecca Marie Belobraydich, National Weather Center REU, Norman, OK; and M. D. Biddle

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The practicality of geoengineering
Allison Marquardt, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and A. Robock, B. Kravitz, and G. Stenchikov

Investigating the ability of CLM-CN 3.5 to accurately simulate vegetation density
Eowyn C. Connolly-Brown, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Seasonal frequency of fronts and surface baroclinic zones in the Great Lakes region
Melissa Payer, University at Albany, Albany, NY; and R. J. Maliawco Jr., N. Laird, and E. G. Hoffman

Semi-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

Midlevel Cloud Properties from the A-train
Joel P. Scott, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and S. L. Nasiri

Regional 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

The 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

QPF Verification for the Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center
Richard, C. Lam, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

How Integrating MODIS Data Enhances Numerical Predictions of Sea Breezes
Jordan Gerth, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


Cold 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

Analysis 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

The 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

Estimating 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

Impacts 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

Observing tropical ice as an intraseasonal oscillation variable
Holly Searcy Ramey, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL

The AMO and Sahel rainfall - strong potential for seasonal forecasting of droughts
Amin K. Dezfuli, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Upslope snow climatology on the Allegheny Front Range
Joseph Peter Wegman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Vulnerability metrics of hurricane forecast accuracy
Adam D. Arnold, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and J. L. Evans

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Assessing tropical cyclone contribution to global annual rainfall
Christopher L. Williams, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and F. D. Marks Jr.

Analysis of Aerosol Size Spectrum Measurements from North Dakota, Saudi Arabia, and Mali
Kelsey Watkins, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

The 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

The 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

Comparison 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

Determining 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

Analysis and verification of multi-sensor precipitation estimates for the Texas Coastal Bend
Angelica M. Villarreal, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX; and P. E. Tissot and R. G. Hay

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Nocturnal inversions over the Central Plains of the U.S. (1960-2007)
Karen Galvin, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; and P. G. Dixon

Sensitivity 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

Influence of the El Niño Southern Oscillation on Seasonal Global Clouds
Sarah A. Monette, Madison, WI; and M. H. Hitchman

Hydroxyl radical and sulfuric acid concentrations in Manitou Experimental Forest
Talea Mayo, University of Texas, Austin, TX; and L. Mauldin, J. McGrath, and T. Petaja

Illustrating Stratified Ekman Upwelling with Weather in a Tank
Carter Chamberlain, Univ. of Massachussetts, North Dartmouth, MA; and A. Tandon and J. Marshall

Precipitation distributions for storm types in southeast Texas
Jennifer M. Stein, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; and M. D. Cohen, L. J. Hopper Jr., and C. Schumacher

Point 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

Flow and momentum flux measurement by LIDAR over a forest canopy during NIFTY

The Effects of Differential Rotation on 1-2 Solar Mass Stars
Marques Cameron, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA

Analysis 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

CIMSS Educational Outreach Activities: Summer 2008
Luke Schiferl, CIMSS/SSEC/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Ackerman and M. Mooney

Optical 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

Lagrangian satellite imagery
Daniel J. Halperin, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and C. G. Herbster and F. R. Mosher

Black Carbon Radiative Effect on Tropical Precipitation
Aaron M. Adams, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Coconut Grove, FL

An 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

An Overview of the Marine Climate of Lincoln Rock, Alaska
Kevin A. Bowley, NOAA/NWSFO, State College, PA

A climatology of the mid-Atlantic winter-time jet stream
Robert Junod, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and S. R. Baxter and D. S. Yalda

Defining the early evening boundary layer transition using sodar and surface data
Jessica Busse, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL

Detection of flooded areas using AMSR-E observations
Alexander R. Davies, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and X. Zhan and A. Kumar

Understanding Hurricane Intensity Using Sea Surface Height and Temperature Information
John Sears, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. E. Hood and F. J. LaFontaine


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Distribution of Hydrometeors Inside Regions of Vertical Motion in Thunderstorms
Jacob R. Beitlich, Univ. if Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and P. K. Wang

Radar characteristics of tornado producing mini-supercell in Tropical Storm Erin (2007)
Christina Holt, NWC REU & CASA, Mobile, AL; and K. A. Kloesel

The 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

High flow events in small watersheds in New York State
Andrew J. Shook, Cornell Unviersity, Ithaca, NY; and A. DeGaetano

A 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

Drop-size distributions of storm types in southeast Texas
Matthew Raper, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and C. Schumacher, L. J. Hopper Jr., and K. E. Brugman

An observational analysis of middle tropospheric stable layers over the tropical western pacific ARM sites
Bradley R. Charboneau, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and D. J. Posselt

Potential Parameters for Prediction of Tropical Cyclone Genesis
Jason Hwang, University of Miami, Palmetto Bay, FL; and S. S. Chen

Assesment 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

Local 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

Verification 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

State of tropical instability waves in a current generation coupled climate model
Balachandrudu Narapusetty, George Mason University, Calverton, MD

An 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

An updated warm season convective wind climatology for the Florida Spaceport
Christopher J. Ander, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and A. J. Frumkin and J. P. Koermer

Orographic 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

An 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

Effects 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

A 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

An Investigation of Entrainment in Trade Wind Cumuli
Amanda M. Sheffield, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and S. Lasher-Trapp

An Investigation of Entrainment in Trade Wind Cumulus Clouds
Amanda M. Sheffield, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and S. Lasher-Trapp

Investigating middle school and college students' conceptions and misconceptions about wind, fog, and tornadoes

Does 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

A case study of the July 24, 2008 New Hampshire tornado
Jennifer F. Newman, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. J. Colucci

New England Winter Severity Indices
Anthony R. Fusco, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

A composite-based diagnostic study of Colorado lee cyclogenesis
Doug A. Koch, University of Northern Colorado, Boulder, CO; and P. Nutter and E. Thaler

Relationships 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

Northern Hemisphere tropical cyclone activity
Ryan N. Maue, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Comparing 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