Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data

Program Chairs: Kristin M. Calhoun , CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL ; Edward R. Mansell , NOAA/NSSL ; Timothy J. Lang , Colorado State University

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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

Recording files available
Session 1
Electrification processes and chemical impacts of lightning in tropical convection I
Location: Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Edward R. Mansell, NSSL/NOAA, Norman, OK
  11:00 AM
1.1
Lightning Observations and Tropical Cyclogenesis
Eric Wendoloski, University of Millersville, Millersville, PA; and M. DeMaria and J. F. Dostalek
  11:15 AM
1.2
WWLLN lightning and satellite microwave radiometrics at 37 to 183 GHz: Implications for thundercloud charging in the broad tropics
Natalia N. Solorzano, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and J. N. Thomas, J. A. Weinman, W. Keane, M. L. Hutchins, and R. H. Holzworth
  11:30 AM
1.3

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
Lightning warning and prediction using observations and models I
Location: Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Henry E. Fuelberg, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  1:30 PM
2.1
Explicit electrification and lightning forecasts in the WRF-ARW model
Alexandre Fierro, NOAA/NSSL/Univ. of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK; and E. R. Mansell, C. Ziegler, and D. R. MacGorman

  1:45 PM
2.2
Lightning-Potential Forecast Sensitivity to Microphysics in the WRF Model
Wiebke Deierling, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. C. Knievel, C. J. Kessinger, M. Steiner, and E. Nelson

  2:00 PM
2.3
Intracloud and Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Prediction using a Dynamic Lightning Scheme in WRF
Barry H. Lynn, Weather It Is, LTD, Efrat, Israel; and Y. Yair and C. G. Price
  2:15 PM
2.4

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


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

Poster Session
Lightning safety and protection
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Edward R. Mansell, NSSL/NOAA, Norman, OK
 
343
Lightning Impacts on Sporting Event Operations
Andrew Rosenthal, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD

Poster PDF (490.5 kB)

 
344
Lightning-caused Deaths and Injuries in the Vicinity of Trees
Ronald L. Holle, Holle Meteorology & Photography, Oro Valley, AZ
Manuscript (114.2 kB)

 
345
NOAA's New Lightning Fatality Database and Applications in Lightning Safety Education
William P. Roeder, Private Meteorologist, Rockledge, FL; and J. S. Jensenius Jr.

Poster PDF (1009.3 kB)


Poster Session
Lightning warning and prediction using observations and models II
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Edward R. Mansell, NSSL/NOAA, Norman, OK
 
347
Usefulness of Storm-Scale Model Guidance in SPC Fire Weather Events with Dry Thunder
Benjamin S. Herzog, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. J. Melick, J. S. Grams, I. L. Jirak, A. R. Dean, and S. J. Weiss

 
348
Forecasting lightning occurrence with PLR - Method update and applications
Gisele dos Santos Zepka, INPE, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil; and A. C. V. Saraiva and O. Pinto Jr.

 
350
Specific differential phase observations of multicell convection during natural and triggered lightning strikes at the International Center for Lightning Research and Testing
Patrick T. Hyland, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. I. Biggerstaff, D. M. Jordan, M. A. Uman, P. R. Krehbiel, W. Rison, R. J. Blakeslee, J. D. Hill, and J. Pilkey


Poster Session
The physics of lightning discharges
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Edward R. Mansell, NSSL/NOAA, Norman, OK
 
351
Why some positive cloud-to-ground flashes trigger upward lightning and why some do not? An investigation based on high-speed video, electric field measurements and lightning mapping array data
Carina Schumann, INPE - National Institute for Space Research, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil; and M. M. F. Saba, T. A. Warner, J. Alves, R. Albrecht, and J. H. Helsdon Jr.

