15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)

Program Chairs: Robert Atlas , NOAA/AOML ; Kayo Ide , University of Maryland

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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

6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Sunday, 23 January 2011


Welcome Reception Honoring Newly Elected Fellows
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center)

Monday, 24 January 2011

7:30 AM-5:30 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Registration continues through January 27

8:00 AM-5:30 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Weather Video Preview Theater
Location: 303 (Washington State Convention Center)

9:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Panel Discussion
Communicating Weather and Climate
Location: 6AB (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the More Effectively Communicating the Science of Tropical Climate and Tropical Cyclones; the Michio Yanai Symposium; the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 25th Conference on Hydrology; the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 23rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 20th Symposium on Education; the 18th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; the 16th Conference on Middle Atmosphere; the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the Ninth History Symposium; the 8th Conference on Space Weather; the Seventh Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Fourth Annual CCM Forum; the Third Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Second Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium on Weather-Air Traffic Management Integration; the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Second Symposium on Environment and Health; the First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges; the Special Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology; the IMPACTS: Weather 2010; and the 11th Presidential Forum: Communicating Weather and Climate )
Moderator: Robert T. Ryan, NBC4 TV
Panelists: Thomas E. Skilling, WGN-TV/Chicago Tribune; Claire Martin, CBC News: Weather Centre; Doyle Rice, USA Today; Martin Storksdieck, National Academy of Sciences / National Research Council
  9:00 AM
Panelist: Thomas E. Skilling
Thomas E. Skilling, WGN-TV/Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL

  9:10 AM
Panelist: Claire Martin
Claire Martin, CBC News: Weather Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  9:20 AM
Panelist: Doyle Rice
Doyle Rice, USA Today, Washington, DC

  9:30 AM
Panelist: Martin Storksdieck
Martin Storksdieck, National Academy of Sciences / National Research Council, Washington, DC

Recording files available
Plenary Session
Presidential Forum: Communicating Weather and Climate
Location: 6AB (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges; the Fourth Annual CCM Forum; the Special Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Michio Yanai Symposium; the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 25th Conference on Hydrology; the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 23rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 20th Symposium on Education; the 18th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; the 16th Conference on Middle Atmosphere; the 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the Ninth History Symposium; the 8th Conference on Space Weather; the Seventh Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the Third Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Second Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium on Weather-Air Traffic Management Integration; the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Second Symposium on Environment and Health; the More Effectively Communicating the Science of Tropical Climate and Tropical Cyclones; the Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology; the IMPACTS: Weather 2010; the Events; and the 14th Conference of Atmospheric Science Librarians International )

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Spouses' Coffee

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Coffee Break

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 1
Atmospheric observations, in situ and remote, including from satellites: Advantages and shortcomings compared with other observing systems—Part I
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Robert Atlas, NOAA/AOML
  11:15 AM
1.2
  11:30 AM
1.3
Using unmanned aircraft as sensing platforms
Patricia M. Pauley, NRL, Monterey, CA; and L. Phegley and C. M. Amerault
  11:45 AM
1.4
Update on the Consensus Reference Concept for Testing Radiosondes
Joseph Facundo, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and C. Bower and M. Liu

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 5
Assimilation of observations into models: Atmosphere I
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); and the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Chair: Ross N. Hoffman, AER
  1:30 PM
J5.1
The Canadian regional data assimilation and forecasting system
Luc Fillion, MSC, Dorval, PQ, Canada; and A. Patoine, E. Lapalme, N. Benbouta, P. Vaillancourt, M. Tanguay, S. Macpherson, M. Lajoie, M. Desgagne, and V. Lee

  1:45 PM
J5.2
Progress in the GEM-NEMO coupled data assimilation and prediction system
Jean-Marc Bélanger, EC, Dorval, QC, Canada; and G. Smith, F. Roy, H. Ritchie, and S. Skachko
  2:00 PM
J5.3
Regional NWP: why bother?
Dale Barker, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and B. Macpherson, C. Jones, and R. Dumelow
  2:15 PM
J5.4
Development of GRAPES Hourly Assimilation System
Chen Zi-tong, CMA, Guangzhou, China

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Poster Session 1
Experiments involving observations; data impact tests; characteristics of observations
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
 
199
Simulation of observation and Calibration for Joint OSSEs at NOAA
Michiko Masutani, NOAA/NWS/EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and J. S. Woollen, T. Zhu, N. Prive, Y. Xie, T. J. Kleespies, Z. Ma, H. Sun, L. P. Riishojgaard, F. Weng, G. P. Lou, R. L. Vogel, Y. Han, D. Stokes, and K. L. Howard
Manuscript (209.5 kB)

Poster PDF (7.6 MB)

 
200
 
202
Preliminary results with a coupled global-limited-area analysis system for the time and region of the T-PARC/TCS-08 Field Program
Christina Holt, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and G. Gyarmati, I. Szunyogh, and D. Merkova

 
203
The THORPEX observation impact Inter-comparison experiment
Ronald Gelaro, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Langland, S. Pellerin, and R. Todling

 
204
Use of TAMDAR-U equipped small tactical UAS for improved near term battlefield forecasts
Jamie T. Braid, AirDat LLC, Lakewood, CO; and T. Jameson and R. Fuschino

 
205
Evaluation of TAMDAR Data Impact on 4-km CONUS WRF-based RTFDDA Simulations and Warm-season Convection Prediction
Yongxin Zhang, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and Y. Liu, P. Childs, A. Huffman, and T. Nipen

Poster PDF (2.5 MB)

 
206
TAMDAR Data Assimilation and Its Impact on Mesoscale Numerical Forecast
Feng Gao, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and X. Zhang, X. Y. Huang, X. Zhang, P. Childs, and A. Huffman
Manuscript (408.5 kB)

 
207
Comparing FY-3A and NOAA-18 Microwave Sounding Data with COSMIC GPS RO Data
Xiang Wang, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China; and X. Zou and G. Li

