27th Conference on Hydrology

Program Chairs: Andrew W. Wood , NOAA/NWS Northwest River Forecast Center ; John B. Eylander , US Army Corp of Engineers ; Michael B. Ek , NOAA/NWS/NCEP

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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


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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 1
Precipitation Processes and Observations for Atmospheric, Land Surface, and Hydrological Modeling Part I
Location: Ballroom E (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
Cochairs: Pingping Xie, NOAA, Camp Springs, MD; Thomas Adams, NOAA/NWS, Wilmington, OH
  2:15 PM
1.3
Analysis of the New Version 7 TMPA Real Time Retrospectively Processed Precipitation Record
David T. Bolvin, SSAI and NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and G. J. Huffman, E. J. Nelkin, R. Adler, and E. Stocker
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
 
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The Global Drought Information System—A Decision Support Tool with Global Applications
Michael J. Brewer, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and R. Heim

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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)

 
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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

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

 
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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

 
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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
Precipitation Processes and Observations for Atmospheric, Land Surface, and Hydrological Modeling Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Pingping Xie, NOAA, Camp Springs, MD
 
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Multi-Sensor Data Fusion for Hi-Resolution QPE Products over the CONUS
Eyal Amitai, NASA/GSFC/Chapman Univ., Greenbelt, MD

Poster PDF (2.5 MB)

 
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Evaluation of TRMM rain-rate estimates using ground measurements at different time scales
Jianxin Wang, NASA/GSFC and SSAI, Greenbelt, MD; and D. B. Wolff, D. A. Marks, and J. L. Pippitt

Poster PDF (1.2 MB)

 
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Describing the DSD shape with the Mass Spectrum Standard Deviation
Christopher R. Williams, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado and NOAA ESRL, Boulder, CO

 
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Measurements of DSD Second Moment Based on Laser Extinction
John E. Lane, EASi-ESC, Kennedy Space Center, FL; and T. Kasparis, W. L. Jones, and P. T. Metzger
Manuscript (863.0 kB)

Poster PDF (3.4 MB)

 
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Understanding the hydrological affects of Tropical Cyclones over the Carolinas from an observational and modeling based perspective
Ronald D. Leeper, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites/North Carolina State University, Asheville, NC; and O. P. Prat and B. Blanton

 
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Characterizing multiscale space-time structure of tropical rainfall using measurements from a dense rain gauge network in Singapore
Pradeep V. Mandapaka, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore; and X. S. Qin

 
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An Experimental Study of the Small-Scale Variability of Rainfall At the Southern Delmarva Peninsula
Rigoberto Roche, Florida International Univ., Miami, FL; and A. Tokay and P. G. Bashor

 
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Investigation of Storm Temporal Patterns using Gridded Meteorological Datasets for Hydrologic Modeling
Victoria Lynn Sankovich, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO; and R. J. Caldwell and J. F. England Jr.

Poster PDF (1.8 MB)

 
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Evaluation of the National Mosaic and Multi-Sensor Quantitative Precipitation Estimate (QPE) (NMQ) in the Southern Delmarva Peninsula
Frank Harris, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, md; and A. Tokay and X. Lin

 
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Real-time Quality Control of 1-hour Rain Gauge Data Using a Multi-Senor Approach
Tye W. Parzybok, METSTAT Inc, Windsor, CO; and B. Clarke and B. C. Baranowski

Poster PDF (1.6 MB)

 
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Hydrologic Evaluation of TRMM-3B42 and GLDAS-CLM Precipitation Products over a Mid-size Basin
Hojjat Seyyedi, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; and E. Beighley, J. McCollum, and E. Anagnostou

 
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Characteristics of precipitating systems over Costa Rica using TRMM
Alexander Peterson, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; and A. D. Rapp, O. W. Frauenfeld, S. M. Quiring, and E. B. Roark

 
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Severe Storms Nowcasting over the New York metropolitan area
Ali Zahraei, NOAA-CREST Center - City College (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY; and S. Mahani and R. Khanbilvardi

 
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Evaluation of the error propagation of satellite precipitation estimates for hydrological applications
Aline Schneider Falck, INPE, Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil; and D. A. Vila and J. Tomasella

 
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Spatial area and distance convergences in different parts of the world using CFSR to force watershed modeling systems
Daniel R. Fuka, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and M. T. Walter, C. MacAlister, S. D. Solomon, T. S. Steenhuis, and Z. M. Easton

