Tenth Annual Student Conference

Program Chairs: Heather A. Dinon , North Carolina State University ; Angelyn Kolodziej , University of Oklahoma ; John M. Lanicci , Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.

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Saturday, 22 January 2011

7:30 AM-10:00 AM: Saturday, 22 January 2011


Registration for Student Conference and Short Course

Sunday, 23 January 2011

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Sunday, 23 January 2011


Short Course Registration

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 23 January 2011


WeatherFest

5:30 PM-7:00 PM: Sunday, 23 January 2011


Poster Session 1
Student Poster Submissions
Host: Tenth Annual Student Conference
 
S1
HWRF Simulation of Hurricane Ike (2008)
Owen H. Shieh, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and S. M. Mackaro

Poster PDF (4.4 MB)

 
S2
 
S3
 
S4
Optical properties of haze in Seoul using ground-based and satellite observations
Young-Chan Noh, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea; and B. J. Sohn

 
S5
 
S6
Dynamical and statistical downscaling of ensemble forecasts for wind energy applications in Ireland
Jennifer Courtney, University College, Dublin, Ireland; and C. Sweeney and P. Lynch

 
S7
Evaluating high-resolution NWP forecasts of the nocturnal low level jet for improving wind power forecasts
Jeffrey A. Deppa, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and R. L. Carpenter and B. L. Shaw

 
S8
Radar-disdrometer comparison to reveal attenuation effects on CASA radar data
Christopher A. Kerr, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and G. Zhang and P. Bukovcic

 
S9
 
S10
Diurnal variation in settling velocity of pollen released from corn and consequences for atmospheric dispersion
Simone Claire Gleicher, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA; and M. Chamecki, N. S. Dufault, and S. A. Isard

 
S11
Evaluating the Performance of High-Resolution Hurricane Prediction Modeling System
Rosimar Rios, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR; and T. Vukicevic, A. Aksoy, and K. Sellwood

Poster PDF (10.1 MB)

 
S12
Effects of DEM resolution on HAZUS flood mapping for the Monongahela River: California, PA
Timothy M. Lahmers, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA; and K. Fredrick, T. Mueller, C. M. Kauffman, and M. S. Scott

 
S13
Understanding Changes in the Arctic Basin Sea Ice Mass Budget as Simulated by CCSM4- Implications from Melt Season Characteristics and the Surface Albedo Feedback
Daniel A. Pollak, Pennsylvania State University & NCAR/SOARS, State College, PA; and M. M. Holland and D. Bailey

 
S14
On a relationship between the planetary boundary layer height (PBLH) and precipitation
Alyssa V. Bates, Penn State University, University Park, PA; and X. Z. Liang

 
S15
Development of a Data Acquisition System to Study Turbulence
Kevin J. Sanchez, SIO/Univ. Of California, La Jolla, CA; and J. D. Fuentes

 
S16
Energy Fluxes and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Waste Lagoon
Justin M. Rawley, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Poster PDF (862.0 kB)

 
S17
Verifying model forecasts of arctic fronts in advance of winter storms in the southern Plains
William E. Leatham IV, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA; and P. Burke and A. A. Taylor

 
S18
The wind-speed dose-response of tree-falls impacting the transmission grid of British Columbia
Wolf A. Read, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 
S19
Temperature forecast opportunities across the NWS Southern Region
Néstor S. Flecha, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR; and B. N. Meisner

 
S20
Effect of Enhanced Moisture Triggers on Mean Precipitation and Winds in the Tropical East Pacific and the Caribbean
Idamis Del Valle, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR; and E. D. Maloney

 
S21
Surface Winds in 2008 Hurricane Ike: Observations and High-Resolution Model Forecasts
Patricia Sanchez, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR; and S. Chen

Poster PDF (4.2 MB)

 
S23
Visualization and Model Intercomparison of the Vector Vorticity Cloud Model
Nicholas Geyer, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and C. S. Konor and T. A. Cram

