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Saturday, 5 January 2013

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Saturday, 5 January 2013


Student Conference Registration

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


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

9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Saturday, 5 January 2013


1
Welcoming Remarks and Introductions
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)
  9:00 AM
Welcome from the Student Conference Planning Committee, Renee Curry, Nicole Grams, and Owen Shieh, Student Conference Co-Chairs

  9:15 AM
Welcome from the AMS, Louis Uccellini, AMS President and NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD

  9:23 AM
Welcome from the AMS Beacons, Matthew Sitkowski, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA

9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Saturday, 5 January 2013


Session 2
Get the Most out of this Conference: How to Develop Yourself as a Professional
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Stephen Mullens, Rose State College, Midwest City, OK
  9:30 AM
"Go for it!" Wendy Abshire, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO

  9:45 AM
"Conference Jujitsu—Learn From Every Moment." Jon Zeitler, NWS, New Braunfels, TX

  10:00 AM
"Enjoy the Ride." Chris Strager, NWS, Silver Spring, MD

  10:15 AM
Q & A

10:30 AM-11:30 AM: Saturday, 5 January 2013


Session 3
Hot Topics and Local Weather
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Ian C. Colon-Pagan, North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC
  10:30 AM
"The Role of the Integrated Warning Team During a Tornado Outbreak in North Texas". Mark Fox, NWS, Forth Worth, TX

  10:45 AM
"Thunderstorms and Atmospheric Chemistry." Mary Barth, NCAR, Boulder, CO

  11:00 AM
"Untangling Texas Drought." John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

  11:15 AM
Q & A

11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Saturday, 5 January 2013


Session 4
Introduction to Conversations with Professionals
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference
Moderators: Ethan D. Peck, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; Rosimar Rios-Berrios, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Mayagüez, PR
Panelists: Scott Curtis, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; Troy Kimmel, KEYE, Austin, TX; H. Michael Mogil, How The Weatherworks, Naples, FL; Kenneth Graham, NOAA/NWS, Slidell, LA; Christopher Strager, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; Richard D. Knabb, NOAA/NWS/NHC, Miami, FL; Jacqueline R. Bolman, Humbolt State Univ., Arcata, CA; Kristen L. Corbosiero, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA; Amy Godsey, FL Dept. of Emergency Management, Tallahassee, FL; Robert M. Rauber, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; Michael Friedman, AMS Journals Production, Boston, MA; Jessica Marie Erlingis, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Jill Hardy, Univ. of Oklahoma, HyDROS Group, Oklahoma City, OK; Lamont Bain, DC3 Field Project, , ; Benjamin S. Herzog, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Brody R. Fuchs, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  11:30 AM
Professionals give a BRIEF introduction of who they are / what they do by answering the question "Why do you want to talk to me?"

12:00 PM-1:15 PM: Saturday, 5 January 2013


Networking Lunch

1:15 PM-3:15 PM: Saturday, 5 January 2013


Session 5
Conversations with Professionals
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference
Moderators: Ethan D. Peck, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; Rosimar Rios-Berrios, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Mayagüez, PR
  1:15 PM
*NOTE: Students will rotate every 15-20 min.*

  1:30 PM
Room 4A: Troy Kimmel, KEYE Austin, TX

  1:45 PM
Room 4B: Mike Mogil, Foot's Forecast & How The Weatherworks

  2:00 PM
Room 4C: Ken Graham & Chris Strager, Weather Ready Nation

  2:15 PM
Room 5A: Rick Knabb, National Hurricane Center

  2:30 PM
Room 5B: Jacquelyn R. Bolman, Humbolt State University

  2:45 PM
Room 5C: Kristen Corbosiero, SUNY Albany

  3:00 PM
Room 8A: Amy Godsey, FL Dept. of Emergency Management

  3:15 PM
Room 8B: Scott Curtis, East Carolina University

  4:15 PM
Room BC: Rob Rauber, University of Illinois

  4:00 PM
Room BC: Michael Friedman, AMS Journals Production

  3:30 PM
Room BC: Jessica Erlingis & Jill Hardy, Univ. of Oklahoma HyDROS Group

  3:45 PM
Room BC: Lamont Bain, Ben Herzog & Brody Fuchs, DC3 Field Project

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Saturday, 5 January 2013


AMS Student Chapter Town Hall Meeting
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)
Moderators: Christopher J. Schultz, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; Elise V. Schultz, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
  3:00 PM
(Specifically for Student Chapter Officers, but open to all)

3:15 PM-3:30 PM: Saturday, 5 January 2013


Break

3:30 PM-4:40 PM: Saturday, 5 January 2013


Panel Discussion 1
Understanding Sectors within Meteorology: Academia, Private Sector, and Public Sector
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference
  3:30 PM
*Rotation 1 is from 3:30-4:00pm & Rotation 2 is from 4:10-4:40pm*


Panel Discussion 1A
Panel A: Academia
Location: Room 6A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference
Moderator: Dennis Negron-Rivera, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR
Panelists: Eric Bruning, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; Steve Carano, Rose State College, Midwest City, OK; Gregory S. Jenkins, Howard University, Washington, DC; Rosana Ferreira, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Panel Discussion 1B
Panel B: Private Sector
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference
Moderator: Timothy E. Marquis, NOAA/NWS, Green Bay, WI
Panelists: Joshua Jans, AnytimeWeather.com, Round Rock, TX; Don Giuliano, LiveHailMap.com, , OK; David Yeomans, KXAN, , TX; Stephanie Melton, Impact Weather, , TX

Panel Discussion 1C
Panel C: Public Sector
Location: Room 10AB (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference
Moderator: Benjamin S. Herzog, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Panelists: James Hocker, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK; Kathie Dello, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, , OR; Darren Clabo, South Dakota State Fire Meteorologist, , SD; Michael J. Hudson, NOAA National Weather Service, Kansas City, MO

4:45 PM-5:15 PM: Saturday, 5 January 2013


Panel Discussion 2
Wrap-up Session: A Fair Weather Rapport Among Sectors
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference
Moderator: Heather Dinon Aldridge, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC
Panelists: Kevin A. Kloesel, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Thomas J. Bogdan, UCAR, Boulder, CO; Jon Nese, Penn State University, University PARK, PA

5:15 PM-5:30 PM: Saturday, 5 January 2013


Session
Closing Remarks & End of Day 1 Feedback
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference

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


Career Fair and Graduate School Reception
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (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)

8:30 AM-9:20 AM: Sunday, 6 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 1
Overview
Location: Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Special Symposium on the Transport and Diffusion of Contaminants from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant: Present Status and Future Directions
Cochairs: Ted Yamada, Yamada Science & Art Corporation, Santa Fe, NM; Hiroaki Kondo, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
  8:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Keynote Speaker Session 6
Day Two Keynote Speakers
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Stacey M. Hitchcock, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  8:30 AM
"Carrots and How Will You Be Remembered." Steve Lyons, NWS, San Angelo, TX

  9:00 AM
"To the Last Breath: Science and a Journey of Extremes." Francis Slakey, Georgetown Univ., Washington DC

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


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

9:20 AM-10:20 AM: Sunday, 6 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 2
Source Term Estimation
Location: Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Special Symposium on the Transport and Diffusion of Contaminants from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant: Present Status and Future Directions
Chair: Ryohji Ohba, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Fukahorimachi, Nagasaki
  9:20 AM
2.1
The Challenges and Methods for Source Term Estimation of the Airborne Radiation Release from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant
Paul Bieringer, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. Annunzio, L. M. Rodriguez, B. Kosovic, F. Vandenberghe, G. Young, and S. E. Haupt
  10:00 AM
2.3
Radioactive Nuclei Emission Analysis from Fukushim Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant by Inverse Model
Takashi Maki, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and T. Y. Tanaka, T. T. Sekiyama, M. Kajino, Y. Igarashi, and M. Mikami

9:30 AM-10:15 AM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Panel Discussion 3
Interdisciplinary Panel
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference
Moderator: Diamilet Pérez-Betancourt, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR
Panelists: Burrell E. Montz, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC; Zdenka Willis, NOAA/IOOS, Silver Spring, MD; Daphne S. LaDue, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Eve Gruntfest, NCAR, Boulder, CO

10:15 AM-11:15 AM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Session 7
Weather Outside the Lines
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Daniel Alexander Rothenberg, MIT, Cambridge, MA
  10:15 AM
"Small is Beautiful: Science as if People Mattered." Raj Pandya, UCAR/SOARS, Boulder, CO

  10:30 AM
"Teaching High School Students: Exciting the Next Generation of Meteorologists." Jeff Yuhas, Concord Carlisle High School, Concord, MA

  10:45 AM
"Communicating in a Time of Crisis: The Waldo Canyon Fire." Matt Meister, KRDO, Colorado Springs, CO

  11:00 AM
"Defining the Lines for Joint Military Typhoon Forecasting in the Pacific." Capt. Ashley Evans, Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Honolulu, HI

10:20 AM-10:40 AM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Coffee Break
Location: Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)

10:40 AM-12:00 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 3
Observations
Location: Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Special Symposium on the Transport and Diffusion of Contaminants from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant: Present Status and Future Directions
Chair: Joseph Chang, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Arlington, VA
  10:40 AM
3.1
Observation of atmospheric radioactivity in East Japan over 1 year after Fukushima nuclear plant accident
Kazuyuki Kita, Ibaraki Univeristy, Mito, Japan; and H. Tsuruta, A. Watanabe, M. Uematsu, N. Yoshida, M. Takigawa, Y. Igarashi, H. Nagabayashi, A. Shinohara, K. Sueki, A. Yokoyama, S. Higaki, M. Mikami, and Y. Onda

  11:00 AM
3.2
Sizes and the Transport Media of Airborne Radiocesium Released from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Naoki Kaneyasu, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan; and H. Ohashi, F. Suzuki, T. Okuda, F. Ikemori, and N. Akata
  11:20 AM
3.3
Observations of Atmospheric Radionuclides from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident in Tsukuba, Japan
Yasuhito Igarashi, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and M. Kajino, Y. Zaizen, and M. Mikami

11:15 AM-12:15 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Panel Discussion 4
Panel of Young Professionals
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference
Moderator: Logan C. Dawson, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Panelists: Sarah Tessendorf, UCAR, Boulder, CO; Ian Frost, MDA Information Systems, , MD; Natalie Stoll, KXAN, , TX; Barbara Mayes Boustead, NOAA/NWS, Valley, NE
  11:15 AM
*Young professionals give a 2-3 minute introduction explaining who they are and what they do. Open discussion and questions to follow.*

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Lunch Break

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


WeatherFest
Location: Exhibit Hall 1 (Austin Convention Center)

12:15 PM-12:30 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Closing Remarks
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)

12:30 PM-5:30 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


AMS Short Course on Space Weather. This course is co-sponsored by UCAR, NASA, NSF and the American Commercial Space Weather Association (ACSWA) with participation from Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), Atmospheric and Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA), Carmel Research Center (CRC), Computational Physics, Inc (CPI), Predictive Science, Inc (PSI), Space Environment Corporation (SEC), and Space Environment Technologies (SET).
  12:30 PM
The course consists of one-half day of lectures and interactive discussion. For course registration and details: http://annual.ametsoc.org/2013/index.cfm/programs-and-events/short-courses/ams-short-course-on-space-weather/

1:00 PM-1:15 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013

Recording files available
Session
Opening Remarks from the AMS Board for Early Career Professionals
Location: Room 5ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: First Annual AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
  1:00 PM
1
Opening Remarks from the AMS President
Louis Uccellini, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD

  1:15 PM
AMS First Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals (Molthan)

1:00 PM-3:00 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013

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Session 4
Limited Area Model Analyses
Location: Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Special Symposium on the Transport and Diffusion of Contaminants from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant: Present Status and Future Directions
Cochairs: Hirohiko Ishikawa, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kyoto, ; Hiromi Yamazawa, Nagoya University, Nagoya,
  1:40 PM
4.3
  2:20 PM
4.5
Estimation of transport and deposition processes of radionuclides emitted from the Fukushima accident using a regional chemical transport model
Masayuki Takigawa, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan; and H. Tsuruta and T. Nakajima
  2:40 PM
4.6
National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center Dispersion Modeling in Response to the Fukushima Daiichi Accident
Gayle Sugiyama, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA; and J. Nasstrom, K. Foster, B. Pobanz, M. D. Simpson, P. Vogt, F. Aluzzi, and S. Homann

1:15 PM-1:55 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Panel Discussion 1
Landing the Job
Location: Room 5ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: First Annual AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Moderator: Scott M. Mackaro, Vaisala Inc., Louisville, CO
Panelists: Lisa Schmit, NOAA/NWS, Chanhassen, MN; Wes Hyduke, Telvent, Minneapolis, MN; Jay Trobec, KELO-TV, Sioux Falls, SD; Clark Evans, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2:00 PM-2:45 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Panel Discussion 2
Developing Your Skill Set
Location: Room 5ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: First Annual AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Moderator: Christopher J. Schultz, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Panelists: Wendy Abshire, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; Sam Ng, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO; Patrick Marsh, University of Oklahoma, , ; Zachary Byko, Mars Chocolate North America, Hackettstown, NJ

2:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Session 8
Energy Meteorology Mini Course
Location: Ballroom BC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Student Conference

2:45 PM-3:00 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Coffee Break

3:00 PM-3:20 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Coffee Break

3:00 PM-3:40 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Panel Discussion 3
Supporting AMS Programs and Opportunities
Location: Room 5ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: First Annual AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Moderator: Andrew L. Molthan, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL
Panelists: J. Marshall Shepherd, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; Keith Seitter, Director, AMS, Boston, MA; Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology, Inc., Laurel, MD; Scott M. Mackaro, Vaisala Inc., Louisville, CO

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Workshop
Newcomer’s Welcome and Informational Exchange
Location: Ballroom F (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Events

3:20 PM-4:40 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 5
Global and Ocean Model Analyses and Human Health Effects
Location: Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Special Symposium on the Transport and Diffusion of Contaminants from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant: Present Status and Future Directions
Chair: P. Huq, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE
  3:20 PM
5.1
Numerical analysis of the global transport of radionuclides from Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident
Taichu Y. Tanaka, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and T. Maki, T. T. Sekiyama, Y. Igarashi, M. Kajino, and M. Mikami
  3:40 PM
5.2
One year tracking of 134 Cs and 137Cs in the North Pacific Ocean released from Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP accident
Michio Aoyama, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and M. Kajino, T. Y. Tanaka, T. T. Sekiyama, D. Tsumune, T. Tsubono, Y. Hamajima, T. Gamo, M. Uematsu, T. Kawano, A. Murata, Y. Kumamoto, M. Fukasawa, and M. Chino

  4:00 PM
5.3
NOAA's Use of GNOME for Japan Tsunami Debris Modeling
Glen Watabayashi, NOAA, Seattle, WA; and A. Macfadyen and C. Barker

3:45 PM-4:45 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Panel Discussion 4
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 5ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: First Annual AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Moderator: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health, Birmingham, AL
Panelists: Maureen McCann, KMGH, Denver, CO; John McHenry, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems, Raleigh, NC; Caitlin Buzzas, AMS, Washington, DC; David Changnon, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Workshop
93rd Annual Review, New Fellows, and Featured Awards
Location: Room 10AB (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Events

4:40 PM-5:30 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 6
International Collaboration
Location: Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Special Symposium on the Transport and Diffusion of Contaminants from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant: Present Status and Future Directions
Chair: Marko Princevac, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA
  5:20 PM
Concluding Remarks

4:45 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Session
Closing Remarks
Location: Room 5ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: First Annual AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals

7:30 PM-8:45 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Session
Special Session on Weather, Climate, and Energy
Location: Ballroom D (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Events
Moderator: William Hooke, AMS Policy Program, Washington, DC
Speaker: T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital Management, Dallas, TX

9:00 PM-11:00 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Third Annual AMS Reception for Early Career Professionals (Austin Hilton Hotel, Room 408)

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)

Coffee Break - Sponsored by Ball Aerospace
Location: Room 16B (Austin Convention Center)

11:00 AM-11:15 AM: Monday, 7 January 2013

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Session 1
Welcome
Location: Room 17A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 16th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology
Organizers: Matthias Steiner, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado; David J. Pace, FAA-Retired, Washington, DC

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

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Themed Joint Session 1
Application of AI to the Climate System
Location: Room 18A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 11th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; and the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
CoChair: Michael B. Richman, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  11:00 AM
TJ1.1
Statistical Predictive Models for Seasonal Rainfall Anomalies over Sahel
Hamada S. Badr, Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD; and B. F. Zaitchik and S. D. Guikema
  11:15 AM
TJ1.2
Verifying the time-invariance assumption of statistically downscaled precipitation datasets for future climate
Carlos Felipe Gaitan, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and W. W. Hsieh and A. J. Cannon
  11:45 AM
TJ1.4
Simulation Carbon Dioxide Flux over Two Maize Canopies (Irrigated and Rain-fed) Using Artificial Neural Networks
Babak Safa, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and T. J. Arkebauer, A. Suyker, S. Irmak, and Q. Zhu

Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Atmospheric/Marine Chemistry
Location: Room 16A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; and the Robert A. Duce Symposium )
Chairs: Tong Zhu, Peking University, Beijing, ; Alexei Khalizov, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  11:00 AM
J1.1
Spatial distribution of CO2, CH4, and N2O in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean and the Amundsen Sea
Tae Siek Rhee, Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon, South Korea; and K. A. Park, D. Hahm, H. C. Shin, and S. H. Lee

  11:15 AM
J1.2
Quantifying Lithogenic Inputs to the North Pacific Ocean Using the Long-lived Thorium Isotopes
Christopher T. Hayes, Columbia University, Palisades, NY; and R. F. Anderson, M. Q. Fleisher, and R. Gersonde

  11:45 AM
J1.4
Aging of Soot Aerosol from OH-Initiated Oxidation of Toluene
Chong Qiu, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and A. F. Khalizov and R. Zhang
Recording files available
Session 1
Cloud Condensation Nuclei (CCN) and Ice Nuclei (IN) Properties of Aerosol: Measurement, Modeling and Impacts on Clouds—Part I
Location: Room 5ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fifth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
Chair: Xiaohong Liu, PNNL, Richland, WA
CoChair: Paul J. DeMott, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  11:00 AM
1.1
Invited Presentation: Ice nucleation properties of fungal spores
Allan K. Bertram, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and D. Haga and M. Wheeler

