Sixth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium

Program Chairs: Mike Robinson , The MITRE Corporation ; Gordon Brooks , Air Force Weather Agency

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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

Recording files available
Session 1
Assessing or Mitigating Weather Observation Uncertainty
Location: Room 16AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium
Cochairs: Michael Robinson, MITRE Corporation; Gordon Brooks, 557th Weather Wing
9:00 AM
EDR/RMS-G Correlation Analysis
Michael J. Emanuel, FAA, Atlantic City, NJ; and G. Meymaris, L. Cornman, J. Sherry, and D. Mulally
9:15 AM
The Geographical Distribution of Downburst Frequency Across Spaceport Florida
Tania M. Garza, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH; and O. A. Nava and W. P. Roeder
9:30 AM

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
Advancing Forecast Capabilities for Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Decision Support
Location: Room 16AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium
Cochairs: Judy Ghiradelli, NWS; Tammy J. Farrar, FAA
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
Guidance on Optimally Presenting Probabilistic Ceiling and Visibility Forecasts for the Aviation Community
Stephanie Avey, CIRA, Kansas City, MO; and S. Alvidrez, S. A. Lack, A. Cross, J. A. Kankiewicz, and R. Bastholm
11:00 AM
11:45 AM
Improvements in the Detection and Prediction of Volcanic Ash for Aviation at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Chris Lucas, BOM, Melbourne, Australia; and R. J. Potts, M. J. Zidikheri, R. A. Dare, M. Manickam, A. Wain, and A. Bear-Crozier

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
Breaking the Mold: Leveraging New Data, Capabilities, and Practices in Support of Evolving Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Operations
Location: Room 16AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium
Cochairs: Cecilia Miner, NOAA/NWS; Bruce Telfeyan, 557 Weather Wing
2:00 PM
Accuracy of New York Automated Wind Compression Tool
Victor Klimenko, AvMet Applications, Reston, VA; and M. Klopfenstein
2:15 PM
Evaluating High-Resolution Model Data for Aviation Impacts due to Cloud and Visibility for the San Francisco International Airport
Steven A. Lack, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Aviation Weather Center, Kansas City, MO; and A. Cross, D. Bentley, C. S. Bartholomew, P. Buchanan, I. A. Boutle, S. Avey, and S. Alvidrez
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
Operational Unmanned Mission Execution Forecasts at Dugway Proving Ground
John Pace, Dugway Proving Ground, Dugway, UT; and E. N. Vernon
3:15 PM
Quantifying the Relationship between Storm Size and Forecast Uncertainty for Enhanced Blending
James O. Pinto, NCAR/Research Applications Laboratory, Boulder, CO; and M. Steiner, K. Stone, and D. Albo
3:30 PM
Integrating GOES-16 Satellite into Convective Porosity Determination at CWSU Houston
Roland Nunez, NWS/Center Weather Service Unit, Houston, TX; and E. Zappe
3:45 PM
4:00 PM
Gap-Filling Radar Observations of a Snow Squall at San Luis Valley Regional Airport
Andrew A. Rosenow, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. W. Howard and J. Meitín

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
Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Hazard Detection, Decision Support, and Policy Advancements
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium
Chair: Gordon Brooks, 557th Weather Wing
Improving Weather Guidance for Aviation Decision-Making: Enhancements to Rap and HRRR Deterministic and Ensemble Prediction Systems, including Ensemble-Based Data Assimilation, Forecast, and Post-Processing Components
Stephen S. Weygandt, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and C. R. Alexander, D. C. Dowell, J. Kenyon, E. P. James, T. T. Ladwig, M. Hu, J. B. Olson, T. G. Smirnova, T. Alcott, I. Jankov, J. M. Brown, and S. Benjamin

Blending Model and Observations for a Ceiling and Visbility Product for Alaska
Rita D. Roberts, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Cowie, J. O. Pinto, T. L. Fowler, D. Megenhardt, D. A. Wesley, and J. A. Colavito

Estimating Visibility from FAA Camera Installations in Remote Regions of Alaska for General Aviation Awareness
Michael Matthews, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and R. G. Hallowell

Transition NCAR's Graphical Turbulence Guidance Algorithm into NCEP Operations
Yali Mao, EMC, College Park, MD; and H. Y. Chuang

