Session 9B 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies

Program Chairs: Nazila Merati , Merati and Associates ; Scott Jacobs , NOAA/NWS/NCEP

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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
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Joint Session 2
Disseminating Earth Science and Climate Information for Better Decision Making, Part I
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Nancy Soreide, OAR; Alex Coletti, SM Resources Corp.
11:15 AM
J2.2
Working to Build Bridges between Hydrometeorological Research and Water Resource Management
Julie A. Vano, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Clark, A. W. Wood, E. Gutmann, B. Nijssen, J. R. Arnold, K. Nowak, L. D. Brekke, A. J. Newman, N. Mizukami, K. N. Musselman, N. Addor, P. Mendoza, and E. A. Clark
11:45 AM
J2.4
Assessing the Impacts of Observations
Amanda Mitchell, Integrity Applications Inc., Silver Spring, MD; and L. Mcculloch, S. Smith, L. Cantrell Jr., and E. J. Miller
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Joint Session 3
International Applications: Sharing Environmental Big Data, Part I
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the Second Symposium on US-International Partnerships )
Cochairs: Baudouin Raoult, ECMWF; Ian Lisk, UKMO
11:00 AM
J3.1
11:15 AM
J3.2
The JASMIN Data Analysis Facility for the Environmental Sciences Community and the Role of Data-as-a-Service
Philip J Kershaw, NCEO, Didcot, United Kingdom; and M. J. Pritchard, M. K. J. Pryor, J. Churchill, and B. N. Lawrence
11:30 AM
J3.3
SmartMet Server – Providing MetOcean Data
Roope Tervo, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland; and M. Heiskanen
11:45 AM
J3.4
Challenges and Recent Developments in ECMWF's Product Generation
Tiago Quintino, ECMWF, Reading, United Kingdom; and F. Rathgeber and B. Raoult

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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Joint Session 4
Disseminating Earth Science and Climate Information for Better Decision Making, Part II
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Nancy Soreide, OAR; Alex Coletti, SM Resources Corp.
1:30 PM
J4.1
1:45 PM
J4.2
Arctic Report Card: Update for 2016
Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and J. A. Richter-Menge, J. T. Mathis, and J. E. Overland
2:00 PM
J4.3
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Joint Session 5
International Applications: Sharing Environmental Big Data, Part II
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the Second Symposium on US-International Partnerships )
Cochairs: Baudouin Raoult, ECMWF; Ian Lisk, UKMO
1:45 PM
J5.2
Serving Users with Sentinel Data
Oystein Godøy, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Oslo, Norway; and N. Budewitz and L. A. Breivik
2:00 PM
J5.3

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
EIPT Monday Posters
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Kevin R. Tyle, SUNY; Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
6
Accelerating the Use of NOAA Climate Products and Tools for Making Decisions
Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. C. Meyers, A. Stevermer, W. Abshire, N. Beller-Simms, and D. Herring

8
Unidata and the Big Data Project
Jeff Weber, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. M. May

10
The OCC NOAA Data Commons: First Year Experiences
Zachary L. Flamig, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and M. Patterson, W. Wells, and R. Grossman

11
Automated Measurement and Collection of Crowd-Sourced Weather Observations Using Smartphones
Jerry Bieszczad, Creare LLC, Hanover, NH; and M. Shapiro and D. Callender

12
Participation of the NASA Applied Sciences: Disasters Program within the United States Coast Guard Sector Houston's Hurricane Area Exercises
Jordan R. Bell, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and P. Meyer, K. M. McGrath, A. L. Molthan, and D. S. Green

Handout (16.2 MB)

14
User Driven Data Mining, Visualization and Decision Making for NOAA Observing System and Data Investments
Matthew L. Austin, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and B. Priest, L. O'Connor, S. J. Taijeron, and A. Neiss

15
Leveraging the Cloud for Wind Research
Chitra Sivaraman, PNNL, Richland, WA; and M. C. Macduff, T. Martin, S. Beus, E. Stephan, D. Dohnalek, and K. Burk