 
208A
(Formerly 9.5) Optimal design of a climatological network: beyond practical considerations
Karin Bumbaco, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and G. Mauger, G. J. Hakim, and P. W. Mote

 
209
Validation studies of WVSS-II moisture observations
Ralph A. Petersen, CIMSS/University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. M. Cronce, W. F. Feltz, E. Olson, and D. Helms
Manuscript (1.2 MB)

Poster PDF (1.9 MB)

 
210
Hybrid Satellite Imagery using NASA LEO and NOAA GEO Data
Kevin K. Fuell, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and M. Smith and G. T. Stano

 
212
Integration of Ground Radar and Satellite dataset for Studying Cloud and Radiative Property of Deep Convective Systems
Zhe Feng, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and X. Dong, B. Xi, P. Minnis, and M. Khaiyer

Poster PDF (7.7 MB)

 
213
Quantifying the existence of undocumented Atlantic warm-core cyclones in 20th Century Reanalysis Data
Ryan Truchelut, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and R. E. Hart

 
214
The Variability of Tropical Cyclone Structure within Atmospheric Reanalysis Datasets
Benjamin Schenkel, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and R. E. Hart

Poster PDF (7.1 MB)

 
215
A Study on Quality Control for AIRS Total Ozone Data within Typhoon Sinlaku(2008)
Hui Wang, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and X. Zou and G. Li

 
216
Estimation of precipitation over Asia by combined use of gauge and multi-satellite sensor observations at fine scale
Anoop Kumar Mishra, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan, Japan; and A. Yatagai, A. Hamada, and R. M. Gairola
Manuscript (361.1 kB)

Poster PDF (212.7 kB)

 
218
The development and utility of a database of mesonet wind observations for use in the RTMA system
Steven L. Levine, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL; and S. M. Lazarus, M. Splitt, and M. Pondeca
Manuscript (808.7 kB)

Poster PDF (1.2 MB)

 
219
Three-dimensional optical turbulence assessments from doppler weather radar for laser applications
Steven T. Fiorino, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; and R. M. Randall, A. D. Downs, R. J. Bartell, M. J. Krizo, and S. J. Cusumano

Poster PDF (1.5 MB)

 
220
Urban experiment results characterize building wakes, aiding airborne hazard applications
Gail Vaucher, Army Research Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, NM
Manuscript (531.3 kB)

Poster PDF (3.3 MB)

 
221
The University of Utah Local Surface Analysis Tool
Daniel Tyndall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. Horel

 
222
 
223
Performance of rain gauges in a field study at the Hong Kong International Airport
P. W. Chan, Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong, China
Manuscript (442.3 kB)

 
225
Nighttime detection of oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico using satellite infrared images
Sungwook Hong, Korean Meteorological Administration, Jincheon-gun, Chungbuk, South Korea; and I. Shin and A. S. Suh

 
226
Mapping oil for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico
Dustin A. Sheffler, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and C. J. Warren, D. Streett, and J. Belge

Poster PDF (198.5 kB)


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

4:00 PM-5:45 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 7
Assimilation of observations into models: Atmosphere II
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); and the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Cochairs: Stanley G. Benjamin, NOAA/ESRL/GSD; Zhaoxia Pu, University of Utah
  4:00 PM
J7.1
The recent progresses of satellite data assimilation in GRAPES
Hua Zhang, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China
  4:15 PM
J7.2
Optimization of In-situ Aircraft Observations for Various Assimilation Techniques
Neil A. Jacobs, AirDat LLC, Morrisville, NC; and F. Gao, P. Childs, X. Zhang, X. Y. Huang, X. Zhang, M. Croke, and Y. Liu
  4:30 PM
J7.3
Recent upgrades to and ongoing challenges for the Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA)
Geoffrey S. Manikin, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and M. S. F. V. De Pondeca
  4:45 PM
J7.4
Assimilation of infrared Meteosat data into high-resolution NWP and nowcasting models
Robert Nigel Tubbs, Met Office, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
  5:00 PM
J7.5
Ensemble data assimilation across a range of scales and phenomena with WRF/DART
C. Snyder, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Anderson, S. M. Cavallo, D. Dowell, S. Y. Ha, G. Romine, and R. Torn
  5:15 PM
J7.6
Local ensemble transform Kalman filter experiments with the WRF model
Masaru Kunii, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, College Park, MD; and T. Miyoshi

5:30 PM-7:00 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Reception and Exhibits Opening

7:00 PM-9:00 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Forecast: Communicating Weather and Climate Art Show

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

8:00 AM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Weather Video Preview Theater
Location: 303 (Washington State Convention Center)

8:15 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 2
Experiments involving observations, real or hypothetical: data impact tests (sensitivity of forecasts to a particular source of observations); observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs)—Part I
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Eric W. Uhlhorn, NOAA/AOML
  8:15 AM
2.1
Impact of Assimilating Refractivity Measurements from a Network of S-band and X-band Radars on the Forecast of Convective Initiation using the ARPS 3DVAR System
Nicholas Antonio Gasperoni, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. Xue, R. D. Palmer, J. Gao, B. L. Cheong, and D. S. Michaud
  8:30 AM
2.2
Technology and data utility challenges for a Doppler Wind Lidar on the International Space Station
G.D. Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Charlottesville, VA; and S. A. Wood, M. J. Kavaya, B. Gentry, and W. Baker
  9:00 AM
2.4
The simulation and assimilation of Doppler wind lidar observations in support of future instruments
Will McCarty, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Errico, R. Yang, R. Gelaro, and M. M. Rienecker
  9:15 AM
2.5
Observing System Simulation Experiments for a US Wind Lidar space mission
Lars Peter Riishojgaard, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, College Park, MD; and M. Masutani and D. Emmitt
  9:30 AM
2.6
The impact of satellite-based Doppler wind lidar measurements on high-impact weather forecasting: A regional OSSE study
Lei Zhang, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and Z. Pu, B. Gentry, and R. Atlas

