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

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Saturday, 21 January 2012

7:30 AM-10:00 AM: Saturday, 21 January 2012


Registration for Student Conference and Short Course
Location: New Orleans Convention Center

8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Saturday, 21 January 2012


Session
AMS Short Course: Using Python in Climate and Meteorology: Advanced Methods: Day 1
Location: Room 239 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Short Course
Organizer: Charles Doutriaux, LLNL
Lecturer: Charles Doutriaux, LLNL
  8:00 AM
ARRIVAL & INTRODUCTIONS

  8:30 AM
CDAT/VCDAT
Charles Doutriaux, LLNL, Livermore, CA

  9:30 AM
EXERCISES/OPEN SESSION
Charles Doutriaux, LLNL, Livermore, CA

  10:00 AM
COFFEE BREAK

  10:30 AM
EXERCISES/OPEN SESSION
Charles Doutriaux, LLNL, Livermore, CA

  12:00 PM
BREAK FOR LUNCH (Students on Own)

  1:30 PM
I/O

  2:30 PM
EXERCISES/OPEN SESSION
Charles Doutriaux, LLNL, Livermore, CA

  3:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK

  3:30 PM
EXERCISES/OPEN SESSION
Charles Doutriaux, LLNL, Livermore, CA

  5:00 PM
SHORT COURSE ADJOURNS FOR THE DAY

8:30 AM-5:15 PM: Saturday, 21 January 2012


Session
A Beginner’s Course to Using Python in Climate and Meteorology: Day 1
Location: Room 238 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Short Course
Organizer: Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ.
Lecturer: Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ.
  8:30 AM
ARRIVAL AND INTRODUCTIONS

  8:45 AM
PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT SETUP AND TROUBLESHOOTING
Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ., Chicago, IL

  9:00 AM
INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON: WHAT IS AND WHY PYTHON?
Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ., Chicago, IL

  9:30 AM
USING THE PYTHON INTERPRETER AND INTERACTIVE DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT (IDE)
Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ., Chicago, IL

  10:00 AM
COFFEE BREAK

  10:30 AM
BASIC DATA AND CONTROL STRUCTURES
Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ., Chicago, IL

  12:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK

  1:30 PM
ARRAY OPERATIONS
Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ., Chicago, IL

  3:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK

  3:30 PM
FILE INPUT AND OUTPUT
Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ., Chicago, IL

  5:00 PM
ASSIGN OPTIONAL HOMEWORK: PUTTING TOGETHER A BASIC DATA ANALYSIS ROUTINE
Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ., Chicago, IL

  5:15 PM
COURSE ADJOURNS FOR THE DAY

Sunday, 22 January 2012

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Sunday, 22 January 2012


Short Course Registration
Location: New Orleans Convention Center

8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 22 January 2012


Session
AMS Short Course: Using Python in Climate and Meteorology: Advanced Methods: Day 2
Location: Room 239 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Short Course
Organizer: Charles Doutriaux, LLNL
Lecturer: Charles Doutriaux, LLNL
  8:00 AM
ARRIVAL/SETUP/RECAP

  8:30 AM
VISUALIZATION
Charles Doutriaux, LLNL, Livermore, CA

  9:00 AM
EXERCISES/OPEN SESSION
Charles Doutriaux, LLNL, Livermore, CA

  10:00 AM
COFFEE BREAK

  10:30 AM
EXERCISES/OPEN SESSION
Charles Doutriaux, LLNL, Livermore, CA

  12:00 PM
BREAK FOR LUNCH (Students on Own)

  1:30 PM
LANGUAGE COUPLING
Charles Doutriaux, LLNL, Livermore, CA

  2:30 PM
EXERCISES/OPEN SESSION
Charles Doutriaux, LLNL, Livermore, CA

  3:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK

  3:30 PM
EXERCISES/OPEN SESSION
Charles Doutriaux, LLNL, Livermore, CA

  5:00 PM
SHORT COURSE ADJOURNS

8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 22 January 2012


Session
A Beginner’s Course to Using Python in Climate and Meteorology: Day 2
Location: Room 238 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Short Course
Organizer: Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ.
Lecturer: Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ.
  8:30 AM
ARRIVAL

  8:45 AM
DISCUSSION OF OPTIONAL HOMEWORK: PUTTING TOGETHER A BASIC DATA ANALYSIS ROUTINE
Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ., Chicago, IL

  11:00 AM
LUNCH BREAK. (Note different time than Sat.)

  12:30 PM
  2:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK

  3:30 PM
VISUALIZATION: BASIC LINE AND CONTOUR PLOTS
Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ., Chicago, IL

  4:55 PM
COURSE WRAP-UP

  5:00 PM
SHORT COURSE ADJOURNS

9:00 AM-6:00 PM: Sunday, 22 January 2012


Registration Open for Annual Meeting
Location: New Orleans Convention Center

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 22 January 2012


WeatherFest

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 22 January 2012


92nd Annual Review and Fellows Awards

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
 
S2
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

 
S6
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

 
S7
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

 
S8
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

 
S9
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

 
S10
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

 
S11
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

 
S13
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)

 
S14
Sensitivity of Microphysical Parameters on the Evolution of a Supercell
Samuel P. Lillo, Plymouth State University, Keene, NH; and E. R. Mansell

 
S15
Investigating Diurnal Variations of Tornadic Environments in the Southeast United States
Rachel J. Wrenn, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

 
S16
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

 
S17
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

 
S18
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

 
S19
 
S20
Climatology of Non-Gaussian Atmospheric Statistics
Maxime Perron, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and P. Sura

 
S21
Atmospheric Modeling using the Numerical Toolkit PETSc
Steven Froehlich, ANL, Argonne, IL; and B. Smith

 
S22
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

 
S23
Choosing the Most Accurate Thresholds for A Cloud Detection Algorithm
Tracey Dorian, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and M. W. Douglas

 
S24
Convective Parameters From the 20th Century Reanalysis
Alicia Klees, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and H. E. Brooks

 
S25
Forecast Validation of Three Sierra Nevada Precipitation Events
Rebekah I. Banas, Corunna, MI; and H. D. Reeves

 
S27
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.

 
S28
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

 
S29
Offshore Environmental Differences Between Tornadic and Non-Tornadic Tropical Cyclones
Brian Macauley Hays, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; and M. D. Eastin

 
S31
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)

 
S32
Climate Response to a Geoengineered Brightening of Subtropical Marine Boundary Clouds
Spencer A. Hill, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and Y. Ming

 
S33
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

 
S34
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

 
S35
 
Weekly Cycle of Lightning and Associated Patterns of Rainfall, Cloud, and Aerosols Over Korea and Adjacent Oceans During Boreal Summer

 
S37
Power Law Behavior of Atmospheric Variability
Bobby West, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and P. Sura

 
S38
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

 
S39
Changes in Ocean Color At Puerto Rico Due to Tropical Storms
Angela Michelle Ferra, NOAA, Bayamon, PR; and F. Gilbes Santaella

 
S40
Population Impacts of Tornado Events and SPC Forecast Products
Sarah Bashford Lynagh, NOAA, Ithaca, NY

 
S41
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

 
S42
The January 7, 2008 Severe Thunderstorm Event and Its Impacts on the Mid-Michigan Area
Nathan David Inks, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

 
S44
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

 
S45
Exploring the Shallow Water Equations Using MATLAB
Derek Romanyk, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

 
S46
Estimating Summertime Evapotranspiration Across Indiana
Johnny Nykiel, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and K. Scheeringa and D. Niyogi

 
S47
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

 
S48
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

 
S49
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

 
S50
Effects of Adding Wave Data to a Water Level Predictive Model
Morgan L. Matchett, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX; and P. Tissot

 
S51
Overview of General Circulation Model Output Statistics
Damien Decremer, NOAA/ERL/CMDL, Gwangju, Jeollanam-do, South Korea

 
S53
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

 
S54
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

 
S55
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

 
S56
Upscaling Effects of Supercell Thunderstorms: Joplin and Tuscaloosa Case Studies
Joseph M. Woznicki, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and R. J. Trapp

 
S59
 
S60
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.

 
S61
Evaluation of the Mesoscale Convective Vortex and Heavy Flooding of August 11-12, 2010
Adam Joseph Picard, Central Michigan University, Richland, MI

 
S62
"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

 
S63
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

 
S64
Aerosols and the Surface Energy Balance: A Modelling Perspective
Geeta G. Persad, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, NJ; and Y. Ming and V. Ramaswamy

 
S65
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

 
S66
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

 
S67
Assessing the Feasibility of Forecasting Regional Snowfall Indices
William S. Lamberson, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and M. F. Squires

 
S68
The Performance of the Storm Position Forecast Algorithm Used by the WSR-88D Radar
Alexander S. Lanpher, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and A. DeGaetano

 
S69
Cloud Photogrammetry and Dual-Polarization Doppler Radar Measurements
Alyssa A. Matthews, Saint Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN; and S. Santeiu

 
S70
Evapotranspiration Trends of the 20th Century
Ryan J. Kramer, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and L. Bounoua

 
S71
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

 
S72
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

 
S73
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)

 
S74
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

 
S75
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

 
S76
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

 
S77
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

 
S78
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

 
S80
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

 
S81
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

 
S82
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

 
S83
Statistical Analysis of Wind Farm Terrain
Jonathon Hamilton, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

 
S84
Benchmarking An Aerosol Mixing State Model for Global Climate Simulation
Alexander Lakocy, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and N. Riemer and S. Bauer

 
S85
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)

 
S87
Corn and Soybean Albedo Variations with Zenith Angle
Lyndee Rae Clark, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and B. K. Hornbuckle
Manuscript (4.4 kB)

 
S88
USAFA Meteorology Program
Joshua M. Palmer, United States Air Force Academy, USAF Academy, CO

 
S89
Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Earl in Advanced Hurricane WRF Model Simulations
Diamilet Pérez-Betancourt, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR; and C. Davis

 
S91
Using Technology to Teach Younger America to Be Weather-Wise
Monica Krausz, Weather Research Center and Weather Museum, Houston, TX

 
S92
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

 
S94
Pacific Teleconnection Signals As Recorded in West Central Greenland Ice Cores
Stacy E. Porter, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and E. Mosley-Thompson

 
S95
Critical Sounding Parameters for Severe Pulse Thunderstorms in Coastal South Carolina
Aaron L. Mayhew, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI; and F. Alsheimer

 
S96
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

 
S98
Climatology of Tornadic and Non-Tornadic Cell Motions in Tropical Cyclones
Cameron Self, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; and A. Crowder

 
S99
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

 
S144
A Case for Reclassifying the F-Rating of Two Damaging Tornadoes: The 1951 Sunnyvale Tornado and the 1983 Los Angeles Convention Center Tornado

 
S145
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


Welcome Reception Honoring the Newly Elected Fellows

Monday, 23 January 2012

7:30 AM-5:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012


Registration Continues Through January 25

9:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 23 January 2012

Recording files available
Session 1
12th Presidential Forum: Technology In Research and Operations—How We Got Here and Where We’Re Going
Location: La Nouvelle B-C (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Seventh Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research; the 17th Conference on Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; the 12th Presidential Forum: Technology in Research and Operations—How We Got Here and Where We’re Going; the 26th Conference on Hydrology; the Special Symposium on Technological Advances: Impacts on Hurricane Research and Forecast Improvements; the Second Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the 10th History Symposium; the 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 21st Symposium on Education; the Eighth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 16th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 21st Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences; the 14th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Fourth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Third Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium on Weather-Air Traffic Management Integration; the 10th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science; the 16th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation; the 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference; the Ninth Conference on Space Weather; the Second Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans, and Challenges; the Third Symposium on Environment and Health; and the Third Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy )
  9:00 AM
Scientific research and operational environmental services are profoundly affected by the introduction and application of new technologies and it seems as though these advances are now accelerating, challenging our community to constantly become better at what we do and to serve society in new and more powerful ways. We welcome two highly distinguished keynote speakers for our Presidential Forum and each will address the theme of our 92nd Annual Meeting from his and her uniquely personal perspectives.

  9:15 AM
Welcoming remarks and introductions by Jonathan T. Malay, AMS President
  9:45 AM
Technology for a Weather-Ready Nation
Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA, Washington, DC
  10:10 AM
President Malay will then be joined by Mr. George J. Komar, Director, NASA Earth Science Technology Office, Science Mission Directorate, and they will briefly discuss their thoughts about changes in the AMS community’s technological capabilities and in society twenty years and more into the future. They will then engage with the audience in an interactive dialog which should be an exciting and stimulating exercise of envisioning our future.

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 23 January 2012


Spouses' Coffee

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 23 January 2012


Coffee Break

Coffee Break Reception - Sponsored by Ball Aerospace
Location: Room 252/253 (New Orleans Convention Center )

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 1
Bridging the Gap Between Artificial Intelligence and Statistics in Applications to Environmental Science
Location: Room 238 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science; and the 21st Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences )
Cochairs: Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA/NWS; Michael B. Richman, Univ. of Oklahoma; Michael E. Baldwin, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL
  11:00 AM
Redefining Atmospheric Teleconnectivity Using Kernel Mmethods
Andrew E. Mercer, Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State, MS; and M. B. Richman
  11:30 AM
A New Statistical Tool for NOAA Local Climate Studies
Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and A. Hollingshead and J. C. Meyers
  11:45 AM
The ICI-WARM Non-Proprietary Regional Frequency Analysis Tool Using the Method of L-Moments
Jason P. Giovannettone, US Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, VA; and M. J. Wright
Recording files available
Session 1
Current and Future Satellite, Sensor, and Processing Systems 1 - Satellite Sensor and Program Updates
Location: Room 245 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
Cochairs: Kenneth Carey, Noblis, Inc.; Barbara J. Ryan, Group on Earth Observations Secretariat
  11:00 AM
1.1
Meteosat Third Generation (MTG), the Future of EUMETSAT Geo-Staionary Satellite Observations (invited)
E. Koenemann, European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, Darmstadt, Germany; and S. Rota, J. Schmetz, and R. Stuhlmann
  11:15 AM
1.2
Current Status and Future Plan of Korea Meteorological Satellite Program (invited)
Ae-Sook Suh, National Meteorological Satellite Center/Korea Meteorological Administration, Jincheon-gun, Chungbuk, South Korea; and D. Kim, J. D. Park, and S. Yoon
  11:30 AM
1.3
STATUS and Plans of Russian Meteorological Satellite PROGRAM (invited)
Vasily Asmus, Roshydromet, Moscow, Russia; and V. Dyaduchenko, V. Zagrebayev, V. Krovotyncev, O. Milekhin, V. Solovyev, and A. Uspensky

  11:45 AM
1.4
NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System and the NPP Satellite Delivering the Next Generation of Environmental Earth Observations (invited)
Mitchell D. Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS Program and Center for Satellite Applications and Research, Washington, DC; and J. Gleason, J. Furgerson, H. Kilcoyne, C. Hoffman, B. Guenther, F. Weng, I. A. Csiszar, L. Zhou, and L. Rokke
Recording files available
Session 1
Data Quality Control
Location: Room 239 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 16th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Sytske K. Kimball, Univ. of South Alabama
  11:00 AM
1.1
Extending the Period of Record Using Observation Station Pedigrees
Glen Conner, Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, KY
  11:15 AM
1.2
An Online Data Quality Control Procedure with the NCAR RTFDDA System
Yonghui Wu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and Y. Liu, N. Jacobs, P. Childs, F. Vandenberghe, L. Pan, and J. C. Knievel
  11:30 AM
1.3
Quality Control Methods for the North Carolina ECONet
Sean Heuser, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC; and A. P. Sims, R. P. Boyles, M. S. Brooks, and A. Syed
Recording files available
Session 1
Data and Time Series Analysis I
Location: Room 346/347 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Second Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ.
  11:00 AM
1.1
Web Based Visualization Tool for Climate Data Using Python
Hannah Aizenman, City College of New York , New York, NY; and M. Grossberg, D. Jones, N. Barnes, J. Smerdon, K. Anchukaitis, and J. E. Geay
Manuscript (588.0 kB)

  11:30 AM
1.3
A System for Storing and Analyzing a Massive Climatological Database of Modeled Air Mass Trajectories
Daniel Pryden, Sonoma Technology, Inc., Petaluma, CA; and S. Raffuse, T. Dedecko, and N. K. Larkin
  11:45 AM
1.4
Lessons From Deploying the USHCN Pairwise Homogenization Algorithm in Python
Daniel Alexander Rothenberg, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and N. Barnes
Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Drought Definition, Analysis, Impacts, Prediction, and Management I
Location: Room 352 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 26th Conference on Hydrology; and the 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Cochairs: Richard Heim, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Michael J. Brewer, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Kingtse C. Mo, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC; Allan Howard, National Agroclimate Information Service; Don Wilhite, Univ. of Nebraska
  11:15 AM
Drought and Its Driving Factors and Features Worldwide [INVITED]
Ronald E. Stewart, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  11:30 AM
Global and Regional Drought Occurrence Under Past and Future Climate Change [INVITED]
Justin Sheffield, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and J. Kam and E. F. Wood
  11:45 AM
Drought When It's Not Obvious
Laura M. Edwards, DRI, Reno, NV; and K. T. Redmond
Recording files available
Session 1
Federal Agency Strategies to Support the New Energy Economy Part I
Location: Room 345 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Third Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Melinda Marquis, NOAA
  11:45 AM
1.2
The DOE Perspective on Supporting Renewable Energy with NOAA Partnerships
Joel W. Cline, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC; and A. D. Stern, S. Calvert, C. Frame, and K. Lynn
Recording files available
Session 1
Field and Laboratory Measurements
Location: Room 339 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 17th Conference on Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Gail Vaucher, Army Research Laboratory
  11:00 AM
1.1
Evening Transition of Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL) in Heterogeneous Flat Terrain
Silvana Di Sabatino, Univ. of Salento/Univ. of Notre Dame, Lecce, Italy; and L. S. Leo, D. Liberzon, C. Retallack, R. Coppersmith, S. Sentic, P. Huq, C. Hocut, S. Fernando, and H. J. S. Fernando
  11:15 AM
1.2
Investigation of the Variation in Meteorological Variables and Fine Particulate Concentrations At Street Level in Urban Areas
Hansheng Pan, Univ. of California, Riverside, CA; and M. Princevac, A. Venkatram, S. M. Lee, C. Bartolome, and R. Edwards
  11:45 AM
1.4
Laboratory and Field Study of Particulate Emissions Factors of Prescribed Wildland Fires
Trevor Brian Maynard, Univ. of California, Riverside, CA; and M. Princevac, E. Hosseini, D. R. Weise, W. Miller, and D. Cocker
Recording files available
Session 1
IIPS Keynote: The 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami: An Unprecedented Event Impacting the Services of the Japan Meteorological Agency
Location: Room 356 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Organizer: John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant
CoChair: Erik Andersson, ECMWF
Recording files available
Session 1
Innovative Uses of Observations
Location: Room 340 and 341 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 16th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Robert Atlas, NOAA/AOML
  11:00 AM
1.1
Targeted Observations for Improving Numerical Weather Prediction: An Overview
Sharanya J. Majumdar, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and S. D. Aberson, C. H. Bishop, C. Cardinali, J. Caughey, A. Doerenbecher, P. Gauthier, R. Gelaro, T. Hamill, R. Langland, A. Lorenc, T. Nakazawa, F. Rabier, C. A. Reynolds, R. Saunders, Y. Song, Z. Toth, C. Velden, M. Weissmann, and C. C. Wu
  11:15 AM
1.2
New Algorithms for Targeting Coordinated Observations of Hurricanes Using Multiple Unmanned Aircraft
Levi DeVries, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and D. Koch, A. Maki, S. J. Majumdar, and D. A. Paley
Recording files available
Session 1
Lightning Chemistry
Location: Room 342 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 14th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Cochairs: Kristin A. Cummings, University of Maryland; Jonathan W. Smith, Howard University
  11:00 AM
1.1
Lightning NOx Parameterization for WRF-Chem At the Regional Scale
Amanda Hansen, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and H. E. Fuelberg, K. E. Pickering, S. E. Peckham, and R. E. Hart

 
1.2
Tropospheric Ozone Variability Associated with Easterly Waves and Tropical Cyclones in the Western Atlantic

  11:30 AM
1.3
Application of Flash Rate Parameterization Schemes and Resulting Lightning NOx Production in Cloud-Resolved WRF Forecasts
Kristin A. Cummings, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and K. E. Pickering, M. C. Barth, and M. Weisman
  11:45 AM
1.4
Recording files available
Session 1
Multiple Use of Coastal Environmental Sensors and Models
Location: Room 337 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 10th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Michael S. Bruno, Stevens Institute of Technology; Scott Glenn, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
  11:00 AM
1.1
  11:15 AM
1.2
New York City Coastal and Urban Temperatures During Extreme Heat Events
Talmor Meir, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ; and W. T. Thompson, T. Holt, P. Orton, and J. Pullen
 
1.3
Increasing Technical Capacity in Coastal Environments of West Africa Through Workshops and Hands-on Activities

  11:45 AM
1.4
Forecasting Evaluation of WindSat in the Coastal Environment
Thomas F. Lee, NRL, Monterey, CA; and M. H. Bettenhausen, J. Hawkins, K. Richardson, M. Surratt, G. J. Jedlovec, M. Smith, K. K. Fuell, and E. Liske
Recording files available
Session 1
Space Weather Agency Updates Part I
Location: Room 252/253 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Ninth Conference on Space Weather
Cochairs: Robert P. McCoy, University of Alaska at Fairbanks; Genene Fisher, NOAA/NWS
  11:00 AM
1.1
  11:15 AM
1.2
Dod's Space Weather Services
Fred Lewis, AWS, Washington, DC
  11:45 AM
1.4
Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Using Satellite Observations, Data, and Applications to Assess Linkages Between Aerosol/Pollution/Anthropogenic Activities and Climate—Part I
Location: Room 257 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference; and the Fourth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions )
Cochairs: Jianglong Zhang, University of North Dakota; Takashi Y. Nakajima, Tokai Univ.
  11:15 AM
MISR Perspective on Spatial and Temporal Variability in East Asian Deserts: Relation to Climate Factors
Olga V. Kalashnikova, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and J. N. Lee, D. I. N. Sokolik, M. J. Garay, O. Torres, and M. de la Torre Juárez

 
J1.3
Study on the Satellite Data with Temporal and Spatial Distribution Over Taiwan Warm Season Afternoon Thunderstorm

