Session 3 The Second Wind Forecast Improvement Project (WFIP2): Part II

Monday, 8 January 2018: 2:00 PM-4:15 PM
Room 15 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Ninth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Katherine McCaffrey, CIRES, Boulder, CO and Melinda Marquis, NOAA, Earth System Research Lab, Boulder, CO


2:15 PM
Assessment of the WRF Wind Farm Parameterization for Easterly Wake Events during the Second Wind Forecast Improvement Project
Rochelle Worsnop, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. K. Lundquist, B. Kosovic, P. A. Jimenez, Y. Pichugina, A. Choukulkar, T. A. Bonin, and B. J. McCarty
2:30 PM
Boundary Layer Depth Variability Over Complex Terrain as Observed During the WFIP2
Paytsar Muradyan, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL; and R. Coulter, R. Kotamarthi, D. Cook, T. J. Martin, H. J. S. Fernando, L. Leo, and S. Otarola

2:45 PM
Comparison of Boundary Layer Heights in the Columba River Gorge and Basin form Wind Profiling Radars and Numerical Weather Prediction Models during WFIP2
Laura Bianco, CIRES, Boulder, CO; and I. V. Djalalova, J. M. Wilczak, K. McCaffrey, J. B. Olson, J. Kenyon, K. Lantz, and C. N. Long
3:00 PM
Cloud Fraction and Cloud Base Measurements from Scanning Doppler Lidar during WFIP-2
Timothy A. Bonin, NOAA/CIRES, Boulder, CO; and C. N. Long, K. Lantz, A. Choukulkar, Y. Pichugina, B. J. McCarty, R. M. Banta, W. A. Brewer, and M. Marquis
3:15 PM
Surface Solar Radiation Observations at Three Sites across the Columbia River Basin as Part of the Wind Forecasting Improvement Project (WFIP-2)
Kathleen Lantz, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and C. N. Long, A. McComiskey, A. Kumler, M. Marquis, J. B. Olson, J. Kenyon, G. B. Hodges, E. Hall, and J. Wendell

3:30 PM
Evaluating Model Skill at Predicting Recurrent Diurnal Summertime Wind Patterns in the Columbia River Basin during WFIP-2
Robert M. Banta, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and Y. Pichugina, W. A. Brewer, A. Choukulkar, C. Bonfanti, B. J. McCarty, T. A. Bonin, S. P. Sandberg, J. B. Olson, J. Kenyon, S. Benjamin, K. Lantz, C. N. Long, A. McComiskey, L. Bianco, I. V. Djalalova, J. Wilczak, J. Sharp, D. Cook, R. Eckman, M. T. Stoelinga, J. McCaa, M. Marquis, W. J. Shaw, and J. W. Cline
3:45 PM
Advancing NWP Wind Forecasts in Complex Terrain by Lidar Technology
Yelena Pichugina, NOAA/ESRL/Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) and CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and R. Banta, T. A. Bonin, A. W. Brewer, A. Choukulkar, B. J. McCarty, J. W. Cline, H. J. S. Fernando, J. Kenyon, R. Krishnamurthy, M. Marquis, and J. B. Olson
4:00 PM
WFIP2 Experiment: Wind Speed Ramp Events at 80 m above the Ground
Irina V. Djalalova, CIRES, Boulder, CO; and L. Bianco, J. Wilczak, J. B. Olson, J. Kenyon, E. Akish, M. T. Stoelinga, L. K. Berg, D. Cook, R. Coulter, R. Eckman, H. J. S. Fernando, E. P. Grimit, L. Leo, M. Marquis, P. Muradyan, S. Otarola, M. Pekour, G. Scott, and J. Sharp
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