Student Conference Poster Session

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Sunday, 4 January 2015: 5:45 PM-7:15 PM
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference

Automated Sunspot Detection & Classi cation Using SOHO MDI Imagery
Samantha R. Howard, Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH; and W. F. Bailey, K. S. Bartlett, and R. D. Loper

A Solar Forecasting Model Based on The National Digital Forecast Database
Andrew Polasky, Carleton College, Northfield, MN; and R. Ellingson

Correlation of solar X-ray flux and SID modified signal strength
Shannon N. Kranich, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; and W. F. Bailey, R. D. Loper, and K. S. Balasubramaniam

Remote sensing of CO2, CH4, CO, and H2O from geostationary orbit
Xi Xi, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and V. Natraj, M. Luo, Q. Zhang, R. L. Shia, S. P. Sander, and Y. Yung

Off Shore Monitoring with the GOES-R Fog and Low Status Prediction Product
Kelcey Smith, United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

A Shallow Convection Latent Heating Algorithm for CloudSat
Ethan L. Nelson, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI; and T. S. L'Ecuyer

Detection of Land Cover Change and Drought Trend Using Brightness Temperature and Microwave Emission
Yanna Chen, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY; and H. Norouzi, A. AghaKouchak, M. Bhambri, and D. R. Blake

Comparison of NOAA-CREST Soil Moisture Measurements with AMSR-2
Akiema Forbes, NOAA, Brooklyn, NY; and H. Norouzi, D. R. Blake, and M. Temimi

Comparison of Two Differents Type of Ceilometers
Francois Junior Mertil, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY

Handout (569.9 kB)

A Trend Analysis of Global and Regional CALIOP-Based Aerosol Vertical Distribution
Travis D. Toth, Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and J. Zhang, J. R. Campbell, J. S. Reid, and M. A. Vaughan

Gliding Unmanned Meteorological Platform (GUMP)
Brett F. Dean, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Bunnell, FL

Atmospheric Data and the Prediction of Launch Points for Large Scientific Balloons
Lizxandra Flores Rivera, University of Puerto Rico, Ponce, PR; and E. H. Teets Jr.

Measurements of a Mid-Atlantic Low-Level Jet Offshore Using a Pulsed Doppler LIDAR from a Moving Platform
Edward J. Strobach, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; and L. C. Sparling
Manuscript (34.4 kB)

Comparison of RAP Forecast Wind Data with LIDAR Measurements in the Maryland Wind Energy Area
Daniel Wesloh, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; and S. Rabenhorst and R. Delgado

Skill of the WRF Model's Wind Speed, Direction, and Shear Forecasts for an Iowa Wind Farm
Meghan J. Mitchell, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. S. Takle and R. A. Walton

An Analysis of Regional and Seasonal Wind Characteristics and Energy Output
Rachael N. Isphording, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; and C. Herbster

Characterization of Ambient Offshore Turbulence Intensity from Analysis of Nine Offshore Meteorological Masts in Northern Europe
Daniel A. Pollak, Technical University of Denmark (European Wind Energy Masters Program), Langhorne, PA; and N. G. Nygaard, M. M. Jimémez, A. Sathe, and R. Wagner

The Effects of the Bishop Hill Illinois Wind Farm on Near-Surface Wind Patterns
Nicholas P. Stewart, Western Illinois Univ., Macomb, IL; and S. T. Cohan and R. L. Herman

Summertime Wind Speed Trends in Southern California

Wind Chill Temperatures of North America: Decadal and Regional Trends
Macy E. Howarth, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and N. F. Laird

Seasonal and Diurnal Variation of Wind Chill Temperatures
Michael Brackett, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina; and M. E. Howarth and N. F. Laird

An Analysis of Optimal Meteorological Conditions at Selected NASCAR Facilities
Carolyn Kiss, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; and D. R. Barry and D. C. Herbster

Handout (964.7 kB)

Meteorological Displays for a Cloud and Visibility Observatory
Megan Murat, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and A. Harte, D. Bosworth, B. Sullivan, S. Vaxter, E. Lewis, C. Rindfuss, D. Conlee, and S. L. Nasiri

A Raspberry Pi Interface for Ceilometers
James J. Coy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and M. McKeown and D. Conlee