  11:30 AM
Tropical Cyclone Core Structure Climatology From Satellite Measurements
Joshua Cossuth, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL; and R. E. Hart
  11:45 AM
Biomass Burning Aerosol Effects on Cloud Fraction Over Australia
Jennifer D. Small, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and J. Jiang, H. Su, and C. Zhai
Recording files available
Joint Session 2
Air and Sea Transport Modeling of the Fukushima Reactor Crisis
Location: Room 338 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 17th Conference on Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; and the 10th Symposium on the Coastal Environment )
Cochairs: Julie Pullen, Maritime Security Labratory; Michael Brown, LANL; Joseph Chang, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute; Steven R. Hanna, Hanna Consultants
  11:00 AM
Radionuclide Dispersion Simulation for Fukushima Incident Using Japan Coastal Ocean Predictability Experiment (JCOPE) Model
Yukio Masumoto, JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan; and Y. Miyazawa, S. Varlamov, R. Zhang, and T. Doi
  11:15 AM
Operation Tomodachi Radiological Waterborne Hazards: Littoral and Open Ocean Dispersion
Ronald G. Meris, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Ft Balvoir, VA; and J. Trigg
  11:30 AM
Surface Water Transport of Radioactivity From the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Incident
William B. Samuels, Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, VA; and R. Bahadur
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 2
Extreme Weather and Climate Change
Location: Room 243 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Seventh Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research; the 21st Symposium on Education; the 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the 26th Conference on Hydrology )
Cochairs: David R. Easterling, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Kimberly E. Klockow, Univ. of Oklahoma
  11:30 AM
The IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation
Roger S. Pulwarty, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and C. Field, V. Barros, K. L. Ebi, T. Stocker, D. Qin, and P. Midgely
Recording files available
Joint Session 2
Hydroclimatological Applications of the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission 1: Mission Overview and Major Elements
Location: Room 256 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference; and the 26th Conference on Hydrology )
Chair: James Marshall Shepherd, Univ. of Georgia
  11:00 AM
  11:15 AM
Directions in Global Flood Nowcasts and Forecasts Using Satellite Precipitation Observations—Into the GPM Era
Robert F. Adler, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and H. Wu Sr., G. J. Huffman, H. Pierce, Y. Hong, Y. Tian, and F. Policelli
  11:30 AM
A Transition Scenario for the NASA GPM Precipitation Processing System to the NOAA Operations
Chandra R. Kondragunta, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and R. R. Ferraro, R. A. Fulton, J. Pereira, K. Hampton, L. Zhao, and D. Hermreck
Recording files available
Joint Session 9
Reducing Climate-Related Public Health Risks Across Time Scales
Location: Room 333 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Third Symposium on Environment and Health; and the 16th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Chair: Juli Trtanj, NOAA
  11:15 AM
  11:30 AM
Coastal Community Adaptation to Climate Change: Implications for Public Health
Margaret Davidson, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Charleston, SC

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012


Lunch Break

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012

Recording files available
Panel Discussion 1
NPP Launches on Earth Observing Mission -- Early On-Orbit Performance and Initial Results
Location: Room 343/344 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
  12:15 PM
  3:15 PM
  5:15 PM
  8:15 PM
  11:15 PM
A major milestone for Earth science research and operational weather forecasting was achieved when NASA's NPOESS Preparatory Project spacecraft lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:48 a.m. EDT on Oct. 28, 2011 and was successfully inserted into its sun-synchronous low-Earth orbit . Following the spectacular launch, NASA began activating and checking out the spacecraft and instruments to begin its Earth observation mission. The instruments on board NPP build on technologies and science advances made through the flights of the EOS Terra, Aqua, and Aura flight missions. They include a 22-channel multi-spectral imager, VIIRS, with MODIS and SeaWiFS heritage; a hyperspectral infrared and microwave sounding suite, CrIS and ATMS; hyperspectral limb and nadir ozone monitor and profiler suite, OMPS; and a cloud, climate, and Earth's radiation budget sensor, CERES. A joint panel of NPP science team members and instrument/spacecraft designers will present and discuss the on-orbit performance of NASA's NPP spacecraft and its Earth observing instrument payload.

Recording files available
Town Hall Meeting: Building a Stronger Weather and Climate Enterprise: Keeping the Economy Moving—A Status Report From the AMS 2011 Summer Community Meeting
Location: Room 244 (New Orleans Convention Center )
  12:15 PM
Elizabeth Weatherhead: University of Colorado

Town Hall Meeting: Current Status and Preparation for the National Weather Service Dual-Polarization Radar Upgrade
Location: Room 245 (New Orleans Convention Center )

Town Hall Meeting: Weather Ready Nation—A Vital Conversation
Location: Room 238 (New Orleans Convention Center )

1:30 PM-2:00 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012

Recording files available
Session 2
Federal Agency Strategies to Support the New Energy Economy Part II
Location: Room 345 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Third Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Anthony Arguez, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
  1:30 PM
2.1
Supporting Renewable Energy At NOAA and the National Weather Service
Andrew D. Stern, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Cline, D. Green, and T. L. Rouleau

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012

Recording files available
Session 1
Detection and Attribution of Climate Change I
Location: Room 355 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Aiguo Dai, NCAR
  1:30 PM
1.1
A Robust Tropical Ocean Trend Pattern Determined From Model Simulations of the 20th Century
Matthew Newman, University of Colorado/CIRES/CDC and NOAA/ESRL/PSD, Boulder, CO; and A. Solomon
  1:45 PM
1.2
Hemispheric Snow Cover Extent During the Satellite Era
David A. Robinson, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ; and T. W. Estilow, G. R. Henderson, and D. J. Leathers
 
1.3
What Drive Decadal Variability of Global Precipitation?

  2:15 PM
1.4
Explaining the Cause of Eurasian Streamflow Trends: The Role of Winter Precipitation and Temperature
Tara J. Troy, Earth Institute at Columbia University, Palisades, New York; and E. F. Wood and J. Sheffield

1
Extreme Weather and Climate Change
Location: Room 243 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Seventh Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research; the 21st Symposium on Education; the 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the 26th Conference on Hydrology )
Organizer: Kimberly E. Klockow, Oklahoma Climatological Survey
Moderator: William Hooke, AMS
Panelists: James A. Brey, American Meteorological Society; Craig Colton, LSU; David R. Easterling, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
Recording files available
Joint Session 2
Atmospheric Aerosols: Formation, Growth, and Transformation—I
Location: Room 244 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; and the 14th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Cochairs: Juliane L. Fry, Reed College; Colette L. Heald, MIT
  1:30 PM
A Top-Down Perspective on Organic Aerosol: From Surface to Satellite (invited)
Colette L. Heald, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and K. Lapina and B. Ford
  2:00 PM
First Size-Dependent Growth Rate Measurements of 1 to 5 Nanometer Freshly Formed Atmospheric Nuclei
Chongai Kuang, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY; and M. Chen, J. Zhao, J. Smith, P. McMurry, and J. Wang

  2:15 PM
Charge Modulation of Aerosol Scavenging
Brian A. Tinsley, Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
Recording files available
Session 2
Atmospheric Observations and Field Experiments Part 1
Location: Room 340 and 341 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 16th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Pablo Santos, NOAA/NWS
  1:30 PM
2.1
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
  1:45 PM
2.2
Relations between total lightning flash rate and radar reflectivity in convective storms
Chonglin (Charlie) Liu, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD; and E. Novakovskaia and S. Heckman
Manuscript (77.0 kB)

  2:00 PM
2.3
The Winter Storms and Pacific Atmospheric Rivers (WISPAR) Experiment: Demonstrating NOAA Operational and Research Applications with the NASA Global Hawk
J. Ryan Spackman, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO; and G. A. Wick, M. L. Black, F. M. Ralph, Y. Song, P. J. Neiman, J. Intrieri, T. Hock, B. H. Lambrigtsen, and R. E. Hood
  2:15 PM
2.4
Highlights From the 2011 CASA Infrasound Field Experiment
David L. Pepyne, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and S. Klaiber
Recording files available
Session 2
Data and Time Series Analysis II
Location: Room 346/347 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Second Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Dean Williams, LLNL
  1:30 PM
2.1
Using Python as Platform for a Unified Geophysical Data Processing Tool
Ted W. Sammis, New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM; and M. Funk and S. Engle
  1:45 PM
2.2
Py-ART: The Python ARM Radar Toolkit
Scott Collis, ANL, Argonne, IL; and K. North and S. E. Giangrande
  2:00 PM
2.3
A Python Implementation of the New Thermodynamic Equation of State for Seawater
Filipe Pires Fernandes, SMAST, New Bedford, MA; and B. Ådlandsvik
  2:15 PM
2.4
Examples of Mosaic Data Processing in Parallel Using CDAT
Alexander Pletzer, Tech-X Corp., Boulder, CO; and D. Kindig, S. Vadlamani, C. Doutriaux, J. Painter, and D. Williams
Recording files available
Session 2
Evaluation Studies and Applications
Location: Room 339 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 17th Conference on Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Eric R. Pardyjak, Univ. of Utah
  1:30 PM
2.1
AERMOD Building Downwash Predictions - Problems and Solutions
Ronald L. Petersen, CPP, Inc., Fort Collins, CO; and A. Beyer-Lout
 
2.2
Automating the New Air Quality Health Index Forecast Verification in Canada

  1:45 PM
Global Atmospheric Chemical Transport Simulation with Adaptive Mesh Refinement
Yevgenii Rastigejev, North Carolina A&T State Univ., Greensboro, NC

  2:00 PM
2.3
Numerical and Physical Investigation of the Properties of Superfog
Christian Bartolome, Univ. of California, Riverside, CA; and M. Princevac, A. Venkatram, S. Mahalingam, G. Achtemeier, D. R. Weise, H. Vu, and G. Aguilar
  2:15 PM
2.4
Statistical Variability of Dispersion in the Convective Boundary Layer: LPDM-LES Model Ensembles and Observations
Jeffrey C. Weil, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and P. P. Sullivan, E. G. Patton, and C. H. Moeng
Recording files available
Session 2
International Health & Hydro-Meteorological Applications
Location: Room 333 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Third Symposium on Environment and Health
Chair: Wendy Marie Thomas, American Meteorological Society
  1:30 PM
2.1
The Socio-Economic Impact of Meningitis in Northern Ghana
Mary H. Hayden, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Pandya, M. Dalaba, and T. M. Hopson

  1:45 PM
2.2
Meningitis and the Variation of Relative Humidity in Africa
Mark W. Seefeldt, Providence College, Providence, RI; and T. M. Hopson
  2:00 PM
2.3
The Vector Mosquito Aedes Aegypti At the Margins: Sensitivity of a Coupled Natural and Human System to Climate Change
Andrew J. Monaghan, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. H. Hayden, L. Delle Monache, L. M. Eisen, S. Lozano-Fuentes, E. Zielinski-Gutierrez, and C. Welsh-Rodriguez
Recording files available
Session 2
Multiple Use of Coastal Environmental Sensors and Models
Location: Room 337 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 10th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
  1:30 PM
2.1
Observing and Forecasting Microclimatic Variations for Urbanized Coastal Regions
Philip Orton, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ; and J. Pullen, T. Meir, W. T. Thompson, T. R. Holt, and M. Arend
 
2.2
Quantifying the Tsunami-Warning Capability of a Global Sea-Level Network Based on Past, Present, and Possible Future Sensor Distribution

  2:00 PM
2.3
A Comparison of HF Radar Currents with Those From the New York Harbor Observing and Predicting System (NYHOPS)
Liang Kuang, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ; and A. F. Blumberg and N. Georgas
Recording files available
Session 2
Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere Part I
Location: Room 239 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 16th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Craig B. Clements, San Jose State Univ.
  1:45 PM
2.2
Measuring Wake Vortices and Wind Shears in Real-Time with a Scanning Wind Doppler Lidar
Ludovic Thobois, LEOSPHERE, Paris, France; and L. Sauvage and S. Loaec
  2:00 PM
2.3
 
2.4
Catch the Wind (CTW) Vindicator® Laser Anemometer

Recording files available
Session 2
Space Weather Agency Updates Part II
Location: Room 252/253 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Ninth Conference on Space Weather
Cochairs: W. Dean Pesnell, NASA; Richard Clark, Millersville Univ.
  1:45 PM
2.2
The National Space Weather Program: Implementing National Capability
Samuel P. Williamson, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology, Silver Spring, MD; and M. F. Bonadonna and M. R. Babcock
  2:15 PM
2.4
Developments Regarding Space Weather by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Barbara J. Ryan, Group on Earth Observations Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland; and T. G. Onsager and X. Zhang
Recording files available
Session 2A
AWIPS II System Update - Part I
Location: Room 357 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: William Roberts, OAR; Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
  1:30 PM
AWIPS II Technology Infusion – Extended Projects Overview and Status
Steve S. Schotz, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and R. K. Henry and T. Hopkins
  1:45 PM
Integrated Hazard Information Services -- Phase 1 -- Forecaster Tools in AWIPS II
Tracy Lee Hansen, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and B. A. Lawrence, C. Golden, M. T. Filiaggi, L. J. Smith, X. Jing, J. Wakefield, S. Williams, C. H. Paxton, M. Mathewson, T. J. LeFebvre, E. Polster, and G. Chien
  2:15 PM
AWIPS II Data Delivery Paradigm – A New Approach to Data Acquisition
G. Joanne Wade, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Boulder, CO; and J. Fluke and B. A. Lawrence
Recording files available
Session 2A
Current and Future Satellite, Sensor, and Processing Systems 2 - Current Satellite Sensors
Location: Room 245 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
Cochairs: Ae-Sook Suh, National Meteorological Satellite Center, Korea Meteorological Administration; Keiji Imaoka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
  1:30 PM
TRMM Accomplishments and Status (invited)
Scott A. Braun, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
  1:45 PM
CloudSat: Science Achievements and Impacts (invited)
Graeme Stephens, JPL/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

  2:00 PM
The FY-3B Overview and Current Status (invited)
Jun Yang, National Satellite Meteorological Center/China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China; and N. Lu, Z. Yang, J. Shi, and P. Zhang
  2:15 PM
The NPP Mission (invited)
James Gleason, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
Recording files available
Session 2B
International Applications: Latest Challenges for Disseminating and Accessing Weather Data, Forecasts and Warnings - Part I
Location: Room 356 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant; Erik Andersson, ECMWF
  1:30 PM
Meteo-France Information System Modernization
Marie-Francoise Voidrot-Martinez, Meteo-France, Toulouse, France; and M. Dell'Acqua and A. Lasserre-Bigorry

  2:00 PM
The Future Role of the Forecaster
Ewen McCallum, UK Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom
  2:15 PM
Visualisation of Meteorological Data in the Age of Web Services
Stephan Siemen, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom
Recording files available
Session 2B
Recent Results on Asian Field Programs and Topics
Location: Room 257 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
Cochairs: I.-I. Lin, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University; Jeffrey S. Reid, NRL
  1:45 PM
Observing and Understanding the Southeast Asian Aerosol Environment: A Survey of Remote Sensing Tools for the 7 Southeast Asian Studies (7SEAS) Program (invited)
Jeffrey S. Reid, NRL, ,Monterey, CA; and R. S. Johnson, E. J. Hyer, J. Zhang, J. R. Campbell, S. A. Christopher, L. Di Girolamo, L. Giglio, J. P. Hoffman, B. Holben, R. Holz, A. P. Kuciauskas, S. C. Liew, J. Miettinen, F. J. Turk, J. Wang, E. J. Welton, and P. Xian
  2:00 PM
Studies on Seasonal Climate Prediction in China (invited)
Huijun Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Beijing, China; and K. Fan, J. Sun, and X. Lang

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 3
Artificial Intelligence Methods Applied to Satellite Remote Sensing Part I
Location: Room 242 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science; and the 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference )
Chair: William W. Hsieh, Univ. of British Columbia
  1:30 PM
Neural Network Estimation of Atmospheric Profiles Using AIRS/AMSU Observations: Improved Uncertainty Assessments
William J. Blackwell, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and C. F. Cull, A. Milstein, M. Pieper, and Z. Tao
Recording files available
Joint Session 3
Drought Definition, Analysis, Impacts, Prediction, and Management II
Location: Room 352 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 26th Conference on Hydrology; and the 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Cochairs: Richard Heim, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Michael J. Brewer, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Kingtse C. Mo, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC; Allan Howard, National Agroclimate Information Service; Don Wilhite, Univ. of Nebraska
  1:45 PM
Canadian Experiences Applying Drought Indices and Drought Monitoring to Agriculture [INVITED]
Allan Howard, National Agroclimate Information Service, Regina, SK, Canada
  2:15 PM
Soil Moisture and Runoff Forecasts From the Climate Forecast System Version 2
Li-Chuan Chen, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and K. Mo and M. Y. Lee

Recording files available
Joint Session 4
Air and Sea Transport Modeling of the Fukushima Reactor Crisis
Location: Room 338 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 10th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; and the 17th Conference on Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA )
Chairs: Joseph Chang, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute; Michael Brown, LANL; Steven R. Hanna, Hanna Consultants
CoChair: Julie Pullen, Maritime Security Labratory
  1:45 PM
Estimation of Transport and Deposition of Caesium From the Fukushima Accident Using a Regional Chemical Transport Model
Masayuki Takigawa, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
  2:00 PM
NARAC Support During the Response to the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant Emergency
Gayle Sugiyama, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA; and J. Nasstrom, B. Pobanz, K. Foster, M. Simpson, P. Vogt, F. Aluzzi, M. Dillon, and R. Baskett
Manuscript (353.3 kB)

  2:15 PM
Source Term Estimation for the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Guido Cervone, George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA; and P. Franzese

Recording files available
Joint Session 4
Hydroclimatological Applications of the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission 2: Algorithms, Retrievals, and Validation I
Location: Room 256 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference; and the 26th Conference on Hydrology )
Chair: Song Yang, Naval Research Lab
  1:30 PM
A Parametric Rainfall Retrieval Algorithm for GPM
Christian D. Kummerow, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and D. Randel and G. Elsaesser
  1:45 PM
Developing Winter Precipitation Algorithm Over C3VP
Nai-Yu Wang, The Cooperative Institute for Climate Studies/Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and K. Gopalan, R. Ferraro, and F. J. Turk

  2:00 PM
Extending the Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MiRS) to TRMM and GPM
Leslie Moy, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and S. A. Boukabara, F. Iturbide-Sanchez, K. J. Garrett, and C. Grassotti
  2:15 PM
Information Content of Combined Dual-Frequency Radar and Radiometer Observations of Precipitation From GPM
Stephen Joseph Munchak, NASA/GSFC/Univ. of Maryland, Greenbelt, MD; and M. Grecu and W. S. Olson

2:00 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012

Recording files available
Session 3
Weather and Climate Applications for Energy Decision Support
Location: Room 345 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Third Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Anthony Arguez, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
 
3.1
Weather Prediction for Effective Decisions in Energy Systems

  2:00 PM
3.2
Methodology for Analyzing and Comparing Weather Forecasts for Use in Business Applications
Brandon Hertell, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, New York, NY; and R. Derech, L. Treinish, A. P. Praino, H. Li, and J. Cipriani
  2:15 PM
3.3
Science, Software and Design: A Collaborative Approach to Usability
John Plavan, EarthRisk Technologies, San Diego, CA; and A. Yoon and S. Bennett

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012


Poster Session 1
Advances in Estimating Land Surface Evaporation and Associated Applications
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 26th Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Martha C. Anderson, USDA/ARS
Cochairs: Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA/GSFC; Michael Hobbins, NOAA/NWS
 
15
Estimate and Forecast Regional Evapotranspiration Using the WRF-ACASA Coupled Model
Liyi Xu, University of California Davis, Davis, CA; and R. D. Pyles and K. T. Paw U

 
16
National Weather Service Forecast Reference Evapotranspiration Across the Western US
Cynthia K. Palmer, NOAA/NWS, San Diego, CA; and H. D. Osborne

 
17
Contributing Ground Observations of Precipitation and Reference Evapotranspiration From a Nationwide Volunteer Network -- CoCoRaHS
Henry Reges, CoCoRaHS/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and J. Altenhofen, N. J. Doesken, W. A. Ryan, Z. Schwalbe, J. Turner, and N. Newman

 
Crop Irrigation Monitoring and Management Support in California with the Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System

 
19
Comparing Irrigation Consumptive Use From Remotely-Sensed Data with Conventional Estimates for the South Platte River Basin, Colorado
Timothy C. Martin, Riverside Technology, Inc., Fort Collins, CO; and P. Burkhalter, R. Alvarado, R. Allen, E. Wilson, and J. Polly

 
20
Landsat Evapotranspiration Data: A Powerful Tool for Conflict Resolution
Anthony Morse, Spatial Analysis Group, Boise, ID

 
21
Land Surface Evaporation Analysis with Satellite and Land Surface Model Data
Alan E. Lipton, AER, Inc., Lexington, MA; and P. Liang, J. F. Galantowicz, J. L. Moncet, C. Jimenez, C. Prigent, F. Aires, and G. Uymin

 
22
NASA GLDAS Evapotranspiration Data and Climatology
Hualan Rui, NASA/GSFC and ADNET, Greenbelt, MD; and H. Beaudoing, M. Rodell, W. Teng, and B. Vollmer


Poster Session 1
Algorithm Improvements/ Model Assimilation Results
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
Cochairs: F. Joseph Turk, JPL; Derek J. Posselt, University of Michigan
 
155
Using Synthetic Satellite Imagery to Evaluate Real-Time Model Forecast Performance During the Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Experiment
Jason A. Otkin, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and D. Bikos, J. Sieglaff, D. T. Lindsey, L. Grasso, C. W. Siewert, R. Rabin, J. S. Kain, and S. R. Dembek

 
156
Assessing the Surface Contribution in Passive Microwave Measurements for Physical Retrieval of Precipitation
Sarah E. Ringerud, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and C. D. Peters-Lidard and C. D. Kummerow

 
157
Advanced Sun Centering Algorithms for GOES-R SUVI Imaging
David K. Strickland, Carr Astronautics, Grennbelt, MD; and J. L. Carr

 
158
Using the Water Body Database for GOES-R Landmarking
David J. Herndon, Carr Astronautics, Grennbelt, MD; and J. L. Carr and S. Reehl

 
159
GOES Playback and Display: Interacting with Movies
James L. Carr, Carr Astronautics, Grennbelt, MD; and M. D. Smith and D. M. Zakar

 
160
Thresholds of Passive Microwave Snowfall Detection Determined Using A-Train Observations
Stephen Joseph Munchak, NASA GSFC/Univ. of Maryland, Greenbelt, MD; and G. S. Jackson and B. T. Johnson

 
161
Improved Impact of Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) Radiance Assimilation in Numerical Weather Prediction
Bradley T. Zavodsky, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and S. H. Chou and G. J. Jedlovec

Poster PDF (513.8 kB)

 
163
Tropospheric Impacts of Assimilating Infrared Water Vapor Radiances in the NCEP GFS
James A. Jung, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Camp Springs, MD; and J. F. Le Marshall

 
164
Wavelet Satellite Thinning for Improving Data Assimilation and Forecast Using Targeted Observation Schemes
Daniel L. Birkenheuer, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and Y. Xie and N. Wang
Manuscript (510.0 kB)

Poster PDF (669.0 kB)

 
165
The Global Geostationary Wildfire ABBA: Current Implementation and Future Plans
Christopher C. Schmidt, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and E. M. Prins, E. J. Hyer, J. P. Hoffman, J. Brunner, and J. S. Reid

 
166
Physical GEO-LEO Satellite Observation Collocation Algorithms in NPP - GOES-R Integration System
Haibing Sun, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and W. W. Wolf, K. Thomas, C. D. Barnet, and M. Goldberg

 
167
The Daytime Cloud Optical and Microphysical Properties (DCOMP) Algorithm
Andi Walther, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and A. Heidinger

 
168
Effect on Pixel Resolution on Cloud Climatologies From Hi-Res (MODIS) and Lower Res (AVHRR, ISCCP) Data
Rabindra Palikonda, SSAI/NASA/LaRC, Hampton, VA; and P. Minnis, D. A. Spangenberg, Q. Z. Trepte, J. K. Ayers, and B. Shan


Poster Session 1
Atmospheric Chemistry/Climate Change—Posters
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 14th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
 
257
Mixing State of Soot Collected At Mountain Sites in Japan
Yuji Zaizen, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and H. Naoe

 
258
Change of the Aerosol Optical Properties During the Aerosol Dynamic Processes
Chang Hoon Jung, Kyungin Women's College, Incheon, South Korea; and Y. P. Kim

 
259
AERONET Measurements Reveal That Aerosol Single Scattering Albedo Has Changed Over the Past Decade
Jing Li, Columbia University, New York, NY; and B. Carlson and A. A. Lacis

 
260
Mixing States of Aerosol Particles At Mt. Hotaka, Japan: A Case Study in Winter
Hiroaki Naoe, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and Y. Zaizen, K. Yanagida, H. Takahashi, and Y. Igarashi

 
261
Comparison of Ozone Trends in the Lowermost Troposphere At European Ozonosonde Stations and At Beijing
Peter Krizan, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Prague, Czech Republic; and M. Kozubek, W. Gengchen, and B. Jianhui

 
262
Airborne Observations of Formic Acid Using a Chemical Ionisation Mass Spectrometer (CIMS) Over the UK
Michael Le Breton, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom; and M. McGillen, J. Muller, D. E. Shallcross, L. G. Huey, D. Tanner, and C. Percival

 
263
A 1-D Coupled Air-Snowpack Model to Investigate Boundary Layer HONO Concentrations During ANTCI 2003
Anne T. Case Hanks, University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA; and D. Tan

 
264
Measurements of Gases and Aerosol Properties During the 2010 CAL-MEX Campaign
Jun Zheng, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and M. Huertas, J. G. Barrera, A. Khalizov, and R. Zhang

 
Fast-deployable airborne platform for aerosol research: the NASA DEVOTE field mission
Matteo Ottaviani, NASA, New York, NY; and M. Y. M. Yang, G. Dolgos, A. Beyersdorf, M. D. Obland, R. Rogers, L. Ziemba, and J. Hair

 
Paper 265 has been moved. New paper number is J8.6A.

