20th Conference on Applied Climatology

Program Chairs: Steven M. Quiring , Texas A&M University ; Barbara Mayes Boustead , NOAA/NWS

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Saturday, 5 January 2013

7:30 AM-10:00 AM: Saturday, 5 January 2013


Registration for Student Conference and Short Course
Location: 4th Street Atrium (Austin Convention Center)

Sunday, 6 January 2013

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Registration for Short Course and Conference for Early Career Professionals
Location: 4th Street Atrium (Austin Convention Center)

9:00 AM-6:00 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Registration Open for Annual Meeting
Location: 4th Street Atrium (Austin Convention Center)

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


WeatherFest
Location: Exhibit Hall 1 (Austin Convention Center)

Monday, 7 January 2013

7:30 AM-5:30 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Registration Continues Through January 9
Location: 4th Street Atrium (Austin Convention Center)

8:30 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 7 January 2013

Recording files available
Plenary Session
13th Presidential Forum: Taking Predictions to the Next Level: Expanding Beyond Today's Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting and Projections
Location: Ballroom D (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 13th Presidential Forum: Taking Predictions to the Next Level: Expanding Beyond Today; the 27th Conference on Hydrology; the 11th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 11th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation; the First Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise; the Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the 16th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; the First Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Sixth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Special Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Special Symposium on the Next Level of Predictions in Tropical Meteorology: Techniques, Usage, Support, and Impacts; the 10th Conference on Space Weather; the Symposium on the Role of Statistical Methods in Weather and Climate Prediction; the Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the 11th History Symposium; the 20th Conference on Applied Climatology; the 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS); the Robert A. Duce Symposium; the Third Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the Fourth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the Fourth Conference on Environment and Health )
  8:30 AM
Opening Remarks (by AMS President Dr. Louis Uccellini and Co-Chairs Troy Kimmel/Ken Carey will introduce Texas and Local Representatives)
  8:35 AM
Warm Welcome to Austin!

  8:45 AM
Introduction of Guest Speakers (by Dr. Louis Uccellini)

  8:50 AM
"Predicting Weather and Climate: Scientific Progress and Future Opportunities" Dr. Alan Thorpe, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
  9:10 AM
"River/Rainfall Forecast Fusion Cells" Major General Michael Walsh, US Army Corps of Engineers
  9:30 AM
"Cloudy with the Chance of Insight" Dr. Tony Hey, Microsoft Research
  9:50 AM
"Where Citizens are Looking" Dr. Nigel Snoad, Google Crisis Response
  10:10 AM
Audience Question and Answer (moderated by Dr. William (Bill) Hooke)
  10:25 AM
Closing Remarks (by Dr. Louis Uccellini)

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Spouses' Coffee
Location: Hilton Hotel (Austin Convention Center)

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Coffee Break
Location: Ballroom D Foyer (Austin Convention Center)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Panel Discussion 1
Setting the Stage for Applied Climatology in 2012
Location: Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
Moderator: Timothy W. Owen, NOAA/NCDC, Asheville, NC
Panelists: Eileen Shea, NCDC, Asheville, NC; Wayne Higgins, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC, College Park, MD; J. Marshall Shepherd, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA
  11:00 AM
Applied 2013 Shea by Eileen Shea

  11:15 AM
Advancing Climate Prediction at the CPC by Wayne Higgins

  11:30 AM
Advancing Climate PrediApplied Climate Perspectives by Marshall Shepherd


5
From Predictions to Impact Based Decisions: Linking Water, Weather, Coastal and Climate
Location: Ballroom G (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; the 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS); the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 20th Conference on Applied Climatology; the 11th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the Special Symposium on Advancing Weather and Climate Forecasts: Innovative Techniques and Applications; the Symposium on the Role of Statistical Methods in Weather and Climate Prediction; and the First Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise )
Moderator: Paul Sandifer, Chief Science Advisor, NOAA's National Ocean Service, Charleston, SC
Panelists: James Porter, Chief, Water System Operations, Bureau of Water Supply, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Grahamsville, NY; Robert Hartman, NOAA/NWS, Sacramento, CA; John C. Schaake, Consulting Hydrologist, Annapolis, MD
  11:00 AM
John Schaake Presentation

