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
Probabilistic Track Generation for Hurricane Storm Surge Estimates
Jessica L Smith, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; and B. Blanton and R. Luettich

9:30 AM
1.4
Long-Range Forecasting of Marine Advection Fog along the U.S. Gulf Coast
Derek Ortt, StormGeo, Houston, TX; and C. Hebert and J. Basciani
9:45 AM
1.5
NOAA’s High Tide Bulletin and the Prediction of High Tide Flooding
Gregory Dusek, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and W. Sweet and C. Barry

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


Coffee Break

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

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Session 2
Novel Observational Techniques for the Coastal Environment
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Gregory Dusek, NOAA; Art Miller, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
10:30 AM
2.1
Significant Wave Height and Dynamic Water Level Analysis at NOAA Tide Gauges
Katie Kirk, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and G. Dusek and W. Sweet
10:45 AM
2.2
Assimilation of Observed Water Levels into Storm Surge Model Predictions
Taylor Asher, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; and R. Luettich, J. G. Fleming, and B. Blanton
11:00 AM
2.3
Managing 30 Years' of Continuous Coastal Data Collection via Water Data for Texas
Evan Turner, Texas Water Development Board, Austin, TX; and S. Negusse and C. Schoenbaechler
11:45 AM
2.6
Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments Using Microwave Thermodynamic Profilers and Radar Wind Profilers
Kimberly A. Reed, Radiometrics, Boulder, CO; and L. Blanchette, T. Wilfong, and R. Ware

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
Exploring Coastal Hazards in Virginia and North Carolina via Reanalysis of 2011 Hurricane Irene with Future Sea Level Rise
Andrew L. Molthan, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL; and D. Loftis, J. R. Bell, J. Srikishen, D. Sun, D. Bekaert, S. Cohen, J. J. Murray, and D. S. Green

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
3:00 PM
4.1
3:15 PM
4.2
Environmental Controls on Seasonal Carbon Dioxide Exchanges in a Salt Marsh of Virginia
Jesus Ruiz-Plancarte, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA; and J. D. Fuentes, P. D'Odorico, and K. J. McGlathery

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
9:15 AM
5.2
The Impact of Weather Model Resolution on the Simulated Hydrodynamics of Lake George, NY, in June 2017
Campbell D. Watson, IBM Research, New York, NY; and G. Auger, J. P. Cipriani, E. Dow, M. Henderson, H. Kolar, and L. A. Treinish
9:45 AM
5.4
A Coupled Storm Surge and Wind Wave Model for the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Chukchi and Beaufort Seas
Brian Joyce, Notre Dame, South Bend, IN; and J. Westerink and A. J. Van der Westhuysen

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
10:45 AM
6.2
Improving Coastal Wind Forecasting in the Delaware Bay
Eric Allen, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE; and D. Veron
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)

11:15 AM
6.4

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
1:45 PM
7.2
Real-Time Storm Surge Forecasting Systems Research, Design, and Development
Sergey V Vinogradov, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and E. Myers, Y. Funakoshi, S. Moghimi, and J. Calzada-Morrero
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

2:15 PM
7.4

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
Next Generation of Coastal Ocean Operational Systems: Street-Scale Flood Forecasts for the Urban Ocean in the New York–New Jersey Metropolitan Region
Antoni Jordi, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ; and N. Georgas, L. Yin, K. Ying, Z. Chen, Y. Wang, V. Ramaswamy, J. Schulte, F. Saleh, and A. F. Blumberg
3:15 PM
8.3
Enhancing Coastal Water Level Forecasting to Support the Protection of Life and Property
Brian J. Miretzky, NOAA/NWS, Bohemia, NY; and L. Hogan, J. C. Elliott, J. Orrock, and R. Thompson
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
10:45 AM
J41.2
Performance Comparison of HPX versus MPI+X Threading Models for Finite-Element Models of Environmental Flows
Max Bremer, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX; and C. Dawson, Z. D. Byerly, H. Kaiser, and C. Michoski
11:00 AM
J41.3
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
11:30 AM
J41.5
Wind Wave Modeling of Storm-Induced Hurricanes Using an Implicit Scheme in the WAVEWATCH III Model over Large-Scale Resolved Bathymetries
Ali Abdolali, UCAR/NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and A. Roland, A. Van der Westhuysen, Z. Ma, and A. Chawla

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
1:30 PM
J44.1
Using Machine Learning to Predict Storm Longevity in Real Time
Amy McGovern, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. Karstens, D. Harrison, and T. Smith
1:45 PM
J44.2
Nearshore Wave Prediction System Model Output Statistics (NWPS MOS): Improvement of NOAA Probabilistic Rip Current Forecast Model
Jung-Sun Im, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory, Silver Spring, MD; and G. Dusek, S. B. Smith, and M. E. Churma
2:00 PM
J44.3
Neural Network Surge Predictions: Design, Implementation, History, and Performance Comparison
Philipe Tissot, Texas A&M Univ., Corpus Christi, TX; and M. Buchanan and N. Durham
2:15 PM
J44.4
2:30 PM
J44.5
Unsupervised Clustering Method for Complexity Reduction of Airborne and Terrestrial 3D Point Cloud Data in Marshes
Chuyen Nguyen, Texas A&M Univ., Corpus Christi, TX; and M. J. Starek, P. Tissot, and J. Gibeaut
2:45 PM
J44.6
Self-Organizing Map Clustering of Terrestrial Lidar Data within Marshes
Xiaopeng Cai, Texas A&M Univ., Corpus Christi, TX; and C. Nguyen, P. Tissot, and M. J. Starek