  11:30 AM
1.3
Ice nuclei from biomass burning emissions
Paul J. DeMott, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and A. J. Prenni, G. R. McMeeking, C. McCluskey, Y. Tobo, S. M. Kreidenweis, R. C. Sullivan, R. Yokelson, and A. P. Sullivan
  11:45 AM
1.4
Assessing aerosol indirect effect on ice clouds in CAM5: the role of updraft velocity and ice nuclei spectra
Kai Zhang, PNNL, Richland, WA; and X. Liu, J. H. Yoon, M. Wang, and J. M. Comstock

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Session 1
Demonstrated and near-term Research Capabilities: Satellite Systems — Part I
Location: Ballroom A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Third Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; Thomas S. Pagano, JPL, Pasadena, CA
  11:00 AM
1.1
  11:15 AM
1.2
TSIS: The Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor
Peter Pilewskie, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and T. Sparn

  11:30 AM
1.3A
Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO)
Jassim A. Al-Saadi, NASA, Hampton, VA; and K. Chance, X. Liu, R. M. Suleiman, D. E. Flittner, and S. Janz
  11:45 AM
1.4
Transitioning the NASA GPM Precipitation Processing System to NOAA Operations
Chandra R. Kondragunta, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and R. R. Ferraro, Y. Zhang, R. Cifelli, and J. Pereira
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
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Session 1
K-12 and Informal Education, Part 1
Location: Room 13AB (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 22nd Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Donna J. Charlevoix, Unavco, Boulder, IL; David W. Chapman, Okemos High School, Okemos, MI
  11:00 AM
1.1
  11:15 AM
1.2
A New Era of Observations: BLUECUBE
John D. Moore, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow Emeritus, Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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Session 1
Role of atmospheric and oceanic observations in analyses and forecasts
Location: Room 9C (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Robert Atlas, NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL
  11:00 AM
1.1
Impact of Various Observing Systems on NWP—Outcomes of the 5th WMO workshop
Erik Andersson, ECMWF, Reading, United Kingdom; and C. Cardinali, J. Eyre, R. Gelaro, L. P. Riishojgaard, F. Rabier, and Y. Sato
  11:30 AM
1.3
An eddy-resolving ocean reanalysis using the 1/12° global HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model and the Navy Coupled Ocean Data Assimilation scheme
E. Joseph Metzger, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and R. A. Allard, R. Broome, D. S. Franklin, O. M. Smedstad, and A. J. Wallcraft

  11:45 AM
1.4

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

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

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

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Session 1
Space Weather Agency Updates Part I
Location: Room 16B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 10th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Robert P. McCoy, University of Alaska at Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
  11:00 AM
1.1
  11:30 AM
1.3
  11:45 AM
1.4
USAF Agency Update
John Egentowich, Air Force Weather, Washington, DC
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Session 1
The Role of Trees and Forests in the Atmosphere
Location: Room 19A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Speaker: Jim Robbins, Caitlin Buzzas, Washington, DC
Chair: Caitlin Buzzas, AMS, Washington, DC
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Session 1
Weather Applications and Research in the Energy Utility Sector
Location: Room 6A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Cochairs: Manda Adams, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; Kevin Stenson, MeteoGroup, Indianapolis, IN
  11:00 AM
1.1
Operational Implementation and Evaluation of a Solar and Wind Integrated Forecast Tool (SWIFT) in the Hawaiian Islands
Jeff Freedman, AWS TruePower LLC, Albany, NY; and D. Nakafuji, J. Zack, K. Pennock, and J. Manobianco
  11:15 AM
1.2
On-going Utilization and Evaluation of a Coupled Weather and Outage Prediction for Electric Distribution Operations
Lloyd A. Treinish, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY; and A. P. Praino, J. Cipriani, B. Hertell, and R. Derech
  11:30 AM
1.3
Weather Based Damage Prediction of Overhead Distribution Lines in New England
David W. Wanik, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; and M. E. Frediani, E. N. Anagnostou, D. Scerbo, W. J. Burley, B. L. Milardo, and C. Serna

  11:45 AM
1.4
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Session 1A
Decadal Variability and Predictability
Location: Ballroom B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Bin Yu, EC, Toronto, ON
  11:00 AM
1A.1
Pacific and Atlantic Decadal Variability Reflected by the Winter Temperature in Taiwan During the Period 1911-2010
Mong-Ming Lu, Central Weather Bureau, Taipei, Taiwan; and Y. C. Lin, Y. M. Cho, and N. E. Huang

  11:15 AM
1A.2
Coupled atmosphere-ocean data assimilation experiments with a low-order climate model
Robert Tardif, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and C. Snyder and G. J. Hakim
  11:30 AM
1A.3
An Empirical Benchmark for Decadal Forecasts of Global Surface Temperature Anomalies
Matthew Newman, University of Colorado/CIRES/CDC and NOAA/ESRL/PSD, Boulder, CO
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Session 1B
Extreme Weather and Climate Change Part I
Location: Ballroom C (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Adam H. Monahan, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
  11:00 AM
1B.1
Is Global Warming significantly affecting atmospheric circulation extremes?
Prashant D. Sardeshmukh, Univ. of Colorado/CIRES/CDC and NOAA/ESRL/PSD, Boulder, CO ; and G. P. Compo, C. Penland, and C. McColl

  11:15 AM
1B.2
Changes in the Character of Heavy Precipitation Events with Warming
Dr. Gary Lackmann, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  11:30 AM
1B.3
Monitoring changes in U.S. Weather and Climate Extremes
Michael F. Squires, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and T. R. Karl and R. W. Katz
  11:45 AM
1B.4
A Nonstationary Framework for Studying Weather/Climate Extremes
Zhaohua Wu, COAPS/Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

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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

11:00 AM-12:15 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013

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Session 1
Water and Moisture As Health Determinants
Location: Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Environment and Health
Moderator: Juli Trtanj, NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative, Silver Spring, MD
  11:00 AM
1.1
Using Relative Humidity Forecasts to Manage Meningitis in the Sahel
Rajul Pandya, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. Adams-Forgor, P. Akweongo, T. Awine, M. Dalaba, A. Dumond, V. Dukic, M. H. Hayden, A. Hodgson, T. M. Hopson, S. Hugonnet, and T. Yoksas
  11:15 AM
1.2
Malaria epidemics and the influence of the Tropical South Atlantic on the Indian monsoons
Benjamin A. Cash, COLA, Calverton, MD; and X. Rodo, J. Ballester, M. Bouma, R. Dhiman, and M. Pascual
  11:30 AM
1.3
The relationship between meningococcal meningitis and proximity to bodies of water: a case study of Northern Ghana
Kristen E. McCormack, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. M. Hopson, M. Hayden, M. Dalaba, A. Monaghan, J. Boehnert, K. Dickinson, R. Pandya, A. Hodgson, A. Adams-Forgor, and P. Akweongo
  11:45 AM
1.4
Discrete Storm Impacts on the Loading of Salmonella In a Rural Watershed
Gordon Martin, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; and J. Maurer and E. K. Lipp

  12:00 PM
1.5
What drives cholera: environment or humans or both?
Antarpreet Jutla, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV; and A. Akanda, S. Islam, M. Alam, and R. Colwell

11:15 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013

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Joint Session 1
From Weather Research to Operations (1)
Location: Room 17A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 16th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; and the Third Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: David J. Pace, FAA-Retired, Washington, DC; William H. Bauman III, ENSCO, Inc., Cocoa Beach, FL
  11:30 AM
J1.2
Implementation of Enhanced Short Term and Aviation Grids at the NWS Atlanta Weather Forecast Office
Trisha D. Palmer, NOAA/NWSFO, Peachtree City, GA; and P. A. Atwell, S. E. Nelson, J. T. Deese, C. A. West, B. D. Lynn, M. Sena, and L. P. Rothfusz
  11:45 AM
J1.3
Overview of NextGen Efforts at the Aviation Weather Center
Benjamin R. J. Schwedler, NOAA/NWS/NCEP & CIRA, Kansas City, MO; and D. R. Bright

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


Lunch Break

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

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Town Hall Meeting: Assessment of Pre-Operational Data from the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Instrument on Suomi-NPP- User’s Experience
Location: Room 18B (Austin Convention Center)

Launched on Oct. 28, 2011, the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) ushered in a new generation of space-based weather monitoring technology as the primary data instrument on NOAA’s Suomi-NPP satellite. VIIRS has now provided more than a year’s worth of data, and its promise of improved ability to track global storm patterns, ocean color changes, surface temperatures and other natural phenomenon key to our understanding of Earth’s climate seems to have been fulfilled. This session brings together forecasters, meteorologists and other end users to discuss how they are utilizing the new VIIRS data stream and the critical role it can play in improving emergency preparedness and disaster response efforts in the future. VIIRS’ 22 visible and infrared bands support the acquisition of high-resolution imagery over a very broad 3,000 km swath for a variety of applied data products, including civilian night-time visible imaging for the first time. Learn how this groundbreaking instrument can change the way we forecast weather.
  12:15 PM
JPSS - Utilization of Suomi-NPP Data with Mitch Goldberg

  12:30 PM
Capabilities of Direct Broadcast VIIRS data with Kathleen Strabala

  12:45 PM
Utility of VIIRS for Weather Forecasting with Gary Jedlovec

  1:00 PM
Where are shadows let me bring light with Thomas Lee

  1:15 PM
Coming Out of the Dark with Steven Miller

  1:30 PM
Lawrence Friedl Presentation

  1:45 PM
Dr. David Titley JCSDA Townhall
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Town Hall Meeting: DOE Priorities on Community Modeling and Long-Term Predictions of the Integrated Water Cycle
Location: Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)

The overarching mission of the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division within the U.S. Department of Energy is to advance a robust predictive understanding of Earth’s climate and environmental systems, including the interactions of human and natural systems and the implications for energy systems. A rapidly growing area of research interest at DOE is the integrated regional water cycle encompassing atmospheric, ground, and surface water; projected energy and other human and natural demands under future possible climate states; and land-use and hydro-climate feedbacks. This town hall will serve as a means for discussing DOE’s research priorities on the regional integrated water cycle. For additional information, please contact Patrick Horan (e-mail: patrick.horan@science.doe.gov).
  12:15 PM
Water Cycle Workshop with Ruby Leung

Town Hall Meeting: Free and Open Sharing of Environmental Data
Location: Room 13AB (Austin Convention Center)

Rapid advances in computing, communications, and observational technologies in the last decade have resulted in a dramatic proliferation of data from diverse sources, data that are consumed and by an ever broadening community of users and shared across the world for myriad applications. As a result of the changing information technology landscape, there has been a revolution in the data services that are provided, including changes in how data are accessed, analyzed, managed, shared, and archived. The 2002 AMS Statement on Free and Open Exchange of Environmental Data does not reflect many of the recent advances and needs to be revised. For example, concepts such as data transparency, re-use, provenance, stewardship, preservation, citation, standards and conventions are not mentioned. At its September 2012 meeting, the AMS Council approved the proposal for the revision of the Policy Statement on Free and Open Exchange of Environmental Data. The purpose of this town hall is to seek input for that revision from the members in attendance at the AMS Annual Meeting. For additional information, please contact Mohan Ramamurthy (mohan@ucar.edu).
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Town Hall Meeting: Improving Forecasts and Warnings Through Social Science Partnerships
Location: Room 11AB (Austin Convention Center)

An important goal of weather forecasting is to communicate useful information that enhances a person’s decision-making to reduce the risk of loss of life and property. All individuals are affected by weather and, thus, weather forecasts, but how does the public respond to predictions issued by meteorologists and how can the meteorological community better communicate impending impacts during significant weather events? In order to realize the potential benefits associated with improved weather prediction, understanding how individuals and socioeconomic sectors use different types of weather information is essential. The AMS Board for Operational Government Meteorologists and AMS Board on Societal Impacts is co-sponsoring this Town Hall Meeting to explore the human dimension of forecast products. In particular the partnership of the meteorological and social science communities will be stressed through discussion of initiatives and success stories in the application of social science within various meteorological sectors. The Town Hall will foster exchange of established best practices in the social sciences with the practical challenges in the meteorological community. Members of the meteorological and social science communities who have forged an active partnership will serve as panelist, and will be available to share best practices from their experiences via a question and answer period. For additional information, please contact Amy Godsey (Amy.Godsey@em.myflorida.com), David Novak (David.Novak@noaa.gov), or Sheldon Drobot (drobot@rap.ucar.edu).
  12:15 PM
NOAA-Lans by Lans Rothfusz
  12:30 PM
Amy Godsey Presentation

  12:45 PM
Eve Gruntfest Presentation


Town Hall Meeting: Toward a U.S. Weather Commission: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods and the American Economy
Location: Room 18C (Austin Convention Center)

Recent high impact weather events, ongoing community dialogue, conclusions drawn from last summer's AMS community meeting, and the recently released National Academy of Sciences report, Weather Services for the Nation: Becoming Second to None, have all highlighted the need to assess the current state of our national weather enterprise and for stronger, more effective, advocacy on behalf of that enterprise. Even with the tremendous improvements of the last three decades, high impact weather events such as Hurricane Sandy and the 2011 tornadoes remain a major national concern. In addition, we currently face serious observing gaps and other challenges that put much of that progress at risk. However, given the correct priorities, we are perched on new discoveries and enhancements that will better protect lives and the nation’s economy even as high impact weather becomes more frequent. This panel presentation and audience discussion will address the future of the national weather enterprise, and in particular, will focus on the call for the creation of the first U.S. Weather Commission. Such a Commission could help sort top-level priorities, identify opportunities in a challenging time, and enhance our message to Congress and the Executive Branch. In a time of tightening federal funding and political gridlock, such a commission could be a voice for advocacy, informing elected officials and the public of the value of our community to this country. Recognizing that our country faces some difficult decisions in the months and years ahead, the commission approach provides a very natural and transparent venue to establish where we go next and what is most important to the nation. The purpose of this Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Weather Coalition and by the nation’s universities through UCAR, is to gather input on this important topic from the weather community via a conversation with participants from the private, academic, and public sectors. We seek your opinions and strongly encourage your participation at this early point in the effort. For additional information, please contact Pam Emch (e-mail: pam.emch@ngc.com).

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

What is Python? Perhaps you've heard about this modern, open-source programming language but are wondering what it's all about and how does it relate to the atmospheric and oceanic sciences (AOS). If so, this Town Hall meeting is for you! At this meeting, we'll describe what Python can do for AOS users and have a time where you can ask questions about implementing and supporting Python for AOS modeling and analysis. While anyone interested in learning about Python is welcome, the Town Hall meeting will be geared for non-programmers and decision-makers and will focus on how Python can help your institution be more productive. For additional information, please contact Johnny Lin (e-mail: jlin@northpark.edu).

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

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Joint Session 1
(INVITED SESSION) Societal Benefits of the New Generation of LEO and GEO Environmental Satellites - Part 1 (Joint with the Committee on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology)
Location: Ballroom G (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Ninth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Barbara J. Ryan, Group on Earth Observations Secretariat, Geneva, ; Mitchell Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS, Lanham, MD
  1:30 PM
J1.1
Societal Benefits from GEOSS
Barbara J. Ryan, Group on Earth Observations Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland

  2:00 PM
J1.2
Societal Benefits from NOAA Environmental Satellites
Mary E. Kicza, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Goldberg
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Session 1
Applications of data mining/knowledge discovery and improved understanding of large environmental science datasets
Location: Room 18A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 11th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences
Chair: Auroop R. Ganguly, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  1:45 PM
1.2
Data Prospecting – a new approach to address “big data” exploitation challenges in Earth Science?
Rahul Ramachandran, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and J. Rushing, A. Lin, and K. S. Kuo
  2:00 PM
1.3
Machine Learning Enhancement of Storm Scale Ensemble Probabilistic Precipitation Forecasts
David John Gagne II, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. McGovern and M. Xue
  2:15 PM
1.4
Applications of Data Mining to Supercell Tornadogenesis
Brittany A. Dahl, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and B. T. Katona, B. Pirtle, A. McGovern, R. A. Brown, and L. J. Wicker
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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
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Session 1
Welcome and Enterprise Highlights
Location: Room 8ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: First Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise
Organizer: Andrea Bleistein, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
Chair: Christopher Strager, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
  1:30 PM
Welcoming Remarks from Board on Enteprise Planning Chair

  2:00 PM
1.2
AMS 2012 Summer Community Meeting Highlights
Betsy Weatherhead, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and G. L. Frederick Jr.
  2:15 PM
1.3
U.S. Numerical Weather Prediction: Time for a Restructuring?
Clifford F. Mass, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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Session 1A
Communicating Weather Information via Mobile Devices
Location: Room 11AB (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS)
Cochairs: Michael Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies, Norman, OK; G. David Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc., Charlottesville, VA
  1:30 PM
1A.1
Weather Satellite Data for Mobile Devices
David Parker, SSEC/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. E. Gumley and T. H. Achtor
  2:00 PM
1A.3
RadarScope: Professional-Grade Data Visualization in a Mobile Consumer App
Justin R. Greenfield, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK; and J. M. Wolfinbarger, R. A. Young, and S. N. Blackburn
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Session 1B
International Applications: Latest Challenges for Disseminating and accessing Weather Data, Forecasts and Warnings
Location: Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS)
Cochairs: Erik Andersson, ECMWF, Reading, ; John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant, Berryville, VA
  1:30 PM
1B.1
Metview: Helping to make best use of ECMWF's data
Stephan Siemen, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and B. Raoult, I. Russell, F. Ii, and S. Kertesz
  1:45 PM
1B.2
ECMWF point database: providing direct access to any model output grid-point values
Baudouin Raoult, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and S. Lamy-Thepaut and C. Sahin
  2:00 PM
1B.3
French forecasters workstation. Synergie-next : Synopsis project. Last news
Patricia Salerno, METEO FRANCE, Toulouse, France; and A. Lasserre-Bigorry, F. Marty, J. Nicolau, and H. Vandeputte
  2:15 PM
1B.4
METIS: Modernization of the Royal Netherlands Air Force Meteorological Workstation System
Richard Stedronsky, Enterprise Electronics Corporation, Enterprise, AL; and J. Cahall

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Session 2
Atmospheric and Oceanic Observations, and their Assimilation. a: Ocean
Location: Room 9C (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Ross N. Hoffman, AER, Lexington, MA
  1:30 PM
2.1
  1:45 PM
2.2
Implementing glider observation strategies for Navy ocean observing systems
Charlie N. Barron, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and L. F. Smedstad, G. Peggion, J. M. Dastugue, and E. F. Coelho
  2:00 PM
2.3
Conditional Predictability in Assimilation: Ocean Frontogenesis Filaments
Gregg A. Jacobs, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and P. Spence, B. Bartels, and F. L. Bub
  2:15 PM
2.4
Estimating atmospheric forcing errors in ocean data assimilation using the representer method
Hans E. Ngodock, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and M. J. Carrier

