The Observations Gap: Approaches to filling observation gaps at higher space and time scales as neededfor next-generation forecasting and monitoring

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Thursday, 8 January 2015: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
231ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 19th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 17th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; the 11th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Seventh Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Seventh Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the Third Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Seventh Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; and the 17th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Cochairs:  Christopher Velden, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI and Sharanya J. Majumdar, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL

  8:30 AM
The LAPS Cloud Analysis: Validation with All-sky imagery and development of a variational cloud assimilation
Steve Albers, NOAA & CIRA, Boulder, CO; and K. Holub, Y. Xie, Z. Toth, H. Jiang, and J. Zhou

  8:45 AM
Using Connected Vehicle Data to Fill In the Observations Gap for Data Assimilation
Amanda R. S. Anderson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. A. Lee, S. D. Drobot, and P. Pisano
  9:00 AM
Recent Advancements in the TAMDAR Sensor Network Expansion
Neil Jacobs, Chief Atmospheric Scientist, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Morrisville, NC; and D. Mulally, A. Anderson, J. Braid, P. Childs, A. Huffman, E. Wilson, and F. Gao
  9:30 AM
Realization of PATH Goals using a Small Satellite Constellation
Albin Gasiewski, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and B. T. Sanders and D. W. Gallaher