  11:15 AM
NYC Water Supply by Jim Porter

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 2
Tribute to Dr. Stanley Changnon
Location: Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
Speakers: Kenneth E. Kunkel, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, Asheville, NC; Mark S. Russo, Chesapeake Energy Corp., Chicago, IL
Chair: David Changnon, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL
  1:30 PM
2.1
Stan Changnon: A Renaissance Man of (Atmospheric) Science
Kenneth E. Kunkel, CICS-NC, NOAA/NCDC, Asheville, NC
  2:00 PM
2.2
Record-Setting Damaging Weather Extremes in 2011
David Changnon, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL; and S. Changnon
  2:15 PM
2.3
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 3
Drought Prediction and Applications from a Hydrological Science Perspective Part I
Location: Ballroom F (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the 20th Conference on Applied Climatology )
Chair: Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
Cochairs: John B. Eylander, US Army Corp of Engineers, Hanover, NH; Siegfried Schubert, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Greenbelt, MD
  1:30 PM
TJ3.1
  1:45 PM
TJ3.2
INVITED: Assessment of the National Multi-Model Ensemble System for the Prediction of Drought Over the NIDIS Test-beds
Eric F. Wood, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and J. K. Roundy and X. Yuan

  2:00 PM
TJ3.3A
The Impact of Soil Moisture and Snow Assimilation on NLDAS Drought Metrics
Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and D. M. Mocko, S. V. Kumar, Y. Tian, Y. Xia, and M. B. Ek

  2:15 PM
TJ3.4

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Themed Joint Poster Session
Drought Prediction and Applications from a Hydrological Science Perspective Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the 20th Conference on Applied Climatology )
Cochairs: Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; John B. Eylander, US Army Corp of Engineers, Hanover, NH; Siegfried D. Schubert, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Greenbelt, MD
 
23
The Global Drought Information System—A Decision Support Tool with Global Applications
Michael J. Brewer, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and R. Heim

 
24
Reformulation of the Drought Code in the Canadian Fire Weather Index System Implemented in New Zealand
Yang Yang, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand; and M. Uddstrom

 
Poster 25 has been moved. New Paper number TJ3.3A

 
26
 
28
HydroXtreme-MaP: A Global Real-time Hydrological Modeling System for Flood and Drought Monitoring and Prediction
Xianwu Xue, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, R. F. Adler, and Y. Zhang

 
30
Remote Sensing Detection of Droughts and Efficient Water Resource Allocation in Korea
Jihoon Jung, Korea Meteorological Administration, Seoul, South Korea; and B. J. Kim and S. H. Ahn

 
32
Development of a Remote-Sensing Based Framework for Mapping Drought over North America
Christopher Hain, University of Maryland, Camp Springs, MD; and M. C. Anderson, X. Zhan, M. D. Svoboda, B. Wardlow, and I. E. Mladenova

 
33
The Utility of the Real-Time NASA Land Information System Data for Drought Monitoring Applications
Kristopher D. White, NOAA/NWS, Huntsville, AL, AL; and J. L. Case
Manuscript (4.3 MB)

Poster PDF (2.6 MB)

 
34
Factors affecting land surface model spin-up behavior in the high resolution North American Land Assimilation System (NLDAS)
Jiarui Dong, NOAA/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and M. Ek, B. Cosgrove, Y. Xia, and J. Meng

 
35
An integrative analysis of drought in the Southeastern United States
Jonghun Kam, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and J. Sheffield and E. F. Wood

 
36
Uncertainties, Relationships, and Optimal Blends of Ensemble-Mean NLDAS Drought Indices
Youlong Xia, NOAA/NCEP, College Park, MD; and M. B. Ek, D. M. Mocko, C. Peters-Lidard, J. Sheffield, J. Dong, and E. F. Wood

 
37
Assessing Future Changes of Extreme Surface Temperatures over the southern United States
Ze Yang, University of Texas, Austin, TX; and R. Fu and N. Fernando


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)

Poster Session
Poster Session I
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
 
Poster 204 has been moved. New presentation number 3.2A

 
205
United States Navy Climatology Support Services
David Ramsaur, FLENUMMETOC N33 Climatology, Monterey, CA; and M. Hutchins

 
206
Enhancement of Local Climate Analysis Tool
Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and F. Horsfall and J. A. Dutton

 
207
Contribution to New Jersey Precipitation from Named Tropical Cyclones
Thomas D. Karmel, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and D. A. Robinson and D. A. Zarrow

 
Poster 207 will also be presented as 4.8A. To be presented by D. A. Zarrow.