16
An Analysis of Variability Between RWIS Road and Air Temperature Observations
Josh Thompson, Global Weather Corp, Boulder, CO; and W. B. Gail and D. Cheresnick

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

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Session 1
Mapping and GIS for Weather and Climate
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Lori Armstrong, Esri; Ken R. Waters, NOAA/NWS
4:00 PM
1.1
SYNERGIE-Web: the Operational French Forecaster Workstation
Lisa Marchand, Meteo-France, Toulouse, France; and H. Vandeputte, A. Lasserre-Bigorry, J. Nicolau, and F. Marty
4:15 PM
1.2
3D Cloud Reconstruction Using Digital Images from Two Viewing Angles
Hong Jiang, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and B. L. Cheong and T. Yu
4:30 PM
Paper 1.3 will now present at 5pm and Paper 1.5 will present at 4:30 pm

4:45 PM
1.5
RealEarth: Access to Real-time and Archive Satellite Data and Derived Products
David A. Santek, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Dengel, D. Parker, S. Batzli, N. Bearson, and T. Jasmin
5:15 PM
1.3
Using the NOAA View Portal to Access a Suite of Geospatial Web Technologies
Daniel P. Pisut, IMSG, Silver Spring, MD; and T. Loomis, K. Herring, V. Goel, E. MacIntosh, J. Kang, and J. Smith
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Themed Joint Session 2
Remote Sensing Education Experiences
Location: 308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 26th Symposium on Education; and the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies )
Cochairs: Margaret Mooney, CIMSS, SSEC, University of Wisconsin; Scott Lindstrom
4:00 PM
TJ2.1
ESIP Education Drones in STEM Initiative
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Olds, L. Dahlman, and P. M. Lewis
4:15 PM
TJ2.2
Improving Data Literacy in the Classroom Using New Web Tools from NOAA
Daniel P. Pisut, IMSG, Silver Spring, MD; and T. Loomis, V. Goel, and E. MacIntosh
4:30 PM
TJ2.3
Meteorological Satellite Training Workshops – From Theory to Application
Kathleen Strabala, CIMSS, Madison, WI; and L. Gumley, H. L. Huang, and W. P. Menzel
4:45 PM
TJ2.4
Diversifying a Satellite and Ground-Based Remote Sensing Undergraduate Research Program: Lessons Learned
Reginald Blake, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY; and J. Liou-Mark, H. Norouzi, and L. Yuen-Lau

5:00 PM
TJ2.5
Cloud Observation as an Entry Point to Remote Sensing Education
Sarah A. McCrea, SSAI, Hampton, VA; and M. A. McKeown, L. H. Chambers, K. Bedka, and T. M. Rogerson
5:15 PM
TJ2.6
Hands-on Activities Designed to Familiarize National Weather Service Forecasters with Data from ABI on GOES-R and AHI on Himawari-8
Scott S. Lindstrom, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. J. Schmit, J. J. Gerth, M. M. Gunshor, M. Mooney, and T. M. Whittaker
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Joint Session 7
International Applications: Global Initiatives for MultiHazard Impact Based Science to Services including Volcanic Ash
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 18th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; and the Second Symposium on US-International Partnerships )
Cochairs: Ian Lisk, UKMO; Baudouin Raoult, ECMWF
4:00 PM
J7.1
Critical Infrastructures and Risk Assessment for Climate Change
Alex Coletti, SM Resources Corp., Ashburn, VA; and A. De Nicola, M. L. Villani, and T. DeFelice
4:30 PM
J7.3
Using Decision Theory to Classify Volcanic Ash Hazards
Luke M Western, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom; and M. Watson and P. Francis
4:45 PM
J7.4
Real Time Modeling of Volcanic Clouds and Applications to Air Traffic Flow Algorithms
Eric J. Hughes, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and N. A. Krotkov, A. Da Silva, R. Hoffman, and T. Myers
5:00 PM
J7.5
New USGS Tools to Analyze and Forecast Volcanic Ash Hazards
Larry G. Mastin, USGS, Vancouver, WA; and H. F. Schwaiger, D. J. Schneider, M. J. Randall, R. P. Denlinger, and M. Guffanti
5:15 PM
J7.6
An Overview of RSTASH Performance in Detecting and Tracking Ash Clouds Using Polar and Geostationary Satellite Data
Francesco Marchese, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Tito Scalo, Italy; and N. Pergola, A. Falconieri, C. Filizzola, and V. Tramutoli

