Joint Session 7 Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy

Program Chairs: Andrew Clifton , National Renewable Energy Laboratory ; Brian D'Agostino , Sempra Energy ; Lawrence C. Gloeckler , SUNY ; Jennifer F. Newman , National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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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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Session 1
Wind Resource Assessment: Observations and Instrumentation
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy
Cochairs: Jennifer F. Newman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Katherine McCaffrey, CIRES

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


Lunch Break

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

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

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

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Session 2
Offshore Wind
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Yelena Pichugina, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
1:30 PM
2.1

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

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Joint Session 5
Lidar Applications to the Energy Sector
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy; and the Eighth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications )
Chair: Andrew Clifton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
4:15 PM
J5.2
Wind Field Retrievals on Single Doppler Vertical Plane Scans Using Optimal Interpolation
Aditya Choukulkar, Colorado Univ./NOAA/ESRL/CSD, Boulder, CO; and W. A. Brewer, Y. Pichugina, and J. K. Lundquist

4:30 PM
J5.3
Lidars Lifted: The Østerild Balconies Experiment
Elliot I. Simon, DTU Wind Energy (Risø), Roskilde, Denmark; and M. Courtney, N. Vasiljević, G. Léa, E. Dellwik, I. Karagali, and J. Mann
4:45 PM
J5.4
5:00 PM
J5.5
Quantifying Lidar Turbulence Error Sources with an Uncertainty Framework
Jennifer F. Newman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO; and A. Clifton, T. A. Bonin, and M. J. Churchfield
5:15 PM
J5.6
Uncertainty Estimation in Horizontal Wind Measurements from Doppler Lidar
Rob Newsom, PNNL, Richland, WA; and W. A. Brewer, D. E. Wolfe, S. P. Oncley, J. M. Wilczak, J. K. Lundquist, and W. J. Shaw

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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Session 3
IEA Task 36: Forecasting for Wind Energy Part 1
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Joel W. Cline, DOE
8:30 AM
3.1
IEA Wind Task 36 on Wind Power Forecasting and Future Research Issues
Gregor Giebel, DTU Technical Univ. of Denmark, Roskilde, Denmark; and J. W. Cline, H. P. Frank, W. J. Shaw, P. Pinson, B. M. Hodge, G. Kariniotakis, and J. Madsen
9:00 AM
3.3
The Sensitivity of the Predicted Hub-Height Winds to Land Surface and Boundary Layer Representation
Qing Yang, PNNL, Richland, WA; and L. K. Berg, J. B. Olson, J. S. Kenyon, M. Huang, L. Bianco, M. J. Brewer, A. Clifton, K. L. Clawson, I. V. Djalalova, R. M. Eckman, K. Friedrich, H. J. S. Fernando, J. K. Lundquist, L. Leo, V. R. Morris, M. Pekour, and J. Wilczak

10:00 AM
Has Wind Energy Forecasting Solved the Challenge Posed by Intermittancy? Evidence from Great Britain - Kevin Forbes

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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6
Meeting Energy Needs in a Changing Climate
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy; and the Fifth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise )
Moderator: Melinda Marquis, NOAA
Panelists: Justin Sharp, Sharply Focused LLC; Kristen Averyt, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado; John (Skip) Dise, Clean Power Research; Tassos Golnas, DOE; Bryan Hannegan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
10:30 AM
TJPD6.1
Meeting Energy Needs in a Changing Climate
Jennifer F. Newman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO; and J. Sharp, K. Averyt, J. Dise, T. Golnas, and B. Hannegan

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 4
IEA Task 36: Forecasting for Wind Energy Part 2
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Gregor Giebel, DTU Technical Univ. of Denmark
1:45 PM
4.2
Wind Forecast Uncertainty Derived from a HRRR Ensemble
Wayne M. Angevine, CIRES, Univ. of Colorado, and NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and I. Jankov, J. Berner, J. Beck, H. Jiang, G. Grell, J. B. Olson, T. Smirnova, J. M. Brown, J. Wilczak, L. Bianco, R. M. Banta, Y. Pichugina, A. Brewer, M. Marquis, and S. Benjamin
2:15 PM
4.4
Wind Forecasting Quality Metrics for Risk Management
Santiago Rubin Sr., EDP Renewables, Oviedo, Spain; and D. Cabezon Sr. and I. Láinez Sr.

