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Saturday, 3 January 2015

7:30 AM-10:00 AM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


Registration for Student Conference and Short Courses
Location: Lobby of Exhibit Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


AMS Short Course: Advanced Python for Climate Science: From Numpy to Parallel Computing
Location: 211B West Building (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

8:30 AM-5:30 PM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


AMS Short Course:a Beginner’S Course to Using Python in Climate and Meteorology
Location: 211A West Building (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


Session 1
Welcome Remarks
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Rosimar Rios-Berrios, SUNY; Kelsey Mulder, University of Manchester; Daniel A. Rothenberg, MIT
  9:00 AM
Welcome from the 14th Student Conference Planning Committee: Rosimar Rios-Berrios, Kelsey Mulder, and Daniel Rothenberg, Co-Chairs

  9:05 AM
Welcome from the AMS: Bill Gail, President of the AMS

9:30 AM-10:00 AM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


Session 2
Get the Most out of this Conference: How to Develop Yourself as a Professional
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Dr. Gary Lackmann, North Carolina State Univ.; Owen H. Shieh, University of Hawaii
Chair: Joshua J. Alland, SUNY

Get Primed for the AMS Student Conference by learning how to use this time wisely. You'll get tips on how to network, walk up to big-name scientists, and how to make yourself competitive in achieving your future goals.

10:00 AM-10:15 AM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


Coffee Break

10:15 AM-11:00 AM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


Panel Discussion 1A
Breakout Panel Session Rotation 1: Forecasting
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: John Tharp, Weather Decision Technologies; Todd Lericos, NOAA/NWS; Paul J. Roebber, University of Wisconsin
Chair: Samantha A. Tushaus, University of Michigan

Panel Discussion 1B
Breakout Panel Session Rotation 1: Communication
Location: 122BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Keli Pirtle, NOAA; Jorge Torres, KOB-TV; Ginger Zee, ABC News/Good Morning America; J. Marshall Shepherd, University of Georgia
Chair: Matthew J. Lauridsen, Texas Tech University

Panel Discussion 1C
Breakout Panel Session Rotation 1: Research
Location: 127ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: James Correia Jr., CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NOAA/NWS/SPC; Jeffrey Anderson, NCAR; Jonathan E. Martin, University of Wisconsin; Elizabeth A. Ritchie, University of Arizona
Chair: Daniel J. Halperin, Florida State University

11:15 AM-12:00 PM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


Panel Discussion 2A
Breakout Panel Session Rotation 2: Forecasting
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: John Tharp, Weather Decision Technologies; Todd Lericos, NOAA/NWS; Paul J. Roebber, University of Wisconsin
Chair: Samantha A. Tushaus, University of Michigan

Session 2B
Breakout Panel Session Rotation 2: Communication
Location: 122BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Keli Pirtle, NOAA; Jorge Torres, KOB-TV; Ginger Zee, ABC News/Good Morning America; J. Marshall Shepherd, University of Georgia
Chair: Matthew J. Lauridsen, Texas Tech University

Panel Discussion 2C
Breakout Panel Session Rotation 2: Research
Location: 127ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: James Correia Jr., CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NOAA/NWS/SPC; Jeffrey Anderson, NCAR; Jonathan E. Martin, University of Wisconsin; Elizabeth A. Ritchie, University of Arizona
Chair: Daniel J. Halperin, Florida State University

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


Lunch

1:00 PM-1:30 PM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


Session 3
Introduction to Conversations with Professionals
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Christopher A. Davis, NCAR; Jennifer K. Vanos, Texas Tech University; Lt. Christine Schultz, NOAA Corps; Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington, NOAA Corps; Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central; Delores J. Knipp, Univ. of Colorado; Brian Hoeth, NOAA/NWS; Amber Sullins, ABC15 (KNXV-TV); Jonathan J. Rutz, NOAA/NWS; Christina C. Crowe, NOAA/NWS; Katherine Meinig, US Air Force; Wendy Schreiber-Abshire, UCAR/COMET; Nic Wilson, Vaisala; Michael Ventrice, WSI Corporation

Stretch your mind by learning about the wide variety of careers in meteorology. From traditional to non-traditional careers, each professional will give a 2-3 minute introduction on why you will want to talk to them. Note their room numbers to visit during Session 5.

1:30 PM-3:30 PM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


Session 4A
Conversation with Professionals
Location: 123 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Christopher A. Davis, NCAR
Cochairs: Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami; Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University

Stretch your mind by learning about the wide variety of careers in meteorology. Visit professionals to have small group discussion with them about their job. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with top professionals. *Each discussion will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for rotations.

Session 4B
Conversation with Professionals
Location: 124A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Jennifer K. Vanos, Texas Tech University
Cochairs: Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami; Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University

Stretch your mind by learning about the wide variety of careers in meteorology. Visit professionals to have small group discussion with them about their job. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with top professionals. *Each discussion will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for rotations.

Session 4C
Conversation with Professionals
Location: 122BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Lt. Christine Schultz, NOAA Corps; Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington, NOAA Corps
Cochairs: Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami; Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University

Stretch your mind by learning about the wide variety of careers in meteorology. Visit professionals to have small group discussion with them about their job. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with top professionals. *Each discussion will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for rotations.

Session 4D
Conversation with Professionals
Location: 124B (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central
Cochairs: Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami; Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University

Stretch your mind by learning about the wide variety of careers in meteorology. Visit professionals to have small group discussion with them about their job. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with top professionals. *Each discussion will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for rotations.

Session 4E
Conversation with Professionals
Location: 125AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Delores J. Knipp, Univ. of Colorado
Cochairs: Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami; Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University

Stretch your mind by learning about the wide variety of careers in meteorology. Visit professionals to have small group discussion with them about their job. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with top professionals. *Each discussion will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for rotations.

Session 4F
Conversation with Professionals
Location: 122BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Brian Hoeth, NOAA/NWS
Cochairs: Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami; Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University

Stretch your mind by learning about the wide variety of careers in meteorology. Visit professionals to have small group discussion with them about their job. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with top professionals. *Each discussion will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for rotations.

Session 4G
Conversation with Professionals
Location: 126A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Amber Sullins, ABC15 (KNXV-TV)
Cochairs: Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami; Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University

Stretch your mind by learning about the wide variety of careers in meteorology. Visit professionals to have small group discussion with them about their job. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with top professionals. *Each discussion will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for rotations.

Session 4H
Conversation with Professionals
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Jonathan J. Rutz, NOAA/NWS
Cochairs: Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami; Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University

Stretch your mind by learning about the wide variety of careers in meteorology. Visit professionals to have small group discussion with them about their job. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with top professionals. *Each discussion will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for rotations.

Session 4I
Conversation with Professionals
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Christina C. Crowe, NOAA/NWS
Cochairs: Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami; Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University

Stretch your mind by learning about the wide variety of careers in meteorology. Visit professionals to have small group discussion with them about their job. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with top professionals. *Each discussion will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for rotations.

Session 4J
Conversation with Professionals
Location: 126BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Katherine Meinig, US Air Force
Cochairs: Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami; Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University

Stretch your mind by learning about the wide variety of careers in meteorology. Visit professionals to have small group discussion with them about their job. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with top professionals. *Each discussion will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for rotations.

Session 4K
Conversation with Professionals
Location: 128AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Wendy Schreiber-Abshire, UCAR/COMET
Cochairs: Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami; Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University

Stretch your mind by learning about the wide variety of careers in meteorology. Visit professionals to have small group discussion with them about their job. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with top professionals. *Each discussion will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for rotations.

Session 4L
Conversation with Professionals
Location: 127ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Nic Wilson, Vaisala
Cochairs: Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami; Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University

Stretch your mind by learning about the wide variety of careers in meteorology. Visit professionals to have small group discussion with them about their job. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with top professionals. *Each discussion will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for rotations.

Session 4M
Conversation with Professionals
Location: 127ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Michael Ventrice, WSI Corporation
Cochairs: Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami; Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University

Stretch your mind by learning about the wide variety of careers in meteorology. Visit professionals to have small group discussion with them about their job. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with top professionals. *Each discussion will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for rotations.

3:30 PM-4:00 PM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


AMS Student Chapter Town Hall Meeting (Specifically for Student Chapter Officers, but open to all)
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Moderator: Kristy C. Carter, University of South Carolina

This meeting is specifically designed for Student Chapter Officers, but it is open to everyone. Get a chance to hear from the award-winning chapters in the country and discuss the joys and pains of running an AMS chapter.

Coffee Break

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


Session 5
Extreme Weather Events
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Russ S. Schumacher, Colorado State University; Jason Samenow, Washington Post; John J. Brost, NOAA/NWSFO; Josh Morgerman, iCyclone.com
Chair: Kevin A. Biernat, University at Albany, SUNY

5:00 PM-5:30 PM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


Session 6
Closing Remarks
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


AMS Career Fair and Graduate School Reception
Location: North Ballroom AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

Sunday, 4 January 2015

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Registration for Short Courses and Conference for Early Career Professionals
Location: Lobby of Exhibit Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


AMS Short Course: Advanced Python for Climate Science: From Numpy to Parallel Computing
Location: 211B West Building (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

8:30 AM-5:30 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


AMS Short Course:a Beginner’S Course to Using Python in Climate and Meteorology
Location: 211A West Building (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Session 7
Keynote Speaker: Meteorology in the 21st Century-The Enterprise at Warp Speed
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Robert Ryan, Consulting Meteorologist
Chair: Rosimar Rios-Berrios, SUNY

9:00 AM-6:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Registration Open for Annual Meeting
Location: Lobby of Exhibit Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

9:30 AM-9:45 AM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Coffee Break

9:40 AM-10:25 AM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Joint Session 1
Communication and Your Career: The Power of Your Words and Visuals
Location: 124AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals; and the 14th Annual Student Conference )
Facilitators: Christopher J. Schultz, University of Alabama/NASA/MSFC; Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University; Joshua J. Alland, SUNY
Speakers: Sarah Tessendorf, UCAR; John J. Brost, NOAA/NWSFO; Eric C. Bruning, Texas Tech Univ; Kathryn Prociv, The Weather Channel; Gina M. Eosco, Cornell University; Daniel Porter, NOAA

Joint session with the AMS 14th Annual Student Conference
  9:40 AM
Introductory Remarks

  9:45 AM
A Career in Science Doesn’t Involve Writing, Does It? Speaker: Dr. Sarah Tessendorf

  10:05 AM
Why Science-Based Presentations are Normally Terrible and What You Can Do About It. Speaker: John Brost

9:45 AM-10:45 AM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Session 8A
Shaping your Future: How to Succeed in Grad School
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Melissa A. Burt, Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes; Clark Evans, University of Wisconsin
Chair: Annareli Morales, University of Michigan

Session 8B
Shaping your Future: Maneuvering the Job Market: Professional Development for the Career Track
Location: 129AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Christopher Alston, Mars, Inc.; Rebecca Haacker-Santos, UCAR
Chair: Justin Kyle Weber, University of Wisconsin

10:25 AM-11:40 AM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Small Group Rotating Discussions

Participants will divide into 3 small groups which will rotate between the different 20-minute discussion topics. Each group will start in their assigned discussion (numbered 1-3). All groups will rotate to the next discussion in numerical order moving from 1 through 3 and back to 1, if needed. For example, if your group starts in "Group Discussion 2," you then proceed to "Group Discussion 3" and then to "Group Discussion 1." By the end, each group will participate in all 3 discussion topics. Proposed timeline: 10:30 AM: All three discussions will start; 10:50 AM: All rotate for next group discussion; 11:15 AM: All rotate for final group discussion; 11:40 AM: All discussions end.

10:30 AM-11:40 AM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Joint Session 2A
Group Discussion 1: Write Something People Will Want to Read.
Location: 124AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals; and the 14th Annual Student Conference )
Facilitators: Eric C. Bruning, Texas Tech Univ; Sarah Tessendorf, UCAR

Joint Session 2B
Group Discussion 2: Adaptive Communication: One Message Doesn't Fit All
Location: 125AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Student Conference; and the Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Facilitators: Gina M. Eosco, Cornell University; Daniel Porter, NOAA

Joint Session 2C
Group Discussion 3: Make Your Presentation a Conduit, Not a Crutch
Location: 126BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Student Conference; and the Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Facilitators: Kathryn Prociv, The Weather Channel; John J. Brost, NOAA/NWSFO

10:45 AM-11:00 AM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Break

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Session 9
Experiences beyond the Classroom: Getting your Hands Dirty in the Field
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Jim Steenburgh, University of Utah; Angela K. Rowe, Univ. of Washington; Russ S. Schumacher, Colorado State Univ.; Kiel L. Ortega, OU/CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/NSSL
Chair: Ángel F. Adames-Corraliza, University of Washington

Some of the best lessons are learned outside of the classroom. This panel discussion will focus on ways you can make a difference in the field.

Session 10
Experiences beyond the Classroom: Getting the Word Out: Science Policy and Communication
Location: 129AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Ilissa Ocko, Environmental Defense Fund; Andrea Melvin, Oklahoma Mesonet/Oklahoma Climatological Survey; Jamie Rhome, National Hurricane Center; Kimberly E. Klockow, NOAA
Chair: Erik R. Nielsen, Colorado State University

Some of the best lessons are learned outside of the classroom. This panel will focus on ways you can make a difference through policy.

12:00 PM-12:30 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Session 11
YOU are the Future of Weather, Water, and Climate
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: James F. Kimpel, NSSL/University of Oklahoma/AMS
Chair: Peter J. Marinescu, Colorado State University

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


WeatherFest
Location: Hall 1 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

12:30 PM-12:35 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Session 12
Closing Remarks
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference

12:35 PM-2:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Lunch on your Own

1:00 PM-1:15 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Session 1
Opening Remarks
Location: 124AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitators: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health; Erik S. Pytlak, Bonneville Power Administration; Jared Rennie, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites/North Carolina State University
Speaker: Bill Gail, Global Weather Corp
  1:00 PM
Welcome from the Early Career Professionals Conference Chairs

  1:05 PM
Welcome from the AMS President William Gail

1:15 PM-3:15 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Session 2
Small Group Rotating Discussions: Workplace Skills for Early Career Professionals
Host: Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitator: Erik S. Pytlak, Bonneville Power Administration

Participants will divide into 3 small groups which will rotate between the different 30-minute discussion topics. Each group will start in their assigned discussion (numbered 1-3). All groups rotate to the next discussion in numerical order moving from 1 through 3 and back to 1, if needed. For example, if your group starts in "Group Discussion 2," you then proceed to "Group Discussion 3" and then to "Group Discussion 1." By the end, each group will participate in all 3 discussion topics. Proposed timeline: 1:20 PM: All three discussions will start; 1:50 PM: All rotate for next group discussion; 2:25 PM: All rotate for final group discussion; 3:15 PM: All discussions end.
  1:15 PM
Introductory Remarks

1:20 PM-3:15 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Session 2A
Group Discussion 1: Is it time to move on from the first job?
Location: 124AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitator: Paul T. Schlatter, NOAA/NWS

Session 2B
Group Discussion 2: Becoming a leader in the workforce.
Location: 125AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitator: Kim J. Runk, NOAA/NWS

Session 2C
Group Discussion 3: How to balance your work and personal life.
Location: 126BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitator: Rebecca Haacker-Santos, UCAR

2:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Session
Energy minicourse (AMS Energy Committee), WeatherFest, and other
Location: 129AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Newcomer’s Welcome and Informational Exchange
Location: 127ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

3:15 PM-3:30 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Coffee Break

3:30 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Panel Discussion 1
Supporting AMS Programs and Opportunities
Location: 124AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Moderator: Isha Renta, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
Panelists: Alexander MacDonald, NOAA/ESRL; Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc.; Chad M. Kauffman, California University of Pennsylvania

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Panel Discussion 2
Conversations with Professionals
Location: 124AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Moderator: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health
Panelists: Amber Sullins, ABC15 (KNXV-TV); Jamie Rhome, National Hurricane Center; Lourdes B. Avilés, Plymouth State University; Matthew Alto, AccuWeather

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


95th Annual Review, New Fellows, and Featured Awards
Location: 122BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

5:00 PM-5:15 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Session 3
Closing Remarks
Location: 124AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitators: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health; Erik S. Pytlak, Bonneville Power Administration; Jared Rennie, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites/North Carolina State University

5:00 PM-7:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


AMS Career Fair
Location: North Ballroom AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

5:45 PM-7:15 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Poster Session
Student Conference Poster Session
Host: 14th Annual Student Conference
 
S2
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

 
S3
A Solar Forecasting Model Based on The National Digital Forecast Database
Andrew Polasky, Carleton College, Northfield, MN; and R. Ellingson

 
S4
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

 
S5
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

 
S6
Off Shore Monitoring with the GOES-R Fog and Low Status Prediction Product
Kelcey Smith, United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

 
S7
A Shallow Convection Latent Heating Algorithm for CloudSat
Ethan L. Nelson, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI; and T. S. L'Ecuyer

 
S9
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

 
S11
Comparison of NOAA-CREST Soil Moisture Measurements with AMSR-2
Akiema Forbes, NOAA, Brooklyn, NY; and H. Norouzi, D. R. Blake, and M. Temimi

 
S12
Comparison of Two Differents Type of Ceilometers
Francois Junior Mertil, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY

Handout (569.9 kB)

 
S13
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

 
S14
Gliding Unmanned Meteorological Platform (GUMP)
Brett F. Dean, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Bunnell, FL

 
S15
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.

