12th Symposium on the Coastal Environment

Program Chairs: Mona Behl , Texas A&M University ; Frank Aikman , NOAA ; Teddy Holt , NRL ; Andre J. Van der Westhuysen , NOAA/NWS/NCEP

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Saturday, 1 February 2014

7:30 AM-10:00 AM: Saturday, 1 February 2014


Registration for Student Conference and Short Courses

Sunday, 2 February 2014

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Sunday, 2 February 2014


Registration for Short Courses and Conference for Early Career Professionals

9:00 AM-6:00 PM: Sunday, 2 February 2014


Registration Open for Annual Meeting

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 2 February 2014


WeatherFest

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Sunday, 2 February 2014


94th Annual Review, New Fellows, and Featured Awards
Location: Room C302 (The Georgia World Congress Center )

Monday, 3 February 2014

7:30 AM-5:30 PM: Monday, 3 February 2014


Registration Continues through February 5

9:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 3 February 2014

Recording files available
Plenary Session 1
14th Presidential Forum: Extreme Weather, Climate, and the Built Environment: New Perspectives, Opportunities, and Tools
Location: Thomas Murphy Ballroom (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Second Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Impacts on Weather and Climate Extremes; the 14th Presidential Forum; the Second Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Superstorm Sandy and the Built Environment: New Perspectives, Opportunities, and Tools; the Stanley A. Changnon Symposium; the Edward S. Epstein Symposium; the 30th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 28th Conference on Hydrology; the 26th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 26th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 22nd Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 23rd Symposium on Education; the 22nd Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences; the 18th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; the 18th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 16th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 12th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the 12th History Symposium; the 12th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 11th Conference on Space Weather; the 11th Symposium on the Urban Environment; the Tenth Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Ninth Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research; the Sixth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Fifth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Fifth Conference on Environment and Health; the Fourth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium; the Fourth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the Fourth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Second Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise; the Second Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; and the Special Symposium on Severe Local Storms: The Current State of the Science and Understanding Impacts )
Moderator: Margaret Davidson, NOAA/Office for Coastal Management
Panelists: Leslie Chapman-Henderson, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes; David Perkes, Mississippi State Univ.; Ellis Stanley, Hammerman & Gainer International, Inc.; David W. Titley, Penn State University; Peter Kareiva, The Nature Conservancy
Speaker: Andy Revkin, Dot Earth blogger, The New York Times, and Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace University
  9:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks

  9:05 AM
PL1.1
The New Communication Climate - An exploration of tools and traits that give the best chance of success in facing a fast-forward media landscape and changing climate
Andy Revkin, Dot Earth blogger, The New York Times, and Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace University, New York, NY
  9:25 AM
Panel Discussion

  10:25 AM
Concluding Remarks

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 3 February 2014


Spouses' Coffee

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 3 February 2014


Coffee Break

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 3 February 2014

Recording files available
Joint Session 3
Air and water-born transport and diffusion of contaminants from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant - Part 1
Location: Room C206 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 18th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; and the 12th Symposium on the Coastal Environment )
Cochairs: Ted Yamada, Yamada Science & Art Corporation; Hiroaki Kondo, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology; Andre J. Van der Westhuysen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
  11:00 AM
J3.1
A Summary of Fukushima Special Symposium at the AMS 2013 Annual Meeting and Scientific Communication Efforts with the Public in Japan
Hiroaki Kondo, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and T. Iwasaki, T. Yamada, and M. Princevac

  11:15 AM
J3.2
Detailed source term estimation and atmospheric dispersion analysis for the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident
Genki Katata, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Ibaraki, Japan; and M. Chino, M. Ota, H. Nagai, H. Terada, and M. Kajino

  11:45 AM
J3.4
Multi-model intercomparison of the global transport of radionuclides from Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident
T. Y. Tanaka, JMA, Japan; and M. Kajino, T. Takemura, T. Christoudias, J. Lelieveld, P. van Velthoven, P. Le Sager, T. Nakajima, and T. Shibata

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 3 February 2014


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 3 February 2014

Recording files available
Joint Session 4
Air and water-born transport and diffusion of contaminants from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant - Part 2
Location: Room C206 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 18th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; and the 12th Symposium on the Coastal Environment )
Cochairs: Hiroaki Kondo, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology; Andre J. Van der Westhuysen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP; Ted Yamada, Yamada Science & Art Corporation
  1:30 PM
J4.1
A Radiation Estimation Method for use in the Initial and Intermediate Stages of a Nuclear Accident
Ryohji Ohba, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Fukahorimachi, Nagasaki, Japan; and S. kato, M. kim, J. Yoneda, P. Bieringer, B. Lauritzen, and M. Takigawa
  1:45 PM
J4.2
Radionuclide Deposition Estimation from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant by Inverse Model
Takashi Maki, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and T. Y. Tanaka, M. Kajino, T. T. Sekiyama, Y. Igarashi, and M. Mikami
  2:00 PM
J4.3
Modeling and sensitivity analysis for atmospheric transport and ground deposition from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident
Xiaofeng Hu, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; and D. Li, H. Huang, S. Shen, and E. Bou-Zeid
  2:15 PM
J4.4

