Session 14B Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations

Program Chairs: Margaret Caulfield ; Robert Bauer , NASA/Earth Science Technology Office ; David Hermreck , NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Project Planning and Analysis ; Eric Fetzer , JPL/California Institute of Technology ; Stephen A. Mango , NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis Affiliate ; George Komar , NASA/GSFC/ESTO ; Chandra R. Kondragunta , NOAA/OAR/Office of Weather and Air Quality

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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


Session 1
Community Global Modeling: Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) and beyond: Improvements in Global Models, Key Components of Global Models and Statistical Techniques to Evaluate Those Improvements—Part I
Location: Room 14 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Vijay Tallapragada, NOAA/NWS/EMC/Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch; Betsy Weatherhead, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/GSD
8:45 AM
1.1
The Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) Program Update
Fred Toepfer, NOAA/Office of Science and Technology Integration, Silver Spring, MD; and H. Tolman, T. L. Schneider, I. Stajner, and S. Warren

9:00 AM
1.2
Global Model Test Bed: Fostering Community Involvement in NOAA's Next-Generation Global Prediction System
Ligia Bernardet, ESRL/GSD and Univ. of Colorado/CIRES, Boulder, CO; and G. J. Firl, L. Nance, B. Kuo, V. Tallapragada, M. Farrar, F. Toepfer, and G. Grell

Recording files available
Joint Session 5
Advances in CubeSats and SmallSats to Improve Earth Science, Weather Forecasting, Space Weather Prediction, Hydrology Studies, or Climate Monitoring—Part I
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the First Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats )
Cochairs: Robert Bauer, NASA/Earth Science Technology Office; Margaret Caulfield
9:00 AM
J5.2
High-Resolution Tomography of Upper Tropospheric and Lower Stratospheric Water Vapor with Spaceborne Active Microwave Limb Sounding
Nathaniel Livesey, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and W. G. Read, A. J. Tang, G. Chattopadhyay, T. Reck, R. Stachnik, R. Jarnot, M. L. Santee, J. Kocz, C. Felten, J. Kooi, and S. Padmanabhan

9:15 AM
J5.3
RainCube, A Ka-band Precipitation Radar in a 6U CubeSat
Shivani S Joshi, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and E. Peral, S. Tanelli, J. Sauder, N. Chahat, D. Price, and S. Statham
9:30 AM
J5.4
Enabling Global Observations of Clouds and Precipitation at Fine Spatiotemporal Scales from 6U-Class SmallSat Constellations: Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems Technology Demonstration (TEMPEST-D)
Steven C. Reising, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and T. C. Gaier, S. Padmanabhan, C. D. Kummerow, B. H. Lim, C. Heneghan, V. Chandrasekar, W. Berg, S. T. Brown, J. Carvo, and M. Pallas

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


Coffee Break

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


Session 2
Community Global Modeling: Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) and beyond: Improvements in Global Models, Key Components of Global Models and Statistical Techniques to Evaluate Those Improvements—Part II
Location: Room 14 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Vijay Tallapragada, NOAA/NWS/EMC/Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch; Curtis Alexander, NOAA/ESRL/GSD
10:45 AM
2.2
11:30 AM
2.5
Comparison of Microphysics Schemes in FV3GFS
Ruiyu Sun, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC and IMSG, College Park, MD; and A. Chen, F. Yang, S. Moorthi, and V. Tallapragada

11:45 AM
2.6
Partial Cloudiness in Microphysics Schemes
Ruiyu Sun, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC and IMSG, College Park, MD; and G. Thompson and V. Tallapragada

Recording files available
Joint Session 10
Advances in CubeSats and SmallSats to Improve Earth Science, Weather Forecasting, Space Weather Prediction, Hydrology Studies, or Climate Monitoring—Part II
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the First Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats )
Cochairs: Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis Affiliate; Eric Fetzer, JPL/California Institute of Technology
11:30 AM
J10.5
Enabling Observations of Ice Cloud Particle Size and Humidity Profiles in the Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere from the Tropospheric Water and Cloud ICE (TWICE) Millimeter and Sub-millimeter Wavelength Radiometer Instrument for 6U-Class Satellites
Steven C. Reising, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and P. Kangaslahti, E. Schlecht, J. Jiang, X. Bosch-Lluis, M. Ogut, Y. Goncharenko, B. Kilmer, R. Cofield, S. Padmanabhan, N. Chahat, S. T. Brown, W. Deal, A. Zamora, K. Leong, S. Shih, and G. Mei

