27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)

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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

9:00 AM-6:00 PM: Sunday, 23 January 2011


Registration open for Annual Meeting

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

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
Session 1A
Communicating Weather Information Using Mobile Devices Part I
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Michael Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies; Paul A. Pisano, Federal Highway Administration; Dave Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc.
  1:30 PM
1A.1
The growth of the weather category in the mobile industry
Robyn L. Weeks, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA
  1:45 PM
1A.2
Smart phone presence for local media: required and options
J. T. Johnson, Weather Decision Technologies, Norman, OK; and M. Eilts, M. Taylor, I. Stinson, M. Gauthier, S. Wrzesien, T. Daniell, T. Hackbarth, J. Jones, M. Woehrer, K. Tran, and J. Peck
  2:00 PM
1A.3
Current weather conditions in the smartphone market
Russell Heilig, Davis Instruments, Hayward, CA
  2:15 PM
1A.4
Mobile Device Access to Real-time Weather Products using a Web Map Service
Russell Dengel, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and D. Santek, D. Parker, S. Batzli, and N. Bearson
Recording files available
Session 1B
Special International Applications Session: The Eyjafjallajökull Volcanic Eruption of 2010
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Erik Andersson, ECMWF; John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant
  1:30 PM
1B.1
Volcanic alert warnings to the public; experience from volcanic eruptions in Iceland
Sigrún Karlsdóttir, Icelandic Meteorological Office, Reykjavík, Iceland; and H. Pétursson and V. Reynisson
Manuscript (71.7 kB)

  1:45 PM
1B.2
Ash plume monitoring at the Eyjafjallajökull eruption 2010
Sigrún Karlsdóttir, Icelandic Meteorological Office, Reykjavík, Iceland; and H. Pétursson, G. N. Petersen, H. Björnsson, H. Þorsteinsson, T. F. Hervarsson, and K. Hermannsdóttir
  2:15 PM
1B.4
The UK Met Office Observations Programme response to the Eyjafjallajökull eruption of spring 2010
Deborah Susan Lee, UK Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and D. Klugmann and O. Cox

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


Poster Session 1
IIPS Posters Part I
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Stephen M. Holt, Noblis, Inc.; Marjorie McGuirk, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Anthony Arguez, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
 
1
Parallel grib2 in NCEP POST
Jun Wang, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD

 
2
An EUMETSAT + LEADS weather decision support system for the Iraqi Air Force
Richard Stedronsky, IPS MeteoStar, Englewood, Colorado

Poster PDF (47.2 MB)

 
3
A 2011 update on the NOAA Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS)
Patricia A. Miller, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and M. F. Barth, L. A. Benjamin, T. Kent, R. S. Collander, S. Pritchett, D. Helms, C. Marshall, and J. Dewey

 
4
Iris Application Framework
Darone Jones, NOAA/NWS, Salt Lake City, UT

 
5
NOAA Observing Requirements Documentation, Verification and Validation Process
Chandra R. Kondragunta, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and P. M. Taylor, L. O'Connor, and B. Fleig

 
6
The Evolution of NOAA's Observing System Investment Assessment Process
Eric J. Miller, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Yapur, N. Wyse, R. Reining, and L. McCulloch

 
8
Validation of a 3-D cloud product (UW-CAVP) derived from NASA Atmospheric InfraRed Sounder (AIRS) radiances with MODIS, CALIPSO, and COSMIC GPS satellite data using McIDAS-V version 1.0
Elise M. Garms, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and E. Borbas, R. Knuteson, P. Menzel, Y. Plokhenko, H. Revercomb, and D. Tobin
Manuscript (755.8 kB)

Poster PDF (4.3 MB)

 
9
The development of a storm type climatology using an automated storm classification system
Angelyn G. Kolodziej, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and V. Lakshmanan and T. M. Smith
Manuscript (880.8 kB)

 
10
A spatiotemporal assessment of Tornado Warnings within Storm Prediction Center Convective Outlooks using Geographic Information Systems
Darrel M. Kingfield, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. Yuan, H. E. Brooks, and M. B. Richman
Manuscript (524.4 kB)

Poster PDF (16.4 MB)

 
11
Evaluation of NWS Storm-Based Warnings using Gridded Products
Todd R. Ferebee, NWC REU Program, Norman, OK; and K. L. Ortega and K. A. Scharfenberg
Manuscript (1.5 MB)

 
12
Homogeneous tropical cyclone intensities from the Community Dvorak Analysis (CoDA) project
Paula Ann Hennon, STG, Inc., Asheville, NC; and K. R. Knapp and J. P. Kossin
Manuscript (23.3 kB)

 
13
COAMPS-OS® Dashboard
Chad Hutchins, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. Cook, M. Frost, D. Martinez, K. Xu, D. A. Geiszler, Q. Zhao, P. Harasti, J. Kent, and G. Love

Poster PDF (1.7 MB)


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Communicating with Technology (Themed Joint Session)
Location: 604 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; 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 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Ninth History Symposium; the Seventh Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; and the 20th Symposium on Education )
Chair: Rajul Pandya, UCAR
  4:00 PM
J1.1
Integrating air quality tools with the Wildland Fire Decision Support System
Narasimhan Larkin, USDA Forest Service, Seattle, WA; and M. Rorig, T. Strand, T. J. Brown, S. Raffuse, P. Lahm, and T. Zimmerman

