Poster Session 1 Student Posters: All Topics

Sunday, 6 January 2013: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference

Lake Effect Snowfalls and Evaluation of the Cobb Method
Seth L. Kutikoff, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and M. R. Anderson

Temporal Changes in Static Stability in Arctic Boundary Layer
X. Wu, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and J. D. Fuentes

Handout (1.4 MB)

Spectral Analysis of Soil Moisture Time Series From The NOAA-CREST Observation Site in Millbrook, NY
Amelise Bonhomme, NOAA-CREST, Brooklyn, NY; and K. Tesfagiorgis, L. Kumassi, M. Temimi, and N. Krakauer

Accuracy of GFS Forecasts: An Examination of High-Impact 2011–2012 Cold Season Weather Events
Daniel Frank Diaz, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and S. M. Cavallo and B. Fiedler

Laboratory Generation of HO Radicals and Their Effects on Vehicle Emissions in a TiO2 Coated Setting
Kallie B. Doeden, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN; and C. Toro and B. T. Jobson

Variability in Atmospheric Thermodynamic Soundings (VATS): The Drought of Summer 2012
Sonia Lasher-Trapp, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and J. M. Parish II, N. J. Barber, J. A. Coffman, B. E. Cotcamp, M. V. Degollado, R. A. Dennis, A. E. Falk, H. M. Hahus, M. R. Kula, A. K. Lau, M. N. Mazer, T. A. McDonald, G. R. McKercher, C. A. Miller, Z. L. Muchow, C. B. Ponsler, G. F. Recchia, M. T. Schall, and A. M. Streeter

Observations of the Urban Heat Island Effect from a Small City
Daniel G. Burgin, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and J. A. Crespo, A. Hartman, A. D. Hendricks, J. Heuss, K. A. Hudson, R. Knutson, A. Pearson, D. Moser, and R. J. Trapp

Persistence and Dissipation of Lake Erie- and Lake Ontario-Crossing Mesoscale Convective Systems
Augusta Williams, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and N. D. Metz

Handout (1.5 MB)

A Case Study of a Rare Long-Track EF-3 Tornado in Eastern Kentucky
John L. Thomas, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; and A. C. Dockery, T. R. Binkley, R. J. Difani, Q. A. Walker, and J. D. Durkee

A Comparison of Mesoscale Analysis Systems Used for Severe Weather Forecasting
Rebecca Blair Steeves, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. M. Wheatley and M. C. Coniglio

Water Level Prediction Model for the Port of Baltimore
Whitney Rutledge, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX; and P. Tissot

Handout (3.8 MB)

Evaluation of Hail Size using Dual Polarimetric Radar Data
Lizxandra Flores Rivera, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Ponce, PR; and T. L. Salem Jr.

Climatic Controls on a Municipal Dust Control Study
Elizabeth Arleen Smith, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Severe Weather Climatology for the National Weather Service WFO Brownsville County Warning Area
Jose Algarin-Ballesteros, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR; and G. Bogorad

Evaluation of Mount Pleasant, MI Urban Heat Plume
Peter James Woolcox, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

Catalog of Impact Weather Events for the State of Texas: Guidance for the NWS Southern Region Regional Operations Center
Suheily J. López-Belén, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Mayaguez

Climatology of Tornadic and Non-Tornadic Cell Motions in Tropical Cyclones
Cameron Self, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

Detection and Characteristics of the Aurora from VIIRS Onboard the Suomi-NPP
Eric R. Tobias, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Handout (7.1 MB)

From Classroom to Field Work: Bolstering Undergraduate Educational Experience during the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry Experiment
Nicole Bart, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and M. E. Becker, K. Pinkney, S. Rowe, M. Starzec, J. K. Weber, G. L. Mullendore, B. Bigelbach, J. S. Tilley, and L. D. Carey

Spatial Distribution of Methane in Pennsylvania During June 2012
Fernanda Ramos-Garcés, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR; and J. Fuentes

Weather Patterns for Significant Snowfall Events in Prince William Sound, AK
Kristy C. Carter, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and J. A. Nelson Jr. and T. C. Chen

Handout (1.7 MB)

An Analysis of Solar Radiation in the Northwestern United States for Photovoltaic (PV) Installations
Karimar Ledesma-Maldonado, University of Puerto Rico, Carolina, PR; and L. M. Hinkelman and T. P. Ackerman

A Python-Based Approach to Improving the Purdue Forecast Game
Daniel G. Burgin, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and M. E. Baldwin, D. Carroll, L. C. Dawson, K. Hoogewind, D. Snyder, A. J. Stepanek, J. M. Woznicki, and Q. Zhu

Doppler Radar Observations of a Left-Moving Supercell Thunderstorm on 26 May 2009
Mark D. Savin, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and J. Frame

