Session 4B Special Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation

Program Chair: Bruce Baker , NOAA

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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
Special Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, Posters
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Special Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation
1458
metScanR: An R Package for Gathering Meteorological Data from Various Networks
Joshua A. Roberti, National Ecological Observatory Network, Boulder, CO; and D. E. Smith, L. Stanish, C. Flagg, and S. Weintraub

1461
The New York State Mesonet: Profiler, Snow, and Flux Networks
Jerald A. Brotzge, New York State Mesonet, Albany, NY; and C. D. Thorncroft, E. L. Joseph, S. D. Miller, Q. Min, J. R. Minder, and J. M. Freedman

1462
Modernization of the NWS Sterling Field Support Center Laboratories
Barbra Childs, CyberData Technologies, Herndon, VA; and J. Black and M. Hicks

Handout (2.5 MB)

1468
A Review of Weather Events in Alaska and Canada with USArray TA Stations
Jonathan E. Tytell, University of California, La Jolla, CA; and J. C. Reyes, F. L. Vernon, J. Eakins, and B. Busby

1469
Analysis of Anti-Ice Coatings on Field Operational Anemometers
Jamin K. Rader, National Weather Center REU Program, Norman, OK; and B. G. Illston

Handout (648.7 kB)

1471
Quantifying Atmospheric Effects on Unmanned Aerial System Imagery
Christopher M. Zarzar, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; and P. Dash, J. L. Dyer, and R. J. Moorhead II

1472
Bottom-up and Top-down Closures of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Greg Roberts, SIO, La Jolla, CA; and R. Calmer, K. J. Sanchez, G. Cayez, K. A. Nicoll, E. Hashimshoni, D. Rosenfeld, A. Ansmann, J. Sciare, J. Ovadnevaite, M. Bronz, J. Preissler, J. Buehl, D. Ceburnis, and C. O'Dowd

1473
Development of a UAV-mounted Holographic Cloud Particle Imager
Daniel R. McAdams, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc., Watertown, MA; and E. M. Wilcox, L. Gao, D. E. Fernandez, S. Vogel, J. O'Reilly, N. J. Kolodziejski, C. J. Stapels, and J. F. Christian

Handout (1.4 MB)

1474
Cloud Base Height Trends Over Howard University-Beltsville Campus
Rosemary Uyeda, University of California, Davis, CA; and R. K. Sakai and B. B. Demoz

1478
The Airborne Research Instrumentation Testing Opportunity (ARISTO)
Cory A. Wolff, NCAR, Broomfield, CO; and P. Romashkin, L. L. Lussier III, B. Baeuerle, and J. Stith

1479
Tethered Balloon System Operations & Modeling Efforts at ARM AMF3 Site at Oliktok Point, AK
Darielle Dexheimer, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM; and E. Roesler, M. Ivey, A. Bendure, J. Hardesty, and F. Helsel

1481
Airborne Radiometric Measurements from NSF/NCAR Aircraft
Julie A. Haggerty, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Hall, K. Ullmann, and A. Bucholtz

1482
Sensitivity of Optical Array Probe (OAP) Derived Parameters with Respect to Particle Orientation
Joseph Robert O'Brien, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and M. R. Poellot, D. J. Delene, C. A. Grainger, and A. Bansemer

1485
A Novel Light-Weight Optical Particle Counter for the Detection of Spherical and a-Spherical Aerosol Particles
Ottmar Möhler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany; and M. Schnaiter, M. Abele, and M. Weiss

Thursday, 26 January 2017

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

Recording files available
Session 1A
Observing Networks
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Special Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation
Chair: Sytske Kimball, University of South Alabama
8:45 AM
1A.2
The New York State Mesonet: A General Overview
Jerald A. Brotzge, New York State Mesonet, Albany, NY; and C. D. Thorncroft and E. L. Joseph
9:00 AM
1A.3
Recent and Upcoming Changes to the National Weather Service's Upper Air Network
Ryan Brown, CyberData Technologies, Herndon, VA; and D. Brewer and H. Escabi Jr.
9:15 AM
1A.4
Modernization of Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) Hardware and Software
Brian Macauley Hays, CyberData Technologies, Herndon, VA; and D. Brewer, J. M. Dover, T. Szynborski, and M. Wolfe
Recording files available
Session 1B
Specialized Instrumentation
Location: Conference Center: Yakima 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Special Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation
Chair: Scott Landolt, NCAR
8:30 AM
1B.1
Development of a Mobile C-band Polarimetric Atmospheric Imaging Radar (PAIR)
Jorge L. Salazar-Cerreno, Univeristy of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and T. Y. Yu, C. Fulton, M. Mc Cord, R. D. Palmer, H. B. Bluestein, B. L. Cheong, M. Biggerstaff, B. M. Isom, J. M. Kurdzo, R. Doviak, X. Wang, and M. B. Yeary

9:00 AM
1B.3
9:15 AM
1B.4
A novel single-cavity multi-wavelength photoacoustic spectrometer for atmospheric research
Martin Schnaiter, Karlsruhe Institute, Karlsruhe, Germany; and C. Linke, I. Ibrahim, and F. Waitz