Cloud Camera Technology for Meteorology Education
Lauren E. Replogle, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and D. Bosworth and D. Conlee

Radar Observations of Storms for Education
Megan Amanatides, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and S. Berry, N. A. Corbin, J. Endries, M. A. Miller, and S. E. Yuter

Handout (1.5 MB)

Availability of Weather Warning Communication Technologies
Aisha C. Reed Haynes, NOAA Graduate Sciences Program Scholar, Silver Spring, MD

The California King Fire through Social Media
Kayla R. Novak, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA; and B. A. Davis

Weather, Climate, and Influenza in the United States: An Exploration of the Flu Season
Erin Marie Markovich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL; and E. R. Snodgrass

The role of climate and socioeconomic factors on the spatiotemporal variability of cholera in Nigeria
Auwal F. Abdussalam, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom; and J. Thornes and G. Leckebusch

A Global Investigation of the Impacts of Landfalling Tropical Cyclones on Societies
Denise L. Balukas, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and E. A. Ritchie and K. M. Wood

Reducing Flooding Vulnerability of Chicago Critical Facilities
Mary E. Woloszyn, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL; and A. Carne

Rebuilding Decisions in Central Oklahoma - Student Conference
Nadajalah L. Bennett, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Arlington, TX; and A. Krautmann and M. A. Shafer

Handout (499.0 kB)

"2011 Tornado Outbreaks: Comparing Fatality Demographics in the United States"
Shadya J. Sanders, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; and T. Adams-Fuller and E. Joseph

Definition of Dry Thunderstorms for Use in Verifying SPC Fire Weather Products
Paul X. Flanagan, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK; and C. J. Melick, J. W. Rogers, I. L. Jirak, A. R. Dean, and S. J. Weiss
Manuscript (1.6 MB)

Handout (1.3 MB)

Climatology of Convective Mode of Tornadoes in the OAX CWA
Andrew Kalin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; and D. Nietfeld

Thermodynamic Conditions Associated with Significant Tornadoes in the High Plains Region
Tyler Keith Croan, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Highlands Ranch, CO

Examining Polarimetric Characteristics of Electronic Interference In Weather Radar Data
Thong N. Phan, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, McAlester, OK; and V. Lakshmanan and J. Krause

Organization of Side Lobe Structures from Doppler on Wheels 6
Jonathan A. Adams, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL; and J. Cundiff and R. L. Herman

Handout (2.8 MB)

Analysis of Radar-Derived Cloud Reflectivity from a Low Pressure System in June over Boulder, Colorado
William Ray Evonosky, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; and J. Layne and R. V. Martes

Influences of the Palmer Divide on Convective Storm Initiation
Andrew J. Schwartz, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO; and R. Hansen, D. Blanche, B. Thorne, J. Hansen, D. Carcagno, K. Steinmann, A. Trellinger, T. Croan, K. Schuenemann, S. Landolt, and S. Ng

Spatial Correlations: examining the relative agreement between temporally correlated flashes from three different lightning detection systems
Timothy Marc DesRoches, United States Air Force Academy, USAF Academy, CO; and M. L. Gauthier and D. R. Vollmer

Influence of Topography on Supercell Thunderstorms
Samuel Thomas Waldusky, Northland College, Ashland, WI; and L. P. Van Roekel

Observations of Wall Cloud Evolution and Structure in Supercell Thunderstorms during VORTEX2
Ben Adkins, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT; and K. St. Germain and N. T. Atkins

Using the Mesoscale Model Evaluation Testbed (MMET) to test physic options in the Weather Research & Forecasting (WRF) model
Anthony D. Torres, University of Michigan/SOARS (UCAR), Ypsilanti, MI; and J. K. Wolff, M. Harrold, C. L. Phillips, and D. J. Posselt

Evaluation in the Bias of Temperature Measurements Based on Siting Criteria Used for Climate Observing Systems
Jordan McCormick, NOAA/ERL/ARL/ATDD, Mechanicsburg, PA; and B. B. Baker and J. Kochendorfer

Defining the Spatial and Average Intensity of the Louisville Urban Heat Island
Joshua Matthew Clark, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO; and C. J. Shellito

Landsat Retrieved Surface Properties Effects on the Day Time Temperature Pattern in New York City
Awolou Silvere Sossa, NOAA CREST REU/ City College of New York, bronx, NY; and B. Vant-Hull, R. Nazari, and M. Karimi

