13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice

Program Chairs: Kathleen Sherman-Morris , Mississippi State Univ. ; Olga Wilhelmi , NCAR

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


WeatherFest
Location: Exhibit Hall 1 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018

8:30 AM-8:45 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Plenary Session 2
Welcoming Address
Location: Austin, Texas

8:45 AM-10:00 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Panel Discussion 1
Defining User Needs for Water Prediction Priority Products and Services Using Social Science
Location: Room 6B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Moderator: Mary G. Mullusky, NOAA/NWS
Panelists: Peter Colohan, Executive Office of the President; Arleen O'Donnell, Eastern Research Group; Rachel Hogan Carr, NASA
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Joint Session 2
Advancing the Use of Earth Observations to Benefit Global Food Security and Agriculture
Location: Room 18B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 32nd Conference on Hydrology; and the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Danielle Wood, MIT; Margaret M. Hurwitz, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.; Bradley Doorn, NASA
8:45 AM
J2.1
Advancing the Use of Earth Observations to Benefit Global Food Security and Agriculture (Invited Presentation)
Debra Peters, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Las Cruces, NM; and A. Bartuska and R. Tetrault

9:00 AM
J2.2
Enhancing Famine Early Warning Systems with Improved Forecasts, Satellite Observations, and Hydrologic Simulations (Invited Presentation)
Chris C. Funk, USGS, Santa Barbara, CA; and J. P. Verdin, W. M. Thiaw, A. Hoell, S. Shukla, A. McNally, G. Galu, N. S. Novella, D. Korecha, K. R. Arsenault, M. Robjohn, J. Rowland, M. Budde, C. Peters-Lidard, T. Magadzire, E. Bekele, L. S. Harrison, P. Peterson, C. Pomposi, and G. Husak
9:15 AM
J2.3
Riding the Wave of Combined Drought Indicators to Enhance Drought Early Warning for Decision Support
Mark D. Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln, NE; and B. Wardlow, B. Fuchs, C. Poulsen, J. Swigart, C. R. Hain, R. McDonnell, and C. M. U. Neale

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Panel Discussion 2
Federal Agency Budgets for Weather, Water, and Climate: A Guide to Current Proposals and Recent Shifts
Location: Room 6B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Moderator: Paul Higgins, AMS Policy Program
Panelists: Michael Henry, American Institute of Physics; Jack D. Fellows, ORNL
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Session 2
Transforming Communication through Co-Production of Knowledge II
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Cochairs: Renee McPherson, Univ. of Oklahoma; Jennifer A. Spinney, Univ. of Western Ontario
10:30 AM
2.1
10:45 AM
2.2
11:00 AM
2.3
Using Citizen Science to Support Drought-Related Decision-Making
Amanda Farris, Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, Columbia, SC; and K. Lackstrom
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Joint Session 7
Communicating the Value of Satellite Data to the Public
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Kathryn Shontz, NOAA; Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania
10:30 AM
J7.1
Communicating Value: A Mutual Exploration, an Ongoing Conversation—Not a Sales Pitch
William Hooke, Associate Executive Director of AMS, Washington, DC
11:00 AM
J7.2
Communicating the Value of the Satellite Data: Examples from NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Margarita Gregg, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Asheville, NC; and K. Arzayus, M. J. Brewer, K. S. Casey, E. Kihn, K. V. Matthews, S. Mesick, J. L. Privette, N. A. Ritchey, M. Tanner, R. S. Vose, and M. Wohlgemuth
11:30 AM
J7.4
What Is a Satellite Measurement? Communicating Abstract Satellite Science Concepts to the World
Nadia Smith, Science and Technology Corporation, Columbia, MD; and K. Shontz and C. D. Barnet

12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Lunch Break

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Lecture 1
2018 Haurwitz Lecture
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Cochairs: Ángel F. Adames, GFDL; Scott W. Powell, Colorado State Univ.

2:00 PM-4:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Session 3A
Communicating Weather Information with a Focus on NWS Applications
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Richard Smith, NWS Norman
2:45 PM
3A.4
3:00 PM
Break

3:45 PM
3A.7
The Impact of NWS Weather Forecast Office Culture on Tornado Warning Performance
Stephan B. Smith, NOAA/NWS/Office of Science and Technology Integration, Silver Spring, MD

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Session 3B
Building Resilience to Weather and Climate Extremes Across Scales
Location: Room 6B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Lisa Dilling, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research
2:00 PM
3B.1
2:15 PM
3B.2
Drought Response and Planning in South Carolina: Challenges and Opportunities for Building Resilience across Scales and Sectors
Kirsten Lackstrom, Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, Columbia, SC; and H. Mizzell and E. Altman
2:45 PM
3B.4
Understanding and Responding to Ecological Drought: Supporting the National Drought Resilience Partnership in Montana’s Upper Missouri Headwaters
Amanda E Cravens, USGS, Fort Collins, CO; and A. Schwend, T. Laidlaw, J. McEvoy, S. Crausbay, A. Ramirez, N. Raheem, M. Cross, K. Hall, and S. Carter

