Session 15 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface

Program Chairs: Robert Atlas , NOAA/AOML ; Sharan Majumdar , Univ. of Miami/RSMAS ; Kenneth Carey , Earth Resources Technology, Inc.

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Monday, 23 January 2017

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

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 2
Assessing Observational Needs
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: Lars Peter Riishojgaard, WMO

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

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Session 3
Global Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs)
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: Ross Hoffman, AOML
4:00 PM
3.1
The OSSE Framework at the NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)
Isaac Moradi, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Errico, N. Prive, W. McCarty, and D. Carvalho
4:15 PM
3.2
Progress Towards an OSSE Investigating a Constellation of 4-5 μm Infrared Sounders
Will McCarty, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and J. Blaisdell, D. Carvalho, R. Errico, R. Gelaro, L. Kouvaris, I. Moradi, S. Pawson, N. Prive, M. E. Sienkiewicz, and J. Susskind
4:45 PM
3.4
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Session 4
Data Assimilation: Advances in Methodologies 1
Location: 612 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: Jeffrey Anderson, NCAR
4:30 PM
4.3
Development and Testing of Hybrid Ensemble-Variational Data Assimilation for Cloud Hydrometeors in GSI
Therese T. Ladwig, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and M. Hu, S. S. Weygandt, S. G. Benjamin, C. R. Alexander, and D. C. Dowell
5:15 PM
4.6
Regionally Enhanced Global (REG) Data Assimilation
Michael A. Herrera, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and C. H. Bishop, T. R. Holt, K. W. Hoppel, D. D. Kuhl, S. Rainwater, I. Szunyogh, Q. Zhao, and A. Brainard

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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

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Themed Joint Session 5
Critical and Missing Observations
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface; and the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Chair: Sharan Majumdar, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS
8:30 AM
TJ5.1
The NASA CYGNSS Satellite Constellation for Tropical Cyclone Observations
Christopher S. Ruf, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and R. Atlas, P. Chang, M. P. Clarizia, J. L. Garrison, S. Gleason, S. J. Katzberg, Z. Jelenak, J. T. Johnson, S. J. Majumdar, A. O'Brien, D. J. Posselt, D. provost, A. Ridley, R. Rose, F. Said, J. Scherrer, S. Soisuvarn, and V. Zavorotny
9:15 AM
TJ5.4
9:30 AM
TJ5.5

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

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Session 5
Regional Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) for Hurricanes
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: Zhaoxia Pu, University of Utah
11:30 AM
5.5
Overview of Running a Regional Basin Scale Nature Run for Hurricane OSSEs
Javier Delgado, Univ. of Miami/CIMAS and NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and R. Atlas and S. Gopalakrishnan
11:45 AM
5.6
Quick Regional OSSEs on Cubesat Based IR/MW Sounders on Local Severe Storm Forecasts
Zhenglong Li, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. Li, P. Wang, A. Lim, T. J. Schmit, J. Li, F. W. Nagle, R. Atlas, S. A. Boukabara, T. Pagano, W. J. Blackwell, and J. Pereira

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

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Session 6
Observing Systems: Atmosphere
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: S. Mark Leidner, AER
2:15 PM
6.4
State of NOAA's Observing System Architecture Portfolio
Richard Edwing, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Pica, M. Yapur, D. Helms, S. Boukabara, and M. LaJoie

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


Poster Session 1
POSTER: Data Impact Experiments and OSSEs
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: Bachir Annane, University of Miami and NOAA/AOML
631
633
A Numerical Simulation Study of a Strong West Coast December 2014 Winter Storm
Nancy L. Baker, NRL, Monterey, CA; and I. M. Smelser, L. Xu, C. M. Amerault, E. A. Satterfield, and B. S. Chua

634
Impacts from Assimilation of One Data Stream of AMSU-A and MHS Radiances on Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts
Zhengkun Qin, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China; and X. Zou and F. Weng

