Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences

Program Chair: John K. Williams , NCAR

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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
Computational intelligence methods in forecasting
Location: 2A (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences
Chair: William W. Hsieh, Univ. of British Columbia
  11:00 AM
1.1
Application of the neural network technique to develop a nonlinear multi-model ensemble for precipitation over ConUS
Vladimir M. Krasnopolsky, IMSG at NCEP/NWS/NOAA, Camp Springs, MD; and Y. Lin

  11:15 AM
1.2
A turbine hub height wind speed consensus forecasting system
William Myers, NCAR/RAL, Boulder, CO; and S. Linden
  11:30 AM
1.3
Using data mining to improve convective initiation forecasts
John K. Williams, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and D. A. Ahijevych and J. R. Mecikalski

  11:45 AM
1.4
Nonlinear principal component analysis applied to the tropical MJO cycle
Johannes Jenkner, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and W. W. Hsieh and A. J. Cannon

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Lunch Break

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


Poster Session 1
Computational intelligence methods and their applications to environmental science
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Host: Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences
 
257
 
258
Methods to rank and classify severe weather outbreaks
Chad M. Shafer, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK ; and C. A. Doswell III
Manuscript (1.8 MB)

 
259
An analysis of the performance of classification methods applied to lightning images
Marcelo Biancao Crivelaro, Centro Universitario da FEI, Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and R. B. B. Gin and R. A. C. Bianchi

 
260
Impact of uncertainty in planetary boundary layer depth on concentration predictions
Kerrie J. Schmehl, Penn State University, State College, PA; and S. E. Haupt, B. P. Reen, and A. J. Annunzio

 
261
 
262
Support vector machine techniques to predict tropical cyclone re-intensification following extratropical transition
Israel Vaughn, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and J. S. Tyo and E. Ritchie

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)

 
263
Expanding ceiling and visibility site forecasting: interesting cases and algorithm improvements
Richard E. Bateman, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and P. Herzegh, B. Lambi, and J. Cowie

 
263A
Turbulence hazard nowcast products and accident case performance analyses (Formerly Poster 760)
Gary E. Blackburn, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and F. McDonough, J. K. Williams, J. A. Craig, J. M. Pearson, G. Meymaris, J. Abernethy, and R. D. Sharman


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

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

Recording files available
Joint Session 3
Computational intelligence methods for climate change attribution, characterization, and downscaling
Location: 2A (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; and the 23rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Cochairs: Antonello Pasini, CNR; Xuebin Zhang, EC
  4:00 PM
J3.1
  4:30 PM
J3.2
A data mining algorithm for climate data: application to double ITCZ
Andrew Geiss, NorthWest Research Associates, Redmond, WA; and G. Levy
  4:45 PM
J3.3
Predicting Atlantic tropical cyclone activity
Roshanak Nateghi, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; and S. M. Quiring, S. D. Guikema, and A. Schumacher

  5:00 PM
J3.4
Unsupervised machine learning as a method to identify patterns in regional climate downscaling reanalyses
Jeffrey H. Copeland, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Knievel, F. Vandenberge, and R. Babarsky
  5:15 PM
J3.5
Evaluation of STARDEX indices calculated from linear and nonlinear statistical downscaled daily temperatures
Carlos Felipe Gaitan, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and W. W. Hsieh, A. J. Cannon, and P. Gachon

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
Joint Session 1
Computational intelligence applications in air pollution meteorology
Location: 2A (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; and the Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology )
Cochairs: Sue Ellen Haupt, Penn State Univ.; Michael Brown, LANL
  8:30 AM
J1.1
Using a genetic algorithm to assimilate transport and dispersion variables
Sue Ellen Haupt, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA; and A. J. Annunzio and K. J. Schmehl
  8:45 AM
J1.2
Source term estimation of a volcanic ash cloud using a genetic algorithm
Kerrie J. Schmehl, Penn State Univ., State College, PA; and S. E. Haupt and D. Truesdell
  9:00 AM
J1.3
Source term estimation uncertainty analysis using a genetic algorithm coupled with dispersion models
Luna M. Rodriguez, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA; and S. E. Haupt, G. Young, A. J. Annunzio, and K. J. Schmehl
  9:15 AM
J1.4
Multi-entity field approximation for hazard origin estimation
Andrew J. Annunzio, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA; and S. E. Haupt, G. Young, and L. M. Rodriguez
  9:30 AM
J1.5
Non-Darwinian evolution for source estimation
Guido Cervone, George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA; and P. Franzese
Manuscript (312.5 kB)

