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Saturday, 6 January 2018

7:30 AM-10:00 AM: Saturday, 6 January 2018


Registration for Short Courses and Student Conference
Location: Atrium Lobby (Austin, Texas)

8:00 AM-9:00 AM: Saturday, 6 January 2018


Student Conference Breakfast
Location: EFG Foyer (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

9:00 AM-10:10 AM: Saturday, 6 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 1
Welcoming Remarks
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
9:00 AM
Welcome from the Student Conference Planning Commitee
Aryeh J. Drager, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and S. M. Hitchcock and E. R. Nielsen
9:20 AM
Welcome from AMS Acting President
Roger Wakimoto, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
9:35 AM
Address from the Edward Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award Winner
Susan van den Heever, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO
9:50 AM
Usable Science: Connecting science to action
Susan K. Avery, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO

10:10 AM-10:25 AM: Saturday, 6 January 2018


Student Conference AM Break
Location: EFG Foyer (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

10:25 AM-11:10 AM: Saturday, 6 January 2018


Session 2A
Breakout Panel Session: Public Sector
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Kristy C. Carter, Iowa State University
Speakers: Charlie Woodrum, NWS; Daniel Nietfeld, NOAA/OAR/ESRL; Pamela L. Heinselman, NOAA/NSSL; Nicholas L. Hampshire, NOAA/NWS; Katherine Ertell, FEMA

Session 2B
Breakout Panel Session: Media
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Matthew D. Flournoy, Univ. of Oklahoma
Speakers: Keli Pirtle, NOAA; Mariel Ruiz, THV11; Robert Henson, Weather Underground; Janice Huff, WNBC

Session 2C
Breakout Panel Session: Academia and Research
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Aaron Alexander, University of California
Speakers: Vernon Morris, Howard University; Robin Tanamachi, Purdue Univ.; Courtney Schumacher, Texas A&M Univ.; Julio T. Bacmeister, NCAR; David D. Turner, NOAA/ESRL

Session 2D
Breakout Panel Session: Private Sector
Location: Ballroom G (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Ajay Raghavendra, SUNY
Speakers: Sara Tucker, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; B. David Dillahunt, Southwest Airlines Co.; Anthony R. Lupo, University of Missouri; Rebecca DePodwin, Accu Weather; Andrew Murray, OpenSnow

11:15 AM-12:00 PM: Saturday, 6 January 2018


Session 3A
Breakout Panel Session: Public Sector
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Kristy C. Carter, Iowa State University
Speakers: Charlie Woodrum, NWS; Daniel Nietfeld, NOAA/OAR/ESRL; Nicholas L. Hampshire, NOAA/NWS; Pamela L. Heinselman, NOAA/NSSL; Katherine Ertell, FEMA

Session 3B
Breakout Panel Session: Media
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Matthew D. Flournoy, Univ. of Oklahoma
Speakers: Keli Pirtle, NOAA; Mariel Ruiz, THV11; Robert Henson, Weather Underground; Janice Huff, WNBC

Session 3C
Breakout Panel Session: Academia and Research
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Aaron Alexander, University of California at Davis
Speakers: Vernon Morris, Howard University; Courtney Schumacher, Texas A&M Univ.; Robin Tanamachi, Purdue Univ.; Julio T. Bacmeister, NCAR; David D. Turner, NOAA/ESRL

Session 3D
Breakout Panel Session: Private Sector
Location: Ballroom G (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Ajay Raghavendra, SUNY
Speakers: Sara Tucker, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; B. David Dillahunt, Southwest Airlines Co.; Anthony R. Lupo, University of Missouri; Rebecca DePodwin, Accu Weather; Andrew Murray, OpenSnow

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Saturday, 6 January 2018


Student Conference Luncheon
Location: Exhibit Hall 5 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

1:00 PM-1:30 PM: Saturday, 6 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 4
Introduction to Conversations with Professionals
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Gaige Hunter Kerr, The Johns Hopkins Univ.; Minh Duc Phan, East Carolina Univ.

1:35 PM-3:45 PM: Saturday, 6 January 2018


Session 5A
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Gaige Hunter Kerr, The Johns Hopkins Univ.; Minh Duc Phan, East Carolina Univ.
Speaker: Stephen Bennett, Riskpulse

Session 5B
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Ballroom G (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Minh Duc Phan, East Carolina Univ.
CoChair: Gaige Hunter Kerr, The Johns Hopkins Univ.
Speaker: Jamison Hawkins, Lockheed Martin

Session 5C
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 16AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Gaige Hunter Kerr, The Johns Hopkins Univ.; Minh Duc Phan, East Carolina Univ.
Speaker: Cesunica Ivey, Univ. of Nevada

Session 5D
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Gaige Hunter Kerr, The Johns Hopkins Univ.; Minh Duc Phan, East Carolina Univ.
Speaker: Karen Kosiba, Center for Severe Weather Research

Session 5E
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 18CD (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Gaige Hunter Kerr, The Johns Hopkins Univ.; Minh Duc Phan, East Carolina Univ.
Speaker: Michael C. Morgan, University of Wisconsin

Session 5F
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 19AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Gaige Hunter Kerr, The Johns Hopkins Univ.; Minh Duc Phan, East Carolina Univ.
Speaker: Andrew T. Pirring, INNOVIM, LLC

Session 5G
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Gaige Hunter Kerr, The Johns Hopkins Univ.; Minh Duc Phan, East Carolina Univ.
Speaker: Alan Sealls, WKRG-TV

Session 5H
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Gaige Hunter Kerr, The Johns Hopkins Univ.; Minh Duc Phan, East Carolina Univ.
Speaker: Robert Tournay, 16th Weather Squadron

Session 5I
Conversation with Professionals
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Gaige Hunter Kerr, The Johns Hopkins Univ.; Minh Duc Phan, East Carolina Univ.
Speaker: Kevin W. Van Leer, Risk Management Solutions, Inc

Session 5J
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 14 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Gaige Hunter Kerr, The Johns Hopkins Univ.; Minh Duc Phan, East Carolina Univ.
Speaker: Andrea Bleistein, NOAA/NWS

Session 5K
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room 15 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Gaige Hunter Kerr, The Johns Hopkins Univ.; Minh Duc Phan, East Carolina Univ.
Speaker: Danielle Wood, MIT

Session 6A
Graduate Student Panel (Rotations 1,2)
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Sean W. Freeman, Colorado State Univ.; Nicholas S. Grondin, Louisiana State University; Makenzie Krocak, CIMMS

Session 6B
Graduate Student Panel (Rotations 3,4,5)
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Ajay Raghavendra, SUNY; Zoey Rosen, Colorado State Univ.; Kristy C. Carter, Iowa State University; Aaron K. Scott, University of North Dakota

Session 7
Graduate School Admissions Panel
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Speakers: Sharan Majumdar, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS; Jeffrey L Collett Jr., Colorado State University; Christie Upchurch, University of Oklahoma

3:45 PM-4:00 PM: Saturday, 6 January 2018


Student Conference PM Break
Location: EFG Foyer (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Saturday, 6 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 8A
Integrated Warning Team I: Introduction to Emergency Management (Part 1)
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: W. Massey Bartolini, University at Albany, SUNY
Speakers: Tanja Fransen, NOAA/NWS; Eric Frank, Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency; Nate Johnson, NBC Owned Television Stations Group; Kevin Kloesel, University of Oklahoma
4:15 PM
Concluding Remarks

Session 8B
Resume Workshop, Part I
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Elizabeth Lennartson, University of Iowa
Speakers: Kerry Kidwell-Slak, Society of Physics Students; Cesunica Ivey, Univ. of Nevada; Richard Smith, NWS Norman; Stephen Bennett, Riskpulse; Tim Ryan, KVUE

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Saturday, 6 January 2018


AMS Career Fair
Location: Exhibit Hall 5 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Sunday, 7 January 2018

7:00 AM-12:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Scout Event
Location: Room 4ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

7:30 AM-8:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


AMS Information Desk
Location: Austin, Texas

Registration
Location: Atrium Lobby (Austin, Texas)

8:00 AM-9:00 AM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Student Conference Breakfast
Location: EFG Foyer (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Meet President Roger M. Wakimoto and Presidential Forum Speaker Richard Alley
Location: EFG Foyer (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Sunday, 7 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 9
Extreme Weather Events
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Aaron K. Scott, University of North Dakota
9:15 AM
Atmospheric Rivers and their Influence on US Precipitation Extremes
Jason Cordeira, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

9:00 AM-9:45 AM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Session 1
Welcome and Networking with Your Peers
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Cochairs: Christopher J. Schultz, NASA/MSFC; Irene Sans, WFTV/ClimaData

9:30 AM-9:45 AM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Student Conference AM Break 1

9:45 AM-10:40 AM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Session 10A
Navigating Graduate School
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
A Fork in the Graduate School Road: MS or PhD?
David J. Stensrud, Pennsylvania State Univ., Univ. Park, PA

10:15 AM
10:30 AM
Q&A


Session 10B
Building Professional Relationships
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
9:45 AM
Shhh, Quiet: An Introvert's Guide to Networking
Lorena Medina Luna, NCAR, Boulder, CO

10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Getting The Mentor and Mentoring That You Want
Melissa Burt, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CA

10:30 AM

9:45 AM-11:45 AM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Joint Session 1
Essential Skills for Effective Science Communication
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 17th Annual Student Conference; and the Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Cochairs: Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University; Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami
9:45 AM
Introductory Remarks with Co-Chairs
Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; and R. J. Kramer

9:50 AM
Keynote Address
Kerry H. Cook, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX

10:15 AM-11:45 AM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Joint Session 2A
Presentation Styles for All Situations
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 17th Annual Student Conference; and the Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Speaker: Betsy Weatherhead, Univ. of Colorado

Joint Session 2B
The Choices One Must Make When Writing Effectively
Location: Room 16AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 17th Annual Student Conference; and the Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Speaker: Michael Ventrice, The Weather Company/IBM

Joint Session 2C
You've Got an Audience, Now Keep Your Audience!
Location: Room 19AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 17th Annual Student Conference; and the Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Speaker: James Caron, Macquarie Group, Sugarland, TX

10:40 AM-10:50 AM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Student Conference AM Break 2

10:50 AM-11:45 AM: Sunday, 7 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 11A
Tools of the Trade
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: Sean W. Freeman, Colorado State Univ.; C. Todd Rhodes, Coastal Carolina Univ.
10:50 AM
Session Introduction
Sean W. Freeman, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and C. T. Rhodes
10:52 AM
11:00 AM
Matlab
James M. Kurdzo, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA
11:08 AM
11:16 AM
11:24 AM
WRF
Simona Seastrand, PEMDAS Technologies and Innovations, Inc., Fairfax Station, VA
11:32 AM
NCL
William Capehart, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD

Session 11B
Social Media and Communication
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Makenzie Krocak, CIMMS
Speakers: Ed Maibach, George Mason Univ.; Jeannette Sutton, Univ. of Kentucky; Keli Pirtle, NOAA; Richard Smith, NWS Norman

11:45 AM-12:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Student Conference AM Break 3

11:45 AM-1:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Conference for Early Career Professionals Lunch Break (On Your Own)

12:00 PM-12:30 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Session 12
Keynote Speaker
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Erik R. Nielsen, Colorado State Univ.
Speaker: Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech Univ.

12:00 PM-3:45 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Speaker Ready Room
Location: Room 11AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


WeatherFest
Location: Exhibit Hall 1 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

12:30 PM-12:35 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Session
Closing Remarks and Poster Session Announcements
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference

12:35 PM-2:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Student Conference Lunch Break (On Your Own)

1:00 PM-1:30 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Session 3
Panel Discussion: Implicit Bias in the Sciences:  Communication Strategies
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Chair: Matt Rogers, Commodity Weather Group, LLC
Panelists: Lawrence Locker, Commodity Weather Group, LLC; Karen Naufel, Commodity Weather Group, LLC; Joy Losee, University of Florida; Gregory Webster, University of Florida

1:30 PM-2:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Session 4
Conflict Resolution In the Workplace
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Chair: Matthew E. Anderson, NOAA/NWS
Facilitators: Kim J. Runk, NOAA/NWS; Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Session 5
Panel Discussion: Future State of Jobs in the Sciences
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Chair: Bradford Johnson, Univ. of Georgia
Moderator: Marshall Shepherd, Univ. of Georgia
Panelists: Andrea Bleistein, NOAA/NWS; Matt Lanza, Cheniere Energy; Kerrin A. Jeromin, WPEC-TV CBS12; Elisabeth A. Cohen, NOAA/Boulder Labs and Operations

2:00 PM-3:30 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Session 13A
Integrated Warning Team II: In Their Rainboots Workshop
Location: Room 16AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: W. Massey Bartolini, University at Albany, SUNY

2:00 PM-3:45 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Session 13B
Resume Workshop II: Resume and CV Review
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Elizabeth Lennartson, University of Iowa

Session 13C
Broadcast Tape Swap
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Cochairs: C. Todd Rhodes, Coastal Carolina Univ.; Nicholas S. Grondin, Louisiana State University
Panelists: Janice Huff, WNBC; Mariel Ruiz, THV11; Alan Sealls, WKRG-TV

Session 13D
Writing Workshop
Location: Ballroom G (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
Chair: Zoey Rosen, Colorado State Univ.
Speakers: Alex Garcia, KABB-TV; H. Michael Mogil, How The Weatherworks; Matthew Bolton, How The Weatherworks; Margaret Benner, Weatherwise Magazine; Jeff Rosenfeld, American Meteorological Society

3:00 PM-3:45 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Newcomer's Welcome and Informational Exchange
Location: Room 19AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Session 6
Presidential Coffee Break and Networking with AMS Professionals
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Cochairs: Christopher J. Schultz, NASA/MSFC; Matt Rogers, Commodity Weather Group, LLC
Keynote: Roger, M. Wakimoto, University of California, Los Angeles
- Dr. Roger Wakimoto AMS President

- Steve Root - President AWCIA

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Presidential Forum
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

5:15 PM-6:15 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


98th Annual Review, New Fellows, Featured Awards and Business Meeting
Location: Ballroom G (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

6:15 PM-8:15 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


AMS Career Fair
Location: Exhibit Hall 5 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Student Conference Poster Session
Location: Exhibit Hall 5 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Poster Session
Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosols, and Air Quality
Location: Exhibit Hall 5 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
S3
Preliminary AERI Data Analysis for Lake Michigan Ozone Study
Jack Bruno, Space Science Engineering Center, Madison, WI

S6
Odor and Emissions Analysis of Air from Marijuana Growing Facilities
Riley E Lewis, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL; and B. T. Jobson and M. Wen

S7
An Evaluation of Aerosol Optical Depth Using Stellar Photometry.
Megan Rennie, University of Nevada, Reno, NV; and W. P. Arnott

S9
Weather and Air Quality Forecasts and Observations for the OWLETS Campaign
Lindsey Rodio, NASA/LaRC, Hampton, VA; and M. Pippin, T. Berkoff, E. Gargulinski, P. Sanchez, J. Schroeder, B. Farris, T. Knepp, and J. Madigan

S11
Formaldehyde as an Air Toxic: Indoor and Outdoor Exposure and Risk
Allison Eames, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; and M. Wen, Y. Huangfu, and T. B. Jobson

S12
Frequency and Characteristics of Volcanic Ash Resuspension and Dust Events in Iceland
Mary K. Butwin, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; and S. von Löwis, M. A. Pfeffer, and Þ. Þorsteinsson

S13
Raman Microspectroscopy: Surveying Phytoplankton Bloom Emissions and Their Effect on Seeding Clouds
Kiana McFadden, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and J. A. Mirrielees, E. Wilbourn, A. Whitesell, D. C. O. Thornton, and S. Brooks

S14
A Closer Look at the Abundance of Oxygenated VOCs in the Colorado Front Range during Spring and Summer 2015
Daniel Rodriguez, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO; and A. Abeleira, J. Lindaas, I. Pollack, D. K. Farmer, L. Gratz, and E. V. Fischer

