Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise

Program Chair: Sheldon D. Drobot , Harris

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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


Session 1
Hope is Not a Plan:  Communication for Community Resilience
Location: Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Chair: Thomas Bedard, National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
8:45 AM
1.1
Its the Relationship, Not the Weather
Rebecca Moulton, FEMA, Washington, DC

9:00 AM
1.2
Weather Alerts and Emergency Management—Are We Crying Wolf?
Eric Frank, Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency, Vancouver, WA

9:15 AM
1.3

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


Coffee Break

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


Session 2
Nationwide Network of Networks
Location: Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Chair: John Horel, Univ. of Utah
11:00 AM
2.2
11:15 AM
2.3
11:30 AM
2.4
TexMesonet: Lessons from a Texas Statewide Mesonet
Kantave M. Greene, Texas Water Development Board, Austin, TX

11:45 AM
2.5

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


Lunch Break

2:00 PM-2:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 3
WAS*IS in Action
Location: Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Chair: Claudia Nierenberg, NOAA

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.

2:00 PM-4:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Panel Discussion 1
The AMS Student Experience at the Washington Forum
Location: Room 6A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Cochairs: Heidi Centola, AMS BEED; Thomas Fahy, Capitol Meteorologics
Moderator: Yaítza Luna-Cruz, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Reachback
Panelists: Cassandra Shivers, Howard Univ./NCAS; Amanda Hendrix, Millersville Univ.; Keenan C. Eure, Univ. of Maryland; Julio E. Ceniceros, Univ. of Texas/NCAS

2:15 PM-4:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Panel Discussion 2
Valuing Climate Information and Networks for Improved Planning and Preparedness
Location: Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Moderator: Claudia Nierenberg, NOAA
Panelists: Jennifer Helgeson, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Monica Grasso, NOAA; Malgosia Madajewicz, Columbia University; August Martin, ERM: Environmental Resources Management

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
Nationwide Network of Networks—Poster Sessions
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Chair: John Horel, Univ. of Utah
286
The South Alabama Mesonet—Impacts on the North-Central Gulf Coast Community
Sytske Kimball, Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; and W. D. Terwey, S. Schultze, and N. S. Grondin

289
Recent Improvements to the Access of Mesonet Observations via MesoWest
Alexander A. Jacques, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Horel, C. Galli, J. Pechmann, A. Abernathy, and J. S. Young

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


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

9:15 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

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


Panel Discussion 3
The New Weather Enterprise: Toward Better Public, Private, and Academic Collaborations
Location: Room 1 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Moderator: Betsy Weatherhead, Univ. of Colorado
Panelists: Antonio Busalacchi, UCAR; Conrad C. Lautenbacher, GeoOptics; Melinda Marquis, NOAA

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


Coffee . Break

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


Panel Discussion 4
Public–Private Partnership Opportunities for National Meteorological and Hydrometeorological Service Modernization
Location: Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Moderator: Sheldon D. Drobot, Harris
Keynote: Makoto Suwa, World Bank
Panelists: Paul A. Kucera, UCAR; Courtney Draggon, NOAA/NWS; Jonathan Porter, AccuWeather, Inc; Robert Baron, Baron Services, Inc.
10:30 AM
Panel Discussion


Joint Session 27
The Role of Atmospheric Rivers in Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Location: Room 1 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; and the 32nd Conference on Hydrology )
Chair: Duane E. Waliser, JPL
10:30 AM
J27.1
Sensitivity of High-Impact Extratropical Cyclones to Water Vapor Filaments
James D. Doyle, NRL, Monterey, CA; and C. M. Amerault and C. A. Reynolds

10:45 AM
J27.2
11:00 AM
J27.3
11:15 AM
J27.4
11:30 AM
J27.5
The ECMWF Extreme Forecast Index for Water Vapour Transport
David A. Lavers, ECMWF, Reading, UK; and E. Zsoter, D. S. Richardson, and F. Pappenberger


Joint Session 28
MJO Impacts on Global Weather and the Energy Sector
Location: Room 2 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability; the Ninth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; and the Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise )
Cochairs: Ángel F. Adames, GFDL; Scott W. Powell, Colorado State Univ.

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


1
Development and Communication of Next-Generation Satellite Information for Forecasting Extreme Weather—Part I
Location: Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems )
Moderators: Julie L. Demuth, NCAR; Daniel Nietfeld, NOAA/OAR/ESRL
Panelists: Steven D. Miller, CIRA; Geoffrey T. Stano, ENSCO, Inc.; Andrea B. Schumacher, CIRA/Colorado State Univ.; Chad M. Gravelle, NOAA/NWS; William Line, NWS

2:30 PM-3:45 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Joint Session 34
Demystifying Public–Private Partnerships for Predictions in Public Health—Invited Papers Only
Location: Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; and the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Juli Trtanj, NOAA; Aisha Sekelaga Owusu, International Research Institute for Climate and Society/Columbia Univ.

2:45 PM-3:45 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Themed Joint Session 6
Development and Communication of Next-Generation Satellite Information for Forecasting Extreme Weather—Part II
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Satya Kalluri, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR; Chad M. Gravelle, NOAA/NWS
3:00 PM
TJ6.2
Highlights of the First Year of GOES-16 Imagery
Daniel T. Lindsey, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/RAMMB, Fort Collins, CO; and S. D. Miller, C. J. Seaman, and S. J. Goodman

3:15 PM
TJ6.3A
Operational Use of GOES-16 at WFO Pueblo
William Line, NWS, Pueblo, CO

3:30 PM
TJ6.4
Monitoring Oceanic Convection Using the Geostationary Lightning Mapper
Michael J. Folmer, CICS, College Park, MD; and C. Clark-Robertson, L. J. Phillips, J. M. Sienkiewicz, J. D. Clark, H. D. Cobb III, N. A. Ramos, S. D. Rudlosky, P. C. Meyers, and S. J. Goodman

3:45 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


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

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

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Lunch Break