636
Regional Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Assimilation System Based on NHM-LETKF
Akiyoshi Wada, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and M. Kunii

642
Optimal Use of Space-Borne Advanced Infrared and Microwave Soundings for Regional Numerical Weather Prediction
Chian-Yi Liu, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan; and G. R. Liu, A. Lim, and T. H. Lin

645
Gridded Monthly Tropical Pacific Rainfall Estimates using the PACRAIN Database
Ethan Cook, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. Morrissey, J. S. Greene, S. Postawko, and N. Armstrong

646
Assessment of the Observation Impact on Forecast Error Reduction in North-West China Using FSO Method
Yu XIN II, Institute of Desert Meteorology of CMA, Urumqi, China; and W. Han, M. LI, Y. SHI, X. Ma, and J. DU

Handout (88.9 kB)

648
Accounting for Non-Gaussianity in Background Errors Associated with Cloud-Related Variables
Steven J. Fletcher, CIRA, Fort Collins, CO; and K. Apodaca

650
Assimilation of GNSS Zenith Total Delays into the NOAA's Global Data Assimilation System
Guoqing Ge, NOAA/CIRES, Boulder, CO; and L. Cucurull and K. Holub

651
Creation of a Control Dataset and Forecast System for Global OSSEs
Sean Casey, CIMAS, Miami, FL; and R. Atlas, R. N. Hoffman, L. Cucurull, J. S. Woollen, I. Moradi, N. Shahroudi, S. A. Boukabara, K. Ide, R. Li, N. Prive, and F. Yang
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Handout (1.1 MB)

652
Constrained Bias Correction for Satellite Radiances Assimilation in Grapes and the ECMWF 4D-Var
Wei Han, Chinese Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China; and N. Bormann

653
Impact Analysis of LEO Hyperspectral Sensor Ifov Size on the Next Generation High-Resolution NWP Model Forecast Performance
Agnes Lim, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and Z. Li, J. A. Jung, A. Huang, J. Woollen, F. W. Nagle, G. Quinn, S. B. Healy, J. Otkin, M. D. Goldberg, and R. Atlas

654
Using FSO Method to Evaluate SOUND Data Impacts on Forecast Error Reduction in North-West China
Man LI, Institute of Desert Meteorology of CMA, Urumqi, China; and Y. XIN II, Y. SHI, J. DU, and X. Ma

655
Lagrangian Data Assimilation of Surface Drifters Using the Local Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter
Stephen G. Penny, University of Maryland/NCEP, College Park, MD; and L. SUN

658
Assimilating Satellite-Retrieved Temperature and Moisture Profiles and Its Impact on Typhoon Forecasts
Jing Zheng, National Satellite Meteorological Center, Beijing, China; and J. Li

659
Update of Land Surface Category in the NCEP Data Assimilation System and Its Impact on Satellite Data Assimilation
Weizhong Zheng, NOAA/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and M. B. Ek, H. Wei, G. Gayno, and D. Groff

661
Estimating GPS RO Bias in Cloudy Conditions and Its Dependence on Cloud Fraction Along GPS RO Limb Tracks
Shengpeng Yang Sr., Nanjing University of Information & Science Techology, Nanjing, China; and X. Zou

665
669
670
Impacts of Storm Displacement Errors on Storm-Scale Analyses and Short-Term Forecasts
Derek R. Stratman, NRC/NSSL, Norman, OK; and C. K. Potvin and L. J. Wicker

671
Assessment of the Cubesat Infrared Atmospheric Sounder Impact through the Community Global OSSE Package
Yan Zhou, NOAA, College Park, MD; and N. Shahroudi, K. Ide, and S. A. Boukabara

672
Ensemble Data Assimilation for Very Large Atmosphere, Ocean and Coupled Models with the Data Assimilation Research Testbed
Kevin Raeder, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. Karspeck, G. S. Romine, N. Collins, J. Hendricks, T. Hoar, J. Anderson, H. Kershaw, S. Karol, C. S. Schwartz, and R. A. Sobash

