Second Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation

Program Chairs: Lars Peter Riishojgaard , Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation ; James G. Yoe , NOAA/NESDIS

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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

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

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

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

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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

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

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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 )

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


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

Poster Session 1
JCSDA Symposium Poster Session
Location: Hall C3 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Second Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
 
773
Satellite radiance assimilation using 3D-VAR and its impact on extreme weather event simulation
Dinesh Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Delhi, India; and K. Kumar, K. K. Osuri, K. S. Prasad, and U. C. Mohanty

 
776
An Improved Microwave Satellite Data Set for Hydrological and Meteorological Applications
Wenze Yang, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and H. Meng and R. R. Ferraro

Handout (3.0 MB)

 
778
Improvements on the Suomi-NPP VIIRS Near-Constant Contrast (NCC) Imagery
Calvin K. Liang, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Redondo Beach, CA; and B. Hauss, S. Mills, S. D. Miller, and L. Liao

 
779
Observing System Simulation Experiments for Space-based Doppler Wind Lidar Observations
Zaizhong Ma, NOAA/NESDIS, JCSDA, ESSIC, College Park, MD; and L. P. Riishojgaard, M. Masutani, and J. Woollen

 
781
Assimilation of GPS Radio Occultation Data with WRF/DART
Ying-Hwa Kuo, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and H. Liu and X. Fang

 
Poster 780 has been moved. New paper number J5.6A

 
782
 
783
An improved Database for the Central Andes
Luis Blacutt, CPTEC, Cachoeira Paulista, S„o Paulo, Brazil; and D. Herdies, L. G. G. D. Goncalves, and D. A. Vila

 
784
Assimilation of SSMIS Imager Channels Data in HWRF Using GSI
Lin Lin, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, College Park, MD; and W. Han, X. Zou, and F. Weng

 
785
Land Surface Microwave Emissivity: Modeling and Validation to Support Global Precipitation Mission
Yudong Tian, NASA/GSFC, College Park, MD; and C. D. Peters-Lidard and K. W. Harrison

 
786
Ozone assimilation and its impact on the Environment Canada UV index forecasts
Yves J. Rochon, EC, Toronto, ON, Canada; and J. de Grandprť and V. Fioletov

 
787
Satellite Sounder Data Assimilation for Improving Alaska Region Weather Forecast
Jiang Zhu, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK; and E. Stevens, X. Zhang, B. T. Zavodsky, T. Heinrichs, and D. Broderson
Manuscript (5.2 kB)

 
788
Verification of Rainfall Estimates for the Goddard Profiling Algorithm (GPROF)
Kathryn Sauter, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; and J. Bytheway, C. Kummerow, and D. Randel

 
789
Dual-Scale Neighboring Ensemble Variational Assimilation for a Cloud-Resolving Model
Kazumasa Aonashi, MRI, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and K. Okamoto

 
790
A Generalized Approach to Microwave Satellite Data Assimilation Quality Control and Preprocessing
Kevin J. Garrett, RTi @ NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and S. A. Boukabara

 
791
PROGRESS IN COMMUNITY RADIATIVE TRANSFER MODEL FOR SATELLITE RADIANCE ASSIMILATION
Quanhua (Mark) Liu, ESSIC, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and P. vanDelst, D. Groff, M. Chen, A. Collard, S. A. Boukabara, F. Weng, and J. C. Derber

 
Poster 792 has been moved. New paper number J6.6A

 
793
Recent Developments With The Global Wild Fire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm
Jay P. Hoffman, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and C. C. Schmidt, E. M. Prins, and J. C. Brunner

 
794
ADVANCES OF CRTM LAND-SURFACE MICROWAVE EMISSIVITY MODELING
Ming Chen, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and F. Weng

 
795
Characteristics of precipitation event life cycles in the tropical western Pacific
Yanping Li, University of Saskatchwen, Saskatoon, SK, Canada; and G. Elsaesser, R. E. Carbone, and C. D. Kummerow

 
798
Increasing Assimilation and Forecast Skill Through Improved Land Surface States
Michael Barlage, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and X. Zeng and K. L. Geil

 
800
Impact Assessments of Adding Errors to Simulated Radiance Data in Observing System Simulation Experiments
Sean P. F. Casey, JCSDA/Eearth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College Park, MD; and L. P. Riishojgaard, M. Masutani, T. Zhu, J. S. Woollen, R. Atlas, Z. Li, and T. J. Schmit

