5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications

Program Chair: Belay B. Demoz , Howard University

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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)

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

Recording files available
Session 1
Air pollution and Dust transport studies
Location: 307-308 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications
Cochairs: Ruben Delgado, JCET/Univ. of Maryland; C. Russell Philbrick, North Carolina State Univ.
  8:30 AM
1.1
Synergy of A-Train sensors and in-situ air quality measurements: 3-D structure of Asian dust transported to the Mid-Atlantic United States and its impact on air quality
Ruben Delgado, JCET/Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; and S. DeSouza-Machado, A. M. Robinson, D. Orozco, O. Torres, L. L. Strow, and R. M. Hoff
  8:45 AM
1.2
Multistatic lidar measurements of aerosol properties
C. Russell Philbrick, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC; and M. Snyder and A. Brown
  9:00 AM
1.3
The Taklimakan Dust acting as Ice nuclei observed by dual-wavelength and polarization lidar
Yoshitaka Jin, Nagoya Univ., Nagoya, Japan; and K. Kai, T. Shibata, K. Zhang, and H. Zhou
  9:15 AM
1.4
  9:30 AM
1.5
Comparison of EZLidar, MPL, and an elastic lidar for urban air quality applications
Raymond M. Hoff, JCET/Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; and R. Delgado, T. A. Berkoff, K. J. McCann, D. Orozco, P. Sawamura, and J. Compton

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


Bernhard Haurwitz Lecture

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

Recording files available
Session 2
Radar-Lidar Techniques in Pollution, Climate and Weather Studies
Location: 307-308 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications
Cochairs: Jennifer M. Comstock, PNNL; Simone Lolli, LEOSPHERE
  11:15 AM
2.2
Cloud Properties from a Combined Lidar-Radar retrieval in the tropical western Pacific
Julia E. Flaherty, PNNL, Richland, WA; and S. A. McFarlane and J. M. Comstock
  11:30 AM
2.3
Attenuation Correction of Reflectivity for X-Band Dual Polarization Radar
Yuxiang He, Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, IL; and H. Xiao
Manuscript (583.6 kB)

  11:45 AM
2.4
  12:00 PM
2.5
Intercomparison of Multi-Sensor Retrievals of Cloud Microphysical Properties—Results using ARM data at Darwin, Australia
Jennifer M. Comstock, PNNL, Richland, WA; and A. Protat, S. McFarlane, J. Delanoë, and M. Deng

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
Session 3
Clouds, Aerosols, Wind, Radiatively Important Gases and Thermodynamic Structures of the Troposphere and Stratosphere
Location: 307-308 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications
Cochairs: Rob K. Newsom, PNNL; Zhien Wang, Univ. of Wyoming
  1:30 PM
3.1
A Solid State DIAL System for Water Vapor Profiling
David M. Sonnenfroh, Physical Sciences Inc., Andover, MA; and K. Parameswaran

  1:45 PM
3.2
Establishing an aerosol backscatter climatology at .355 and 2.06um for the Global Wind Observing System (GWOS) using CALIPSO data and models
Steven Greco, Simpson Weather Associates, Charlottesville, VA; and G. D. Emmitt, D. A. Bowdle, and K. A. Fuller
  2:00 PM
3.3
Capturing atmospheric events with a high resolution 5km range Doppler wind Lidar
Matthieu Boquet, LEOSPHERE SAS, Paris, France; and J. P. Cariou, G. Gorju, R. Parmentier, and L. Sauvage

  2:15 PM
3.4
Odd Observation in High Altitude Clouds with Depolarization Lidar
I.H. Hwang, Science & Engineering Services, Inc., Columbia, MD; and S. Lee and J. Lei
Manuscript (1.1 MB)

  2:30 PM
3.5
Improving Observations of Aerosol Modifications in the presence of clouds
Yonghua Wu, NOAA-CREST, New York, NY; and C. M. Gan, A. Tejada, B. Gross, F. Moshary, and S. Ahmed
  2:45 PM
3.6
Observation of boundary layer water vapor and aerosol structures with a compact airborne Raman lidar
Zhien Wang, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and P. J. Wechsler, B. Liu, W. Kuestner, B. Glove, J. French, M. Burkhart, Y. Cai, J. Snider, and L. Oolman

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


Coffee Break

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

3:30 PM-5:45 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 4
Lidar Networks, Long-term Climate Observations, Automated Operational Lidars
Location: 307-308 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications
Cochairs: Thierry Leblanc, JPL; David M. Sonnenfroh, Physical Sciences Inc.
  3:30 PM
4.1
  3:45 PM
4.2
Long-Term Evaluation of Raman Lidar Temperature Profiles
Rob K. Newsom, PNNL, Richland, WA; and D. D. Turner
  4:00 PM
4.3
Characterizing urban boundary layer dynamics using radar, lidar, sodar, surface observations and predictions from numerical models
Mark Arend, City College of New York, New York, NY; and E. Gutierrez, B. Madhavan, C. M. Gan, S. Abdelazim, B. Gross, D. Santoro, F. Moshary, J. Gonzalez, and S. Ahmed
  4:15 PM
4.4
Comparison of wind measurements at the Howard University Beltsville Research Campus
Kevin Vermeesch, SSAI, Greenbelt, MD; and B. Gentry, G. J. Koch, M. Boquet, H. Chen, U. N. Singh, B. B. Demoz, and T. Bacha
  4:30 PM
4.5
Shareware lidar: an entry level network system to enable boundary layer and cloud studies for the lower troposphere
Timothy A. Berkoff, GEST/Univ. of Maryland, Greenbelt, MD; and J. Compton, P. Sawamura, J. Campbell, E. J. Welton, and R. M. Hoff

