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Saturday, 9 January 2016

8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Saturday, 9 January 2016


Teacher's Workshop and Share-a-Thon
Location: Versailles Ballroom (Hilton Riverside)

8:30 AM-5:30 PM: Saturday, 9 January 2016


A Beginner's course to Using Python in Climate and Meteorology
Location: Room 357 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Saturday, 9 January 2016

Recording files available
Session 1
Welcoming Remarks
Location: La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Joshua J. Alland, University at Albany/SUNY; Kristy C. Carter, University of South Carolina; Daniel Rothenberg, MIT
9:00 AM
1.1
Welcome from the Student Conference Planning Committee
Joshua J. Alland, University at Albany/SUNY, Albany, NY; and K. C. Carter and D. Rothenberg
9:10 AM
1.2
Welcome from the AMS
Alexander MacDonald, NOAA/ESRL and AMS President, Boulder, CO
9:20 AM
1.3
Address from the Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award Winner
Jonathan E. Martin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

9:30 AM-10:10 AM: Saturday, 9 January 2016

Recording files available
Session 2
Get the Most out of this Conference: How to Develop Yourself as a Professional
Location: La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Kristy C. Carter, University of South Carolina
9:30 AM
2.1
Unlocking the AMS Annual Meeting on Bourbon Street
Eric R. Snodgrass, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
9:40 AM
2.2
Sharp? Or Well Rounded? Your AMS 2016 Choices!
Kevin Kloesel, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
10:00 AM

10:10 AM-10:25 AM: Saturday, 9 January 2016


Break

10:25 AM-11:10 AM: Saturday, 9 January 2016


Panel Discussion 3A
Breakout Panel Session Rotation 1: What’s Your Passion? Skill-Based Careers in Meteorology: Operational Meteorology
Location: La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Moderator: Dakota C. Smith, Colorado State University
Panelists: Kat Hawley, NWS; Erik S. Pytlak, Bonneville Power Administration; Suzanne Van Cooten, Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center; Ryan J. Harris, United States Air Force
Recording files available
Panel Discussion 3B
Breakout Panel Session Rotation 1: What’s Your Passion? Skill-Based Careers in Meteorology: Communications
Location: Room 252/254 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Moderator: Gaige Hunter Kerr, The Johns Hopkins University
Panelists: Joshua D. Eachus, WBRZ; Dr. Gina M Eosco, Eastern Reseach Group; Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania; Michael Lowry, The Weather Channel
10:25 AM
Recording files available
Panel Discussion 3C
Breakout Panel Session Rotation 1: What’s Your Passion? Skill-Based Careers in Meteorology: Research
Location: Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Moderator: Aaron Hill, Texas Tech University
Panelists: Kristin M. Kuhlman, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NOAA/NSSL; Kristen L. Corbosiero, University at Albany/SUNY; Ian M. Giammanco, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety; Leslie M. Hartten, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division; Matthew R. Kumjian, The Pennsylvania State University
10:25 AM

11:15 AM-12:00 PM: Saturday, 9 January 2016


Panel Discussion 4A
Breakout Panel Session Rotation 2: What’s Your Passion? Skill-Based Careers in Meteorology: Operational Meteorology
Location: La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Moderator: Dakota C. Smith, Colorado State University
Panelists: Kat Hawley, NWS; Stuart Miller, United States Air Force; Erik S. Pytlak, Bonneville Power Administration; Suzanne Van Cooten, NWS; Ryan J. Harris, United States Air Force

Panel Discussion 4B
Breakout Panel Session Rotation 2: What’s Your Passion? Skill-Based Careers in Meteorology: Communications
Location: Room 252/254 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Moderator: Gaige Hunter Kerr, Johns Hopkins University
Panelists: Joshua D. Eachus, WBRZ; Dr. Gina M Eosco, Eastern Reseach Group; Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania; Michael Lowry, The Weather Channel

Panel Discussion 4C
Breakout Panel Session Rotation 2: What’s Your Passion? Skill-Based Careers in Meteorology: Research
Location: Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Moderator: Aaron Hill, Texas Tech University
Panelists: Kristin M. Kuhlman, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NOAA/NSSL; Kristen L. Corbosiero, University at Albany/SUNY; Ian M. Giammanco, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety; Leslie M. Hartten, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division; Matthew R. Kumjian, The Pennsylvania State University

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Saturday, 9 January 2016


Lunch (Sponsored by the Weather Company)
Location: La Nouvelle A ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

1:00 PM-1:30 PM: Saturday, 9 January 2016

Recording files available
Session 5
Introduction to Conversations with Professionals
Location: La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Thomas J. Bogdan, UCAR; Daniel P. Brown, NOAA/NWS/NHC; Michael Chapman, AMS Intelligent Transportation Systems; Curtis Louis Walker, AMS Intelligent Transportation Systems; Emily V. Fischer, Colorado State University; Michael Fowler, Vaisala; Bart Geerts, Univ. of Wyoming; Alek J. Krautmann, NWS; Bill Lapenta, NOAA/NWS/NCEP; Frank Marks, AOML; Margaret Orr, WDSU – New Orleans; Jeffrey Pereira, NOAA Corps; Rebecca Waddington, NOAA Corps; Emily N. Wilson, Delta Air Lines
Cochairs: Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University; J.P. Kalb, San Jose State University
1:00 PM
Stacey Hitchcock

1:30 PM-3:45 PM: Saturday, 9 January 2016


Session 6A
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 345 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Thomas J. Bogdan, UCAR

Session 6B
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 346/347 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Daniel P. Brown, NOAA/NWS/NHC

Session 6C
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 348/349 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Michael Chapman, AMS Intelligent Transportation Systems; Curtis Louis Walker, AMS Intelligent Transportation Systems

Session 6D
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 350/351 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Emily V. Fischer, Colorado State University

Session 6E
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 352 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Michael Fowler, Vaisala

Session 6F
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 353 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Bart Geerts, Univ. of Wyoming

Session 6G
Conversations with Professionals (Cancelled)
Location: Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Matthew Green, FEMA

Session 6H
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 252/254 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Alek J. Krautmann, NWS

Session 6I
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 245 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Bill Lapenta, NOAA/NWS/NCEP

Session 6J
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 244 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Frank Marks, AOML

Session 6K
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Margaret Orr, WDSU – New Orleans

Session 6L
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 242 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Jeffrey Pereira, NOAA Corps; Rebecca Waddington, NOAA Corps

Session 6M
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Emily N. Wilson, Delta Air Lines

3:15 PM-3:45 PM: Saturday, 9 January 2016

Recording files available
Session 7
Integrated Warning Team I: Introduction to Emergency Management
Location: La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Tanja Fransen, NOAA/NWS; Kevin A. Kloesel, University of Oklahoma
Chair: Thomas Bedard, National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
3:15 PM

3:45 PM-4:00 PM: Saturday, 9 January 2016


Break
Location: La Nouvelle Foyer ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

4:00 PM-5:15 PM: Saturday, 9 January 2016

Recording files available
Session 8
Extreme Weather Events
Location: La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Colin Raymond, Columbia University
4:15 PM
8.2
Forecasting Fire Weather in the United States
Ariel E. Cohen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/SPC, Norman, OK
4:30 PM
8.3
The Devastating Flash Floods of 2015
J.J. Gourley, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
5:00 PM
Concluding Remarks

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Saturday, 9 January 2016


AMS Career Fair Opening Reception
Location: Hall E ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

Sunday, 10 January 2016

7:00 AM-12:00 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


WeatherReady Nation Scout Event
Location: Room 252/254 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Registration for Short Courses and Conference for Early Career Professionals
Location: Hall D pre-function ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

8:30 AM-12:30 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016

8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Coastal Surge and Inundation Modeling Short Course
Location: Room 352 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

GIS Tutorial for Atmospheric Sciences
Location: Room 354 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

8:30 AM-5:30 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


A Beginner's course to Using Python in Climate and Meteorology
Location: Room 357 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

AMS Short Course on Meteorological Measurements and Instrumentation
Location: Room 350/351 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

AMS Short Course: GOES-R and JPSS Preview for Users
Location: Room 355 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

Introduction to PyNIO and Related Python Tools for Geoscientific Data Analysis Short Course
Location: Room 356 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

Registration for Student Conference and Short Courses
Location: Hall D pre-function ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Session 1
Opening Remarks
Location: Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Cochairs: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health; Jared Rennie, CICS/North Carolina State University; Christopher J. Schultz, NASA/MSFC
Recording files available
Keynote Speaker Session 9
Keynote Address
Location: La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Joshua J. Alland, SUNY
9:00 AM
9.1
Developing Leadership Skills
Roger Wakimoto, NSF, Arlington, VA

9:00 AM-6:00 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Registration Open for Annual Meeting
Location: Hall D pre-function ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

9:30 AM-9:45 AM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Break
Location: La Nouvelle Foyer ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

Break

9:45 AM-10:40 AM: Sunday, 10 January 2016

Recording files available
Session 10A
Breakout Session: Preparing for your Future: How to Succeed in Graduate School
Location: La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Kenzie Krocak, University of Oklahoma
10:00 AM
10A.2
Choosing an Academic Adviser
April L. Hiscox, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
10:15 AM
10A.3
From Survival to Success in Graduate School
Susan C. Van den Heever, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
10:30 AM
Q&A

Recording files available
Session 10B
Breakout Session: Preparing for your Future: Weather Outside the Lines
Location: La Nouvelle A ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Danielle Kozlowski, WSI
9:45 AM
10B.1
10:00 AM
10B.2
Wild about Weather
David W. Chapman, Okemos High School, Okemos, MI; and K. Murphy
10:15 AM
10B.3
Mentors, Networking, and a Career Outside the Lines
Steve Graham, NASA Outreach/Education, n/a, n/a
10:30 AM
Q&A

9:45 AM-11:45 AM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Joint Session 1
Making Yourself Stand Out: Communication and Networking
Location: Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals; and the 15th Annual Student Conference )
Keynote: Kim J. Runk, NOAA/NWS
Cochairs: Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University; Samantha A. Tushaus, Space Science and Engineering Center
9:45 AM
Introductory Remarks

9:50 AM
Keynote Speaker: Becoming Indispensable

10:15 AM
Small Group Rotating Discussions

10:20 AM-11:45 AM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Joint Session 2A
Group Discussion 1: Creating or Improving Your Elevator Pitch
Location: Room 244 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals; and the 15th Annual Student Conference )
Facilitator: Angel McCoy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Joint Session 2B
Group Discussion 2: Sweat the Small Stuff: What Matters in a Job Interview
Location: Room 242 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals; and the 15th Annual Student Conference )
Facilitator: Wes Hyduke, Schneider Electric

Joint Session 2C
Group Discussion 3: Communication When It Counts
Location: Room 245 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals; and the 15th Annual Student Conference )
Facilitator: Matt Rogers, Commodity Weather Group, LLC

10:40 AM-10:50 AM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Break
Location: La Nouvelle Foyer ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

10:50 AM-11:45 AM: Sunday, 10 January 2016

Recording files available
Session 11A
Breakout Session: Beyond the Weather: Tools of the Trade
Location: La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University; Aryeh J. Drager, Colorado State University
10:50 AM
LaTeX
Jordan R. Bell, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
10:55 AM
Version Control
Emily V. Fischer, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
11:00 AM
Fortran
Steve Herbener, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
11:05 AM
AWIPS
Eric P. Jacobsen, NWS Warning Decision Training Division, Norman, OK
11:10 AM
Python
Patrick T. Marsh, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/SPC, Norman, OK
11:15 AM
WRF
Andrew E. Mercer, Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State, MS
11:20 AM
WSI
Kweilyn Murphy, WDSU – New Orleans, n/a, n/a
11:25 AM
Big Data
Kevin Tyle, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY
11:30 AM
GIS
Greg Dobson, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC
Recording files available
Panel Discussion 11B
Breakout Session: Beyond the Weather: Getting the Word Out: Science Policy and Communication
Location: La Nouvelle A ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Moderator: Matthew D. Flournoy, University of Oklahoma
Panelists: Nolan J. Doesken, Colorado State Climatologist; Jen Henderson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Paul Higgins, AMS Policy Program; Paul A. Newman, NASA/GSFC
10:50 AM
Science Policy and Communication -- Josh Alland

11:45 AM-12:00 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Break

12:00 PM-12:30 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016

Recording files available
Session 12
Embracing the Interface of Science and Society
Location: La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speaker: Louis W. Uccellini, Director, NOAA/NWS
Chair: Erik R. Nielsen, Colorado State University

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Weatherfest
Location: Hall C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

12:30 PM-12:35 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016

Recording files available
Session 13
Closing Remarks and Poster Session Announcements
Location: La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
12:30 PM
Closing Remarks -- Josh Alland

12:30 PM-4:30 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016

12:35 PM-2:00 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 PM-1:30 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Session 2
Getting the Ball Rolling: An Open Dialog with Your Peers
Location: Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Chair: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health

1:30 PM-1:40 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Session 3
Remarks from the AMS President
Location: Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Speaker: Alexander MacDonald, NOAA/ESRL

1:30 PM-5:30 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Soil Moisture Short Course
Location: Room 348/349 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

1:40 PM-3:00 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Session 4
Small Group Rotating Discussions: Mentors and Soft Skills for Early Career Professionals
Location: Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Cochairs: Erik S. Pytlak, Bonneville Power Administration; Elizabeth McGiffin, KTVL-TV CBS10
1:40 PM
Introductory Remarks

1:45 PM
Small Group Rotating Discussions

1:50 PM-3:00 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Session 5A
Group Discussion 1: Selecting a Mentor
Location: Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitator: Wendy Abshire, UCAR/COMET

Session 5B
Group Discussion 2: Soft Skills in the Workplace
Location: Room 244 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitator: Jon Nese, Pennsylvania State University

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016

Recording files available
Workshop Session 14B
Résumé Workshop I
Location: Room 238/239 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Christopher Alston, Mars, Inc.; Carolyn Brinkworth, UCAR; Rebecca Haacker, NCAR; Valerie Sloan, UCAR
Chair: Olga V. Tweedy, The Johns Hopkins University
2:00 PM
Applying for Jobs in Academia or Grad School -- Valerie Sloan
2:00 PM
Deep Dive Into Private Sector Careers -- Chris Alston

2:00 PM-3:30 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016

Recording files available
Workshop Session 14A
Integrated Warning Team II: In Their Rainboots Workshop
Location: La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Tanja Fransen, NOAA/NWS; Matthew J. Moreland, NOAA/NWSFO
Chair: Thomas Bedard, National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
2:00 PM
Josh Alland

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Newcomer’s Welcome and Informational Exchange
Location: Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

Session 6
Networking with AMS Professionals and Coffee Break
Location: Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Speaker: Frederick H. Carr, University of Oklahoma
Cochairs: Christopher J. Schultz, University of Alabama; Andrew L. Molthan, NASA/MSFC

3:30 PM-4:30 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016

Recording files available
Workshop Session 15
Résumé Workshop II
Location: Room 238/239 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Carolyn Brinkworth, NCAR; Rebecca Haacker, NCAR; Valerie Sloan, UCAR; Nicholas Troiano, Mars Inc.
Chair: Olga V. Tweedy, The Johns Hopkins University
3:30 PM
Josh Alland

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


GoExtreme at AMS 2016
Location: Room 244 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Moderator: Kenneth Dewey, Univ. of Nebraska

Panel Discussion 1
Perspectives from a Panel of Professionals
Location: Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Moderator: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health
Panelists: Joshua D. Durkee, Western Kentucky University; Christopher Alston, Mars, Inc.; Kerrin A. Jeromin, WPEC-TV CBS12; Charlie Woodrum, NWS

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


96th Annual Review, New Fellows, and Featured Awards
Location: Room 252/254 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

5:00 PM-5:15 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Session 7
Closing Remarks
Location: Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Cochairs: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health; Jared Rennie, CICS/North Carolina State University; Christopher J. Schultz, NASA/MSFC

5:00 PM-7:00 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


AMS Career Fair
Location: Hall E ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

5:45 PM-7:15 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Poster Session
Student Conference Poster Session
Location: Hall E ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Events

Welcome Reception Honoring Newly Elected Fellows and Featured Award Winners
Location: Room 252/254 Foyer ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

Poster Session 1
Student Conference Poster Session
Location: Hall E ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Daniel Rothenberg, MIT
S1
Effects of 19th Century Records on Precipitation Trends for Select Midwestern Cities
Brendan C. Wallace, Midwestern Regional Climate Center, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL; and N. E. Westcott

S3
The Correlation between Mercury, Ions, and Weather Conditions at PA-47
Ashley Orehek, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and A. Yarosh, P. Lueng, and R. Clark

S4
Improved Performance by the TIE-GCM with the Inclusion of Helium as a Major Species
Frederick R. Schmidt, Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH; and R. D. Loper, E. K. Sutton, and W. F. Bailey

S5
S8
Predicting and comparing fugitive methane emissions in northeast Pennsylvania using numerical weather prediction
Michael J.W. Stewart, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; and Z. Barkley, T. Lauvaux, K. Davis, N. L. Miles, D. K. Martins, A. Karion, and C. Sweeney

S9
Quantitative Analysis of Generation Processes of Greenhouse Gases Emitted from Landfill Sites Using Remote Sensing Technology
Usaama A. Van, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Jackson Heights, NY; and M. R. Nakamura

S10
Evaluation of ClearSky2 for PM2.5 Concentrations and Plume Rise
Charles C. Morris, Valparaiso Univeristy, Saint Augustine, FL; and J. Vaughan and B. K. Lamb

S11
Changes in Aerosol Optical Depth and PM2.5 Concentrations due to Trash Burning
Rachel Cucinotta, STORM- Student Organization of Meteorology, Mt. Laurel, NJ; and J. Kodros, B. Ford, C. Wiedinmyer, and J. R. Pierce

S12
Evaluating the Variability of Saharan Dust Plume Origin and Composition from In Situ Samples
Daniel Yeager, Howard University, Washington, DC; and V. Morris

S13
Aerosol Optical Depth Measurements Using a Handheld Sun Photometer
Edmar Felix Ruano, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and C. K. Landry, T. W. Spencer, and C. Nowotarski

S16
Preliminary Analysis of Aerosol Concentrations Near a Proposed Silica Transfer Station
Matthew C. Sanders, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and S. D. Brooks

S18
Examining Ice Nuclei Efficiency and Optical Properties of the Resulting Ice Crystals
Matthew B. Wilson, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and S. D. Brooks, G. Xu, J. Zenker, K. Collier, and F. Team

S19
Optical Properties, Hygroscopicity, and Morphology of Β-Caryophyllene Secondary Organic Aerosol
Stephanie Michelle Neumann, Penn State University, University Park, PA; and M. B. Altaf and M. Freedman