3:00 PM
Break

4:15 PM-6:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Joint Poster Session 1
Advancing the Use of Earth Observations to Benefit Global Food Security and Agriculture
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 32nd Conference on Hydrology; and the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Danielle Wood, MIT; Margaret M. Hurwitz, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.; Bradley Doorn, NASA
9
Views of the 2016 Northern Plains Flash Drought: Farmer Perspectives and Remote Sensing Data
Tonya Haigh, National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln, NE; and J. A. Otkin and A. Mucia

10
Seasonal-Scale Water Deficit Forecasting in Africa and the Middle East Using NASA’s Land Information System (LIS)
Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD; and K. R. Arsenault, S. Shukla, A. Getirana, A. McNally, R. D. Koster, B. F. Zaitchik, H. S. Badr, J. M. Roningen, S. Kumar, and C. C. Funk

13
Changing Precipitation Patterns Challenges Food Security in the Indus Basin
Ashish Kondal, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV; and M. Usmani, L. Lin, and A. Jutla

18
The Research on Disastrous Law of Drought and Flood in Hubei Province in China
Yue Zhou, Institute of Heavy Rain, China Meteorological Administration, Wuhan, China; and Y. Zhou and L. Ye

6:00 PM-8:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Exhibits Opening and Reception
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

8:00 PM-10:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Ryan Symposium Reception
Location: The Reverbery at the Hilton (Austin, Texas)

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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Session 4
Addressing The Audience: Communicating Effectively to Users of Weather and Climate Data and Information
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Katy Vincent Matthews, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information
9:15 AM
4.4
Engaging Stakeholders in Embracing Uncertainty in Climate Projections for Adaptation Planning
Derek H. Rosendahl, South Central Climate Science Center, Norman, OK; and J. Blackband, R. A. McPherson, E. Mullens, and A. M. Wootten
9:45 AM
4.6
How to Get More People to Believe Science Is Not Fake News
Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather Inc., State College, PA

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Coffee . Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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Session 5A
Individual Responses to Extreme Weather
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State Univ.
11:30 AM
5A.5
Envisioning Flood Risk: Communicating Storm Surge Forecasts Through Maps and 3D Visualizations
Olga Wilhelmi, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Boehnert, H. Lazrus, J. Gambill, R. E. Morss, J. L. Demuth, K. Dickinson, and C. Langemeier
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Session 5B
Inspiring Engagement for Climate Resilience
Location: Room 6B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Jenny Dissen, CICS-NC
11:00 AM
5B.3
The European Union Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) at ECMWF
Freja Vamborg, ECMWF, Reading, UK; and J. N. Thépaut, D. Dee, C. Buontempo, H. Hersbach, and A. Brookshaw
11:30 AM
5B.5
11:45 AM
5B.6A
Communicating Climate Information across Binational Boundaries at the Regional Scale—Lessons Learned from North America
Meredith Muth, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and B. Appleby, S. Borisoff, B. R. Brettschneider, D. P. Brown, J. Saldaña Colín, S. Deland, R. J. Fleetwood, G. M. Garfin, E. De Groot, M. Ibarra, D. R. Kluck, S. Leroy, E. Mecray, J. L. Partain Jr., R. Thoman, and M. E. Woloszyn

1:30 PM-3:45 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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Joint Panel Discussion 3
Communicating Uncertainty: Progress and Outstanding Challenges in the NOAA Testbeds
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the 25th Conference on Probability and Statistics )
Moderator: Kimberly E. Klockow, CIMMS
Panelists: Kodi Berry, CIMMS; Tiffany C. Meyer, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL; Sarah Perfater, IMSG; Adam Clark, NOAA/NSSL; Kevin L. Manross, CIRA/Colorado State Univ.; Shirley Murillo, NOAA/AOML
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Session 6
Addressing The Audience II: Communicating Effectively to Users of Weather and Climate Data and Information
Location: Room 6B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Katy Vincent Matthews, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information
1:45 PM
6.2
Communicating Science on Social Media: Strategic Keys to Success
Susan Osborne, TeleSolv Consulting, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC; and K. V. Matthews, G. Hammer, J. Fulford, H. McCullough, K. Boseo, A. Sallis, and T. Maycock
2:00 PM
6.3
2:30 PM
Break

2:45 PM
6.5
Citizen Science and Cost-Effective Community-Based Rainfall Measurement in Nepal
Suresh Marahatta, Tribhuvan Univ., Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal; and L. Adhikari, B. Pokharel, B. Giri, A. Dixit, and P. Stahl

3:45 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Poster Session 1
Societal Application Poster Session
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State Univ.
726
Meeting the Needs of a Variety of GHRC Data Users by Asking "Who is the Audience?" First
Deborah K. Smith, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and A. M. Weigel, K. Bugbee, L. Sinclair, and T. Smith

727
Exploring and Advancing Customer Engagement at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information
Annette Hollingshead, Global Science an Technology, Inc., Asheville, NC; and M. J. Brewer, J. Dissen, N. Jones, and T. Owen