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

Recording files available
Session 2
Precipitation Processes and Observations for Atmospheric, Land Surface, and Hydrological Modeling Part II
Location: Ballroom E (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Thomas Adams, NOAA/NWS, Wilmington, OH
  4:00 PM
2.1
A High-Resolution Analysis of Daily Precipitation Climatology Reflecting the Impact of Topography across China
Anyuan Xiong, CMA National Meteorological Information Center, Beijing, China; and B. Xu, P. Xie, and Z. Chen
  4:15 PM
2.2
Status of Dual Pol QPE in the WSR-88D Network
Daniel S. Berkowitz, NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK; and J. A. Schultz, S. Vasiloff, K. L. Elmore, C. D. Payne, and J. B. Boettcher
  4:45 PM
2.4
Improving analysis of heavy to extreme precipitation with conditional bias-penalized optimal estimation
Ridwan Siddique, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; and D. J. Seo, Y. Zhang, and D. Kim
  5:00 PM
2.5
Building a climatology of precipitation system organization in the Carolinas using the NOAA radar-based Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimation (MPE) product
Thomas M. Rickenbach, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; and R. Nieto-Ferreira, S. E. Stevens, B. R. Nelson, and B. Blanton

  5:15 PM
2.6
Depth-area-duration characteristics of storm rainfall in Texas using Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimates
John A. McEnery, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; and K. Jitkajornwanich
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
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 14
Water Resources Applications of Hydrometeorological Analyses and Predictions Part I
Location: Room 10A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS) )
Cochairs: Andrew W. Wood, NOAA/NWS Colorado Basin River Forecast Center, Salt Lake City, UT; Larry E. Brazil, Riverside Technology, Inc., Fort Collins, CO
  8:45 AM
TJ14.2
  9:15 AM
TJ14.4
INVITED Statistical Post-Processing To Improve Hydrometeorological Forecasts
Qingyun Duan, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China; and A. Ye, Y. Tao, and M. Xiao

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


Poster Session
Advances in Estimating Evaporation, Evaporative Demand, and Associated Applications Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
Chairs: Michael Hobbins, NOAA/NWS, Salt Lake City, UT; Martha C. Anderson, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD
 
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CoCoRaHS: Volunteer Observers Taking Reference Evapotranspiration Measurements During 2012
Henry Reges, CoCoRaHS/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and N. J. Doesken, N. Newman, W. A. Ryan, Z. Schwalbe, and J. Turner

Poster PDF (1.6 MB)

 
Poster 62 has been moved. New paper number is 4A.3A

 
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Examining flash drought development using the Evaporative Stress Index (ESI)
Jason A. Otkin, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and M. C. Anderson, C. Hain, I. E. Mladenova, J. B. Basara, and M. D. Svoboda

 
Poster 66 has been moved. New paper number is 4A.6A

 
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PBO-H2O: GPS Sensing of Variability in Snow, Vegetation, and Soil Moisture in the Western United States
John J. Braun, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and K. M. Larson, E. E. Small, and K. Boniface

Poster PDF (3.5 MB)

 
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Coupled water and heat flow in homogeneous and heterogeneous porous media
Zhenlei Yang, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and B. P. Mohanty


Poster Session
Benchmarking, identification, and verification in land surface modeling and data assimilation Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Sujay Kumar, NASA/GSFC, Washington, DC
 
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Comparison of Four Precipitation Forcing Datasets in Land Information System Simulations over the Continental U.S
Jonathan L. Case, ENSCO, Inc., Huntsville, AL; and S. V. Kumar, R. J. Kuligowski, and C. Langston
Manuscript (6.2 MB)

Poster PDF (3.0 MB)

 
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Influence of remotely-sensed vegetation conditions as an input parameter on the VIC hydrologic model
Trent Wayne Ford, Texas A&M University Department of Geography, Bryan, TX

 
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CREST-Snow Analysis and Field Experiment (CREST-SAFE): Continuous In Situ Observations of Snow Physical Properties and Microwave Emission
Tarendra Lakhankar, NOAA-CREST, The City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY; and J. Muñoz, P. Romanov, R. Khanbilvardi, and A. Powell

 
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Modeling Water and Heat Transfer in the Soil-Mulch-Atmosphere System
Xia Zhang, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

 
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Effective Soil Moisture Estimation and its Uncertainty using Multi-Model Simulation based on Bayesian Model Averaging
Jonggun Kim, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and B. P. Mohanty and Y. Shin

 
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Benchmarking of the Community Atmosphere Biosphere Land Exchange Model (CABLE) using the Protocol for the Analysis of Land Surface Models (PALS) and the Land surface Verification Toolkit (LVT)
Jatin Kala, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia; and G. Abramowitz, C. Carouge, M. Decker, J. Evans, J. F. Exbrayat, A. Hirsch, and A. Pitman

 
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Evaluating LSM water budgets in the framework of the LIS-HyMAP system
Augusto getirana, NASA/GSFC, Washington, DC; and S. Kumar and C. Peters-Lidard

 
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Multiscale evaluation of the improvements in surface snow simulation
Sujay V. Kumar, SAIC, Greenbelt, MD; and C. Peters-Lidard, D. M. Mocko, and Y. Tian

Poster PDF (2.0 MB)

 
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Assessment of the Community Land Model version 04 snow model output estimates
Ally M. Toure, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and M. Rodell, Z. L. Yang, Y. Zhang, Y. Kwon, and H. Beaudoing