 
Poster 266 has been moved. New paper number is 4.1A.


Poster Session 1
Atmospheric and Oceanic Observations and Their Assimilation
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 16th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Shirley T. Murillo, NOAA/AOML/HRD
 
237
Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI)–A Major Leap Forward In Ocean Science and Observing Technology
Sue Banahan, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, DC; and W. R. Bergen and A. Chave

 
238
Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI) Science Data and Products
Lorraine Heilman, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, DC; and W. R. Bergen, S. Ackleson, and S. Webster

 
239
 
243
Performance Characteristics of the Vaisala Global Lightning Dataset (GLD360)
Ryan Said, Vaisala Inc., Louisville, CO; and A. Nag and N. Hembury

 
247
Evaluating the Impacts of NASA/SPoRT Daily Greenness Vegetation Fraction on Land Surface Model and Numerical Weather Forecasts
Jordan R. Bell, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and J. L. Case, F. J. LaFontaine, and S. V. Kumar
Manuscript (2.3 MB)

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)

 
249
New Developments in the Data Assimilation Research Testbed
Tim Hoar, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Anderson, K. Raeder, A. Karspeck, G. Romine, H. Liu, and N. Collins

 
251
An Observation Impact Tool for CPTEC LETKF: Implementation and Preliminary Results
Fabio Luiz R. Diniz, INPE/CPTEC, Cachoeira Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and R. Todling, D. L. Herdies, and L. G. G. de Goncalves

 
252
Observation Impact of Satellite Winds in NASA GEOS-5 Forecast System
Dagmar Merkova, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Gelaro, M. Sienkievicz, N. L. Baker, and P. Pauley

 
255
A Comparison Between 3D-Var and 4D-Var Techniques for a Radar Data Assimilation Case During CHUVA Experiment
Eder Paulo Vendrasco, INPE, Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil; and C. F. Angelis and D. Herdies

 
256
Toward Producing a Beaufort/Chukchi Seas Regional Reanalysis
Jeremy R. Krieger, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK; and J. Zhang, F. Liu, M. D. Shulski, W. Tao, and X. Zhang


Poster Session 1
Poster Session
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 21st Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Teresa Eastburn, NCAR; Kathleen A. Murphy, AMS Education Resource Educator
 
106
Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Related Sciences and University Living-Learning Communities
Robert V. Rohli, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA; and T. A. Joyner and A. M. Trevino

 
108
The PRE-Depression Investigation of Cloud-Systems in the Tropics (PREDICT) Field Campaign: Educational Perspectives of Early Career Scientists
Clark Evans, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; and H. M. Archambault, J. M. Cordeira, C. L. Fritz, T. J. Galarneau Jr., S. Gjorgjievska, K. S. Griffin, A. Johnson, W. Komaromi, S. Monette, P. Muradyan, B. Murphy, M. Riemer, J. Sears, D. Stern, B. Tang, and S. Thompson

 
109
Investigating the Earth System Using Real-World Data Through AMS Ocean, Weather, and Climate Studies
James A. Brey, American Meteorological Society, Washington, DC; and I. W. Geer, R. S. Weinbeck, E. W. Mills, and K. A. Nugnes

 
110
Opening the Technological Black Box: Meteorology and Technology Education At Valparaiso University
Kevin H. Goebbert, Valparaiso Univ., Valparaiso, IN; and T. M. Bals-Elsholz, A. Stepanek, C. A. Clark, and B. J. Wolf

 
111
Standing up to Be Heard: Student Presentations At Valparaiso University
Teresa M. Bals-Elsholz, Valparaiso Univ., Valparaiso, IN; and C. A. Clark, K. H. Goebbert, and B. J. Wolf

 
112
A Documentary on the 2010 Hurricane Field Campaign to Inspire and Increase Interest in the Geosciences

 
113
The Summer Student Volunteer Program At NWS WFO Baltimore/Washington
Matthew R. Kramar, NWSFO Baltimore/Washington, Sterling, VA; and A. Woodcock, J. R. Klein, and S. Zubrick
Manuscript (899.9 kB)

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)

 
114
Preparing Middle School Teachers to Effectively Use Science Models to Support Learning about Climate, Weather, and Energy Topics
Morgan Brown Yarker, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; and C. O. Stanier, C. Forbes, and S. Park

 
115
American Weather and Climate Exposition (Weather Expo)
Miles S. Muzio, Weather Exposition of America, Bakersfield, CA; and E. Salna

 
Creating a Collaborative Journal Article in the Classroom: Lessons Learned

 
116
Exploring the Concept of a Mesoscale Desk
Michael W. Douglas, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK

 
117
The Evolution of Earth System Science Education - FSU's Tale
Paul Ruscher, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL; and A. gallard and A. Kaepplinger

Poster PDF (1.1 MB)

 
118
ASCENT: Mentorship, Networking and Resources for Women in Atmospheric Science
Laura M. Edwards, DRI, Reno, NV; and A. G. Hallar, L. M. Avallone, and H. Thiry

 
119
A New Undergraduate Degree At San Jose State University: BS in Meteorology, Concentration in Climate Science
Alison F.C. Bridger, San Jose State Univ., San Jose, California; and E. Cordero

Poster PDF (747.8 kB)

 
120
Developing Climate Change Learning Modules for High School Educators
Patrick L. Lawrence, Univ. of Toledo, Toledo, OH; and K. Czajkowski

 
121
Contemplating Climate Change from an Alaskan Perspective
Andrea Evans, Dimond High School, Anchorage, AK; and B. Roth

 
122
“ECS School/Community Implementation Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers”
Diane Ryan, Prescott, AZ; and M. A. Winslow and T. L. Lake

 
123
Weather Science and Safety Workshops for K-8 Teachers in Georgia: 4 Years of Evaluation Data and Experience
Alan E. Stewart, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and J. A. Knox and A. L. Qureshi

 
124
South Florida's DataStreme Earth Climate System Outreach Program
Edward Williams, DataStreme Earth Climate System Group, Boynton Beach, FL; and M. Hall

 
125
American Meteorological Society's DataStreme Earth's Climate System - Implementation
Vanessa L. Van Sciver, Merchantville Elementary School, Merchantville, NJ; and S. Waldron, M. F. Boorstein, L. Bastiaans, D. Cammarota, E. Chavez, R. Henck, K. Bissonette, and K. Squicciarini

 
126
Development of Middle School Lesson Plans on Climate Change and Global Climate Models
Korey Southerland, Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and G. L. Mullendore, L. Munski, E. Harpster, and M. Baker

 
127
DataStreme Earth's Climate System in New Mexico
H. Turtle Haste, James Monroe Middle School, Albuquerque, NM; and D. Novak, M. Parsons, S. Smith, D. Archie, J. Crosby, D. Kann, C. Jones, and K. Jones

 
128
Minority Student Knowledge of and Interest in Geoscience Careers
Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State, MS; and B. Bell, M. Brown, J. Dyer, K. McNeal, and J. Rodgers

Poster PDF (1.6 MB)

 
129
Climate C.H.A.N.G.E.: Concepts Having Anthropogenic & Natural Global Evidence - You Decide
Kathryn M. Haughn, Nazareth Academy, Wakefield, MA; and V. J. Ciarametaro, P. J. Erickson, S. Zhang, and L. Goncharenko

Poster PDF (314.8 kB)

 
130
Earth Gauge: Linking Weather, Environment and Climate
Sara Espinoza, The National Environmental Education Foundation, Washington, DC; and K. Kraus

 
131
Severe Storm Forecasting in a Summer Science Institute for Middle School Students
Richard Wagner, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO; and S. Ng

 
132
An Electronic Weather Wall in the High School Classroom
Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, Chelmsford, MA; and P. Bailey-Wells, B. Rich, A. Vejins, C. St. Francis, C. Donelan, and J. Avery

 
133
Climate Change Education in Florida
Nicolle J. Weis, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; and C. Morales, C. H. Paxton, and A. Feldman

 
134
Arizona DataStreme ECS
Diane Ryan, Prescott, AZ; and M. A. Winslow and T. L. Lake

 
135
Building a Network of Internships for a Diverse Geoscience Community
Rebecca Haacker-Santos, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and V. Sloan and R. Pandya

 
137
Career College for Tweens
Claire Waites, AMS Education, Daphne, AL

 
138
Online Weather Studies At Gavilan College
Andrew H. Van Tuyl, Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA

 
140
Training Lessons Learned in National Weather Service
LeRoy Spayd Jr., NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

Poster PDF (1.1 MB)

 
141
From Fires to Floods: How the NWS Office in Tucson, Arizona Increased Flash Flood Awareness After a Historic Wildfire Season
John J. Brost, NOAA/NWSFO Tucson, Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and G. Sampson, K. Drozd, E. Boyle, and R. Fliehman

Poster PDF (5.7 MB)

 
142
Taking Authentic Student Research to New Heights Through the International Students and Teacher Exchange Program (ISTEP)
Michael J. Passow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and Dwight Morrow High School, Palisades, NY; and S. L. Chan-Lee, B. M. Buckley, and G. R. Kowach

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143
Analysis of S'COOL Participant Ground Observations Vs. Corresponding Satellite Data: Cloud Layers
Sarah A. Crecelius, NASA/LaRC, Hampton, Virginia; and L. H. Chambers, T. M. Rogerson, and D. R. Doelling

 
144
"Snow Days Vs. Snow Fall" - Doing College Level Research with High School Students
Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, Chelmsford, MA; and A. Vejins and C. Donelan

 
146
National Weather Service and Nurture Nature Center - A Partnership for Flood Outreach
Patricia Wnek, NOAA/NWS/Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center, State College, PA; and P. Ahnert, W. Marosi, R. Kruzdlo, G. Szatkowski, R. Hogan Carr, and K. Brandes
Manuscript (209.9 kB)

Poster PDF (1.4 MB)

 
147
New Modules for Nasa's Global Climate Change Education (GCCE) Program: Sulfur Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide
Michael R. Witiw, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Everett, WA; and R. J. Myers and T. Schwerin

 
148
Engaging Youth to Understand Climate: The GLOBE Student Climate Research Campaign
Donna J. Charlevoix, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Tessendorf, J. Mackaro, G. Randolph, and R. Thomas

 
149
Hurricanes: Science and Society, a New Online Education Resource
G. Scowcroft, Univ. of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI; and I. Ginis, C. W. Knowlton, and R. M. Yablonsky

 
150
Impact of a Summer Research Experience on High School Students' Interest in and Understanding of Science
Donna J. Charlevoix, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Haacker-Santos and R. Pandya

 
151
Matching Technology to Audience Needs: Lessons Learned From the Carolinas Coastal Climate Outreach Initiative
Jessica C. Whitehead, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, Charleston, SC; and R. H. Bacon, J. F. Thigpen, G. Carbone, K. Dow, and D. L. Tufford

 
152
Evaluating a Nationwide Summer Weather Camp Program
William Gregory Blumberg, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. Malla, D. V. Morris, and H. M. Mogil

 
154
Climate Literacy Syllabus Challenges for Select Private Sector Decision Makers
Jenny Dissen, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC/CICS, Asheville, NC; and K. Vincent and T. Houston


Poster Session 1
Poster Session I
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
CoChair: Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
 
1
First-Time Mobile Doppler Radar Observations of Heavy Rain-Producing Thunderstorms in Northwest New Mexico
Jennifer Palucki, NOAA/NWSFO, Albuquerque, NM; and K. Jones and S. Vasiloff

 
2
Improving Cross Polarization for MPAR Via Orthogonal Waveforms
Yasser Al-Rashid, LockHeed Martin, MS2, Moorestown, NJ; and R. Nuthalapati, F. X. McGroary, S. Bachmann, and P. Bronecke

Poster PDF (1.0 MB)

 
3
Enhancing the Foundational Data From the WSR-88D: Part II, the Future
Richard L. Ice, Air Force Weather Agency, Norman, OK; and D. S. Saxion
Manuscript (2.2 MB)

Poster PDF (329.4 kB)

 
4
Enhancing the Foundational Data From the WSR-88D: Part I, A History of Success
Darcy S. Saxion, Air Force Weather Agency, Norman, OK; and R. L. Ice
Manuscript (1.2 MB)

Poster PDF (370.0 kB)

 
5
New Science for the WSR-88D: Status of the Dual-Polarization Upgrade
Darcy S. Saxion, Air Force Weather Agency, Norman, OK; and R. L. Ice
Manuscript (1.0 MB)

Poster PDF (281.8 kB)

 
6
Wind Turbine Clutter Mitigation for Weather Radar by Adaptive Processing
Fanxing Kong, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. D. Palmer, Y. Zhang, and Y. Bai

 
7
An Adaptive Pedestal Control Algorithm for the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased Array Radar
David Priegnitz, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. M. Torres and P. L. Heinselman
Manuscript (1.5 MB)

Poster PDF (2.6 MB)

 
8
Data Processing of the VU C-Band Polarimetric Radar Data
Raquel Evaristo, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and T. M. Bals-Elsholz, A. Stepanek, K. H. Goebbert, and B. J. Wolf
Manuscript (784.1 kB)

 
9
Range and Velocity Ambiguity Mitigation Using Spectral Reconstruction for Doppler Weather Radars
David A. Warde, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK

Poster PDF (3.2 MB)

 
10
Integration of the Interactive Data Viewer Into An Operational Weather Forecasting System
Keith R. Searight, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and H. Soh, H. H. Fisher, and J. C. Knievel

 
11
Theoretical Analysis of Polarization Characteristics for Planar and Cylindrical Phased Array Radars
Lei Lei, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and G. Zhang and R. J. Doviak
Manuscript (339.2 kB)

Poster PDF (1.5 MB)

 
12
WSR-88D: Technology Evolution of Level 1 Data Recording
Michael J. Prather, University of California, Irvine; and D. S. Saxion
Manuscript (25.9 kB)

Poster PDF (118.9 kB)

 
14
Investigation of Radar Variables and near Surface Environments for Developing a Surface Hail Fall Product
Sarah K. Mustered, Valparaiso University and NWC REU Program, Norman, OK; and K. L. Ortega
Manuscript (416.8 kB)


Poster Session 1
Poster Session I
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Aiguo Dai, NCAR
 
72
Attribution and Projections of Southern Hemisphere Climate Change
Jorgen Frederiksen, CSIRO, Aspendale, Victoria, Australia; and C. Frederiksen, S. Osbrough, and J. Sisson

 
73
Empirical Models of Tropical Climate Prediction and Predictability From Daily to Decadal Time Scales
Matthew Newman, University of Colorado/CIRES/CDC and NOAA/ESRL/PSD, Boulder, CO; and P. D. Sardeshmukh

 
74
An Analog Approach to Forecasting Global Tropical Cyclone Landfalls Using Hebert Boxes

 
75
Tropical Cyclones Interaction with High Latitude Climate Variability in the Northern Hemisphere
Enrico Scoccimarro, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia/Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici, Bologna, Italy; and S. Gualdi and A. Navarra

 
76
An Intercomparison of Tropical Cyclone Position and Intensity Among Atmospheric Reanalysis Datasets
Benjamin Schenkel, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and R. E. Hart

Poster PDF (4.7 MB)

 
An Assessment of the Climatology of Florida Hurricane-Induced Tornadoes (HITs): Technology Vs. Meteorology

 
77
The Impacts of Climate Variability on Coral Bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef
Daniel Gilford, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and A. Arguez

 
80
Indian Ocean Response to South Tropical Atlantic Teleconnection
Rondrotiana Barimalala, Earth System Physics Section, Trieste, Italy; and A. Bracco, F. Kucharski, and A. Crise

 
81
Process-Resolving Decomposition of the Global Temperature Response to El Niño
Yi Deng, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and T. W. Park and M. Cai

 
82
Moisture Cycle of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: An Analysis of TRMM and SP-CAM Data
Jennifer A. Gahtan, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Coral Gables, FL; and K. H. Straub and D. A. Randall

 
83
Local Sea Surface Temperature Versus Large-Scale Circulation Influences on Tropical Ocean Rainfall
Nat Johnson, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and S. P. Xie and Y. Kosaka

 
84
REGIONAL Modes of VARIABILITY of the ANNUAL Mean AIR Temperature OVER Mexico
Marco A. Salas-Flores, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico; and P. D. Jones, C. Gay, W. Ritter, and R. Patiño
Manuscript (130.2 kB)

Poster PDF (524.4 kB)

 
85
Weather Regimes and Air-Sea Fluxes
Carol Anne Clayson, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA

 
86
Mechanisms of El Nino-Like Warming Events in the AGCMs Coupled with the Mixed Ocean Layer Model
Honghai Zhang, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and A. C. Clement

Poster PDF (659.9 kB)


Poster Session 1
Poster Session for Artificial Intelligence and Its Applications to Environmental Science
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science
Organizer: Amy McGovern, Univ. of Oklahoma
 
272
Retraining the NSSL Quality Control Neural Network with Polarimetric Radar Data for Improved Non-Hydrometeor Echo Rejection
Jacob Carlin, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. L. Manross and V. Lakshmanan

 
273
Smart Climatologies for Seasonal Predictions At a Regional Scale
Gael Descombes, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado; and J. Knievel, J. H. Copeland, and F. Vandenberghe


Poster Session 1
Posters
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 17th Conference on Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
 
Poster 201 has been moved. New paper number 5.3A

 
Poster 202 has been moved. New paper number 7.4A

 
203
Temporal and Spatial Aspects of Velocity Variance in Major US Cities
Elena Novakovskaia, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD; and W. Callahan and B. B. Hicks

 
204
Vertical Distribution of Coarse Particulate Matte
Sharome Goode, NCAR, Oklahoma City, OK

 
205
Experience in Carbon Monoxide Measurements with Wireless Sensor Network Technology
Lamling Venus Shum, University College, London, United Kingdom; and S. Hailes, G. Mcphillips, S. Karra, and L. Malki-Epshtein

 
206
Averaging Time Scale for Daytime Turbulent Flux Measurements in a Wide and Steep Valley
Zeljko Vecenaj, Univ. of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; and S. F. J. De Wekker

 
207
Air Quality and Visibility in Southwestern British Columbia During Forest Fire Smoke Events
Jenna C. Keane, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and I. McKendry and A. Teakles

 
208
Examination of Sensitivity of WRF Precipitation Over Japan to Physical Parameterizations and Horizontal Resolution
Kohei Ikeda, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan; and K. Yamaji and M. Takigawa

 
209
Evaluating CMAQ Modeled Concentrations with Upper Air Measurements during the TexAQS II Study
James M. Godowitch, US EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC; and R. Gilliam and G. Sarwar

 
210
Impacts of Fire Emissions on National Air Quality Forecasting Capability (NAQFC) PM2.5 Concentrations
Yunhee kim, Georgia Dept of Natural Resources/EPD, GA; and H. C. Kim, R. saylor, A. Stein, and P. Lee

 
211
GHG Observations At Smaller Spatial and Temporal Scales
Elena Novakovskaia, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD; and S. Heckman

 
212
Role of Transport Pathways in Determining CO Centers in the Tropical Upper Troposphere
Lei Huang, The Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX; and R. Fu, J. Jiang, and J. Wright

Poster PDF (325.6 kB)

 
213
PM 10 Variations From 1985 to 2004 on the Island of Puerto Rico
Jose M. Tirado, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; and V. Morris

 
214
Case Studies of the Impacts of Upper Tropospheric Dynamics on Surface Air Quality

 
215
Measurements and Modeling of Branch-Scale Removal of Ultrafine Particles by Vegetation
Andrey Khlystov, RTI International, NC; and M. Y. Lin and G. G. Katul

 
216
Development and Evaluation of High Resolution Simulation Tools to Improve Fire Weather Forecasts
Natalie Wagenbrenner, Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA; and B. Lamb, K. Yedinak, J. Forthofer, K. Shannon, P. Robichaud, and D. Finn

