34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies

Program Chairs: Nazila Merati , Merati and Associates ; Scott Jacobs , NOAA/NWS/NCEP ; Tiffany C. Vance , NOAA

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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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Session 1A
Quasi-Operational Products You Can Use Now, Part I
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Jennifer Luppens Mahoney, NOAA/ESRL/GSD; Kevin Kelleher, ESRL; Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA
8:45 AM
1A.1
Hazard Services: Progress Report
Tracy Lee Hansen, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and C. Golden, Y. Guo, N. Hardin, T. J. LeFebvre, J. L. Mahoney, K. L. Manross, S. Murphy, D. Nietfeld, E. Polster, J. E. Ramer, G. J. Wade, J. Wakefield, S. Williams, and S. Zhuo
9:00 AM
1A.2
Hazard Services: Utilizing Recommenders to Create Hazardous Information
Nathan Hardin, CIRA, Boulder, CO; and D. Nietfeld, T. L. Hansen, and Y. Guo
9:15 AM
1A.3
Evaluation of a Machine-Learning Model for the Prediction of Heavy and Extreme Rainfall
Russ S. Schumacher, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and G. R. Herman, D. R. Stovern, S. Perfater, and B. Albright
9:30 AM
1A.4
Advances in Using Random Forests to Forecast Heavy Precipitation and Flash Floods
Gregory R. Herman, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and R. S. Schumacher
9:45 AM
1A.5
The Weather Archived and Visualization Environment (WAVE)
Bill Rasch, NOAA/NWS, Sacramento, CA; and T. Wilson, J. Q. Stewart, R. Walsh, and D. Nietfeld
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Session 1B
Services Update
Location: Room 10AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Randall Bass, FAA; Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS
8:45 AM
1B.1
U.S. Air Force Weather Service Update
Ralph O. Stoffler, Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, HQ, USAF, Washington, DC
9:00 AM
1B.2
Navy Update—Commander Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command/Oceanographer of the Navy
John Okon, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command and Oceanographer of the Navy, Stennis Space Center, MS; and D. McCarren
9:15 AM
1B.3
FAA Update
M. Pat Murphy, FAA, Washington, DC
9:30 AM
1B.4
NWS Update
Louis Uccellini, NOAA National Weather Service (NWS), Silver Spring, MD
9:45 AM
Discussion

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 2A
Quasi-Operational Products You Can Use Now, Part II
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Jennifer Luppens Mahoney, NOAA/ESRL/GSD; Kevin Kelleher, ESRL; Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA
10:30 AM
2A.1
The FX-CAVE System Demonstration for the National Interagency Fire Weather Program
Evan Polster, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Boulder, CO; and W. Roberts, P. Schultz, and E. D. Delgado
10:45 AM
2A.2
Investigating the Use and Integration of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imagery in the Damage Survey Process within the NOAA/NWS Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT)
Lori A. Schultz, Earth System Science Center/Univ. of Alabama/NASA Short-Term Prediction Research and Transition Center, Huntsville, AL; and J. R. Bell, J. B. Nicoll, R. Gens, A. L. Molthan, and F. J. Meyer
11:00 AM
2A.3
Testing and Enhancement of the Rapidly Updating Real Time Mesoscale Analysis (RU-RTMA) and Work toward a Three-Dimensional RU-RTMA
Stephen S. Weygandt, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and M. Hu, C. Hartsough, G. Ge, T. T. Ladwig, C. R. Alexander, J. M. Brown, and S. Benjamin
11:15 AM
2A.4
INSITE: IDSS for Aviation Weather
Melissa A. Petty, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CIRA, Boulder, CO; and A. Terborg, P. Hamer, G. J. Layne, M. S. Wandishin, M. Rabellino, and M. Turpin
11:30 AM
2A.5
Quasi-Operational Functionality in MADIS
Greg Pratt, OAR, Boulder, CO; and L. A. Benjamin
11:45 AM
Discussion

