Session 13 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation

Program Chairs: C. Bruce Baker , NOAA/OAR/ARL/ATDD ; Alexandria McCombs , Univ. of South Carolina

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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-10:15 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Session 1
Intercomparison and Calibration of Instruments I
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: C. Bruce Baker, NOAA/OAR/ARL/ATDD
8:45 AM
1.1
Updates on SNPP and JPSS-1 OMPS Sensor Data Records
Chunhui Pan, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center/Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and F. Weng, C. T. Beck, D. Liang, and L. Zhou

Handout (1.3 MB)

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
Intercomparison and Calibration of Instruments II
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Alexandria McCombs, Univ. of South Carolina
10:30 AM
2.1
Errors and Adjustments for WMO-SPICE Tipping-Bucket Precipitation Gauges
John Kochendorfer, NOAA, Oak Ridge, TN; and M. E. Earle, A. Reverdin, R. Nitu, R. Rasmussen, Y. A. Roulet, S. Buisan, S. D. Landolt, and T. Laine
11:15 AM
2.4
Intercomparison of Three Generations of Infrared Gas Analyzers
Seth Laurence Kutikoff, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS; and X. Lin, S. R. Evett, P. Gowda, P. D. Colaizzi, J. Moorhead, G. Marek, D. Brauer, and R. Aiken
11:30 AM
2.5

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 3
Innovative Measurements
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Frank Defina, Vaisala
2:30 PM
3.3
A New Low-Cost Sensor for Determining Heat and Moisture Fluxes
Temple R. Lee, NOAA and CIMMS, Oak Ridge, TN; and J. Kochendorfer, R. J. Dobosy, C. B. Baker, and M. Buban
3:00 PM
3.5
Designing and Building Reliable, Low-Cost Lightning Detection Equipment
Timothy Logan, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and S. N. Lane, N. Raggo, and C. Perez
3:15 PM
3.6
A Machine Learning System for Pressure-Based Wind Profiling—Proof-of-Concept Results
David L. Pepyne, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and M. Zink, S. Ramkumar, L. Emerson, and C. Gao

4:00 PM
3.9
Above-Ground Thermodynamic Observations in Convective Storms from Balloon-Borne Probes Acting as Pseudo-Lagrangian Drifters
Paul Markowski, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA; and Y. P. Richardson and S. J. Richardson

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

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

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Session 4
Network Design and Accuracy
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Bradley G. Illston, Oklahoma Climatological Survey/Univ. of Oklahoma
8:30 AM
4.1
The Univ. of Utah MesoWest Mesonet
Alexander A. Jacques, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and E. T. Crosman and J. D. Horel
8:45 AM
4.2
Exploring the Operational Value of High-Resolution 1-Second Sounding Data
Barry R. Bowers, NOAA/NWSFO, Norman, OK; and J. Holmes, R. Barnes, F. Mitchell, and T. T. Lindley
9:00 AM
4.3
Averaging Timescale for Near-Surface Turbulent Vertical Heat and Moisture Fluxes in the Convective Boundary Layer
Song-Lak Kang, Gangneung-Wonju National Univ., Gangneung, Korea, Republic of (South); and K. T. L. Lee

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 5
Use of UAVs for Atmospheric Research That Includes Discussions on Platforms, Instrumentation, Regulations, and SciencePart I
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Edward J. Dumas Jr., NOAA and Oak Ridge Associated Universities
10:45 AM
5.2
Atmospheric Distributed Temperature Sensing Measurements Using UAS and Tethered Balloons
Darielle Dexheimer, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM; and D. Callow, C. Longbottom, D. Novick, and C. Wilson
11:15 AM
5.4
Optimization of Rotary-Wing UAS as an Atmospheric Sensing Platform
Brian Greene, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. B. Chilson, J. Salazar, S. Duthoit, A. Segales, C. Fiebrich, W. Doyle, B. Wolf, S. Waugh, S. E. Fredrickson, S. P. Oncley, L. Tudor, and S. Semmer
11:30 AM
5.5
Development of an Autonomous Uav Atmospheric Profiling System: Initial Implementation and First Results
Phillip B. Chilson, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. R. Segales Espinosa, B. Greene, J. Salazar, A. Umeyama Matsumoto, C. A. Fiebrich, R. Huck, J. Grimsley, M. B. Yeary, R. D. Palmer, M. E. Weber, K. Carson, and S. Teja Kanneganti
11:45 AM
5.6
Observing Atmospheric Parameters Using Quadcopters
Sytske Kimball, Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; and C. Montalvo, M. Mulekar, L. Schibelius, C. Carithers, and C. Kolakoski