  4:15 PM
J1.2
Using YouTube Videos to Communicate Science
Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and T. Nakamura and M. Dunlap
  4:30 PM
J1.3
Commuicating Climate Science fo the General Public
Andrew Freedman, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ; and H. Cullen and M. McGuirk
  4:45 PM
J1.4
Utility of 2D/3D visualization methods in analyzing and disseminating flood information
Jamie L. Dyer, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; and P. Amburn, D. Reed, and D. Welch
 
J1.5
  5:00 PM
J1.5A
Recording files available
Session 2A
Communicating Weather Information Using Mobile Devices Part II
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Michael Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies; Paul A. Pisano, Federal Highway Administration; Dave Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc.
  4:00 PM
2A.1
Tomorrow's forecast: informed drivers
Sheldon D. Drobot, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Chapman, A. R. S. Anderson, E. Schuler, G. Wiener, W. P. Mahoney III, and P. A. Pisano
  4:15 PM
2A.2
Using native vehicle observations to diagnose slick roads
Michael Chapman, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. R. S. Anderson, C. Burghardt, S. Drobot, and B. Lambi
  4:30 PM
2A.3
Quality of mobile observations collected during the 2010 Development Testbed Environment experiment
Amanda R. S. Anderson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. B. Chapman, S. D. Drobot, A. Tadesse, and P. Pisano
  4:45 PM
2A.4
The Mobile Platform Environmental Data (MoPED) System: providing mobile environmental data to the National Mesonet
Brian Bell, Global Science & Technology, Fairmont, WV; and P. O. G. Heppner, A. Orrego, and D. Helms
  5:00 PM
2A.5
Driver opinions on the concept of using passenger vehicles as weather sensors
Sheldon D. Drobot, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and W. P. Mahoney III and J. O'Sullivan
  5:15 PM
2A.6
Satellite Based Nowcasting and Aviation Applications for Mobile Devices
David Santek, SSEC/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Dengel, D. Parker, S. Batzli, N. Bearson, W. Feltz, L. Cronce, J. Sieglaff, J. Brunner, and K. Bedka

Recording files available
Session 2B
International Applications: Techniques for Communicating Weather Data, Forecasts and Warnings
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant; Erik Andersson, ECMWF; Howard J. Diamond, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
  4:00 PM
2B.1
ECMWF web re-engineering project
Baudouin Raoult, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and S. Siemen, C. Valiente, P. Bispham, S. Lamy-Thepaut, and A. Brady
  4:15 PM
2B.2
  4:30 PM
2B.3
French forecasters workstation. Synergie-next: Synopsis project
Antoine Lasserre-Bigorry, Météo-France, Toulouse, France; and F. Marty and J. Nicolau
  4:45 PM
2B.4
Observed and predicted trends in tropical Pacific rainfall
Michael D. Klatt, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. L. Morrissey, J. S. Greene, and N. M. Acton
  5:00 PM
2B.5
Introduce on Typhoon Forecast Operational System
Lianqing Yu, China Meteorological Admistration, Beijing, China; and L. Cao, Y. Li, and B. Luo

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)

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

Recording files available
Session 3A
Communication Technologies for Accessing and Distributing Climate, Weather, and Hydrologic Data, Forecasts, and Information Part I
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Timothy Crum, Retired, NWS; Christina Lief, NOAA/NCDC; Lola Olsen, NASA
  8:30 AM
3A.1
The new NWS WSR-88D level II data collection, distribution, and archive network architecture
Donald J. Horvat, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Norman, OK; and C. Horvat, C. Calvert, and T. Crum
  8:45 AM
3A.2
The weather and climate toolkit
Steve Ansari, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and S. A. Del Greco and B. Hankins
  9:00 AM
3A.3
NWS forecast grids served via a Net-Enabled Web Coverage Service
Steven R. Olson, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Oberfield, M. Peroutka, and D. Gilmore

  9:15 AM
3A.4
A preview of NCEP's new product communication strategies and data visualization Initiatives
Michelle Mainelli, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and B. S. Mabe and S. Jacobs

  9:30 AM
3A.5
Improving communication using NWS local climate analysis tool
Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and A. Hollingshead, D. Hilderbrand, B. Mayes Boustead, T. Hartley, N. McGavock, E. Lau, F. C. Fritsch, L. Brown, E. A. O'Lenic, B. C. Motta, and R. Bunge
Recording files available
Session 3B
Data Stewardship: Collecting, Preserving, Communicating Weather and Climate Data: Keynote Session
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Mohan K. Ramamurthy, Unidata/UCAR; Howard J. Diamond, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
  8:30 AM
3B.1
  9:00 AM
3B.2
The changing research data paradigm
Clifford A. Jacobs, NSF, Arlington, VA
  9:15 AM
3B.3
  9:30 AM
3B.4
Discussion Session
Mohan K. Ramamurthy, Unidata/UCAR, Boulder, CO