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Session 2
Communicating about Climate Change
Location: Room 19A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Chair: Greg Guibert, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  1:45 PM
2.2
  2:00 PM
2.3
Analysis of Perspectives of Journalists and Scientists on Climate Change Reports through Experimental Reviews of Student Articles
Yoshie Goto-Maeda, The Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; and Y. Matsumoto, S. Emori, K. Takahashi, M. Aoyagi-Usui, A. Asakura, and K. Fukushi
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Session 2
Demonstrated and near-term Research Capabilities: Satellite Systems — Part II
Location: Ballroom A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Third Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Peter Wilczynski, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; Thomas S. Pagano, JPL, Pasadena, CA
  1:30 PM
2.1
  2:00 PM
2.3
ICESat-2: A next generation laser altimeter for space-borne determination of surface elevation
Kelly Brunt, Cryospheric Science Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD; and S. L. Farrell and V. M. Escobar
  2:15 PM
2.4
The NASA EV-2 Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) Mission
Christopher S. Ruf, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and S. Gleason, Z. Jelenak, S. J. Katzberg, A. Ridley, R. Rose, J. Scherrer, and V. Zavorotny
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Joint Session 2
From Weather Research to Operations (2)
Location: Room 17A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 16th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; and the Third Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: William H. Bauman III, ENSCO, Inc., Cocoa Beach, FL; David J. Pace, FAA-Retired, Washington, DC
  1:30 PM
J2.1
Application and Assessment of the Aviation Weather Center's Aviation Winter Weather Dashboard
Benjamin R. J. Schwedler, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/AWC & CIRA, Kansas City, MO; and R. L. Solomon, D. R. Bright, J. Lichty, J. J. Levit, S. A. Lack, and T. Lloyd
  1:45 PM
J2.2
The 2012 Aviation Weather Testbed Summer Experiment: An Evaluation of Next-Generation Numerical Model Guidance and Aviation Forecasting
Amy R. Harless, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Kansas City, MO; and J. J. Levit, B. R. J. Schwedler, A. Terborg, C. M. Gravelle, M. P. Murphy, B. Entwistle, D. Vietor, D. R. Bright, and L. Hinson
  2:00 PM
J2.3
The GOES-R Proving Ground 2012 Summer Experiment at the Aviation Weather Center
Amanda M. Terborg, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Kansas City, MO; and C. M. Gravelle
  2:15 PM
J2.4
The GOES-R Proving Ground 2012 Aviation Weather Testbed Summer Experiment – Case Studies
Chad M. Gravelle, CIMSS - Univ. of Wisconsin / NWS Operations Proving Ground, Kansas City, MO; and A. Terborg
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Session 2
K-12 and Informal Education, Part 2
Location: Room 13AB (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 22nd Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Donna J. Charlevoix, Unavco, Boulder, IL; David W. Chapman, Okemos High School, Okemos, MI
  1:30 PM
2.1
From Learning to Research: Working with Middle and High School Students and Teachers to create climate projects using 21st Century Technologies
Julie S. Malmberg, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. R. L. Odell, C. Hoadley, T. Sumner, K. Maull, O. Dibie, C. Sundberg, T. Andersen, J. Mackaro, G. Randolph, S. Tessendorf, and K. Wegner
  1:45 PM
2.2
Promoting the Geosciences among Middle and High School Students in the Urban Coastal Environment of New York City
Reginald Blake, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY; and J. Liou-Mark
  2:15 PM
2.4
Teacher Challenges when Using Models to Teach about Weather and Climate in Middle School Classrooms
Morgan Brown Yarker, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; and C. O. Stanier, C. Forbes, and S. Park
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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
Recording files available
Session 2
Novel Concepts and Approaches in Health Modeling and Research
Location: Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Environment and Health
Moderator: Mary H. Hayden, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  1:45 PM
2.2
Predictability and control of Meningococcal Meningitis in African Sahelo-Soudanian countries by using climate information: Case of Burkina Faso and Niger
Pascal Dieudonné Alda Yaka, Direction Generale de la Meteorologie, Ouagadougou, KADIOGO, Burkina Faso; and B. Sultan, S. Janicot, F. Tarbangdo, and W. M. Thiaw

  2:00 PM
2.3
  2:15 PM
2.4
Collaboration with Traditional Healers to Expand Surveillance for Plague in Northern Uganda
Mary H. Hayden, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. Zielinski-Gutierrez, T. Apangu, K. S. Griffith, A. J. Monaghan, S. Moore, and R. J. Eisen
Recording files available
Session 2
Space Weather Agency Updates Part II
Location: Room 16B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 10th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Genene Fisher, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
  1:30 PM
2.1A
The National Space Weather Program: Implementing National Capability
Samuel P. Williamson, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology, Silver Spring, MD; and M. F. Bonadonna
  1:45 PM
2.2
Towards a Concept of Operations for Space Weather in Support of International Air Navigation
Steven Albersheim, FAA, Washington, DC; and M. J. Gunzelman, T. P. Kiley Jr., and T. J. Helms Jr.

  2:15 PM
2.4
Predictions of Solar Cycle 24, How are We Doing?
W. Dean Pesnell, NASA, Greenbelt, Maryland
Recording files available
Session 2
Tribute to Dr. Stanley Changnon
Location: Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
Speakers: Kenneth E. Kunkel, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, Asheville, NC; Mark S. Russo, Chesapeake Energy Corp., Chicago, IL
Chair: David Changnon, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL
  1:30 PM
2.1
Stan Changnon: A Renaissance Man of (Atmospheric) Science
Kenneth E. Kunkel, CICS-NC, NOAA/NCDC, Asheville, NC
  2:00 PM
2.2
Record-Setting Damaging Weather Extremes in 2011
David Changnon, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL; and S. Changnon
  2:15 PM
2.3
Recording files available
Session 2
Weather Applications and Research in the Energy Utility Sector Part 2
Location: Room 6A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Cochairs: Manda Adams, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; Kevin Stenson, MeteoGroup, Indianapolis, IN
  1:30 PM
2.1
  1:45 PM
2.2
Methodology for Developing a Heavy Wet Snow Scale for a Utility Company
Brandon Hertell, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, New York, NY; and R. Derech and J. Wilson
  2:00 PM
2.3
Recording files available
Session 2A
Model enhancements for improving predictions
Location: Ballroom B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: V. Ramaswamy, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, NJ
  1:45 PM
2A.2
A new flexible hydrological framework for land surface modeling in regional and global climate studies
Pieter Hazenberg, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and P. Broxton, D. Gochis, G. Y. Niu, J. Pelletier, P. Troch, and X. Zeng
  2:15 PM
2A.4
Rain-induced Dissipation in Hurricanes
Tapan Sabuwala, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Onna-son, Okinawa, Japan; and G. Gioia and P. Chakraborty
Recording files available
Session 2B
Extreme Weather and Climate Change Part II
Location: Ballroom C (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Aiguo Dai, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  1:30 PM
2B.1
Associating U.S. monthly tornado activity with environmental parameters
Michael K. Tippett, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Palisades, NY; and A. H. Sobel and S. J. Camargo
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
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 4
Ocean, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Land Surface Interaction in the Coastal Environment (Joint with the Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology (SMOC) Committee)—Part I
Location: Room 18B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 11th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; and the 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Cochairs: Frank Aikman, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology, Inc., Laurel, MD; Philip E. Ardanuy, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Silver Spring, MD
  2:00 PM
TJ4.3
Assessing Lagrangian coherent structures and uncertainties using RELO ensemble system in the Gulf of Mexico
Mozheng Wei, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and G. Jacobs, C. Rowley, C. Barron, P. Hogan, and P. spence
  2:15 PM
TJ4.4
Inundation Analysis Using GIS and Hydrodynamic Modeling
Sergey Reid, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX; and P. E. Tissot and D. Williams
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 6
Chemistry-Aerosol-Cloud/Climate Interactions: From Ocean to Continents, Part I
Location: Room 5ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fifth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the 15th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; and the Robert A. Duce Symposium )
Chairs: Joseph M. Prospero, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; Tae Siek Rhee, Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon,
  1:30 PM
TJ6.1
Composition, Mixing State, and Cloud Nucleation Ability of Airborne Marine Particles
Sarah D. Brooks, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and D. C. O. Thornton, C. Deng, and G. Vidaurre
  1:45 PM
TJ6.2
Atmospheric inorganic nitrogen input via dry, wet, and sea fog deposition to the subarctic western North Pacific Ocean
Jinyoung Jung, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea; and H. Furutani, M. Uematsu, S. W. Kim, and S. C. Yoon
  2:00 PM
TJ6.3A
Multiphase Chemistry of Atmospheric Amines
Lin Wang, Fudan Univ., Shanghai, China; and R. Zhang

  2:15 PM
TJ6.4
Investigation of the impacts of Asian pollution on Pacific storm track using multi-scale modeling results
Yuan Wang, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and M. Wang, S. J. Ghan, and R. Zhang

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 9
The Toll of Extreme Weather on Mental Health, Safety, and Healthcare Buildings
Location: Room 18D (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth Conference on Environment and Health; the Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Impacts: Weather 2012 )
Moderator: Wendy Marie Thomas, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
  1:30 PM
TJ9.1
Healthcare without Borders
Gary Cohen, Healthcare without Borders, Reston, VA
  1:45 PM
TJ9.2
Weather Forecasts: Predicting the Prognosis for Chronic Care Management during Disasters
Maryanne Strobel RN MSN CDE, GPA, Providence Village, TX

  2:00 PM
TJ9.3
The derecho and 911: Attention all units on the air
Margaret L. Fowke, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

  2:15 PM
TJ9.4

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

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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

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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

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


Joint Session 1
Challenges and Opportunities in Energy Education and the New Energy Economy
Location: Room 13AB (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 22nd Symposium on Education; and the Fourth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy )
Cochairs: Melissa A. Burt, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; Brian D'Agostino, San Diego Gas and Electric, ,
  4:00 PM
J1.1
Fueling Geoscience Literacy to Better Prepare for the New Energy Economy
Robert Weinbeck, American Meteorological Society, Washington, DC; and J. A. Brey, I. W. Geer, J. M. Moran, E. Mills, and K. Nugnes

  4:30 PM
J1.2
Climate Normals and Engagement with Energy Industry
Jenny Dissen, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC/CICS, Asheville, NC; and A. Arguez, T. G. Houston, and R. S. Voss

  5:00 PM
J1.3
Promoting energy literacy through social engagement tools
Eugene Cordero, San Jose State Univ., San Jose, CA


1
Panel Session on improving the research to operations transition process
Location: Ballroom A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Third Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; and the First Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise )
Panelists: Thomas J. Bogdan, UCAR, Boulder, CO; Laura Furgione, NWS, Silver Spring, MD; Sandy MacDonald, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; Robert S. Marshall, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD; David W. Titley, NOAA, Washington, DC
Cochairs: Timothy J. Hall, The Aerospace Corporation, Silver Spring, MD; Suzanne Hilding, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD

Focus of Session: This Session will be an invited panel of experts addressing the question, “How can we improve the research-to-operations transition process?” The panel members will give their perspective on transitioning successful research to successful operational use and they will discuss the central role R2O plays in addressing this year’s annual theme. Panel members will be prepared to discuss the challenges to R2O, and the potential means to overcome them, including the following topics: • Science mission requirements versus operational user needs; • Adequate and timely funding for research that is targeted to meet operational needs, the transition, and operational sustainment; • The lag between deploying research and full user exploitation; • Challenges in communicating the benefits of new capabilities to user communities, including the public, government policy makers, commercial industry, and the military. The high economic and social value of our ability to observe and accurately predict atmospheric and ocean conditions requires strong relationships between the academic, Government, and industrial communities to effectively and efficiently transfer research results to the operational environment. Partnerships and collaboration will result in clear articulation of operational needs, and joint efforts to secure research funding and procurement of necessary operational systems. Researcher accessibility and insight into the operations environment and data for development, test, and evaluation, coupled with an operational workforce that embraces and pursues research opportunities, will facilitate collaboration between the two communities. Such a partnership will accelerate transitions of research to operations, while simultaneously ensuring the transfer of operations knowledge back to research (O2R). This R2O – O2R relationship will improve the balance between operational needs, research initiatives, and transfer of results into systems, technology, methods, processes, and procedures that enhance our ability to serve the public.
Recording files available
Joint Session 2
(INVITED SESSION) Societal Benefits of the New Generation of LEO and GEO Environmental Satellites - Part 2 (Joint with the Committee on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology)
Location: Ballroom G (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Ninth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Russell S. Schneider, NOAA/NWS/SPC, Norman, OK; Jack A. Kaye, NASA, Science Mission Directorate, Washington, DC
  4:00 PM
J2.1
  4:30 PM
J2.3
  4:45 PM
J2.4
Improved Space Weather Monitoring for GOES-R
William F. Denig, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and S. M. Hill
  5:00 PM
J2.5
On the Cost/Benefit of Meteorological Satellite Systems
Lars Peter Riishojgaard, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, Camp Springs, MD
  5:15 PM
J2.6
An Unprecedented 40-Year Record of Our Changing Earth using Landsat
Frank Kelly, USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Recording files available
Session 2
Icing Hazard Characterization, Diagnosis and Prediction
Location: Room 17A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 16th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology
Cochairs: Franzeska Houtas, NASA, Edwards, CA; Edward H. Teets Jr., NASA, Edwards, CA
  4:00 PM
2.1
Toward an integrated approach to improve the utility of operational satellite data for diagnosing icing conditions
William L. Smith Jr., NASA/LaRC, Hampton, VA; and P. Minnis, C. Fleeger, F. L. Chang, and R. Palikonda

  4:15 PM
2.2
  4:30 PM
2.3
  4:45 PM
2.4
Coupling the FASST Land Surface Model with WRF-ARW for Low-level Icing Forecasts in Complex Terrain
Taleena Sines, Plymouth State Univ., Plymouth, NH; and J. P. Koermer, S. Frankenstein, and E. G. Hoffman
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
Session 2A
Communication Technologies for Accessing and Distributing Climate, Weather, and Hydrologic Data, Forecasts, and Information
Location: Room 11AB (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS)
Chair: Timothy Crum, NOAA/NEXRAD Radar Operations Center, Norman, OK
  4:15 PM
2A.2
Virtual CHILL (VCHILL): Bringing Radar to Remote Users
Joseph Hardin, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and M. Rausch and V. Chandrasekar
  4:30 PM
2A.3
A Web Based Portal for Integrated Real Time Access to Multiple Data Streams
Edwin W. Eloranta, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI; and J. P. Garcia and R. Garcia
  4:45 PM
2A.4
A Web-Based Tsunami Forecasting Tool: Design Approach and Implementation
Eugene Burger, NOAA/OAR/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and L. kamb and T. Nakamura
  5:00 PM
2A.5
Development of Environmental Decision Support System: Unifying Cross-Discipline Data Access Through Open Source Tools
Shawn Freeman, Northrop Grumman, Chantilly, VA; and K. Darmenova, G. Higgins, and D. Apling

  5:15 PM
2A.6
Status of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Standards for Meteorology
Marie-Francoise Voidrot-Martinez, METEO-FRANCE, Toulouse, France; and C. Little and J. de La Beaujardière
Recording files available
Session 2B
Special International Applications Session on THE IMPACT AND METEOROLOGICAL CHALLENGES OF VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS
Location: Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS)
Cochairs: Erik Andersson, ECMWF, Reading, ; John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant, Berryville, VA
  4:00 PM
2B.1
Monitoring Eruptions in Iceland, an Intergrated Approach
Halldor Bjornsson, Icelandic Meteorological Office, Reykjavik, Iceland; and G. N. Petersen, S. von Löwis, P. Arason, and S. Karlsdóttir
  4:15 PM
2B.2
Radar imaging of Icelandic eruptions: Lessons learnt and future preparations
Richard F. Yeo, Icelandic Meteorological Office, Reykjavík, Iceland; and G. S. Sigurgsson
  4:30 PM
2B.3
On the difficulty to define a threshold for “visible ash”
Bernadett Weinzierl, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Wessling, Germany; and D. Sauer, A. Minikin, O. Reitebuch, F. Dahlkötter, B. Mayer, C. Emde, I. Tegen, J. Gasteiger, A. Petzold, A. Veira, U. Kueppers, and U. Schumann
  4:45 PM
2B.4
To define 'Discernible Ash'
Ian Lisk, UK Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom
  5:15 PM
2B.6
A Tool to Facilitate Global Volcanic Ash Collaboration
Jeffrey M. Osiensky, NOAA/NWS, Anchorage, AK; and D. Bensimon, P. Webley, and L. G. Mastin
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Session 3
Atmospheric and Oceanic Observations, and their Assimilation. b: Atmosphere
Location: Room 9C (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Derek J. Posselt, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  4:00 PM
3.1
  4:15 PM
3.2
Integration of Wide-Band, Nanoresolution Barometers into the CASA DFW Urban Demonstration Network
David Pepyne, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and J. Brotzge, B. Philips, and M. Zink

  4:45 PM
3.4
Investigating the Vertical Variability of Tropospheric Water Vapor with GPS
Panagiotis Vergados, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and A. J. Mannucci and C. O. Ao
Recording files available
Session 3
New space weather products and data sources
Location: Room 16B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 10th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Delores J. Knipp, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  4:00 PM
3.1
  4:15 PM
3.2
Space Weather Training from the COMET Program
Elizabeth Mulvihill Page, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and T. Ross-Lazarov, A. Stevermer, and D. Kiessling
  4:30 PM
3.3
  4:45 PM
3.4
Multispectral Classification of Solar Imagery
Steven M. Hill, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and J. M. Darnel, E. J. Rigler, R. Steenburgh, and J. Vickroy

