Poster Session 1 Student Poster Session

Sunday, 22 January 2017: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 16th Annual AMS Student Conference
Organizer:
Aryeh J. Drager, Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO

Papers:
S1
How Carbon Dioxide Variability Changes with a Synoptic Weather Event
Lyndsie Slater, Texas Tech. Univ., Lubbock, TX; and K. Davis and S. Pal

S5
Environmental Influences on Quantum Use Efficiency in a Virginia Salt Marsh
Geselle Coleman, NCAS, Stone Mountain, GA; and R. G. Najjar, J. D. Fuentes, J. Ruiz-Plancarte, and D. Lu

S6
Changes in Carbon Dioxide Concentration and Flux Over a Large Southern Inland Water Body
Justin C. Bonds, NCAS, Chicago, IL; and H. Liu and R. Grysko

S8
Anaerobic Metabolic Processes in Streams
Alice M Carter, Duke University, Durham, NC; and E. S. Bernhardt and J. B. Heffernan

S12
Intermittent Water Vapor Exchanges and Their Role in Vineyard Evapotranspiration
Sebastian Los, Utah State University, Logan, UT; and L. E. Hipps, J. G. Alfieri, J. H. Prueger, and W. P. Kustas

S13
S15
S19
Methane and Carbon Dioxide Concentration Patterns over Washington State University's PACCAR Building
Brandon J. Daub, Washington State University Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, Research Experience for Undergraduates, Pullman, WA; and N. Sparks, E. S. Russell, Z. Gao, R. Grysko, H. Liu, B. K. Lamb, and P. O'Keefe

Handout (1.8 MB)

S21
Lewiston Clarkston Valley Air Toxics Measurement Campaign
Jaime Torres, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX; and S. N. Pressley, T. Jobson, P. O'Keeffe, P. Robichaud, and Y. Huangfu

S24
S29
Global Climate Response to the Tambora Eruption
Cassandra Vallecilla, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

S31
Simulation of non-buoyant plume transport: how well does atmospheric stability control the short term fate of a plume?
Sudheer Reddy Bhimireddy, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; and K. Bhaganagar

S33
Investigating Ice Nucleating Particles from Agricultural and Natural Landscapes
Anna J. Miller, Reed College, Portland, OR; and T. C. J. Hill, K. J. Suski, C. S. McCluskey, E. J. T. Levin, G. P. Schill, P. J. DeMott, and S. M. Kreidenweis

S38
Determination of Planetary Boundary Layer Heights From Doppler Wind Lidar Measurements
Benjamin Tucker, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, UMBC, Baltimore, MD; and B. J. Carroll, A. Brewer, A. Choukulkar, T. A. Bonin, B. Demoz, and R. Delgado

S39
Thermal Structure of the Urban Boundary Layer during a Heat Wave Period
Prathap Ramamurthy, City College, New York, NY; and J. T. Sanchez

S41
More Trouble for Triumph: Analysis of Damaging Wake Low on April 03, 2013
Lillian R. J. Dickson, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; and C. W. Bunn and W. D. Terwey

S42
Gale-Forced Storm Prediction Over The Oceans
Daniel Vitelli, University of Maryland, College Park, Germantown, MD; and P. C. Meyers

S43
S44
Oceanic Convective Systems: ASCAT and NEXRAD Retrieval Analysis
Georgios Priftis, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and T. J. Lang and T. Chronis

S46
Quantification of Air Transport into Mesoscale Convective System Updrafts
Rachel M. Phinney, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; and P. J. Marinescu and S. C. van den Heever

S49
Mobile Doppler Radar Observations of a Tornadic Supercell near Springfield, Illinois, on 15 March 2016
Brittany Welch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and J. Frame

S50
Radar Detection of Tornadogenesis
Kristofer S Tuftedal, Student, Ames, IA; and J. V. Aanstoos

Handout (1.8 MB)

S51
Radar Analysis of the May, 26 2016 Brazos Valley Tornadoes
Jackson Milton, Texas A&M University, Friendswood, TX; and E. K. Boynton, D. Grabbs Jr., E. A. Smith, D. Bonnette, D. W. Koeritzer, and C. Nowotarski

S53
The Tale of the Three Supercells
Janae N Elkins, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

S54
S56
Impacts of Microphysics and PBL Physics Schemes on Tornado Outbreak Prediction
Erin A. Thead, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

S58
Idealized Simulations of Supercells in Environments with Varying LCLs
Trenton Wade Spencer, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and C. J. Nowotarski

S59
Modeling Boundary Crossing Supercells
Aaron K. Scott, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and M. Gilmore

S62
S64
Storm-relative movements of mesoscale snow bands within coastal Northeast U.S. storms
Laura M. Tomkins, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and N. P. Hoban, M. A. Miller, and S. E. Yuter

S66
Short-Wave Troughs and Lake-Effect Snow in the Great Lakes Region
Michael Sessa, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and M. M. Neureuter and N. D. Metz