 
S24
Using HYSPLIT Back Trajectories to Improve Understanding of Tropical Thin Cirrus Cloud Formation Mechanisms
Travis D. Toth, PNNL, Grand Forks, ND; and S. McFarlane and L. Riihimaki

 
S26
Measured Severe Convective Wind Gust Climatology of Thunderstorms for the Contiguous United States, 2003-2009
Bryan T. Smith, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/SPC, Norman, OK; and A. C. Winters, C. M. Mead, A. R. Dean, and T. E. Castellanos

 
S27
Sea surface height and intensity change in Western North Pacific Typhoons
Julianna Kurpis, Bard High School Early College, Long Island City, NY; and M. Kokolis, J. N. Thomas, N. N. Solorzano, and G. Terdoslavich

Poster PDF (730.7 kB)

 
S28
Air pollution dispersion forecasting: a climatological study of Cape Canaveral tropospheric wind patterns
Erich Uher, DRI, Reno, NV; and M. L. Kaplan, A. Joros, and D. Decker

 
S29
Comparisons of flood affected area derived from MODIS and Landsat imagery
Kevin W. Van Leer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and J. F. Galantowicz

 
S30
 
S32
Climatology of Lake-Effect Precipitation in the Lake Tahoe, CA/NV Region
Alicia Bentley, University at Albany, Albany, NY; and S. Santeiu, S. Ganetis, A. Stieneke, and N. Laird

 
S33
Meteorological and Ozone Measurements from Barbados during the Summer of 2010
Ashford D'Arcy Reyes, Howard University, Washington, DC

 
S34
A Tourism Climatology of the Southeastern United States
David Perkins IV, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

 
S35
Winter Bird Migration Observed by WSR-88D Radar in the Vicinity of the Great Salt Lake, Utah
Jennifer Hanger, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; and A. Williams and N. Laird

 
S36
A convective climatology of storms over the Green River watershed
William Tollefson, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; and C. Hunt

 
S37
Hydrodynamic Model Comparison for Corpus Christi Bay
Sergey Reid, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX; and J. Davis, Y. Nevel, and P. Tissot

Poster PDF (1.2 MB)

 
S38
Comparison of MODIS ocean aerosol retrievals with ship-based sun photometer measurements from the Around the America's expedition
Ángel F. Adames, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and M. Reynolds, A. Smirnov, D. S. Covert, and T. P. Ackerman

Poster PDF (3.4 MB)

 
S39
What TRMM tells us about tropical cyclone precipitation features
Levi Thatcher, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and Y. N. Takayabu

 
S40
Tsunami travel times and detection capabilities for the Caribbean Region
Alina del Mar Nieves, SCEP NOAA/NWS, Mayaguez, PR

 
S41
Observations of Local Scale Perturbations Resulting from Urban Environments
Talon B. Atwell, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and B. A. Davila, M. J. Dixon, A. C. Hurley, T. A. Johnson, T. M. Lucko, S. J. Sanders, K. W. Van Leer, A. A. Veron, and K. H. Min

 
S42
Synoptic categorization and data analysis of historical flood-inducing storms in the Northeast
Johnathan P. Kirk, Northeast Regional Climate Center, Ithaca, NY

 
S43
Dual-Doppler radar and cloud photogrammetry analysis of the 5 June 2009 Goshen County, Wyoming tornado during VORTEX2
Michael Michaud, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT; and C. Johnson and N. T. Atkins

 
S44
Tornadic behavior related to land-falling tropical cyclones in the United States
Jaclyn M. Ritzman, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and D. S. Arndt and M. C. Kruk

 
S45
The influence of environmental vertical wind shear on hurricane eye formation
Diamilet Pérez-Betancourt, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR; and S. S. Chen and J. L. Vigh

 
S46
Statistical modeling of Atlantic tropical cyclone counts
Michael E. Kozar, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and M. E. Mann, S. J. Camargo, and J. P. Kossin