11:45 AM
J10.6

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


Lunch Break

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-3:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 3B
Community Global Modeling: Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) and beyond: Improvements in Global Models, Key Components of Global Models and Statistical Techniques to Evaluate Those improvements—Part III
Location: Room 14 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Louis Cantrell Jr., NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis/Technology, Planning and Integration for Observation; Curtis Alexander, NOAA/ESRL/GSD
2:00 PM
3B.1
Research to Operations: Why Is the U.S. Not Realizing Its Potential?
Clifford F. Mass, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA

2:30 PM
3B.3
Evaluation of the FV3-powered Next Generation Unified Prediction System System for Medium-Range Weather Prediction
Shian-Jiann Lin, NOAA/GFDL, Pricenton, NJ; and L. Zhou, J. H. Chen, L. Harris, X. Chen, and S. Rees

2:45 PM
3B.4
The New Dynamical Kernel of the Global Environmental Multiscale Model with Height-Based Vertical Coordinate
Syed Zahid Husain, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Dorval, Canada; and C. Girard

3:00 PM
3B.5
Inter-model Storm-Scale Comparisons from the 2017 HWT Spring Forecasting Experiment
Corey K. Potvin, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. R. Carley, A. J. Clark, L. J. Wicker, and J. S. Kain

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

Recording files available
Session 3A
Advances in Satellite Observations for Earth Science and Observing Technologies—Part I
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Bjorn H. Lambrigtsen, JPL/California Institute of Technology; Thomas Pagano, JPL/California Institute of Technology
2:30 PM
3A.3
Observing Ice Clouds with Microwave-IR Polarimetric Radiometry: SWIRP Development
Dong L. Wu, GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and M. Vega, W. Deal, R. Chipman, and P. Yang

2:45 PM
3A.4
Compact Midwave Imaging System (CMIS) for Near-Real-Time Cloud Sensing
Michael A. Kelly, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD; and D. L. Wu, J. H. Yee, J. D. Boldt, A. C. Goldberg, J. P. Wilson, C. A. Hibbitts, and A. Heidinger

3:15 PM
3A.6
Enabling Technology Transforms a Prototype GNSS Interferometric Reflectometry (GNSS-IR) System to Global Operation
Angelyn W. Moore, JPL, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and S. Hardman, C. Wong, S. Owen, D. Freeborn, K. M. Larson, and E. E. Small
4:00 PM
3A.9
Chasing the Shadows with the VIIRS Day/Night Band
Steven D. Miller, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and W. C. Straka III, C. J. Seaman, C. L. Combs, A. K. Heidinger, A. Walther, and J. E. Solbrig

Joint Session 15
NASA Earth Observation Systems and Applications for Health and Air Quality Models and Decisions
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health; and the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: Sue M. Estes, Univ. of Alabama; John A. Haynes, NASA
2:00 PM
J15.1
2:45 PM
J15.4
Smoke Exposure and Associated Health Effects across Several Fire Seasons and Locations in the Western United States
Bonne Ford, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and K. O'Dell, R. Gan, J. Liu, W. Lassman, M. Burke, G. Pfister, A. Vaidyanathan, J. Volckens, S. Magzamen, E. V. Fischer, and J. R. Pierce

3:00 PM
Break

3:15 PM
J15.5
Impact of Cloud Assimilation on Air Quality Simulations
Arastoo Pour Biazar, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and A. T. White, R. T. McNider, B. Dornblaser, P. Cheng, and Y. Wu

3:30 PM
J15.6
An Operational System for Surveillance and Ecological Forecasting of West Nile Virus Outbreaks
Michael C. Wimberly, South Dakota State Univ., Brookings, SD; and J. K. Davis, G. Vincent, A. Hess, and M. B. Hildreth