 
S16
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)

 
S17
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

 
S18
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

 
S19
An Analysis of Regional and Seasonal Wind Characteristics and Energy Output
Rachael N. Isphording, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; and C. Herbster

 
S20
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

 
S21
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

 
S22
Summertime Wind Speed Trends in Southern California
Esha Rahman, NOAA, BROOKLYN, NY

 
S23
Wind Chill Temperatures of North America: Decadal and Regional Trends
Macy E. Howarth, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and N. F. Laird

 
S24
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

 
S25
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)

 
S28
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

 
S27
A Raspberry Pi Interface for Ceilometers
James J. Coy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and M. McKeown and D. Conlee

 
S29
Cloud Camera Technology for Meteorology Education
Lauren E. Replogle, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and D. Bosworth and D. Conlee

 
S30
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)

 
S31
 
S33
 
S34
Availability of Weather Warning Communication Technologies
Aisha C. Reed Haynes, NOAA Graduate Sciences Program Scholar, Silver Spring, MD

 
S35
The California King Fire through Social Media
Kayla R. Novak, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA; and B. A. Davis

 
S36
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

 
S37
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

 
S38
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

 
S39
Reducing Flooding Vulnerability of Chicago Critical Facilities
Mary E. Woloszyn, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL; and A. Carne

 
S40
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)

 
S41
"2011 Tornado Outbreaks: Comparing Fatality Demographics in the United States"
Shadya J. Sanders, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; and T. Adams-Fuller and E. Joseph

 
S47
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)

 
S49
Climatology of Convective Mode of Tornadoes in the OAX CWA
Andrew Kalin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; and D. Nietfeld

 
S50
Thermodynamic Conditions Associated with Significant Tornadoes in the High Plains Region
Tyler Keith Croan, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Highlands Ranch, CO

 
S55
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

 
S56
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)

 
S57
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

 
S58
 
S61
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

 
S62A
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

 
S63
Numerical Investigation of the Relationship Between Topography and Tornado Occurrence in the Mid-Mississippi Valley
Brendan C. Wallace, Midwestern Regional Climate Center, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL; and M. L. Buker

 
S64
Influence of Topography on Supercell Thunderstorms
Samuel Thomas Waldusky, Northland College, Ashland, WI; and L. P. Van Roekel

 
S66
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

 
S67
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

 
S68
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

 
S69
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

 
S70
 
S71
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

 
S73
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

 
S74
Surface Energy Budget Closure in Sagebrush Landscape
Raleigh Grysko, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

 
S75
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

 
S76
 
S77
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

 
S78
Influence of Lake Superior Surface Temperature on Thunderstorms
Kevin M. Haas, Northland College, Ashland, WI; and L. P. Van Roekel

 
S79
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

 
S80
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

 
S81
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

 
S84
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

 
S85
Predecessor Snow Events associated with Extratropical Cyclones
Matthew C. Sanders, Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY; and N. D. Metz

 
S86
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

 
S88
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

 
S89
 
S91
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

 
S92
Southern Appalachian Cold Air Damming (CAD): A Climatology and Simulation of Case Studies
Jared Rackley, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and J. A. Knox

 
S93
A Climatology of Cold Surges along the African Highlands
Caitlin Crossett, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and N. D. Metz

 
S95
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

 
S98
Geospatial Modelling of the Harlem River Pollution
MODOU sene Jr., EMC, New York, NY

 
S100
Lake Superior Submesoscale Eddies
Brandon Michael Boswell, Northland College, Ashland, WI; and L. P. Van Roekel

 
S101
 
S104
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

 
S105
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

 
S106
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

 
S107
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

 
S108
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)

 
S110
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

 
S111
Exploratory Usage of Global WRF for Ensemble Tropical Storm Simulations
Renee Richardson, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC

 
S113
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

 
S114
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

 
S115
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

 
S116
Intraseasonal Variability of Tropical Cyclogenesis over the East Atlantic
Robert G. Nystrom, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and Z. Wang

 
S117
The Caribbean Metocean Network: A simpler way to keep on track
José Gabriel Lebrón, UPR-RUM Physics Department, San Juan, PR; and J. Capella

 
S118
 
S119
Growth of Tropical Cumulus Congestus Clouds
Katherine L. Towey, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH; and M. P. Jensen

 
S120
Temporal and Spatial Variability of Tropical Rain Rates over Kwajalein Atoll
Kaitlin Ann Rutt, Millersville University, Lewisberry, PA; and C. Schumacher and F. Ahmed

 
S121
The Tropical Impedance of Interhemispheric Transport
Xiaokang Wu, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; and D. Waugh

 
S122
How do meridional modes structure and growth depend on mean state asymmetry
Cristian Martinez-Villalobos, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and D. J. Vimont

 
S123
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)

 
S126
Verifying the Patterns of the Antarctic Dipole Using Reanalysis Data
Amanda M. Walker, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

 
S127
 
S128
Washington Windstorms: Seasonality and Relationship to ENSO
Alexandra L. Caruthers, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and K. A. Bumbaco and N. A. Bond

 
S129
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

 
S130
 
S132
Hurricane Sandy-Like Tropical Cyclones in the Historical Record
Reginald Johnson, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Handout (8.2 MB)

 
S134
 
S135
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

 
S136
The Effects of Extreme Precipitation Events on Climatology
Pamela Eck, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and N. D. Metz

 
S137
 
S138
Heat Event Climatology in New Jersey
John C. McCarty, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ; and D. A. Robinson and M. R. Gerbush

 
S140
Climate Change Effects on Fire Risk in the Northeast U.S
Gaige Hunter Kerr, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; and A. T. DeGaetano

 
S141
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

 
S142
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

 
S144
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

 
S145
Anomalous Early Onset of Spring Across North America
Zachary Michael Labe, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and T. Ault

 
S146
Analysis of Temperature Change Signatures for a Transect Along Eastern North America
Aidan R. Kuroski, Brockport, NY; and R. Chase and K. Oliver

 
S147
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

 
S148
 
S149
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

 
S152
A Study Examining the Relationship Between Arctic Amplification and Cloud Cover Over Greenland
Kathryn Steinmann, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

 
S154
Historical Antarctic station-based pressure changes in austral summer during the 20th century
Grant A. Witte, Ohio University, Athens, OH; and R. L. Fogt

 
S155
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

 
S156
Atmospheric Variability along the Antarctic Coast
Matthew Bessasparis, Millersville University, Carlisle, PA

 
S157
 
S159
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

 
S160
What can Pliocene tell us about Global Warming?
Michelle Elizabeth Frazer, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and Y. Ming

 
S161
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

 
S162
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

 
S163
Analysis of Effects of Volcano Locations on Climate
Alexa Brotzman, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

 
S164
 
S165
 
S166
Dust Plume Properties in the Vicinity of the Bodele Depression
Ty Luna Limpasuvan, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC; and D. L. Wu

 
S168
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

 
S170
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

 
S171
EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL COMPOSITIONS ON CLOUD FORMATION POTENTIAL OF AMINIUM CARBOXYLATE AEROSOLS
Megan A. McKeown, NASA, Hampton, VA; and M. E. Gomez, D. R. Collins, A. Lavi, Y. Rudich, and R. Zhang

 
S172
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

 
S173
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

 
S176
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

 
S177
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

 
S178
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

 
S179
Identifying Long-range Sources of Ozone Utilizing an Adjoint Method
Alicia C. Camacho, NCAR, Elgin, IL; and D. Henze, K. Lapina, and Y. Davila

 
S180
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

 
S181
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)

 
S183
Downward transport of ozone due to convection near Manaus, Brazil
Randy J. Chase, SUNY, Brockport, NY; and J. D. Fuentes and T. Gerken

 
S184
Impact of Tropopause Structure on Supercell Transport
Emily M. Maddox, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and G. L. Mullendore

 
S185
 
S186
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

 
S187
Electrification and Lightning within Pyrocumulus Clouds
Kendell LaRoche, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and T. J. Lang

 
S188
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)

 
S189
A Lightning Climatology of Pennsylvania, with Urban Heat Island Applications:
Justin William Whitaker, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC; and J. Nese

 
S191
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

 
S194
Sensitivity of a Simulated Squall Line to the Microphysical Representation of Graupel
Steven Michael Naegele, Pennsylvania State University/Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, University Park, PA; and S. A. Tessendorf, G. Thompson, and T. Eidhammer

 
S195
 
S197
In-flight Icing Study
Jeffrey Herrera, USAFA, USAF Academy, CO

5:45 PM-8:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Fellows Reception
Location: North Ballroom Foyer (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

9:00 PM-11:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Fifth Annual AMS Reception for Early Career Professionals
Location: Sheraton Phoenix, Valley of the Sun D/E (Sheraton Phoenix)

Monday, 5 January 2015

7:30 AM-6:00 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Registration Continues through January 7
Location: Lobby of Exhibit Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

9:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 5 January 2015

Recording files available
Plenary Session 1
15th Presidential Forum: Will Weather Change Forever—Anticipating Meteorology in 2040
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the Major Weather Events and Societal Impacts of 2014; the Eugenia Kalnay Symposium; the Harry R. Glahn Symposium; the 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 29th Conference on Hydrology; the 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 24th Symposium on Education; the 20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 20th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; the 19th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction; the 18th Conference on Middle Atmosphere; the 17th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 17th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; the 13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence; the 13th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 13th History Symposium; the 12th Conference on Space Weather; the 11th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the Eighth Annual CCM Forum: Certified Consulting Meteorologists; the Seventh Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Seventh Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the Seventh Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Sixth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Sixth Conference on Environment and Health; the Fifth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the Fifth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals; the Third Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise; the Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Third Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Third Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact; the First Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate; the Special Symposium on Model Postprocessing and Downscaling; the Special Symposium on the South Asia Monsoon; the Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health Symposium; and the 15th Presidential Forum )
Program Chair: Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA
Moderator: Kimberly E. Klockow, NOAA
Keynote: Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA
Panelists: Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central; Mac Devine, IBM Cloud Services Division; Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA; Curtis L. Walker, University of Nebraska

Twenty five years hence, meteorology will be much different and expand far beyond the traditional weather forecast. Personal sensors will monitor weather nearly everywhere. Advanced computing will allow us to forecast at perhaps minute scales and kilometer resolutions, customized for each particular user. Post-mobile devices will enable instantaneous use of the information – even in remote areas of today’s developing nations. Transportation will be safer, businesses will operate more efficiently, events will automatically schedule around anticipated weather, and much more. Operational weather forecasts will be interlaced with new environmental elements that impact economic, health, energy, and security decisions. Many aspects of our daily lives will change forever. Climate change’s possibilities add a critical dimension to community resiliency. Should global weather patterns be altered, forecasting could become more challenging than today. The recent release of the fifth IPCC synthesis report has brought focus to this particular issue. Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA Administrator, will lead the session with a keynote on her vision for the meteorology enterprise in the year 2040. Following her keynote, the panelists - representing different demographics and perspectives - will then provide their vision, accompanied by a moderated discussion among the panelists.
  9:00 AM
William B (Bill) Gail: Introductory remarks
  9:08 AM
Kimberly E. Klockow: Moderator welcoming remarks
  9:16 AM
Dr. Kathryn Sullivan: AMS 2015 Annual Meeting Presidential Forum Keynote
  9:24 AM
Curtis Walker: Will Weather Change Forever – Anticipating Meteorology in 2040
  9:32 AM
Bernadette Woods Placky: Will Weather Change Forever? Anticipating Meteorology in 2040
  9:40 AM
Mac Devine: The Perfect Storm Intensifies - The Convergence of BigData, Cloud and the Internet of Things is Now at Full Strength

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Spouses' Coffee

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Coffee Break
Location: North Ballroom Foyer (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

Space Weather Coffee Break—Sponsored by Ball Aerospace
Location: 227A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

11:00 AM-11:45 AM: Monday, 5 January 2015

Recording files available
Session 1
Software Applications Linking Weather to Energy Decision Support
Location: 224B (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Sixth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Cochairs: Heidi Centola, CME Group; Lawrence C. Gloeckler, SUNY
  11:30 AM
1.3

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015

Recording files available
Session 1
10th Anniversary of the POLICY/SOCIETY Symposium
Location: 226AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Cochairs: Julie L. Demuth, NCAR; Sheldon D. Drobot, NCAR; Mark A. Shafer, Oklahoma Climatological Survey
Recording files available
Session 1
AI Techniques for Decision Support
Location: 124B (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Chair: Haig Iskenderian, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  11:00 AM
1.1
Hail Size Prediction with Machine Learning Applied to Storm-Scale Ensembles: Spring 2014 Evaluation and Physical Understanding
David John Gagne, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. McGovern, J. Brotzge, M. C. Coniglio, J. Correia Jr., and M. Xue
  11:15 AM
1.2
The Offshore Precipitation Capability
Mark S. Veillette, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and H. Iskenderian, C. J. Mattioli, and E. P. Hassey
Recording files available
Session 1
Agency Updates 1
Location: 227A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 12th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Robert P. McCoy, Univ. of Alaska
  11:15 AM
1.2
Recording files available
Session 1
Air Pollution Meteorology Observational Studies
Location: 128AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health Symposium
Chair: Tetsuji Yamada, Yamada Science & Art Corporation
  11:00 AM
1.1
Dispersion Characteristics of Project Sagebrush Phase 1
Kirk L. Clawson, NOAA/ARL, Idaho Falls, ID; and D. Finn and R. Eckman
  11:45 AM
1.4
The Impact of the Chesapeake Bay Climate and Boundary Layer Dynamics on Air Pollutant Concentrations during Smog Episodes
Daniel L. Goldberg, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and C. P. Loughner, M. Tzortziou, J. W. Stehr, K. Pickering, T. Vinciguerra, T. Canty, R. J. Salawitch, and R. Dickerson
Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Air pollution and air quality impacts on health-Part I
Location: 228AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Conference on Environment and Health; and the Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health Symposium )
Cochairs: Paul Bieringer, NCAR; Lauren Jean Thie, North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services

Development of modeling systems addressing emissions, meteorology, atmospheric dispersion, exposure, and corresponding health implications; including observational, applied, or validation study designs
  11:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks

  11:45 AM
J1.2
Dispersion Model or Statistical Model?
Steven R. Hanna, Hanna Consultants, Kennebunkport, ME; and A. Venkatram
Recording files available
Session 1
Assimilation of Observations for High-Impact Weather
Location: 131AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 19th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Robert Atlas, NOAA/AOML
  11:00 AM
1.1
“Big Data Assimilation” Revolutionizing Severe Weather Forecasting (Core Science Lecture)
Takemasa Miyoshi, RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, Kobe, Japan; and M. Kunii, J. J. Ruiz, H. Seko, S. Satoh, T. Ushio, Y. Ishikawa, H. Tomita, and K. Bessho
  11:30 AM
1.2
On the Impact of UAS Observations on High-Resolution Mesoscale Forecasts
James D. Doyle, NRL, Monterey, CA; and T. R. Holt, D. D. Flagg, C. M. Amerault, D. A. Geiszler, T. Haack, J. E. Nachamkin, P. M. Pauley, and D. P. Tyndall
Recording files available
Joint Session 1
  11:00 AM
J1.1
Benchmarking as utilisation of information by land surface models
Gab Abramowitz, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia; and M. Best and S. V. Kumar
  11:15 AM
J1.2
Confronting global land-atmosphere models with coupled process metrics
Paul A. Dirmeyer, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and A. Tawfik, S. Halder, H. Norton, J. Wu, M. G. Bosilovich, J. A. Santanello Jr., and M. B. Ek
  11:30 AM
J1.3
Integrated metrics and benchmarking for the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) (Invited Presentation)
David Mocko, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and C. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, S. Wang, K. R. Arsenault, G. S. Nearing, Y. Xia, M. B. Ek, and J. Dong

  11:45 AM
J1.4
Evaluating Enhanced Streamflow Forecasting Techniques in the context of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Management
Levi D. Brekke, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO; and A. W. Wood, A. J. Newman, B. Nijssen, K. Sampson, T. M. Hopson, M. Clark, and J. R. Arnold

Recording files available
Joint Panel Discussion 1
Enterprise View of Satellites
Location: 231ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 11th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the Third Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Moderator: Mitch Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS
Panelists: John Malay, Lockheed Martin/AMS President; Stephen M. Volz, NOAA/NESDIS; David McCarren, (Acting) Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research; Johannes Schmetz, EUMETSAT

The enterprise view of environmental satellites, a vision of a “system of systems” of spacecraft, sensors, and ground assets, is rapidly evolving from a concept to reality. It is driven by the need for government agencies and stakeholders to more effectively and efficiently obtain and share improved satellite data and data products for multiple applications under very challenging budget conditions. The enterprise view is being realized through the establishment of new national and international agreements to promote the sharing of data, and new organizational structures and system architectures to better collect, process, distribute, and use satellite data products from a constellation of satellites. A panel of senior scientists and managers will discuss the pathway and current progress in implementing this new paradigm.
  11:00 AM
Stephen Volz
  11:15 AM
Johannes Schmetz
  11:30 AM
John Malay

  11:45 AM
David McCarren

Recording files available
Session 1
Evaluation and Use of Lightning Technology
Location: 225AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Seventh Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Jason Jordan, NOAA/NWSFO
  11:00 AM
1.1
  11:30 AM
1.3
Lightning Mapping with Inexpensive Acoustic Arrays
Rene Arechiga, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM; and M. Stock, R. J. Thomas, H. Erives, and W. Rison
  11:45 AM
1.4
Determination of Detection Efficiency of Lightning Detection Systems using Bayesian Analysis
Phillip M. Bitzer, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and J. Burchfield and H. J. Christian Jr.
Recording files available
Session 1
Extratropical upper troposphere/lower stratosphere, Part 1
Location: 212A West Building (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 18th Conference on Middle Atmosphere
Chair: Gloria L. Manney, NorthWest Research Associates & New Mexico Tech
  11:00 AM
1.1
Climatology and Variability in Extratropical Multiple Tropopause Regions of Trace Gases from MLS, HIRDLS and ACE-FTS
Michael J. Schwartz, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and G. L. Manney, M. I. Hegglin, N. J. Livesey, and M. L. Santee

  11:15 AM
1.2
The Tropopause Inversion Layer in the GEOS-5 Data Assimilation: Sensitivity to the Observing System
Krzysztof Wargan, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Greenbelt, MD; and W. McCarty and S. Pawson
  11:45 AM
1.4
A Lagrangian Particle Perspective of Tropopause Folds
Marc K. Collins, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and M. H. Hitchman
Recording files available
Session 1
Global Warming Hiatus-Part I
Location: 122BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Cochairs: Shang-Ping Xie, Univesity of California; Thomas L. Delworth, NOAA/GFDL

Global average temperature has increased by 0.8oC over the 20th century but this warming trend has slowed or even stalled for the past 15 years. This warming hiatus has caused much confusion and debate but at the same time offers a scientific opportunity to study climate change dynamics in action. Mechanisms proposed include a slowdown in net radiative forcing, and interference by natural variability. This session showcases rapidly advancing research on the physical mechanisms and various impacts of this hiatus event. Topics of particular interest include interdecadal variability and the interaction with forced climate change, radiative forcing and related processes, and ocean heat storage as pertinent to the hiatus.
  11:15 AM
1.2
  11:45 AM
1.4
A Link Between the Hiatus in Global Warming and North American Drought
Thomas L. Delworth, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, NJ; and F. Zeng, A. Rosati, G. Vecchi, and A. T. Wittenberg

Recording files available
Session 1
Impacts of aerosols on storm dynamics, cloud physics, and precipitation I
Location: 223 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Seventh Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
Cochairs: Wei-Kuo Tao, NASA/GSFC; Susan C. van den Heever, Colorado State Univ.
  11:15 AM
1.2
An Observation and CRM Based Analysis of Large Scale Aerosol-Convection Interaction in the Tropics
Derek J. Posselt, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and E. M. Wilcox and T. Yuan
  11:30 AM
1.3
MCS precipitation intensity, distribution and efficiency response to increased aerosol concentrations
Michal Clavner, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and W. R. Cotton and S. C. van den Heever

  11:45 AM
1.4
Recording files available
Session 1
Madden-Julian Oscillation in Global Climate Models
Location: 229AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact
Cochairs: Duane E. Waliser, JPL; Brian Mapes, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS
  11:00 AM
1.1
MJO Energetics Associated with Equatorially Asymmetric Convective Heating
Wen-wen Tung, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and M. C. Bowers

  11:15 AM
1.2
CAM Heating Experiments and the Role of the Background Atmosphere in MJO Propagation
Fiaz Ahmed, Texas A&M University, Bryan, TX; and C. L. Lappen and C. Schumacher
  11:30 AM
1.3
Geographical Variability of Processes Associated with the MJO
Brandon Wolding, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and E. Maloney
Recording files available
Session 1
Pre-College Education Initiatives I
Location: 125AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 24th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: John Moore, AMS Board on Outreach and Precollege Education; David W. Chapman, Okemos High School; Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School
  11:00 AM
1.1
Strengthening K-12 Teachers through AMS Education Program Professional Development Programs
Robert S. Weinbeck, AMS, Washington, DC; and J. A. Brey, I. W. Geer, E. W. Mills, and K. A. Nugnes
  11:15 AM
1.2
Practice into Policy: AMS Earth System Education Policy Statement
John Moore, AMS Board on Outreach and Precollege Education, Laurel Springs, NJ; and D. J. Charlevoix and R. gird
  11:30 AM
1.3
Promoting a Weather Ready Nation Through Serious Games
David Harrison, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Z. A. Roux, A. McGovern, and W. G. Blumberg
Recording files available
Session 1
Python for the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Location: 129B (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Fifth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, University of Washington

Provides a summary of recent advances in the use of Python in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences. The first talk is the Core Science Keynote for the Python Symposium.
  11:00 AM
1.1
The Rising Tide of Python (Core Science Lecture)
Kevin H. Goebbert, Valparaiso Univ., Valparaiso, IN
  11:45 AM
1.3
Modernizing the Operational Workflow and Automation of the NCEP Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) Modeling System using Python and Rocoto
Samuel Trahan, NCEP EMC / IMSG, College Park, MD; and T. Brown, S. Hsiao, B. Thomas, C. Holt, L. Bernardet, V. Tallapragada, H. L. Tolman, C. C. Magee, B. Kyger, and W. Lapenta
Recording files available
Session 1
Research to operations successes
Location: 129A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 17th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology
Cochairs: Jaclyn A. Shafer, ENSCO, Inc.; John Mecikalski, University of Alabama
  11:30 AM
1.3
The High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR): The Operational Implementation and Future Direction with the Aviation Community
Curtis R. Alexander, NOAA/ESRL/Global Systems Division and CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and S. S. Weygandt, S. Benjamin, D. C. Dowell, M. Hu, T. G. Smirnova, J. B. Olson, J. S. Kenyon, J. M. Brown, E. P. James, and I. Jankov
  11:45 AM
1.4
Physics in the HRRR and RAP: recent progress and future plans
John M. Brown, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and T. G. Smirnova, J. B. Olson, G. Grell, J. S. Kenyon, D. C. Dowell, C. R. Alexander, E. P. James, S. S. Weygandt, and M. Hu
Recording files available
Session 1
Surface wave effects on oceanic turbulence and air-sea interaction, from small scale to climate scale, Part 1
Location: 224A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction
Chair: Isaac Ginis, University of Rhode Island
  11:30 AM
1.2
High Wavenumber Ocean Wave Spectra Determined through Polarimetric Imaging
Christopher J. Zappa, Columbia University, Palisades, NY; and D. A. Le Bel and M. L. Banner

  11:45 AM
1.3
Surface wave effects in the NEMO ocean model
Oyvind Breivik, ECMWF, Reading, United Kingdom; and K. Mogensen, J. R. Bidlot, and P. A. Janssen
Recording files available
Joint Session 1
The 2014 US National Climate Assessment: Science, Policy, and the Future-Part I
Location: 121BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Emily Therese Cloyd, US Global Change Research Program; Kristen Averyt, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado

In May 2014, the third US National Climate Assessment was publicly released by the White House. Building on efforts such as the IPCC 5th Assessment, and previous National Climate Assessments, the 2014 NCA incorporates a broad scope of the best available science relevant to decision making at multiple scales. The NCA also included important transdisciplinary efforts bridging physical and social sciences, and the communications enterprise. This session will highlight the major scientific highlights of the 2014 NCA, the process as envisioned and executed, the “ongoing assessment” concept, and policy implications. Topics within the session are not limited to direct NCA contributions. Of particular interest are sector specific and regional climate information, methods and perspectives on science communication, the policy implications at multiple scales, and next steps. Contributions that connect IPCC and regional, state, or local assessment activities with the NCA are also encouraged.
  11:00 AM
J1.1
Recording files available
Session 1
Urban Chemical Cartography: Charting Spatial Gradients with Novel Measurement Platforms
Location: 124A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 17th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Cochairs: Misti Levy Zamora, Texas A&M University; Eduardo P. Olaguer Jr., Houston Advanced Research Center
  11:15 AM
1.2
The Benzene and other Toxics Exposure (BEE-TEX) Study
Eduardo P. Olaguer Jr., Houston Advanced Research Center, Woodlands, TX; and J. Stutz, C. E. Kolb, S. C. Herndon, W. Vizuete, and M. H. Erickson

  11:30 AM
1.3
A novel method to determine the spatial distribution of BTEX using long-path absorption spectroscopy
Jochen Stutz, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; and S. C. Hurlock, O. Pikelnaya, J. Festa, T. Catalina, C. Fedele, and E. P. Olaguer Jr.

