8th Conference on Space Weather

Program Chairs: Robert McCoy , Office of Naval Research ; Genene Fisher , AMS

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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

10:15 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Coffee Break Reception - Sponsored by Ball Aerospace
Location: 4C-3 (Washington State Convention Center)

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
Agency Updates—Space Weather Impacts & Initiatives
Location: 4C-3 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 8th Conference on Space Weather
Cochairs: Robert McCoy, Office of Naval Research; Genene Fisher, AMS
  11:30 AM
1.2
Utility of the the NASA research fleet for SWx prediction
Richard R. Fisher, NASA Heliophysics Division, Washington, DC
  11:45 AM
1.3
NSF and Space Weather for the Future
Richard Behnke, NSF, Arlington, VA
 
Paper 1.4 has been moved. New paper number 1.1A

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
Agency Updates II
Location: 4C-3 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 8th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Richard Behnke, NSF
  1:30 PM
2.1
  1:45 PM
2.2
FAA Update on Space Weather Activities
Hank Krakowski, FAA, Washington, DC; and V. Capezzuto
  2:00 PM
2.3A

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


Poster Session 1
Space Weather Posters
Host: 8th Conference on Space Weather
Cochairs: Jennifer Meehan, Utah State Univ.; Genene Fisher, AMS
 
264
Model verses data comparison of the February 26, 2008 substorm
Erika M. Harnett, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and R. M. Winglee

 
265
Calibration Tool Development for the GOES-R Solar Ultra-Violet Imager
Jonathan M. Darnel, NOAA/NESDIS, Boulder, CO; and C. Cao

Poster PDF (791.4 kB)

 
266
Improved modeling and prediction of total atmospheric refractivity by assimilation of angle of arrival and total electron content measurements from an array of GPS receivers
Bonnie Valant-Spaight, Propagation Research Associates, Inc., Marietta, GA; and G. M. Hall, A. J. Mannucci, A. Komjathy, B. D. Wilson, and M. A. Dumett

Poster PDF (908.6 kB)

 
267
Space Weather Products from the GOES-R Magnetometer and Energetic Particle Instruments
Paul T.M. Loto'aniu, NOAA/NWS/SWPC, Boulder, CO; and J. V. Rodriguez, H. J. Singer, J. C. Green, M. Berguson, T. Onsager, L. Mayer, M. Shouldis, and S. M. Hill

 
268
Ionosphere mitigation through species characterization and stratification
Christopher T. Rodgers, ITT Industries, Herndon, VA; and O. E. Kia
Manuscript (425.0 kB)

 
269
Results from a prototype for the GOES Particle Intersensor Toolkit
William Rowland, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and R. S. Weigel and C. Cao

Poster PDF (3.2 MB)

 
270
Transition of the ACE and GOES-N,O,P space weather product processing systems to NOAA operations
Thomas King, Dell, Fairfax, VA; and C. Tan, P. Keehn, and W. W. Wolf

 
271
An approach to test and exercise for space weather system for storming conditions
Rhonda S. Davis, Northrop Grumman, Colorado Springs, CO; and D. H. Polk, R. Vigeant, and S. L. McNew

Poster PDF (753.9 kB)

 
272
Results from the RAIDS Experiment aboard the ISS
Scott A. Budzien, NRL, Washington, DC; and R. L. Bishop, A. W. Stephan, A. B. Christensen, J. H. Hecht, K. R. Minschwaner, and S. M. Bailey

 
273
GPS radio occultation data use in operational ionospheric models
William Bagby, Northrop Grumman, Colorado Springs, CO; and B. Prochaska, K. Landis, and D. Kim

 
274
Whole atmosphere data assimilation and forecast experiments
Houjun Wang, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado and SWPC/NOAA, Boulder, CO; and T. Fuller-Rowell and R. Akmaev
Manuscript (415.6 kB)

Poster PDF (2.5 MB)

 
277A
Hosted Payload Lessons
Carl Schueler, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Santa Barbara, CA
Manuscript (927.5 kB)

Poster PDF (927.5 kB)

 
278
Thermospheric Density Fluctuations Derived from the Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment Missions
Andrew C. Nicholas, NRL, Washington, DC; and M. A. Davis, S. A. Budzien, T. T. Finne, and L. Healy

 
280
CASES: A Novel Low-Cost Ground-based GPS Software Receiver
Geoff Crowley, Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, San Antonio, TX; and P. M. Kintner Jr., M. Psaiki, T. E. Humphreys, S. Powell, B. O'Hanlon, A. Reynolds, and G. S. Bust

 
281
Global, real-time ionosphere specification for end-user communication and navigation products
W. Kent Tobiska, Utah State Univ., Logan, UT; and H. Carlson, R. W. Schunk, J. J. Sojka, L. Scherliess, L. Zhu, and L. C. Gardner


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

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

Recording files available
Session 3
Agency Updates III
Location: 4C-3 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 8th Conference on Space Weather
Cochairs: Karen Shelton-Mur, HQ FAA; William J. Murtagh, NOAA/NWS/Space Weather Prediction
  4:00 PM
3.1
The National Space Weather Program: 2010 and the Next Decade
Samuel P. Williamson, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology, Silver Spring, MD; and M. F. Bonadonna and M. R. Babcock
  4:15 PM
3.2
Space Weather and FEMA
Stephen Sterling, FEMA, Denver, CO
  4:30 PM
3.3A
A NASA Applied Spaceflight Environments Office Concept
James F. Spann, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and D. L. Edwards, H. D. Burns, and M. A. Xapsos
  4:45 PM
3.4
Space Weather Services and Tools at the CCMC
Michael Hesse, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and Y. Zheng, A. Pulkkinen, S. Taktakishvili, M. Maddox, and M. Kuznetsova
 