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 Panel Discussion 1
Making Climate Information Available to Decision Makers: Challenges, Risks, and Uncertainty
Location: Conference Center: Yakima 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Fifth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Moderator: Nazila Merati, Merati and Associates
Panelists: Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA/NWS; Steve Kopp, ESRI; Rich Baldwin, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
8:30 AM
Panelist
Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
8:30 AM
Panelist
Steve Kopp, ESRI, Redlands, CA
8:30 AM
Panelist
Rich Baldwin, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Asheville, NC
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Session 2A
Software Engineering and Cyberinfrastructure
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: William Roberts, OAR; Aashish Chaudhary, Kitware; Brenda C. Boyce
8:45 AM
2A.2
The Integrated Dissemination Program Application Onboarding Process
Scott Jacobs, NWS/NCEP/NCO, College Park, MD; and P. Serengulian, R. Collins, Y. Huang, J. Iyer, V. Martinez, M. Samaniego, H. Syed, D. Van Pelt, J. Weiland, V. Zubko, and M. Jin
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Session 2B
Weather and the Roads, Part I
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Paul Pisano, FHA; Brenda C. Boyce; Ralph Patterson, NarwhalMet
9:00 AM
2B.3
9:30 AM
2B.5
The Wyoming Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment
Amanda R. S. Anderson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and V. Garcia and D. Gopalakrishna
9:45 AM
2B.6
Vehicle Automation & Weather: Challenges and Opportunities
Brenda C. Boyce, Alexander, AR; and P. A. Pisano, S. Sundararajan, and I. Zohdy

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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Session 3A
Adding Value to Weather and Water Forecasts through APIs and Web Services - Does Increased Data Availability Lead to Improvements?
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Larry E. Brazil, Riverside Technology, Inc.; George Smith, Riverside Technology, Inc.
10:45 AM
3A.2
Tools for Climate and Weather Data Discovery
Rich Baldwin, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Asheville, NC; and B. May and C. Carleton
11:30 AM
3A.5
Distributed Hydrological Modeling for NWS Flash Flood Operations
Lynn E. Johnson, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Boulder, CO; and J. Halgren, R. Cifelli, T. Coleman, J. Labadie, and G. H. Park
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Session 3B
Weather and the Roads, Part II
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Paul Pisano, FHA; Ralph Patterson, NarwhalMet; Brenda C. Boyce
10:30 AM
3B.1
Developing a Winter Severity Index to Improve Safety and Mobility
Curtis L. Walker, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and B. Dao, S. Hasanzadeh, M. R. Anderson, and B. Esmaeili
10:45 AM
3B.2
Implementing �Weather Savvy Roads� Innovations through the FHA's Every Day Counts Initiative
Paul A. Pisano, USDOT/FHA, Washington, DC; and R. Alfelor, G. Guevara, and B. C. Boyce
11:00 AM
3B.3
A Sensitivity Analysis of Road Condition Forecasting
Danny Cheresnick, Global Weather Corporation, Boulder, CO; and J. Thompson, B. Myers, N. Rehak, and W. B. Gail
11:15 AM
3B.4
Development of a Novel Road Ice Detection and Road Closure System: Modeling, Observations, and Risk Communication
Benjamin A. Toms, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. B. Basara, Y. Hong, S. T. S. Bukkapatman, T. Liu, N. Wang, and H. Yu
11:30 AM
3B.5
Route Travel Time Forecasting Challenges and Solutions
Thomas Brummet, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and G. Weiner, S. Linden, W. Petzke, A. Anderson, and P. McCarthy
11:45 AM
3B.6
Road Weather Hazard Assessment Challenges in Complex Terrain
Seth Linden, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. R. S. Anderson, G. Wiener, T. Brummet, and W. Petzke