S15
S17
Emissions of Water Vapor from Indianapolis and Washington, D.C. in Winter
Kristan Morgan, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and O. Salmon, P. B. Shepson, X. Ren, A. B. Marquardt Collow, M. A. Miller, A. G. Carlton, M. O. L. Cambaliza, A. Heimburger, J. D. Fuentes, B. H. Stirm, R. Grundman II, and R. R. Dickerson

S19
The Linkage of Atmospheric Rivers and Air Quality over Northern California
Monica Lynn Fox, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA; and J. M. Ryoo and S. Chiao

S21
Classifying Atmospheric Aerosols using Raman Spectroscopy
Tyler Ryan Richman, Army Research Laboratory, Aldephi, MD; and D. C. Doughty III


Poster Session
Climate
Location: Exhibit Hall 5 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
S24
Analysis of Daily Timescale Surface Temperature Variability in the Community Atmosphere Model
Pedro A Brea, University of Texas, Richardson, TX; and I. R. Simpson and K. A. McKinnon

S27
S28
Climatology of Extreme Precipitation in the Midwestern U.S.
Paul Campion, Loyola University, Chicago, IL; and P. Jing

S29
Trends of Extreme Precipitation Events in Contiguous US
Christian K. Landry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and C. J. Schwartz and J. W. Nielsen-Gammon

S30
Evaluation of CMIP5 Precipitation Trends Across Multiple Scales
Eric Molten, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and K. D. Musgrave and C. D. Kummerow

S31
Assessment of Precipitation in CMIP5 Models Using TRMM Data
Taylor Aydell Sr., University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA; and M. Etten-Bohm and C. Schumacher

S33
Observing and Analyzing Variations of Daily Precipitation: The Impact of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation on Kiritimati Island
Ebone Smith, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA; and L. M. Hartten, X. W. Quan, and A. Reiser

S38
Variability of Precipitable Water Content in the Atacama Desert
Tomas J Aguilar, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and B. S. Barrett and J. C. Marin

S41
On the Linkage Between Asian Summer Monsoon and Tropopause Folds
Yutian Wu, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and G. Chen, L. M. Taylor, and P. Zhang

S45
Climate Influence on Susquehanna River Streamflow Dynamics
Matthew V. Koszuta, Northland College, Ashland, WI; and C. Spence and K. Keller

Handout (5.3 MB)

S46
Decadal Wind Chill Temperature Trends for Canada and the United States
Andrew Westgate, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT

S47
Trends of Extreme Wind Chill Temperature across Canada and the United States
Haley Okun, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY


Poster Session
Local Meteorology and Fire Weather
Location: Exhibit Hall 5 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
S55
'Assessment of the Heat Island Effect Using remote Sensing'
Kevin Geronimo, CUNY New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY; and C. Groome and C. A. Lopez

S57
Examining Beaver Island Wetland Ecosystems Using Dynamically Downscaled WRF Simulations
Cody Michael Converse, Central Michigan University, Wyoming, MI; and D. B. Kluver

S59
Statistical Prediction of Waterspout Probability
Taylor Adams, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and A. Devanas

S60
Forecasting for High School Athletics
Matt Rice, Apex High School, Cary, NC

S61
Assessing Drought Conditions of the Navajo Nation Reservation using Remote Sensing Data
Krystal N. Sanchez Castaneda, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA; and C. Schmidt and A. McCullum

S62
S63
Sensitivities of the Atmospheric Response to a Wildland Fire using a Cloud-Resolving Model
Marshall Stageberg, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI; and A. F. Srock and J. J. Charney

S64
Simulating Meteorological Conditions in Forest Gaps using a Coupled Fire-Atmosphere Model
Marshall Stageberg, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI; and J. J. Charney, S. Zhong, S. E. Arcand, M. Kulseth, M. T. Kiefer, and W. E. Heilman


Poster Session
Mesoscale Meteorology, Lightning, and Radar
Location: Exhibit Hall 5 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
S67
Impacts of Aerosols on Deep Convective Storms
Joseph W. G. Moody, Univ. of Northern Colorado, Fort Collins, CO

S70
Patterns Associated with Cold Season Severe Weather and Tornado Events
Elissa A. Smith, Texas A&M University / NOAA, College Station, TX; and R. Grumm and C. Ross

S73
Observational and Numerical Identification of Downdraft Generated Surface Vertical Vorticity
Jacob Vancil, Texas Tech University, LUBBOCK, TX; and J. Dahl

S74
Statistical Comparison and Simulations of Supercells in Environments with Varying Significant Tornado Parameters
Erin A. Jones, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and C. J. Nowotarski

S75
Severe Weather associated with Warm-Season Stationary Fronts East of the Rocky Mountains
Samuel Bartlett, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and D. Johnson and N. D. Metz

S76
Tornadoes, Hail, and Wind associated with Warm-Season Stationary Fronts East of the Rocky Mountains
Darby Johnson, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and S. Bartlett and N. D. Metz

S77
A Statistical Examination of Severe Tornadic and Nontornadic Quasi-Linear Convective Systems
Devin Chehak, Univ of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and J. W. Frame

S78
Quantitative Verification of Storm Prediction Center 1300 UTC Tornado Outlooks
Alex Erwin, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and J. W. Frame

S83
Identifying Patterns in Lake Effect Snow Intensification over Lake Erie
Drew W. Koeritzer, NOAA/NWS, Cleveland, OH; and S. Jamison and R. LaPlante

S85
Aircraft Icing in Alaska
Cameron Andrew Hoover, United States Air Force Academy, USAFA, CO

S86
Characteristics of Temperature Inversions in Wintry Mix Precipitation Events
Daniel M. Hueholt, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and S. Yuter, M. A. Miller, L. Lovell, and L. R. Allen

S87
A Twelve-Year Cold Air Damming Climatology of Northern New England
Briana Stewart, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH; and J. Cunningham and E. G. Hoffman

S88
On the Seasonality of Cold Air Pooling Dynamics across Scales
Ali Malek, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; and J. Jones

Handout (927.7 kB) Handout (941.3 kB)

S95
Spectral Analysis of Intracloud Lightning
Kevin C Larson, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and E. A. Smith, C. J. Nowotarski, and R. E. Orville

S96
Correlations of Lightning Occurrence with Weather Parameters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Jan J van der Veken Jr., Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and A. J. DeCaria

S97
Determining Optimal Lightning Warning Radii for Kennedy Space Center
Kaitlyn Brown, United States Air Force Academy, USAF Academy, CO; and R. S. Wacker

S98
Use of Experimental Lightning Detector During Hurricane Harvey
Samantha Lane, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and T. Logan

S100
Debiasing Supercell Thunderstorm Density Distribution in the Great Plains
Madeline R. Diedrichsen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; and A. Houston, C. Oppermann, and A. Torres

S101
Comparisons of Mid-Altitude Radial Convergence Signatures in Severe Storms from KDGX and KULM
Janae N Elkins, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and E. E. Carpenter, D. Lu, T. A. Murphy, and A. T. C. Hanks

S102
Investigation of Dendritic Growth/Aggregation Signatures in WSR-88D Dual-Polarization Radar
Marquette N. Rocque, University at Albany, Albany, NY; and K. R. Cook

S103
Weekly Cycle in NEXRAD Rain Rates
Ryan Sullivan, NSF, Norwood, MN


Poster Session
Numerical Weather Prediction
Location: Exhibit Hall 5 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
S109
Modeling the Effects of Soil Moisture on the 2016 New York Summer Drought
Marc J Alessi, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and A. DeGaetano and T. Ault

S110
S111
Evaluating High-Resolution Guidance From Pre-Implementation Configurations
Cody H. Snell, University of Maryland, College Park, Mount Airy, MD; and D. T. Kleist and G. Manikin

S113
Correlation of Snow D/V Relationships to Mean Snow-Water Equivalent (SWE) Using a Gamma-based Mixture Model
Noah Brubaker, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD; and A. Tokay and D. D. Kliche

S114
The Effects of Translation and Surface Roughness on Tornado Structure and Flow
Martin A Satrio, Advanced Radar Research Center, Norman, OK; and D. J. Bodine, A. Rinehart, and T. Maruyama

S115
S116
Visualizing the Seasonal Shift of IPF Precipitation in the SE United States
Mary Ruth Brown, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; and R. Nieto Ferreira and T. Rickenbach

S118
The Truck Blowover Algorithm for the Pikalert® System
Brittany Welch, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and A. Anderson, S. Linden, and W. Petzke

S119
Traffic Analysis
Harrys K Houngbedji, CUNY New York City College Of Technology, Bronx, NY; and D. Wilson


Poster Session
Observations and Instrumentation
Location: Exhibit Hall 5 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
S123
Snowflake Mixtures in Coastal Northeast United States Winter Storms
Levi Lovell, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and S. E. Yuter, M. A. Miller, and E. Scott

S127
Retrieving Cloud Optical Depth for Low Level Clouds using Mini Micro Pulsed LiDAR
Nigel J. Franklyn, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY; and V. Vladutescu

S128
Characteristics of Hail Events near the Sierras de Córdoba, Argentina
Jeremiah O. Piersante, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and D. A. Hence, S. Tessendorf, and R. M. Rasmussen

S129
Statistical Methods for Determination of Aircraft Static Pressure Defect
Timothy Keebler, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville., PA

S133
The Effectiveness of Using Limited Gauge Measurements for Bias Adjustment of Satellite-Based Precipitation Estimation over Saudi Arabia
Raied Alharbi Sr., University of California, Irvine, CA; and K. Hsu, S. Sorooshian, and D. Braithwaite

S134
Rain Gauge Analysis of Precipitation on Oahu
Kiefer A Hermann, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI; and A. D. Nugent

S136
S137
S138
Investigation of Low Altitude Ice Accretion Physics on Small Unmanned Aircraft
Alyssa Avery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK; and L. Bunting and J. Jacob
Manuscript (402.1 kB)

S140
Change in Wind Patterns Associated with a Total Solar Eclipse
Adam Houston, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and W. M. Shanti

S141
Laboratory Measurements of the Size Distribution and Cloud Condensation Nuclei Spectrum Potential Ice Nuclei
Alexa Ann Otto, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and D. Delene

S143
Measuring Solar Coronal Magnetism during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Keon Gibson, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Sewell, S. Tomczyk, A. Boll, J. Burkepile, P. Judge, and B. Berkey

S145
Great American Eclipse Weather Phenomena
Anthony V Papol, Brown Univ., Pendleton, OR


Poster Session
Social Science, Communication, and Education
Location: Exhibit Hall 5 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
S146
An Overview of NCEP: Products, Services, and Impacts
Mariama Feaster, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and G. Fisher

S160
Understanding and Communicating Local Climate Change
Jacob C. Muller, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. W. Titley, S. K. Miller, and A. M. Walker


Poster Session
Synoptic Meteorology
Location: Exhibit Hall 5 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
S165
S167
Influence of the Low-Level Jet on Marine Boundary Layer Winds During Cold Air Advection
Leland MacDonald, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and C. E. Barnes and S. P. Rowley

S168
Low Level Jet Making the Atmosphere Unstable Again
Christopher Rattray, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada; and D. B. Parsons and A. Shapiro
Manuscript (114.5 kB)

S169
Snow Band Movement and Rain Occurrence in Northeast U.S. Winter Storms
Luke R Allen, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and S. E. Yuter, L. M. Tomkins, and M. A. Miller


Poster Session
Tropical Meteorology
Location: Exhibit Hall 5 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
S180
Aviation Weather Conditions Prior to Tropical Cyclone Landfalls
Alexander Paul Donato, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; and D. R. Barry

S183

Poster Session
Water, Ecosystems, and Agriculture
Location: Exhibit Hall 5 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Annual Student Conference
S192
Controls on Evapotranspiration Rates in a Mangrove Forest Following Hurricane Wilma in the Everglades, FL
Marina Howarth, Smith College, Northampton, MA; and J. D. Fuentes, A. Mejia, S. Garcia, and T. Mahjabin

S195
Arctic Lake Classification from NASA ABoVE Digital Color Infrared Airborne Imagery
Ethan D Kyzivat, Brown University, Providence, RI; and L. C. Smith, S. Cooley, L. Pitcher, J. Arvesen, and T. M. Pavelsky

Handout (4.5 MB)

S195A
Analyzing the Impact of Synoptic Weather on the Surface Energy Budget of a Large Inland Water Body
Justin C. Bonds, NCAS, Chicago, IL; and R. Grysko, Z. Gao, and H. Liu

S196
 Assessment of Lake Water Quality and Quantity Using Satellite Remote Sensing
Kameron Daniel, Student, CUNY, NY; and A. Suresh, S. Paredes, and T. Lakhankar

S197
Application of Remote Sensing Observations for the Detection of Lake Ice
Joel S. Chapman, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY; and M. Cinar and T. A. Miah

S198
Forecast Verification of the 2017 Flooding at Lake Oroville Using the National Water Model
Kimberly A. Brothers, Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, Boulder, CO; and L. K. Read and K. Sampson

S200
Global Food Security Parameters Studies Using Satellite Remote Sensing
Timothy Medina, Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Brooklyn, NY; and S. Ganti-Agrawal, D. Joshi, and T. Lakhankar

S203
The Difference in Water Use Efficiency Between Corn and Soybean
Emily Marrs, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and K. Togliatti and A. VanLoocke

6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Welcome Reception Honoring Newly Elected Fellows and Featured Award Winners
Location: EFG Foyer (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

7:00 PM-9:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Colour of Weather Reception
Location: 408 (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)

7:00 PM-9:30 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


American Weather and Climate Industry Association (AWCIA) and Early Career Professionals Reception
Location: Salon J (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)

7:30 PM-9:30 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


CoRiolis Reception
Location: 602 (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)

Monday, 8 January 2018

7:15 AM-8:15 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


How To Become a Better Presenter
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Side Panels
Organizer: Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania

7:30 AM-6:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


AMS Information Desk
Location: Austin, Texas

Registration
Location: Atrium Lobby (Austin, Texas)

Speaker Ready Room
Location: Room 11AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

8:00 AM-5:30 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Local Chapter Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

8:30 AM-8:45 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Plenary Session 2
Welcoming Address
Location: Austin, Texas

8:45 AM-9:00 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Plenary Session
Welcome
Location: Room 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 21st Atmospheric Science Librarians International Conference
Chair: Frederick Stoss, SUNY

8:45 AM-9:30 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 1
Opening Remarks and Core Science Keynote.
Location: Room 8 ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Scott Collis, ANL
Speaker: Scott Collis, ANL
8:45 AM
Welcoming Remarks
9:00 AM
Scaling Scientific Python (Core Science Keynote)
Matthew Rocklin, Continuum Analytics, Austin, TX


Session 1A
Land Surface Conditions and Atmospheric Composition
Location: Room 9 C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Chair: Min Huang, George Mason Univ.
8:45 AM
1A.1
9:00 AM
1A.2
Vegetation Phenology Contributes to Seasonal Patterns of Isoprene above a Rain Forest in Central Amazonia
Dandan Wei, The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA; and J. D. Fuentes, T. Gerken, M. Chamecki, A. M. Trowbridge, P. Stoy, G. G. Katul, G. Fisch, O. C. Acevedo, A. O. Manzi, C. von Randow, and R. M. N. Santos

8:45 AM-9:45 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 1
Cloud-Radiation Interactions of Absorbing Aerosols—Part I
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 10th Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions
Cochairs: Paquita Zuidema, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science; Yan Feng, ANL

Session 1
Emerging Technologies in Atmospheric Dispersion and Air Pollution Modeling
Location: Salon G (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 20th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Paul Bieringer, Aeris
8:45 AM
1.1
Development of the Next Generation Air Quality Modeling System
Jonathan E. Pleim, EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC; and R. C. Gilliam, D. Wong, H. Foroutan, J. A. Herwehe, O. R. Bullock Jr., G. A. Pouliot, C. Hogrefe, and L. Ran