Poster PDF (2.5 MB)

 
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Improving simulation of water table depth in NOAH-MP by coupling LEAFHydro's Groundwater Scheme
Mingxing Li, the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; and Z. L. Yang

 
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Evaluation of Model Simulated Soil Moisture Using Long-term In Situ Data from Iowa
Shanshui Yuan, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and S. M. Quiring

 
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Simultaneous estimation of downward shortwave and longwave radiation, vapor pressure, and diurnal temperature cycles
Theodore Bohn, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and B. Livneh, B. Nijssen, J. Oyler, S. W. Running, and D. P. Lettenmaier

 
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Development of Operational Streamflow and Soil Moisture Forecasts for the Southeastern U.S
Tushar Sinha, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and S. Kumar, S. Arumugam, and C. Peters-Lidard


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

Themed Joint Poster Session
Water Resources Applications of Hydrometeorological Analyses and Predictions Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS) )
Cochairs: Larry E. Brazil, Riverside Technology, Inc., Fort Collins, CO; Andrew W. Wood, NOAA/NWS, Portland, Oregon, OR
 
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Variability in Sublimation in the Upper Colorado River Basin
Morgan C. Phillips, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and N. J. Doesken

Poster PDF (3.9 MB)

 
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Verification of Ensemble Forecasts for the New York City Operations Support Tool
Gerald N. Day, Riverside Technology, inc., Fort Collins, CO; and J. C. Schaake, M. Thiemann, S. Draijer, and L. Wang

 
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The Hydrologic Ensemble Prediction Experiment
John C. Schaake, Consultant, Annapolis, MD; and A. W. Wood, J. Thielen, F. Pappenberger, and R. Hartman

 
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Assessment of hydrological uncertainty in a changing climate in the Pacific Northwest River Basins
Venkataramana Sridhar, Boise State University, Boise, ID; and W. T. A. Jaksa, X. Jin, M. Khanal, and A. Tyagi

 
Poster 89 has been moved. New paper number TJ24.2A

 
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Assessment of Warm-Season Rainfall Variability and Trends over the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley
Jamie L. Dyer, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; and A. E. Mercer

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 3A
Advances in Estimating Evaporation, Evaporative Demand, and Associated Applications Part I
Location: Room 10B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Michael Hobbins, NOAA/NWS, Salt Lake City, UT
  11:00 AM
3A.1
INIVITED -- MODIS and Complementary Relationship aided ET mapping
Jozsef Szilagyi, University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Budapest University of Technology, Lincoln, NE
  11:15 AM
3A.2
INVITED Monitoring evapotranspiration and water resources with thermal infrared geostationary sensors: An intercomparison with model-based ET predictions and tower observations
Christopher Hain, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, Camp Springs, MD; and M. C. Anderson, X. Zhan, and M. T. Yilmaz
  11:30 AM
3A.3
Initial Assessment of Global Terrestrial Evaporation Datasets Developed for the GEWEX LandFlux Initiative
Eric F. Wood, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and M. Liang, M. Pan, B. Mueller, S. I. Seneviratne, C. Jimenez, and M. McCabe

  11:45 AM
3A.4
The Impact of Vegetation Conditions on Land-Atmosphere Interactions During an Anomalously Wet Period
Jeffrey Basara, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and L. M. Tardif-Huber, D. X. Vanegas, B. G. Illston, C. Biradar, and W. P. Kustas
Recording files available
Session 3B
Precipitation Processes and Observations for Atmospheric, Land Surface, and Hydrological Modeling Part III
Location: Room 10A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Thomas Adams, NOAA/NWS, Wilmington, OH
  11:00 AM
3B.1
Snowfall Rate Retrieval using AMSU/MHS Measurements
Huan Meng, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and B. Yan, R. R. Ferraro, and C. Kongoli

  11:15 AM
3B.2
Inferring the Temporal Sampling Uncertainty of Satellite Precipitation in Data-Sparse Regions
Janice Bytheway, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and C. D. Kummerow
  11:30 AM
3B.3
Validation of FY-3B MWRI Rain Rate over China
Bin Xu, CMA National Meteorological Information Centre, Beijing, China; and L. Jiang, C. Shi, P. Xie, R. You, F. Wang, and Y. Ruan
  11:45 AM
3B.4
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 20
Decision Making using Advanced Technology: Risk-based Predictions and Risk-informed Communication for the Water Information Customer
Location: Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS); and the 27th Conference on Hydrology )
Chair: Larry E. Brazil, Riverside Technology, Inc., Fort Collins, CO
CoChair: Andrew W. Wood, NOAA/NWS Northwest River Forecast Center, Portland, Oregon, OR
  11:00 AM
TJ20.1
Leveraging CHPS for NWS Weather Forecast Office Decision Support
Robert Hartman, NOAA/NWS, Sacramento, CA; and H. Opitz and N. Dean