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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Session 4A
Visualization Techniques for Climatology and Meteorology
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Chair: Kathrin Feige, University of Kaiserslautern
CoChair: Jared Rennie, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies
1:30 PM
4A.1
Access to GOES-R and JPSS Satellite Data and Products with McIDAS
David A. Santek, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Dengel, B. schaffer, T. Jasmin, and W. C. Straka III
1:45 PM
4A.2
WRF Hydro Stream Flow Display in the IDV
Yuan Ho, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Weber
2:15 PM
4A.4
Wiggle 3D Displays of Weather Data
Frederick Mosher, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
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Session 4B
AWIPS System Updates, Part I
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: William Roberts, OAR; Jason E. Burks, CIRA
1:30 PM
4B.1
AWIPS across the National Weather Service Enterprise
Ronla K. Henry, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and S. S. Schotz, J. Tatum, E. L. Phillips, and B. Martinez
1:45 PM
4B.2
New Satellite Products Status and Plans for AWIPS
Steve S. Schotz, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. W. Johnson, B. Gockel, E. Mandel, and B. Viloria
2:00 PM
4B.3
Weather Event Simulator: Archived Data Playback for AWIPS-2
Dale A. Morris, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NWS/OCLO/WDTD, Norman, OK; and A. B. Zwink, T. Pham, P. J. Ware, and M. A. Magsig
2:15 PM
4B.4
AWIPS Open Source, Close Community – Navy/NWS Partnership
Ronla K. Henry, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and D. Horn

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


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

Poster Session 2
EIPT Tuesday Posters
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Kevin R. Tyle, SUNY; Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
444
Update the Blockage Data for WSR-88D Radars Used in the MRMS System
Lin Tang, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Zhang, A. Arthur, and C. Langston

445
GES DISC Data List Enables Easy Data Selection for Natural Phenomena Studies
Angela W. Li, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and C. L. Shie, H. Mahabaleshwa, W. Teng, K. Bryant, Z. Liu, E. Seiler, T. Hearty, S. Shen, and S. Kempler

449
Automatic Real-Time Estimation of Plume Height and Mass Eruption Rate Using Radar Data During Explosive Volcanism
Hermann Arngrímsson, Icelandic Meteorological Office, Reykjavi­k, Iceland; and Þ. Arason, S. Barsotti, M. D. Michieli Vitturi, S. Jónsson, B. Bergsson, M. A. Pfeffer, G. N. Petersen, and H. Björnsson

452
Multi-format Client-agnostic File Extraction Through Contextual HTTP (MCFETCH)
Jerrold O. Robaidek, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and D. A. Santek, D. Parker, W. Bellon, C. Suplinski, and R. A. Kohrs

Handout (8.0 MB)

453
A Hybrid Single-/Dual-Polarization Hail Detection and Sizing Algorithm for the WSR-88D
Austin E. Romer, OU/CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; and H. Obermeier and K. L. Ortega

Handout (3.1 MB)