S20
Transport of Canadian Wildfire Smoke to the Mid-Atlantic U.S
Shelbi N. Tippett, JCET/Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; and J. Roman

Handout (2.7 MB)

S23
An Analysis of Stratospheric Intrusion Ozone Events and Their Meteorological Influences
Elizabeth Lennartson, University of Iowa, Ames, IA; and C. Maiers, W. J. Gutowski, and A. McClure-Begley

S27
Testing an Inexpensive Ozone Micro-Sensor Against Research Grade Ozone Sensors
Luke Leclair-Marzolf, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

S28
Ground Level Ozone Production on High Albedo Days in Denver, CO
Jordan Kehaulani Wilkes, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

S29
Convection and Redistribution of Tropospheric Ozone in Central Amazonia
Randy J. Chase, SUNY, Brockport, NY; and J. D. Fuentes, T. Gerken, D. Wei, C. Schumacher, L. Machado, R. M. N. Santos, S. T. Martin, and S. Springston

S31
Estimating the Transient Climate Response
Brooke K. Adams, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and M. Winton

S38
Exploring links between Madden-Julian Oscillation and Antarctic sea ice
Haadi ElSaawy, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and G. R. Henderson and B. S. Barrett

S40
Effects of a Warming Climate on Daily Snowfall Events in the Northern Hemisphere
James Danco, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. M. DeAngelis, B. Raney, and A. J. Broccoli

Handout (2.3 MB)

S42
Implications of Storm Size on Baroclinicity Generation by Snow Cover
Gabriel Bromley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin; and A. R. Desai, J. E. Martin, M. Notaro, and S. J. Vavrus

S43
Examining Intensity During Extratropical Transition
Justin Alexander Baldizon Stark, CMMAP, Miami, FL

S44
Sensitivity of Strong Extratropical Cyclones to Large-Scale Climate Variability in the United States
Khara Lukancic, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; and J. T. Schoof

Handout (2.6 MB)

S45
Investigating the Relationship of Jet Streams with the Intensity and Track of North American Lee Cyclones
Kai Melamed-Turkish, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and K. Bowley, D. E. Atallah, and D. J. Gyakum

S46
North American Cyclone Teleconnection Relationships
Richard A. Diegan III, Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources, Martin, TN; and R. M. Simpson and C. Karmosky

S47
Three-Dimensional Climatology of Upper-Level Wind Speed Trends for Brazil from 1980–2014
Joshua M. Gilliland, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; and B. D. Keim

S48
A 16-year Climatology of the West African Offshore Rainfall Maximum
Kelly Marie Nunez Ocasio, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Mayagüez,, PR; and J. L. Evans and H. L. Hamilton

S50
Investigating Atmospheric Rivers Affecting Southern California
Sarah M. Harris, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA; and L. Carvalho

S51
S53
Examining Tropical Cyclone Development in the Southwest Caribbean Sea
Breanna L. Zavadoff, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY; and T. J. Galarneau Jr.

S54
TC Induced SST Anomalies in the Eastern Pacific
Andrew Huang, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and R. Sriver

S55
Observations of Low-Level Environments and Their Effects on Tornadoes Produced by Land-Falling Hurricanes
Jackeline Michelle Fain, Ohio University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, athens, OH; and S. R. Marzola and J. Houser

S56
A GIS-Analysis of Tornadogenesis within Hurricanes
Montana Etten-Bohm, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

S59
Numerical Simulations of the Storm Surge associated with Hurricane Isabel (2003)
Britney E. Hamilton, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC; and Y. L. Lin

S61
The Periodic Behavior of Tropical Available Potential Energy
Lindsey E. Nytes, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI; and G. J. Tripoli

Handout (1.6 MB)

S62
The potential vorticity budget of multi-scale MJO models
Amanda Back, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA; and J. A. Biello and A. J. Majda

S63
The Influence of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on Large Daily Precipitation Events in West Africa
Awolou Silvere Sossa, UCAR/SOARS, Boulder, CO; and B. Liebmann, I. Blade, D. Allured, H. Hendon, and A. Hoell

S64
Exploring the synoptic differences between MJO initiation events identified by multiple algorithms
Rosa M. Vargas, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)-National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO; and L. M. Hartten

S65
An Evaluation and Constraint of Thermodynamic Boundary Conditions over the Maritime Continent
Jennifer Bukowski, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and D. J. Posselt, J. S. Reid, and S. A. Atwood

Handout (579.2 kB)

S67
Modeling Boundary Crossing Supercells
Aaron K. Scott, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and M. S. Gilmore

S68
Impacts of Graupel Parameterization on Idealized and Real Case Simulations of Squall Lines
Steven Michael Naegele, Pennsylvania State University/Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, University Park, PA; and S. Tessendorf, T. Eidhammer, and G. Thompson

S69
Impacts of Forest Fire Smoke on Deep Convective Clouds in WRF-CHEM Simulations
Azusa Takeishi, Yale University, New Haven, CT; and T. Storelvmo

S70
WRF Model Precipitation Type Algorithms and Verification
Samuel C. Roback, State Climate Office of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC; and A. Sims

S74
Understanding and Predicting Nocturnal Convection Initiation using an Ensemble-based Multi-scale Data Assimilation System
Samuel K. Degelia, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; and X. Wang and D. J. Stensrud

S77
Radar-detected Mesocyclone Tilt in Tornadic and Nontornadic Supercells
Michelle M. Serino, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and C. J. Nowotarski

Handout (19.8 MB)

S78
Investigating Tornado Genesis Events Within the ARMOR Domain
Christopher A. Lisauckis, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and K. R. Knupp, T. A. Murphy, T. A. Coleman, and A. W. Lyza

S79
Comparison of NEXRAD and GOES Identification of Overshooting Convection
Carolina A. Bieri, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and J. Cooney, K. Bedka, C. R. Homeyer, and K. P. Bowman

S81
A U.S. climatology of mesoscale convective systems
Alex M. Haberlie, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL; and W. S. Ashley

Handout (2.3 MB)

S82
Comparison of USA Tornado Days for Two Climatological Periods
Alexandra Marmo, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN; and E. M. Agee

S83
Investigating the Environments of Null Tornado Cases in North Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee
Amanda M. Murphy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and K. A. Biernat, B. C. Carcione, and C. B. Darden

S84
A Detailed Climatology of Central North Carolina Tornadoes
Raelene C. Campbell, NOAA, Valparaiso, IN; and J. Blaes and B. Locklear

S89
Nocturnal Tornado Outbreak Climatology
Alexander M. Elmore, Mississippi State University, Mascoutah, IL; and M. Brown, A. E. Mercer, and C. Fuhrmann

S91
Analysis of the 14 July 2015 Nocturnal Convective Initiation Event During the PECAN Field Campaign
Ashley L. Ravenscraft, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Meridianville, AL

S93
Examining the Nocturnal Stable Boundary Layer and Low-Level Jet during PECAN
Natalie Midzak, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and M. McAuliffe, D. Bludis, C. Dearth, K. Fisher, M. Green, J. Hane, V. Hower, K. Morganti, E. Ntonados, A. Orehek, K. Piarulli, K. Pozsonyi, C. Prestine, N. Strickland, R. Clark, and T. Sikora

S94
Evolution and structure of night time waves and bores
Glorianne M. Rivera-Santiago, University of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and B. B. Demoz and R. Delgado

S96
Clear Lake Texas Extreme Rain Event Case Study
David S. Bonnette, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and C. J. Nowotarski and L. Wood

S97
Multi-scale Analysis of August 11th 2014 Metro Detroit Flash Flooding
Patrick Evan Saunders, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI; and D. M. A. Baxter

S98
Vertical Motions in Convective Clouds Over Darwin, Australia
Holly M. Mallinson, Texas A&M University, Monroe, LA; and C. Schumacher and F. Ahmed

S100
S103
Examining the Relative Motion of Derecho- and Non-Derecho-Producing QLCSs with Respect to the Mean Wind
Matthew A. Campbell, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Columbus, OH; and A. E. Cohen, A. R. Dean, S. F. Corfidi, M. C. Coniglio, S. J. Corfidi, and C. M. Mead

S105
S106
Conditions Favorable for the Occurrence of Trapped Mountain Lee Waves Downstream of Oʻahu
Liye Li, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI; and Y. L. Chen

S107
Lake-to-Lake Influence on Lake-Effect Snow Amounts in the Lake Michigan Snowbelt
Jessica M. McDonald, St Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN; and D. Doeblin and N. F. Laird

S108
Characteristics of Dendritic Growth Zones during Lake-Effect, Synoptic-Scale, and Lake-Enhanced Winter Storms
Stephen VanHoesen, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and K. Murphy, N. D. Metz, and N. F. Laird

S109
A Seasonal Analysis of Dendritic Growth Zones during Lake-Effect, Synoptic-Scale, and Lake-Enhanced Winter Storms
Kelley Murphy, State University of New York at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY; and S. VanHoesen, N. F. Laird, and N. D. Metz

S111
The Impacts of the Passage of Three Distinct Short-Wave Troughs on a Prolonged Lake-Effect Snow Event during OWLeS
Shay A. Callahan, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and N. D. Metz, C. C. Crossett, and E. P. Morrill

S113
S115
A case study of the 2012 High Park fire in Colorado
Amanda G. Hazelton, MSU scams, Littleton, CO

S116
Potential MJO Impacts on Global Wildfires
Matthew Mace McKinney, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Coral Gables, FL

S119
Comparison of the TAMU-WRF Simulated Reflectivity to Radar Observations
Brittany J. Toy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and T. W. Spencer, C. K. Landry, and C. Nowotarski

S120
Evaluating the Impact of the Summit Station, Greenland Radiosonde Program on Data Modelers and Forecast Services
Carlos J. Martinez, NOAA/Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and S. Starkweather, C. J. Cox, A. Solomon, and M. Shupe

S121
Reliability and Skill of the Air Force Weather Agency's Ensemble Prediction Systems
Derek Adam Burns, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, OH; and K. S. Bartlett and R. Wacker

S123
S124
A climatology of peak stream discharge in relation to rapid ablation events in the Chesapeake Basin, 1950-2009
Julia L. Arthur, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and G. R. Henderson, D. J. Leathers, D. A. Robinson, and T. Mote

S125
Using Satellite Imagery to Monitor Large Lakes; Case Study Lake Hamun and Lake Eyre
Rezwon Islam, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, New York; and A. Bah, H. Norouzi, and A. AghaKouchak

S127
Doppler Lidar Retrievals in LUMEX and PECAN: Dual Doppler and Vertical Wind Analyses
Brian J. Carroll, JCET/Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; and A. Choukulkar, R. Delgado, A. Brewer, J. K. Lundquist, A. Muschinski, and B. B. Demoz

S128
Investigations of a Doppler Wind LIDAR on a Moving Platform
Edward J. Strobach, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; and L. C. Sparling and S. Rabenhorst

S129
Low-level Wind Comparisons Using Multiple Sensing Technologies
Trenton Wade Spencer, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and E. F. Ruano, B. E. Barker, and D. T. Conlee

S132
Derived Snowfall Accumulation Using Optical Sensors
Alex Trellinger, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Niwot, CO

S135
Merging Radar-only QPE and Rain Gauge Data via Conditional Bias-penalized Optimal Estimation
Beomgeun Kim, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; and D. J. Seo, B. R. Nelson, and O. P. Prat
Manuscript (93.6 kB)

S136
WS600 Ultrasonic Weather Sensor Precipitation Accuracy
Brandon Thorne, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

S137
Temperature, Pressure, and Humidity (Tempredity) Quantifications
Oluwaseun .O. Ojimi, NSF, Pikesville, MD

S138
Assessing CALIPSO Version 4 Attenuated Backscatter 532 nm Calibration with NASA LaRC Airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar Measurements
Travis D. Toth, Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and M. A. Vaughan, J. W. Hair, C. F. Butler, C. A. Hostetler, and R. A. Ferrare

S139
Evaluation of the VIIRS Cloud Base Height Intermediate Product Retrieval Algorithm for Single-layer Water Clouds
Kyle E. Fitch, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; and K. S. Bartlett, R. Wacker, K. C. Gross, and K. Hutchison

S140
A Comparison of Cloud and Aerosol Measurements Between OCO-2 and CALIPSO
Emily Rosenthal, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and C. W. O'Dell, R. Nelson, and H. Q. Cronk

S142
Global Snowfall: A Remote Sensing and Reanalysis Perspective
Marian E. Mateling, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and M. S. Kulie and T. L'Ecuyer

S143
Can Microwave Emissivity Show Us Global Drought Estimates?
Yanna Chen, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY; and H. Norouzi, D. R. Blake, and A. AghaKouchak

S144
Non-internet meteorological data reception for emergency and remote applications
Jamison P. McCarthy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and S. Vaxter, D. Bonnette, D. Conlee, and C. J. Nowotarski

S145
Analysis of ZDR Columns to Aid Severe Weather Forecasting
Aidan R. Kuroski, Brockport, NY; and J. M. Billings and K. R. Cook

S148
Comparison of Z-R relationships using the Doppler on Wheels, the WSR 88D, and In-Situ Gauge Data
Brett F. Dean, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida; and M. Kane and M. Barnett

S150
Determining the Radar Error in a Tornadic Low-Level Wind Field
Lauriana C. Gaudet, Lyndon State College, Falmouth, ME; and A. T. LaFleur and N. T. Atkins

S151
Interactions between Mesocyclones and Wave Anomalies: Three Case Studies
James L. Dollahite, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN; and D. C. Karmosky

S156
Synoptic Climatology of High-Impact Wind Events on the Indian River Lagoon
Alex J. Robertson, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

S157
S158
An Analysis of Low Level Vertical Wind Shear Climatology in Illinois
Alexander J. Adams, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL; and B. C. Wallace, M. L. Buker, and R. L. Herman

S165
LOCAL COMMUNITY-BASED AIR QUALITY MONITORING NETWORK IN THE EAGLE FORD SHALE
Geoffrey S. Roest, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

S166
An Evaluation of the MOD17 Gross Primary Production Algorithm in a Mangrove Forest
Hannah Wells, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and R. G. Najjar, M. Herrmann, J. D. Fuentes, and J. Ruiz-Plancarte

S167
Atmospheric Effects on Carbon Cycling in a Coastal Salt Marsh
Katharine Wunsch, University of Missouri- Columbia, Columbia, MO; and J. D. Fuentes and J. Ruiz-Plancarte

S168
Surface Energy Budget in Sagebrush Landscape
Raleigh Grysko, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

S170
S173
Meteorological applications of a continuously-operating micropulse lidar in Barcelona, Spain
Robert F. Banks, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona, Spain; and J. M. Baldasano and M. Pandolfi

Handout (1.5 MB)

S174
A Study of the Effect of Meteorology on Atmospheric Visibility
Shaun T. Howe, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and N. Mahowald and V. Naik

S176
Promoting adaptive management based on participative monitoring and knowledge networks
Claudia Coronel, Centrogeo, Mexico City, Mexico; and J. M. Madrigal Sr., J. Trujillo, A. Porras, C. Navarro, E. Bustamante, O. Ramos, F. Mendoza, E. Yepez, and J. Garatuza-Payan

Handout (3.7 MB)

S177
S179
Quantifying the Impact of Changes in Atmospheric Vapor Pressure on Maize and Soybean Yields
Kelsie M. Ferin, Iowa State University Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Ames, IA; and A. VanLoocke and J. E. Bagley

S180
Wind patterns contribute to bloom initiation of Dinophysis along the Texas coast
Lauren E. Replogle, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and D. W. Henrichs and L. Campbell

S181
Climatological Analyses of Infestations of the Mountain Pine Beetle Dendrocronus ponderosae in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem from 1962 to 2014
Mario Nicholas Garza, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA; and L. M. Resler, A. W. Ellis, and Y. Shao

S182
Finding the Best Historical Climate Dataset for Ecosytem Modeling
Michael Brackett, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina; and A. M. Wootten, G. M. Ely, and R. P. Boyles

S183
Quantifying the Influence of Irrigation and Meteorology on Water Use Efficiency at a Vineyard in Washington
Randy Bartoshevich, Washington State University Tri - Cities, Richland, WA; and J. Chi, S. Pressley, H. Liu, B. K. Lamb, P. O'Keeffe, P. Jacoby, and S. H. Sadeghi

S185
Automated Sunspot Classification and Tracking using SDO Imagery
MacLane A. Townsend, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; and R. D. Loper, K. S. Bartlett, and W. F. Bailey

S187
S188
Working within the private sector as a marine meteorologist
Gonzalo A. Agudelo Jr., Matthews-Daniel Co, Houston, TX

S189
The Impact of Climatological Variables on Kelp Canopy Area in the Santa Barbara Channel
Katelyn M. Zigner, Northwest Indiana Chapter of NWA/AMS, Valparaiso, IN; and J. Bausell and R. Kudela

S191
Increased occurrence of Central-Pacific El Niño in ERSST v4
Michael S. Diamond, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; and R. Bennartz

Handout (10.6 MB)

S192
Seasonal and Regional Variability in North Pacific Upper-Ocean Turbulence
Ryan P. Creedon, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and M. F. Cronin and R. G. Najjar

S194
The Weather of Martian Dust Devils: Dust Devil Variability Across Different Timescales at Gusev Crater, Mars
Allyson D. Stanton, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX; and M. T. Lemmon

S196
Impact of vegetation on rooftop temperatures under a modular green roof system
Austin M. Silva, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and D. Smith, D. Bosworth, E. F. Ruano, B. J. Toy, S. Vaxter, C. Landry, and D. T. Conlee

S198
Approximating Wet-Bulb Temperature Using the One-Third Rule
David Nevius, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; and J. A. Knox and P. Knox

S199
A Proposed Remote Sensing Early Warning Dura Home Earthquake System
Frederic Anglade, NSF NOAA- CREST 2 Research for Undergraduate Program at New York City College of Technology, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

S200
Ingesting Geospatial Data into Hazard Services' Database for NWS Flood Alerts
Nkosi M. Muse, NCAR, Somerset, NJ; and K. Manross, J. Wakefield, T. Hansen, and S. Williams

S202
Risk Assessment of Outdoor Airport Workers Exposed to Lightning
Melinda Hatt, Millersville University, Millville, PA; and M. Steiner, W. Deierling, and K. Ikeda

S203
An Analytical Study Comparing the Outcomes and Successes of an REU Program Offering
Dr Reginald Blake, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY; and J. Liou-Mark and R. Santana

S204
Pioneering Pathways for Audience Engagement with Science On a Sphere
Joseph Lilek, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and B. Russell and H. Peddicord