S68
Inland Extent of Long-Distance Lake-effect Snow Bands: Intra-seasonal Analysis and Lake Erie Case Study
Julia Moreland, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH; and L. Ruddy and N. F. Laird

S69
Lake-to-Lake Connection Influence on Lake-effect Snowfall Totals
Carrie E. Lang, SUNY, Geneseo, NY; and E. A. Jones and N. F. Laird

S71
Contribution of Lake-effect to Annual Snowfall Totals in the Vicinity of Lakes Michigan, Erie, and Ontario
Erin A. Jones, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and C. E. Lang and N. F. Laird

S72
A Climatology of Predecessor Snow Events on the eastern Great Lakes
Matthew C. Sanders, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and N. D. Metz

S73
S74
Seasonal Analysis of Historical Air Mass Persistance Across the United States, 1955-2015
Jessica M. Suggs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA; and D. A. Ellis

S77
Orographic Precipitation Enhancement Over the Olympic Peninsula
Thomas M Schuldt, University Of Washington, SEATTLE, WA; and L. A. McMurdie and J. Zagrodnik

S80
S81
S84
An Anomaly-Based Analysis of High Impact Wind Events in the Anchorage Area
Timothy J. Cady, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO; and S. E. Baines and E. Niebuhr

S85
Dynamics of the Tokar Gap Jet
Stephen B. Maldonado, WHOI, Columbus, OH

S88
Terminal Aerodrome Forecast Verification
Nathan Stanford, USAF Academy, USAF Academy, CO; and R. S. Wacker

S90
An Analysis of Urban Heat Islands in Kentucky
Logan T Mitchell, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; and R. Mahmood

S91
Which Months Does It Rain in New York City?
Whelennis Polanco, The City College of New York, New York, NY; and J. F. Booth and K. Towey

S92
Temporal Temperature Distribution across Puerto Rico
María Morales, NWS, Carolina, PR, United States Minor Outlying Islands; and O. Martínez-Sánchez

S94
Investigation of Convective Storms during the Caribbean Mid-Summer Drought
Chris Lunger, The City College of New York, New York, NY; and N. Hosannah and J. E. Gonzalez

S97
Examining the Structure of the Tropopause during Rossby Wave Breaking Events with COSMIC
Alexia Prosperi, ESMEI at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and C. Liu and E. A. Barnes

S98
Linking ensemble spread to forecast risk and confidence
Amanda Penning, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD; and M. Kern and W. Capehart

S101
Decision Theory Based Classification of Atmospheric Hazards
Luke M Western, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom; and P. Francis and M. Watson

S113
Understanding Emergency Manager Communications with the NWS
Sean Ernst, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. S. LaDue and A. Gerard

S115
Understanding the Impact of Climatic Factors on Farmer Planting Decisions in Tanzania
Margaret Beetstra, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and C. L. Anderson

S116
Incorporating Climate Data into Analysis of Seasonal Hunger in Malawi
Margaret Beetstra, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and C. L. Anderson, P. Biscaye, K. P. Harris, J. Merfeld, and T. Reynolds

S118
Human Health Impacts due to Flooding in the Subtropics and Tropics
Sarah M Szymborski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

S122
An Extension of the Python SHARPpy GUI to Display Combined Satellite Soundings and ASOS Surface Data in Near-Real Time
Grace Przybyl, CIMSS, Madison, WI, WI; and R. O. Knuteson, C. Bloch, and J. Gartzke
Manuscript (398.1 kB)

Handout (4.4 MB)

S123
S124
A Novel Web Application to Analyze and Visualize Extreme Heat Events
Gina Li, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA; and H. M. Jones and J. Trtanj

S125
Academic Entrepreneurship: Students Lead the Way
Benjamin A. Toms, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

S126
Virtual Reality for Collaborative Weather Briefings and Education
Armani L. Cassel, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and E. D. Ragan, L. Wood, C. J. Nowotarski, and D. T. Conlee

S132
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Filaments
Carina R. Alden, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT; and T. Howard

S133
A Spectral Analysis of Intracloud Lightning
Kevin C Larson, Texas A&M Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, College Station, TX; and E. A. Smith, C. J. Schwartz, C. J. Nowotarski, and R. E. Orville

S134
Comparison of TAMU-WRF Simulated Lightning Products to the Houston Lightning Mapping Array Network
Brittany J. Toy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and D. W. Koeritzer, T. W. Spencer, C. K. Landry, D. Grabbs Jr., E. K. Boynton, and C. J. Nowotarski

S135
Comparing Accuracy of Household Lightning Detectors against the HLMA (Houston Lightning Mapping Array)
Tyler Fenske, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and D. W. Koeritzer, C. J. Schwartz, B. J. Toy, D. Grabbs Jr., S. N. Lane, M. S. Nichelson, and T. Logan

Handout (7.2 MB)

S137
Weather Observations Consistency between Mobile Platform and Fixed Stations
Jaylond Macari Harvey, Jackson State University Meteorology Department, Jackson, MS