 
208
Characterizing Spatial Variability in Precipitation and Throughfall in a Tropical Pre-Montane Cloud Forest
Nicole C. Shibley, Yale University, New Haven, CT; and N. G. Teale, E. R. Morris, S. M. Quiring, O. W. Frauenfeld, E. B. Roark, and A. D. Rapp

 
209
A Hydroclimatology of the Green River Watershed in West-Central Kentucky During 1979-2010
Tami M. Gray, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; and J. D. Durkee, Ph.D

 
210
Western Hemisphere Diurnal Fire Activity 1995-2012: Description and Initial Fire Trend Analysis of the GOES-East Version 6.5 WF_ABBA Data Archive
Jason C. Brunner, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and C. C. Schmidt, E. M. Prins, J. P. Hoffman, W. Schroeder, and I. A. Csiszar

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)

 
211
Weather and Fire Occurrence During the Last Decade in Missouri
Karl F. Ronning, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and R. H. Cutter and A. R. Lupo

 
212
Optimizing future crop yield projections using weighted MME approaches
Dongwook Shin, Korea Institute of Atmospheric Prediction Systems, Seoul, South Korea; and G. A. Baigorria, D. Letson, J. Oh, S. Cocke, J. J. O'Brien, J. W. Jones, D. Solis, and N. E. Breuer

 
213
The Pacific Coast Fog Project: A Multi-disciplinary Effort to Provide Web-based Climate Products for Ecologists
Gary P. Ellrod, Ellrod Weather Consulting, LLC, Granby, CT; and A. Torregrosa, C. L. Combs, and I. Gultepe

Poster PDF (1.8 MB)

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 7
Drought Prediction and Applications from a Hydrological Science Perspective Part II
Location: Ballroom F (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the 20th Conference on Applied Climatology )
Cochairs: Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; John B. Eylander, US Army Corp of Engineers, Hanover, NH; Siegfried D. Schubert, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Greenbelt, MD
  4:00 PM
TJ7.1
Drought depiction, prediction and application: Implications for GDIS
Bradfield Lyon, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI/Columbia University), Palisades, NY; and K. Mo and A. G. Barnston
  4:15 PM
TJ7.2
A Modeling Study of the On-Going Drought and Heat Wave Over the United States
Siegfried Schubert, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and H. Wang, R. D. Koster, and M. Suarez
  4:30 PM
TJ7.3
CWRF Application for U.S. Drought Forecasts
Xin-Zhong Liang, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and L. Chen and S. Su
  4:45 PM
TJ7.4
  5:00 PM
TJ7.5
East African Drought Prediction and Humanitarian Responses in 2012
Chris C. Funk, USGS EROS, Santa Barbara, CA; and G. Husak, J. Michaelsen, A. Hoell, and J. Verdin
  5:15 PM
TJ7.6
Evaluation of a Remotely Sensed Evaporative Stress Index for Monitoring Patterns of Anomalous Water Use
Martha C. Anderson, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD; and C. Hain, J. A. Otkin, and X. Zhan

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Reception and Exhibits Opening
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (Austin Convention Center)

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 13
Drought Prediction and Applications from a Hydrological Science Perspective Part III
Location: Room 10B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the 20th Conference on Applied Climatology )
Chair: John B. Eylander, US Army Corp of Engineers, Hanover, NH
  8:30 AM
TJ13.1
  8:45 AM
TJ13.2
Using a standardized GRACE dataset to investigate regional-scale drought severity
Alys Thomas, University of California, Irvine, CA; and J. S. Famiglietti
  9:00 AM
TJ13.3
Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Drought Persistence in the Southeastern United States
Christopher F. Labosier, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and T. W. Ford
  9:30 AM
TJ13.5
Land-atmosphere coupling and seasonal forecast skill over the Great Plains and the Southeast United States
Joshua K. Roundy, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and C. R. Ferguson and E. F. Wood

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Spouses' Coffee
Location: Hilton Hotel (Austin Convention Center)

