Session 4 Experiments involving observations, real or hypothetical: data impact tests (sensitivity of forecasts to a particular source of observations); observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs)—Part III

Wednesday, 26 January 2011: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
George D. Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Charlottesville, VA

8:30 AM
Verification and Sensitivity of the NCAR-AirDat Operational Forecasting Systems to TAMDAR Observations
Allan Huffman, AirDat, Morrisville, NC; and N. A. Jacobs, M. Croke, P. Childs, X. Y. Huang, and Y. Liu
8:45 AM
Validation of the NCAR 4DREKF Data Assimilation Scheme with OSSE-based Numerical Experiments
Linlin Pan, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and Y. Liu, Y. Wu, T. Warner, and J. C. Pace
9:15 AM
A preliminary assessment of UAS data impact on tropical cyclone track forecasts based on a global OSSE system
Yuanfu Xie, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and N. Prive, S. E. Koch, M. Masutani, J. S. Woollen, R. M. Atlas, and L. P. Riishojgaard
9:30 AM
Assessment of hurricane observational under-sampling and its impact on estimated intensity
Eric W. Uhlhorn, AIR-Worldwide; and T. L. Miller, D. S. Nolan, and R. E. Hood
9:45 AM
Applications of GPS Radio Occultation Data to Tropical Cyclone Prediction
Ying-Hwa Kuo, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and X. Fang, Y. R. Guo, H. Liu, Z. Ma, and T. Iwabuchi
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