92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Poster Session 11th Annual AMS Student Conference and Career Fair

11th Annual AMS Student Conference and Career Fair

Program Chairs: Stephanie Armstrong , AMS ; Nicole C. Grams , University of Oklahoma ; Owen H. Shieh , University of Hawaii ; Alek J. Krautmann , Ohio University

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Sunday, 22 January 2012

5:30 PM-7:00 PM: Sunday, 22 January 2012

Poster Session
Student Poster Submissions
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 11th Annual AMS Student Conference and Career Fair
Variability in Atmospheric Thermodynamic Soundings (VATS)
Jacob P. Banitt, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and D. G. Burgin, J. A. Crespo, J. R. Gimbel, A. S. Hartman, A. D. Hendricks, J. P. Heuss, K. A. Hudson, R. T. Knutson, B. T. O'Neill, A. E. Orton, B. Pan, J. M. Parish II, A. M. Person, B. S. Westfall, Z. T. Zobel, and S. Lasher-Trapp

FPI - Instrumentation Control Software
Elizabeth Jacqueline Vickery, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and Q. Wu, J. Noto, M. Migliozzi, R. Kerr, J. Riccobono, H. Iimura, and A. Lecinski

An Analysis of WRF Physics Parameterization Scheme Combinations for the January 29 and 30th 2008 Ohio Valley Squall Line Event
Mitchell Wayne Gaines, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; and R. D. Leeper and R. Mahmood

The Effects of Stratospheric Aerosols on Tropical Cyclone Activity in the North Atlantic Basin
Adnan Aziz, City College of New York, New York, NY; and M. Hirschberger, A. Menendez, D. Mezzafonte, and P. J. Marchese

A Precipitation Climatology for the Green River Watershed in Kentucky During 1979-2010
Mark Sghiatti, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and L. Rice and J. D. Durkee

Tuning a Storm Tracking Algorithm for Automated, Severe Hail Warning Guidance
Alex J. Wovrosh, Ohio University, Athens, OH; and T. Smith, V. Lakshmanan, G. J. Stumpf, and K. L. Ortega

Semi-Empirical Functions Describing the Response of Short-Lived Radicals to Their Driving Forces in the WRF/Chem Model
Annareli Morales, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and A. Hodzic and S. Madronich

Impact of AQUA Satellite Data on Hurricane Forecast: Danielle 2010
Travis J. Elless, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and X. Wang, T. Lei, and G. K. Mohan kumar
Manuscript (523.3 kB)

Sensitivity of Microphysical Parameters on the Evolution of a Supercell
Samuel P. Lillo, Plymouth State University, Keene, NH; and E. R. Mansell

Investigating Diurnal Variations of Tornadic Environments in the Southeast United States
Rachel J. Wrenn, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

An Analysis of 50-Year and 100-Year Recurrence Interval Extreme Rainfall Events in the Central and Eastern United States
Stephanie N. Stevenson, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and R. S. Schumacher

A Case Study of An Arizona Flash Flood Event Using NOAA Hydrometeorological Testbed Soil Moisture Observations
Timothy M. Lahmers, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA; and R. J. Zamora

IPCC Simulated Total Water Storage in the Mississippi River Basin: Present and Future
Katherine Pitts, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and A. F. C. Bridger

Climatology of Non-Gaussian Atmospheric Statistics
Maxime Perron, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and P. Sura

Atmospheric Modeling using the Numerical Toolkit PETSc
Steven Froehlich, ANL, Argonne, IL; and B. Smith

Impact of Quality Control Procedures on Continental Scale Surface Analyses
Zachary R. Hansen, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Horel and D. Tyndall

Choosing the Most Accurate Thresholds for A Cloud Detection Algorithm
Tracey Dorian, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and M. W. Douglas

Convective Parameters From the 20th Century Reanalysis
Alicia Klees, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and H. E. Brooks

Forecast Validation of Three Sierra Nevada Precipitation Events
Rebekah I. Banas, Corunna, MI; and H. D. Reeves

Synoptic and Mesoscale Patterns Associated with 27 April 2011 Tornado Outbreak
Fernanda Ramos-Garcés, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR; and T. L. Salem Jr.