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

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Session 5
AWIPS System Updates, Part II
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: William Roberts, OAR; Jason E. Burks, CIRA
4:00 PM
5.1
Hazard Services -- Progress Report
Tracy Lee Hansen, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and D. Nietfeld, J. L. Mahoney, J. Wakefield, S. Williams, C. Golden, E. Polster, R. Pierce, K. L. Manross, and N. Hardin
4:15 PM
5.2
4:30 PM
5.3
4:45 PM
5.4
5:00 PM
5.5
The WES Scripting Language for AWIPS 2 – Augmenting Training Simulations of Archived Weather Data in AWIPS-2
Phillip J. Ware, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NWS/OCLO/WDTD, Norman, OK; and A. B. Zwink, D. A. Morris, and T. Pham
5:15 PM
5.6
Deploying EDEX in the Azure Cloud
Michael James, UCAR, Boulder, CO
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Joint Session 6
Disseminating Earth Science and Climate Information for Better Decision Making, Part III
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Nancy Soreide, OAR; Alex Coletti, SM Resources Corp.
4:00 PM
J6.1
4:15 PM
J6.2
CityWarn: A Platform for Researching and Validating Next-Generation Severe Weather Warning Systems
Brenda J. Philips, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and A. Venkataramani, J. E. Trainor, D. Westbrook, A. Bajaj, V. Chandrasekar, and E. J. Lyons
4:30 PM
J6.3
Applications and Lessons Learned using Data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua Satellite
Sharon Ray, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and E. Fetzer, E. T. Olsen, B. H. Lambrigtsen, J. Teixeira, T. Pagano, S. Licata, J. Hall, S. Granger, A. Behrangi, and V. Realmuto
4:45 PM
J6.4
The PMEL Integrated Data Management Strategy for Scientific Data
Eugene F Burger, PMEL, Seattle, WA; and K. M. O'Brien, A. Manke, K. Smith, and R. Schweitzer

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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

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Joint Session 8
Cloud Computing, Part I
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; and the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies )
Cochairs: Nazila Merati, Merati and Associates; Michael Baldwin, Purdue University
9:15 AM
J8.4
Unidata Cyberinfrastructure in the Cloud
Mohan K. Ramamurthy, UCAR, Boulder, CO
9:30 AM
J8.5
Containerization of Weather Forecasting Platforms: Benefits and Challenges
Timothy Lynar, IBM Research, Carlton, Australia; and F. Suits, R. Kerr, J. Wagner, and B. Buesser

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Joint Session 9
Research to Operations: Transitioning from Science to Service, Part I
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS; Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
8:45 AM
J9.2
FACETs - The 2016 Hazard Services — Probabilistic Hazard Information (HS-PHI) Experiment at the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed
Tracy Lee Hansen, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and G. J. Stumpf, K. L. Manross, C. Golden, A. V. Bates, J. G. LaDue, C. Ling, D. M. Kingfield, T. Meyers, and N. Hardin
9:00 AM
J9.3
9:15 AM
J9.4

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 10
Cloud Computing, Part II
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; and the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies )
Cochairs: Nazila Merati, Merati and Associates; Michael Baldwin, Purdue University
10:45 AM
J10.2
ROC GENI: The CASA On Demand Radar Operations Center
Eric J. Lyons, CASA/University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and M. Zink, D. Bhat, P. Dattatri, and C. Wang

11:00 AM
J10.3
Processing WSR-88D Level 2 Radar Data using WDSS-II on Amazon Web Services
Anthony E. Reinhart, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. L. Ortega and T. M. Smith
11:30 AM
J10.5
How Elastic Cloud Computing Enables Efficient, Very High Resolution, Real-Time Radar Processing
Chris Porter, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK; and N. A. Lock, A. J. MacKenzie, and M. Orr
11:45 AM
J10.6
Running Climate Model in the Commercial Cloud Computing Environment: A Case Study Using Community Earth System Model (CESM)
Xiuhong Chen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and X. Huang, C. Jiao, M. G. Flanner, T. Raeker, and B. Palen
Recording files available
Joint Session 11
Data Stewardship: Making Historical Data Available for Modern Science
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 20th Conference of Atmospheric Science Librarians International; and the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies )
CoChair: Matthew S. Mayernik, NCAR
10:30 AM
J11.1
10:45 AM
J11.2
Making Historical Data Discoverable
Christina de Groot-Lief, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC
11:00 AM
J11.3
Assessing and Increasing the Utility of Historical Weather Data
Matthew S. Mayernik, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Huddle
Recording files available
Joint Session 12
Research to Operations: Transitioning from Science to Service, Part II
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS; Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
10:30 AM
J12.1
11:00 AM
J12.3
The Preliminary Applications of Numerical Weather Prediction and Big-data Machine Learning Methods in Winter Road Weather Conditions Prediction System
Chao Lin, Beijing Piesat Information & Technology Limited, Beijing, China; and K. Zhang, Y. Chen, and T. Liao

