Special Symposium on Impact-Based Decision Support Services

Program Chairs: Clark Evans , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ; Michael Lowry , The Weather Channel ; Morgan Barry , NOAA/NWS

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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

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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

Recording files available
Session 1
Best Practices (from across the Weather Enterprise)
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Special Symposium on Impact-Based Decision Support Services
Chair: Clark Evans, Univ. of Wisconsin
8:30 AM
1.1
IDSS: Where We Stand and What Lies before Us (Core Science Keynote)
Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania, California, PA
9:00 AM
1.2
Warning Received: The Use of Weather Warning Tools in Impact-Based Decision Support Services
Laura Myers, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; and T. L. Brown, S. A. Jasko, and S. Gallman
9:15 AM
1.3
Implementation of the WFO Tulsa Vision for Local Impact-Based Decision Support Services
Karen Hatfield, NOAA/NWSFO, Tulsa, OK; and S. F. Piltz, E. J. Calianese Jr., J. M. Frederick, J. B. McGavock, and M. E. Plate
9:45 AM
1.5A
Delivering and Improving Impact-Based Seasonal Outlooks for South-Central Texas
Larry J. Hopper Jr., NOAA/NWS, New Braunfels, TX; and T. Dickinson and J. W. Zeitler

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


Coffee . Break

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

Recording files available
Session 2
Needs (Physical and Social Science research, Practice, etc.)
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Special Symposium on Impact-Based Decision Support Services
Chair: Morgan Barry, NOAA/NWS
11:00 AM
2.3
Making Impact-Based Information and Advice Impactful
Rebecca Hemingway, Met Office, Exeter, UK; and I. Lisk
11:15 AM
2.4
11:30 AM
2.5
An Overview of the NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center’s Integrated Machine-Based Predictive Analytics for Convective Threats to Society (IMPACTS) Statistical Model
Patrick T. Marsh, NOAA/NWS/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK; and R. Clark III, R. S. Schneider, H. E. Brooks, S. A. Erickson, and A. R. Dean

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

Recording files available
Session 3
Challenges (Barriers to Providing Effective Impact-Based Decision Support Services)
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Special Symposium on Impact-Based Decision Support Services
Chair: Michael Lowry, UCAR/NHC
1:30 PM
3.1
Deployment Ready: Evolving NWS Impact-Based Decision Support Services (Invited Presentation)
Charlie Woodrum, NWS, Honolulu, HI; and J. J. Zeltwanger and C. McKinney
1:45 PM
3.2
2:15 PM
3.4
A Glimpse into the Future of IDSS with Probabilistic Hazard Information (PHI) for Tornadoes
James Correia Jr., Univ. of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/SPC, Norman, OK; and D. LaDue and C. Karstens

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

Recording files available
Session 4
Collaborations (also across the Weather Enterprise)
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Special Symposium on Impact-Based Decision Support Services
Chair: Clark Evans, Univ. of Wisconsin
3:15 PM
4.3
A Local Perspective on National Weather Service Decision Support for the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree
Maura Casey, NWS RLX, Charleston, WV; and M. Zwier, D. T. Cooper, J. Wolfe, and J. Hovis
3:30 PM
4.4
Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Probabilities and Warnings within an Integrated Warning Team
Kristin M. Calhoun, Univ. of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and T. C. Meyer, K. Berry, H. Obermeier, S. J. Sanders, C. A. Shivers, C. D. Karstens, J. P. Wolfe, and K. E. Klockow

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 1
Impact-Based Decision Support Services Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Special Symposium on Impact-Based Decision Support Services
Cochairs: Clark Evans, Univ. of Wisconsin; Morgan Barry, NOAA/NWS; Michael Lowry, UCAR/NHC
803
Multimodel (Parametric) Tropical Cyclone Model Data: The First Line of Defense for Emergency Risk Management
Sean S. Miller, Kinetic Analysis Corporation, Silver Spring, MD; and J. P. Michael

804
The "Battle at Bristol": An IDSS Review of the Highest Attended College Football Game
Matthew E. Anderson, NOAA/NWS, Morristown, TN; and A. Pritchett

805
Improving Global Precipitation Product Access at NASA GES DISC
Zhong Liu, George Mason Univ./Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems and NASA/GSFC/GES DISC, Greenbelt, MD; and B. Vollmer, A. Savtchenko, D. Ostrenga, B. Deshong, F. Fang, R. Albayrak, E. Sherman, M. Greene, A. W. Li, C. L. Shie, W. Teng, and D. Meyer

806
DOD Climate Services—User Engagement Strategies to Optimize National Security
Robb M. Randall, U.S. Air Force, Asheville, NC; and R. B. Kiess, J. H. Zautner, G. T. Moody, and B. D. Mundhenk

808
Evolution of Aviation Decision Support Services for High-Impact Events
Roland Nunez, NWS/Center Weather Service Unit, Houston, TX

809
Utilizing Technology to Customize Impact Decision Support for NWS Portland Partners
Evan Bentley, NWSFO, Portland, OR; and J. F. Pyle and T. Wilde

Handout (1.8 MB)

810
Rewriting the Playbook: An Overview and Evaluation of Super Bowl LI Decision Support
Melissa Huffman, National Weather Service, Dickinson, TX; and M. E. Merrifield

811
Driving Decisions and Supporting Claims Operations in P&C Insurance by Utilizing Ground Hail Measurement Networks
Alex Kubicek, Understory Weather, Somerville, MA; and E. Hewitt, R. S. Bussman, and K. E. Willmot

817
Communicating Fire Weather Risks at Short Lead Times Using the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh Forecast Modeling System
Taylor A. McCorkle, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Horel and B. K. Blaylock

820
Fatality and Damage Predictions from Potential Tornado Outbreaks as Simulated by the SPC IMPACTS Statistical Model
Kevin M. Simmons, Austin College, Sherman, TX; and P. T. Marsh, R. S. Schneider, A. B. Smith, R. Clark III, S. A. Erickson, and H. E. Brooks

Poster 822 has been moved. New paper number is 1.5A.

823
Earth Observations to Support the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
Satya Kalluri, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and A. Held and M. Paganini

824
Development of the Colorado Fire Prediction System (CO-FPS): Results and Lessons Learned
Barbara G. Brown, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and B. Kosovic, P. A. Jimenez, D. Munoz Esparza, B. Schmidt, A. R. S. Anderson, J. Cowie, K. Sampson, J. Boehnert, and A. DeCastro

825
The Storm Prediction Center’s Weather Generator
Race Clark III, CIMMS, Norman, OK; and P. T. Marsh, R. S. Schneider, H. E. Brooks, and S. A. Erickson

826
A Specialized Flood Potential Index for Impact-Based Decision Support for the Texas Medical Center
Nathan Stanford, StormGeo, Houston, TX; and F. Schmude and J. Basciani

828
Tactical Impact—Decision Support Using GOES-16 during the 6 March 2017 Southern Great Plains Firestorm
Luigi F. Meccariello, NWSFO, Amarillo, TX; and S. W. Bieda III, T. Lindley, M. Beat, B. J. Simpson, C. M. Gravelle, G. P. Murdoch, and B. R. Smith

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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


Lunch Break