 
S47
A Comparison of the Societal Impacts and Warning Operations for the 1989 and 2010 Huntsville, Alabama Tornadoes
Angelica M. Betancourt-Negron, NOAA/NWS and University of Puerto Rico, Huntsville, AL; and K. N. Scotten, J. M. Coyne, and J. L. Lee

 
S48
Space Weather and Technological Impacts
Jennifer Meehan, Utah State University, Logan, UT; and G. Fisher and W. J. Murtagh

 
S49
Influence of soil type on dry down patterns of the North Fork of the American River Basin
Andrea R. Thorstensen, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

 
S50
Integrating CASA radar data and GIS using Google Earth to better support emergency managers
AnneMarie Giannandrea, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

 
S51
Assessing climate change impacts on the Blue River Basin of Oklahoma
Christopher Neal Bednarczyk, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and Y. Hong, L. Liu, and J. J. Gourley

 
S52
Composite Analysis of Pittsburgh, PA
Christopher Werner, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA; and C. Kauffman

 
S53
Correlating the transport of precipitable water vapor in a complex orographic environment before, during and after a typoon: case study of typhoon morakot (2009)
Vanessa Almanza, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA; and B. Kuo, J. J. Braun, D. Hunt, and W. S. Schreiner

 
S54
Updating the KSC/CCAFS Warm-Season Convective Wind Climatology
Katie Laro, Plymouth State University, Allenstown, NH

 
S56
 
S58
A Comparison of Specific Differential Propagation in Convective Rain at 10 and 3 cm Wavelengths
Kendell T. LaRoche, Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO; and P. Kennedy, F. Junyent, and V. Chandrasekar

 
S59
Potential predictability associated with nonlinear regimes in an atmospheric model
John M. Peters, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; and S. Kravtsov and N. Schwartz

 
S60
Oklahoma Weather Lab: An opportunity for operational meteorology for students at the University of Oklahoma
Anthony Lamont Bain, Oklahoma Weather Lab, Norman, OK; and K. D. Sherburn, N. R. Ramsey, and W. G. Blumberg

 
S61
Upper air observations over the Gulf oil spill: A student experience of a lifetime
Dion M. Delao, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and G. N. Seroka and D. T. Conlee

Poster PDF (1.4 MB)

 
S62
Assessment of groundwater storage derived from IPCC models, and projections for the next 50 years
Katherine Pitts, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and A. F. C. Bridger

Poster PDF (1.9 MB)

 
S63
Carbon dioxide fluctuations due to weather and the diurnal and annual changes in the environment
Kenneth J. Davis, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and S. Richardson and B. L. Twiest

 
S64
Validation of Z-R relationships for Central Florida thunderstorms
Sarah Elizabeth Tyson, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

Poster PDF (665.4 kB)

 
S65
Large-Eddy Simulation of Particle Dispersion above and Downstream of Area Sources in the Unstable Atmospheric Boundary Layer
Ying Pan, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and M. Chamecki and S. A. Isard

 
S66
Accuracy of TAMDAR Sensors in Pre-Storm Environments
Timothy E. Marquis, NOAA/NWS, Green Bay, WI

 
S67
Lyman alpha airglow observations from SORCE SOLSTICE
Erica K. Dolinar, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and M. Snow, G. Holsclaw, and T. N. Woods

 
S68
Use of acoustic sodar to detect wakes from wind turbines
Anthony J. Sagliani, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and M. Charnick

 
S69
A Neural Network Approach to Tornado Forecasting in North Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee
Sandra G. LaCorte, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and J. M. Coyne

 
S70
The effects of the 8.2 ka event on the ITCZ of the Tropical Atlantic
Matthew A. Burger, Ohio University, Athens, OH; and A. Wagner, C. Morrill, and B. L. Otto-Bliesner

 
S71
Laboratory study of natural gas clathrate hydrates
Raymond Jay Detweiler, UCAR, Corvallis, OR

 
S72
Regional observations of the nocturnal low level jet over the mid-Atlantic
Adam D. Jacobs, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and P. E. Falgoust and M. Charnick