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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Joint Panel Discussion 1
Airborne Observations-Mandatory or Voluntary?
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the 18th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology )
Panelists: Stan Benjamin, NOAA/ESRL; Curtis H. Marshall, NWS; Neil A. Jacobs, Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Joe Burns, Sensurion Aerospace; Jeannine Hendricks, Rockwell Collins/ARINC; Rick Curtis, Southwest Airlines
Cochairs: Matt Fronzak, The MITRE Corporation; Randall Bass, FAA
1:30 PM
Panelist
Stan Benjamin, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO
1:30 PM
Panelist
Curtis H. Marshall, NWS, Silver Spring, MD

1:30 PM
Panelist
Neil A. Jacobs, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Lake Forest, CA

1:30 PM
Panelist
Joe Burns, Sensurion Aerospace

1:30 PM
Panelist
Jeannine Hendricks, Rockwell Collins/ARINC, Annapolis, MD

1:30 PM
Panelist
Rick Curtis, Southwest Airlines, Dallas, TX

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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
Recording files available
Joint Session 13
The NOAA Big Data CRADAs-An Update and a Look at the Opportunities They Pose for the AMS Community and Its Members
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the 15th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences )
Organizers: Michael E. Baldwin, Purdue University; Nazila Merati, Merati and Associates
Moderator: Mohan Ramamurthy, UCAR
Panelists: Jed Sundwall, Amazon Web Services; Zachary Flaming, University of Chicago Center for Data Intensive Science; Edward J. Kearns, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI; Jeff Weber, UCAR
1:30 PM
OCC Data - Zac Flamig

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


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

Poster Session 3
EIPT Wednesday Posters
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Chair: Kevin R. Tyle, SUNY
CoChair: Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
1038
Developing a Tornado Debris Signature Algorithm
Taylor Faires, OU/CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. L. Ortega, D. M. Kingfield, and B. Hieatt

Handout (3.0 MB)

1040
NWS Western Region Forecast Confidence Project
Andy Edman, NOAA/NWS, Salt Lake City, UT

1041
Visualization of 3D aerosol distribution with satellite and ground observation data on Google Earth
Kwon-Ho Lee, Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU), Gangneung, Korea, Republic of (South)
Manuscript (265.7 kB)

Handout (2.3 MB)

1042
Exploration of Using Simulated Reflectivity to Objectively Identify Convective Mode in Convection-Allowing Models
Christopher J. Melick, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center and OU/CIMMS, Norman, OK; and I. L. Jirak and S. J. Weiss

1044
Impact of urban information on biogenic and anthropogenic CO2 fluxes estimation over MASP simulation with WRF
Mario Gavidia-Calderon, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and D. M. P. Franco and M. D. F. Andrade

1046
Operational MADIS 2017 and Beyond
Leon A. Benjamin, CIRES, Boulder, CO; and G. Pratt, G. Padmanabhan, M. Leon, T. Kent, L. K. Cheatwood, A. B. Stanley, G. F. Pankow, and M. Vrencur

1047
Sea Ice Forecast Guidance from an Experimental Coupled Sea Ice-Ocean-Atmosphere Model
Janet Intrieri, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and A. Solomon, O. Persson, R. Heim, M. B. Schreck, and E. Petrescu

1048
Advancing netCDF-CF for the Geoscience Community
Ethan R. Davis, UCAR/Unidata, Boulder, CO

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


Joint Panel Discussion 2
Economic Impacts and Benefits of Weather Observations and Forecasts
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Panelists: Jeff Lazo, NCAR/Societal and Economic Benefits Program; Mary Glackin, The Weather Company; Robert Goldhammer, WeatherCall Services, LLC; Michael Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies; Jeff Conant, Friends of the Earth
Cochairs: Randall Bass, FAA; Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State University
4:00 PM
Panelist
Jeff Lazo, NCAR/Societal and Economic Benefits Program, Boulder, CO