3:45 PM
J15.7

3:15 PM-4:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 4
Research to Operations: Selected Student Presentations
Location: Room 14 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Martin Yapur, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis/Technology, Planning and Integration for Observations; Eric Fetzer, JPL/California Institute of Technology; Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis Affiliate
3:15 PM
4.1
A Cloud Analysis and Forecasting System (CAN) for the 2018 Winter Olympics
Yoonjin Lee, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and S. Albers, K. D. Ahn, C. D. Kummerow, Y. H. Lee, Z. Toth, and Y. Xie

4:00 PM
4.4

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
8th Research to Operations (8R2O)—Poster Session
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
270
National SOO-DOH Projects Initiative
David T. Myrick, NOAA/NWS/Office of Science and Technology Integration, Silver Spring, MD

271
274
Toward Accurate, Efficient, and Consistent Global Flux Simulations
Chia-Pang Kuo, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and P. Yang, X. Huang, D. Feldman, M. G. Flanner, C. Kuo, and E. Mlawer

275
Enhancing FAA/NWS Research-to-Operations to Support Global and Domestic Missions through the Unified Post Processor
Brian P. Pettegrew, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Kansas City, MO; and D. L. Sims, H. Y. Chuang, J. W. Scheck, and M. Strahan

279
Near-Real-Time CAPE Combining Hyperspectral IR Satellite Sounding and Surface Met Stations
Callyn Bloch, IMSG/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and R. O. Knuteson and A. Gambacorta

Handout (3.7 MB)

280
A New Convective Index for Africa
Gabriel Donndelinger, U.S. Air Force/Department of Defense, Wright Patterson AFB, OH; and R. Tseng

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

Recording files available
Session 5
Advances in Satellite Observations for Earth Science and Observing Technologies—Part II
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Martin Yapur, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis/Technology, Planning and Integration for Observations; Thanh Vo Dinh, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis/Technology, Planning and Integration for Observations
8:45 AM
5.2
9:45 AM
5.6
Study of the Doppler Weather Radar 3D Mosaic Data in Strong Convective Weather Forecasting and Early Warning
Yungang Chen, Beijing Piesat Information & Technology Limited, Beijing, China; and K. Zhang, W. Guo, and Y. Wang


Joint Session 22
National and International Program Overviews for Environmental Satellites (Invited)
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Mitch Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS; Daniel T. Lindsey, NOAA/NESDIS
8:30 AM
J22.1
9:00 AM
J22.2
9:30 AM
J22.4
The EUMETSAT Satellite Programmes—Providing Continuity for the Future (Invited Presentation)
Kenneth Holmlund, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany; and P. Schlüssel, R. Stuhlmann, B. Bojkov, R. Munro, D. Klaes, F. Montagner, J. Grandell, and D. Just

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


Coffee . Break

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


Themed Joint Session 3
Communicating Information and Risk in the Energy Sector
Location: Room 15 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; and the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: Justin Sharp, Sharply Focused LLC; Aidan Tuohy, Electric Power Research Institute
Panelists: Stephen Bennett, Riskpulse; G. David Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc.; Jason Samenow, The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang; George McLean, Avangrid; Sue Haupt, NCAR
Recording files available
Session 6
Advances in Communication Processes and Technology to Improve the End-to-End Communication of Earth or Space Environment Observations, Products, or Information to Operational End Users and the Public
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Eric J. Miller, NOAA/NESDIS; David Bludis, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis/Technology, Planning and Integration for Observation
10:45 AM
6.2
Communicating NOAA’s Integrated Observing System Portfolio and the Work of the NOAA Observing Systems Council
Eric J. Miller, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and D. Bludis, A. Pratt, S. Sarkar, and A. Steckel
11:00 AM
6.3
FACETs - The 2017/2018 Hazard Services–Probabilistic Hazard Information (HS-PHI) Experiments at the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed
Tracy Lee Hansen, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and G. J. Stumpf, A. V. Bates, C. Ling, K. L. Manross, A. Gerard, C. Golden, Y. Guo, J. J. James, D. M. Kingfield, J. G. LaDue, T. C. Meyer, D. Nietfeld, L. P. Rothfusz, and S. Williams
11:45 AM
6.6
Global Graphical Turbulence Guidance (G-GTG) for World Area Forecast System (WAFS) Upgrade
Jung-Hoon Kim, CIRA, Kansas City, MO; and R. D. Sharman, C. Batholomew, M. Strahan, J. W. Scheck, J. C. H. Cheung, and P. Buchanan