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

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Session 6
Use of UAVs for Atmospheric Research That Includes Discussions on Platforms, Instrumentation, Regulations, and Science II
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Temple R. Lee, NOAA and CIMMS
2:15 PM
6.4
Surface Layer Profiling in Complex Terrain using an Instrumented Multi-rotor Copter
Stephan F. J. De Wekker, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; and C. Woolsey, J. Gonzalez-Rocha, H. McClelland, R. Palomaki, and G. C. Lewin
2:30 PM
6.5
Long-Path Spectroscopy to an Airborne Retroreflector on a Quadcopter
Kevin Cossel, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO; and E. Waxman, F. Giorgetta, M. Cermak, I. Coddington, D. Hesselius, S. Ruben, W. Swann, G. Rieker, and N. Newbury
2:45 PM
6.6
3:15 PM
6.8
Use of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in VORTEX-SE 2017 and LAFE 2017
Edward J. Dumas Jr., NOAA and Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge, TN; and T. R. Lee, M. Buban, and B. B. Baker

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
Posters: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation (19SMOI)
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
659
Exploring the Capabilities of the CHM 15k Ceilometer to Detect Icing Conditions within Clouds
Jaylond Macari Harvey, Jackson State Univ., Jackson, MS; and S. D. Landolt and J. Wolff

661
High-Frequency Observations of the Complex Terrain Boundary Layer during Perdigão
Andre Pattantyus, Army Research Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, NM; and L. Bariteau, E. D. Creegan, C. M. Hocut, J. K. Lundquist, L. S. Leo, and H. J. S. Fernando

662
Enhancing Weather Surveillance with EEC 3.5GHz Dual-Pol Weather Radar for Local Weather Service
Qing Cao, Enterprise Electronics Corporation, Enterprise, AL; and M. Knight and R. Stedronsky

663
Applications of Doppler LIDAR Technology to Air Quality Management
Aris Fernandez, City College, New York, NY; and M. J. Campmier, A. Arapi, Y. Wu, F. Moshary, and M. Arend

664
Integration of Hail Sensor Data with CASA DFW Weather Radar System Using CHORDS
S. Ryan Gooch, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and V. Chandrasekar, M. Daniels, K. E. Willmot, and R. S. Bussman

665
Comparison of Concurrent Radar and Aircraft Measurements of Cirrus Clouds
Nicholas J. Gapp, Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and P. R. Harasti, D. J. Delene, J. M. Schmidt, and M. J. Anderson

Handout (695.1 kB)

667
Assessment and Validation of Microwave Humidity and Temperature Sounder Onboard FY-3C
Jieying He, National Space Science Center, Beijing, China

668
Comparing Four Colocated Rain Gauges under Varying Weather Conditions
Laura Lovett, Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; and S. Kimball

669
Comparison of AWOS, RSOIS, and Mesonet Dew Point Observations
Bradley G. Illston, Oklahoma Climatological Survey/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. A. Kloesel

671
Data From a New, Low-Cost Thermopile Pyranometer Compare Well with High-End Pyranometers
Alan L. Hinckley, Campbell Scientific, Inc., Logan, UT; and M. Blonquist, G. B. Wheeler, and D. V. Baker

Handout (1.3 MB)

673
NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory—An End-to-End Observational Science Enterprise
Vanda Grubišić, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and B. Baeuerle, T. Hock, J. L. Stith, W. C. Lee, J. Ranson, A. Rockwell, and G. Stossmeister

675
Using Kites for Meteorological Measurement
Alison D. Nugent, Univ. of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI; and D. DeCou

676
New York State Mesonet: Implementation of an Eddy Covariance Flux Subnetwork
Jason M. Covert, SUNY, Albany, NY; and S. D. Miller, J. A. Brotzge, N. Farruggio, J. M. Schwab, N. Bain, E. Kane, J. Sicker, S. McKim, S. Perez, D. Johnston, C. W. Appleby, and P. Naple

Handout (3.2 MB)

682
A Polarimetric and Microphysical Analysis of the Stratiform Rain Region of MCSs
Amanda M. Murphy, School of Meteorology, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. V. Ryzhkov, P. Zhang, G. McFarquhar, W. Wu, and D. M. Stechman

686
Influence of "Small" Elevation Changes on Mesoscale Temperature Variations
Nathan Crowdus, Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, KY; and R. Mahmood

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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

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Session 7
Integrated Instrumentation and Observing Systems for All Applications
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Yvette Richardson, Pennsylvania State Univ.
8:30 AM
7.1
Using R to Promote Data Interoperability in the Atmospheric Science Community
Joshua A. Roberti, National Ecological Observatory Network, Boulder, CO; and R. H. Lee, C. Flagg, and L. Stanish
8:45 AM
7.2
The Army Research Laboratory’s Atmospheric Science Center
David I. Knapp, Army Research Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, NM; and C. M. Hocut, B. T. MacCall, and J. A. Smith