S205
Storm-Scale Ensemble Modeling at Central Michigan University
Timothy Kirk Thielke, Central Michigan University, Sand Lake, MI; and A. N. Honor

S207
Warning Systems in Franklin County, OH: Toward a StormReady Community
John R. Banghoff, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and S. E. Smith

S209
Effectiveness of the Pilot Project on Weather Communication in the Southeast US
Damon E. Matson, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA; and K. Graham and J. D. Eachus

S215
Perceptions of Safety and its Gendered Differences: An Exploratory Analysis of Severe Weather Reactions
Shadya J. Sanders, Howard Univ., NCAS, Washington, DC; and T. Adams and E. Joseph

S217
Heart Attack Snow
Nathan A. Halm, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL; and E. T. Dhanens and W. S. Ashley

S219
Geoscience Literacy and Public Policy in Oregon
Sydney E.P. Brahmavar, Mississippi State University, Portland, Oregon

S220
A Case Study of the April 29-30th Rainfall Event Along the Gulf Coast
Austin G. Clark, South Alabama Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, Mobile, AL

7:00 PM-9:00 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016

7:30 PM-9:30 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


CoRiolis Reception
Location: Versailles Ballroom (Hilton Riverside)

9:00 PM-11:00 PM: Sunday, 10 January 2016


Early Career Professionals Reception
Location: Napoleon Ballroom (Hilton Riverside)

Monday, 11 January 2016

7:30 AM-6:00 PM: Monday, 11 January 2016


Registration Continues through January 13
Location: Hall D pre-function ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

7:40 AM-8:00 AM: Monday, 11 January 2016


Daily Weather Briefing
Location: Room 348/349 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

8:00 AM-4:30 PM: Monday, 11 January 2016


Poster Hall Open
Location: Hall E ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

9:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 11 January 2016

Recording files available
Plenary Session 1
2016 Presidential Forum: Serving Society in Times of Crisis: Past, Present and Future
Location: La Nouvelle B-C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Moderator: Maureen McCann, News 13
Panelists: Admiral Thad Allen, United States Coast Guard (ret), Executive Vice President Booz Allen Hamilton; Kerry Emanuel, MIT; Shirley Laska, University of New Orleans; Max Mayfield, WPLG-TV/Former NOAA/National Hurricane Center Director
This year’s Presidential Forum reflects upon the American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting theme, "Earth System Science in Service to Society" that provides participants a better understanding of living through extreme events. Our society continues to experience the effects of more and more extreme events like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and drought, some as a result of our changing climate and others as a result of our expanding population. The AMS needs to continue to address lessons learned, and more importantly, identify what future actions it will take to help mitigate the impact of these devastating life-changing events. To highlight this, we’ve invited an outstanding panel of speakers – Admiral Thad Allen, United States Coast Guard (ret), Executive Vice President Booz Allen Hamilton; Max Mayfield, Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Hurricane Center (ret); Dr. Kerry Emanuel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Dr. Shirley Laska, Professor Emerita, and founding past Director of the Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology, University of New Orleans. Moderator Maureen McCann, News 13 Orlando, will lead a discussion of the panelists' personal experiences during Hurricane Katrina and Deepwater Horizon. The panel will also address AMS’s current activities that encompass research and forecasting of events and inspire our members to embrace a renewed sense of purpose as they direct our Society in the coming years.
9:00 AM
Presidential Forum on Serving Society in Times of Crisis: Past, Present and Future
9:05 AM
Opening Remarks (by AMS President Alexander E. “Sandy” MacDonald)

9:15 AM
Introduction of Moderator McCann (MacDonald)

9:16 AM
Introduction of Speakers (McCann)

9:20 AM
Opening Remarks of Speakers

10:05 AM
Q&A

10:30 AM
Concluding Remarks

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 11 January 2016


Spouses' Coffee
Location: Kabacoff (Hilton Riverside)

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 11 January 2016


Coffee Break
Location: La Nouvelle Foyer ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

Space Weather Coffee Break—Sponsored by Ball Aerospace
Location: Room 352 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 11 January 2016

Recording files available
Session 1
Advancements and Needs in Dispersion Modeling-Part I
Location: Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 19th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Paul Bieringer, Aeris
11:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks

11:15 AM
1.1
11:30 AM
1.3
Modeling dispersion in a street network for emergency response scenarios: the DIPLOS project
Denise Hertwig, University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom; and O. Coceal, V. Fuka, Z. T. Xie, T. G. Thomas, I. Castro, M. Carpentieri, P. Hayden, and A. Robins

Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Advancing and Leveraging Research into Operations, and Operations Feedback into Research Between and Among International Partners
Location: Room 244 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Sessions on US-International Partnerships; the Fourth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; and the Sixth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology, Inc.; John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS
11:00 AM
J1.1
Collaborative Efforts between the U.S. and U.K. to Advance Prediction of High Impact Weather
John S. Kain, NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. M. Willington, A. J. Clark, M. C. Coniglio, I. L. Jirak, S. J. Weiss, C. D. Karstens, K. H. Knopfmeier, M. Weeks, J. M. Wilkinson, N. Roberts, and H. Lean
11:15 AM
J1.2
Evaluation of High Resolution Unified Model Configurations at the Hazardous Weather Testbed
Steven M. Willington, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and M. Weeks, J. M. Wilkinson, L. M. Gilchrist, D. Suri, H. W. Lean, N. Roberts, J. S. Kain, A. J. Clark, M. Coniglio, I. L. Jirak, S. J. Weiss, C. D. Karstens, K. H. Knopfmeier, and K. Hanley
11:30 AM
J1.3
Transitioning the NASA GPM Data to NOAA Operations
Chandra R. Kondragunta, NOAA/OAR, Silver Spring, MD; and R. Ferraro, L. Zhao, and M. W. Johnson
Recording files available
Session 1
Building a Weather-Ready Nation Kickoff
Location: Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth 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.; Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS
11:00 AM
NOAA/NWS New Orleans WFO Meteorologist-in-Charge - Keynote Speaker: Ken Graham
11:30 AM
1.2
Building a Weather Ready Nation: External Engagement and Effective Communication
Macy E. Howarth, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and D. Hilderbrand
Recording files available
Session 1
Celebrating 25 years of the AMS Symposium on Education
Location: Room 353 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 25th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Donna J. Charlevoix, UNAVCO; Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division
11:00 AM
Opening Remarks from AMS President - Alexander MacDonald, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO
Recording files available
Session 1
Crowdsourcing Data and Data Portals
Location: Room 348/349 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 32nd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Nazila Merati, Merati and Associates; Ken R. Waters, NOAA/NWS
11:15 AM
1.2
Crowdsourcing large-scale environmental data recovery
Kevin R. Wood, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and M. Mollan, P. Brohan, and N. N. Soreide
Recording files available
Session 1
Current Challenges of Aerosol-cloud Interactions in Regional and Global Climate Models
Location: Room 357 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions
Chair: Andrew Gettelman, NCAR
Cochairs: Ruby Leung, PNNL; Yi Ming, GFDL
11:00 AM
1.1A
What Controls the Low Ice Number Concentration in the Upper Tropical Troposphere?
Cheng Zhou, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and J. E. Penner, G. Lin, X. Liu, and M. Wang

11:15 AM
1.2
11:30 AM
1.3
On the Characteristics of Aerosol Indirect Effect Based on Dynamic Regimes in Global Climate Models
Shipeng Zhang, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China; and M. Wang, S. Ghan, A. Ding, H. Wang, K. Zhang, D. Neubauer, U. Lohmann, S. Ferrachat, T. Takeamura, A. Gettelman, H. Morrison, Y. Lee, D. T. Shindell, D. G. Partridge, P. Stier, Z. Kipling, and C. Fu
Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Drought Analysis and Prediction, Part I
Location: Room 240/241 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 30th Conference on Hydrology; and the 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Cochairs: Joshua Roundy, University of Kansas; Eric F. Wood, Princeton University
11:00 AM
J1.1
Seasonal Scale Water Deficit Forecasting in East Africa and the Middle East Region Using the NMME Models Forecasts
Shraddhanand Shukla, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; and C. C. Funk, B. F. Zaitchik, B. Narapusetty, K. R. Arsenault, and C. Peters-Lidard

11:15 AM
J1.2
Identifying the drivers of drought onset and cessation
Danielle C. Verdon-Kidd, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia; and B. R. Scanlon, T. Ren, and D. N. Fernando
11:30 AM
J1.3
Can large scale sea ice cover changes affect precipitation patterns over California?
Ivana Cvijanovic, LLNL, Livermore, CA; and C. Bonfils, D. D. Lucas, B. D. Santer, and J. C. H. Chiang
Recording files available
Session 1
Evolving the Global Observing System
Location: Room 345 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Robert Atlas, NOAA/AOML
Recording files available
Session 1
Future directions for the Federal Agencies, Part I
Location: Room 352 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 13th Conference on Space Weather
Cochairs: Robert P. McCoy, Univ. of Alaska; Genene Fisher, NOAA/NWS
11:15 AM
1.2
U.S. Department of Defense Space Weather Services
Ralph O. Stoffler, US Air Force, Washington, DC
11:30 AM
1.3
NASA Heliophysics & Space Weather Science
Steven Clarke, NASA HQ, Washington, DC
Recording files available
Session 1
Hot Topics in Climate
Location: La Nouvelle A ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair: Daniel J. Vimont, University of Wisconsin - Madison
11:00 AM
1.1
The Obama–Xi Accord: A Need for Further Action
Ross J. Salawitch, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and W. Tribett, A. Hope, and T. Canty
11:15 AM
1.2
The U.S. and Global Climate Conditions of 2015 in Historical Perspective
Jake Crouch, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC; and D. S. Arndt, K. Gleason, R. R. Heim Jr., A. Sanchez-Lugo, and J. Blunden
11:30 AM
1.3
How Long Could the Current Hiatus in Global Warming Last?
Thomas R. Knutson, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, NJ; and R. Zhang and L. W. Horowitz
11:45 AM
1.4
Inevitable End-Of-Century Loss of Spring Snowpack over California's Sierra Nevada
Fengpeng Sun, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; and A. Hall, N. E. Berg, D. B. Walton, and M. Schwartz
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 1
Improving Communication of Threats to the Public
Location: Room 333-334 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 11th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the Fourth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; and the AMS Board of Broadcast Meteorology )
Cochairs: Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State University; Maureen McCann, News 13; Rob Eicher, WHDH
11:00 AM
TJ1.1
Designing an Arrival of TS Force Winds Graphic: An Interactive Session
Betty Hearn Morrow, SocResearch Miami and ERG, Miami, FL; and R. Berg
11:30 AM
TJ1.3
Evolution of Storm Prediction Center Communication in the Social Media Era
Patrick T. Marsh, NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK; and S. A. Erickson, R. S. Schneider, W. F. Bunting, J. Correia Jr., S. A. Jasko, K. E. Klockow, K. Pirtle, G. W. Carbin, J. T. Ferree, C. M. Mead, and J. Liang
11:45 AM
Discussion


Panel Discussion 1
Leveraging Financial Tools for Weather Risk Transfer in Energy
Location: Room 346/347 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Seventh Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy
Moderators: Thomas Duncan, U.S. Bank; Josh Gugel, Pennsylvania State University
Panelists: Heidi Centola, Schneider Electric; Anjelina Belakovskaia, Univ. of Arizona; Kevin Stenson, MeteoGroup
Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Megacity Air Pollution
Location: Room 231/232 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Mario J. Molina Symposium; and the 18th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Chair: William Brune, Pennsylvania State University
CoChair: Misty levy, Texas A&M University
11:00 AM
J1.1
Real-time Mobile Lab Characterization of Urban Ambient Air Quality and Pollutant Emission Sources (Invited Keynote Presentation)
C. E. Kolb, Aerodyne Research Inc., Billerica, MA; and T. I. Yacovitch, J. R. Roscioli, G. R. Magoon, and S. C. Herndon
11:15 AM
J1.2
Globalizing the United States Air Quality Success Story
William Brune, Penn State University, University Park, PA
11:45 AM
J1.4
Elucidating Severe Urban Haze Formation in Beijing
Misti Levy Zamora, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and R. Zhang, S. Guo, and M. Hu
Recording files available
Session 1
Network Design
Location: Room 350/351 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 18th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Sytske Kimball, University of South Alabama
11:00 AM
1.1
Hail, Wind, Ground-Truth, and What We Can Learn
Eric Hewitt, Understory Weather, Somerville, MA; and N. Homeier, A. Kubicek, and A. Jacobs
11:30 AM
1.3
Army Research Lab's Meteorological Sensor Array
Robb M. Randall, Army Research Lab, White Sands Missle Range, NM; and B. MacCall, J. Smith, and B. Carl
11:45 AM
1.4
Crowd-Sourcing the Storm: A New Approach for Obtaining and Collating Scientific Tornado Observations
John T. Allen, Columbia University/IRI, Palisades, NY; and A. Seimon, T. Seimon, and S. Talbot
Recording files available
Session 1
Numerical Modeling and Air-Sea Interactions with the MJO
Location: Room 338/339 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact
Cochairs: Matthew Janiga, NRL; James A. Ridout, NRL
11:15 AM
1.2
11:30 AM
1.3
Cloud-Resolving Model Sensitivity Studies of MJO Events during DYNAMO
Wei-Kuo Tao, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and X. Li, S. Y. Kim, and M. I. Lee
Recording files available
Session 1
Python in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Location: Room 225 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Johnny Wei-Bing Lin
Recording files available
Session 1
Regional Climate Services
Location: Room 245 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 22nd Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Barbara E. Mayes Boustead, NOAA/NWS
11:15 AM
1.2A
New Tools Available through the National Integrated Drought Information System's U.S. Drought Portal
Michael J. Brewer, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC; and O. Olsina, A. Fotos, P. Cogbill, J. Adams, and K. Bogan
11:45 AM
1.4
Climate Services in Community and Sector-Specific Engagement in the Great Lakes: Localization of Climate Information and Barriers in Partnerships
William Baule, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and L. Briley, D. Brown, E. Gibbons, S. Kalafatis, M. C. Lemos, and J. Andresen
Recording files available
Session 1
Statistical Products for Weather Services – Part 1
Location: Room 226/227 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 23rd Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences
Chair: Eric Gilleland, NCAR
11:00 AM
1.1
Improved Aviation Forecast Guidance with a LAMP/HRRR Meld
Bob Glahn, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory, Silver Spring, MD; and A. D. Schnapp, J. E. Ghirardelli, and J. S. Im
11:15 AM
1.2
LAMP Convection Probability and "Potential" Guidance: An Experimental Hi-res Upgrade
Jerome P. Charba, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and F. G. Samplatsky, A. J. Kochenash, P. E. Shafer, and J. E. Ghirardelli
11:30 AM
1.3
The National Blend of Global Models, Version One
Kathryn K. Gilbert, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD; and D. T. Myrick, J. P. Craven, J. P. Gagan, T. M. Hamill, D. R. Novak, D. P. Ruth, J. Settelmaier, J. E. Sieveking, and B. Veenhuis Jr.
11:45 AM
1.4
Recording files available
Session 1
Synoptic-scale Ensemble Forecasting and Uncertainty Analysis in the Coastal Zone (Including Meteorology, Physical Oceanography and Ecology): Part I
Location: Room 342 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 14th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Michael J. DeFlorio, SIO/Univ. Of California; Patrick J. Fitzpatrick, Mississippi State Univ.
11:00 AM
1.1
11:15 AM
1.2
11:30 AM
1.3
Towards Ensemble Based Flood Forecasting
Alan Blumberg, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ; and I. Florescu, A. Yakubovskiy, P. Orton, Z. Ye, N. Georgas, P. Ludlow, J. Doyle, P. A. Reinecke, and J. Pullen
11:45 AM
1.4
Forecasting Wind Set-up in a Coastal Estuary
Jeff Colvin, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL; and S. M. Lazarus, M. Splitt, and B. P. Holman
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Joint Session 1
Weather Observing Systems Via Airborne Platforms
Location: Room 355 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 32nd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the Fifth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium )
Cochairs: Steve Abelman, FAA; Randall Bass, FAA
11:00 AM
J1.1
11:45 AM
J1.4
The ASAPS Weather Observing System for Remotely Piloted Aircraft
Brian D. Griffith, PEMDAS Technologies & Innovations, Monument, CO; and M. L. Gauthier

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Themed Joint Session 2
Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Quantifying Uncertainties in Measurements and Models and Resultant Climate Impacts I
Location: Room 356 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 18th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 19th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; and the 22nd Conference on Applied Climatology )
Cochairs: Abhishek Chatterjee, USRA; A. Scott Denning, Colorado State University
11:00 AM
TJ2.1
Developing a Carbon Observing System
Berrien Moore III, National Weather Center/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
11:45 AM
TJ2.4
Empirically Constrained Estimates of Alaskan Regional Net Ecosystem Exchange of CO2, 2012-2014
Jakob Lindaas, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and R. Commane, J. Benmergui, K. Luus, R. Y. W. Chang, C. E. Miller, J. M. Henderson, A. Karion, C. Sweeney, E. S. Euskirchen, D. Zona, W. C. Oechel, M. Ueyama, H. Iwata, Y. Harazono, J. C. Lin, B. C. Daube, J. V. Pittman, and S. C. Wofsy
Recording files available
Joint Session 2
Land Model Benchmarking: Benchmarking, Verification and Validation in Terrestrial Hydrology, Part I
Location: Room 242 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 30th Conference on Hydrology; and the 23rd Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences )
Chair: Sujay V. Kumar, SAIC at NASA/GSFC
11:00 AM
J2.1
What is Benchmarking and How does it Relate to PLUMBING
Martin Best, UKMO, Exeter, United Kingdom; and G. Abramowitz, A. Pitman, and S. V. Kumar
11:15 AM
J2.2
The Plumbing of Land Surface Models: Why are Models Performing so Poorly?
Ned Haughton, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; and G. Abramowitz, A. Pitman, and M. Best
11:30 AM
J2.3
11:45 AM
J2.4
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 3
High Impact Weather: Analysis, Prediction, and Interaction with Climate Changes: Part 1
Location: Room 238/239 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 22nd Conference on Applied Climatology; and the Fourth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) )
Chair: Dr. Richard Clark, Millersville Univ.
11:00 AM
TJ3.1
11:15 AM
TJ3.2
Towards a Better Prediction and Mitigation of Heat Waves in Urban India
Violeta Toma, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and P. Webster, M. T. Jelinek, J. Belanger, and J. A. Curry
11:30 AM
TJ3.4
The May 2015 Texas Floods vs. Strengthened El Niño Teleconnection
Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang, Utah State University, Logan, UT; and W. R. Huang, H. H. Hsu, and R. Gillies
11:45 AM
TJ3.4
Atmospherical Environment of Extreme Wet and Dry Spells in West Africa
Christophe Lavaysse, European Commission, Ispra, Italy; and J. Vogt, J. Thielen, and P. Barbosa
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 4
Urban Studies that Support the Understanding of Urban Growth and Climate Variability Impacts on Health, Adaptation, and Resilience—Part I
Location: Room 228/229 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Seventh Conference on Environment and Health; the 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 22nd Conference on Applied Climatology; and the Fourth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events )
Speaker: Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
Chair: John Balbus, National Institute of Health
11:00 AM
Panel