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
Joint Session 1
Advances in Land Data Assimilation Part I
Location: Room 10A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Chairs: Michael B. Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; Rolf H. Reichle, NASA/GSFC and Univ. of Maryland, Greenbelt, MD
  1:30 PM
J1.1
Assimilation of GlobSnow snow water equivalent in the Canadian Land Data Assimilation System
Stéphane Bélair, EC, Dorval, QC, Canada; and C. Derksen, B. Bilodeau, M. Carrera, S. Dyck, D. charpentier, N. Gauthier, and L. Wang

  1:45 PM
J1.2
Assimilation of SMOS Observations for science development of the SMAP Level 4 Surface and Root-Zone Soil Moisture Product
Rolf H. Reichle, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and G. J. M. De Lannoy, W. T. Crow, R. D. Koster, J. Kimball, and Q. Liu
  2:15 PM
J1.4
Evaluation of Multi-Model Simulated Products in NLDAS-2
Youlong Xia, NOAA/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and M. B. Ek, J. Sheffield, E. F. Wood, D. M. Mocko, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and D. P. Lettenmaier
  2:30 PM
J1.5
Evaluation of New and Upgraded Land-Surface Models in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS)
David M. Mocko, SAIC/NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, Y. Xia, M. Ek, and J. Dong

  2:45 PM
J1.6
China Land Soil Moisture EnKF Data Assimilation Based on Satellite Remote Sensing Data
Chunxiang Shi, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China; and Z. Xie, X. Tian, M. Liang, and X. Yang
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 24
Water Resources Applications of Hydrometeorological Analyses and Predictions Part II
Location: Room 10B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS) )
Chair: Levi D. Brekke, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO
  1:30 PM
TJ24.1
A New Training Partnership Focused on Climate Change Impact on Water Resources
Wendy Schreiber-Abshire, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and M. Kelsch, L. D. Brekke, S. Gangopadhyay, and C. Hennig
  1:45 PM
TJ24.2A
  2:00 PM
TJ24.3
GEWEX and its new Grand Science Questions
P.J. Van Oevelen, International GEWEX Project Office, Silver Spring, MD
  2:15 PM
TJ24.4
Development and Evaluation of a Global Hydrological Ensemble Forecasting System
Yu Zhang, Universtiy of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, X. Wang, and X. Xue
  2:30 PM
TJ24.5
Water-Resource Assessments of Basins within Developed and Developing Countries: The Role of Regional Climate Uncertainty, Policy, and Economics
C. Adam Schlosser, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and C. Arndt, E. Blanc, K. Strzepek, C. Fant, A. Gueneau, X. Gao, H. Jacoby, A. P. Sokolov, and J. Thurlow

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 4A
Advances in Estimating Evaporation, Evaporative Demand, and Associated Applications Part II
Location: Room 10B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Martha C. Anderson, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD
  3:45 PM
4A.2
  4:00 PM
4A.3A
  4:30 PM
4A.5
Uncertainty in evapotranspiration from uncertainty in land surface temperature
Joshua Fisher, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and J. H. Lee, G. Hulley, C. Hughes, K. Mallick, and S. Hook
  4:45 PM
4A.6A
Sources of Discrepancies between Satellite and Land Surface Model Evaporation Estimates
Alan Lipton, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., Lexington, MA; and P. Liang, J. F. Galantowicz, J. L. Moncet, C. Jimenez, C. Prigent, F. Aires, and G. Uymin
  5:15 PM
4A.8
Development of a Reservoir Meteorological Network for Estimating Evaporation to Aid in Operations, Policies, and Procedures
Justin L. Huntington, DRI, Reno, NV; and T. Mihvec, R. Allen, M. Spears, S. Rajagopal, S. Gangopaday, and D. Eckhart

Recording files available
Session 4B
Benchmarking, Identification, and Verification in Land Surface Modeling and Data Assimilation
Location: Room 10A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Sujay Kumar, NASA/GSFC, Washington, DC
  3:30 PM
4B.1
Benchmarking: An International Model Comparison
Martin Best, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and G. Abramowitz, G. Balsamo, E. Blyth, A. A. Boone, P. A. Dirmeyer, M. B. Ek, R. D. Koster, S. V. Kumar, T. Oki, C. D. Peters-Lidard, A. Pitman, J. Polcher, J. A. Santanello Jr., B. J. J. M. van den Hurk, and P. Viterbo
  3:45 PM
4B.2
INVITED The International Land Model Benchmarking Project (ILAMB)
Forrest M. Hoffman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN; and J. T. Randerson, D. M. Lawrence, E. M. Blythe, and M. Mu
  4:00 PM
4B.3
Approaches to defining a priori performance expectations in model benchmarking
Gab Abramowitz, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  4:15 PM
4B.4
  4:30 PM
4B.5
  4:45 PM
4B.6
Dissecting soil moisture-precipitation coupling
Jiangfeng Wei, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; and P. A. Dirmeyer
  5:00 PM
4B.7
Diagnosing current land surface models' ability to represent snowpack evolution in complex terrain and forested Central Rockies
Fei Chen, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Barlage, M. Tewari, R. Rasmussen, Y. Bao, J. Jin, D. P. Lettenmaier, B. Livneh, C. Lin, G. Miguez-Mancho, G. Y. Niu, L. Wen, and Z. L. Yang
  5:15 PM
4B.8
Evaluation of Advanced Land Surface Models in the NLDAS Testbed
Xitian Cai, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; and Y. Xia, Z. L. Yang, M. Huang, H. Wei, and M. Ek