  11:45 AM
1.4
Analysis of Lower Tropospheric Trace Gas Profiles Obtained from a Unique Combination of Aircraft and Tethered Balloon Observations
G. Mazzuca, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and R. D. Clark, K. Pickering, R. Dickerson, A. J. Weinheimer, and D. Stein-Zweers
Recording files available
Session 1
Weather Ready Nation Keynote Addresses
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.; Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc.
 
Introductory Remarks

  11:00 AM
1.1
Holly Bamford, NOAA/NOS, Silver Spring, MD - Invited Presentation

  11:30 AM
1.3
NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative
Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
  11:45 AM
1.4
The Next Generation Global Prediction System
William Lapenta, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; and F. Toepfer
Recording files available
Session 1A
International Applications for the Monitoring and Prediction of Weather Hazards including Volcanic Ash - Part I
Location: 132AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Ian Lisk, UK Met Office; John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant; Erik Andersson, ECMWF
  11:30 AM
1A.3
Toward an Integrated Solution to Mitigate the Impact of Volcanic Ash to Aviation
John J. Murray, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; and T. D. Fairlie, J. P. Vernier, M. J. Pavolonis, J. Seiglaff, F. Prata, F. Dezitter, D. Pieri, J. Lekki, and N. A. Krotkov
  11:45 AM
1A.4
R&D to support volcanic ash dispersion forecsting for aviation
Barbara J.B. Stunder, NOAA/OAR/ARL, College Park, MD; and A. Crawford, S. Albersheim, and M. J. Pavolonis
Recording files available
Session 1B
Open Data Standards and Sharing
Location: 131C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Gerald Dittberner, Harris Corporation; Mohan K. Ramamurthy, Unidata/UCAR
  11:00 AM
Introductory Remarks

  11:15 AM
1B.1
Application of CF Metadata Conventions to GOES-R Weather Products
Randy Horne, Excalbur Laboratories, Inc., Melbourne, FL; and E. J. Kennelly, G. Meehan, A. Rao, and A. Weiner
  11:45 AM
1B.3
Making OGC standards work – interoperability testing between meteorological systems
Stephan Siemen, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and C. Little and M. F. Voidrot

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Lunch Break

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Early Career Committee
Location: 126A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Recording files available
Presidential Town Hall Meeting: Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information at NOAA
Location: 127ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

As highlighted at the Presidential Forum, the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise has an exciting future in store as we focus on meeting the evolving societal needs in the coming decades. NOAA is energized to continue the partnership with all components of the Enterprise, especially as they pertain to NOAA's priorities for the next 5 years. At this town hall, NOAA Administrator, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan will discuss NOAA's plans for evolving the National Weather Service, building community resilience, and investing in observations. As an Enterprise, we will ensure the United States continues to push cutting edge research, technology, and improved predictions to its partners and the public. Following her opening remarks, Dr. Sullivan will engage in a lively discussion with all those interested in helping to build a Weather-Ready Nation.
  12:15 PM
Presidential Town Hall Meeting: Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information at NOAA

Town Hall Meeting: Accessibility for People with Disabilities
Location: 128AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Speakers: Melissa A. Burt, Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes; Imke Durre, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC

The AMS membership includes individuals who have physical limitations, such as blindness or vision impairment, hearing loss or limited hand use or mobility. Individuals with disabilities have a great deal to contribute to our field and desire to participate. Making meetings accessible to people with disabilities not only encourages inclusion, but it also brings forth diverse perspectives, effective partnerships, and enhanced opportunities for all participants. We would like to propose a town-hall meeting to commence a discussion on the topic of making AMS meetings fully accessible to people with disabilities. The session will serve as a platform to address accessibility barriers and needs of participants with disabilities. We intend to invite a few speakers and engage the AMS membership on a panel discussion on this topic. We hope to explore answers to questions like why is it important to fully engage people with disabilities, what is the role of AMS in this engagement, how can AMS meetings be made accessible, etc. This discussion, the first of its kind at the AMS Annual Meeting, will serve as a guide to plan accessible AMS events in the future. We will summarize the discussions in a follow-up report that will form the basis of further action on this topic.
Recording files available
Town Hall Meeting: Effective Resume Writing
Location: 125AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Speaker: Jared Rennie, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites/North Carolina State University

The Board for Early Career Professionals invites you to participate in a panel discussion regarding building a resume that will make you stand out in a sea of job applications. Panelists from academic, broadcast, government, and private sectors will be on hand to share past experiences, and provide tips and techniques to write an effective resume, whether it’s for your first, second, or subsequent job. Talks will be given by each panelist, along with a Q&A session at the end. Topics will include: •Tailoring your resume for every job application. •Understanding what skill sets hiring managers look for. •Recognizing the difference between a resume and curriculum vitae (CV). •Knowing what to leave off a resume. •Making an eye-catching demo tape. •Going above and beyond. All members of the AMS community, including undergraduate and graduate students, post docs, and early career professionals are encouraged to attend this one hour town hall meeting.
  12:15 PM
Effective Resume Writing
Recording files available
Town Hall Meeting: NWS Model Development Forum
Location: 126BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

The mission of NWS global models is to provide the best possible numerical forecasts to our customers. A key element in providing accurate forecasts is the availability of accurate numerical guidance provided by computer models, mostly provided by NCEP. To address growing service demands and improve the accuracy of the forecasts, NWS needs to remain at the cutting-edge of research and model development and continuously transition science advances from research community to operations (R2O). Given the tremendously increased complexities of weather, climate and environmental prediction systems in the last two decades, the demands for more and more rigorous technology transfer processes and quality management procedures are increased. In an effort to foster more effective communications and successful research to operation transition to improve NWS operational models, NWS and OAR are sponsoring a Town Hall Meeting on NWS Model Development Forum. The purpose is to explain to the partners and stakeholders operational constraints and management procedures for the NWS model development and transition processes, and to get feedback on the expectations and requirements from the community.
  12:15 PM
William Lapenta
  12:30 PM
Hendrik Tolman
  12:45 PM
Isaac Ginis
  1:00 PM
Stan Benjamin
Recording files available
Town Hall Meeting: Watch out! A review of the National Weather Service's watch, warning, advisory hazard messaging system. It's advised you attend. You have been warned!
Location: 121BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

For generations, the National Weather Service has utilized the terms "Watch", "Warning", and "Advisory" (WWA) to convey expectations of impact and level of forecast certainty associated with expected weather and water hazards. However, results of numerous NWS Service Assessments, initial social science research and other interactions with partners and the public suggests that many people misunderstand these terms - or confuse the terms one to another. In addition, there exists confusion among the 100+ products NWS uses to differentiate among the type, impact and forecast certainty of these hazards. In response, NWS has initiated a "Hazards Simplification (or "Haz Simp") study to assess whether there may exist alternatives to WWA that would prove to be more intuitive, more easily understood and/or more easily communicated to users for the purpose of inspiring desired action by the public. This effort has now engaged social research and Phase I of this research has now been completed. High level results from the 20 focus groups held among the public, emergency managers, broadcasters and NWS forecasters during Phase I are as follows: •Most people misunderstand the term "Advisory". •Many supported the use of a hierarchical, color-based scheme to express varying levels of forecast certainty and impact (such as is employed by the European "Meteoalarm" system). •Some people believe the system is working well enough and that enhanced education would increase understanding. •Any change should be considered carefully and executed gradually. The purpose of this Town Hall will be to present the results of "Haz Simp Phase I" and engage discussion from participants on their reaction and suggested options/alternatives for moving forward based on these results. Feedback on how "institutionalized" WWA is in partner and public decision making processes will also be welcomed. Also, all Annual Meeting attendees will be invited to visit the "Haz Simp" booth in the Exhibition Hall, where prototypes developed based on the Phase I results will be available for comment as part of Phase II of this project.
  12:15 PM
Haz Symp - Elliott Jacks

12:45 PM-1:05 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Daily Weather Briefings
Location: 132AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

1:30 PM-2:00 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015

Recording files available
Session 2
Energy Risk Management and the Importance of Linking Weather to Energy Planning
Location: 224B (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Sixth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Cochairs: Heidi Centola, CME Group; Lawrence C. Gloeckler, SUNY
  1:30 PM
2.1
Natural Gas Prices and the Extreme Winters of 2011/12 and 2013/14: Causes, Indicators, and Interactions
Carl J. Schreck III, North Carolina State University, Asheville, NC; and S. Bennett, J. Cordeira, J. Crouch, J. Dissen, A. L. Lang, D. Margolin, A. O'Shay, J. Rennie, and M. Ventrice

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Panel Discussion 1
A Snapshot of the Federal Policy Landscape for the AMS Community
Location: 226C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Moderator: Shali Mohleji, AMS
Panelists: Paul Higgins, AMS; Timothy Stryker, U.S. National Science and Technology Council, Executive Office of the President; Fern Gibbons, Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee; Allison Schwier, 2014-2015 AMS Congressional Fellow
  1:30 PM
Timothy Stryker

  1:45 PM
Paul Higgins

  2:00 PM
Fern Gibbons

  2:15 PM
Allison Schwier

  2:30 PM
PD1.1
Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Assessing the Skill of Statistical Downscaling Techniques: Questioning Assumptions and Quantifying Value
Location: 124B (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on Model Postprocessing and Downscaling; and the 13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence )
Cochairs: Michael E. Baldwin, Purdue University; Carlos Felipe Gaitan, University of Oklahoma/NOAA-GFDL
  1:30 PM
J1.1
Bias Correction of Simulated Precipitation by Quantile Mapping: Preserving Relative Changes in Quantiles and Extremes
Alex J. Cannon, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, Victoria, BC, Canada; and S. R. Sobie and T. Q. Murdock

  1:45 PM
J1.2
Verification of Probabilistic Downscaling
Megan C. Kirchmeier-Young, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and D. J. Lorenz and D. J. Vimont
  2:00 PM
J1.3
  2:15 PM
J1.4
Hyperlocal Downscaling using WRF: Science, Technology and Applications
Wallace Hogsett, Weather Analytics, Bethesda, MD; and S. Cecelski and R. Rogers

Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Madden-Julian Oscillation in Cloud Permitting Models
Location: 229AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the Third Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact; and the 19th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Cochairs: Shuyi S. Chen, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS; Samson Hagos, PNNL
  1:30 PM
  1:45 PM
J1.1A
Moist entropy and the simulation of convection processes in Madden Julian Oscillation
Samson Hagos, PNNL, Richland, WA; and Z. Feng, C. N. Long, C. Zhao, M. Martini, and L. Berg

  2:15 PM
J1.3
Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Weather Observing Systems Via Airborne Platforms
Location: 131C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the 17th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology )
Cochairs: Randall Bass, FAA; William H. Bauman III, ENSCO, Inc.
  1:30 PM
J1.1
Detection of High Ice Water Content (HIWC) Conditions: Assessment of a Nowcasting Tool Using Data from the HAIC-HIWC International Field Campaign
Julie A. Haggerty, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. L. Black, G. P. McCabe Jr., G. Cunning, J. W. Strapp, A. Grandin, R. J. Potts, and T. Ratvasky
  2:15 PM
J1.3
in situ turbulence observations from commercial aircraft
R. D. Sharman, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. M. Pearson, G. Meymaris, L. B. Cornman, and T. J. Farrar

Recording files available
Session 2
Surface wave effects on oceanic turbulence and air-sea interaction, from small scale to climate scale, Part 2
Location: 224A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction
Chair: W. Kendall Melville, SIO/Univ. Of California
  1:30 PM
2.1
Langmuir Turbulence in Algebraic Reynolds Stress Models (Invited Presentation)
Ramsey R. Harcourt, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and E. A. D'Asaro, A. Y. Shcherbina, M. F. Cronin, and J. Thomson
  1:45 PM
2.2
Observations of the Diurnal Cycle of Near Surface Dissipation and Shear
Brian Ward, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; and G. Sutherland, G. Reverdin, L. Marie, G. Brostrom, R. Harcourt, O. Breivik, and K. H. Christensen

  2:00 PM
2.3
Upper ocean Langmuir turbulence parameterization in the KPP model in tropical cyclone conditions
Brandon Reichl, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI; and T. Hara, I. Ginis, D. Wang, and T. Kukulka
Recording files available
Session 2
Aerosol impacts on shallow clouds I
Location: 223 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Seventh Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
Cochairs: Yangang Liu, Brookhaven National Laboratory; Leo Donner, NOAA/GFDL
  1:30 PM
2.1A
The impacts of aerosols and boundary layer characteristics on the properties of continental shallow cumuli during RACORO
Hee-Jung Yang, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL; and R. M. Rauber and G. M. McFarquhar
  1:45 PM
2.2
  2:15 PM
2.4
Microphysical consequences of the spatial distribution of ice nucleation in mixed-phase stratiform clouds
Fan Yang, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI; and M. Ovchinnikov and R. A. Shaw

Recording files available
Session 2
Agency Updates 2
Location: 227A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 12th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Genene Fisher, NOAA/NWS
  1:30 PM
2.1
  1:45 PM
2.2
Recording files available
Session 2
Air Pollution / Health Modeling and Prediction Systems
Location: 128AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health Symposium
Chair: Ivanka Stajner, NOAA/NWS
  1:45 PM
2.2
  2:00 PM
2.3
A multi-scale modelling system for the urban atmospheric environment
Julian C. R. Hunt, University College London and Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants Ltd, Cambridge, United Kingdom; and D. Carruthers, J. Stocker, S. Di Sabatino, and J. C. H. Fung
  2:15 PM
Paper 2.4 has moved. New poster number 930

Recording files available
Joint Session 2
Air pollution and air quality impacts on health-Part II
Location: 228AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Conference on Environment and Health; and the Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health Symposium )
Cochairs: Rex Britter, MIT; Lauren Jean Thie, North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services

Development of modeling systems addressing emissions, meteorology, atmospheric dispersion, exposure, and corresponding health implications; including observational, applied, or validation study designs
  1:30 PM
J2.1
Controls of seasonal high-level ozone statistics in the Northeastern US, part I: An examination of 1993–2012
E. M. Oswald, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Burlington, VT; and L. A. L. Dupigny-Giroux, E. M. Leibensperger, R. Poirot, and J. Merrell
  1:45 PM
J2.2
Data fusion of Satellite AOD and WRF meteorology for improved PM25 estimation for northeast USA
Nabin Malakar, City College of New York, New York, NY; and L. Cordero, B. Gross, D. Vidal, and F. Moshary
  2:15 PM
J2.4
Air Quality and Health Impacts: A novel approach to an international cooperative monitoring project in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya
Donna A. Hartz, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ; and R. Pope, G. Simiyu, A. Middel, P. Cheboss, and P. Raburu
Recording files available
Session 2
Communications: Public Safety & Educational Approaches to a WRN
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS
  1:30 PM
2.1
Climate Change Education through TV Weathercasts
Jim Gandy, WLTX-TV, Columbia, SC; and J. Witte, E. Maibach, H. Cullen, X. Zhao, B. Klinger, and K. Rowan
  2:00 PM
2.3
Engaging with the Public in California about Drought
Timothy M. Gann, University of California, Merced, CA; and M. H. Conklin, J. P. Gonzales, and T. Matlock
Recording files available
Joint Session 2
  1:45 PM
J2.2
Adaptation of Advanced Weather Forecast Verification tools to Climate Problems: Opportunities and Challenges
Caspar M. Ammann, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and B. G. Brown, L. Buja, T. Fowler, W. J. Gutowski, E. Gilleland, J. Halley-Gotway, and L. Kaatz

  2:00 PM
J2.3
A Continental Divide Hydrometeorological Observatory for Integrated Hydrologic Data Assimilation and Prediction Development
David J. Gochis, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. McCreight, A. Dugger, R. M. Rasmussen, M. Clark, A. W. Wood, and D. N. Yates
Recording files available
Joint Session 2
Design of next generation retrieval, data assimilation, and data fusion algorithms, especially as pertains to an integrated view of the Earth system
Location: 231ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 11th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the Third Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Jordan Gerth, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin; Sid A. Boukabara, NOAA/NESDIS
  1:30 PM
J2.1
Towards Atmosphere-Ocean Coupled Assmilation with the GEOS: Skin SST developments & analysis of MW observations
Santha Akella, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Todling, M. J. Suarez, J. Jin, and W. McCarty

  1:45 PM
J2.2
Variational Cloud-clearing with CrIS data at NCEP
Haixia Liu, EMC/IMSG, College Park, MD; and A. Collard and J. C. Derber
  2:00 PM
J2.3
A First Look at GEWEX's Integrated Global Water and Energy Product
Christian D. Kummerow, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and W. B. Rossow, P. Stackhouse Jr., R. F. Adler, C. A. Clayson, and E. F. Wood
Recording files available
Session 2
Extratropical upper troposphere/lower stratosphere, Part 2
Location: 212A West Building (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 18th Conference on Middle Atmosphere
Chair: Shigeo Yoden, Kyoto University
  1:45 PM
2.2
Case Study of a Cold-Season, north Pacific Jet Retraction Event
Melissa L. Breeden, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. E. Martin
  2:00 PM
2.3
Quantifying isentropic stratosphere-troposphere exchange (STE) of ozone
Huang Yang, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and G. Chen, Q. Tang, P. Hess, and D. Plummer

Recording files available
Session 2
General Topics in Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology - Part I
Location: 129A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 17th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology
Cochairs: Edward H. Teets Jr., NASA; Winnie Crawford, ENSCO, Inc.
  1:30 PM
2.1A
  1:45 PM
2.2
Towards an analysis tool for ceiling and visibility
Sarah Umdasch, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; and R. Steinacker and M. Dorninger