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Session 2B
Disseminating Earth Science and Climate Information for Better Decision Making, Part I
Location: Room 10AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Eugene Burger, NOAA/ERL/PMEL; Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA; Alex Coletti, SM Resources Corp.
10:30 AM
2B.1
Making Data Available on the Cloud for Decision Support Applications through NOAA's Big Data Project
Edward J. Kearns, NOAA, Asheville, NC; and S. Glass, O. Brown, J. Brannock, A. Simonson, and J. O'Neil
10:45 AM
2B.2
Supporting Climate Services in Europe: The Copernicus Climate Data Store
Cedric Bergeron, ECMWF, Reading, UK; and B. Raoult and A. Lopez-Alos
11:00 AM
2B.3
Transitioning an Early Warning System for Harmful Algal Blooms on Pacific Northwest Beaches to Operations
Vera Trainer, NOAA, Seattle, WA; and N. Banas, R. McCabe, B. M. Hickey, P. MacCready, B. Bormann, M. Hunter, R. Kudela, M. Suddleson, C. Alex, and T. C. Vance
11:15 AM
2B.4
Using Real-Time Data Notification Services for Decision Support Systems
Chris Galli, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Horel
11:30 AM
2B.5
Adding a Black Scholes Routine to Quantitative Risk Assessment Decision Support Systems
Alessandro Coletti, SMRC, Sterling, VA; and T. DeFelice, A. De Nicola, M. L. Villani, and G. Vicoli
11:45 AM
2B.6
The Expert to Novice Spectrum: An Eye-Tracking Evaluation of How User Experience Shapes Interactions with a Climate Decision Support System
Lindsay C. Maudlin, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC; and K. S. McNeal, C. N. Davis, H. D. Aldridge, R. P. Boyles, and R. Atkins

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
International Applications: Making Environmental Hazard Science Useful, Usable, and Used
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Ian Lisk, UKMO; Baudouin Raoult, ECMWF
2:00 PM
3A.1
Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction across the Americas
David S. Green, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC; and J. J. Murray and T. M. Stough
2:15 PM
3A.2
Hazard Impact Framework: Developing Multi-Hazard Impact Models
Rebecca Hemingway, Met Office, Exeter, UK; and J. Mooney, O. Gunawan, T. Aldridge, and I. Lisk
2:30 PM
3A.3
The ARISTOTLE Multi-Hazard Expert Advice System for EU Disaster Response
Gavin Iley, UKMO, Exeter, UK; and G. Wotawa, D. Arnold, and A. Michelini
2:45 PM
3A.4
3:00 PM
3A.5
Discovery of Hidden Vulnerabilities in Critical Infrastructures
Alessandro Coletti, SMRC, Sterling, VA; and A. De Nicola, M. L. Villani, and G. Vicoli
3:15 PM
3A.6
Forecasting Flood Hazard on Real Time: Implementation of a New Surrogate Model for Hydrometeorological Events in an Andean Watershed
Maria Teresa Contreras, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; and C. Escauriaza, A. Taflanidis, and J. Westerink
3:30 PM
3A.7
The Gap between Availability and Use of Remotely Sensed Climate and Weather Data
Andrew Kruczkiewicz, IRI/Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Palisades, NY
3:45 PM
Discussion

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Session 3B
Disseminating Earth Science and Climate Information for Better Decision Making, Part II
Location: Room 10AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Eugene Burger, NOAA/ERL/PMEL; Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA; Alex Coletti, SM Resources Corp.
2:00 PM
3B.1
The 2017 Update on the Arctic Report Card 
Eugene Burger, NOAA/ERL/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and J. A. Richter-Menge, J. E. Overland, and J. T. Mathis

2:15 PM
3B.2
Critical Review of NOAA’s Observation Requirements Process
Martin Yapur, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis/Technology, Planning and Integration for Observations, Silver Spring, MD; and L. McCulloch, M. LaJoie, T. V. Dinh, A. Mitchell, R. Reining, V. Ries, P. M. Taylor, L. O'Connor, D. Bludis, and A. Templeton
2:30 PM
3B.3
RadarScope: The Next Ten Years
Mike Wolfinbarger, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK
2:45 PM
3B.4
CASA Alerts: Context-Aware Hyper-Local Severe Weather Alerting through X-Band Radars and Mobile Apps
Brenda J. Philips, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and A. Bajaj, D. Westbrook, E. J. Lyons, M. Zink, A. Venkataramani, J. E. Trainor, C. E. League, and V. Chandrasekar
3:00 PM
Break