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
Joint Session 2
Advances in Land Data Assimilation Part II
Location: Room 10A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Chair: Michael B. Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD
  8:30 AM
J2.1
  9:00 AM
J2.3
  9:15 AM
J2.4
Where does the irrigation water go? An estimate of the contribution of irrigation to precipitation using MERRA
Jiangfeng Wei, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; and P. A. Dirmeyer, D. Wisser, M. Bosilovich, and D. M. Mocko
  9:30 AM
J2.5
Assimilation of remotely sensed hydrological datasets in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS)
Sujay V. Kumar, SAIC, Greenbelt, MD; and C. D. Peters-Lidard, D. M. Mocko, M. B. Ek, and Y. Xia

  9:45 AM
J2.6
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 32
The Verification of Hydrometeorological Predictions: Theory, Methods and Case Studies
Location: Room 10B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the Symposium on the Role of Statistical Methods in Weather and Climate Prediction )
Chair: Scott Sellars, Univ. of California, Irvine, CA
  8:30 AM
TJ32.1
Hidden Error Variance Theory: Application to Ensemble Post-Processing
Elizabeth A. Satterfield, NRC/NRL, Monterey, CA; and C. H. Bishop
  8:45 AM
TJ32.2
HMT-West lessons learned—I: Appropriate QPF verification techniques
Edward Tollerud, NOAA/FSL, Boulder, CO; and T. L. Jensen, P. Oldenburg, T. L. Fowler, S. Stoytchev, and B. G. Brown

  9:00 AM
TJ32.3
HMT-West Lessons Learned—II: Use of MET for Evaluation and Diagnostics During Forecast Experiments
Tara L. Jensen, NCAR/RAL, Boulder, CO; and E. I. Tollerud, B. J. Etherton, J. H. Gotway, P. Oldenburg, T. L. Fowler, B. Brown, S. Stoytchev, and L. E. Coco
  9:30 AM
TJ32.5
Evaluation of TRMM Daily Precipitation Estimates of Tropical Cyclone Rainfall using PACRAIN Data
Yingjun Chen, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic., Australia; and E. Ebert, K. J. E. Walsh, and N. E. Davidson
  9:45 AM
TJ32.6

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
Joint Session 3
Regional Climate Modeling to Improve Climate Variability and Change Projections at the Local Scale Part I
Location: Room 10B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Chair: Om Tripathi, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  11:00 AM
J3.3
Applications of RCMs for Understanding Climate Change in the Central US
Eugene S. Takle, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and C. J. Anderson
  11:15 AM
J3.4
Regional Climate Models' Dynamic Downscaling Ability and Major Factors that Affect this Ability
Yongkang Xue, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; and F. De Sales, R. Vasic, T. Sato, Y. Gao, and L. Druyan

  11:30 AM
J3.5
Understanding the role of local scale climate drivers over Africa using the GA3-based regional climate model
Wilfran Moufouma-Okia, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and R. Jones and J. Rodriguez

  11:45 AM
J3.6
Regional Climate Change across North America in 2030 Projected from RCP 6.0
Tanya L. Otte, EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC; and C. G. Nolte, G. Faluvegi, and D. Shindell

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Session 5
Global Flood Forecasting and Mapping
Location: Room 10A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
Chair: Bart Nijssen, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Cochairs: Curt Barrett, USAID, Washington, DC; Sezin Tokar, USAID, Washington, DC
  10:30 AM
5.1
Advances and Challenges in Real-Time Flash Flood Warning Worldwide
Konstantine P. Georgakakos, Hydrologic Research Center, San Diego, CA; and T. M. Carpenter, E. Shamir, C. Spencer, R. Graham, R. Jubach, J. Sperfslage, W. Grabs, P. Chen, S. Tokar, C. Barrett, and R. J. Kuligowski
  10:45 AM
5.2
Applications of Climate Models for Improved Decision Support Services
Wassila Mamadou Thiaw, NOAA, Camp Springs, MD