4:00 PM
Panelist
Mary Glackin, The Weather Company, Washington, DC

4:00 PM
Panelist
Robert Goldhammer, WeatherCall Services, LLC, Parker, CO

4:00 PM
Panelist
Michael Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies, Norman, OK

4:00 PM
Panelist
Jeff Conant, Friends of the Earth

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Session 5A
Data in, Information out: Crowdsourcing and Other Tools for Data Gathering/Technologies for Distributing Climate, Weather and Hydrological Data
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Jared Rennie, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies; Ken R. Waters, NOAA/NWS
Paper 5A.3 will now present at 5pm and Paper 4A.5 will present at 4:30 pm

4:45 PM
5A.4
National Water Resources Monitoring and Outlook: A New National Scale Product for Timely Water Intelligence
Andrea J. Ray, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and M. Stokes, A. Nielson, C. Goodman, R. Hartman, J. A. Intermill III, M. C. Kruk, D. Miskus, and R. Vose

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

Recording files available
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

Thursday, 26 January 2017

8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Thursday, 26 January 2017

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Session 6
RADAR - MPAR Research and Development
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Michael J. Istok, NOAA/NWS; Mark Yeary, ARRC; Kurt D. Hondl, NOAA/NSSL
9:15 AM
6.4
Recording files available
Joint Session 14
Weather Information at Our Fingertips
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: Michael Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS; Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
8:45 AM
J14.2
Pikalert® Vehicle Data Translator (VDT), Weather Data Translator, and Applications
Paul A. Pisano, USDOT/FHA, Washington, DC; and G. Guevara and B. C. Boyce
9:15 AM
J14.4
RadarScope Past, Present, and Future
Michael Wolfinbarger, Weather Decision Technologies, Norman, OK

9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Thursday, 26 January 2017


Exhibit Hall Breakfast
Location: 4AB (Washington State Convention Center )

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

Recording files available
Session 7A
RADAR - Signal Processing for Next Generation Radars
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Michael J. Istok, NOAA/NWS; Mark Yeary, ARRC; Kurt D. Hondl, NOAA
10:30 AM
7A.1
Weather Observations With a Cylindrical Polarimetric Phased Array Radar
Andrew D. Byrd, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. Fulton, R. D. Palmer, S. Islam, D. Zrnic, R. J. Doviak, Y. Zhang, and G. Zhang
10:45 AM
7A.2
Rapid 3D Scanning High Resolution X-Band Phased Array Weather Radar
Taro Kashiwayanagi, Japan Radio Co.,Ltd., Saitama, Japan; and K. Morotomi, O. Sato, and H. Sugawara
11:00 AM
7A.3
Weather Radar Time-Series Simulators: Improving Accuracy and Performance
Christopher Curtis, CIMMS/University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
11:15 AM
7A.4
The Bootstrap Dual Polarimetric Spectral Density Estimator
Arturo Umeyama, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. Torres and B. L. Cheong
11:30 AM
7A.5
Adapting CLEAN-AP for C-Band Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radars
David A. Warde, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. M. Torres
11:45 AM
7A.6
Characterizing Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation Strategies and Impacts
John Lake, Univ. of Oklahoma, ARRC, Norman, OK; and C. D. Curtis and M. Yeary
Recording files available
Session 7B
Quasi-Operational Products You Can Use: Tales from the Dry Side
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Chair: Jennifer Luppens Mahoney, NOAA/ESRL/GSD
Cochairs: Kevin Kelleher, ESRL; Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA
10:30 AM
7B.1
INSITE: Impact-based Decision Support Services for Aviation Weather
Melissa A. Petty, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, CIRA, Boulder, CO; and G. J. Layne, M. S. Wandishin, P. Hamer, M. Rabellino, and B. J. Etherton
10:45 AM
7B.2
Calibrated, probabilistic hazard forecasts from a Time-Lagged Ensemble
Trevor Alcott, GSD, Boulder, CO; and I. Jankov, C. Alexander, S. Weygandt, S. Benjamin, J. Carley, and B. T. Blake
11:00 AM
7B.3
Unified Analysis and Nowcasting through a 3D Rapidly Updating Analysis (RUA)
Stephen S. Weygandt, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and S. G. Benjamin, M. Hu, C. R. Alexander, H. Lin, C. Hartsough, and T. Ladwig
11:15 AM
7B.4
Wildfires and Anthropogenic Emissions in the HRRR: Forecasting Dispersion of Smoke (HRRR-Smoke) and its Impact on Numerical Weather Prediction
Georg A. Grell, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and R. Ahmadov, E. P. James, S. R. Freitas, G. Pereira, I. A. Csiszar, M. Tsidulko, R. B. Pierce, S. A. McKeen, C. Alexander, S. E. Peckham, P. E. Saide, and S. Benjamin
11:45 AM
7B.6