A Seasonal Investigation of Heat Fluxes in the New York City Region
Selma Skoko-Dobryansky, NSF, New York, NY; and S. Didari, H. Norouzi, and D. R. Blake

Surface Energy Budget Closure in Sagebrush Landscape
Raleigh Grysko, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

The Diurnal cycle of the convective boundary layer over land from ACARS data
Amanda Arlene Mercer, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; and R. Y. W. Chang and I. A. Folkins

Multi instrument classification of atmospheric boundary layer stability
Raymond Bishir, City College of New York, New York, NY; and S. Neufeld, I. Valerio, D. M. Vazquez, J. Gonzalez, and M. Arend

Influence of Lake Superior Surface Temperature on Thunderstorms
Kevin M. Haas, Northland College, Ashland, WI; and L. P. Van Roekel

Forecast Sensitivity of Lake-effect Snow to Choice of Boundary Layer Parameterization Scheme
Robert Conrick, National Weather Center Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, Norman, OK; and H. D. Reeves

The Impact of a Short-Wave Trough on Boundary-Layer Evolution during a Lake-Effect Snow Event
Elliott P. Morrill, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and S. A. Callahan and N. D. Metz

The Impacts of the Passage of Three Distinct Short-Wave Troughs on a Prolonged Lake-Effect Snow Event
Shay A. Callahan, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and E. P. Morrill and N. D. Metz

Climatology of Great Lakes Lake-Effect: Relation to Climate Patterns
Coltin D. Grasmick, Univ. of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO; and L. C. Gaudet and N. F. Laird

Predecessor Snow Events associated with Extratropical Cyclones
Matthew C. Sanders, Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY; and N. D. Metz

Radar-Based Surface Snowfall Partitioning Near Marquette, Michigan During the 2012-2013 Winter Season
Mitch Ziesemer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; and M. S. Kulie and T. L'Ecuyer

Simulating the February 2014 North Carolina Snow Event
Warren E. Pettee, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC; and B. I. Magi and M. D. Eastin

Weather Patterns for Significant Snowfall Events in Prince William Sound, AK, Part 2
Kristy C. Carter, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; and J. A. Nelson Jr. and T. C. Chen

Southern Appalachian Cold Air Damming (CAD): A Climatology and Simulation of Case Studies
Jared Rackley, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and J. A. Knox

A Climatology of Cold Surges along the African Highlands
Caitlin Crossett, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and N. D. Metz

Understanding of extreme snow melt runoff events: a case study of the Chesapeake Basin
Kricket M'Shel Masters, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and G. R. Henderson, D. J. Leathers, D. A. Robinson, and T. Mote

Geospatial Modelling of the Harlem River Pollution
MODOU sene Jr., EMC, New York, NY

Lake Superior Submesoscale Eddies
Brandon Michael Boswell, Northland College, Ashland, WI; and L. P. Van Roekel

Observations of Wind Asymmetries in Atlantic Tropical Cyclones
Erin Mary Dougherty, University of Virginia & SOARS, Charlottesville, VA; and C. A. Davis and R. E. Davis

A Statistical Take on the Hurricane's Structure and Its Spatial Extent
Robert G. Nystrom, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and A. Askoy

Evaluating forecast accuracy of tropical cyclones undergoing rapid size changes in the North Atlantic
Ethan K. Smith, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and E. A. Ritchie and K. M. Wood

An Extreme Event in the Eyewall of Hurricane Felix
Kelly Marie Nunez Ocasio, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez,, PR; and S. D. Aberson and J. Zhang

Sensitivity of rapid intensification in NCEP'S hurricane weather and research (HWRF) model
Lauren Carter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and V. Tallapragada and C. Kieu

Handout (6.0 MB)

Effects of Atmospheric Aerosols on Tropical Cyclones using a High Resolution Global Climate Model
Benjamin David Dillahunt, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; and M. G. Flanner and C. M. Zarzycki

Exploratory Usage of Global WRF for Ensemble Tropical Storm Simulations
Renee Richardson, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC

The effects of Mesoscale SST gradients on Tropical Cyclone Development
Russell Henderson Glazer, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and R. E. Hart and M. Bourassa