 
352
A Study on Characteristics of Lightning Processes Using Upgraded Continuous VHF Broadband Interferometer
Manabu Akita, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM; and M. Stock, H. Edens, P. Krehbiel, W. Rison, and Z. I. Kawasaki

 
353
Statistical Patterns in Natural Lightning Data
Fadi Zoghzoghy, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; and M. Cohen, R. Said, and U. Inan

 
354
Optical observations of recoil leader-return stroke sequences in bipolar flashes during the first RAMMER campaign in Southeastern Brazil
Antonio Carlos Varela Saraiva, INPE, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil; and L. Z. D. S. Campos, G. D. S. Zepka, and O. Pinto Jr.

 
355
Study of Lightning Data with Time Domain Fractal Lightning Modeling
Can Liang, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; and B. Carlson, N. Lehtinen, M. Cohen, and U. Inan

Poster PDF (3.3 MB)


Poster Session
Transient luminous events
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Edward R. Mansell, NSSL/NOAA, Norman, OK
 
356
Radar and Lightning Analyses of Gigantic Jet-Producing Storms
Tiffany C. Meyer, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and T. J. Lang, S. A. Rutledge, W. A. Lyons, and G. Lu

 
357
Initial Results from PhOCAL 2012 Field Operations
Walter A. Lyons, FMA Research Inc., Fort Collins, CO; and S. A. Cummer, T. M. Samaras, G. Lu, T. J. Lang, S. A. Rutledge, M. A. Stanley, T. A. Warner, W. Rison, P. R. Krehbiel, E. C. Bruning, T. Ashcraft, and T. Nelson

Poster PDF (9.5 MB)

 
358
Comparison of Sprite Observations with Lightning Flash Structure
Mark A. Stanley, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM; and G. Lu, W. A. Lyons, T. Ashcraft, P. Krehbiel, W. Rison, H. E. Edens, R. J. Thomas, D. E. Bruning, S. A. Cummer, and D. R. MacGorman

 
359
Lightning Mapping Observations of the Parent Lightning Discharges of Sprites over Colorado
William Rison, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM; and P. Krehbiel, R. Thomas, W. A. Lyons, T. Lang, S. Rutledge, S. A. Cummer, and G. Lu

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

Recording files available
Session 3
Scientific applications of lightning photography and videography
Location: Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Richard E. Orville, Texas A&M University, College Sation, TX
  4:00 PM
3.1
  4:30 PM
3.2
Differences in Positive and Negative Lightning Leader Appearance and Behavior as Observed by High-Speed Cameras
Tom A. Warner, SDSMT, Rapid City, SD; and M. M. F. Saba, R. E. Orville, K. L. Cummins, and W. A. Lyons

  5:00 PM
3.3
Height-based characterization of structure-initiated upward positive leader speeds using high-speed photogrammetry
Christopher A. Redmond, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD; and T. A. Warner, J. H. Helsdon Jr., M. M. F. Saba, L. Z. S. Campos, and R. E. Orville
  5:15 PM
3.4
High-speed video and electric field observation of a negative upward leader connecting a downward positive leader in a positive cloud-to-ground flash
Marcelo M. F. Saba, Brazilian National Institute for Space Research - INPE, S. Jose dos Campos, SP, Brazil; and C. Schumann, T. A. Warner, J. Alves, J. H. Helsdon Jr., and R. E. Orville

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
Joint Session 7
Initial results from the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) project I
Location: Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; and the 15th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Chair: Kenneth E. Pickering, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
  8:30 AM
J7.1
Overview of the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry Experiment
Mary C. Barth, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and W. Brune, C. Cantrell, S. A. Rutledge, J. H. Crawford, F. Flocke, and H. Huntrieser
  9:00 AM
J7.2
Highlights of Colorado ground facility operations during DC3
Timothy J. Lang, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and S. Rutledge, P. Krehbiel, W. Rison, W. O. Brown, P. C. Kennedy, B. Bowie, D. Brunkow, J. George, B. Dolan, A. Rowe, N. Beavis, B. R. Fuchs, T. Lim, L. Verstraete, D. T. Lindsey, and W. A. Lyons
  9:15 AM
J7.3
The Oklahoma-Texas Venue of the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) Experiment
Donald R. MacGorman, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and C. L. Ziegler, E. C. Bruning, M. I. Biggerstaff, E. R. Mansell, D. W. Burgess, S. Waugh, D. P. Betten, D. Kennedy, S. E. Fredrickson, G. D. Carrie, P. L. Heinselman, and T. J. Schuur
  9:30 AM
J7.4
Alabama Ground Operations during the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry Experiment
Lawrence Carey, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and A. L. Bain, R. H. Rogers, D. Kozlowski, A. Sherrer, M. Saari, B. Bigelbach, M. Scott, E. V. Schultz, C. J. Schultz, P. N. Gatlin, M. T. Wingo, D. W. Phillips, C. Phillips, H. Peterson, J. Bailey, T. Frederickson, J. M. Hall, R. Blakeslee, W. Koshak, N. Bart, M. Becker, K. Pinkney, S. Rowe, M. Starzec, J. K. Weber, and G. L. Mullendore