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 3
Climate Communications and Services
Location: Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: James R. Angel, ISWS, Champaign, IL
  1:30 PM
3.1
Communicating Climate Forecasts via NOAA's Science On a Sphere: The EarthNow Project
Patrick Rowley, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Ackerman, P. Arkin, D. P. Pisut, R. A. Kohrs, M. Mooney, and S. Schollaert Uz
  2:15 PM
3.4
Flood to drought in South Dakota: communicating the challenges of climate variability
Laura M. Edwards, South Dakota State University, Aberdeen, SD; and D. P. Todey
  2:30 PM
3.5
Transborder Climate and Experiments in Climate Communication: Building a Foundation for Adaptation
Gregg M. Garfin, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and A. Quijada-Mascarenas, M. Wilder, and R. Varady
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 17
Climate Applications and Predictions for the Health Sector
Location: Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth Conference on Environment and Health; and the 20th Conference on Applied Climatology )
Moderator: George Luber, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  1:45 PM
TJ17.2
The Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health: a new resource for assessing health impacts of climate change
John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; and J. Trtanj
  2:00 PM
TJ17.3
MED-MI: accelerating identification of environmental impacts on health
Brian William Golding, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and L. Fleming, A. Haines, A. Kessel, T. Bailey, C. Sabel, N. Osborne, C. Sarran, A. Cichowska, S. Hajat, and D. Bloomfield
  2:15 PM
TJ17.4
System for Integrated Modeling of Metropolitan Extreme Heat Risk
Olga Wilhelmi, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. H. Hayden, A. J. Monaghan, T. Greasby, C. Uejio, S. R. Sain, K. Oleson, M. Heaton, J. Pelzman, D. Banerjee, and V. Nepal

  2:30 PM
TJ17.5
Assessing NWS Pendleton heat criteria, response, and adaptation in eastern Oregon
Kathie D. Dello, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR; and M. Green, A. Bair, and M. Wister

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (Austin Convention Center)

Meet the President
Location: Room 1 (Austin Convention Center)

3:30 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 4
Climate Extremes
Location: Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Barbara Mayes Boustead, NOAA/NWS, Valley, NE
  3:30 PM
4.1
  3:45 PM
4.2A
Developing a Localized Climate Extremes Index for Individual State (Formerly Poster 609)
Adrienne M. Wootten, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and M. Griffin, R. Boyles, and D. F. Zierden
  4:00 PM
4.3
Chicago Heat Waves: A Climatological Comparison
Bryce T. O'Neill, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and M. E. Woloszyn and J. R. Angel
  4:15 PM
4.4
A Radar-Based Climatology of Great Plains Thunderstorms
Adam L. Houston, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and N. A. Lock and C. D. Oppermann
  4:30 PM
4.5
Localizing tornado climatology in the contiguous United States: An environmental parameter and convective mode focus
Burkely L. Twiest, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and B. T. Smith, H. E. Brooks, R. L. Thompson, P. Marsh, A. R. Dean, and C. J. Melick
  4:45 PM
4.6
A 10 Year Spatial Climatology of Mesoscale Convective Complexes in the Great Plains Region
AnneMarie Giannandrea, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY; and B. Tomaszewski

  5:00 PM
4.7
GHCNDEX: Global Land-based Datasets for Monitoring Climatic Extremes
Imke Durre, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and M. G. Donat, L. V. Alexander, and H. Yang
  5:15 PM
4.8A
Poster 207 will present as 4.8A. Presented by D. A. Zarrow.

7:30 PM-9:30 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Duce Symposium Banquet
Location: Hilton Hotel (Austin Convention Center)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 5
U.S. Climate Reference Network Applications
Location: Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Steven M. Quiring, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  8:45 AM
5.2
Impact of Network Design on Daily Temperature and Precipitation and their Application: USCRN and COOP
Ronald D. Leeper, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICSNC), Asheville, NC; and J. Rennie
  9:00 AM
5.3
WMO Solid Precipitation Inter-Comparison Experiment
C. B. Baker, NOAA/ERL/ARL/ATDD, Oak Ridge, TN; and R. M. Rasmussen, J. Kochendorfer, S. D. Landolt, and T. P. Meyers
  9:15 AM
5.4
Biases Associated with Air Temperature Measurements near Roadways and Buildings
John Kochendorfer, NOAA, Oak Ridge, TN; and C. B. Baker, E. J. Dumas Jr., D. L. Senn, M. Heuer, M. E. Hall, and T. P. Meyers
  9:30 AM
5.5
Comparison of USCRN temperature measurements to remotely-sensed phenology
Jesse Eugene Bell, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites/North Carolina State University, Asheville, NC; and J. L. Matthews
  9:45 AM
5.6

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Spouses' Coffee
Location: Hilton Hotel (Austin Convention Center)

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (Austin Convention Center)

