Fourth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python

Program Chairs: Johnny Wei-Bing Lin , University of Washington ; Hannah Aizenman , City College of New York ; David Brown , NCAR ; Scott Collis , ANL ; Charles Doutriaux , LLNL ; Mary Haley , NCAR ; Alexander Pletzer , Tech-X Corp. ; Jonathan Rocher , Enthought Inc ; Dean Williams , LLNL

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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-11:45 AM: Monday, 3 February 2014

Recording files available
Session 1
Python as a Software Integration Platform I
Location: Room C302 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Fourth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: David Brown, NCAR
  11:00 AM
1.1
  11:15 AM
1.2
Exploring W. Africa Mesoscale Convective Complexes (MCCs) Spatio-Temporal and Convective Characteristics in Satellite Data using Open Climate Workbench
Kim D. Whitehall, Howard University, Washington, DC; and G. S. Jenkins, C. Mattmann, B. B. Demoz, and R. Rwebangira

  11:30 AM
1.3
ODIN: from NumPy to big data, seamlessly
Jonathan Rocher, Enthought Inc, Austin, TX

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


Lunch Break

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


Workshop Session 1
Building the AOS Python Community
Location: Room C302 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Fourth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Scott Collis, ANL

This workshop has two parts. First, we will have a community discussion regarding what packages, resources, tools, etc. do we need to build up the AOS Python community? Second, we will have some presentations regarding tools and methods for growing projects.

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


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

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 3 February 2014

Recording files available
Session 2
Data Management, Analysis, and Visualization
Location: Room C302 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Fourth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Scott Collis, ANL
  4:30 PM
2.2
Archiving and Visualizing Ceilometer Data Using Python
Joseph S. Young, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and C. Galli and J. D. Horel
  4:45 PM
2.3
Experiencing new ways to visually explore polarimetric radar data using Numpy and Pygame
Cesar Beneti, SIMEPAR / Parana Meteorological System, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil; and T. M. Buriol, C. Oliveira, and A. Gama
  5:00 PM
2.4
Using Python to Store, Display, and Analyze Pressure Observations from Earthscope's USArray Network
Alexander A. Jacques, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. Horel
  5:15 PM
2.5

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


Reception and Exhibits Opening

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Recording files available
Session 3
Models and Modeling Tools and Frameworks
Location: Room C302 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Fourth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Alexander Pletzer, Tech-X Corp.
  8:30 AM
3.1
Using Python to pre- and post-process GEFS/WRF ensembles
John Lawson, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Horel
  8:45 AM
3.2
Post-Processing Python Software for Community Ice Sheet Model
Adrianna J. Boghozian, ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN; and K. J. Evans, B. W. Mayer, M. R. Norman, and N. E. Mathews
  9:00 AM
3.3
State-aware workflow for tuning a climate model
Michael J. Mineter, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland; and S. F. B. Tett and C. Cartis
  9:15 AM
3.4
ESMPy: A Python Package for High-Performance Grid Remapping Using the Earth System Modeling Framework
Ryan O'Kuinghttons, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and R. Oehmke, C. Deluca, G. Theurich, P. P. Li, and J. Jacob
  9:30 AM
3.5
A Python-Based Automatic Data Aggregation Framework for Hydrology Models
L. C. V. Real, IBM Brazil Research Laboratory, So„ Paulo, Brazil; and F. Liu and T. Osiecki

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-11:45 AM: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Recording files available
Session 4
Python as a Software Integration Platform II
Location: Room C302 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Fourth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Jonathan Rocher, Enthought Inc
  11:00 AM
4.1
Managing Ensemble Data Assimilation Systems With Python
Luke E. Madaus, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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


Lunch Break

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

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Town Hall Meeting: Learning and Teaching Python
Location: Room C302 (The Georgia World Congress Center )

Are you interested in learning Python for doing work in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences (AOS) or in teaching Python to AOS users? This Town Hall is for you! Panelists will discuss different resources for learning AOS Python, their experiences in teaching Python to AOS users, and will field questions from the audience about learning and teaching Python. For additional information, please contact Johnny Lin (johnny@johnny-lin.com).

1:30 PM-2:15 PM: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Recording files available
Session 5
Teaching
Location: Room C302 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Fourth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Hannah Aizenman, City College of New York
  1:30 PM
5.1
From Fortran to Python: Teaching Computer Skills to Undergraduates
Kevin H. Goebbert, Valparaiso Univ., Valparaiso, IN; and T. M. Bals-Elsholz

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-6:30 PM: Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Workshop Session 2
Aoslib Code Sprint
Location: Room C302 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Fourth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Jonathan Helmus, ANL

A code sprint working on the open-source Python package aoslib (https://github.com/PyAOS/aoslib). All are welcome, even if you have never participated in a code sprint before!

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

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 )

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

Thursday, 6 February 2014

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


AMS 94th Annual Meeting Adjourns