  2:00 PM
2.3
Airborne Weather Observation Applications and Benefits Assessment for Air Traffic Management
Jarrod Lichty, AvMet Applications, Inc., Reston, VA; and T. J. Farrar, M. Phaneuf, R. S. Lee, J. L. Bewley, and D. O'Donnell
  2:15 PM
2.4
Terminal Weather System with Fast-Scanning Phased Array Weather Radar in Japan
Eiichi Yoshikawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan; and A. Kanda, T. Ushio, and K. Kusunoki

Recording files available
Session 2
Global Warming Hiatus-Part II
Location: 122BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Cochairs: Thomas L. Delworth, NOAA/GFDL; Shang-Ping Xie, Univesity of California
  1:30 PM
2.1
  1:45 PM
2.2
Projections of a rebound in warming out of the current hiatus
Matthew H. England, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  2:00 PM
2.3
Contribution of Natural Decadal Variability to Global-Warming Acceleration and Hiatus
Masahiro Watanabe, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba, Japan; and H. Shiogama, H. Tatebe, M. Hayashi, M. Ishii, and M. Kimoto

  2:15 PM
2.4
Tropical modulations of global mean temperature
Shang-Ping Xie, Univesity of California, La Jolla, CA; and C. Y. Wang

Recording files available
Session 2
Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Measurements, Processes and Impacts I
Location: 124A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 17th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Cochairs: Berrien Moore III, National Weather Center/Univ. of Oklahoma; Sean Crowell, University of Oklahoma; Abhishek Chatterjee, NCAR

Over the last decade, significant advances have been made in both in situ and remote sensing technologies for measuring greenhouse gases (GHGs). In addition, the planned launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) and the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) instruments later this year should yield more information on GHGs than ever before. While these multiple observational platforms provide a significant potential for the monitoring of GHG emissions, more and more uncertainties are coming to light regarding our understanding of the global and regional budgets of GHGs, and in the identification and quantification of their climate feedback sensitivities. This session solicits abstracts that address these uncertainties using models and observations, and provides new insights on process understanding across a variety of spatial and temporal scales. We encourage contributions on current and prospective observation technologies for GHGs, modeling studies to quantify GHG budgets and their associated uncertainties, evaluation and benchmarking of GHG estimates from Earth System Models using contemporary observations, and integration of observations and models to augment our process-based understanding.
  1:45 PM
2.2
MuQuantification of high-resolution, bottom-up fossil fuel CO2 emissions at the global, national and urban landscape domains
Kevin Gurney, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and S. Asefi-Najafabady, R. Patarasuk, P. Rayner, X. Zhang, Y. Song, D. O'Keeffe, I. Razlivanov, D. Mendoza, Y. Zhou, J. Huang, and B. Benes

  2:00 PM
2.3
A multiyear, global gridded fossil fuel CO2 emissions data product: evaluation and analysis of results
salvi Asefi-Najafabady, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and P. Rayner, K. Gurney, A. McRobert, Y. Song, K. Coltin, J. Huang, C. Elvidge, and K. Baugh
Recording files available
Session 2
Inside Weather Forecast Operations: Practices and Tools to Promote Weather Safety
Location: 226AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Richard Smith, NOAA/NWS
  1:30 PM
2.1
Forecaster “Best Practices” during Operations in the Hazardous Weather Testbed Hydrology Experiment 2014
Elizabeth Mintmire Argyle, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Gourley, C. Ling, R. Clark III, Z. L. Flamig, M. M. Gutierrez, J. M. Erlingis, S. M. Martinaitis, and B. R. Smith

  2:15 PM
2.4
Recording files available
Session 2
International Applications for the Monitoring and Prediction of Weather Hazards including Volcanic Ash - Part II
Location: 132AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: John R. Lincoln, US Navy/WMO (Ret.) and Consultant; Ian Lisk, UK Met Office; Erik Andersson, ECMWF
  1:30 PM
2.1
European modelling and analysis of atmospheric composition (including volcanic emissions)
Richard Engelen, ECMWF, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom; and B. Raoult, J. Flemming, and E. Andersson
  2:00 PM
2.3
Impact of Volcanic Ash on European Air Traffic: Simulated Eruption of Volcano Stromboli
Ruzica Vujasinovic, DLR = German Aerospace Center, Braunschweig, Germany; and T. Luckova, A. Lau, and M. Schultz

  2:15 PM
2.4
The U.S. Interagency Volcanic Hazards Sciences and Services Coordination Group
John J. Murray, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; and C. Miner, R. Tatusuko, M. Strahan, C. Mandeville, M. Guffanti, C. R. Holliday, G. Swanson, J. Kibler, M. J. Pavolonis, B. J. B. Stunder, J. M. Osiensky, D. Moore, L. G. Mastin, T. Murray, D. Schneider, and C. Neal

Recording files available
Session 2
Lightning Warning and Prediction
Location: 225AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Seventh Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Scott M. Steiger, SUNY
  1:30 PM
2.1
Development of a MOS Thunderstorm System for the ECMWF Model
Phillip E. Shafer, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and D. E. Rudack
  1:45 PM
2.2
  2:00 PM
2.3
  2:15 PM
2.4
Airport Lightning Warnings with NLDN Cloud and Cloud-to-ground Lightning Data
Ronald L. Holle, Vaisala, Inc., Tucson, AZ; and N. W. S. Demetriades and A. Nag
Recording files available
Session 2
Modeling, Analysis, and Learning
Location: 129B (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Fifth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Scott Collis, ANL
  1:30 PM
2.1
  1:45 PM
2.2
PyGeode: A python package for analyzing large gridded datasets
Peter Hitchcock, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom; and M. Neish
  2:15 PM
Each poster presenter, in order by their poster number is provided with an opportunity to give a brief intro of their poster presentation that will be given during the formal poster viewing following the session

Recording files available
Session 2
Observation System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) I
Location: 131AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 19th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Zhaoxia Pu, University of Utah
  1:30 PM
2.1
Observing System Simulation Experiments to evaluate the potential impact of proposed observing systems on hurricane prediction
Robert Atlas, NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and L. Bucci, A. Aksoy, B. Annane, R. N. Hoffman, G. D. Emmitt, Y. Xie, S. J. Majumdar, J. Delgado, and L. Cucurull
  1:45 PM
2.2
A new Doppler Wind Lidar concept for obtaining space-based vector winds throughout the troposphere: data product simulations
George D. Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Charlottesville, VA; and S. C. Tucker and S. A. Wood

  2:15 PM
2.4
Recording files available
Session 2
Pre-college Education Initiatives II
Location: 125AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 24th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: David W. Chapman, Okemos High School; Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School; John Moore, AMS Board on Outreach and Precollege Education

This is a continuation of Pre-college Education Initiatives I.
  1:30 PM
2.1
Connecting Climate Change Education with the 'Teacher behind the Closed Door'
Michael J. Passow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY; and T. Takahashi, J. I. Goes, K. L. Smith, M. R. Kaplan, and N. Boelman
  1:45 PM
2.2
AMS Research: From Poster to Classroom
Danny E. Mattox, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. K. Corbett and A. D. Melvin
  2:15 PM
2.4
AMS K12 Distinguished Educator
John Moore, AMS Board on Outreach and Precollege Education, Laurel Springs, NJ
Recording files available
Joint Session 2
The 2014 US National Climate Assessment: Science, Policy, and the Future-Part II
Location: 121BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Emily Therese Cloyd, US Global Change Research Program; Kristen Averyt, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
  1:30 PM
J2.1
  1:45 PM
J2.2
The State of Adaptation and the Role of Climate Information (Invited Presentation)
Joel B. Smith, Stratus Consulting Inc., Boulder, CO; and R. Bierbaum and A. Lee
  2:00 PM
J2.3
Science-policy Challenges in Climate Assements
Hilda Joan Blanco, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

  2:15 PM
J2.4
Science and Communication Issues Associated with Precipitation in the NCA
Kenneth E. Kunkel, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, Asheville, NC
Recording files available
Joint Session 3
Air-Sea Interaction and the Coastal Environment: Part 1
Location: 130 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 13th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; and the 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction )
Cochairs: Hyodae Seo, WHOI; Young-Oh Kwon, WHOI
  1:30 PM
J3.1
Air-Sea Coupling in an Eastern Boundary Current Region (Invited Presentation)
Roger M. Samelson, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR; and D. B. Chelton, E. D. Skyllingstad, A. Kurapov, and N. Perlin
  2:15 PM
J3.3
Coupled modeling of eddy-wind interaction in the California Current System
Hyodae Seo, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA; and A. J. Miller and J. R. Norris

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Hall 4 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

Poster Session 1
3rd Weather-Ready Nation Symposium Poster Session
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
 
414
Development of a GIS-based Spatial Decision System for Tornadoes in Mississippi
Duanjun Lu, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and S. Abdullah and H. A. L. Longwith

 
416
Skywarn: Current Updates and Future Opportunities
Tanja Fransen, NOAA/NWS, Glasgow, MT; and R. Smith, J. J. Jans, and C. Maier

Handout (191.7 kB)

 
418
Using High Resolution Weather Model Output in Support of the HYSPLIT Dispersion Model
Peter F. Blottman, NOAA/National Weather Service Forecast Office, Melbourne, FL; and D. Sharp and J. Dreher
Manuscript (540.1 kB)


Poster Session 1
ARAM Posters - Part I
Host: 17th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology
 
304
Overview of the 2014 Aviation Weather Testbed Summer Experiment
Steven A. Lack, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Aviation Weather Center, Kansas City, MO; and B. R. J. Schwedler, A. M. Terborg, A. R. Harless, B. P. Pettegrew, S. Silberberg, R. L. Solomon, D. Vietor, D. R. Bright, M. P. Murphy, D. Blondin, M. Strahan, and B. Entwistle

 
305
New COMET Training on Convection, Turbulence and Icing
Elizabeth Mulvihill Page, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and T. Ross-Lazarov, W. R. Bua, and M. Weingroff

 
306
Using Ensemble Models for Probabilistic Turbulence Forecasting at the Aviation Weather Center/Aviation Weather Testbed
Brian P. Pettegrew, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Kansas City, MO; and D. R. Bright

Handout (4.3 MB)

 
307
 
Paper 309 has been moved. New paper number is 2.1A.


Poster Session 1
Advances in Using Python in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Host: Fifth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Mary Haley, NCAR

This session covers the breadth of recent advances in using Python for data analysis, visualization, workflow integration, modeling, and teaching.
 
394
Toolbox for Evaluating Ensembles Using an Information Gain Measure
Hannah Aizenman, City College of New York, New York, NY; and M. Grossberg, I. Gladkova, and N. Krakauer

Handout (1.7 MB)

 
395
GeoJS: Web Geospatial Visualization Library for Climate and Geospatial Datasets
Aashish Chaudhary, Kitware, Clifton Park, NY; and C. Harris and J. D. Beezley

 
396
Parallel-UVCDAT / Python for Diurnal Cycle Analysis
Curt Covey, LLNL, Livermore, CA; and C. Doutriaux and D. Williams

 
398
Accessing NetCDF4 Data in Python
Ward Fisher, UCAR/NCAR, Boulder, CO

 
399
Dataflow of a Multiple Instrument On-Demand Processing Engine with Python and DPLKit
Joseph P. Garcia, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and E. Eloranta and R. K. Garcia

 
400
Ensemble Model Visualization and Decision Support Tools with Python
Steven J. Greybush, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA; and R. H. Grumm

 
401
Examples of Python-based Ensemble Displays for Decision Support
Richard Grumm, NOAA/NWSFO, State College, PA; and S. J. Greybush

 
402
SHARPpy: Fueling the Python Cult
Kelton T. Halbert, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and W. G. Blumberg and P. Marsh
Manuscript (607.2 kB)

Handout (38.6 MB)

 
403
 
404
Cartopy and Tephi: Open source Python packages for visualising geospatial and thermodynamic data
Bill Little, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and R. Hattersley

Handout (3.0 MB)

 
405
Iris and pyugrid: Consistent access to structured and unstructured grids
Bill Little, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and R. Hattersley

Handout (2.0 MB)

 
Poster 406 will now be presented as 3.4A

 
408
Using Python as an Integrated Software Platform for the PACRAIN Program
Michael D. Klatt, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. S. Greene and M. L. Morrissey

Handout (660.8 kB)

 
409
Computation, Analysis and Visualization of In-Situ and Remote Sensing Data using Python
Jared Rennie, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites/North Carolina State University, Asheville, NC; and A. Buddenberg, K. Gassert, R. D. Leeper, L. E. Stevens, and S. E. Stevens

Handout (3.5 MB)

 
410
Accessing McIDAS ADDE Satellite Data Servers in Python
Jerrold O. Robaidek, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Garcia, D. A. Santek, D. Parker, and D. Stettner

 
411
A Python-Based Plotter for Model-Derived Polarimetric Radar Variables
Timothy A. Supinie, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. Dawson and Y. Jung

 
412
Pyodec: Streamline and standardize methods for decoding non-structured data files
Joseph S. Young, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


Poster Session 1
Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions I (Mon)
Host: Seventh Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
Cochairs: Sonia M. Kreidenweis, Colorado State University; Jiwen Fan, PNNL
 
351
Saharan Air Layer Dust Loading: Effects on Convective Strength in Tropical Cloud Clusters
Randall J. Hergert, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; and J. M. Collins, J. P. Dunion, and C. H. Paxton

 
354
ACONVEX—Aerosols, Clouds, cONvection, Experiment—A new site in central Amazonia for long term monitoring of aerosol-clouds-convection interactions
Henrique M. J. Barbosa, Physics Institute, São Paulo, Brazil; and T. Pauliquevis, D. K. Adams, P. Artaxo, G. Cirino, B. Barja, A. Correia, H. Gomes, D. A. Gouveia, M. B. Padua, N. M. E. Rosario, R. A. F. Souza, R. M. N. Santos, L. Sapucci, and B. T. Portela

Handout (5.8 MB)

 
355
Simulation of Biomass Burning Aerosol Transport Over the South African-Atlantic Region
Dr Harshvardhan, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and S. Das, M. Chin, and H. Bian

Handout (578.1 kB)

 
356
Regional Aerosol Trends and Potential Impacts on Clouds in the Western North Atlantic Ocean
Andrew Jongeward, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and Z. Li

 
357
Characterizing Arctic Ice and Mixed-phase Clouds Using ARM Ground-based Measurement
Shaoyue Qiu, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and X. Dong and B. Xi

 
358
Deriving Properties of Marine Low Clouds over the Remote Oceans with A-Train
Gerald G. Mace, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and D. J. Posselt and S. J. Cooper

 
360
Impact of Asian aerosols on precipitation over California: An observational and model-based approach
Aaron Naeger, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and B. T. Zavodsky, A. L. Molthan, and J. M. Creamean

 
Poster 361 has been moved. New paper number is 2.1A.

 
Poster 363 has been moved. New paper number is 5.3A.

 
364
 
365
Implementation of a New Empirical Relationship between Aerosol and Cloud Droplet Number Concentrations to HadGEM2-AO
Hannah Lee, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea; and S. S. Yum and S. Shim

 
366
An investigation and discussion on the performance and use of cloud droplet activation parameterisations
Emma Louise Simpson, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom; and P. Connolly and G. McFiggans

 
Poster 368 has been moved. New paper number is 7.4A.


Poster Session 1
Atmospheric Chemistry Poster Session 1 (Mon)
Host: 17th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Cochairs: Tom Jobson, Washington State Univeristy; Jonathan Jiang, JPL
 
283
Sensitivity study of the multicomponent aerosol optical properties with various mixture types, refractive index and particle diameter
Chang Hoon Jung, Kyungin Women's University, Incheon, South Korea; and J. Lee and Y. P. Kim

 
284
Chemical and Physical Processing of CCN and their Effects on Clouds
Stephen R. Noble, DRI, Reno, NV; and J. G. Hudson

 
285
 
288
Assessing Air Quality Models In Coastal Marine Environments Under Different PBL Physics in the Gulf of Mexico
Jose Hernandez, Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management, New Orleans, LA

 
290
Measurement and Analysis of offshore fog occurrences
Joerg Bendfeld, University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany; and S. Balluff and S. Krauter
Manuscript (690.5 kB)

 
291
The Impact of Dimethyl Sulfide Emissions on the Earth System
Philip J. Cameron-Smith, LLNL, Livermore, CA; and S. M. Elliott, S. J. Ghan, M. Shrivastava, D. Lucas, and M. Maltrud

 
292
Numerical and observational studies of fogs formed over the southern coastal region of the Korean Peninsula
WonHeung Kim, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea; and S. S. Yum, C. K. Kim, and K. Choi

 
293
 
294
Atmospheric Chemistry Knowledge Gaps for Accidental Releases of Chlorine from Railcars
Steven R. Hanna, Hanna Consultants, Kennebunkport, ME; and J. Chang, J. Hearn, B. B. Hicks, S. B. Fox, M. Whitmire, and D. P. Storwold Jr.

 
Poster 296 has been moved. New paper number is 4.4A.

 
Poster 297 has been moved. New paper number is 5.1A.

 
298
A Model of the Oxidation of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds in Cloud and Fog Droplets
Jershon Dale Eagar, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and P. Herckes and B. Ervens

 
299
Pyruvic acid photolysis: Characterization of the secondary organic aerosol formed
Rachel Severson, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO; and S. Nakao and S. Kreidenweis

 
300
A Study of the Aqueous Phase Processing of Organic Aerosols through Carbon Stable Isotope Analysis
Denise Napolitano, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and P. Herckes

 
301
Calibration and initial measurements with a low-cost and moderate-precision CO2 sensor
Cory R. Martin, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and N. Zeng, K. Weber, W. Tribett, T. Kelly, R. Dickerson, and X. Ren

 
303
Characteristics of the Vertical Ozone Structures Measured at Huntsville in 2013
Shi Kuang, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and M. J. Newchurch, J. Burris, L. Wang, B. Johnson, P. Cullis, G. Huang, and W. Cantrell


Poster Session 1
Coastal Environment Posters
Host: 13th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
 
315
Mangrove Livelihood and Extreme Weather Events
Marisa Brumfield, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. J. Osland and R. H. Day

 
316
Development of a regional ocean-atmosphere coupled model for studies of mid-latitude climate
T. Miyama, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama, Japan


Poster Session 1
Computational and Data Advances: Hydrological Remote Sensing and Data Assimilation Posters
Host: 29th Conference on Hydrology
Chair: John B. Eylander, US Army Corps of Engineers
 
11
 
14
Compressed Dual-Polarimetry for Meteorological Radars
Kumar Vijay Mishra, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; and A. Kruger, W. F. Krajewski, and W. Xu

 
15
Estimating Daily Actual Evapotranspiration using Remotely Sensed Data over East Asia Region
Soo-Jae Park, National Institute of Meteorological Research, KMA, Jeju, South Korea; and Y. Kim and J. Shin

 
16
CHARACTERIZATION OF BURIED SUPRAGLACIAL LAKES OVER THE GREENLAND ICE SHEET
Casey A. Joseph, University of Maryland College Park, Easton, MD; and L. S. Koenig and D. J. Lampkin

 
20
Uncertainty in radar snowfall estimation: Vertical structure of snow storm and microphysical processes
GyuWon Lee, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea; and J. E. Lee

 
31A

Poster Session 1
Global Warming Hiatus Posters
Host: 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Cochairs: Shang-Ping Xie, Univesity of California; Gerald Meehl, NCAR
 
Poster 53 has been moved. New paper number is 3.1A.