  5:00 PM
3.5
Investigation of station inclusion on Disturbance Storm Time (Dst) Index
James C. Jones, Northrop-Grumman, Papillion, NE; and K. R. Fenton
  5:15 PM
3.6
Equatorial Space Weather: SAMI3 Simulation Study of Gravity Wave Seeding of Equatorial Spread F
J.D. Huba, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC; and J. Krall and D. C. Fritts
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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
Recording files available
Session 3A
North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP)
Location: Ballroom B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Melissa S. Bukovsky, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  4:15 PM
3A.2
Future Convective Environments in the Southeast U.S
Victor Gensini, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; and C. Ramseyer and T. Mote
  4:30 PM
3A.3
Spatial Extreme Value Analysis for Large-Scale Severe Weather Indicators
Eric Gilleland, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and B. G. Brown and C. M. Ammann
  4:45 PM
3A.4
Future North American Temperature Extremes as Simulated by a Hierarchy of Global and Regional Climate Models
Christopher G. Fletcher, Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada; and A. T. Saunders
  5:00 PM
3A.5
NARCCAP Model Validation for the Southeast United States
Erik D. Kabela, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; and G. Carbone
  5:15 PM
3A.6
Evaluation of NARCCAP Simulations against Site Observations within a Lake Modified Zone
. Perdinan, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; and J. A. Winkler, S. Zhong, Z. Abraham, P. N. Tan, and M. Liszewska
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Session 3A
Operational Partnerships and Decision Making
Location: Room 19A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Cochairs: Daphne LaDue, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Pamela L. Heinselman, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
  4:00 PM
3A.1
  4:15 PM
3A.2
The Data Deluge: Modern Applications for Bringing Weather to the Decision
JP Plavan, EarthRisk Technologies, San Diego, CA; and S. Bennett

  4:30 PM
3A.3
  5:00 PM
3A.5
  5:15 PM
Discussion

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Session 3B
Physical and Social Science Research Related to the Storm Surge and Hurricane Wind Warning Process
Location: Room 18D (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Cochairs: Betty Hearn Morrow, SocResearch, Miami, FL; Robbie Berg, NOAA / National Weather Service, Miami, FL
  4:30 PM
Discussion

  4:45 PM
3B.4
Communicating National Hurricane Center Forecasts of Storm Surge Hazards
Jamie Rhome, NOAA/NCEP/NHC, Miami, FL; and R. Berg, M. Lowry, W. Booth, E. Gibney, and B. H. Morrow
  5:00 PM
3B.5
Communication of Hurricane Storm Surge Threat: A Mixed-Method Analysis
Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State, MS; and K. Antonelli, C. C. Williams, and A. Lea
  5:15 PM
3B.6
Evaluation of the NC-CERA Storm Surge and Wave Visualization Tool by Emergency Managers
Jessica L. Losego, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; and R. Luettich, C. Kaiser, J. G. Fleming, and B. Blanton
Recording files available
Session 3B
Tropical Cyclones and Climate
Location: Ballroom C (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Frederic Vitart, ECMWF, Reading, Berks.
  4:00 PM
3B.1
  4:15 PM
3B.2
Citizen Scientists and Tropical Cyclone Activity
Kenneth Knapp, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and C. C. Hennon, C. J. Schreck III, and S. E. Stevens
  4:30 PM
3B.3
  5:15 PM
3B.6
Global View of the Origin of Tropical Disturbances Revisited
Brian Tang, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY
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
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 8
Ocean, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Land Surface Interaction in the Coastal Environment (Joint with the Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology (SMOC) Committee)—Part II
Location: Room 18B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 11th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Frank Aikman, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc., Laurel, MD; Philip E. Ardanuy, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Silver Spring, MD
  4:30 PM
TJ8.3
Energy Extraction from Ocean Currents and Waves: Mapping the Most Promising Locations
Ana C. Ordonez, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and B. Fox-Kemper and P. E. Hamlington
  4:45 PM
TJ8.4
The Use of SAR Winds in Forecasting at the PSPC
Allan Coldwells, MSC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  5:00 PM
TJ8.5
Inter-Sensor Comparison of Satellite Ocean Color Products from GOCI and MODIS
Ruhul Amin, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and R. Gould, S. Ladner, I. Shulman, J. Jolliff, P. Sakalaukus, A. Lawson, P. Martinolich, and R. Arnone
  5:15 PM
TJ8.6
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 10
Medium-range, Sub-seasonal and Seasonal-scale Forecast Techniques and Modeling for Energy Demand Part I
Location: Room 6A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 11th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; and the Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation )
Cochairs: Travis Hartman, MDA Information Systems, Inc (EarthSat Wx), Gaithersburg, MD; Stephen Bennett, EarthRisk Technologies, San Diego, CA; Sue Ellen Haupt, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  4:30 PM
TJ10.3
  4:45 PM
TJ10.4
A seamless system for medium range, subseasonal and seasonal probabalistic forecasts of energy demand
Judith A. Curry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and J. Belanger, M. Jelinek, V. Toma, and P. Webster

  5:00 PM
TJ10.5
Medium-Range Wind Power Ensemble Forecasting for Texas
Kristofer Y. Shrestha, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and J. A. Curry, J. Belanger, J. Mittelman, J. Freedman, J. Zack, and P. Beaucage

  5:15 PM
TJ10.6
Subseasonal predictability of regional wind power generation
Jake Mittelman, Georgia Institute of Techonology, Atlanta, GA; and J. A. Curry, K. Shrestha, and J. Belanger
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 12
Chemistry-Aerosol-Cloud/Climate Interactions: From Ocean to Continents, Part II
Location: Room 5ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fifth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Robert A. Duce Symposium; and the 15th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Chairs: Yuan Gao, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ; Shari A. Yvon-Lewis, Texas A&M Univeristy, College Station, TX
  4:00 PM
TJ12.1
Delivery of anthropogenically-sourced trace metals to the surface ocean in the eastern North Atlantic: A16N
Pamela M. Barrett, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and J. A. Resing, N. J. Buck, C. S. Buck, W. M. Landing, and C. I. Measures

  4:30 PM
TJ12.3
Atmospheric Deposition Controls On The East Mediterranean Marine Ecosystem
S. Christodoulaki, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece; and G. Petihakis, M. Kanakidou, and N. Mihalopoulos
  4:45 PM
TJ12.4
Aerosol Indirect Effect on Tropospheric Ozone via Lightning
Tianle Yuan, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and L. Remer, H. Bian, R. Albrecht, J. Ziemke, K. Pickering, L. Oreopoulos, S. Goodman, H. Yu, and D. Allen
  5:00 PM
TJ12.5

4:00 PM-5:45 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 11
Earth Observation Systems and Applications for Public Health Models and Decisions
Location: Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth Conference on Environment and Health; and the 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Moderators: John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Bethesda, MD; Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology, Inc., Laurel, MD
  4:00 PM
TJ11.1
  4:15 PM
TJ11.2
  4:30 PM
TJ11.3
NASA Earth Observations for Health and Air Quality Applications
John A. Haynes, NASA, Washington, DC; and S. M. Estes
  5:00 PM
TJ11.5
Modeling malaria risk in the Peruvian Amazon
Benjamin F. Zaitchik, Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD; and B. J. Feingold, P. Z. Vasquez, A. S. Davila, C. A. Antonio, and W. K. Y. Pan
  5:15 PM
TJ11.6
Use of MODIS Satellite Data to Evaluate Juniperus spp. Pollen Phenology to Support a Pollen Dispersal Model, PREAM, to Support Public Health Allergy Alerts
Jeffrey C. Luvall, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and W. A. Sprigg, E. Levetin, A. Huete, S. Nickovic, A. Prasad, G. Pejanovic, A. Vukovic, P. Van de Water, A. M. Budge, W. Hudspeth, H. Krapfl, B. Toth, A. Zelicoff, O. Myers, L. Bunderson, G. Ponce-Campos, T. M. Crimmins, M. Menache, and M. Vujadinovic

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


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

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Town Hall Meeting: “Keeping the Lights On: Is the Current State of Weather Communications and Forecasts Powerful Enough?”
Location: Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)

The nation’s electric grid, which is comprised of electricity generation, transmission and distribution, is one of the more stable in the world, however, it is not without its’ challenges. One of the largest challenges for the nation’s grid is weather variability and predictability. The questions this Town Hall Meeting will address are broadly: 1) What is the current state of weather data and forecasts 2) How are they being integrated across the system and 3) What is expected to be provided by the meteorological community, including research, government agencies, private commercial weather services and in-house meteorologists over the next decade. Some of the topics that will be discussed are: •Wind and solar integration •Emergency Preparedness/Storm-following ◦Outages relating to weather events i.e. extreme temperatures, fires, hurricanes, severe weather, drought, floods, etc. •Load balancing •Demand response and smart metering •Outage modeling (emergency crew placement) •Weather integration into decision support systems This Town Hall Meeting is held in conjunction with the AMS Energy Committee and the AMS Renewable Energy Sub-committees’ Fourth Conference on Weather, Climate and the New Energy Economy. Immediately following this Town Hall Meeting, joins us for an "Energizing" Happy Hour reception. Kick off the night's activities with snacks and drinks. Full details on the reception will be posted at the town hall meeting. For additional information, please contact Stephen Bennett (stephen.bennett@earthrisktech.com), Heidi Centola (Heidi.Centola@cmegroup.com), Julie Lundquist (Julie.Lundquist@colorado.edu), Melinda Marquis (Melinda.Marquis@noaa.gov), Manda Adams (Manda.Adams@uncc.edu), or Kevin Stenson (kevin.stenson@meteogroup.com).
  6:30 PM
Keeping the Lights On

7:30 PM-9:30 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013

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Town Hall Meeting: Hurricane and Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy: Predictions, Warnings, Societal Impacts and Response
Location: Ballroom E (Austin Convention Center)
Organizer: Tanja Fransen, NOAA/NWS, Glasgow, MT
  7:30 PM
Hurricane Sandy Intro: Randy Peppler

  7:45 PM
Hurricane Sandy Introduction: Tanja Fransen
  8:00 PM
Introduction to Sandy and the Major Impacts
Louis W. Uccellini, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD
  8:15 PM
  8:30 PM
Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy: Rain, Snow and Inland Wind Impacts
David Novak, NOAA/NWS/Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, College Park, MD
  9:15 PM
Following the Storm through Social Media
Jason Samenow, Washington Post, Washington, DC; and A. Freedman
  9:30 PM
Storm Response in New York and New Jersey
Eric Holthaus, The Wall Street Journal, New York, NY
  9:45 PM
Q&A: Bring your questions regarding this event, written on paper. Moderators will collect them and have them ready for the panel at 9:15pm.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

8:15 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

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Joint Session 2
Climate Impact to Health, Food Security and Air Quality
Location: Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth Conference on Environment and Health; and the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Moderator: Michelle D. Hawkins, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
  8:15 AM
J2.1
Pollen exposure and respiratory illness in a changing climate
Shubhayu Saha, CDC, Atlanta, GA; and A. Manangan and G. Luber

  8:30 AM
J2.2
The vector mosquito Aedes aegypti at the margins: sensitivity of a coupled natural and human system to climate change
Andrew J. Monaghan, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and D. F. Steinhoff, M. H. Hayden, L. Delle Monache, L. M. Eisen, S. Lozano-Fuentes, E. Zielinski-Gutierrez, and C. Welsh-Rodriguez
  8:45 AM
J2.3
  9:00 AM
J2.4
Predicting the Effects of Climate and Weather on the Occurrence of West Nile Virus in Nortern Cook County IL
Nancy E. Westcott, Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL; and R. L. Lampman and E. J. Muturi
  9:15 AM
J2.5
  9:30 AM
J2.6

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

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Session 2
Cloud Condensation Nuclei (CCN) and Ice Nuclei (IN) Properties of Aerosol: Measurement, Modeling and Impacts on Clouds—Part II
Location: Room 5ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fifth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
Chair: Jian Wang, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
CoChair: Xiaohong Liu, PNNL, Richland, WA
  8:30 AM
2.1
  8:45 AM
2.2
Kinetics of CCN activation and droplet growth observed in recent field campaigns
Fan Mei, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY; and J. Wang

  9:00 AM
2.3
CCN spectra Hoppel minima and cloud supersaturation
James G. Hudson, DRI, Reno, NV; and S. Noble
  9:15 AM
2.4
Simulations of Global Impact of Dust Speciation on Mixed-Phase Clouds Through Ice Nucleation
Xiaohong Liu, PNNL, Richland, WA; and Y. Wang, S. Ghan, N. Mahowald, and R. Scanza
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Session 3
Applications for Energy Decision Support
Location: Room 6A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Cochairs: Jenny Dissen, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC/CICS, Asheville, NC; Mark S. Russo, Chesapeake Energy Corp., Chicago, IL
  8:30 AM
3.1
Hurricane risk to offshore wind farms
Mark Powell, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Tallahassee, FL; and S. Cocke

  9:00 AM
3.3
RealQuotes: An Novel Platform for Energy Analytics
Edward Byrns Jr., RenRe Energy Advisors, Ltd, The Woodlands, TX
  9:15 AM
3.4
The Energy Weather Data Universe
Lawrence Heitkemper, MDA Information Systems, Inc (EarthSat Wx), Gaithersburg, MD; and T. Hartman and D. D. B. Kirk-Davidoff

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

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Session 1
(INVITED SESSION) Satellite Program Overviews and Status
Location: Ballroom G (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Ninth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Steven J. Goodman, NOAA/NESDIS, Greenbelt, MD; Mitchell Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS, Lanham, MD
  8:30 AM
1.1
NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System and the S-NPP Satellite
Harry Cikanek, JPSS, Lanham, MD; and M. Goldberg, J. Gleason, and J. Furgerson
  8:45 AM
1.2
GOES-R Program Overview
Greg Mandt, NOAA/NESDIS, Greenbelt, MD
  9:00 AM
1.3
Program Status of DoD Weather Satellites
Scott Larrimore, US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, CA

  9:15 AM
1.4
Overview of EUMETSAT Satellite Programmes
Johannes Schmetz, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany; and D. Klaes, M. Koenig, P. Schluessel, R. Stuhlmann, H. Bonekamp, K. Holmlund, J. Schulz, L. Sarlo, M. Cohen, and S. Rota
  9:30 AM
1.5
Status of the Global Change Observation Mission (GCOM)
Keizo Nakagawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
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Session 1
Air/Sea Coupled Modeling: Processes & Operational Prediction—I
Location: Room 18B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 11th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
CoChair: Julie Pullen, Maritime Security Labratory, Hoboken, NJ
  8:30 AM
1.1
Fully Coupled Atmosphere-Wave-Ocean Models for Coastal and Storm Predictions
Shuyi S. Chen, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and M. Curcic, M. A. Donelan, T. Campbell, J. Michalakes, S. Chen, R. Allard, and T. A. Smith
  8:45 AM
1.2
Tropical Cyclone Air-Sea-Wave Coupling in COAMPS-TC: Interaction Between Atmospheric Wind Stress and the Upper Ocean Stokes' Drift Current
Travis A. Smith, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and T. J. Campbell, P. J. Martin, S. Chen, E. Rogers, and R. A. Allard
  9:00 AM
1.3
Study of the ocean role in intensity forecast for landfall hurricanes using coupled HYCOM-HWRF system
Hyun-Sook Kim, I. M. Systems Group Inc. and EMC, College Park, MD; and H. Tolman

  9:15 AM
1.4
  9:30 AM
1.5
Philippines extreme precipitation patterns from observations and two-way coupled modeling
Julie Pullen, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ; and J. Doyle, C. Villanoy, and A. Gordon
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Session 1
Cloud Seeding: Conceptual Models and Program Evaluations
Location: Room 9A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 19th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification
Cochairs: Terry W. Krauss, Alberta Severe Weather Management Society and Krauss Weather Services Inc., Red Deer, AB; Sarah Tessendorf, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  8:30 AM
1.1
  9:00 AM
1.3
A 10-year Analysis of Operational Cloud Seeding Conducted by the Texas Weather Modification Association
Jonathan A. Jennings, Texas Weather Modification Association, San Angelo, TX; and T. R. Flanagan, S. D. Beall, J. Wright Puryear, and A. Ruiz Columbe
  9:15 AM
1.4
A new look at statistical evaluations of cloud seeding experiments
Roelof T. Bruintjes, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Dixon, C. Weeks, and S. Tessendorf
Recording files available
Session 1
Global Weather Impacts in 2012
Location: Ballroom E (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Impacts: Weather 2012
Chair: Andrew Freedman, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ
  8:30 AM
1.1
International weather and climate events of 2012
Klaus Wolter, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  9:00 AM
1.2
  9:15 AM
1.3
Impacts of the Record Arctic Sea Ice Minimum of 2012
Mark C. Serreze, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  9:30 AM
1.4
Consequences and Trend Implications of a Prolonged Dry Spell in Southern Coastal British Columbia of Canada
Chris Doyle, Environment Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and R. Mo, D. Jones, G. Bramwell, and P. H. Whitfield
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Session 1
Intraseasonal and Regional Factors
Location: Room 4ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Special Symposium on the Next Level of Predictions in Tropical Meteorology: Techniques, Usage, Support, and Impacts
Chair: Richard D. Knabb, NOAA/NWS/NHC, Miami, FL
  8:45 AM
1.2A
Influence of SAL on Tropical Cyclogenesis: Comparative Studies of Helene (2006) and Julia (2010)
Diana C. Centeno, San Jose State Univ., San Jose, CA; and S. Chiao
Manuscript (2.3 MB)

Poster PDF (2.0 MB)

  9:00 AM
1.3
Central American Gyres, Tropical Cyclones, and Heavy Eastern U.S. Rainfall
Lance F. Bosart, University at Albany/SUNY, Albany, NY; and K. S. Griffin, P. P. Papin, and R. D. Torn
  9:15 AM
1.4
Large-Scale Influences on the Genesis of Tropical Cyclone Karl (2010)
Kyle S. Griffin, University at Albany/SUNY, Albany, NY; and L. F. Bosart
  9:30 AM
1.5
A Numerical Weather Prediction-Based Infrastructure for Tropical Meteorology Research and Operations in Brunei
Rashmi Mittal, IBM India Research Laboratory, New Delhi, DL, India; and V. Saxena, T. George, L. A. Treinish, A. P. Praino, J. Cipriani, L. Villa Real, U. Mello, L. Dagar, A. G. Naim, H. Hassan, and S. A. Husain
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Joint Panel Discussion 1
Symposium on Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA): Special Introductory Panel — Importance of JCSDA on Agencies
Location: Ballroom A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; and the Third Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Moderator: William Hooke, AMS Policy Program, Washington, DC
Panelists: Mary E. Kicza, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; Laura Furgione, NWS, Silver Spring, MD; Robert M. Atlas, NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; Michael H. Freilich, NASA, Washington, DC; Fred Lewis, USAF , Washington, DC; Jonathan White, US Navy, Stennis Space Center, MS
  8:30 AM
Intro Panel: Importance of JCSDA on Agencies by Fred Lewis