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
Electrification processes and chemical impacts of lightning in tropical convection II
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Timothy J. Lang, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
 
360
The Spatial Characteristics of Afternoon Lightning in Weak-Synoptic Forcing Weathers over a Subtropical Monsoon Island
Jyh-Huei Tai, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; and P. H. Lin, Y. M. Wang, T. H. Yen, and A. H. Wang
Manuscript (1.4 MB)

 
361
Middle/Upper Tropospheric Ozone enrichment and Lightning from Hurricane Daniel (2010)
Ashford D'Arcy Reyes, Howard University, Washington, DC; and G. Jenkins

 
362
Tropical Cyclone Lightning Characteristics as Revealed by the World Wide Lightning Location Network (WWLLN)
Kristen L. Corbosiero, University at Albany/SUNY, Albany, NY; and S. Abarca, F. Oropeza, and G. B. Raga

Poster PDF (7.2 MB)


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

Joint Poster Session
Initial results from the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) project II
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; and the 15th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
 
269
 
270
Estimating the Influence of Lightning on Upper Tropospheric Ozone Using NLDN Lightning Data and CMAQ model
Lihua Wang, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and M. J. Newchurch, A. Pour-Biazar, S. Kuang, M. Khan, X. Liu, W. Koshak, and K. Chance

 
271
The Kinematic and Microphysical Control of Storm Integrated Lightning Flash Extent
Lawrence Carey, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and W. Koshak, H. Peterson, E. V. Schultz, R. Matthee, C. J. Schultz, W. A. Petersen, and A. L. Bain

 
272
Lightning Flash Length Estimation from Lightning Mapping Array Measurements
R. J. Thomas, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM; and P. Krehbiel, W. Rison, and E. Burning

 
273
Fractal-based lightning channel length estimation from convex-hull flash areas for DC3 Lightning Mapping Array data
Eric C. Bruning, Texas Tech Univ, Lubbock, TX; and R. J. Thomas, P. R. Krehbiel, and W. Rison

Poster PDF (1.5 MB)

 
274
A comparison of the electrical characteristics of three different storm systems during DC3
Vanna C. Sullivan, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and D. E. Bruning, D. R. MacGorman, P. R. Krehbiel, W. Rison, and H. Edens

Poster PDF (5.7 MB)

 
275
Lightning Mapping Observations in North Colorado during DC3
Paul Krehbiel, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM; and W. Rison and R. Thomas

 
276
Observation of biomass burning plumes with the DLR Falcon research aircraft during DC3
Bernadett Weinzierl, DLR, Wessling, Germany; and K. Heimerl, A. Minikin, D. Sauer, D. Fütterer, M. Lichtenstern, H. Schlager, J. P. Schwarz, M. Z. Markovic, A. Perring, D. W. Fahey, and H. Huntrieser


Poster Session
The use of lightning data in the study of meteorological processes I
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Timothy J. Lang, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
 
363
Three-Dimensional Distribution of VHF Lightning Radiation Sources in Winter Thunderstorms
Masahide Nishihashi, MRI, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and K. I. Shimose, K. Kusunoki, S. Hayashi, K. I. Arai, H. Y. Inoue, S. Saito, E. Sato, W. Mashiko, M. Kusume, and H. Suzuki