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
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

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 2
Computational intelligence methods and their applications to environmental science
Location: 2A (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences
Chair: Kimberly L. Elmore, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL
  1:30 PM
2.1
Prescreening of predictors for nonlinear machine learning methods in environmental sciences
Aranildo Lima, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and W. W. Hsieh and A. J. Cannon
  2:00 PM
2.2
Sensitivity analysis in linear and nonlinear models: a review
Caren Marzban, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  2:15 PM
2.3
Gene-expression programming: a variant of genetic programming that allows efficient meteorological function fitting
Atoossa Bakhshaii, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and R. B. Stull
  2:30 PM
2.4
Comparing datasets and methods to identify major severe weather outbreaks
Chad M. Shafer, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK ; and A. E. Mercer, M. B. Richman, L. M. Leslie, and C. A. Doswell III
  2:45 PM
2.5
Addressing wind direction uncertainty in source estimation through dynamic time warping
Guido Cervone, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and J. Lin and P. Franzese
Manuscript (793.0 kB)

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 3
Fourth annual AMS Artificial Intelligence forecasting contest: methods and results
Location: 2A (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences
Cochairs: Jennifer Abernethy, NCAR/RAL; Sue Ellen Haupt, Penn State Univ.
  3:30 PM
3.1
The 4th annual AMS Artificial Intelligence Forecasting Contest
Jennifer Abernethy, NCAR/RAL, Boulder, CO; and S. E. Haupt, A. Pelliccioni, and J. K. Williams
  3:45 PM
3.2
AI Forecasting Contest - Presenter I
Xiaolei Yan, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
  4:00 PM
3.3
AI Forecasting Contest - Presenter II
Aaron Johnston, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

  4:15 PM
3.4
Hidden Markov Model with Multivariate Normal Emissions Applied to Ozone Emission Data
Jeremy Troisi, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and J. Rounds

  4:30 PM
3.5
Support vector regression with hyper-parameters found using genetic algorithm and predictors screened using partial mutual information
Johannes Jenkner, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; and W. W. Hsieh

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 4
Computational intelligence methods in aviation weather
Location: 2A (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; and the Second Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium on Weather-Air Traffic Management Integration )
Chair: John K. Williams, NCAR
  8:30 AM
J4.1
Intelligent Understanding and Processing of Airborne Sense and Avoid Radar Data with Antenna Diversities
Zhengzheng Li, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Y. Zhang
Manuscript (1.8 MB)

  8:45 AM
J4.2
Probabilistic forecasting of ceiling and visibility: Blending NWP, LAMP and regression
Paul H. Herzegh, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and B. Lambi, R. Bateman, and J. Cowie
  9:15 AM
J4.4
Using spatiotemporal relational random forests (SRRFs) to predict convectively induced turbulence
Jonathan Trueblood, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA; and T. Sliwinski, D. J. Gagne II, A. McGovern, J. K. Williams, and J. Abernethy

  9:30 AM
J4.5
Spatiotemporal relational random forest (SRRF) prediction of convectively-induced turbulence: a severe encounter case study
Timothy Sliwinski, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and J. Trueblood, D. J. Gagne II, A. McGovern, J. K. Williams, and J. Abernethy
  9:45 AM
J4.6
Dynamic programming for aircraft routing using probabilistic global turbulence forecasts
John K. Williams, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Abernethy, J. A. Craig, and G. E. Blackburn

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 2
Hydrologic Prediction and Verification for Water and Energy Resources and Other Applications—II
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 25th Conference on Hydrology; and the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences )
Cochairs: Julie Demargne, NOAA/NWS; James David Brown, NOAA/NWS/Office of Hydrologic Development; Andrew W. Wood, NOAA/NWS; Barbara G. Brown, NCAR
  10:30 AM
J2.4
Seasonal rainfall prediction in the East Mediterranean with statistical downscaling
Wanli Wu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and Y. Liu, M. Ge, G. Descombes, T. Warner, D. Yates, T. Hopson, S. Swerdlin, D. Rostkier-Edelstein, P. Kunin, and A. Givati

