Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate

Program Chairs: Brian J. Etherton , ESRL/GSD ; Gerald J. Creager , CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NSSL
Reviewer: Marc Cotnoir , CSRA

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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

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Themed Joint Session 11
Data Assimilation, Research, Theory and Practice
Location: Conference Center: Skagit 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate; and the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Cochairs: Alexander O. Tardy, NOAA/NWS; Brian J. Etherton, ESRL/GSD
4:00 PM
TJ11.1
A Weather-Adaptive Hybrid Gain WRF-DART and 3DVAR Analysis and Forecast System with Automatic Storm Positioning and On-demand Capability
Jidong Gao, NSSL/NOAA, Norman, OK; and Y. Wang, D. M. Wheatley, K. H. Knopfmeier, T. A. Jones, G. J. Creager, L. J. Wicker, and J. S. Kain
4:30 PM
TJ11.3
5:15 PM
TJ11.6
Joint Effort for Data Assimilation Integration (JEDI) (Core Science Keynote)
Thomas Auligne, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, Boulder, CO

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Joint Session 3
Data Analysis: Big Data Analytics in the Ocean/Weather/Climate Enterprise
Location: 310 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; and the Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate )
Cochairs: David John Gagne, NCAR; Gerry Creager, NSSL
9:15 AM
J3.2
Computational Intelligence for Processing Big Data from Environmental Satellites
Diego Loyola, DLR German Aerospace Center, Wessling, Germany

9:30 AM
J3.3
9:45 AM
J3.4
Update to NOAA's Observing System Architecture Assessment Capabilities
Aaron Pratt, Riverside Technology Inc., Silver Spring, MD; and D. Helms, L. Cantrell Jr., R. Reining, and V. Ries

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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Session 1
High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate: Great Opportunities, Grand Challenges
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate
Cochairs: Marc Cotnoir, CSRA; Brian J. Etherton, ESRL/GSD
2:15 PM
Poster Session Introduction
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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, U.S. 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

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


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

Poster Session 1
HPC Poster Session
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate
Cochairs: Brian J. Etherton, ESRL/GSD; Gerald J. Creager, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NSSL; Marc Cotnoir, CSRA
1441
An Evaluation of Stochastic Physics Within the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) Ensemble and the Impacts of High Performance Computing (HPC)
Jeff Beck, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CIRA/CSU, Boulder, CO; and I. Jankov, H. Jiang, J. K. Wolff, M. Harrold, J. Frimel, and L. Carson

1442
A Prototype Convective-Scale Weather Analysis and Forecast System for the Warn-on-Forecast Research Project
Yunheng Wang, CIMMS, Norman, OK; and J. Gao, L. J. Wicker, J. S. Kain, D. M. Wheatley, and G. J. Creager

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

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Joint Session 6
Advances in Prediction and Analysis of Hydrological Models Using Highperformance Computing
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate; and the 31st Conference on Hydrology )
Cochairs: Brian J. Etherton, ESRL/GSD; John N. McHenry, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems, LLC
4:00 PM
J6.1
Evaluating the RAPID Streamflow Simulations Using JULES and Noah Land Surface Models with Cross-Spectral Analysis: Case Study of the Thames Basin, United Kingdom
Ahmad Tavakoly, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS; and A. Snow, G. Weedon, R. Gilham, M. Best, J. M. Roningen, J. B. Eylander, and R. Harmon
4:15 PM
J6.2
Contextualizing Hydrologic Response Sensitivities to Climate-Changed Futures Across the U.S
J ARNOLD, US Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, WA; and M. Clark, E. Gutmann, A. W. Wood, R. M. Rasmussen, A. J. Newman, B. Nijssen, N. Mizukami, P. Mendoza, and J. A. Vano
4:45 PM
J6.4
Applying WRF-Hydro in the Great Lakes Basin: Offline Simulations in the Seasonal Hydrological Responses
Lisi Pei, NOAA, Ann Arbor, MI; and A. Gronewold, D. J. Gochis, K. Sampson, A. Dugger, C. Xiao, L. Mason, B. M. Lofgren, and P. Y. Chu
5:15 PM
J6.6
Development and Implementation of the NOAA National Water Model Using High Performance Computing Resource on the NSF/NCAR and NOAA Supercomputing Systems (Invited Presentation)
Wei Yu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and D. J. Gochis, D. N. Yates, A. Dugger, K. Sampson, J. McCreight, L. Pan, Y. Wu, B. Cosgrove, Z. Cui, C. Pham, and G. Sood

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

Thursday, 26 January 2017

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

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Session 2
Advances in Software Environments and Tools for Exploiting HPC
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate
Chair: Marc Cotnoir, CSRA
8:45 AM
2.2
Viability of Cloud-Computing for Real-Time Numerical Weather Prediction over Regional Domains
David M. Siuta, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and G. L. West, H. Modzelewski, R. Schigas, R. B. Stull, and T. C. Y. Chui

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

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Session 3
Challenges for Weather, Water and Climate Modeling at Exascale
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate
Chair: Brian J. Etherton, ESRL/GSD
10:30 AM
3.1
An Update on ECMWF's Next Generation IO for the IFS Model
Tiago Quintino, ECMWF, Reading, U.K.; and B. Raoult, P. Bauer, A. Bonanni, and S. Smart
10:45 AM
3.2
Parallelization of the FV3 Model for GPU and MIC Processors
Mark W. Govett, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and J. Middlecoff, Y. Yu, D. Fiorino, J. Rosinski, and L. Stringer
11:45 AM
HPC Boxed Lunch Student/Mentor Mixer Introduction

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


Lunch Break

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

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Session 4
High Performance Computing: Operational Aspects
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate
Chair: Gerald J. Creager, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NSSL
2:00 PM
4.3
2:15 PM
4.4
Engineering fvGFS, a Precursor to the Next-Generation Forecast Model
Rusty Benson, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, NJ; and Z. Liang, S. J. Lin, and L. Harris
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Joint Session 7
Advances in Data Assimilation and Observational Sensitivity with High Performance Computing
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 Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate )
Cochairs: Glen Romine, NCAR; Fuqing Zhang, Pennsylvania State University
J7.1 will now present as J7.6A

1:30 PM
J7.1A
Perturbation Methods for Ensemble Data Assimilation
Kazuo Saito, MRI/JAMSTEC, Tsukuba, Japan; and M. Kunii, L. Duc, and T. Kurihana
2:00 PM
J7.3
A Bin-Classifier Model to Diagnose and Forecast Deep Convection
Christina Bonfanti, NOAA/ESRL and CIRES, Boulder, CO; and A. E. MacDonald
2:15 PM
J7.4
Short-term (0-6 h) Probabilistic Extreme Rainfall Forecasts Using a Prototype Warn-on-Forecast System
Nusrat Yussouf, CIMMS/OU/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. S. Kain, K. H. Knopfmeier, J. Zhang, and Y. Wang
2:30 PM
J7.5
Examination of mesoscale feedbacks on convective scale predictability during MPEX
Logan C. Dawson, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and R. J. Trapp, G. S. Romine, and M. E. Baldwin
3:00 PM
Development and Application of Microphysics Scheme-Consistent Cloud Opticl Properties for CRTM in Microwave - Scott Sieron

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


Coffee Break
Location: Skybridge (Washington State Convention Center )