  5:00 PM
4.7
Formation and climatology of tropical mid-level clouds at Darwin, Australia
Laura D. Riihimaki, PNNL, Richland, WA; and S. A. McFarlane and J. M. Comstock
  5:15 PM
4.8
Measurements Of Humidity in the Atmosphere and Validation Experiments (MOHAVE) 2009: Campaign Review
Thierry Leblanc, JPL, Wrightwood, CA; and I. S. McDermid, D. Hurst, L. Miloshevich, H. Vomel, D. N. Whiteman, T. J. McGee, S. I. Gutman, G. E. Nedoluha, N. Kampfer, C. Straub, L. Twigg, G. Toon, T. D. Walsh, J. J. Braun, and B. Haines
  5:30 PM
4.9
Optical Autocovariance Wind Lidar (OAWL): A New Approach to Direct-Detection Doppler Wind Profiling
Christian Grund, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, CO; and S. C. Tucker

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 5
Emerging Lidar methods and applications
Location: 307-308 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications
Cochairs: Anthony B. Davis, JPL; Shane D. Mayor, California State Univ.
  8:45 AM
5.2
Lidar Wind Resource Assessment in Simple and Complex Terrain
Amina El Kasmi, GL Garrad Hassan, Montreal, QC, Canada; and D. Faghani, Derosiers, and D. Jaynes
  9:00 AM
5.3
Application of Doppler lidar in forestry research
Katja Träumner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany; and A. Wieser, L. Röhner, B. Ruck, and U. Corsmeier
  9:15 AM
5.4
Fiber Raman amplifier for O2 integrated path differential absorption measurements near 1.26 micron
Jeremy T. Dobler, ITT Geospatial Systems, Fort Wayne, IN; and J. Nagel, V. L. Temyanko, B. Karpowicz, T. S. Zaccheo, E. V. Browell, and F. W. Harrison
  9:30 AM
5.5
Validation of airborne CO2 laser measurements
Edward V. Browell, NASA/LaRC, Hampton, VA; and J. T. Dobler, S. A. Kooi, M. A. Fenn, Y. Choi, S. A. Vay, F. W. Harrison, B. Moore III, and T. S. Zaccheo

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
Session 6
Updates on Field Experiments
Location: 307-308 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications
Cochairs: Tammy M. Weckwerth, NCAR; Zhaoxia Pu, Univ. of Utah
  10:30 AM
6.1
The impact of GLOW wind profile data on numerical simulation of a warm season convection observed during IHOP_2002
Zhaoxia Pu, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and L. Zhang, B. B. Demoz, and B. Gentry
  11:15 AM
6.4
Advanced DWL data processing with tornado and tropical cyclone applications
George D. Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Charlottesville, VA; and H. Bluestein, K. Godwin, and J. Houser
  11:30 AM
6.5
On the use of a mobile Doppler lidar to probe the boundary layer near and in tornadic and non-tornadic supercells
Howard B. Bluestein, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. Emmitt, J. Houser, and R. Bluth
  11:45 AM
6.6
A convection initiation case study during COPS: 6 August 2007
Tammy M. Weckwerth, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. J. Bennett, J. Van Baelen, and P. Di Girolamo

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 7
Lidar Application Studies-I: Boundary Layer
Location: 307-308 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications
Cochairs: Belay B. Demoz, Howard Univ.; Yansen Wang, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  1:30 PM
7.1
Convective boundary layer entrainment: A review and consolidation using Doppler lidar
Katja Träumner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany; and C. Kottmeier, U. Corsmeier, and A. Wieser
  1:45 PM
7.2
Lidar-sonde-radiometer based analysis of the inversion strength of the entrainment zone and its daytime evolution
Micheal Hicks, NOAA/NWS, Sterling, VA; and R. Connell, B. B. Demoz, S. L. Kang, E. Joseph, J. Facundo, and D. Venable
  2:00 PM
7.3
Automatic Planetay Boundary Layer detection with different sensors and Lidar systems
Sophie Loaec, LEOSPHERE, Paris, France; and L. Sauvage, A. El Filali, M. Boquet, and S. Lolli
  2:15 PM
7.4
Internal Boundary Layer Structure Observed by dual-Doppler Lidar
Rob K. Newsom, PNNL, Richland, WA; and D. Ligon and D. Garvey

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


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

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

Recording files available
Session 8
Lidar Application Studies
Location: 307-308 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications
Cochairs: Belay B. Demoz, Howard Univ.; Yansen Wang, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  4:15 PM
8.2
Lidars support air quality management in Delhi
Benjamin Guinot, Leosphere, Paris, France; and L. Sauvage, S. Lolli, S. Loaec, S. Guttikunda, and G. Calori
  4:30 PM
8.3
Lidar calibration at 1064-nm channel using the water-phase and cirrus clouds
Yonghua Wu, NOAA-CREST, New York, NY; and C. M. Gan, L. Cordero, B. Gross, F. Moshary, and S. Ahmed
  4:45 PM
8.4
All-fiber coherent Doppler LIDAR for wind sensing
Sameh Abdelazim, City College of New York, New York, NY; and D. Santoro, M. Arend, F. Moshary, and S. Ahmed
  5:00 PM
8.5
Application of a handheld laser wind sensor to provide instantaneous wind profiles in operations with very short lead-times
Christopher D. Bedford CCM, Sailing Weather Service, LLC, Watertown, MA; and D. B. Dakin

  5:30 PM
8.7
Calculation of windshear hazard factor based on Doppler LIDAR data
P. W. Chan, Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong, China; and P. A. Robinson
Manuscript (2.6 MB)

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)

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


Exhibit Hours

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)

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


Registration Closes

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


Meet the President

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


AMS 91st Annual Meeting Adjourns