15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment

Program Chairs: Andre Van der Westhuysen , IMSG@NOAA/NWS/NCEP ; Frank F. Aikman , NOAA ; Teddy R. Holt , NRL

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Monday, 23 January 2017

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Coffee Break (6th Floor Foyer)
Location: Washington State Convention Center

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017

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Joint Session 1
Big Data in the Coastal Environment
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; and the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies )
Cochairs: Mona Behl, Georgia Sea Grant College Program; Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA; Sheri Mickelson, NCAR
11:15 AM
J1.2
11:45 AM
J1.4
Near Real Time Operational Satellite Ocean Color Products
Banghua Yan, NOAA, College Park, MD; and I. sampson, A. Irving, and D. Jacob

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:00 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017

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Lecture 1
Walter Orr Roberts Lecture
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 31st Conference on Hydrology; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 26th Symposium on Education; the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface; the 19th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 18th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; the 15th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 14th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography; the 14th Conference on Space Weather; the 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Major Weather Impacts of 2016; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the Ninth Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions; the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy; the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the Eighth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data; the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the Seventh Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Fifth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Fifth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact; the Second Symposium on US-International Partnerships; and the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment )
Speaker: Cynthia Rosenzweig, Columbia University
1:30 PM
L1.1

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017

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Session 1
Novel Observational Techniques: Data Assimilation, Unmanned Observations, Regional Networks, and Coastal Data Needs -Part I
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Teddy Holt, NRL; Chester Huang, Department of Interior
1:45 PM
1.2
Quantifying the Impact of UAS Observations on Mesoscale NWP Prediction in the Marine Boundary Layer
David D. Flagg, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. D. Doyle, D. P. Tyndall, T. R. Holt, C. M. Amerault, D. A. Geiszler, T. Haack, and P. M. Pauley
2:00 PM
1.3
Incorporating HF-Radar and Lagrangian Drifters into a Coastal and Mesoscale Model Validation Framework in the Eastern Caribbean Sea
Juan Gonzalez-Lopez, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, Boqueron, PR; and L. Pomales, C. Garcia-Moreno, G. Seijo, M. Solano, J. Morell, M. Canals, and J. Capella

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )

Poster Session 1
Coastal Environment
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Chair: Andre J. van der Westhuysen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
217
The Impact of Terrestrial Nitrogen Inputs on Coastal Eutrophication in Texas
Seungwon Chung, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; and Z. L. Yang

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017

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Session 2
Novel Observational Techniques: Data Assimilation, Unmanned Observations, Regional Networks, and Coastal Data Needs -Part II
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Gregory Dusek, NOAA; Frank Aikman, NOAA
4:00 PM
2.1
Ferry-Based Velocity Measurements through Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound, Washington
Maricarmen Guerra Paris, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and J. Thomson, C. Maloy, C. Krembs, and B. Sackmann
4:30 PM
2.3
Observation Methodologies for NOAA Operational Rip Current Forecast Models
Michael E. Churma, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and N. P. Kurkowski, G. Dusek, A. J. van der Westhuysen, J. S. Im, J. L. Schattel Jr., H. Alves, R. Padilla-Hernandez, D. Atkinson, A. Chawla, S. J. Harrison, N. Isla, R. S. Bandy, P. Santos, M. C. Dodson, R. Castro, R. J. Dukesherer, C. H. Paxton, and J. Kuhn

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Reception and Exhibits Opening
Location: 4AB (Washington State Convention Center )

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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Joint Session 3
Regional and Coastal Hydrodynamic Model Coupling, Including Hydrological Impacts -Part I
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; and the 31st Conference on Hydrology )
Cochairs: Gregory Dusek, NOAA; Nickitas Georgas, Stevens Institute of Technology; Michael Ek, NOAA
8:45 AM
J3.2
National Deployment of the Nearshore Wave Prediction System for Marine Hazard Guidance
Andre J. van der Westhuysen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; and R. Padilla, P. Santos, A. Gibbs, D. Gaer, D. Spindler, G. Dusek, J. W. Long, and N. P. Kurkowski
9:15 AM
J3.4
Coupling Effects Between Unstructured WAVEWATCH III and FVCOM in Shallow Water Regions of the Great Lakes
Jian Kuang, IMSG@NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; and A. J. Van der Westhuysen, E. J. Anderson, G. Mann, A. Fujisaki, and J. G. W. Kelley
9:45 AM
J3.6
Theory and Practice of Phase-Aware Ensemble Forecasting
Justin Schulte, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ; and N. Georgas

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Coffee Break
Location: 4AB (Washington State Convention Center )

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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Joint Session 4
Regional and Coastal Hydrodynamic Model Coupling, Including Hydrological Impacts -Part II
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; and the 31st Conference on Hydrology )
Cochairs: Frank Aikman, NOAA; Michael Ek, NOAA
10:45 AM
J4.2
Validating an Operational Forecast Model for Coastal Water Levels
Joseph W. Long, USGS, Saint Petersburg, FL; and J. A. Brown, A. J. Van der Westhuysen, and H. F. Stockdon
11:00 AM
J4.3
Progress on the IOOS COMT Wave, Surge and Inundation Modeling Testbed for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
Andre J. van der Westhuysen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; and J. Westerink, C. Anselmi, R. Calzada, C. Forbes, J. Gonzalez, A. Mercado, J. Rhome, E. Rodriguez, V. Roeber, J. Smith, and D. Yang
11:15 AM
J4.4
Deriving Forecast Inundation from SLOSH MEOWs: Initial Results from a Demonstration Project in Puerto Rico
Laura Paulik, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and T. Trogdon, C. Fritz, and J. Rhome