Antarctic Temperature Variability and its Relationship to the Amundsen-Bellingshausen Seas Low
Donald E. Lippi, Ohio University, Athens, OH; and R. L. Fogt

Long Duration Balloon Flights for the Support of Educational Projects
Nathan Hamet, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and A. Ridley

Characterizing Temperature Variations Due to the Urban Heat Island for Climate Health Impacts in New York City
Maryam Karimi, NOAA-Crest, New York, NY; and B. L. Vant-Hull, R. Khanbilvardi, and R. Nazari

Handout (1.4 MB)

Rapidly Updating 3DVAR Analysis of Squall Line
Christopher P. Riedel, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and T. Smith, K. L. Ortega, and J. Gao

DROPS 2-Sea Breeze
Kayla A. Hudson, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Tidal effects of a salt water river on carbon dioxide and water mixing ratios within a Florida Everglades mangrove forest
Patrick Joseph Ritsko, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania; and J. D. Fuentes and J. G. Barr

High-Resolution Surface Observations of the Change in Meteorological Variables across Fronts
Bryce T. O'Neill, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and J. P. Banitt, B. Kozak, A. E. Orton, B. Pan, J. M. Parish II, B. S. Westfall, and Z. T. Zobel

Handout (1.4 MB)

Simulating and explaining passive air sampling rates for semi-volatile compounds on polyurethane foam (PUF) disks
Nicholas T. Petrich, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, Iowa City, IA; and S. N. Spak, G. Carmichael, D. Hu, A. Martinez, and K. C. Hornbuckle

Effects of urban air on cloud condensation nuclei properties
Dennis Negron-Rivera, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR; and D. C. Doughty III and J. D. Fuentes

Observed Properties of Tropical Convection During the Ice in Clouds Experiment - Tropical (ICE-T) Field Campaign
Lindsey J. Hayden, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Westminster, CO; and A. M. Sheffield, S. C. van den Heever, and S. Lasher-Trapp

March 9 Hawaii Kona Low System Case Study
Emily Yates, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

Comparison of a Tornado Debris Signature Algorithm to High-Resolution Damage Surveys
Brandon R. Smith, OU/CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK

Investigation of intraseasonal influences on the state of the Arctic
Matthew Lafleur, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and B. S. Barrett and G. R. Henderson

The Effects of Particulate Matter 2.5 µm and Ozone on Climate and Health
Christopher Michael Wilson, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and R. S. Reddy, D. Lu, L. White, A. Roy, D. V. Morris, and W. R. Stockwell

WRF Mircophysics Performance in Forecasting Rotor Events in Las Vegas
Angela R. Reside, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA; and S. Chiao
Manuscript (795.6 kB)

The Effects of Extreme Precipitation Events on Climatology
Pamela Eck, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and N. D. Metz
Manuscript (55.9 kB)

Handout (1.2 MB)

New Definitions for the Rapid Intensification of Hurricanes
Amanda J. Silver, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and G. M. McFarquhar
Manuscript (99.4 kB)

Handout (1.0 MB)

The Evolution of Finite Vorticity Strips using a Non-Divergent Barotropic Model
Matthew Thomas Vaughan, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; and T. A. Guinn
Manuscript (914.3 kB)

Handout (1.6 MB)

Atmospheric Profiles on a Budget Using Surplus Radiosondes and Theodolites
Jonathan Rivas, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and K. Brewer, M. D. Benoit, and D. T. Conlee

Comparing Performance of Two Generations of Radiosondes in a Tethersonde Application
Christopher W. Bradley, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and A. Robinson, M. Ruiz, and D. T. Conlee

Vaisala Laser Ceilometer CT12K Cloud Fraction Retrieval Analysis
Ashley L. Demko, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and C. J. Webb, R. C. Sodowsky, D. T. Conlee, and S. L. Nasiri

Handout (6.6 MB)

15th Year Anniversary of Mid-South Severe Weather Outbreak
Chris Johnson, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; and E. A. Yates, Q. A. Walker, and M. Flanigan

GOES Data to Estimate the Evolution of Effective Radius at Cloud Tops
Joan M. Castro, Civil Engineering, Mayaguez, PR; and N. D. Ramirez-Beltran

Investigating Instrumental and Environmental Contributions to Microscale Rain Gauge Variability
Anthony G. Viramontez, University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA; and J. L. Bickham, A. T. Gildwarg, B. R. Gill, and L. J. Hopper Jr.