8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 6
Land Data Assimilation Systems: Methods and Applications I
Location: 612 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 25th Conference on Hydrology; and the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Cochairs: Susan C. Steele-Dunne, University of Technology; Rolf H. Reichle, NASA/GSFC; Wade T. Crow, USDA
  8:30 AM
J6.1
Estimating the global terrestrial hydrologic cycle through modeling, remote sensing, and data assimilation [INVITED]
Eric F. Wood, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and M. Pan, A. Sahoo, J. Sheffield, and T. Troy

  8:45 AM
J6.2
A Bayesian analysis scheme for estimating river depth using SWOT measurements [INVITED]
Michael Durand, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and K. Andreadis, L. Smith, and M. Mersel
  9:00 AM
J6.3
  9:15 AM
J6.4A
Contributions of precipitation and soil moisture observations to the skill of soil moisture estimates in a land data assimilation system
Rolf H. Reichle, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and Q. Liu, R. Bindlish, M. Cosh, W. T. Crow, R. de Jeu, G. De Lannoy, G. J. Huffman, and T. J. Jackson

  9:30 AM
J6.5
Towards assimilation methods that adequately reflect distinct sources of error: A Bayesian perspective [INVITED]
Dmitri Kavetski, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia; and A. Newman, G. Evin, M. Thyer, and G. Kuczera

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Spouses' Coffee

9:30 AM-6:00 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Exhibit Hours

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Joint Poster Session 1
Land Data Assimilation Systems: Methods and Applications
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Hosts: (Joint between the 25th Conference on Hydrology; and the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Cochairs: Michael B. Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP; Rolf H. Reichle, NASA/GSFC; Susan C. Steele-Dunne, TU Delft; Youlong Xia, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
 
42
Evaluation of the impacts of assimilating multi-sensor snow observations on land surface processes
Sujay V. Kumar, SAIC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. H. Reichle, C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. Shaw, D. K. Hall, J. L. Foster, G. A. Riggs, and J. B. Eylander

 
Paper 43 has been moved. New paper number is J6.4A.

 
43A
(Formerly 7.4) High Spatial Resolution Observation of Rainfall from Space
James A. Weinman, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and S. Mori, G. Levy, and F. S. Marzano

 
44
Field-Scale Soil Moisture Assimilation: State, Parameter or Bias Estimation?
Gabriëlle J.M. De Lannoy, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and V. Pauwels, R. H. Reichle, W. P. Kustas, T. Gish, P. R. Houser, A. Russ, and N. Verhoest

 
46
Impacts of the new satellite derived land products on mesoscale precipitation processes
Vince C. K. Wong, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and M. Ek

 
50
Comparison analysis of water and energy fluxes and application of model products for North-American Land Data Assimilation System phase 2
Youlong Xia, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and K. E. Mitchell, M. Ek, J. Sheffield, E. F. Wood, B. Cosgrove, L. Luo, C. Alonge, H. Wei, J. Meng, B. Livneh, D. P. Lettenmaier, V. Koren, Q. Duan, K. C. Mo, and Y. Fan

 
51
Evaluation and analysis of model-simulated soil temperature in the North American Land Data Assimilation System phase 2
Youlong Xia, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and J. Sheffield, M. Ek, H. Wei, E. F. Wood, S. Feng, L. Luo, J. Meng, and K. Mitchell

 
52
Surface Water and Energy Budgets for the Mississippi River Basin In Three NCEP Analyses
Rongqian Yang, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and M. Ek, J. Meng, and K. Mitchell

 
53
 
54
A land data assimilation system using MODIS-derived land data and its application to WRF prediction
Yoon-Jin Lim, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Daejeon, South Korea; and K. Y. Byun, T. Y. Lee, J. Kim, and M. S. Joh

Poster PDF (1.9 MB)

 
55
Calibration of Three Sophisticated Operational Hydrological Forecast Models Using Land-Data Assimilation: Comparison of Results Over Selected Basins in Romania
John N. McHenry, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems, LLC, Raleigh, NC; and D. J. Gochis, C. J. Coats Jr., J. Vukovich, and T. K. Burnet

 
56
NASA Water Resources Program and LDAS for Improved Water Management
David L. Toll, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and B. Doorn

 
Paper 57 has been moved. New paper number is J21.4A.

 
58
Snow surface temperature update process in Noah land surface model: a modified approach
Rebeka Sultana, University of California, Irvine, CA; and K. L. Hsu, J. Li, and S. Sorooshian

 
59
Change in land cover in ecological zones of Mongolia
Battumur Tserenchunt Jr., Dryland Sustainability Institute of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 20
Land Data Assimilation Systems: Methods and Applications II
Location: 612 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 25th Conference on Hydrology; and the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Cochairs: Michael Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC; Youlong Xia, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
  11:00 AM
J20.1
Overview of the North American Land Data Assimilation System
Michael Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and Y. Xia, E. F. Wood, J. Sheffield, B. Cosgrove, and K. Mo
  11:15 AM
J20.2
Monitoring Many Faces of Drought over the United States based on the NLDAS systems [INVITED]
Kingtse C. Mo, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC, Camp Springs, MD; and Y. Xia and M. Ek
  11:30 AM
J20.3
Validation and Assessment of Model-Simulated Soil Moisture in the North American Land Data Assimilation System Phase 2
Helin Wei, EMC, Camps Spring, MD; and Y. Xia, J. Sheffield, M. Ek, E. F. Wood, L. Luo, J. Dong, and J. Meng
  11:45 AM
J20.4
Evaluation and validation of model-simulated streamflow for North American Land Data Assimilation System phase 2
Youlong Xia, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and K. Mitchell, M. Ek, J. Sheffield, B. Cosgrove, L. Luo, C. Alonge, H. Wei, J. Meng, B. Livneh, Q. Duan, and D. Lohmann