 
364
Examining the Theorized Role of Lightning and Tornadogenesis
Danielle Kozlowski, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and L. Carey

 
365
Radar and Lightning Characteristics of Mesoscale Convective Systems in Southern Brazil
Cesar Beneti, SIMEPAR / Parana Meteorological System, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil; and A. J. Pereira, L. Calvetti, and E. Damian

Poster PDF (11.7 MB)

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

Recording files available
Joint Session 8
Initial results from the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) project III
Location: Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; and the 15th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Chair: Mary C. Barth, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  11:00 AM
J8.1
GV Aircraft Observations during the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) Campaign
Christopher Cantrell, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. C. Barth, W. Brune, S. Rutledge, J. H. Crawford, F. Flocke, E. C. Apel, R. Hornbrook, D. D. Riemer, S. Hall, K. Ullmann, L. G. Huey, R. Stickel, D. Chen, D. Tanner, T. Campos, D. Montzka, D. Knapp, J. Ortega, J. N. Smith, A. Fried, P. Weibring, D. Richter, B. Heikes, D. O'Sullivan, and D. Rogers
  11:45 AM
J8.3
DC3 Highlights from the Perspective of the German DLR Falcon Aircraft
H. Huntrieser, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany; and M. Lichtenstern, A. Minikin, T. Pucik, M. Scheibe, H. Aufmhoff, A. Roiger, B. Rappenglück, L. Ackermann, and H. Schlager
  12:00 PM
J8.4
Estimates of Lightning NOx Production from OMI NO2 Observations during DC3
Kenneth Pickering, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and E. Bucsela, K. A. Cummings, L. N. Lamsal, E. A. Celarier, W. H. Swartz, and N. A. Krotkov

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 4
Recent advances in lightning technology and transfer of that technology from research to operations I
Location: Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Eric C. Bruning, Texas Tech Univ, Lubbock, TX
  1:30 PM
4.1
CICS outreach efforts involving the Washington D.C. Lightning Mapping Array
Scott D. Rudlosky, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and D. T. Shea, S. J. Goodman, R. J. Blakeslee, J. Bailey, S. Zubrick, B. Jackson, J. Samenow, and K. Ambrose
  1:45 PM
4.2
The Houston Lightning Mapping Array: Installation, Operation, and Preliminary Results
Matthew R. Cullen, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and D. R. Rodeheffer, P. R. Krehbiel, W. Rison, and R. E. Orville
  2:00 PM
4.3
Observations of Lightning using a Continuous Broadband Interferometer and Cross Correlation
Michael Stock, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM; and M. Akita, H. E. Edens, P. Krehbiel, W. Rison, and Z. I. Kawasaki
  2:15 PM
4.4A
Preliminary analysis of the Vaisala TLS-200 network deployed during the CHUVA campaign in Brazil
Martin J. Murphy, Vaisala, Louisville, CO; and A. Nag, J. Y. Lojou, and R. Said
Manuscript (403.7 kB)

  2:30 PM
4.5
Performance Characteristic Improvements of the U.S. National Lightning Detection Network
Amitabh Nag, Vaisala Inc., Louisville, CO; and M. J. Murphy, A. E. Pifer, and J. A. Cramer

  2:45 PM
4.6
Vaisala Global Lightning Dataset GLD360: Performance, Improvements, and Plans
Ryan Said, Vaisala Inc., Louisville, CO; and A. Nag and J. Cramer

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 5
Lightning warning and prediction using observations and models III
Location: Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Christopher J. Schultz, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
  4:00 PM
5.2
Radar applications for nowcasting lightning cessation
Elise V. Schultz, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and G. T. Stano, L. D. Carey, and W. A. Petersen
  4:15 PM
5.3
  4:45 PM
5.5