S140
Measurements at FP3 in Support of PECAN Scientific Objectives Using MFAS SODAR with RASS
Natalie Midzak, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

S142
Measurements at FP3 in Support of PECAN Scientific Objectives Using Surface Flux Tower
Jennifer Hane, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

S143
Monitoring Weather Conditions Near Wildfires
Randall Vowles, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and A. Abernathy and J. D. Horel

S145
An Investigation of Rawinsonde Ice Up during the Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems (OWLeS) Project
Eli Turasky, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and J. W. Frame

S148
Climatology analysis of Cirrus Cloud in 3 ARM Sites
Kafayat Olayinka, NCAS, Washington, DC, DC

S153
Evaluation of a New Low-cost Instrument Package: The Texas Instruments SensorTag
Christian K. Landry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and T. W. Spencer, T. Fenske, L. J. Campbell, M. Martin, J. Milton, D. Grabbs Jr., D. T. Conlee, and T. Logan

S154
Sea level stations in Haiti: An analysis of performance from 2011-2016
Karuska Matos, NWS Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program, Mayaguez, PR, Puerto Rico; and Z. Fuentes, C. Hincapié, and C. von Hillebrandt-Andrade

S165
Satellite Data Visualization, Processing and Mapping using MODIS Imager Data
Aye Phyu, CUNY City College of New York, Brooklyn, NY

S166
Using Principal Component Analysis in Radiative Transfer Calculations
Drew Limpasuvan, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC; and Y. Yung, V. Natraj, and P. Kopparla

Handout (955.8 kB)

S168
Simulating the CIPS Instrument
Anthony DiNorscia, CURE REU - Hampton University, Hampton, VA

Handout (571.5 kB)

Poster S171 will now be presented as Poster 577A within WAFNWP

S179
S180
S181
Is a changing climate affecting the tropical cyclone behavior of Cape Verde?
Todd W. Emmenegger, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; and M. E. Mann, J. L. Evans, and G. S. Jenkins

S184
Further Exploration of MJO Initiation Events and Precursors as Revealed by an MJO-like Dynamical Mode
Rosa M. Vargas, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)-National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO; and L. M. Hartten

S187
'Intraseasonal Variability of Surface Ocean Currents and Upwelling off the U.S. West Coast'
Jacob I C Rose, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and B. S. Barrett and A. R. Davies

S189
Leveraging Climate Prediction in Water Supply Forecasts
Janelle Hakala, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and P. Miller, A. Verdin, and M. Stokes

Handout (1.4 MB)

S192
Atmospheric Drivers Associated with Rapid Ablation Events in the Chesapeake Basin, 1980-2009
Julia L. Arthur, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and G. R. Henderson, D. J. Leathers, D. A. Robinson, and T. Mote

S193
Tracking Irminger Water Through Eastern Baffin Bay and Its Potential Impacts on Glacier Melt in Northwest Greenland and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Sarah K. Howard, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; and X. Hu, N. Grivault, and P. G. Myers

Handout (2.7 MB)

S196
ARCTIC WEATHER AND ABRUPT SEA ICE LOSS
Uriel Gutierrez Jr., NWS REU Program, Norman, OK; and S. Cavallo and N. Szapiro

S203
S205
S207
'Comparison of Polar Amplification in CMIP5 Against Observations'
Alessandra G Burgos, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and A. J. Broccoli

S210
Creating a Climatology of Shortwave Radiation in the Northeastern United States
Allison Fitzpatrick, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT; and A. Maynard and J. Hanrahan

S213
Observed Trends in Various Aspects of Heat Waves across China from 1961 to 2010
Yi Li, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, China
Manuscript (2.3 MB)

Handout (833.0 kB)

S214
Intra-seasonal and Inter-decadal Variability of North American Wind Chill Temperatures
Macy E. Howarth, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and N. F. Laird

S215
Recent Trends in Heat Index and Wind Chill over the Continental United States
Austin Jordan, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and D. W. Titley, S. K. Miller, and A. M. Walker

S216
A North American Heat Index Climatology
Shay A. Callahan, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and N. D. Metz

S219
Evaluation of the weather, Research and Forecasting Model over Tunisia for the Study of Drought
Azar Mohammad Abadi, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and T. Tadesse, M. Svoboda, and R. Oglesby

S221
Enhancements made to the Drought Risk Atlas from the National Drought Mitigation Center
Erica Johs, National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln, NE; and B. Fuchs, M. D. Svoboda, W. Sorensen, S. Shield, and C. E. Schirle

S222
Monitoring Drought with Vegetation and Soil Moisture Data
Theodore M.I. Hartman, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and J. L. Matthews and J. E. Bell

S223
Analysis of Global Drought and Land-Cover/Land-Use Change Using Satellite Passive Microwave Observations
Yanna Chen, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY; and H. Norouzi, S. Prakash, A. AghaKouchak, and R. Blake

S225
Analysis of Surface Albedo to improve Upper-Ocean Heat Budget Calculations
Allison Hogikyan, OAR/PMEL; and M. Cronin and D. Zhang

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