Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python

Program Chairs: Scott Collis , ANL ; Johnny Lin , North Park University

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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-9:30 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Session 1
Opening Remarks and Core Science Keynote.
Location: Room 8 ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Scott Collis, ANL
Speaker: Scott Collis, ANL
8:45 AM
Welcoming Remarks

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

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Session 2
Working With Large and Complex Datasets.
Location: Room 8 ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Scott Collis, ANL
9:30 AM
2.1
PySpark for "Big" Atmospheric Data Analysis
Anderson Banihirwe, Univ. of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR; and K. Paul and D. Del Vento
9:45 AM
2.2
Analyzing Large Radar Datasets Using Python
Robert Jackson, ANL, Argonne, IL; and S. Collis, Z. Sherman, G. Palanisamy, S. Giangrande, J. Kumar, and J. C. Hardin

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 3
Model Data Fusion
Location: Room 8 ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Johnny Lin, Univ. of Washington
10:30 AM
3.1
MetPy Advancement and Community-Driven Development
Ryan M. May, UCAR/Unidata, Boulder, CO; and J. R. Leeman
10:45 AM
3.2
The Pythonic Future of Postprocessing at ECMWF
Stephan Siemen, ECMWF, Reading, U.K.; and I. Russell and B. Raoult
11:15 AM
3.4
TINT—TINT Is Not TITAN. Easy-to-Use Tracking Code Based on TITAN—Details and Uses
Mark H. Picel, ANL, Argonne, IL; and S. Collis, B. Raut, S. Carani, R. Jackson, M. van Lier-Walqui, and A. M. Fridlind
11:30 AM
3.5
From Storm Prediction Center: Science Support Branch Import Science, Research, and Operations
Race Clark III, CIMMS, Norman, OK; and D. Cleaver, J. Correia Jr., M. S. Elliott, C. Grunzke, R. M. Hepper, C. D. Karstens, J. Liang, N. J. Nauslar, B. Roberts, N. A. Wendt, and P. T. Marsh
11:45 AM
3.6
Python for Radiance Diagnostics in the Global Forecast Dropout Prediction Tool
Andrew Eichmann, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and K. Kumar and J. C. Alpert

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-3:30 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Session 4
Data and Visualization Tools
Location: Room 8 ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Sheri Mickelson, NCAR
2:00 PM
4.1
Enipy, Python Tools for Working with Earth Networks Lightning Data
Michael Stock, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD; and J. Lapierre
2:15 PM
4.2
A RESTful API for Python-Based Server-Side Analysis of High-Resolution Soil Moisture Downscaling Data
Mattheus P. Ueckermann, Creare LLC, Hanover, NH; and J. Bieszczad and D. R. Callender
2:30 PM
4.3
Using Python to QA and QC Data from the ZiaMet Weather Station Network
Stan Engle, New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM; and D. DuBois
2:45 PM
4.4
The Python-ARM Radar Toolkit: The Expected and Unexpected Uses of an Open Source Radar Toolkit
Zach Sherman, ANL, Argonne, IL; and S. Collis, R. Jackson, M. H. Picel, and J. Helmus
3:00 PM
4.5
Working with Tabular Geospatial Data using Pandas & Geopandas
Hannah Aizenman, City College of New York, New York, NY

3:15 PM
4.6
Analyzing Soundings with MetPy and Siphon
Ryan M. May, UCAR/Unidata, Boulder, CO

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 1
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
283
Vertical Interpolation with MetPy
Tyler J. Wixtrom, Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX; and R. M. May, J. R. Leeman, and K. H. Goebbert

284
A Python Reference Implementation of Standard Drought and Climate Indicators
James Adams, NOAA, Asheville, NC; and S. Ansari and D. S. Arndt

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 5
Building Knowledge Using Python
Location: Room 8 ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Robert Jackson, ANL
8:30 AM
5.1
Drilling down from Python Statistical Analyses to Rich Interactive Case Study Visualizations, within Jupyter Notebooks
Brian Mapes, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and Y. Ho, S. K. Cheedela, and J. McWhirter
9:00 AM
5.3
Improving Training in Environmental Sciences with Jupyter Notebooks
Stephan Siemen, ECMWF, Reading, U.K.; and S. Lamy-Thepaut and J. Wagemann
9:15 AM
5.4
9:45 AM
5.6
The Diagnostic Package for Climate Variability by the NOAA Modeling Diagnostic Task Force
Chih-Chieh Chen, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. Gettelman, E. Maloney, Y. Ming, and J. D. Neelin

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


Coffee . Break

10:45 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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Session 6
Modeling Using Python
Location: Room 8 ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Mary Haley, NCAR
10:45 AM
6.1
Using Parallel Python Tools to Postprocess Data for CMIP6
Sheri Mickelson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and K. Paul
11:00 AM
6.3
Sympl and CliMT: Building Model Hierarchies, the Python Way.
Joy Merwin Monteiro, Stockholm Univ., Stockholm, Sweden; and R. Caballero and J. McGibbon
11:15 AM
6.4
Veros—A High-Performance Ocean Simulator Written in Pure Python
Dion Häfner, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark; and R. L. Jacobsen, C. Eden, M. Jochum, M. R. B. Kristensen, R. Nuterman, and B. Vinter
11:30 AM
6.5
Objective Characterization of Tropical Cyclones for Model Development
Kevin J. Dougherty, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and S. Abarca and D. T. Kleist
11:45 AM
6.6
High-Dimensional Lorenz Modeling in Python: Chaotic, Limit Cycle, and Quasi-Periodic Solutions
Sara Faghih-Naini, Friedrich-Alexander Univ., Erlangen, Germany; and B. W. Shen

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

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Session 7
Geospatial Tools
Location: Room 8 ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Ryan M. May, UCAR/Unidata
1:30 PM
7.1
Mappy
Patrick T. Marsh, NOAA/NWS/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK
1:45 PM
7.2
Processing and Displaying GOES-16 Imagery with Python
Peter J Pokrandt, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2:00 PM
7.3
Enabling Visualization and Geospatial Analysis of Atmospheric Science Data through Python
Amanda M. Weigel, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and M. Maskey, S. Nagaraj, K. Markert, and A. Kulkarni
2:15 PM
7.4

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

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Panel Discussion 1
Panel Session: Show Me Your Stack!
Location: Room 8 ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Panelists: Ryan M. May, UCAR/Unidata; Patrick T. Marsh, NOAA/NWS/Storm Prediction Center; Daniel Rothenberg, MIT; Hannah Aizenman, City College of New York
2:45 PM
Patrick Marsh
2:45 PM
Daniel Rothenburg
2:45 PM
Hannah Aizenman
2:45 PM

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 2
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
770
The MetPy Roadmap: Replacing Legacy Meteorological Tools
J.R. Leeman, UCAR/Unidata, Boulder, CO; and R. M. May

771
A Unidata JupyterHub Server: An Online PyAOS Resource for Students and Educators
Julien Chastang, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Signell and J. L. Fischer

772
GMI-IPS: Python Processing Software for Aircraft Campaigns
Megan Rose Damon, SSAI, Lanham, MD; and S. A. Strode, S. D. Steenrod, and M. J. Prather

Handout (945.8 kB)

773A
Siphon—Simplifying Data Access and Expanding Data Sources
Sean C. Arms, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. M. May and J. R. Leeman

Handout (1.4 MB)

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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


Lunch Break