Satellite and Analysis Based Examination of the Warm Conveyor Belt in An Extratropical Cyclone
Juan A. Crespo, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and D. J. Posselt

Offshore Environmental Differences Between Tornadic and Non-Tornadic Tropical Cyclones
Brian Macauley Hays, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; and M. D. Eastin

A C-Band, Dual-Polarimetric Radar Analysis of a Tornadic Mesoscale Convective System: The 25 May 2011 Northern Illinois and Indiana Tornado Event
Anthony W. Lyza, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and R. Evaristo, E. Lenning, S. K. Mustered, T. J. Elless, S. A. Al-Momar, I. R. Lee, T. M. Bals-Elsholz, B. J. Wolf, K. H. Goebbert, A. J. Stepanek, and C. A. Clark
Manuscript (902.6 kB)

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)

Climate Response to a Geoengineered Brightening of Subtropical Marine Boundary Clouds
Spencer A. Hill, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and Y. Ming

A Comparison of Model Precipitation Forecasts for Hurricane Ida (2009)
Jessica R. Taheri, Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes, Frederick, MD; and B. D. McNoldy and W. H. Schubert

An Analysis of the Sensitivity of Pavement Temperature to the Makeup of the Road Surface
Curtis Louis Walker, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Chapman and S. Drobot

Weekly Cycle of Lightning and Associated Patterns of Rainfall, Cloud, and Aerosols Over Korea and Adjacent Oceans During Boreal Summer

Power Law Behavior of Atmospheric Variability
Bobby West, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and P. Sura

Meteorological FACTORS Affecting Intraseasonal VARIABILITY of SURFACE Ozone Concentration In Santiago, Chile
Sarah Rose Pritchard, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and B. S. Barrett

Changes in Ocean Color At Puerto Rico Due to Tropical Storms
Angela Michelle Ferra, NOAA, Bayamon, PR; and F. Gilbes Santaella

Population Impacts of Tornado Events and SPC Forecast Products
Sarah Bashford Lynagh, NOAA, Ithaca, NY

Forecasting Summertime Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Over Houston, Texas
Matthew R. Cullen, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and R. E. Orville, K. Collier, A. Demko, and L. Wood

The January 7, 2008 Severe Thunderstorm Event and Its Impacts on the Mid-Michigan Area
Nathan David Inks, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

A Comparision of Wind Estimates FROM CASA and NEXRAD Radars DURING SEVERE Wind Events
Adam K. Taylor, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Mead, NE; and J. Brotzge and F. H. Carr

Observations of a Supercell and Weak Tornado Made with a Rapid-Scan, Polarimetric, Mobile Radar

Exploring the Shallow Water Equations Using MATLAB
Derek Romanyk, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

Estimating Summertime Evapotranspiration Across Indiana
Johnny Nykiel, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and K. Scheeringa and D. Niyogi

Establishing a Micronetwork At the Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory
Burkely L. Twiest, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and K. J. Davis, C. J. Duffy, and C. Duffy

Observed Kinematic Structure of Fire Plume Using Ground-Based Remote Sensing Instrumentation
Allison Charland, San Jose State Univ., San Jose, CA; and C. B. Clements

A Climatological Perspective of Tornado Outbreaks Spawned by Landfalling Tropical Cyclones Across the Eastern United States
Jordan McLeod, Southeast Regional Climate Center, Chapel Hill, NC; and C. E. Konrad

Effects of Adding Wave Data to a Water Level Predictive Model
Morgan L. Matchett, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX; and P. Tissot

Overview of General Circulation Model Output Statistics
Damien Decremer, NOAA/ERL/CMDL, Gwangju, Jeollanam-do, South Korea

An Intercomparison of Techniques Used to Fit Gamma Distributions to Cloud Particle Size Distributions
Tsung-Lin Hsieh, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and G. McFarquhar and M. Freer

Atmosphere and Ocean Variables Along the Washington Coast: Comparisons Between 20th and 21st Century Conditions
Dennis Negron-Rivera, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, PR; and N. A. Bond

Predicting Air Quality Through the Phasing of the Madden-Julian Oscillation in Santiago, Chile
Anthony P. Testino, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and B. S. Barrett

Upscaling Effects of Supercell Thunderstorms: Joplin and Tuscaloosa Case Studies
Joseph M. Woznicki, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and R. J. Trapp

A Comparison of Significant Tornadoes in the Central and Southeastern United States
Justin I. Pullin, University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA; and L. J. Hopper Jr.

