First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges

Program Chair: Kenneth Carey , Noblis, Inc.

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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

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)

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


Spouses' Coffee

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


Exhibit Hours

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


Bernhard Haurwitz Lecture

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


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

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

Recording files available
Joint Session 20
Improving communications between the research and operational communities, including HFIP
Location: 615-617 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; and the First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges )
Chair: Zhaoxia Pu, University of Utah
  3:30 PM
J20.1
The Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project: Accomplishments, Lessons Learned, and Challenges
Robert L. Gall, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and F. Toepfer, F. Marks, and E. Rappaport
  3:45 PM
J20.2
The HFIP high resolution hurricane forecast test
Louisa Nance, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. Bernardet, S. Bao, B. G. Brown, L. Carson, T. L. Fowler, J. Halley Gotway, C. W. Harrop, E. J. Szoke, E. I. Tollerud, J. Wolff, and H. Yuan
  4:00 PM
J20.3
Application of COAMPS-TC for HFIP
James Doyle, NRL, Monterey, CA; and R. M. Hodur, S. Chen, J. Cummings, E. Hendricks, T. Holt, H. Jin, Y. Jin, C. S. Liou, J. R. Moskaitis, M. Peng, K. D. Sashegyi, J. Schmidt, and S. Wang
  4:15 PM
J20.4
  4:45 PM
J20.6
  5:00 PM
J20.7
Advancing the national ensemble prediction system capability
Anthony Eckel, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and D. Hilderbrand
  5:15 PM
J20.8
Collaborative efforts by the atmospheric research and operations communities for improving a thunderstorm nowcasting system
Amanda R. S. Anderson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. D. Roberts, M. R. Volkmer, and D. W. Sharp

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

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


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

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


Spouses' Coffee

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


Meet the President

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


Exhibit Hours

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


Poster Session
1R2O Poster Session
Host: First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges
Chair: Kenneth Carey, Noblis, Inc. Center for Sustainability
 
811
Transition from Research to Operations of Solar Wind Data and Coronal Mass Ejection Imaging
Benjamin Diedrich, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and T. M. Wrublewski, N. M. Simpson, and P. Mulligan

 
812
The National Oceanographic Data Center and National Data Buoy Center: Operational, in-situ observations – real-time and archived
William H. Burnett, NOAA/NDBC, Stennis Space Center, MS; and K. Casey, R. Bouchard, T. Ryan, and R. V. Hervey

 
813
University of Wisconsin proving ground participation within the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed
Wayne F. Feltz, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and K. Bah, K. Bedka, L. M. Cronce, J. Gerth, J. S. Kain, S. S. Lindstrom, J. A. Otkin, T. J. Schmit, J. Sieglaff, C. W. Siewert, and R. Rabin

 
814
Four decades of technology transitions from research to operations at the National Data Buoy Center
Helmut H. Portmann, NOAA/NDBC, Stennis Space Center, MS; and R. Bouchard and D. B. Gilhousen
Manuscript (3.4 MB)

 
815
Research to operations for a new sensing paradigm
B. Philips, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and E. J. Bass and J. Brotzge

 
817
An operational assessment of the Joint Hurricane Testbed's first decade
Edward Rappaport, NOAA/NHC, Miami, FL; and J. G. Jiing, C. W. Landsea, and S. T. Murillo
Manuscript (633.0 kB)

 
818
Applications of an Objective Overshooting Top Detection Algorithm
Sarah A. Monette, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and W. Feltz, C. Velden, and K. Bedka

 
819
Operational Model Transition Process at FNMOC
Charles E. Skupniewicz, FNMOC, Monterey, CA; and M. S. Swenson

Poster PDF (1.5 MB)

 
820
Atmospheric precursors to central Florida's severe hail events
Charles H. Paxton, NOAA/NWS, Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin, FL; and T. P. Barron and N. J. Weis
Manuscript (934.6 kB)

 
824
Transition of Research to Operations in GPS Radio Occultation: From COSMIC to COSMIC-II
Ying-Hwa Kuo, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and G. S. Chang, D. R. Ector, W. Schreriner, and P. Wilczynski