673
Accounting for Infrared Sounder Correlated Observation Errors in the GSI
Kristen Bathmann, IMSG/NOAA/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and A. Collard, R. Todling, and J. C. Derber

Handout (1.5 MB)

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

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Session 7
Observing Systems: Atmosphere and Ocean
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: John Manobianco, Mano NanoTechnologies, Inc.
4:00 PM
7.1
4:15 PM
7.3
Ocean Vector Winds in Storms from the SMAP L-Band Radiometer
Thomas Meissner, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA; and L. Ricciardulli and F. J. Wentz
4:30 PM
7.4
The Cross-Calibrated Multi-Platform (CCMP) Ocean Vector Wind Analysis (V2.0)
Carl A. Mears, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA; and L. Ricciardulli, J. Scott, R. Hoffman, S. M. Leidner, R. Atlas, and F. J. Wentz
4:45 PM
7.5
The NOAA El Niño Rapid Response Field Campaign: Implementation Overview
J. Ryan Spackman, Science and Technology Corporation, Boulder, CO; and R. M. Dole, R. S. Webb, C. D. Barnet, J. Barsugli, R. Cifelli, G. P. Compo, C. J. Cox, L. S. Darby, C. Fairall, L. M. Hartten, A. Hoell, M. Hoerling, J. Intrieri, L. T. Iraci, G. N. Kiladis, E. A. Konopleva-Akish, M. Newman, P. E. Johnston, J. M. Ryoo, C. A. Smith, A. B. White, G. Wick, D. E. Wolfe, and K. Wolter
5:00 PM
7.6
Observations from the High-Altitude MMIC Sounding Radiometer during the 2016 NOAA SHOUT ENSO and Tropical Cyclone Campaigns
Shannon Thomas Brown, JPL/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and B. H. Lambrigtsen and B. H. Lim
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Themed Joint Session 9
Innovative Water Cycle Observations
Location: 602 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 31st Conference on Hydrology; the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects; and the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface )
Organizer: David Gochis, NCAR
Cochairs: Sanmei Li, George Mason University; Tilden P. Meyers, NOAA/OAR/ARL/ATDD; Thomas H. Painter, JPL; Jeffrey Deems, NSIDC
4:30 PM
TJ9.3
The ICESat-2 Inland Water Height Data Product
Michael F. Jasinski, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and J. D. Stoll, C. D. Arp, C. M. Birkett, K. M. Brunt, C. C. Carabajal, M. Carroll, W. B. Cook, D. J. Harding, C. A. Hiemstra, B. M. Jones, T. Markus, T. Neumann, and T. M. Pavelsky
4:45 PM
TJ9.4
Innovative Remote Sensors for Streamflow Measurement
Daniel J. Wasielewski, CIMMS, Norman, OK; and J. J. Gourley and J. W. Fulton
5:15 PM
TJ9.6
Use of Cosmic-ray Soil Moisture Observing System (COSMOS) to Verify and Improve Land Surface Model Output
Laura Clemente-Harding, ERDC, Alexandria, VA; and A. Fisher, M. Lewis, C. Smith, C. Wayant, and J. B. Eylander

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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

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Session 8
Data Assimilation: Operational Advances 1
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: Daryl T. Kleist, University of Maryland
8:30 AM
8.1
A Global, Rapidly Updating Cloud Analysis and Forecast System
Chris Snyder, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and G. Descombes, D. Xu, and T. Auligne
8:45 AM
8.2
9:45 AM
8.6
Developments in Ocean and Coupled Data Assimilation at NCEP
Stephen G. Penny, University of Maryland/NCEP, College Park, MD; and J. Carton, E. Kalnay, D. Behringer, Y. Xue, T. C. Sluka, and L. SUN
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Themed Joint Session 12
Space-Based Measurements
Location: 2AB (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects; and the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface )
Chair: Thomas W. Schlatter, NOAA/GSD/CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
8:30 AM
Introduction - Curtis Marshall