Effects of the Urban Heat Island on Lake-Breeze Front Propagation
Alex P. Ferguson, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and D. A. R. Kristovich

On Developing a Drought Climatology for Delaware: Related Synoptic Patterns
Asia L. Dowtin, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

The effect of intraseasonal variability on ground level ozone in Los Angeles, California from 1980-2011
Brittany Fruin, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and B. Barrett

Estimating Hail Size For Midwest States
David Bruggeman, Metro State University, Boulder, CO

Feature-specific evaluation of surface front predictions
Michael E. Baldwin, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN; and S. Abston, C. Ambriz, S. Chun, H. Fang, M. Farmer, C. Gerber, V. Gruber, A. Hake, T. Heckstall, K. Hoogewind, C. Lewis, D. Siple, and N. Vezina

Comparisons of Historical and Projected Trends in Extreme Temperatures in CMIP5 and Observations over the U.S
Andrew Kumler, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and S. Olsen, E. Janssen, and D. J. Wuebbles

A Python-based tool for fitting multi-mode aerosol size distributions
Daniel A. Rothenberg, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and S. Garimella

SF6 Tracer Gas Experiment in Cherry Canopy
Zeyuan Chen, STONY BROOK, NY; and S. Edburg and B. K. Lamb

Satellite Ozone Retrieval and Comparison of AIRS and OMI Profiles to Ozonesonde Profiles
Jacqueline Costello, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and F. L. Herron-Thorpe

Lightning Characteristics of Tropical Cyclones
Casey D. McClure, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

Atmospheric water budget over the Great Lakes Region and the effects of climate change
Barbara Doyle, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and K. Kuo, D. J. Posselt, and A. L. Steiner

Examining the Sahara Low's role in North Atlantic dust emission and major Atlantic hurricane variability
Alexandra St. Pé, JCET/Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; and J. Halverson

Observations of Wall Cloud Formation in Supercell Thunderstorms
Timothy Nicholson, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT; and E. Glidden and N. T. Atkins

Classification of Snowfall Events in Oneonta, New York from 2002 – 2012
David M. Loveless, State University of New York College, Oneonta, NY; and M. L. Godek

Handout (1.2 MB)

Perspectives from a research experience during the National Science Foundation East Asia Pacific Summer Institute
David J. Bodine, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO; and T. Maruyama and R. D. Palmer

Hydrometeor Classifications of Snow using Polarimetric Radar and In Situ Observations
Holly Robak, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and M. S. Gilmore, M. A. Askelson, C. Theisen, and D. Delene

Implementation and Development of an Attenuation Correction Algorithm for Off-The-Grid X-Band Radar Network
Keyla Maria Mora Navarro Sr., University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR; and D. L. V. León Colón and D. S. Cruz Pol
Manuscript (2.1 MB)

Handout (2.3 MB)

Classifying Land Cover Using Spectral Signature
Folashade. S Alawiye, NOAA, New York, NY

Method for Automated Hail Pad Processing
Peter J. Marinescu, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and B. Windschitl

Handout (330.7 kB)

Contemporary meteorological observations facilitate interpretation of a multi-century long ice core from the Antarctic Peninsula
Daniel R. Miller, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and E. Mosley-Thompson and B. P. Goodwin

Temporal and Spatial Variability in the Ocean Color Data of the Long Island Sound Region
Robert Nkunde Bararwandika, NOAA-CREST REU, New York, USA

Handout (1008.0 kB)

CloudSat-derived Morphology of Deep Convective Clouds over Tropical Oceans
Aryeh J. Drager, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and M. R. Igel and S. C. van den Heever

Downscaling of SMOS data using NDVI, Elevation, and Sand Fraction
Juan C. Mejia, NOAA/CREST at The City College of New York, New York, NY

Upslope Winds and Wet Deposition of Nitrogen in Rocky Mountain National Park
Noel G. Hilliard, Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD; and K. B. Benedict and J. L. Collett Jr.

Potential Relationship between Harmful Algae Blooms and Tourism to Cape Cod
Lucy Maria Flores, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Corpus Christi, TX; and P. Hoagland

Heat Wave Vulnerability and Preparation in Oklahoma City
Lara Lucinda McLellan, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and H. G. Basara and J. W. Blanchard

Handout (646.6 kB)

Observed impact of atmospheric aerosols on the surface energy budget
Dori Mermelstein, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and A. L. Steiner, S. J. Cheng, T. E. Twine, and A. Oliphant

Evaluation of a Lightning Jump Algorithm with High Resolution Storm Reports
Phillip J. Ware, Texas Tech Univerity, Lubbock, TX; and K. M. Kuhlman, K. L. Ortega, and G. J. Stumpf

Role of the Atlantic Warm Pool on the Development of Category-Five Hurricanes
Alexandra N. Ramos, University of Puerto Rico, Aguada, PR; and S. K. Lee, C. Wang, and D. B. Enfield

Investigating the Relationship of Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor Parameters to Tornado Intensity
Jonathan Labriola, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Coral Gables, FL; and K. L. Ortega, D. M. Kingfield, and M. L. Miller

SAM Global Teleconnection at Multidecadal Time Scales
Robert E. Marter Jr., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and X. Yuan