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
Poster Session 2
Host: Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy
832
Prototyping an Analytic Tool for Accessing and Extracting Information from Big Model Data
Suhung Shen, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and D. Ostrenga, F. Fang, B. Vollmer, and S. J. Kempler

833
High-Quality Weather Data for Electricity Grid Integration Studies
Andrew Clifton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO; and C. Draxl, M. Sengupta, and B. M. Hodge

835
Designing Atmospheric Tools for Mobile Hybrid Microgrids
Gail Vaucher, Army Research Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, NM

Handout (2.3 MB)

836
2016-17 HRRRv3/HRRR-Ensemble Cloud and Wind Modeling/Assimilation Toward Increased Renewable Energy Penetration
Stan Benjamin, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and J. B. Olson, J. Kenyon, T. T. Ladwig, E. P. James, C. R. Alexander, S. S. Weygandt, and M. Hu

837
A Unified Wind and Solar Dataset from the 3-km High-Resolution Rapid Refresh
Eric P. James, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and S. Benjamin

838

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

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Joint Session 1
Strategies for Long-term Renewable Energy Resource Development
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy; and the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Cochairs: Julie K. Lundquist, Univ. of Colorado; Jennifer F. Newman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
4:00 PM
J1.1
Implementation Targets for the Paris Climate Agreement
Austin Hope, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and B. Bennett, W. Tribett, R. J. Salawitch, and T. Canty
4:15 PM
J1.2
Determining Atmospheric Conditions That Impact Solar Energy Potential in Nevada
G. Aaron Alexander, University of Nevada, Reno, NV; and H. A. Holmes, W. P. Arnott, J. C. Barnard, and A. Rollings
4:30 PM
J1.3
5:15 PM
J1.6
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Joint Panel Discussion 2
Why Energy and Water are Connected Challenges
Location: Conference Center: Yakima 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Fifth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; and the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy )
Moderator: Kristen Averyt, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
Panelists: Robin Newmark, NREL; Steven Kerns, Bonneville Power Administration; Paul Fleming, Seattle Public Utilities
4:00 PM
Panelist
Robin Newmark, NREL, Golden, CO

4:00 PM
Panelist
Steven Kerns, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR

4:00 PM
Panelist
Paul Fleming, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle, WA

4:00 PM
Energy and Water - Kristen Averyt

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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

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Joint Session 2
The Second Wind Forecast Improvement Project (WFIP2) Part I
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy; and the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Chair: John Zack, AWS Truepower LLC
8:30 AM
J2.1
Overview of the Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain (WFIP2)
Jim McCaa, Vaisala, Seattle, WA; and J. W. Cline, W. J. Shaw, M. Marquis, L. K. Berg, V. R. Kotamarthi, A. Clifton, S. Wharton, J. B. Olson, J. M. Wilczak, B. Kosovic, J. K. Lundquist, H. J. S. Fernando, and B. Ancell
8:45 AM
J2.2
9:00 AM
J2.3
Use of Scanning Doppler Lidars during WFIP-2 to Characterize Flow Phenomena and Evaluate NWP Model Performance
Robert M. Banta, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and A. Brewer, Y. Pichugina, A. Choukulkar, J. B. Olson, J. Kenyon, J. Sharp, M. T. Stoelinga, I. V. Djalalova, L. Bianco, J. Wilczak, L. K. Berg, Q. Yang, T. A. Bonin, S. Benjamin, E. P. Grimit, J. McCaa, S. P. Sandberg, S. Baidar, A. Weickmann, C. W. King, M. Marquis, W. J. Shaw, and J. W. Cline
9:30 AM
J2.5
HRRR Model Development for Complex Terrain Applications in Support of the Wind Forecast Improvement Project 2
Joseph B. Olson, NOAA-ESRL/GSD; CIRES, Boulder, CO; and J. Kenyon, J. M. Brown, W. M. Angevine, P. A. Jimenez, B. Kosovic, J. W. Bao, J. McCaa, M. T. Stoelinga, Q. Yang, L. K. Berg, C. Draxl, M. Marquis, and J. W. Cline
9:45 AM
J2.6
Improvements to HRRR Wind Forecasts from WFIP2
Jaymes Kenyon, NOAA/ESRL and CIRES, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. B. Olson, J. Brown, J. M. Wilczak, I. V. Djalalova, R. M. Banta, Y. Pichugina, M. T. Stoelinga, J. Sharp, E. P. Grimit, Q. Yang, L. K. Berg, K. Wade, M. Brewer, and R. Eckman