11:15 AM
Themed Joint Session 4 - Urban Studies that Support the Understanding of Urban Growth and Climate Variability Impacts on Health, Adaptation, and Resilience—Part I
11:30 AM
Urban Health, Resiliency, and Adaptation: What We Learned from Katrina (Invited Presentation)

11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 11 January 2016

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Session 1
AI for Climate Informatics and Extreme Weather
Location: Room 354 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 14th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences
Chair: Caren Marzban, University of Washington
11:30 AM
1.1

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Monday, 11 January 2016


Celebrating 25 years of the AMS Symposium on Education
Location: Room 353 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 11 January 2016


Lunch Break

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Monday, 11 January 2016

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Presidential Town Hall Meeting: An Informal Discussion with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
Location: La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Town Hall Meetings; and the 2016 Presidential Forum )
Speaker: Penny Pritzker, U.S Department of Commerce
12:15 PM
Panel

12:30 PM
Panel

12:45 PM
Presidential Town Hall - An informal discussion with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
Recording files available
Town Hall Meeting: Weather Ready Nations (WRNs)
Location: Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
12:15 PM
Introduction -- Viviane Silva
12:15 PM
12:15 PM
Diane Campbell
12:15 PM
Rebecca Hemingway
12:15 PM
Sezin Tokar

Town Hall Meeting: “Outside the Box” Skillsets for Staying Relevant and Landing the Next Job
Location: Room 244 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Panelists: Richard D. Knabb, NOAA/NWS/NHC; Mike Wolfinbarger, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.; Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania; Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; David Novak, Weather Prediction Center
12:15 PM
Jared Rennie

12:45 PM-1:05 PM: Monday, 11 January 2016


Daily Weather Briefing
Location: Room 348/349 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

1:30 PM-2:15 PM: Monday, 11 January 2016

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Session 2
AI Techniques Applied to Environmental Science Part I
Location: Room 354 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 14th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences
Chair: John K. Williams, The Weather Company, an IBM Business
1:45 PM
2.2
Global Monitoring of Inland Surface Water Dynamics using Remote Sensing Data
Anuj Karpatne, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; and A. Khandelwal, X. C. Chen, V. Mithal, and V. Kumar
2:00 PM
2.3
Verification of the Spatial Structure of Gridded Forecasts
Caren Marzban, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and C. jones, N. Li, and S. Sandgathe

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 11 January 2016

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Session 1
Communicating Weather and Climate Information, Risks and Uncertainty: Research and Applications
Location: Room 333-334 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 11th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Renee McPherson, University of Oklahoma
2:00 PM
1.3
2:15 PM
1.4
Communicating Geographic Information in Severe Weather Warnings
Matthew J. Taraldsen, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NWS/WDTD, Norman, OK; and D. Morris and G. M. Schoor
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Joint Session 1
Methods for Identifying the MJO
Location: Room 338/339 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact; and the Seventh Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy )
Cochairs: Ping Liu, SUNY; Carl J. Schreck III, CICS/North Carolina State University
1:30 PM
J1.1
1:45 PM
J1.2
Was there a December MJO during DYNAMO? (Invited Presentation)
Katherine H. Straub, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA; and S. Sullivan
2:15 PM
J1.4
The Evolution of the MJO as Revealed by Multivariate Principal Oscillation Analysis
Leslie M. Hartten, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO; and C. Penland and R. M. Vargas
Recording files available
1
Perspective and Plans for Future Observing Systems in Earth System Science
Location: Room 252/254 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 12th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Fourth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA); the 20th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); and the Sixth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Moderator: Bill Baker, Tempus Global Data, Inc.
Panelists: Faisal Hossain, University of Washington; Tsengdar Lee, NASA; Paul A. Rosen, JPL; Jeffrey G. Masek, NASA/GSFC; Ralph O. Stoffler, U.S. Air Force
PD1.4
PD1.6
Panel Discussion


Panel Discussion 1
Snapshot of the Federal Policy Landscape
Location: Room 335/336 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 11th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Moderator: Yael Seid-Green, American Meteorological Society
Panelists: Shalini Mohleji, NOAA; Roger Wakimoto, NSF; Laurie Chong, AMS Congressional Science Fellow
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Session 1
Solar Forecasting: Energy Application Part 1
Location: Room 346/347 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Seventh Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Subhashree Mishra, DOE
1:30 PM
1.1
Progress Toward Improved Solar Forecasts in Hourly Updated RAP and HRRR Forecasts
Stan Benjamin, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and E. James, J. Kenyon, J. B. Olson, C. Alexander, and M. Marquis
1:45 PM
1.2
Nowcasting Case Studies with SunCast
Jared A. Lee, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. E. Haupt, P. A. Jimenez, T. C. McCandless, M. A. Rogers, S. D. Miller, and X. Zhong
Recording files available
Lecture 1
Walter Orr Roberts Lecture
Location: La Nouvelle A ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
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Session 1
Welcome Session: Commission and the Weather, Water and Climate Enterprise
Location: Room 244 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Keynote: Paul A. Pisano, USDOT/Federal Highway Administration
Cochairs: Christopher Strager, NOAA/NWS; Andrea Bleistein, NOAA/NWS
1:30 PM
Welcoming Remarks: CWWCE Commisioner, William P. Mahoney

1:35 PM
Keynote Address: Kenneth C. Spengler Award Winner
2:15 PM
1.1
Highlights of the 2015 AMS Washington Forum
Shawn W. Miller, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, Aurora, CO; and T. Fahy
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Session 2
Advancements and needs in dispersion modeling-Part II
Location: Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 19th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Luke Thomas Peffers, Florida State University
1:30 PM
2.1
1:45 PM
2.2
Modeling the convective transport of pollutants from eastern Colorado, USA into Rocky Mountain National Park
Aaron J. Piña, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO; and R. S. Schumacher and A. S. Denning
Recording files available
Session 2
Evolving the NWS to Become Second to None
Location: Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth 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; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS
1:30 PM
2.1
Update on the NWS Operations and Workforce Analysis
Joanne Swanson-Kagan, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. E. Ten Hoeve III, A. Bleistein, S. Pavlow, J. Morrow, and C. Draggon
1:45 PM
2.2
Recording files available
Session 2
Future directions for the Federal Agencies, Part II
Location: Room 352 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 13th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Geoff Crowley, Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates
1:30 PM
2.1
FEMA Space Weather Activities
Leviticus A. Lewis, FEMA, Washington, DC
1:45 PM
2.2
Geomagnetic Weather: Where we are, Where we need to be
Jeffrey Love, USGS, Denver, CO; and W. Leith, C. Finn, E. J. Rigler, and A. Kelbert
2:00 PM
2.3
Evolving Space Weather Needs Within the FAA
Karen shelton-Mur, Department of Transportation / FAA, Washington, DC
Recording files available
Session 2
Kenneth Crawford Session, Part 1
Location: Room 245 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 22nd Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Christopher A. Fiebrich, Oklahoma Climatological Survey
1:45 PM
2.2
Societal Benefits of Mesonets: a New Jersey Example
David A. Robinson, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
2:15 PM
2.4
The National Mesonet Program
Curtis H. Marshall, NWS, Silver Spring, MD
Recording files available
Session 2
Modeling and Teaching Modeling
Location: Room 225 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Charles Doutriaux, LLNL
2:00 PM
2.3
Python bindings for atmospheric numerical models
Dorota Jarecka, University of Warsaw / NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Arabas and D. Del Vento
2:15 PM
Each poster presenter, in order by their poster number, is provided with an opportunity to give a brief introduction to their poster presentation that will be given during the formal poster viewing following the session

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Session 2
Pre-College Education Initiatives
Location: Room 353 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 25th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School; John Moore, AMS Board on Outreach and Precollege Education
1:45 PM
2.2
NEW! Aerosols and Sky Color GLOBE Elementary Storybook
Sarah A. Crecelius, NASA LaRC/SSAI, Hampton, Virginia; and J. Taylor
2:15 PM
2.4
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Joint Session 2
Soil Dust I: Lofting and Transport, Characterization, and Interactions with Clouds and Storms
Location: Room 357 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions; and the 18th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Chair: Ottmar Moehler, Institute of Technology
Cochairs: Paquita Zuidema, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS; Paola Formenti, Universite Paris Est
1:30 PM
J2.1
Assessing the Varied Sources of Ice Nucleating Particles from Soils and Their Atmospheric Abundances
Paul J. DeMott, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and K. J. Suski, T. C. J. Hill, E. J. T. Levin, C. S. McCluskey, O. Moehler, N. Hiranuma, T. Schiebel, K. Hoehler, M. D. Petters, A. Bertram, R. Mason, C. Chou, and F. Team
1:45 PM
J2.2
Immersion Freezing Experiments Using PM10 Filter Samples from Cape Verde
André Welti, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany; and S. Hartmann, E. Beaudin, N. Samtleben, P. Herenz, and F. Stratmann

2:00 PM
J2.3
Cloud Ice Formation by Arable Soil Dust Aerosol
Kristina Höhler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany; and R. Ullrich, T. Schiebel, I. Steinke, K. Suski, E. Levin, R. Funk, P. J. DeMott, and O. Möhler
2:15 PM
J2.4
The Importance of Soil Dust for Mixed-phase Clouds in Global Climate Models
Luisa Ickes, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland; and T. Stanelle and U. Lohmann

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Session 2
State Mesonet Standards and Procedures
Location: Room 350/351 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 18th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Alexandria McCombs, University of South Carolina
1:30 PM
2.1
The National Weather Service Ceilometer Planetary Boundary Layer Project Update
Micheal Hicks, NOAA/NWS, Sterling, VA; and D. Atkinson, B. B. Demoz, and K. C. Vermeesch
1:45 PM
2.2
Meso-scale Equivalent Temperature in Kentucky
Keri Younger, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; and R. Mahmood, G. Goodrich, R. A. Pielke Sr., J. D. Durkee, and X. Fan

2:00 PM
2.3
The New York State Mesonet: Siting Process and Challenges
Jerald A. Brotzge, New York State Mesonet, Albany, NY; and C. Thorncroft, E. Joseph, N. Farruggio, S. Perez, E. Kane, W. Flamholtz, S. Soroka, P. Naple, S. D. Miller, J. R. Minder, J. Wang, A. Drumm, and A. Gallagher
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Session 2
Statistical Products for Weather Services – Part 2
Location: Room 226/227 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 23rd Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences
Chair: Matthew S. Wandishin, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
2:15 PM
2.4
Recording files available
Session 2
Synoptic-scale Ensemble Forecasting and Uncertainty Analysis in the Coastal Zone Including Meteorology, Physical Oceanography and Ecology: Part II
Location: Room 342 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 14th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Nickitas Georgas, Stevens Institute of Technology; Patrick J. Fitzpatrick, Mississippi State Univ.
1:30 PM
2.1
Implementing the Nearshore Wave Prediction System as a Centralized, On-demand Marine Hazard Guidance System
Roberto Padilla-Hernandez, IMSG@NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; and A. Van der Westhuysen, P. Santos, A. Gibbs, D. Gaer, G. Dusek, J. W. Long, H. F. Stockdon, J. Notchey, D. King, and H. L. Tolman
2:15 PM
2.4
Collaborative Development of a Forecast Capability for Water Levels in the Lower Pearl River Basin, LA/MS
Cheryl Ann Blain, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and M. K. Cambazoglu, E. D. Smythe, S. Van Cooten, D. P. Brunet, A. Roberts, R. J. Moorhead II, K. M. Dresback, and R. L. Kolar

Recording files available
2
Urban Studies that Support the Understanding of Urban Growth and Climate Variability Impacts on Health, Adaptation, and Resilience—Part II
Location: Room 228/229 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Seventh Conference on Environment and Health; the 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 22nd Conference on Applied Climatology; and the Fourth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events )
Moderator: Jennifer Vanos, Texas Tech University
Panelists: Kristie L. Ebi, ClimAdapt, LLC; Roger Pulwarty, NOAA; John Balbus, National Institute of Health
1:30 PM
Health and Cascading Systems Failure -- John Balbus
1:30 PM
1:30 PM
Roger Pulwarty
Recording files available
Session 2A
Advancements in Information Systems Technology
Location: Room 355 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 32nd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Gerald Dittberner, Harris Corporation; Randall Bass, FAA
1:30 PM
2A.1
Preparing for the Next Generation of Satellites in AWIPS II: National Centers Perspective
Monica L. Bozeman, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Miami, FL; and M. J. Folmer, C. Mello, A. Terborg, G. Grosshans, M. Sardi, M. DeMaria, and S. Leyva
2:00 PM
2A.3
Evolution of Data Product Processing at JPSS
Kathryn Shontz, Noblis for NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS, Lanham, MD; and M. Goldberg
Recording files available
Session 2A
Field Experiments I
Location: Room 344 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Bill Proenza, NOAA/NWS
1:30 PM
2A.1
On Forecast Sensitivity and Impact of Dropwindsonde Observations during HS3 and TCI
James D. Doyle, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. R. Moskaitis, P. G. Black, P. A. Reinecke, and C. M. Amerault
1:45 PM
2A.2
Recording files available
Session 2B
AWIPS System Updates, Part I
Location: Room 348/349 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 32nd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: William F. Roberts, OAR; Jason E. Burks, NASA/MSFC
1:30 PM
2B.1
AWIPS Across the National Weather Service Enterprise
Ronla K. Henry, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Tatum and E. L. Phillips
1:45 PM
2B.2
The NOAA Weather Radio/Broadcast Message Handler (NWR/BMH) Project
Steve S. Schotz, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and R. K. Henry, J. P. Buchman, and J. Naleszkiewicz
2:00 PM
2B.3
The Tsunami IT Modernization Project
Bobby Martinez, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. P. Buchman, J. Naleszkiewicz, and R. K. Henry
2:15 PM
2B.4
The Ensemble Tool in AWIPS II - Progress Report
Paul Schultz, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and E. Polster and X. Jing
Recording files available
Session 2B
Data Assimilation: Ocean and Coupled Models I
Location: Room 345 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Matthew J. Carrier, NRL
1:30 PM
2B.1
A New Coupled 4DVAR Assimilation System for Coupled Ocean-Wave Models
Cheryl Ann Blain, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and M. Orzech, M. J. Carrier, H. E. Ngodock, I. Souopgui, and S. Smith

2:00 PM
2B.3
2:15 PM
2B.4A
Investigating the Potential Impact of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Altimeter on Ocean Mesoscale Prediction
Matthew J. Carrier, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and H. E. Ngodock, S. Smith, and I. Souopgui
Recording files available
Joint Session 3
Drought Analysis and Prediction, Part II
Location: Room 240/241 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 30th Conference on Hydrology; and the 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Cochairs: Joshua Roundy, University of Kansas; Eric F. Wood, Princeton University
1:45 PM
J3.2
Assessing the evolution of soil moisture and vegetation conditions during the 2012 United States flash drought
Jason A. Otkin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; and M. C. Anderson and C. Hain
2:00 PM
J3.3
An investigation of soil moisture extremes over the 2012 drought
Ronald D. Leeper, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites-North Carolina (CICS-NC), North Carolina State University, Asheville, NC; and J. E. Bell and M. Palecki
Recording files available
Joint Session 3
Stratospheric Chemistry
Location: Room 231/232 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Mario J. Molina Symposium; and the 18th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Chair: Sasha Madronich, NCAR
CoChair: Guy Brasseur, UCAR
2:00 PM
J3.3
The Future Ozone Layer Conundrum
Amy Hawes Butler, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. S. Daniel, D. W. Fahey, R. W. Portmann, A. R. Ravishankara, and K. H. Rosenlof
2:15 PM
J3.4
Ground-based Microwave Measurements of ClO in the Stratosphere
Gerald E. Nedoluha, NRL, Washington, DC; and B. J. Connor, T. Mooney, J. W. Barrett, A. Parrish, R. M. Gomez, I. Boyd, D. R. Allen, M. Kotkamp, S. Kremser, T. Deshler, and M. L. Santee
Recording files available
Joint Session 4
Land Model Benchmarking: Benchmarking, Verification and Validation in Terrestrial Hydrology, Part II
Location: Room 242 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 30th Conference on Hydrology; and the 23rd Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences )
Chair: Sujay Kumar, NASA/GSFC
1:30 PM
J4.1
Benchmarking a Land-Atmosphere Flux Model using Information Flow Process Networks
Benjamin L. Ruddell, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ; and D. Drewry

1:45 PM
J4.2
Use of a Priori Benchmarks to Evaluate the Performance of a Physically Based Hydrologic Model
Andrew J. Newman, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and N. Mizukami, M. Clark, A. W. Wood, L. D. Brekke, and J. R. Arnold
2:00 PM
J4.3
CONUS-Scale Model Evaluation and Benchmarking for National Streamflow Prediction
Aubrey Dugger, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado; and D. Gochis, A. RafieeiNasab, J. McCreight, D. Yates, L. Karsten, K. Sampson, W. Yu, M. Somos, F. Salas, and D. Maidment
2:15 PM
J4.4
Benchmarking Different Approaches for Harnessing Predictability in Climate and Hydrologic Initial Conditions for Seasonal Runoff Prediction
Andrew W. Wood, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and P. Mendoza, E. Rothwell, M. Clark, L. Brekke, J. R. Arnold, and S. Gangopadhyay

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 5
Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Quantifying Uncertainties in Measurements and Models and Resultant Climate Impacts II
Location: Room 356 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 18th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 19th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; and the 22nd Conference on Applied Climatology )
Cochairs: A. Scott Denning, Colorado State University; Sean Crowell, University of Oklahoma
1:30 PM
TJ5.1
1:45 PM
TJ5.2
Understanding Urban Carbon Emissions (Invited Presentation)
Riley Duren, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and C. Miller, K. Gurney, E. Kort, S. Feng, P. Rao, R. Keeling, R. Weiss, K. R. Verhulst, F. Hopkins, J. Miller, S. Newman, M. L. Fischer, S. Lehman, M. Falk, and B. Croes