Evaluation of the Mesoscale Convective Vortex and Heavy Flooding of August 11-12, 2010
Adam Joseph Picard, Central Michigan University, Richland, MI

"Socioeconomic Correlation to the Perception and Resulting Actions to Severe Weather Forecasts”
Shadya J. Sanders, Howard University, Washington, DC; and T. Adams and E. Joseph

The Impacts of Wind Energy on the Great Plains Low-Level Jet
Daniel L. Gilbert, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; and A. S. Adams

Aerosols and the Surface Energy Balance: A Modelling Perspective
Geeta G. Persad, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, NJ; and Y. Ming and V. Ramaswamy

Trace Gas Retrievals Using the Polar Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (P-AERI)
Alessio C. Spassiani, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada; and P. M. Rowe and V. P. Walden

Poster PDF (10.9 MB)

On the Benefits of a Complete Passive Microwave Profiling Network

The Pretornadic and Tornadogenesis Phases of the Clinton, Oklahoma Supercell of 12 May 2010 Intercepted by VORTEX2
Timothy P. Hatlee, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA; and P. Markowski, Y. P. Richardson, and J. M. Wurman

Assessing the Feasibility of Forecasting Regional Snowfall Indices
William S. Lamberson, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and M. F. Squires

The Performance of the Storm Position Forecast Algorithm Used by the WSR-88D Radar
Alexander S. Lanpher, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and A. DeGaetano

Cloud Photogrammetry and Dual-Polarization Doppler Radar Measurements
Alyssa A. Matthews, Saint Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN; and S. Santeiu

Evapotranspiration Trends of the 20th Century
Ryan J. Kramer, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and L. Bounoua

Promoting Climate Literacy: An Inside Look At Measuring Greenhouse Gasses
Stacey M. Hitchcock, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Turnbull, P. Tans, and P. Lang

Moisture Transport Measurements Using Ground Based GPS and Their Relation to Topographically Modified Sea Breeze Circulation At Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Gian A. Villamil, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR; and R. Meiszberg, J. S. Haase, K. H. Min, M. Jury, J. J. Braun, J. Trapp, and M. Baldwin

A 2011 Comparison of Models, Soundings, and Radar At Valparaiso University
Ian R. Lee, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and S. A. Al-Momar, T. J. Elless, A. W. Lyza, T. Bals-Elsholz, K. H. Goebbert, A. Stepanek, and R. Evaristo
Manuscript (405.9 kB)

Poster PDF (2.1 MB)

Soil Moisture Sensitivity of Microwave Signatures of a Growing Elephant Grass: A Bioenergy Crop
Mary Morris, Penn State Univ., Jenkintown, PA; and P. W. Liu and J. Judge

An Analysis of the Relationship Between ENSO and Land Surface Parameters
Henry David Bartholomew, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA; and M. S. Jin

Local Wind Farm Effects on Diurnal Variations
Paul R. Brandt, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and T. R. Egan, B. J. Harvey, K. K. Kiefer, R. Meiszberg, J. S. Neufer, J. M. Starrett, T. C. Ward, J. M. Woznicki, and K. H. Min

Increasing Dimethyl Sulfide Flux Over the Southern Ocean and off of the Antarctic Coast in Response to the Shifting and Intensifying Westerly Winds: A Possible Positive Feedback
Stephanie N. Nance, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM; and O. W. Wingenter, O. Oluwasseun, S. M. Elliott, and N. J. Blake

Inter-Comparison of 20th Century Trends in Cloud Cover Data Sets and Estimate of CRF Change
Katinka Bellomo, University of Miami, Miami, FL; and A. C. Clement and J. R. Norris

Analysis of Carbon Dioxide Exchanges Inside a Riverine Mangrove Forest in the Florida Everglades
Patrick Joseph Ritsko, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania; and J. G. Barr, V. Engel, J. D. Fuentes, and T. Troxler

Effect of Internal Mixture on Black Carbon Radiative Forcing
Chul Eddy Chung, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, South Korea; and K. Lee and D. Müller

Climate-Induced Energy Demand Changes in Coastal California
Yanelly Molina, NOAA CREST Center, New York, NY; and P. Sequera, J. E. González, and O. Rhone