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


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

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

Recording files available
Session 4A
Communication Technologies for Accessing and Distributing Climate, Weather, and Hydrologic Data, Forecasts, and Information Part II
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Timothy Crum, Retired, NWS; Christina Lief, NOAA/NCDC
  11:00 AM
4A.1
Implementation of a hydrologic information data server in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
John A. McEnery, University of Texas, Arlington, TX; and P. W. McKee, G. P. Shelton, and R. W. Ramsay
  11:15 AM
4A.2
Web-based Tsunami Forecasting Tools
Eugene Burger, NOAA/ERL/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and C. W. Moore, C. Chamberlin, and D. W. Denbo
  11:30 AM
4A.3
Creating a Scalable Solution for Producing Quality Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts
Daniel W. Lennartson, Telvent DTN, Minneapolis, MN; and J. H. Block
  11:45 AM
4A.4
NextGen 4-D Weather Data Cube Development and tools for Content Developers
Jebb Q. Stewart, NOAA/ESRL and CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Boulder, CO; and M. Leon, C. MacDermaid, M. Schultz, and L. Sherretz
Recording files available
Session 4B
Data Stewardship: Data Discovery
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Steven Worley, NCAR; Mark R. Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  11:00 AM
4B.1
An introduction to the Advanced Tracking and Resource tool for Archive Collections (ATRAC)
Philip Jones, STG, Inc., Asheville, NC; and K. Roberts and N. Ritchey
  11:15 AM
4B.2
  11:30 AM
4B.3
Libre: Freeing your data—Free to share, free to discover and use
Ruth E. Duerr, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO; and M. A. Parsons
  11:45 AM
4B.4
NOAA's Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP) paving the road for data stewardship
William E. Angel, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and T. F. Ross and R. Truesdall
Recording files available
Joint Session 6
Computational intelligence methods for remote sensing and analysis
Location: 2A (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; and the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) )
Cochairs: Amy McGovern, Univ. of Oklahoma; William F. Roberts, NOAA
  11:00 AM
J6.1
A winter hydrometeor classification algorithm
Kimberly L. Elmore, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and H. D. Reeves, T. M. Smith, and K. L. Ortega
  11:15 AM
J6.2
A support vector machine model for determining radiative heating profiles
Nathaniel Beagley, PNNL, Richland, WA; and S. A. McFarlane and J. E. Flaherty
  11:45 AM
J6.4
Tornadic supercell analysis from Oklahoma mesonet and proximity sounding observations: a spatiotemporal relational data mining approach
David John Gagne II, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. McGovern, J. B. Basara, and R. A. Brown
Recording files available
Joint Session 7
What Improved Communication Technologies Mean for Weather and Climate Education
Location: 604 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 20th Symposium on Education; and the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) )
Cochairs: Donna J. Charlevoix, UNAVCO; Lola M. Olsen, NASA; Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA; Thomas M. Whittaker, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin
  11:00 AM
J7.1
Geopod: An interactive module for navigating and probing geophysical data
Michael R. Root, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and K. P. Waegel, L. M. Crouse, G. M. Zoppetti, R. D. Clark, and S. Yalda

 
Paper J7.4 has been moved. The new paper number is J1.5A.


Bernhard Haurwitz Lecture

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


Lunch Break

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

Recording files available
Joint Panel Discussion 2
Communicating with Each Other: The Challenges and Rewards of Expanding Atmospheric Science’s Professional Partners(Themed Joint Session)
Location: 4C-4 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth History Symposium; the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the Seventh Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Second Symposium on Environment and Health )
Panelists: Ankur R. Desai, Univ. of Wisconsin; Robert Henson, UCAR; Eve Gruntfest, Univ. of Oklahoma; Roger D. Turner, Univ. of Pennsylvania
  1:30 PM
JPD2.1
Communicating with Each Other: The Challenges and Rewards of Expanding Atmospheric Science’s Professional Partners
Ankur R. Desai, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Henson, E. Gruntfest, and R. D. Turner
  2:00 PM
Recording files available
Session 5
Data Stewardship: Metastandards and Policy
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Nazila Merati, PMEL and JISAO; Gene Major, Library Associates, NASA/GSFC Library
  1:45 PM
5.2
  2:00 PM
5.3
Data Conservancy: Designing Services for Data Curation Stewardship, and Re-use
Mary Marlino, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. Davis, K. Kelly, and P. Romero-Lankao
  2:15 PM
5.4
NSIDC Data Stewardship Processes and Directions
Mark C. Serreze, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and M. A. Parsons, F. Fetterer, R. L. S. Weaver, and R. Duerr
  2:30 PM
5.6
A suite of international standards for the unambiguous transfer of geophysical data
Louis A. Hembree Jr., NRL, Monterey, CA; and R. Cox and F. Mamaghani
  2:45 PM
5.5
A standard dictionary for environmental terminology
Louis A. Hembree Jr., NRL, Monterey, CA; and R. Cox and F. Mamaghani
Recording files available
Joint Session 11
Information System Technologies for Communication and Interpretation of Satellite Data
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); and the Seventh Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems )
Cochairs: Gerald Dittberner, Harris Corporation; Dongsoo Kim, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
  1:30 PM
J11.1
Transition of GOES Enterprise Managed System (GEMS) to Operations
Subir Vasanth, Avaya Government Solutions, Lanham, MD; and A. Agarwal, R. Dahmani, S. Tehranian, and K. McKenzie
  1:45 PM
J11.2
Consolidating GOES analysis workstations using virtualization and Thin-Client technology
Subir Vasanth, Avaya Government Solutions, Lanham, MD; and A. Agarwal, R. Dahmani, S. Tehranian, and K. McKenzie
  2:00 PM
J11.3
An Enterprise Backup Solution for GOES Operations Ground Equipment (OGE) and Space Support Ground System (SSGS)
Abhishek Agarwal, Avaya Government Solutions, Lanham, MD; and R. Dahmani, S. Tehranian, and K. McKenzie
  2:15 PM
J11.4
An Enterprise Backup Solution for the Ocean Surface Topography (OSTM)/Jason-2 Mission
Abhishek Agarwal, Avaya Government Solutions, Lanham, MD; and R. Dahmani, S. Tehranian, and K. McKenzie
  2:30 PM
J11.5
TRMM Data Service Update
Zhong Liu, George Mason University/CSISS, Fairfax, VA and NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and D. Ostrenga and G. Leptoukh