2:00 PM
TJ5.3
2:15 PM
TJ5.4
The Four Corners Methane Hotspot: Implications for Emission Inventories (Invited Presentation)
Mavendra Dubey, LANL, Los Alamos, NM; and K. R. Costigan, R. Lindenmaier, C. Frankenberg, E. Kort, A. J. Turner, and D. J. Jacob
Recording files available
Joint Session 5
Joint Research and Coordinated Observations in Hydrometeorology, Extremes and High-Impact Events in the US and Asia Part 1
Location: Room 343 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Sessions on US-International Partnerships; and the 30th Conference on Hydrology )
Chair: Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc.
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 6
High Impact Weather: Analysis, Prediction, and Interaction with Climate Changes: Part 2
Location: Room 238/239 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 22nd Conference on Applied Climatology; and the Fourth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) )
Chair: Richard Clark, Millersville University
1:45 PM
TJ6.2
Reduced Weather Variability Indicated by Decreases in Atmospheric Energy Spectra
Nicholas R. Cavanaugh, LBNL, Berkeley, CA; and T. A. O'Brien and W. D. Collins
2:00 PM
TJ6.3
Seasonal Predictability of Severe Thunderstorms based on ENSO: Methodology and Evaluation of the 2015 forecast
John T. Allen, Columbia University/International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Palisades, NY; and M. K. Tippett and A. H. Sobel

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 11 January 2016


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Hall D/E ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

Poster Session 1
19AIRPOL Posters
Host: 19th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
273
Summer Seasonal Variation of Baseline Ozone and Source Analysis for California
Arthur John Eiserloh Jr., San Jose State University, San Jose, CA; and S. Chiao

274
Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Summer Ozone Near the Great Salt Lake
Ansley Long, University of Utah, Salt Lake City - Salt Lake, UT; and J. D. Horel and X. Dong

275
Verification Tools for Air Quality Models
Radenko Pavlovic, EC, Dorval, QC, Canada; and S. Gilbert, H. Landry, P. A. Beaulieu, and M. D. Moran
Manuscript (300.5 kB)

Handout (1.3 MB)

276
The Impact of Wind Direction on the Location of High Ozone in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Area
Kasey Lynn Savanich, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Austin, TX; and Z. Fang, P. Leung, F. Mercado, and J. Steets

Handout (2.5 MB)

277
Applications of the numerical Green's function to urban flows
Keith Ngan, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and K. W. Lo and J. G. Jackson

Handout (1.7 MB)

278
Analysis of 2010-2014 Ground-Level Ozone at Trinidad Head, CA
Elizabeth Lennartson, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and I. Petropavlovskikh and A. McClure-Begley

280
Lagrangian exposure and residence times for urban street-canyon models
Ka Wai Lo, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and K. Ngan

Handout (3.6 MB)

282
Studies on Ambient Air Quality at Kollyanpur , Dhaka City
Koninika Tanzim, AER, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Poster Session 1
32EIPT Monday/Tuesday Posters
Host: 32nd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Kevin Tyle, University at Albany/SUNY; Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
38
Valuing Weather and Climate: Economic Assessment of Meteorological and Hydrological Services
Jeffrey K. Lazo, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and G. Anderson, H. Kootval, D. Kull, J. Clements, G. Fleming, T. Frei, D. Letson, B. Mills, A. Perrels, D. Rogers, C. Vaughan, J. W. Zillman, S. Olsson, and J. Carson

40
Contrail cloud radiative forcing over the Northern Hemisphere derived from two years of MODIS observations
Douglas A. Spangenberg, SSAI, Hampton, VA; and P. Minnis, D. P. Duda, and S. T. Bedka

Handout (2.6 MB)

42
Mobile Air Quality Measurements on Light Rail and Helicopter
Alexander A. Jacques, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and E. T. Crosman, J. D. Horel, L. Mitchell, B. Fasoli, and L. Leclair-Marzolf

Handout (2.3 MB)

43
Geospatial Meteorology and Oceanography Analysis and Display System
James D. Dykes, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and S. DeRada, B. Penta, S. McCarthy, and A. Hudson

46
Operation and First Results of EWR E750 Dual Polarization Radar in Dallas- Fort Worth (DFW) Urban Test Bed
Guy Blase, EWR Weather Radar, Saint Louis, Missouri; and V. Chandrasekar, B. J. Philips, and H. Chen

47
Improving Operational MADIS
Greg Pratt, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and L. A. Benjamin, T. Kent, G. Padmanabhan, M. Leon, L. Cheatwood, R. Collander, M. Vrencur, S. Pritchett, L. Cano, and C. H. Marshall

48
Using Early Mission Data from SMAP and ICESat-2 to Inform Polar Class Rules
Vanessa M. Escobar, NASA/GSFC/Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Greenbelt, MD; and S. Delgado

Poster 49 will now be presented as J3.5A

50
Characteristics and Observations of “Black Ice” in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area
Christopher D. Bosma, School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, GA; and S. E. Nelson, S. A. Listemaa, and K. M. Stellman

Handout (2.3 MB)

51
An AWIPS2 Plug-In for Display of mPING Data
Kimberly L. Elmore, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. L. Andra Jr. and A. R. Anderson


Poster Session 1
Advances in Using Python in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Location: Hall E ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: David Brown, NCAR
447
Hagelslag: Scalable Object-Based Severe Weather Analysis and Forecasting
David John Gagne II, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. McGovern, N. Snook, R. A. Sobash, J. D. Labriola, J. K. Williams, S. E. Haupt, and M. Xue

Handout (3.3 MB)

448
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data Integrator (ADI) for OS X
Krista L. Gaustad, PNNL, Richland, WA; and J. vonderfecht, B. Ermold, and C. Sivaraman

Handout (4.9 MB)

449
Using Geographical Surface Characteristics to Detect Near Real-Time Valley Fog
Shane Hubbard, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and M. J. Pavolonis and C. G. Calvert

451
Parallelizing Climate Data Management System, version 3 (CDMS3)
Denis Nadeau, LLNL, Livermore, CA; and D. Williams, C. Doutriaux, and J. Painter

454
PyStormTracker: A Parallel Object-Oriented Cyclone Tracker in Python
Albert M. W. Yau, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; and K. Paul and J. Dennis


Poster Session 1
CE Posters
Host: 14th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
316
An Analysis of the 22 November 2014 Gulf Coast Seiche
Timothy W. Humphrey, NOAA/NWSFO, Lake Charles, LA; and J. Brazzell


Poster Session 1
Data Assimilation: Data Impact Experiments and OSSEs
Location: Hall D/E ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
243
244
On the Predictability of Hurricane Track and Intensity Using an OSSE Framework
Bachir Annane, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and L. Bucci, J. Delgado, A. Aksoy, R. Atlas, and S. T. Murillo

245
OSSE Assessment of a Hyperspectral Sounder and its Potential Impact on Hurricane Forecasts
Kelly Ryan, NOAA/AOML and University of Miami, Miami, FL; and R. Atlas, L. Bucci, J. Delgado, B. Annane, and S. Murillo

247
Ensemble Transform Sensitivity Method for Targeted Observations: An OSSE Case Study
Hongli Wang, CIRA/Colorado State University, Boulder, CO; and T. Peevey, J. M. English, A. Kren, and L. Cucurull

248
Variational Assimilation of Cloud Liquid/Ice Water Path and its Impact on NWP
Hongli Wang, CIRA/Colorado State University, Boulder, CO; and Y. Chen and L. Cucurull

Poster 251 has moved. New paper number is 2B.4A

252
WSR-88D Radar Data Assimilation at NCEP
Shun Liu, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and J. R. Carley, W. S. Wu, B. S. Ferrier, M. Pyle, G. DiMego, and J. C. Derber

253
Performing Model Space Localization for Satellite Radiances in an Ensemble Kalman Filter
Jeffrey S. Whitaker, NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO ; and L. Lei

254
3D Estimates of Analysis and ShortRange Forecast Error Variances
Jie Feng, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and M. Pena, H. Wang, and Z. Toth

255
The Use of the Breeding Method for Nested WRF-ARW Simulations
James P. Cipriani, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights,, NY; and K. Ide

256
DART: New Research Using Ensemble Data Assimilation in Geophysical Models
Jeffrey Anderson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and K. Raeder, T. Hoar, N. Collins, G. Romine, J. Barre, B. Gaubert, A. F. Arellano Jr., S. Wuerth, S. Y. Ha, A. P. Mizzi, and L. N. Anderson

Handout (15.8 MB)

258
Multi-model Cross Pollination in Time
Hailiang Du, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and L. Smith

Poster 259 has moved. New paper number is 7.2A

260
Evaluation of the Direct and Indirect Assimilation of Radar Reflectivity using the WRFDA 3D-Var
Eder P. Vendrasco, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil; and D. L. Herdies

261
Sensitivity of High-Resolution WRF Forecasts to Radiosonde Observations over Central TX
Mark David Benoit, University (Texas A&M), College Station, TX; and D. T. Conlee and C. J. Nowotarski

262
Observing System Experiments in the Dallas-Fort Worth Testbed
Frederick H. Carr, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. P. Osborne, M. T. Morris, and K. A. Brewster
Manuscript (1.7 MB)

Handout (2.5 MB)

264
Integrated Physical Modelling of the Lake George, NY Watershed
Lloyd Treinish, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY; and C. Watson, C. James, A. Praino, H. Kolar, F. Liu, E. Ragnoli, F. O'Donncha, and L. C. V. Real

Handout (3.0 MB)

265
Progress of All-Sky SEVIRI Radiance Assimilation in NCEP NAMRR System
Xiaoyan Zhang, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and A. Collard, J. Carley, and G. DiMego

266
Towards the Assimilation of All-Sky Infrared Radiances of Selected Humidity Sensitive IASI Channels at NCEP/EMC
Li Bi, NOAA/NCEP/EMC/I.M. Systems Group, College Park, MD; and A. Collard, E. Liu, J. A. Jung, and J. C. Derber

267
Assimilation of GPM GMI rainfall product with GSI system
Xuanli Li, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and B. T. Zavodsky and J. R. Mecikalski


Joint Poster Session 1
Drought Analysis and Prediction Posters
Hosts: (Joint between the 30th Conference on Hydrology; and the 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Cochairs: Joshua Roundy, University of Kansas; Eric F. Wood, Princeton University
84
Probabilistic U.S. Drought Monitor Predictions Using Anomalies in Precipitation, Soil Moisture, and Evapotranspiration
David J. Lorenz, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. A. Otkin, M. Svoboda, C. Hain, and M. C. Anderson

85
Competitive influences on droughts: present and future
Céline Bonfils, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA; and G. Anderson, B. Santer, B. Cook, T. Phillips, and I. Cvijanovic

86
Role of Calibration on Ensemble Streamflow Prediction for Seasonal Agricultural Drought Forecasts
Daniel Anthony Rico, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and K. Smith, J. Chacon, G. Corzo, and F. Munoz-Arriola

87
Assessing the Association of Drought to Wildfire in California Using a Regional Climate Model Ensemble
Debasish PaiMazumder, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and P. Jain, J. M. Done, and M. Flannigan


Poster Session 1
Environment & Health Poster Session I
Host: Seventh Conference on Environment and Health
433
Effect of Meteorological Variables on Pulmonary Embolism Mortality
Priscilla Venancio Ikefuti, University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; and L. V. Barrozo and A. L. Braga

434
Applications Using AIRS Data
Sharon Ray, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and T. Pagano, E. Fetzer, B. Lambrigtsen, J. Teixeira, E. Olsen, S. Licata, C. K. Thompson, J. Hall, S. Granger, A. Behrangi, D. Drewry, and J. Wallace


Poster Session 1
GOES-R/JPSS Poster Session I
Host: 12th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
325
Estimation of Outgoing Longwave Radiation from Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) Radiance Measurements
Kexin Zhang, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and F. Sun, Q. Liu, C. Tan, and N. Nali

326
Ongoing Monitoring and Analysis of NOAA-Unique CrIS/ATMS Processing System (NUCAPS) Sounding Product Using NPROVS and its Expansion
Bomin Sun, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and A. L. Reale, M. Pettey, F. Tilley, N. R. Nalli, and Q. Liu

327
Transitioning the Enterprise Winds Algorithm to Multiple Operational Platforms
Tianxu Yu, IMSG, College Park, MD; and M. Fan, S. Sampson, J. E. Wrotny, A. Li, H. Xie, R. Chen, W. Wolf, J. Daniels, W. Straka, and A. K. Heidinger

328
The Microwave Snow Scattering Signature: Precipitation Regime Dependence
Samantha A. Tushaus, Space Science and Engineering Center, Madison, WI; and M. S. Kulie

329
Using Averaging Kernels to Study the Vertical Resolution of the CrIS and IASI Retrieval Products
Flavio Iturbide-Sanchez, STAR, College Park, MD; and Q. Liu, N. R. Nalli, C. Tan, A. Gambacorta, and C. D. Barnet

332
Assimilation of All Sky Radiances from Research to Operations
Francois Vandenberghe, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Hacker, G. Descombes, B. J. Jung, H. Shao, D. Xu, and C. Zhou

333
NWP Background Adjustment Through 1DVAR Preprocessing of Satellite Radiances
Kevin Garrett, RTi, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and E. Maddy and S. Boukabara

334
Science Algorithms Transition to Operations: Lessons Learned
Priyanka Roy, I.M Systems Group, College Park, MD; and W. Wolf, T. King, and D. Powell

339
ASSISTT R2O Tool: STAR Algorithm Processing Framework
Zhuo Zhang, IMSG, College Park, MD; and M. Walters, R. Rollins, S. Sampson, W. Wolf, and A. Li

340
ASSISTT Near Real-Time Processing
Meizhu Fan, IMSG, College Park, MD; and H. Xie, Y. Zhao, S. Sampson, W. Wolf, J. Lindeman, A. Li, and J. M. Daniels

341
Migration to Operational Enterprise Algorithms
Walter Wolf, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and J. Daniels, S. Sampson, L. Zhou, T. King, and B. Das

342
Dust Detection using IR channels of Himawari-8
Keiko Yamamoto, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and A. Heidinger and S. Ackerman

343
Aerosol-forecast-oriented Data Assimilation of Himawari-8 Aerosol Products
Tsuyoshi Thomas Sekiyama, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and K. Yumimoto, H. Murakami, M. Kikuchi, T. M. Nagao, T. Y. Tanaka, A. Ogi, and T. Maki

345
A BUFR and GRIB Tailoring System for Satellite Operational Products
Yi Song, I.M. Systems Group, College Park, MD; and T. Kings and W. Wolf

346
JPSS-1 CrIS Measurement Noise Covariance Characterization at Full Spectral Resolution
Denis Tremblay, Science Data Processing/NOAA, College Park, MD; and Y. Han, L. Wang, Y. Chen, X. Jin, and X. Xiong

347
Initial Development of Himawari-8 Aerosol Product in JAXA
Maki Kikuchi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Ibaraki, Japan; and T. M. Nagao and H. Murakami

349
Shadow Detection Using near UV Data for Improving Aerosol Retrieval over Land
Toshiro Inoue, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan; and M. Hashimoto

350
Near-Real Time Processing of S-NPP CrIS Full Spectral Resolution SDR Data at NOAA/STAR
Xiaozhen Xiong, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and Y. Han, Y. Chen, L. Wang, D. Tremblay, X. Jin, and L. Zhou

351
Wavelength Registration Correction for the S-NPP OMPS Nadir Instruments
Alin Catalin Tolea, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and C. Pan, T. Beck, and L. Flynn

352
Ship-Based Campaigns Supporting S-NPP CrIS/ATMS Sounder Validation: CalWater/ACAPEX and AEROSE
Nicholas R. Nalli, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and V. Morris, E. Joseph, C. D. Barnet, Q. Liu, T. Reale, J. W. Smith, A. Gambacorta, C. Tan, B. Sun, F. Iturbide-Sanchez, D. Wolfe, M. Wilson, T. S. King, W. Wolf, and F. Tilley
Manuscript (2.3 MB)

353
GOES-R ASSISTT: Updated Software Algorithm Packages for GOES-R Operations
Jonathan E. Wrotny, I.M. Systems Group, College Park, MD; and E. McWilliams, A. Ken, B. Morris, T. Yu, H. Lu, S. Sampson, W. Wolf, W. C. Straka III, A. K. Heidinger, and J. M. Daniels

354
Results from Evaluating Different GOES-R Scanning Strategies at the NWS Operations Proving Ground
Chad M. Gravelle, NWS Operations Proving Ground/CIMSS, Kansas City, MO; and K. J. Runk

355
ASSISTT Regression Testing: Quality Control of Scientific Algorithm Source Code Updates
Eric McWilliams, I.M. Systems Group, College Park, MD; and J. E. Wrotny, Z. Zhang, Y. Zhao, S. Sampson, W. Wolf, and W. Straka III

356
ASSISTT R2O Tools: Content Generation
Veena Jose, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and Y. Zhao, J. Raymond, S. Sampson, V. Mikles, K. Sprietzer, M. Walters, J. Lindeman, W. Wolf, and N. Rao

357
Application of an Algorithm Change Process to the GOES-R Ground Segment
Ryan Williams, Stellar Solutions, Inc., Chantilly, VA

Handout (3.1 MB)

358
STAR ASSISTT: Facilitating JPSS Algorithm Change Process
Valerie J. Mikles, IMSG at NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and B. Das, W. Wolf, M. Tsidulko, Q. Zhao, V. Dharmawardane, W. Chen, and K. Sprietzer

359
Routine Validation of the GOES-R Multi-Satellite Processing System Framework
William Straka III, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and W. Wolf, S. Sampson, R. Holtz, R. Garcia, G. Martin, G. Quinn, A. Li, M. Fan, and J. M. Daniels

360
The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Program Algorithm Change Process (ACP): Past, Present and Future
Ashley Nechole Griffin, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) Space and Defense (AS&D, Inc.), Beltsville, MD

361
Employing Short Courses to Prepare for the GOES-R Satellite Series
Mathew M. Gunshor, CIMSS, Madison, WI; and T. J. Schmit, C. C. Schmidt, S. S. Lindstrom, J. J. Gerth, M. Mooney, T. M. Whittaker, S. J. Goodman, and J. J. Gurka

363
A Blended Ice Concentration Product based on Visible/infrared and Microwave
Yinghui Liu, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. R. Key

364
The Utility of NUCAPS Soundings in operational forecasting
Daniel Nietfeld, NOAA/NWS, Valley, NE

365
Quality Assurance Procedure for STAR JPSS Program
Xingpin Luo Liu, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR IMSG, College Park, MD; and L. Zhou, M. G. Divakarla, T. Valenzuela, and T. Atkins

366
An Improved Approach for Automated Cloud Detection in VIIRS Imagery
Sarah I. Fairman, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and G. J. Jedlovec