Bernhard Haurwitz Lecture

11:00 AM-12:15 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011

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Session 3
Experiments involving observations, real or hypothetical: data impact tests (sensitivity of forecasts to a particular source of observations); observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs)—Part II
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Tom Hamill, NOAA/ESRL
  11:00 AM
3.1
Data assimilative modeling and OSSEs experiments for the monitoring of the Loop Current frontal dynamics—Application to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
V. H. Kourafalou, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and M. LeHenaff, A. Srinivasan, G. R. Halliwell Jr., and R. M. Atlas
  11:15 AM
3.2
OSE/OSSE Evaluation of the Impact of Targeted P3 Airborne Ocean Observations Obtained in Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
George R. Halliwell Jr., NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and O. M. Smedstad, P. Hogan, L. K. Shay, V. H. Kourafalou, M. LeHenaff, A. Srinivasan, F. Marks, and R. M. Atlas
  11:30 AM
3.3
Observation sensitivity based on ensembles for storm surge forecasting
Martin Verlaan, TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands; and J. Sumihar

  11:45 AM
3.4
Observation impact and sensitivity analysis applied to ocean circulation estimates using 4D-Var
Andrew M. Moore, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA; and H. Arango, G. Broquet, C. A. Edwards, M. Veneziani, and B. Powell
  12:00 PM
3.5
Forecast Sensitivity to Data Assimilation System Observation and Background Error Covariance Parameters
Dacian N. Daescu, Portland State University, Portland, OR; and R. H. Langland and R. Todling

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011

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Joint Session 21
Land Data Assimilation Systems: Methods and Applications III
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 25th Conference on Hydrology; and the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Cochairs: Youlong Xia, NOAA/NWS/NCEP; Michael Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC
  1:30 PM
J21.1
Development and applications of land data assimilation systems for China [INVITED]
Kun Yang, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ITP-CAS), Beijing, China; and J. Qin, L. Zhao, and Y. Chen

  1:45 PM
J21.2
ECMWF land surface analysis
Patricia de Rosnay, ECMWF, Reading, United Kingdom; and G. Balsamo, L. Isaksen, J. Muñoz Sabater, M. Drusch, K. Scipal, C. Albergel, J. C. Calvet, and R. Essery
  2:00 PM
J21.3
Plans and tests for the operational implementation of the new Canadian Land Data Assimilation System (CaLDAS)
Stephane Belair, EC, Dorval, QC, Canada; and M. Carrera, B. Bilodeau, S. J. Solomon, C. Derksen, L. Wang, and S. Leroyer

  2:15 PM
J21.4A
Improving operational streamflow via remotely sensed microwave radiance data
Caleb Matthew DeChant, Portland State University, Portland, OR; and H. Moradkhani
  2:30 PM
J21.5
Comparison of Modeled and SMOS-Observed Surface Soil Moisture Estimates in Preparation for the SMAP L4_SM Assimilation Product
Gabriëlle J.M. De Lannoy, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. H. Reichle, W. T. Crow, R. D. Koster, J. Kimball, and Q. Liu

  2:45 PM
J21.6
The land data assimilation system in the NOAA Climate Forecast System Reanalysis
Jesse Meng, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and R. Yang, H. Wei, M. Ek, Y. Xia, and K. E. Mitchell

1:30 PM-3:45 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011

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Joint Session 11
Assimilation of observations into models: Atmosphere III
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); and the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Cochairs: Patricia M. Pauley, NRL; Richard E. Peterson, Texas Tech University
  1:30 PM
J11.1
  2:00 PM
J11.3
Diagnostic analysis of short-term hurricane vortex evolution in high-resolution ensemble Kalman Filter data assimilation
Tomislava Vukicevic, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and A. Aksoy, K. Sellwood, P. Reasor, S. Gopalakrishnan, L. Bucci, S. Aberson, and F. Marks
  2:15 PM
J11.4
NOAA/AOML/HRD's Hurricane Ensemble Data Assimilation System (HEDAS): A comparative analysis of a Hurricane Paloma (2008) case using simulated vs. real vortex-scale aircraft observations
Altug Aksoy, University of Miami/CIMAS and NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and S. Lorsolo, T. Vukicevic, K. Sellwood, P. Reasor, and S. D. Aberson
  2:30 PM
J11.5
NOAA/AOML/HRD's Hurricane Ensemble Data Assimilation System (HEDAS), results of semi-operational implementation during the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season
Kathryn Sellwood, University of Miami/CIMAS and NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and A. Aksoy, T. Vukicevic, S. Aberson, and S. Lorsolo
  3:00 PM
J11.7
Data Assimilation Experiments of an Antarctic Cyclone Using WRF 4DVAR
Qingnong Xiao, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL; and K. Chu

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Coffee Break

Meet the President
Location: 601 (Washington State Convention Center)

3:30 PM-5:15 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 12
Assimilation of observations into models: Advanced methods
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); and the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Cochairs: Chris Snyder, NCAR; Timothy L. Miller, NASA/MSFC
  3:30 PM
J12.1
TOWARD THE ASSIMILATION OF IMAGES
Francois-Xavier Le Dimet, INRIA, Grenoble, France
  3:45 PM
J12.2
On the Gaussian approach to adaptive covariance inflation
Takemasa Miyoshi, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  4:00 PM
J12.3
  4:15 PM
J12.4
A kernel-density based ensemble filter applicable to high-dimensional systems
Thomas M. Hamill, NOAA / ESRL, Boulder, CO; and J. S. Whitaker
  4:30 PM
J12.5
  4:45 PM
J12.6
Bias correction using analysis increments within an ensemble Kalman filter data assimilation
Ji-Sun Kang, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and E. Kalnay and T. Miyoshi
  5:00 PM
J12.7
Spectral and morphing ensemble Kalman filters
Jan Mandel, University of Colorado, Denver, CO; and J. D. Beezley and L. Cobb
Manuscript (2.9 MB)

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

8:00 AM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Weather Video Preview Theater
Location: 303 (Washington State Convention Center)