  11:15 AM
5.4
  11:30 AM
5.5
Regional Flood Information System for Flood Forecasting in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region
Mandira S. Shrestha, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal; and V. K. Khadgi, C. Dorji, M. S. Hossain, M. Hossain, G. Rajkarnikar, M. Ahmad, and R. A. Khan
  11:45 AM
5.6
Black Sea and Middle East Flash Flood Guidance System (BSME-FFG) Implementation
Ismail Gunes, Turkish Meteorological Service, Ankara, Turkey; and M. Yildirim, H. Bacanli, and A. Sayin

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
Lecture 1
Robert E. Horton Lecture
Location: Room 4ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
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


Joint Poster Session
Advances in Land Data Assimilation Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Chair: Michael B. Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD
 
505
Soil Moisture Assimilation of Space-Based L-Band Passive Data for SMOS and SMAP cal-val Field Campaigns over Canada
Stephane Belair, EC, Dorval, QC, Canada; and M. Carrera, S. Dyck, B. Bilodeau, N. Gauthier, and M. Abrahamowicz

 
506
The Effect of Revised Soil and Vegetation Properties on Simulated GEOS-5 Land Surface Hydrology
Gabriëlle J.M. De Lannoy, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. H. Reichle, R. D. Koster, and S. Mahanama

 
507
A study of biomass allocation schemes in A Land Surface Model
Qiudan Dai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; and Y. Wang

 
508
Globally estimating root mean square errors in remotely sensed soil moisture
Clara Draper, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. H. Reichle, R. de Jeu, V. Naeimi, R. Parinussa, and W. Wagner

 
509
Assimilation of Microwave Brightness Temperature in a Land Data Assimilation System with Multi-Observation Operators
Zhenghui Xie, LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; and B. Jia, X. Tian, J. Liu, and C. Shi

Poster PDF (1.0 MB)

 
510
Dual Assimilation of Microwave and Thermal-Infrared Satellite Observations of Soil Moisture into NLDAS for Improved Drought Monitoring
Christopher Hain, University of Maryland, Camp Springs, MD; and M. C. Anderson, W. T. Crow, X. Zhan, and J. R. Mecikalski

 
511
Assimilation of Satellite Soil Moisture Data Products in the NCEP Global Forecast System
Weizhong Zheng, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; and X. Zhan, M. Ek, J. Liu, J. Meng, J. Dong, and H. Wei

 
512
Assimilating Remotely Sensed Satellite Derived Data with Land Surface Model Derived Data: Diagnosing and Reconciling Differences
Rosalyn F. MacCracken, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and P. Houser, E. Wood, J. Sheffield, D. Lettenmaier, R. T. Pinker, C. Kummerow, M. Pan, H. Gao, A. Sahoo, and J. Bytheway

 
513
Development of Genetic Algorithm based Hidden Markov Model for Root Zone Soil Moisture Predictions
Yongchul Shin, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and B. P. Mohanty and A. Ines

 
515
Using small watershed real-time streamflow gaging stations coupled with watershed modeling systems as real-time spatial precipitation networks
Zachary M. Easton, Virginia Tech, Painter, VA; and M. T. Walter, T. S. Steenhuis, S. D. Solomon, C. MacAlister, M. Z. Fuka, and D. R. Fuka


Themed Joint Poster Session
Flood Prediction, Analysis, Decision Support and Management Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the Symposium on the Role of Statistical Methods in Weather and Climate Prediction )
Chair: Dong-Jun Seo, University of Texas, Arlington, TX
 
517
Rice University FEMA Project
Andrew Juan, Rice University, Houston, TX; and N. Fang

 
520
Examining Hurricane Rainfall Patterns in the Upper Gulf of Mexico
Roni Deitz, Rice University, Houston, TX; and P. B. Bedient and M. Horn

 
521
A simple model for monthly river flow forecasting
Xubin Zeng, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and K. L. Kiviat, K. Sakaguchi, and A. M. A. Mahmoud

 
522
 
523
The Ability of Radar Data Assimilation to Improve Warm Season Heavy Rainfall Forecasts for use in Hydrologic Models
Ben A. Moser, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and W. A. Gallus Jr. and R. Mantilla
Manuscript (1011.9 kB)

 
524
 
525
Complexities in power-law modeling of river discharge time series
Matthew C. Bowers, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and W. W. Tung and J. Gao

 
526
Intermittent chaos in river flow dynamics
Jianbo Gao, Wright State University, West Lafayette, IN; and W. W. Tung

 
528
 
530
An Examination of Soil Moisture Conditions in the Babocomari River Basin: The Flood Event of 23 July 2008
Robert J. Zamora, NOAA/ERL, Boulder, CO; and E. Clark, E. Rogers, M. B. Ek, and T. M. Lahmers


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

Poster Session
Global Flood Forecasting and Mapping Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
Chairs: Bart Nijssen, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Curt Barrett, USAID, Washington, DC
 
531
Flood Early Warning and Mitigation for The Zambezi River Basin
Sezin A. Tokar, United States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC; and C. Barrett and B. Stewart

