97th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: Student Presentation Awards

15AI Conference Student Presentation Award

1st Place

Forecasting Low-Visibility Conditions at Vienna Airport with Tree-Based Statistical Models
Sebastian Josef Dietz
University of Innsbruck

8energy: Best Student Oral Presentation

First Place

Do Wind Turbines Pose Roll Hazards to Light Aircraft?
Jessica M. Tomaszewski
University of Colorado

7R2O Conference Student Award

First Place Poster Presentation

An Instantaneous Self-Assessment of Forecaster Cognitive Workload
Katie A. Wilson
CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma

Second Place Poster Presentation

Establishing a Baseline: What We Know about Tornado Warning Reception, Comprehension and Response
Makenzie Krocak
OU/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL

31hydro: Student Presentation Competition

2nd Place Oral

Intermittent Water Vapor Exchanges and Their Role in Vineyard Evapotranspiration:
Sebastian Los
Utah State University

9aerosol: Best Student Poster Presentation

Honorable Mention

Meteorological and Microphysical Controls on the Stratocumulus to Cumulus Transition
Johannes Mohrmann
University of Washington

9aerosol: Best Student Oral Presentation

Honorable Mention

Quantifying and Decomposing the Shortwave Indirect Effect into the Twomey and Cloud Lifetime Components
Alyson Rose Douglas
University of Wisconsin

bosartsymp: Best Student Poster Presentation

2nd Place

African Easterly Waves and Tropical Cyclogenesis
James O. H. Russell
North Carolina State University

1st Place

The Tropopause Structure of Hurricanes Nadine (2012) and Patricia (2015)
Patrick Duran
SUNY

3hpc: Best Student Oral presentation

1st Place

Performance Analysis and Optimization of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) Advection Schemes
Negin Sobhani
NCAR

14Polar Conference Oral Presenation Student Award

2nd Place

An Exceptional Summer during the South Pole Race of 1911-1912
Megan E. Jones
Ohio State University

9aerosol: Best Student Oral Presentation

Honorable Mention

Entrainment and Mixing of Biomass Burning Aerosol into the Namibian Stratocumulus Cloud Deck
Michael S. Diamond
University of Washington

21iaos: Student Paper Award and Student Presenter Travel

Impact of Issues of Vortex Initialization and HWRF Model Errors on Hurricane Inner Core Data Assimilation and Intensity Prediction
Xu Lu
University of Oklahoma

5wrn: Special Program

Student Networking Reception

Impacts Catalog: Enhancing the National Weather Service's (NWS) Operational Landscape
Wendy Marie Thomas
NOAA/NWS

31hydro: Student Presentation Competition

1st Place Oral

Testing Turbulence Schemes in Land Models During Stable Conditions
Karl Lapo
University of Washington

33eipt: Student Presentation Competition

3rd Place Oral

Significant Gender Differences in the Usability and Understandability of a Climate Decision Support System for Forestry Stakeholders: An Eye-Tracking Assessment
Lindsay C. Maudlin
North Carolina State University

1st Place Poster

Developing a Tornado Debris Signature Algorithm
Taylor Faires
OU/CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/NSSL

8health: Student Paper Award

Best Student Oral Presentation

The Spatiotemporal Relationship between Climate and Valley Fever in the Southwestern United States
Morgan E. Gorris
University of California

Best Student Oral Presentation

Determining Social Mechanisms of Extreme Heat Vulnerability in Phoenix, Arizona
Paul Chakalian
Arizona State University

Best Student Oral Presentation

Quantifying the Risk of Compound Heat Wave Events
Jane Wilson Baldwin
Princeton University

5mjo: Best Student Poster Presentation

Large-Scale and Convective Characteristics of the ITCZ and MJO Initiation Over the Indian Ocean
Rachel C. Sodowsky
RSMAS

8energy: Best Student Oral Presentation

Third Place

Improvements in Wind Power Forecasts through use of the WRF Wind Farm Parameterization evaluated with Meteorological and Turbine Power Data
Joseph C. Y. Lee
University of Colorado

Student Paper Award

Best Student Poster Presentation

Assessing the Effect of Satellite Viewing Geometry on Retrieved Ice Cloud Particle Surface Roughness Using MISR Satellite Observations
Yi Wang
Texas A&M University

