46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology

Program Chairs: Doug Heady , KOAM-TV ; AJ Fox , KSEE 24 ; Cheryl Nelson , Cummins Inc. and WTKR-TV ; Tim Heller , KTRK ABC 13
Reviewers: Maureen McCann , News 13 ; Veronica Johnson , NBC4

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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

Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Bob's Legacy and TV Weather History
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Joe Murgo, WTAJ-TV
9:00 AM
J1.2

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


Coffee Break

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

Recording files available
Joint Session 6
Bob's Legacy Continued: Mentoring and AMS Involvement
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Todd Glickman, MIT
J6.1
Paper J6.1 has been moved. New paper number J1.3A

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


Lunch Break

2:00 PM-2:45 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

Recording files available
Joint Session 11
More Topics in Communication
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Cheryl Nelson, Cummins Inc. and WTKR-TV
J11.1
Paper J11.1 has been moved. New paper number J6.7

2:00 PM
J11.2
2:30 PM
J11.4
Climate Communication in a Red State
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

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

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

2:45 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Joint Panel Discussion 2
Best Practices and Innovations in Social Media
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology; the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Moderator: Jason Samenow, Washington Post
Panelists: Rob Eicher, WHDH; Brad Panovich, WCNC-TV; Irene Sans, WFTV/ClimaData

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

Recording files available
Joint Session 19
Communication Then and Now
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Elizabeth McGiffin, KY3

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


Session 1
Forecasting and Weather Observing
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
Chair: Doug Heady, KOAM-TV
8:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks

8:45 AM
1.1
9:00 AM
1.2
Advances in Storm Surge Modeling, Forecasting, and Warnings: An Update on NOAA's Efforts to Improve Storm Surge Awareness and Prediction
Jamie R. Rhome, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/TPC/NHC, Miami, FL; and C. L. Fritz, T. Trogdon, L. Paulik, W. Booth, T. Sharon, E. Gibney, M. Lowry, and P. J. Manougian

9:30 AM
1.4

Themed Joint Session 2
Television Meteorologists as Educators
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Symposium on Education; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Cochairs: Jon Nese, Pennsylvania State University; Cheryl Nelson, Cummins Inc. and WTKR-TV
9:00 AM
TJ2.3
Educating Television Viewers About Uncertainty
Jon M. Nese, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA

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


Coffee . Break

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


Session 2
The Past, Present, and Future of TV Weather Broadcasting
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
Chair: Doug Heady, KOAM-TV
10:45 AM
2.2
11:15 AM
2.4
Augmented Reality: The Next-Generation Weather Messaging Tool
Mike Chesterfield, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA; and M. Sitkowski

11:30 AM
2.5
11:45 AM
2.6

Joint Session 25
Special Session on GOES-R
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Daniel T. Lindsey, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/RAMMB; Jorge Torres, KOB-TV
10:30 AM
J25.1
Geostationary Lightning Mapper: Post Launch Test Results
Clemens E. Tillier, Lockheed Martin, Palo Alto, CA; and S. F. Edgington, H. Demroff, R. van Bezooijen, H. J. Christian Jr., and P. M. Bitzer

10:45 AM
J25.2
GOES-R Series ABI Mode and Mesoscale Domain Sector Request Process
Kathryn W. Mozer, NOAA, College Park, MD; and D. Nietfeld, M. Seybold, E. M. Guillot, J. K. Zajic, B. Rapp, B. Gockel, C. M. Gravelle, and P. O'Reilly

11:15 AM
J25.4
Workshops on GOES-16 Data for National Weather Service SOOs and DOHs
Bill Ward, NWS, Honolulu, HI; and F. Alsheimer, B. C. Carcione, C. B. Entwistle, R. D. Ewald, M. T. Stavish, G. T. Stano, K. W. Mozer, J. J. Gerth, S. S. Lindstrom, T. J. Schmit, C. M. Gravelle, K. J. Runk, M. A. Bowlan, J. G. LaDue, J. E. Ogren, E. J. Szoke, and D. Bikos

11:30 AM
J25.5
Using the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on GOES-16 to Visualize Solar Eclipses
Timothy J. Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research, Madison, WI; and M. M. Gunshor, J. M. Feltz, K. Bah, K. W. Mozer, and J. P. Nelson III

11:45 AM
J25.6
Advanced Imagery Applications Development for GOES-16 ABI
Steven D. Miller, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and D. T. Lindsey, C. J. Seaman, J. E. Solbrig, Y. J. Noh, L. Grasso, and K. Micke

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


Session 3
Station Scientist Session
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
Chair: Mike Nelson, KMGH-TV
2:00 PM
3.2
2:30 PM
3.3
3:00 PM
3.4
3:30 PM
3.5

Themed Joint Session 5
Partnerships to Enhance Public Health Communications by Broadcast Meteorologists
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology; and the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Wendy Marie Thomas, NOAA/NWS; Kristie L. Ebi, Univ. of Washington
2:00 PM
TJ5.2
"You Haven't Seen This Before": Collective Community Experience and the New Extremes
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

2:15 PM
TJ5.3
2:30 PM
Break

3:00 PM
TJ5.5
The 2015−16 El Nino Event and Health Impacts in the Southwest Pacific: An Update
Glenn Russell McGregor, Univ. of Durham, Durham, UK; and C. Caiado, I. Bovolo, O. Jackson, and J. E. Bustamante-Fernandez

3:15 PM
TJ5.6
The Psychology of Meteorologists: Autistic Traits and Mental Health
Matthew J. Bolton, Saint Leo Univ., Saint Leo, FL; and D. M. Greenberg, L. K. Ault, and S. Baron-Cohen

3:30 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)

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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

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


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-11:15 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Session 5
Communicating Effectively through Social Media and Blogs
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
Chair: AJ Fox, KSEE-TV
10:30 AM
5.1

11:15 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Joint Panel Discussion 4
Shifting Paradigms: Communicating Space Weather through Social and Broadcast Media
Location: Salon J (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Conference on Space Weather; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Tamitha Skov, Aerospace Corporation
CoChair: Michael Cook, Univ. of North Dakota
Panelists: Delores J. Knipp, Univ. of Colorado; Nathaniel A. Frissell, Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation; Elizabeth MacDonald, NASA; Paul Gross, WDIV-TV Detroit

Session 6
Recent Weather Events and Weather Phenomena
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
Chair: AJ Fox, KSEE-TV
11:30 AM
6.2

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-3:00 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Panel Discussion 1
Broadcast Meteorologists Leading as Climate Change Communicators
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
Moderator: Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central
Panelists: Ed Maibach, George Mason Univ.; John Morales, George Mason Univ.; Jill Peeters, Climate without Borders
1:30 PM
PD1.1
Broadcast Meteorologists Leading as Climate Change Communicators
Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ; and E. Maibach, J. Morales, and J. Peeters

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


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

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)