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

Recording files available
Session 7
Significant Role of Calibration/Validation for the Transition of Research to Operations
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Changyong Cao, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/Satellite Meteorology and Climatology Division; James G. Yoe, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
1:30 PM
7.1
Improving the Operational Calibration Stability of VIIRS SDR Using Advanced Kalman Filtering
Changyong Cao, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/Satellite Meteorology and Climatology Division, College Park, DC; and X. Shao

3:00 PM
7.7
3:15 PM
7.8
Developing and Validating a New Fire-Weather Index Using R2O
Alan F. Srock, Saint Cloud State Univ., Saint Cloud, MN; and J. J. Charney, B. E. Potter, R. Heffernan, L. Van Bussum, and S. L. Goodrick
3:30 PM
7.9
Understanding the Performance of Radio Occultation Weather Observations
Anthony LaRosa, Riverside Technologies, Inc., Silver Spring, MD; and D. Hermreck, B. Schreiner, and S. Healy

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
8th Research to Operations (8R2O)—Poster Session II
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
764
GLM Evaluation Updates on Total Lightning Use in the Aviation Weather Testbed and Aviation Weather Center
Brian P. Pettegrew, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Kansas City, MO; and A. Terborg and C. B. Entwistle

767
Impacts of Radar Reflectivity and Surface Observation Data Assimilation on the Precipitation and Land Surface Temperature
Xinzhong Zhang, Beijing Presky Co., Ltd., Beijing, China; and X. Zhang, T. Liao, and P. Dong

769
Considerations for Phased-Array Radar Data Use within the National Weather Service
Katie A. Wilson, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. L. Heinselman and C. M. Kuster

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

Recording files available
Session 8
Considerations and Best Practices for the Transition of Research to Operations
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Chandra R. Kondragunta, NOAA/OAR/Office of Weather and Air Quality; Richard A. Fulton, NOAA
8:30 AM
8.1
Ready for the Future: How OSPO Prepared for NOAA's Most Advanced Satellites
Vanessa Griffin, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and S. Leonard, C. Sisko, C. Wheeler, M. Seybold, and K. Feiner
9:30 AM
8.5
NOAA’s Virtual Laboratory: Strategic Progress in Improving R2O in NOAA
Stephan B. Smith, NOAA/NWS/Office of Science and Technology Integration, Silver Spring, MD

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


Coffee Break

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

Recording files available
Session 9
Testbeds, Models, and Data Assimilation to Enable and Accelerate the Transition of Research to Operations to End Users and to the Public in Weather, Water, or Climate Applications—Part I
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Paula Davidson, NOAA/NWS/Office of Science and Technology Integration; Margaret Caulfield
11:15 AM
9.4
An Overview of the 2017 Experimental Warning Program at the Hazardous Weather Testbed
Tiffany C. Meyer, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. Berry, M. A. Bowlan, K. M. Calhoun, J. Correia Jr., G. S. Garfield, A. Gerard, T. Hansen, C. Karstens, K. Klockow, D. LaDue, J. G. LaDue, W. Line, C. Ling, D. M. Kingfield, K. L. Manross, H. Obermeier, L. Rothfusz, and G. J. Stumpf
11:30 AM
9.5
Developmental Testbed Center: Facilitating R2O for Numerical Weather Prediction
Louisa Nance, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and Y. H. Kuo, L. Bernardet, L. Carson, G. J. Firl, M. Hu, I. Jankov, T. Jensen, E. Kalina, K. M. Newman, H. Shao, B. Strong, and J. K. Wolff

