A Special Symposium on Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN)

Program Chairs: Belay B. Demoz , Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County ; Tammy M. Weckwerth , NCAR

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

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
Convection Initiation
Location: Room 6A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: A Special Symposium on Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN)
CoChair: Brian J. Carroll, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County
8:45 AM
1.2
Radar Rainfall Statistics during PECAN
Tammy M. Weckwerth, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and U. Romatschke
9:00 AM
1.3
Mesoscale Ascent in Nocturnal Low-Level Jets
Alan Shapiro, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and E. Fedorovich and J. Gebauer
9:30 AM
1.5
Physical Processes Influencing Elevated Convection Initiation during 25–26 June PECAN: Observations and Numerical Simulations
Stanley B. Trier, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. D. Roberts, J. Sun, T. M. Weckwerth, and J. W. Wilson

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


Coffee . Break

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

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Session 2
Bores and LLJs
Location: Room 6A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: A Special Symposium on Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN)
CoChair: Hristo Georgiev Chipilski, Univ. of Oklahoma
10:30 AM
2.1
Thermodynamic Profiling during Undular Bore and Cold Pool Conditions at PECAN FP2
Belay Demoz, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; and B. J. Carroll, R. Delgado, K. Vermeesch, and D. Whiteman
10:45 AM
2.2
11:00 AM
2.3
When You Get Bore-d: A Composite Analysis of the Impacts of Bore Passage on Boundary Layer Structure and Instability
Timothy J. Wagner, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and D. M. Loveless, D. D. Turner, S. A. Ackerman, and W. F. Feltz
11:15 AM
2.4
11:30 AM
2.5
Examining Common Features of the Low-Level Jet during PECAN
Joshua G. Gebauer, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. Shapiro, E. Fedorovich, P. Klein, and E. N. Smith
11:45 AM
2.6
The Great Plains Low-Level Jet during PECAN: Observed and Simulated Characteristics
Elizabeth N. Smith, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. M. Klein, E. Fedorovich, J. A. Gibbs, and J. G. Gebauer

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

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Session 3
MCSs
Location: Room 6A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: A Special Symposium on Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN)
Cochairs: Brian Joseph Squitieri, Iowa State Univ.; Guo Lin, Univ. of Wyoming
1:30 PM
3.1
What We Have Learned about Nocturnal MCS Environments from High-Temporal-Resolution PECAN Sounding Observations
Russ S. Schumacher, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and S. M. Hitchcock, M. D. Parker, M. C. Coniglio, C. L. Ziegler, and J. M. Peters
1:45 PM
3.2
PECAN: Characteristics of Potentially Severe Wind Producing Nocturnal MCSs
Karen A. Kosiba, Center for Severe Weather Research, Boulder, CO; and J. Wurman and P. Robinson
2:00 PM
3.3
Evolution of Mesoscale Convective System Organization Structure and Convective Line Propagation
Kristen Lani Rasmussen, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, CO; and D. Bodine
2:30 PM
3.5
Drop-Size Distribution Observations from PECAN in Mesoscale Convective System Stratiform Regions
David J. Bodine, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. L. Rasmussen, K. Friedrich, K. A. Kosiba, J. M. Wurman, and P. A. Kucera
2:45 PM
3.6
Analysis of PECAN 2015 MCSs Utilizing Airborne- and Ground-Based Doppler Observations and Airborne In Situ Microphysical Data
Daniel M. Stechman, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and R. M. Rauber, G. M. McFarquhar, M. M. Bell, B. F. Jewett, R. A. Black, D. P. Jorgensen, and T. J. Schuur
3:00 PM
3.7
Structure and Dynamics of an Intense Rear-Inflow Jet Observed on 20 June 2015 during PECAN
Michael M. Bell, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and J. Martinez, D. M. Stechman, R. M. Rauber, G. M. McFarquhar, and A. Marchi
3:15 PM
3.8
Analyses of a Severe MCS and Tornadic Mesovortex Observed by PECAN on 5–6 July 2015
Matthew D. Flournoy, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. C. Coniglio and C. L. Ziegler
3:30 PM
3.9
Analysis of Backbuilding of a Simulated MCS in an Environment with a Low-Level Stable Layer
Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and R. S. Schumacher

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
Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: A Special Symposium on Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN)
829
Boundary Layer Structure and Low-Level Jets during PECAN
Brian J. Carroll, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; and B. Demoz, Z. Yang, and R. Delgado

830
A Recent Climatological Look at Tornado Events Relative to Sunset
Erik R. Nielsen, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and G. R. Herman, J. M. Peters, and R. S. Schumacher

Handout (46.4 MB)

831
Microphysical and Near-Storm Environmental Control on the Maintenance of the 15 July 2015 MCS
Tam Iat Hin, National Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan; and M. J. Yang and W. C. Lee

Handout (1.6 MB)

832
PECAN Refractivity Retrievals from the S-Pol Radar
Rita D. Roberts, NCAR/RAL, Boulder, CO; and T. M. Weckwerth, D. Albo, and L. Hutchinson

833
Drop-Size Distribution Observations from PECAN in Mesoscale Convective System Convective Regions
David J. Bodine, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. L. Rasmussen, K. Friedrich, K. A. Kosiba, J. M. Wurman, and P. A. Kucera

834
PX-1000 Observations of Mesoscale Convective Systems during PECAN
David J. Bodine, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. M. Kurdzo, B. L. Cheong, and K. L. Rasmussen

837
Analysis of Convectively Generated Gravity Waves in the 14–15 July 2015 Mesoscale Convective System during PECAN
Faith P. Groff, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and R. S. Schumacher and R. Adams-Selin

838
Impacts of Low-Level Stability on MCS Propagation
Stacey M. Hitchcock, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and R. S. Schumacher, K. R. Haghi, and D. B. Parsons

840
An Object-Based Algorithm for the Identification and Tracking of Convective Outflow Boundaries
Hristo Georgiev Chipilski, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and X. Wang and D. B. Parsons

841
Impact of Assimilating PECAN IOP Observations on the Numerical Prediction of Bores and Bore-Initiated Convection
Hristo Georgiev Chipilski, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and X. Wang and D. B. Parsons

843
The Use of PECAN Observations to Verify MCS Cold Pools Simulated with Varying Horizontal Grid Spacing
Brian Joseph Squitieri, Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA; and W. A. Gallus Jr.

844
Comparison of Moisture and Temperature Profiles during PECAN
Segayle C. Thompson, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; and S. C. Thompson

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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


Lunch Break