 
54
Monitoring Climate Signatures with High Spectral Resolution Infrared Satellite Measurements
Daniel H. DeSlover, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Knuteson, D. C. Tobin, and H. Revercomb


Joint Poster Session 1
Joint Satellite Program Poster Session I
Hosts: (Joint between the 20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 11th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the Third Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Derek J. Posselt, University of Michigan; Christopher S. Velden, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin; George P. Kablick III, University of Maryland, College Par; Jim G. Yoe, NOAA/NESDIS; Gary McWilliams, JPSS Program Office/Army Research Laboratory
 
140
Satellite observations of Hurricane Bill (2009): links to African easterly waves and precipitation patterns
H. Barbosa, Laboratory for Analyzing and Processing Satellite Images, Maceio, Brazil; and V. Nietosvaara and L. M. Silva

 
141
GOES-R AIT: Development of Standard Test Data Sets for Routine Testing
Jonathan E. Wrotny, I.M. Systems Group, College Park, MD; and Z. Zhang, S. Sampson, W. Wolf, and W. Straka III

 
142
Building OSSE system at JCSDA
Michiko Masutani, EMC, College Park, MD; and J. S. Woollen, S. P. F. Casey, T. Zhu, Z. Ma, K. Kumar, S. A. Boukabara, K. Ide, L. Cucurull, and R. N. Hoffman
Manuscript (5.1 MB)

 
144
Comparisons of ASCAT Wind Vectors and Buoy Wind Data in China's Coastal Waters
Xiaoping Xie, Jiangsu Province Meteorological Bureau, Nanjing, China; and J. Wei and L. Huang

 
145
Improving Satellite Quantitative Precipitation Estimates By Using Cloud Optical Depth
Ronald Stenz, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and X. Dong, B. Xi, and R. J. Kuligowski

 
147
Data assimilation improves model forecast for cold air aloft in Alaska region
Jiang Zhu, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK; and E. Stevens, E. Weisz, K. Nelson, and T. Heinrichs

 
149
Mid-Pacific ground-truth data for validation of the CrIMSS sensor suite aboard Suomi-NPP
Andrew Keeler Mollner, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA; and J. Wessel, S. D. LaLumondiere, P. Karuza, M. Williams, P. Belden, K. M. Gaab, W. Lotshaw, N. R. Nalli, A. Gambacorta, Q. Liu, C. D. Barnet, T. Reale, C. Tan, and F. Iturbide-Sanchez

 
150
The MTG-IRS Level 2 Processor: Data Assimilation
Stephen A. Tjemkes, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany; and P. Antonelli, S. de Haan, G. J. Marseille, and R. Stuhlmann

Handout (658.3 kB)

 
154
Analysis and Forecast Impacts from a 1DVAR Preprocessor-Driven Quality Control in the NCEP GDAS/GFS
Kevin Garrett, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and S. A. Boukabara

 
155
Tropical Cyclone Diurnal Cycle as Observed by TRMM
Kenneth D. Leppert II, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and D. J. Cecil

Handout (6.1 MB)

 
156
Inter-Comparison of CrIS Radiances with AIRS and IASI toward Infrared Hyperspectral Benchmark Measurements
Likun Wang, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and Y. Han, Y. Chen, X. Jin, and D. Tremblay

 
157
Use of JPSS ATMS-MIRS Retrievals to Improve Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecasting
Galina Chirokova, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and M. DeMaria, R. T. DeMaria, J. F. Dostalek, and J. L. Beven

Handout (2.0 MB)

 
158
NESDIS' Atmospheric Motion Vector (AMV) Nested Tracking Algorithm: Exploring its Performance
Jaime Daniels, NOAA, College Park, MD; and W. Bresky, S. Wanzong, A. Bailey, C. S. Velden, and A. Allegrino

 
160
Development of a CALIPSO IIR radiance simulator
Chia-Pang Kuo, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and P. Yang, S. L. Nasiri, and Y. Hu

Handout (4.5 MB)

 
162
Land surface albedo from a constellation of geostationary satellites compared and fused with polar-orbiting data
Jessica L. Matthews, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites , Asheville, NC; and E. Mannshardt, B. Reich, A. Lattanzio, and M. Takahashi

 
164
CrIS/VIIRS Collated Products and Evaluation
Haibing Sun, IMSG/NESDIS-STAR, College Park, MD; and W. Wolf, T. King, and S. Sampson

Handout (736.4 kB)

 
165
Using Hyperspectral Sounders to Detect Cold Air Aloft over Alaska
Eric Stevens, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK; and E. Weisz, K. Nelson, and J. Zhu

 
168
Prototype of an ensemble radar and satellite data assimilation system for Warn-on-Forecast
Thomas A. Jones, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. H. Knopfmeier, D. M. Wheatley, G. J. Creager, P. Minnis, and R. Palikonda

 
169
Quasi-real-time analysis of solar radiation with photovoltaic power using geostationary satellite
Hideaki Takenaka, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI), the University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan; and T. Y. Nakajima, T. Inoue, A. Higuchi, T. Takamura, and T. Nakajima

 
170
Advancing Marine Forecasting Capability with Lightning Density and Overshooting Top Detection
Colleen Elizabeth Wilson, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 
172
Forward Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer Modeling Capabilities in Support of Retrieving Ice Cloud and Dust Properties From Satellite Observations
Ping Yang, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and S. L. Nasiri, L. Bi, B. Yi, S. Hioki, C. P. Kuo, Y. Ding, J. Zhang, and G. Xu

 
174
Optimization of the usage of AMV data within the GSI
Eric Maddy, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and K. Garrett and S. A. Boukabara

 
176
Overview of O2R and R2D Activities at JCSDA and NESDIS. S4 and JIBB Upgrades Status
Krishna Kumar, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/JCSDA, COLLEGE PARK, MD; and J. A. Jung, S. A. Boukabara, S. Nolin, and J. Stroik

 
181
Preliminary Assessment the Assimilation of AMSR2 and GMI Data in the NCEP GDAS
Erin Jones, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and K. Garrett, E. Maddy, K. Kumar, and S. A. Boukabara

 
182
CrIS/ATMS Sounding Data Products and Services at NOAA/NESDIS
Awdhesh Sharma, NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO/SPSD, College Park, MD

 
183
Temperature Profiles and Lapse Rate Climatology within Clouds Derived from GPS RO Data Collocated with CloudSat
Shengpeng Yang, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China; and X. Zou

 
185
Tropical Cyclone Structures Captured by Satellite Total Ozone Instruments
Hui Wang, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

 
186
Mapping Oil for the Destroyed Taylor Energy Site in the Gulf of Mexico
Christopher J. Warren, NOAA/NESDIS, College park, MD; and A. Macfadyen and C. Henry

 
187
GOES Sounder and Cloud Optical-depth Data Impact on variational LAPS Analysis and Forecast
Yuanfu Xie, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and J. Peng, D. Birkenheuer, and S. Albers

 
188
 
189
Machine Learning Algorithms for Tropical Cyclone Center Fixing and Eye Detection
Robert T. DeMaria, CIRA/CSU, Fort Collins, CO; and G. Chirokova, J. A. Knaff, and J. F. Dostalek
Manuscript (526.1 kB)

 
190
Regional and Interannual Comparisons of Marine Stratocumulus Precipitation Detected Using an AMSR-E 89-GHz Passive Microwave Based Method
Matthew A. Miller, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and M. L. Frey and S. E. Yuter

 
191
A Bispectral Composite Threshold Approach for Automatic Cloud Detection in VIIRS Imagery
Frank J. LaFontaine, Raytheon, Huntsville, AL; and G. Jedlovec

 
193
Applying Satellite Aerosol Retrievals for Improved Lightning Predictions
Tong Ren, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX; and S. L. Nasiri, J. Mecikalski, and L. Carey

 
194
Application of SNPP VIIRS Green Vegetation Fraction in the NCEP Global Forecast System
Weizhong Zheng, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; and M. B. Ek, Z. Jiang, and M. Vargas

 
195
The Utility of Next Generation GOES Satellite Measurement Techniques for Assessing Lightning Initiation, Intensity and Charge Structure
Jason Apke, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and J. Mecikalski, X. Li, L. Carey, and C. P. Jewett

 
197
Development of Independent Assessment Tool at NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/JCSDA
Deyong Xu, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/JCSDA, College Park, MD; and K. Kumar and S. A. Boukabara

 
198
 
199
A Climatology of Precipitating Open-cell Convection over the Northeast Gulf of Alaska
Todd D. Sikora, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and E. B. Wendoloski and R. E. Marter Jr.

Handout (673.0 kB)

 
201
The July 2012 Niobrara Valley Wildfires and their Aftermath: Satellite and Radiative Characteristics
Timothy J. Wagner, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; and B. H. Decicco, A. A. Ellis, R. M. Hepper, L. C. Mahoney, M. Salerno, C. B. Risanto, K. Wright, and J. F. Schalles

 
202
Reducing Striping and Non-uniformities in VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) Imagery
Stephen Mills, Stellar Solutions Inc., Palo Alto, CA; and S. D. Miller
Manuscript (4.5 MB)

Handout (4.5 MB)

 
203
CERES FLASHFlux: Near Term Global Satellite-based Radiative Fluxes for Science and Applications
Parchai K. Sawaengphokhai, SSAI, Hampton, VA; and P. Stackhouse Jr., D. P. Kratz, S. K. Gupta, and A. C. Wilber

 
204
Generating Clear-Sky Composites Over Canada From VIIRS
Alexander P. Trishchenko, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Ottawa, ON, Canada

 
206
SUOMI NPP and JPSS1 Vegetation Index EDR
Marco Vargas, NOAA, College Park, MD

 
207
The NOAA Daily Optimum Interpolation SST: Status and planned improvements
Viva F. Banzon, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and D. Saunders, A. Burden, C. Liu, and M. Urzen

Handout (2.3 MB)

 
209
Ice cloud particle roughness inferred from satellite polarimetric observations
Souichiro Hioki, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and P. Yang and B. Baum
Manuscript (1.1 MB)

Handout (226.8 kB)

 
Poster 211 has moved. New paper number is 1A.2A

 
212
Assessment of Hyper-spectral Infrared Sensors CrIS and IASI Spectral Accuracy Using Community Radiative Transfer Model
Yong Chen, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and Y. Han, F. Weng, L. Wang, D. Tremblay, and X. Jin

 
213
Comparison of Different Calibration Approaches in S-NPP CrIS Full Spectral Resolution Processing
Yong Chen, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and Y. Han, L. Wang, D. Tremblay, X. Jin, and F. Weng

 
214
Impacts of assimilating land observational data products on NCEP numerical weather prediction models
Xiwu Zhan, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and J. Liu, L. Fang, J. Yin, C. Hain, W. Zheng, and M. B. Ek

 
215
GRAFIIR and JAFIIR – Efficient End-to-End Semi Automated GEO and LEO Sensor Performance Analysis and Verification Systems
Mathew Gunshor, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and H. Zhang, E. Schiffer, and A. Huang

 
216
Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Geolocation Analysis
M. P. Esplin, Space Dynamics Laboratory, North Logan, UT; and B. Esplin, K. Robinson, and D. Scott

 
217
Ocean Surface Carbon Dioxide Fugacity Observed from Space
W. Timothy Liu, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and X. Xie

 
219
Comparison of LEO Satellite Moisture Retrieval Derived Total Precipitable Water to GPS Network over Alaska
Richard Dworak, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Petersen

 
220
Transition of Vegetation Health Product to S-NPP/ and JPSS/VIIRS
Wei Guo, IMSG Inc., Fairfax, VA; and F. Kogan

 
221
Validation of GOES-R LAP algorithm with MODIS measurements
Yong-Keun Lee, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and Z. Li, E. Borbas, J. Li, and T. J. Schmit

 
224
Assimilation of GPM GMI rainfall product with WRF GSI
Xuanli Li, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and J. Mecikalski and B. T. Zavodsky

 
225
Development and Impact Study of Community Satellite Data Thinning and Representation Optimization Tool
Tong Zhu, CIRA/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, College Park, MD; and S. A. Boukabara

Handout (3.2 MB)

 
226
Improvement of ice cloud modeling capabilities in the Community Radiative Transfer Model
Bingqi Yi, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and P. Yang, Q. Liu, P. van Delst, S. A. Boukabara, and F. Weng


Poster Session 1
Monday Poster Session
Host: 24th Symposium on Education
Chair: David W. Chapman, Okemos High School
 
105
 
106
Lessons Learned From a Modern Day Synoptic Meteorology Laboratory
Jeffrey B. Basara, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

 
110
 
111
Modifying an Existing Undergraduate Research Experience to Include and Support Students in Two-Year Programs
Dr Reginald Blake, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY; and J. Liou-Mark

 
112
Increasing Geoscience Understanding through a Hazards-Based Workshop for Science Teachers
Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State, MS; and R. Clary, M. E. Brown, and J. Diaz-Ramirez

 
114
A New Approach to Sharing Curriculum and Data
Jeff Weber, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. McWhirter and D. Dirks

 
115
Providing Meaningful Work Study Experiences for Meteorology Students
Brendon Hoch, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH; and J. Cordeira, C. Chenard, and C. K. Hoch

 
116
Visualizing Operational Leo and Geo Satellites in Real-time Utilizing WebGL
Jerrold O. Robaidek, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and C. Suplinski and R. A. Kohrs

 
121
Climate Studies at a Small Community College
Rick Wiedenmann, New Mexico State University, Carlsbad, NM

 
122
A University/High School Forecasting Classroom
Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, NJ; and W. G. Blumberg, K. Halbert, M. Yalch, T. Ruggiero, E. Mushlitz, M. Stropkay, J. Bailey-Wells, O. Braunstein, and S. Nadler

 
127
Diversity in support of diversity: Diversity of offerings of AMS Climate Studies for a diversity of student population
David Quesada, Saint Thomas University, Miami Gardens, FL; and R. M. Jones, B. C. Hedquist, T. E. Gill, and J. Sheermohamed

Handout (7.1 MB)

 
128
Opportunities for Dialogue on Climate Change - Engaging Students on How to Get Something Done
Stephen Lane, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, Concord, MA; and J. A. Yuhas, E. Mushlitz, and J. Bailey-Wells

 
132
Reflections on The COMET Program's 25 Years of Innovative Education and Training and a Look at the Road Ahead
Richard A. Jeffries, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and G. Byrd, W. Schreiber-Abshire, E. M. Page, B. Muller, and T. Alberta

 
133
 
134
Development of a New Undergraduate Course on Global Change
Hatim Sharif, Univ. of Texas, San Antonio, TX

 
137
UCARConnect and UCAR Live - for You
Teri Eastburn, UCAR, Boulder, Colorado; and R. Haacker Santos

 
138

Poster Session 1
Poster Session - Part I
Host: 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL; Jennifer Luppens Mahoney, NOAA/ESRL/GSD; Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP

Monday and Tuesday Poster Session for EIPT Conference focusing on topics covered during the first two days of sessions.
 
1
 
2
Application of Radionuclide Signatures to Short Duration/Pulse Atmospheric Releases
Steven R. Chiswell, Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC; and R. Kurzeja, R. Buckley, and D. Werth

 
3
Improving Weather and Emergency Management Messaging: The Tulsa Weather Message Experiment
Kenneth Galluppi, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ; and S. Piltz, K. Nuckles, B. E. Montz, J. Correia Jr., and R. Riley
Manuscript (2.3 MB)

Handout (7.6 MB)

 
4
NOAA Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS) Current Operational Status and Future Plans
Greg Pratt, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and L. Benjamin, T. Kent, G. Padmanabhan, L. K. Cheatwood, M. Vrencur, T. McClung, S. Pritchett, L. J. Cano, S. Jacobs, C. Shelton, D. Saunders, and P. Jones

 
5
Sensitivity Analysis of Hurricane Evacuation Casualties and Costs in Florida
Michael Lowe, Pennsylvania State Univ., Harrisburg, PA; and J. L. Evans and G. S. Young

 
6
AWIPS-2 Activities at COMET
Timothy Alberta, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and R. Bubon, J. Rener, M. Kelsch, D. Keissling, and E. M. Page

 
7
The Spatial and Temporal Variability of Rain Microphysics
Katie E. Voitik, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and J. Hardin and V. Chandrasekar

 
8
AN INTEGRATED MODELING AND OBSERVING SYSTEM FOR THE STUDY OF ECOLOGY OF LAKE GEORGE IN THE JEFFERSON PROJECT
Anthony P. Praino, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY; and L. A. Treinish, H. Kolar, J. Cipriani, E. Dow, M. Kelly, F. Liu, F. O'Donncha, E. Ragnoli, M. Passow, and L. Villa Real

 
9
Characterizing the Detectability of Atmospheric Emission Signals
Robert L. Buckley, Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC; and D. W. Werth

Handout (4.0 MB)

 
10
Prototyping a Standard Mobile Urban Microclimate Platform
Benjamin L. Ruddell, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ


Poster Session 1
Posters
Location: 128AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health Symposium
 
Air Pollution and Observational Studies Posters

 
434
Vertical ozone variation over urban and rural sites in California Central Valley
Segun Ogunjemiyo, California State University, Fresno, CA; and A. Hasson, S. Omolayo, and S. Ashkan

 
437
Development of observed meteorological database to understand the wet deposition and dispersion processes over Fukushima, Japan in March 2011
Akiyo Yatagai, Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan; and A. Watanabe, M. Ishihara, H. Ishikawa, and K. Takara

 
438
Observations and Numerical Modeling of Wintertime Cold Air Pools in the Uintah and Salt Lake Basins
Christopher S. Foster, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and B. Blaylock, J. D. Horel, and E. T. Crosman

 
Source Models and Atmospheric Dispersion Studies Posters

 
439
Spatial patterns of air pollution in the Delhi Metropolitan Region
Shouraseni Sen Roy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

 
440
A Study of Regional Air Pollution in Spring using WRF/CMAQ Model over Pearl River Delta, China
Qi Fan, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China; and J. Lan, Y. Liu, X. Wang, and Y. Feng

 
441
Comparison of the Regional Impacts of Aircraft Emissions at Major International Airports in Korea on Ozone
Sang-Keun Song, Jeju National University, Jeju, South Korea; and Y. H. Kang, Z. H. Shon, and S. Y. Yoo

 
442
A Source Term Estimation Method for a Nuclear Accident, using Atmospheric Dispersion Models
Ryohji Ohba, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; and M. Kim, M. Oura, S. kato, M. Takigawa, P. Bieringer, B. Lauritzen, and M. Drews

 
930
Forecasting of pollen dispersal of oak trees using the CMAQ system
Mijin Kim, National Institute of Meteorological Research, Jeju-do, South Korea; and Y. K. Lim, C. Cho, K. R. Kim, M. J. Han, Y. Kim, and B. C. Choi


Poster Session 1
Posters, Part 1 (Monday / Tuesday)
Host: 18th Conference on Middle Atmosphere

Posters on: - extratropical upper troposphere / lower stratosphere - gravity waves - middle atmospheric climate variability and change - tropical tropopause layer - middle atmospheric transport
 
270
Balloon-borne Observations of Lower Stratospheric Water Vapor at the Antarctic Syowa Station
Yoshihiro Tomikawa, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan; and K. Sato, M. Tsutsumi, T. Nakamura, and N. Hirasawa

 
272
Gravity Waves and Vertical Mixing in the Tropical Tropopause Layer during ATTREX
Leonhard Pfister, NASA, Moffett Field, CA; and T. V. Bui, R. Ueyama, E. Jensen, and B. H. Lim

 
Poster 274 has been moved. New paper number is 9.1A

 
274A
Wintertime Northern Hemisphere response to the Pacific Decadal Oscillation in WACCM
Andrew Kren, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Boulder, CO; and D. R. Marsh, A. K. Smith, and P. Pilewskie

 
276
How Seasonal Variations of High Latitude Total Ozone are Controlled by Transport Barriers
John C. Gille, Univ. of Colorado and NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Karol, D. E. Kinnison, J. F. Lamarque, and V. Yudin

 
Poster 277 has been moved. New paper number is 14.2A

 
278
Impact of Interactive Ozone on Climate Reconstruction in an Earth System Model: the Case of Antarctica in mid-Holocene
Satoshi Noda, Kyoto University, Kyoto city, Japan; and R. Mizuta, M. Deushi, K. Kodera, K. Yoshida, A. Kitoh, S. Murakami, Y. Adachi, and S. Yoden

 
279
Past and Future Radiative Forcing by Climate Active Agents in the EMAC Chemistry-Climate Model
C. Gellhorn, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany; and U. Langematz, S. Meul, S. Oberländer, J. Abalichin, S. Dietmüller, M. Ponater, and B. Ayarzagüena

 
280
Effect of Stratospheric Ozone Depletion on the DMS and its Related Aerosols in the Southern Hemisphere
Hiroaki Naoe, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and M. Deushi, T. Y. Tanaka, K. Yoshida, T. Maki, and N. Oshima

 
281
 
282
Impact of a super-volcanic eruption on general circulation and chemistry in the middle atmosphere
Makoto Deushi, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and Y. Adachi, A. Obata, and T. Y. Tanaka


Poster Session 1
Space Weather Poster Session
Host: 12th Conference on Space Weather
 
317
Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling Introductory Laboratory on the Extended Neutral Atmosphere
Delores J. Knipp, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and M. Wiltberger, N. Gross, and S. C. Solomon

 
318
A History of Federal Involvement in Space Weather
Eoin D. McCarron, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC; and S. Jonas

 
319
Realtime Monitoring of Electric Fields for Power Grid And Other Applications
Geoff Crowley, Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, Boulder, CO; and C. Fish, I. Azeem, C. Winkler, M. Pilinski, A. Reynolds, J. Kunches, D. Hunton, and G. Thompson

 
320
SuperMAG: Global and Continuous Space Weather Monitoring
Jesper Gjerloev, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD; and N. J. Fox, R. Barnes, and S. Ohtani

 
321
Exploring Solar Signals: A Bayesian Approach to Developing a Composite Mg II Index Record
Sara J. Swenson, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO; and O. Coddington and M. Snow

 
322
Solar Flare Signatures in Nitric Oxide Emissions using SABER Data
Elliot C. Shiben, Space@vt, Blacksburg, VA


Joint Poster Session 1A
 
21
Application Oriented Land Surface Model Improvement Efforts at CRREL
Michael Shaw, SAIC/NASA Goddard/USACE/ERDC/CRREL, Hanover, NH; and J. B. Eylander and J. M. Roningen

 
24
Role of Biological Soil Crusts in Hydrologic Modeling of Western High-Desert Ecosystems
Kristen M. Whitney, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and E. R. Vivoni, M. Duniway, J. Bradford, S. C. Reed, and J. Belnap

 
26
A Statistical Evaluation of Hydrologic Forecasting on the Missouri River From 1983 to 2013
A. Juliann Meyer, NOAA/NWS, Pleasant Hill, Missouri; and N. O. Schwein and L. W. Larson
Manuscript (735.8 kB)

Handout (5.7 MB)

 
28
Energy flux and water use efficiency measurements in a maize and soybean cropping system
Nicholas Christopher Moyo, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; and M. J. Savage

Handout (4.1 MB)


Poster Session 2
Regional climate variability and change Posters
Host: 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
 
Poster 57 has moved. New paper number is 13A.1.