 
Poster 801 has been moved. New paper number J5.3A

 
Poster 802 has been moved. New paper number J6.2

 
803
Impact of Geostationary Satellite Data on Superstorm Sandy Forecast
Tong Zhu, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and S. A. Boukabara

 
804

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

8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Thursday, 6 February 2014

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Joint Session 3
Data Impact Studies
Location: Room C111 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Second Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; and the Tenth Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems )
Chair: James G. Yoe, NOAA/NESDIS
  8:30 AM
J3.1
  8:45 AM
J3.2
Observation Impact on Mesoscale Model Forecast Accuracy over South West Asia
Michael D. McAtee, AFWA/The Aerospace Corporation, Offutt AFB, NE
  9:15 AM
J3.4
Impact of different satellite radiance data sets using 3D-Var and hybrid variational/EnKF data assimilation systems in the Rapid Refresh
H. Lin, CIRA/Colorado State Univ. and NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and S. Weygandt, M. Hu, S. G. Benjamin, C. Alexander, and P. Hofmann
  9:30 AM
J3.5
Application and Impacts of SSMIS on NRL COAMPS Data Assimilation System
Song Yang, NRL, Monterey, CA; and B. Campbell, N. L. Baker, and S. D. Swadley

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Thursday, 6 February 2014


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

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 6 February 2014

Recording files available
Joint Session 4
Preparation for Assimilation of Data from New Sensors and Satellites
Location: Room C111 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Second Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; and the Tenth Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems )
Chair: Stanley G. Benjamin, NOAA/ESRL/GSD
  11:00 AM
J4.1
Preparing to assimilate current and future land surface products at GMAO, AFWA, NCEP, and NRL using a common data assimilation infrastructure
Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA/GSFC, Washington, DC; and S. V. Kumar, Y. Liu, R. H. Reichle, C. Draper, G. J. M. De Lannoy, J. B. Eylander, J. D. Cetola, M. B. Ek, X. Zhan, and T. R. Holt
  11:15 AM
J4.2
Soil Moisture Operational Product System (SMOPS) for NCEP GFS Soil Moisture Data Assimilation
Xiwu Zhan, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and J. Liu, W. Zheng, and M. B. Ek
  11:30 AM
J4.3

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 6 February 2014


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 6 February 2014

Recording files available
Joint Session 5
The Role of Satellite Data in Numerical Weather Prediction
Location: Room C111 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Second Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; and the Tenth Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems )
Chair: Sid Ahmed Boukabara, NOAA/NESDIS
  1:30 PM
J5.1
An Analysis of the Benefit of Earth Observations from Space on Regional and Global Numerical Weather Prediction
John F. Le Marshall, Bureau of Meteorology, Docklands, Vic., Australia; and J. Lee, P. Gregory, J. Jung, R. Norman, and R. Seecamp
  2:15 PM
J5.4
  2:30 PM
J5.5
Accelerated Uses of Suomi NPP Data in HWRF for Improving Hurricane/Typhoon Forecasts
Fuzhong Weng, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and X. Zou, L. Lin, B. Zhang, and V. Tallapragada
  2:45 PM
J5.6A
Handling clouds in assimilating high spectral resolution infrared radiances
Jun Li, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and F. Weng, P. Wang, J. Li, W. Bai, and Z. Li

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


Registration Closes

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Thursday, 6 February 2014


Coffee Break

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

3:30 PM-5:00 PM: Thursday, 6 February 2014

Recording files available
Joint Session 6
The Role of Satellite Data on the Current and Potential Future use of Satellite Data in Air Quality, Ocean, and Climate Prediction Systems
Location: Room C111 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Second Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; and the Tenth Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems )
Chair: Lars Peter Riishojgaard, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
  3:30 PM
J6.1A
Forecast and analysis results from assimilation of aerosol optical depth data from NPP VIIRS in a global aerosol model
Edward J. Hyer, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. Zhang, W. R. Sessions, J. Reid, C. Curtis, and D. Westphal
  3:45 PM
J6.2
Suomi NPP (SNPP) Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Active Fire Data for Fire Management and Fire Weather Applications
Evan Ellicott, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and I. A. Csiszar, W. Schroeder, P. Roohr, B. Quayle, L. Giglio, and C. O. Justice
  4:30 PM
J6.5
Development of 3-D Background Error Covariance Model for PATH
Kun Zhang, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and A. Gasiewski
  4:45 PM
J6.6A
Assimilating OSCAT winds to NCEP GDAS/GFS
Li Bi, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, Camp Srpings, MD; and J. A. Jung and S. A. Boukabara

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


AMS 94th Annual Meeting Adjourns