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

Recording files available
Session 2A
Special Session: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Atmospheric Research and Field Programs
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Special Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation
Chair: Bruce Baker, NOAA
10:45 AM
2A.2
Calibration and Validation of Weather Sensors for Rotary-Wing UAS: The Devil is in the Details
Phillip B. Chilson, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. Huck, C. Fiebrich, D. Cornish, T. Wawrzyniak, S. Mazuera, A. Dixon, E. Burns, and B. Greene
11:45 AM
2A.6
Experimental study of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions using a 5-hole Probe with Remotely Piloted Aircraft
Radiance Calmer, CNRM, Toulouse, France; and G. Roberts, K. J. Sanchez, K. A. Nicoll, J. Preissler, J. Ovadnevaite, J. Sciare, and M. Bronz
Recording files available
Session 2B
Boundary Layer Studies Including Important Flux Measurements
Location: Conference Center: Yakima 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Special Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation
Chair: John Kochendorfer, NOAA
10:30 AM
2B.1
What Determines the Nocturnal Vertical Wind Gradient?
Stefan Emeis, Karlsruhe Institute, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
10:45 AM
2B.2
Composite Analysis of Bores Observed by Ground-Based Profilers during PECAN
David M. Loveless, CIMSS, Madison, WI; and T. J. Wagner, C. M. Rozoff, D. D. Turner, S. A. Ackerman, and W. F. Feltz

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 3A
New observations from field programs
Location: Conference Center: Yakima 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Special Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation
Chair: Tilden P. Meyers, NOAA/OAR/ARL/ATDD
2:15 PM
3A.4
Horizontal and Vertical Spatial Variability of Soil Temperature Measurements
Bradley G. Illston, Oklahoma Climatological Survey/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. A. Fiebrich
2:45 PM
3A.6
On Understanding Multi-Scale Precipitation Processes in Tropical Islands Via the Convection, Aerosol, and Synoptic-Effects in the Tropics (CAST) Campaign
Nathan Hosannah, City College, New York, NY; and J. E. Gonzalez, R. Rodriguez, H. Parsiani, F. Moshary, L. Aponte, R. A. Armstrong, E. W. Harmsen, P. Ramamurthy, M. Angeles, L. León, R. D. Bornstein, N. D. Ramirez, D. Niyogi, R. Davis, and W. Peña
Recording files available
Session 3B
Special Session: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Atmospheric Research and Field Programs
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Special Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation
Chair: Edward Dumas, NOAA
1:30 PM
3B.1
What is the Current Status of Atmospheric Research using Unmanned Aircraft Systems? Results of a Community Survey
Cory A. Wolff, NCAR, Broomfield, CO; and H. Vomel, S. Ellis, S. P. Oncley, J. A. Moore, M. Lord, and D. Axisa
1:45 PM
3B.2
Collaboration Leading Operational Unmanned Development for Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics Flight Campaign
Jamey Jacob, Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK; and P. B. Chilson, A. Houston, and S. Smith
2:00 PM
3B.3
Severe Local Storm Environmental Observations from UAS
Steven E. Koch, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and B. Argrow, P. B. Chilson, M. Fengler, E. N. Rasmussen, D. D. Turner, R. Huck, A. L'Afflitto, and J. Salazar
2:45 PM
3B.6
NOAA's operational end game for the Coyote Unmanned Aircraft System
Joseph J. Cione, NOAA, Miami, FL; and K. Twining, M. Silah, A. Brescia, E. A. Kalina, A. Farber, C. Troudt, A. Ghanooni, B. B. Baker, E. J. Dumas Jr., T. Hock, J. A. Smith, J. French, C. W. Fairall, G. deBoer, and G. Bland

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

Recording files available
Session 4A
Innovative Measurements
Location: Conference Center: Yakima 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Special Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation
Chair: Steven P. Oncley, NCAR
3:30 PM
4A.1
3:45 PM
4A.2
The Next Generation of Airborne Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar: NCAR/EOL Airborne Phased Array Radar (APAR) Development
James A. Moore, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and W. C. Lee, E. Loew, J. Vivekanandan, P. Tsai, M. Dixon, J. M. Emmett, M. Lord, L. L. Lussier III, K. Hwang, and J. Ranson
4:45 PM
4A.6
Utilizing NOAA Products Validation System (NPROVS) to Analyze Radiosonde Data
Evan Keeler, CyberData Technologies, Herndon, VA; and T. Reale and J. Fitzgibbon
Recording files available
Session 4B
Measurement Systems
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Special Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation
Chair: Andrew J. Schwartz, NCAR
3:30 PM
4B.1
Overview of NCAR Dropsonde Technologies
Terry Hock, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and H. Voemel and C. Martin
3:45 PM
4B.2
Humidity observations using the NCAR dropsonde
Holger Voemel, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Hock and K. Young

4:00 PM
4B.3
Ground Snow Measurements: Comparisons of the Hotplate, Weighing and Manual Methods
Nicholas Zelasko, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and Z. Wang and J. R. Snider

4:15 PM
4B.4
Assessment of turbulence intensity retrieval techniques by using a polarimetric precipitation profiling radar
A.C.P. Oude Nijhuis, University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands; and O. A. Krasnov, C. M. H. Unal, H. W. J. Russchenberg, and A. Yarovoy
4:30 PM
4B.5
4:45 PM
4B.6
Integrated Remote Sensing and In-situ Sampling Capability of University of Wyoming King Air
Zhien Wang, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and A. Rodi, J. R. French, S. Haimov, B. Geerts, M. Deng, and P. Wechsler