Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data

Program Chair: Timothy J. Lang , Colorado State 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

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


Coffee Break

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

Recording files available
Session 1
Lightning Safety, Protection, and Education I
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Timothy J. Lang, Colorado State University
  11:00 AM
1.1
Recent studies of lightning safety and demographics
Ronald L. Holle, Holle Meteorology & Photography, Oro Valley, AZ
  11:15 AM
1.2
Communicating lightning safety effectively
William P. Roeder, Private Meteorologist, Rockledge, FL; and R. L. Holle, M. A. Cooper, and S. J. Hodanish
  11:30 AM
1.3
Utilizing a Lightning Safety Toolkit at Outdoor Venues
Charlie Woodrum, NOAA/NWS, Pittsburgh, PA; and D. Franklin
  11:45 AM
1.4
Latest Advancements and Results from the Georgia Tech High School Field Mill Project
John Trostel, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Severe Storms Research Center, Atlanta, GA ; and T. Perry

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 2
Lightning in Tropical Cyclones I
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Alexandre Fierro, NOAA/NSSL/Univ. of Oklahoma/CIMMS
  1:30 PM
2.1
  2:00 PM
2.2
Tropical cyclone lightning characteristics as revealed by the World Wide Lightning Location Network (WWLLN)
Kristen L. Corbosiero, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA; and S. Abarca, F. O. Rosales, and G. B. Raga
  2:15 PM
2.3
Lightning observations and tropical cyclogenesis in the Atlantic and East Pacific
Kenneth D. Leppert II, University of Alabama - Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and W. A. Petersen

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


Poster Session 1
Climatology of Lightning and the Global Electric Circuit I
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Host: Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Edward R. Mansell, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma
 
302
A Lightning Climatology for the Northern California Region
Matthew Bloemer, NOAA/NWS, Eureka, CA

 
303
Verification of thunderstorm occurrence using the National Lightning Detection Network
Kristen L. Corbosiero, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA

 
304
IC/CG Ratio Over the U.S
Stan Heckman, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD

 
305
Lightning climatology for the State of Colorado
Stephen J. Hodanish, NOAA/NWS, Pueblo, CO; and P. G. Wolyn
Manuscript (757.0 kB)

 
306
Monthly distributions of NLDN and GLD360 cloud-to-ground lightning
Ronald L. Holle, Vaisala Inc., Tucson, AZ; and K. L. Cummins and N. W. S. Demetriades
Manuscript (4.4 MB)

Poster PDF (9.4 MB)

 
307
Thunderstorm activity over South America as inferred from the Sferics and Timing Ranging Network – STARNET
Carlos A. R. Morales, University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; and J. R. Neves and E. M. Anselmo

Poster PDF (1.6 MB)


Poster Session 2
General Applications of Atmospheric Electricity and Lightning Data in the Atmospheric Sciences I
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Host: Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Edward R. Mansell, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma
 
308
Fractal characteristics of simulated and LMA-detected lightning flashes
Blake J. Allen, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and E. R. Mansell and E. C. Bruning
Manuscript (1.2 MB)

Poster PDF (12.1 MB)

 
309
Global relationships between lightning and ice water path characteristics from WWLLN and AMSU-B/MHS
Yoshitaka Nakamura, Osaka University c/o Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Suita, Osaka, Japan; and R. H. Holzworth, A. R. Jacobson, J. A. Weinman, L. A. McMurdie, H. Meng, R. R. Ferraro, T. Morimoto, T. Ushio, and Z. I. Kawasaki

Poster PDF (231.8 kB)

 
310
Inferring lightning-channel geometry from polarimetry of VHF radio emissions
Abram R. Jacobson, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and R. H. Holzworth and X. M. Shao

Poster PDF (2.1 MB)

 
311
A balloon-borne high-definition videosonde to measure thunderstorm microphysics
Donald R. MacGorman, NOAA/NSSL/WRDD, Norman, OK; and W. D. Rust, S. Waugh, D. Kennedy, and S. E. Fredrickson

