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Experiments involving observations, real or hypothetical: data impact tests (sensitivity of forecasts to a particular source of observations); observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs)—Part I

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011: 8:15 AM-9:45 AM
2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair:  Eric W. Uhlhorn, Hurricane Research Division, NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL
Papers:
  8:15 AM
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Impact of Assimilating Refractivity Measurements from a Network of S-band and X-band Radars on the Forecast of Convective Initiation using the ARPS 3DVAR System
Nicholas Antonio Gasperoni, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. Xue, R. D. Palmer, J. Gao, B. L. Cheong, and D. S. Michaud
  8:30 AM
2.2
Technology and data utility challenges for a Doppler Wind Lidar on the International Space Station
G.D. Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Charlottesville, VA; and S. A. Wood, M. J. Kavaya, B. Gentry, and W. Baker
  9:00 AM
2.4
The simulation and assimilation of Doppler wind lidar observations in support of future instruments
Will McCarty, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Errico, R. Yang, R. Gelaro, and M. M. Rienecker
  9:15 AM
2.5
Observing System Simulation Experiments for a US Wind Lidar space mission
Lars Peter Riishojgaard, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, College Park, MD; and M. Masutani and D. Emmitt
  9:30 AM
2.6
The impact of satellite-based Doppler wind lidar measurements on high-impact weather forecasting: A regional OSSE study
Lei Zhang, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and Z. Pu, B. Gentry, and R. Atlas