 
Surface Data Assimilation of Air Pollutants and Monitoring of Model Errors in Canadian Air Quality Model (GEM-MACH)


Poster Session 1
Posters
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 16th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
 
217
Development of the Low Altitude Wind Shear(LAWS) Monitoring System by Acoustic Remote Sensing in Airports
Yoshiki Ito, Sonic Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; and T. Hayashi, S. Hirai, A. Ootani, S. Matsushima, H. Sunasaka, T. Suzuki, and D. Yoshida

 
The Environment Canada Snow Measurement Intercomparison Facilities: Overview and Results

 
218
U.S. Climate Reference Network Metadata Quality Assurance
Devin Thomas, STG, Inc., Asheville, NC; and M. Palecki
Manuscript (115.8 kB)

 
219
Development of a wind protection device for crops on plateaus near cliffs
Maro Tamaki, Okinawa Prefectural Agricultural College, Nago, Japan; and Y. Ito, S. Tamaki, and J. I. Tsutsumi
Manuscript (79.2 kB)

 
220
Analysis of the March 30, 2011 Hail Event At Shuttle Launch Pad 39A
John E. Lane, EASi-ESC, Kennedy Space Center, FL; and N. J. Doesken, T. Kasparis, and D. Sharp
Manuscript (1.1 MB)

Poster PDF (3.2 MB)

 
221
Characterizing Inflow Conditions Across the Rotor Disk of A Utility Scale Wind Turbine
Andrew Clifton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO; and J. K. Lundquist, N. D. Kelley, G. Scott, S. Schreck, D. A. Pollak, M. L. Aitken, and D. Jager

 
222
Vaisala National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN®): Quality Updates
Amitabh Nag, Vaisala Inc., Tucson, AZ; and M. J. Murphy, N. Hembury, and J. A. Cramer

 
223
Identifying Low-Level Jets From the North American Regional Reanalysis: A Comparison with Rawinsonde Observations
Claudia K. Walters, Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn, MI; and S. Husseini, J. A. Winkler, J. Nikolic, and S. Zhong

 
An Inexpensive Automated Webcam-Based Laser Snow Depth Sensor Design

 
225
Measurements of Scattering Matrices of Non-Spherical Particles
Ron Li, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and P. Yang

 
228
Optical Autocovariance Wind Lidar for Atmospheric Research
Sara C. Tucker, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, CO; and C. Grund, T. Delker, M. Adkins, B. Good, P. Kaptchen, and D. Gleeson

 
231
Investigation of the Vertical Structure of Nocturnal Cold Pools At the Lake Thunderbird Micronet
Nicole R. Ramsey, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. D. Sherburn, A. M. Shapiro, and P. M. Klein

 
232
Profiling the Antarctic Atmosphere Using the GPS Radio Occultation Technique From Stratospheric Balloons
Jennifer S. Haase, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN; and J. Maldonado-Vargas, F. Rabier, P. Cocquerez, M. Minois, V. Guidard, P. Wyss, A. Johnson, and B. J. Murphy

 
233
Measurements of GHGs in the US with a Dense Observing Network
Stan Heckman, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD; and E. Novakovskaia

 
234
Moisture Transport Measurements Using Ground Based GPS and Their Relation to Topographically Modified Sea Breeze Circulation At Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Ryan Meiszberg, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN; and G. A. Villamil, J. S. Haase, K. H. Min, M. R. Jury, J. J. Braun, R. J. Trapp, M. E. Baldwin, N. S. Flecha, R. Rios, A. D. M. Nieves, K. A. Demchak, M. J. Dixon, B. M. Doogs, K. E. Fischer, B. N. Herrholtz, E. D. Larson, T. M. Lucko, C. K. Simpson, K. W. Van Leer, and J. M. Woznicki

 
235
Dual-Polarized Radar Observations of Two Arizona Dust Storms
Katherine, M. Willingham, CIMMS,Univ. of Oklahoma/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. W. Howard and C. Dempsey

 
236
A Study of Rain-Induced Erosion in the Badlands National Park
Emily French, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD; and D. V. Kliche, L. Stetler, and P. L. Smith


Poster Session 1
Posters
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Seventh Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research
Chair: Sheldon D. Drobot, NCAR
 
Poster 422 has been moved. New paper number 1.3A.

 
320
Tyndall Gases
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

 
323
Developing 21st Century Climate Services for the Pacific Northwest
Kathie D. Dello, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR; and A. Wiggins, P. W. Mote, and M. Bailey

 
324
Hazard Examination of Risk: Thunderstorm Activity and the Beach
Paul J. Croft, Kean University, Union, NJ; and M. Kyle

 
325
Emergency Response: Thunderstorm Hazards Responses, Emergency Activities, and Threats
Paul J. Croft, Kean University, Union, NJ; and L. Kusik

 
326
Spatiotemporal Analysis of Thunderstorm Hazard Mortality Rates
Walker S. Ashley, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL; and A. Osborne and S. Ashley

 
327
Using Total Lightning Observations to Enhance Lightning Safety
Geoffrey T. Stano, ENSCO/SPoRT, Huntsville, AL
Manuscript (9.6 MB)

Poster PDF (2.8 MB)

 
328
Sources of Information and Decision Making of K-12 School District and University Officials During Tornado Warnings
Stephanie Hoekstra, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; and A. C. Nichols and E. Gruntfest

 
329
Fear of Bouncing: Societal and Scientific Contexts of Wind-Related Bounce House Hazards
John A. Knox, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and T. E. Gill and D. J. Novlan

 
330
Likelihood of Response to Flash Flood Watches and Warnings in Boulder, Colorado
Kelsey Mulder, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC; and J. K. Lazo, R. Morss, and B. E. Montz

 
331
Experts' and Laypeople's Perspectives on Flash Flood Forecasts, Warnings, Decisions, and Risks
Rebecca E. Morss, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. L. Demuth, H. Lazrus, A. Bostrom, and J. K. Lazo

 
332
How Do Emergency Managers Use the Hurricane Cone of Uncertainty?
Catherine F. Smith, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC; and B. E. Montz, J. L. Losego, and K. Galluppi

 
334
National Weather Service 2010 & 2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results
Douglas C. Young, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and S. Romano and A. P. Noel

 
335
NWS Roadmap – the Four Plans: Services, Science and Technology, Workforce Evolution, Business
Michael J. Hudson, NOAA/NWS, Kansas City, MO; and D. Manning, J. Sprague, S. Cooper, M. Lovern, B. R. Colman, and J. P. Tuell

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Poster Session 1
Posters
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Third Symposium on Environment and Health
 
336
Visualizing the Impact of Climate Change with GAIA
Shadrian Strong, Johns Hopkins Univ., Laurel, MD; and R. Schaefer, A. Kaushiva, L. J. Paxton, and A. Higgins

Poster PDF (1.8 MB)

 
337
The Impact of Climate Change on Air Quality and Respiratory Disease: Maryland/DC Metropolitan Area
Alpana Kaushiva, Johns Hopkins Univ., Laurel, MD; and S. Strong, S. M. Babin, and L. J. Paxton

 
339
Climate Change Health Indicators in North Carolina: 2000-2010
Lauren Jean Thie, North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, Raleigh, NC


Poster Session 1
Space Weather Posters
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Ninth Conference on Space Weather
Chair: McArthur Jones Jr., University of Colorado
 
274
Space Weather Impacts on Spacecraft Design and Operations in Auroral Charging Environments
Joseph I. Minow, NASA, Marshal Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL; and L. N. Parker

 
275
The Relationship Between Flare-Associated Coronal Dimmings and Coronal Mass Ejections As Observed by SDO, SOHO, and STEREO
Khara Lukancic, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Westminster, CO; and T. N. Woods, R. Hock, A. Reinard, F. G. Eparvier, A. R. Jones, M. Snow, and S. Ng

Poster PDF (2.4 MB)

 
276
Non-Migrating Tides in the Thermosphere: In-Situ Versus Tropospheric Sources
McArthur Jones Jr., University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. M. Forbes, M. E. Hagan, and A. Maute

 
277
LIFDAR: A Diagnostic Tool for the Ionosphere
Christopher T. Rodgers, ITT Industries, Herndon, VA; and O. E. Kia and J. L. Bartholomew

 
278
Solar Eruption Brightness Fluctuation As Measured by Solar Dynamics Observatory and Its Effect on the Ionosphere
Tak Cheung, CUNY Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY; and G. Tremberger, Jr, P. Marchese, V. Tulsee, E. Ahn, L. P. Johnson, and S. A. Austin
Manuscript (318.4 kB)

 
279
Predictive Ability of Various Auroral Precipitation Models As Evaluated Using Polar UVI Global Images
Patrick T. Newell, APL, Laurel, MD; and T. Sotirelis, K. Liou, S. Wing, and R. Redmon

 
280
Empirical Forecasting Models of Global Electron Precipitations in Auroral Oval
Yongliang Zhang, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD; and L. J. Paxton and H. Kil

 
282
Dynamic Ionosphere Cubesat Experiment (DICE)
Geoff Crowley, Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, Boulder, CO; and C. Fish, C. Swenson, A. Barjatya, I. Azeem, G. S. Bust, F. Rodrigues, and M. Larsen

 
283
Preparing Students for Careers in Space Weather At Millersville University
Richard D. Clark, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and S. Hendrick

 
284
New Space Weather Data Sources and Products for Communication and Navigation Systems
Jennifer Meehan, Utah State University, Logan, UT; and D. Hansen, W. K. Tobiska, J. Fulgham, R. W. Schunk, J. J. Sojka, H. Carlson, V. Eccles, D. Rice, L. C. Gardner, L. Scherliess, L. Zhu, C. Tschan, D. Bouwer, and R. Shelley

 
285
Global Views of Magnetic Perturbations Associated with Space Weather Disturbances: AMPERE and DMSP
Delores J. Knipp, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and T. Matsuo, A. D. Richmond, and L. Kilcommons

 
286
Special Sensor Ultraviolet Limb Imager (SSULI) Observations of the Equatorial Nightside Ionosphere At Solar Minimum
Damien H. Chua, NRL, Washington, DC; and C. Coker, K. F. Dymond, S. McDonald, A. C. Nicholas, S. A. Budzien, C. A. Metzler, P. Dandenault, P. Serengulian, P. Walker, and G. S. Bust

 
287
UV Data Products Derived From Low Earth Orbit Hyperspectral Imagers - Characterizing the State of the Ionosphere
Robert Schaefer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD; and L. J. Paxton, R. DeMajistre, J. Comberiate, S. Y. Hsieh, C. Selby, M. Weiss, B. Wolven, and Y. Zhang

Poster PDF (20.8 MB)


Poster Session 1
Weather and Climate Applications for Energy Decision Support
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Third Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Anthony Arguez, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
 
340
A Scalable Convective Severe Weather Forecasting Solution
Daniel W. Lennartson, Schneider Electric, Burnsville, MN

Poster PDF (2.2 MB)


Poster Session 2
Benchmarking, Identification and Verification in Land Surface Modeling
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 26th Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Sujay V. Kumar, SAIC
Cochairs: Joseph A. Santanello Jr., NASA-GSFC; Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA/GSFC; Michael Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
 
34
Land Surface Verification Toolkit (LVT): A Formal Benchmarking and Evaluation Framework for Land Surface Models
Sujay V. Kumar, SAIC, Greenbelt, MD; and C. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello Jr., K. W. Harrison, and A. Kumar

 
35
An Automated Online Land Surface Model Benchmarking and Evaluation Tool
Gab Abramowitz, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

 
36
Evaluating the Skill of Land Surface Model Predictions for Global Agricultural Drought Monitoring
Wade Crow, USDA, Beltsville, MD; and S. Kumar, J. Bolten, and C. Peters-Lidard

 
37
Validation and Verification of the Operational Land Analysis Activities At the Air Force Weather Agency
Michael J. Shaw, NASA, Offutt AFB, NE; and S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and J. D. Cetola

 
40
Regional-Scale River Modeling Using Thousands of Mapped Rivers, off-the-Shelf Runoff Products and Hundreds of Stream Flow Gages
Cédric H. David, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; and Z. L. Yang and S. Hong

Poster PDF (18.4 MB)


Poster Session 2
Calibration and Validation of Satellite Products
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
Cochairs: Shaima L. Nasiri, Texas A&M Univ.; Ralph Ferraro, NOAA/NESDIS
 
Poster 170 has been moved. New paper number 6.3A

 
173
Error Analysis of SSM/I F08 Antenna Temperatures to Produce An Extended Record of Observations for Climate Applications
Dustin Snare, California Univ. of Pennsylvania, California, PA; and W. Berg, M. R. P. Sapiano, and C. D. Kummerow

 
174
High Resolution Observations of Drop Size Distribution for GPM Ground Validation
Patrick N. Gatlin, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and W. A. Petersen, L. D. Carey, M. T. Wingo, A. Tokay, V. N. Bringi, M. Thurai, D. B. Wolff, and D. W. Phillips

Poster PDF (2.3 MB)

 
175
Comparing and Analyzing Total Precipitable Water From Ground-Based GPS and SSM/I Satellite Remote Sensing
Brittany L. Fields, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and J. Bytheway, J. Forsythe, and T. Vonder Haar

 
176
Examining the Calibration Performance of Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite (COMS) Visible Channel Using Cloud Targets
Seung-Hee Ham, Seoul National Univ., Seoul, South Korea; and B. J. Sohn, M. Choi, and Y. C. Noh
Manuscript (237.7 kB)

Poster PDF (2.2 MB)

 
177
CrIS SDR Algorithm Preliminary Assessment Using Firstlight Data

 
178
Examining the Status of COMS WV Channel Calibration
Bo-Ra Kim, Seoul National Univ., Seoul, South Korea; and B. J. Sohn and J. C. Yang
Manuscript (269.5 kB)

 
179
Technological Advances for Testing for Systematic Errors On-Orbit
John A. Dykema, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA; and J. G. anderson

 
180
Variability of the MASIE Product Versus Automated Retrieval Algorithms
Brian Jackson, NOAA/NESDIS, Suitland, MD; and S. R. Helfrich, P. Clemente-Colón, M. Savoie, and F. Fetterer


Poster Session 2
Dollars and Cents: Weather for Energy Markets
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Third Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Mark S. Russo, Chesapeake Energy Corp.
 
341
Feasibility of US National Wind and Solar Energy Production System
Alexander E. MacDonald, OAR, Boulder, CO; and A. Alexander and Y. Xie

 
343
Economic Evaluation of Short-Term Wind Forecasts in ERCOT: Preliminary Results
Kirsten Orwig, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO; and V. Banunarayanan, S. Nasir, J. M. Freedman, and M. Milligan


Poster Session 3
Energy Supply/Demand Fundamentals Focused on Medium/Long Range Forecasting and Climate Assessments
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Third Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Cochairs: Mitchell T. Baer, Dept. of Energy; Manda Adams, Univ. of North Carolina
 
344
Impacts of Summertime Climate Change on Energy Demands in California
Pedro Sequera, City College of New York, New York, NY; and O. Rhone, Y. Molina, J. E. Gonzalez, and R. D. Bornstein

 
346
El Niño-Southern Oscillation Impacts on Wind Speeds and Wind Power in Southern California
Neil Berg, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA; and A. Hall, S. Capps, and M. Hughes

Poster PDF (5.2 MB)

 
347
Revealing the Impact of Climate Variability On the Wind Resource Using k-Means Clustering
Andrew Clifton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO; and J. K. Lundquist


Poster Session 3
Hydrologic Prediction and Verification for Water and Energy Resources and Other Applications
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 26th Conference on Hydrology
Cochairs: Sankar Arumugam, North Carolina State Univ.; Kevin He, Riverside Technologies Inc; Konstantinos Andreadis, JPL; Andrew W. Wood, NOAA/NWS Colorado Basin River Forecast Center
 
44
Neural Ensemble Bayesian Nowcasting of Geostationary Multispectral Imagery for Hydro-Meteorological Applications
Michele de Rosa, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy; and F. S. Marzano and A. Eleuteri

 
45
What's New for Snow in NOAA's 1981-2010 U.S. Climate Normals?
Imke Durre, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and M. Squires, R. S. Vose, A. Arguez, S. Applequist, and X. Yin
Manuscript (248.1 kB)

 
46
A Testbed for Climate and Streamflow Forecasting in the Colorado River Basin
Andrew W. Wood, NOAA/NWS Colorado Basin River Forecast Center, Salt Lake City, UT; and K. Werner and M. Schmidt

 
47
Hydrological Impacts and Resultant Mitigation Due to a Record Snowpack in the Central Rockies During the 2011 Season
Aldis Strautins, NOAA/NWS, Grand Junction, CO; and J. Ramey, J. Colton, M. Booth, and M. Meyers

 
48
Quantitative Diagnosis of Water Resource Climate by Precipitation
Sang-Min Lee, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea; and H. R. Byun and K. H. Kim


Poster Session
Coastal Environment Posters
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 10th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Chairs: William T. Thompson, NRL; Yi Jin, NRL
 
267
Analysis of Tropical Cyclone Eye Slope Using Airborne Radar Reflectivity Data
Andrew Todd Hazelton, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and R. E. Hart

 
268
An Evaluation of Tropical Cyclogenesis Theories Through Intercomparison of Field Experiment Observations
Chip N. Helms, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and R. E. Hart


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

2:30 PM-4:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012


Joint Poster Session 1
Advances in Methods and Applications of Land Data Assimilation Systems
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 26th Conference on Hydrology; and the 16th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Cochairs: Rolf H. Reichle, NASA/GSFC; Susan C. Steele-Dunne, TU Delft; Michael Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP; Youlong Xia, IMSG at NOAA/NCEP Environmental Modeling Center
 
24
Land Data Assimilation of Satellite-Based Soil Moisture Products Using the Land Information System Over the NLDAS Domain
David M. Mocko, SAIC at NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and Y. Tian

Poster PDF (1.7 MB)

 
25
Improvement of Microwave Land Emissivity Calculation and Its Impact on Satellite Data Assimilation
Weizhong Zheng, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and M. Ek, J. Derber, P. Van Delst, G. Gayno, and F. Weng

 
26
Enhancement of High Resolution Hydrological Modeling on the CONUS HRAP Grid Using Operational NOAA NCEP and NOAA OHD Models
Jiarui Dong, NOAA/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and B. Cosgrove, M. Ek, and K. C. Mo

 
27
Validation of Model-Simulated Land Skin Temperature in the North American Land Data Assimilation System Phase 2
Youlong Xia, IMSG at NOAA/NCEP Environmental Modeling Center, College Park, MD; and M. Ek, J. Sheffield, B. Livneh, and E. F. Wood

 
28
Implementation of GLDAS in the NCEP Operational Global Climate and Weather Forecast Systems
Jesse Meng, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and H. Wei, R. Yang, and M. Ek

 
29
Assimilation of Remotely Sensed AMSR-E and GlobSnow Snow Data in CaLDAS Land Assimilation System
Sheena J. Solomon, EC, Dorval, QC, Canada; and S. Bélair, C. Derksen, L. Wang, M. L. Carrera, and B. Bilodeau

 
30
Assimilation of Terrestrial Water Storage From GRACE in a Snow-Dominated Basin
Barton A. Forman, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. H. Reichle and M. Rodell

 
31
Offline Land Surface Temperature Assimilation in Numerical Weather Prediction Output
Thomas R. H. Holmes, USDA, Beltsville, MD; and W. T. Crow

 
33
Reducing Water Imbalance in Land Data Assimilation: Ensemble Filtering without Perturbed Observations
M. Tugrul Yilmaz, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD; and T. M. DelSole and P. R. Houser

4:00 PM-4:45 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012

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Panel Discussion 1
Weather Is Money
Location: Room 345 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Third Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Moderator: J. Scott Mathews, WeatherEX/The Dow Corporation
Panelists: Bradley Hoggatt, MSI GuaranteedWeather; Kevin Krcil, DirectEnergy; R. Jason Lynn, Mercuria Energy America; Michael nelson, DTE Energy Trading; Tom Paylor, RenRe Energy Advisors Ltd.
Chair: Lawrence J. Heitkemper, MDA Information Systems, Inc (EarthSat Wx)
  4:00 PM
Weather Is Money: Risk and Reward in Weather Derivatives and the Commodity Markets
J. Scott Mathews, WeatherEX/The Dow Corporation, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY; and J. Roemer
  4:15 PM
Panel Discussion

4:00 PM-5:15 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012

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Session 1
Societal Dimensions of Climate Change: Risk, Vulnerability, and Communication
Location: Room 243 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Seventh Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research
Cochairs: Greg Guibert, NCAR; Jessica C. Whitehead, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
  4:00 PM
1.1
Extreme Weather and Societal Vulnerability in a Changing Climate
Olga Wilhelmi, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. E. Morss, M. H. Hayden, L. Dilling, and G. Meehl

  4:15 PM
1.2
Does Attribution of Extreme Climate Events Matter?
Kristen Averyt, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and T. Wall

 
1.3
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Adaptation to Climate Risk in Urban Settings

  4:45 PM
1.4
Development of a Climate Informed Decision Analysis
Casey Brown, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA; and P. Moody
  5:00 PM
1.5
Communicating with Climate Change Visuals: Two Exploratory Exercises
Rachel E. Riley, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and H. F. Needham, L. M. Carter, and C. E. Lunday
 
1.6
Climate Variability to Climate Change: Communicating Climate Risk to Farmers in the Southeast USA

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Session 3
The Effects of Meteorology on Air Quality
Location: Room 339 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 17th Conference on Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: John C. Pace, U.S Army, Dugway Proving Ground
  4:00 PM
3.1
Intraseasonal Variability of Surface Ozone
Bradford S. Barrett, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and A. P. Testino
  4:15 PM
3.2
Impact of Meteorological Variability on Regional Air Quality, Using 5-Year UH-AQF (2006-2010)
Hyun Cheol Kim, NOAA/OAR/ARL, Silver Spring, MD; and F. Ngan, B. Rappenglueck, P. Lee, R. saylor, and D. W. Byun
  4:30 PM
3.3
Assessing Performance of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) v5.0 Modeling System
K. Wyat Appel, EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC; and R. C. Gilliam, S. J. Roselle, J. E. Pleim, K. M. Foley, R. Mathur, and C. Chemel
  4:45 PM
3.4
Spring Interannual Variability of the Saharan Dust Transport in the Mediterranean
Marco Gaetani, Institute of Biometeorology - National Research Council (IBIMET-CNR), Rome, Italy; and M. Pasqui, F. Guarnieri, C. Busillo, and F. Calastrini
 
3.6
Visibility Trends in Tehran During 1951-2008

  5:15 PM
Gail Vaucher: Urban Field Study Results in Operation Airborne Health Hazard Decision Aid