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


Coffee Break

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

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

Recording files available
Session 6A
Mapping, Web Applications, and Social Media for Improved Communication of Weather and Climate Data
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Nazila Merati, PMEL and JISAO; Ken R. Waters, NOAA/NWS
  3:45 PM
6A.2
Social media and The Weather Channel
Timothy D. Ballisty, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA
  4:15 PM
6A.4
A cooperative pilot project on weather and emergency management decision support
Jessica L. Losego, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; and B. E. Montz, S. S. Schotz, E. Mandel, K. Galluppi, B. J. Etherton, W. F. Roberts, and G. Austin
  4:30 PM
6A.5
Online real-time information on local jobs affected by hurricanes
Jeremy S. Wu, U.S. Census Bureau, Suitland, MD; and C. D. Flannery, G. O. Walker, R. K. Pitts, and C. F. Anderson
  4:45 PM
6A.6
LarvaMap— particles in the (compute) cloud
Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA, Seattle, WA; and S. Cross and E. Howlett
  5:00 PM
6A.7
Regional snowfall impact scale
Michael F. Squires, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and J. H. Lawrimore, R. R. Heim Jr., D. A. Robinson, M. R. Gerbush, T. W. Estilow, L. Ross, and C. Tabor
Recording files available
Session 6B
Data Stewardship: Data Archives
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Ted L. Tsui, NRL; Steven Worley, NCAR
  3:30 PM
6B.1
Successful data curation practices for large data archives
Joseph L. Comeaux, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Worley

  3:45 PM
6B.2
  4:00 PM
6B.3
Field campaign atmospheric sounding legacy data sets
Paul E. Ciesielski, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and R. Johnson and S. Williams
  4:15 PM
6B.4
The Arctic Observing Network and its Data Management Challenges: Three Years On
Florence Fetterer, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. A. Moore
  4:30 PM
6B.5
Freeing polar data in an information commons
Mark A. Parsons, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO; and R. Duerr and R. Chen
  4:45 PM
6B.6
Creating the Long-Term T-28 Instrumented Research Aircraft Data Archive
Andrew Detwiler, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD; and J. Scannell, D. Kliche, and S. Williams
  5:00 PM
6B.7
Data management and archive activities at NCAR's Earth Observing Laboratory
Steve Williams, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. Cully, S. Loehrer, J. Aquino, and D. Stott
  5:15 PM
6B.8
The Research Data Archive at NCAR
Douglas Schuster, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Worley

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
Joint Session 3
Risk Communication of Weather and Climate Information (Themed Joint Session)
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between 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 Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; and the Second Symposium on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Nate Johnson, WRAL-TV; John Sokich, NOAA/NWS
  8:30 AM
J3.1
The Communication of Risk: At the Crossroads of Science, Economics, and Communications
Paul Hettler, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA; and S. A. Jasko and C. M. Kauffman
  8:45 AM
J3.2
Communicating weather, climate and catastrophe risk and preparedness
Jeanne Salvatore, Insurance Information Institute, New York, NY
  9:15 AM
J3.4
Visualization of slow-developing hazards: Influencing perceptions and behaviors to facilitate adaptation planning
Tim G. Frazier, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; and F. Murtinho, G. Broad, D. Campbell, P. Howe, and H. Reyes Hernandez

  9:30 AM
J3.5
How do people perceive and respond to flash flood risk and warnings?
Rebecca E. Morss, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. K. Lazo, K. Mulder, J. L. Demuth, and A. Bostrom
  9:45 AM
J3.6
Now what do people know about global climate change? A mental models approach
Ann Bostrom, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and T. W. Reynolds and R. Hudson
Recording files available
Session 7A
AWIPS II System Part I
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: William F. Roberts, NOAA; Ward R. Seguin, Consultant; Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
  8:30 AM
7A.1
NWS S&T Roadmap: Preparing for NWSTomorrow
Don Berchoff, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and P. M. Davidson and P. Roohr
  9:00 AM
7A.2
AWIPS II Migration Status
Timothy Hopkins, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and R. K. Henry, E. Mandel, and N. Dipasquale