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
Themed Joint Session 30
Use of Total Lightning Data to Improve Short Term Prediction of Severe and High Impact Weather
Location: Ballroom G (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data )
Cochairs: Steven J. Goodman, NOAA/NESDIS, Greenbelt, MD; Kristin M. Calhoun, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
  8:30 AM
TJ30.1
The GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM): A New Eye on Lightning
Steven J. Goodman, NOAA/NESDIS, Greenbelt, MD; and R. J. Blakeslee, W. Koshak, D. Mach, J. Bailey, D. Buechler, L. Carey, C. J. Schultz, M. Bateman, E. W. McCaul Jr., and G. T. Stano
  8:45 AM
TJ30.2
Forecaster Use and Evaluation of pGLM data at the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed and GOESR Proving Ground
Kristin M. Calhoun, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. E. Bruning, D. M. Kingfield, S. D. Rudlosky, C. W. Siewert, T. Smith, G. T. Stano, and G. J. Stumpf
  9:00 AM
TJ30.3
CHUVA lightning mapping field campaigns: First results and contributions to GOES-R and MTG
Rachel I. Albrecht, INPE, Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil; and C. Morales, S. J. Goodman, R. Blakeslee, J. Bailey, S. D. Rudlosky, H. Holler, H. D. Betz, E. Mattos, T. Biscaro, L. Machado, E. M. Anselmo, J. R. Neves, M. Bateman, J. M. Hall, E. W. McCaul Jr., L. Carey, D. Mach, A. Nag, R. Said, J. Y. Lojou, S. Heckman, O. Pinto Jr., K. P. Naccarato, A. C. V. Saraiva, M. M. F. Saba, R. H. Holzworth, G. Anderson, and M. Collins
  9:15 AM
TJ30.4
Integration of the total lightning jump algorithm into current operational warning environment conceptual models
Christopher J. Schultz, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and L. D. Carey, E. V. Schultz, G. T. Stano, P. N. Gatlin, D. Kozlowski, R. J. Blakeslee, and S. J. Goodman
  9:30 AM
TJ30.5
Lightning Jump Algorithm for Proxy GOES-R Lightning Mapper Data
Daniel J. Cecil, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and C. J. Schultz and L. Carey
  9:45 AM
TJ30.6
Operational Trials of Total Lightning Data and Training at NWS Lubbock Forecast Office
Jennifer Daniel, Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX; and E. Bruning, S. Cobb, J. Jordan, and J. W. Jurecka

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
The utility of lightning data in operational warning and decision-making processes I
Location: Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Lawrence Carey, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
  10:30 AM
6.1
PulseRad™: A Proxy Radar based on Total Lightning Data
Chonglin (Charlie) Liu, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD; and E. Novakovskaia and S. Heckman

  10:45 AM
6.2
  11:00 AM
6.3
  11:15 AM
6.4
Low Topped Convection and Total Lightning Observations from North Alabama
Geoffrey T. Stano, ENSCO/SPoRT, Huntsville, AL; and B. Carcione, K. D. White, and C. J. Schultz
  11:45 AM
6.6
Utilizing Lightning Locations to Optimize and Quality-Control Seismic Data
Jonathan E. Tytell, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA; and J. C. Reyes, F. Vernon, C. Sloop, S. Heckman, and A. Ali

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
Benefits of assimilating lightning data into numerical models
Location: Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Alexandre Fierro, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  1:30 PM
7.1
  2:00 PM
7.3
Assimilation of lightning data in the Rapid Refresh and evaluation of lightning diagnostics from nested HRRR forecasts
Stephen S. Weygandt, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and M. Hu, C. R. Alexander, S. G. Benjamin, and E. W. McCaul Jr.
  2:15 PM
7.4
Winter-time Lightning in the North Pacific
Lynn A. McMurdie, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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


Joint Poster Session
Applications of satellite-based lightning data products
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; and the Ninth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems )
 
720
A comparison of ground-based lightning networks against satellite-based lightning measurements
Kelsey Thompson, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and M. Bateman

 
721
Combining GOES-R and GPM to improve GOES-R rainrate product
Nai-Yu Wang, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and K. Gopalan and R. I. Albrecht