Statistical Analysis of Wind Farm Terrain
Jonathon Hamilton, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Benchmarking An Aerosol Mixing State Model for Global Climate Simulation
Alexander Lakocy, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and N. Riemer and S. Bauer

A Study on Convective Modes Associated with Tornadoes in Central New York and Northeast Pennsylvania
Timothy W. Humphrey, State University of New York, Albany, NY; and M. S. Evans
Manuscript (44.6 kB)

Corn and Soybean Albedo Variations with Zenith Angle
Lyndee Rae Clark, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and B. K. Hornbuckle
Manuscript (4.4 kB)

USAFA Meteorology Program
Joshua M. Palmer, United States Air Force Academy, USAF Academy, CO

Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Earl in Advanced Hurricane WRF Model Simulations
Diamilet Pérez-Betancourt, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR; and C. Davis

Using Technology to Teach Younger America to Be Weather-Wise
Monica Krausz, Weather Research Center and Weather Museum, Houston, TX

The Evaluation of Enhanced Lightning Forecast and Warning Tools to Enhance Decision Support Services
Matthew C. Mahalik, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and M. Volkmer, P. F. Blottman, S. Spratt, and D. W. Sharp

Pacific Teleconnection Signals As Recorded in West Central Greenland Ice Cores
Stacy E. Porter, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and E. Mosley-Thompson

Critical Sounding Parameters for Severe Pulse Thunderstorms in Coastal South Carolina
Aaron L. Mayhew, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI; and F. Alsheimer

Wind Farms and Their Effects on Soil Moisture
Kristen E. Fischer, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and G. Hartman, J. Nykiel, J. M. Palac, N. Rueter, C. K. Simpson, and K. H. Min

Climatology of Tornadic and Non-Tornadic Cell Motions in Tropical Cyclones
Cameron Self, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; and A. Crowder

Gulf Coast Precipitation Characteristics: Comparing Coastal and Inland Regions
George King, University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA; and C. Olivier, M. Washington, R. Willis, and L. J. Hopper Jr.

A Statistical Spatial Mesoscale Analysis of Tornadogenesis Along CAPE Gradients
Christopher MacIntosh, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and W. A. Gallus Jr. and D. Flory

The Effects of ENSO on Indiana Weather and Climate
Gianna Hartman, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and A. Pearson, R. T. Knutson, and D. Niyogi

Numerical Studies of Convective Initiation in Barbados
Kim D. Whitehall, Howard University, Washington, DC; and S. Chiao and M. Mayers-Als

Patterns That Produce Large and Small Snowfall Events for Homer, AK
Scott Ozog, Central Michigan, Mount Pleasant, MI; and J. A. Nelson Jr.

Deciduous-Broadleaf Forest Simulation Accuracy in the Community Land Model v4.0
Walter Andre Perkins, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and G. Bonan

A Tethered Radiosonde Capability for Undergraduate Student Research
Michael A. Herrera, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and S. N. Stevenson and D. T. Conlee

The Joint Influence of ENSO and NAO on US Landfalling Hurricanes
Emily B. Sheer, Ohio University, Athens, OH; and R. L. Fogt

Correlating Errors in Hurricane Forecasts to Improve Probabilistic Storm Surge
Alexandra N. Ramos, University of Puerto Rico, Aguada, PR; and A. A. Taylor and A. Kramer

Concord Carlisle Weather Services Snowfall/Snow Day Research
Caroline Donelan, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, Concord, MA; and A. Vejins, P. Bailey-Wells, and C. St. Francis

Analysis of Present Day and Future Precipitation in the Southwestern United States
Manuel Hernandez Jr., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and J. Tribbia

Practical Applications of a Multi-Parameter Meteorological Instrument in a Mobile Environment
Ashley L. Demko, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and C. M. Elsik, W. A. Hatheway, and D. T. Conlee

PIBAL: Still a Cost-Effective Research and Learning Tool
Erik R. Nielsen, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and D. T. Conlee and M. T. Crawford

Morphology and Optical Properties of Sea Salt Aerosol
Rosemary M. Kanters, Ohio Univ., Athens, OH; and D. P. Veghte and M. A. Freedman

An Early Season Nocturnal Colorado Tornado
Casey D. McClure, Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO