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 4
Experiments involving observations, real or hypothetical: data impact tests (sensitivity of forecasts to a particular source of observations); observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs)—Part III
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Dave Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc.
  8:30 AM
4.1
Verification and Sensitivity of the NCAR-AirDat Operational Forecasting Systems to TAMDAR Observations
Allan Huffman, AirDat, Morrisville, NC; and N. A. Jacobs, M. Croke, P. Childs, X. Y. Huang, and Y. Liu
  8:45 AM
4.2
Validation of the NCAR 4DREKF Data Assimilation Scheme with OSSE-based Numerical Experiments
Linlin Pan, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and Y. Liu, Y. Wu, T. Warner, and J. C. Pace
  9:15 AM
4.4
A preliminary assessment of UAS data impact on tropical cyclone track forecasts based on a global OSSE system
Yuanfu Xie, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and N. Prive, S. E. Koch, M. Masutani, J. S. Woollen, R. Atlas, and L. P. Riishojgaard
  9:30 AM
4.5
Assessment of hurricane observational under-sampling and its impact on estimated intensity
Eric W. Uhlhorn, NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and T. L. Miller, D. S. Nolan, and R. E. Hood
  9:45 AM
4.6
Applications of GPS Radio Occultation Data to Tropical Cyclone Prediction
Ying-Hwa Kuo, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and X. Fang, Y. R. Guo, H. Liu, Z. Ma, and T. Iwabuchi

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Spouses' Coffee

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Coffee Break

Meet the President

10:00 AM-6:30 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Exhibit Hours

10:30 AM-12:15 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 5
Experiments involving observations, real or hypothetical: data impact tests (sensitivity of forecasts to a particular source of observations); observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs)—Part IV
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Lars P. Riishojgaard, NASA/GSFC
  10:30 AM
5.1
Adjoint observation impact system for COAMPS/NAVDAS
Clark M. Amerault, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. D. Doyle
  11:00 AM
5.3
Testing and Evaluation of the GSI Data Assimilation System
Kathryn Crosby, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. Zhou, H. Shao, X. Y. Huang, and M. Hu
  11:15 AM
5.4
Estimating the characteristics of analysis error by using an OSSE
Ronald Errico, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD MD; and R. Yang
  11:30 AM
5.5
  12:00 PM
5.7
A sensor web simulator: project status and the benefits to the atmospheric sciences
Stephen J. Talabac, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. M. Atlas, G. D. Emmitt, S. Wood, J. Ardizzone, R. Burns, E. M. Kemp, and L. R. Bucci
Recording files available
Joint Session 13
Assimilation of observations into models: Atmosphere IV
Location: 2A (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); and the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
  10:30 AM
J13.1
  10:45 AM
J13.2
Impacts of the STMAS cycling data assimilation system on improving severe weather forecasting
Huiling Yuan, Nanjing University, and NOAA/ESRL, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China; and Y. Xie, S. Albers, and I. Jankov

  11:15 AM
J13.4
Comparison of RTMA and ensemble Kalman filter surface analyses
Brian C. Ancell, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and C. F. Mass, P. Regulski, B. Colman, and L. K. Cook
  11:30 AM
J13.5
  11:45 AM
J13.6
Downscaling by Assimilating NWP fields into a CFD Model
Sue Ellen Haupt, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA; and F. J. Zajaczkowski and K. J. Schmehl

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 6
Atmospheric observations, in situ and remote, including from satellites: Advantages and shortcomings compared with other observing systems—Part II
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Bill Proenza, NOAA/NWS
  1:45 PM
6.2
Using GPSRO data to examine radiation induced biases in global radiosonde data
Bomin Sun, NOAA/NESDIS, Suitland, MD; and A. Reale, D. J. Seidel, B. Ballish, S. R. Schroeder, L. Cucurull, M. Pettey, and F. Tilley
  2:15 PM
6.4
Evaluation of AIRS V5 temperature profiles using matched retrievals from COSMIC and ECMWF analyses
Patrick F. Callaghan, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. P. Ho, T. P. Yunck, B. D. Wilson, and G. Manipon

Recording files available
Joint Session 14
Assimilation of observations into models: Ocean and other applications
Location: 2A (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); and the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Chair: George R. Halliwell Jr., NOAA/AOML
  1:45 PM
J14.2
Assimilating satellite and in situ data into a Chesapeake Bay model using the LETKF
Matthew J. Hoffman, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY; and T. Miyoshi, T. W. N. Haine, and D. Waugh
  2:00 PM
J14.3
Ensemble data assimilation for wind energy applications
Luca Delle Monache, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and G. Descombes, B. Kosovic, M. D. Simpson, V. Bulaevskaya, M. Alai, and L. G. Glascoe
  2:15 PM
J14.4
Recording files available
Joint Session 19
Data Assimilation for Air Quality Simulation and Forecast
Location: 3A (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; and the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Cochairs: Steven E. Peckham, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CIRES-Univ. of Colorado; Scott A. Jackson, EPA
  1:30 PM
J19.1
Techniques for improving air quality maps with data fusion
Scott A. Jackson, EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC; and P. H. Zahn and A. Pasch

  1:45 PM
J19.2
  2:00 PM
J19.3
3DVAR chemical data assimilation in WRF/Chem forecasts during CalNEX
Mariusz Pagowski, NOAA/GSD and CIRA, Colorado State University, Boulder, CO; and S. E. Peckham, G. A. Grell, and S. A. McKeen
  2:15 PM
J19.4A
(Formerly Poster 237.) Use of ensemble WRF meteorological fields in July 2005 CMAQ simulations over the eastern U.S
Brian J. Etherton, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; and P. D. Dolwick, S. Arunachalam, and K. Baker

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Poster Session 2
Assimilation of observations
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
 
536
Assimilation of Doppler Radar Radial Wind For High Resolution Forecast initialization at NCEP
Shun Liu, IMSG at NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and D. Parrish, M. Pyle, J. Derber, W. S. Wu, and G. DiMego