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


Lunch Break

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Analysis and Nowcast (0-18 Hour Forecast) Requirements of the National Weather Service: Discussion of the Field's Needs and Preliminary Results of the First Field Survey
Location: Room 18CD (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Town Hall Meetings; and the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Organizer: Young-Joon Kim, NOAA/NWS
Panelists: Hendrik Tolman, NOAA; Bruce Smith, NWS; Curtis R. Alexander, NOAA/ESRL

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-3:45 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Session 10
Testbeds, Models, and Data Assimilation to Enable and Accelerate the Transition of Research to Operations to End Users and to the Public in Weather, Water, or Climate Applications—Part II
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Paula Davidson, NOAA/NWS/Office of Science and Technology Integration; Richard A. Fulton, NOAA
1:45 PM
10.2
Enhancing Operational Nowcasting through an Enterprise Environmental Data Fusion and Assimilation System
Kevin Garrett, Riverside Technology, Inc. and NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and E. Maddy, E. Jones, S. A. Boukabara, S. D. Rudlosky, and A. Orrison

2:00 PM
10.3
Improvements to Operational Statistical Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecast Models
Galina Chirokova, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and J. A. Knaff, M. DeMaria, and A. B. Schumacher

3:00 PM
10.7
NOAA Testbed Demonstration of a Time-Lagged National Water Model Ensemble Prototype for Flash Flood Forecasting
Kelly Mahoney, ESRL, Boulder, CO; and D. Gochis, F. Salas, B. Albright, R. Cifelli, B. Cosgrove, A. Dugger, J. McCreight, S. Perfater, and E. Towler

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
8th Research to Operations (8R2O)—Poster Session III
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
1193
Overview of the Aviation Weather Testbed 2017 Summer Experiment
Steven A. Lack, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Aviation Weather Center, Kansas City, MO; and A. Cross, K. J. Runk, and S. Alvidrez

1194
First Demonstration of the NSSL Experimental Warn-on-Forecast System as Part of the 2017 Spring Experiment
Jessica J. Choate, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; and A. J. Clark, P. L. Heinselman, D. A. Imy, and P. S. Skinner

1195
An Adaptive Approach for the Calculation of Ensemble Grid-Point Probabilities
Benjamin T. Blake, IMSG and NOAA/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and J. R. Carley, T. Alcott, I. Jankov, M. Pyle, S. Perfater, and B. Albright

1196
Background Error Model Improvements in NOAA's Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis
Manuel Pondeca, IMSG and NOAA/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and J. Derber, J. Carley, J. Purser, S. Levine, R. Yang, and D. Parrish

Poster 1198 has moved. New paper number is 12B.3A

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


Session 11A
Commercial and Institute Activities Enabling the Transition of Research into Operations
Location: 406 (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Jessie C. Carman, OAR; Aaron Pratt, Riverside Technology, Inc.
8:30 AM
11A.1
Public/Private Research Opportunities, They Can Work
Derek Blestrud, Idaho Power, Boise, ID; and S. Parkinson, M. L. Kunkel, R. M. Rauber, B. Geerts, J. R. French, K. Friedrich, R. M. Rasmussen, L. Xue, and S. A. Tessendorf

8:45 AM
11A.2
Development and Evolution of NOAA Observation Portfolio Management Capabilities
Thanh Vo Dinh, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis/Technology, Planning and Integration for Observations, Silver Spring, MD; and M. LaJoie and M. Yapur

Handout (629.2 kB)

9:00 AM
11A.3

Session 11B
Improving R2O & O2R in Analysis and Nowcast  (0–18-Hour Forecast): Potential of New or Enhanced Capabilities for Meeting U.S. Service Needs—Part I: Introduction & Overviews
Location: 404 (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Young-Joon Kim, NOAA/NWS; Alan Gerard, NOAA/OAR/NSSL
9:00 AM
11B.3
NCEP Modeling Efforts to Assist with Nowcasting Challenges
Geoffrey S. Manikin, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and J. R. Carley, J. Du, B. S. Ferrier, M. E. Pyle, E. Rogers, and V. Tallapragada