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012

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Session 1
Benchmarking, identification and verification in land surface modeling
Location: Room 352 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 26th Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Joseph A. Santanello Jr., NASA-GSFC
Cochairs: Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA/GSFC; Michael Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP; Sujay V. Kumar, SAIC
  4:00 PM
1.1
Joint GEWEX/GLASS-GHP Project: Land Surface Model Benchmarking
Michael Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Suitland, MD; and G. Abramowitz, S. Benedict, S. Williams, J. A. Santanello Jr., P. J. Van Oevelen, C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. Best, E. Blyth, T. P. Meyers, M. Rodell, S. V. Kumar, and S. Katz
  4:15 PM
1.2
Usefulness of Benchmarking for Global Land Surface Model Development
Gianpaolo Balsamo, ECMWF, Reading, United Kingdom; and C. Albergel, M. Balzarolo, A. Beljaars, S. Boussetta, J. C. Calvet, E. Dutra, T. Kral, D. Papale, P. de Rosnay, and I. Sandu
  4:30 PM
1.3
The International Land Model Benchmarking (ILAMB) Project: Water and Energy Cycle Benchmarking [INVITED]
David M. Lawrence, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. Blyth, M. Best, J. Randerson, and F. Hoffman
  4:45 PM
1.4
Verification of Simulations and Uncertainty Estimations in Ensemble Land Surface Simulations: Exercises in the Global Soil Wetness Project Phase 3 [INVITED]
Hyungjun Kim, UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, Irvine, CA; and T. Oki, P. A. Dirmeyer, S. I. Seneviratne, S. Kanae, and J. S. Famiglietti

  5:15 PM
1.6
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Joint Panel Discussion 1
Integration of Climate-Weather-Water and Health Information: Strengthening Partnerships and Enhancing Services
Location: Room 333 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Third Symposium on Environment and Health; and the Seventh Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research )
Moderator: Juli Trtanj, NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative
Panelists: Jack Hayes, NOAA/National Weather Service; Chris Portier, CDC/National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS); John A. Haynes, NASA
  4:00 PM
Moderator Comments: Juli Trtanj
  4:15 PM
Nasa: John Haynes
  4:30 PM
NIEHS: John Balbus
  4:45 PM
CDC: Chris Portier
  5:00 PM
NOAA: Laura Furgione
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Session 1
K-12 and Informal Educational Outreach Initiatives
Location: Room 348/349 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 21st Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Kathleen A. Murphy, AMS Education Resource Educator; Teresa Eastburn, NCAR
  4:00 PM
1.1
Golden Words From Elementary Kids: Can I Show You My Observation!
Bernadette H. Connell, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, CO; and K. Gebhart
  4:15 PM
1.2
Making the Community Weatherwise Through Informal Science Education At the Nation's First Weather Museum
Maureen T. Maiuri, The John C. Freeman Weather Museum at Weather Research Center, Houston, TX; and J. F. Hasling, CCM
  4:30 PM
1.3
The Use of Social Media to Improve Climate Literacy: The Green Ninja Project
Eugene Cordero, San Jose State Univ., San Jose, CA; and D. Chai, B. Dallas, and B. Sarrafan
  4:45 PM
1.4
The Young Meteorologist Program
Ron Gird, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
  5:00 PM
1.5
A Rapidly Expanding Summer Weather Camp Program That Opens Doors to CAREERs in Meteorology
H. Michael Mogil, How The Weatherworks, Naples, FL; and B. G. Levine and V. R. Morris

  5:15 PM
1.6
Improvements to AMS Pre-College Programs: Results of a Self-Study on DataStreme Atmosphere, Ocean and Earth's Climate System
Robert S. Weinbeck, American Meteorological Society, Washington, DC; and J. A. Brey, I. W. Geer, E. W. Mills, and K. A. Nugnes
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Session 1
Statistical Downscaling
Location: Room 238 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences
Cochairs: Fiona Horsfall, NOAA/NWS; Adam H. Monahan, University of Victoria; Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA/NWS
  4:30 PM
1.3
NAEFS Probabilistic Forecast Products for Alaska
Yuejian Zhu, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and B. Cui
  5:00 PM
1.5
Downscaling NOAA's Three-Month Precipitation Outlook
Jenna C. Meyers, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Timofeyeva and A. Hollingshead

  5:15 PM
1.6
Downscaling Precipitation Across the Southeast United States
Adrienne M. Wootten, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and R. P. Boyles
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Session 2A
Detection and Attribution of Climate Change II
Location: Room 355 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Aiguo Dai, University at Albany
  4:00 PM
Changes in the Likelihood of Temperature Extremes Due to Anthropogenic Forcings
Nikolaos Christidis, United Kingdom Meteorological Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and P. A. Stott and F. W. Zwiers

  4:30 PM
Observed Changes in Surface Atmospheric Energy Over Land
Thomas C. Peterson, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and K. M. Willett and P. Thorne
  5:15 PM
Multi-Decadal Variations of ENSO Teleconnection Over the U.S. During Winter
Hailan Wang, NASA, Hampton, VA; and S. Schubert, J. Chen, and P. A. Arkin
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Session 2B
Arctic and High Latitude Climate Variability I
Location: Room 354 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Dian Seidel, NOAA/ERL/ARL
  4:00 PM
Warmings of the Stratospheric Polar Vortex and the Influence on Surface Climate
Steven C. Hardiman, Met Office, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom; and N. Butchart, L. J. Gray, and S. M. Osprey
  4:15 PM
Origin of the Arctic Warming in Climate Models
Chul Eddy Chung, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea; and M. Zhu and P. Räisänen
  4:30 PM
Climatology, variability and change in Arctic surface-based inversions
Dian J. Seidel, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and Y. Zhang, C. Deser, J. C. Golaz, and R. Tomas
  4:45 PM
Synoptic Structure and Moisture Transport Associated with Large Scale Changes in Siberian Snow Cover
Catherine Radonic, University of Massachusetts , Lowell, MA; and M. Barlow and J. Cohen
  5:00 PM
Tropopause Variability and Its Connection with Stratosphere and Troposphere
Kwang Y. Kim, Seoul National Univ., Seoul, South Korea; and S. Kim
  5:15 PM
The Weather-Climate Interface of the Amundsen-Bellingshausen Seas Low
C. Virgei, Ohio University, Athens, OH; and R. L. Fogt, A. J. Wovrosh, and R. A. Langen
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Session 3
Atmospheric Observations and Field Experiments Part 2
Location: Room 340 and 341 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 16th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Bill Proenza, NOAA/NWS
  4:15 PM
3.2
Surveying Tropical Cyclones From the Global Hawk: HAMSR Results From GRIP
Bjorn H. Lambrigtsen, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and S. Brown, A. Behrangi, and Y. Marchetti
  4:30 PM
3.3
Observations During GRIP From HIRAD: Images of C-Band Brightness Temperatures and Ocean Surface Wind Speed and Rain Rate
Timothy L. Miller, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and M. W. James, J. B. Roberts, L. Jones, C. S. Ruf, E. W. Uhlhorn, S. Biswas, C. May, P. G. Black, and C. D. Buckley

  4:45 PM
3.4
Evolution of the Inner-Core Thermodynamic Structure of Hurricane Karl During Rapid Intensification As Observed by HAMSR From the Global Hawk During GRIP
Shannon Thomas Brown, JPL and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and B. H. Lambrigtsen and B. H. Lim
  5:00 PM
3.5
Typhoon Intensity and Structure Change Air/Sea Observational Strategies Employed During the TPARC/TCS08 and ITOP/TCS10 Experiments
Peter G. Black, SAIC/NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. D. Hawkins, S. Chen, E. R. Sanabia, P. A. Harr, and R. L. Elsberry
  5:15 PM
3.6
Real-Time 3DVAR Analyses and Forecaster Evaluation During the 2011 Hazardous Weather Testbed Experimental Warning Program
Kristin M. Kuhlman, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and T. M. Smith, J. Gao, K. L. Manross, K. L. Ortega, and G. J. Stumpf
Manuscript (1.7 MB)

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Session 3
Current and Future Satellite, Sensor, and Processing Systems 3 - Future Satellite Sensors
Location: Room 245 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
Cochairs: Song Yang, Naval Research Lab; Arthur Y. Hou, NASA/GSFC
  4:00 PM
3.1
Overview of the Global Change Observation Mission (GCOM) (invited)
Keiji Imaoka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and K. Nakagawa

  4:15 PM
3.2
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission: Overview and U.S. Status (invited)
Arthur Y. Hou, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and A. Azarbarzin, R. Kakar, and S. Neeck
  4:30 PM
3.3
  4:45 PM
3.4
  5:00 PM
3.5
Operational Ozone Sensors and Beyond (invited)
Lawrence E. Flynn, NOAA/STAR, Camp Springs, MD; and D. Loyola, F. Huang, W. Wang, D. F. Rault, C. T. Beck, C. Long, and S. Kondragunta
  5:15 PM
3.6
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Session 3
Model Output and Intercomparison and Data Analysis
Location: Room 346/347 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Second Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Charles Doutriaux, LLNL
  4:00 PM
3.1
Building a Framework for Weather Model Diagnosis (invited)
Krishna M. AchutaRao, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India; and T. Arulalan
  4:30 PM
3.2
Using the Model Evaluation Tools (MET) with Python
Michael E. Baldwin, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN; and S. L. Harrell
 
3.3
An Overview of PyGrADS with Applications to Model Validation and Web-Based Analysis Tools (invited)

 
3.4
Using the Climate Data Analysis Toolkit (CDAT) to Compare Probable Maximum Precipitation in CMIP5 Models

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Session 3
Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere Part II
Location: Room 239 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 16th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Kenneth H. Underwood, Atmospheric Systems Corporation
  4:00 PM
3.1
First Year of Data From the Polarization LIDAR for the Detection of Cloud Phase, Particle Orientation and Stratospheric Aerosol At Summit, Greenland
Ryan R. Neely III, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado; and M. Hayman, J. P. Thayer, R. M. Hardesty, M. O'Neill, M. Shupe, and R. Stillwell
  4:15 PM
3.2
Development of An Eye-Safe Micro-Pulse Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) for Water Vapor Profiling in the Lower Troposphere
Amin R. Nehrir, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; and K. S. Repasky, J. L. Carlsten, S. M. Spuler, R. E. Carbone, and T. M. Weckwerth

  4:45 PM
3.4
Advancements In A Multifunctional Fiber Laser Lidar for Measuring Atmospheric CO2 and O2
Jeremy T. Dobler, ITT Exelis, Fort Wayne, IN; and J. Nagel, V. L. Temyanko, T. S. Zaccheo, E. V. Browell, F. W. Harrison, and S. A. Kooi
  5:00 PM
3.5
On the Zenith Angular Effect of Residual Clouds and Aerosols in Clear-Sky IR Window Radiance Observations
Nicholas R. Nalli, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and C. D. Barnet, A. Gambacorta, E. Maddy, and W. L. Smith Sr.
  5:15 PM
3.6
The Diurnal Variability of Precipitable Water Vapor throughout Taiwan
John J. Braun, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and Y. H. Kuo, J. S. Hong, and C. T. Fong
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Joint Session 3
Using Satellite Observations, Data, and Applications to Assess Linkages Between Aerosol/Pollution/Anthropogenic Activities and Climate- Part II
Location: Room 257 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference; and the Fourth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions )
Cochairs: Takashi Y. Nakajima, Tokai Univ.; Jianglong Zhang, University of North Dakota
  4:00 PM
Clear-Sky Shortwave Radiative Effect of Aerosols Based on Multiple Satellite Observations
Bingqi Yi, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and P. Yang and A. Dessler

  4:15 PM
Development of a Multi-Sensor Aerosol Data Assimilation Method From MODIS, MISR, and CALIPSO Aerosol Products for Operational and Climate Applications
Jianglong Zhang, Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and J. S. Reid, J. R. Campbell, E. J. Hyer, D. L. Westphal, Y. Shi, R. S. Johnson, and N. L. Baker
  4:30 PM
Recent Study of Cloud Droplet Growth Process Using Satellite Observation and Modeling (invited)
Takashi Y. Nakajima, Tokai Univ., Tokyo, Japan; and T. N. Matsui, K. Suzuki, T. Nakajima, H. Shimoda, and Y. Matsumae

  4:45 PM
Effect of Monomer Size Distribution on the Scattering and Absorption Properties of BC Aggregates
Chao Liu, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and R. L. Panetta and P. Yang
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Session 3A
Coastal Upwelling and Downwelling
Location: Room 338 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 10th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Darko R. Koracin, DRI; Clive E. Dorman, SIO/Univ. Of California
  4:00 PM
Coastal Southern California Sea Surface Winds and Along Coast Pressure Gradient Related to Mid-Level Atmospheric Structure
Melanie Fewings, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA; and C. E. Dorman and L. Washburn
  4:15 PM
Simulation of Atmospheric Marine Layer off Southern Oregon and Northern California
Clive E. Dorman, SIO/Univ. Of California, La Jolla, CA; and J. Mejia and D. Koracin
  4:45 PM
Role of Upwelling and Surface Heat Flux in Modulation of Sea Surface Temperature
Xiaodong Hong, NRL, Monterey, CA; and S. Wang, T. Holt, P. J. Martin, and L. W. O'Neill
  5:00 PM
Current Issues and Challenges in Climate Predictions of Coastal Upwelling
Darko Koracin, DRI, Reno, NV; and K. C. King, J. F. Mejia, C. E. Dorman, and K. E. Kunkel
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Session 3A
Communicating Weather Information via Mobile Devices
Location: Room 357 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Michael D. Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.; Dave Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc.
  4:00 PM
How iMapWeather Radio Is Revolutionizing Alerting
Ian Stinson, Weather Decision Technologies, Norman, OK; and M. Eilts, J. Johnson, M. Taylor, T. Daniell, and T. Hackbarth
  4:15 PM
  4:30 PM
Using INWS to Provide Decision Support Services to NWS Partners
Aaron Sutula, NOAA/NWS, Western Region, Scientific Services Division, Salt Lake City, UT; and A. Edman
  5:00 PM
Using Mobile Devices to Display, Overlay, and Animate Meteorological Data and Imagery
David A. Santek, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and D. Parker, N. Bearson, R. Dengel, and S. Batzli

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Session 3B
International Applications: Latest Challenges for Disseminating and Accessing Weather Data, Forecasts and Warnings - Part II
Location: Room 356 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant; Erik Andersson, ECMWF
  4:00 PM
Trends in Tropical Pacific Rainfall Extremes
Michael D. Klatt, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. L. Morrissey and J. S. Greene
  4:30 PM
Creating a Numerical Weather Prediction-Based Infrastructure for Research and Operations in Brunei
Vaibhav Saxena, IBM India Research Laboratory, New Delhi, DL, India; and G. Thomas, R. Mittal, L. Treinish, A. Praino, J. Cipriani, and S. A. Husain
  4:45 PM
Long Term Pollen Dispersion Forecast Model for Japanese Cedar and Cypress
Motoo Suzuki, Japan Meteorological Business Support Center, Tokyo, Japan; and A. Sasaki, M. Tonouchi, and C. Yamamoto
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Session 3B
Northern Gulf of Mexico
Location: Room 337 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 10th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Christopher N. K. Mooers, Portland State University; Pat Fitzpatrick, Mississippi State University; Rich Patchen, NOAA; John Harding, Northern Gulf Institute
  4:15 PM
Multi-Model Comparisons of the Mesoscale Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010
Christopher N. K. Mooers, Portland State University, Portland, OR; and E. Zaron
  4:30 PM
The Influence of Cyclones on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Pat J. Fitzpatrick, Mississippi State Univ., Stennis Space Center, MS; and Y. Lau, C. Hill, and H. Karan
  5:00 PM
Oceanic and Marine Boundary Layer Variations in Response to Gap Outflow Events in the Gulf of Tehuantepec
Heather Hornick, NPS, Monterey, CA; and Q. Wang, X. Hong, and S. Wang

  5:15 PM
Coastal Climate Change: An Online Resource for Coastal Environment Professionals
Patrick Parrish, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Frostic and T. Spangler
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Themed Joint Session 4
Artificial Intelligence Methods Applied to Satellite Remote Sensing Part II
Location: Room 242 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science; and the 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference )
Chair: William W. Hsieh, Univ. of British Columbia
  5:00 PM
Neuro-Variational Inversion Applied to Ocean Color Remote Sensing
Julien Brajard, LOCEAN/IPSL, Paris, France; and D. Diouf, H. S. Benavides Pinjosovsky, M. Crépon, R. Santer, and S. Thiria
  5:15 PM
Data Fusion of Satellite Observations and Model Data to Create Turbulence and Convection Nowcasts
John K. Williams, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado; and R. D. Sharman, C. J. Kessinger, D. A. Ahijevych, and J. R. Mecikalski
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Joint Session 4
Atmospheric Aerosols: Formation, Growth, and Transformation—II
Location: Room 244 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; and the 14th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Cochairs: Shan-Hu Lee, Kent State University; Lin Wang, Fudan Univ.
  4:30 PM
Secondary Organic Aerosol Evolution and Nanoparticle Condensational Growth (invited)
Neil M. Donahue, Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  5:00 PM
Direct Observations of the Biogenic Compounds Responsible for Atmospheric New Particle Growth
Paul M. Winkler, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Ortega, H. R. Friedli, and J. N. Smith

  5:15 PM
Organic Species to Aerosol Nucleation and Growth
Renyi Zhang, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and L. Wang and A. Khalizov

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Joint Session 5
Hydroclimatological Applications of the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission 3: Algorithms, Retrievals, and Validation II
Location: Room 256 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference; and the 26th Conference on Hydrology )
Chair: George J. Huffman, NASA/GSFC
  4:00 PM
New GSMaP Over-Land Precipitation Retrieval Algorithm
Kazumasa Aonashi, MRI, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and H. Ishimoto and K. Imaoka
  4:30 PM
Design and Early Tests of the Day-1 GPM Combined Precipitation Algorithm: IMERG
George J. Huffman, NASA/GSFC/SSAI, Greenbelt, MD; and D. T. Bolvin, D. Braithwaite, K. L. Hsu, R. J. Joyce, C. Kidd, S. Sorooshian, P. Xie, and S. H. Yoo
  4:45 PM
An Evaluation of Microwave Land Surface Emissivities for Use in Precipitation Algorithms
Cecilia Hernandez, ESSIC/UMD, College Park, MD; and R. R. Ferraro and C. D. Peters-Lidard
  5:00 PM
An Examination of Potential Satellite Precipitation Estimation Inputs Required for a Poleward Extension of CMORPH
Robert J. Joyce, Wyle Information Systems/NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC, Boca Raton, FL; and P. Xie

4:00 PM-5:45 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012

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Session 3
Space Weather Impacts on Critical Infrastructure and Transportation
Location: Room 252/253 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Ninth Conference on Space Weather
Cochairs: William J. Murtagh, NOAA/NWS/Space Weather Prediction; Karen shelton-Mur, Department of Transportation / FAA
  4:00 PM
3.1
Space Weather Effects on United's Polar Operations
Michael Stills, United Airlines, Chicago, IL

  4:15 PM
3.2
Developments in Commercial Space Transportation and Crew Safety in LEO
Karen shelton-Mur, Department of Transportation / FAA, Washington, DC
  4:45 PM
3.4
Space Weather Products and Services for Emergency Managers
Genene Fisher, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and W. J. Murtagh and S. Johnson
  5:00 PM
3.5
Ionosphere-Related Products for Communication and Navigation
W. Kent Tobiska, Utah State Univ., Logan, UT; and R. Schunk, J. Sojka, H. Carlson, L. Gardner, L. Scherliess, and L. Zhu
  5:15 PM
3.6
Using Science Data and Models for Space Weather Forecasting – Challenges and Opportunities
Michael Hesse, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and A. Pulkkinen, Y. Zheng, M. Maddox, D. Berrios, S. Taktakishvili, M. Kuznetsova, A. Chulaki, H. Lee, R. Mullinix, and L. Rastaetter
  5:30 PM
3.7
Capability-Based Standards and Standardized Tools
Tyrone Jackson, AIAA S-102 Mission Assurance Standards Working Group, Hawthorne, CA; and W. K. Tobiska

4:45 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012

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Session 4
Dollars and Cents: Weather for Energy Markets
Location: Room 345 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Third Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Mark S. Russo, Chesapeake Energy Corp.
  4:45 PM
4.1
Do We Still Need Operational Forecast Meteorologists in the Energy Industry?
Lawrence Heitkemper, MDA Information Systems, Inc (EarthSat Wx), Gaithersburg, MD; and T. Hartman
  5:00 PM
4.2
Improving Short-Term Wind Forecasts and Assessing Their Value for the Midwest ISO
Kirsten Orwig, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO; and C. A. Finley, M. Milligan, and B. M. Hodge

  5:15 PM
4.3
Hedging Wind Risk within the ERCOT Power Market Using a Wind Energy Index
Richard Oduntan, Nephila Capital Ltd, Hamilton, Bermuda; and M. Coleman and B. Schauble

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012


Reception and Exhibits Opening

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012


Town Hall Meeting: NOAA’s Next 5-Year Research Plan
Location: Room 238 (New Orleans Convention Center )

7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2012


Town Hall Meeting: Best Standards and Practices for Quality Data in the Renewable Energy Industry—What Can You Take ‘to the Bank’?
Location: Room 239 (New Orleans Convention Center )

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

8:15 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012

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Session 1
Wiin-Nielsen Symposium I
Location: Room 353 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Aksel Wiin-Nielsen Symposium
Chair: Joseph Tribbia, NCAR
  8:15 AM
1.1
Diagnosis of the General Circulation of the Atmosphere
Lennart Bengtsson, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
  8:45 AM
1.2
TBA
Erland Kallen, ECMWF, Reading, United Kingdom
  9:15 AM
1.3
Blocking event 1963: The birth of a lifelong friendship
Alfonso Sutera, Uiniverita di Roma, Roma, Italy

8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012

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Session 1
When Good Measurements Happen to Bad Things: What Can We Learn From the History of Studying Noxious Parts of the Atmosphere?
Location: Room 245 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 10th History Symposium
Chair: Kate Legg, NCAR
  8:30 AM
1.1

8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012

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Session 1
Aerosol, Precipitation, and Cloud Properties—I
Location: Room 244 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Fourth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
Cochairs: B. A. Albrecht, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS; Nicole Mölders, Geophysical Institute, UAF
  8:30 AM
1.1
Field Test of the Initiation of Drizzle in Marine Stratocumulus Clouds by Giant Cloud Condensation Nuclei
Bruce Albrecht, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and H. Jonsson, E. Jung, A. Sorooshian, A. Metcalf, and S. Song
  8:45 AM
1.2
Investigating the Impact of Alaskan Fire Emissions on Convective Systems Over the Eastern U.S. in Regional Simulations Driven by a GCM with Explicit Embedded Convection
Zhan Zhao, SIO/Univ. Of California, La Jolla, CA; and G. kooperman, M. S. Pritchard, L. M. Russell, and R. C. J. Somerville

  9:00 AM
1.3
Satellite Observations of Cloud Modification by Controlled Aerosol Release in the Eastern-Pacific Emitted Aerosol Cloud Experiment (E-PEACE)
Johannes Muelmenstaedt, SIO/Univ. Of California, San Diego, CA; and L. Ahlm, L. M. Russell, B. A. Albrecht, A. Sorooshian, and J. H. Seinfeld
  9:15 AM
1.4
The Impact of Aerosols on Fog Formation and Energy Budget in the California Central Valley
Hsiang-He Lee, University of California, Davis, CA; and S. H. Chen, M. J. Kleeman, and S. DeNero

  9:30 AM
1.5
Quantifying the Effects of Local Psd on Localised Urban Precipitation Events Using a Cloud-Resolving Mesoscale Model
Nathan Hosannah, City University of New York, New York, NY; and J. E. Gonzalez and D. E. Comarazamy
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Panel Discussion 1
Expected Improvements From New Satellite Technology on Operational Capabilities At the NWS, Navy, and AF(Invited abstracts only)
Location: Room 343/344 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Moderator: Richard Spinrad, Oregon State Univ.
  8:30 AM
James Pettigrew: Bio

  8:45 AM
  9:00 AM
John Egentowich: Bio

  9:15 AM
Air Force: John Egentowich
  9:30 AM
John Hayes: Bio

  9:45 AM
National Weather Service: John Hayes
  10:00 AM
Richard Spinrad: Bio

  10:15 AM
Panel discussion with Dr. John Hayes, Director of the National Weather Service, Silver Spring, MD;Col John Egentowich, Deputy Director of Weather, Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC; Captain James Pettigrew, Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Stennis Space Center, MS. U. S. weather agency directors will discuss how their agencies plan to 1) utilize new satellite systems which promise to produce data with much improved spatial, spectral, and temporal resolutions and 2) meet the challenge of finding ways to effectively handle and use large increases in data volume and fidelity from the new satellites and to integrate these data with other data sources to provide optimal value to their customers.