 
540
Real Time Radar Quality Control for Assimilation in Numerical Models
Guangxin He, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China; and G. Li, P. Ray, and X. Zou

Poster PDF (2.5 MB)

 
541
Evaluation of WRFDA 4D-VAR through Month-long Run and Case Study
Xiaoyan Zhang, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and X. Y. Huang and X. Zhang
Manuscript (8.5 MB)

 
542
Assimilation of Radar Radial Velocity Data with the WRF Ensemble-3DVAR Hybrid System for the Prediction of Hurricane IKE (2008)
Yongzuo Li, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, Norman, OK; and X. Wang and M. Xue
Manuscript (1.4 MB)

Poster PDF (1.4 MB)

 
543
Impact of cycled 3DVAR assimilation of COSMIC observations on nor'easter simulations
Stephen D. Nicholls, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and S. G. Decker
Manuscript (2.4 MB)

 
544
Assimilation of AIRS CO2 observations with an EnKF in a Carbon-Climate model
Junjie Liu, University of California, Berkeley, CA; and E. Kalnay, I. Fung, M. Chahine, and E. T. Olsen

 
545
Study on forecasting a cold-air-damming event with the WRF-EnKF system
Linlin Pan, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and Y. Liu, W. Wu, W. Cheng, G. Descombes, H. Liu, J. Anderson, L. Monache, G. Roux, N. A. Jacobs, and P. Childs

 
546
AMSU-A Bias Correction for COAMPS/NAVDAS
William F. Campbell, NRL, Monterey, CA; and K. Sashegyi

 
547
Raising the model top for an ensemble Kalman filter
Seung-Jong Baek, EC, Dorval, QC, Canada; and P. L. Houtekamer, N. Gagnon, and X. Deng

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)

 
548
Assimilating spacecraft observations into a Mars Global Circulation Model using LETKF: managing bias and ensemble spread
Steven J. Greybush, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and M. J. Hoffman, E. Kalnay, K. Ide, T. Miyoshi, R. N. Hoffman, J. Eluszkiewicz, and R. J. Wilson

 
550
An Regional Ensemble Kalman Filter Data Assimilation System Employing GSI Observation Processing and Initial Tests for Rapid Refresh Forecast Configurations
Kefeng Zhu, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. Xue, X. Wang, J. Whitaker, S. Benjamin, and S. S. Weygandt

 
551
NAVDAS-AR for COAMPS
Clark M. Amerault, NRL, Monterey, CA

 
552
Improving EnKF spin-up for typhoon assimilation and prediction
Shu-Chih Yang, National Central University, Jhongli City, Taoyuan County, Taiwan; and E. Kalnay and T. Miyoshi
Manuscript (555.3 kB)

Poster PDF (4.5 MB)

 
553
Dynamics and structure of forecast error covariance for a developing hurricane
Jonathan Poterjoy, Penn State University, University Park, PA; and F. Zhang

 
554
Applying a retrospective optimal interpolation to WRF
Shin-Woo Kim, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea; and H. J. Song, N. K. Noh, E. Jung, and G. H. Lim

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)

 
555
A hybrid ensemble Kalman filter approach to data assimilation in WRF / DART
Lili Lei, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and D. R. Stauffer
Manuscript (710.4 kB)

Poster PDF (1.4 MB)

 
556
The Data Assimilation Research Testbed: New algorithms and applications
Jeffrey Anderson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and G. Romine, K. Raeder, H. Liu, N. Collins, and T. Hoar

Poster PDF (4.6 MB)

 
557
NOGAPS DART: A comparison of EnKF-based and FNMOC operational ensemble forecasts
Justin McLay, NRL, Monterey, CA; and D. Hodyss, T. R. Whitcomb, J. Hansen, T. Hoar, N. Collins, and J. Anderson

 
558
A comparison between mixed and transform data assimilation schemes on short-, medium- and long-term forecasts
Erin A. Kashawlic, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and S. J. Fletcher, J. Forsythe, A. S. Jones, and T. H. Vonder Haar

 
559
Using the Kalman-Bucy filter in an ensemble framework
Javier Amezcua, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and E. Kalnay

Poster PDF (197.0 kB)

 
560
Markov-chain Monte Carlo assimilation of radar reflectivity to improve microphysical parameterization
Marcus van Lier-Walqui, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and T. Vukicevic and D. J. Posselt

 
562
A stochastic parameter estimation method based on the unscented transformation
Richard Linares, University at Buffalo, Amherst, NY


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

4:00 PM-5:45 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 7
Atmospheric observations, in situ and remote, including from satellites: Advantages and shortcomings compared with other observing systems—Part III
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Cochairs: Kathryn Sellwood, University of Miami/CIMAS and NOAA/AOML/HRD; Bill Kuo, NCAR
  4:00 PM
7.4 moved. New poster 43A

  4:15 PM
Testing Visa Letter Output
Donna Brousseau, Confex Technologies Inc., Cumberland, RI; and D. Sidla

  4:30 PM
7.1
Uses of COSMIC data to cross-calibrate AMSU-A
Rafik H. Hanna, Earth Resources & Technology Inc, Camp Springs, MD; and F. Weng and M. Goldberg

  4:45 PM
7.2
Diurnal Cycles in HIRS Brightness Temperatures
Anders Vilhelm Lindfors, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom; and S. Tett
  5:15 PM
7.5
Using Ceilometer Backscatter from Aerosol to Analyze Boundary Layer Structure
Steven R. Chiswell, Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC; and M. J. Parker
  5:30 PM
7.6
  5:45 PM
7.7
Validation of QuikSCAT and ASCAT wind vectors by dropwindsonde data from DOTSTAR and T-PARC field experiments
Kun-Hsuan Chou, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan; and C. C. Wu