3:30 PM
3B.6
ESPDS Product Distribution and Access: A flexible data acquisition, data cataloging, data manipulation, and data delivery system for meteorological and other instrument data.
George Wilkinson, Solers, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Baker, M. Brogan, R. Niemann, D. M. Beall, S. Walsh, E. Richards, and T. Kowalski
3:45 PM
3B.7
CCDP: A GIS- and Web-Based Climate Change Data Portal for Better Decision Making
Xander Wang, Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA; and G. Huang

4:00 PM
3B.8
An Intelligent System for Discovery and Communication of Extreme Events
Ibrahim Demir, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; and Y. Sermet and W. F. Krajewski

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


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

Poster Session 1
Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Kevin R. Tyle, SUNY; Scott S. Lindstrom, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin
1
Application of a High Performance Computing Package to the R Script for Assessment of Climate Suitability for a Crop
Shinwoo Hyun, Seoul National Univ., Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South); and K. S. Kim

2
4
Atmospheric Blocking and Intercomparison of Objective Detection Methods: Flow Field Characteristics
Marielle C. Pinheiro, Univ. of California, Davis, CA; and P. Ullrich and R. Grotjahn

6
Drought.gov, the Website for the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
Steve Ansari, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC; and N. McCraw, A. Stowell, and K. Bogan

7
Tuna and Data Standards: The Use of Rosetta in the Oceanographic In Situ Data Interoperability Project (OIIP)
Sean C. Arms, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and V. M. Tsontos, C. H. Lam, N. Quach, C. K. Thompson, F. Platt, and J. Roberts

Handout (5.7 MB)

8
Crowd-Sourced Environmental Sensing Using Mobile Devices on Land and Sea
Marc Shapiro, Creare LLC, Hanover, NH; and J. Bieszczad and D. R. Callender

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)

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


Fourth Annual Speed Networking Event for Students and Early Career Professionals
Location: Ballroom A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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

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Themed Joint Session 1
Development and Communication of High-Resolution, Ensemble Forecast Information for Forecasting Extreme Weather
Location: Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; the 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the 25th Conference on Probability and Statistics )
Chair: Jeffrey P. Craven, NOAA/NWS
8:45 AM
TJ1.2
Development of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh Ensemble (HRRRE) toward an Operational Convective-Allowing Ensemble Data Assimilation and Forecast System
Therese T. Ladwig, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and D. C. Dowell, C. R. Alexander, M. Hu, J. Beck, I. Jankov, T. Alcott, B. D. Jamison, J. A. Hamilton, J. M. Brown, S. S. Weygandt, and S. G. Benjamin
9:00 AM
TJ1.3
Incorporating Time of UH Occurrence in the Generation of Ensemble-Derived Tornado Probabilities
Burkely T. Gallo, CIMMS/NSSL, Norman, OK; and A. J. Clark, B. T. Smith, R. L. Thompson, I. L. Jirak, and S. R. Dembek
9:15 AM
TJ1.4
NWS Forecasters’ Interpretations, Uses, and Needs Regarding High-Resolution, Ensemble-Based Guidance
Julie L. Demuth, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. E. Morss, I. Jankov, C. R. Alexander, T. Alcott, D. Nietfeld, and T. Jensen
9:30 AM
TJ1.5
Thorough Probabilistic Verification of Storm Prediction Center Forecasts
Gregory R. Herman, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and E. R. Nielsen and R. S. Schumacher
9:45 AM
Discussion

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Session 4A
Data in, Information Out: Crowdsourcing and Other Tools for Data Gathering
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Eugene Burger, NOAA/ERL/PMEL; Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA; Jared Rennie, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies
8:30 AM
4A.1
Drought Information Supported by Citizen Scientists (DISCS)
Andrew L. Molthan, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; and M. Maskey, C. Hain, P. Meyer, U. Nair, C. Handyside, K. D. White, and M. Amin
8:45 AM
4A.2
Low-Cost Crowdsourcing Sensor Package for Drought-Related Decision Making
Chris Phillips, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and U. Nair and C. Handyside
9:00 AM
4A.3
9:45 AM
Discussion

