Poster Session 6 Precipitation Processes and Observations for Atmospheric, Land Surface, and Hydrological Modeling Posters

Thursday, 14 January 2016: 9:45 AM-11:00 AM
Host: 30th Conference on Hydrology
Yu Zhang, NOAA/NWS, OHD, Silver Spring, MD; Paul A. Kucera, NCAR, Research Applications Laboratory, Boulder, CO and Emad Habib, Univ. of Louisiana, Civil Engineering, Lafayette, LA

This session focuses on precipitation observation, modeling, estimation, and applications of in situ and remotely sensed precipitation products. Topics include, but are not limited to (1) precipitation processes and modeling; (2) advances in remote sensing of precipitation from satellite and radar platforms; (3) recent development pertaining to fusion and down-scaling of precipitation products; (4) assimilation of precipitation and precipitation related variables in NWP models; and (5) impacts of improving precipitation estimates on hydrologic and land surface modeling. We particularly encourage novel work related to assimilation of precipitation products into numerical weather prediction models. Please contact the session organizers: Yu Zhang (, Paul Kucera ( and/or Emad Habib (

Necessity of Convective Parameterization in Simulating MCS Precipitation at High Resolution
J. Michael Battalio, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and M. Herrera and K. Pitts

The 2015 Upgrade of NCEP's Climatology-Calibrated Precipitation Analysis (CCPA)
Yan Luo, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and D. Hou, Y. Zhu, Y. Lin, and P. Xie

An Investigation on Wind-induced Evolution of Raindrop Size Distribution
Firat Yener Testik, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; and B. Pei

WRF Precipitation Type Algorithms and Verification
Samuel C. Roback, State Climate Office of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC; and A. Sims

Rainfall kinetic energy and intensity relationships in Mexico City
Alejandra Amaro-Loza, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico, D.F., Mexico; and S. Arciniega-Esparza, A. Pedrozo-Acuņa, and A. Breņa-Naranjo

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Development of a Merged Precipitation Product for the Automated Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor System
Steven M. Martinaitis, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and Y. Qi, S. B. Cocks, L. Tang, C. Langston, B. T. Kaney, J. Zhang, and K. Howard

Poster 554 will now be presented as 8.2A

Using Flood Forecasting to Guide COAMPSŪ-TC Model Development
Brian J. Billings, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and B. M. Lund, B. R. Carlberg, J. D. Doyle, and N. L. Lehtola

Detecting Beam Blockage in Radar Precipitation Estimates
D. Brent McRoberts, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and J. W. Nielsen-Gammon

High resolution LDAS over CONUS using downscaled OLR precipitation
Roshan Shrestha, NOAA NCEP, College Park, MD; and J. Dong, J. Meng, P. Xie, Y. Xia, and M. B. Ek

MRMS QPE Performance East of the Rockies during the 2014 Warm Season
Stephen B. Cocks, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. M. Martinaitis, Y. Qi Sr., H. Grams, K. W. Howard, and J. Zhang

MRMS QPE Performance West of the Rockies during the 2013-2014 Cool and Warm Seasons
Stephen B. Cocks, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. M. Martinaitis, K. W. Howard, and J. Zhang

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