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 3 February 2014


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Hall C3 (The Georgia World Congress Center )

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Monday, 3 February 2014


Reception and Exhibits Opening

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Recording files available
Session 1
Case Studies Defining Coastal Hazards: Part I
Location: Room C211 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Chair: Pat Fitzpatrick, Mississippi State University

This session includes talks on the following general topics: 1. Recent tropical and extra-tropical events (e.g. Superstorm Sandy and Storm NEMO) 2. Fukushima and atmospheric & oceanic dispersion 3. Storm and inundation (surge/flooding) 4. Ensemble forecasting in coastal zones and defining uncertainty 5. Climate projections in the coastal environment (downscaling and upscaling) 6. Ecological forecasting (e.g. WQ; HABs; Hypoxia) 7. Coastal fog and cloudiness
  8:30 AM
1.1
  8:45 AM
1.2
Variability of Stratocumulus and its Boundary Layer Measured During UPPEF2012
Qing Wang, NPS, Monterey, CA; and D. Khelif, P. Tellado, J. Kalogiros, D. Alappattu, S. Wang, and A. Bucholtz
  9:00 AM
1.3
Wind Stress Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay: exploring variability through observation & numerical modeling
Alexander W. Fisher, University of Maryland/Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD; and L. P. Sanford
  9:15 AM
1.4
Use of Environmental Predictors to Model Pathogenic Vibrios in Chesapeake Bay
Erin A. Urquhart, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; and B. F. Zaitchik, D. Waugh, and C. Del Castillo

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Spouses' Coffee

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Hall C3 (The Georgia World Congress Center )

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Recording files available
Session 2
Case Studies Defining Coastal Hazards: Part II
Location: Room C211 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Chair: Andre J. Van der Westhuysen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
  11:00 AM
2.1
Differentiating Sundowner from Santa Ana Wind Environments
K. C. King, DRI, Reno, NV; and M. Kaplan and C. M. Smith

  11:15 AM
2.2
  11:30 AM
2.3
Pacific Northwest ecosystem responses to atmospheric changes in the 21st century
Gabriela De La Cruz Tello, Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, San Jose, CA; and G. Bonan, D. Lombardozzi, and S. Levis
  11:45 AM
2.4
Weather Challenges to Urban and Ecosystem Environments along Florida's West Coast
Charles H. Paxton, NOAA/NWS, Ruskin, FL; and J. M. Collins, T. P. Barron, and R. J. Davis

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Lunch Break

Stanley a. Changnon Luncheon
Location: Room B401 (The Georgia World Congress Center )

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Recording files available
Session 3
Modeling Analysis and Forecasting: Part I
Location: Room C211 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Chair: Teddy R. Holt, NRL
  1:30 PM
3.1
Enhancements to the Nearshore Wave Prediction System to provide Coastal and Overland Hurricane Wave Guidance
Andre J. Van der Westhuysen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; and A. A. Taylor, R. Padilla-Hernandez, A. Gibbs, P. Santos, D. Gaer, H. D. Cobb III, J. R. Lewitsky, and J. R. Rhome
  1:45 PM
3.2
Coupling a Rip Current Forecast Model to the Nearshore Wave Prediction System
Gregory Dusek, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and A. J. Van der Westhuysen, A. Gibbs, D. King, S. Kennedy, R. Padilla, H. Seim, and D. Elder
  2:00 PM
3.3
Title: Rapid Evaluation of Hurricane-driven Storm Surge Using a Response Surface Method
Brian Blanton, University of North Carolina/Renaissance Computing Institute, Chapel Hill, NC; and J. Bikman, R. Luettich, A. Taflanidis, and A. B. Kennedy
  2:15 PM
3.4

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Coffee Break

Meet the President
Location: Room C103 (The Georgia World Congress Center )

3:30 PM-4:45 PM: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Recording files available
Session 4
Modeling Analysis and Forecasting: Part II
Location: Room C211 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Chair: Pat Fitzpatrick, Mississippi State University
  3:30 PM
4.1
Tidal Improvements to the SLOSH Model
Amy T. Fritz (Haase), NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and A. A. Taylor, J. Wang, and J. C. Feyen
  3:45 PM
4.2
Recent Developments in Probabilistic Hurricane Storm Surge
Arthur A. Taylor, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and A. Myckow (Kramer) and A. T. Haase
  4:00 PM
4.3
Enabling Distributed, Event Based, High Resolution Storm Surge Modeling
Brian Blanton, University of North Carolina/Renaissance Computing Institute, Chapel Hill, NC; and R. Luettich and P. C. Kerr
  4:15 PM
4.4
Correlating Storm Surge Heights with Tropical Cyclone Winds at and before Landfall
Hal F. Needham, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; and B. D. Keim
  4:30 PM
4.5
The Sensitivity of SLOSH Storm Surge Prediction to Wind Forecast Model Selection
Patrick Corbitt Kerr, University of North Carolina, Morehead City, NC; and R. A. Luettich and J. Gao