 
59
Attribution of Atlantic Multidecadal Variability to External Forcing, Internal Variability and Weather Noise
Ioana Colfescu, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and E. K. Schneider

 
60
 
62
Examining Changes in North Atlantic Extratropical Cyclones with Climate Change
Allison C. Michaelis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and M. L. Cipullo, J. A. Willison, G. M. Lackmann, and W. A. Robinson

 
64
 
65
Changing Jet-Stream Waviness Assessed Using Self-Organizing Maps (SOMs)
Jennifer A. Francis, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and N. Skific, J. J. Cassano, and E. N. Cassano

Handout (7.5 MB)

 
66
Examination of Future Severe Convective Storms in the United States through High-Resolution Dynamical Downscaling
Kimberly Hoogewind, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and M. E. Baldwin and R. J. Trapp

 
67
Dual Heuristics for Assessment of Hydrologic Sensitivities to Climate Change in Watersheds of the Lower Colorado Basin
Kevin W. Murphy, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and B. S. Murphy and A. W. Ellis

Handout (1.9 MB)

 
68
Climate Extremes in a High-Resolution Regional Model Ensemble over the Continental United States
Deeksha Rastogi, ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN; and R. Mei and M. Ashfaq

 
69
Long-Term Internal Variability Effects on Centennial Dynamic Sea Level Projections
Mohammad Hadi Bordbar, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany; and T. Martin, M. Latif, and W. Park

 
70
Coupled regional climate simulations of the future precipitation climate of the Central Andes
Stephen D. Nicholls, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center and Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Greenbelt, MD; and K. I. Mohr

 
71
Spectral Analysis of GCM Output using Digital Filtering Techniques
Farahnaz Taghavi, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran; and D. Yazgi and A. Neyestani

 
72
Multi-model Approach for Projecting Extremes Related to the Lack and Excess of Precipitation in Central/Eastern Europe
Rita Pongrácz, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary; and J. Bartholy and A. Kis
Manuscript (1.5 MB)

Handout (355.1 kB)

 
73
Variations of Broad-scale Asian summer monsoon circulation and possible causes
Zhiyan Zuo, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, China; and S. Yang, R. Zhang, A. Kumar, and Y. Xue

 
75
Intensification of pre-monsoon tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and impacts from aerosols
Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang, Utah State University, Logan, UT; and B. M. Buckley and J. H. Yoon

 
77
Local vs. remote controls on forced Sahelian rainfall
Spencer A. Hill, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and Y. Ming

Handout (1.2 MB)

 
80
The Causes and Predictability of the 2014 Balkans Flooding
Yehui Chang, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and S. Schubert

 
81
 
84
Assessing Significance of Global Climate Change in Local Climate Time Series
Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and A. Bair, R. E. Livezey, A. Hollingshead, F. Horsfall, and J. C. Meyers

 
85
Adventures with November Snowfall: Time Series, Synoptic Classification, and Modeling of Snow Days in the Lake Michigan Region
Craig Clark, Valparaiso Univ., Valparaiso, IN; and A. Young, E. Delap, K. Heinlein, R. Connelly, A. Caruthers, A. VanDe Guchte, Z. Sefcovic, D. Koning, A. Carne, H. Boney, B. Ganesh-Babu, K. H. Goebbert, and S. Fingerle

 
89
A recent tornado outbreak under pseudo-global warming
Robert J. Trapp, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and K. Hoogewind, M. E. Baldwin, and S. Lasher-Trapp

 
90
Quantifying the Strength of Water Cycle Variations over the US
Xia Feng, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and P. Houser

 
91
Precipitation Organization in a Warmer Climate
Mark Nissenbaum, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; and R. Ferreira and T. M. Rickenbach

 
95

Poster Session
1st Poster Session on Research to Operations
Host: Fifth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/OSD; John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS
 
383
HWT-Hydro: Evaluation of Experimental Forecast and Nowcast Tools
Zachary L. Flamig, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Gourley, E. M. Argyle, B. R. Smith, R. Clark III, S. M. Martinaitis, and L. P. Rothfusz

Handout (19.1 MB)

 
384
Validation of a Modified Fog Algorithm at WFO Miami using NASA SPoRT Satellite Imagery and Surface Observations
Alannah Irwin, Florida International University, Miami, FL; and J. G. Estupiñán, B. Diehl, J. C. Maloney, and A. Kennedy

Handout (1.9 MB)

 
386
The MRMS system configuration to support Research-To-Operations Process
Carrie Langston, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. Cooper

Handout (607.3 kB) Handout (2.0 MB)

 
387
Reliability of 3-Hour Probability of Precipitation Forecasts Produced by the National Weather Service Office in Miami Florida
Ana P. Ortiz, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and J. G. Estupiñán, A. Kennedy, J. C. Maloney, and R. Nicora

Handout (1013.5 kB)

 
389
Verifying Model Output Statistic Variables and Observer Forecasts for Mount Washington, New Hampshire
Michael Dorfman, Mount Washington Observatory, North Conway, NH; and M. A. Carmon and E. P. Kelsey

 
392
Improving Physical Parameterizations of the Operational Hurricane Model Using Aircraft Observations
Jun Zhang, NOAA/AOML and Univ. of Miami/CIMAS, Miami, FL; and F. D. Marks Jr., S. Gopalakrishnan, R. Rogers, and V. Tallapragada

 
393
Continuity of Solar Observations
Naaman Michael Simpson, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and P. Mulligan, D. Biesecker, S. A. Mango, J. Pereira, and R. Rutledge


Poster Session
Air-sea interaction at the mesoscale, and effect on planetary scale climate
Host: 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction
Cochairs: Dominic J. Salisbury, University of Leeds; Shenfu Dong, Univ. of Miami/NOAA/AOML
 
249
Surface storm tracks over the ocean in global climate models
R. Justin Small, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Booth, Y. O. Kwon, and R. Msadek

 
250
Response of atmosphere-ocean system to latitudinal shifts of the North Pacific subarctic frontal zone: basin-scale two-way feedback
Bunmei Taguchi, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan; and M. Nonaka, N. Schneider, and H. Nakamura

 
251
The roles of latent and sensible heat fluxes in the atmospheric response to sea surface temperature fronts
Kohei Takatama, International Pacific Research Center/Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and N. Schneider, H. Nakamura, M. Nonaka, and B. Taguchi


Poster Session
Air-sea interaction in tropical cyclone (high wind) conditions
Host: 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction
CoChair: Dominic J. Salisbury, University of Leeds
 
253
Wave and Wind Direction Effects on SFMR Brightness Temperatures
Heather M. Holbach, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and E. W. Uhlhorn and M. A. Bourassa

 
255
Langmuir turbulence under Hurricane Gustav
Tobias Kukulka, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE; and T. Rabe, B. Reichl, I. Ginis, T. Hara, E. A. D'Asaro, and R. Harcourt


Poster Session
Energy Poster Session
Host: Sixth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
 
372
A Global Survey of Kelvin Waves and Tropical Cyclogenesis
Carl J. Schreck III, North Carolina State University, Asheville, NC

 
374
NOAA ISIS and SURFRAD stations for verification of solar forecasts for the Solar Forecast Improvement Project (SFIP)
Kathleen Lantz, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. J. Michalsky, M. Marquis, G. B. Hodges, E. Hall, J. Wendell, and D. Longenecker

 
375
Characterization Of Mesoscale Variability in WRF - a Coastal Low-level Jet Case Study
Ken Tay, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore; and J. K. Lundquist, M. Skote, and T. Y. Koh

 
376
Impact of Climate Change on Commercial and Residential Building Energy Consumption
Jianhua Huang, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and K. Gurney

 
378
Intra-hour solar power forecasts using a real-time irradiance monitoring network
Antonio T. Lorenzo, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and W. F. Holmgren, M. Leuthold, C. K. Kim, A. D. Cronin, and E. A. Betterton

 
379
The MDA Solar Power Forecast System: Sub-hourly variability and behind-the-meter generation
Stephen D. Jascourt, MDA Information Systems LLC, Gaithersburg, MD; and D. Kirk-Davidoff, C. C. Cassidy, and T. Hartman

Handout (840.1 kB)


Joint Poster Session
Joint Poster Session on Air Pollution and Air Quality Impacts on Health
Location: Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings
Host: Sixth Conference on Environment and Health
 
380
Dispersion of pollutants based on a reaction-diffusion model
David Quesada, Saint Thomas University, Miami Gardens, FL

Handout (19.3 MB)

 
381
Application of satellite-based estimate of UV data for skin cancer studies
Jun Wang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; and J. Zeng and Y. Liu


Poster Session
Laboratory, field, and satellite measurements of air-sea interaction processes
Host: 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction
CoChair: Dominic J. Salisbury, University of Leeds
 
257
Coupled Air-Sea Processes and EM Ducting Research (CASPER)
Qing Wang, NPS, Monterey, CA; and R. Burkholder, H. J. S. Fernando, D. Khelif, R. K. Shearman, and L. Shen

 
258
Response of low-level clouds to the Kuroshio Extension front in the early summer: Field measurements
Yoshimi Kawai, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Japan; and T. Miyama, S. IIzuka, A. Manda, M. K. Yoshioka, S. I. Katagiri, Y. Tachibana, and H. Nakamura

Handout (2.0 MB)

 
260
Wavenumber Dependence of Surface Roughness Over a Variety of Wind Conditions
Nathan J. M. Laxague, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and B. Haus and D. Bogucki

Handout (4.9 MB)

 
261
Passive remote sensing of oceanic whitecaps: Further developments
Magdalena D. Anguelova, NRL, Washington, DC; and M. H. Bettenhausen, W. F. Johnston, and P. W. Gaiser


Poster Session
Madden-Julian Oscillation Symposium Posters
Host: Third Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact
Cochairs: Samson Hagos, PNNL; Carl J. Schreck III, North Carolina State University

Madden-Julian Oscillation symposium posters
 
419
 
420
Stochastic Forcings Associated with MJO Initiation Over the Indian Ocean
Leslie M. Hartten, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO; and C. Penland

 
Poster 421 has been moved. New paper is J1.1A

 
422
SMART-R Latent Heating and Divergence Profiles during DYNAMO/CINDY2011/AMIE
Fiaz Ahmed, Texas A&M University, Bryan, TX; and C. Schumacher

 
427
A High-Resolution Merged Wind Dataset for DYNAMO: Progress and future plans
Timothy J. Lang, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and J. Mecikalski, X. Li, T. Chronis, T. Castillo, K. Hoover, W. A. Brewer, J. Churnside, B. J. McCarty, P. Hein, S. Rutledge, B. Dolan, A. A. Matthews, and E. J. Thompson

Handout (7.1 MB)

 
429
Simulations of Cloud-Radiation Interaction with Imposed Large Scale Dynamics from the DYNAMO Northern Sounding Array
Shuguang Wang, Columbia Univ., New York, NY; and A. H. Sobel and A. M. Fridlind

 
432
Radar analysis of storms over equatorial Indian Ocean during DYNAMO experiment
Sachin M. Deshpande, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, PUNE, Maharastra, India; and J. Vivekanandan, S. K. Das, M. Dixon, and T. Prabhakaran

 
433
Vertical Structure and Physical Processes of the MJO: A Global Model Evaluation Project
Duane E. Waliser, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and X. Jiang, N. P. Klingaman, P. K. Xavier, S. J. Woolnough, and J. Petch


Poster Session
Monday Poster Session
Host: Seventh Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Michael Stock, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
 
335
Lightning Mapping Arrays: Recent Developments
Dan Rodeheffer, New Mexico Tech/Lightning Mapping Array, Socorro, NM; and W. Rison, R. J. Thomas, H. E. Edens, P. R. Krehbiel, and G. Aulich

 
336
Lightning Fatalities in Colombia from 2000 to 2009
Norberto Navarrete-Aldana, Simón Bolívar Hospital, Bogota, Colombia; and M. A. Cooper and R. L. Holle

Handout (774.1 kB)

 
337
The Washington D.C. Lightning Mapping Array (DCLMA)
Douglas Kahn, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and S. D. Rudlosky, S. J. Goodman, R. J. Blakeslee, and J. Bailey

 
342
Nowcasting of hail using the lightning jump algorithm and radar
Alex B. Young, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and T. Chronis, E. V. Schultz, L. Carey, C. J. Schultz, K. M. Calhoun, and K. L. Ortega

 
343
 
344
A Lightning Climatology of Pennsylvania, with Urban Heat Island Applications
Justin William Whitaker, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC; and J. Nese

 
Poster 345 has been moved. New paper number is 6.1A

 
347
Characteristics of Lightning 3D Distributions and Polarimetric Parameters in a Thunderstorm
Syugo Hayashi, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and C. Marui and F. Fujibe

 
348
The Intra-Cloud Lightning Fraction in the Continental United States
Gina M. Medici, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and K. Cummins, W. J. Koshak, S. D. Rudlosky, R. J. Blakeslee, S. J. Goodman, D. J. Cecil, and D. R. Bright
Manuscript (933.6 kB)

Handout (2.1 MB)

 
350
Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) sampling error due to TRMM orbit
Dennis E. Buechler, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. J. Blakeslee and H. J. Christian Jr.


Poster Session
Poster Session - 10th Symposium on Societal Applications
Host: 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Holly C. Hassenzahl, Weather Central, LP
 
324
Evaluating Subjective Uncertainty Information in National Hurricane Center Tropical Cyclone Discussions
Andrea B. Schumacher, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and O. Vila and V. M. Vincente

 
325
SCIPP RISA: Incorporating the WAS*IS Vision in Climate Services
Rachel E. Riley, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Handout (1.1 MB)

 
327
Towards a Better Understanding of Hurricane Disaster Risk: Assessing the Inland Hazards Associated with Hurricanes in the U.S. Atlantic Basin
Dereka Carroll, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Dallas, TX; and R. J. Trapp and J. M. Done

 
328
Improved Communication through Integrated Warning Team Workshops
Jessica L. Fieux, NOAA/NWSFO, Peachtree City, GA; and K. Stellman

 
331
What Color is the Sky?: Engaging Students as Atmospheric Scientists through Aerosol Observations
Jessica Taylor, NASA Langley, Hampton, VA; and L. Chambers, M. Pippin, S. A. Crecelius, and K. Damadeo

Handout (683.5 kB)

 
332
Rebuilding Decisions in Central Oklahoma
Nadajalah L. Bennett, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Arlington, TX; and A. Krautmann and M. A. Shafer

Handout (499.0 kB)

 
333
Development of a Black Ice Prediction Model for Emergency Preparedness and Response
Benjamin A. Toms, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Y. Hong and J. B. Basara

 
451
They Had the Facts, Why Didn’t They Act: Understanding and Improving Public Response to National Weather Service’s Coastal Flood Forecast
Burrell E. Montz, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC; and R. H. Carr, K. Maxfield, S. Hoekstra, K. Semmens, L. Goldman, and S. Frankel

 
457
Evaluating usability and adoption of agro-climate decision support tools
Melissa Widhalm, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and J. Klink, K. Kies, V. Koundinya, E. McKinney, E. Kluetmeier, and C. Hart


Poster Session
Poster Session 1
Host: 20th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification

Tuesday poster session
 
230
MISR Identification of Atmospheric and Surface Changes in the Salton Basin, 2000-2013
Olga V. Kalashnikova, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and M. Garay, M. Valdez, and D. J. Diner


Poster Session
Surface wave effects on oceanic turbulence and air-sea interaction, from small scale to climate scale
Host: 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction
CoChair: Dominic J. Salisbury, University of Leeds
 
Poster 262 has been moved. New paper number is 8.1.