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 10
Research to Operations and Information System Technologies for Satellite Systems: successes, plans, and challenges
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); and the First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges )
Cochairs: Gerald Dittberner, Harris Corporation; John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS
  4:00 PM
J10.1
GOES-R Proving Ground—Demonstrating GOES-R products in 2010
Bonnie Reed, NOAA/GOES-R, Silver Spring, MD; and C. W. Siewert, R. S. Schneider, G. L. Hufford, B. Entwhistle, M. DeMaria, D. Reynolds, and M. J. Brennan
  4:15 PM
J10.2
The Applied Meteorology Unit: Nineteen years successfully transitioning research into operations for America's space program
John T. Madura, NASA, Kennedy Space Center, FL; and W. H. Bauman III, F. J. Merceret, W. P. Roeder, F. C. Brody, and B. C. Hagemeyer
  4:30 PM
J10.3
  4:45 PM
J10.4
  5:00 PM
J10.5
  5:15 PM
J10.6
WSA-Enlil-Cone Transition to Operations at NWS/SWPC
Vic Pizzo, NOAA/NWS, Boulder, CO; and G. Millward

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 1
Recent Successes in Satellite Observing Systems
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges
Cochairs: Al Powell, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR; John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS
  8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks: Mary E. Kicza, Assistant Administrator, NOAA Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS) and Dr. Michael H. Freilich, Director, NASA Earth Science Division

  9:15 AM
1.3
  9:30 AM
1.4
NOAA's preparation for NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission – successes and obstacles
Ralph R. Ferraro, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and C. R. Kondragunta, J. Pereira, D. Mamula, and K. Hampton

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 2
Satellite research to operations (R2O) plans and challenges
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges
Cochairs: John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS; Daniel Mamula, NOAA/NESDIS
  11:00 AM
2.1
Research to Operations Activities using Products from Polar Orbiting Satellites
William C. Straka III, Space Science and Engineering Center/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and A. S. Bachmeier, J. Gerth, K. I. Strabala, S. S. Lindstrom, and R. Dengel
  11:30 AM
2.3
Research-to-Operations Planning for CLARREO: You Can Never Start Too Soon
David F. Young, NASA/LARC, Hampton, VA; and B. A. Wielicki, M. G. Mlynczak, K. J. Thome, K. Jucks, M. D. Goldberg, and C. Cao
  11:45 AM
2.4
Altimetry for the U.S. Navy's Operational Ocean Application
Lamar A. Russell, Naval Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space Center, MS; and D. May, J. Rigney, and G. A. Jacobs

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 3
Algorithm and product research to operations
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges
Cochairs: Al Powell, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR; Kenneth Carey, Noblis, Inc. Center for Sustainability
  1:30 PM
3.1
Success factors and critical lessons learned implementing a repeatable CMMI research-to-operations systems engineering process for NESDIS/STAR
Philip E. Ardanuy, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Sterling, VA; and K. A. Jensen, W. W. Wolf, M. D. Goldberg, and A. Powell
  1:45 PM
3.2
An Automated Retrieval of Land Surface Emissivity from Microwave Observations
Hamidreza Norouzi, New York City College of Technology-CUNY ; NOAA/CREST, Brooklyn, NY; and M. Temimi, D. R. Khanbilvardi, and M. Azarderakhsh
  2:00 PM
3.3
Challenges in transitioning research data to operations—The SPoRT Paradigm
Gary J. Jedlovec, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and M. Smith and K. M. McGrath
  2:30 PM
3.5
Arctic environmental monitoring and prediction
Steve R. Shelton, Raytheon Company, Aurora, CO; and T. M. Raglin

  2:45 PM
3.6

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
Session 4
Climate product research to operations
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges
Cochairs: Jeffrey L. Privette, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Al Powell, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
  3:30 PM
4.1
The Evolving Research to Operations Process for NOAA's Satellite Climate Data Records
Jeffrey L. Privette, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and J. J. Bates, E. Kearns, D. Wunder, and D. Carter
  3:45 PM
4.2
Facilitating the Use of Satellite Observations for Evaluating CMIP5/IPCC Simulations
Duane Edward Waliser, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and J. Teixeira, R. Ferraro, G. L. Potter, D. Crichton, P. J. Gleckler, K. E. Taylor, A. Braverman, and S. Lee
  4:00 PM
4.3
  4:30 PM
4.5
  4:45 PM
Concluding Remarks

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


AMS 91st Annual Meeting Adjourns