8:45 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:00 AM
Discussion

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

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Session 9
Data Assimilation: Operational Advances 2
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: Xuguang Wang, University of Oklahoma
10:30 AM
9.1
Scale-Dependent Weighting and Localization for the NCEP GFS Hybrid 4D EnVar Scheme
Daryl T. Kleist, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and R. B. Mahajan, D. S. Chen, and K. Ide
10:45 AM
9.2
Proposed Improvements to the NCEP GFS Hybrid 4DEnVar Configuration
Rahul Mahajan, EMC, College Park, MD; and J. Derber and D. T. Kleist
11:00 AM
9.3
Expand All-Sky Radiance Data Assimilation to ATMS in the NCEP's GFS System
Yanqiu Zhu, IMSG/NOAA/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and G. Gayno

11:30 AM
9.5
WSR-88D Radar Data and NLDN Lightning Data Assimilation at NCEP
Shun Liu, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and J. R. Carley, W. S. Wu, E. Rogers, J. He, B. S. Ferrier, D. F. Parrish, G. Dimego, and J. Derber
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Themed Joint Session 13
Subsurface, Surface, and Lower Tropospheric Measurements
Location: 2AB (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects; and the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface )
Chair: Thomas W. Schlatter, NOAA/GSD/CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
10:30 AM
Introduction - Tom Schlatter

10:45 AM
TJ13.1
11:15 AM
TJ13.3
12:00 PM
Discussion

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 10
Data Assimilation: Ocean and Coupled Models
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: George R. Halliwell Jr., NOAA/AOML
1:30 PM
10.1
Overview of the CESM-Dart Ocean-Atmosphere Ensemble Coupled Data Assimilation System at NCAR: Current Capabilities and Ongoing Efforts
Alicia Karspeck, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. L. Anderson, N. Collins, K. Raeder, T. Hoar, G. Danabasoglu, and J. Hendricks
1:45 PM
10.2
Fast-Track 4D-Var Data Assimilation System for a Regional Ocean Model
Matthew J. Carrier, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and H. E. Ngodock, S. R. Smith, I. Souopgui, and J. Osborne
2:00 PM
10.3
High Resolution Applications of the NCOM-4DVAR in Ocean Western Boundary Current Systems
Scott R. Smith, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS; and H. E. Ngodock, M. J. Carrier, I. Souopgui, and E. M. Douglass
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Themed Joint Session 14
Estimating Precipitation from Space; Radar Measurements in the Boundary Layer; River and Stream Measurements
Location: 2AB (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects; and the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface )
Chair: Thomas W. Schlatter, NOAA/GSD/CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
1:30 PM
Introduction - Tom Schlatter

2:15 PM
TJ14.3
2:30 PM
Discussion

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


Poster Session 2
Poster: Observing Systems and Their Applications
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: Kelly Ryan, NOAA/AOML and University of Miami
1236
Dealing with Disappearing Surface Data: The Migration to BUFR and the Discontinuation of Text SYNOP and Buoy Reports
Daniel Tyndall, NRL, Monterey, CA; and P. M. Pauley, C. Atkinson, B. Sorenson, J. M. Reeves, C. McGregor, R. Pauley, and G. Hoisington

Handout (9.0 MB)

1237
An Introduction to Aircraft Weather Data for Private Sector Meteorologists
Richard Mamrosh, NOAA/NWS, Green Bay, WI; and B. P. Pettegrew, C. Marshall, and E. S. Brusky

1238
Simulating ENSO Ssta from TAO/Triton Winds: The Impacts of 20 Years of Buoy Observations in the Waveguide and Comparison with Reanalysis Products
Andrew M. Chiodi, University of Washington, JISAO and NOAA PMEL, Seattle, WA; and D. E. Harrison

