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
Aryeh J. Drager, Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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, San Antonio, TX; and K. Bhaganagar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Handout (1.8 MB)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Using Model Climatology to Develop a Confidence Metric for Operational Forecasting
Taylor S Mandelbaum, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; and B. A. Colle and T. Alcott

Handout (2.3 MB)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

A Spectral Analysis of Intracloud Lightning
Kevin C Larson, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and E. A. Smith, C. J. Schwartz, C. J. Nowotarski, and R. E. Orville

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

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)

Weather Observations Consistency between Mobile Platform and Fixed Stations
Jaylond Macari Harvey, Jackson State Univ., Jackson, MS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

Storm Surge Probabilities for Hurricane Events
Jessica L Smith, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; and R. Luettich and B. Blanton

'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

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)

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

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)

Uriel Gutierrez Jr., NWS REU Program, Norman, OK; and S. Cavallo and N. Szapiro

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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