11:30 AM
J4.5

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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Joint Session 5
Regional and Coastal Hydrodynamic Model Coupling, Including Hydrological Impacts -Part III
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; and the 31st Conference on Hydrology )
Cochairs: Andre Van der Westhuysen, IMSG@NOAA/NWS/NCEP; Michael Ek, NOAA
1:45 PM
J5.2
Effect of Local Winds on Circulation and Stratification in a Large Discharge Mesotidal Estuary: the Case of the Columbia River Estuary
Isabella Scroccaro, ARPA FVG and Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; and A. Baptista, T. Karna, P. Turner, and J. Lopez

Handout (2.1 MB)

2:00 PM
J5.3
Linking Hydrologic and Coastal Hydrodynamic Models in the Great Lakes
Eric J. Anderson, NOAA/ERL/GLERL, Ann Arbor, MI; and A. Gronewold, L. Pei, C. Xiao, L. E. Fitzpatrick, B. M. Lofgren, P. Y. Chu, T. Hunter, D. J. Gochis, K. Sampson, and A. Dugger

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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Session 3
Case Studies -Part I
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Art Miller, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Yi Jin, NRL
4:30 PM
3.3
A New Approach to Understanding and Quantifying Storm Surge Predictability
Kathryn R. Fossell, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and D. A. Ahijevych, C. A. Davis, R. E. Morss, and C. Snyder
4:45 PM
3.4
Hydrodynamic Modeling of Engineered Inlet and Canal Extension
Larry Dell, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX; and P. Tissot, D. Williams, and B. Koskowich
5:15 PM
3.6
Accurate Observations of Extreme Wave Conditions with SWIFT Buoys in the Eastern North Pacific
Ashley Nicole Ellenson, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; and H. T. Özkan-Haller, J. Thomson, A. Brown, and M. Haller

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Session 4
Case Studies -Part II
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Teddy Holt, NRL; Chester Huang, Department of Interior
8:30 AM
4.1
Marine Fog Over Northern Europe Based Upon Ship Observations For 1950–2007
Clive E. Dorman, SIO/Univ. Of California, La Jolla, CA; and D. Koracin
9:15 AM
4.4
Exploring Mechanisms Governing Dissipating Coastal Stratocumulus Using Large-Eddy Simulation
Lucas A. McMichael, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; and D. B. Mechem, S. Wang, and Q. Wang

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Coffee Break
Location: 4AB (Washington State Convention Center )

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Joint Session 2
High Performance Computing Applications in the Coastal Zone
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; and the Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate )
Cochairs: Brian J. Etherton, ESRL/GSD; Andre J. Van der Westhuysen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
10:45 AM
J2.2
Efficiency Gains in Coastal Ocean Modeling Through High-order Solution Algorithms
Steven Brus, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; and J. Westerink, D. Wirasaet, and C. Dawson
11:00 AM
J2.3
11:45 AM
J2.6
Real Time Validation System for ADCIRC with Mississippi River Flooding as a Case Study
Jason G. Fleming, Seahorse Coastal Consulting, Morehead City, NC; and M. E. Agnew, C. Kaiser, Z. Cobell, N. Dill, R. Luettich, and J. V. Fleming

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Lecture 2
Horton Lecture
Location: 602 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 20th Conference of Atmospheric Science Librarians International; the Second Symposium on Multi-scale Atmospheric Predictability; the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects; the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 26th Symposium on Education; the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface; the 19th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 18th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; the 15th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 14th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography; the 14th Conference on Space Weather; the 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Major Weather Impacts of 2016; the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the Ninth Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions; the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy; the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the Eighth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data; the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the 31st Conference on Hydrology; the Fifth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Fifth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Fifth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact; the Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate; the Special Symposium on Greening the Built Environment; and the Events )
Organizer: John B. Eylander, US Army Corps of Engineers
Lecturer: Hoshin V. Gupta, University of Arizona
Cochairs: Michael Ek, NOAA; David J. Gochis, NCAR; John N. McHenry, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems, LLC
1:30 PM
L2.1
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Session 5
Coastal Climate: Sea Level Rise, Coastal Flooding and Impacts of Melting Sea-Ice -Part I
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Yi Jin, NRL; Michael DeFlorio, JPL
2:00 PM
5.3
Spectral Wave Model Sensitivity Under Hurricane Wind Forcing Over a Narrow Shelf Steep-Reef Environment
Juan Gonzalez-Lopez, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, Boqueron, PR; and A. Van der Westhuysen, J. Westerink, M. Canals, and J. Morell

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Session 6
Coastal Climate: Sea Level Rise, Coastal Flooding and Impacts of Melting Sea-Ice -Part II
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Michael DeFlorio, JPL; Art Miller, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
4:00 PM
6.1
Multi-Model Ensemble Sea Level Forecasts for Tropical Pacific Islands
Matthew J. Widlansky, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI; and J. Marra, M. R. Chowdhury, S. A. Stephens, E. R. Miles, N. Fauchereau, C. M. Spillman, G. Smith, G. Beard, and J. Wells
4:15 PM
6.2
4:30 PM
6.3
Numerical Modeling of Arctic Boundary Layer during Arctic Sea State 2015
Yi Jin, NRL, Monterey, CA; and S. Wang, P. Posey, D. Hebert, and R. Allard

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Awards Banquet Reception
Location: 4AB (Washington State Convention Center )
5:30 PM
Awards Banquet Reception

7:00 PM-10:00 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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97th AMS Awards Banquet
Location: Ballroom 6ABCE (Washington State Convention Center )
7:00 PM
97th AMS Awards Banquet