1240
Satellite Rain Rate from IMERG As a Predictor for Salinity Stratification in the Upper Meter of the Ocean during SPURS-2 Rain Events
Elizabeth J. Thompson, APL/University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and K. Drushka, W. E. Asher, J. Schanze, A. T. Jessup, and D. Clark

1241
1248
An Elliptical Approach to Comparing Radio Occultation and Radiosonde Observations
Shay Gilpin, COSMIC, Louisville, CO; and T. Rieckh, R. Anthes, and G. Lu

1249
Refractivity From Radio (RFR) Inversions During the 2015 CASPER-East Experiment
Edward Bertot, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, CA; and N. D. Gordon and T. Rogers

1250
GNSS Polarimetric Radio Occultations: Thermodynamical Structure Within Precipitation
F. Joseph Turk, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and C. O. Ao, M. de la Torre Juárez, E. Cardellach, R. Padullés, and S. Tomas

Handout (11.9 MB)

1252
Tropical-Extratropical Interaction during the El Niño Rapid Response Field Campaign
Joseph Barsugli, CIRES, Boulder, CO; and J. Dias, M. Gehne, L. Smith, and G. N. Kiladis

1254
Radar Kinematic Information As Surrogate of Thermodynamic Information in Stratiform Precipitation Systems
Bart Geerts, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and J. Christian

Handout (5.4 MB)

1255
A Generalized Navigation Correction Method (GNCM) for Airborne Doppler Radar/Lidar Observations
Huaqing Cai, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, NM; and W. C. Lee, M. M. Bell, C. A. Wolff, X. Tang, and F. Roux

1256
The Potential of Multi-function Airborne Raman Lidar (MARLi) for Observing the Interactions of Atmosphere and Ocean
Zhien Wang, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and P. J. Wechsler, D. Wu, and M. Deng

1257
Assessment of NUCAPS S-NPP CrIS/ATMS Sounding Products Using Reference and Conventional Radiosondes
Bomin Sun, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research/I.M. Systems Group, College Park, MD; and A. L. Reale, F. Tilley, M. Pettey, N. R. Nalli, and C. D. Barnet

1258
SatCORPS Near-Real Time Global Geostationary Satellite-Based Cloud, Surface Temperature, Radiation, and Marine Aerosol Product Suite for Assimilation and Nowcasting
Rabindra Palikonda, SSAI, Hampton, VA; and P. Minnis, Q. Z. Trepte, C. R. Yost, S. T. Bedka, D. A. Spangenberg, C. Wang, B. Scarino, M. M. Thieman, T. L. Chee, P. W. Heck, M. L. Nordeen, K. M. Bedka, W. L. Smith Jr., and L. Nguyen

1259
Development and Application of Microphysics Scheme-Consistent Cloud Optical Properties for CRTM in Microwave
Scott Sieron, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and F. Zhang, E. Clothiaux, Y. Lu, and J. A. Otkin

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

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Session 11
Field Experiments
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: James D. Doyle, NRL
4:00 PM
11.1
On the Impact of UAS Observations on High-Resolution Mesoscale Forecasts
James D. Doyle, NRL, Monterey, CA; and D. D. Flagg, D. Tyndall, T. R. Holt, C. M. Amerault, D. Geiszler, T. Haack, and P. Pauley
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Themed Joint Session 15
Measurements for Lightning Detection, Solar Radiation, Ocean Properties, and Space Weather
Location: 2AB (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects; the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface; and the Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data )
Chair: Thomas W. Schlatter, NOAA/GSD/CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
4:00 PM
Introduction - Tom Schlatter

4:15 PM
TJ15.1
Lightning Observations from Space (Invited Presentation)
Hugh J. Christian Jr., Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
5:00 PM
TJ15.4
The status and future evolution of Argo (Invited Presentation)
Susan Wijffels, CSIRO, Hobart Tas, Australia