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
Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere I
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: April L. Hiscox, University of South Carolina
10:30 AM
8.1
11:15 AM
8.4
Wind in the New York City Built Environment: Applications of LIDAR and In Situ Observations
Mark Joseph Campmier, City College, New York, NY; and M. Arend, F. Moshary, and A. Fernandez
11:30 AM
8.5
The Lidar Radar Open Software Environment (LROSE): Progress and Plans
Michael M. Bell, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and M. J. Dixon and W. C. Lee

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-3:45 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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Session 9
Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere II
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Sytske Kimball, Univ. of South Alabama
2:00 PM
9.3
Multi-Instrument Observations of Prolonged Stratified Wind Layers at the Iqaluit Supersite
Zen Mariani, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada; and A. Dehghan, G. Gascon, P. Joe, and D. Hudak
2:30 PM
9.5
GNSS Radio Occultation Excess Phase Data including Integrated Uncertainty Estimation and Intercomparison between Processing Centers
Josef Innerkofler, Austrian Science Fund–DK Climate Change, Univ. of Graz, Graz, Austria; and C. Pock, G. Kirchengast, M. Schwärz, A. Jäggi, Y. Andres, C. Marquardt, D. Hunt, W. Schreiner, and J. Schwarz

2:45 PM
9.6
NCAR/EOL Airborne Phased Array Radar (APAR): Recent Progress and Future Development Efforts
Louis L. Lussier III, NCAR, Broomfield, CO; and J. A. Moore, W. C. Lee, E. Loew, J. Vivekanandan, V. Grubišić, P. S. Tsai, M. J. Dixon, J. M. Emmett, M. Lord, K. Hwang, and J. Ranson
3:15 PM
9.8
Characterization of Snowfall Properties at High Latitude Sites through Coincident Radar, Snowflake, and Fallspeed Observations
Steven J. Cooper, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and C. Pettersen, N. B. Wood, M. Wolff, C. E. Schirle, T. L'Ecuyer, W. A. Petersen, and L. F. Bliven

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


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

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 10
Specialized Instrumentation
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Michael Buban, NOAA/OAR/ARL/ATDD and CIMMS
8:45 AM
10.2
Site-Specific Solar Power Assessment using In Situ Atmospheric Measurements
Gail Vaucher, Army Research Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, NM

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

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Session 11
Field Projects I
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Sytske Kimball, Univ. of South Alabama
10:30 AM
11.1
Evaluation of In Situ Sensors: How the NWS Has Moved Forward
Ryan Brown, CyberData Technologies, Herndon, VA; and G. Kochanowicz, E. Keeler, M. K. Lataille, and J. M. Dover
11:00 AM
11.3
ICICLE: Winter 2018–19 In-Cloud Icing and Large-Drop Experiment
Ben C. Bernstein, Leading Edge Atmospherics, Boulder, CO; and S. DiVito, J. T. Riley, T. Bond, D. J. Rovito, M. J. Gunzelman, S. D. Landolt, S. Tessendorf, J. A. Haggerty, and M. Wolde
11:45 AM
11.6
An Analysis of Tornado-Emitted Infrasound during the VORTEX-SE Field Campaign
Barrett Goudeau, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and K. R. Knupp, W. G. Frazier, R. Waxler, C. Talmadge, and C. Hetzer

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


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 12
Field Projects II
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: John Kochendorfer, NOAA
1:30 PM
12.1
Mobile Observations of Near-Surface Vorticity Features North of the Supercell Updraft
Sean Waugh, NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. L. Ortega, A. E. Reinhart, E. N. Rasmussen, D. W. Burgess, and E. R. Mansell
1:45 PM
12.2
The Rivers of Vorticity in Supercells (RiVorS) Field Project
Erik N. Rasmussen, CIMMS/NSSL and Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. Waugh, D. W. Burgess, M. C. Coniglio, M. D. Flournoy, M. C. Mahalik, and E. R. Mansell
2:00 PM
12.3
Remote and Autonomous Measurements of Precipitation in Antarctica
Mark W. Seefeldt, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and S. D. Landolt, A. J. Monaghan, and J. Lentz
2:45 PM
12.6

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


Coffee Break

3:30 PM-5:00 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018

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Session 13
All Aspects of Observations (including New Observations and Physical Parameterizations)
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Scott D. Landolt, NCAR
3:30 PM
13.1
Advances in Fog Microphysics Research in China
Duanyang Liu, Jiangsu Meteorological Observatory, Nanjing, China; and Z. Li and W. Yan
4:30 PM
13.5
4:45 PM
13.6