Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations

Program Chairs: Stephen A. Mango , NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA Affiliate ; Margaret Caulfield , NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA ; Robert Bauer , NASA/ESTO ; Eric J. Fetzer , JPL ; George Komar , NASA/GSFC/ESTO ; Chandra R. Kondragunta , NOAA/OAR/WAQ ; Brian Mischel , Riverside Technology Inc.

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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

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


Joint Session 1
Environmentally-mediated Health Issues Related to Climate Change and Extreme Weather: Emerging Links and Opportunities for Adaptation and Research
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Chair: Jean-Paul Chretien, OSTP
1:30 PM
J1.1
The Spatiotemporal Relationship between Climate and Valley Fever in the Southwestern United States
Morgan E. Gorris, University of California, Irvine, CA; and L. A. Cat, J. T. Randerson, C. S. Zender, and K. K. Treseder

Handout (1.9 MB)

1:45 PM
J1.2
Assessment of Climate Variability to Incidence of Coccidioidomycosis
Jesse Eugene Bell, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, Asheville, NC

2:00 PM
J1.3

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


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

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


Joint Session 2
NASA Earth Observations and Climate Change
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Chair: Sue M. Estes, University of Alabama
4:30 PM
J2.3
Design and Implementation of Integrated Surveillance and Modeling Systems for Climate-Sensitive Diseases (Invited Presentation)
Michael C. Wimberly, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD; and J. K. Davis, C. L. Merkord, Y. Liu, G. M. Henebry, and M. B. Hildreth

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


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

7:00 PM-9:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Third Annual Speed Networking Event for Students and Early Career Professionals
Location: Atrium Lobby (Washington State Convention Center )

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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

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Session 1
Testbeds, Models and Data Assimilation to Accelerate the Transition of Research-to-Operations for Weather, Water, and Climate
Location: 612 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Margaret Caulfield, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA; Paula Davidson, NOAA/NWS/STI
8:45 AM
1.2
R2O via The Joint Hurricane Testbed
Shirley T. Murillo, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and C. W. Landsea
9:15 AM
1.4
Evaluation of Calibrated Probabilistic Hazard Guidance during the 2016 NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Forecasting Experiment
Israel L. Jirak, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/SPC, Norman, OK; and C. J. Melick, S. J. Weiss, C. Karstens, and C. Grunzke
9:30 AM
1.5
The Experimental Warning Program at the Hazardous Weather Testbed
Tiffany C. Meyer, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. M. Calhoun, G. S. Garfield, A. Gerard, J. J. Gourley, C. Karstens, D. M. Kingfield, D. LaDue, W. Line, C. Ling, S. M. Martinaitis, L. Rothfusz, T. M. Smith, and G. J. Stumpf
9:45 AM
1.6
NCAR-CEPRI Joint Development of WRF-FDDA NWP Systems for Power-grid Weather Safety in China
Yubao Liu, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and W. Y. Y. Cheng, C. Liu, Y. liu, G. Roux, S. Feng, S. Jin, W. Wang, J. Hu, L. D. Monache, and Z. Song
Recording files available
Joint Session 3
Gary K. Davis Memorial Session: National and International Program Overviews for Environmental Satellites (Invited)
Location: 620 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Chair: Robert Winokur, Former Deputy Oceanographer of the Navy
8:30 AM
Satellite Mission Innovator and Leader - Opening Remarks by Bob Winokur
8:45 AM
J3.1
NESDIS Program Overview and Strategic Direction
Stephen M. Volz, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD

9:00 AM
J3.2
9:30 AM
J3.4
Status of EUMETSAT Satellite Programs: Towards the Next Generation Meteorological Satellites
Kenneth Holmlund, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany; and B. Bojkov, P. Schluessel, R. Stuhlmann, L. Schueller, M. Cohen, A. Schmid, D. Provost, and S. Burns
Recording files available
Joint Session 13
Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Vector-borne Disease Transmission: Emerging Links and Opportunities for Adaptation and Research
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Chair: Andrew J. Monaghan, NCAR
8:30 AM
J13.1
On the Seasonal Occurrence and Abundance of the Zika Virus Vector Mosquito Aedes Aegypti in the Contiguous United States
Andrew J. Monaghan, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. W. Morin, D. F. Steinhoff, O. Wilhelmi, D. A. Quattrochi, M. H. Hayden, M. Reiskind, A. Lloyd, K. Smith, C. Schmidt, P. Scalf, and K. C. Ernst
9:00 AM
J13.3
Understanding Hydroclimatological Controls on Predictability of Zika Virus in Continental US
Antar Jutla, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; and M. usmani, R. sharma, L. Lin, and R. Colwell