 
722
Combining GLM and ABI data for enhanced GOES-R rainfall estimates
Weixin Xu, ESSIC/UMD, College Park, MD; and R. Adler and N. Y. Wang

 
723
 
724
Fusing Total Lightning Data with Aviation Weather Center and Storm Prediction Center Operations during the GOES-R Visiting Scientist Program
Geoffrey T. Stano, ENSCO/SPoRT, Huntsville, AL; and J. A. Sparks, S. J. Weiss, and C. W. Siewert
Manuscript (1.6 MB)

 
725
A High-fidelity Proxy Dataset for the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM)
Monte Bateman, Universities Space Research Association, Huntsville, AL


Joint Poster Session
Convection Guidance
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 16th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; and the Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data )
 
624
Techniques toward Optimizing a Geostationary Satellite-Based Convective Initiation Nowcasting Algorithm
John Walker, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and C. P. Jewett, J. R. Mecikalski, J. K. Williams, D. Ahijevych, and N. Bledsoe

 
Poster 625 has been moved. New paper number 9.4A.

 
628
Probabilistic Convective Storm Guidance for Strategic Planning of Offshore and Transoceanic Flights
Huaqing Cai, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Steiner, J. A. Grim, C. P. Kalb, C. J. Kessinger, J. Pinto, K. Stone, and M. Strahan

Poster PDF (2.7 MB)


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

Poster Session
Recent advances in lightning technology and transfer of that technology from research to operations II
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Kristin M. Calhoun, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
 
726
Recent Developments and Future Plans for the North Georgia Lightning Mapping Array (NGLMA)
John Trostel, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA ; and T. Perry

Poster PDF (6.4 MB)

 
727
A comparison and assessment of the USPLN and ENTLN
Stephen Strader, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; and W. S. Ashley

Poster PDF (905.5 kB)

 
728
Current Technology of the New Mexico Tech Lightning Mapping Array
Dan Rodeheffer, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM; and W. Rison, P. Krehbiel, G. Aulich, S. Hunyady, and R. Thomas

 
730
Absolute Calibration of ENTLN Radiated Fields (Peak Currents)
Stan Heckman, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD; and W. Beasley

 
731
Earth Networks Total Lightning Network Overview
Stan Heckman, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD


Joint Poster Session
Thunderstorm Forecasting to Benefit the Aviation Community
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; and the 16th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology )
 
732
Total lightning in a multi-sensor approach to the detection and forecasting of convectively induced turbulence
Ryan Hunter Rogers, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and L. Carey, K. Bedka, C. Fleeger, W. Feltz, and S. A. Monette

Poster PDF (385.9 kB)

 
733
Towards operational lightning prediction in high-resolution versions of the Met Office Unified Model
Jonathan M. Wilkinson, Met Office, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom; and P. R. Field

Poster PDF (525.9 kB)

 
Poster 736 has been moved. New paper number J3.6A

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

Recording files available
Joint Session 3
Lightning Impacts on Aviation and Space Launch
Location: Room 17A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 16th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; and the Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data )
Cochairs: David Bright, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/AWC, Kansas City, MO; Warren L. Qualley, Harris Corporation, Washington, DC
  4:00 PM
J3.1
Customized Lightning Decision Support System
Zachary M. DuFran, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK; and E. D. Mitchell, B. Clarke, B. Chukrun, P. Le Floch, A. Davidov, and J. W. Conway
  4:15 PM
J3.2
  4:30 PM
J3.3
Lightning Safety at Airports—Material for Thunder
Matthias Steiner, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and W. Deierling, E. Nelson, K. Stone, D. Johnson, R. Bass, and J. A. Colavito
  4:45 PM
J3.4
Investigation and prediction of helicopter-triggered lightning
Jonathan M. Wilkinson, Met Office, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom; and H. Wells
  5:00 PM
J3.5
  5:15 PM
J3.6A
Nowcasting of Cloud-to-Ground Lightning with Observations and Model Data
Haig Iskenderian, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and L. J. Bickmeier and J. R. Mecikalski