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Session 1
Global Weather Impacts
Location: La Nouvelle C (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Major Weather Impacts of 2011
Chair: Daniel Nietfeld, NOAA
  8:30 AM
1.1
Global Weather Impacts 2011
Klaus E. Wolter, ESRL/Univ of Colorado-CIRES, Boulder, CO
  9:00 AM
1.2
Global Drought in 2011
Mark D. Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln, NE; and B. Fuchs, D. Gutzmer, and K. Smith
  9:15 AM
1.3
Large Venue Event Incidents
Timothy P. Marshall, Haag Engineering Co., Irving, TX
  9:30 AM
1.4
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Panel Discussion 1
Observations and Modeling of Land-Falling Tropical Cyclones
Location: Room 338 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 10th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Moderators: Yi Jin, NRL; William T. Thompson, NRL
Panelists: Fuqing Zhang, Pennsylvania State University; Melinda S. Peng, NRL; Mark DeMaria, NOAA/NESDIS; Peter G. Black, SAIC/NRL; Frank D. Marks, NOAA/AOML Hurricane Research Division; Mark D. Powell, NOAA/AOML/HRD
  8:30 AM
Fuqing Zhang: Penn State
  8:45 AM
Peter Black: SAIC
  9:00 AM
Mark Powell: NOAA/HRD
  9:15 AM
Melinda Peng: NRL
  9:30 AM
Yi Jin: Panel Discussion
  9:45 AM
Mark DeMaria: NESDIS
  10:00 AM
Frank Marks: PDT5 to HFIP
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Session 2
Advances in Estimating Land Surface Evaporation and Associated Applications I
Location: Room 352 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 26th Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Michael Hobbins, NOAA/NWS
Cochairs: Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA/GSFC; Martha C. Anderson, USDA/ARS
  8:30 AM
2.1
  9:15 AM
2.4
An Intercomparison of Remote Sensing and Model-Based Estimates of Evapotranspiration Over the CONUS [INVITED]
Christopher Hain, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, Camp Springs, MD; and M. C. Anderson and X. Zhan
  9:30 AM
2.5
Developing Long-Term Climate Data Records for Global Land Evapotranspiration
Eric F. Wood, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and R. Meynadier, J. Sheffield, and R. K. Vinukollu


Session 2
Atmospheric Chemistry/Air Quality—I
Location: Room 342 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 14th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Cochairs: Jeffrey L. Collett Jr., Colorado State University; Bertram Tom Jobson, Washington State University
  8:30 AM
2.1
Transport and Deposition of Reactive Nitrogen Species in Rocky Mountain National Park
Jeffrey L. Collett Jr., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and K. B. Benedict, C. M. Carrico, S. Raja, F. M. Schwandner, M. Schurman, D. Day, E. Levin, A. P. Sullivan, T. Lee, A. J. Prenni, S. M. Kreidenweis, W. C. Malm, and B. A. Schichtel

  8:45 AM
2.2
Smoke Marker Ratios From Controlled Laboratory Burns Vs. Prescribed Burns and Wildfires
Amy P. Sullivan, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and S. M. Kreidenweis, B. A. Schichtel, and J. L. Collett Jr.

  9:00 AM
2.3
Comparison of Urban CO / NOx Ratios to MOVES and MOBILE Vehicle Emission Inventories
Bertram Tom Jobson, Washington State University, Pullman, WA; and H. Wallace and M. Erickson

  9:15 AM
2.4
Contribution of Fast-Response Tunable Diode Lasers for Measuring N2o Fluxes From Field to Landscape Using Tower and Aircraft Platforms
Elizabeth Pattey, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada; and R. L. Desjardins, D. Dow, W. Smith, B. Grant, J. I. MacPherson, and R. Srinivasan

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Session 2
Probabilistic forecasting
Location: Room 238 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences
Cochairs: Dan C. Collins, NOAA Climate Prediction Center; Barbara G. Brown, NCAR; Eric Gilleland, NCAR
  8:30 AM
2.1
Using a Dynamical-Regime Hybrid Mos Scheme to Improve NWP Wind Forecasts
Joseph J. Nocera, MESO, Inc., Troy, NY; and G. E. Van Knowe
  8:45 AM
2.2
  9:00 AM
2.3
Second Moment Calibration and Comparative Verification of Ensemble Mos Forecasts
Bruce Veenhuis Jr., NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Wagner
 
2.4
MOS Precipitation Forecasts Formatted for the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD)

  9:30 AM
2.5
New metrics for verifying ensemble spread
Jun Du, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, MD
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Session 2
University Educational Initiatives
Location: Room 348/349 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 21st Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Donna J. Charlevoix, UCAR; Lourdes Avilés, Plymouth State Univ.
  8:30 AM
2.1
An Alliance to Develop a Workforce of Community Climate-Change Advisors
Richard Clark, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and S. Ackerman, D. Blockstein, J. Fellows, L. O. Mearns, R. Pandya, E. S. Takle, and D. J. Wuebbles
  8:45 AM
2.2
AASC Recommendations for the Education of An Applied Climatologist
David Emory Stooksbury, Office of the State Climatologist, Athens, GA; and F. A. Akyuz, L. A. L. Dupigny-Giroux, K. G. Hubbard, J. Nielsen-Gammon, and M. Timofeyeva
  9:15 AM
2.4
DOW Mobile Radars in the Classroom
Joshua Wurman, Center for Severe Weather Research, Boulder, CO; and K. A. Kosiba
  9:30 AM
2.5
Engaging Students in the STEM Disciplines Using High Altitude Weather Ballooning
Jill S. M. Coleman, Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN; and M. A. Mitchell, K. Roebuck, and H. M. Rauwolf
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Session 3A
Climate Applications of Satellite Observations I
Location: Room 355 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Carl J. Schreck III, North Carolina State University
  9:15 AM
Evaluating CMIP/IPCC Simulations Using Contemporary Satellite Observations
Duane Edward Waliser, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and P. J. Gleckler, J. Teixeira, and R. Ferraro
  9:30 AM
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Session 3B
Intraseasonal to Interannual Tropical Climate Variability
Location: Room 354 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Eric D. Maloney, Colorado State University
  8:30 AM
  8:45 AM
Surface Wind and Upper Ocean Variability Associated with the MJO Simulated by Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Prediction System (COAMPS)
Toshiaki Shinoda, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and S. Chen, M. Flatau, and T. Jensen

  9:00 AM
Observed Changes in Intraseasonal Variability of Summer Convection Over South America
Fernando Hirata, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and P. J. Webster, H. M. Kim, and C. Hoyos
  9:15 AM
Irregularity in ENSO Predictability Through the Prism of Local Lyapunov Exponents
Christina Karamperidou, Columbia University, New York, NY; and M. Cane, A. Wittenberg, U. Lall, and P. N. DiNezio
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Session 4
Assimilation of Observations (Ocean, Atmosphere, and Land Surface) Into Models Part 1
Location: Room 340 and 341 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 16th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Sharanya J. Majumdar, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS
  8:30 AM
4.1
Update on the DTC Data Assimilation System Testing and Community Support: Variational, Ensemble and Hybrid
Hui Shao, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Hu, D. Stark, K. Newman, C. Zhou, and X. Y. Huang

 
4.2
Testing and Evaluation of the Hybrid-GSI Data Assimilation At DTC

  8:45 AM
  9:00 AM
4.3
NCEP GFS forecast divergence versus ECMWF
V. Krishna Kumar, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Central Operations/DELL Services, College Park, MD; and B. A. Ballish, S. Jacobs, K. Kempisty, and S. Guan
  9:15 AM
4.4
The Impact of Observations From ConcordIASI on NWP in the Polar Region
Ronald Gelaro, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and C. Cardinali and F. Rabier

  9:30 AM
4.5
Challenges for Robust Ocean Data Assimilation
Alicia Karspeck, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Yeager, T. Hoar, K. Raeder, N. Collins, J. Anderson, and G. Danabasoglu
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Session 4
Accuracy
Location: Room 239 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 16th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Sean C. Arms, Univ. of Oklahoma
  8:30 AM
4.1
New and Improved Reconnaissance Data Collection with the NOAA G-IV
Richard G. Henning, NOAA Aircraft Operations Center, MacDill AFB, FL; and P. Flaherty, J. Parrish, A. B. Damiano, J. Williams, I. Sears, G. Defeo, N. Morgan, N. Hann, J. McFadden, A. Goldstein, and J. F. Gamache
  8:45 AM
4.2
An Investigation of the Consistency of TAO Buoy-Mounted Capacitance Gauges Along the Equatorial Tropical Pacific
Mark Morrissey, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and H. J. Diamond, M. McPhaden, and H. P. Freitag
  9:15 AM
4.4
Error Estimate of Airborne Flux Measurement Derived From a Wind-Tunnel Test and An Atmospheric Case
Ronald J. Dobosy, NOAA/ATDD, Oak Ridge, TN; and E. J. Dumas Jr. and D. L. Senn
  9:30 AM
4.5
Towards Enhanced Accuracy in Upper-Air Observations—Progress Report on the Vaisala Reference Radiosonde Program
Heikki Turtiainen, Vaisala Oyj, Helsinki, Finland; and H. Jauhiainen, J. Lentonen, P. Survo, V. P. Viitanen, and W. F. Dabberdt
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Session 4
Coupling Between the Lower and Upper Atmosphere
Location: Room 252/253 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Ninth Conference on Space Weather
Cochairs: Richard Behnke, NSF; Delores J. Knipp, University of Colorado
  8:30 AM
4.1
Zonal Mean and Tidal Winds and Temperatures From the Coupled NOGAPS-ALPHA/TIEGCM System
David E. Siskind, NRL, Washington, DC; and D. P. Drob and A. J. Kochenash
  8:45 AM
4.2
Coupling in the Middle Atmosphere Through EPP Using a Coupled Ocean Model in WACCM4
Ethan D. Peck, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and C. E. Randall, V. L. Harvey, and D. R. Marsh
  9:00 AM
4.3
Non-Migrating Tide Effects on Ionosphere Vertical Drift and Density
Hyosub Kil, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD; and L. J. Paxton and Y. Zhang
  9:15 AM
4.4
Electrodynamic, Plasma Density, and Neutral Density Response to Recent Sudden Stratospheric Warmings
Tim Fuller-Rowell, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and R. A. Akmaev, F. Wu, H. Wang, T. W. Fang, M. Fedrizzi, R. Viereck, and M. Iredell
  9:30 AM
4.5
Sun to Earth Numerical Modeling of High Speed Stream Intervals
Michael Wiltberger, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. C. Solomon, W. Wang, L. Qain, A. Burns, R. E. Lopez, R. Bruntz, and S. R. Elkington

Session 4
IOOS/SURA Super-Regional Coastal Modeling Testbed
Location: Room 337 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 10th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Frank Aikman, NOAA; Christopher N. K. Mooers, Portland State University; Douglas R. Levin, Washington College
  8:30 AM
4.1
Overview of the IOOS/SURA Super-Regional Coastal Modeling Testbed
Rick Luettich, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Morehead City, NC; and D. Wright, E. Smith, D. Levin, R. Signell, C. Friedrichs, J. Harding, and E. Howlett

  8:45 AM
4.2
Intercomparison of 3-D Models for Estuarine Hydrodynamics and Hypoxia within the US IOOS Super-Regional Coastal Modeling Testbed
Carl T. Friedrichs, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA; and A. J. Bever, M. A. M. Friedrichs, and A. The Estuarine Hypoxia Team

  9:00 AM
4.3
Sensitivity Analysis of Temperature and Salinity From a Suite of Numerical Ocean Models for the Chesapeake Bay
Lyon W. J. Lanerolle, NOAA/National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD; and A. J. Bever and M. A. M. Friedrichs

  9:15 AM
4.4
The Community Operational Chesapeake Bay Regional Ocean Modeling System (ChesROMS) and Its Skill Assessment
Wen Long, University of Maryand, Cambridge, MD; and R. Hood, C. T. Friedrichs, M. Friedrichs, K. Sellner, J. Wiggert, J. Xu, and L. Lanerolle

  9:30 AM
4.5
Transitioning a Chesapeake Bay Ecological Prediction System to Operations
David Green, NOAA National Weather Service, Silver Spring, MD; and C. Brown, F. Aikman, A. Siebers, H. Tolman, M. Ji, D. Levin, C. Friedrichs, M. Friedrichs, and R. Hood

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Session 4
Impact of Vegetation & Trees on Air Pollution
Location: Room 339 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 17th Conference on Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Michael J. Brown, LANL
  8:30 AM
4.1
Street Canyon Vegetation Very Effectively Improves Urban Air Quality
Thomas A.M. Pugh, Lancaster Univ., Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom; and A. R. MacKenzie, J. D. Whyatt, and C. N. Hewitt
  8:45 AM
4.2
Impact of Urban Trees on the Urban Heat Island and Air Quality
Christopher P. Loughner, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and D. Allen, D. L. Zhang, K. E. Pickering, R. R. Dickerson, and L. Landry
  9:00 AM
4.3
Assessing the Impact of Street Trees on Natural Ventilation Through the Use of Field Measurements
Nina Glover, University College, London, United Kingdom; and L. Malki-Epshtein and B. Croxford

  9:15 AM
4.4
On the Nocturnal Decay of Isoprene in a Semi-Urban Environment
D.C. Doughty III, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA; and J. Fuentes, K. Sanchez, and R. Sakai
  9:30 AM
4.5
The Aerodynamic Role of Trees on City Breathability in Urban-Like Geometries
Riccardo Buccolieri, Univ. of Salento, Lecce, Italy; and S. M. Salim and S. Di Sabatino
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Session 4
Software Infrastructure and Engineering
Location: Room 346/347 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Second Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Mary Haley, NCAR
  8:30 AM
4.1
Python: The Key to Graphical Forecast Editor's Success (invited)
Thomas J. LeFebvre, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and T. L. Hansen, M. Romberg, and M. Mathewson
  9:00 AM
4.2
The Climate Code Foundation: Making Climate Software Better (invited)
Nick Barnes, Climate Code Foundation, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  9:30 AM
4.3
Building Climate Data-Driven Information Tools Using Python
David Sathiaraj, Southern Regional Climate Center, Baton Rouge, LA; and J. James, Y. Luo, and J. Yoo

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Session 4A
Current and Future Satellite, Sensor, and Processing Systems 4 - Satellite Processing Systems I
Location: Room 256 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
Cochairs: Jun Yang, National Satellite Meteorological Center, China Meteorological Administration; Mitch Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS
  8:45 AM
WISSCR - A Doppler Lidar Mission to Measure Wind Profiles From the International Space Station
R. MIchael Hardesty, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and W. Baker, B. Gentry, G. D. Emmitt, M. J. Kavaya, S. Mango, and L. P. Riishojgaard
  9:00 AM
GeoMetWatch-STORM: Global Constellation of Next-Generation Ultra-Spectral Geostationary Observatories
Hung-Lung Allen Huang, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and W. L. Smith, D. Crain, E. Pache, and J. Elwell
  9:15 AM
Ensuring Data Integrity During Subsystem Failure Recovery within the NOAA Jason Ground System
Kirill Lokshin, Ingenicomm, Inc., Centreville, VA; and A. Puri, F. Tao, A. Agarwal, and S. Tehranian
  9:30 AM
Implementing a Multi-Site Distributed Earth Terminal for the NOAA Jason Ground System
Kirill Lokshin, Ingenicomm, Inc., Centreville, VA; and A. Puri, F. Tao, A. Agarwal, and S. Tehranian
Recording files available
Session 4A
Mapping, Web 2.0, and Social Media Technologies for Improved Communication of Weather and Climate Data - Part I
Location: Room 356 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Nazila Merati, PMEL and JISAO; Lori Anderson, ESRI
  9:15 AM
Integrated Hazard Information Service: A Warning System That Considers Social Characteristics of the Population At Risk
Charles H. Paxton, NOAA/NWS, Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin, FL; and J. M. Collins, T. L. Hansen, T. J. LeFebvre, L. J. Smith, J. L. Simms, K. Hirvela, and S. K. Kotiyal
  9:30 AM
Weather Service and Emergency Management Collaboration Through An Interactive Web-Based Map Conferencing Infrastructure
Kenneth Galluppi, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and J. heard, J. L. Losego, B. E. Montz, C. F. Smith, and S. S. Schotz
Recording files available
Session 4B
Radar Technologies: Past, Present and Future - Part I
Location: Room 357 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Timothy Crum, NOAA/NEXRAD Radar Operations Center; Douglas E. Forsyth, NOAA/NSSL; Julian Wang, NOAA/ARL; Robert E. Saffle, Noblis, Inc.; Mark B. Yeary, University of Oklahoma
  8:30 AM
NWS Radar Projects -- Update 2012
Robert E. Saffle, Noblis, Inc., Falls Church, VA; and M. J. Istok and G. S. Cate
  9:30 AM
SWAN: A Severe Weather Nowcasting System
Yerong Feng, Guangdong Meteorological Bureau, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Recording files available
Session 4B
Special Session: Scientific Advances in Satellite Instrument Calibration, Products, and Data Assimilation 1 - NPP Instrument Calibration
Location: Room 257 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
Cochairs: Fuzhong Weng, NOAA/NESDIS; Deron K. Scott, Space Dynamics Laboratory
  8:45 AM
Calibration of AMSU and Atms Radiometers
Tsan Mo, NOAA, Camp Springs, MD; and N. Sun and F. Weng
  9:00 AM
NPP VIIRS Sensor Data Record (SDR) Calibration/Validation
Changyong Cao, NOAA, Camp Springs, MD; and Q. Liu, S. Uprety, and T. Chang
 
4B.4
Evolution of Calibration Requirements and Techniques for Total Ozone Mappers

  9:15 AM
OMPS Early Orbit Performance Evaluation and Calibration
Chunhui Pan, UCAR, College Park, MD; and F. Weng, X. Wu, L. E. Flynn, G. Jaros, S. Janz, C. Seftor, and R. Buss
Recording files available
Session 5
Energy Supply/Demand Fundamentals Focused on Medium/Long Range Forecasting and Climate Assessments Part I
Location: Room 345 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Third Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Mitchell T. Baer, Dept. of Energy
  8:30 AM
5.1
Climate Services and Renewable Energy: Providing Climate Information for the Next 1-30 Years
Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes, Institut Català de Ciències del Clima, Barcelona, Spain; and M. Davis and F. Lienert
  8:45 AM
5.2
Improved Winter Forecasts Using a New Snow Index
Judah Cohen, AER, Lexington, MA; and J. E. Jones
  9:00 AM
5.3
Linking Extreme Winter Precipitation to Medium Range Temperature Risks in the United States
Jason C. Shafer, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT; and G. J. Krauszer II
  9:15 AM
5.4
Stratospheric Circulation Associated with Negative Arctic Oscillation Transitions
Jason C. Shafer, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT; and P. G. Hogan
  9:30 AM
5.5
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 5
Research to Operations: Impacts of Demonstrated Research Missions on Operational Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climate Applications Part I
Location: La Nouvelle A (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Second Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans, and Challenges; and the 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference )
Cochairs: Peter Wilczynski, NOAA/NESDIS; Alfred Powell, NOAA/NESDIS
  8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks: Donald Berchoff, NOAA/NWS Office of Science and Technology

  8:45 AM
Solar Wind Data and Coronal Mass Ejection Imagery for Geomagnetic Storm Forecasting
Benjamin Diedrich, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and D. Biesecker, W. J. Murtagh, and M. Simpson
  9:00 AM
GPS RO Observations As a Tool to Improve the Bias Correction of Microwave and Infrared Sounders
Lidia Cucurull, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Suitland, MD; and S. Healy, R. Gelaro, and L. L. Tsao
  9:15 AM
Preliminary Results From Assimilation of AIRS Radiance Data in the Rapid Refresh Model System
Haidao Lin, CIRA/Colorado State Univ. and NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and S. S. Weygandt, M. Hu, S. G. Benjamin, and P. Hofmann
  9:30 AM
Accessing the Value of Temporal Aspects of Satellite Observations
Liang Xu, NRL, Monterey, CA; and N. L. Baker, B. S. Chua, S. D. Swadley, R. Langland, B. Ruston, T. Rosmond, and C. M. Amerault
Recording files available
Joint Session 10
Reducing Public Health Risk Through Advancements in Ocean Technologies
Location: Room 333 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Third Symposium on Environment and Health; and the 16th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Chair: Carolyn Sotka, NOAA
  8:30 AM
Discussion

  8:45 AM
Oil Spills and Seafood Safety: Advancements in Technologies for Rapid Detection of Public Health Threats From Oil Contaminants and Dispersants
Gina Ylitalo, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center and West Coast Center for Oceans and Human Health, Seattle, WA; and R. W. Dickey, W. DIckhoff, J. E. Stein, and C. Walker

  9:00 AM
There's An APP for That: My BeachCast Smart Phone APP
Christine Manninen, Great Lakes Commission, Ann Arbor, MI
  9:15 AM
Can You Really See Bacteria From Space?
D. Jay Grimes, University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, MS
  9:30 AM
In-Situ Biological Sensors for Public Health Risk Detection in Coastal Waters
Kelly D. Goodwin, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, La Jolla, CA

8:45 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Recording files available
Session 1
Applications of AI in Numerical Weather Prediction
Location: Room 242 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science
Chair: Amy McGovern, Univ. of Oklahoma
  8:45 AM
1.1
Evaluating Methods for Down-Selecting NWP Multiphysics Ensembles for Wind Prediction
Jared A. Lee, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. E. Haupt, G. S. Young, W. C. Kolczynski Jr., and T. C. McCandless
  9:00 AM
1.2
Machine Learning Enhancement of Storm Scale Ensemble Precipitation Forecasts
David John Gagne II, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. McGovern and M. Xue
 
1.3
Accurate and Fast Neural Network Emulations of Long and Sort Wave Radiation for the NCEP Global Forecast System Model

  9:15 AM
A Genetic Algorithm Variational Approach to Dynamic Assimilation
Sue Ellen Haupt, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. J. Annunzio and K. J. Schmehl
  9:30 AM
1.4
Spatiotemporal Data Mining of High Resolution Simulations of Tornadoes
Amy McGovern, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. Kimes, B. Pirtle, and R. A. Brown
 
1.5
An Artificial Neural Network to Predict Thunderstorms in South Texas

9:00 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Recording files available
Session 2
Keynote Address
Location: Room 243 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Seventh Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research
Moderator: William Hooke, AMS
  9:00 AM
Science for a Weather Ready Nation. Jane Lubchenco, NOAA, Washington, D.C.