  8:45 AM
NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and its Relationship to the JCSDA by Robert Atlas
  9:00 AM
Impact of JCSDA on Navy by Simon Chang
  9:15 AM
Intro Panel: Importance of JCSDA to NESD by Mary KiczaIS
  9:30 AM
JCSDA Panel by Laura Furgione
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Joint Session 2
Air-Sea Exchange of Gases
Location: Ballroom F (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert A. Duce Symposium; and the 15th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Chairs: Peter S. Liss, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk; Renyi Zhang, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  8:30 AM
J2.1
  8:45 AM
J2.2
  9:00 AM
J2.3
(Invited Presentation) Short-lived organic trace gases in the remote atmosphere: Results from recent field campaigns
Elliot Atlas, University of Miami, Miami, FL; and K. Smith, F. Moore, S. Montzka, B. Miller, J. Elkins, L. Pan, D. Blake, S. Meinardi, B. Quack, K. Krueger, and S. Tegtmeier

  9:15 AM
J2.4
Uncertainties in future marine N2O emissions in the eastern tropical Pacific
L.M. Zamora, Helmholz Center for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany; and A. Oschlies
  9:30 AM
J2.5
Tropospheric trace gases measured from space
John P. Burrows, Institute of Environmental Physics and Remote Sensing IUP/IFE, Bremen, Germany; and H. Bovensmann, A. Richter, M. Buchwitz, A. Schönhardt, and O. Schneising
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Session 2
Applications of AI to environmental science problems
Location: Room 18A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 11th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences
Chair: John K. Williams, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  8:45 AM
2.2
Extreme Learning Machines for Environmental Problems
Aranildo Rodrigues Lima Jr., Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and A. J. Cannon and W. W. Hsieh
  9:15 AM
2.4
Novel Gust Front Detection with Polarimetric WSR-88D Using Neuro-fuzzy System
Yunsung Hwang, Atmospheric Radar Research Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and T. Y. Yu

  9:30 AM
2.5
New Rotation Track Quality Control Techniques for a Multi-Year Climatology
Madison L. Miller, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and V. Lakshmanan and T. M. Smith
Recording files available
Session 3
Impacts of Aviation on Environment
Location: Room 17A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 16th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology
Cochairs: John J. Murray, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; Timothy H. Miner, Allied Pilots Association, n/a, VA
  8:30 AM
3.1
Northern Hemisphere Contrail Properties Derived from MODIS Imagery
David P. Duda, SSAI, Hampton, VA; and S. Bedka, R. C. Boeke, T. L. Chee, K. Khlopenkov, R. Palikonda, D. Spangenburg, and P. Minnis
  9:00 AM
3.3
  9:15 AM
3.4
Relating the climate impact of trans-Atlantic flights to typical north Atlantic weather patterns
Emma A. Irvine, Univ. of Reading, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom; and K. P. Shine and B. J. Hoskins
  9:30 AM
3.5
Climate impact of aviation emissions in dependency of the emission location and weather situation – a basis for weather dependent, climate optimized flight planning
Christine Frömming, Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany; and V. Grewe, P. Jöckel, S. Brinkop, S. Dietmüller, E. Tsati, and S. Matthes

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Session 3
University and Professional Educational Initiatives, Part 1
Location: Room 13AB (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 22nd Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Alison F.C. Bridger, San Jose State University, San Jose, California; Redina L. Herman, Western Illinois Univ., Macomb, IL
  8:30 AM
3.1
  8:45 AM
3.2
Partners in Science: Education's Role in Connecting Science and Society
Rajul Pandya, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Eastburn, R. Haacker-Santos, R. Russell, and B. Hatheway
  9:00 AM
3.3
Supporting Undergraduate Research Interns in Community-based Field Work -A Collaboration between local Communities, University Partners and Research Internships
Rebecca Haacker-Santos, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Pandya, K. Peterson, S. Laska, J. Foret, V. Sloan, and S. A. Denning
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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
Recording files available
Session 3A
Information Systems Technologies for Generation, Communication, and Interpretation of Satellite Data
Location: Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS)
Cochairs: Randall Bass, FAA, Washington, DC; Gerald J. Dittberner, Harris Corporation, Springfield, VA
  8:30 AM
3A.1
The Ground Segment Architecture for GOES-R – post CDR update
Dennis Hansen, Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL; and S. Kalluri, J. Bristow, G. Dittberner, and A. Weiner
  8:45 AM
3A.2
GOES Ground System modernization
Keith McKenzie, NOAA/NESDIS, Suitland, MD; and J. A. Reese
  9:00 AM
3A.3
A GeoServices Infrastructure for Near-Real-Time Access to Suomi NPP Satellite Data
John D. Evans, Global Science & Technology, Inc., Greenbelt, MD; and E. G. Valente, W. Hao, and S. R. Chettri
  9:15 AM
3A.4
  9:30 AM
3A.5
Global Satellite Composites – 20 Years of Evolution
Richard A. Kohrs, SSEC/Univ. Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. O. Robaidek, M. A. Lazzara, and D. A. Santek
Recording files available
Session 3B
Road Weather Applications
Location: Room 11AB (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS)
Chair: Paul Pisano, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC
CoChair: James P. Koermer, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
  8:30 AM
3B.1
Use of Connected Vehicle Data in Road Weather Management Applications
Paul Pisano, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC; and C. Hill
  8:45 AM
3B.2
Translating Connected Vehicle Observations into Practical Road Weather Applications
Michael Chapman, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. D. Drobot, P. Pisano, G. Guevara, G. Weiner, A. R. S. Anderson, B. Lambi, C. Burghardt, and J. Prestopnik
  9:15 AM
3B.4
Recording files available
Session 4
Interactions among different climate components
Location: Ballroom B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Joel R. Norris, SIO/Univ. Of California, La Jolla, CA
  8:30 AM
4.1
Capturing the Atlantic cold tongue and coastal upwelling in a coupled atmosphere/ocean regional model
Edward Vizy, Department of Geological Sciences, Austin, TX; and K. H. Cook

  8:45 AM
4.2A
A Review of Global Terrestrial Evapotranspiration: Observation, Modeling, Climatology, and Climatic Variability
Kaicun Wang, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, Beijing, China; and R. E. Dickinson
  9:00 AM
4.3
Diagnostics of the Joint Behavior of US Summer Heat Waves and Drought: How Extreme was 2012?
Bradfield Lyon, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI/Columbia University), Palisades, NY; and A. G. Barnston
  9:30 AM
4.5
Recording files available
Session 4A
Data Assimilation Techniques. a: Variational Techniques
Location: Room 9B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Thomas Auligné, NCAR, BOULDER, Colorado, CO
  8:45 AM
4A.2
Development of GSI-based WRF 4D-Var system
Xin Zhang, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and X. Y. Huang
  9:00 AM
4A.3
  9:15 AM
4A.4
  9:30 AM
4A.5
Modeling of the Background Error Statistics
Gael Descombes, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, CO; and T. Auligné and Y. Michel
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Session 4B
Field Experiments, Including the Relevance to Numerical Weather Prediction
Location: Room 9C (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Bill Proenza, NOAA/NWS, Fort Worth, TX
  8:45 AM
4B.1A
Further Enhancement of Data Collection Capabilities of the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center WP-3D and G-IV Reconnaissance and Research Aircraft
Richard G. Henning, NOAA Aircraft Operations Center, MacDill AFB, FL; and J. Parrish, A. B. Damiano, P. Flaherty, J. Williams, I. Sears, N. Morgan, L. Miller, and N. Nangia
  9:15 AM
4B.3
Tropical Cyclone Data Impact Studies from T-PARC
Carolyn A. Reynolds, NRL, Monterey, CA; and R. H. Langland, P. M. Pauley, and C. S. Velden
  9:30 AM
4B.4
StickNet Observations of Buoyancy and Baroclinity within Select VORTEX2 Storms
Christopher C. Weiss, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and D. C. Dowell, P. S. Skinner, and A. E. Reinhart
  9:45 AM
4B.5
Multifunction Demonstration of the CASA Polarimetric, X-band, Phased-Array, Flat Panel Radar
Robert Palumbo, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and K. Wood, E. Knapp, D. McLaughlin, and D. Pepyne

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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
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Joint Session 9
Space Weather Transition Plans, Challenges, Opportunities
Location: Room 16B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 10th Conference on Space Weather; and the Third Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: W. Kent Tobiska, Utah State Univ., Logan, UT; Nicolas Powell, Raytheon, Colorado Springs, CO
  9:30 AM
J9.3
NOAA Plans for Geomagnetic Storm Observations
Benjamin Diedrich, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and D. Biesecker, P. Mulligan, N. M. Simpson, and P. Wilczynski

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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
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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
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Themed Joint Session 15
Determining the Uncertainty of Climate Predictions and Projections and Best Practices for Users of Climate Information
Location: Ballroom C (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the Symposium on the Role of Statistical Methods in Weather and Climate Prediction )
Chair: Dan Collins, NOAA/CPC, Camp Springs, MD
  8:30 AM
TJ15.1
Uncertainties in Regional Simulations of the U.S. Climate in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Kenneth E. Kunkel, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, Asheville, NC; and L. E. Stevens and J. G. Dobson
  8:45 AM
TJ15.2
Determining Land-Atmosphere Coupling Trends in a Changing Climate from Multi-Model Ensembles
Paul A. Dirmeyer, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and Y. Jin, B. Singh, and X. Yan
  9:15 AM
TJ15.4
Examining the stationarity assumption in statistical downscaling of climate projections: Is past performance an indication of future results?
Keith W. Dixon, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, NJ; and K. Hayhoe, J. Lanzante, A. M. K. Stoner, and A. Radhakrishnan
  9:30 AM
TJ15.5
Incorporating MJO and ENSO information into probabilistic temperature forecasts over North America
Nat Johnson, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and D. Collins, S. B. Feldstein, M. L'Heureux, and E. E. Riddle
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Themed Joint Session 16
Economic Impacts and Value of Improved Forecast Information
Location: Room 19A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS) )
Chair: Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  8:45 AM
TJ16.2

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

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Session 1
Wind Lidar I: Systems and Techniques
Location: Room 18C (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications
Cochairs: Yansen Wang, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD; Kevin C. Vermeesch, SSAI, Greenbelt, MD
  9:00 AM
1.1
Methodology for Long Range Doppler Lidar validation
Sophie Loaec, LEOSPHERE, Paris, France; and M. boquet and N. vasiljevic

  9:15 AM
1.2
Comparisons of Doppler Lidar Wind Measurements using VAD Analysis
Timothy A. Bonin, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. M. Klein, P. B. Chilson, and C. E. Wainwright
  9:30 AM
1.3

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


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

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

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Session 4
Weather's Link to Markets
Location: Room 6A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Cochairs: Jenny Dissen, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC/CICS, Asheville, NC; Mark S. Russo, Chesapeake Energy Corp., Chicago, IL
  9:30 AM
4.1
The Great Drought of 2012: Impacts on Agriculture & Energy
Josh Darr, Chesapeake Energy, Chicago, IL; and J. Davis and M. S. Russo

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-11:30 AM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

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Session 5
Weather's Link to Markets Part 2
Location: Room 6A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Shane Motley, Xcel Energy , Denver, CO
  11:00 AM
5.1
GIS & Commodities: Moving from Qualitative to Quantitative Assessment
Jayson Stock, Chesapeake Energy, Chicago, IL; and J. Darr, J. Davis, and M. Russo

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

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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.

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

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Joint Session 1
Historical perspectives in space weather prediction
Location: Room 16B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 10th Conference on Space Weather; and the 11th History Symposium )
Cochairs: Richard Clark, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; Jean Phillips, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  11:00 AM
J1.1
Space Weather Effects on Technologies: The Past And Into The Near Future
Louis J. Lanzerotti, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
  11:45 AM
J1.3
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Session 2
Air/Sea Coupled Modeling: Processes & Operational Prediction—Part II
Location: Room 18B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 11th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Chair: Rui Caldeira, CIIMAR, Porto,
  11:00 AM
2.1
Large Eddy Simulations over Cape Cod in Support of the ARM Two-Column Aerosol Project
Steven G. Decker, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ; and V. Ghate and M. Miller
  11:45 AM
2.4
The Atmospheric Wake of Madeira: A simple air/sea coupled system
Johannes Sachsperger, Univ. of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; and V. Grubisic and R. Caldeira
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Session 2
Combining Information from Environmental Satellites For Unique Products
Location: Ballroom G (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Ninth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Jaime Daniels, NOAA, College Park, MD; Kevin Berberich, NOAA/NESDIS, Suitland, MD
  11:00 AM
2.1
Preparing for the Advanced Baseline Imager on the GOES-R series
Timothy J. Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, Madison, WI; and M. Gunshor, K. Bah, J. Gurka, and J. A. Otkin
  11:15 AM
2.2
Assimilating simulated radar and satellite data using an OSSE experiment from 24 December 2009
Thomas A. Jones, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. A. Otkin, D. J. Stensrud, and K. H. Knopfmeier
  11:30 AM
2.3
Assimilation of AIRS radiances using GSI/WRF for Short Term Regional Forecasts
Agnes Lim, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. A. Jung, A. Huang, and S. Ackerman
  11:45 AM
2.4
Suomi NPP VIIRS Imagery after 1 Year
Donald W. Hillger, NOAA/NESDIS, Fort Collins, CO; and T. J. Kopp, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, and C. J. Seaman
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Session 2
Significant Severe Weather Events 2012
Location: Ballroom E (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Impacts: Weather 2012
Cochairs: Andrew Freedman, Washington Post Capital Weather Gang Blog, Washington, DC; Klaus E. Wolter, ESRL/Univ of Colorado-CIRES, Boulder, CO
  11:00 AM
2.1
  11:15 AM
2.2
Subtropical Continental Anticyclones, the “Ring-of-Fire,” and Intense Derechos
Lance F. Bosart, University at Albany/SUNY, Albany, NY; and C. T. Guastini and R. A. Lazear
  11:30 AM
2.3
Thermodynamic and Wind Observations During the June 2012 Derecho Passage
Jeff Weber, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Ware, M. Jackson, S. Heckman, and A. C. Czarnetzki
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Session 2
Wind Lidar II: Applications
Location: Room 18C (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications
Cochairs: Shane D. Mayor, California State Univ., Chico, CA; Tyson N. Randall, California State University Chico, Chico, CA
  11:00 AM
2.1
Spatial Variability of Marine Winds as studied by Doppler Lidar
Yelena Pichugina, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and R. M. Banta, W. A. Brewer, R. M. Hardesty, R. J. Alvarez, S. Sandberg, and A. M. Weickmann
  11:15 AM
2.2
Lidar Wind Profiler for Aircraft Wake Vortex Detection
Anand Radhakrishnan Mylapore, MassTech, Inc., Columbia, MD; and G. K. Schwemmer, C. R. Prasad, and N. S. Prasad
  11:30 AM
2.3
A review of wind comparison work at the Howard University Beltsville Research Campus
Kevin C. Vermeesch, SSAI, Greenbelt, MD; and B. Gentry, G. J. Koch, M. Boquet, B. B. Demoz, U. N. Singh, H. Chen, and M. Morris
  11:45 AM
2.4
Detection of Low-level-jet Generated Gravity Waves Using a Doppler Wind Lidar and Wave Effect on Momentum and Sensible Heat Vertical Transport
Yansen Wang, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD; and D. Garvey, D. Ligon, E. Creegan, and M. Felton

  12:00 PM
Pushing resonance-fluorescence lidar to new heights by John Smith
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Session 3
Aerosol Indirect Effects on Feedbacks and Characteristics of Deep Convective Storm Systems—Part I
Location: Room 5ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fifth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
Chair: Susan van den Heever, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
CoChair: Hugh Morrison, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  11:15 AM
3.2
Aerosol Indirect Effects on Circulation and Radiative Forcing through Deep Convection Clouds: Long-time Effects
Jiwen Fan, PNNL, Richland, WA; and L. Y. R. Leung, D. Rosenfeld, Z. Li, and Q. Chen

  11:30 AM
3.3
Time-dependent freezing in deep convection and dependencies on aerosol conditions
Vaughan Phillips, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom; and A. P. Khain and N. Benmoshe

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Joint Session 3
JCSDA Session — Part I
Location: Ballroom A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; and the Third Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: Stanley G. Benjamin, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; Michele M. Rienecker, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
  11:00 AM
J3.1
From research to operations in the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
Lars Peter Riishojgaard, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, Camp Springs, MD
  11:30 AM
J3.3
Earth Observation from Space -Advancing Earth System Science
John F. Le Marshall, Bureau of Meteorology, Docklands, Vic., Australia; and J. Jung, R. Norman, J. Lee, P. Gregory, and R. G. Seecamp
  11:45 AM
J3.4
Recent Developments in the Assimilation of Satellite Radiances at the UK Met Office
William Bell, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and E. Pavelin, F. Smith, A. Smith, A. Doherty, J. Cameron, P. Weston, K. Lean, S. Joo, A. Booton, N. Atkinson, and J. Eyre
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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
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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

4
Cause and Effect: Detecting Planned and Inadvertent Changes in the Weather
Location: Room 9A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 19th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; and the Symposium on the Role of Statistical Methods in Weather and Climate Prediction )
Moderators: Daniel W. Breed, NCAR, Boulder, CO; Barbara G. Brown, NCAR, Boulder, CO
Panelists: Arlen W. Huggins, DRI, Reno, NV; Marion P. Mittermaier, Met Office, Exeter, ; Tressa Fowler, NCAR, Boulder, CO; David W. Pierce, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
  11:00 AM
Detection and Attribution by David Pierce

  11:15 AM
Panel Discussion

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Session 4
Emerging Sensors and Observing Capabilities (1)
Location: Room 17A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 16th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology
Cochairs: Matthias Steiner, NCAR, Boulder, CO; John R. Mecikalski, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
  11:00 AM
4.1
INVITED: In Situ Sensing in Convective Storms and Air Masses with Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Brian Argrow, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO ; and E. W. Frew, A. Houston, C. C. Weiss, and C. Ziegler
  11:30 AM
4.2
UAS observations and their impact on NWP during TUFT
Heather Richardson, AirDat, Morrisville, nc; and N. A. Jacobs, P. Childs, P. Marinello, and X. Y. Huang
  11:45 AM
4.4
The possible use of ADS-B data to infer turbulence encounters by commercial aircraft
Robert Sharman, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Pearson, G. Blackburn, and J. Krozel