Global Vs Regional Models: What Does the High-Resolution Help?
Wei Tao, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC; and X. Zhang, F. Liu, J. Krieger, J. Zhang, and P. Moreira

Trace Gas Monitoring by Open-Path FTIR
Sunyoung Pyo, CREST-REU, New York, NY

The Effects of Topography on Spatial Tornado Distribution
David Austin Cox, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS; and P. G. Dixon

Economic Impacts of Hurricanes
Heather J. Key, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL; and A. Schwalm and M. Herchenbach

Synoptic Scale Atmospheric Forcings on Surface Melt Occurrence on West Antarctic Ice Shelves
Chris Karmosky, Penn State University, University Park, PA; and D. J. Lampkin and D. B. Reusch

Precipitable Water Vapor in and Around Tropical Cyclones in the Caribbean: 2007-2010
Vanessa Almanza, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA; and J. J. Braun, E. Muñoz, and D. Hunt

Influence of Decadal Variability of Global Oceans on South Asian Monsoon and ENSO-Monsoon Relation
Lakshmi Krishnamurthy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and V. Krishnamurthy

A Comparison Between AIRS and Observed Soundings
Manuel S. Medina, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and J. D. Joplin, S. L. Nasiri, and D. T. Conlee

On the Role of Storm Prediction Center Products in Decision Making Leading up to Hazardous Weather Events
Sarah M. Stough, NOAA/SPC/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and E. M. Leitman, J. L. Peters, and J. Correia Jr.

Using WRF in the San Francisco Bay Area to Predict Critical Fire Weather
Rie Onodera, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA; and S. Chiao and C. B. Clements

Characterizing Wind Turbine Inflow and Wakes Through Comparison of SODAR and Met Tower Observations-- A Part of TWICS: The Turbine Wake Inflow Characterization Study
Daniel A. Pollak, Pennsylvania State Univ. & NCAR/SOARS, State College, PA; and J. K. Lundquist, M. Aitken, and A. Clifton

Urbanization Effect on Flooding in Puerto Rico
Hector M. Crespo-Jones, University of Puerto Rico, Quebradillas, PR; and G. Votaw

Analysis of Climate Indices Associated with Hurricanes Making Landfall in the U.S. during 1951-2010
Nicholas B. Zweber, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN; and C. H. Paxton and J. M. Collins

Low Temperature Trend for Millersville, PA
Gregg William McCambley, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and J. M. Rafach

A Proposed Method to Objectively Identify and Characterize Frontal Zones
Kimberly Hoogewind, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and M. E. Baldwin

Technologies for Improving Operational Forecasting and Severe Storms Research
Christopher D. Karstens, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and D. Herzmann

Poster PDF (2.8 MB)

High Resolution Model of African Easterly Waves and Their Impact on Tropical Cyclone Formation
Keri Younger, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; and C. G. Herbster

Climatology of Stability Indexes for Cincinnati, Ohio
Matthew A. Burger, Ohio University, Athens, OH

Millersville University's Role in DISCOVER-AQ
Erica K. Dolinar, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

An Analysis on the 7-10 November 2011 “Medicane” using the WRF-ARW
Derek V. Mallia, Plymouth State Univ., Plymouth, NH

Comparison of Ka-Band and Polarized S-Band Moment Profiles for Inference on Mixed-Phase Conditions
Christopher J. Johnston, Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO; and D. J. Serke, K. L. Elmore, A. L. Reehorst, and M. K. Politovich

Metropolitan State College of Denver Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society
Christopher J. Johnston, Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO; and K. Bond, K. Lukancic, and A. Gilliland

Total Lightning Trends of A SEVERE, Shuttle Damaging Hail STORM In CAPE Canaveral, FL
Chad C. Robin, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

A Case for Reclassifying the F-Rating of Two Damaging Tornadoes: The 1951 Sunnyvale Tornado and the 1983 Los Angeles Convention Center Tornado

Shear and Buoyancy Parameters for California Tornadoes From 1951—2011

A Statistical Analysis of Low-level Icing Prediction Methods in Complex Terrain
Amanda Terborg, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

Forecasting zoo attendance with weather and climate cues
David Perkins IV, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Drought Forecast in Northeast Arkansas
Edith L. Martinez, McNair Achievement Program Researcher, Jonesboro, AR