The impacts of surface drag coefficient on the intensification and energetics of Typhoon Megi (2010)
Rochelle Cayanan Coronel, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan; and M. Sawada and T. Iwasaki

Contrasting a non-developing African mesoscale convective system with the precursor to Hurricane Helene (2006)
Glorianne M. Rivera, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, PR; and H. L. Hamilton, J. L. Evans, and J. D. Fuentes

Intraseasonal Variability of Tropical Cyclogenesis over the East Atlantic
Robert G. Nystrom, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and Z. Wang

The Caribbean Metocean Network: A simpler way to keep on track
José Gabriel Lebrón, UPR-RUM Physics Department, San Juan, PR; and J. Capella

Growth of Tropical Cumulus Congestus Clouds
Katherine L. Towey, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH; and M. P. Jensen

Temporal and Spatial Variability of Tropical Rain Rates over Kwajalein Atoll
Kaitlin Ann Rutt, Millersville University, Lewisberry, PA; and C. Schumacher and F. Ahmed

The Tropical Impedance of Interhemispheric Transport
Xiaokang Wu, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; and D. Waugh

How do meridional modes structure and growth depend on mean state asymmetry
Cristian Martinez-Villalobos, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and D. J. Vimont

Breakdown of ITCZ-like PV Patterns
Ajay Raghavendra, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; and T. A. Guinn
Manuscript (1.9 MB)

Handout (1.9 MB)

Verifying the Patterns of the Antarctic Dipole Using Reanalysis Data
Amanda M. Walker, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Washington Windstorms: Seasonality and Relationship to ENSO
Alexandra L. Caruthers, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and K. A. Bumbaco and N. A. Bond

An Investigation of the Limitations of Ensemble Precipitation Forecasts
Barrett Goudeau, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA; and M. A. Herrera and I. Szunyogh

Hurricane Sandy-Like Tropical Cyclones in the Historical Record
Reginald Johnson, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Handout (8.2 MB)

Quantification of Uncertainty in Return Values for Extreme Precipitation Events in the Western US
Margaret Duffy, Haverford College, Haverford, PA; and P. Pall, M. F. Wehner, D. Stone, and C. Paciorek

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

Heat Event Climatology in New Jersey
John C. McCarty, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ; and D. A. Robinson and M. R. Gerbush

Climate Change Effects on Fire Risk in the Northeast U.S
Gaige Hunter Kerr, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and A. T. DeGaetano

Spatial variability of ambient ozone concentrations during 3 heat waves in the Northeast Megaregion of the United States
Brittiny Dhital, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY; and B. Rosenzweig and C. Vorosmarty

Agricultural Yield Impacts from ENSO through Observation and Modelling
Lauraleigh Heffner, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL; and A. Jain and Y. Song

Modeling and Satellite Remote Sensing of the Meteorological Effects of Irrigation during the 2012 Central Plains Drought
Clint Aegerter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; and J. Wang, C. Ge, A. L. Kessner, A. Sharma, L. Judd, B. Wardlow, J. You, M. D. Shulski, S. Irmak, and A. Kilic

Anomalous Early Onset of Spring Across North America
Zachary Michael Labe, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and T. Ault

Analysis of Temperature Change Signatures for a Transect Along Eastern North America
Aidan R. Kuroski, Brockport, NY; and R. Chase and K. Oliver

The Influence of the Madden Julian Oscillation on Severe Convective Storm Likelihood
Hank A. Leslie, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and B. S. Barrett

CMIP5 GCM Alaskan Extreme Precipitation Events and Their Physical Processes Analyzed Using Self-Organizing Maps
Kevin Smalley, Texas A&M University, Bryan, TX; and W. Gutowski and J. M. Glisan

A Study Examining the Relationship Between Arctic Amplification and Cloud Cover Over Greenland
Kathryn Steinmann, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

Historical Antarctic station-based pressure changes in austral summer during the 20th century
Grant A. Witte, Ohio University, Athens, OH; and R. L. Fogt

An Evaluation of Applying Ensemble Data Assimilation to an Antarctic Mesoscale Model
Lori Jean Wachowicz, NWC REU, Norman, OK; and S. Cavallo and D. Parsons

Atmospheric Variability along the Antarctic Coast
Matthew Bessasparis, Millersville University, Carlisle, PA