Session 4
University and Professional Educational Initiatives, Part 2
Location: Room 13AB (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 22nd Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Alison F.C. Bridger, San Jose State University, San Jose, California; Redina L. Herman, Western Illinois Univ., Macomb, IL
  11:00 AM
4.1
  11:15 AM
4.2
  11:30 AM
4.3
An online tropical synoptic meteorology course package
Arlene Laing, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and G. Byrd
Manuscript (2.2 MB)

Poster PDF (2.2 MB)

  11:45 AM
4.4
Teaching Meteorological and Observing Fundamentals Through High-Impact Learning
Don T. Conlee, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and S. L. Nasiri and A. D. Rapp

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Session 4A
Investigating Tornado Fatalities
Location: Room 19A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Chair: Kimberly E. Klockow, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  11:15 AM
4A.2
  11:30 AM
4A.3
Toward a Better Understanding of Tornado Fatalities
Hope-Anne L. Weldon, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and G. W. Carbin and H. Brooks
  11:45 AM
Discussion

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Session 5
Data Assimilation Techniques. b: Hybrid Techniques
Location: Room 9B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Zhaoxia Pu, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  11:00 AM
5.1
  11:15 AM
5.2
Development of an EnKF/hybrid data assimilation system for mesoscale application with the Rapid Refresh
Ming Hu, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and D. C. Dowell, S. S. Weygandt, Y. Pan, K. Zhu, S. G. Benjamin, J. S. Whitaker, and C. R. Alexander
  11:30 AM
5.3
Recent development and research on GSI based hybrid ensemble-variational data assimilation system for GFS
Xuguang Wang, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and T. Lei, J. Whitaker, and D. Kleist
  11:45 AM
5.4
Hybrid 4DVAR and nonlinear ensemble Kalman smoother methods
Jan Mandel, University of Colorado , Denver, CO; and S. Gratton and E. Bergou

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Session 5A
Detection and Attribution of Climate Change I
Location: Ballroom B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Aiguo Dai, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  11:00 AM
5A.1
  11:30 AM
5A.3
Independent Confirmation of Global Land Warming without the Use of Station Temperatures
Gilbert P. Compo, Univ. of Colorado/CIRES/CDC and NOAA/ESRL/PSD, Boulder, CO ; and P. D. Sardeshmukh, J. S. Whitaker, P. Brohan, P. D. Jones, and C. McColl

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Session 5B
Tropical Climate Variability: ENSO
Location: Ballroom C (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Nat Johnson, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
  11:00 AM
5B.1
Change in ENSO's Amplitude due to Global Warming
Soon-Il An, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea; and J. Choi

  11:30 AM
5B.3
  11:45 AM
5B.4
North Tropical Atlantic SST as a Trigger of El Niño
Jong-Seong Kug, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Ansan, South Korea; and Y. Ham, J. Park, and F. F. Jin
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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
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Themed Joint Session 19
Historical Impacts on Predictions and the Decision-Making Process in Tropical Meteorology
Location: Room 4ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on the Next Level of Predictions in Tropical Meteorology: Techniques, Usage, Support, and Impacts; and the 11th History Symposium )
Chair: Max Mayfield, WPLG-TV/Former National Hurricane Center Director, Miami, FL
  11:15 AM
TJ19.2A
20 Years of the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center at MacDill Air Force Base
Jack Parrish, NOAA Aircraft Operations Center, MacDill AFB, FL; and A. B. Damiano and P. Flaherty
  11:30 AM
TJ19.3
The History of Tropical Cyclone Remote Sensing Via Satellite Microwave Imagers
Thomas F. Lee, NRL, Monterey, CA; and K. Richardson, F. J. Turk, and J. D. Hawkins
  11:45 AM
TJ19.4
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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
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 21
Applying Machine Learning Techniques for Information Processing
Location: Room 11AB (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS); and the 11th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences )
Cochairs: Valliappa Lakshmanan, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; Amy McGovern, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  11:00 AM
TJ21.1
McIDAS-V, visualization and data analysis for Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership
William C. Straka III, Space Science and Engineering Center/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. Jasmin, T. D. Rink, D. T. Lindsey, D. W. Hillger, S. D. Miller, and T. H. Achtor
  11:15 AM
TJ21.2
Nowcast Expert System with the Social Network Weather-Reports in Japan
Kunihiro Naito, Weathernews Inc., Norman, OK; and J. Ikai, T. Hanyu, B. L. Cheong, and T. Y. Yu
  11:30 AM
TJ21.3
Statistical Reconstruction of a 13.3 micron channel for VIIRS using Multisensor Data Fusion with application to Cloud-Top Pressure Estimation
Irina Gladkova, City College of New York, NOAA/CREST, New York, NY; and J. Cross III, P. Menzel, A. Heidinger, and M. Grossberg
  11:45 AM
TJ21.4
Inter-agency Earth-Observation Integrated Analysis
Eric J. Miller, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Crowe, M. Yapur, R. Reining, B. Schmidt, V. Ries, C. Vadnais, M. R. Babcock, and J. Barrett
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Themed Joint Session 22
Chemistry-Aerosol-Cloud/Climate Interactions: From Ocean to Continents, Part III
Location: Ballroom F (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert A. Duce Symposium; the 15th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; and the Fifth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions )
Chairs: John Burrows, University of Breman, Breman, ; Slobodan Nickovic, WMO, Geneva, Geneva
  11:15 AM
TJ22.2A
Scientific Serendipity over the Pacific
R. A. Duce, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

  11:45 AM
TJ22.4
(Invited Presentation) Oxidization of SO2 to sulfate by O3, NO2 and nitrate on the surface of mineral dust particles
Tong Zhu, Peking University, Beijing, China; and M. Wang, T. Yu, D. Zhao, X. Song, and N. Zheng

11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

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Session 6
Special Topics in Energy Meteorology
Location: Room 6A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Andrew Clifton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
  11:30 AM
6.1
Does the continental United States have the weather to support large-scale wind and solar deployment?
Christopher T. Clack, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and A. MacDonald, A. Alexander, A. Dunbar, Y. Xie, and J. M. Wilczak
  11:45 AM
6.2
The Chesapeake Light Tower: A New Reference Facility for Offshore Renewable Energy
Joel W. Cline, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC; and W. J. Shaw and A. Clifton

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


Lunch Break

12:15 PM-1:00 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Town Hall Meeting: The Role of Satellite Data in Environmental Prediction and the Challenges for the Satellite Programs in Todays Fiscal Climate
Location: Ballroom A (Austin Convention Center)
Speaker: David W. Titley, NOAA, Washington, DC

Environmental prediction systems such as numerical weather prediction increasingly depend on satellite data for forecast skill. Recently the satellite programs have come under increased scrutiny due to their relatively high cost combined with the general budget pressure facing the federal agencies. The purpose of this town hall meeting is to highlight the need for agencies such as NOAA to continue to optimize their observing systems – both conventional and space-based – thereby maximizing the benefit to the users while minimizing the cost, and to discuss how quantitative assessment methods applied by organizations like the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation can help with this process by vetting requirements and documenting the impact. For additional information, please contact Lars Peter Riishojgaard (Lars.P.Riishojgaard@nasa.gov)

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Inside AMS Publications: Hot Topics
Location: Room 10A (Austin Convention Center)
  12:15 PM
Inside AMS Publications with Mike Friedman

  12:30 PM
Inside AMS Publications with Dave Jorgensen


Town Hall Meeting: A Dialogue On Spirituality and the Atmospheric Sciences
Location: Room 11AB (Austin Convention Center)

This is an open forum for the AMS membership to learn about and discuss the potential for a dialogue between people of science and people of spirituality and faith. It is also the opportunity for members of AMS to express how they may personally see the roles of science and faith in their own lives. In October 2011, the United Nations Subcommittee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns held a forum to discuss the future role of spirituality to promote environment and ecological concerns. People of science were invited to help educate religious communities and organizations about the future of the planet. Eco-ministry is now are growing field in spiritual organizations. What will be the role of AMS in this dialogue? How can AMS help educate people of faith about the state of the environment? How do we feel about our individual spirituality when we come to AMS meetings? The facilitator for this discussion is Tim Miner OUnI. Tim is a retired Colonel, USAFR, who served as the Senior Reserve Officer in the USAF Weather Program and is currently on the AMS ARAM Committee. He is also currently a Captain for American Airlines on the Boeing 737 aircraft, and he is ordained clergy serving as a volunteer chaplain. For more information, please contact Timothy Miner (e-mail: thminer@aol.com, tel: 571-212-0804).
  12:15 PM
Spirituality: by Tim MIner

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Town Hall Meeting: DOE’s investment strategy for Human and Societal Dimensions of Global Change
Location: Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)

DOE’s climate research investments focus on advancing predictability and projections using community models. During recent years, a major priority has been to develop the human component within an integrated climate and earth system modeling framework, one that combines economics, technology, land use, and climate change. During the Town Hall, DOE will describe its recent investments and success stories. Furthermore, DOE intends to use the Town Hall as a means for community engagement to discuss future strategies and priorities. For additional information, please contact Patrick Horan (patrick.horan@science.doe.gov).
  12:15 PM
IA Modeling by Tony Janetos
  12:30 PM
IESM by William Collins

Town Hall Meeting: Early Successes from the Suomi NPP Mission
Location: Ballroom G (Austin Convention Center)
Moderator: Mitchell Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS, Lanham, MD
Panelists: Steven D. Miller, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; Ivan A. Csiszar, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; Kathleen I. Strabala, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Kevin J. Garrett, JCSDA, Camp Springs, MD; Arunas P. Kuciauskas, NRL, Monterey, CA

The United States inaugurated a new era in environmental satellite monitoring capability with the launch of the Suomi-National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite on 28 October 2011. S-NPP provides risk reduction for new and improved sensors, data retrieval algorithms, and ground system technologies for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) whose first launch is scheduled for 2017. In preparation for NPP and JPSS, NOAA has developed new and improved data applications that can fully exploit the new capabilities of these satellites. During this Town Hall you will have the opportunity to learn how several of these new applications have already been successfully demonstrated and to better understand the impacts of their improved performance. For additional information, please contact Gary McWilliams (gary.mcwilliams@noaa.gov), 240-684-0597(office).
  12:15 PM
Introduction by Mitch Goldberg

  12:30 PM
An overview of Suomi-NPP VIIRS capabilities:One year following launch by Arunas Kuciauskas

  12:45 PM
VIIRS in AWIPS: Supporting Operational Forecasters by Kathleen Strabala

  1:00 PM
A New Frontier of Nighttime Environmental Sensing Brought to Light by the Suomi NPP VIIRS Day/Night Band by Steven Miller

  1:15 PM
ATMS Data Assimilation by Kevin Garrett

  1:30 PM
Fire Monitoring by Ivan Csiszar

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Town Hall Meeting: The next NCAR Strategic Plan
Location: Room 12B (Austin Convention Center)

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is soliciting community input to revisions of the 5-year strategic plan. This Town Hall is an opportunity for members of the atmospheric sciences and meteorological communities to help identity NCAR’s future high-priority science and research areas. Public input is being sought now to ensure a broad range of views and perspectives will be considered and incorporated from the earliest planning stages. This open forum is one in a series being conducted over the next few months with various stakeholders. For reference, the current strategic plan, 2009-2014, can be accessed online at: http://ncar.ucar.edu/documents/strategic-plan/2009 For additional information, please contact Greg Guibert (e-mail: Guibert@ucar.edu).
  12:15 PM
Strategic Plan by Peter Backlund

1:30 PM-2:00 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

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Session 3
Air/Sea Coupled Modeling: Processes & Operational Prediction—Part III
Location: Room 18B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 11th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Chair: Vanda Grubisic, University of Vienna, Vienna,
  1:30 PM
3.1
The Madeira atmosphere and ocean forecasting systems
Rui Caldeira, CIIMAR, Porto, Portugal; and R. Tome, X. Couvelard, J. Doyle, P. May, J. Pullen, C. Lucas, and P. Sampaio

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Session 7
Special Topics in Meteorology Part 2
Location: Room 6A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Mitchell T. Baer, Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC
  1:30 PM
7.1
  1:45 PM
7.2
Effects of changing atmospheric conditions on wind turbine performance
Andrew Clifton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO; and P. Fleming, L. Kilcher, and J. K. Lundquist

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

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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
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Panel Discussion 1
Local Leaders: Climate, Energy and Policy in Austin and Beyond
Location: Room 18D (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Organizer: Caitlin Buzzas, AMS, Washington, DC
Panelists: Zach Baumer, City of Austin, Austin, TX; Charles E. Cooke, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX; Jay Banner, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX
  1:30 PM
Texas Climate Change and Planning by Jay Banner

  1:45 PM
City of Austin by Zach Baumer
  2:00 PM
Climate Energy and Policy in Austin by Charles Cooke

Joint Panel Discussion 2
Women in Leadership Across the Enterprise (Joint with the Board on Women and Minorities)
Location: Room 8ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: First Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise
Cochairs: Betsy Weatherhead, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; Rajul Pandya, UCAR, Boulder, CO
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Joint Session 3
Air-Sea Exchange of Aerosols
Location: Ballroom F (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert A. Duce Symposium; and the 15th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Chairs: Barry J. Huebert, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; Mitsuo Uematsu, The University of Tokyo, Chiba,
  1:45 PM
J3.2
(Invited Presentation) Atmospheric Nutrient Inputs to the Atlantic Ocean
Tim Jickells, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom; and A. Baker

  2:15 PM
J3.4
(Invited Presentation) Atmospheric fluxes of organic N and P to the global ocean
M. Kanakidou, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; and R. A. Duce, J. M. Prospero, A. R. Baker, C. Benitez-Nelson, F. J. Dentener, K. A. Hunter, P. S. Liss, N. Mahowald, G. S. Okin, M. Sarin, K. Tsigaridis, M. Uematsu, L. M. Zamora, and T. Zhu
  2:30 PM
J3.5
Using Be-7 to quantify the flux of trace elements from the atmosphere to the oceans
William M. Landing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and D. Kadko, B. Galfond, N. Krishnamurthy, and B. Kilgore
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Session 3
Climate Communications and Services
Location: Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: James R. Angel, ISWS, Champaign, IL
  1:30 PM
3.1
Communicating Climate Forecasts via NOAA's Science On a Sphere: The EarthNow Project
Patrick Rowley, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Ackerman, P. Arkin, D. P. Pisut, R. A. Kohrs, M. Mooney, and S. Schollaert Uz
  2:15 PM
3.4
Flood to drought in South Dakota: communicating the challenges of climate variability
Laura M. Edwards, South Dakota State University, Aberdeen, SD; and D. P. Todey
  2:30 PM
3.5
Transborder Climate and Experiments in Climate Communication: Building a Foundation for Adaptation
Gregg M. Garfin, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and A. Quijada-Mascarenas, M. Wilder, and R. Varady
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Session 3
Fire and Drought Impacts 2011-2012
Location: Ballroom E (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Impacts: Weather 2012
Chair: Renee Curry, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
  1:30 PM
3.1
  1:45 PM
3.2A
Anomalous 2012 Summer Season conditions measured over Dakar Senegal
Mamadou Drame, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal; and G. Jenkins, A. Gaye, M. diop, and D. Badiane

  2:15 PM
3.4
Weather Impacts on the June 2012 Colorado Waldo Canyon Fire Disaster
Richard H. Johnson, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and R. S. Schumacher and D. T. Lindsey
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Session 3
Improved NWP Performance Using the New Generation of Environmental Satellites
Location: Ballroom G (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Ninth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Steven Koch, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; S. B. Healy, ECMWF, Reading,
  1:30 PM
3.1
Generation and applications of multiple satellite products for diagnosis and improving the NCEP Global Forecast System model
Hyelim yoo, AOSC, College Park, MD 20740, MD; and Z. Li, Y. T. Hou, F. Weng, F. Weng, and S. Lord
  1:45 PM
3.2
Evaluating the potential impact of assimilating satellite lightning data utilizing hybrid variational-ensemble methods
Karina Apodaca, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and M. Zupanski, M. Zhang, M. DeMaria, J. Knaff, G. Demaria, and L. Grasso
  2:15 PM
3.4
Jason-3 Altimeter Application to Operational Ocean Prediction
Gregg A. Jacobs, NRL, Stennis, MS; and L. Miller and J. Lillibridge
  2:30 PM
3.5
  2:45 PM
3.6
Impact of AMSU-AB/MHS radiance on prediction of high-impact weather over Korean Peninsula
Yuewei liu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and Y. L. Liu, W. Cheng, L. Pan, G. Roux, J. Y. Byon, S. W. Lee, Y. J. Choi, and B. K. Seo

  3:00 PM
Use of NASA SPoRTSatellite Datasets for Local and Regional NWP Applications by Jonathan Case
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Joint Session 3
Lidar Data Observations and Assimilation
Location: Room 18C (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; and the 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Cochairs: Mike Newchurch, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; Lorenza Cooper Jr., Howard Univ., Washington, DC
  1:30 PM
J3.1
  1:45 PM
J3.2
Lidar Applications For Wind Energy Studies
Jeff Freedman, AWS TruePower LLC, Albany, NY; and J. M. Wilczak, M. Boquet, P. Beaucage, J. B. Olson, M. Filippelli, E. G. Osler, and T. Paff
  2:00 PM
J3.3
Remote Sensing of Boundary Layer Thermodynamics and Wind
Marta Nelson, Radiometrics, Boulder, CO; and L. Thobois, L. Sauvage, and R. Ware
  2:15 PM
J3.4
Abrupt marine boundary layer changes revealed by airborne in situ and lidar measurements
David A. Rahn, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; and T. R. Parish and D. Leon
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Session 4
Advances in space weather instrumentation and models
Location: Room 16B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 10th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Richard A. Behnke, NSF, Arlington, VA
  1:30 PM
4.1
  1:45 PM
4.2
Hemispheric Map Creation of Medium Energy Electrons Using POES
Ethan D. Peck, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and C. E. Randall and J. C. Green
  2:15 PM
4.4
Integrating the Sun-Earth System (ISES): The 2008-2009 Whole Heliosphere Intervals
Douglas P. Drob, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC; and S. E. McDonald, J. Lean, J. D. Huba, J. Emmert, C. C. Wu, Y. M. Wang, J. Krall, and C. L. Siefring
  2:45 PM
4.6
Characteristics of TIDs Observed in the Bottomside Ionospheric F-region Using the TIDDBIT HF Doppler Sounder
Geoff Crowley, Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, Boulder, CO

