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


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

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

Poster PDF (4.4 MB)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Poster PDF (862.0 kB)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

Poster PDF (665.4 kB)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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.

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

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)

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

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

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

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.

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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