Joint Session 4
Soil Dust I: Lofting, Transport, Characterization, and Interactions with Clouds and Climate
Location: Room 9AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 10th Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions; and the 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Cochairs: Ottmar Möhler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; Naruki Hiranuma, West Texas A&M Univ.
8:45 AM
J4.1
Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation of Dusts: Overview of Results from the INUIT Project (Invited Presentation)
Joachim Curtius, Goethe Univ., Frankfurt, Germany; and S. Augustin-Bauditz, H. Bingemer, C. Budke, H. Clemen, K. Diehl, M. Ebert, S. Eriksen Hammer, F. Frank, J. Fröhlich-Nowoisky, S. Grawe, S. Hartmann, N. Hiranuma, K. Höhler, N. Hoffmann, L. B. Hande, C. Hoose, K. Kandler, A. Kiselev, R. Kohl, T. Koop, A. T. Kunert, T. Leisner, S. Mertes, O. Möhler, M. Niemand, U. Pöschl, B. Pummer, N. Reicher, I. Reichardt, D. Rose, Y. Rudich, T. Schiebel, J. Schneider, J. Schrod, I. Steinke, F. Stratmann, M. Szakall, R. Ullrich, B. Weber, D. Weber, S. Weinbruch, H. Wex, and P. Yordanova

9:15 AM
J4.2
A Comprehensive Dataset on the Immersion Freezing Behavior of Cellulose Particles
Naruki Hiranuma, West Texas A&M Univ., Canyon, TX; and K. Adachi, D. Bell, F. Belosi, H. Beydoun, B. Bhaduri, H. Bingemer, C. Budke, F. Conen, K. Cory, J. Curtius, P. J. DeMott, O. Eppers, S. Grawe, S. Hartmann, N. Hoffmann, K. Höhler, D. Imre, E. Jantsch, K. Kandler, A. Kiselev, T. Koop, G. Kulkarni, A. Mayer, O. Möhler, M. Murakami, B. J. Murray, M. D. Petters, M. Piazza, M. Polen, N. Reicher, S. Robrecht, Y. Rudich, A. Saito, T. Schiebel, G. P. Schill, J. Schneider, M. Scott, L. Segev, E. Stopelli, R. C. Sullivan, K. J. Suski, M. Szakall, T. Tajiri, H. Taylor, H. Tekleab, Y. Tobo, D. Weber, H. Wex, T. F. Whale, C. Whiteside, K. Yamashita, A. Zelenyuk, and S. Zorn

9:30 AM
J4.3
How the Emitted Size Distribution and Mixing State of Feldspar Affect the Ice Nucleating Particle Number Concentration in a Global Model
Jan P. Perlwitz, Climate, Aerosol, and Pollution Research, LLC, Bronx, NY; and A. M. Fridlind, D. A. Knopf, R. L. Miller, and C. Pérez García-Pando

8:45 AM-10:00 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 1
AI Techniques Applied to Environmental Science: Part I
Location: Room 7 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Conf on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences
Chair: Edwin Campos, Uptake Technologies
8:45 AM
1.1
Real-Time and Climatological Storm Classification Using Machine Learning
Amy McGovern, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and E. Jergensen, C. Karstens, H. Obermeier, and T. Smith

9:00 AM
1.2
Real-Time and Climatological Storm Classification Using Support Vector Machines
Eli Jergensen, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. McGovern, C. Karstens, H. Obermeier, and T. Smith

9:30 AM
1.4
Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling and Air Quality Forecasting Using a Regression Forest Model
Christoph A. Keller, NASA GMAO/USRA, Greenbelt, MD; and M. Evans

9:45 AM
1.5

Session 1
Advances in Data Assimilation
Location: Ballroom G (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 22nd Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Robert Atlas, NOAA/AOML
8:45 AM
1.1
Data Assimilation Develoments at ECMWF (Invited Presentation)
Florence Rabier, ECMWF, Reading, Berkshire, U.K.; and S. English and H. Hersbach

9:15 AM
1.2
Enhancing Data Assimilation of GPM Observations
Takemasa Miyoshi, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan; and S. Kotsuki, K. Terasaki, K. Kondo, G. Y. Lien, K. Kurosawa, M. Satoh, H. Tomita, and E. Kalnay

9:30 AM
1.3
Adopting NCEP’s Hybrid 4DEnVar Data Assimilation System to the FV3GFS
Rahul Mahajan, EMC, College Park, MD; and D. T. Kleist, C. Thomas, J. S. Whitaker, and R. Treadon


Session 1
Assessing or Mitigating Weather Observation Uncertainty
Location: Room 16AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium
Cochairs: Michael Robinson, MITRE Corporation; Gordon Brooks, 557th Weather Wing
9:00 AM
1.2
EDR/RMS-G Correlation Analysis
Michael J. Emanuel, FAA, Atlantic City, NJ; and G. Meymaris, L. Cornman, J. Sherry, and D. Mulally

9:15 AM
1.3
The Geographical Distribution of Downburst Frequency Across Spaceport Florida
Tania M. Garza, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH; and O. A. Nava and W. P. Roeder

9:30 AM
1.4
Resolving Gravity Waves with Himawari-8 and GOES-16 Imagery at the New Limit of Resolution and the Application to Aircraft-Scale Turbulence
Anthony Wimmers, CIMSS, Madison, WI; and S. M. Griffin, A. S. Bachmeier, J. Gerth, and S. Lindstrom

9:45 AM
1.5

Session 1
BSISO and Monsoon Variability
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability
Cochairs: Scott W. Powell, Colorado State Univ.; Da Yang, Univ. of California
8:45 AM
1.1
Observations and Modelling of the Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation during the Bay of Bengal Boundary-Layer Experiment (BoBBLE)
Nicholas P. Klingaman, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Reading, United Kingdom; and S. C. Peatman, A. J. Matthews, and P. N. Vinayachandran


Session 1
Better Communication through Social Media
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Cochairs: Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS; Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.
9:00 AM
1.2
Using Video to Communicate Weather Hazards
Tim Brice, NOAA/NWS/Weather Forecast Office in El Paso, TX, Santa Teresa, NM; and J. Laney and C. Dennhardt

Handout (3.2 MB)

9:15 AM
1.3
A Weather-Ready Nation Success Story in Social Media Engagement: #SafePlaceSelfie
Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and T. Boucher, M. Barry, and C. Pieper

9:30 AM
1.4
9:45 AM
1.5
Communicating Impactful Weather across the U.S./Mexico Border using Social Media
Jason Laney, NOAA/NWS/Weather Forecast Office in El Paso, TX, Santa Teresa, NM; and T. Brice and M. Pazos

Handout (1.6 MB)

Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Bob's Legacy and TV Weather History
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Joe Murgo, WTAJ-TV
9:00 AM
J1.2

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


Session 1
Creating and Communicating Medium- to Long-Term Forecasts and Uncertainty in the Coastal Environment
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Nickitas Georgas, Stevens Institute of Technology; Chester Huang, Department of the Interior
8:45 AM
1.1
Forecasting Seasonal Sea Level Changes for Pacific Islands
Matthew J. Widlansky, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and M. A. Merrifield, P. R. Thompson, H. Annamalai, and J. J. Marra

9:00 AM
1.2
Development of the NWS’ Probabilistic Extratropical Storm Surge Model and Postprocessing Methodology
Huiqing Liu, NOAA/NWS/Office of Scientific and Technical Information/Meteorological Development Laboratory/DSB, Silver Spring, MD; and A. A. Taylor

9:15 AM
1.3

Panel Discussion 1
Defining User Needs for Water Prediction Priority Products and Services Using Social Science
Location: Room 6B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Moderator: Mary G. Mullusky, NOAA/NWS
Panelists: Peter Colohan, Executive Office of the President; Arleen O'Donnell, Eastern Research Group; Rachel Hogan Carr, NASA

Session 1
Ensemble and Multimodel Forecasting — Part I: Representation of Model Uncertainty
Location: Room 19AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 25th Conference on Probability and Statistics
Cochairs: Elizabeth A. Satterfield, NRL; Daniel Hodyss, NRL
9:00 AM
1.2
Introducing Land Surface Perturbations in the Global Ensemble Forecast System
Maria Gehne, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado and NOAA, Boulder, CO; and T. M. Hamill, G. Bates, W. Kolczynski Jr., and P. Pegion

9:15 AM
1.3
Preliminary Testing of Stochastic Physics Schemes for the Next Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS) Implementation
Bing Fu, NCEP, College Park, MD; and X. Zhou, D. Hou, W. Kolczynski Jr., P. J. Pegion, and Y. Zhu

9:30 AM
1.4
Parameterizing Model Uncertainty due to Unresolved Dynamics in Ensemble Forecasts (Invited Presentation)
Jeffrey Whitaker, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO


Session 1
Hope is Not a Plan:  Communication for Community Resilience
Location: Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Chair: Thomas Bedard, National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
8:45 AM
1.1
Its the Relationship, Not the Weather
Rebecca Moulton, FEMA, Washington, DC

9:00 AM
1.2
Weather Alerts and Emergency Management—Are We Crying Wolf?
Eric Frank, Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency, Vancouver, WA

9:15 AM
1.3

Session 1
Hydrometeorological Extremes for Hydrologic Design
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 32nd Conference on Hydrology
Cochairs: Kathleen D. Holman, Department of the Interior; Victoria Bahls, MetStat, Inc.; Charles D. McWilliams, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
9:15 AM
1.3
Accounting for Uncertainties in NOAA Atlas 14 Precipitation Frequency Estimates
Sanja Perica, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and S. Pavlovic, M. St. Laurent, C. Trypaluk, D. Unruh, and O. Wilhite

9:30 AM
1.4
Precipitation Frequency Analysis over Complex Terrain Using the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh
Trevor Alcott, OAR, Boulder, CO; and E. P. James, K. Mahoney, and R. Cifelli

9:45 AM
1.5
Precipitation Frequency Analysis in Regions of Complex Topography
Kathleen Holman, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO; and A. Verdin, D. P. Keeney, and J. Kanney

Handout (3.0 MB)


Session 1
Innovations in Climate and Health Education
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Ninth Conference on Environment and Health
Cochairs: Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council; John Balbus, National Institute of Health
9:15 AM
1.3
Global Climate and Health Education for Health Professionals
Kim Knowlton, Columbia Univ., New York, NY; and B. Shea and J. Shaman

9:30 AM
1.4
Real-Time Climate Information for Decision-Making in Health for Africa
Wassila M. Thiaw, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Climate Prediction Center, College Park, MD

9:45 AM
Discussion

Recording files available
Session 1
Major Impacts of 2017 - Drought/Wildfire
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Major Weather Events and Impacts of 2017
Chair: Klaus Wolter, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
8:45 AM
1.1

Session 1
New Projects and Opportunities for Renewable Energy Research
Location: Room 15 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Ninth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair: Jeff Freedman, SUNY
8:45 AM
1.1
Meteorology Research in DOE’s Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) Program
Joel W. Cline, DOE, Washington, DC; and W. J. Shaw and S. Haupt

9:00 AM
1.2
The U.S. DOE Mesoscale to Microscale Coupling Project: Extending Boundary Layer Flow Simulation to Complex Environments
Jeffrey D. Mirocha, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA; and S. E. Haupt

9:15 AM
1.3A
IEA Wind Task 36 Forecasting
Gregor Giebel, DTU Technical Univ. of Denmark, Roskilde, Denmark; and J. W. Cline, C. Draxl, H. P. Frank, B. M. Hodge, G. Kariniotakis, J. W. Messner, C. Möhrlen, P. Pinson, and W. J. Shaw

9:30 AM
1.4
Validation of a 14-year High-Resolution WRF Dataset for Wind Resource Assessment over Alaska
Jared A. Lee, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. Xue, A. J. Newman, A. J. Monaghan, P. Doubrawa, C. Draxl, L. Kilcher, and G. Scott

9:45 AM
1.5
Five-Year Continental and Offshore Unified Wind and Solar Dataset from the Experimental HRRR Model: Preliminary Verification and Dataset Uses
Eric P. James, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and S. G. Benjamin and M. Marquis


Session 1
Observational Platforms for Space Weather—Part I
Location: Salon J (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 15th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Robert M. Robinson, Inspace
8:45 AM
1.1
Fundmental Challenges in Space Weather of the Ionosphere Thermosphere System
Larry J. Paxton, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD; and E. Miller

9:00 AM
1.2
The Space Weather Forecast Testbed (SWFT) as a Community Resource to Advance Understanding of Space Weather Forecast
Anthony J. Mannucci, JPL/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and C. Wang, X. Meng, O. P. Verkhoglyadova, B. T. Tsurutani, G. Rosen, E. M. Lynch, and A. S. Sharma

9:15 AM
1.3
Ionospheric Remote Sensing Using GPS Radio Occultation and Ultraviolet Photometry Aboard the ISS
Scott A. Budzien, NRL, Washington, DC; and A. W. Stephan, C. Coker, S. P. Powell, B. O'Hanlon, T. E. Humphreys, R. L. Bishop, J. Gross, and S. Chakrabarti

9:30 AM
1.4
Space Weather Resources Available through the American Chain of Incoherent Scatter Radars
Anthea Coster, MIT, Westford, MA; and P. J. Erickson, R. Varney, E. Kendall, D. L. Hysell, M. Milla, and C. Brum

9:45 AM
1.5
Airborne Platforms Providing Space Weather Measurements Help Decipher the Radiation Environment
W. Kent Tobiska, Space Environment Technologies, Pacific Palisades, CA


Session 1
Transforming Communication through Co-Production of Knowledge
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Cochairs: Renee McPherson, Univ. of Oklahoma; Jennifer A. Spinney, Univ. of Western Ontario
8:45 AM
1.1
Recording files available
Session 1
Using Alternative Presentation Formats to Inform Your Audience
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Reginald Blake, New York City College of Technology; Danny E. Mattox, University of Oklahoma
9:00 AM
1.2
Thinking Globally: Enhancing Learning with NOAA Earth System Data Visualization Tools—SOS, SOSx, NOAA View
Elizabeth L. Russell, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and C. McDougall, H. Peddicord, and D. P. Pisut
9:15 AM
1.3
A Textbook Case of Going Virtual
John A. Knox, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and S. Ackerman and T. Whittaker

Session 1A
Aerosols, Clouds, and Climate 
Location: Salon F (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 31st Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Cochairs: Adam H. Sobel, Columbia Univ.; Geeta G. Persad, Carnegie Institution for Science
8:45 AM
1A.1
Aerosol Impact on Seasonal Prediction Using FIM-Chem-iHYCOM Coupled Model
Shan Sun, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and G. Grell and L. Zhang

9:00 AM
1A.2
Constraining Aerosol Forcing from the Land Surface Temperature Record
Zhaoyi Shen, Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ; and Y. Ming and I. M. Held

9:15 AM
1A.3
9:30 AM
1A.4

Session 1A
Quasi-Operational Products You Can Use Now, Part I
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Jennifer Luppens Mahoney, NOAA/ESRL/GSD; Kevin Kelleher, ESRL; Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA
8:45 AM
1A.1
Hazard Services: Progress Report
Tracy Lee Hansen, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and C. Golden, Y. Guo, N. Hardin, T. J. LeFebvre, J. L. Mahoney, K. L. Manross, S. Murphy, D. Nietfeld, E. Polster, J. E. Ramer, G. J. Wade, J. Wakefield, S. Williams, and S. Zhuo

9:00 AM
1A.2
Hazard Services: Utilizing Recommenders to Create Hazardous Information
Nathan Hardin, CIRA, Boulder, CO; and D. Nietfeld, T. L. Hansen, and Y. Guo

9:15 AM
1A.3
Evaluation of a Machine-Learning Model for the Prediction of Heavy and Extreme Rainfall
Russ S. Schumacher, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and G. R. Herman, D. R. Stovern, S. Perfater, and B. Albright