367
Providing Researchers and Forecasters with Enterprise Meteorological Algorithms, CSPP SDR and ADL an operations to application Success story
Scott Mindock, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and G. Martin, R. Garcia, K. Strabala, G. Cureton, L. Gumley, and A. Huang

370
Multi-mission Satellite Management
Kerry Grant, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, Aurora, CO; and B. Dougherty and M. Teter

371
Methods and Tools for Product Quality Maintenance in JPSS CGS
Kerry Grant, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, Aurora, CO; and W. Ibrahim, K. Brueske, and P. Smit

372
Rapid Algorithm Integration in the JPSS CGS
Kerry Grant, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, Aurora, CO; and M. Jamilkowski and S. W. Miller

373
GOES-R Impact on NCEP Computing
James Gundy, Harris Coprporation, Melbourne, FL; and G. Kowalski, B. A. Brown-Bergtold, and A. Weiner

Handout (2.7 MB)

374
GOES-R GRB direct readout at NWS National Centers
Harlan Yates, Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL; and L. Nielsen and A. Weiner

375
Level-2 Products in the CSPP-GEO Direct Broadcast Package
Geoff Cureton, CIMSS/SSEC/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Mindock, K. Strabala, R. Garcia, G. Martin, and L. Gumley

376
The Accuracy of Aerosol Satellites' AOD Products over China
Jinyuan Xin Sr., The Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; and L. Wang and Y. Wang

Handout (7.4 MB)

377
Using Total Lightning Data to Improve Real-Time Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecasts
Andrea B. Schumacher, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and M. DeMaria

378
The Alaska Direct Broadcast Quick Guides: Local Training to Meet Local Needs
Eric Stevens, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK; and C. Dierking and G. Bryson

379
Application of GOES-R LAP algorithm to AHI on Himawari-8
Yong-Keun Lee, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and Z. Li, J. Li, and T. J. Schmit

380
Calibration Validation Of The Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) With The Aircraft Based Scanning High-resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS)
Joe K. Taylor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; and D. C. Tobin, H. E. Revercomb, F. A. Best, R. K. Garcia, A. Merrelli, and M. Goldberg

381
Finding Fires: The Next Generation
Christopher C. Schmidt, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

382
Evaluation of Multi-layer Cloud Property Retrievals from Optimal Estimation and Bayesian Retrieval Algorithms
Yifeng Ding, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and P. Yang and S. L. Nasiri

384
The Use of Multiple GOES Sounder Water Vapor Channels to Monitor the Evolution of Mid-level Dry Air in Northeastern U.S. Convective Events
Christopher M. Gitro, NOAA/NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO Weather Forecast Office, Pleasant Hill, MO; and D. Bikos and C. M. Gravelle

385
GOES-R Level 2 Products: Ground System Testing with Simulated Data
Paul A. Van Rompay, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., Greenbelt, MD; and R. Kaiser, S. Kalluri, E. J. Kennelly, T. S. Zaccheo, J. Gundy, H. E. Snell, and A. Weiner


Themed Joint Poster Session 1
Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Quantifying Uncertainties in Measurements and Models and Resultant Climate Impacts Posters
Location: Hall D/E ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 18th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 19th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; and the 22nd Conference on Applied Climatology )
Cochairs: Abhishek Chatterjee, USRA; A. Scott Denning, Colorado State University; Sean Crowell, University of Oklahoma
283
Implementing Environmental Corrections to Increase the Accuracy of a Low-Cost CO2 Sensor
Cory R. Martin, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and N. Zeng, X. Ren, R. R. Dickerson, B. Turpie, K. Prasad, K. Weber, J. Whetstone, and S. Ghosh

284
A Laser Absorption Spectrometry System, for Monitoring the Spatial Distribution of CO2 over Paris, France
Jeremy T. Dobler, Harris Corp., Fort Wayne, IN; and T. S. Zaccheo, M. Braun, T. G. Pernini, P. Ciais, and G. Broquet

Handout (3.4 MB)

286
Toward Reduced Transport Errors in a High Resolution Urban CO2 Inversion System
Aijun Deng, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and T. Lauvaux, B. Gaudet, N. Miles, K. Davis, M. Hardesty, K. Gurney, and A. Brewer
Manuscript (481.2 kB)

Handout (335.1 kB)

287
An Airborne Campaign to Quantify and Reduce Atmospheric Transport Errors in Regional Estimates of Greenhouse Gas Fluxes
Kenneth J. Davis, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and T. Lauvaux and T. ACT America Science Team

288
The Need for an Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS)
Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division, Boulder, CO; and J. H. Butler, P. L. DeCola, O. A. Tarasova, and D. E. Terblanche

291
The GeoCARB Mission
Sean Crowell, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and B. Moore and P. Rayner

292
Comparision of GOSAT XCO2 with CO2 Column from PCTM Modeling
Yuping Liu, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and S. R. Kawa and G. J. Collatz

293
Evaluating Sensitivity of Simulated Atmospheric CO2 to Varied Transport Model Versus Prior Surface Flux
Caroline Palmer Normile, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and K. Davis, T. Lauvaux, L. Diaz, N. Miles, and S. Richardson

295
Global Multiscale Modeling of Coupled Carbon-Climate Processes
A. Scott Denning, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and I. Baker, M. Phillips, M. Branson, and D. Randall

296
Mapping the Spatial Distribution of Methane in Houston, Texas
Beata Czader, Rice University, Houston, TX; and D. Cohan, N. Sanchez, F. Tittel, and R. Griffin

297
Identification of Methane Emission Sources in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area
Jonathan R. Hansford, University of Maryland, College Park, Ellicott City, MD; and D. Ahn, R. J. Salawitch, X. Ren, M. Cohen, and R. R. Dickerson

Handout (3.0 MB)

298
Identification of Carbon Dioxide Emission Sources in Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Area
Doyeon Ahn, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD; and J. R. Hansford, R. J. Salawitch, X. Ren, M. Cohen, and R. R. Dickerson

299
300
Carbon Sequestration Status of Sunaulo Ghaympe Danda Community Forest, Mid Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Pabitra Dahal, Goldengate International College, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Manuscript (430.0 kB)

Handout (309.8 kB)


Poster Session 1
Major Weather Impacts in 2015
Host: IMPACTS: Major Weather Events and Impacts of 2015
Cochairs: Tanja Fransen, NOAA/NWS; Klaus E. Wolter, ESRL/Univ of Colorado-CIRES
Poster 493 has been moved. New paper number 3.4A

494
Evaluating the WRF-ARW Performance During the 2015 Winter Weather Events
Jason Hansford, NOAA/NWS, Shreveport, LA; and C. K. Palmer, M. Duplantis, and T. Washington

495
The 14 July 2015 Tennessee Valley Tornado Event: Challenges in QLCS Tornado Forecasting and Identification
Anthony W. Lyza, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. Wade, K. Knupp, B. C. Carcione, S. Latimer, and C. J. Stumpf

Poster 496 has been moved. New paper number 2.4A


Joint Poster Session 1
Mario J. Molina Symposium Posters
Hosts: (Joint between the Mario J. Molina Symposium; and the 18th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Chair: Mario J. Molina, University of California
1
Impacts of Aerosols on Precipitation and Thunderstorms in China
Li Cai, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China; and Y. Lin and R. Zhang

4
Atmospheric Aerosol Nonsphericity Over the Loess Plateau in Northwest China
Tian Pengfei, Key Laboratory for Semi-Arid Climate Change of the Ministry of Education, Lanzhou, China

Handout (2.7 MB)

7
Optical Properties of Polymers Relevant to Secondary Organic Aerosols
Wilmarie Marrero-Ortiz, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and Z. Du, Y. Wang, M. E. Gomez, S. Guo, S. Madronich, M. Hu, and R. Zhang

8
The Kinetics of the ClO-Dimer Cycle
Ross J. Salawitch, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and T. Canty

9
Variation of Radiative Properties During Black Carbon Aging: Theoretical and Experimental Intercomparison
Cenlin He, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; and K. N. Liou, Y. Takano, R. Zhang, M. levy, P. Yang, Q. Li, and L. R. Leung

Handout (756.8 kB)

10
Global Climate Models Intercomparison of Anthropogenic Aerosols Effects on Regional Climate over North Pacific
Jiaxi Hu, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and Y. Wang, Y. Lin, B. Pan, and R. Zhang

11
Sensitivity of Contribution of Organic Aerosol on Aerosol Optical Properties in Refractive Index and Hygroscopicity
Chang Hoon Jung, Kyungin Women's University, Incheon, South Korea; and J. Lee, H. J. Shin, and Y. P. Kim

12
Assessment of the Impacted Area Generated by Freight Transportation over Unpaved Roads Using CFD
Jose Huertas, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Toluca, Mexico; and D. Prato Sr., J. C. Miranda Sr., and A. Valencia Sr.

13
Methodology to Model the Dispersion Pollutants Exposed to Chemical Reactions, Using Gaussian Models
Jose Huertas, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Toluca, Mexico; and D. Prato and A. Valencia Sr.

14
Soot Formation and Properties from Combustion of Toluene in a Shock Tube
Chong Qiu, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL; and A. F. Khalizov, R. Zhang, B. Hogan, and E. L. Petersen

15
Radiative Properties of Soot Superaggregates in the Infrared
Yang Yu, Aerosol Impacts and Research Laboratory, St. Louis, MO; and I. Arnold and R. K. Chakrabarty

Handout (2.3 MB)

16
Impacts of Saharan Dust on Regional Climate and Tropical Cyclogenesis over the Atlantic Basin
Bowen Pan, Texas A&M University, College Station, College Station, TX; and Y. Wang, J. Hu, Y. Lin, and R. Zhang

17
Acid-catalyzed Multiphase reaction of Oxygenated Volatile Organic Compounds with Hydrogen Peroxide
Weigang Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; and Q. Liu and M. Ge

19
Aerosol Effects on Precipitation and Lightning Activity over Houston, Texas
Yun Lin, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and Y. Wang, R. Zhang, and R. E. Orville

20
Decadal Record of Ammonia Observed by AIRS
Juying X. Warner, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and Z. Wei, L. L. Strow, J. Nowak, R. Dickerson, and R. Dickerson

21
Anthropogenic Influence on Decadal Aerosol Trends over the Western North Atlantic Ocean
Andrew Jongeward, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and Z. Li and J. Xiong

23
A Laboratory Study to Constrain Gas-Phase Formic Acid and Acetic Acid Sources
Dhruv Mitroo, Washington University, St. Louis, MO; and M. Baasandorj, D. B. Millet, and B. Williams

26
Volatile Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere of Mexico City
Jessica P. Garzon-Barrera, Universidad Tecnologica Equinoccial de Ecuador, Santo Domingo, Ecuador; and J. Huertas, M. Huertas, M. Magaña, B. Cardenas, T. Watanabe, S. wakamatsu, S. Blanco-Jimenez, and T. Maeda
Manuscript (3.3 MB)

27
Aerosol Hygroscopic Properties in Seoul during the KORUS-AQ Pre-Campaign
Minsu Park, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea; and S. S. Yum, N. Kim, G. N. Bae, K. H. Kwak, H. J. Shin, J. S. Park, I. H. Song, and J. Y. Ahn

28
Polymer Formation on Atmospheric Nanoparticles and Its Effect on Aerosol Hygroscopicity
Wen Xu, Aerodyne Research, Inc, Billerica, MA; and M. Gomez-Hernandez, S. Guo, M. levy, J. R. Secrest, W. Marrero-Ortiz, D. R. Collins, and R. Zhang

31
Airborne In-Situ Measurements of Formaldehyde over California: First Results from the Compact Formaldehyde Fluorescence Experiment (COFFEE) Instrument
Josette E. Marrero, NASA, Moffett Field, CA; and J. St. Clair, E. L. Yates, T. Tanaka, J. M. Ryoo, W. Gore, A. K. Swanson, L. T. Iraci, and T. Hanisco

33
The Role of Organic Species on Aerosol Nucleation and Growth
Jeremiah R. Secrest, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and W. Weigang, Y. Zhu, and R. Zhang

35
36
Chlorine-Catalyzed Ozone Loss: UV Absorption Cross Sections, Quantum Yield, and Equilibrium Constant of ClOOCl
David Wilmouth, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and J. Klobas and J. G. Anderson


Poster Session 1
Measurements Poster Session I
Host: 18th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
303
February 6th Case Study of an Atmospheric River Event Using GPS Radio Occultation
Kelsey M. Malloy, SIO/Univ. of California, Abington, PA

304
Cloud Seeding Experiments: A New Perspective on Utilizing Aerial Drones
Jodie E. Clark, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA; and S. Chiao

305
Environmental Monitoring and Collaborative Research at the Cary Institute in New York State
Victoria R. Kelly, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY; and G. M. Lovett

306
307
Development of a Rapidly Deployable Network of Hail Impact Disdrometers
Ian M. Giammanco, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, Richburg, SC; and C. J. P. Estes and W. E. Cranford
Manuscript (1.2 MB)

Handout (2.6 MB)

309
A First Look at Warm Rain Latent Heating from CloudSat
Ethan L. Nelson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; and T. S. L'Ecuyer

310
Procedures and Advances in Mount Washington Observatory's Mountainous Mesonet Sites
Michael Dorfman, Mount Washington Observatory, North Conway, NH; and K. O'Brien and E. P. Kelsey

311
Evaluating Observed Differences in Co-Located Rainfall Measurements at a Highly Exposed Field Research Station in Scotland, UK
Michael Deering Pollock, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom; and M. Dutton, A. Black, P. F. Quinn, and E. O'Connell

Handout (1.3 MB) Handout (918.6 kB)

Poster 315 has been moved. New paper number 6B.4A


Poster Session 1
Monday/Tuesday Poster Session
Host: 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
121
Analyses of Heat Index and Heat Waves over the Caribbean
Nazario D. Ramirez-Beltran, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR; and J. E. Gonzalez, J. M. Castro, C. M. Salazar, and M. E. Angeles

Handout (1.1 MB)

122
Using a High-Resolution Global Climate Model to Simulate Extreme Extratropical Cyclones
Arielle J. Catalano, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and A. J. Broccoli and S. Kapnick

124
126
A Multi-step Approach for Downscaling Daily Precipitation Extremes from Historical Analogs
Christopher M. Castellano, Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and A. T. DeGaetano

127
Downscaled Projections of Extreme Precipitation in New York State
Christopher M. Castellano, Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and A. T. DeGaetano

129
Drought and Pluvial Dipole Events within the Great Plains of the United States
Katarina Christian, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and J. Christian and J. B. Basara

133
Linkages Between Arctic Summer Circulation Regimes and Regional Sea Ice Anomalies: Drivers of Retreat?
Mark C. Serreze, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and A. H. Lynch, J. Stroeve, E. N. Cassano, and A. Crawford

134
Determination of Roughness Length at Ny-Alesund-Svalbard Using near Neutral Conditions
Armando Pelliccioni, Istituto Nazionale Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro, Monteporzio Catone, Italy; and F. Tampieri, A. P. Viola, and M. Mazzola
Manuscript (217.7 kB)

137
Synoptic and Local Influences on a Summertime, Long-Lived, Mixed-Phase Cloud Event Over Summit, Greenland: A Modeling Perspective
Mallory Paige Row, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. M. Cavallo and D. D. Turner

138
Mid-Latitude Weather and Climate Extremes Induced by Sea-Ice Loss over the Baffin and Labrador Seas
Cory Francis Baggett, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and S. Lee

143
Projected Storm Track Changes in CMIP5 Model Simulations
Albert M. W. Yau, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; and K. Paul, J. Dennis, and E. K. M. Chang

145
Evolution of Extreme Precipitation: A Satellite Based Investigation
Ryan Louis Gonzalez, Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes, Fort Collins, CO; and C. Kummerow and J. Bytheway

146
Anthropogenic Forcing on the Hadley Circulation in CMIP5 simulations
Yongyun Hu, Peking University, Beijing, China; and L. Tao and J. Liu

Handout (947.3 kB)

149
The Human Influence on Global Warming
Austin Hope, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and T. Canty, N. Mascioli, and R. J. Salawitch

151
Jet Stream Variability: Creating a Jet Index
Jeffrey M. Schmidt, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and G. S. Young, D. W. Titley, S. D. Goldberger, and S. K. Miller

152
Estimating Impacts of North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Using an Index of Damage Potential
Debasish PaiMazumder, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. M. Done, E. Towler, and C. Kishtawal

155

Poster Session 1
POSTER: Fourth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact
Host: Fourth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact
459
Coupled COAMPS Prediction of CINDY/DYNAMO MJO 1
Sue Chen, NRL, Monterey, CA; and S. Gerbersek, J. M. Schmidt, M. Flatau, and P. May

460
Observing Atmospheric Waves' Impacts on Troposphere down to Surface during ASIRI-RAWI Campaign
Patrick Conry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; and L. S. Leo, Y. Wang, V. Amelie, U. Jinadasa, C. Wang, B. W. Blomquist, E. Creegan, C. Hocut, B. MacCall, L. K. Yeo, S. Pillay, N. Lalande, U. Adikari, and H. J. S. Fernando

462
The Interaction of Eastward Propagating Equatorial Modes with the Maritime Continent
Maria K. Flatau, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. Ridout, C. Reynolds, T. Shinoda, S. Chen, and J. Schmidt

464
On the Nonlinear Kinetic Energy Transfer Between MJO and Synoptic Scales
Sarvesh Kumar Dubey, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and T. N. Krishnamurti

467
468
Use of CYGNSS in Understanding the Onset and Convective Properties in a Weak MJO from the DYNAMO December 2011 Event
Kacie Hoover, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and J. R. Mecikalski, X. Li, T. J. Lang, and T. Chronis

469
Mesoscale Wind Divergence Profiles in the Indian Ocean during the DYNAMO Field Campaign
Arunchandra Susheela Chandra, RSMAS, Miami, FL; and B. E. Mapes

470
Influence of Lateral Boundary Conditions on Regional Extended-Range Simulations of the MJO
Xiaodong Hong, NRL, Monterey, CA; and C. A. Reynolds, J. Doyle, P. May, and J. A. Ridout

472
Linkage between Seasonal Seychelles-Chagos Thermocline Ridge and MJO formation
Subrahmanyam Bulusu, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; and J. D'Addezio

473
A Stochastic Skeleton Model for the MJO
Sulian Thual, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, NY; and A. J. Majda

474
Study of SST Impact to MJO Prediction through GEFS Model
Yuejian Zhu, NCEP, College Park, MD; and M. Pena, W. Li, D. Hou, X. Zhu, and Q. Zhang

475
Numerical Simulation of MJO Genesis: The Impact of the DYNAMO Data
Xuanli Li, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and J. R. Mecikalski, T. J. Lang, and T. Chronis