3hpc: Best Student Oral presentation

2nd Place

Efficiency Gains in Coastal Ocean Modeling Through High-order Solution Algorithms
Steven Brus
University of Notre Dame

houzesymp: Student Presentation Competition

2nd Place Poster

Shear-motion Combined Effects on Tropical Cyclone Low-wavenumber Precipitation Asymmetry
Yongxian Pei
Florida International University

1st Place Poster

Vertical Structure and Character of Precipitation in the Tropical High Andes of Bolivia and Southern Peru
Jason Endries
Appalachian State University

8energy: Best Student Oral Presentation

Second Place Oral Presentation

Lidars Lifted: The Østerild Balconies Experiment
Elliot I. Simon
DTU Wind Energy (Risø)

Student Paper Award

Second Place Student Oral Presentation

Lightning Characteristics Relative to Radar, Altitude and Temperature for a Multicell, MCS and Supercell over Northern Alabama
Retha Matthee Mecikalski
University of Alabama

First Place Student Poster Presentation

Relationship Between the Global Electric Circuit and Electrified Cloud Parameters at Diurnal, Seasonal and Interannual Timescales
Thomas Philippe Lavigne
Texas A&M

Second Place Student Poster Presentation

Relationships Between Storm Microphysics, Dynamics, and Charge Structure
Brody R. Fuchs
Colorado State University

First Place Student Oral Presentation

Thunderstorm and Terrain Interactions over the Grand Canyon Region
Tyler Kranz
University of Arizona

15AI Conference Student Presentation Award

2nd Place

Evaluation of Machine Learning Techniques for Precipitation Type Forecasting
Costa Christopoulos
MIT

3rd Place

Using Machine Learning to Predict Straight-line Convective Wind Hazards Throughout the Continental United States
Ryan A. Lagerquist
University of Oklahoma

24nwp: Student Presentation Competition

2nd Place Oral

Observations of Extreme Short-Term Precipitation Associated with Supercells and Mesovortices
Erik R. Nielsen
Colorado State University

13urban: Student Paper Award

Excellent Poster Presentation

Intercomparison of Three Source Estimation Methods in a Building Downwash Environment: Applicability, Limitations and Research Needs
Jiajun Gu
Cornell University

31hydro: Student Presentation Competition

1st Place Poster

Diagnosing Ecohydrologic and Atmospheric Feedbacks from Beetle-Induced Tree Mortality with a Coupled Atmosphere-Hydrology Model
Mary Forrester
Colorado School of Mines

18aram: Best Student Paper Award

First

Using C-Band Dual-Polarization Radar Signatures to Improve Convective Wind Forecasting at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and NASA Kennedy Space Center
Corey G. Amiot
University of Alabama

13urban: Student Paper Award

Excellent Oral Presentation

A Climatology of Urban Surface Heat Islands Derived from Hemispherical Radiometric Surface Temperatures
Michael A. Allen
University of Western Ontario

21iaos: Student Award Winners for Best Oral Presentation

Efficient Estimation of the Impact of Observing Systems using EFSO
Tse-Chun Chen
University of Maryland

21iaos: Student Presenter Travel

Up to $550 max

Ensemble Sensitivity-Based Observation Targeting Experiments for Southern Plains Dryline Convection
Aaron J. Hill
Texas Tech University

13urban: Student Paper Award

Outstanding Poster Presentation

Urban Microclimate Monitoring in Seoul, Korea: Fine Scale Summer Heating along the Cheonggye Stream Renewal Project
Alexandria J. Herdt
Texas Tech University

Best Poster Presentation

Incorporation of Urban Form and Function for Improved Correlation Between Land Use Types and Land Surface Temperatures
Anamika Shreevastava
Purdue University

12Society Conference Student Award

First Place Overall

Does Near Term Climate Change Risk Represent a â₀˜Yard Sale' for the US Ski Industry?
Brianna Rita Pagan
University of California

Second Place Overall

Drought, Growth, and Climate Adaptation: A Case Study of Water Management in Las Vegas
Sage Lincoln
NOAA

14Polar Conference Oral Presentation Student Award

1st Place

Ice Nucleating Particles over Oceans to High Latitudes
Christina S. McCluskey
Colorado State University

14Polar Conference Poster Presentation Student Award

1st Place

Validation of Satellite-Based Measurements of Precipitable Water Vapor at Various Arctic Stations
Pyxie Star
Evergreen State College