9:30 AM
1A.4
Advances in Using Random Forests to Forecast Heavy Precipitation and Flash Floods
Gregory R. Herman, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and R. S. Schumacher

9:45 AM
1A.5
The Weather Archived and Visualization Environment (WAVE)
Bill Rasch, NOAA/NWS, Sacramento, CA; and T. Wilson, J. Q. Stewart, R. Walsh, and D. Nietfeld

Recording files available
Session 1B
Decadal–Multidecadal Variability (Predictability) in the Atlantic 
Location: 616 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 31st Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Cochairs: R. Saravanan, Texas A&M Univ.; Pedro DiNezio, Univ. of Texas
8:45 AM
1B.1
Loosening the AMOC's Grip on the Atlantic Climate (Invited Presentation)
Amy Clement, Univ. of Miami, Miami, FL; and S. Lozier and M. Cane
9:15 AM
1B.3
Decadal Variability and Predictability of the North Atlantic Oscillation
Rosie Eade, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and A. A. Scaife, D. M. Smith, and H. L. Ren
9:30 AM
1B.4A
9:45 AM
1B.5
Long-Range Dependence in Millennial-Scale Climate Models
James Franke, Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and M. L. Stein, M. Haugen, and E. Moyer

Session 1B
Measurement and Modeling of Atmospheric Ammonia—Part I
Location: Room 18CD (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Cochairs: J. X. Warner, Univ. of Maryland; Jeffrey L. Collett Jr., Colorado State Univ.
9:00 AM
1B.2
Modeling Atmospheric Ammonia in Summer Arctic
Wanmin Gong, EC, Downsview, Canada; and S. R. Beagley, C. Whaley, J. Zhang, G. Wentworth, and J. G. Murphy

9:15 AM
1B.3
Quantifying Emissions of NH3 and NOx from Agricultural Sources and Biomass Burning Using SOF
N. Kille, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO; and B. Dix and R. Volkamer


Session 1B
Services Update
Location: Room 10AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Randall Bass, FAA; Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS
8:45 AM
1B.1
U.S. Air Force Weather Service Update
Ralph O. Stoffler, U.S. Air Force, Washington, DC

9:00 AM
1B.2
Navy Update—Commander Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command/Oceanographer of the Navy
John Okon, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command and Oceanographer of the Navy, Stennis Space Center, MS; and D. McCarren

9:15 AM
1B.3
FAA Update
M. Pat Murphy, FAA, Washington, DC

9:30 AM
1B.4
NWS Update
Louis Uccellini, NOAA/NWS, Camp Springs, MD

9:45 AM
Discussion


Joint Session 2
Advancing the Use of Earth Observations to Benefit Global Food Security and Agriculture
Location: Room 18B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 32nd Conference on Hydrology; and the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Danielle Wood, MIT; Margaret M. Hurwitz, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.; Bradley Doorn, NASA
8:45 AM
J2.1
Advancing the Use of Earth Observations to Benefit Global Food Security and Agriculture (Invited Presentation)
Debra Peters, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Las Cruces, NM; and A. Bartuska and R. Tetrault

9:00 AM
J2.2
Enhancing Famine Early Warning Systems with Improved Forecasts, Satellite Observations, and Hydrologic Simulations (Invited Presentation)
Chris C. Funk, USGS, Santa Barbara, CA; and J. P. Verdin, W. M. Thiaw, A. Hoell, S. Shukla, A. McNally, G. Galu, N. S. Novella, D. Korecha, K. R. Arsenault, M. Robjohn, J. Rowland, M. Budde, C. Peters-Lidard, T. Magadzire, E. Bekele, L. S. Harrison, P. Peterson, C. Pomposi, and G. Husak

9:15 AM
J2.3
Riding the Wave of Combined Drought Indicators to Enhance Drought Early Warning for Decision Support
Mark D. Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln, NE; and B. Wardlow, B. Fuchs, C. Poulsen, J. Swigart, C. R. Hain, R. McDonnell, and C. M. U. Neale


Joint Session 3
Special Session on JPSS
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Mitch Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS; Ivan Csiszar, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS
9:00 AM
J3.2
First VIIRS Imagery from JPSS-1
Donald W. Hillger, NOAA/NESDIS, Fort Collins, CO; and T. J. Kopp, C. J. Seaman, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, and J. Torres

9:15 AM
J3.3
9:30 AM
J3.4
An All-Weather, Multi-Platform Hyperspectral Retrieval System: The NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System (NUCAPS); Recent Algorithm Enhancements Geared Toward Near–Real Time and Long-Term User Applications
Antonia Gambacorta, NOAA, College Park,, MD; and N. Nalli, F. Iturbide-Sanchez, C. Tan, K. Zhang, X. Xiong, M. Wilson, B. Sun, C. D. Barnet, L. L. Strow, T. S. King, L. Soulliard, A. Wheeler, N. Smith, L. Zhou, T. Reale, A. Sharma, W. W. Wolf, and M. Goldberg

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


Session 7
Panel Discussion: Effective Resume Building
Location: Room 6A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Chair: Bill Burkey, ERM
Panelists: J. Michael Coyne, NOAA/NWS; Joe Arellano, National Weather Service; Derek J. Posselt, JPL; Marshall Moss, AccuWeather, Inc; Ashley Schroat, Hewlett Packard Enterprises; Jose Suarez, Telemundo
Facilitator: Bill Burkey, ERM

8:45 AM-10:15 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 1
Intercomparison and Calibration of Instruments I
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: C. Bruce Baker, NOAA/OAR/ARL/ATDD
8:45 AM
1.1
Updates on SNPP and JPSS-1 OMPS Sensor Data Records
Chunhui Pan, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center/Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and F. Weng, C. T. Beck, D. Liang, and L. Zhou

Handout (1.3 MB)


Session 1
Model Physics Uncertainty
Location: Room 4ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Third Symposium on Multi-scale Predictability: Data-model Integration and Uncertainty Quantification for Climate and Earth System Monitoring and Prediction
Cochairs: Fuqing Zhang, Pennsylvania State Univ.; Kerry A. Emanuel, MIT
9:45 AM
1.3
Mesoscale Convective Systems and Their Large-Scale Environment in a Hierarchy of Model Simulations (Invited Presentation)
L. Ruby Leung, PNNL, Richland, WA; and R. A. Houze Jr., Z. Feng, K. Sakaguchi, and Q. Yang

9:00 AM-9:45 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 1
AMS Update
Location: Room 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 21st Atmospheric Science Librarians International Conference
Chair: Jinny Nathans, American Meteorological Society
9:00 AM
1.1
AMS Publications: The Year in Review and Forecast for 2018
Kenneth F. Heideman, AMS, Director of Publications, Boston, MA

9:15 AM
1.2
AMS Books Program
Sarah Jane Shangraw, AMS, Boston, MA

9:30 AM
1.3
AMS Monographs: The Changing Publishing Landscape
Michael Friedman, AMS Journals Production Manager, Boston, MA

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Spouse's Coffee
Location: 602 (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)

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


Session 2
Atmospheric Halogen Chemistry—Part I
Location: Room 9 C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Chair: Ross Salawitch, Univ. of Maryland
9:45 AM
2.2
Stratospheric Injection of Bromine from VSL Biogenic Sources Inferred from CONTRAST and ATTREX Observations
Pamela Wales, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and R. J. Salawitch, J. M. Nicely, D. C. Anderson, T. Canty, E. Atlas, S. Schauffler, V. Donets, R. A. Lueb, M. Navarro, D. Chen, L. G. Huey, D. Tanner, R. Volkamer, T. Koenig, S. Baidar, B. Dix, A. Weinheimer, G. M. Wolfe, T. Hanisco, S. Hall, K. Ullmann, A. Saiz-Lopez, R. P. Fernandez, D. Kinnison, J. F. Lamarque, S. Honomichl, and L. L. Pan


Session 2
Working With Large and Complex Datasets.
Location: Room 8 ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Scott Collis, ANL
9:30 AM
2.1
PySpark for "Big" Atmospheric Data Analysis
Anderson Banihirwe, Univ. of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR; and K. Paul and D. Del Vento

9:45 AM
2.2
Analyzing Large Radar Datasets Using Python
Robert Jackson, ANL, Argonne, IL; and S. Collis, Z. Sherman, G. Palanisamy, S. Giangrande, J. Kumar, and J. C. Hardin

9:45 AM-10:00 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 2
MGA Update
Location: Room 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 21st Atmospheric Science Librarians International Conference
Chair: Paula McCoy, Managing Editor, Science and Taxonomy
9:45 AM
2.1
New MGA and ProQuest Content and Features
Paula McCoy, Managing Editor, Science and Taxonomy


Plenary Session 3
CMAAP and Air Pollution Meteorology Award Ceremony
Location: Salon G (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 20th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA

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


Coffee Break

10:00 AM-6:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Member Services Desk
Location: Atrium Lobby (Austin, Texas)

10:30 AM-11:45 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 2
Historical Weather and Climate Events, Forecasting, and Public Communication and Impacts—Part II
Location: Room 2 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 16th History Symposium
Chair: Lourdes B. Avilés, Plymouth State Univ.
10:45 AM
2.2
11:00 AM
2.3

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


Panel Discussion 1
Defining “Vulnerability”: When One Size Fits None
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Moderator: Trevor Boucher, NOAA/NWSFO
Panelists: Linda Wasserman, Texas Impact; Rachella Shephard, Educational Resource Center on Deafness; Alyssa V. Bates, NWS/OU CIMMS Warning Decision Training Division; Matthew Bolton, How The Weatherworks

Keynote Speaker Session 1
Opening Keynote Presentation
Location: Room 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 21st Atmospheric Science Librarians International Conference
Keynote: Katherine Heyhoe, Texas Tech Univ.
10:30 AM
KS1.1
Program Outline and Keynote Introduction

10:45 AM
KS1.2
Climate Change in Changing Times
Katherine Heyhoe, Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX

11:15 AM
KS1.3
Keynote Q&A


Session 2
AI Techniques for Environmental Science and Extreme Weather
Location: Room 7 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Conf on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences
Chair: William W. Hsieh, Univ. of British Columbia
10:30 AM
2.1
Applying Image Recognition to Enhance Fisheries Management Capabilities
Tzofi Klinghoffer, The Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; and C. R. Perez, R. Vincent, P. Perdikaris, and C. Chryssostomidis

Handout (20.7 MB)

10:45 AM
2.2
11:15 AM
2.4
Predicting 12-hour Storm Reports Using Random Forest Classification
David Harrison, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. W. Rogers

11:45 AM
2.6
SASSE: Object-Oriented Analysis, Classifying and Nowcasting of Convective Storms in Finland
Roope Tervo, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland; and J. Karjalainen, S. Oksman, and P. Rossi

Recording files available
Session 2
Active Learning Demonstrations from the Atmospheric Sciences
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Danny E. Mattox, University of Oklahoma; Daria B. Kluver, Central Michigan Univ.
2.2
Developing New Methods in Winter Weather Warning Education in the NWS
James G. LaDue, NOAA/NWS/Office of Chief Learning Officer/Warning Decision Training Division, Norman, OK; and S. Mullens, A. V. Bates, M. J. Sienkiewicz, C. S. Spannagle, B. N. Grant, J. J. Zeltwanger, M. A. Bohorquez, and D. D. Streu
2.4
Kinesthetic Learning of Atmospheric Dynamics
Perry J. Samson, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and M. Moldwin
2.6
The Greenhouse Gas Game: Using Play to Learn Complex Concepts
Renee Minaya, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Barnes, E. Carpenter, B. Hatheway, A. Lotko, M. Mueller, and J. Ristvey Jr.

2.9
Satellites 101: Basic Image Analysis Based on Resolution
Victoria L. Gorman, Citizen Science Education Program, Medford, NJ


Session 2
Advancing Forecast Capabilities for Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Decision Support
Location: Room 16AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium
Cochairs: Judy Ghiradelli, NWS; Tammy J. Farrar, FAA
10:30 AM
2.1
Calibrated Probabilistic Forecasts of Aviation Hazards Using Multiple Global Ensembles
Ken Stone, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. O. Pinto, M. Steiner, M. Strahan, R. Bass, and C. P. Kalb

10:45 AM
2.2
Guidance on Optimally Presenting Probabilistic Ceiling and Visibility Forecasts for the Aviation Community
Stephanie Avey, CIRA, Kansas City, MO; and S. Alvidrez, S. A. Lack, A. Cross, J. A. Kankiewicz, and R. Bastholm

11:00 AM
2.3
The High-Resolution Ensemble Forecast (HREF) System and Applications for Aviation Forecasting
Matthew E. Pyle, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and G. S. Manikin

11:45 AM
2.6
Improvements in the Detection and Prediction of Volcanic Ash for Aviation at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Chris Lucas, BOM, Melbourne, Australia; and R. J. Potts, M. J. Zidikheri, R. A. Dare, M. Manickam, A. Wain, and A. Bear-Crozier


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


Session 2
Current and Future Observing Systems
Location: Ballroom G (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 22nd Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Sharanya J. Majumdar, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS
11:00 AM
2.2
Intra-Agency Engagement in NOAA's Force Architecture/ Fleet Recapitalization
Amanda Mitchell, Integrity Applications Inc., Silver Spring, MD; and G. Nixon, S. Garver, J. A. Hubbard, and J. W. Peter


Session 2
Dynamics and Physics of the MJO
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability
Cochairs: Naoko Sakaeda, NOAA; Ángel F. Adames, GFDL
10:45 AM
2.2
Trio-Interacton Theory for Madden–Julian Oscillation
Bin Wang, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and G. Chen and F. Liu

11:00 AM
2.3
11:15 AM
2.4
The Dynamics of Westerly Wind Bursts
Minmin Fu, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA; and E. Tziperman


Session 2
Ensemble and Multimodel Forecasting — Part II: Methods and Practice
Location: Room 19AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 25th Conference on Probability and Statistics
Cochairs: Judy E. Ghirardelli, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory; Isidora Jankov, CIRA/Colorado State Univ.
10:45 AM
2.2
Obtaining Consistent Probabilistic Predictions through Statistical Post-Processing of Ensembles
Nina Schuhen, Norwegian Computing Center, Oslo, Norway; and T. L. Thorarinsdottir and F. Stordal

11:00 AM
2.3
A Smart Extension of the Search Space for Use with the Analog Ensemble Technique
Laura Clemente-Harding, Pennsylvania State Univ., State College, PA; and G. S. Young, G. Cervone, L. Delle Monache, and S. E. Haupt

11:30 AM
2.5
Performance of the 2017 Real-Time HWRF-Based Ensemble and Combined HWRF/HMON/COAMPS-TC Multimodel Ensemble
Zhan Zhang, NOAA, College Park, MD; and W. Wang, L. Zhu, B. Liu, A. Mehra, and V. Tallapragada

11:45 AM
2.6
Initial Verification of IMPROVER: The New Met Office Post-Processing System
Jonathan Flowerdew, UKMO, Exeter, UK; and R. Crocker and R. Harbord


Panel Discussion 2
Federal Agency Budgets for Weather, Water, and Climate: A Guide to Current Proposals and Recent Shifts
Location: Room 6B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Moderator: Paul Higgins, AMS Policy Program
Panelists: Michael Henry, American Institute of Physics; Jack D. Fellows, ORNL

Session 2
Intercomparison and Calibration of Instruments II
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Alexandria McCombs, Univ. of South Carolina
10:30 AM
2.1
Errors and Adjustments for WMO-SPICE Tipping-Bucket Precipitation Gauges
John Kochendorfer, NOAA, Oak Ridge, TN; and M. E. Earle, A. Reverdin, R. Nitu, R. Rasmussen, Y. A. Roulet, S. Buisan, S. D. Landolt, and T. Laine

11:15 AM
2.4
Intercomparison of Three Generations of Infrared Gas Analyzers
Seth Laurence Kutikoff, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS; and X. Lin, S. R. Evett, P. Gowda, P. D. Colaizzi, J. Moorhead, G. Marek, D. Brauer, and R. Aiken

11:30 AM
2.5

Session 2
Nationwide Network of Networks
Location: Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Chair: John Horel, Univ. of Utah
11:00 AM
2.2
11:15 AM
2.3
11:30 AM
2.4
TexMesonet: Lessons from a Texas Statewide Mesonet
Kantave M. Greene, Texas Water Development Board, Austin, TX

11:45 AM
2.5

Session 2
Novel Observational Techniques for the Coastal Environment
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Gregory Dusek, NOAA; Art Miller, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
11:00 AM
2.3
Managing 30 Years' of Continuous Coastal Data Collection via Water Data for Texas
Evan Turner, Texas Water Development Board, Austin, TX; and S. Negusse and C. Schoenbaechler


Session 2
Paleoclimate Analysis and Projection
Location: Room 4ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Third Symposium on Multi-scale Predictability: Data-model Integration and Uncertainty Quantification for Climate and Earth System Monitoring and Prediction
Chair: Fuqing Zhang, Pennsylvania State Univ.