 
S73
The Warm Rain Process in Convective Clouds Influenced by Regional Aerosol and Climate Change
Kathleen Quardokus, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and D. G. Burgin, J. A. Crespo, E. R. Fernandes, A. D. Hendricks, S. M. Hinkle, K. A. Hudson, R. T. Knutson, Z. L. Muchow, M. C. Sholty, E. L. Waterman, Z. T. Zobel, and S. Lasher-Trapp

 
S75
Evaluating Numerical Predictions of Meteorological Features
Kathleen Quardokus, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and D. G. Burgin, J. A. Crespo, E. R. Fernandes, A. D. Hendricks, S. M. Hinkle, K. A. Hudson, R. T. Knutson, Z. L. Muchow, M. C. Sholty, E. L. Waterman, Z. T. Zobel, and M. E. Baldwin

 
S77
Diagnosis of Synoptic Patterns for Snow Events in Northern Alabama
Ismarí Ramos, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR; and J. M. Coyne

 
S78
Study of 2010 monthly rainfall rates and comparison with significant precipitation events in Puerto Rico
Janice M. Maldonado, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR; and I. Matos and G. Votaw

Poster PDF (1.0 MB)

 
S79
Reflectivity structure of hurricanes undergoing an eyewall replacement cycle
Tia Lerud, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and D. A. Hence and R. A. Houze Jr.

 
S80
SCIPP hurricane hazard assessment
Alek J. Krautmann, SCIPP, Norman, OK

 
S81
Wind turbine constellations and their effects on local weather and soil conditions
Joshua A. Holland, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and K. A. Demchak, J. P. Martin, M. F. Henschen, E. D. Larson, B. M. Doogs, M. D. Rudkin, L. R. Rhudy, and B. N. Herrholtz

Poster PDF (1.7 MB)

 
S83
Meeting Client Needs of Medium and Long Range Temperature Forecasting
Sullivan Brown, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT; and J. Sherman and J. C. Shafer

 
S84
Creating a data aquisition system to study air quality trends in Maryland
Robert C. Harriston, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

 
S85
The characteristic variability of the Amundsen-Bellingshausen Seas Low
Ryan A. Langen, Ohio University, Athens, OH; and R. L. Fogt and A. J. Wovrosh

 
S86
Jet's quadrants location and strength in 250 mb vector winds for weak tornadoes development
Anthony Ortiz, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR; and T. L. Salem Jr.

 
S87
The Relationship between Regional Icing Distribution and Environmental Conditions
Matthew R. Dewey, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. Wolff, M. K. Politovich, and S. Landolt

Poster PDF (5.3 MB)

 
S88
Evaluation and comparison of regional and global model simulations of climate over the Susquehanna River Basin
Andrew C. Ross, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

 
S89
The National Hydrography Dataset and its Applications
Katelyn Welsh, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA

 
S90
An assessment of the quality of real-time mobile pavement temperature observations from snowplows
Crystal Burghardt, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. B. Chapman and A. Anderson

 
S91
Storm duration analysis utilizing TITAN
Logan C. Dawson, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and S. Tessendorf and C. Weeks

 
S93
An analysis on the rapid intensification of Hurricane Wilma from the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season
Vanessa Marie Vincente, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Poster PDF (3.3 MB)

 
S94
Developing a hurricane damage index
Sandra N. Maina, UCAR, Melbourne, FL; and J. M. Done

 
S95
Observing system simulation experiments for unmanned aircraft in an idealized vortex model framework
Doug A. Koch, University of Miami, Miami, FL; and A. Maki, L. DeVries, S. J. Majumdar, and D. A. Paley

 
S97
Investigations of hazardous weather preparedness at amusement parks
William Gregory Blumberg, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. A. Kloesel and R. Edwards

 
S98
REVERSE 911® for Non-Immediate Hazard Warnings
Antonia Rosati, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

 
S99
Estimating the stratocumulus-topped marine boundary layer's height using wind profilers
Aaron Pina, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and L. M. Hartten and L. Bianco