  9:15 AM
7A.3
NAWIPS Integration with AWIPS II Technology Infusion—Status Update
David Plummer, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and M. Mainelli and S. Jacobs
  9:30 AM
7A.4
The NCEP Product Generation capability within AWIPS II
David Plummer, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and S. Jacobs, S. Gilbert, and M. Mainelli
  9:45 AM
7A.5
A Study of the Culture and Communication of Weather Information
Jennifer A. Spinney, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada; and E. Gruntfest and H. Lazrus
Recording files available
Session 7B
Improved Communication of Weather Data and Information for Ground and Air Transportation Safety and Mobility
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Paul A. Pisano, Federal Highway Administration; S. Edward Boselly, Weather Solutions Group
  8:30 AM
7B.1
  9:00 AM
7B.3
Enhancing Digital Services for Aviation
Steve Abelman, Federal Aviaiton Administration, Washington, DC; and C. Sims and M. P. Murphy
  9:15 AM
7B.4
Advancing the Use of Clarus Road Weather Data
Paul Pisano, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC; and C. H. Harris
  9:30 AM
7B.5
Integration of Mesonet Stations into the New Hampshire Road Weather Information System
Brendon Hoch, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH; and T. F. Dunigan, R. A. Eaton, and P. M. Thienpont
  9:45 AM
7B.6
The Impact of Clarus Data on Weather and Road Weather Forecasts
Robert Haas, SAIC, Oak Ridge, TN; and P. Pisano, S. D. Drobot, L. F. Osborne, J. J. Mewes, B. C. Boyce, and C. Hill

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-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 4
Communicating Climate Change I (Themed Joint Session)
Location: 609 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 23rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 25th Conference on Hydrology; the 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Ninth History Symposium; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy )
Chair: Susan Solomon, MIT
  10:30 AM
J4.1
  10:45 AM
J4.3
Communicating climate change: from awareness to action
Amy K. Snover, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and L. C. Whitely Binder, A. F. Hamlet, and J. Littell
  11:15 AM
J4.4
Making climate part of the human world
Simon D. Donner, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  11:30 AM
J4.6A
Communicating uncertainty in the IPCC 5th Assessment
Myles R. Allen, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording files available
Session 8A
AWIPS II System Part II
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: William F. Roberts, NOAA; Ward R. Seguin, Consultant; Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
  10:30 AM
8A.1
AWIPS-II into the future
Frank P. Griffith, Raytheon Company, Omaha, NE; and A. M. Tarro
  10:45 AM
8A.2
AWIPS II Technology Infusion—Extended Projects Overview and Status
Steve S. Schotz, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and R. K. Henry, T. Hopkins, and E. Mandel
  11:00 AM
8A.3
Integrated hazard information services (IHIS)
John T. Ferree, NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK; and K. A. Scharfenberg, T. L. Hansen, and T. J. LeFebvre
  11:15 AM
8A.4
Early Development Activities for the Integrated Hazard Information Services
Tracy Lee Hansen, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and T. J. LeFebvre
  11:30 AM
8A.5
WES2 Bridge: Training and Simulation Capabilities for the AWIPS-2 Platform
Dale A. Morris, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and I. A. Virani, A. Anderson, B. C. Baranowski, D. Kingfield, M. A. Magsig, and N. Mohammed Said
Recording files available
Session 8B
Communicating Radar Data in the 21st Century Part I
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Douglas E. Forsyth, NOAA/NSSL; Timothy Crum, Retired, NWS; Julian Wang, NOAA/ARL; Robert E. Saffle, Noblis, Inc.; Mark Yeary, University of Oklahoma
  10:30 AM
8B.1
NWS radar projects—update 2011
Robert E. Saffle, Noblis, Inc., Falls Church, VA; and M. J. Istok and G. S. Cate
  10:45 AM
8B.2
Generalized testing and analysis of storm cell tracking algorithms
Benjamin Root, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. B. Yeary and T. Y. Yu
  11:00 AM
8B.3
Novel storm cell tracking with multiple hypothesis tracking
Benjamin Root, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. B. Yeary and T. Y. Yu
  11:15 AM
8B.4
Range correction for radar-derived azimuthal shear: applications to a tornado detection algorithm
Jennifer F. Newman, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and V. Lakshmanan, P. L. Heinselman, and T. M. Smith
  11:30 AM
8B.5
Investigating thunderstorm wind damage with a high-resolution verification dataset
Keith D. Sherburn, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. L. Ortega and T. M. Smith
  11:45 AM
8B.6
Modeling and experimental observations of weather radar ground clutter
John C. Hubert, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Dixon, G. Meymaris, and S. Ellis

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
Joint Session 5
Communicating Climate Change II (Themed Joint Session)
Location: 609 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 23rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 25th Conference on Hydrology; the 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Ninth History Symposium; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy )
Chair: Francis W. Zwiers, University of Victoria
  1:30 PM
J4.6
Devils Lake climate, weather, and water decision support system
Fiona Horsfall, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and D. Kluck, M. J. Brewer, M. Timofeyeva, J. Symonds, S. Dummer, and M. Frazier
  1:45 PM
J5.1
  2:00 PM
J5.2
  2:15 PM
J5.4
Turning the tide on climate change
Philippe de Casabianca, Cefic, Brussels, Belgium; and R. Kandel