Session 2
Results from the Great American Solar Eclipse
Location: Salon J (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 15th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: Barbara Thompson, NASA
10:30 AM
2.1
Ionospheric Signatures of the 21 August 2017 Solar Eclipse
Anthea Coster, MIT, Westford, MA; and L. Goncharenko, S. Zhang, P. J. Erickson, J. Soohoo, E. Derome, J. Swoboda, G. Earle, L. Kordella, D. J. Knipp, and T. Bullet

10:45 AM
2.2
The Far-Away Effects of Solar Eclipse
Larisa Goncharenko, MIT, Westford, MA; and A. Coster, P. J. Erickson, and S. Zhang

11:15 AM
2.4
Small Unmanned Aircraft System Flights during the 2017 Solar Eclipse
Edward J. Dumas Jr., NOAA and Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge, TN; and T. R. Lee, M. Buban, R. J. Dobosy, and B. B. Baker

11:30 AM
2.5
Impact of Eclipse of 21 August 2017 on the Atmospheric Boundary Layer
Kevin R. Knupp, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. A. Wade and B. M. Lund


Session 2
Specialized Applications: Emergency Response, Defense, and Air Transportation
Location: Salon G (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 20th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Chair: Ronald G. Meris, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
10:45 AM
2.2
11:00 AM
2.3
Incorporation of Visibility Estimates into the Sage Toolkit
Steven E. Peckham, U.S. Army, Hanover, NH; and D. Khona and M. Paquette

11:15 AM
2.4
Plume Rise from Aircraft Sources
Jeffrey Weil, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Arunachalam


Session 2
The Second Wind Forecast Improvement Project (WFIP2): Part I

Location: Room 15 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Ninth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Cochairs: Caroline Draxl, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Yelena Pichugina, NOAA/ESRL/Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) and CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
10:30 AM
2.1
The Wind Forecast Improvement Prohect 2 (WFIP2): Overview and Preliminary Model Improvements
Melinda Marquis, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and J. Olson, J. Kenyon, M. D. Toy, Y. Pichugina, A. Choukulkar, T. A. Bonin, R. Banta, L. Bianco, I. V. Djalalova, K. McCaffrey, J. M. Wilczak, K. Lantz, C. N. Long, S. Redfern, J. McCaa, E. P. Grimit, J. W. Cline, W. Shaw, and J. Sharp

10:45 AM
2.2
Improvements to Low-Level Wind Forecasts in Complex Terrain from WFIP2
Jaymes S. Kenyon, NOAA/ESRL and CIRES, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. B. Olson, M. D. Toy, J. M. Brown, W. M. Angevine, M. Marquis, Y. Pichugina, A. Choukulkar, T. A. Bonin, R. Banta, L. Bianco, I. V. Djalalova, K. McCaffrey, J. M. Wilczak, K. Lantz, C. N. Long, S. Redfern, J. Sharp, J. McCaa, M. T. Stoelinga, E. P. Grimit, J. W. Cline, W. J. Shaw, J. K. Lundquist, K. A. Lundquist, B. Kosovic, P. A. Jimenez, L. K. Berg, and V. R. Kotamarthi

11:00 AM
2.3
Identification and Analysis of Forecast Model Large Error Events During WFIP2
James Wilczak, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and K. McCaffrey, I. V. Djalalova, L. Bianco, J. B. Olson, J. Kenyon, M. T. Stoelinga, J. Sharp, M. Pekour, D. Cook, G. Scott, R. Eckman, and S. Otarola-Bustos

11:15 AM
2.4
Identification and Characterization of Cold Pool Events during WFIP2
Katherine McCaffrey, CIRES, Boulder, CO; and J. M. Wilczak, L. Bianco, I. V. Djalalova, R. Banta, T. A. Bonin, W. A. Brewer, A. Choukulkar, D. Cook, R. L. Coulter, H. J. S. Fernando, K. Friedrich, L. Leo, J. K. Lundquist, P. Muradyan, and Y. Pichugina

11:45 AM
2.6
Parametric and Initial Condition Sensitivity of Wind Ramp Events
Nicholas H. Smith, Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX; and B. C. Ancell


Session 2
Transforming Communication through Co-Production of Knowledge II
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Cochairs: Renee McPherson, Univ. of Oklahoma; Jennifer A. Spinney, Univ. of Western Ontario
10:30 AM
2.1
Engaging with Users of Climate Information and the Co-Production of Knowledge
Michael C. Kruk, Earth Resources Technology, Inc., Asheville, NC; and B. A. A. Parker, R. S. Vose, J. Marra, R. R. Heim Jr., K. Werner, and P. Malsale

10:45 AM
2.2
Practical Tips to Establish an Actionable Science Portfolio
Gustavo A. Bisbal, Northwest Climate Science Center, Corvallis, OR
Manuscript (80.2 kB)

11:00 AM
2.3
Using Citizen Science to Support Drought-Related Decision-Making
Amanda Farris, Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, Columbia, SC; and K. Lackstrom


Session 2A
Drought Analysis and Prediction, Part I
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 32nd Conference on Hydrology
Cochairs: Michael Hobbins, CIRES; Mark D. Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center; Jason A. Otkin, Univ. of Wisconsin; Joshua K. Roundy, Univ. of Kansas
10:30 AM
2A.1
Impacts of Pixel Scale and Phenology on the Satellite-Based Evaporative Stress Index (Invited Presentation)
Martha C. Anderson, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD; and Y. Yang, F. Gao, C. Hain, J. A. Otkin, and Y. Yang

11:00 AM
2A.3
Drought Depiction in the Noah-MP (Multiphysics) Land Surface Model in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS)
David M. Mocko, SAIC at NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. Wang, S. V. Kumar, and Y. Xia

11:15 AM
2A.4
The Evaporative Stress Index as an Indictor for Flash Drought Across the United States Using Reanalysis Datasets
Jordan I. Christian, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. B. Basara, J. A. Otkin, E. D. Hunt, and X. Xiao

11:30 AM
2A.5
Monitoring Droughts and Floods through the Assimilation of GRACE and GRACE Follow-On Data
Matthew Rodell, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and B. Li, H. Beaudoing, A. Getirana, S. V. Kumar, B. F. Zaitchik, S. V. Bettadpur, H. Save, B. Wardlow, and M. D. Svoboda

11:45 AM
2A.6
Development of a Global Evaporative Stress Index Based on Thermal and Microwave LST toward Improved Monitoring of Agricultural Drought
Christopher Hain, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL; and M. C. Anderson, J. A. Otkin, T. R. H. Holmes, F. Gao, and X. Zhan


Session 2A
Quasi-Operational Products You Can Use Now, Part II
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Jennifer Luppens Mahoney, NOAA/ESRL/GSD; Kevin Kelleher, ESRL; Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA
10:30 AM
2A.1
The FX-CAVE System Demonstration for the National Interagency Fire Weather Program
Evan Polster, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Boulder, CO; and W. Roberts, P. Schultz, and E. D. Delgado

10:45 AM
2A.2
Investigating the Use and Integration of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imagery in the Damage Survey Process within the NOAA/NWS Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT)
Lori A. Schultz, Earth System Science Center/Univ. of Alabama/NASA Short-Term Prediction Research and Transition Center, Huntsville, AL; and J. R. Bell, J. B. Nicoll, R. Gens, A. L. Molthan, and F. J. Meyer

11:00 AM
2A.3
Testing and Enhancement of the Rapidly Updating Real Time Mesoscale Analysis (RU-RTMA) and Work toward a Three-Dimensional RU-RTMA
Stephen S. Weygandt, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and M. Hu, C. Hartsough, G. Ge, T. T. Ladwig, C. R. Alexander, J. M. Brown, and S. Benjamin

11:15 AM
2A.4
INSITE: IDSS for Aviation Weather
Melissa A. Petty, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CIRA, Boulder, CO; and A. Terborg, P. Hamer, G. J. Layne, M. S. Wandishin, M. Rabellino, and M. Turpin

11:30 AM
2A.5
Quasi-Operational Functionality in MADIS
Greg Pratt, OAR, Boulder, CO; and L. A. Benjamin

11:45 AM
Discussion


Session 2A
Role of Water in Shaping Features of the Climate System
Location: Salon F (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 31st Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Cochairs: Jonathan E. Martin, Univ. of Wisconsin; Samuel N. Stechmann, Univ. of Wisconsin
11:00 AM
2A.3
Moist Baroclinic Instability over a Wide Range of Climates: From Periodic Waves to Diabatic Rossby Vortices
Paul A. O'Gorman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; and T. M. Merlis and M. S. Singh

11:15 AM
2A.4
Precipitating Quasigeostrophic Equations and Potential Vorticity Inversion with Phase Changes
Leslie M. Smith, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. N. Stechmann

11:30 AM
2A.5
11:45 AM
2A.6
The Sensitivity of the Water Vapor Budget to SSTs and Aerosols within Radiative Equilibrium Experiments
Susan C. van den Heever, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and L. D. Grant, S. R. Herbener, and S. M. Saleeby

Recording files available
Session 2B
Decadal–Multidecadal Variability (Predictability) in the Pacific 
Location: 616 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 31st Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Cochairs: R. Saravanan, Texas A&M Univ.; Pedro DiNezio, Univ. of Texas
10:30 AM
2B.1
Characterizing Pacific Ocean Regime Shifts
Matthew Newman, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO; and S. Kumar


Session 2B
Disseminating Earth Science and Climate Information for Better Decision Making, Part I
Location: Room 10AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Eugene Burger, NOAA/ERL/PMEL; Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA; Alex Coletti, SM Resources Corp.
10:45 AM
2B.2
11:00 AM
2B.3
Transitioning an Early Warning System for Harmful Algal Blooms on Pacific Northwest Beaches to Operations
Vera Trainer, NOAA, Seattle, WA; and N. Banas, R. McCabe, B. M. Hickey, P. MacCready, B. Bormann, M. Hunter, R. Kudela, M. Suddleson, C. Alex, and T. C. Vance

11:15 AM
2B.4
Using Real-Time Data Notification Services for Decision Support Systems
Chris Galli, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Horel

11:30 AM
2B.5
11:45 AM
2B.6
The Expert to Novice Spectrum: An Eye-Tracking Evaluation of How User Experience Shapes Interactions with a Climate Decision Support System
Lindsay C. Maudlin, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC; and K. S. McNeal, C. N. Davis, H. D. Aldridge, R. P. Boyles, and R. Atkins


Session 2B
Precipitation Processes and Observations for Atmospheric, Land Surface, and Hydrological Modeling, Part I
Location: Room 18B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 32nd Conference on Hydrology
Cochairs: Emad Habib, Univ. of Louisiana; Yu Zhang, Univ. of Texas; Paul A. Kucera, UCAR
10:30 AM
2B.1
An Operational Passive Microwave Snowfall Rate Product and Its Application in Hydrology
Huan Meng, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research, College Park, MD; and J. Dong, C. Kongoli, R. R. Ferraro, B. Yan, L. Zhao, P. Xie, and R. Joyce

10:45 AM
2B.2
Errors Analysis on Estimating Raindrop Size Distribution in a Mei-Yu Front Heavy Rainfall Process
Zhimin Zhou, Institute of Heavy Rain, China Meteorological Administration, Wuhan City, China; and Z. Fu

11:00 AM
2B.3A
Global-Scale Evaluation of 22 Precipitation Datasets Using Gauge Observations and Hydrological Modeling
Hylke Beck, Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ; and N. Vergopolan, M. Pan, V. Levizzani, A. I. J. M. van Dijk, G. Weedon, L. Brocca, F. Pappenberger, G. J. Huffman, and E. F. Wood

11:15 AM
2B.4
Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) QPE Products Update—2016/2017
Jian Zhang, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. W. Howard, L. Tang, S. M. Martinaitis, Y. Qi, S. B. Cocks, C. Langston, B. T. Kaney, and K. Cooper

11:30 AM
2B.5
Comparison of Ground-Based Observations for Detecting Falling Snow
Bailey Swick, St. Cloud State Univ., Thief River Falls, MN; and A. Tokay, D. A. Marks, J. L. Pippitt, D. B. Wolff, and W. Petersen

11:45 AM
2B.6
Probabilistic Quantitative Precipitation Estimates with Ground- and Space-Based Radars
Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, NOAA/NSSL, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. J. Gourley and J. Zhang


Session 3
Model Data Fusion
Location: Room 8 ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Johnny Lin, Univ. of Washington
10:30 AM
3.1
MetPy Advancement and Community-Driven Development
Ryan M. May, UCAR/Unidata, Boulder, CO; and J. R. Leeman

10:45 AM
3.2
The Pythonic Future of Postprocessing at ECMWF
Stephan Siemen, ECMWF, Reading, U.K.; and I. Russell and B. Raoult

11:00 AM
3.3
11:15 AM
3.4
TINT—TINT Is Not TITAN. Easy-to-Use Tracking Code Based on TITAN—Details and Uses
Mark H. Picel, ANL, Argonne, IL; and S. Collis, B. Raut, S. Carani, R. Jackson, M. van Lier-Walqui, and A. M. Fridlind

11:30 AM
3.5
From Storm Prediction Center: Science Support Branch Import Science, Research, and Operations
Race Clark III, CIMMS, Norman, OK; and D. Cleaver, J. Correia Jr., M. S. Elliott, C. Grunzke, R. M. Hepper, C. D. Karstens, J. Liang, N. J. Nauslar, B. Roberts, N. A. Wendt, and P. T. Marsh


Session 3A
Atmospheric Halogen Chemistry—Part II
Location: Room 9 C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Chair: Ross Salawitch, Univ. of Maryland
11:00 AM
3A.2
Modelling the Impact of Reactive Halogens on Tropospheric Ozone
Alfonso Saiz-Lopez, Institute of Physical Chemistry Rocasolano–Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain

11:30 AM
3A.3
The Montreal Protocol and the Pathway from CFCs to Climate-Friendly Compounds and Technologies
Paul A. Newman, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and D. W. Fahey, E. L. Fleming, M. M. Hurwitz, F. Li, Q. Liang, S. A. Montzka, J. A. Pyle, B. Safari, and G. Velders


Session 3B
Measurement and Modeling of Atmospheric Ammonia—Part II
Location: Room 18CD (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Cochairs: Jeff Collett, Colorado State Univ.; Xiaohong Liu, Univ. of Wyoming
10:30 AM
3B.1
Atmospheric Ammonia over China: Emission Estimates and Deposition Budget (Invited Presentation)
Lin Zhang, Peking Univ., Beijing, China; and Y. Chen and Y. Zhao

10:45 AM
3B.2
Atmospheric NH3 Dynamics in Relation to PM2.5 Pollution in the North China Plain (Invited Presentation)
Xuejun Liu, China Agricultural Univ., Beijing, Beijing, China; and W. Xu, Y. Zhang, and A. Tang