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Session 4B
Weather and Roads—from Observations to Actionable Information, Part I
Location: Room 10AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Paul A. Pisano, U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration; Brenda C. Boyce, Booz Allen Hamilton
8:30 AM
4B.1
The Future of Transportation and Weather Needs
Ben Ellis, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, Portland, OR

9:00 AM
4B.2
Testing and Implementation of Mobile Road Condition Information to Serve the Transportation System
Virve Karsisto, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland; and P. Nurmi
9:15 AM
4B.3
The Truck Blowover Algorithm for the Pikalert® System
Brittany Welch, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and A. Anderson, S. Linden, and W. Petzke
9:30 AM
4B.4
Elements for Predicting Road Conditions
Brenda C. Boyce, Booz Allen Hamilton, Alexander, AR; and P. A. Pisano and G. Guevara

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
Software Engineering and Cyberinfrastructure
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Brenda C. Boyce, Booz Allen Hamilton; Aashish Chaudhary, Kitware; William F. Roberts, OAR
10:30 AM
5A.1
Improving Capacity Planning for Archiving Environmental Data
Michael E. Fotta, Global Science & Technology, Inc., Fairmont, WV
10:45 AM
5A.2
Increasing Access to the Results of NSF-Funded Scientific Research at NCAR
Kate Young, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. Cully, J. Aquino, R. A. Rilling, J. Allison, M. Dye, M. B. Paulus, J. Jubera, and B. Baeuerle
11:00 AM
5A.3
Standardizing Observation Data for the A2e WFIP2 Project
Matt C. Macduff, PNNL, Richland, WA; and C. Sivaraman
11:15 AM
5A.4
Containing the Future
Zachary L. Flamig, Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and W. Wells and R. Grossman
11:30 AM
5A.5
NOAA Virtual Lab (VLab) Services
Kenneth S. Sperow, CIRA NOAA/NWS, Arroyo Grande, CA; and J. E. Burks
11:45 AM
5A.6
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Session 5B
Weather and Roads—from Observations to Actionable Information, Part II
Location: Room 10AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Paul A. Pisano, U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration; Brenda C. Boyce, Booz Allen Hamilton
10:30 AM
5B.1
Convergence of Weather and Vehicles Technologies
Paul A. Pisano, U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC; and G. Guevara, R. Alfelor, R. Murphy, and B. C. Boyce
10:45 AM
5B.2
MDSS Assessment of Recommendations Study
Robert D. Hart, Iteris, Inc, Tucson, AZ; and B. W. Hershey and D. L. Huft
11:00 AM
5B.3
A Road State Climatology from the Global Weather Corp. Road Weather Forecasts
Danny Cheresnick, Global Weather Corporation, Boulder, CO; and J. Thompson, B. Gail, B. Myers, and N. Rehak
11:15 AM
5B.4
Developing a Winter Severity Index to Improve Safety and Mobility
Curtis L. Walker, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and D. Steinkruger, P. Gholizadeh, B. Dao, S. Hasanzadeh, M. R. Anderson, and B. Esmaeili
11:30 AM
5B.5
The Integration of Clarus into the NWS's MADIS
Leon A. Benjamin, CIRES, Boulder, CO; and G. Pratt
11:45 AM
5B.6
Communicating Road Weather Impacts to the Traveling Public
Paul A. Pisano, U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC; and G. Guevara, R. Alfelor, R. Murphy, and B. C. Boyce

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

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Session 6A
Visualization Techniques for Climatology and Meteorology
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Jared Rennie, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies; J. T. Johnson, Weather Decision Technologies
1:30 PM
6A.1
SLIDER: A Satellite Imagery Looper Capable of Viewing Every Pixel of GOES-16 Imagery in Real Time over the Web
Kevin Micke, CIRA, Fort Collins, CO; and S. D. Miller, R. Brummer, S. Finley, N. Tourville, D. W. Hillger, D. A. Molenar, and D. T. Lindsey
1:45 PM
6A.2
3D Modeling for Visual Analyses of Recent and Historical Weather and Water Patterns
Reuben Reyes, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. R. Ziolkowska
2:00 PM
6A.3
Establishing a Visualization Framework for the NOAA Observing System Portfolio
Matthew L. Austin, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and L. O'Connor, S. J. Taijeron, and J. Goldstein