9:15 AM
J13.4
Virus Niche Analysis for Dengue Fever and Zika within the Río Magdalena Watershed
Austin C. Stanforth, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; and M. J. Moreno-Madriñán and J. Moreno-Madriñán

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
Select Student Research for New Generation Environmental Remote Sensing and for Transitions of Research to Operations
Location: 612 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; and the 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems )
Cochairs: Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA Affiliate; Jason Apke, University of Alabama in Huntsville
10:30 AM
J4.1
Satellite Remote Sensing of Cloud-base Updrafts for Marine Stratocumulus
Youtong Zheng, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and D. Rosenfeld and Z. Li
10:45 AM
J4.2
11:00 AM
J4.3

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 2
Considerations and Best Practices for the Transition of Research to Operations
Location: 612 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Brian Mischel, Riverside Technology Inc.; Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA Affiliate
1:30 PM
2.1
NOAA's First Emerging Technologies Workshop Summary
Richard Edwing, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Pica, M. Yapur, E. Miller, A. Steckel, and A. Kennerley
1:45 PM
2.2
2:15 PM
2.4

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


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

Poster Session 1
7th Research to Operations (7R2O) - Poster Session
Host: Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA Affiliate; Brian Mischel, Riverside Technology Inc.
871
Near-real time CAPE East of the Rockies combining Hyperspectral IR Satellite Sounding and ASOS Surface Stations: Part I Validation at the ARM SGP Site
Jessica Gartzke, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Knuteson, C. Bloch, G. Przybyl, and S. Ackerman

872
New Generation Bolometric Detector for Measurement of Solar Spectral Irradiance
Dave Harber, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and Z. Castleman, G. Drake, G. Kopp, J. Rutkowski, H. Passe, M. Smith, P. Smith, J. Sprunck, E. Richard, N. Tomlin, M. Stephens, M. White, and J. Lehman

Handout (18.4 MB)

873
An Instantaneous Self-Assessment of Forecaster Cognitive Workload
Katie A. Wilson, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. L. Heinselman

875
The Assimilation of Himawari-8 Data in High Resolution Regional Numerical Forecast to Support the Meteorological Applications
Peiming Dong, Beijing Piesat Information & Technology Limited, Beijing, China; and Y. Chen and K. Zhang

878
Evaluating the Warning Decision Making Process in the 2016 Hydrometeorology Testbed — Hydrology (HMT-Hydro) Experiment
Steven M. Martinaitis, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. J. Gourley and T. C. Meyer

879
Overview of the 2016 Winter and Summer Aviation Weather Testbed Experiments
Steven A. Lack, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Aviation Weather Center, Kansas City, MO; and B. R. J. Schwedler, A. Cross, A. M. Terborg, J. H. Kim, B. P. Pettegrew, R. A. Walton, S. Silberberg, R. L. Solomon, C. B. Entwistle, J. W. Scheck, and T. P. Mahony

880
Evaluating the ProbSevere Model Over the Atlantic Ocean Using WDSS-II
Doug T. Kahn, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and S. D. Rudlosky, P. C. Meyers, and M. J. Pavolonis

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

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Session 3
Earth Science Product, Model and Algorithm Improvements for Weather, Water and Climate
Location: 612 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Eric Fetzer, JPL; Brian Mischel, Riverside Technology Inc.
4:00 PM
3.1
Detection and Monitoring of Intense Pyroconvection from New Generation Geostationary Sensors
David A. Peterson, NRL, Monterey, CA; and M. D. Fromm, E. J. Hyer, M. L. Surratt, J. E. Solbrig, and J. R. Campbell
4:15 PM
3.2
A Collaborative Approach for Algorithm Operationalization
Alexander Werbos, AER, Lexington, MA; and L. E. Dafoe, S. Marley, and T. S. Zaccheo
4:45 PM
3.4
Towards a Multi-Model Subseasonal Forecast of U.S. Weather
Violeta Toma, Climate Forecast Applications Network, Reno, NV; and J. A. Curry and P. J. Webster
5:15 PM
3.6
Multispectral Composites and Next-Generation Advanced Satellite Imagers
Emily Berndt, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and N. J. Elmer, L. A. Schultz, and A. L. Molthan
Recording files available
Joint Session 6
Advances in Satellite Observations, Earth Science, and Observing Technologies
Location: 620 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA Affiliate; Bruce A. Wielicki, NASA Langley Research Center
4:15 PM
J6.2A
5:00 PM
J6.5
The CERES Flux by Cloud Type Product: Algorithm and Validation
Moguo Sun, SSAI, Hampton, VA; and D. R. Doelling, R. I. Raju, L. T. C. N. Nguyen, and P. E. Mlynczak