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 8
Lightning climatology and the global electric circuit I
Location: Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Wiebke Deierling, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  8:45 AM
8.2
Lightning Products and Services at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center
Steve Ansari, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and J. N. Lott and S. A. Del Greco
  9:00 AM
8.3
Development of a Lightning Climatology for Oklahoma using Oklahoma Lightning Mapping Array Data
Stephanie A. Weiss, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. R. MacGorman
  9:15 AM
8.4
Verification of thunderstorm occurrence using the National Lightning Detection Network
Kristen L. Corbosiero, University at Albany/SUNY, Albany, NY; and R. A. Lazear

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


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

Poster Session
Lightning climatology and the global electric circuit II
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Lawrence D. Carey, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
 
738
A Conditional Lightning Climatology for the Florida Keys
Matthew Bloemer, NOAA/NWS, Key West, FL; and W. Cottrill

 
739
Statistical Analysis of Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Cloud-to-Ground Lightning in Japan from 2002 to 2008
Syugo Hayashi, MRI, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and K. Ishii and F. Fujibe

Poster PDF (250.6 kB)

 
740
Conduction currents in relation to cloud properties of different storm types
Wiebke Deierling, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and D. M. Mach, C. P. Kalb, S. A. Al-Momar, and D. J. Cecil


Poster Session
The utility of lightning data in operational warning and decision-making processes II
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Lawrence Carey, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
 
741
Quantifying precipitation depth using cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in the southeast US
William Baldwin, Mississippi State Univ., Starkville, MS; and J. L. Dyer

 
742
Data Assimilation of Lightning using 1D+3D/4D WRF Var Assimilation Schemes with Non-Linear Observation Operators
Razvan Stefanescu, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and I. M. Navon, M. Marchand, and H. E. Fuelberg

 
743
Implementation and Initial Evaluation of a Real-Time Lightning Jump Algorithm for Operational Use
Kristin Marie Calhoun, NOAA/NSSL & CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and L. D. Carey, M. T. Filiaggi, K. L. Ortega, C. J. Schultz, and G. J. Stumpf

 
744
Validating high-resolution WRF model on a non-severe thunderstorm case with strong lightning activity in southeastern Brazil
Gisele dos Santos Zepka, INPE, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil; and F. D. R. Soares, V. H. P. Meireles, C. D. D. S. Gurjão, and K. P. Naccarato

 
745
A cloud-scale total lightning data assimilation technique for the WRF-ARW model
Alexandre Fierro, NOAA/NSSL/Univ. of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK; and E. R. Mansell, C. Ziegler, and D. R. MacGorman

 
746
Tracking Thunderstorm Cells Using Lightning Density Information
Vandoir Bourscheidt Sr., INPE, Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and O. Pinto Jr. and K. P. Naccarato
Manuscript (4.6 MB)

 
747
 
749
Persistence of Lightning and Radar Parameters in Consecutive Storm Samples
Dustin T. Shea, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and S. D. Rudlosky, H. E. Fuelberg, and S. Goodman

 
750
 
751
The Effectiveness of using Total Lightning Data for Severe Storm Prediction
Chonglin (Charlie) Liu, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD; and S. Heckman

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

Recording files available
Session 9
The use of lightning data in the study of meteorological processes II
Location: Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Timothy J. Lang, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  11:00 AM
9.1A
Combined Lightning and Thermodynamic Observations of the Destructive June 2012 Derecho
Stan Heckman, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD; and C. Liu, L. Blanchette, J. Bosse, L. Cooper Jr., A. C. Czarnetzki, B. B. Demoz, M. Nelson, E. Novakovskaia, A. L. Reehorst, C. Sloop, D. Stillman, and R. Ware

  11:15 AM
9.2
An Investigation of Lightning Behavior During the QLCS in Northwestern Texas on March 18 & 19
Camaron Michelle Plourde, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and E. Bruning
  11:45 AM
9.4
Examining Relationships Between Environmental Conditions and Electrical Characteristics in Convective Storms
Brody R. Fuchs, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and S. A. Rutledge, T. J. Lang, P. R. Krehbiel, and W. Rison

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