5:00 PM-6:00 PM: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Recording files available
Session 1
Bernhard Haurwitz Memorial Lecture
Location: Room C106 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 26th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 14th Presidential Forum; the Second Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Impacts on Weather and Climate Extremes; the Second Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Stanley A. Changnon Symposium; the 30th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 28th Conference on Hydrology; the 26th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 22nd Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 23rd Symposium on Education; the 22nd Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences; the 18th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; the 18th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 16th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 12th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the 12th History Symposium; the 12th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 11th Conference on Space Weather; the 11th Symposium on the Urban Environment; the Tenth Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Ninth Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research; the Sixth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Fifth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Fifth Conference on Environment and Health; the Fourth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium; the Fourth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the Fourth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Second Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise; the Second Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Major Weather Events and Societal Impacts of 2013; and the Special Symposium on Severe Local Storms: The Current State of the Science and Understanding Impacts )
  5:00 PM
L1.1
Towards a general theory of global monsoons (Invited Presentation)
Peter J. Webster, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Recording files available
Session 5
Modeling Analysis and Forecasting: Part III
Location: Room C211 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Chair: Christopher N. K. Mooers, Portland State University
  8:30 AM
5.1
High Resolution Modeling of Near-Shore Wave Breaking During Strong Storms
Shaowu Bao, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC; and T. Yan, L. Pietrafesa, P. Gayes, R. Nichols, E. Hackett, and R. Gurka

  9:00 AM
5.3
An Operational Method for Near Real-Time Estimation of Three-Dimensional Winds using NEXRAD Radar Network
Felisha R. Lawrence, Howard University, Brandywine, MD; and A. E. Emory and E. Joseph

  9:15 AM
5.4
  9:30 AM
5.5
NOAA's Oceanic Heat Content Products for the N. Atlantic and Pacific Basins
Eileen Maria Maturi, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and D. Donahue, L. K. Shay, J. K. Brewster, and J. Guo

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Wednesday, 5 February 2014


Spouses' Coffee

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 5 February 2014


Coffee Break

Meet the President
Location: Room C103 (The Georgia World Congress Center )

10:30 AM-11:45 AM: Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Recording files available
Session 6
Developing Solutions: New Tools to Assist Coastal Adaptation and Decision Making
Location: Room C211 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Chair: Mona Behl, Texas A&M University
  10:45 AM
6.2
  11:30 AM
6.5
Minimizing Vulnerabilities of Coastal Cities in Africa through Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts
Jimmy O. Adegoke, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO; and C. Ibe

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 5 February 2014


Lunch Break

Women in the Atmospheric Sciences Luncheon: A Conversation about the Future
Location: Room C112 (The Georgia World Congress Center )

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Recording files available
Lecture 2
Horton Lecture
Location: Georgia Ballroom 1 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 28th Conference on Hydrology; the Second Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Impacts on Weather and Climate Extremes; the Second Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Edward S. Epstein Symposium; the 30th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 26th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 26th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 22nd Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 23rd Symposium on Education; the 22nd Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences; the 18th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; the 18th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 16th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 12th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the 12th History Symposium; the 12th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 11th Conference on Space Weather; the 11th Symposium on the Urban Environment; the Tenth Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Ninth Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research; the Seventh Annual CCM Forum: Certified Consulting Meteorologists; the Sixth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Fifth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Fifth Conference on Environment and Health; the Fourth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium; the Fourth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the Fourth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Second Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise; the Second Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; and the Special Symposium on Severe Local Storms: The Current State of the Science and Understanding Impacts )

Plenary Session 7
Plenary Discussion
Location: Room C211 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Chair: Mona Behl, Texas A&M University

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Wednesday, 5 February 2014


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Hall C3 (The Georgia World Congress Center )

5:00 PM-6:00 PM: Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Recording files available
Lecture 3
Walter Orr Roberts Lecture
Location: Room C113 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 16th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Second Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Impacts on Weather and Climate Extremes; the Second Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Stanley A. Changnon Symposium; the Edward S. Epstein Symposium; the 30th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 28th Conference on Hydrology; the 26th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 26th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 22nd Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 23rd Symposium on Education; the 22nd Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences; the 18th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; the 18th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 12th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the 12th History Symposium; the 12th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 11th Conference on Space Weather; the 11th Symposium on the Urban Environment; the Tenth Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Ninth Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research; the Seventh Annual CCM Forum: Certified Consulting Meteorologists; the Sixth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Fifth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Fifth Conference on Environment and Health; the Fourth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium; the Fourth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the Fourth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Second Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise; the Second Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; and the Special Symposium on Severe Local Storms: The Current State of the Science and Understanding Impacts )
  5:00 PM
L3.1

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Wednesday, 5 February 2014


Awards Banquet Reception in the Exhibit Hall

7:00 PM-10:00 PM: Wednesday, 5 February 2014


94th AMS Awards Banquet

Thursday, 6 February 2014

3:00 PM-3:05 PM: Thursday, 6 February 2014


Registration Closes

5:00 PM-5:05 PM: Thursday, 6 February 2014


AMS 94th Annual Meeting Adjourns