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


Session 12A
Earth Science Product, Model and Algorithm Improvements for Transitions of R2O/O2R in Weather, Water, and Climate Applications
Location: 406 (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis Affiliate; Anthony LaRosa, Riverside Technologies, Inc.
11:00 AM
12A.3
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA’s Aqua Satellite: Applications for Volcano Rapid Response, Influenza Outbreak Prediction, and Drought Onset Prediction
Sharon Ray, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and E. J. Fetzer, B. Lambrigtsen, E. T. Olsen, S. Licata, J. Hall, P. Penteado, V. Realmuto, L. Chen, J. Teixeira, H. Thrastarson, S. Granger, A. Behrangi, A. Farahmand, and T. S. Pagano

11:15 AM
12A.4
An Overview of Recent COAMPS-TC Performance and Advancements
James D. Doyle, NRL, Monterey, CA; and R. M. Hodur, J. R. Moskaitis, S. Chen, H. Jin, Y. Jin, W. A. Komaromi, P. A. Reinecke, and S. Wang

11:30 AM
12A.5
Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program (HFIP) Plan to Enact the Weather Act
Fred Toepfer, NOAA/Office of Science and Technology Integration, Silver Spring, MD; and E. Rappaport, F. Marks, V. Tallapragada, S. G. Gopalakrishnan, N. P. Kurkowski, and N. Lett

11:45 AM
12A.6
Recent Upgrades in Tropical Cyclone Forecast Modeling at NWS/NCEP Using the R2O Process
Avichal Mehra, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and V. Tallapragada, Z. Zhang, B. Liu, L. Zhu, W. Wang, H. S. Kim, D. Iredell, S. Abarca, J. A. Sippel, Q. Liu, M. Tong, and B. Zhang


Session 12B
Improving R2O & O2R in Analysis and Nowcast  (0–18-Hour Forecast): Potential of new or enhanced capabilities for meeting U.S. service needs—Part II: Data Processing & Assimilation
Location: 404 (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: David Randall, Colorado State Univ.; Tara Jensen, NCAR/RAL and Developmental Testbed Center
11:00 AM
12B.3A
11:15 AM
12B.4
11:30 AM
12B.5
A Method for Indentifying Convective Initiation in Forecasts and Observations
Matthew S. Wandishin, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and M. A. Petty and S. Yorgun

11:45 AM
12B.6
Insights from a Convective-Allowing Ensemble Data Assimilation and Prediction System for Lake-Effect Snow
Steven J. Greybush, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA; and S. Saslo

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


Session 13A
Testbeds, Models, and Data Assimilation to Enable and Accelerate the Transition of Research to Operations to End Users and to the Public in Weather, Water, or Climate Applications—Part III
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: David Hermreck, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Project Planning and Analysis; Kristin M. Calhoun, Univ. of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL; Amanda Mitchell, Integrity Applications Inc.
1:30 PM
13A.1
Automated Severe Thunderstorm Guidance from the NOAA/CIMSS ProbSevere Model within the Hazardous Weather Testbed
John L. Cintineo, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and M. J. Pavolonis, J. Sieglaff, C. D. Karstens, and K. M. Calhoun

2:15 PM
13A.4
The Community Leveraged Unified Ensemble in the 2017 NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Forecasting Experiment
Adam J. Clark, NSSL, Norman, OK; and I. L. Jirak, S. R. Dembek, S. J. Lin, L. M. Harris, M. J. Morin, R. M. Hepper, G. J. Creager, M. Xue, F. Kong, K. W. Thomas, K. Brewster, T. A. Supinie, Y. Jung, K. R. Fossell, J. Carley, G. Romine, B. T. Gallo, B. Roberts, A. R. Dean, D. A. Imy, C. R. Alexander, G. Manikin, J. S. Kain, S. J. Weiss, and R. A. Sobash

2:30 PM
13A.5
2017 CAPS Storm-Scale Ensemble Forecasts for the Hydrometeorology Testbed FFaIR Experiment
Keith A. Brewster, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and F. Kong, N. Snook, T. A. Supinie, K. W. Thomas, and M. Xue

