Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology

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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
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

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


Bernhard Haurwitz Lecture

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


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

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

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


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

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)

8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 1
Dense Gas Experiments & Modeling I
Location: 604 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology
Chair: George Famini, DHS/CSAC
  8:30 AM
1.1
The DHS/TSA Jack Rabbit Field Trials and the Relevance to Modeling and Simulation
Shannon B. Fox, Department of Homeland Security, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; and J. Aherne, C. L. Schuhmacher, and D. P. Storwold Jr.

  8:45 AM
1.2
The Jack Rabbit Test Program Trial Summary
Donald P. Storwold Jr., U.S. Army, Dugway Proving Ground, UT; and E. P. Argenta Jr., J. M. White, J. C. Pace, and S. B. Fox
  9:00 AM
1.3
  9:15 AM
1.4

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


Exhibit Hours

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Poster Session 1
Dense Gas Experiments & Modeling
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Host: Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology
Organizer: Michael J. Brown, LANL
 
825
Source term saturated liquid flow rate gap
Jeff T. Henrikson, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA; and N. Platt
Manuscript (494.6 kB)

Poster PDF (176.7 kB)

 
Poster 828 moved to Oral Presentation 1.5A

 
829

Poster Session 2
The Allwine-Doran Retrospective
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Host: Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology
Organizer: Michael J. Brown, LANL
 
830
Large-eddy simulation of pollutant plume dispersion in the urban canopy layer over 2D idealized street canyons
Chun-Ho Liu, Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong; and C. C. C. Wong

 
831
 
832.A
Source Term Model Implementation in a Multimedia Modeling System
James G. Droppo Jr., PNNL, Richland, WA; and M. Pelton

 
833
Investigating Dispersion of Buoyant Emissions from Low Level Sources in Urban Areas: Water Channel Modeling
Sam Pournazeri, Univ. of California, Riverside, CA; and Q. Jing, M. Princevac, and A. Venkatram
Manuscript (734.9 kB)

Poster PDF (1.2 MB)

 
835
An Ad-Hoc PBL variability experiment over the Washington, DC area
Jeffery T. McQueen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and C. M. Tassone, M. Tsidulko, G. Manikin, G. DiMego, W. Lapenta, W. R. Pendergrass, C. A. Vogel, E. J. Welton, E. Joseph, M. Hicks, B. B. Demoz, R. M. Hoff, R. Delgado, J. Compton, and M. D. Simpson

 
836
Comparisons of a Lagrangian particle model for urban dispersion with laboratory experiments
Pasquale Franzese, George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA; and L. Mortarini and P. Huq
Manuscript (195.5 kB)

 
837
Dispersion length scales within and above the urban canopy
Pablo Huq, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE; and P. Franzese
Manuscript (96.2 kB)

 
838
Modeling the urban circulation in the Salt Lake City area using the WRF urban canopy parameterization
Thomas Nehrkorn, AER, Lexington, MA; and J. Henderson, M. Leidner, M. Ellis, A. Maher, and J. Eluszkiewicz
Manuscript (1.9 MB)

 
839
Some plume dispersion highlights from JU03 and URBAN 2000
Dennis Finn, NOAA/ARL, Idaho Falls, ID; and K. L. Clawson, R. G. Carter, J. Rich, C. A. Biltoft, and M. J. Leach
Manuscript (502.4 kB)

Poster PDF (5.9 MB)

 
841 has been moved. New paper number 4.6A

 
842
Building-Resolved Urban Dispersion Models Evaluated with MID05 Data
Julia E. Flaherty, PNNL, Richland, WA; and K. J. Allwine, M. J. Brown, W. J. Coirier, S. C. Ericson, O. Hansen, A. H. Huber, S. Kim, M. J. Leach, J. D. Mirocha, R. K. Newsom, G. Patnaik, and I. Senocak

Poster PDF (195.5 kB)

 
843
Modeling atmospheric transport and dispersion of smoke from wildland fires
Sharon Zhong, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI; and W. Lu, J. J. Charney, M. T. Kiefer, W. E. Heilman, R. P. Shadbolt, and X. Bian

Poster PDF (2.3 MB)

 
844
The Canadian urban dispersion modeling (CUDM) system: Results from applications over Vancouver and Toronto
Pierre Bourgouin, MSC, Dorval, QC, Canada; and R. Hogue, N. Benbouta, N. Ek, J. P. Gauthier, G. Mercier, S. Trudel, and C. Zaganescu
Manuscript (1009.8 kB)

Poster PDF (547.6 kB)

 
845
Development and evaluation of high resolution simulation tools to improve fire weather forecasts
Brian K. Lamb, Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA; and P. O'Keefe, K. Yedinak, G. Allwine, N. Wagenbrenner, P. Robichaud, J. Forthofer, B. Butler, and D. Finn

 
847
First results from the Swiss Slope Experiment at La Fouly (SELF) investigating the interaction of thermal circulation patterns and turbulent fluxes on steep slopes
Eric R. Pardyjak, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and D. Nadeau, C. Higgins, H. Huwald, R. Mage, and M. B. Parlange