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Spouses' Coffee

9:30 AM-6:00 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Exhibit Hours

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Poster Session 1
Poster Session 1
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Vince Grano, JPSS Program Office; Timothy J. Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
 
289
GOES-R Ocean Dynamics Algorithm
Eileen Maria Maturi, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, Camp Springs, MD

 
290
TeraScan® Direct Reception of NPP: Post-Launch Results
Karen Friedman Dubey, SeaSpace Corporation, Poway, CA; and E. Baptiste, K. Prasad, and H. Y. Shin

 
292
Developing Operational Land Surface Temperature Product From Current GOES Satellites
Yunyue Yu, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and D. Sun and L. Fang

 
293
New Operational Algorithms for Charged Particle Data From Low-Altitude Polar-Orbiting Satellites
Janet L. Machol, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and J. C. Green, J. V. Rodriguez, T. G. Onsager, W. F. Denig, and P. N. Purcell

 
Data Fusion Demonstrations At the GOES-R Proving Ground Using Satellites, in-Situ Data and Weather Forecast Models

 
294
Predicting Where Convective Clouds Will Form with the GOES-R ABI
Daniel T. Lindsey, NOAA/NESDIS, Fort Collins, CO; and L. Grasso

 
Evaluation of Ice Characterization From NPP VIIRS

 
296
Analysis of Surface Urban Heat Island in Makurdi, Nigeria
Bernard Tarza Tyubee, Benue State Univ., Makurdi, Nigeria; and R. N. C. Anyadike

Poster PDF (334.6 kB)

 
297
Evaluating Storm Intensity Using Coupled TRMM Lightning Imaging Sensor and Meteosat Second Generation in Preparation for GOES-R
Christopher P. Jewett, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and A. LeRoy, J. R. Mecikalski, and J. R. Walker

 
298
Validation of Cirrus Infrared Scattering Properties Used in the Production of Simulated GOES-R ABI Proxy Data
Tom Greenwald, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and Y. K. Lee and A. Huang

Poster PDF (203.0 kB)

 
299
Convective Storm Forecasting 1-6 Hours Prior to Initiation
John R. Mecikalski, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and D. T. Lindsey, C. S. Velden, B. L. Vant-Hull, and R. M. Rabin

 
300
The Ground Segment Architecture for GOES-R
Dennis Hansen, Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL; and S. Kalluri, J. Bistrow, G. Dittberner, A. Weiner, and S. Marley

 
301
Development of RGB Composite Imagery for Operational Weather Forecasting Applications
Andrew L. Molthan, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and K. K. Fuell, H. K. Oswald, and J. A. Knaff

 
302
Satellite-Based Identification of Tropical Cyclone Core Features with Respect to Intensity Change
Joshua Cossuth, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL; and R. E. Hart

 
303
Evaluation of VIIRS Vegetation Index EDR Produced Under the Algorithm Development Library

 
Testing GOES-R Product Performance: The Reproducibility of Research Baseline Results in Implemented Algorithms
Edward J. Kennelly, AER, Lexington, MA; and C. Botos, E. Steinfelt, and R. Khana

 
304
Characterization of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Flight Model 5 (FM5) Sensors on NPP Mission
Susan Thomas, Science Systems and Application Inc, Hampton, VA; and K. J. Priestley, M. Shankar, P. C. Hess, N. P. Smith, and M. G. Timcoe

 
305
Arctic Region Communications Small Satellites (ARC-Sat): Multiagency Effort for Enhanced Arctic Regional Communications, Maritime Domain Awareness and Data-Extraction
Gina Wade, Von Braun Center for Science & Innovation, Huntsville, AL; and J. Casas, M. Kress, H. Moore, and S. Spehn

 
306
A Sub-Pixel-Based Calculation of Fire Radiative Power From MODIS Observations: Retrieval, Validation, and Sensitivity Analysis
David A. Peterson, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and J. Wang, C. Ichoku, E. J. Hyer, and V. Ambrosia

Poster PDF (6.8 MB)

 
307
The 2011 HPC/OPC/SAB GOES-R Proving Ground Demonstration
Michael J. Folmer, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and B. Reed, S. Goodman, J. M. Sienkiewicz, E. Danaher, J. Kibler, and D. R. Novak

 
308
NPP/JPSS Instrumental Performance Trending and Bias Monitoring in STAR Integrated Cal/Val System (ICVS)
Ninghai Sun, NOAA, Camp Springs, MD; and F. Weng, T. Mo, Y. Han, L. Bi, X. Jin, and M. Fuentes

 
309
EnKF Assimilation of Cloud Properties Retrieved From GOES
Thomas A. Jones, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. J. Stensrud
Manuscript (1.1 MB)

Poster PDF (1.2 MB)

 
310
A Quantitative Fog/Low Stratus Detection Algorithm for GOES-R
Corey G. Calvert, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and M. J. Pavolonis

 
312
Methodology for the Validation of Water Vapor Profile Environmental Data Records (EDRs) From the Cross-Track Infrared Microwave Sounding Suite (CrIMSS): Experience with the DOE ARM Water Vapor Raman Lidar
Robert Knuteson, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and D. Tobin, A. Sorce, J. Roman, S. Ackerman, H. Revercomb, and D. D. Turner
Manuscript (962.0 kB)

Poster PDF (3.2 MB)

 
314
GRAFIIR – An Efficient End-to-End Semi Automated GOES-R ABI Algorithm Performance Analysis and Implementation Verification System
Hong Zhang, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and M. Gunshor, W. Straka, G. Martin, S. Wanzong, E. Schiffer, R. Garcia, and A. Huang

 
315
Air Quality Proving Ground: Evaluating GOES-R ABI Products with Proxy Data
Alexandra St. Pé, JCET/Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; and R. M. Hoff, H. Zhang, A. Huff, S. Kondragunta, C. Xu, P. Ciren, E. S. Yang, and S. A. Christopher

 
316
A Fast Physical Algorithm for Hyperspectral Sounding Retrieval
Zhenglong Li, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. Li, E. Weisz, and J. Li

 
317
Preparation for Use of the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)
Kaba Bah, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. Achtor, T. D. Rink, T. J. Schmit, J. Otkin, and J. Gerth

 
318
McIDAS-V, Visualization and Data Analysis for GOES-R
William C. Straka III, Space Science and Engineering Center/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. D. Rink, T. H. Achtor, T. J. Schmit, and K. Bah

 
319
Validation of GOES-R LAP Algorithm with GOES-13 Sounder
Yong-Keun Lee, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and Z. Li and J. Li


Joint Poster Session 2
Drought Definition, Analysis, Impacts, Prediction, and Management
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 26th Conference on Hydrology; and the 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Cochairs: Richard Heim, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Michael J. Brewer, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC; Kingtse C. Mo, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC; Allan Howard, National Agroclimate Information Service; Don Wilhite, Univ. of Nebraska
 
50
Analysis of Meteorological Drought At Arid Rajasthan Using Standardized Precipitation Index
Surendra Poonia, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India, Jodhpur, India; and A. S. Rao

 
51
An Objective Methodology to Optimally Merge Satellite and Model Based Soil Moisture Products for Obtaining a New Drought Product
M. Tugrul Yilmaz, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD; and W. T. Crow, M. C. Anderson, and C. Hain

 
52
An Assessment of Canadian Prairie Drought: Past, Present, and Future
Barrie R. Bonsal, EC, Saskatoon, SK, Canada; and P. Gachon, R. Aider, and S. Lapp

 
53
Water Vapor Pressure & Temperature Trends in North America During 1948–2010

 
54
Drying Trends Over China Based on the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index
Li Weiguang Sr., China Meteorological Administration, Haikou , China, China; and C. Huilin and Y. Xue

 
55
Connecting the Pacific to Regional Climate for Decadal Prediction: A Successful Case in the Western U.S.
Shih-Yu Wang, Utah State University, Logan, UT; and R. Gillies and L. E. Hipps

 
56
Prediction of New Drought Class Transitions Using Markov Chains
Chi-Han Cheng, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

 
Preliminary Analysis on the Service Demand and Review of Progress in the Field of Drought Research in China

 
57
Spatio-Temporal Characteristics of Drought in East Asia
Su-Bin Oh, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea; and H. R. Byun

 
58
Spatiotemporal Characteristics of Drought Occurrences in North Korea
Bo-Ra Lee, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea; and H. R. Byun

 
59
Regional Characteristics Analysis of Drought Climatology in Australia Using the Effective Drought Index
Ji-Sun Lee, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea; and H. R. Byun

 
60
Identifying Environmental Databases for Drought Impact Studies in the NIDIS Southeast Pilot Study
Pamela N. Knox, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and L. S. Darby, C. McNutt, and D. E. Stooksbury

 
Poster 62 has been moved. New Paper Number is J9.3A


Poster Session 2
Poster Session II
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Eric D. Maloney, Colorado State University
 
87
Extreme Temperature Regimes During the Cool Season Part I: Recent Observed Behavior and Low Frequency Modulation
Rebecca Westby, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and R. X. Black

 
88
Extreme Temperature Regimes During the Cool Season Part II: Simulated Behavior in CMIP5 Simulations
Robert X. Black, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and R. Westby and Y. Y. Lee

 
89
A Regional Intercomparison of Rainfall Extremes
Michael C. Kruk, ERT, Inc., Asheville, NC; and J. Marra
Manuscript (43.9 kB)

 
90
An Improved Cloud Screening Algorithm for Skyradiometer Measurements and Its Application to Asian Dust Monitoring
Hwan-Jin Song, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea; and H. W. Chun and B. J. Sohn
Manuscript (94.4 kB)

 
91
Midwest Urban Heat Wave Climatology: What Constitutes the Worst Events?
Alek J. Krautmann, Ohio University, Athens, OH; and R. L. Fogt

 
92
Empirical Examination of the Changes in the Frequency of Extreme Rainfall in the Central United States
Gabriele Villarini, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and J. A. Smith and G. A. Vecchi

 
93
Evaluation of the Physical Processes of the JMA Global NWP Model Using the Data of Special Observations
Akira Shimokobe, Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan; and T. Komori

Poster PDF (2.3 MB)

 
94
Evaluation of 20th Century Climate Model Simulations of Heavy Precipitation Over North America
Anthony M. DeAngelis, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and A. J. Broccoli and S. G. Decker

 
95
Projection of Future Changes in Precipitation and Vertical Structures of the Frontal Zone During the Baiu Season in the Vicinity of Japan Using a 5-Km-Mesh Regional Climate Model
Sachie Kanada, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology , Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and M. Nakano and T. Kato

 
96
Change in An Identified Drought-Conducive Mode of Variability Under Future Climate

 
98
Record*-Breaking Temperatures: Trends Over the Conterminous U.S
Clinton M. Rowe, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and L. E. Derry

 
99
An Analysis of Convection, Clouds and Water Vapor in a 4xCO2 Arctic
Melissa A. Burt, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and D. A. Randall and M. Branson

 
100
A Physically-Based Phenomenological Model for Investigating Tropical West African Climate Variability
Isaac K. Tetteh, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and S. V. Pendse, F. H. M. Semazzi, V. Kumar, and N. F. Samatova

 
101
 
102
The Role of Moisture Transport in Fall Precipitation Extremes for the Central US
Catherine Radonic, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA; and M. Barlow

 
103
Contrasting Characteristics of 09/10 and 10/11 Eurasian Cold Winters: Data Analysis and Simulations Using CAM3
Taehyoun Shim, Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon, South Korea; and B. M. Kim and S. J. Kim

 
104
Spatiotemporal Variability of Extreme Convective Wind Events
Franklin T. Lombardo, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD; and A. R. Thibault
Manuscript (984.9 kB)

Poster PDF (1.4 MB)


Poster Session 3
Analysis of Dust and Aerosols
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
Cochairs: Jianglong Zhang, University of North Dakota; Shaima L. Nasiri, Texas A&M Univ.
 
181
Observation and Simulation of Summer Dust Aerosols Over the Tibetan Plateau
CY Chen, Lanzhou Univ., Lanzhou, Gansu, China; and J. Huang, H. Yu, W. Wang, and J. Liu

 
182
Providing Fast Top-of-Atmosphere Radiative Fluxes with the CERES FLASHFlux Data Products
Jennifer Colleen Mikovitz, SSAI, Hampton, VA; and D. P. Kratz, P. W. Stackhouse, P. K. Sawaengphokhai, and A. C. Wilber

 
184
Optical Properties of Saharan Dust and Asian Dust Aerosols
Guangyang Fang, Texas A&M Univ., college station, TX; and P. Yang

 
185
Retrieving Dust Aspect Ratio with Collocated POLDER and MODIS Measurements
Xin Huang, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and P. Yang and G. W. Kattawar


Joint Poster Session 3
Remote Sensing of Hydrometeorological Variables
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 26th Conference on Hydrology; and the 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference )
Cochairs: Chandra R. Kondragunta, NOAA/NESDIS; Thomas J. Jackson, USDA/ARS
 
63
SMOS Soil Moisture Validation in the U.S
Thomas J. Jackson, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD; and R. Bindlish, M. Cosh, T. Zhao, Y. Kerr, and D. Leroux

 
65
 
67
 
68
NOAA Soil Moisture Operational Product System (SMOPS) and Its Soil Moisture Retrieval From AMSR-E and WindSat
Jicheng Liu, I.M. Systems Group at NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and X. Zhan, L. Zhao, K. A. Jensen, and X. Wang

 
69
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

 
70
A Modified K-Means Algorithm for GOES-R Rainfall Potential
Zhihua Zhang, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and R. J. Kuligowski and V. Lakshmanan

 
71
NOAA-CREST Field Experiment: Remote Sensing of Snow Properties Using Microwave Radiometry
Tarendra Lakhankar, NOAA-CREST, The City Univ. of New York, New York, NY; and J. Muñoz, P. Romanov, and D. R. Khanbilvardi


Poster Session 4
Satellite Data Contribution to Understanding of Weather Events
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
Cochairs: Kenneth Carey, Noblis, Inc.; Ralph Ferraro, NOAA/NESDIS
 
187
Forecasting Ice Concentration with the Arctic Cap Nowcast/Forecast System
Michael W. Phelps, Jacobs Technology, Advanced Systems Group, Stennis Space Center, MS; and P. Posey, D. A. Hebert, E. J. Metzger, A. J. Wallcraft, and O. M. Smedstad

 
188
Snowfall Rate Retrieval Using Passive Microwave Measurements

 
189
Severe Storm Identification with the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU)
Ralph R. Ferraro, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and C. Quinn and D. Cecil

 
191
Relating Ocean Surface Wind and Rain
Wenqing Tang, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and W. T. Liu
Manuscript (1.6 MB)

 
192
Seasonal Variability of the Width of the Tropical Belt From GPS Radio Occultations and Reanalyses
Jason Keefer, State Univ. of New York/Univ. at Albany, Albany, NY; and T. Birner

 
194
 
196
Locally Optimized Detection of Precipitation Over Land From Passive Microwave Imagers
Grant W. Petty, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and K. Li


Poster Session 5
Surface Emissivity and Fluxes
Location: Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
CoChair: F. Joseph Turk, JPL
 
198
Sea Surface Emissivity Retrieval in Gulf of Mexico Using GOES Sounder Measurements
Yong Zhang, NSMC/China Meteorological Adiministration, Beijing, China; and Z. Li, J. Li, and T. J. Schmit

 
199
Land Surface Temperatures From AMSR-E with An Emissivity Database
Jean-Luc Moncet, AER, Inc, Lexington, MA; and P. Liang, G. Uymin, J. F. Galantowicz, A. E. Lipton, and C. Prigent

 
200
The Light Scattering Properties of Soft Particles Using a New Physical-Geometric Optics Hybrid Method
Bingqiang Sun, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and L. Bi, P. Yang, and G. W. Kattawar


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

11:00 AM-11:30 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Session 6
Energy Supply/Demand Fundamentals Focused on Medium/Long Range Forecasting and Climate Assessments Part II
Location: Room 345 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Third Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Manda Adams, Univ. of North Carolina
  11:00 AM
6.1
Calibration and Refinement of Numerical Seasonal Forecasts for Decision Support in the Energy Industry
John A. Dutton, Prescient Weather Ltd, State College, PA; and R. P. James and J. D. Ross

 
6.2
Heat Waves and Cold Snaps in the US: Extended Range Predictability and Long-Term Projections

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Recording files available
Session 1
Satellite Program Overviews and Status
Location: Room 343/344 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Steven J. Goodman, NOAA/NESDIS; Kevin J. Schrab, NOAA/NWS/Office of Science and Technology
  11:00 AM
1.1
The Nation’s Operational Satellite System
Mary E. Kicza, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD
  11:15 AM
1.2
GOES-R Program Overview
Greg Mandt, NOAA/NESDIS, Greenbelt, MD

  11:30 AM
1.3
NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System and the NPP Satellite Providing the Next Generation of Environmental Earth Observations
Ajay Mehta, NOAA/NESDIS, Lanham, MD; and M. Watkins, M. D. Goldberg, C. Hoffman, J. Gleason, R. Murphy, and J. Furgerson
  11:45 AM
1.4
Status of Future and Current EUMETSAT Satellite Programmes
Johannes Schmetz, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany; and R. Stuhlmann, D. Klaes, P. Schlüssel, L. Sarlo, S. Rota, and M. Cohen
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Session 2
Aerosol, Precipitation, and Cloud Properties—II
Location: Room 244 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Fourth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
Cochairs: Jian Wang, Brookhaven National Laboratory; James G. Hudson, DRI
  11:00 AM
2.1
Sea Salt CCN Spectra
James G. Hudson, DRI, Reno, NV; and S. Noble and V. Jha
  11:30 AM
2.3
Highly Polar Organic Compounds in PM2.5 Aerosol Samples From the New York Megacity Region
Jessica A. Sagona, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and M. A. Mazurek, M. Li, H. A. Hawley, H. D. Felton, O. V. Rattigan, C. Pietarinen, T. McKenna, A. Leston, S. Bailey, K. Demerjian, J. Schwab, L. Alter, and J. Graham

 
2.4
Contest Between Aerosol Radiative Effect and Microphysical Effect

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Session 2
Applications of AI to Decision Support System Development
Location: Room 242 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science
Chair: John K. Williams, NCAR
  11:00 AM
2.1
Prediction and Correction of Convective Weather Impact Forecast Errors Using Regression Tree Ensembles
Richard Jordan, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and R. DeLaura

  11:15 AM
2.2
Tree-Based Ensemble Methods for the Prediction of Aircraft Landing Times
Yan Glina, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and R. Jordan and M. Ishutkina
Manuscript (583.9 kB)

  11:30 AM
2.3
Optimizing Weather Pattern Identification Via Unsupervised Neural Network Techniques
Jeffrey H. Copeland, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Babarsky, F. Vandenberge, and W. Wu
  11:45 AM
2.4
International Application of the Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS)
James Cowie, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Chapman, S. Drobot, A. Dumont, and S. Linden
Recording files available
Session 2
Fire and Drought Impacts
Location: La Nouvelle C (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Major Weather Impacts of 2011
Chair: Renee Curry, Colorado State University
  11:00 AM
2.1
Wildfires of 2011
Timothy J. Brown, DRI, Reno, Nevada

  11:15 AM
2.2
Texas Drought Severity 2011
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and D. B. McRoberts
  11:30 AM
2.3
The Heat is On! Heat Records in TX/OK in 2011
Kevin A. Kloesel, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

  11:45 AM
2.4
Global Heat in 2011
Scott Sheridan, Kent State Univ., Kent, OH
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Session 2
History Symposium Keynote Address
Location: Room 245 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 10th History Symposium
Facilitator: Roger D. Turner, Dickinson College

Session 3
Atmospheric Chemistry/Air Quality—II
Location: Room 342 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 14th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Cochairs: J.R. Arnold, US Army Corps of Engineers; Nicholas Meskhidze, North Carolina State University
  11:15 AM
3.2
Synergic Assimilation of Surface Particulate Matter and MODIS Aerosol Optical Depth
Zhiquan Liu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. S. Schwartz, H. C. Lin, M. Pagowski, S. A. McKeen, and G. A. Grell

  11:30 AM
3.3
Modeling Global Trends in Future Climate and Air Quality (invited)
Tim Glotfelty, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and Y. Chen and Y. Zhang

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Session 3
Probabilistic Forecasting 2
Location: Room 238 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences
Cochairs: Elizabeth A. Satterfield, NRL; Barb G. Brown, NCAR; Eric Gilleland, NCAR
  11:15 AM
3.2
Probabilistic Tropical Storm Position Forecasts
Zoltan Toth, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and W. Smith and P. T. McCaslin

  11:30 AM
3.3
  11:45 AM
3.4
Using Statistical Decision Analysis to Make Better Flight Decisions: The SPARTICUS Campaign
Christopher J. Hanlon, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and J. B. Stefik, A. A. Small III, J. Verlinde, and G. S. Young
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Session 3
University Educational Initiatives - Part II
Location: Room 348/349 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 21st Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Donna J. Charlevoix, UCAR; Lourdes B. Avilés, Plymouth State University
  11:00 AM
3.1
  11:15 AM
3.2
An Assessment of Traditional Versus Inquiry-Based Lab Approaches for Undergraduate Meteorological Instruction
Shaunna L. Donaher, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and K. A. Kloesel, O. Lee-Salwen, and B. A. Albrecht
  11:45 AM
3.4
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Session 3A
Economic Aspects of Weather and Climate Information
Location: Room 243 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Seventh Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research
Cochairs: Jeffrey K. Lazo, NCAR; Kevin M. Simmons, Austin College
  11:00 AM
Using Weather and Climate Information to Forecast Zoo Attendance
David Perkins IV, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  11:15 AM
 
3A.3
A Sensitivity Analysis of Hurricane Evacuation Costs in Florida

  11:30 AM
Reconciliation of Trends in Global and Regional Datasets of Economic Losses from Weather Events
Shalini Mohleji, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and R. A. Pielke Jr.