Poster Session 1
Poster Session 1
Host: 22nd Conference on Applied Climatology
237
A New Index for Drought Monitoring: Precipitation Evapotranspiration Difference Condition Index
Liyan Tian, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; and S. M. Quiring

239
Objective Tracking of Easterly Wave Disturbances over Northeast Brazil
Helber Gomes, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Diadema, Brazil; and T. Ambrizzi, K. I. Hodges, and M. C. L. Silva

241
Finding the Best Historical Climate Dataset for Ecological Modeling
Michael Brackett, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina; and A. M. Wootten, G. M. Ely, and R. P. Boyles

242
Mapping Daily Light Integrals for Greenhouse Production
Joanne Logan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; and C. E. Sams and J. Faust


Poster Session 1
Poster Session on Transitioning Research to Operations - I
Host: Sixth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA Affiliate; Nicolas Powell, Raytheon
435
Impact of Quikscat and AIRS Data Assimilation on Simulations of the Catarina Hurricane
Maria Cristina Lemos da Silva, University of Sao Paulo (IAG/USP)/CLIMATEMPO, São Paulo, Brazil; and P. L. Silva Dias and H. Gomes

436
An Analysis of ZDR Columns to Improve Severe Weather Forecasting
Aidan R. Kuroski, Brockport, NY; and J. Billings Wright and K. R. Cook

437
An Impact Study of Cloud Optical Properties in Weather Modeling
Ming Liu, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. Schmidt, S. Yang, and M. Peng

439
Convective Simulations Using A WRF Microphysics Ensemble
Joshua Markel, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and M. S. Gilmore

440
Capabilities and Limitations of New Lightning Data Sets in Operations
Doug T. Kahn, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and S. D. Rudlosky

441
Long Term Evaluation of NCEP, NSSL, and a New NSSL WRF Microphysical Parameterizations Ensemble
Ronald Stenz, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and X. Dong, A. Kennedy, M. Gilmore, J. Markel, and D. Goines

442
The Earth Climate Hyperspectral Observatory: Advances in Cloud and Aerosol Remote Sensing
Peter Pilewskie, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and O. Coddington, S. Schmidt, G. Kopp, and T. Sparn

443
Precipitation Forecast Verification from Operational Weather Models
Max Marchand, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and H. Fuelberg

Handout (3.5 MB)

444
Research to Operations Transition of Stochastic Physics into the NCEP Global Ensemble
Walter Kolczynski Jr., NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC via IMSG, College Park, MD; and P. Pegion, T. Hamill, J. S. Whitaker, G. Bates, M. Gehne, D. Hou, Y. Zhu, X. Zhou, C. A. Reynolds, J. Berner, and I. Jankov


Poster Session 1
Poster Session: Chemistry and Aerosols - Mon/tue
Host: Eighth Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions
Chair: Sonia M. Kreidenweis, Colorado State University
400
Observations and Characteristics of Particles in the 0.5 to 2.5 micron Size Range
Sonia M. Kreidenweis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and P. J. DeMott

401
Temporal Variations of Absorbing Aerosols above Clouds
Ian Chang, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and S. A. Christopher

405
409
Aerosol Concentration and Size Distribution: Aircraft Measurements in North China
Xiaoyan Ma, University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China
Manuscript (11.3 kB)

410
The Cloud Droplet Relative Dispersion Effect - Does It Exist?
Adele L. Igel, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado; and S. C. van den Heever

411
Studying the Impacts of Future Climate and Emission Changes on Air Quality in China Using the Two-Way Coupled WRF-CMAQ
Chaopeng Hong, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; and Q. Zhang, Y. Zhang, and K. B. He

413
The Significance and Measurement of Ice Nucleating Particles (INPs) in the Atmosphere
Dereje Abera Workneh, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and B. J. Murray
Manuscript (74.4 kB)

Handout (1.6 MB)

Poster 414 has been moved. New paper number is 1.4A

415
Exploring Climatology and Long-Term Variations of Global Dust Deposition from NASA Reanalysis MERRA-2 with Giovanni
Suhung Shen, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and D. Ostrenga, B. Vollmer, and Z. Li

Handout (870.9 kB)

Poster 417 has been moved. New paper number is TJ12.5A.

419
2015 Extreme Wildfire Events in Canada and Smoke Forecasts with the FireWork System
Radenko Pavlovic, EC, Dorval, QC, Canada; and P. A. Beaulieu, H. Landry, S. Cousineau, M. D. Moran, and S. Gravel

420
Separate quantification of isoprene oxidation products via the hydroperoxyl and nitric-oxide pathways over Amazonia and the implication for aerosol formation
Yingjun Liu, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and K. A. McKinney, T. Watson, S. Springston, M. Dorris, J. C. Rivera-Rios, F. N. Keutsch, R. Seco, S. Kim, J. Shilling, A. Guenther, L. D. Yee, G. Isaacman-VanWertz, A. H. Goldstein, J. F. D. Brito, R. A. F. Souza, S. Duvoisin, A. Manzi, and S. T. Martin

421
The Potential Contribution of Plant Materials to the Ice Nucleation Activity of Vegetated Soil Dust
Ottmar Möhler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany; and N. Hiranuma, R. Ullrich, and C. Hoose


Poster Session 1
Poster Session: Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Host: 11th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
387
Multiple-Vehicle (Chain-Reaction) Accidents and Radar Signatures
David A. Call, Ball State University, Muncie, IN; and C. M. Wilson and K. N. Shourd

Poster 389 has been moved. New paper number 6.6A

389A
Enhancing National Climate Services for Malaria Control in Eastern Africa
Aisha Sekelaga Muhammad, International Research Institute for Climate and Society/Columbia University, New York, NY; and M. Thomson, A. Woyessa, T. Dinku, D. Korecha, R. Cousin, A. G. Barnston, and B. Lyon

390
Information and Trust During Hurricane Ike
Robert Prestley, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and J. Nielsen-Gammon and E. Berger

395
Modeling Analysis of Emission Sources for Ozone Concentration over El Paso, TX
Duanjun Lu, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and R. M. Fitzgerald and W. R. Stockwell

Poster 396 titled: A Labor Market Analysis of the Electricity Sector for 2030 using the National Energy with Weather System Simulator. L. M. Terry, NOAA/Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; C. T. Clack, M. Marquis, P. D. Picciano, and J. Paine (Full Abstract details and text can be found under J6.4A)


Poster Session 1
Poster Viewing
Host: Seventh Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy
426
Quantifying the Effect of Lidar Turbulence Error on Wind Power Prediction
Jennifer F. Newman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO; and A. Clifton

Handout (2.8 MB)

428
The Forecast is Too Sunny and the Observations are Biased
Stephen D. Jascourt, MDA Information Systems LLC, Gaithersburg, MD; and D. Kirk-Davidoff, C. C. Cassidy, and T. Hartman

Handout (2.1 MB)


Poster Session 1
Posters, 11-12 January
Host: 23rd Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences
218
Application of the Analog Ensemble Methodology to Land Surface Conditions
Laura Harding, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA; and A. Fisher

219
Improvement of Anomaly Forecast for Extreme Weather Events
Hong Guan, Systems Research Group Inc./EMC/NCEP/NOAA, College Park, MD; and Y. Zhu, Y. Luo, and B. Cui

220
Quantification of Forecast Uncertainty Using Polynomial Chaos Expansion
Junjun Hu, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. Lakshmivarahan and J. Lewis

221
Impacts of Physics Parameterization and Data Assimilation on Synoptic Feature Modeling in Severe Weather Outbreaks
Erin A. Thead, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; and A. E. Mercer and J. L. Dyer

Handout (1.4 MB)

222
Probabilistic Ensemble Forecasting using Bayesian Model Averaging
Steven Beale, Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, St. John's, NF, Canada; and T. Bullock

223
A Probabilistic Statistical Climatological Relationship between Precipitable Water Vapor and Precipitation for Near-Real Time Forecasting Applications
Jacola A. Roman, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Knuteson, S. Hubbard, S. Ackerman, and H. Revercomb

224
Using FRiskNH Model to Determine Freeze in New Mexico Vineyards
Elizabeth Arleen Smith, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

225
Modeling Range-Dependent Biases in Long-Term Radar-Based Precipitation Estimates
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and D. B. McRoberts

Handout (2.4 MB)

226
A High-Wind Prediction Model for Bordeaux, Wyoming
Zach Finch, NOAA/NWS, Cheyenne, WY; and D. T. Lindsey
Manuscript (701.4 kB)

Handout (731.9 kB)

229
Examining Intensity Trends During Extratropical Transition
Justin Alexander Baldizon Stark, CMMAP, Miami, FL

230
Benchmarking and Verification of Rapid Intensification/Weakening of Tropical Cyclone Forecasts by HWRF Model
Mrinal K. Biswas, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. H. Gotway, T. Fowler, and L. R. Bernardet

231
Statistical Drought Forecasting in South Central Oklahoma
Virginia G. Silvis, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. D. Hunter, R. McPherson, H. Lazrus, and M. B. Richman

232
Short Term Forecasting of Solar Irradiance using Data Analytics and Probabilistic Cloud Cover Forecasts
Peter J. Isaacson, The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly, VA; and G. J. Bloy, E. B. Wendoloski, and C. N. Mutchler

233
Bayesian Analysis of Lightning Data Sets
Phillip M. Bitzer, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and J. Burchfield


Poster Session 1
Session 1
Host: Fourth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
455
Improving Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor Cloud-to-Ground Probabilities
Tiffany C. Meyer, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. M. Kuhlman

Handout (1.3 MB)

456
Preparing for Climate Change Along the U.S.-Mexico Border
Gregg M. Garfin, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and H. C. Hartmann, A. Roberson, M. K. Briggs, J. Bennett, and D. P. Brown


Poster Session 1
Space Weather Posters
Host: 13th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Robert P. McCoy, Univ. of Alaska
317
Geomagnetic Disturbances and Geomagnetic Induced Currents
Lawrence J. Zanetti, APL, Laurel, MD; and B. Anderson, H. Korth, R. M. Robinson, and A. Pulkkinen

318
Dst Profile Investigation with Gamma Distribution and Diffusion-Like Distribution
M. Chantale Damas, CUNY/Queensborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY; and T. Cheung, Y. Dong, S. Peng, and Z. Yang
Manuscript (64.0 kB)

320
DSCOVR Science Archive Data and Access from NCEI
William Rowland, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and S. M. Codrescu, M. Tilton, R. Redmon, P. Loto'aniu, J. Cartwright, H. McCullough, and W. F. Denig

322
Geomagnetic storms: How bad can they be?
Chigomezyo M. Ngwira, The Catholic University of America, Greenbelt, MD
Manuscript (39.6 kB)

324
Geomagnetically induced currents in the ground beneath our feet: The view from outer space
N. P. Savani, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; and A. Pulkkinen and L. I. GIC Working Group
Manuscript (61.5 kB)


Joint Poster Session 2
Land Model Benchmarking: Benchmarking, Verification and Validation in Terrestrial Hydrology Posters
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Hosts: (Joint between the 30th Conference on Hydrology; and the 23rd Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences )
Chairperson/Person in Charge: Michael B. Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC
Chair: Sujay Kumar, NASA/GSFC
89
Comparison of Global Mountain Snow Storage Estimates and the Prospect of Improvement with Regional Climate Modeling
Melissa L. Wrzesien, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and M. T. Durand and T. M. Pavelsky

90
Basin-Scale Evaluation of the Land Surface Water Budget in the NCEP Operational and Research NLDAS-2 Systems
Youlong Xia, IMSG at EMC/NCEP, College Park, MD; and M. Ek, B. Cosgrove, K. Mitchell, C. Peters-Lidard, M. J. Brewer, D. M. Mocko, S. V. Kumar, H. Wei, J. Meng, and L. Luo

92
Evaluating Evaporation Components in Flux Data and Model Output
Emma L. Robinson, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, United Kingdom; and E. Blyth

Handout (1.2 MB)

93
Evaluating a High-resolution Operational LDAS/LSM with In-situ Soil Measurements Throughout North Carolina
John N. McHenry, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems, LLC, Raleigh, NC; and A. Sims and D. T. Olerud

94
Similarity Assessment of NLDAS Multi-Model Ensemble Outputs
Shugong Wang, SAIC at NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and S. Kumar, D. Mocko, C. Peters-Lidard, Y. Xia, and M. Ek

95
Quantifying the Mismatch between Snow and Climate in Global Reanalyses and Land Models
Patrick D. Broxton, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and X. Zeng and N. Dawson

97
The North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) Science Testbed: An Environment for the Systematic Evaluation and Benchmarking of NLDAS Outputs
David M. Mocko, SAIC at NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and S. V. Kumar, S. Wang, K. R. Arsenault, C. Peters-Lidard, G. S. Nearing, Y. Xia, M. B. Ek, and J. Dong

99
The Land Verification Toolkit---A Common Methodology For Benchmarks, Evaluation Procedures, And Metrics For The Land Surface Modeling Community
Jerry Wegiel, SAIC, Greenbelt, MD; and S. V. Kumar, C. Peters-Lidard, M. Best, M. B. Ek, S. G. Benjamin, J. D. Cetola, J. B. Eylander, K. R. Arsenault, J. Geiger, D. M. Mocko, S. Wang, C. Franks, R. L. Ruhge, E. D. Hunt, T. A. Lewiston, M. Freimund, N. Wright, T. Smirnova, S. Rheingrover, K. W. Harrison, Y. Tian, Y. Liu, J. A. Santanello Jr., and M. Shaw

100
Stochastic Analysis of Nonlinear Sorption at the Cape Cod Tracer Site
Neal T. Graham, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and F. Miralles-Wilhelm


Poster Session 2
Poster Session II: Outreach
Host: 25th Symposium on Education
163
CoCoRaHS WxTalk Webinars - Sharing Weather and Climate Knowledge with the Public
Henry Reges, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and N. J. Doesken, N. Newman, Z. Schwalbe, and J. Turner

Handout (6.7 MB)

164
Weather and Water Go Hand in Hand: Education and Outreach at the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology
Andrea Sealy, Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, St. James, Barbados; and K. A. Caesar and D. Farrell

Handout (2.2 MB) Handout (1.6 MB)


Poster Session 3
Poster Session III: Pre-College Education Initiatives
Host: 25th Symposium on Education
169
Developing a Yearlong NGSS Learning Sequence Focused on Climate Solutions: Opportunities, Challenges and Reflections
Eugene Cordero, San Jose State Univ., San Jose, CA; and D. C. Centeno, E. Walsh, and E. Metzger

170
Integrated Science for Pre-service High School Teachers: Combining Physics, Meteorology and Astronomy
Redina L. Herman, Western Illinois Univ., Macomb, IL; and R. T. Gordon and L. M. Barden-Gabbei

171
First Approaches toward Teaching K – 12 Weather and Climate with an NGSS Approach
Michael J. Passow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY

173
High School Broadcast Meteorology Program
Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, NJ; and R. Dorwart, O. Braunstein, and S. Nadler

174
STEM Education in a High School Meteorology Program
Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, NJ; and T. Margosian, H. Kern, V. Sharma, and B. Rechler

175
176
ESIP Education Workshops
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS, SSEC, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. Dahlman, P. M. Lewis, and E. Robinson

Handout (3.7 MB)

178
Climate Changes
Christine A. Fuentes, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico Aguadilla, Aguadilla, PR
Manuscript (250.3 kB)

Handout (1.9 MB)


Joint Poster Session 3
Remote Sensing Applications in Hydrology Posters
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Hosts: (Joint between the 30th Conference on Hydrology; and the 20th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Chairperson/Person in Charge: David J. Gochis, NCAR
Cochairs: Christopher Hain, University of Maryland; John B. Eylander, US Army Corps of Engineers
101
Observation of Hailstorm with Higher Spatial Resolution Using a Compact Dual Polarimetric X-Band Weather Radar
Toshiaki Takaki, Furuno Electric Co., LTD., Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan; and M. Hayano, S. Oishi, and E. Nakakita

Handout (579.4 kB)

102
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104
Development of Hydrometeor Classification Algorithm for Korea Precipitation Systems
In-Hae Cho, KMA, Seoul, South Korea; and M. K. Suk, K. Y. Nam, and J. S. Ko

Handout (2.7 MB)

105
Temporal filtering methods for operational snow covered area mapping
Blaine F. Morriss, CRREL (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab), Hanover, NH; and E. Ochs, T. A. Lewiston, E. J. Deeb, S. F. Daly, S. D. Newman, and J. B. Eylander

106
Mapping the extent and dynamics of lakes in high northern latitudes of North America
Mark L. Carroll, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and M. Wooten, C. DiMiceli, and R. Sohlberg

107
108
Validation of Global Soil Moisture Products from SMAP Radiometer Observations and their Application in NCEP Global Forecast System
Weizhong Zheng, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; and J. Liu, L. Fang, J. Yin, X. Zhan, and M. B. Ek


Poster Session 4
Poster Session IV: University Education Initiatives
Host: 25th Symposium on Education
181
Evidence of Climate change within the five Regions in Virginia
Darlette M. Meekins, Virginia State University, Glen Allen, VA; and S. sriharan

184A
Puerto Rico Climate Change and Human Health Teaching Model
Maria C. Ortiz, Universidad Metropolitana, San Juan, PR; and C. Morales
Manuscript (11.3 kB)

Handout (5.1 MB)

185
186
To Master or Not to Master; That Is the Question
Teresa Bals-Elsholz, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and C. Clark, K. Goebbert, A. Stepanek, and B. Wolf
Manuscript (439.2 kB)

189
190
Experiential Learning Applied to a MATLAB-based Undergraduate NWP Course
Thomas A. Guinn, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
Manuscript (593.0 kB)

191
Chaos and Atmospheric Predictability
Isimar de Azevedo Santos, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro, Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and J. Buchmann
Manuscript (50.8 kB)

Handout (133.2 kB)

196
A Pre- and Post-Test Given to Climate Students to Gauge their Learning
Scott S. Lindstrom, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI; and M. A. Lazzara, M. K. Harkey, and S. Lynds

198
Providing Application-Driven GIS Education for Earth System Science
Amanda M. Weigel, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. Griffin and K. Bugbee

199
Meteorological Applications in a Collaborative Classroom and Stereo Visualization Laboratory
Brian J. Billings, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and R. J. Kubesh, S. E. Arcand, and M. C. Gill