8energy: Student Presenter Travel Award

An Intercomparison of Weather-Based Thermal-Rating Methods for a High Voltage Transmission Line in British Columbia
Margaret A. M. Campbell
University of British Columbia

14Polar Conference Poster Presentation Student Award

2nd Place

Evaluating Reanalysis Products in the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica
Richard Wilson Jones
Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Science (University of East Anglia)

12Society Conference Student Award

Third Place Overall

An Investigation of the Relationship between Vulnerable Populations and Hazard Casualties in Warning Dissemination Coverage Gaps
Aisha C. Reed Haynes
George Mason University

First Place Poster Presentation

Economic Evaluation of Local Damages and Coastal Protection Strategies in the Face of SLR: A Case Study from New Yorkâââ₀šâ‚₀ââ₀žÂ¢s Hudson Valley
Allyza Lustig
Yale University

Honorable Mention

Emerging Decadal Climate Information: What's the Potential for Flood Risk Management?
D. Graham Andrews
NCAR

31hydro: Student Presentation Competition

2nd Place Poster

Examining Shallow Snowfall Cases by Using Ground-Based Cloud Radars
William Hahn
University of Wisconsin

33eipt: Student Presentation Competition

2nd Place Oral

Weather Observations With a Cylindrical Polarimetric Phased Array Radar
Andrew D. Byrd
University of Oklahoma

24nwp: Student Presentation Competition

1st Place Oral

The Great Plains Low-Level Jet During PECAN: Initial Comparisons of Profiling Observations with WRF Model Predictions
Elizabeth N. Smith
University of Oklahoma

28waf: Student Presentation Competition

3rd Place Oral

Using OLYMPEX High Elevation Measurements to Evaluate Predicted Frozen Precipitation by both PRISM and WRF (4/3 km) in the Olympic Mountains during WY 2015 and 2016
William Ryan Currier
University of Washington

7R2O Conference Student Award

First Place Oral Presentation

A Regime Based Climatological Assessment of WRF Simulated Deep Convection and Associated Precipitation
Brooke A. Hagenhoff
University of North Dakota

Second Place Oral Presentation

Forecasting Left-Moving Supercells Using an Ensemble Data Assimilation System
Cameron J. Nixon
NSSL

13GOESRJPSS: Student Paper Award

Best Student Oral Presentation

Analysis of Relationships in Deep Convection between Super Rapid Scan Geostationary Satellite Derived Cloud Top Outflow, Updrafts and Total Lightning
Jason Apke
University of Alabama

5mjo: Best Student Oral Presentation

Examining Changes to the Madden-Julian Oscillation in a Warmer Climate using CMIP5 Models
Stephanie S. Rushley
University of Washington

9aerosol: Best Student Oral Presentation

Honorable Mention

Contribution of Soil Organic Matter to the Ice Nucleation Activity of Arable Soil Dust Aerosol Particles
Thea Schiebel
Institute of Technology

9aerosol: Best Student Poster Presentation

Honorable Mention

Spatio-Temporal Variability in Cloud Microphysical Properties over the South-East Atlantic
Siddhant Gupta
University of Illinois

Honorable Mention

Ultra-Clean Layers (UCLs) and Low Albedo Clouds (â₀œgray cloudsâ₀) in the Marine Boundary Layer - CSET Aircraft Data, 2-D Bin Spectral Cloud Parcel Model, Large Eddy Simulation and Satellite Observations from CALIPSO, MODIS and COSMIC
Kuan-Ting O
University of Washington

SLS Symposium: Student Presentation Competition

1st Place Poster

A Climatology of Weakly Forced and Pulse Thunderstorms in the Southeast United States
Paul W. Miller
University of Georgia

3rd Place Poster

An Observational Study of High Theta-E Airmasses
Lawrence Wolfgang Hanft
University of Nebraska

2nd Place Poster

An Updated U.S. Geographic Distribution of Concurrent, Collocated Tornado and Flash Flood Events and Look at those Observed during the First Year of VORTEX-SE
Erik R. Nielsen
Colorado State University

16student: Outstanding Student Conference Poster Award

Undergraduate

An Analysis of Social Media Services at NWS Louisville to Enhance Forecast Operations and High-Impact Weather Event Decision Support
Robert Prestley
Pennsylvania State University

Undergraduate

A Novel Web Application to Analyze and Visualize Extreme Heat Events
Gina Li
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Undergraduate

