Session 3 MCSs

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 1:30 PM-3:45 PM
Room 6A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: A Special Symposium on Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN)
Brian Joseph Squitieri, Iowa State Univ., Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Ames, IA and Guo Lin, Univ. of Wyoming, Atmospheric Science, Laramie, WY

1:30 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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