 
533
A dynamic river network model for regional-scale simulation
Frank Liu, IBM, Austin, TX; and B. R. Hodges

 
534
Next Generation of a Real-time Global Flood Monitoring System Using Satellite-based Precipitation and a Land Surface Model
Huan Wu, ESSIC, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and R. Adler, Y. Tian, and F. Policelli

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)

 
535
Establishing a sustainable regional flood forecast system in Central America
Ana Deisy Lopez, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN), San Salvador, El Salvador; and C. Barrett and S. Tokar

 
537
Satellite-Based Rainfall Estimates for Flood Prediction in the Brahmaputra Basin
Mandira S. Shrestha, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal; and W. Palash, S. R. Bajracharya, and G. Artan

 
538
Modeling glacier and snow melt in the Himalayas: HIMALA BASINS
Molly Brown, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and D. Tarboton, A. Racoviteanu, S. Habib, M. Shrestha, and S. Bajracharya


Joint Poster Session
Regional Climate Modeling to Improve Climate Variability and Change Projections at the Local Scale Posters Part I
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Chair: Ruby Leung, PNNL, Richland, WA
 
539
Evaluating CEOP Model Performance in Semi-Arid Region of China
Weidong Guo, Insititute for Climate and Global Change Researching University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China; and X. Ling

 
540
Sensitivity of a Simulated Deep Convective Storm to WRF Microphysical Schemes and Horizontal Resolution
Annareli Morales, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and C. M. Villanueva-Birriel and H. Morrison

Poster PDF (1013.2 kB)

 
541
Comparing nudging techniques with increasing horizontal resolution in regional climate models
Kevin Talgo, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; and J. Bowden, N. Davis, A. Xiu, and A. Hanna

 
542
 
543
 
544
Downscaling of monsoon onset using pseudo global warming method
Mikiko Fujita, JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan; and M. Hara, N. N. Ishizaki, H. G. Takahashi, and F. Kimura

 
545
Downscaling NOAA's Three-Month Precipitation Outlook
Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. C. Meyers, D. A. Unger, and A. Hollingshead

 
546
Effects of Agricultural Irrigation on Heat Waves in the Contiguous United States using WRF3.3-CLM4crop
Yaqiong Lu, University of California, Merced, CA; and J. Jin and L. M. Kueppers

 
547
High-resolution regional climate projections over South Asia
Rui Mei, ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN; and D. Touma and M. Ashfaq

 
548
Lake Process Simulations with a Regional Climate Model
Jiming Jin, Utah State University, Logan, UT; and H. Gu, Y. Wu, and M. Ek

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

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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

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 42
Flood Prediction, Analysis, Decision Support and Management Part I
Location: Room 10A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the Symposium on the Role of Statistical Methods in Weather and Climate Prediction )
Chair: Gregory P. Shelton, NOAA/NWS, Fort Worth, TX
  4:00 PM
TJ42.1
The development of a coupled surface water inundation modelling system
Heather Ashton, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and M. Best, J. Neal, and G. De Almeida
  4:15 PM
TJ42.2
Fully-coupled hydrometeorological prediction of catastrophic Mediterranean floods
David J. Gochis, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. Parodi, R. Rudari, S. Gabellani, and N. Rebora
  4:45 PM
TJ42.4
A Flash Flood Response Tool for Hawaii
Bill Ward, NOAA/NWS, Honolulu, HI

  5:00 PM
TJ42.5
Towards a New System for Analysis of Environmental Disasters and Risk Assessment
Ana M. B. Nunes, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and N. F. Fernandes, G. B. França, M. N. O. Peixoto, I. S. Carvalho, and G. C. Silva Jr.

  5:15 PM
On the Changes of the Hydrological Balance of Caribbean Lakes – Modeling and Observations
Daniel Comarazamy, City College of New York, New York, NY; and J. Gonzalez, E. Glen, and R. Gonzalez

4:00 PM-5:45 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013

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Joint Session 4
Regional Climate Modeling to Improve Climate Variability and Change Projections at the Local Scale Part II
Location: Room 10B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Chair: Om Tripathi, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  4:00 PM
J4.1
  4:30 PM
J4.3
Land use change and Sahel precipitation
Samson M. Hagos, PNNL, Richland, WA; and L. R. Leung, Y. Xue, A. A. Boone, and N. Neupane
  4:45 PM
J4.4
Changes in Tropical Cyclone Activity for the Western North Pacific during the Last Decades Derived from a Regional Climate Model Simulation
Monika J. Barcikowska, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany; and F. Feser and H. von Storch