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Joint Session 4
JCSDA Session — Part II
Location: Ballroom A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; and the Third Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: Patricia A. Phoebus, NRL, Monterey, CA; James G. Yoe, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Suitland, MD
  1:30 PM
J4.1
S4 and JIBB: Building the Infrastructure for an Effective O2R and a Streamlined R2O
Sid Ahmed Boukabara, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and L. P. Riishojgaard, J. G. Yoe, E. M. Devaliere, A. Pratt, K. J. Garrett, J. A. Jung, S. Nolin, and S. Sinno
  1:45 PM
J4.2
Improving tropical cyclone forecasts in regional NWP with GOES-R imaging and JPSS sounding data
Jun Li, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. J. Schmit, J. Li, P. Wang, and J. Zheng
  2:15 PM
J4.4
Observing System Simulation Experiments for DWSS in the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
Sean P. F. Casey, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation/Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College Park, MD; and L. P. Riishojgaard, M. Masutani, J. Woollen, T. Zhu, and Z. Ma
  2:30 PM
J4.5
  2:45 PM
J4.6
GOES-R AWG Atmospheric Motion Vectors: First Look at Assimilation in NCEP GFS
Sharon Nebuda, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. A. Jung, D. A. Santek, J. M. Daniels, and W. Bresky

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Session 4
Quasi-operational Systems: Products you can use now
Location: Room 11AB (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS)
Cochairs: Kevin Kelleher, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; Valliappa Lakshmanan, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
  1:30 PM
4.1
Visualizing Geostationary and Polar Orbiting Satellite Weather Products in McIDAS-V
Joleen M. Feltz, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and M. Feltz, E. Garms, K. Bah, and R. Knuteson

  1:45 PM
4.2
The Vaisala Radar-Based Nowcasting System
Evan Ruzanski, Vaisala, Inc., Louisville, CO
  2:00 PM
4.3
  2:30 PM
4.5
The High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR): Accessibility of Next Generation Convective-Scale Forecast Guidance from Research to Operations
Curtis R. Alexander, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and S. S. Weygandt, S. Benjamin, D. C. Dowell, T. G. Smirnova, E. P. James, P. Hofmann, M. Hu, and J. M. Brown
  2:45 PM
4.6
A Prototype Operational Coupled Model System for Total Water Level with Application to Coastal Inundation in North Carolina
Randall L. Kolar, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. M. Dresback, J. G. Fleming, R. Luettich, E. Tromble, S. Van Cooten, J. J. Gourley, Y. Hong, C. Kaiser, C. M. Szpilka, Z. L. Flamig, K. Kelleher, and K. L. Nemunaitis

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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

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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
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Session 5
Emerging Sensors and Observing Capabilities (2)
Location: Room 17A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 16th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology
Cochairs: John R. Mecikalski, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; Matthias Steiner, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  1:45 PM
5.2
Statistical Analysis of a Radar-Based Icing Hazard Algorithm
Christopher J. Johnston, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and D. J. Serke, S. M. Ellis, A. L. Reehorst, J. C. Hubbert, D. Albo, A. Weekley, D. R. Adriaansen, K. L. Elmore, and M. K. Politovich
  2:00 PM
5.3
Supercooled liquid water content profiles with a new vibrating wire sonde compared to ground-based microwave radiometry
David Serke, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. Hall, J. Bognar, A. Jordan, S. Abdo, K. Baker, T. Seitel, M. Nelson, A. L. Reehorst, R. Ware, F. McDonough, and M. K. Politovich
  2:15 PM
5.4
MPAR Wind Shear Experiment
Pamela L. Heinselman, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. W. Burgess, B. L. Cheong, J. Y. N. Cho, T. Crum, M. Weadon, M. Emanuel, and P. Byron
  2:30 PM
5.5
MPAR wind-shear experiment data analysis results
John Y. N. Cho, MIT, Lexington, MA; and R. S. Frankel and M. F. Donovan
  2:45 PM
5.6
Attempting to Turn Night into Day; Development of Visible Like Nighttime Satellite Images
Frederick R. Mosher, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Daytona Beach, FL
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Session 5
Risk Perception and Decision Making
Location: Room 19A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Cochairs: Sheldon D. Drobot, NCAR, Boulder, CO; Rachel E. Riley, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  1:30 PM
5.1
  2:00 PM
5.3
False Alarm Understanding and Perception
Danielle Nagele, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE; and J. E. Trainor and B. Scott
  2:15 PM
5.4
Representations of risk space and decision-making in tornado warnings
Kimberly E. Klockow, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK; and R. A. McPherson and R. P. Thomas
  2:45 PM
5.6
Modeling the Real-Time Decision to Evacuate from a Hurricane
Earl J. Baker, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL; and J. Czajkowski and R. Meyer
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Session 6
Data Assimilation Techniques. c: Ensemble Kalman Filters
Location: Room 9C (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Jeffrey Anderson, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  1:30 PM
6.1
An Empirical Localization of Surface Observations
Lili Lei, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Anderson
  1:45 PM
6.2
Spatial Structure of the Ensemble Weights in the LETKF and Its Insights
Takemasa Miyoshi, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and K. Kondo, S. C. Yang, and E. Kalnay
  2:00 PM
6.3
Self-optimization of Model Parameters with the LETKF: from Idealized Experiments to a Real-world Application
Juan J. Ruiz, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and T. Miyoshi, M. Kunii, and M. Pulido
  2:15 PM
6.4
Validation and Evaluation of the NCAR 4D-REKF ensemble data assimilation and forecasting system
Yubao Liu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. Pan, Y. Wu, A. Bourgeois, J. Knievel, S. Swerdlin, J. Pace, F. W. Gallagher III, and S. F. Halvorson

  2:45 PM
An Approach for Addressing Non-Gaussian Error in Microphysical Parameterization by Marcus Van Lier-Walqui
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Session 6A
Climate Data and Analysis
Location: Ballroom B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Hai Lin, EC, Dorval, QC
  1:45 PM
6A.2
Case study on the impact of homogenizing monthly temperature series along coastal California
R. Bornstein, San Jose State Univ., San Jose, CA; and A. T. Ghebreegziabhe, M. J. Menne, and J. Gonzalez
  2:00 PM
6A.3
A Long-term hydrologically based dataset of land surface fluxes and states for the conterminous U.S.: Update and extensions
Ben Livneh, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and E. A. Rosenberg, C. Lin, V. Mishra, K. Andreadis, E. P. Maurer, and D. P. Lettenmaier
  2:30 PM
6A.5
Homogenisation of Daily Climate Data and Analysis of Climate Extremes in Pacific Island Nations
Kirien Whan, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia; and S. McGree, A. A. Imielska, D. Jones, and L. Alexander
  2:45 PM
6A.6
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Session 6B
Tropical Climate Variability I
Location: Ballroom C (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Michelle L'Heureux, NOAA/CPC, College Park, MD
  2:00 PM
6B.3
Tropical Pacific Sea Level Pressure Trends Indicate a Strengthening Walker Circulation
Michelle L'Heureux, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; and S. Lee and B. Lyon

  2:15 PM
6B.4
Using New Versions of the GPCP and TMPA Data Sets to Assess Interannual Variation of Tropical Precipitation
Eric J. Nelkin, SSAI and NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and G. J. Huffman, D. T. Bolvin, R. F. Adler, W. S. Olson, and C. D. Kummerow
  2:45 PM
6B.6
Revisiting the Tropical Cyclone—Easterly Wave Relationship on Interannual Time Scales
James I. Belanger, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and J. A. Curry and M. T. Jelinek
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Themed Joint Session 17
Climate Applications and Predictions for the Health Sector
Location: Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth Conference on Environment and Health; and the 20th Conference on Applied Climatology )
Moderator: George Luber, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  1:45 PM
TJ17.2
The Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health: a new resource for assessing health impacts of climate change
John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; and J. Trtanj
  2:00 PM
TJ17.3
MED-MI: accelerating identification of environmental impacts on health
Brian William Golding, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and L. Fleming, A. Haines, A. Kessel, T. Bailey, C. Sabel, N. Osborne, C. Sarran, A. Cichowska, S. Hajat, and D. Bloomfield
  2:15 PM
TJ17.4
System for Integrated Modeling of Metropolitan Extreme Heat Risk
Olga Wilhelmi, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. H. Hayden, A. J. Monaghan, T. Greasby, C. Uejio, S. R. Sain, K. Oleson, M. Heaton, J. Pelzman, D. Banerjee, and V. Nepal

  2:30 PM
TJ17.5
Assessing NWS Pendleton heat criteria, response, and adaptation in eastern Oregon
Kathie D. Dello, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR; and M. Green, A. Bair, and M. Wister
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Themed Joint Session 23
Impacts of Anthropogenic Aerosols on Clouds, Precipitation, Circulation, and Severe Storms—Part I
Location: Room 5ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fifth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; and the 19th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification )
Chair: Jiwen Fan, PNNL, Richland, WA
CoChair: Daniel Rosenfeld, Hebrew University, Jerusalem,
  2:15 PM
TJ23.3
  2:30 PM
TJ23.4
Does aerosol pollution of orographic clouds result in precipitation suppression in the Australian Snowy Mountains?
Thomas H. Chubb, Monash Univ., Melbourne, VIC, Australia; and S. T. Siems and M. J. Manton
  2:45 PM
TJ23.5A
Electrical Activity and Microphysics of Deep Convective Clouds
Nir Benmoshe, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel; and A. P. Khain
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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
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Themed Joint Session 25
Observing Strategies, Platforms, and Impacts on Analysis and Forecasts of Tropical Cyclones, Tropical Waves, and Tropical Rainfall Part I
Location: Room 4ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on the Next Level of Predictions in Tropical Meteorology: Techniques, Usage, Support, and Impacts; and the 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Chair: Christopher S. Velden, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  1:30 PM
TJ25.1A
Initial Condition Sensitivity and Predictability of Tropical Cyclone Development and Intensification
James D. Doyle, NRL, Monterey, CA; and C. M. Amerault, J. R. Moskaitis, P. A. Reinecke, and C. A. Reynolds
  1:45 PM
TJ25.2
Impact of Ocean Observations on Hurricane Irene Intensity Forecasts
Greg Seroka, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and S. Glenn, O. Schofield, J. Kohut, H. Roarty, J. Kerfoot, L. Bowers, M. Crowley, L. Palamara, and R. Dunk
  2:00 PM
TJ25.3
Implementation of upper-ocean temperature measurements in operational hurricane reconnaissance: successes and challenges from the 2011–2012 AXBT Demonstration Project
Elizabeth R. Sanabia, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and B. S. Barrett, P. G. Black, S. Chen, and J. Cummings

  2:30 PM
TJ25.5
Creating a consistent climatology of tropical cyclone structure as observed by satellite microwave sensors
Joshua Cossuth, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL; and S. Yang, K. Richardson, M. Surratt, J. Solbrig, and J. D. Hawkins
  2:45 PM
TJ25.6

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

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Panel Discussion 1
Panel of Teaching Award Winners
Location: Room 13AB (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 22nd Symposium on Education
Organizers: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; John A. Knox, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA
Moderators: John A. Knox, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD
  1:30 PM
PD1.1
Teaching Methods of Henry Fuelberg at Florida State University
Henry E. Fuelberg, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL
  2:00 PM
PD1.2
As simple as possible
Robert G. Fovell, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA
  2:30 PM
PD1.3
On-line and Mobile Learning Activities
Steve Ackerman, CIMSS/AOS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  3:00 PM
PD1.4

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

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Session 8
Medium/Long Range Forecasting
Location: Room 6A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Cochairs: Travis Hartman, MDA Information Systems, Inc (EarthSat Wx), Gaithersburg, MD; Stephen Bennett, EarthRisk Technologies, San Diego, CA
  2:15 PM
8.2A
The Earth System Prediction Capability Program
Daniel P. Eleuterio, ONR, Arlington, VA; and J. C. Carman, S. A. Sandgathe, S. Benjamin, G. Jacobs, P. W. Jones, M. Peng, and J. G. Richman
  2:45 PM
8.3A
Long term coastal ocean forecasting
Gregg A. Jacobs, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and F. Aikman, D. Anderson, N. Banas, F. O. Bryan, R. Chant, E. Curchitser, S. DiMarco, J. P. Dunne, K. Fennel, M. A. M. Friedrichs, J. Harding, R. He, A. Lewitus, D. McGillicuddy, and O. Schofield

  3:00 PM
8.4
Seasonal Forecasts from the National Weather Service
Edward A. O'Lenic, NOAA, Riverdale, MD; and D. A. Unger

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-4:30 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

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Panel Discussion 1
National Mesonet Program and Related Research Part I
Location: Room 8ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: First Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise
Chair: Curtis H. Marshall, NWS, Silver Spring, MD
  3:30 PM
PD1.1
The National Mesonet Program
Curtis H. Marshall, NWS, Silver Spring, MD

3:30 PM-5:00 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

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Session 1
  3:45 PM
1.2
The History and Evolution of the ABI (Advanced Baseline Imager) on the GOES-R Series
Timothy J. Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, Madison, WI; and J. Gurka, M. Gunshor, P. Menzel, and J. Phillips
  4:00 PM
1.3
McIDAS: Forty Years of Visualizing Weather Satellite Data
David A. Santek, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. Phillips and T. H. Achtor
  4:15 PM
1.4
An academic family tree of the tropical meteorology community
Robert E. Hart, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and J. Cossuth

3:30 PM-5:15 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

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Session 3
Lidar Applications: Aerosols, Air Pollution, and Fire
Location: Room 18C (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications
Cochairs: Belay B. Demoz, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; Mary Morris, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  3:30 PM
3.1
CREST Lidar Network Observations of Particle Pollution across the Eastern United States and Caribbean
Ruben Delgado, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; and D. Orozco, P. Sawamura, J. Sullivan, T. Berkoff, R. M. Hoff, K. R. Leavor, R. B. Lee III, L. Lei, N. Boyouk, J. Su, M. P. McCormick, S. Galicia, J. Nieves, H. Parsiani, L. Cordero, Y. Wu, B. Gross, and F. Moshary
  3:45 PM
3.2
Mixed Layer Heights and Aerosol Products derived from the NASA LaRC airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar during the First DISCOVER-AQ Field Mission
Amy Jo Scarino, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Hampton, VA; and S. P. Burton, R. A. Ferrare, C. A. Hostetler, M. D. Obland, J. W. Hair, R. R. Rogers, A. L. Cook, D. B. Harper, A. Da Silva, B. Holben, R. M. Hoff, T. Berkoff, R. Delgado, A. M. Thompson, and J. Everette

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  4:00 PM
3.3
An Optical Autocovariance Lidar for aerosol transport studies
Sara C. Tucker, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, CO; and T. Delker and C. Weimer
  4:30 PM
3.5
Characterizing Transport Processes of Ozone and Greenhouse Gases with Lidar
Christoph J. Senff, CIRES, University of Colorado, and NOAA ESRL, Boulder, CO; and R. M. Hardesty, W. A. Brewer, R. M. Banta, A. O. Langford, R. J. Alvarez, S. P. Sandberg, A. M. Weickmann, R. D. Marchbanks, C. Sweeney, G. Petron, and A. Karion
  4:45 PM
3.6
Doppler lidar observations of fire-induced circulations in the convection column of a wildland fire plume
Allison Charland, San Jose State Univ., San Jose, CA; and C. Clements and B. Davis
  5:00 PM
3.7
Retrievals of aerosol microphysical parameters from a combination of airborne HSRL and ground-based elastic lidars during DISCOVER-AQ: Preliminary results
Patricia Sawamura, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; and R. M. Hoff, D. Mueller, C. A. Hostetler, R. A. Ferrare, S. Crumeyrolle, and B. E. Anderson
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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
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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

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

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Session 1
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Location: Ballroom F (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Robert A. Duce Symposium
Chairs: Alex Pszenny, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; Elliot Atlas, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  3:30 PM
1.1
Aerosol-Derived Fluxes of Dissolved Trace Metals Evaluated Using Paired Thorium Isotopes
Robert F. Anderson, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY; and C. T. Hayes, M. Q. Fleisher, L. F. Robinson, K. F. Huang, R. L. Edwards, H. Cheng, and S. B. Moran
  3:45 PM
1.2
(Invited Presentation) Monomethyl and Dimethyl Mercury Cycling on The Continental Margin of The Northwest Atlantic Ocean
William F. Fitzgerald, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT; and C. R. Hammerschmidt, K. L. Bowman, P. H. Balcom, and J. O'Donnell

  4:00 PM
1.3
Photosensitized reactions at the Air-Sea interface
Christian George, CNRS-IRCELYON, Villeurbanne, France; and B. D'Anna, A. Jammoul, J. Donaldson, and D. Reeser
  4:15 PM
1.4
Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Polybrominated Very Short Live Substances in the Atlantic Ocean, and Their Linkages with Ocean Primary Production
Yina Liu, Texas A&M Univeristy, College Station, TX; and S. A. Yvon-Lewis, L. Hu, D. C. O. Thornton, T. S. Bianchi, L. Campbell, and R. W. Smith

  4:30 PM
1.5
Fertilisation Potential of Volcanic Dust in Carbon Fixation and Climate Feedback in the Western North Pacific Subtropical Ocean
I.-I. Lin, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; and C. Hu, Y. H. Li, T. Y. Ho, T. Fischer, C. W. Huang, J. Wu, A. Chu, G. T. F. Wong, D. S. Ko, and J. P. Chen

  5:15 PM
1.8
Does sea salt influence air chemistry in the central U.S.?
Alex Pszenny, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; and R. Chang, O. R. Cooper, W. Keene, M. S. Long, and R. Sander
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Session 1
High Resolution atmospheric Monitoring and Modeling of Industrial Chemicals
Location: Room 16A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 15th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Chair: Jay Olaguer Jr., Houston Advanced Research Center, Woodlands, TX
CoChair: Nicole Molders, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
  3:30 PM
1.1
Near-Source Forward and Inverse Modeling of Reactive Chemicals from Industrial Emission Events
Jay Olaguer Jr., Houston Advanced Research Center, Woodlands, TX