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 26 January 2017


Lunch Break

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

Recording files available
Session 8A
RADAR - Radar Meteorology Science & Applications
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Michael J. Istok, NOAA/NWS; Mark Yeary, ARRC; Kurt D. Hondl, NOAA
1:45 PM
8A.2
Hybrid-Scan Estimator: Using Split Cut Data to Improve the Quality of Polarimetric Variables
David Schvartzman, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. A. Warde and S. M. Torres
2:00 PM
8A.3
High Temporal-Resolution Monitoring of Ice Crystal Alignment
Mark E. Weber, NOAA/OAR/NSSL/CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. S. Zrnic and P. Zhang
2:15 PM
8A.4
SimRadar: A Radar Simulator to Investigate Dual-Pol Characteristics of Tornadic Debris
B. L. Cheong, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. J. Bodine, C. J. Fulton, S. M. Torres, T. Maruyama, and R. D. Palmer
2:30 PM
8A.5
Severe Weather Research at NSSL Using the MYRORSS Database
Kiel L. Ortega, OU/CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; and T. M. Smith
Recording files available
Session 8B
Quasi-Operational Products You Can Use: Tales from the Wet Side
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Jennifer Luppens Mahoney, NOAA/ESRL/GSD; Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA; Kevin Kelleher, ESRL
1:45 PM
8B.2
2:15 PM
8B.4
ERDDAP: A Framework for Operational Workflows and Interoperable Data Access
Kevin M. O'Brien, JISAO/University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and R. Simons, E. Burger, R. Mendelssohn, and A. Manke
2:30 PM
8B.5
NOAA/IOOS Integrated Model and Observed Data Visualizations
Kathleen E. Bailey, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and T. C. Vance, K. Knee, and S. Buckelew
2:45 PM
8B.6

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


Coffee Break
Location: Skybridge (Washington State Convention Center )

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

Recording files available
Session 9A
RADAR - WSR-88D Program and Operational Radar Experiences
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Michael J. Istok, NOAA/NWS; Mark Yeary, ARRC; Kurt D. Hondl, NOAA
3:30 PM
9A.1
NEXRAD Product Improvement–Update 2017
Michael J. Istok, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and D. W. Burgess, R. L. Ice, M. Jain, R. L. Murnan, and J. A. Schultz
3:45 PM
9A.2
Monitoring the Performance of the Polarimetric WSR-88D–Calibration and Sensitivity
Richard L. Ice, NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK; and L. M. Richardson, A. E. Daniel, A. D. Free, R. W. Macemon, J. C. Krause, G. Secrest, R. R. Lee, V. Melnikov, and J. C. Hubbert
4:15 PM
9A.4
Detecting and Tracking Airborne Volcanic Ash with WSR-88D Radars
Donald W. Burgess, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and V. M. Melnikov and R. L. Murnan
Recording files available
Session 9B
Quasi-Operational Products You Can Use: Tales from Both Sides
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Jennifer Luppens Mahoney, NOAA/ESRL/GSD; Kevin Kelleher, ESRL; Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA
4:30 PM
9B.5