  5:00 PM
J4.5A
Dynamically Downscaled IPCC RCM Climate Projections for the Southwest U.S. and Their Applicability in Hydrologic Resource Projection
Hsin-I Chang, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and C. L. Castro, P. A. Troch, M. B. Switanek, T. Luong, and F. Dominguez
  5:15 PM
J4.6
A high-resolution, event-based modeling framework for understanding the impact of climate change on hydrometeorological extreme events
Kelly M. Mahoney, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and V. L. Sankovich, R. J. Caldwell, M. A. Alexander, J. D. Scott, and J. Barsugli
  5:30 PM
J4.7
A modeling analysis of rainfall and water cycle by the cloud-resolving WRF model over western North Pacific
Wenhua Gao, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, China; and C. H. Sui

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
Joint Session 5
Regional Climate Modeling to Improve Climate Variability and Change Projections at the Local Scale Part III
Location: Room 10B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Chair: Francina Dominguez, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  8:30 AM
J5.1
Projections of a Wetter Sahel in the 21st Century from Global and Regional Models
Edward Vizy, University of Texas, Austin, TX; and K. H. Cook

  9:00 AM
J5.3
The arid/semi-arid region of East Asia: A hot spot of soil temperature-atmosphere coupling
Jingyong Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

  9:30 AM
J5.5
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 45
Flood Prediction, Analysis, Decision Support and Management Part II
Location: Room 10A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the Symposium on the Role of Statistical Methods in Weather and Climate Prediction )
Chair: Dong-Jun Seo, University of Texas, Arlington, TX
CoChair: Gregory P. Shelton, NOAA/NWS, Fort Worth, TX
  8:45 AM
TJ45.2
Evaluation of Flash Flood Guidance in the US
Jonathan J. Gourley, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and R. A. Clark III, E. Clark, Z. L. Flamig, and Y. Hong
  9:00 AM
TJ45.3
  9:15 AM
TJ45.4

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


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

Joint Poster Session
Regional Climate Modeling to Improve Climate Variability and Change Projections at the Local Scale Posters Part II
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Chair: Om Tripathi, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
 
549
The Climatic Effects of Deforestation in South and Southeast Asia
Rachindra Mawalagedara, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and R. J. Oglesby

 
551
Seasonal Climatology Studies for Tropical Regions
Prabhat Kumar Thakur, Indian Instiute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India; and R. Mittal, V. Saxena, T. George, L. A. Treinish, A. P. Praino, J. Cipriani, L. Dagar, A. G. Naim, H. Hassan, and S. A. Husain

Poster PDF (436.4 kB)

 
552
Possible North Atlantic extratropical cyclone activity in a warmer climate
Lanli Guo, BIO, Dartmouth, NS, Canada; and W. Perrie and Z. Long

 
553
The uneven decline in different snow measures due to human-induced climate warming
David W. Pierce, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA; and D. R. Cayan

 
554
New Daily and Monthly Downscaled CMIP5 Climate Projections
Levi D. Brekke, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO; and B. Thrasher, T. Pruitt, E. P. Maurer, C. Tebaldi, J. R. Arnold, and J. Long

Poster PDF (1.5 MB)

 
555
The Use of Hydrological Similarity Concepts to Represent Sub-grid Variability in a Snowmelt Dominated Watershed
Andrew J. Newman, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Clark, A. Winstral, and D. Marks

 
556
Assessing Climate Change Impacts for Military Installations in the Southwest United States During the Warm Season
Hsin-I Chang, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and C. L. Castro and M. Leuthold

 
557
Platform for Regional Integrated Modeling and Analysis
Ian Kraucunas, PNNL, Richland, WA; and L. Clarke, J. Dirks, M. hejazi, K. A. Hibbard, M. Huang, A. Janetos, M. Kintner-Meyer, K. Kleese Van Dam, L. R. Leung, R. Moss, J. Rice, M. J. Scott, A. Thomson, T. West, P. Whitney, and Z. Yang

Poster PDF (2.1 MB)

 
558
The North American Monsoon: Implications from WRF Modeling
Dorothea Ivanova, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ; and D. L. Mitchell

 
560
Dynamical Downscaling with Regional Integrated Environmental Modeling System (RIEMS) over East Asia
Deming Zhao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Beijing, China

 
561
Assessment of add-value of dynamical downscaling in Japan
Koji Dairaku, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Tsukuba, Japan; and S. IIzuka, W. Sasaki, R. A. Pielke Sr., N. Tsunematsu, and J. Hirano

 
562
Approximated Equations of Urban Climate by Scale Analysis
Ali Gholizadeh Touchaei, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Poster PDF (159.4 kB)

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

Recording files available
Joint Session 6
Regional Climate Modeling to Improve Climate Variability and Change Projections at the Local Scale Part IV
Location: Room 10B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Chair: Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  11:15 AM
J6.2
Refining WRF Downscaling from 36-km to 12-km Resolution
O. Russell Bullock Jr., EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC; and M. S. Mallard, K. Alapaty, J. A. Herwehe, and T. L. Otte

  11:45 AM
J6.4
Influence of Soil Moisture Initialization on Local Precipitation Patterns in the Western Ghats
Wendilyn J. Flynn, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO; and S. W. Nesbitt

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


Lunch Break

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