2:30 PM
6A.5
The New Trajectory Display in the UNIDATA's IDV
Yuan Ho, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Rink

2:45 PM
Discussion

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Session 6B
Cloud Computing
Location: Room 10AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA; Eugene Burger, NOAA/ERL/PMEL
1:30 PM
6B.1
Scaling for Unknown Demand through the Use of Cloud Technology for the Eclipse of 2017
Jebb Stewart, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder and CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and S. McNeil, S. Johnston, and D. Hagerty
2:00 PM
6B.3
A Cloud-Based Modeling Testbed for Coastal and Ocean Models
Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and P. MacCready, B. McKenna, J. A. Newton, D. Snowden, and V. Trainer
2:30 PM
6B.5
Deploying to the Cloud: Lessons Learned from the National Cattle Comfort Advisor
Michael D. Klatt, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. Jabrzemski and A. Sutherland
2:45 PM
Discussion

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 2
Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Kevin R. Tyle, SUNY; Scott S. Lindstrom, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin
442
A Monthly Near-Real-Time Night Marine Air Temperature Dataset
Steve T. Stegall, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, Asheville, NC

443
ARM Data Quality Office: Fusion of Automated and Manual QA/QC Techniques
Adam Theisen, Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Data Quality Office/CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. A. Peppler, K. E. Kehoe, J. W. Monroe, and J. King

444
EarthServer—ECMWF's Experiences of Using OGC Standards
Stephan Siemen, ECMWF, Reading, U.K.; and J. Wagemann, S. Lamy-Thepaut, and B. Raoult

445
Geoscience Digital Data Resource and Repository Service
Douglas Schuster, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. S. Mayernik and C. Y. Hou

446
The CPEX Data Portal: Data and Visualizations to Enable Science Investigations
Brian W. Knosp, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and P. P. Li, Q. A. Vu, S. M. Hristova-Veleva, F. J. Turk, and B. Lambrigtsen

448
Weather Processing Workflow between Private/Public Cloud Environments
James Gundy, Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL; and C. Smith

449
Weather Processing in Software Containers across Multiple HPC and Cloud Platforms
Brad Brown-Bergtold, Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL; and J. Gundy, G. Kowalski, G. Peterson, and L. Crosby

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

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Session 7
AWIPS System Updates, Part I
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Moderator: Wendy Sellers, NOAA/NWS
8:30 AM
7.1
AWIPS Program - Status Update, Vision and Strategy
Ronla K. Henry, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and S. S. Schotz and J. Tatum
8:45 AM
7.2
AWIPS Program—Vision and Strategy
Ronla K. Henry, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and S. S. Schotz, E. Mandel, and S. Jacobs

9:00 AM
7.3
AWIPS Program—Collaborative Development Panel
Wendy Sellers, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
Panel Discussion

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
AWIPS System Updates, Part II
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: William F. Roberts, OAR; Jason E. Burks, CIRA
10:30 AM
8.1
FDSE Progress Report
Thomas J. LeFebvre, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and K. Manross and P. T. McCaslin
10:45 AM
8.2
Progress Report on the Ensemble Tool in AWIPS II
Paul Schultz, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and E. Polster and X. Jing
11:00 AM
8.3
AWIPS II Client-Side RGB Product Generation in the GOES-R Era
Kevin M. McGrath, NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center, Huntsville, AL; and E. Berndt, C. M. Gravelle, L. A. Byerle, A. L. Molthan, and M. R. Smith
11:15 AM
8.4
Extreme Precipitation Forecasting Tools in AWIPS
Diana R. Stovern, CIRES, Boulder, CO; and J. A. Nelson Jr., M. Klein, S. Czyzyk, K. Landry, and J. W. Zeitler
11:30 AM
8.5
Development and Evaluation of Cloud-Based Weather Event Simulation Capabilities
Dale A. Morris, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NWS/OCLO/WDTD, Norman, OK; and A. B. Zwink, T. Pham, and E. P. Jacobsen
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