Poster PDF (18.7 MB)

 
312
A 3-Dimensional DBSCAN Storm Tracking and Identification Algorithm – Description and Implementation
Jenny L. Matthews, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Severe Storms Research Center, Atlanta, GA; and J. Trostel

 
313
Application of a 3D DBSCAN SCIT algorithm to the characterization of storm cells
John Trostel, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Severe Storms Research Center, Atlanta, GA ; and J. L. Matthews


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

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

Recording files available
Session 3
Lightning in Tropical Cyclones II
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Natalia N. Solorzano, University of Washington
  4:00 PM
3.1
LASA observations and high-resolution simulation of total lightning during the rapid intensification of Hurricane Rita
Alexandre Fierro, NOAA/NSSL/Univ. of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK; and J. M. Reisner, X. M. Shao, T. Hamlin, and J. Harlin
  4:45 PM
3.3
Eyewall lightning outbreaks and tropical cyclone intensity change
Nicholas W. S. Demetriades, Vaisala, Inc., Tucson, AZ; and R. L. Holle and S. Businger

Poster PDF (9.2 MB)

  5:00 PM
3.4
Tropical cyclone rapid intensity change forecasting using lightning data during the 2010 GOES-R Proving Ground at the National Hurricane Center
Mark DeMaria, NOAA/NESDIS, Fort Collins, CO; and J. Knaff, M. J. Brennan, J. L. Beven II, R. T. DeMaria, A. B. Schumacher, J. Kaplan, and N. W. S. Demetriades
  5:15 PM
3.5
Polarity and energetics of inner core lightning in 2005 intense North Atlantic hurricanes
Jeremy N. Thomas, Digipen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA; and N. N. Solorzano, S. A. Cummer, and R. H. Holzworth

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 4
Climatology of Lightning and the Global Electric Circuit II
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Eric C. Bruning, Texas Tech Univ
  8:30 AM
4.1
Combined aircraft and satellite-derived storm electric current and lightning rates measurements and implications for the global electric circuit
Douglas M. Mach, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and R. J. Blakeslee, M. Bateman, and J. Bailey
  9:00 AM
4.2
The North American Lightning Detection Network (NALDN): Analysis of Flash Data – 2001-2009
Richard E. Orville, Texas A&M University, College Sation, TX; and G. R. Huffines, W. R. Burrows, and K. L. Cummins
  9:15 AM
4.3
Toward a climatology of precipitating systems that produce lightning with large impulse charge moment changes
Timothy J. Lang, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and W. A. Lyons, S. A. Cummer, S. Rutledge, and T. E. Nelson
  9:30 AM
4.4
Total lightning and precipitation over Brazil: An overview from 12-years of TRMM satellite
Rachel I. Albrecht, INPE, Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil; and K. P. Naccarato, O. Pinto Jr., and I. R. C. A. Pinto

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


Poster Session 3
Lightning Safety, Protection, and Education II
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Host: Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Gregory R. Patrick, NOAA/NWS
 
314
Detection Efficiencies and Range Accuracies of Three Portable Lightning Detectors Compared with the National Lightning Detection Network
Alex J. DeCaria, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and J. W. Wimer, H. M. Fijalkowski, M. R. Miziorko, and J. A. Limbacher
Manuscript (82.0 kB)

Poster PDF (358.9 kB)

 
315
Comparison of the United States Precision Lightning Network™ (USPLN™) and the Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Surveillance System (CGLSS)
Alexander A. Jacques, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. P. Koermer and T. R. Boucher
Manuscript (833.6 kB)

Poster PDF (1.1 MB)

 
316
A statistical model for the inter-annual and intra-annual number of lightning fatalities
William P. Roeder, Private Meteorologist, Rockledge, FL
Manuscript (241.3 kB)

Poster PDF (235.3 kB)