Recording files available
Joint Session 8
Communicating Earth Science Information Part I
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); and the 23rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Cochairs: Stephen M. Holt, Noblis, Inc.; Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL; Eileen Shea, NOAA/Pacific Fisheries Science Center
  1:45 PM
J8.2
Communicating fire weather information and assessing societal response
Peter Roohr, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and H. Hockenberry, J. Sprague, and S. Schranz
  2:00 PM
J8.3
Evolution of NOAA's Observing System Investment Assessment Process
Eric J. Miller, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Yapur, N. Wyse, R. Reining, and L. McCulloch
  2:15 PM
J8.4
Developing tsunami flooding forecast software
Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and D. W. Denbo, Y. Wei, D. Arcas, and V. V. Titov
Recording files available
Session 9
Communicating Radar Data in the 21st Century Part II
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Douglas E. Forsyth, NOAA/NSSL; Timothy Crum, Retired, NWS; Julian Wang, NOAA/ARL; Robert E. Saffle, Noblis, Inc.; Mark Yeary, University of Oklahoma
  1:30 PM
9.1
Extending the CLEAN-AP filter to staggered PRT signals in Doppler weather radars
David A. Warde, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. M. Torres
  1:45 PM
9.2
Recent efforts to improve estimates of and mitigate potential wind turbine clutter impacts on WSR-88Ds
Richard J. Vogt, NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK; and T. Crum, B. Greenwood, E. Ciardi, and R. Guenther
  2:00 PM
9.3
Wind Turbine Clutter Mitigation for Weather Radar: A Feasibility Study by Means of Scaled Measurement
Fanxing Kong, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Y. Zhang, R. D. Palmer, and Y. Bai
  2:15 PM
9.4
Wind turbine clutter mitigation using range-Doppler domain signal processing method
Feng Nai, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. D. Palmer and S. M. Torres

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


Poster Session 2
IIPS Posters Part II
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Stephen M. Holt, Noblis, Inc.; Marjorie McGuirk, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Anthony Arguez, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
 
361
AWIPS II Extended—Data Delivery Paradigm
Joanne Edwards, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and J. Fluke and B. A. Lawrence

Poster PDF (1.5 MB)

 
362
Leveraging open-source and new technology infusion in AWIPS II
Bradley Scalio, Raytheon, Silver Spring, MD

 
364
WSR-88D: Still the best and getting better
Richard J. Vogt, NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK; and T. Crum, J. Chrisman, J. R. Reed, M. J. Istok, B. Saffle, D. Melendez, K. Kelleher, and D. E. Forsyth
Manuscript (210.7 kB)

Poster PDF (192.6 kB)

 
365
New science for the WSR-88D: validating the dual polarization upgrade
Darcy S. Saxion, Air Force Weather Agency, Norman, OK; and R. L. Ice, P. T. Schlatter, O. E. Boydstun, A. K. Heck, J. N. Chrisman, S. D. Smith, W. D. Zittel, R. W. Hall, J. C. Krause, A. D. Free, M. J. Prather, M. V. Briggs, and R. D. Rhoton
Manuscript (209.9 kB)

Poster PDF (169.9 kB)

 
366
Multiple National laboratory and University partnership to develop dual polarization weather radar for the FAA
David J. Smalley, MIT Lincoln Lab., Lexington, MA; and B. J. Bennett, M. Donovan, R. G. Hallowell, K. T. Hood, and E. R. Williams

 
367
Design, Fabrication and Test of a TWT Transportable Polarimetric X-band Radar
B. L. Cheong, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. D. Palmer, M. Yeary, T. Y. Yu, and Y. Zhang

Poster PDF (19.4 MB)

 
368
Performance evaluation of the time balance scheduling algorithm for phased-array radar adaptive weather sensing
Ricardo Reinoso-Rondinel Sr., University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; and T. Y. Yu and S. M. Torres

 
369
Online Determination of Noise Level in Weather Radars
Igor R. Ivic, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. M. Torres
Manuscript (368.4 kB)

Poster PDF (765.6 kB)

 
370
Sensitivity of operational weather radars
Richard L. Ice, Air Force Weather Agency, Norman, OK; and D. S. Saxion, O. E. Boydstun, W. D. Zittel, R. W. Hall, G. S. Cate, A. D. Free, R. D. Rhoton, R. W. Macemon, and B. Walker
Manuscript (1022.3 kB)

Poster PDF (127.2 kB)

 
371
Early Satellite Detection and Subsequent Radar Tracking of Thunderstorms
Lindsey M. Richardson, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and T. M. Smith, V. Lakshmanan, and K. L. Manross

 
372
A technique for spatial evaluation of severe thunderstorm warnings issued by the National Weather Service
Nicole R. Ramsey, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. L. Ortega and V. Lakshmanan
Manuscript (1.0 MB)

 
373
Interactive web access for detailed global current conditions, forecast, history, and climate data
John L. Keller, Weather Analytics Inc., Winchester, MA; and C. A. Khuen

Poster PDF (1.6 MB)


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

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

Recording files available
Session 10
Communicating Earth Science Information Part II
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Stephen M. Holt, Noblis, Inc.; Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL; Eileen Shea, NOAA/Pacific Fisheries Science Center
  4:00 PM
10.1
Observations of ongoing Arctic Change
Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and J. E. Overland, J. A. Richter-Menge, H. Eicken, H. Wiggins, and J. Calder
  4:15 PM
10.2
Climate Knowledge Integration Centers (CKIC)
Fritz VanWijngaarden, Northrop Grumman, Bellevue, NE; and G. Higgins and S. Kumar
  4:30 PM
The use of YouTube videos to communicate science
Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and T. Nakamura and M. Dunlap
  4:45 PM
10.4
Extraction of variability trends via record-breaking statistics
Amalia Anderson, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI; and A. Kostinski
  5:00 PM
10.5
A study of climatological temperature profiles in the Northern Hemisphere
Young Yee, Mkey Technologies, LLC, Las Cruces, NM; and K. Yee
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