 
263
Transient Separation-Like Airflow over Wind Waves and Its Impact on Air-sea Momentum Flux
Richard C.Z. Zhang, New York University, New York, NY; and T. Hara and P. P. Sullivan

 
264
Vertical profiles of the wave-coherent airflow over ocean waves
Laurent Grare, SIO/Univ. Of California, La Jolla, CA; and L. Lenain and W. K. Melville

 
265
An assessment of turbulence closure schemes based on ocean observations and large eddy simulations
Dong Wang, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; and T. Kukulka and A. J. Plueddemann


Poster Session
The role of air-sea interaction in climate variability and change
Host: 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction
CoChair: Dominic J. Salisbury, University of Leeds
 
266
In-situ observations of air-sea interaction in the South East Pacific
Sebastien P. Bigorre, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA; and R. A. Weller

 
268
Regional Forcing Mechanisms for Winter Precipitation Variability in Coastal New England
Samuel T. Amdur IV, Williams College, Williamstown, MA; and Y. O. Kwon, C. C. Ummenhofer, and M. S. Cook

Handout (3.4 MB)

 
269

4:00 PM-5:15 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015

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Session 3
Energy Applications for Weather/Climate Data
Location: 224B (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Sixth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Cochairs: Melinda Marquis, NOAA; Jennifer F. Newman, University of Oklahoma
  4:00 PM
3.1
  4:15 PM
3.2
Radar Wind Profiler Deployments to Improve Short-Term Forecasting for Wind Plants
Julia Flaherty, PNNL, Richland, WA; and W. J. Shaw, J. M. Wilczak, A. White, T. Ayers, and J. R. Jordan
  4:30 PM
3.3
Modeling the variability of renewable generation and electrical demand in RTOs and cities with reanalyzed winds, insolation and temperature
Daniel Kirk-Davidoff, MDA Information Systems LLC, Gaithersburg, MD; and S. D. Jascourt and C. C. Cassidy
  4:45 PM
3.4
Impacts of Wind Farms on Cumulus Cloud Development in the Central Great Plains
Laren C. Mahoney, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; and T. J. Wagner, T. L'Ecuyer, and M. S. Kulie

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Joint Session 3
The 2014 US National Climate Assessment: Science, Policy, and the Future-Part III
Location: 121BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Emily Therese Cloyd, US Global Change Research Program; Kristen Averyt, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
  4:15 PM
J3.2
  4:30 PM
J3.3
  5:00 PM
J3.6

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015

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Session 1
Computational and Data Advances: Hydrological Remote Sensing I (Joint between the 29th Conference on Hydrology and the Committee on Probability and Statistics)
Location: 127ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 29th Conference on Hydrology
Cochairs: John B. Eylander, US Army Corps of Engineers; Xiwu Zhan, NOAA/NESDIS
  4:00 PM
1.1
An Empirical Model of High Spatial and Temporal Resolution for Radar Rainfall Nowcasting
Nazario D. Ramirez-Beltran, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR; and L. E. Torres Molina, J. M. Castro, S. Cruz-Pol, J. G. Colom-Urtariz, and N. Hosannah
  4:15 PM
1.2
High-resolution Precipitation Observation Using Compact X-Band Weather Radar
Toshiaki Takaki, Furuno Electric Co., LTD., Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan; and Y. Ishigaki, Y. Asada, M. Hayano, M. Minowa, and Y. Takechi

Handout (3.0 MB)

  4:30 PM
1.3
2D Wind Field Estimation with Higher Spatial Resolution Using Dual Compact X-Band Weather Radars
Masahiro Minowa, Furuno Electric Co., LTD., Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan; and T. Takaki, Y. Takechi, Y. Asada, M. Hayano, Y. Ishigaki, and T. Kashiwa

Handout (1.3 MB)

  5:00 PM
1.5
Remote Sensing of Urban Oasis Actual Evapotranspiration to Aid Irrigated Landscape Water Conservation
Roger Kjelgren, Utah State University, Logan, UT; and L. E. Hipps, R. Gillies, and A. Torres
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Themed Joint Session 1
The Last Mile: Methods and Technologies for Delivering Custom Weather, Water, and Climate Information to Everyone in the World
Location: 124B (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence; the 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the Special Symposium on Model Postprocessing and Downscaling )
Cochairs: V. Lakshmanan, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma; Amy McGovern, Univ. of Oklahoma
  4:00 PM
TJ1.1
Scaling Machine Learning Models to Produce High Resolution Gridded Solar Power Forecasts
David John Gagne, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. E. Haupt, S. Linden, J. K. Williams, A. McGovern, G. Wiener, J. A. Lee, and T. C. McCandless
  4:15 PM
TJ1.2
Generation of Ensemble-Based Hazardous Weather Guidance Products from Rapidly Updating Models: The HRRR Convective Probabilistic Forecast (HCPF) and Related Post-Processing Work
Stephen S. Weygandt, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and C. R. Alexander, J. A. Hamilton, S. Benjamin, E. P. James, T. G. Smirnova, M. Hu, and I. Jankov
  4:30 PM
TJ1.3
Big Data is Critical for the Weather Ready Nation
Nancy Grady, SAIC, Oak Ridge, TN; and J. O. Olson and T. M. Anselmo
  4:45 PM
TJ1.4
  5:00 PM
TJ1.5
Weather for the Road: a Mobile Solution
Philipe Tissot, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX; and D. Stephen and D. Fonseca
  5:15 PM
TJ1.6
Cloud-Based Numerical Weather Prediction for Near Real-time Forecasting and Disaster Response
Andrew L. Molthan, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and J. L. Case, J. Venner, R. Schroeder, M. Checchi, B. T. Zavodsky, and R. O'Brien
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Session 2
Analysis of DYNAMO Observations
Location: 229AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact
Cochairs: Chidong Zhang, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS; Carl J. Schreck III, North Carolina State University
  4:00 PM
2.1
Cloud Structure Under Suppressed Conditions in DYNAMO
Angela K. Rowe, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and R. A. Houze Jr.
  4:30 PM
2.3
Multiscale structure of the MJO events during the CINDY/DYNAMO field campaign
Kazuyoshi Kikuchi, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and G. N. Kiladis, J. Dias, and T. Nasuno

  5:00 PM
2.5
Characteristics Shallow and deep Cumulus convection observed during DYNAMO
Denny Alappattu, NPS, Monterey, CA; and Q. Wang, D. Khelif, N. Guy, D. Jorgensen, M. K. Witte, P. Y. Chuang, and C. J. Zappa
  5:15 PM
2.6
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Joint Session 2
Technology Advances – Weather Testbeds
Location: 131C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the Fifth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: Randall Bass, FAA; John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS
  4:15 PM
J2.2
Developing a Tropical Cyclone Genesis Forecast Tool using Global Model Output
Daniel J. Halperin, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and R. E. Hart, H. E. Fuelberg, and J. Cossuth
  4:30 PM
J2.3
  5:15 PM
J2.6
The Inaugural Hazardous Weather Testbed – Hydrology (HWT-Hydro) Experiment
Race Clark III, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Gourley, Z. L. Flamig, E. M. Argyle, B. R. Smith, S. M. Martinaitis, L. P. Rothfusz, and Y. Hong

Panel Discussion 2
Ten Years of the WAS*IS (Weather and Society*Integrated Studies) Movement: How the First Decade’s Culture Change will Shape Action in the Next Decade
Location: 226AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Moderators: J. Greg Dobson, University of North Carolina; Eve Gruntfest, NCAR; Julie L. Demuth, NCAR
Panelists: Rebecca E. Morss, NCAR; Gina M. Eosco, Cornell University; Rebecca Jennings, FEMA; Daniel Nietfeld, NOAA/NWS; Russ S. Schumacher, Colorado State University; J. Marshall Shepherd, University of Georgia
  4:00 PM
Panel Discussion

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Session 3
Aerosol impacts on shallow clouds II
Location: 223 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Seventh Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
Cochairs: Yangang Liu, Brookhaven National Laboratory; Leo Donner, NOAA/GFDL
  4:00 PM
3.1
Impacts of anthropogenic aerosols on the Formation and Development of Fog in North China Plain
Xingcan Jia, Beijing Weather Modification Office, Beijing, China; and J. Quan

  4:15 PM
3.2
On the relationship between aerosols and shallow cloud fraction as a function of region, season and aerosol type
Jennifer D. Small Griswold, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and J. Jiang, H. Su, and C. Zhai
  4:30 PM
3.3
Aerosols changing with distance to shallow clouds: reality or artifact?
Tamas Varnai, JCET/Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; and A. Marshak, G. Wen, W. Yang, K. F. Evans, and R. Wood
  4:45 PM
3.4
A framework for aerosol-cloud interactions monitoring
Karolina Sarna, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands; and H. W. J. Russchenberg
  5:15 PM
3.6
A Multi-Model Analysis of cloud water response to anthropogenic aerosols
Minghuai Wang, PNNL, Richland, WA; and S. Ghan, S. Zhang, H. Wang, D. Neubauer, U. Lohmann, S. Ferrachat, T. Takemura, D. G. Partridge, Y. Lee, A. Gettelman, and H. Morrison
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Joint Session 3
Air pollution and air quality impacts on health-Part III
Location: 228AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Conference on Environment and Health; and the Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health Symposium )
Cochairs: Jonathan E. Pleim, EPA; Lauren Jean Thie, North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services

Development of modeling systems addressing emissions, meteorology, atmospheric dispersion, exposure, and corresponding health implications; including observational, applied, or validation study designs
  4:00 PM
J3.1
  4:45 PM
J3.4
Combined Impacts of Urban Pollution and Wildland Fire Emissions on Human Health
Aaron Kaulfus, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and U. Nair, S. Alexander, S. A. Christopher, and A. P. Biazar

  5:00 PM
J3.5
Recording files available
Session 3
Applications for end users
Location: 227A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 12th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Richard D. Clark, Millersville University
  4:00 PM
3.2
Space Weather Services in Commercial Aviation
Robert Rutledge, NOAA/NWS, Boulder, CO

  4:15 PM
3.3
Operational advances for atmospheric radiation dose rate specification
W. Kent Tobiska, Space Environment Technologies, Pacific Palisades, CA; and D. Bouwer, J. Bailey, L. Didkovsky, K. Judge, H. Garrett, W. Atwell, B. Gersey, R. Wilkins, D. Rice, R. W. Schunk, D. Bell, C. J. Mertens, X. Xu, G. Crowley, A. Reynolds, I. Azeem, M. Wiltberger, S. Wiley, S. Bacon, E. H. Teets Jr., A. Sim, and L. Dominik
  4:45 PM
3.5
DMSP SSUSI Space Weather for Users
Larry Paxton, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD; and R. Schaefer, G. Bust, Y. Zhang, H. Kil, E. Miller, M. A. Kelly, J. Comberiate, M. Weiss, and J. Hicks
  5:00 PM
3.6
Preparing for GOES-R Operations: Finalizing the Ground System Operational Science Algorithms for GOES-R Level 1 Space and Solar Products
Christian M. Alcala, AER, Lexington, MA; and E. J. Kennelly, P. A. Van Rompay, H. E. Snell, R. Race, F. Adimi, T. S. Zaccheo, and A. Weiner
  5:15 PM
3.7
Forecasting Dst index using the ENLIL solar wind data through the Rice neural network prediction model
Ramkumar Bala, Rice University, Houston, TX; and W. K. Tobiska, D. Bouwer, and P. H. Reiff

Recording files available
Session 3
Data and Visualization
Location: 129B (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Fifth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Aashish Chaudhary, Kitware
  4:00 PM
3.1
Making "biggish" dense data easy to use
Bill Little, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and R. Hattersley
  4:30 PM
3.3
  4:45 PM
3.4A
Designing and implementing radar algorithms in Python
Jonathan Helmus, ANL, Argonne, IL; and K. North, S. E. Giangrande, and S. Collis
  5:15 PM
3.6
Python for 4-D Visualization of Air Quality Data
Cesunica Ivey, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and S. Pearse, A. Norton, M. C. Barth, G. Pfister, and F. Flocke

Recording files available
Session 3
Global Warming Hiatus-Part III
Location: 122BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Cochairs: Gerald Meehl, NCAR; Matthew H. England, University of New South Wales
  4:15 PM
3.2
Varying Planetary Heat Sink Led to Global-Warming Slowdown and Acceleration
Ka-Kit Tung, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and X. Chen

  4:45 PM
3.4
Decadal Variability of Clouds and its Contributions to Global Warming Hiatus
Hui Su, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and J. Jiang, T. P. J. Shen, and Y. Yung
  5:00 PM
3.5
Drivers of hiatus periods: volcanic eruptions, decadal variability and aerosols
Nicola Maher, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; and A. Sen Gupta, M. H. England, and S. McGregor
  5:15 PM
3.6
Role of Stratospheric Water Vapor in Global Warming from GCM Simulations Constrained by MLS Observation
Yuan Wang, California Institute of Technology/JPL, Pasadena, CA; and H. Su, J. Jiang, N. Livesey, M. L. Santee, and P. C. Stek
Recording files available
Session 3
Gravity Waves
Location: 212A West Building (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 18th Conference on Middle Atmosphere
Chair: Elisa Manzini, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie
  4:00 PM
3.1
An Overview of Gravity Wave Observations and Modeling during DEEPWAVE
James D. Doyle, NRL, Monterey, CA; and D. C. Fritts, R. B. Smith, S. D. Eckermann, M. Taylor, A. Doernbrack, M. Uddstrom, P. A. Reinecke, C. A. Reynolds, and Q. Jiang
  4:15 PM
3.2
Stratospheric Gravity Wave Activity during the 2014 DEEPWAVE Field Campaign: An Observational Perspective Using Satellite Nadir Radiances
Stephen D. Eckermann, NRL, Washington, DC; and J. D. Doyle, D. C. Fritts, R. B. Smith, J. Ma, M. Taylor, A. Doernbrack, and M. Uddstrom
  4:30 PM
3.3
Stratospheric mountain wave propagation and dissipation over New Zealand
Christopher G. Kruse, Yale University, New Haven, CT; and R. B. Smith, D. C. Fritts, J. D. Doyle, S. D. Eckermann, M. J. Taylor, A. Dörnbrack, and M. Uddstrom
  5:00 PM
3.5
Covering gravity wave propagation from the troposphere to the mesosphere by combining lidar measurements with WRF-ARW modeling
Peggy Achtert, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom; and B. Ehard, J. Wagner, G. Baumgarten, S. Gisinger, A. Dörnbrack, J. Gumbel, and M. Rapp

Recording files available
Session 3
Green House Gas Emissions: Measurements, Processes and Impacts II
Location: 124A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 17th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Cochairs: Sean Crowell, University of Oklahoma; Abhishek Chatterjee, NCAR
  4:00 PM
3.1
Assimilation of satellite carbon dioxide retrievals and calibration of their error statistics
Brad Weir, USRA/NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and S. Pawson, L. Ott, K. Wargan, J. E. Nielsen, R. Todling, T. Machida, and M. Sasakawa
  4:15 PM
3.2
Quantifying the benefit of total column CO2 observations for constraining the global carbon budget: An inter-comparison study of top-down flux estimates based on GOSAT observations with bottom-up flux estimates from MsTMIP
Abhishek Chatterjee, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. M. Michalak, X. Qiu, E. D. Cody, C. O'Dell, D. N. Huntzinger, S. R. Kawa, T. Oda, C. R. Schwalm, V. Yadav, and M. MsTMIP Core and Modeling Teams

  4:30 PM
3.3
  4:45 PM
3.4
  5:00 PM
3.5
Airborne Lidar Measurements of Carbon Dioxide Regional and Point Sources
Robert T. Menzies, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and G. D. Spiers and J. C. Jacob

  5:15 PM
3.6
Synergies in a Constellation of Greenhouse Gas Observing Satellites
Sean Crowell, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and B. Moore III and P. Rayner
Recording files available
Session 3
Integrating WRN into New Methods, Products and Services
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc.
  4:30 PM
3.3
  5:00 PM
3.5
Evolving Outdoor Safety with Lightning Toolkits
Charlie Woodrum, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Kyle, E. Bentley, and K. K. Oudeman
Recording files available
Session 3
Laboratory, field, and satellite measurements of air-sea interaction processes
Location: 224A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction
Cochairs: Adrian H. Callaghan, SIO/Univ. Of California; Magdalena D. Anguelova, NRL
  4:15 PM
3.2
Imaging the bubbles under breaking waves, using a novel high resolution camera
Raied Al-Lashi, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom; and S. Gunn and H. Czerski

  4:30 PM
3.3
HiWinGS Buoy Measurements of Wave Statistics and Energy Spectra
Matthew J. Amison, University of Leeds, Pudsey, England; and L. Bariteau, B. W. Blomquist, I. M. Brooks, H. Czerski, C. W. Fairall, J. Hare, B. J. Huebert, A. Matei, S. J. Norris, R. W. Pascal, J. Prytherch, M. J. Yang, and M. J. Yelland
  4:45 PM
3.4
Marine X-band Radar Based Near-surface Current Profiling
Björn Lund, University of Miami, RSMAS, Miami, FL; and J. Campana, H. C. Graber, and E. J. Terrill

  5:15 PM
3.6
Recording files available
Session 3
Meteorological Applications and Utility of Lightning Data
Location: 225AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Seventh Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Chair: Larry Carey, University of Alabama
  4:30 PM
3.2
Insight into the physical and dynamical processes that control rapid increases in total flash rate
Christopher J. Schultz, University of Alabama/NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and L. Carey, E. V. Schultz, R. J. Blakeslee, and S. J. Goodman
  4:45 PM
3.3
Investigating the Application of Total Lightning Measurements to Diagnose Convective Turbulence
Wiebke Deierling, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. K. Williams, S. A. Al-Momar, J. A. Craig, R. D. Sharman, M. Steiner, J. Krozel, and C. Kessinger

  5:00 PM
3.4
Implementation of Lightning-Based Early Warning Systems Outside the U.S
Jim Anderson, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD; and A. Davidov and M. Borges
Recording files available
Session 3
Mobile Apps for Weather
Location: 132AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: M. D. Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.; George D. Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates
  4:00 PM
3.1
Dissemination of Earth Remote Sensing Data for use in the NOAA/NWS Damage Assessment Toolkit
Andrew L. Molthan, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and J. E. Burks, J. P. Camp, K. M. McGrath, and J. R. Bell
  4:15 PM
3.2
  4:30 PM
3.3
  4:45 PM
3.4
Seasonality Pro: Visualizing Real-Time Model Data on the iPad
Mike Piatek-Jimenez, Gaucho Software, LLC., Mount Pleasant, MI
  5:00 PM
3.5
RadarScope - Maintaining and Supporting a Professional Tool in a World of Consumer Apps
J. Michael Wolfinbarger, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK; and J. R. Greenfield, R. A. Young, S. N. Blackburn, and R. Kimes
  5:15 PM
3.6
Using Mobile as an Early Warning Platform
Jim Anderson, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD; and A. Ali and D. Chai
Recording files available
Session 3
Observation System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) II
Location: 131AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 19th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: George D. Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates
  4:00 PM
3.1
A 7-km Non-Hydrostatic Global Mesoscale Simulation for OSSEs with the Goddard Earth Observing System model (GEOS-5)
William M. Putman, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and A. Darmenov, A. Da Silva, R. Gelaro, A. Molod, L. Ott, and M. J. Suarez
  4:15 PM
3.2
Initial Validation of a New OSSE Capability
Sean P. F. Casey, JCSDA/Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College Park, MD; and H. Wang, R. Atlas, R. N. Hoffman, S. A. Boukabara, Y. Xie, Z. Toth, and J. S. Woollen
  4:30 PM
3.3
North Atlantic OSSEs in support of improved hurricane forecasting: Nature Run evaluation
Villy H. Kourafalou, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and G. R. Halliwell Jr., R. Atlas, H. S. Kang, M. F. Mehari, M. Le Henaff, L. K. Shay, R. Lumpkin, and G. Goni
  5:00 PM
3.5
  5:15 PM
3.6
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

Recording files available
Joint Session 3
Satellite Testbeds and Proving Ground Activities
Location: 230 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 11th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the 20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography )
Cochairs: Christopher Velden, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin; Wayne F. Feltz, University of Wisconsin
  4:15 PM
J3.2
  4:30 PM
J3.3
Results from GOES-R Proving Ground Activities within the Storm Prediction Center
William Line, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NWS/SPC, Norman, OK
  4:45 PM
J3.4
The ‘Unusual' Evolution of Hurricane Arthur 2014: GOES-R and JPSS Satellite Proving Ground Perspective
Michael J. Folmer, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and J. P. Cangialosi, J. Halverson, E. Berndt, J. M. Sienkiewicz, S. J. Goodman, and M. Goldberg
  5:00 PM
J3.5
CIRA Proving Ground Activities in Preparation for the GOES-R Era
Ed Szoke, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CIRA, Boulder, CO; and R. Brummer, D. Bikos, S. Miller, B. Connell, D. A. Molenar, and M. DeMaria
Recording files available
Session 3
Source Models and Atmospheric Dispersion Studies
Location: 128AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health Symposium
Chair: Pablo Huq, Univ. of Delaware
  4:00 PM
3.1
On the propagation of dense gas clouds from a continuous source
Pablo Huq, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE; and T. Spicer
  4:15 PM
3.2
Highly-resolved Modeling of Emissions and Concentrations of Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxides, and Fine Particulate Matter in Salt Lake City, Utah
Daniel Mendoza, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. Lin, L. Mitchell, J. Ehleringer, K. Gurney, R. Patarasuk, D. O'Keeffe, T. Song, and J. Huang
  4:45 PM
3.4
Simulating wildfire smoke plumes within a time-reversed Lagrangian Particle Dispersion Model
John Lin, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and D. V. Mallia, S. Urbanski, and A. Kochanski
  5:00 PM
3.5
  5:15 PM
3.6
Changes in Horizontal Plume Distributions at Larger Turbulence Intensities
Richard Eckman, NOAA/ARL, Idaho Falls, ID; and D. Finn and K. Clawson
Recording files available
Joint Session 4
Air-Sea Interaction and the Coastal Environment: Part 2
Location: 130 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 13th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; and the 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction )
Cochairs: Hyodae Seo, WHOI; R. Justin Small, UCAR
  4:00 PM
J4.1
Understanding Decadal Variations in the Southeastern Atlantic Climate
Edward K. Vizy, University of Texas, Austin, TX; and K. H. Cook