Applications of Remote Sensing and In-Situ Measurements for Studying Lateral Carbon Fluxes Between Tidal Marshes and Connected Estuarine Waters
Usaama A Van
CREST

Undergraduate

Comparing Temperature Data from USA Mesonet Stations and Automatic Surface Observing Stations across the Northern Gulf Coast
Nicholas S. Grondin
University of South Alabama

Graduate

Decision Theory Based Classification of Atmospheric Hazards
Luke M Western
University of Bristol

Undergraduate

Determination of Planetary Boundary Layer Heights From Doppler Wind Lidar Measurements
Benjamin Tucker
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, UMBC

Graduate

How Minorities Use Social Media During Weather Related Crises: Results of a U.S. National Weather Survey
Michelle A. Dovil
NCAS

Undergraduate

Investigating the sources of inaccuracy in a Geonor precipitation gauge
Keon Gibson
UCAR

Undergraduate

Investigation of Convective Storms during the Caribbean Mid-Summer Drought
Chris Lunger
The City College of New York

Undergraduate

Lake-to-Lake Connection Influence on Lake-effect Snowfall Totals
Carrie E. Lang
SUNY

Undergraduate

Radar Detection of Tornadogenesis
Kristofer S Tuftedal
Student

Graduate

Representation of the Extratropical Cyclone Wind Field and Warm Conveyor Belt in Climate and Weather Models
Alicia C. Camacho
SUNY

28waf: Student Presentation Competition

1st Place Oral

A Multi-Case Perspective on Tropical Cyclone Intensification under Moderate Vertical Wind Shear
Rosimar Rios-Berrios
SUNY

12Society Conference Student Award

First Place Oral Presentation

Weather on the Go: An Assessment of Smartphone Mobile Weather Applications Use among College Students
Minh Duc Phan
East Carolina University

18aram: Best Student Paper Award

First

Exploring the Range of Weather Impacts on UAS Operations
Emily Ranquist
University of Colorado

13urban: Student Paper Award

Outstanding Oral Presentation

Conjugate Vegetation Model for Evaluating Evapotranspirative Cooling in Urban Environment
Lento Manickathan
ETH

Outstanding Oral Presentation

Urban Impacts on New York City Weather During a Heat Wave
Luis Ortiz
City College of New York

Excellent Poster Presentation

Mixing of a Passive Scalar in an Urban-Street Canyon
Guangdong Duan
City University of Hong Kong

Best Poster Presentation

Influences of Complex Roughness over an Actual Urban Area on Turbulent Flows as Revealed by Large-Eddy Simulations
Toshiya Yoshida
Kyoto University

Outstanding Poster Presentation

Urban Composition and Surface Temperature at Multiple Scales Using Airborne Spectroscopic and Thermal Imaging
Erin B. Wetherley
University of California

24nwp: Student Presentation Competition

2nd Place Poster

Contributions of Moist Convection and Internal Gravity Waves to Building the Atmospheric ââ‚₀Å“-5/3ââ‚₀ Kinetic Energy Spectra
Y. Qiang Sun
Pennsylvania State University

1st Place Poster

Overview of the NCAR High-Resolution (3-km) Ensemble and Validation of Its Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts Over Complex Terrain in the Western US
Thomas Michael Gowan
University of Utah

28waf: Student Presentation Competition

3rd Place Poster

Characterizing and Predicting Along-Coast and Diurnal Marine Stratus Variability on the U.S. West Coast
Aaron Updike
Valparaiso University

2nd Place Poster

Environmental Conditions Associated With Different Snow Band Structures within Northeast U.S. Winter Storms
Sara A. Ganetis
SUNY

1st Place Poster

Mechanisms Contributing to the Tug Hill Lake-Effect Precipitation Maximum during OWLeS IOP2b
Leah Campbell
University of Utah

12Society Conference Student Award

Honorable Mention

The Canadian Weather Prediction Process: The Complication of Notification in Toronto, Ontario
Jennifer A. Spinney
University of Western Ontario

33eipt: Student Presentation Competition

1st Place Oral

Development of a Novel Road Ice Detection and Road Closure System: Modeling, Observations, and Risk Communication
Benjamin A. Toms
University of Oklahoma

28waf: Student Presentation Competition

2rd Place Oral

A Surface Dynamic and Thermodynamic Analysis of Long-Duration Freezing Rain Events
Christopher D. McCray
McGill University