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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
Mapping and GIS for Weather and Climate
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Jason E. Burks, CIRA; Gerald J. Creager, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL
1:45 PM
9.2
Using GIS to Investigate Land–Atmosphere Interactions Involved in Tornadogenesis
Amanda M. Weigel, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. Griffin, K. Knupp, A. L. Molthan, and T. A. Coleman
2:00 PM
9.3A
RealEarth: Bringing Meteorological and Atmospheric Science Imagery and Data to GIS
Sam Batzli, CIMSS, Madison, WI; and D. Parker, N. Bearson, R. Dengel, T. Jasmin, and D. Santek
2:45 PM
9.6A
Using GIS to Monitor Key National Weather Service Assets Impacting Service Delivery
Jack Settelmaier, NOAA/NWS, Fort Worth, TX; and G. R. Patrick

3:00 PM
Discussion

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


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

Poster Session 3
Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Kevin R. Tyle, SUNY; Scott S. Lindstrom, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin
854
A Contemporary Approach to Streaming Weather Data to Better Support Nowcasting
James L. Carr, Carr Astronautics, Grennbelt, MD; and R. Horne and D. Dixon-Peugh

855
An Innovative System to Generate and Present GOES-16 Images over the Web
Lori K. Brown, IMSG, College Park, MD; and B. Keffer and M. Jochum

856
Comparisons of Solid-State C-Band vs. Klystron S-Band Weather Radar Observations over the Southeastern United States
Richard Stedronsky, Enterprise Electronics Corporation, Enterprise, AL; and Q. Cao

857
Development of Scanning Strategies to Meet Operational Needs of the Multimission Phased Array Radar
Andrew Mahre, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and T. Y. Yu and D. J. Bodine

858
Identifying User-Defined Weather Events of Significance through Data Mining
Paula McCaslin, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and T. J. LeFebvre

860
Modeling Radar QPE Performance based on SENSR Network Design Possibilities
James M. Kurdzo, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and J. Y. N. Cho and E. F. Clemons

861
Information Integration: A Tool for Visualizing and Integrating Cloud Properties, Satellite Imagery, Ground Site Observations, and Satellite Ground Tracks
Thad L. Chee, SSAI, Hampton, VA; and L. Nguyen, W. L. Smith Jr., D. A. Spangenberg, R. Palikonda, K. M. Bedka, P. Minnis, M. M. Thieman, and M. L. Nordeen

862
Towards a Cloud Computing Environment for Global Near Real-Time Satellite Cloud Processing for GMAO GEOS-5 Data Assimilation
Louis Nguyen, NASA, Hampton, VA; and T. L. Chee, R. Palikonda, W. L. Smith Jr., D. A. Spangenberg, K. M. Bedka, A. A. Vakhnin, and J. Walter

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

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 9
Communication of Next-Generation Satellite Information
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Chair: Randall Bass, FAA
8:30 AM
TJ9.1
NASA MSFC GOES-16 Receiving Station and Data Visualization
Kevin M. McGrath, NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center, Huntsville, AL; and P. Meyer, G. Jedlovec, and E. Berndt
8:45 AM
TJ9.2
Using the Satellite Information Familiarization Tool (SIFT) to Train on New Multi-Spectral Geostationary Satellite Sensors
Scott S. Lindstrom, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. J. Gerth, R. K. Garcia, and D. Hoese
9:00 AM
TJ9.3
GOES-16 Image Service and Applications from NOAA
Daniel P. Pisut, IMSG, Silver Spring, MD; and T. Loomis and V. Goel
Recording files available
Session 10
Radar Technologies and Applications, Part I
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Mark B. Yeary, Univ. of Oklahoma; Kurt D. Hondl, NOAA/NSSL; Michael J. Istok, NOAA/NWS
8:30 AM
10.1
NOAA's Spectrum Efficient National Surveillance Radar (SENSR) Research Program
Mark E. Weber, CIMMS, Norman, OK; and K. D. Hondl, M. J. Istok, and R. E. Saffle
9:00 AM
10.3
9:15 AM
10.4
Raytheon X-Band Polarimetric Phased-Array Radar: Progress Update
David L. Pepyne, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and E. J. Knapp, N. P. Miller, and M. D. Dubois