Exhibit Reception/Cash Bar

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 11A
Communicating Earth Science Information Part III
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Stephen M. Holt, Noblis, Inc.; Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL; Eileen Shea, NOAA/Pacific Fisheries Science Center
  8:45 AM
11A.2
Investigating patterns and changes in global tropical cyclone storm frequency and intensity
Paula Ann Hennon, STG, Inc., Asheville, NC; and K. R. Knapp, M. C. Kruk, and D. H. Levinson
  9:00 AM
11A.3
Vermont climate change indicators
Alan K. Betts, Atmospheric Research, Pittsford, VT
  9:15 AM
11A.4
Development of new indices for the prediction of the West African climate
Isaac K. Tetteh, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and F. H. M. Semazzi
  9:30 AM
11A.5
Changes of precipitation in Armenia
A. M. Gevorgyan, Russian State Hydrometeorological University , Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Recording files available
Session 11B
Communicating Radar Data in the 21st Century Part III
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Douglas E. Forsyth, NOAA/NSSL; Timothy Crum, Retired, NWS; Julian Wang, NOAA/ARL; Robert E. Saffle, Noblis, Inc.; Mark Yeary, University of Oklahoma
  8:30 AM
11B.1
Radar aeroecology: A call for collaborative radar investigations of organisms in the aerosphere
Phillip B. Chilson, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and W. F. Frick, K. W. Howard, J. F. Kelly, and T. H. Kunz
  8:45 AM
11B.2
Understanding Radar Refractivity
Daniel S. Michaud, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. D. Palmer, D. Bodine, P. L. Heinselman, J. Brotzge, N. A. Gasperoni, B. L. Cheong, M. Xue, and J. Gao
  9:00 AM
11B.3
The development of a CF-compliant netCDF format for radial RADAR and LIDAR data
Michael Dixon, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and W. C. Lee, R. A. Rilling, C. D. Burghart, J. H. VanAndel, and D. Flanigan
  9:15 AM
11B.4
Weather radar data services at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center
Stephen A. Del Greco, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC
  9:30 AM
11B.5
Taking stock of the NSF CASA Engineering Research Center at Year 8
David J. McLaughlin, University of Massachusetts , Amherst, MA

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 12A
Challenges in Data Access, Distribution, and Use Part I
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Anthony Arguez, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; John D. Horel, University of Utah
  11:00 AM
12A.1
Frequency protection, why should I care and what can I do?
Richard Kelley Jr., Alion Science and Technology, Suitland, MD; and D. Furlong and D. McGinnis
  11:15 AM
12A.2
McIDAS-V—Accessing, visualizing and analyzing multi and hyperspectral environmental satellite data
Thomas Achtor, SSEC/CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. Rink, T. Jasmin, and T. M. Whittaker
  11:30 AM
12A.3
The Interactive Earth Science Data Visualization Gallery (vizGal)
Roland Schweitzer, Weathertop Consulting, LLC, College Station, TX; and S. Hankin, J. Malczyk, A. Manke, and K. M. O'Brien
  11:45 AM
12A.4
SWARM: A highly-scalable WMS and tile-based weather image solution
David VandenHeuvel, Weather Decision Technologies, Norman, OK; and C. Goering, C. Barrere, S. Ganson, W. Ladwig, M. Eilts, and B. Shaw
  12:00 PM
12A.5
The Unified Access Framework: A GEO-IDE project to integrate scientific data management and access
Kevin M. O'Brien, JISAO/University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and K. Casey, T. Habermann, S. Hankin, L. McCulloch, K. R. McDonald, R. Mendelssohn, G. K. Rutledge, and R. Signell
Recording files available
Session 12B
Communicating Radar Data in the 21st Century Part IV
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Douglas E. Forsyth, NOAA/NSSL; Timothy Crum, Retired, NWS; Julian Wang, NOAA/ARL; Robert E. Saffle, Noblis, Inc.; Mark Yeary, University of Oklahoma
  11:00 AM
12B.1
The Multifunction Phased Array Radar Initiative—Status and Outlook
Samuel P. Williamson, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology, Silver Spring, MD; and J. E. Stailey and M. R. Babcock
  11:15 AM
12B.2
What's new at the National Weather Radar Testbed (Phased Array)
Douglas E. Forsyth, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. F. Kimpel, D. S. Zrnic, R. Ferek, J. Heimmer, T. J. McNellis, J. E. Crain, A. M. Shapiro, R. J. Vogt, and W. Benner
  11:30 AM
12B.3
Software and signal processing upgrades for the National Weather Radar Testbed phased-array radar
Sebastian M. Torres, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. Adams, C. Curtis, E. Forren, I. Ivic, D. Priegnitz, J. Thompson, and D. Warde
  11:45 AM
12B.4
2010 Phased-array radar innovative sensing experiment
Pamela L. Heinselman, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. M. Torres, D. LaDue, and H. Lazrus
  12:00 PM
12B.5
A status report on the integration and test of the new multi-channel receiver at the National Weather Radar Testbed
Mark Yeary, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. E. Crain, A. Zahrai, J. Meier, I. R. Ivic, C. Curtis, R. Kelley, Y. Zhang, R. D. Palmer, T. Y. Yu, G. Zhang, R. J. Doviak, Q. Xu, P. B. Chilson, and M. Xue