Characterizing Arctic Land Surfaces Using a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) Camera
Berenice Oseguera, NOAA-CREST, Mount Vernon, NY; and N. C. Steiner and K. McDonald

What can Pliocene tell us about Global Warming?
Michelle Elizabeth Frazer, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and Y. Ming

New Catalog of Resources Enables Paleoclimate Research on Weather, Water, and Climate Change
Ryan Lingo, California University of Pennsylvania, California , PA; and K. A. Horlick and D. M. Anderson

Investigating climate responses to large volcanic eruptions in an ensemble of climate model simulations
Arianna Varuolo-Clarke, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT; and B. Medeiros

Analysis of Effects of Volcano Locations on Climate
Alexa Brotzman, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

Dust Plume Properties in the Vicinity of the Bodele Depression
Ty Luna Limpasuvan, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC; and D. L. Wu

Remote Sensing and In-Situ Investigation over Western Puerto Rico during Saharan Dust Season
Jose Algarin, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Mayaguez, PR; and H. Parsiani and N. Hosannah

Detailed measurements of cloud drop activation and hygroscopicity in the desert Southwest of the United States
Brian P. Balch, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and E. Crosbie, T. Shingler, and A. Sorooshian

Megan A. McKeown, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and M. E. Gomez, D. R. Collins, A. Lavi, Y. Rudich, and R. Zhang

the effect of molecular structure on phase transitions of atmospheric aerosol particles
Jessica Munyan, Rider University, Lawrence Township, NJ; and M. A. Freedman and M. Altaf

Physiology and Isoprene Emissions of Drought-Stressed and Ozone Exposed Plants in a Laboratory Chamber
Amanda S. Harte, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and G. L. Haas and G. W. Schade

Impacts of upstream wildfire emissions on CO, CO2, and PM2.5 concentrations in Salt Lake City, Utah
Derek V. Mallia, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. Lin and S. Urbanski

Fusing Spatial Kriging with Satellite Estimates to Obtain a Regional Estimation of PM2.5
Daniel Vidal, City College of New York, New York, NY; and B. Gross, N. Malakar, and L. Cordero

Developing an Updated Statistical Ozone Model for Operational Air Quality Forecasting in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area
Alexandria J. Herdt, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and W. F. Ryan and A. K. Huff

Identifying Long-range Sources of Ozone Utilizing an Adjoint Method
Alicia C. Camacho, NCAR, Elgin, IL; and D. Henze, K. Lapina, and Y. Davila

Considering Air-sea Coupling Improves the Simulation of the Tropospheric Ozone in a Chemical Transport Model
Jieun Wie, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea; and B. K. Moon

Ozone in the Free Troposphere: The Impact of Synoptic Meteorology on Ozone Transport to Southern California
Abby L. Kenyon, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana; and S. R. Schill and T. Bertram

Handout (8.2 MB)

Downward transport of ozone due to convection near Manaus, Brazil
Randy J. Chase, SUNY, Brockport, NY; and J. D. Fuentes and T. Gerken

Impact of Tropopause Structure on Supercell Transport
Emily M. Maddox, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and G. L. Mullendore

Wildfire Pollution and its Effects on the Microphysical and Electrical Properties of Pyrocumulus
Renee Duff, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and L. D. Grant and S. C. van den Heever

Electrification and Lightning within Pyrocumulus Clouds
Kendell LaRoche, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and T. J. Lang

Utilizing Four Dimensional Lightning Data and Dual-Polarization Radar to Develop Lightning Forecast Guidance
Andrew J. Travis, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; and K. S. Bartlett and R. S. Wacker

Handout (9.1 MB)

A Lightning Climatology of Pennsylvania, with Urban Heat Island Applications:
Justin William Whitaker, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC; and J. Nese

Observational Capabilities of the FRONT Network: 21 May 2014
Julie I. Barnum, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO; and S. Y. Murphy, P. Kennedy, and C. V. Chandra

Sensitivity of a Simulated Squall Line to the Microphysical Representation of Graupel
Steven Michael Naegele, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, Urbana, IL; and S. A. Tessendorf, G. Thompson, and T. Eidhammer

In-flight Icing Study
Jeffrey Herrera, USAFA, USAF Academy, CO