  4:30 PM
1.3
  4:45 PM
1.4
High Resolution On-Line Air-Quality Model Simulations of Canada's Oil Sands
Paul, A. Makar, EC, Toronto, ON, Canada; and S. Gravel, C. Stroud, B. Pabla, J. Zhang, M. D. Moran, W. Gong, P. Cheung, S. H. Cho, C. McLinden, S. Gong, and C. J. Mooney
  5:00 PM
1.5
Linked Air-Water Modeling of Mercury: Case Study
Leonard Levin, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA; and K. Vijayaraghavan
  5:15 PM
1.6
NMMB- CMAQ 4km forecasting system in Houston: model simulation and evaluation
Li Pan, NOAA, silver spring, MD; and P. Lee, D. Tong, F. Ngan, H. C. Kim, and T. Chai
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Joint Session 1
More than just talking about the weather: The science behind weather and climate communication
Location: Room 18D (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the First Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise )
Cochairs: Gina M. Eosco, AMS, Washington, DC; William L. Read, NOAA/NHC, Miami, FL; Julie L. Demuth, NCAR, Boulder, CO; Nate Johnson, WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC
  3:30 PM
J1.1
Session Introduction
Gina M. Eosco, AMS, Washington, DC; and W. L. Read, J. L. Demuth, and N. Johnson
  3:45 PM
J1.2
The “Science” of Science Communication
Anthony Dudo, Univ. of Texas, Austin, Texas
  4:15 PM
J1.4
Creation and Communication of Hurricane Risk Information
Julie L. Demuth, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and B. H. Morrow, R. E. Morss, and J. K. Lazo
  4:45 PM
J1.6
Improving flash flood communication and decision making: Experts' perceptions of risk and the warning and response process
Rebecca E. Morss, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. L. Demuth, H. Lazrus, A. Bostrom, and J. K. Lazo
  5:15 PM
J1.8
Discussion: The Science of Communicating about Weather and Climate
Gina M. Eosco, AMS, Washington, DC; and W. L. Read, J. L. Demuth, and N. Johnson

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Session 2
Applications of Numerical Models to Weather and Climate Modification
Location: Room 9A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 19th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification
Cochairs: Paul A. Kucera, NCAR, Boulder, CO; Bruce A. Boe, Weather Modification, Inc., Fargo, ND
  3:30 PM
2.1
Effects of Increased Horizontal Resolution on Resolving Convection and Convective Initiation
Mariusz Starzec, Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and G. Mullendore, P. A. Kucera, D. Delene, and D. Langerud
  3:45 PM
2.2
Utilizing Surface Observations and Modeling with HYSPLIT to Assess Low-Level Stability for the Targeting of Cloud Seeding Material
David P. Yorty, North American Weather Consultants, Sandy, UT; and W. Weston, M. Solak, and D. Griffith
  4:00 PM
2.3
AgI cloud seeding effects as seen in WRF simulations
Lulin Xue, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. Hashimoto, M. Murakami, S. Tessendorf, R. M. Rasmussen, E. Nelson, D. Breed, D. Blestrud, P. Holbrook, and S. Parkinson
  4:15 PM
2.4
A real-time cloud seeding guidance system based on the WRF model
Sarah Tessendorf, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. Xue, R. Rasmussen, D. Blestrud, P. Holbrook, and S. Parkinson
  4:30 PM
2.5
Comparisons between WRF simulations and ground observed trace chemistry
Roy M. Rasmussen, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. Xue, S. Tessendorf, D. Blestrud, P. Holbrook, and S. Parkinson
  4:45 PM
2.6
Seeding of Cirrus Clouds to Reduce Global Warming
David L. Mitchell, DRI, Reno, NV; and J. Mejia, M. Kuebbeler, U. Lohmann, and M. Xiao
  5:00 PM
2.7
Land use change impacts on cloud and precipitation formation in the coastal regions of Sarawak, Malaysia
Udaysankar S. Nair, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and J. G. Fairman Jr., S. Cantonwine, J. S. Reid, and S. Christopher

  5:15 PM
2.8
New York City's Summer 2010 Numerical Simulations using WRF's Building Energy Parameterization
Estatio Gutierrez, City College of New York, New York, NY; and J. Gonzalez, M. Arend, and R. D. Bornstein
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Session 2
Synoptic-Scale and Sub-Synoptic Scale Factors
Location: Room 4ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Special Symposium on the Next Level of Predictions in Tropical Meteorology: Techniques, Usage, Support, and Impacts
Chair: Lixion A. Avila, NWS/TPC/NHC, Miami, FL
  3:30 PM
2.1
An Ocean-Based Potential Intensity Index for Tropical Cyclones
I. I. Lin, National Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan; and P. Black, J. F. Price, C. Y. Yang, S. S. Chen, N. H. Chi, P. A. Harr, C. C. Lien, E. D'Asaro, and C. C. Wu
  3:45 PM
2.2
Recent Advancements in the Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed Probability Program
Andrea B. Schumacher, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and M. DeMaria, R. Berg, E. Gibney, and R. D. Knabb
  4:15 PM
2.4
The Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project: Recent accomplishments
Robert L. Gall, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and F. Toepfer, F. Marks, and E. Rappaport
  4:30 PM
2.5
Upper-Level Precursors Associated with Subtropical Cyclone Formation in the North Atlantic Basin
Alicia M. Bentley, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY; and D. Keyser and L. F. Bosart
  4:45 PM
2.6
Using NOAA's Second-Generation GFS Ensemble Reforecast Dataset to Generate Tropical Cyclone Forecast Products
Thomas J. Galarneau Jr., NCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. M. Hamill, M. Fiorino, and J. S. Whitaker
  5:00 PM
2.7
  5:15 PM
2.8
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Joint Session 2
Technology for Education
Location: Room 13AB (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 22nd Symposium on Education; and the 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS) )
Cochairs: Thomas M. Whittaker, SSEC/CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Lourdes Avilés, Plymouth State Univ., Plymouth, NH
  3:30 PM
J2.1
  3:45 PM
J2.2
  4:00 PM
J2.3
WxChallenge: Engaging and Aiding Forecasting Instruction to Students
Bradley G. Illston, Oklahoma Climatological Survey/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. B. Basara, C. C. Weiss, G. Lackmann, and L. J. Hopper Jr.
  4:30 PM
J2.5
The CIMSS iPad Library and ESIP Teacher Workshops
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/SSEC/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. Dahlman, S. Ackerman, N. Jackson, L. H. Chambers, and T. M. Whittaker
  4:45 PM
J2.6
The Weather and Climate Toolkit
Steve Ansari, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and J. N. Lott and S. A. Del Greco
  5:00 PM
J2.7
Using Satellite Imagery and New Software to Enhance Inquiry and Understanding through NASA's CERES S'COOL Project
Sarah A. Crecelius, NASA LaRC/SSAI, Hampton, Virginia; and L. H. Chambers, T. M. Rogerson, T. Coleman, and P. M. Lewis

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Session 4
Aerosol-Cloud Interaction Representations in Regional and Global Models and Associated Climate Impact
Location: Room 5ABC (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fifth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
Chair: William K. M. Lau, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
CoChair: L. Ruby Leung, PNNL, Richland, WA
  3:30 PM
4.1
  4:00 PM
4.2
  4:30 PM
4.3
  4:45 PM
4.4
Investigation of aerosol indirect effects on regional climate using a cumulus microphysics parameterization
Kyo-Sun Sunny Lim, PNNL, Richland, WA; and J. Fan, R. Leung, P. L. Ma, B. Singh, and G. Zhang

  5:00 PM
4.5
Effects of Natural Dust and Sulfate on Atmospheric Circulation and Radiation in CESM 1.0: Comparison of Prescribed v. Interactive Emissions Schemes
Michael J. DeFlorio, SIO/Univ. Of California, San Diego, CA; and S. J. Ghan, B. Singh, A. J. Miller, D. R. Cayan, L. M. Russell, and D. J. Erickson III
  5:15 PM
4.6
Cloud and Climate Impacts in a Hazy World Simulation
Daniel Alexander Rothenberg, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and C. Wang

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

  5:00 PM
4.7
GHCNDEX: Global Land-based Datasets for Monitoring Climatic Extremes
Imke Durre, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and M. G. Donat, L. V. Alexander, and H. Yang
  5:15 PM
4.8A
Poster 207 will present as 4.8A. Presented by D. A. Zarrow.
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Session 4
Ocean operational, pre-operational and transition model-based and observationally-constrained forecast systems in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone
Location: Room 18B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 11th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Frank Aikman, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; Frank L. Bub, Naval Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space Center, MS; Christopher N. K. Mooers, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  3:30 PM
4.1
The Ocean Modeling System at the Naval Oceanographic Office
Frank L. Bub, Naval Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space Center, MS
  4:00 PM
4.3
NOAA/National Ocean Service Northern Gulf of Mexico Operational Forecast System
Eugene Wei, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and F. Aikman, Z. Yang, Y. Chen, J. Kelley, A. Zhang, D. Cao, C. Urizar, J. Cassidy, S. Hsiao, and C. C. Magee
  4:30 PM
4.5
Development and validation of the Nearshore Wave Prediction System
Andre J. Van der Westhuysen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; and R. Padilla-Hernandez, P. Santos, A. Gibbs, D. Gaer, T. Nicolini, S. Tjaden, E. M. Devaliere, and H. L. Tolman
  4:45 PM
4.6
Establishing a Community-Based Extratropical Storm Surge and Tide Model for NOAA's Operational Forecasts for the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts
Jesse Feyen, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and Y. Funkoshi, A. J. Van der Westhuysen, S. Earle, C. C. Magee, H. L. Tolman, and F. Aikman
  5:00 PM
4.7
NOAA/Nation Ocean Service Columbia River Estuary Operational Forecast System
Edward Myers, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and F. Aikman, Y. Chen, J. G. W. Kelley, A. Zhang, G. Mott, C. Urizar, J. Cassidy, A. Baptista, P. Turner, Y. Zhang, S. Hsiao, and C. C. Magee
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Session 4
Suomi NPP/JPSS Cal/Val and Product Development
Location: Ballroom G (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Ninth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Christopher S. Velden, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Ivan A. Csiszar, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD
  3:30 PM
4.1
  3:45 PM
4.2
An overview of algorithm development status for the Suomi NPP Environmental Data Records
Ivan A. Csiszar, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and L. Zhou, B. Reed, and J. Feeley
  4:00 PM
4.3
Suomi NPP/JPSS Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS): Radiometric and Spectral Performance
Henry. E. Revercomb, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and D. C. Tobin, R. O. Knuteson, J. K. Taylor, D. Deslover, L. Borg, G. Martin, and G. Quinn
  4:15 PM
4.4
Provisional Maturity Assessment of Cross Track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) Temperature and Moisture Profile Products
Murty G. Divakarla, IM Systems Group, Inc., Rockville, MD; and C. D. Barnet, M. Wilson, X. Xiaong, C. Tan, D. Gu, X. Liu, S. Kizer, E. Maddy, A. Gambacorta, N. Nalli, and M. Goldberg
  4:30 PM
4.5
The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS): New Capabilities for Weather and Climate Study
William J. Blackwell, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and C. F. Cull, R. N. Czerwinski, R. V. Leslie, and I. A. Osaretin
  4:45 PM
4.6
Intercomparison of total column ozone measurements from Suomi NPP OMPS and ground-based IR FTS during summer and fall of 2012
Bhaswar Sen, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, CA; and M. Novicki, W. H. Li, G. Toon, J. F. Blavier, D. W. T. Griffith, N. Jones, C. Murphy, J. Notholt, M. Palm, and L. E. Flynn

  5:00 PM
4.7
  5:15 PM
4.8
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Session 4
U.S. Weather Impacts of 2012
Location: Ballroom E (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Impacts: Weather 2012
Chair: Tanja E. Fransen, NOAA/NWS, Glasgow, MT
  3:30 PM
4.1
  3:45 PM
4.2
  4:00 PM
4.3
  4:15 PM
4.4
  4:30 PM
4.5
Impacts of Extreme Weather of 2012 in Alaska
John E. Walsh, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK; and S. F. Trainor
  4:45 PM
4.6
A Winter Season of Extremes (2011-12)
David Novak, NOAA/NWS/Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, College Park, MD; and M. S. Ryan and J. E. Hoke
  5:00 PM
4.7
Tropical Cyclones of 2012
Richard D. Knabb, NOAA/NWS/NHC, Miami, FL
  5:15 PM
4.8
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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

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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
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Session 5
Advances in space weather nowcasting and forecasting, and associated metrics
Location: Room 16B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 10th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: W. Dean Pesnell, NASA, Greenbelt, Maryland
  3:30 PM
5.1
  4:00 PM
5.3
Quantitative Assessment of Space Weather Forecasts Using Object Based Verification Techniques
Michael Wiltberger, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and W. Kleiber, V. Merkin, and B. Anderson
  4:15 PM
5.4
Thermospheric Forecasting Capabilities from DMSP Sensors with Multi-Hour Lead Time
Delores J. Knipp, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and L. M. Kilcommons and W. K. Tobiska
  4:30 PM
5.5
Operational forecasting advances for the ionosphere, thermosphere, and Sun
W. Kent Tobiska, Utah State Univ., Logan, UT; and R. W. Schunk, J. Sojka, H. Carlson, L. Gardner, L. Scherliess, L. Zhu, D. Rice, D. Bouwer, J. Bailey, and D. Knipp
  5:00 PM
5.7
Global Specification of the Post-Sunset Equatorial Ionization Anomaly
Clayton Coker, NRL, Washington, DC; and P. Dandenault, K. F. Dymond, S. A. Budzien, A. C. Nicholas, D. H. Chua, S. E. McDonald, C. A. Metzler, L. Scherliess, R. W. Schunk, L. C. Gardner, and L. Zhu
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Session 5
Emerging technologies for research and operational Interactive Processing Systems
Location: Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS)
Cochairs: Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; William Roberts, OAR, Boulder, CO
  3:30 PM
5.1
Introduction to the NOAA Earth Information System (NEIS)
Jebb Q. Stewart, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, and NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and D. L. Davis, E. Hackathorn, J. Lynge, C. MacDermaid, R. Pierce, and J. S. Smith
  4:00 PM
5.3
Analyzing VIIRS and CrIS Data with HYDRA2
Thomas D. Rink, SSEC/CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. E. Gumley, K. I. Strabala, and W. P. Menzel
  4:15 PM
5.4
Respective Strengths and Weaknesses of SciDB, MapReduce-HDFS, and a Custom Technique for a Data-Intensive Analysis System
Kwo-Sen Kuo, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland; and J. Rushing, R. Ramachandran, G. Fekete, D. Duffy, and T. Clune
  4:30 PM
5.5
SSEC Web Map Service: Real-time and Forecast Product Mashups
David Parker, SSEC/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and D. A. Santek, S. Batzli, N. Bearson, and R. Dengel
  4:45 PM
5.6
The Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) feature updates
Julien Chastang, UCAR, boulder, Colorado; and Y. Ho and S. C. Arms
  5:00 PM
5.7
Using the Eclipse Parallel Tools Platform in Support of Atmospheric Sciences High Performance Computing
Jay Alameda, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Champaign, IL; and B. F. Jewett
  5:15 PM
5.8
Building a National Network of Mobile Platforms for Weather Detection
Paul, O.G. Heppner, Global Science & Technology, Inc., Greeenbelt, MD
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Joint Session 5
JCSDA Session — Part III
Location: Ballroom A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; and the Third Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: John V. Zapotocny, Air Force Weather Agency, Offutt AFB, NE; Lars Peter Riishojgaard, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, Camp Springs, MD
  3:30 PM
J5.1
Community Radiative Transfer Model for Satellite Data Simulation/Assimilation
Quanhua (Mark) Liu, ESSIC, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and P. vanDelst, Y. Chen, D. Groff, Y. Han, A. Collard, F. Weng, S. A. Boukabara, and J. Derber
  4:30 PM
J5.5
  4:45 PM
J5.6
Impact of AMSU-AB/MHS radiance on prediction of high-impact weather over Korea Peninsula
Yuewei Liu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and Y. Liu, W. Cheng, L. Pan, G. Roux, J. Y. Byon, S. W. Lee, Y. J. Choi, and B. K. Seo

  5:15 PM
J5.8
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Session 6
Climate Adaptation and RISA Activities
Location: Room 19A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Cochairs: Burrell E. Montz, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC; Mark A. Shafer, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK
  3:30 PM
6.1
Multiple RISA Roles in Climate Adaptation for Water Resource Management: Two Case Studies
Eric S. Gordon, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO; and T. Bardsley
  4:00 PM
6.3
Towards a scalable climate adaptation approach – it's all about the decision
James F. Fox, Univ. of North Carolina, Asheville, NC; and J. G. Dobson, K. L. Rogers, M. W. Hutchins, and J. D. Morgan
  4:15 PM
6.4
Adaptation to climate-related hazards in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah: Explaining differences in local responses
Lisa Dilling, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, Boulder, CO; and K. Andersson, A. Ravikumar, C. Brown, and M. Holmgren
  5:15 PM
6.8
Winter Storm Management Preferences in Oklahoma: A Pilot Study
Charlotte E. Lunday, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. E. Riley
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Session 6
Turbulence Characterization, Diagnosis and Prediction
Location: Room 17A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 16th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology
Cochairs: Timothy H. Miner, Allied Pilots Association, n/a, VA; Cecilia Miner, n/a, Woodbridge, VA
  3:45 PM
6.2
Intensification of Transatlantic Aviation Turbulence in Response to Anthropogenic Climate Change
Paul D. Williams, Univ. of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom; and M. M. Joshi

  4:00 PM
6.3
Towards turbulence-based turbulence forecasting
Robert Sharman, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Frehlich and J. Williams
  4:15 PM
6.4A
Turbulence forecast verification using in-situ Eddy Dissipation Rate observations
Matthew S. Wandishin, NOAA/ESRL/GSD/CIRES Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and B. Pettegrew, M. A. Petty, and J. L. Mahoney
  5:00 PM
6.7
The Generation of Turbulence below Mid-level Cloud Bases
Atsushi Kudo, Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan
  5:15 PM
6.8
Investigation of mountain-wave induced turbulence (MWT) events over the Colorado region on 31 December 2011
Jung-Hoon Kim, Yonsei Univ., Seoul, South Korea; and H. Y. Chun, R. D. Sharman, and T. L. Keller
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Session 7
Data Assimilation Techniques. d: New Developments and Applications
Location: Room 9C (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Jeffrey Whitaker, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO
CoChair: Thomas M. Hamill, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO
  3:30 PM
7.1
  3:45 PM
7.2
  4:00 PM
7.3
Stable Estimation of Observation Error Covariance Matrix by Bayesian Method
Genta Ueno, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo, Japan

  4:30 PM
7.5
The representer method: theory and applications to ocean data assimilation
Hans E. Ngodock, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and M. J. Carrier

  5:00 PM
7.7
Forward sensitivity based approach to Lagrangian data assimilation
Rafal Jabrzemski, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. Lakshmivarahan
  5:15 PM
7.8