2:45 PM
13A.6
Transitioning Research Innovations into the Operational Hurricane WRF Model
Kathryn M. Newman, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. K. Biswas, E. A. Kalina, E. Grell, J. Frimel, L. Carson, and L. R. Bernardet


Session 13B
Improving R2O & O2R in Analysis and Nowcast (0–18-Hour Forecast) Range: Potential of New or Enhanced capabilities for meeting U.S. Service Needs—Part III: Modelling Tools & HPC
Location: 404 (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Hendrik L. Tolman, NOAA/NWS/Office of Science and Technology Integration; Geoffrey S. Manikin, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC
1:30 PM
13B.1
Quantifying Stochastic Forcing at Convective Scales
David Randall, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO

2:00 PM
13B.3
The Latest Nowcast: Improved Visibility
Steve Albers, CIRA, Boulder, CO; and D. Nietfeld and Z. Toth

2:15 PM
13B.4
The Continued Development of the NOAA RTMA/URMA Systems
Jacob R. Carley, IMSG and NOAA/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and M. Pondeca, S. Levine, R. Yang, Y. Lin, S. Flampouris, J. H. Alves, J. Whiting, S. Melchior, A. M. Gibbs, G. Gayno, R. J. Purser, T. Lei, W. S. Wu, D. F. Parrish, B. T. Blake, C. Guastini, G. Manikin, B. Yang, E. Colón, X. Zhang, E. Rogers, M. Pyle, and J. C. Derber

2:30 PM
13B.5
Research to Operations Update: The Rapid-Refresh (RAP) Version 4, High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) Version 3, and Convection-Allowing Ensemble Prediction
Curtis R. Alexander, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and S. Weygandt, S. Benjamin, D. C. Dowell, M. Hu, T. G. Smirnova, J. B. Olson, J. Kenyon, G. Grell, E. P. James, H. Lin, T. Alcott, T. Ladwig, I. Jankov, J. Beck, and J. Brown

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


Coffee Break

3:30 PM-5:00 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


Session 14A
Testbeds, Models, and Data Assimilation to Enable and Accelerate the Transition of Research to Operations to End Users and to the Public in Weather, Water, or Climate Applications—Part IV
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: David Helms, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis/Technology, Planning and Integration for Observations; Justin Goldstein, Riverside Technology, Inc.
4:15 PM
14A.4
The NCAR Ensemble Project: Lessons Learned and Future Plans
Ryan A. Sobash, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and G. S. Romine, C. Schwartz, K. R. Fossell, and D. Ahijevych

4:30 PM
14A.5
4:45 PM
14A.6
Using Research-to-Operations Evaluation Results to Create an Innovative National Weather Service Training Experience
Chad M. Gravelle, NOAA/NWS, Kansas City, MO; and M. Foster, K. L. Crandall, and K. J. Runk


Session 14B
Improving R2O & O2R in Analysis and Nowcast (0–18-Hour Forecast) Range: Potential of New or Enhanced Capabilities for Meeting U.S. Service Needs—Part IV: Post-Processing & OPG
Location: 404 (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
Cochairs: Jeffrey P. Craven, NOAA/NWS; Young-Joon Kim, NOAA/NWS
3:45 PM
14B.2
MET+ Unified Verification Update
Tara Jensen, NCAR/RAL and Developmental Testbed Center, Boulder, CO; and B. Strong, I. Stajner, G. Manikin, F. Yang, M. Row, and J. H. Gotway

4:00 PM
14B.3
Agile Postprocessing: Towards User-Centered Ensemble Information Extraction and Visualization
James Correia Jr., Univ. of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/SPC, Norman, OK; and D. LaDue, C. Karstens, K. H. Knopfmeier, and D. M. Wheatley

4:15 PM
14B.4
Impact of Hybrid Vertical Coordinate to the WRF RAP-Based Upper-Level Turbulence Forecast
Jung-Hoon Kim, CIRA, Kansas City, MO; and R. D. Sharman, J. Brown, S. Benjamin, S. H. Park, and J. Klemp

4:45 PM
14B.6A