Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects

Program Committee: Thomas W. Schlatter, Chairperson; Frederick H. Carr, Kevin Petty, and Robert Atlas

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Monday, 23 January 2017

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

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


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

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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Joint Session 1
Recent Progress in Meteorological Observing Systems in China: Applications in Monitoring, Analysis, and Forecasting-Part l
Location: Conference Center: Skagit 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Second Symposium on US-International Partnerships; and the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects )
Cochairs: Mary-Ann Kutney; Charles Wooldbridge
9:00 AM
4.1
Chinese Fengyun Meteorological Satellites and their Contribution to NWP
Peng Zhang, National Satellite Meteorological Center, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China; and L. Chen
9:15 AM
4.2
The Water Cycle Observation Mission (WCOM): Overview
Jiancheng Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
9:45 AM
4.4

11:00 AM-11:45 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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Joint Session 2
Recent Progress in Meteorological Observing Systems in China: Applications in Monitoring, Analysis, and Forecasting-Part ll
Location: Conference Center: Skagit 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Second Symposium on US-International Partnerships; and the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects )
Cochairs: Mary-Ann Kutney; Charles Wooldbridge
11:00 AM
5.1
11:15 AM
5.2
The Observation Suite Assimilated in the CMA NWP System
Xueshun Shen, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China

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

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Themed Joint Session 9
Innovative Water Cycle Observations
Location: 602 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 31st Conference on Hydrology; the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects; and the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface )
Organizer: David Gochis, NCAR
Cochairs: Sanmei Li, George Mason University; Tilden P. Meyers, NOAA/OAR/ARL/ATDD; Thomas H. Painter, JPL; Jeffrey Deems, NSIDC
4:30 PM
TJ9.3
The ICESat-2 Inland Water Height Data Product
Michael F. Jasinski, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and J. D. Stoll, C. D. Arp, C. M. Birkett, K. M. Brunt, C. C. Carabajal, M. Carroll, W. B. Cook, D. J. Harding, C. A. Hiemstra, B. M. Jones, T. Markus, T. Neumann, and T. M. Pavelsky
4:45 PM
TJ9.4
Innovative Remote Sensors for Streamflow Measurement
Daniel J. Wasielewski, CIMMS, Norman, OK; and J. J. Gourley and J. W. Fulton
5:15 PM
TJ9.6
Use of Cosmic-ray Soil Moisture Observing System (COSMOS) to Verify and Improve Land Surface Model Output
Laura Clemente-Harding, ERDC, Alexandria, VA; and A. Fisher, M. Lewis, C. Smith, C. Wayant, and J. B. Eylander

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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

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Themed Joint Session 12
Space-Based Measurements
Location: 2AB (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects; and the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface )
Chair: Thomas W. Schlatter, NOAA/GSD/CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
8:30 AM
Introduction - Curtis Marshall

8:45 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:00 AM
Discussion

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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Themed Joint Session 13
Subsurface, Surface, and Lower Tropospheric Measurements
Location: 2AB (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects; and the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface )
Chair: Thomas W. Schlatter, NOAA/GSD/CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
10:30 AM
Introduction - Tom Schlatter

10:45 AM
TJ13.1
11:15 AM
TJ13.3
12:00 PM
Discussion

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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Themed Joint Session 14
Estimating Precipitation from Space; Radar Measurements in the Boundary Layer; River and Stream Measurements
Location: 2AB (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects; and the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface )
Chair: Thomas W. Schlatter, NOAA/GSD/CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
1:30 PM
Introduction - Tom Schlatter

2:15 PM
TJ14.3
2:30 PM
Discussion

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
Observation Symposium: Poster Session
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects
1000
Assessing CYGNSS Tropical Cyclone Wind Field Products Before Launch
Mary Morris, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and C. S. Ruf

1001
Assimilation of CYGNSS Ocean Surface Winds in HWRF
Bachir Annane, University of Miami and NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and S. M. Leidner, B. D. McNoldy, R. N. Hoffman, and R. Atlas

Handout (8.0 MB)

1004
Global Wind Observations Capitalizing on Doppler Wind Lidar Synergisms with other Wind Measuring Systems
George D. Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Charlottesville, VA; and S. Greco and S. A. Wood

1006
Cubesat Reception of MODE-S Data from Civil Aircraft
Ed Stone, UKMO, Exeter, United Kingdom; and R. Walker, S. G. Ottesen, and M. Kitchen
Manuscript (2.5 MB)

1007
Army Research Lab's Meteorological Sensor Array
Robb M. Randall, ARL, White Sands Missle Range, NM; and B. MacCall and J. A. Smith

1008
Recent Airborne Doppler Wind Lidar Investigations of Lower Troposphere Circulations from the Tropics to the Poles
Steven Greco, Simpson Weather Associates, Charlottesville, VA; and G. D. Emmitt and S. A. Wood

1010
Towards a ceilometer-lidar network in ASOS: Progress, Problems, and Prospects
Belay Demoz, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; and K. Vermeesch, M. Hicks, D. Atkinson, R. Delgado, and R. K. Sakai

1012
COCONet and TLALOCNet: Providing the Intra-Americas Seas Region with Enhanced Atmospheric Observational Capacity
Yolande L Serra, JISAO, Seattle, WA; and J. J. Braun, D. K. Adams, E. Cabral-Cano, C. DeMets, K. Feaux, J. Galetzka, M. Miller, G. Mattioli, G. Wang, and L. Salazar-Tlaczani

1015
Utilizing Surface Pressure to Detect and Analyze Mesoscale Pressure Perturbations
Alexander A. Jacques, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Horel and E. T. Crosman

Handout (2.1 MB)

1017
Verification of Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Index for the North Carolina ECONet
Sean P. Heuser, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC

1019
Surface Observations and Their Use in RTMA/URMA: Challenges and Coordination
Steven Levine, EMC, College Park, MD; and M. Pondeca, R. Yang, A. M. Gibbs, and G. DiMego

1020
An update on the NESDIS operational satellite hydrometeological products
Limin Zhao, NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO, College Park, MD

1021
Validation of Satellite Snowfall Measurements in CONUS
Benjamin T Lott, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and G. Skofronick-Jackson

Handout (1.9 MB)

1023
A “Radar” for Humidity, Clouds and Temperature: Introducing the Mesoscale Microwave Radiometer
Veronique Meunier, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and F. Fabry and D. Themens

1026
Dual-polarization radar rainfall estimation over warm tropical oceans
Elizabeth J. Thompson, APL/University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and S. A. Rutledge, B. Dolan, and M. Thurai

1027
CASA Dallas-Fort Worth Urban Testbed Observations; Networks-of-Networks at Work
Keith A. Brewster, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. Bajaj, B. J. Philips, D. L. Pepyne, and F. H. Carr
Manuscript (2.9 MB)

1028
Seasonal Mixed Layer Heat Budget in the Southeast Tropical Atlantic
Hillary A. Scannell, University of Washington/NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and M. J. McPhaden

1036
1037
Visualize, Discover, and Analyze: A Data Center's Innovative Services for Addressing Observing System Challenges
Amanda M. Weigel, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and D. K. Smith, K. Bugbee, H. Conover, and R. Ramachandran

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

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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

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