 
317
Is the risk of a lightning casualty actually less in an open field than a forest?
William P. Roeder, Private Meteorologist, Rockledge, FL
Manuscript (136.6 kB)

Poster PDF (142.5 kB)


Poster Session 4
The Utility of Lightning Data in Operational Warning and Decision-Making Processes I
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Host: Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Gregory R. Patrick, NOAA/NWS
 
318
Assessing impulses and decay of overshooting tops relative to supercell collapse using lightning and phased array radar data
Vanna C. Chmielewski, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; and K. M. Kuhlman, D. R. MacGorman, and S. A. Weiss
Manuscript (1.1 MB)

Poster PDF (1.5 MB)

 
319
The Utility of Total Lightning for Diagnosing the Severity of Summer Pulse Convection
Christopher B. Darden, NOAA/NWS, Huntsville, AL; and B. Carcione, A. M. Woodward, and G. T. Stano

Poster PDF (2.3 MB)

 
Poster 320 has been moved. New paper number J1.2A

 
321
NCAR AutoNowcaster performance using total lightning and NLDN data
Cathy Kessinger, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. Nelson, W. Deierling, and N. Oien

Poster PDF (607.1 kB)

 
322
The application of lightning density map in the analysis of a severe rainstorm case in Hong Kong
W.H. Leung, Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong, China; and W. M. Ma and H. K. Yeung
Manuscript (846.8 kB)

 
323
Determining relationships between lightning and radar in severe and non-severe storms
Scott D. Rudlosky, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and H. E. Fuelberg

 
324
Diagnosing storm intensity using coupled TRMM Lightning Imaging Sensor and Meteosat Second Generation in preparation for GOES-R
Christopher P. Jewett, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and J. Walker, W. M. MacKenzie Jr., and J. R. Mecikalski


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

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

Recording files available
Session 5
Recent Advances in Lightning Technology and Transfer of that Technology from Research to Operations I
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Wiebke Deierling, NCAR
  11:00 AM
5.1
The GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM): Algorithm and Instrument Status
Steven J. Goodman, NOAA/NESDIS/GOES-R Program Office, Greenbelt, MD; and H. J. Christian Jr.
  11:30 AM
5.2

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
Session 6
Recent Advances in Lightning Technology and Transfer of that Technology from Research to Operations II
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Richard E. Orville, Texas A&M University
  1:30 PM
6.1
A network for real-time lightning impulse charge moment change measurements
Steven A. Cummer, Duke University, Durham, NC; and W. A. Lyons and T. E. Nelson
  2:00 PM
6.2
A Lightning Mapping Array for West Texas: Deployment and Research Plans
Eric C. Bruning, Texas Tech Univ, Lubbock, TX; and N. Y. Wang, R. I. Albrecht, and K. Gopalan
  2:30 PM
6.3
Lightning Mapping Arrays - current status and recent results
William Rison, New Mexico Tech; and P. Krehbiel, H. Edens, S. Hunyady, G. Aulich, and R. Thomas
  2:45 PM
6.4
A New Lightning Instrumentation System for Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Carlos T. Mata, ASRC Aerospace, Kennedy Space Center, FL; and V. A. Rakov

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
Joint Session 10
Understanding Lightning’s Role in Atmospheric Chemistry
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; and the 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Chair: Kenneth E. Pickering, NASA/GSFC/Univ. of Maryland
  3:30 PM
J10.1
Lightning-produced NOx in the tropics: Results from TROCCINOX, SCOUT-O3 and AMMA, and recommendations for future LNOx parameterizations
H. Huntrieser, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany; and H. Schlager, U. Schumann, M. Lichtenstern, A. Roiger, P. Stock, H. Höller, K. Schmidt, and H. D. Betz
  4:30 PM
J10.3
  4:45 PM
J10.4
The Lightning Nitrogen Oxides Model (LNOM): status and recent applications
William Koshak, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and M. Khan, H. Peterson, L. Wang, and A. P. Biazar