3.6 has been moved to 3.3A

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
Developments in Data Assimilation and Physics-based Forecast Models
Location: 4C-3 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 8th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Geoff Crowley, Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates
  8:30 AM
4.1
Prospects and Challenges for Data Assimilation in Magnetosphere Models
Joachim Raeder, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; and T. Matsuo and J. Anderson
  8:45 AM
4.2
Data assimilation models for ionosphere specifications and forecasts
Robert W. Schunk, Utah State Univ., Logan, UT; and L. Scherliess, J. J. Sojka, D. C. Thompson, and L. Zhu
  9:00 AM
4.3
Modeling ring current enhancements during magnetic storms
Michele D. Cash, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and E. M. Harnett and R. M. Winglee

  9:15 AM
4.4
  9:30 AM
4.5
WSA Derived Coronal Hole Comparison with STEREO EUVI Observations
C. Nick Arge, Air Force Research Lab, Kirtland AFB, NM; and C. J. Henney, K. Shurkin, J. Koller, A. Toussaint, S. Young, D. Mackenzie, and J. W. Harvey

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 5
Future Directions in Space Weather
Location: 4C-3 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 8th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Joseph Kunches, NOAA/SWPC
  11:15 AM
5.3
GPS & Space Weather: Understanding the Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience
Genene Fisher, AMS Policy Program, Washington, DC

 
Paper 5.2 has been moved. New Paper number 5.4A

  11:30 AM
5.4
Space Weather Impacts on the Ground Based Augmentation System
Tim Murphy, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, Seattle, WA

  11:45 AM
5.4A
A Tribute to Paul Kintner
Anthea Coster, MIT Haystack Observatory, Westford, MA

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
New Data Sources and Products
Location: 4C-3 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 8th Conference on Space Weather
Cochairs: W. Kent Tobiska, Space Environment Technologies; Richard Clark, Millersville Univ.
  1:30 PM
6.1
  1:45 PM
6.2
Coherent thermospheric dynamic and electrodynamic response to stratospheric warmings
Tim Fuller-Rowell, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and R. A. Akmaev, H. Wang, F. Wu, T. W. Fang, and M. V. Codrescu
  2:00 PM
6.3
  2:15 PM
6.4
Observations of the Ionosphere and Thermosphere from the Special Sensor Ultraviolet Limb Imager (SSULI)
Clayton Coker, NRL, Washington, DC; and A. W. Stephan, K. F. Dymond, A. C. Nicholas, S. A. Budzien, P. B. Dandenault, S. E. McDonald, D. Chua, D. P. Drob, J. T. Emmert, and K. A. Roach
  2:30 PM
6.5
Untangling daytime ionospheric remote sensing: RAIDS contributions to solving an old problem
Andrew W. Stephan, NRL, Washington, DC; and L. Cashman, R. L. Bishop, S. A. Budzien, A. B. Christensen, S. Chakrabarti, J. H. Hecht, and P. R. Straus
  2:45 PM
6.6
Integrating the Sun-Earth System for the Operational Environment: A study of the 3–5 April 2010 geomagnetic storm
Sarah E. McDonald, NRL, Washington, DC; and J. Lean, J. Krall, J. D. Huba, G. Joyce, C. C. Wu, B. Wood, J. A. Fedder, A. W. Stephan, S. A. Budzien, D. H. Chua, C. Coker, J. Emmert, D. Drob, R. R. Meier, J. M. Picone, Y. M. Wang, K. A. Zawdie, S. P. Plunkett, R. A. Howard, J. Chen, P. A. Bernhardt, C. L. Siefring, A. Rouillard, K. F. Dymond, and R. L. Bishop

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 7
General Space Weather Contributions
Location: 4C-3 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 8th Conference on Space Weather
Cochairs: W. Dean Pesnell, NASA; Jennifer Meehan, Utah State Univ.
  3:30 PM
7.1
Upper Atmosphere and Space Weather Education
C. Russell Philbrick, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  3:45 PM
7.2
Global geospace imaging for operational space weather monitoring
Damien H. Chua, NRL, Washington, DC; and D. G. Socker, S. Slinker, R. R. Meier, C. R. Englert, B. Wood, J. D. Huba, and J. Krall
  4:00 PM
7.3
  4:15 PM
7.4
How Astrophysics Noise Paves the Way for Improved Space Weather Forecasting
Michael R. Collier, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and D. G. Sibeck, F. S. Porter, J. L. Burch, J. A. Carter, T. Cravens, K. Kuntz, N. Omidi, A. Read, I. Robertson, S. Sembay, and S. L. Snowden
  4:45 PM
7.6
Radio Aurora Explorer: Investigating ionospheric turbulence response to magnetospheric forcing
Hasan Bahcivan, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA; and J. Cutler

  5:00 PM
7.7
A Baseline Space Weather Forecast Capability
Shawn Young, AFRL, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico; and C. N. Arge and J. C. Johnston
  5:15 PM
7.8
Space weather product generation transition from SWPC to NESDIS
Arthur T. McClinton Jr., Noblis, Falls Church, VA; and K. Mckenzie, S. Hill, A. Booth, and P. Yu

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

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


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

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


Spouses' Coffee

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


Meet the President

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


Exhibit Hours

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