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 13A
Challenges in Data Access, Distribution, and Use Part II
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Anthony Arguez, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; John D. Horel, University of Utah
  1:30 PM
13A.1
Antarctic meteorological data: Access, distribution, and challenges
Matthew A. Lazzara, Antarctic Meteorological Research Center/ Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. M. Keller, D. J. Rasmussen, and K. E. Willmot
  1:45 PM
13A.2
The ARM implementation of data object design
Matt C. Macduff, PNNL, Richland, WA; and B. Ermold, S. Beus, and C. Sivaraman
  2:15 PM
13A.4
An enterprise approach for meeting user distribution needs
John W. Linn III, Noblis, Falls Church, VA; and R. Lawrence and C. Condrey
Recording files available
Session 13B
Communicating Radar Data in the 21st Century Part V
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Douglas E. Forsyth, NOAA/NSSL; Timothy Crum, Retired, NWS; Julian Wang, NOAA/ARL; Robert E. Saffle, Noblis, Inc.; Mark Yeary, University of Oklahoma
  1:30 PM
13B.1
A Cylindrical Polarimetric Phased Array Radar for Weather Measurement: Advantages and Drawbacks
Guifu Zhang, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. J. Doviak, D. S. Zrnic, R. D. Palmer, L. Lei, and Y. Al-Rashid
  1:45 PM
13B.2
Optimized scan strategy for multi-mission phased array radar
Svetlana Monkahova Bachmann, Lockheed Martin , Syracuse, NY; and P. Bronecke, Y. Al-Rashid, and S. Shreck
  2:00 PM
13B.3
Optimization of a multi-band, multi-mission phased array radar network using a genetic algorithm
James M. Kurdzo, Atmospheric Radar Research Center, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. D. Palmer
  2:15 PM
13B.4
Using the NWRT PAR to evaluate temporal sampling during two rapidly evolving tornado events
Adam J. Smith, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. B. Chilson and P. L. Heinselman
  2:30 PM
13B.5
Evolution of a quasi-linear convective system sampled by phased array radar
Jennifer F. Newman, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. L. Heinselman
  2:45 PM
13B.6
Efficient range oversampling processing on the National Weather Radar Testbed
Christopher D. Curtis, CIMMS/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. M. Torres

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 9
Special Data Stewardship Session: Publishing and Sharing Data (Themed Joint Session)
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the Special Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; and the 14th Conference of Atmospheric Science Librarians International )
Cochairs: Mark R. Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Nazila Merati, PMEL and JISAO
  3:45 PM
J9.2
MeaSURES Program Data Ingest Process at the NSIDC
Ronald L. S. Weaver, University of Colorado , Boulder, CO; and R. Duerr, A. Leon, D. Miller, D. J. Scott, and L. Booker
  4:00 PM
J9.3
An automated system for processing the Multi-Year Reanalysis Of Remotely-Sensed Storms (MYRORSS)
John L. Cintineo, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and T. Smith, V. Lakshmanan, and S. Ansari
  4:15 PM
J9.4
GRIB2 templates and its usage at NCEP
V. Krishna Kumar, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD MD; and B. Vuong and J. Wang
  4:30 PM
J9.5
An introduction to the NOAA/CO-OPS coastal meteorological network
Kathleen Egan, NOAA/NOS, Silver Spring, MD; and E. B. Roggenstein

  4:45 PM
J9.6
Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS): Data preservation activities
Robert Rank, NOAA/NESDIS, Suitland, MD; and S. McCormick and C. Cremidis

Recording files available
Session 14
Communicating Radar Data in the 21st Century Part VI
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Douglas E. Forsyth, NOAA/NSSL; Timothy Crum, Retired, NWS; Julian Wang, NOAA/ARL; Robert E. Saffle, Noblis, Inc.; Mark Yeary, University of Oklahoma
  3:30 PM
14.1
The Dual-polarization Radar Upgrade: Operational Benefits Seen Thusfar
Paul T. Schlatter, NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK; and L. R. Lemon, C. D. Payne, and C. A. Van Den Broeke
  3:45 PM
14.2
Hail size discrimination for polarimetric WSR-88D radars
Matthew R. Kumjian, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK ; and A. V. Ryzhkov, J. Krause, J. C. Picca, and S. M. Ganson
  4:00 PM
14.3
Enhancing sensitivity on the polarimetric WSR-88D
Valery Melnikov, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK; and P. T. Schlatter
  4:15 PM
14.4
  4:30 PM
14.5
Impacts and mitigation of ground clutter on dual-polarimetric radar data
Scott M. Ellis, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and G. Meymaris, J. Hubbert, and M. Dixon
  4:45 PM
14.6
Implementation of a Hydrometeor Classification Algorithm for consumer-oriented dual-polarization radar products
Chris Porter, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK; and S. Ganson, L. Venkatramani, B. Clarke, J. W. Conway, B. Shaw, D. VandenHeuvel, and M. Eilts

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


AMS 91st Annual Meeting Adjourns