  4:15 PM
J4.2
Fortnightly atmospheric tides forced by spring and neap tides in coastal waters
Shinsuke Iwasaki, Kyushu University, Kasuga, Japan; and A. Isobe and Y. Miyao

  4:30 PM
J4.3
Studies of island regions using observations and air-sea coupled modeling
Julie Pullen, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ; and R. Caldeira, J. D. Doyle, and P. May
  4:45 PM
J4.4
Upwind Coastline-induced Downdrafts and Influence on Growth of the Lake-effect Convective Boundary Layer
David A. R. Kristovich, Illiinois State Water Survey/Prairie Research Institute/University of Illinois, Champaign, IL; and L. Bard and L. Stoecker
  5:00 PM
J4.5
  5:15 PM
J4.6
The structure of pressure anomalies generating 1979 meteotsunami in Nagasaki Japan
Kenji Tanaka, Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Hiroshima, Japan; and D. Ito and F. Yamada

Recording files available
Joint Session 4
Citizen Science
Location: 226C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the 24th Symposium on Education )
Cochairs: Julie S. Malmberg, UCAR; Mark A. Shafer, Oklahoma Climatological Survey

Session documents the many uses of data that are increasingly available through public participation in earth observing. Presentations for work that evaluates the outcomes of a program or policy.
  4:00 PM
J4.1A
Citizen Science: Forms of Engagement
Mark A. Shafer, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK
  4:15 PM
J4.2
S'COOL ROVER: Citizen Science Cloud Observations Promoting Individual Learning and NASA CERES Science Objectives
Sarah A. Crecelius, NASA LaRC/SSAI, Hampton, Virginia; and L. Chambers and T. M. Rogerson
  4:30 PM
J4.3
CoCoRaHS: Recruiting and Retaining Volunteer Observers for a Citizen Science Precipitation Network
Henry Reges, CoCoRaHS/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and A. Bergantino, N. J. Doesken, Z. Schwalbe, J. Turner, and N. Newman
  4:45 PM
J4.4
Do members of organized groups submit better data to citizen science projects than individual participants?
Theresa M. Crimmins, USA National Phenology Network, Tucson, AZ; and A. H. Rosemartin, J. Weltzin, and L. Barnett
Recording files available
Joint Session 4
Societal Benefits of Satellite Data Applications
Location: 231ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 11th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the 20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography )
Cochairs: Mitchell Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS; Sid A. Boukabara, NOAA/NESDIS
  4:00 PM
J4.1
Invited Presentation: KMA Vice Administrator Jung
  4:30 PM
J4.2
  4:45 PM
J4.3
Societal Benefits and Economic Value of the GOES-R Series Satellites
Steven J. Goodman, NOAA/NESDIS/GOES-R Program Office, Greenbelt, MD
  5:00 PM
J4.4
Joint Polar Satellite System Socio-Economic Benefits
Ajay Mehta, NOAA/NESDIS, Lanham, MD; and M. Goldberg and J. Furgerson

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Reception and Exhibits Opening
Location: Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015

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Town Hall Meeting: Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy – Applying Big Weather Data to Address Today’s Energy Challenges
Location: 126BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Speaker: John Bosse, Schneider Electric

There is a tight correlation between weather and energy consumption but the relationship between meteorology and the electricity grid runs much deeper. The industry has undergone many changes and our Nation’s grid is increasingly more complex. From the integration of large scale wind generation and the complexities introduced from their intermittent behavior, to the disruptive forces of distributed solar generation and it’s ever increasing footprint, to maintaining overall grid resiliency in the wake of Super-Storm Sandy and other large scale severe weather outbreaks. These challenges with their increasing levels of complexity are being met head on by increased computational resources, big weather data in the form of increased observations and model output, and other big data being collected by the utilities. The topics this Town Meeting will address broadly are: 1.Distributed Solar and its impact in Southern California. What is the “duck curve” and what can be done to mitigate its impact on the grid? 2.Outage modeling is now real, and in place within several utilities. How are outage models performing, and how are the utilities using big weather data to push the envelope further? 3.Resiliency isn’t just a difficult word to spell. All aspects of our Nation’s Energy Complex are dealing with climate adaptation. What role can the meteorological community play in this planning work? This Town Hall Meeting is held in conjunction with the AMS Energy Committee and the AMS Renewable Energy Committees’ Sixth Conference on Weather, Climate and the New Energy Economy. Immediately following this Town Hall Meeting, joins us for an "Energizing" Happy Hour reception. Kick off the night's activities with light appetizers and drinks. Full details on the reception will be provided at the town hall meeting.
  7:00 PM
Resilience - Joseph Casola
  7:15 PM
Jamie Exon

  7:30 PM
Renato Derech

7:00 PM-10:00 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Arizona Science Center Reception

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

7:00 AM-8:15 AM: Tuesday, 6 January 2015


Town Hall Meeting: Open Environmental Information: A Discussion about Needs and Paths Forward
Location: 121BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Speaker: Warren L. Qualley, Harris Corporation

What is meant by Open Environmental Information? What are the gaps today for access to government-held environmental information and services? What are the impacts of those gaps and what are the societal benefits if those gaps are closed? How do we close the gaps and how rapidly can this be done? Who should take on the role to close the gaps? The Town Hall will include a panel and moderator and will encourage audience participation. The following are excerpts from the Terms of Reference of the COEIS and is provided as additional background for the Town Hall. “Open, timely access to rich state-of-the-science environmental data, model output, archives and information is crucial for the Weather and Climate Enterprise to optimally serve the nation. To help NOAA and similar sources of environmental data ( federal, state, municipalities, etc.) ensure that such services are created and shared according to the principles of the open services paradigm, it is important to have clear and open exchanges amongst members of the Enterprise. This is especially true in an era of not only rapidly evolving information services, but also in uncertain fiscal conditions that may limit service options. It is also true that private industry, academia, and other organizations and institutions have access to data, model output, archives and information that is of communitywide value and must be included in the open dialogue. The American Meteorological Society is uniquely positioned to host and catalyze such exchanges. The primary goals of open environmental information services are to ensure that: a.The Weather and Climate Enterprise, and therefore the nation as a whole, realize maximum value from environmental information services by ensuring that all potentially useful and relevant information is available to the entire Enterprise; b.New environmental information services and technologies are developed openly in symbiotic partnership with all elements of the Enterprise such that the resulting services achieve optimal utility and efficacy when deployed. This includes development in the broadest sense, and includes data bases, access systems, models, data assimilation schemes, applications, measurement and observing systems, and so forth. The purpose of the COEIS is to build and strengthen bridges between various sectors of the weather and climate communities to help achieve the open environmental information services goals. While much of the focus of COEIS will be towards NOAA environmental services and the communities that develop and use such services, the committee will also work to foster open services with other domestic and foreign members of the Enterprise. While there are a number of forums in which NOAA and related government agencies currently engage the Enterprise on related topics, the COEIS would provide an explicit AMS entity to help encourage, create, promote, organize, expand, standardize, and execute these generally ad hoc efforts today.”
  7:00 AM
Open Environmental Information - NWS - Laura Furgone

  7:15 AM
Open Environmental Information - Matt Parker

  7:30 AM
Open Environmental Information - Ryan

  7:45 AM
Open Environment Information - Seablon

  8:00 AM
Open Environmental Information - Ban

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Town Hall Meeting: Strategic Planning Update for UCAR and NCAR
Location: 126A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Speaker: Gloria Kelly, UCAR

The National Center for Atmospheric Research and its managing entity, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, have undertaken strategic planning over the last two years. The UCAR plan is in the final draft stages after input from UCAR's 103 member universities. The NCAR plan has recently been finalized after community consultation and input from NSF. The two documents that have emerged will work in concert with each other, with UCAR's plan supporting the science goals outlined in the NCAR plan. This town hall will update attendees on the current status of the UCAR plan, including broad themes and objectives and the emergent goals related to research, facilities, services, education, training, and other activities of broad interest. A brief overview of NCAR's future directions based on its new strategic plan will also be provided.
  7:00 AM
Town Hall Meeting: Strategic Planning Update for UCAR and NCAR -- Speaker: Gloria Kelly, UCAR

7:30 AM-8:15 AM: Tuesday, 6 January 2015


Town Hall Meeting: Future Challenges for NMHSs and the Opportunities of Partnership Working
Location: 124A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Tuesday, 6 January 2015


Town Hall Meeting: Local AMS Chapter Town Hall
Location: 232A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

Looking for ideas for your local AMS chapter? Have an idea to share? Interested in learning about local AMS chapters? Join us at the first ever Local AMS Chapter Town Hall - designed for both student and regular chapter officers, members and prospective members. This town hall will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 8:00am to 8:30am. The Chapter of the Year award winners will begin the town hall by sharing activities that have worked well for them over the past year. All chapters are invited to share their successful activities, in addition to, their challenges to seek advice from other chapters. Those interested in joining a local chapter are also invited to attend to learn about local AMS chapters and how to participate. The Local Chapter Affairs Committee and local AMS chapters from across the country invite you to take part in this information sharing session!

8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Tuesday, 6 January 2015

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Session 4
Lightning Safety and Protection
Location: 225AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Seventh Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data
Cochairs: William P. Roeder, 45th Weather Squadron; Brody R. Fuchs, Colorado State University
  8:30 AM
4.1
Some Aspects of Global Lightning Impacts
Ronald L. Holle, Vaisala, Inc., Tucson, AZ
  8:45 AM
4.2
A Follow-up Study of a Large Group of Children Struck by Lightning
Mary Ann Cooper, University of Illinois, River Forest, IL; and L. Silva, R. Blumenthal, and N. Pliskin

8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 6 January 2015

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Session 1
Coastal Climate - Observations and Modeling: Part 1
Location: 130 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 13th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Chairs: Andre J. van der Westhuysen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP; Michael J. DeFlorio, SIO/Univ. Of California
  8:45 AM
1.2
Diurnal Coastal Wind Cycles Near the Critical Latitude
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and A. McNeel
  9:00 AM
1.3
Observing, modeling, and predicting the Delaware Sea Breeze
Dana Veron, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; and C. Hughes, J. Gilchrist, and J. Lodise
  9:15 AM
1.4
Coastal clouds along northern Chile: climatology and trends
Ricardo C. Muñoz, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile; and J. Quintana and M. Falvey

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Session 1
Global Weather Impacts in 2014
Location: 229AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Major Weather Events and Societal Impacts of 2014
Chair: Tanja Fransen, NOAA/NWS
  8:30 AM
1.1
Global Weather and Climate Event Summary 2014 (Invited Presentation)
Klaus E. Wolter, ESRL/Univ of Colorado-CIRES, Boulder, CO
  8:45 AM
1.2
UK Storms of Winter 2013-4
Brian William Golding, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and H. Lewis
  9:00 AM
1.3
The Debris Flow Disaster Caused by Back Building Squall Lines in Hiroshima, Japan
Kenji Tanaka, Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Hiroshima, Japan; and T. Tsuchida, K. Ichii, Y. Kawahara, N. Kumamoto, and M. Kaibori

  9:30 AM
1.5
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Session 1
Introduction and Accomplishments
Location: 211A West Building (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Harry R. Glahn Symposium
Chair: David A. Unger, NOAA/CPC
CoChair: Barbara G. Brown, NCAR
  8:30 AM
Introduction - David Unger

  9:45 AM
1.3
An Overview of the Model Output Statistics System (Invited Presentation)
Kathryn K. Gilbert, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. S. Antolik, S. D. Scallion, P. E. Shafer, J. E. Ghirardelli, Y. Fan, and G. A. Wagner
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Session 1
NASA Earth Observation Systems and Applications for Health and Air Quality: Moving from Research to Operational End Users
Location: 228AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Sixth Conference on Environment and Health
Chair: Sue M. Estes, NASA/UAH

Domestic and International officials have increasingly recognized links between environment and health. The World Health Organization (WHO) states “environmental hazards are responsible for as much as a quarter of the total burden of disease worldwide.” NASA maintains a diverse constellation of Earth observing research satellites and sponsors research in developing satellite data applications across a wide spectrum of areas including environmental health; infectious disease; air quality standards, policies, and regulations; and the impact of climate change on health and air quality. Successfully providing predictions with the accuracy and specificity required by decision makers will require advancements over current capabilities in a number of interrelated areas. These areas include observations, modeling systems, forecast development, application integration, and the research to operations transition process. NASA has been a primary partner with local, state, Federal, and international operational agencies over the past twelve years in these areas.
  8:30 AM
1.1
  8:45 AM
1.2
Middle East Desert Dust Exposure: Health Risks from Metals and Microbial Pathogens
Mark Lyles, U.S. Navy, Newport, RI; and H. L. Fredrickson, A. J. Bednar, H. B. Fannin, D. W. Griffin, and T. M. Sobecki
  9:15 AM
1.4
Use of Satellite Observations for Improved Air Pollution Exposure Estimates
Arastoo Pour Biazar, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. T. McNider, D. S. Cohan, A. T. White, R. Zhang, B. Dornblaser, and M. Estes
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Session 1
Observations and Modeling of Inadvertent and Advertent Weather Modification I
Location: 211B West Building (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 20th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification
Chair: Roy M. Rasmussen, NCAR
  8:45 AM
1.2
  9:15 AM
1.4
Inadvertent Weather Modification Resulting From Anthropogenic Emissions and Photochemistry
Paul, A. Makar, EC, Toronto, ON, Canada; and W. Gong, C. Stroud, M. D. Moran, S. Gravel, J. A. Milbrandt, J. Zhang, A. Akingunola, B. Pabla, P. Cheung, and Q. Zheng
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Session 2
Computational and Data Advances: Hydrological Remote Sensing II
Location: 127ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 29th Conference on Hydrology
Cochairs: John B. Eylander, US Army Corps of Engineers; Xiwu Zhan, NOAA/NESDIS
  8:30 AM
2.1
  8:45 AM
2.2
Development, Demonstration, and Evaluation of Flood Product due to Snow/Ice Melting from Suomi-NPP/VIIRS Data
Sanmei Li, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and D. Sun, M. Goldberg, B. Sjoberg, D. A. Santek, and J. J. Gerth
  9:00 AM
2.3
An Examination of Frozen Precipitation Impacts on MRMS Q3 during Winter Precipitation Events
Steven M. Martinaitis, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. B. Cocks, Y. Qi, B. T. Kaney, J. Zhang, and K. Howard
Manuscript (1.5 MB)

  9:15 AM
2.4
  9:30 AM
2.5
MRMS Q3 Performance during the 2013-14 Cool Season
Stephen B. Cocks, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. M. Martinaitis, Y. Qi, J. Zhang, and K. Howard
Manuscript (2.4 MB)

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Session 3
Factors Affecting the Perception of Weather and Climate Risk - I
Location: 226AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Cochairs: Kimberly E. Klockow, NOAA; Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma

Session explores the what, how, why, and “what now?” surrounding the perception of risk of severe weather and other forms of weather and climate. Presentations for foundational research on this topic.
  9:15 AM
3.4
Developing the Weather DOSPERT: A New Weather Risk Taking Scale
Paul Hettler, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA; and S. A. Jasko and C. M. Kauffman
  9:30 AM
Discussion

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Session 3
University Education Initiatives
Location: 125AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 24th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Alison F.C. Bridger, San Jose State University; Teresa M. Bals-Elsholz, Valparaiso Univ.
  8:30 AM
3.1
Developing Summer Research Experiences for all Academic Levels: From High School to Four- Year Colleges
Rebecca Haacker-Santos, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. L. Batchelor, S. Landolt, and V. Sloan

  8:45 AM
3.2
Our Changing Climate: A Brand New Way to Study Climate Science
James A. Brey, AMS, Washington, DC; and C. M. Kauffman, K. A. Nugnes, I. W. Geer, R. S. Weinbeck, and E. W. Mills
  9:00 AM
3.3
Evaluation of AMS Education Resources during Digital Transition
Chad M. Kauffman, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA; and J. A. Brey, K. A. Nugnes, I. W. Geer, R. S. Weinbeck, E. W. Mills, A. Asokan, K. L. O'Neill, L. A. Johnson-Systermann, and K. L. Mercadante

  9:30 AM
3.5
Enhancing Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) in the Atmospheric Sciences
Valerie Sloan, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Haacker-Santos

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Session 4
Air-sea interaction in tropical cyclone (high wind) conditions, Part 1
Location: 224A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction
Chair: Alexander V. Babanin, Swinburne University of Technology
  8:45 AM
4.2
  9:00 AM
4.3
Observations of Tropical Cyclone-Generated Directional Wave Spectra from Surface Buoys during the ITOP Experiment
Clarence Olin Collins III, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and H. Potter, B. Lund, H. C. Graber, W. M. Drennan, H. Tamura, and E. Rogers

  9:15 AM
4.4
High-frequency Oscillations in Eyewalls of Tropical Cyclones
Weibiao Li, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China; and S. Chen, Y. Lu, and Z. Wen
  9:30 AM
4.5
Tropical cyclone-induced ocean response: A comparative study between the South China Sea and Northwest Pacific Ocean
Wei Mei, SIO/Univ. Of California, La Jolla, CA; and M. Lien, I. I. Lin, and S. P. Xie

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Session 4
Data Assimilation: Updates on Assimilation Schemes and Analysis Products I
Location: 131AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 19th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: William M. Putman, NASA
  8:30 AM
4.1
The NASA Modern Era Reanalysis for Research and Applications, Version-2 (MERRA-2)
Ronald Gelaro, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and W. McCarty, A. M. Molod, M. J. Suarez, L. L. Takacs, and R. Todling

  9:00 AM
4.3
The 2014/2015 projected expansion of NCEP's RTMA and URMA
Manuel Pondeca, I.M. Systems Group, Inc./NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and J. Carley, S. Levine, Y. Lin, Y. Zhu, J. McQueen, G. Manikin, R. J. Purser, G. DiMego, D. F. Parrish, V. Osychny, and J. H. G. M. Alves
  9:15 AM
4.4
A Status Update for the NAMRR, an Hourly-Updated Version of NAM Forecast System
Jacob Carley, I.M. Systems Group Inc./NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and E. Rogers, S. Liu, B. Ferrier, E. Aligo, M. Pyle, X. Zhang, and G. DiMego
  9:30 AM
4.5
Accommodating Changes in the Data Stream at NRL/FNMOC: The TAC to BUFR Migration
Patricia M. Pauley, NRL, Monterey, CA; and D. Tyndall, C. McGregor, L. Troutman, and G. Hoisington
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Session 4
Extreme Events and WRN
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc.; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS
  8:30 AM
4.1
  9:30 AM
4.5
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Session 4
Fog and Cloud Chemistry, Biology and Deposition - I
Location: 124A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 17th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Cochairs: Pierre Herckes, Arizona State University; Jeffrey L. Collett Jr., Colorado State University
  8:30 AM
4.1
Cloud chemistry and aerosol processing during the HCCT-2010 hill cap cloud experiment
Dominik van Pinxteren, TROPOS, Leipzig, Germany; and L. Poulain, K. W. Fomba, K. Müller, A. Tilgner, S. Henning, F. Stratmann, S. Mertes, E. Harris, B. Sinha, J. Schneider, T. Lee, J. L. Collett, L. Whalley, D. Heard, B. D'Anna, C. George, and H. Herrmann

  9:00 AM
4.2
Cloud Water Chemistry Measured at Mt. Bamboo in East Asia since 1996
Neng-Huei (George) Lin, National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan

  9:15 AM
4.3
The Biology of Coastal Fog
Kathleen C. Weathers, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY; and M. E. Dueker and B. Han

  9:30 AM
4.4A
Characterization of chemical composition and aerosol processing by clouds and fogs from different field studies (Baengyeong Island and Daegwallyeong, South Korea)
Taehyoung Lee, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Yongin, South Korea; and A. J. Boris, J. Kim, Y. Lim, J. Ahn, Y. S. Park, J. Y. Jeong, S. Lee, S. Cho, T. Park, and J. L. Collett Jr.
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Session 4
General Topics in Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology - Part III
Location: 129A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 17th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology
Cochairs: Matt Fronzak, The MITRE Corporation; Claudia V. McKnight, The MITRE Corporation
  8:30 AM
4.1