Collaborative Digital Aviation Grid Process at the Aviation Weather Testbed and Operations Proving Ground
Austin Cross, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Aviation Weather Center, Kansas City, MO; and S. A. Lack, J. W. Scheck, S. Avey, K. J. Runk, C. M. Gravelle, D. W. Snyder, and K. L. Crandall

Recent Upgrads to East China ATMB High Resolution Aviation Weather Forecast Capability: Real-Time Operation of eIAWSTM-R3R
Jing Cheng, IMSG, Rockville, MD; and S. Liu, Y. Weng, J. M. García-Rivera, Y. Li, W. Guo, Q. Xing, Q. Shi, X. Li, Z. Chen, X. Wang, and L. Jiang

Improving Summertime Convective Wind Forecasting in the Southeastern United States
Ray L Christensen II, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Department of Defense (DOD), Barksdale Air Force Base, LA

Handout (535.9 kB)

The Remote Oceanic Meteorology Information Operational (ROMIO) Demonstration
Cathy Kessinger, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. Frazier, T. A. Lindholm, J. Olivo, B. Barron, G. Blackburn, B. Watts, R. Stone, D. Keany, D. Tyler, and T. J. Horsager

Handout (411.2 kB)

An Update on the Global Weather Hazards Project and Next Steps
James Olivo, Basic Commerce and Industry, Inc., Moorestown, NJ; and L. Lin, V. Hoang, M. Nayote, C. Kessinger, D. Megenhardt, O. Matz, A. Ritter, D. Wolf, K. Sievers, R. Scheinhartz, and J. Cahall

Handout (1.9 MB)

Development of Diagnostics of Near-Cloud Aviation Turbulence based on Convective Gravity Wave Drag Parameterization
Soo-Hyun Kim, Yonsei Univ., Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South); and H. Y. Chun, R. D. Sharman, and S. B. Trier

Weather Support for Collaborative Decision-Making in Aviation
Shun Liu, IMSG, Rockville, MD; and Y. Weng, W. Guo, R. Chen, J. Cheng, M. Fang, Y. Li, C. Tan, and L. Jiang

The Intelligent and Multifunctional eIAWS Nowcasting System (IMnowcastor) and Its Performance at East China Region
Ruiyue Chen, IMSG, Rockville, MD; and Y. Weng, C. Tan, M. Fang, W. Guo, J. Cheng, L. Jiang, Q. Xing, Q. Shi, C. Wei, X. Li, Z. Chen, and X. Wang

SkyCast: A Wind and Thermodynamic Profiling System (WTPS) for Aviation Applications
Bill Conway, Weather Decision Support Systems, International, Norman, OK; and D. Patton, S. A. McLaughlin, R. Ware, K. A. Reed, T. Wilfong, L. Blanchette, and E. M. Lau
Manuscript (5.3 MB)

FAA NextGen Weather Product Suite
Alfred Moosakhanian, FAA, Washington, DC

Offshore Precipitation Capability in Support of the FAA Caribbean Initiative
Mark S. Veillette, MIT, Lexington, MA; and M. Tucker, R. Segers, A. Moosakhanian, R. Bass, S. Bodkin, and R. Novia

Current and Future Efforts Using 3D Cloud Fraction for Aviation Forecasting
J. Adam Kankiewicz, CIRA, Kansas City, MO; and S. Avey, S. A. Lack, and A. Cross

Building a Quality-Controlled Database of Meteorological Data from NASA Kennedy Space Center and the United States Air Force’s Eastern Range
James C. Brenton, Jacobs, Huntsville, AL; and R. E. Barbre Jr., J. M. Orcutt, and R. K. Decker
Manuscript (356.5 kB)

Using an Interdisciplinary Approach to Assess General Aviation Pilot Weather Knowledge
Thomas A. Guinn, Embry-Riddle Aeronatical Univ., Daytona Beach, FL; and N. DeFilippis, J. M. Lanicci, Y. Ortiz, J. M. King, R. L. Thomas, and E. L. Blickensderfer

WARP Selectable Mosaic Generator: Weather Improvements for Air Traffic Controllers
Ryan Low, FAA, Egg Harbor Township, NJ; and J. Markiewicz

An Impact-Based Verification Approach for the TFM Convective Forecast (TCF)
Melissa A. Petty, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CIRA, Boulder, CO; and G. J. Layne, M. S. Wandishin, J. E. Hart, P. Hamer, and M. Rabellino

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

Ryan Symposium Reception
Location: The Reverbery at the Hilton (Austin, Texas)