Climatological Assessment of Meteorological Parameters
Ana P. Torres, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Mayaguez, PR

Characteristics of ENSO-Associated Southeast US Daily Temperature Range Frequencies
Daniel Gilford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; and M. L. Griffin, S. R. Smith, and A. Arguez

Handout (3.1 MB)

Sensitivity of Biogenic Emissions to Leaf Area Index and Drought
Erin M. Chavez-Figueroa, Rice University, Houston, TX; and D. S. Cohan and A. Aghedo

Handout (1.9 MB)

Tropical cyclone intensity estimation from satellite images
Gholamreza Fetanat, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC; and A. Homaifar and K. R. Knapp
Manuscript (1.4 MB)

Handout (1.2 MB)

120 Years of Daily Sunshine Observations from the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory
Peter M. Finocchio, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and M. J. Iacono, E. K. Melaas, N. Magee, and A. Noonan

Handout (3.3 MB)

Dryline Position Errors in Experimental Convection-Allowing NSSL WRF Model Forecasts and the Operational NAM
Lindsay C. Maudlin, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and P. G. Veals, B. E. Coffer, and A. Clark

Handout (1.6 MB)

Meteorological Controls on Giant Tabular Iceberg Calving From the Antarctic Ice Sheet: A case study of C19 and the “herbie” of May 2002
Jeremy D. Berman, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL; and D. R. MacAyeal, S. Martin, and R. C. Aster

Lake-Effect Cloud Band Frequency and Snowfall with Emphasis on Multiple-Lake Connections
Carlee F. Loeser, Salisbury University, Jarrettsville, MD; and C. E. Bloecker, N. F. Laird, and M. S. Evans

How Low Can You Go? Determining the Accuracy of Very Low Cost Internet Weather Stations
Christopher D. Wuenscher, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and M. C. Rencurrel and D. Conlee

Assessing the Vulnerability of the Northern Great Plains to a Severe Snowstorm/Blizzard
Keeley S. Heise, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Single and Dual-Doppler Radar Observations of a Nontornadic Supercell Thunderstorm on 6 June 2010
Zachary B. Wienhoff, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and J. Frame

Examining Stratocumulus Properties over the Southeast Pacific
Isabel Louise McCoy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and A. Muhlbauer and R. Wood

Upper Air Support for the Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Experiment
Mark David Benoit, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and K. Brewer, J. Rivas, R. C. Sodowsky, C. J. Webb, and D. T. Conlee
Manuscript (39.1 kB)

Handout (4.7 MB)

Analysis of SPartiCus Data for Cirrus Modeling Case Studies
R. L. Atlas, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and A. M. Fridlind and M. Diao

TRMM precipitation analysis in extreme storms in South America: Underestimation of near-surface rain
L. S. Choi, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and K. L. Rasmussen, M. Zuluaga, and R. A. Houze, Jr.

Evaluating Likely Hail Impacts from SPC Day One Outlooks
Brittany Nicole Recker, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and S. M. Leidner and D. Gombos

Distribution of Tropospheric Ozone during DISCOVER-AQ July 2011 at Beltsville, MD and its Meteorological Influences
Anna Irene Schneider, Penn State University, University Park, PA; and M. I. Oyola, E. Joseph, and J. Fuentes

Effect of Urban Heat Island on Minimum and Maximum Temperatures of a Metropolitan Area in Central Iowa
Benjamin L. Walton, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and T. C. Chen

Boundary Layer Heights in a Heterogeneous Landscape
Andrew M. Dzambo, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA; and R. Sakai and E. Joseph

Handout (581.7 kB)

Numerical simulations of an isolated vortices embedded within a vorticity gradient
Alexander J. Adams, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL; and J. T. Vancil and M. L. Büker

Mixed Boundary Layer Height Determined from LiDAR Data During HU GRASP
Rebecca Pauly, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and N. Boyouk

Weather Watch –Bringing the science of meteorology into entertaining web programming
Shane Brown, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and M. Moore

Handout (2.3 MB)

On the Predictability of Thunderstorms over the Southwestern United States
Lindsay Blank, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and D. J. Stensrud

The GEOpod: Building a Navigable Authentic Immersion Environment to Enhance Student Learning
Neil Obetz, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and L. Young, S. Yalda, R. D. Clark, G. M. Zoppetti, and K. Mackin

Forecasting for Hot-Air Balloon Events
Scott Kacelowicz, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and T. Morrow and J. M. Rafach

Sea Level Rise Effects on Wetlands in Wallops Island, VA
Russell Cool Jr., Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and A. Kumar

StormReady Initiative: Improvements in Emergency Preparedness, Training, and Education at Millersville University
Daniel Berndt, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and A. M. Fitch, C. Bamper, and S. Yalda

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