5:15 PM
TJ15.5
Space Weather – The Key Observations (Invited Presentation)
Robert Rutledge, NWS/SWPC, Boulder, CO; and D. Biesecker, T. G. Onsager, and R. A. Viereck
5:30 PM
Discussion

Thursday, 26 January 2017

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Thursday, 26 January 2017

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Session 12
Data Assimilation: Satellites and Radar
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: Altug Aksoy, NOAA/AOML
8:30 AM
12.1
Assimilation of Radial Velocity and Satellite Data in the HRRR and Rap Models
Stephen S. Weygandt, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and M. Hu, C. Alexander, D. C. Dowell, S. G. Benjamin, H. Lin, and Y. Xie
8:45 AM
12.2
Applying Data Assimilation to Three-Dimensional Precipitation Nowcasting with Phased-Array Weather Radar
Shigenori Otsuka, Advanced Institude for Computational Science, Kobe, Japan; and T. Miyoshi

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 26 January 2017

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Joint Session 6
New and Unique Observational Datasets
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; and the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface )
Cochairs: Kathryn Newman, NCAR; Adam L. Houston, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
10:45 AM
J6.2
11:00 AM
J6.3
Surface Pressure Observations from Smartphones: Current Status and Future Promise
Conor McNicholas, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and C. F. Mass
11:30 AM
J6.5
Impact of High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature on Simulated Sea Breezes
Kelly Lombardo, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT; and E. Sinsky, J. Edson, and M. Whitney
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Session 13
Data Assimilation: Satellites
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: Hui Christophersen, University of Miami CIMAS and NOAA AOML
10:30 AM
13.1
Assimilating Himawari-8 All-sky Infrared Radiances to Improve Convective Predictability
Yohei Sawada, RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, Kobe, Japan; and K. Okamoto, M. Kunii, and T. Miyoshi
10:45 AM
13.2
Assimilating Satellite Radiances without Vertical Localization Using the Local Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter with up to 1280 Ensemble Members
Keiichi Kondo, RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; and K. Terasaki and T. Miyoshi
11:30 AM
13.5
Assimilation of High Temporal Satellite Derived Atmospheric Motion Vectors to Improve Hurricane Forecasts Using HWRF
Agnes Lim, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. A. Jung, S. Nebuda, W. Bresky, J. Daniels, M. Tong, and V. Tallapragada
11:45 AM
13.6
Improving assimilation of CrIS radiances under cloudy skies using collocated VIIRS data
Pei Wang, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. Li, Z. Li, J. Li, A. Lim, T. J. Schmit, and M. D. Goldberg
Paper 13.3 has been withdrawn.

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 26 January 2017

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Session 14
Data Assimilation: Advances in Methodologies 2
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: Chris Snyder, NCAR
1:30 PM
14.1
Is 30-Second Update Fast Enough for Convection-Resolving Data Assimilation?
Takemasa Miyoshi, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan; and J. J. Ruiz, G. Y. Lien, T. Teramura, K. Kondo, Y. Maejima, T. Honda, and S. Otsuka
2:30 PM
14.6
Comparison Between Observation Space Localization and Model Space Localization in a Four-Dimensional Ensemble-Variational System
Le Duc, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama-city, Japan; and K. Saito and S. Yokota

3:30 PM-5:00 PM: Thursday, 26 January 2017

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Session 15
Observation Sensitivity and Impact Experiments
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
Chair: Lisa Bucci, University of Miami and NOAA/AOML
4:00 PM
15.3
Improving Short-Term Air Quality Predictions over the U.S. Using Chemical Data Assimilation
Rajesh Kumar, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. Delle Monache, S. Alessandrini, P. E. Saide, J. Bresch, Z. Liu, G. Pfister, D. P. Edwards, I. V. Djalalova, B. Baker, P. Lee, Y. Tang, and J. Wilczak
4:15 PM
15.4
Efficient Estimation of the Impact of Observing Systems using EFSO
Tse-Chun Chen, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and E. Kalnay, J. A. Jung, and D. Hotta