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

11:00 AM-12:15 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 2
Dense Gas Experiments & Modeling II
Location: 604 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology
Organizer: Michael J. Brown, LANL
  11:00 AM
2.1
A Preliminary Analysis of HPAC Modeling during the Jack Rabbit Test program
Edward P. Argenta Jr., U.S. Army, Dugway Proving Ground, UT; and J. M. White, D. P. Storwold Jr., and J. C. Pace
  11:15 AM
2.2
CFD simulations of the Jack Rabbit ammonia and chlorine release experiments using FLACS
Filippo Gavelli, GexCon US, Bethesda, MD; and M. Ichard, S. Davis, and O. R. Hansen
  11:30 AM
2.3
Comparing Results of Two Chlorine Release Field Experiments—Wild Stallion and Jack Rabbit
Steven R. Hanna, Hanna Consultants, Kennebunkport, ME; and R. Britter, R. Koopman, and J. Chang
  11:45 AM
2.4
Simulation of the Jack Rabbit Release Scenarios using SCIPUFF
Ian Sykes, Sage Management, Inc., Princeton, NJ; and D. Henn and R. Babarsky
  12:00 PM
2.5
A comparison of hazard area predictions based on the ensemble-mean plume versus individual plume realizations using different toxic load models
Nathan Platt, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA; and C. Czech, J. Urban, P. Bieringer, G. Bieberbach, A. Wyszogrodzki, and J. Weil

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Lunch Break

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Session
Presidential Town Hall Meeting
Location: 6A (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Events; the 14th Conference of Atmospheric Science Librarians International; the Town Hall Meetings; the Michio Yanai Symposium; the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 25th Conference on Hydrology; the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 23rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 20th Symposium on Education; the 18th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; the 16th Conference on Middle Atmosphere; the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the Ninth History Symposium; the 8th Conference on Space Weather; the Seventh Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Fourth Annual CCM Forum; the Third Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Second Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium on Weather-Air Traffic Management Integration; the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Second Symposium on Environment and Health; the First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges; the Special Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the More Effectively Communicating the Science of Tropical Climate and Tropical Cyclones; and the Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology )

Ralph Cicerone, head of the National Academy of Sciences, will provide a take-home message on what the scientific community in general and the AMS community in particular can do to increase their credibility with the public. Cicerone has been thinking deeply about how the practice of science and the behavior of individual scientists can be improved. As much as listening, communication is based on some level of trust. And, just as the Tuesday event should provide a teachable moment about how we influence our environment, the ”Climategate” e-mails were a teachable moment about human frailty being a part of the practice of science. The current political climate has been reinforced by Climategate and by a few errors in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report, damaging the trust the public feels not only in climate science, but also toward science in general. Viewing this in a positive manner, provides an incentive to redouble the efforts of all scientists in promoting ethical professional conduct and improving the way the business of science is done and the manner in which scientific findings are communicated to the public. For additional information on the 2011 Presidential Town Hall, please contact AMS President Peggy LeMone (e-mail: amspresident@ametsoc.org).
  12:15 PM
Ensuring Integrity in the Doing and Using of Science
Ralph Cicerone, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

12:15 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Michio Yanai Symposium Luncheon
Location: 4C-1 (Washington State Convention Center)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 3
The Allwine-Doran Retrospective I
Location: 604 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology
Chair: Brian Lamb, Washington State Univ.
  1:45 PM
3.2
  2:00 PM
3.3
  2:15 PM
3.4
Understanding urban canopy-PBL dispersion interactions: a legacy from the SLC, OKC, and NYC urban tracer studies
Robert D. Bornstein, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA; and M. J. Leach and M. Reynolds
  2:30 PM
3.5
Odd Behavior in a Peculiar Basin
C. David Whiteman, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and S. W. Hoch, M. Lehner, and T. Haiden
  2:45 PM
3.6
Urban turbulent kinetic energy budgets as influenced by nocturnal low-level jets
Julie K. Lundquist, University of Colorado at Boulder, Bouder, CO

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


Registration Closes

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


Coffee Break

Meet the President

3:30 PM-5:15 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 4
The Allwine-Doran Retrospective II
Location: 604 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology
Chair: Sharon Zhong, Michigan State Univ.
  3:30 PM
4.1
Assessing Utah Basin Flows: PSEX, VTMX, PCAPS
John D. Horel, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and C. B. Clements and C. D. Whiteman
  3:45 PM
4.2
Evaluation of HPAC-Urban and JEM with U2000, JU2003, MSG05, and MID05 tracer observations
Steven R. Hanna, Hanna Consultants, Kennebunkport, ME; and J. Chang and I. Sykes
  4:00 PM
4.3
The 2001 Phoenix Sunrise Experiment: what's been learned since then
Carl Berkowitz, PNNL, Richland, WA; and W. J. Shaw and R. L. Coulter
  4:15 PM
4.4
DUSTRAN—history and current development of an atmospheric dust transport model
William J. Shaw, PNNL, Richland, WA; and J. P. Rishel, F. C. Rutz, and E. G. Chapman
  4:30 PM
4.5
Evening transition in inland and coastal mountainous terrain
H.J.S. Fernando, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; and L. S. Leo, S. Di Sabatino, and A. Dallman
  4:45 PM
46.A
  5:15 PM
4.7
Winds on the slope and in the valley cold pool
Larry Mahrt, NorthWest Research Associates, Inc., Corvallis, OR; and N. L. Seaman, S. Richardson, and D. R. Stauffer

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


AMS 91st Annual Meeting Adjourns