Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data

Program Chairs: Eric Bruning , Texas Tech University ; Amitabh Nag , Florida Institute of Technology

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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
Lightning and Cloud Processes 1: Microphysics; Electrification; Numerical Cloud Models; Thunderstorm kinematics, dynamics and lightning
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data
Chair: Scott Steiger, SUNY Oswego

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
Lightning and Weather Systems 1: Utility and Impact of Lightning Data in Operations
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data
Chair: Charlie Woodrum, NWS
1:30 PM
2.1
Implementing Total Lightning Observations at Center Weather Service Unit Houston
Roland Nunez, NWS / Center Weather Service Unit, Houston, TX; and G. T. Stano
1:45 PM
2.2
Applications of Lightning Data Outside the Contiguous United States
Scott D. Rudlosky, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and M. J. Folmer, A. B. Schumacher, and A. M. Terborg
2:00 PM
2.3
Operational Lightning Products Improve Forecasting Capabilities in OPC and TAFB Offshore Zones
Michael J. Folmer, CICS, College Park, MD; and J. Phillips, J. M. Sienkiewicz, J. D. Clark, H. D. Cobb III, N. A. Ramos, S. D. Rudlosky, and S. J. Goodman

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
Lightning and Meteorological Processes Posters
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data
Chair: Sonja A. Behnke, LANL
305
Precipitation Properties and Processes Linking Vertical Motion, Lightning, and Severe Weather
Sarah M. Stough, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and L. D. Carey, C. J. Schultz, and D. J. Cecil
Manuscript (10.0 MB)

Handout (8.8 MB)

310
The North Georgia Lightning Mapping Array: July 21, 2016 Damaging Winds Case Study
John M. Trostel, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA; and J. L. Losego, T. Perry, and S. E. Nelson

Handout (1.0 MB)

311
Relationships Between Storm Microphysics, Dynamics, and Charge Structure
Brody R. Fuchs, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and S. A. Rutledge, B. Dolan, and P. C. Kennedy

313
Lightning Behavior during the 26-27 August 2007 Northern Great Plains Severe Weather Event
Timothy Logan, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and X. Dong and B. Xi

315
Investigation and Evaluation of Lightning Indices with X-band Polarimetric Radars in the Warm Season in Japan
Namiko Sakurai, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Tsukuba, Japan; and S. Shimizu, T. Maesaka, K. Iwanami, S. I. Suzuki, Y. Shusse, K. Kieda, Y. Uji, and R. Misumi

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

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Themed Joint Session 4
The Present and Future of Lightning Observations and Their Applications
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data; and the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects )
Cochairs: Eric C. Bruning, University of Maryland; Amitabh Nag

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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

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Session 3
Lightning Detection Technology, Sensor Intercomparisons, and Applications
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data
Chair: Eric C. Bruning, University of Maryland
8:30 AM
3.1
8:45 AM
3.2
Integration of Broadband Interferometry into Lightning Mapping Arrays
Mark A. Stanley, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM; and W. Rison, P. R. Krehbiel, J. N. Tilles, N. Liu, L. Boggs, R. G. Brown, J. G. Wilson, and M. Stock
Paper number is 3.3 has been moved. New poster number is 856A

9:00 AM
3.3A
Lightning Interferometer via VHF Emission
Zen-Ichiro Kawasaki, Osaka University, Suita, Japan; and M. Stock

9:15 AM
3.4
How Lightning is Initiated in Storms
Paul Krehbiel, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM; and W. Rison, M. Stock, H. E. Edens, X. M. Shao, R. J. Thomas, M. A. Stanley, and Y. Zhang
9:45 AM
3.6
10:00 AM
Lightning Interferometer via VHF Emission - Michael Stock

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 4
Lightning and Weather Systems 2: Geographic and Diurnal Relationships
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data
Chair: Vanna C. Chmielewski, Texas Tech University
10:45 AM
4.2
Lightning and the Role of River Breezes in the Amazon
Rachel I. Albrecht, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and C. A. Morales, R. F. O. Pereira, R. C. Braga, and M. A. F. Silva Dias