Meet the President
Location: Room 1 (Austin Convention Center)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 6
Mesonets and Citizen Observer Networks
Location: Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Melissa Griffin, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL
  10:30 AM
6.1
  10:45 AM
6.2
Balancing the desire for a friendly citizen science program with the need for accurate precipitation data
Peter Goble, CoCoRaHS/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and N. J. Doesken, H. Reges, Z. Schwalbe, J. Turner, and N. Newman
  11:00 AM
6.3
Evaluating the Quality of “Citizen Scientist” Snow Albedo Observations for use in Climate System Studies
Elizabeth Ann Burakowski, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space/University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; and M. D. Stampone, C. P. Wake, and J. E. Dibb
  11:15 AM
6.4
The Oklahoma Mesonet: Evolution from Real-time Weather Network to Climate Network
Christopher A. Fiebrich, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK; and K. Kloesel, D. Grimsley, G. McManus, A. McCombs, and C. Luttrell
  11:30 AM
6.5

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 7
Data Collection and Stewardship
Location: Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Jon Gottschalck, NOAA / CPC, Camp Springs, MD
  1:30 PM
7.1
Creating a Globally-Consistent, Quality-Controlled, Point-Location, Historical Weather Database Utilizing Several Standardized Validation and Gap-Filling Methodologies
D. van Dijke, Meteo Consult B.V., Wageningen, Netherlands; and B. R. A. Vonk, F. Bilsma, G. A. van der Grijn, H. A. F. M. Otten, C. Verrijn Stuart, B. A. G. Huls, S. M. Raspe, R. de Gier, I. W. Smeding-Zuurdonk, M. J. Geuze, W. D. van den Berg, J. H. Hoffmann, F. S. Sternke, A. J. Joachim, and K. Stenson

  1:45 PM
7.2
  2:00 PM
7.3
Development of the International Surface Temperature Initiative's Global Land Surface Databank
Jared Rennie, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, Asheville, NC; and P. Thorne, J. H. Lawrimore, B. Gleason, M. J. Menne, and C. N. Williams Jr.
  2:15 PM
7.4
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 38
Tools for making use of climate predictions and earth systems analysis: GIS and Python Part I
Location: Room 12B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS); the 27th Conference on Hydrology; the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the 20th Conference on Applied Climatology )
Chair: Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ., Chicago, IL
  1:30 PM
TJ38.1
  2:00 PM
TJ38.2

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)

Poster Session
Poster Session II
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
 
608
An Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index
Barbara Mayes Boustead, NOAA/NWS, Valley, NE; and S. Hilberg, M. D. Shulski, and K. G. Hubbard
Manuscript (609.3 kB)

Poster PDF (1.7 MB)

 
Poster 609 will now be presented as 4.2A

 
610
Monthly Temperature and Precipitation Persistence in the Mid-South Region
Richard W. Dixon, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; and K. Barrett and T. Moore

Poster PDF (1.8 MB)

 
611
Long-term comparison of temperatures observed from multiple sensors at the New Brunswick, NJ NWS Cooperative Weather Station
Mathieu R. Gerbush, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ; and J. Carlin, D. A. Robinson, C. Speciale, and P. J. Croft

Poster PDF (1.1 MB)

 
612
New Data and Services Available through the Modeling and Assimilation Data and Information Services Center (MDISC) at the GES DISC
Dana Ostrenga, ADNET Systems, Inc. and NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and P. Smith, M. Bosilovich, R. H. Reichle, and A. Da Silva

 
613
Leveraging Decadal Averages of Mesoscale Observations from the Oklahoma Mesonet to Provide Decision-makers Enhanced Tools
Bradley G. Illston, Oklahoma Climatological Survey and University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and N. E. Bain, C. A. Fiebrich, J. B. Basara, R. Jabrzemski, and B. Vassmer

 
615
The Southern Plains' Drought of 2011 and 2012: An Analytical Comparison
Monica O'Brien Deming, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK; and G. McManus

 
616
The Unusual Warmth of March 2012: Some Possible Causes
Jordan R. Bell, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and A. R. Lupo

Poster PDF (1.4 MB)