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 3
The Second Wind Forecast Improvement Project (WFIP2) Part 2
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy; and the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Chair: J. Craig Collier, DNV GL
10:45 AM
J3.2
Seasonal Dependence of RAP and HRRR NWP Forecast Errors During the Second Wind Forecast Improvement Project (WFIP2) Field Campaign
James Wilczak, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and I. V. Djalalova, L. Bianco, J. B. Olson, J. Kenyon, R. Banta, L. K. Berg, J. Bickford, T. A. Bonin, A. Brewer, M. Brewer, S. Bustos-Ortola, A. Choukulkar, C. T. Clack, K. L. Clawson, A. Clifton, J. W. Cline, D. Cook, R. Coulter, R. Eckman, H. J. S. Fernando, K. Friedrich, E. P. Grimit, L. S. Leo, J. K. Lundquist, T. J. Martin, M. Marquis, J. McCaa, K. McCaffrey, P. Muradyan, M. Pekour, Y. Pichugina, W. J. Shaw, M. T. Stoelinga, and S. Wharton
11:00 AM
J3.3
Measuring the Skill of Numerical Weather Prediction Models at Forecasting Wind Ramp Events during WFIP
Laura Bianco, CIRES, Boulder, CO; and I. V. Djalalova, E. Knopleva-Akish, J. B. Olson, and J. M. Wilczak
11:15 AM
J3.4
WFIP2 Experiment: Impact of Different Spatial Model Resolutions on Forecasting 80m Wind Speed Ramp Events
Irina V. Djalalova, CIRES, Boulder, CO; and L. Bianco, J. Wilczak, J. B. Olson, J. Kenyon, M. T. Stoelinga, E. P. Grimit, A. Clifton, L. Berg, M. Pekour, W. J. Shaw, K. L. Clawson, R. M. Eckman, M. C. Brewer, H. J. S. Fernando, T. J. Martin, P. Muradyan, R. L. Coulter, and D. Cook
11:30 AM
J3.5
A Three Dimensional PBL Parameterization to Improve Wind Simulations over Complex Terrrain
Pedro A. Jimenez, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and B. Kosovic, S. E. Haupt, J. B. Olson, J. W. Bao, E. Grell, and J. Kenyon

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, 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
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Joint Session 4
Forecasting for Wind Energy: General Topics
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy; and the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Chair: Caroline Draxl, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2:15 PM
J4.4
A Hybrid Model for Wind-Energy Forecasting
Seyed Hossein Hezaveh, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and M. Momen and E. Bou-Zeid

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
Poster Session 3
Host: Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy
1403
An Open Source Solar Power Forecasting Tool Using PVLIB-Python
William F. Holmgren, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and A. T. Lorenzo and D. G. Groenendyk

1404
An Evaluation of Nine ARW-WRF Microphysics Schemes for Solar Power Forecast in Arizona
Yang Cao, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and W. F. Holmgren, M. Leuthold, E. A. Betterton, C. Castro, A. T. Lorenzo, and H. I. Chang

Handout (11.5 MB)

1405
Impact of Horizontal Resolution on JMA-NHM for Solar Power Forecasting
Hideaki Ohtake, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and F. Uno and Y. Yamada