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

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Joint Session 3
Societal and Structural Hazards of Lightning Part 1
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Chair: Scott M. Steiger, SUNY
1:45 PM
J3.2
2:15 PM
J3.4
The Development of the African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetics Network
Mary Ann Cooper, African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetics, River Forest, IL; and R. Tushemereirwe, C. Gomes, J. B. Ngamini, F. C. Lubasi, and E. Ataremwa

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
Lightning Technology and Societal Applications of Lightning Data Posters
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data
Chair: Elizabeth DiGangi, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma
851
Lightning-Caused Deaths and Injuries at Schools
Ronald L. Holle, Holle Meteorology & Photography, Oro Valley, AZ; and M. A. Cooper

Handout (526.9 kB)

852
Simulated LMA Source and Flash Detection Efficiency Using a New Interactive Tool
Vanna C. Chmielewski, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and D. E. Bruning

Handout (5.3 MB)

853
Lightning Fatalities in Bangladesh in May 2016
Ronald L. Holle, Holle Meteorology & Photography, Oro Valley, AZ; and A. K. M. S. Islam
Manuscript (633.5 kB)

855
Using Derived Variables from Total Lightning to Support Aviation
Brian P. Pettegrew, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Kansas City, MO

Poster 856 has been moved. New paper number is 3.3A

856A
Real-time and Post-processed Lightning Mapping by BOLT
Michael Stock, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan; and Z. I. Kawasaki, Y. Nakamura, T. Ushio, and Y. Takahashi

857
858
861
Cloud-to-Ground Lightning over the Indian Subcontinent
Amitabh Nag, ; and R. L. Holle and M. J. Murphy
Manuscript (1.4 MB)

Handout (2.2 MB)

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

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Joint Session 11
Societal and Structural Hazards of Lightning Part 2 (Safety for events, outdoor activities, and other population groups; Protection of the built environment; Preparedness and education)
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Chair: Jason Jordan, NOAA/NWSFO
4:00 PM
J11.1
Lightning Fatalities in Bangladesh from 1990 through 2016
Ashraf Dewan, Curtin University, Bentley, Australia; and M. F. Hossain, M. M. Rahman, Y. Yamane, and R. L. Holle
4:15 PM
J11.2
4:30 PM
J11.3
Lightning and Significant Wildfire Potential in the Pacific Northwest
John Saltenberger, Department of the Interior, Portland, OR

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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

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Session 5
Lightning and Weather Systems 3: Lightning Forecasts and Risk Models
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data
Chair: Amitabh Nag
8:30 AM
5.1
An Integrated 0-1 hour First-Flash Lightning Nowcasting and Lightning Amount Algorithm
John R. Mecikalski, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and C. P. Jewett, L. A. Schultz, G. T. Stano, and B. T. Zavodsky
9:30 AM
5.5
Use of High-Resolution Lightning Potential Forecasts for Vermont Utility Applications
Rob D'Arienzo, Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO), Rutland, VT; and R. Van Kleeck, L. A. Treinish, A. P. Praino, and J. P. Cipriani

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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Session 6
Lightning and Cloud Processes 2: Microphysics; Electrification; Thunderstorm Kinematics, Dynamics and Lightning; Chemistry
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data
Chair: Sonja A. Behnke, LANL
10:30 AM
6.1
Evolution of Lightning Occurrence and Characteristics during Thunderstorm Lifetime
Katrina S. Virts, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. H. Holzworth and J. M. Wallace
11:15 AM
6.4

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

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 8
Lightning and Weather Systems 5: Tropical Storms
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data
Chair: Geoffrey T. Stano, ENSCO, Inc. / NASA SPoRT
4:00 PM
Observation Symposium 4: Hugh Christian, Lightning and Electrical Field Observations from Space

4:15 PM
Observation Symposium 4: Ken Cummins, Ground-Based Lightning and Electric Field Measurements

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Themed Joint Session 15
Measurements for Lightning Detection, Solar Radiation, Ocean Properties, and Space Weather
Location: 2AB (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects; the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface; and the Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data )
Chair: Thomas W. Schlatter, NOAA/GSD/CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
4:00 PM
Introduction - Tom Schlatter

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

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

Thursday, 26 January 2017

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


Lunch Break