  5:00 PM
J10.5
Application of a New Lightning-NOx Parameterization in a Hector Thunderstorm Cloud/Chemistry Simulation
Kristin A. Cummings, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and K. E. Pickering, M. C. Barth, T. Huntemann, W. C. Skamarock, G. Vaughan, A. Volz-Thomas, H. Schlager, and H. Höller
  5:15 PM
J10.6
Impact of lightning-NO emissions on summertime U.S. photochemistry as determined using the CMAQ model with NLDN-constrained flash rates
Dale Allen, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and K. E. Pickering, R. Pinder, W. Koshak, T. Pierce, and K. W. Appel

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 7
General Applications of Atmospheric Electricity and Lightning Data in the Atmospheric Sciences II
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Lawrence Carey, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  8:30 AM
7.1
Diagnosing the Electrical Structure of Dusty Gust Fronts in the Sahel
Harvey Elliott, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and E. Williams, N. O. Renno, W. Beasley, N. Nathou, and B. Russell
  9:00 AM
7.2
Volcanic lightning observations from the Redoubt and Eyjafjallajokul eruptions
Sonja A. Behnke, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM; and R. J. Thomas, P. R. Krehbiel, W. Rison, H. E. Edens, and S. R. McNutt
  9:15 AM
7.3
Coordinated video and RF measurements of positive CGs inducing both sprites and upward tower discharges
Tom A. Warner, SDSMT, Rapid City, SD; and W. A. Lyons, S. A. Cummer, T. J. Lang, and T. E. Nelson
  9:30 AM
7.4
Lightning and polarimetric signatures of electrified winter storms in central Oklahoma
Kristin M. Kuhlman, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. L. Manross
Manuscript (4.8 MB)

  9:45 AM
7.5
Analysis of TRMM-LIS lightning and related microphysics using a cell-scale database
Anita LeRoy, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and W. A. Petersen

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 1
The Use of Lightning Data in Aviation Operations
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; and the Second Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium on Weather-Air Traffic Management Integration )
Chair: Kristin M. Kuhlman, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL
  10:30 AM
J1.1
Anvil-level lightning flashes initiated by an airplane as detected by the Oklahoma Lightning Mapping Array
Stephanie A. Weiss, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. R. MacGorman, W. Rison, and P. R. Krehbiel
  11:00 AM
J1.3
Use of inferred lighting results within a detection scheme for oceanic convection
Cathy Kessinger, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and W. Deierling and N. Rehak
  11:15 AM
J1.5
Defining interest fields for 0-1 hour lighting initiation using GOES infrared temperature and reflectance data
John R. Mecikalski, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and R. J. Harris, W. M. MacKenzie Jr., P. A. Durkee, and K. E. Nielsen
  11:30 AM
J1.6
Radar nowcasting of total lightning over the Kennedy Space Center
Greg N. Seroka, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and R. E. Orville

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 8
The Utility of Lightning Data in Operational Warning and Decision-Making Processes II
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Henry E. Fuelberg, Florida State University
  1:30 PM
8.1
Improved real-time lightning trend products
Geoffrey T. Stano, ENSCO/SPoRT, Huntsville, AL; and B. Carcione and C. B. Darden
  1:45 PM
8.2
  2:00 PM
8.3
Advancements in the development of an operational lightning jump algorithm for GOES-R GLM
Christopher J. Schultz, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and W. A. Petersen and L. D. Carey
  2:15 PM
8.4
Winter-time lightning during cold-air outbreaks over the North Pacific ocean
Lynn A. McMurdie, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and J. A. Weinman, R. H. Holzworth, and Y. Nakamura

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


Poster Session 5
Lightning Warning and Prediction Using Observations and Models I
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Host: Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: William P. Roeder, 45th Weather Squadron
 
679
Automating Lightning Notification and Communication at Savannah River Site
Steven R. Chiswell, Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC; and E. Kabela