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 11A
Adding Value to Weather and Water Forecasts through Communication via APIs and Web Services
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Larry E. Brazil, Riverside Technology, Inc.; George Smith, Riverside Technology, Inc.
10:30 AM
11A.1
VISITView: 20 Years of Forecaster Training and Counting
Tommy Jasmin, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. S. Lindstrom, S. Bachmeier, and T. Whittaker
10:45 AM
11A.2
Reclamation Information Sharing Environment (RISE): Expanding Public and Private Sector Access to Reclamation's Water and Water-Related Data
Levi D. Brekke, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO; and A. Danner, J. Nagode, J. Rocha, S. Poulton, and A. Anderson
11:15 AM
Discussion

Recording files available
Session 11B
Radar Technologies and Applications, Part II
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Mark B. Yeary, Univ. of Oklahoma; Kurt D. Hondl, NOAA/NSSL; Michael J. Istok, NOAA/NWS
10:30 AM
11B.1
Using Polarimetric Radar Data to Identify Potentially Hazardous Hail Accumulations
Aaron Ward, NWSFO, Amarillo, TX; and M. Kumjian, M. J. Bunkers, S. W. Bieda III, and R. J. Simpson
10:45 AM
11B.2
A New Inanimate Class for the WSR-88D Hydrometeor Classification Algorithm
James M. Kurdzo, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and B. J. Bennett, D. J. Smalley, E. R. Williams, and M. F. Donovan
11:00 AM
11B.3
Toward a Radar-Based Surface Probabilistic Rain and Snow Segregation
Pauline Marcelline Jaunet, Meteo-France, Toulouse, France; and P. E. Kirstetter and J. J. Gourley
11:15 AM
11B.4
Improving the Detection Probability of Low Clutter-to-Signal Ratio Ground Clutter Contamination in the WSR-88D
Scott Ellis, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and G. Meymaris, J. C. Hubbert, M. J. Dixon, G. T. McGehee, J. C. Krause, and R. L. Ice
11:30 AM
11B.5
Monitoring Radar Calibration Using Ground Clutter
Valery Melnikov, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. Zrnic, A. D. Free, R. Ice, and R. W. Macemon
11:45 AM
11B.6
Differential Reflectivity Bias and Antenna Temperature
J. C. Hubbert, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Ellis and M. Dixon

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

Recording files available
Session 12
Radar Technologies and Applications, Part III
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Mark B. Yeary, Univ. of Oklahoma; Kurt D. Hondl, NOAA/NSSL; Michael J. Istok, NOAA/NWS
1:30 PM
12.1
Evaluation of NOAA/NSSL Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor Radar Echo Top Heights with the GPM Dual-Frequency Radar
Marc Mandement, CNRM, Toulouse Cedex 1, France; and P. E. Kirstetter, H. D. Reeves, J. J. Gourley, and D. M. Kingfield
1:45 PM
12.2
Using Simulated Radar Data to Determine the Effects of Volume Coverage Patterns on MRMS Products
Anthony E. Reinhart, Univ. of Oklahoma/CIMMS & NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. M. Kingfield, K. L. Ortega, and T. Smith
2:00 PM
12.3
Simulated Radar Observations from WRF Simulations of Tornadic Supercells on 20 May 2013 and 31 May 2013
David J. Bodine, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. B. Griffin and K. L. Rasmussen
2:15 PM
12.4
Analysis of the 16 May 2015 Tipton, Oklahoma, EF-3 Tornado at High Spatiotemporal Resolution Using the Atmospheric Imaging Radar
Andrew Mahre, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. M. Kurdzo, D. J. Bodine, C. B. Griffin, R. D. Palmer, and T. Y. Yu
2:30 PM
12.5
High-Temporal Resolution Observations of the 27 May 2015 Canadian, Texas, Tornado Using the Atmospheric Imaging Radar
Casey B. Griffin, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. J. Bodine, J. M. Kurdzo, A. Mahre, and R. D. Palmer
2:45 PM
12.6
Utilizing the Divergent Component of Doppler Velocity Shear to Examine Tornadic Supercells
Matthew C. Mahalik, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. L. Elmore

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


Coffee Break