 
Poster 895 will now be presented as 8.6A

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 8
Applied Climate Data Analysis
Location: Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Judah Cohen, AER, Lexington, MA
  4:15 PM
8.2
Examination of Global Satellite-Based Tropical Cyclone Size Variations
John Knaff, NOAA/NESDIS, Fort Collins, CO; and M. DeMaria, S. Longmore, and C. Sampson
  4:30 PM
8.3
Regional Climate and Variability of the Summertime Continental United States in Reanalyses
Michael Bosilovich, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and F. R. Robertson and J. B. Roberts
  4:45 PM
8.4
Predicting Observed Soil Moisture Using Statistical Modeling
Joseph Tokeshi Taylor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and A. M. Wootten, S. Heuser, and R. P. Boyles
  5:00 PM
8.5
Snowstorm dataset development
Michael F. Squires, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and J. H. Lawrimore, D. A. Robinson, M. Gerbush, and T. Estilow
  5:15 PM
8.6A
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 41
Tools for making use of climate predictions and earth systems analysis: GIS and Python Part II
Location: Room 12B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS); the 27th Conference on Hydrology; the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the 20th Conference on Applied Climatology )
Chair: Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ., Chicago, IL
  4:30 PM
TJ41.2
The Google Earth Engine Python API (invited)
Tyler A. Erickson, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA

  5:00 PM
Panel Discussion

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Awards Banquet Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (Austin Convention Center)

7:00 PM-10:00 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013


93rd AMS Awards Banquet
Location: Ballroom D (Austin Convention Center)

Thursday, 10 January 2013

8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Thursday, 10 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 9
Drought Prediction and Preparedness
Location: Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Mark D. Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln, NE
  8:30 AM
9.1
Engaging the Drought Preparedness Community: Celebrating Successes and Planning for the Future
Deborah J. Bathke, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and N. A. Wall, T. Haigh, M. J. Hayes, and M. D. Svoboda

  8:45 AM
9.2
Managing Drought in the Southern Plains: Discussing Impacts to Promote Planning
Margret Boone, Oklahoma Climatological Survey/Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, Norman, OK; and M. A. Shafer, C. McNutt, D. P. Brown, and M. J. Hayes
  9:00 AM
9.3
Predictability of southeastern US drought within the NMME system
Johnna Infanti, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and B. Kirtman

  9:15 AM
9.4
Variation in Sahel Rainfall and Drought since 1950: Nature and Predictability
M. Neil Ward, Independent Scholar, Basking Ridge, NJ; and A. Siebert and O. Ndiaye
  9:30 AM
9.5

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Thursday, 10 January 2013


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 10 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 10
Drought Monitoring
Location: Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Nancy Selover, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  11:00 AM
10.1
Progress Under Duress -- National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) assessment and early warning in the Upper Colorado River Basin
Nolan J. Doesken, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and R. A. Smith, W. A. Ryan, M. C. Phillips, Z. Schwalbe, N. Newman, H. Reges, T. Hutchins-Cabibi, and J. Verdin
  11:15 AM
10.2
Decision Support for Drought Risk Management: Building an Enhanced National Drought Atlas
Mark D. Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln, NE; and B. Fuchs and M. J. Hayes
  11:30 AM
10.3
Investigating Land-Atmosphere Interactions using the North American Soil Moisture (NASM) Database
Steven M. Quiring, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and T. W. Ford
  11:45 AM
10.4
The WestWide Drought Tracker: Drought Monitoring at Fine Spatial Scales
Kelly T. Redmond, DRI, Reno, NV; and J. T. Abatzoglou, D. McEvoy, A. Joros, D. VanSant, and L. M. Edwards

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 10 January 2013


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 10 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 11
Sectoral Applications
Location: Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Bradfield Lyon, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI/Columbia University), Palisades, NY
  2:00 PM
11.3
An Integrated Approach to Building Usable Decision Tools for the Agricultural Community
Melissa Widhalm, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and L. Prokopy, J. R. Angel, and D. P. Todey
  2:15 PM
11.4
Assessing the Impact of ENSO on South American Agriculture
Mark D. Brusberg, USDA, Washington, DC; and K. Menzie and D. Miskus

  2:30 PM
11.5
Assessing Utility Vulnerabilities to Climate Change: New York City Pilot Study
Ben Wright, Hazen and Sawyer, Baltimore, MD; and D. Groves, D. N. Yates, D. Purkey, L. Beckhardt, and G. Pyke
  2:45 PM
11.6

3:00 PM-3:05 PM: Thursday, 10 January 2013


Registration Closes

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Thursday, 10 January 2013


Coffee Break
Location: Levels 3 and 4 (Austin Convention Center)

Meet the President
Location: Room 1 (Austin Convention Center)

5:00 PM-5:05 PM: Thursday, 10 January 2013


AMS 93rd Annual Meeting Adjourns