Recording files available
Joint Session 15
Assimilation of observations into models: Use of observations
Location: 2A (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); and the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Cochairs: Jeffrey Anderson, NCAR; Dale Barker, Met Office
  4:00 PM
J15.1
AIRS near-surface atmospheric CO2 for modeling, transports and assimilation
Moustafa Chahine, NASA/JPL, Pasadena, CA; and E. Olsen, L. Chen, T. Pagano, X. Jiang, and Y. Yung

  4:15 PM
J15.2
  4:30 PM
J15.3
Data-denial and adjoint-based forecast impact experiments during T-PARC/TCS-08
Rolf H. Langland, NRL, Monterey, CA; and C. Reynolds, P. Pauley, C. Velden, and H. Berger

  4:45 PM
J15.4
  5:00 PM
J15.5
A retrieval strategy for interactive ensemble data assimilation
Ross N. Hoffman, AER, Lexington, MA; and J. Eluszkiewicz, S. J. Greybush, M. J. Hoffman, E. Kalnay, T. Nehrkorn, and R. J. Wilson
  5:15 PM
J15.6
  5:30 PM
J15.7
Dynamical Adjustment of Clouds in WRF based on GOES-Derived Clouds
Arastoo Pour Biazar, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. T. McNider, K. Doty, and Y. H. Park

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Awards Banquet Reception in the Exhibit Hall

7:00 PM-10:00 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


91st AMS Awards Banquet
Location: 6ABCD (Washington State Convention Center)

Thursday, 27 January 2011

8:00 AM-5:30 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Michio Yanai Symposium

Weather Video Preview Theater
Location: 303 (Washington State Convention Center)

8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 8B
Experiments involving observations, real or hypothetical: data impact tests (sensitivity of forecasts to a particular source of observations); observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs)—Part V
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Rolf Langland, NRL
  8:30 AM
8B.1
Assimilation of surface-based profiler observations during an observation system simulation experiment: Part 1: Analysis Impact
Jason A. Otkin, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and D. C. Hartung, D. Turner, R. A. Petersen, W. F. Feltz, and E. Janzon

  8:45 AM
8B.2
Assimilation of surface-based profiler observations using an observation system simulation experiment: Part 2: forecast impact
Daniel C. Hartung, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. A. Otkin, R. Petersen, D. D. Turner, and W. F. Feltz
  9:00 AM
8B.3
  9:15 AM
8B.4
Assessing observation impact in ensemble data assimilation
Hong Li, Shanghai Typhoon Institute, Shanghai, China; and Q. Wang
  9:30 AM
8B.5
Validation of version one of the OSSEs at the GMAO
Ronald M. Errico, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Yang, M. E. Sienkiewicz, R. Todling, and H. C. Liu

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 8A
Field experiments: observational results from past field experiments; potential relevance of the field observations to operational prediction—Part I
Location: 2A (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Ronald Gelaro, NASA/GSFC
  8:45 AM
8A.2
A review of adaptive observations
Sharanya J. Majumdar, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and T. THORPEX Data Assimilation and Observing Strategies Working Group
  9:00 AM
8A.4
Recent Advancements in the TAMDAR Sensor Network Expansion
Meredith Croke, AirDat, Morrisville, NC; and N. A. Jacobs, D. J. Mulally, A. K. Anderson, J. T. Braid, P. Childs, A. Huffman, Y. Liu, and X. Y. HUang
  9:15 AM
8A.3
TAMDAR enabled atmospheric knowledge system and the warfighter
Jamie T. Braid, AirDat LLC, Lakewood, CO; and R. Fuschino
  9:30 AM
8A.5
An integrated radar-infrasound network for meteorological detection and analysis
David L. Pepyne, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and M. Zink, J. Brotzge, E. Knapp, A. Mendes, B. McCarthy, S. Klaiber, and B. Benito-Figueroa
Manuscript (2.3 MB)

9:30 AM-12:30 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Exhibit Hours

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

11:00 AM-12:15 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 9
Field experiments: observational results from past field experiments; potential relevance of the field observations to operational prediction—Part II
Location: 2A (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Craig H. Bishop, NRL
  11:00 AM
9.1
Linkages of the weather system between over the Pacific and Arctic regions -Importance of the atmospheric river-
Yoshio Asuma, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan; and T. Yamanouchi and Z. Toth
  11:15 AM
9.2
  11:30 AM
9.3
Measuring the structure of hurricanes and severe storms with a microwave sounder
Bjorn H. Lambrigtsen, JPL and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and Y. Marchetti

  11:45 AM
9.4
Observations during GRIP from HIRAD: Ocean surface wind speed and rain rate
Timothy L. Miller, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and M. W. James, W. L. Jones, C. S. Ruf, E. W. Uhlhorn, M. C. Bailey, C. D. Buckley, D. E. Simmons, S. Johnstone, A. Peterson, L. A. Schultz, S. Biswas, J. W. Johnson, G. Shah, D. Fenigstein, W. H. Cleveland, and R. E. Hood
 
9.5 Moved. New Poster Number 208A

Recording files available
Joint Session 16
Assimilation of observations into models: Hybrid methods
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); and the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Chair: Kayo Ide, University of Maryland
  11:00 AM
J16.1
  11:15 AM
J16.2
  11:45 AM
J16.4
Expanding the GSI-based hybrid ensemble-variational system to include more flexible parameter settings
Daryl T. Kleist, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; and K. Ide, J. Whitaker, J. C. Derber, D. Parrish, and X. Wang
  12:00 PM
J16.5

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Lunch Break

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Session
Presidential Town Hall Meeting
Location: 6A (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Events; the 14th Conference of Atmospheric Science Librarians International; the Town Hall Meetings; the Michio Yanai Symposium; the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 25th Conference on Hydrology; the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 23rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 20th Symposium on Education; the 18th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; the 16th Conference on Middle Atmosphere; the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the Ninth History Symposium; the 8th Conference on Space Weather; the Seventh Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Fourth Annual CCM Forum; the Third Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Second Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium on Weather-Air Traffic Management Integration; the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Second Symposium on Environment and Health; the First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges; the Special Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the More Effectively Communicating the Science of Tropical Climate and Tropical Cyclones; and the Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology )

Ralph Cicerone, head of the National Academy of Sciences, will provide a take-home message on what the scientific community in general and the AMS community in particular can do to increase their credibility with the public. Cicerone has been thinking deeply about how the practice of science and the behavior of individual scientists can be improved. As much as listening, communication is based on some level of trust. And, just as the Tuesday event should provide a teachable moment about how we influence our environment, the ”Climategate” e-mails were a teachable moment about human frailty being a part of the practice of science. The current political climate has been reinforced by Climategate and by a few errors in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report, damaging the trust the public feels not only in climate science, but also toward science in general. Viewing this in a positive manner, provides an incentive to redouble the efforts of all scientists in promoting ethical professional conduct and improving the way the business of science is done and the manner in which scientific findings are communicated to the public. For additional information on the 2011 Presidential Town Hall, please contact AMS President Peggy LeMone (e-mail: amspresident@ametsoc.org).
  12:15 PM
Ensuring Integrity in the Doing and Using of Science
Ralph Cicerone, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

12:15 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Michio Yanai Symposium Luncheon
Location: 4C-1 (Washington State Convention Center)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 10
Atmospheric observations, in situ and remote, including from satellites: Advantages and shortcomings compared with other observing systems—Part IV
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Bjorn H. Lambrigtsen, JPL
  1:30 PM
10.1
Comparison of O-B between FY-3A and NOAA-18 for Microwave Sounding Data
Li Guan, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, NanJing, JiangSu, China; and X. Zou and G. Li
  1:45 PM
10.2
In-flight icing hazards: comparison of ground, model and pilot in-situ based severity products
Christopher J. Johnston, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and D. J. Serke, D. R. Adriaansen, A. L. Reehorst, M. K. Politovich, and C. A. Wolff
  2:00 PM
10.3
An analysis of wind retrieval algorithms for small unmanned aerial systems
Timothy A. Bonin, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and B. Zielke, W. Bocangel, W. Shalamunenc, and P. B. Chilson
  2:15 PM
10.4
  2:30 PM
10.5
Statistical Analysis of Meteorological Observations from NOAA's Hurricane Hunter Aircraft for the Development of Quality Control Algorithms
Ian T. Sears, NOAA, MacDill AFB, FL; and M. Saari, R. G. Henning, A. B. Damiano, J. Parrish, J. Williams, and P. Flaherty
  2:45 PM
10.6
Access to NCAR's historical upper-air database
Joseph L. Comeaux, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Worley
Recording files available
Joint Session 17
Assimilation of observations into models: 4D methods
Location: 2A (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); and the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Chair: Altug Aksoy, University of Miami/CIMAS and NOAA/AOML/HRD
  1:30 PM
J17.1
The NCAR 4DREKF ensemble data assimilation and forecasting system
Yubao Liu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. Pan, Y. Wu, A. Bourgeois, T. Warner, S. Swerdlin, S. F. Halvorson, and J. Pace
  1:45 PM
J17.2
  2:00 PM
J17.3
Mesoscale ensemble 4DVAR and its comparison with EnKF and 4DVAR
Meng Zhang, Penn State University, University Park, PA; and F. Zhang, X. Zhang, and X. Y. Huang
  2:30 PM
J17.5
Recently upgrades and improvements of WRF 4D-Var system
Xin Zhang, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and N. Pan, Q. Cheng, and X. Y. HUang
  2:45 PM
J17.6
Introduction of GRAPES_VAR
Wei Han, NOAA, College Park, MD; and J. Xue

3:00 PM-3:05 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Registration Closes

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Coffee Break

Meet the President

3:30 PM-5:00 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 18
Assimilation of observations into models: Atmosphere V
Location: 2A (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); and the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Chair: Jeffrey S. Whitaker, NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center
  3:30 PM
J18.1
  3:45 PM
J18.2
Introduction to Community Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation System (GSI) and its User Support
Ming Hu, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and D. Stark, H. Shao, and X. Y. Huang
  4:00 PM
J18.3
Improvement of microwave land emissivity calculation in the CRTM
Weizhong Zheng, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and M. Ek and J. Derber

  4:15 PM
J18.4
Radiance bias correction in the National Centers for Environmental Prediction's Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation
Yanqiu Zhu, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and J. Derber, A. Collard, R. Treadon, G. Gayno, and J. A. Jung
  4:30 PM
J18.5
FIM Performance for some of the Major events of the 2009-2010 Winter Season
Edward J. Szoke, CIRA/Colorado State Univ. and NOAA/GSD, Boulder, CO; and S. Benjamin, J. M. Brown, M. Fiorino, B. D. Jamison, W. R. Moninger, and S. R. Sahm
  4:45 PM
J18.6
Improvements to NAVDAS 3DVAR Analysis for COAMPS
Keith D. Sashegyi, NRL, Monterey, CA; and P. M. Pauley, J. S. Goerss, W. F. Campbell, W. T. Thompson, R. L. Pauley, and R. A. Stocker

3:30 PM-5:15 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 11
Land-surface and ocean observations: what do the observations tell us about the environment; applications in public health, transport models, and emergency response
Location: 2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Sharanya J. Majumdar, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS
  3:30 PM
11.2
A real-time MODIS vegetation composite for land surface models and short-term forecasting
Jonathan L. Case, ENSCO, Inc., Huntsville, AL; and F. J. LaFontaine, S. V. Kumar, and G. J. Jedlovec
  4:15 PM
11.4
  4:30 PM
11.5
Observations and modeling of summer 2010 heat wave events in New York City
Mark Arend, City College of New York, New York, NY; and J. E. Gonzalez, E. J. Gutiérrez, and B. Bornstein

5:00 PM-5:05 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


AMS 91st Annual Meeting Adjourns