Poster PDF (14.7 MB)

 
680
Mesoscale lightning threat guidance for operational use at NWS offices
Pete Saunders, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and H. E. Fuelberg, S. J. Hodanish, J. Mittelstadt, A. I. Watson, and S. Zubrick

 
682
Evaluation of mesoscale lightning threat guidance for the State of Colorado
Stephen J. Hodanish, NOAA/NWS, Pueblo, CO; and P. Wolyn, P. Saunders, H. E. Fuelberg, and A. Gibbs

 
683
The Time Between First Radar Echoes and First VHF Lightning Radiation Source Locations as an Indicator of Eventual Storm Intensity
Patrick T. Hyland, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and W. H. Beasley and S. A. Weiss

 
684
A Study of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Based on WTLN Total Lighting Data and the WRF Model
Elena Novakovskaia, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD; and C. Liu and S. Heckman

 
685
New Advances in Lightning Forecasting from WFO Grand Junction
P. Frisbie, NOAA/NWSFO, Grand Junction, CO; and M. P. Meyers, J. D. Colton, and J. Daniels

 
686
Vertically integrated ice – a new lightning nowcasting tool
Matt Mosier, NOAA/NWS, Fort Worth, TX
Manuscript (365.9 kB)

Poster PDF (1.7 MB)

 
687
Observation of winter lightning in the Shonai area railroad weather project: preliminary results
Masahide Nishihashi, MRI, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and K. I. Shimose, K. Kusunoki, S. Hayashi, K. Bessho, S. Hoshino, K. Arai, Y. Hono, K. Adachi, W. Kato, O. Suzuki, M. Nakazato, W. Mashiko, H. Yamauchi, H. Y. Inoue, and M. Kusume
Manuscript (1.8 MB)

 
688
Using temperature layered VIL as automated lightning warning guidance
William P. Roeder, 45th Weather Squadron, Patrick AFB, FL; and T. M. McNamara
Manuscript (599.4 kB)

Poster PDF (277.7 kB)

 
690
Exploring the use of radar for physically-based nowcasting of lightning cessation
Elise V. Schultz, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and W. A. Petersen and L. D. Carey
Manuscript (5.0 MB)

Poster PDF (747.1 kB)

 
691
Development and testing of operational dual-polarimetric radar based lightning initiation forecast techniques
Crystal J. Woodard, University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and L. D. Carey, W. A. Petersen, M. Scott, and W. P. Roeder
Manuscript (121.1 kB)

 
692
A new scheme for predicting intra-cloud and cloud-to-ground flash densities
Barry Lynn, Weather It Is, LTD, Efrat, Israel; and Y. Yair and C. G. Price


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

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

Recording files available
Session 9
Lightning Warning and Prediction Using Observations and Models II
Location: 602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Christopher B. Darden, NOAA/NWS
  4:00 PM
9.1
  4:15 PM
9.2
Enhanced Lightning Products and Services for Decision Support Operations through Improved Short Term Forecast Techniques
Benjamin S. Herzog, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and M. R. Volkmer, S. M. Spratt, and D. W. Sharp
  4:30 PM
9.3
Dry thunderstorm forecast procedure
Nick Nauslar, DRI, Reno, NV; and J. Wallmann and T. J. Brown
  4:45 PM
9.4
Vertically Integrated Ice (VII): an operational lightning forecasting tool
Brian Hoeth, NOAA/NWS, Houston, TX; and D. A. Hood, M. Keehn, and M. Mosier
  5:00 PM
9.5
Strategic lightning threat prediction--An assessment of multiple techniques
Wiebke Deierling, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Steiner and C. Kessinger

  5:15 PM
9.6
Dual-polarimetric signatures of ice orientation for lightning prediction: A radar modeling study of ice mixtures at X, C and S bands
Lawrence D. Carey, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and W. A. Petersen and E. V. Schultz

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