Joint Session 44 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment

Program Chairs: Andre Van der Westhuysen , IMSG@NOAA/NWS/NCEP ; Mona Behl , Georgia Sea Grant College Program ; Michael DeFlorio , JPL

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

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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Session 1
Creating and Communicating Medium- to Long-Term Forecasts and Uncertainty in the Coastal Environment
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Nickitas Georgas, Stevens Institute of Technology; Chester Huang, Department of the Interior
8:45 AM
1.1
Forecasting Seasonal Sea Level Changes for Pacific Islands
Matthew J. Widlansky, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and M. A. Merrifield, P. R. Thompson, H. Annamalai, and J. J. Marra
9:00 AM
1.2
Development of the NWS’ Probabilistic Extratropical Storm Surge Model and Postprocessing Methodology
Huiqing Liu, NOAA/NWS/Office of Scientific and Technical Information/Meteorological Development Laboratory/DSB, Silver Spring, MD; and A. A. Taylor
9:15 AM
1.3

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


Coffee Break

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

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.
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Session 3
Regional and Coastal Hydrodynamic Model Coupling—Part I
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Michael DeFlorio, JPL; Nickitas Georgas, Stevens Institute of Technology
2:00 PM
3.1
Comparison between Wave, Surge, and Inundation Models over Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Joannes Westerink, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; and A. Van der Westhuysen, C. Anselmi, R. Calzada, J. Gonzalez, J. M. Perez, J. R. Rhome, E. Rodriguez, and J. Smith
2:15 PM
3.2
Improving Tidal Simulations in the NWS’ Extratropical Storm Surge Model along the Coasts of Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico
Huiqing Liu, NOAA/NWS/Office of Scientific and Technical Information/Meteorological Development Laboratory/DSB, Silver Spring, MD; and A. A. Taylor
2:30 PM
3.3
Basin to Inlet Scale Unstructured Grid Hydrodynamic Circulation Modeling of the Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean, and Adjacent Marginal Seas
Joannes Westerink, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; and W. Pringle, A. Suhardjo, D. Wirasaet, J. Meixner, S. Brus, and A. B. Kennedy
2:45 PM
3.4

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Session 4
Regional and Coastal Hydrodynamic Model Coupling—Part II
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Michael DeFlorio, JPL; Nickitas Georgas, Stevens Institute of Technology
3:30 PM
4.3
COASTAL Act Program
Nicole P. Kurkowski, NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Bilder
3:45 PM
4.4
Modeling of Storm-Induced Hurricane Inundation through a Comprehensive Flexible Coupling Framework.
Saeed Moghimi, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and A. Van der Westhuysen, A. Abdolali, Z. Ma, S. V. Vinogradov, J. Meixner, Y. Funakoshi, E. Myres, A. Chawla, A. Mehra, and F. Liu

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


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

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

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

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Session 5
Case studies—Part I
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Mona Behl, Georgia Sea Grant College Program; Chester Huang, Department of the Interior

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


Coffee . Break

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

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Session 6
Case Studies—Part II
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Mona Behl, Georgia Sea Grant College Program; Chester Huang, Department of the Interior
10:30 AM
6.1
A New NOAA Research Initiative to Advance the Seasonal Prediction of Living Marine Resources and Coastal High Water Levels
Mark A. Merrifield, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI; and A. Capotondi, M. Jacox, D. Barrie, A. Mariotti, H. M. Archambault, and R. B. Griffis
11:00 AM
6.3
Evaluation and Challenges Using the Nearshore Wave Prediction System on Oahu, Hawaii, through the 2016–2017 Winter Season
Alex Gibbs, NOAA, Honolulu, HI; and A. Van der Westhuysen, S. Flampouris, P. Caldwell, P. Santos, and R. Padilla-Hernandez
Manuscript (657.3 kB)

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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Session 7
Flood Resilience: End-to-End Predictive Model Architectures, from Research to Operations to Applications and Services—Part I
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Nickitas Georgas, Stevens Institute of Technology; Chester Huang, Department of the Interior
1:30 PM
7.1
NOAA Storm Surge Strategy in Support of the Weather Act
Nicole P. Kurkowski, NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Rhome
2:00 PM
7.3
An Integrated Scenario-Based Evacuation Framework: The Coupling of Meteorological–Hydrological–Hydrodynamic Models to an Evacuation Model
Kendra M. Dresback, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. L. Kolar, R. Davidson, B. Blanton, B. A. Colle, T. Wachtendorf, L. Nozick, H. Vergara, Y. Hong, K. Yang, S. DeYoung, and N. Leonardo

2:30 PM-3:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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Joint Session 33
Joint Session with the Committee on Coastal Environment: Air Pollution and Meteorology in Coastal Environments
Location: Salon G (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 20th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; and the 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment )
Chair: Yaítza Luna-Cruz, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Reachback
2:45 PM
J33.2
3:00 PM
J33.3
Overview of the 2017 OWLETS: Summary of Observations and Initial Results
John T. Sullivan, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and T. Berkoff, M. Pippin, T. Knepp, G. Gronoff, T. J. McGee, L. Twigg, J. Schroeder, W. Carrion, B. Farris, M. Kowalewski, L. Nino, E. Gargulinski, L. Rodio, P. Sanchez, A. Atwater, D. Davis, S. Janz, L. Judd, S. Pusede, G. M. Wolfe, R. M. Stauffer, J. H. Flynn III, J. Munyan, W. Moore, J. Dreessen, D. Salkovitz, T. Hanisco, D. Blake, N. Abuhassan, A. Cede, M. Tzortziou, B. Demoz, S. Tsay, B. Holben, R. Swap, J. Szykman, D. Allen, and J. Neilan
3:15 PM
J33.4
Photochemical Modeling for the Gulf of Mexico Air Quality Study
Till Stoeckenius, Ramboll Environ, Novato, CA; and B. Brashers, T. Shah, J. Jung, B. Koo, and R. E. Morris

2:45 PM-3:45 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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Session 8
Flood Resilience: End-to-End Predictive Model Architectures, from Research to Operations to Applications and Services—Part II
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Chester Huang, Department of the Interior; Nickitas Georgas, Stevens Institute of Technology
3:00 PM
8.2
3:30 PM
8.4
Assessment of Information Products for a Coupled Watershed–Coastal Flood Forecast Modeling System
Juliette Finzi Hart, USGS, Santa Cruz, CA; and L. Johnson, L. Herdman, J. Kim, R. Martyr-Koller, R. Cifelli, P. Barnard, L. Erickson, and V. Chandrasekar

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


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

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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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Joint Session 41
High-Performance Computing Applications in the Coastal Zone
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; and the Fourth Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate )
Cochairs: Gerry Creager, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, NOAA/NSSL; Art Miller, NOAA
11:15 AM
J41.4
Using a Sponge Layer as an Open-Ocean Boundary Treatment in Barotropic Tide and Storm-Surge Models
Damrongsak Wirasaet, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; and W. Pringle, J. Gonzalez, A. Suhardjo, and J. Westerink

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


Lunch Break

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

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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-3:00 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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Joint Session 44
Applications of Artificial Intelligence in the Coastal Environment
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 17th Conf on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; and the 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment )
Cochairs: Gregory Dusek, NOAA; Philippe Tissot, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
2:00 PM
J44.3