Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python

Program Chairs: Johnny Wei-Bing Lin , North Park Univ. ; Charles Doutriaux , LLNL ; Alexander Pletzer , Tech-X Corp. ; Dean Williams , LLNL ; David Brown , NCAR ; Mary Haley , NCAR ; Travis Oliphant , Continuum Analytics, Inc. ; Jonathan Rocher , Enthought Inc

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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 Nationís 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)

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


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

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


Lunch Break

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Town Hall Meeting: Why Python is the Next Wave in Earth Sciences Computing
Location: Room 12B (Austin Convention Center)
Moderator: Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ., Chicago, IL
Panelists: Travis Oliphant, Continuum Analytics, Inc., Austin, TX; Kurt W. Smith, Enthought, Inc., Austin, TX; Davide Del Vento, NCAR, Boulder, CO

1:45 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 1
Python as a Software Integration and Execution Management Platform I
Location: Room 12B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, North Park Univ., Chicago, IL
  2:00 PM
1.3

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


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

4:00 PM-5:15 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 2
Python as a Software Integration and Execution Management Platform II
Location: Room 12B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Jonathan Rocher, Enthought Inc, Austin, TX
  4:00 PM
2.1
  4:30 PM
2.2
UV-CDAT Re-sharable Analyses and Diagnostics (U-ReAD): a framework to create and share UV-CDAT plugins
Charles Doutriaux, LLNL, Livermore, CA; and A. Chaudhary, H. Krishnan, K. Marvel, T. P. Maxwell, J. Painter, G. L. Potter, and D. Williams
  4:45 PM
2.3
  5:00 PM
2.4

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
Session 3
Visualization
Location: Room 12B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Charles Doutriaux, LLNL, Livermore, CA
  8:30 AM
3.1
ParaView for Climate Scientists (invited)
Aashish Chaudhary, kitware, Clifton Park, NY
  9:15 AM
3.3

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)

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

Recording files available
Session 4
Webservices
Location: Room 12B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: David Brown, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  11:00 AM
4.1
  11:15 AM
4.2
Employing Task Parallelism to Facilitate Dynamic Comparison of Model Output
Hannah Aizenman, City College of New York, New York, NY; and D. Brown, M. Haley, and M. Grossberg
 
Paper 4.3 has been moved. New paper number 7.1.

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 5
Data and Forecasting Analysis Tools I
Location: Room 12B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Travis Oliphant, Continuum Analytics, Inc., Austin, TX
  1:30 PM
5.1
Continental Scale Data Assimilation Using Python
Xia Dong, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Horel
  1:45 PM
5.2
Smear: An open source, parallel python toolkit for spatial interpolation of large irregular two-dimensional scattered datasets
Dharhas Pothina, Texas Water Development Board, Austin, TX; and A. Wilson, T. McEwen, and S. Negusse
  2:00 PM
5.3
Interpolation and visualization of edge and face data using nefAce
Alexander Pletzer, Tech-X Corp., Boulder, CO; and D. Fillmore and D. Kindig
  2:15 PM
5.4
The Python Interface to the Earth System Modeling Framework
Ryan O'Kuinghttons, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and C. DeLuca and R. Oehmke

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-5:15 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 6
Data and Forecasting Analysis Tools II
Location: Room 12B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: David Brown, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  3:30 PM
6.1
Using Python as a tool for processing forecast climate data
Ted W. Sammis, New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM; and S. Engle and D. Vu
  3:45 PM
6.2 has been moved to 5.1

  4:00 PM
6.3
Forecasting and Analysis with Python: So Easy, a Caveman Can Do It
Kelton T. Halbert, Lipscomb Univ., Nashville, TN; and W. G. Blumberg
  4:15 PM
6.4
Interacting with weather radar data using Python
Scott Collis, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL; and S. E. Giangrande and K. North
  4:30 PM
6.5
Iris: a data analysis & visualisation framework
Richard Hattersley, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom
  4:45 PM
6.7

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

8:45 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Session 7
Python for High-Performance Computing I
Location: Room 12B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Alexander Pletzer, Tech-X Corp., Boulder, CO
  8:45 AM
7.1
Computational Data Analysis in the era of Peta-Scale Digital Archives: Advancing Web Services to Reduce Data Access Latencies
Glenn K. Rutledge, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and D. Williams and J. J. Hnilo

  9:00 AM
7.2
  9:30 AM
7.3
Numba: A Python compiler using LLVM (invited)
Mark Florisson, Continuum Analytics, Austin, TX; and S. K. Lam

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 8
Python for High-Performance Computing II
Location: Room 12B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Alexander Pletzer, Tech-X Corp., Boulder, CO
  10:30 AM
8.1
The DyND Library (invited)
Mark Wiebe, Continuum Analytics, Austin, TX

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
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)

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

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

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


Registration Closes

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


AMS 93rd Annual Meeting Adjourns