  10:45 AM
J2.2
Invited Speaker: A new multi-decadal reforecast global ensemble reforecast data set using the NCEP GFS
Thomas M. Hamill, Physical Sciences Division/ESRL/NOAA, Boulder, CO; and J. S. Whitaker
  11:00 AM
J2.3
Verification of ENSO-weighted long-range ensemble streamflow forecasts in the Blue Nile River
Mohamed A. Habib, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; and A. A. Bradley, M. Elshamy, and D. Amin
Manuscript (354.0 kB)

  11:15 AM
J2.1
  11:30 AM
J2.5
Short-term streamflow forecasting by ensemble Bayesian neural network models with climate variability
Kabir Rasouli, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and W. W. Hsieh and A. J. Cannon

  11:45 AM
J2.6A
The HydroMet Decision Support System: transfer of hydrometeorological technologies to developing countries
J. William Conway, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK; and B. Clarke, C. Porter, L. Venkatrmani, Y. Li, A. Oldaker, P. Spencer, W. Ladwig, C. Goering, B. Shaw, E. D. Mitchell, C. Barrere, and M. Eilts

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Lunch Break

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

Recording files available
Joint Session 7
Weather and Climate Applications for Energy Decision Support—I
Location: 4C-4 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; and the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences )
Chair: Russell L. Bigley, Xcel Energy
  2:00 PM
J7.1
Operational utilization and evaluation of a coupled weather and outage prediction service for electric utility operations
Lloyd A. Treinish, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY; and A. Praino, H. Li, R. Derech, and B. Hertell
  2:15 PM
J7.2
Introducing the Renewable Energy Network Optimization Tool (ReNOT): Part I
Randall Alliss, Northrop Grumann Corporation, Chantilly, VA; and R. Link, D. Apling, M. L. Mason, H. Kiley, G. Higgins, and K. Darmenova

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


Joint Poster Session 1
Weather and Climate Applications for Energy Decision Support
Hosts: (Joint between the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; and the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences )
 
753
Making energy balancing decisions based on very uncertain wind power ramp forecasts
Eric P. Grimit, 3TIER, Inc., Seattle, WA; and K. Larson, J. Lerner, and M. T. Stoelinga

 
754
NASA products to enhance energy utility load forecasting
Erica Zell, Battelle, Arlington, VA; and P. Stackhouse Jr., G. Lough, J. Engel-Cox, A. Carpenter, G. J. Jedlovec, R. Homer, and S. Bliley

 
755
Visualizing wind power forecast performance
Lacey Holland, 3TIER, Seattle, WA; and A. Atkins and C. Teeter

 
Poster 756 has been moved to oral presentation J9.1A

 
758
Applications of the Renewable Energy Network Optimization Tool (ReNOT) for use by Wind & Solar Developers: Part II
Randall Alliss, Northrop Grumann Corporation, Chantilly, VA; and R. Link, D. Apling, H. Kiley, M. Mason, E. Martin, and G. Higgins
Manuscript (1.9 MB)

Poster PDF (2.0 MB)

 
759
Simulating Photovoltaic Array Performance with Solar Radiations Observations from the Oklahoma Mesonet
Nicholas A. Engerer, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. L. Morrissey

Poster PDF (2.1 MB)

 
Poster 760 now Poster 263A


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

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

Recording files available
Joint Session 9
Weather and Climate Applications for Energy Decision Support—II
Location: 4C-2 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; and the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences )
Chair: Mitchell T. Baer, Dept. of Energy
  4:15 PM
J9.1A
NASA's Prediction of Worldwide Energy Resource (POWER) Web services
William S. Chandler, SSAI, Hampton, VA; and J. M. Hoell, D. Westberg, C. H. Whitlock, T. Zhang, and P. W. Stackhouse Jr.
  4:30 PM
J9.2
The Wind ENergy Data and Information (WENDI) Gateway: New information and analysis tools for wind energy stakeholders
Dale Kaiser, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN; and G. Palanisamy, S. Santhana-Vannan, Y. Wei, T. Smith, M. Starke, B. Wilson, and L. Wibking
  4:45 PM
J9.3
Estimation of confidence intervals for wind forecasts
Robert Mureau, Meteo Group, Wageningen, Netherlands

  5:00 PM
J9.4
Nobody Lives at the Airport
Lawrence Heitkemper, MDA Information Systems LLC, Gaithersburg, MD; and D. D. Kirk-Davidoff, T. Hartman, and R. Haas
  5:15 PM
J9.6
From Coordination to Collaboration: Energy Meteorology and the Public-Private Value Chain
Steve Woll, WeatherFlow Inc., Poquoson, VA; and J. Titlow and D. Green

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