11:00 AM
3B.3
The Underappreciated Role of Nonvolatile Cations on Aerosol Ammonium–Sulfate Molar Ratios
Rodney Weber, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and H. Guo and A. Nenes

11:15 AM
3B.4
Increased Atmospheric Ammonia over the World’s Major Agricultural Areas Detected from Space
J. X. Warner, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and Z. Wei, R. R. Dickerson, L. L. Strow, Y. Wang, and Q. Liang

Recording files available
Joint Session 6
Bob's Legacy Continued: Mentoring and AMS Involvement
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Todd Glickman, MIT
J6.1
Paper J6.1 has been moved. New paper number J1.3A


Joint Session 7
Communicating the Value of Satellite Data to the Public
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Kathryn Shontz, NOAA; Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania
10:30 AM
J7.1
Communicating Value: A Mutual Exploration, an Ongoing Conversation—Not a Sales Pitch
William Hooke, Associate Executive Director of AMS, Washington, DC
Manuscript (177.3 kB)

11:00 AM
J7.2
Communicating the Value of the Satellite Data: Examples from NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Margarita Gregg, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Asheville, NC; and K. Arzayus, M. J. Brewer, K. S. Casey, E. Kihn, K. V. Matthews, S. Mesick, J. L. Privette, N. A. Ritchey, M. Tanner, R. S. Vose, and M. Wohlgemuth

11:15 AM
J7.3
11:30 AM
J7.4
What Is a Satellite Measurement? Communicating Abstract Satellite Science Concepts to the World
Nadia Smith, Science and Technology Corporation, Columbia, MD; and K. Shontz and C. D. Barnet


Joint Session 8
Impacts of Aerosol–Cloud Interaction on Radiation
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 10th Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions; and the 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Cochairs: Jun Wang, Univ. of Iowa; Zhibo Zhang, Univ. of Maryland
11:30 AM
J8.5
Modeling the Impact of New Particle Formation on Regional Cloud Radiative Forcing
Ryan C. Sullivan, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY; and P. Crippa, H. Matsui, R. Leung, C. Zhao, A. Thota, and S. C. Pryor


Session 8
Perspectives on Leadership for Early Career Professionals
Location: Room 6A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Cochairs: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health; Mona Behl, Georgia Sea Grant College Program; Jared Rennie, CICS/North Carolina State University; Bradford Johnson, Univ. of Georgia
Moderator: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health
Speakers: Dr. Sepideh Yalda, Millersville Univ.; Michelle D. Hawkins, NOAA/NWS; Mary Glackin, The Weather Company; Mike Clay

Joint Session 9
Soil Dust II: Lofting, Transport, Characterization, and Interactions with Clouds and Climate
Location: Room 9AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 10th Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions; and the 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Cochairs: Ottmar Möhler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; Naruki Hiranuma, West Texas A&M Univ.
10:30 AM
J9.1
Intercomparison of Ice Nucleation Measurements at a Mountaintop Field Observatory (Invited Presentation)
Sarah D. Brooks, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and S. S. Petters, D. J. Cziczo, P. J. DeMott, M. D. Petters, K. D. Froyd, M. A. Zawadowicz, A. G. Hallar, I. B. McCubbin, and F. Team

11:00 AM
J9.2
Saharan Dust Signature Characterization during AEROSE 2015
Daniel Yeager, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; and V. R. Morris

11:15 AM
J9.3
Frequency and Characteristics of Volcanic Ash and Dust Suspension Events in Iceland
Mary K. Butwin, Univ. of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; and S. von Löwis, M. A. Pfeffer, and Þ. Þorsteinsson

11:30 AM
J9.4
11:45 AM
J9.5
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

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Beyond the Status Quo: Creating a Culture of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Atmospheric Sciences and Related Fields   (CANCELED)
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Mona Behl, Georgia Sea Grant College Program

NASA’s Earth Science Flight Program - Investments In And Planning For The Next-Generation Earth Observatories: Eric Ianson (NASA HQ)
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Robert Bauer, NASA/Earth Science Technology Office

NOAA and NASA Use of Commercial Space-based Weather and Earth Science Data
Location: Room 18CD (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Side Panels
Organizer: Kate S Becker, NESDIS
12:15 PM
408.1
Karen St. Germain
Karen St. Germain, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD

12:30 PM
Sandra Cauffman
Sandra Cauffman, NASA, Washington, DC

12:15 PM-1:45 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

Recording files available
Presidential Town Hall Meeting: The Devastating 2017 Hurricane Season: Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Directions for the Weather Enterprise
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Presidential Town Hall Meetings
Cochairs: Tanja Fransen, NOAA/NWS; Maureen McCann, News 13; Zhuo Wang, Univ. of Illinois
Moderator: Marshall Shepherd, Univ. of Georgia
Introductory Remarks
Louis Uccellini, NOAA/NWS, Camp Springs, MD
12:15 PM
Response, Recovery and Future Mitigation
Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6, Denton, TX
12:30 PM
Flooding Impacts from Hurricane Harvey
Jeff Lindner, Harris County Flood Control District, Houston, TX
12:42 PM
Communication Challenges and Best Practices
John Toohey-Morales, WTVJ NBC-6, Miami, FL
12:54 PM
Storm Surge Communication and Impacts
Jamie R. Rhome, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/TPC/NHC, Miami, FL
1:06 PM
Impacts from 2017 Season in Puerto Rico
Ada Monzón, WIPR-TV/WKAQ-Radio, San Juan, PR
1:18 PM
Connections to Climate and Future Research Opportunities
Kerry Emanuel, MIT, Cambridge, MA

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


Session 3
WAS*IS in Action
Location: Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Chair: Claudia Nierenberg, NOAA

2:00 PM-2:45 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

Recording files available
Joint Session 11
More Topics in Communication
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Cheryl Nelson, Cummins Inc. and WTKR-TV
J11.1
Paper J11.1 has been moved. New paper number J6.7

2:00 PM
J11.2
2:30 PM
J11.4
Climate Communication in a Red State
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

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.

Session 3
Regional and Coastal Hydrodynamic Model Coupling—Part I
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Michael DeFlorio, JPL; Nickitas Georgas, Stevens Institute of Technology
2:00 PM
3.1
Comparison between Wave, Surge, and Inundation Models over Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Joannes Westerink, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; and A. Van der Westhuysen, C. Anselmi, R. Calzada, J. Gonzalez, J. M. Perez, J. R. Rhome, E. Rodriguez, and J. Smith

2:15 PM
3.2
Improving Tidal Simulations in the NWS’ Extratropical Storm Surge Model along the Coasts of Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico
Huiqing Liu, NOAA/NWS/Office of Scientific and Technical Information/Meteorological Development Laboratory/DSB, Silver Spring, MD; and A. A. Taylor

2:30 PM
3.3
Basin to Inlet Scale Unstructured Grid Hydrodynamic Circulation Modeling of the Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean, and Adjacent Marginal Seas
Joannes Westerink, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; and W. Pringle, A. Suhardjo, D. Wirasaet, J. Meixner, S. Brus, and A. B. Kennedy

2:45 PM
3.4
Exploring Coastal Hazards in Virginia and North Carolina via Reanalysis of 2011 Hurricane Irene with Future Sea Level Rise
Andrew L. Molthan, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL; and D. Loftis, J. R. Bell, J. Srikishen, D. Sun, D. Bekaert, S. Cohen, J. J. Murray, and D. S. Green

Recording files available
Joint Session 12
Core Science Keynotes
Location: Room 18CD (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; and the 10th Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions )
Cochairs: Jonathan Jiang, JPL; Ottmar Möhler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Joint Session 14
Direct Broadcast Capabilities for Polar-Orbiting and Geostationary Satellites and Their Use in Support of Societal Needs
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Satya Kalluri, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR; Kathleen Strabala, CIMSS
2:00 PM
J14.1
Operational Capabilities, Products, and Customers of the NOAA Direct Broadcast Real Time Network
Liam Gumley, CIMSS/Space Science and Engineering Center/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2:30 PM
J14.3
2:45 PM
J14.4
CSPP Geo Software for Processing Direct Broadcast Data from a New Generation of Geostationary Satellites
Graeme Martin, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. Gumley, N. Bearson, J. Braun, G. Cureton, A. De Smet, R. Garcia, T. Jasmin, S. Mindock, E. Schiffer, and K. Strabala

2:00 PM-3:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 3
AI Techniques for Decision Support
Location: Room 7 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Conf on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences
Chair: Edwin Campos, Uptake Technologies
2:30 PM
3.3
A Decision Support Tool for Optimal Control of Planet Temperature Using Reinforcement Learning
Phuong D. Ngo, University of Tromsø (UiT), The Arctic Univ. of Norway, Tromsø, Norway; and M. Tejedor and F. Godtliebsen

2:45 PM
3.4
The Construction of an Earth Science Knowledge Network
Tsengdar Lee, NASA, Washington, DC; and J. Zhang and R. Ramachandran

3:00 PM
3.5
Using Machine Learning to Predict Warm-Season Convection over Northeastern Colorado
Gregory R. Herman, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and R. S. Schumacher


Session 3
History of Observations and Measurements
Location: Room 2 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 16th History Symposium
Chair: Lourdes B. Avilés, Plymouth State Univ.
2:00 PM
3.1
25 Years of NOAA-Supported Climate Field Experiments
Kenneth Mooney, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and W. Higgins, J. huang, S. Lucas, J. Todd, and M. Patterson

2:30 PM
3.3
History of Satellite Observations of East Pacific Atmospheric Rivers
Thomas Vonder Haar, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and J. M. Forsythe and C. J. Seaman

2:45 PM
3.4
The Hundred Year Hunt for the Red Sprite
Walter A. Lyons, WeatherVideoHD.TV, Fort Collins, CO


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


Joint Session 13
Joint Session with the AMS Board on the Urban Environment. Part I: Urban Flow and Dispersion Processes and Modeling
Location: Salon G (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 20th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; and the Board on the Urban Environment )
Chair: Jeffrey Weil, NCAR
2:15 PM
J13.2
2:30 PM
J13.3
Ventilation Potential in High-Rise Cities
Denise Hertwig, Univ. of Reading, Reading, UK; and S. Grimmond, H. Gough, J. Barlow, O. Coceal, and A. Robins

2:45 PM
J13.4
Tall Building Effects and Their Representation in Fast Urban Dispersion Models
Denise Hertwig, Univ. of Reading, Reading, UK; and L. Soulhac, V. Fuka, T. Auerswald, O. Coceal, P. Hayden, A. Robins, and Z. T. Xie

2:00 PM-3:30 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 3
International Perspectives and Observation
Location: Room 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 21st Atmospheric Science Librarians International Conference
Chair: Frederick Stoss, SUNY
2:00 PM
3.1
Delivering Best Practices of ICT for Youth in Agricultural Development
Ratih Nawangwulan, Wageningen Univ. and Research Centre, Wageningen, Netherlands
Manuscript (265.2 kB)

2:30 PM
3.2
Importance of Weather Forecasting for Climate-Smart Agriculture
Kirit Shelat, National Council for Climate Change, Ahmedabad, India

3:00 PM
3.3
Water Conservation Irrigation Practices for More Produce out of Crops
Saripalli SuryaNarayan, Indian Institute of Bridge Engineers, Mumbai, India
Manuscript (1.5 MB)


Session 4
Data and Visualization Tools
Location: Room 8 ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
Chair: Sheri Mickelson, NCAR
2:00 PM
4.1
Enipy, Python Tools for Working with Earth Networks Lightning Data
Michael Stock, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD; and J. Lapierre

2:15 PM
4.2
A RESTful API for Python-Based Server-Side Analysis of High-Resolution Soil Moisture Downscaling Data
Mattheus P. Ueckermann, Creare LLC, Hanover, NH; and J. Bieszczad and D. R. Callender

2:30 PM
4.3
3:00 PM
4.5
Working with Tabular Geospatial Data using Pandas & Geopandas
Hannah Aizenman, City College of New York, New York, NY

3:15 PM
4.6
Analyzing Soundings with MetPy and Siphon
Ryan M. May, UCAR/Unidata, Boulder, CO

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


Session 3
Observational Platforms for Space Weather—Part II
Location: Salon J (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 15th Conference on Space Weather
Chair: James F. Spann, NASA/MSFC
2:15 PM
3.2
2:30 PM
3.3
Small-Scale O+ Density Observations from WINCS/SWATS
Andrew Nicholas, ; and F. A. Herrero, K. Dymond, K. A. Zawdie, A. W. Stephan, and T. T. Finne

3:00 PM
3.5
Multi-Site Tomographic Imaging and Characterization of Ionospheric Disturbances
Joseph Comberiate, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD; and E. Miller, J. Noto, J. Fentzke, and J. Riccobono

3:30 PM
3.8
Space-Based Sentinels for Measurement of Infrared Cooling in the Thermosphere for Improved Space Weather Forecasting
Martin G. Mlynczak, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; and D. J. Knipp, L. A. Hunt, and D. Weimer

3:45 PM
3.9

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


Panel Discussion 1
The AMS Student Experience at the Washington Forum
Location: Room 6A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Cochairs: Heidi Centola, AMS BEED; Thomas Fahy, Capitol Meteorologics
Moderator: Yaítza Luna-Cruz, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Reachback
Panelists: Cassandra Shivers, Howard Univ./NCAS; Amanda Hendrix, Millersville Univ.; Keenan C. Eure, Univ. of Maryland; Julio E. Ceniceros, Univ. of Texas/NCAS

Session 2
Effective Communication and Partnership Techniques to Effect Change in Preparedness Behavior
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Cochairs: Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS; Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.
2:00 PM
2.1
2:15 PM
2.2
2:30 PM
2.3
Extreme Weather Experience: Experiential Weather Edutainment
Erik Salna, Florida International Univ. Extreme Events Institute, Miami, FL

3:15 PM
2.6
Leveraging Podcast Medium to Enhance Absorption and Increase Preparedness Levels
Mark T. Jelinek, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

3:45 PM
2.8
The "One Wyoming" Weather-Ready Nation Initiative
Tim Troutman, NWS, Riverton, WY; and C. Hahn
Manuscript (185.5 kB)


Session 3
Breaking the Mold: Leveraging New Data, Capabilities, and Practices in Support of Evolving Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Operations
Location: Room 16AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium
Cochairs: Cecilia Miner, NOAA/NWS; Bruce Telfeyan, 557 Weather Wing
2:00 PM
3.1A
Accuracy of New York Automated Wind Compression Tool
Victor Klimenko, AvMet Applications, Reston, VA; and M. Klopfenstein

2:15 PM
3.2
Evaluating High-Resolution Model Data for Aviation Impacts due to Cloud and Visibility for the San Francisco International Airport
Steven A. Lack, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Aviation Weather Center, Kansas City, MO; and A. Cross, D. Bentley, C. S. Bartholomew, P. Buchanan, I. A. Boutle, S. Avey, and S. Alvidrez

2:30 PM
3.3
3:00 PM
3.5
Operational Unmanned Mission Execution Forecasts at Dugway Proving Ground
John Pace, Dugway Proving Ground, Dugway, UT; and E. N. Vernon

3:15 PM
3.6
Quantifying the Relationship between Storm Size and Forecast Uncertainty for Enhanced Blending
James O. Pinto, NCAR/Research Applications Laboratory, Boulder, CO; and M. Steiner, K. Stone, and D. Albo

3:30 PM
3.7
Integrating GOES-16 Satellite into Convective Porosity Determination at CWSU Houston
Roland Nunez, NWS/Center Weather Service Unit, Houston, TX; and E. Zappe

3:45 PM
3.8
Optimizing Prediction of Lightning Initiation by Identifying Towers of Supercooled Water with Dual-Polarization Radar
Omar A. Nava, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH; and W. P. Roeder