730
Visualizing Extreme Precipitation for Climate Storytelling
Rachel M. Phinney, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; and J. Rennie

733
A Conceptual Model of Tornado Risk Communication
Samuel J. Childs, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and R. S. Schumacher

Poster 734 has been moved. New paper number 7.4A

737
Assessing Flood Risk for the State of Florida
Steven Cocke, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL; and D. W. Shin and B. Annane

6:30 PM-8:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Peter J. Webster Symposium Banquet
Location: Ballroom A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 7
Communicating about High Impact Weather: Warnings and Understanding Your Audience
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS
9:15 AM
7.4A
Factors Influencing the Usefulness of the NWS Website Radar Display
Kevin D. Ash, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. E. Saunders, J. Collins, and C. H. Paxton

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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Session 8
Communicating about High Impact Weather: Uncertainty and Decision-Making
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS
Recording files available
Joint Session 42
Indoor Heat Exposure: Measurements, Impacts, and Solutions
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health; and the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Mary K. Wright, Arizona State Univ.; Augusta Williams, Harvard Univ.
10:30 AM
J42.1
Heat Exposure and Associated Health Effects in an Outdoor Stadium Venue
Chris Fuhrmann, Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State, MS; and A. Collins, M. E. Brown, B. Gutter, A. Raborn, M. Williams, and C. Worley
11:00 AM
J42.3
Impact of Heat Waves on Cognitive Function among Young Adults
Jose Guillermo Cedeño Laurent, Harvard Univ., Boston, MA; and A. Williams, Y. Oulhote, A. Zanobetti, J. Allen, and J. Spengler
11:45 AM
Discussion

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Lecture 2
2018 Horton Lecture
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
1:30 PM
L2.1
Rain Rates from Space: Past & Future (Invited Presentation)
Gerald R. North, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

1:30 PM-3:45 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 8
From Vulnerable to Resilient: Leveraging the Role of Communication
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma
1:30 PM
TJ8.1
Climate Resilient Engagement: One Firm's Experience and a Vision for the Future
Scott Shuford, CASE Consultants International, Asheville, NC; and M. McGuirk, R. D. Copenhaver, A. Keller, and E. Shea
2:30 PM
Break

2:45 PM-3:45 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Joint Panel Discussion 5
Decision-Making by Water Utilities: Using Climate/Weather Information in Short- and Long-Term Planning
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 32nd Conference on Hydrology; and the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Moderator: Nancy Kay Beller-Simms, NOAA
Panelists: W. Joshua Weiss, Hazen and Sawyer; Katherine Zitsch, Atlanta Regional Commission; Yanan Duan, Auburn Univ.; Marisa Gonzalez, Austin Water Utility
2:45 PM
Panel Discussion
3:45 PM
Utility Climate Resiliency Study - Danny Johnson
4:00 PM
Developing Climate-Based Reservoir Inflow Forecasts Using Machine Learning Methods - Yanan Duan

3:45 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Joint Poster Session 5
Decision-Making by Water Utilities: Using Climate/Weather Information in Short- and Long-Term Planning
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 32nd Conference on Hydrology; and the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Chair: Nancy Kay Beller-Simms, NOAA
883
Using Data to Help Characterize and Plan for Future Climate Variability in the Metro Atlanta Region
Katherine Zitsch, Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta, GA; and D. E. Johnson and N. S. Ram

7:00 PM-9:00 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


98th AMS Awards Banquet
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Thursday, 11 January 2018

8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Thursday, 11 January 2018

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Session 9
Observations, Decision-Making and Modeling Capabilities at the Weather, Climate, and Society Interface
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Kristie L. Ebi, Univ. of Washington
8:30 AM
9.1
The Evolution of NOAA's Value Model
Louis Cantrell Jr., Profitable Weather, LLC, Fairfax, VA; and D. Helms, R. C. Reining, A. Pratt, B. Priest, and V. Ries
9:15 AM
9.4
Recent Applications of NOAA’s Observing System Architecture Analysis Capabilities
David Helms, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis/Technology, Planning and Integration for Observations, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Yapur, L. Cantrell Jr., J. Goldstein, B. Priest, A. Pratt, and V. Ries

9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


Exhibit Hall Breakfast
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 10
Policy and Decision-Making at the Weather, Climate, and Society Interface
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Jessica C. Whitehead, North Carolina State Univ.
10:30 AM
10.1
Urgency in the Anthropocene
Amanda H. Lynch, Brown Univ., Providence, RI; and S. Veland
10:45 AM
10.2

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


David J. Raymond Symposium Luncheon
Location: Ballroom A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018

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Session 11
Hazardous Weather Risk Assessment and Impacts
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Stephen M. Strader, Villanova Univ.
1:45 PM
11.2
Assessing Lightning Risk in Vulnerable Outdoor Environments
Kelley Murphy, Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX; and D. E. Bruning and J. Vanos
2:00 PM
11.3
2:45 PM
11.6

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


Coffee Break