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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

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Joint Session 7
Using Climate Information Services to Support the Global Health Community
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: Joy Shumake-Guillemot, WMO; Madeleine Thomson, IRI
9:00 AM
J7.3
Triggering Health Relative Preparedness Action Based on Meteorological and Climatic Forecasts
Andrew Kruczkiewicz, IRI/Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Palisades, NY; and E. Coughlan de Perez, C. Jaime, and P. Suarez
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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
Recording files available
Joint Session 11
Advances in CubeSats and SmallSats to Improve Earth Science and Weather Forecasting
Location: 3AB (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; and the 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems )
Cochairs: George Komar, NASA/GSFC/ESTO; Margaret Caulfield, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA
9:15 AM
J11.4
Enabling Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Processes using 6U-Class Small Satellite Constellations: Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems Technology Demonstration (TEMPEST-D)
Steven C. Reising, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and T. C. Gaier, C. D. Kummerow, V. Chandrasekar, S. Padmanabhan, B. H. Lim, C. Heneghan, W. Berg, J. P. Olson, S. T. Brown, J. Carvo, and M. Pallas

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 5
Extreme Heat III — The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS): Developing Networks & Communities of Practice for Building Resilience to Extreme Heat
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the Board on Global Strategies; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: Kristie L. Ebi, University of Washington; Christofer Astrom, Umea University
10:45 AM
J5.2
11:00 AM
J5.3
Reducing Heat-Health Vulnerability in India
Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, NY; and D. Mavalankar, P. Ganguly, A. Tiwari, P. Dutta, L. Sathish, P. Sheffield, N. Kaur, A. Jaiswal, and J. J. Hess
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

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Joint Session 15
Advances in Satellite Observations for Earth Science & Observing Technologies Part I
Location: 3AB (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; and the 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems )
Cochairs: Robert Bauer, NASA/ESTO; Brian Mischel, Riverside Technology Inc.
11:15 AM
J15.4
Differential Absorption Radar for Water Vapor Sounding
Matthew Lebsock, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and L. F. Millan and K. Cooper

11:30 AM
J15.5
A Geostationary Microwave Sounder: What, Why, How, When
Bjorn Lambrigtsen, JPL/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and T. Gaier, A. B. Tanner, P. Kangaslahti, B. Lim, and C. Ruf

11:45 AM
J15.6

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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Joint Session 8
Extreme Heat IV — The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS): Defining Extreme Heat & Lead times for Building Resilience to Extreme Heat
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the Board on Global Strategies; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Chair: Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council
1:45 PM
J8.2
Quantifying the Risk of Compound Heat Wave Events
Jane Wilson Baldwin, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and J. Dessy, G. A. Vecchi, and M. Oppenheimer

2:00 PM
J8.3
Enhancing Resilience to Heat Extremes: Multi-model Forecasting of Excessive Heat Events at Subseasonal Lead Times
Augustin Vintzileos, University of Maryland/Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, Camp Springs, MD; and J. Gottschalck, A. Allgood, and M. Halpert

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Session 4
Advances in Satellite Observations for Earth Science & Observing Technologies Part II
Location: 3AB (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA Affiliate; Robert Bauer, NASA/ESTO
1:30 PM
4.1
An Update on the COSMIC-2 Mission
Lidia Cucurull, NOAA-OAR/ESRL, Boulder, CO
2:00 PM
4.3
Transitioning GNSS Interferometric Reflectometry into Operational Use: GNSS H2O
Kristine M. Larson, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, CO; and E. E. Small, S. Owen, A. Moore, S. Hardman, and D. Freeborn