4:00 PM
3.9A
Gap-Filling Radar Observations of a Snow Squall at San Luis Valley Regional Airport
Andrew A. Rosenow, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. W. Howard and J. Meitín


Session 3
Data Assimilation in Coupled Process Models
Location: Ballroom G (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 22nd Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Chair: Neil Barton, NRL
CoChair: Sue Chen, NRL
2:00 PM
3.1
Description and Verification of a U.S. Naval Research Lab’s Loosely Coupled Data Assimilation System for the Navy’s Earth System Model
Neil Barton, NRL, Monterey, CA; and E. J. Metzger, O. M. Smedstad, B. Ruston, A. Wallcraft, T. R. Whitcomb, J. Ridout, L. Zamudio, P. Posey, C. Reynolds, J. G. Richman, and M. W. Phelps

2:15 PM
3.2
3:15 PM
3.6
Relative Importance of Different Observation Types for Improving Arctic Sea Ice Modeling
Yongfei Zhang, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and C. M. Bitz, J. Anderson, N. Collins, J. Hendricks, T. Hoar, and K. Raeder

3:30 PM
3.7
3:45 PM
3.8

Session 3
Data Assimilation, Reanalysis and Data–Model Integration
Location: Room 4ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Third Symposium on Multi-scale Predictability: Data-model Integration and Uncertainty Quantification for Climate and Earth System Monitoring and Prediction
Chair: Kerry A. Emanuel, MIT
2:30 PM
3.2
3:15 PM
3.4
Earth System Modeling 2.0: A Blueprint for Models that Learn from Global Observations and Targeted High-Resolution Simulations (Invited Presentation)
Tapio Schneider, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and S. Lan, A. Stuart, and J. Teixeira


Session 3
Innovative Measurements
Location: Room 13AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
Chair: Frank Defina, Vaisala
2:30 PM
3.3
A New Low-Cost Sensor for Determining Heat and Moisture Fluxes
Temple R. Lee, NOAA and CIMMS, Oak Ridge, TN; and J. Kochendorfer, R. J. Dobosy, C. B. Baker, and M. Buban

3:00 PM
3.5
Designing and Building Reliable, Low-Cost Lightning Detection Equipment
Timothy Logan, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and S. N. Lane, N. Raggo, and C. Perez

3:15 PM
3.6
A Machine Learning System for Pressure-Based Wind Profiling—Proof-of-Concept Results
David L. Pepyne, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and M. Zink, S. Ramkumar, L. Emerson, and C. Gao

4:00 PM
3.9
Above-Ground Thermodynamic Observations in Convective Storms from Balloon-Borne Probes Acting as Pseudo-Lagrangian Drifters
Paul Markowski, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA; and Y. P. Richardson and S. J. Richardson

Recording files available
Session 3
Major Impacts of 2017 - Warm Season Events
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Major Weather Events and Impacts of 2017
Chair: Tanja Fransen, NOAA/NWS
2:00 PM
3.1
2:30 PM
3.3
Super Typhoon Hato — Observations, Forecasting and Warning
P. W. Chan, Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong, China; and T. C. Lee
3:15 PM
3.6
Recording files available
Session 3
Pre-College Education Initiatives
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Peter Dorofy, Rowan University; Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School
2:15 PM
3.2
Data in the Classroom: New Tools for Engaging Students with Data
Daniel P. Pisut, IMSG, Silver Spring, MD; and A. F. Dean
2:45 PM
3.4
3:00 PM
Break

3:45 PM
3.7
Modernization of the AMS DataStreme Project
Chad M. Kauffman, American Meteorological Society, Washington, DC; and W. Abshire, I. W. Geer, K. L. O'Neill, K. A. Nugnes, E. W. Mills, and A. E. Stimach
4:00 PM
3.8

Session 3
The Second Wind Forecast Improvement Project (WFIP2): Part II
Location: Room 15 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Ninth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Cochairs: Katherine McCaffrey, CIRES; Melinda Marquis, NOAA
2:15 PM
3.2
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
3.3
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
3.4
3:00 PM
3.5
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
3.6
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/ESRL and CIRES, Univ. of Colorado, 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
3.7
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
3.8
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
3.9
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


Session 3
Verification and Validation — Part I: Communicating Probabilistic Information and Predictive Skill
Location: Room 19AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 25th Conference on Probability and Statistics
Cochairs: William Campbell, NRL; Matthew S. Wandishin, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado
2:00 PM
3.1
Fostering Open Communication about Forecast Improvement (Invited Presentation)
Betsy Weatherhead, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2:30 PM
3.2
Unified Verification System
Ivanka Stajner, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and T. L. Jensen, G. Manikin, L. F. Bosart, B. Strong, M. Ek, and V. Tallapragada

2:45 PM
3.3
Enhancing Community Collaborations through NWP Software Containers
John Halley Gotway, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. K. Wolff, K. R. Fossell, M. Harrold, T. L. Jensen, T. Burek, and J. Exby

3:00 PM
Break

3:15 PM
3.4
An Overview of Verification in Support of GSD Model Development and the Evolution of Process-Oriented Analysis Tools
Jeffrey A. Hamilton, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and W. R. Moninger, K. Holub, M. B. Smith, R. Pierce, and B. Strong

3:30 PM
3.5
Evaluation of Global Model Physics Advancements using a Hierarchical Framework
Man Zhang, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and M. Harrold, J. K. Wolff, G. J. Firl, L. Bernardet, J. K. Henderson, H. Jiang, and G. Grell

3:45 PM
3.6
4:00 PM
3.7
Linearization of Air Temperatures on the Pacific Ocean on the Equatorial Line
César Diez Chirinos, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima, Peru; and C. J. Solano Sr.
Manuscript (17.1 MB)

Handout (1.8 MB)

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

Session 3A
Communicating Weather Information with a Focus on NWS Applications
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Richard Smith, NWS Norman
2:15 PM
3A.2
2:45 PM
3A.4
Improving Decision-Making Using Probabilistic Forecasting: A Case Study Using Experimental National Weather Service Snowfall Graphics
Linda Girardi, Eastern Research Group, Arlington, VA; and G. M. Eosco, J. Sharp, J. Sprague, and D. Soroka

3:00 PM
Break

3:45 PM
3A.7
The Impact of NWS Weather Forecast Office Culture on Tornado Warning Performance
Stephan B. Smith, NOAA/NWS/Office of Science and Technology Integration, Silver Spring, MD


Session 3A
Drought Analysis and Prediction, Part II
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 32nd Conference on Hydrology
Cochairs: Michael Hobbins, CIRES; Mark D. Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center; Jason A. Otkin, Univ. of Wisconsin; Joshua K. Roundy, Univ. of Kansas
2:00 PM
3A.1
VegOut-GHA: A Seasonal Vegetation Outlook for the Greater Horn of Africa (Invited Presentation)
Tsegaye Tadesse, National Drought Mitigation Center, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and Y. A. Bayissa, G. B. Demisse, and B. Wardlow

2:30 PM
3A.3
Seasonal-Scale Drought Forecasting in Africa and the Middle East Using the NASA Land Information System (LIS)
Kristi R. Arsenault, NASA GSFC/SAIC, Greenbelt, MD; and S. Shukla, A. Hazra, C. D. Peters-Lidard, A. Getirana, S. Kumar, A. McNally, R. D. Koster, C. C. Funk, K. Bergaoui, R. McDonnell, J. B. Eylander, B. F. Zaitchik, H. S. Badr, and L. S. Harrison

3:00 PM
3A.5
3:45 PM
3A.8
Advancing Ecological Drought with a Focus on Preparedness and Innovative Uses of Drought Prediction
Shelley Crausbay, Conservation Science Partners, Fort Collins, CO; and A. E. Cravens, J. McEvoy, A. Ramirez, J. Bradford, and S. Munson

4:00 PM
3A.9

Session 3A
International Applications: Making Environmental Hazard Science Useful, Usable, and Used
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Ian Lisk, UKMO; Baudouin Raoult, ECMWF
2:00 PM
3A.1
Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction across the Americas
David S. Green, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC; and J. J. Murray and T. M. Stough

2:15 PM
3A.2
Hazard Impact Framework: Developing Multi-Hazard Impact Models
Rebecca Hemingway, Met Office, Exeter, UK; and J. Mooney, O. Gunawan, T. Aldridge, and I. Lisk

2:30 PM
3A.3
The ARISTOTLE Multi-Hazard Expert Advice System for EU Disaster Response
Gavin Iley, UKMO, Exeter, UK; and G. Wotawa, D. Arnold, and A. Michelini

3:00 PM
3A.5
3:30 PM
3A.7
3:45 PM
Discussion


Session 3A
The Climate Science Special Report
Location: Salon F (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 31st Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Cochairs: David R. Easterling, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI; Kenneth E. Kunkel, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites
2:00 PM
3A.1
The Climate Science Special Report: An Overview (Invited Presentation)
Donald J. Wuebbles, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL

3:00 PM
3A.4
The Fourth National Climate Assessment: A Tool for Informing Decisions (Invited Presentation)
Kristin Lewis, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC; and D. R. Reidmiller, K. Reeves, and C. Avery

3:30 PM
3A.6
Large-Scale Circulation and Climate Variability (Invited Presentation)
Judith Perlwitz, NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO; and J. P. Kossin, T. R. Knutson, and A. LeGrande

3:45 PM
3A.7
Extremes and Attribution (Invited Presentation)
Russell Vose, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Asheville, NC; and D. R. Easterling and K. E. Kunkel


Session 3B
Building Resilience to Weather and Climate Extremes Across Scales
Location: Room 6B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Lisa Dilling, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research
2:00 PM
3B.1
A User Community Assessment of the U.S. Drought Monitor: Are We Making a Difference in Building Awareness and Resiliency to Drought?
Mark D. Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln, NE; and T. Haigh and C. McNutt

2:15 PM
3B.2
Drought Response and Planning in South Carolina: Challenges and Opportunities for Building Resilience across Scales and Sectors
Kirsten Lackstrom, Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, Columbia, SC; and H. Mizzell and E. Altman

2:45 PM
3B.4
Understanding and Responding to Ecological Drought: Supporting the National Drought Resilience Partnership in Montana’s Upper Missouri Headwaters
Amanda E Cravens, USGS, Fort Collins, CO; and A. Schwend, T. Laidlaw, J. McEvoy, S. Crausbay, A. Ramirez, N. Raheem, M. Cross, K. Hall, and S. Carter

3:00 PM
Break


Session 3B
Disseminating Earth Science and Climate Information for Better Decision Making, Part II
Location: Room 10AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Eugene Burger, NOAA/ERL/PMEL; Tiffany C. Vance, NOAA; Alex Coletti, SM Resources Corp.
2:00 PM
3B.1
The 2017 Update on the Arctic Report Card 
Eugene Burger, NOAA/ERL/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and J. A. Richter-Menge, J. E. Overland, and J. T. Mathis

2:15 PM
3B.2
Critical Review of NOAA’s Observation Requirements Process
Martin Yapur, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis/Technology, Planning and Integration for Observations, Silver Spring, MD; and L. McCulloch, M. LaJoie, T. V. Dinh, A. Mitchell, R. Reining, V. Ries, P. M. Taylor, L. O'Connor, D. Bludis, and A. Templeton

2:30 PM
3B.3
RadarScope: The Next Ten Years
Mike Wolfinbarger, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK

2:45 PM
3B.4
CASA Alerts: Context-Aware Hyper-Local Severe Weather Alerting through X-Band Radars and Mobile Apps
Brenda J. Philips, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and A. Bajaj, D. Westbrook, E. J. Lyons, M. Zink, A. Venkataramani, J. E. Trainor, C. E. League, and V. Chandrasekar

3:00 PM
Break

3:30 PM
3B.6
3:45 PM
3B.7
4:00 PM
3B.8
Recording files available
Session 3B
ENSO Dynamics, Diversity, Prediction, and Impacts—Part I
Location: 616 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 31st Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Cochairs: R. Saravanan, Texas A&M Univ.; Gudrun Magnusdottir, Univ. of California
2:00 PM
3B.1
ENSO and the Response to Global Warming
Dennis L. Hartmann, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and T. Kohyama
2:30 PM
3B.3
A Two-Year Forecast for a 60–80% Chance of La Niña in 2017–18
Pedro DiNezio, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX; and C. Deser, A. Karspeck, S. Yeager, Y. M. Okumura, G. Danabasoglu, N. Rosenbloom, J. Caron, and G. A. Meehl
3:15 PM
3B.6
Influence of Westerly Wind Events Stochasticity on El Niño Amplitude: The case of 2014 vs. 2015.
Martin PUY, Institute for Geophysics, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX; and J. Vialard, M. Lengaigne, E. Guilyardi, P. DiNezio, A. Voldoire, M. A. Balmaseda, G. Madec, C. Menkes, and M. J. McPhaden
3:45 PM
3B.8

Session 3B
Precipitation Processes and Observations for Atmospheric, Land Surface, and Hydrological Modeling, Part II
Location: Room 18B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 32nd Conference on Hydrology
Cochairs: Emad Habib, Univ. of Louisiana; Yu Zhang, Univ. of Texas; Paul A. Kucera, UCAR
2:00 PM
3B.1
2:30 PM
3B.3
A Quick Summary of IMERG Versions and Features
George J. Huffman, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and D. T. Bolvin, D. Braithwaite, K. Hsu, R. J. Joyce, C. Kidd, E. J. Nelkin, S. Sorooshian, J. Tan, and P. Xie

3:30 PM
3B.7
Upgrading the United States Air Force Land Information System: Improvements to Global Precipitation Analysis
Eric M. Kemp, SSAI, Greenbelt, MD; and J. Wegiel, S. V. Kumar, J. Geiger, and C. D. Peters-Lidard


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

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


Panel Discussion 2
Valuing Climate Information and Networks for Improved Planning and Preparedness
Location: Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Moderator: Claudia Nierenberg, NOAA
Panelists: Jennifer Helgeson, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Monica Grasso, NOAA; Malgosia Madajewicz, Columbia University; August Martin, ERM: Environmental Resources Management

2:45 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Joint Panel Discussion 2
Best Practices and Innovations in Social Media
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology; the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Moderator: Jason Samenow, Washington Post
Panelists: Rob Eicher, WHDH; Brad Panovich, WCNC-TV; Irene Sans, WFTV/ClimaData

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 4
Regional and Coastal Hydrodynamic Model Coupling—Part II
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
Cochairs: Michael DeFlorio, JPL; Nickitas Georgas, Stevens Institute of Technology
3:30 PM
4.3
COASTAL Act Program
Nicole P. Kurkowski, NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Bilder

3:45 PM
4.4
Modeling of Storm-Induced Hurricane Inundation through a Comprehensive Flexible Coupling Framework.
Saeed Moghimi, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and A. Van der Westhuysen, A. Abdolali, Z. Ma, S. V. Vinogradov, J. Meixner, Y. Funakoshi, E. Myres, A. Chawla, A. Mehra, and F. Liu

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


Session 2
Cloud-Radiation Interactions of Absorbing Aerosols—Part II
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 10th Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions
Cochairs: Paquita Zuidema, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science; Yan Feng, ANL
3:15 PM
2.1
A First Summary of the Layered Atlantic Smoke Interactions with Clouds (LASIC) Campaign in the Remote Southeast Atlantic
Paquita Zuidema, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, FL; and A. Adebiyi, A. C. Aiken, Y. Blanchard, V. Castro, J. Y. C. Chiu, B. Cunha, R. Delgadillo, C. J. Flynn, J. C. Hardin, B. M. Isom, P. Muradyan, K. Nitschke, L. Ramajiguru, L. D. Riihimaki, M. Ryczek, A. J. Sedlacek, S. Springston, J. Uin, J. Viegas, and J. Zhang

3:30 PM
2.2
Airborne and Satellite Imager Retrievals of Clouds and Above-Cloud Absorbing Aerosols during Oracles
Kerry Meyer, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and S. Platnick, G. T. Arnold, and J. Riédi