  11:45 AM
Discussion

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Session 3B
Risk, Vulnerability, and Decision Support for Climate and Weather Hazards
Location: Room 335/336 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Seventh Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research
Chair: Holly C. Hassenzahl, Weather Central, LP
CoChair: Marc Baribault, Independent Contractor
  11:00 AM
  11:15 AM
Assessing Vulnerability to Tornado-Related Fatalities in the United States
P. Grady Dixon, Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State, MS; and A. E. Mercer and W. S. Ashley
  11:30 AM
Using GIS to Assess Vulnerability to Weather and Climate Hazards in the Contiguous United States
Robert J. Gottlieb, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and H. E. Brooks, M. A. Shafer, and M. B. Richman
  11:45 AM
Impact-Based Decision Support Services Provided to the Enbridge/Kalamazoo, Michigan Oil Spill
Michael J. Hudson, NOAA/NWS, Kansas City, MO; and D. K. Cobb Jr. and R. Wagenmaker
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Session 4
Extreme Temperatures
Location: Room 333 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Third Symposium on Environment and Health
Chair: Glenn Russell McGregor, Univ. of Auckland
  11:15 AM
4.2
Community-Level Indicators of Vulnerability to Heat Stress in North Carolina
Margaret Mae Kovach, Southeast Regional Climate Center, Chapel Hill, NC; and C. M. Fuhrmann, C. E. Konrad, and C. Harrison
  11:30 AM
4.3
Case Studies of Hyperthermia-Related Deaths in Football Players: Results From a Biometeorological Model
Myron Thomas Petro, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and J. A. Knox and A. J. Grundstein
  11:45 AM
4.4
Heat Stress Equation Development and Usage for Dryden Flight Research Center
Franzeska Houtas, NASA, Edwards, CA; and E. H. Teets Jr. and S. Ferhn
 
4.5
Application Status and Improvement of Meteorological Information in the Korean Peninsula : Focus on Extreme Heat Watch Warning

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Session 4A
Climate Applications of Satellite Observations II
Location: Room 354 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Pingping Xie, NOAA
  11:00 AM
Model Evaluation of Ice/Liquid Water Content, Radiation and Energy Budget for 20th Century IPCC AR 4th and 5th Simulations and Satellite Sensor Simulator Outputs
Jui-Lin F. Li, JPL/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and D. E. Waliser, G. Stephens, W. T. Chen, B. Guan, and H. Y. Ma

  11:30 AM
The New NVAP-M (NASA water vapor project—MEaSUREs) Global Water Vapor Dataset
Janice L. Bytheway, Science and Technology Corporation, Laporte, CO; and T. H. Vonder Haar and J. M. Forsythe
  11:45 AM
The Madden–Julian Oscillation and Equatorial Waves in Upper Tropospheric Water Vapor
Carl J. Schreck III, North Carolina State University, Asheville, NC; and L. Shi and J. Kossin
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Session 4B
Interannual to Decadal Tropical Climate Variability
Location: Room 355 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Eric D. Maloney, Colorado State University
  11:00 AM
  11:30 AM
A Surface Bjerknes Mode for Generating Pacific Decadal Variability
P.N. DiNezio, University of Miami, Miami, FL; and A. Clement, B. Kirtman, and M. Cane
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Session 5
Assimilation of Observations (Ocean, Atmosphere, and Land Surface) Into Models Part 2
Location: Room 340 and 341 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 16th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Thomas S. Pagano, NASA/JPL
  11:15 AM
5.2
  11:30 AM
5.3
Assimilating AIRS Retrievals with the WRF-LETKF System
Takemasa Miyoshi, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and M. Kunii
  11:45 AM
5.4
Assimilating AIRS Soundings with WRF/3DVAR for Hurricane Forecast Improvement
Jing Zheng, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. Li, J. Li, and T. J. Schmit
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Session 5
Specialized Instrumentation and Field Projects Part I
Location: Room 239 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 16th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Steven P. Oncley, NCAR
  11:00 AM
5.1
Crop-Wind-Energy EXperiment 2011 (CWEX11)
Daniel A. Rajewski, Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA; and E. S. Takle, T. W. Horst, S. P. Oncley, J. K. Lundquist, M. E. Rhodes, and K. K. spoth
  11:15 AM
5.2
Four-Dimensional Characterization of Inflow to and Wakes From a Multi-MW Turbine: The Turbine Wake and Inflow Characterization Study (TWICS2011)
Julie K. Lundquist, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and Y. Pichugina, R. M. Banta, N. D. Kelley, M. Aitken, R. J. Alvarez, W. A. Brewer, J. M. Brown, A. Clifton, J. D. Mirocha, and S. P. Sandberg
  11:30 AM
5.3
Scientific Viability of the USArray Transportable Array Network As a Real-Time Weather Monitoring Platform
Frank L. Vernon, Univ. of California, La Jolla, CA; and J. E. Tytell, B. Busby, J. Eakins, M. Hedlin, A. Muschinski, K. Walker, and B. Woodward
  11:45 AM
5.4
Integrated Observing System for Characterization of Boundary Layer Processes and Air/Sea Interaction
Clinton MacDonald, Sonoma Technology, Inc., Petaluma, CA; and C. Huang, A. Ray, P. Roberts, L. Bariteau, W. Gibson, C. Fairall, S. Pezoa, and K. H. Underwood
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Session 5
Urban Meteorology and Dispersion (1)
Location: Room 339 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 17th Conference on Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Marina K.–A. Neophytou, Univ. of Cyprus
  11:15 AM
5.2
The Effect of Local Ground Level Parameters on Ventilation of Urban Street Canyons
Stella Karra, University College, London, United Kingdom; and L. Malki-Epshtein
 
5.3
Comparing Four Different CFD Approaches to Simulate Transport and Dispersion in Oklahoma City

  11:45 AM
  12:00 PM
5.4
CFD Modelling of Airflow in Urban Street Canyons – Calibration of Turbulence Models with Experimental Data
Liora Malki-Epshtein, University College, London, United Kingdom; and N. Glover and S. Guillas
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Session 5
Visualization and Analysis
Location: Room 346/347 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Second Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: David Brown, NCAR
  11:00 AM
5.1
PyFerret: The Next Generation of Ferret
Karl Smith, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and A. C. Manke, S. Hankin, C. Doutriaux, and D. N. Williams
  11:15 AM
5.2
SHARPPY: A Python Implementation of the Skew-T/Hodograph Analysis and Research Program
Patrick T. Marsh, NOAA/NSSL & OU/CIMMS/SoM, Norman, OK; and J. A. Hart
  11:30 AM
5.3
Dynamic generation of contour images from DAP data sources using Python based web services
Andrew Charles, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; and R. de Wit
  11:45 AM
5.4
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Session 5A
Current and Future Satellite, Sensor, and Processing Systems 4 - Satellite Processing Systems II
Location: Room 256 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
Cochairs: Rolf Stuhlmann, EUMETSAT; Vasily Asmus, Roshydromet
  11:00 AM
GOES Science Tests: Results for the Last Two of the Current GOES Series
Donald W. Hillger, NOAA/NESDIS, Fort Collins, CO; and T. J. Schmit
  11:15 AM
NESDIS Satellite Product Development From New Satellite Systems
Stacy L. Bunin, Noblis, Falls Church, VA; and T. Schott and K. Berberich
  11:30 AM
Observing System Simulation Experiments in the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
Lars Peter Riishojgaard, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, Camp Springs, MD; and M. Masutani and Z. Ma
  11:45 AM
Requirements to Sustain Global Ocean Color Observations
Carl Schueler, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Santa Barbara, CA; and J. Yoder, D. Antoine, C. D. Castillo, R. Evans, C. Mengelt, C. Mobley, J. Sarmiento, S. Sathyendranath, D. Siegel, and C. Wilson

Session 5A
IOOS/SURA Super-Regional Coastal Modeling Testbed
Location: Room 337 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 10th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Frank Aikman, NOAA; Christopher N. K. Mooers, Portland State University; Douglas R. Levin, Washington College
  11:00 AM
An Overview of Shelf Hypoxia Efforts in the SURA Super-Regional ModelingTestbed
John Harding, Northern Gulf Institute, Stennis Space Center, MS; and K. Fennel, R. Hetland, and J. Wiggert

  11:15 AM
A High-Resolution 3D Hypoxia Model for the Louisiana Shelf
Dong S. Ko, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and J. C. Lehrter, M. C. Murrell, R. M. Greene, R. W. Gould, and B. Penta

  11:30 AM
Hypoxia Modeling in the Chesapeake Bay and the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Jiangtao Xu, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and R. Patchen

  11:45 AM
Hindcast Simulations of Hydrodynamics in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Zizang Yang, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and E. Wei, A. Zhang, R. Patchen, and F. Aikman

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Session 5A
Mapping, Web 2.0, and Social Media Technologies for Improved Communication of Weather and Climate Data - Part II
Location: Room 356 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Nazila Merati, PMEL and JISAO; Randall G. Bass, ITT Corp
  11:00 AM
The Weather and Climate Toolkit (WCT)
Steve Ansari, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and J. N. Lott and S. A. Del Greco
  11:15 AM
Fun with Google Fusion Tables – A Story about Applying An Imperfect New Technology to Demanding Science Data Problems
Roland Schweitzer, Weathertop Consulting, LLC, College Station, TX; and S. Hankin, K. M. O'Brien, A. Manke, K. Smith, and H. Koyuk
  11:30 AM
OGC Enabling Environmental Data Sources Via Uframe™ Framework
Robert W. Bowne, Raytheon, Omaha, NE; and B. D. Clements and M. G. Payne
 
5A.4
Space-Time Analytics to Explore Connections Between Climate and Weather

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Session 5B
Observations and Modeling of Land-Falling Tropical Cyclones
Location: Room 338 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 10th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Yi Jin, NRL; William T. Thompson, NRL
  11:00 AM
An Analysis of Multiple Predecessor Rain Events Ahead of Tropical Cyclones Ike and Lowell: 10–15 September 2008
Lance F. Bosart, University at Albany, Albany, NY; and J. M. Cordeira, T. J. Galarneau Jr., B. J. Moore, and H. M. Archambault
  11:30 AM
Prediction of Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Track During Landfall Using COAMPS-TC
James Doyle, NRL, Monterey, CA; and R. M. Hodur, B. J. Billings, S. Chen, Y. Jin, J. R. Moskaitis, J. Cummings, E. Hendricks, T. Holt, H. Jin, C. S. Liou, M. Peng, P. A. Reinecke, K. Sashegyi, and J. Schmidt
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Session 5B
Radar Technologies: Past, Present and Future - Part II
Location: Room 357 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS)
Cochairs: Timothy Crum, NOAA/NEXRAD Radar Operations Center; Douglas E. Forsyth, NOAA/NSSL; Julian Wang, NOAA/ARL; Robert E. Saffle, Noblis, Inc.; Mark B. Yeary, University of Oklahoma
  11:00 AM
The WSR-88D Dual Polarization Program From a "30,000 Ft View"
Timothy Crum, NOAA/NEXRAD Radar Operations Center, Norman, OK; and S. B. Cocks, R. J. Vogt, G. S. Cate, R. W. Hall, and J. B. Boettcher
  11:15 AM
Experiences with DUAL POLARIZATION Radar in Operations At Newport/Morehead City NC
Carin Goodall, NOAA/NWS, Newport, NC; and H. Austin, R. Frederick, D. A. Glenn, and L. E. Pagano
  11:30 AM
Tornado Detection and Damage Estimation Using Polarimetric Radar
David J. Bodine, Advanced Radar Research Center, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. R. Kumjian, A. J. Smith, R. D. Palmer, A. Ryzhkov, and P. L. Heinselman
  11:45 AM
Polarimetric Phased Array Radar - Signal Sequence Considerations
Dusan S. Zrnic, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and V. Melnikov
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Session 5B
Special Session: Scientific Advances in Satellite Instrument Calibration, Products, and Data Assimilation 2 - NPP Instrument Calibration
Location: Room 257 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
Cochairs: William J. Blackwell, MIT Lincoln Laboratory; Denis Tremblay, NOAA/NESDIS
  11:00 AM
Calibration of the CrIS Sensor on NPP/JPSS
L. Larrabee Strow, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; and H. Motteler, P. Schou, and S. Hannon
  11:15 AM
NPP Atms Performance Assessment and Sensor Data Record Validation
William J. Blackwell, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and C. F. Cull, R. V. Leslie, I. A. Osaretin, L. Chidester, T. Mo, E. J. Kim, and J. Lyu
  11:30 AM
JPSS Crosstrack Infrared Sounder (CrIS) Calibration and Validation
Deron K. Scott, Space Dynamics Laboratory, North Logan, UT; and G. Bingham, C. Fish, M. Esplin, M. Greenman, V. Zavyalov, and Y. Han
  11:45 AM
An Overview of MODIS On-Orbit Operation, Calibration, and Lessons
Jack Xiong, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and W. Barnes and V. Salomonson
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Joint Session 6
Advances in Methods and Applications of Land Data Assimilation Systems I
Location: Room 350/351 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 26th Conference on Hydrology; and the 16th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Cochairs: Rolf H. Reichle, NASA/GSFC; Susan C. Steele-Dunne, TU Delft; Michael Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP; Youlong Xia, IMSG at NOAA/NCEP Environmental Modeling Center
  11:00 AM
An EnKF Dual Assimilation of Thermal-Infrared and Microwave Satellite Observations of Soil Moisture Into the Noah Land Surface Model [INVITED]
Christopher Hain, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, Camp Springs, MD; and W. T. Crow, M. C. Anderson, and J. Mecikalski
  11:30 AM
  11:45 AM
Combining the Assimilation of Near-Surface Soil Moisture From Passive and Active Microwave Sensors
Clara Draper, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. H. Reichle, G. J. M. De Lannoy, Q. Liu, R. de Jeu, and W. Wagner
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Themed Joint Session 6
Research to Operations: Impacts of Demonstrated Research Missions on Operational Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climate Applications Part II
Location: La Nouvelle A (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Second Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans, and Challenges; and the 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference )
Cochairs: Peter Wilczynski, NOAA/NESDIS; Alfred Powell, NOAA/NESDIS
  11:00 AM
Air Flow Through Winter Weather Systems Moving Over Mountains
Melinda M. Brugman, Environment Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and A. M. Macdonald, R. Mo, J. A. Milbrandt, R. McTaggart-Cowan, J. Mailhot, T. Smith, J. Goosen, and G. A. Isaac

  11:15 AM
  11:30 AM
Monitoring Arctic Sea Ice: Product Development Considerations
Florence Fetterer, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and A. Windnagel, K. Gergely, W. Meier, and D. Scott
  11:45 AM
Progress and Processes for Generating NOAA's Climate Data Records
Shaida Johnston, Global Science & Technology, Inc, Asheville, NC; and W. J. Glance and E. Kearns
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Joint Session 6
Space Weather Research and Applications: Leveraging Satellites to Identify Coupling between the Lower and Upper Atmosphere
Location: Room 252/253 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference; and the Ninth Conference on Space Weather )
Cochairs: Marsha Korose, NorthropGrumman IT/TASC; Steven Hill, NOAA/SWPC
  11:15 AM
Whole Atmosphere Model (WAM): Connecting Terrestrial and Space Weather
Rashid A. Akmaev, NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center, Boulder, CO; and T. Fuller-Rowell, F. Wu, J. W. Meriwether, J. J. Makela, L. Scherliess, A. D. Richmond, and A. Maute

 
J6.3
On the Vertical Extent of the Impact of Orographically Generated Gravity Waves

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Themed Joint Session 7
Technology Advances for the Water Information Customer
Location: Room 352 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 26th Conference on Hydrology; and the 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) )
Cochairs: Larry E. Brazil, Riverside Technology, Inc.; Gary Carter, NOAA/NWS
  11:00 AM
  11:30 AM
National Weather Service Flash Flood Warning Services
Peter R. Ahnert, NOAA/NWS, State College, PA; and E. Clark, P. Corrigan, and H. L. White
  11:45 AM
Are You Flood Aware?
George Smith, Riverside Technology, inc., Fort Collins, CO; and N. Babel, M. McDonald, and A. Volckens

11:00 AM-12:15 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012

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Session 2
Wiin-Nielsen Symposium II
Location: Room 353 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Aksel Wiin-Nielsen Symposium
Chair: Lennart Bengtsson, University of Reading
  11:00 AM
2.1
The Ncep's Nonhydrostatic Multiscale Atmospheric Model
Zavisa I. Janjic, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD

11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012

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Session 7
Renewable Energy Applications Part I
Location: Room 345 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Third Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Manda Adams, Univ. of North Carolina
  11:30 AM
7.1
Simulating the Impact of Turbine-Induced Wakes in Large Wind Projects
Philippe Beaucage, AWS TruePower LLC, Albany, NY; and M. Brower, N. Robinson, and C. Alonge
  11:45 AM
7.2
The Effects of Atmospheric Stability and Wind Shear on Wind Farm Power Production
Brian Joseph Vanderwende, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. K. Lundquist

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Lunch Break

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Town Hall Meeting: A First Open Meeting to Solicit Input for DOE’s Climate and Earth System Modeling Portfolio Priorities for FY13
Location: Room 252/253 (New Orleans Convention Center )

Town Hall Meeting: Impending Earth Observational Network Gaps
Location: Room 243 (New Orleans Convention Center )

Town Hall Meeting: International Hydrology and Water Resources
Location: Room 244 (New Orleans Convention Center )

Town Hall Meeting: The New Decadal Strategic Plan for the United States Global Change Research Program
Location: Room 239 (New Orleans Convention Center )

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2012

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Joint Session 1
Technology for Education - Part I
Location: Room 348/349 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); and the 21st Symposium on Education )
Cochairs: Thomas M. Whittaker, SSEC/CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin; Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA
  1:30 PM
  1:45 PM
Dual-Polarization Radar: Training Initiatives for the Decision-Makers
Clark D. Payne, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. M. Kingfield
  2:00 PM
NOAA Outreach At the National Weather Center
Daphne G. Thompson, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  2:15 PM
Climate Education Materials with Sector-Focused Context
Heather A. Dinon, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC; and R. P. Boyles, M. E. Embrey, P. N. Knox, M. Megalos, and S. K. Schulze
  2:30 PM
EarthNow: Weather and Climate Connections for 3D Spherical Displays
C. Patrick Rowley, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. A. Ackerman, D. P. Pisut, and M. Mooney
  2:45 PM
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Panel Discussion 1
The Future of Python in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Location: Room 346/347 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Second Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Moderator: Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ.
Panelists: Nick Barnes, Climate Code Foundation; Mary Haley, NCAR; Travis Oliphant, Continuum Analytics, Inc.; Dean Williams, LLNL
Speaker: Travis Oliphant, Continuum Analytics, Inc.
  1:30 PM
Introduction by Session Chair
  1:45 PM
  2:45 PM
Panel Discussion

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Session 2
From Sensors to Data Products I
Location: Room 343/344 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: James J. Gurka, NESDIS GOES-R Program Office; Kevin Berberich, NOAA/NESDIS
  1:30 PM
2.1
NPP VIIRS Instrument Characteristics, Measurements and Sensor Data Record Production
Frank J. DeLuccia, JPSS/Aerospace Corp, Los Angeles, CA; and C. Cao
  1:45 PM
2.2
End-to-End Ozone Mapper Profiler Suite (OMPS) Mission Data Modeling and Simulation
Angela W. Li, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and J. Chen, C. J. roberts, G. Smith, and L. Boyce

  2:00 PM
2.3
The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS): New Capabilities for Atmospheric Sensing
William J. Blackwell, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and C. F. Cull, R. N. Czerwinski, R. V. Leslie, and I. A. Osaretin
  2:15 PM
2.4
The ABI (Advanced Baseline Imager) on the GOES-R Series
Timothy J. Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, Madison, WI; and J. Gurka, M. Gunshor, and K. Bah
  2:30 PM
2.5
  2:45 PM
2.6
An Approach for Interference Analysis
Richard Kelley Jr., Alion Science and Technology, Suitland, MD; and B. Daniels and D. Furlong

Panel Discussion 2
International Partnership and Collaboration Opportunities and Strategies for Satellite Observation of the Earth
Location: Room 245 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference
Panelists: Ae-Sook Suh, National Meteorological Satellite Center/Korea Meteorological Administration; Barbara J. Ryan, Group on Earth Observations Secretariat; Johannes Schmetz, EUMETSAT; Mary E. Kicza, NOAA/NESDIS; Michael H. Freilich, NASA; Vasily Asmus, Roshydromet; Jun Yang, National Satellite Meteorological Center/China Meteorological Administration
Chair: Philip E. Ardanuy, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems
  1:30 PM
The intent of this panel is to announce, discover, and explore new, emerging, and possibly unconventional partnership opportunities that allow for increased research and environmental application opportunities and exploitation in the decade ahead

  1:45 PM
Zhongdong: FY Satellite program and international cooperation

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Session 3
Aerosol, Precipitation, and Cloud Properties—III
Location: Room 244 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Fourth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
Cochairs: Juliane L. Fry, Reed College; Qilong Min, State University of New York
  1:30 PM
3.1
Regional Aerosol Effects on Precipitation: An Observational Study
Kathryn Boyd, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and C. Kummerow
  1:45 PM
3.2
  2:00 PM
3.3
Sensitivity of Cloud Droplet Number to Uncertainties in Cloud Condensation Nuclei
Richard H. Moore, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and S. L. Capps, V. A. Karydis, and A. Nenes

  2:15 PM
3.4
Mineral Dust Impacts on Cloud, Precipitation and Radiation
Qilong Min, State University of New York, Albany, NY