Joint Poster Session 4
The NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission Status and Early Results Posters
Hosts: (Joint between the 30th Conference on Hydrology; and the Sixth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: Dara Entekhabi, MIT; Chandra R. Kondragunta, NOAA/OAR; John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS; Eni Njoku, JPL
110
Inland Open Water-Body Detection Using Multipolarized L-band SMAP SAR
Seung-Bum Kim, Caltech/JPL, Pasadena, CA; and D. Entekhabi and S. H. Yueh

111
112
Converting Between SMOS and SMAP Level-1 Brightness Temperature Observations Over Nonfrozen Land
Gabriëlle J.M. De Lannoy, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. H. Reichle, J. Peng, Y. Kerr, R. Castro, E. J. Kim, and Q. Liu


Poster Session 5
203
AMS Climate Studies Implementation at San Antonio College
John Strybos, Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College, Live Oak, Texas

Handout (606.7 kB) Handout (1.2 MB)

204
Introducing Climate Studies at Community College of Philadelphia
Margaret Stephens, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

205
206
Climate Studies at KCKCC
Ernest M. May, Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS

210
Implementing Climate Literacy at a Tribal College
Rebecca R. Edler, Sustainable Development Institute, College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI

211
Linking Climate Science and Biodiversity through Experiential Learning at Chowan University
James ″Bo″ Dame, Chowan University, Murfreesboro, NC; and H. L. McGuire

Handout (3.4 MB)

212
Teaching Aids in the Discussion of Climatology
Gerald J. Mulvey, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

Handout (912.1 kB)

215
Cheyney University Climate Education
Sakkar A. Eva, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, PA

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Monday, 11 January 2016

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Session 2
Katrina +10: Reflecting on Hurricane Katrina and Planning Ahead for Future Weather and Climate Extremes
Location: Room 333-334 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 11th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Olga Wilhelmi, NCAR
4:30 PM
2.3
Preparing for the Storm: A New Community Resilience Planning Guide
Therese P. McAllister, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD; and S. A. Cauffman and E. D. Kuligowski
4:45 PM
2.4
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Session 2
US CLIVAR Session on Ocean Fingerprints of Decadal-to-Centennial Natural Variability and Anthropogenic Change
Location: La Nouvelle A ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Cochairs: David Halpern, JPL; Antonietta Capotondi, University of Colorado; Renellys Christine Perez, NOAA/AOML; Arthur J. Miller, SIO/Univ. Of California
4:00 PM
2.1
4:30 PM
2.3
Is ENSO Really Changing?
Antonietta Capotondi, CIRES, Univ. of Colorado and Physical Sciences Division, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and P. D. Sardeshmukh
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Session 3B
Data Assimilation: Ocean and Coupled Models II
Location: Room 345 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: G. R. Halliwell Jr., NOAA/AOML
4:00 PM
3B.1
Impact of Assimilating Surface Velocity Observations on the Model Sea Surface Height using the NCOM-4DVAR
Matthew J. Carrier, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and H. E. Ngodock, S. Smith, and P. A. Muscarella
4:15 PM
3B.2
Recent Improvements to US Navy Sea Ice Coupled Modeling Systems Using High-Resolution Data
Michael W. Phelps, Jacobs Technology, Stennis Space Center, MS; and P. Posey, R. Allard, D. Hebert, J. Metzger, A. Wallcraft, and O. M. Smedstad
4:45 PM
3B.4
Strongly Coupled EnKF Data Assimilation in Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Models
Travis C. Sluka, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and S. G. Penny, E. Kalnay, and T. Miyoshi
Recording files available
Joint Session 6
Biennial AMS AI Contest
Location: Room 354 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; and the 30th Conference on Hydrology )
Chair: Carlos Felipe Gaitan, University of Oklahoma/NOAA-GFDL
4:00 PM
J6.1
Feature Engineering on Rainfall Matrices
Mike Kim, Booz Allen Hamilton, VA

4:30 PM
J6.3
Hourly Rainfall Estimation using Gradient Boosted Decision Trees
Devin Anzelmo, University of California, CA

4:45 PM
J6.4
4th Place Solution for “How much Did it Rain? II” Kaggle Competition
Shize Su, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; and A. Jacobs

Recording files available
Joint Session 8
The NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission Status and Early Results
Location: Room 240/241 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 30th Conference on Hydrology; and the Sixth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: John B. Eylander, US Army Corps of Engineers; Dara Entekhabi, MIT; Chandra R. Kondragunta, NOAA/OAR; Eni Njoku, JPL; John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS
4:00 PM
J8.1
The NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission Status and Early Results
Simon Yueh, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA; and D. Entekhabi, P. O'Neill, J. Entin, E. Njoku, and K. Kellogg
4:15 PM
J8.2
An Intercomparison of SMAP Passive Soil Moisture Retrieval Algorithms
Steven Chan, NASA JPL, Pasadena, CA; and R. Bindlish, A. Colliander, F. Chen, P. O'Neill, T. Jackson, E. Njoku, A. Berg, T. Rowlandson, K. Caylor, M. Cosh, H. Al Jassar, E. Lopez-Baeza, J. Martinez-Fernandez, A. Gonzalez-Zamora, H. McNairn, A. Pacheco, M. Moghaddam, C. Montzka, C. Notarnicola, G. Niedrist, T. Pellarin, J. Pulliainen, K. Rautiainen, J. Ramos, M. Seyfried, Z. Su, Y. Zeng, R. van der Velde, M. Thibeault, W. Dorigo, M. Vreugdenhil, J. Walker, X. Wu, J. Asanuma, L. Dang, L. Pashaian, M. Spencer, D. Entekhabi, and S. Yueh

4:30 PM
J8.3
SMAP L2/L3 Soil Moisture Product Validation with Core Validation Sites
Thomas Jackson, USDA ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory; and A. Colliander, S. Chan, N. Das, S. Kim, S. Dunbar, R. Bindlish, A. Berg, T. Rowlandson, K. Caylor, M. Cosh, H. Al Jassar, E. Lopez-Baeza, J. Martinez-Fernandez, A. Gonzalez-Zamora, H. McNairn, A. Pacheco, M. Moghaddam, C. Montzka, C. Notarnicola, G. Niedrist, T. Pellarin, J. Pulliainen, K. Rautianen, J. Ramos, M. Seyfried, Z. Su, Y. Zeng, R. van der Velde, M. Thibeault, W. Dorigo, M. Vreugdenhil, J. Walker, X. Wu, J. Asanuma, L. Dang, L. Pashaian, M. Spencer, P. O'Neill, D. Entekhabi, S. Yueh, and E. Njoku
4:45 PM
J8.4
First Results from the SMAP Level 4 Surface and Root Zone Soil Moisture (L4_SM) Data Product
Rolf H. Reichle, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and G. J. M. De Lannoy, R. D. Koster, J. Kimball, W. T. Crow, Q. Liu, J. Ardizzone, A. Berg, D. Bosch, T. Caldwell, A. Colliander, A. Conaty, M. Cosh, D. C. Goodrich, T. Jackson, S. Livingston, J. Prueger, T. Rowlandson, and P. Starks

4:00 PM-5:15 PM: Monday, 11 January 2016

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Session 1
Hydrometeorological Extremes, Part I
Location: Room 242 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 30th Conference on Hydrology
Chair: John N. McHenry, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems, LLC
4:15 PM
1.2
4:45 PM
1.4
Flooding on the Mendenhall River from a Jokulhlaup: How to forecast a moving target
Scott D. Lindsey, NWS/Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center, Anchorage, AK; and E. H. Moran, E. Hood, and A. Jacobs
5:00 PM
1.5
Using river ice time series (MODIS-AQUA) to identify and predict ice hazards
Simon Kraatz, NOAA-CREST, New York, NY; and R. Khanbilvardi and N. Devineni
Recording files available
Session 3
Dispersion Modeling on a Range of Scales for Different Sources and Applications
Location: Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 19th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Saravanan Arunachalam, University of North Carolina
4:00 PM
3.1
Characterization of Source Emissions using Short Duration Measurements and Model Predictions
Steven R. Chiswell, Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC; and R. L. Buckley, R. J. Kurzeja, and B. J. Viner

4:30 PM
3.3
Dust and Air Quality Forecasting and Monitoring in the Eastern Caribbean
Ashford Reyes, Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, St. James, Barbados; and A. Sealy, R. Chewitt, and D. Farrell
4:45 PM
3.4
The Use of Regulatory Air Quality Models to Develop Successful Ozone Attainment Strategies
Timothy Canty, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and H. He, T. Vinciguerra, D. L. Goldberg, A. Ring, R. J. Salawitch, and R. R. Dickerson
5:00 PM
3.5
Simulation of urban flows using a lattice Boltzmann model
Yansen Wang, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD; and B. MacCall, C. Hocut, and G. Huynh
Recording files available
Session 3
Success stories and lessons learned in Research to Operations (R2O)
Location: Room 352 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 13th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Michael Wiltberger, NCAR
4:15 PM
3.2
Research to Operations Success in Operational Space Weather Forecasting
Robert Rutledge, NWS/SWPC, Boulder, CO; and G. Millward, R. Steenburgh, and D. Biesecker

4:30 PM
3.3
Advancing Space Weather Impact Modeling Capabilities
Masha Kuznetsova, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and M. M. Maddox, P. J. Macneice, M. L. Mays, A. A. Pulkkinen, L. Rastaetter, J. S. Shim, A. Taktakishvili, C. Wiegand, and Y. Zheng
4:45 PM
3.4
Short-Term Forecasting Ground Magnetic Perturbations with the Space Weather Modeling Framework
Daniel T. Welling, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and G. Toth, H. J. Singer, G. Millward, and T. Gombosi
5:00 PM
3.5
An All-Clear Space Weather Forecasting System Based on Magnetogram in Near Real Time
David A. Falconer, University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and N. Barghouty and I. Khazanov

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 11 January 2016


Workshop Session 1
Brief Python Tutorials Workshop, Part I
Location: Room 225 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Lecturers: Hannah Aizenman, City College of New York; David Brown, NCAR; Sheri Mickelson, NCAR
4:00 PM
IPython Notebook in Teaching

4:30 PM
Packaging a Module Using Conda

5:00 PM
Simple Ways to Increase Performance

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Session 1
JPSS and GOES-R Instrument Innovators (Invited)
Location: Room 252/254 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 12th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Mitchell Goldberg, JPSS; Frank J. DeLuccia, JPSS/Aerospace Corp
4:00 PM
1.1
A Brief History of the GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) (Invited Presentation)
Steven J. Goodman, NOAA/NESDIS/GOES-R Program Office, Greenbelt, MD; and H. J. Christian and R. J. Blakeslee
4:15 PM
1.2
The Pre-launch History of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on GOES-R (Invited Presentation)
Timothy J. Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research, Madison, WI; and M. M. Gunshor, J. J. Gurka, and W. P. Menzel
4:30 PM
1.3
JPSS and GOES-R Instrument Innovators: VIIRS (Invited Presentation)
Jeffery J. Puschell, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, CA
4:45 PM
1.4
CrIS - The Evolution of the Operational Advanced Sounder (Invited Presentation)
William L. Smith Sr., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; and H. E. Revercomb, F. A. Best, R. J. Glumb, K. D. Klaes, R. O. Knuteson, S. A. Mango, D. C. Tobin, and D. A. Santek

Panel Discussion 1
Utilizing Financial Tools for Weather Risk Transfer in Business Continuity, Supply Chain, and Capital Markets
Location: Room 244 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Moderators: Ian M. Giammanco, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety; Mark S. Russo, EarthRisk Technologies
Panelists: Mark Bove, MunichRe; James Waller, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC; Mark S. Russo, EarthRisk Technologies
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Session 2
Analysis of Observations from the DYNAMO/CINDY Field Campaign
Location: Room 338/339 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact
Cochairs: Charles Jones, Univ. of California; Tommy G. Jensen, NRL
5:00 PM
2.4
5:15 PM
2.5
Examining Tropical Cyclone — Kelvin Wave Interactions using Adjoint Diagnostics
Carolyn A. Reynolds, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. D. Doyle and X. Hong
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Panel Discussion 2
Building a Consistent Message: Establishing Ground Rules for the Weather Enterprise
Location: Room 335/336 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 11th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Moderators: Kimberly E. Klockow, NOAA; Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania
Panelists: Dexter Accardo, St Tammany Parish; Joshua D. Eachus, WBRZ; Angela M. Fritz, Georgia Institute of Technology; Gina M. Eosco, Eastern Reseach Group; J. T. Johnson, Weather Decision Technologies; Bryan Norcross, The Weather Channel; Richard Smith, NOAA/NWSFO
4:00 PM
PD2.1
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Joint Session 2
Climate Change and Infectious Diseases
Location: Room 228/229 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Seventh Conference on Environment and Health; and the Sixth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Chair: Wendy Marie Thomas, NOAA/NWS
5:00 PM
J2.4
Impact of Changing Climate on Diarrheal Diseases: A Case Study for Cholera
Fariborz Nasr Azadani, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; and A. Jutla and R. Colwell

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Session 2
Solar Forecasting: Energy Application Part 2
Location: Room 346/347 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Seventh Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Craig M. Smith, DRI
4:15 PM
2.2
Geographic Smoothing of Solar PV: Results from Gujarat
Kelly Klima, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; and J. Apt
4:30 PM
2.3
4:45 PM
2.4
5:00 PM
2.5
Coupling Numerical Weather Predictions to Demand and Solar Energy Forecasting Models in an Operational Setting
Vincent P.A. Lonij, IBM Research, Dublin, Ireland; and J. B. Fiot, B. Chen, J. Villumsen, F. Fusco, P. Pompey, Y. Gkoufas, M. Sinn, L. A. Treinish, J. Cipriani, A. P. Praino, I. Khabibrakhmanov, D. Tougas, M. Coombs, and A. Stamp
5:15 PM
2.6
Development and Evaluation of Near-Real-Time Solar Power Forecasts
Duane Apling, Northrop Grumman Corporation, McLean, VA; and K. Darmenova and G. Higgins

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Session 3
AWIPS System Updates, Part II
Location: Room 348/349 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 32nd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: William F. Roberts, OAR; Jason E. Burks, NASA/MSFC
4:00 PM
3.1
4:30 PM
3.3
GSD's Short-term GFE Point Blender
Kevin L. Manross, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Boulder, CO; and T. J. LeFebvre and I. S. Tsai
5:15 PM
3.6
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Session 3
Building a WRN Through Innovative Partnerships
Location: Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth 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.; Shawn Freeman, Northrop Grumman
4:00 PM
3.1
Unlocking the Future of Wireless Emergency Alerts
Michael Gerber, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and R. Bunge and H. L. White
5:00 PM
3.5
Western Illinois University Outreach Events
Zachary Riel, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
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Session 3
Kenneth Crawford Session, Part 2
Location: Room 245 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 22nd Conference on Applied Climatology
Chair: Christopher A. Fiebrich, Oklahoma Climatological Survey
4:45 PM
3.4
Observational Analysis of Flash Flood Events in North Texas
Amanda J. Schroeder, NOAA/NWS Weather Forecast Office, Fort Worth, TX; and D. Cavanaugh, T. Ryan, and J. Dunn
5:00 PM
3.5
The New York State Mesonet: A Technical Overview
Jerald A. Brotzge, SUNY, University at Albany, Albany, NY; and C. Thorncroft and E. Joseph
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Session 3
Novel Oceanographic Observational Techniques
Location: Room 342 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 14th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Patrick J. Fitzpatrick, Mississippi State Univ.; Gregory Dusek, NOAA
4:00 PM
3.1
Measuring Wind-driven Wave Properties in a Coastal Estuary
Jeff Colvin, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL; and S. M. Lazarus, M. Splitt, and B. P. Holman
4:45 PM
3.4
The Effects of Chronic Salinity on the Carbon Cycle of Strawberry Swamp, SC
Alexandria McCombs, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; and A. L. Hiscox, S. T. Allen, K. W. Krauss, J. Duberstein, and W. H. Conner
5:15 PM
3.6
Salinity and Hydrology Control Evapotranspiration From a Degraded Coastal Swamp
Scott T. Allen, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; and A. McCombs, A. L. Hiscox, K. W. Krauss, J. Duberstein, W. H. Conner, and R. F. Keim

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Session 3
Pre-college Education Initiatives II
Location: Room 353 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 25th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: John Moore, AMS Board on Outreach and Precollege Education; Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School
4:00 PM
3.1
4:45 PM
3.4
Earth SySTEM: Observing the Earth Visualizing the Future
John Moore, AMS Board on Outreach and Precollege Education, Laurel Springs, NJ
5:00 PM
3.5
Educating Students about Hurricane Hazards and Preparedness
John P. Cangialosi, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL; and D. P. Brown, C. W. Knowlton, H. Morin, A. B. Damiano, and R. G. Henning
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Session 3
Statistical Forecasting
Location: Room 226/227 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 23rd Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences
Chair: Eric Gilleland, NCAR
4:00 PM
3.2
Predicting Seasonal Tornado Activity
James B. Elsner, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
4:30 PM
3.3
Sensitivity of Spatial Structure of Forecasts on Model Parameters
Caren Marzban, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and N. Li, C. Jones, and S. Sandgathe
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Session 3
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Atmospheric Research I
Location: Room 350/351 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 18th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: C. Bruce Baker, NOAA/OAR/ARL/ATDD
4:00 PM
3.1
Feasbility Evaluation of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Weather Observations for Operational Weather Prediction
Robbie E. Hood, NOAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program, Silver Spring, MD; and G. A. Wick, M. L. Black, J. P. Dunion, S. Van Cooten, R. J. Moorhead II, and J. R. Walker
4:15 PM
3.2
4:30 PM
3.3
Exploring the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Local-Scale Boundary Layer Observations in a Coastal Environment
Jamie L. Dyer, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; and L. Wasson and R. J. Moorhead II
4:45 PM
3.4
Integration of a Vector Electric-field Sonde into a Small UAS
Brian Argrow, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO ; and R. Sonnenfeld, J. Mack, D. Jensen, and G. Aulich
5:00 PM
3.5
Using a Small Unmanned Aerial System for Atmospheric Research
Edward Dumas, NOAA, Oak Ridge, TN; and B. Baker and C. Brown
5:15 PM
3.6
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Session 3A
Field Experiments II
Location: Room 344 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 20th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Cochairs: James D. Doyle, NRL; Daniel J. Cecil, NASA/MSFC
4:00 PM
3A.1
An Overview of Mesoscale Convective System Observations During the Plains Elevated Convection at Night (PECAN) Field Campaign
Russ S. Schumacher, CSU, Ft. Collins, CO; and M. C. Coniglio, S. M. Hitchcock, M. D. Parker, C. Ziegler, and M. Biggerstaff
4:15 PM
3A.2
Observational and Numerical Analysis of the 24–25 June 2015 Mesoscale Convective System During PECAN
Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and R. S. Schumacher