1407
Accuracy of Solar Irradiance Forecasts and Applications to Photo-Voltaic Power Systems Monitoring
Kristin Larson, Global Weather Corporation, Boulder, CO; and B. Basarab, B. Eads, C. Cone, and W. B. Gail

1408
Solar Power Forecasts Evaluated with Proprietary Site Generation Data for Various Tracking Geometries, Site History Periods, and under a Variety of Weather and Climate Conditions
Stephen D. Jascourt, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) Information Systems LLC, Gaithersburg, MD; and D. Kirk-Davidoff, C. Cassidy, and T. Hartman

Handout (1.5 MB)

1412
A Comparison of Model Simulated Surface Energy Budgets to WFIP2 Observational Data
Matt Brewer, NOAA, Idaho Falls, ID; and R. Eckman and K. L. Clawson

Handout (4.2 MB)

1413
Performance of Tuned Versus Untuned Wind Energy Forecasts
Brett Basarab, Global Weather Corporation, Boulder, CO; and K. Larson, W. B. Gail, and B. Eads

Handout (3.3 MB)

1414
Comparing Lidar-Measured and NWP Modeled Rotor-Layer Wind Using Different Time-Averaging Periods and Model Interpolation Techniques
Brandi J. McCarty, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and Y. Pichugina, A. W. Brewer, R. M. Banta, A. Choukulkar, T. A. Bonin, M. Marquis, C. T. Clack, S. Baidar, S. P. Sandberg, and A. Weickmann

1415
Case Study of Wind Turbine Wake Using Scanning Doppler Lidar Measurements in Complex Terrain
Yelena Pichugina, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and A. Choukulkar, R. M. Banta, A. Brewer, J. K. Lundquist, J. B. Olson, T. A. Bonin, M. Marquis, N. Bodini, S. Sand, and S. Redfern

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

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Joint Session 6
Linking the MJO to the Energy Sector: Decision Support Applications
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy; and the Fifth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact )
Chair: Heidi Centola, DTN

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 5
Big Data Analytics Providing Decision Support Within the Energy Sector
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Mitchell T. Baer, DOE
8:30 AM
5.1
Climate Change Strategies for Electric Utilities
John A. Dutton, Prescient Weather Ltd., State College, PA; and R. James, J. Ross, P. Knight, K. Mitchell, and R. S. Stouffer

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 6
Energy Applications for Weather/Climate Data
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy
Cochairs: Brian D'Agostino, Sempra Energy; Subhashree Mishra, DOE
10:30 AM
6.1
An Explanation of the Causes of Large Gas Field Methane Leaks
W.F.J. Evans, North West Research Associates, Redmond, WA
10:45 AM
6.2
11:45 AM
6.6
A New Toolbox for Analyzing Wind Plant Data
Elise Penn, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. F. Newman

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 7
Forecasting for Solar
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy
Cochairs: Dave Renné, Dave Renné Renewables; Subhashree Mishra, DOE
2:15 PM
7.4
The Value of Solar Power Forecasts — Applied Performance Metrics
Richard Perez, SUNY/Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, Albany, NY; and J. A. Kankiewicz, A. Tadesse, J. Dise, J. Schlemmer, S. Kivalov, and K. Hemker Jr.
2:30 PM
7.5
The Formal Assessment of a Collaborative Solar Forecasting Project
Tara L. Jensen, NCAR/RAL, Boulder, CO; and S. E. Haupt, B. Kosovic, B. Brown, J. Lazo, and T. L. Fowler

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

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Joint Session 7
Statistical and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Applications in the Energy Sector
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy; and the 15th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences )
Cochairs: Sue Ellen Haupt, NCAR; David John Gagne, NCAR
4:00 PM
J7.3
Coupled NWP and Adaptive Machine Learning to Improve Solar and Wind Energy Forecasting for the State of Vermont
Lloyd Treinish, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY; and Y. Kim, A. Praino, I. Khabibrakhmanov, J. Cipriani, M. Coombs, and A. Stamp
4:30 PM
J7.5A