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 5
Advances in Satellite Observations for Earth Science & Observing Technologies Part III
Location: 3AB (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Eric Fetzer, JPL; Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA Affiliate
4:00 PM
5.1
20 Years of R2O Interactions between NSSL and SPC including the Origin and Evolution of the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed
Steven J. Weiss, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK; and J. S. Kain, R. S. Schneider, M. C. Coniglio, I. L. Jirak, and A. J. Clark
4:15 PM
5.2
Global Model Test Bed: Fostering Community Involvement in NOAA's Next-Generation Global Prediction System
Ligia Bernardet, ESRL/GSD and CU/CIRES, Boulder, CO; and L. Nance, B. Kuo, V. Tallapragada, F. Toepfer, G. Grell, S. G. Benjamin, T. Schneider, and K. Kelleher
4:45 PM
5.4
Development on the Atmosphere-Ocean Coupled Basin-scale HWRF System: Targeting Research-to-Operation Transition
Xuejin Zhang, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and G. J. Alaka Jr., B. Thomas, D. Sheinin, Z. Zhang, R. St. Fleur, S. Gopalakrishnan, and I. Ginis
5:00 PM
5.5A
Climate Benchmark Quality IR Measurements for CLARREO: Update on CLARREO Pathfinder and the Absolute Radiance Interferometer
Hank Revercomb, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and F. A. Best, J. K. Taylor, P. J. Gero, D. C. Tobin, R. O. Knuteson, D. Adler, C. Pettersen, M. Mulligan, J. Wong, M. Schwarz, and D. Thielman

5:15 PM
5.6
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Joint Session 10
Extreme Heat V — The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS): Decision Support & Evaluation Across Domestic and International Partnerships for Building Resilience to Extreme Heat
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment; the Board on Global Strategies; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Chair: Juli Trtanj, NOAA
4:00 PM
J10.1
Building a Decision-Support Tool for Adaptation to Extreme Heat
Nik C. Steinberg, Four Twenty Seven Climate Solutions, Berkeley, CA
4:15 PM
J10.2
Lessons from the MEDMI (Medical & Environmental Data: A Mashup Infrastructure) Project on the Challenges in Facilitating Rapid Progress in Understanding of Weather & Health Linkages
Brian W Golding, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and L. Fleming, A. Kessel, A. Haines, C. Sarran, H. Gordon-Brown, and S. Leonelli

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 6
Capabilities Enabling the Transition of Research into Operations Part I
Location: 401 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Martin Yapur, NOAA/NESDIS; Hendrik L. Tolman, NOAA/NWS/STI
9:00 AM
6.3
SOO-DOH Projects: Enhancing field-driven R2O in the National Weather Service
David T. Myrick, NOAA/NWS/Office of Science and Technology Integration, Silver Spring, MD
9:15 AM
6.4
Simplifying the R2O Process through Unified Verification
Tara L. Jensen, NCAR/RAL, Boulder, CO; and B. Strong, I. Stajner, G. H. White, F. Yang, G. S. Manikin, J. H. Gotway, P. Shafran, S. S. Weygandt, and G. DiMego
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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

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Session 7
Capabilities Enabling the Transition of Research into Operations Part II
Location: 401 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Chandra R. Kondragunta, NOAA/OAR/WAQ; Gerald J. Dittberner, G.J. Dittberner Science & Technology, LLC
11:00 AM
7.3
Transition and Assessment of GPM Rain Rate Products to Operations
Anita LeRoy, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and A. Jacobs, M. Smith, J. L. Case, and E. Holloway
11:15 AM
7.4
Transitioning Agrometeorological Research to Operations
Emily Christ, Climate Forecast Applications Network, Reno, NV; and P. J. Webster and V. Toma
11:45 AM
7.6
Common Verification to Assist Reliance on Guidance
Deryn Griffiths, BoM, Sydney, Australia; and H. Jack, M. Foley, I. Ioannou, M. Liu, P. Riley, G. Weymouth, and T. Leeuwenburg

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 8
Capabilities Enabling the Transition of Research to Operations Part III
Location: 401 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Eric Miller, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA; Thanh Vo Dinh, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA Affiliate
1:30 PM
8.1
Prototyping a Next-Generation Severe Weather Warning System for FACETs
Christopher Karstens, OU/CIMMS NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. LaDue, J. Correia Jr., K. M. Calhoun, T. Smith, C. Ling, T. C. Meyer, A. McGovern, R. A. Lagerquist, D. M. Kingfield, B. T. Smith, E. M. Leitman, J. L. Cintineo, J. P. Wolfe, A. Gerard, and L. P. Rothfusz
1:45 PM
8.2
2:15 PM
8.4
Development of a Gridded Flash Flood Climatology for Use by the Weather Prediction Center
Michael Erickson, Weather Prediction Center/CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, College Park, MD; and J. A. Nelson Jr.

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


Coffee Break
Location: Skybridge (Washington State Convention Center )