Session 3
MJO Propagation through the Maritime Continent
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability
Cochairs: Matthew Adam Janiga, UCAR; Noah D. Brenowitz, Univ. of Washington
3:15 PM
3.1
3:30 PM
3.2
Atmospheric Contributions to MJO Decay over the Maritime Continent
Charlotte A. DeMott, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and B. Wolding, E. D. Maloney, and D. A. Randall


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

Joint Session 16
Joint Session with the AMS Board on the Urban Environment. Part II: Urban Air Pollution Monitoring and Modeling
Location: Salon G (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 20th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; and the Board on the Urban Environment )
Chair: Denise Hertwig, Univ. of Reading
3:30 PM
J16.2

Joint Session 17
Satellite Testbeds and Proving Ground Activities
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Donald W. Hillger, NOAA/NESDIS; Huan Meng, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research
4:00 PM
J17.4
GOES-16 and Himawari-8 Integration at the Satellite Proving Ground for Marine, Precipitation, and Satellite Analysis
Michael J. Folmer, CICS, College Park, MD; and J. M. Sienkiewicz, J. D. Clark, H. D. Cobb III, N. A. Ramos, J. A. Nelson Jr., A. Orrison, M. Klein, J. Kibler, S. D. Rudlosky, S. J. Goodman, and M. Goldberg


Joint Session 18
Soil Dust III: Lofting, Transport, Characterization, and Interactions with Clouds and Climate
Location: Room 9AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 10th Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions; and the 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry )
Cochairs: Ottmar Möhler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; Naruki Hiranuma, West Texas A&M Univ.
3:15 PM
J18.1
3:30 PM
J18.2
3:45 PM
J18.3
Disappearing Dust Plumes: Exploring the Roles of Water Vapor and Dust Properties in Detection from Satellite Observations
Sonia Kreidenweis, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and Q. Bian, L. Grasso, X. Xu, J. Bukowski, S. C. van den Heever, J. E. Solbrig, and S. Miller

4:00 PM
J18.4
Retrieving Dust Aerosols over Oceans from MODIS
Yaping Zhou, Morgan State Univ., Greenbelt, MD; and R. Levy, L. Remer, S. Mattoo, and R. Kleidman

3:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 4
AI Applications to the Environment in Private Companies and Public−Private Partnerships
Location: Room 7 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 17th Conf on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences
Chair: Sarvesh Garimella, ACME AtronOmatic, LLC
3:30 PM
4.1
Conditional Generative Adversarial Neural Networks for Radar Noise Postprocessing
Sarvesh Garimella, ACME AtronOmatic, LLC, Portland, OR

3:45 PM
4.2
Cloud Classification of Cellphone Photos by Machine Learning
Kun Yue, Moji Weather, Beijing, China; and J. Zhuang and L. Ding

Handout (31.4 MB)

3:30 PM-4:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 4
ASLI Book Awards
Location: Room 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 21st Atmospheric Science Librarians International Conference
Chair: Jinny Nathans, American Meteorological Society

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

Recording files available
Joint Session 19
Communication Then and Now
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Elizabeth McGiffin, KY3

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
20ATMChem Poster Session I
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Chair: Jonathan Jiang, JPL
Cochairs: Jeff Collett, Colorado State Univ.; Kenneth Pickering, Univ. of Maryland
184
Evaluation of Ambient Ammonia Measurements from a Research Aircraft Using a Fast-Response TILDAS Spectrometer with Active Passivation
Ilana Pollack, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and J. Lindaas, J. R. Roscioli, M. Agnese, and E. V. Fischer

Handout (2.6 MB)

185
Stable Isotopic Composition of NH3 at Regional and Urban Scales: Source and Transport Implications
J. David Felix, Texas A&M Univ, Corpus Christi, TX; and A. Berner, E. M. Elliott, and E. A. D. Alvarez

188
The Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Atmospheric Ammonia in Northern Colorado
Katherine B. Benedict, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and E. Bangs, Y. Li, Y. Shao, A. P. Sullivan, and J. L. Collett Jr.

189
Tropospheric and Stratospheric BrO Profiles from Mountaintops in the Remote Marine Atmosphere
Theodore K. Koenig, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and B. Dix, F. Hendrick, N. Theys, M. Van Roozendael, J. Brioude, J. P. Cammas, and R. Volkamer

190
Bromine Conundrum over Tropical Oceans: A Missing BrO Sink in the Remote Marine Boundary Layer
R. Volkamer, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and T. Koenig, B. Dix, R. Chiu, G. Tyndall, J. J. Orlando, E. C. Apel, S. Y. Wang, M. S. Long, and Y. Miyazaki

191
Aerosol Optical Properties with Polydisperse Size Distribution and Mixture Types during Smog and Asian Dust Events in Seoul, South Korea
Chang Hoon Jung, Kyungin Women's Univ., Incheon, Korea, Republic of (South); and J. Lee, J. Um, and Y. P. Kim

192
LaRC Modeling of Ozone Formation in San Antonio, Texas
Fangzhou Guo, Rice Univ., Houston, TX; and R. Griffin, A. Bui, B. Schulze, H. Wallace, J. H. Flynn III, M. Erickson, S. L. Alvarez, A. Kotsakis, S. Usenko, R. Sheesley, and S. Yoon

Poster 195 is now paper 7.3A

196
Impact of Convection and Long-Range Transport on Short-Lived Halocarbons in the UT/LS
E. Atlas, Univ. of Miami, Miami, FL; and S. Schauffler, M. Navarro, R. Lueb, R. Hendershot, and R. Ueyama


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

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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


Joint Poster Session 1
Advancing the Use of Earth Observations to Benefit Global Food Security and Agriculture
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 32nd Conference on Hydrology; and the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Danielle Wood, MIT; Margaret M. Hurwitz, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.; Bradley Doorn, NASA
9
Views of the 2016 Northern Plains Flash Drought: Farmer Perspectives and Remote Sensing Data
Tonya Haigh, National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln, NE; and J. A. Otkin and A. Mucia

10
Seasonal-Scale Water Deficit Forecasting in Africa and the Middle East Using NASA’s Land Information System (LIS)
Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD; and K. R. Arsenault, S. Shukla, A. Getirana, A. McNally, R. D. Koster, B. F. Zaitchik, H. S. Badr, J. M. Roningen, S. Kumar, and C. C. Funk

13
Changing Precipitation Patterns Challenges Food Security in the Indus Basin
Ashish Kondal, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV; and M. Usmani, L. Lin, and A. Jutla

18
The Research on Disastrous Law of Drought and Flood in Hubei Province in China
Yue Zhou, Institute of Heavy Rain, China Meteorological Administration, Wuhan, China; and Y. Zhou and L. Ye


Poster Session 1
Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions Posters I
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 10th Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions
Cochairs: Adele L. Igel, Univ. of California; Ottmar Moehler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
245
Laboratory Investigation on the Immersion Freezing Behavior of Arctic Aerosols Collected in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard
Kimberly Cory, West Texas A&M Univ. (WTAMU), Canyon, TX; and D. Cappelletti, M. Mazzola, R. Udisti, and N. Hiranuma

Poster 246 has been moved. New paper number is 4.6A

247
Analyzing Hygroscopic Particle Growth of West Antarctic Boundary Layer Aerosols during AWARE
Jeramy L. Dedrick, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and J. Liu, L. M. Russell, G. Senum, J. Uin, C. Kuang, and D. Lubin

248
Evaluation of Arctic Clouds and Their Response to External Forcing in Climate Models
Yuan Wang, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and J. Jiang, Y. Ming, H. Su, and Y. Yung

249
Relationships between Ice Nucleation Process and Crystal Habit for Arctic Mixed-Phase Clouds—a Numerical Study
Tempei Hashino, Kyushu Univ., Kasuga, Japan; and G. de Boer, H. Okamoto, and G. J. Tripoli

250
Ice Nucleation Activity of Dust Particles Emitted from a Cattle Feeding Operation in the Texas Panhandle
Craig Whiteside, West Texas A&M Univ. (WTAMU), Canyon, TX; and B. W. Auvermann, J. Bush, C. Goodwin, R. McFarlin, and N. Hiranuma

251
Dust Forecasting: A Study of U.S. Air Force Numerical Weather Modeling Performance and Skill
Robert Tournay, 16th Weather Squadron, Offutt AFB, NE; and J. M. Hidalgo, W. T. Sedlacek, C. N. Chisler, G. Creighton, and E. Neemann

253
Is There a Relationship between the Immersion Freezing Activity and the Mineralogical Composition of Natural Dust Aerosols?
Ottmar Möhler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany; and R. Ullrich, H. Bingemer, K. Höhler, N. Hoffmann, K. Kandler, T. Koop, A. Kiselev, N. Marsden, N. Reicher, Y. Rudich, T. Schiebel, M. Szakall, R. Wagner, D. Weber, and P. G. Weidler

256
Radiative Effects on the Growth of Cloud Droplets in a 3D LES Model
Xin Zhou, Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY; and Y. Liu, S. Endo, and S. Yoo


Poster Session 1
Drought Analysis and Prediction
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 32nd Conference on Hydrology
Cochairs: Michael Hobbins, CIRES; Mark D. Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center; Jason A. Otkin, Univ. of Wisconsin; Joshua K. Roundy, Univ. of Kansas
19
Do Floods Terminate a Drought?
Michael C. Kruk, Earth Resources Technology, Inc., Asheville, NC; and R. R. Heim Jr., D. McEvoy, and A. M. Sheffield

20
An Evaluation of Recent U.S. Drought Events Using a Newly Available Standardized Soil Moisture Dataset
Ronald. D. Leeper, NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Information/North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, Asheville, NC

22
Improving the Communication of Drought Conditions in Canada—Advancements in the Canadian Drought Monitor
Trevor Hadwen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Regina, Canada; and P. Cherneski, L. Richard, M. Magendrathajan, and M. McBurney

23
Recovery of Hydrological Conditions in California: A GIS Case Study
Zachary S. Bruick, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and J. Wei, A. Savtchenko, and W. Yang

24
Local Drought Management
Mark A. Shafer, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, Norman, OK

25
A New 34-Year Satellite-Based Monthly Tmax Climate Data Record, the Climate Hazards Infrared/MERRA2 Tmax with Stations: CHIMERRAS Tmax
Pete Peterson, Univ. of California, Climate Hazards Group, Santa Barbara, CA; and S. Peterson, A. Meiburg, C. C. Funk, J. Michaelsen, F. Davenport, G. Husak, S. Shukla, D. Pedreros, D. Macharia, N. Mata, K. Knapp, and T. Dinku

26
Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo
Ken Nowak, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO; and R. Cifelli and L. D. Brekke

27
Drivers of Atmospheric Evaporative Demand during African Droughts
Laura S. Harrison, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA; and S. L. Blakeley, M. Hobbins, C. Dewes, C. C. Funk, S. Shukla, P. Peterson, and G. Husak

28
Generating Forecasts of Reservoir Storage Using Climate Information from Probability of Exceedance (POE) Plots of Seasonal Rainfall
D. Nelun Fernando, Texas Water Development Board, Austin, TX; and J. Zhu and S. Negusse

31
Development of Prototype National Water Model Soil Moisture Products for Drought Monitoring
Mimi Hughes, CIRES, Boulder, CO; and R. J. Zamora, D. L. Jackson, R. Cifelli, R. S. Webb, D. DeWitt, and P. Colohan

32
GRACE-Assimilated Drought Indicators for Drought Monitor
Hualan Rui, NASA GSFC and Adnet Systems, Greenbelt, MD; and B. Vollmer, W. Teng, C. F. Loeser, H. Beaudoing, and M. Rodell

33
Prediction of Winter Wheat Yield Loss Caused By Dry-Hot Wind Based on Remote Sensing
Ying Li, China Meteorological Administration/Henan Key Laboratory of Agrometeorological Support and Applied Technique, Zhengzhou, China; and H. Chen, X. Wang, and H. Zhang
Manuscript (338.0 kB)

Handout (48.9 MB)

37
Madden–Julian Oscillation and Summer Precipitation/Drought in the Canadian Prairies
Zhenhua Li, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada; and Y. Li, A. Manson, and B. R. Bonsal


Poster Session 1
GOES-R/JPSS Poster Session I
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Gary McWilliams, NESDIS JPSS Program Office/Science and Technology Corporation; Tim Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
213
Using VIIRS Aerosol Products to Assess the Impact of Wildfire Emissions on Observed Air Quality in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Amy K. Huff, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA; and W. F. Ryan, S. Kondragunta, and H. Zhang

215
CSPP SDR 3.0 Support for JPSS-1 and CrIS FS
Scott Mindock, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and G. Martin, R. Garcia, K. Strabala, L. Gumley, and A. Huang

216
SDI Grb Appliance: An Excellent Way to Process the GOES-R Grb Data Stream
Scott Mindock, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. Beavers and R. A. Kohrs

218
Assessment of the Impact of ABI Radiance Assimilation NWP Skill
Xiaolei Zou, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and L. Lin, X. Zhuge, and Z. Qin

219
Advancing New Satellite Products into Operations: CIRA's NWS Proving Ground Plans
Ed Szoke, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CIRA, Boulder, CO; and D. Bikos, B. H. Connell, S. D. Miller, R. Brummer, D. T. Lindsey, D. W. Hillger, D. A. Molenar, and C. J. Seaman

Poster 221 has been moved. New paper number is 6B.4A

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GOES-16 Sensor Data: NRL Ground Station Reception and GeoIPSTM Processing
Richard L. Bankert, NRL, Monterey, CA; and K. A. Richardson, M. L. Surratt, A. P. Kuciauskas, J. H. Cossuth, S. D. Miller, and J. E. Solbrig

226
Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Force Storms: Identifying Stratospheric Air Intrusions and the Effects of Hurricane Force Wind Events on the Iceberg Limit
Kristina Mazur, NCEP Student Internship Program, Ocean Prediction Center, College Park, MD; and M. J. Folmer, L. J. Phillips, J. M. Sienkiewicz, and E. Berndt

227
Anticipating Winter Weather with Next-Generation Satellite Sensors
Emily Berndt, MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and S. S. Harkema and M. J. Folmer

228
CSPP Geo GRB: Direct Broadcast Software for GOES-16
Nick Bearson, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. Jasmin, S. Mindock, J. Braun, and G. Martin

229
Joint Polar Satellite System Data Products and Applications
Bonnie Reed, JPSS, Suitland, MD; and A. Layns and M. J. Folmer

230
CICS-MD Contributions to NOAA Satellite Water Cycle Products and Services
Patrick C. Meyers, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and R. R. Ferraro, E. H. Berbery, N. Y. Wang, H. Meng, S. D. Rudlosky, J. Dong, and Y. You

232
ABI Imagery: From Concept to Operations
Mathew M. Gunshor, CIMSS, Madison, WI; and T. J. Schmit, J. M. Feltz, K. Bah, H. Zhang, and J. P. Nelson III

233
Validation of the SNPP CrIS Full-Resolution NUCAPS Trace Gas EDRs
Nicholas R. Nalli, IMSG, College Park, MD; and A. Gambacorta, C. Tan, F. Iturbide-Sanchez, C. D. Barnet, M. Wilson, X. Xiong, and Q. Liu

234
VISIT and SHyMet Training Activities at CIMSS
Scott S. Lindstrom, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and A. S. Bachmeier, J. J. Gerth, T. J. Schmit, M. M. Gunshor, D. Bikos, E. J. Szoke, and B. H. Connell

237
Evaluation of NUCAPS products in AWIPS-II: Results from the 2017 HWT
Ashley Wheeler, Science and Technology Corporation (STC), Columbia, MD; and N. Smith, A. Gambacorta, and C. D. Barnet

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Lessons Learned Processing Data from Live GOES-16 Data Using the Operational Algorithms
Erik Steinfelt, AER, Lexington, MA; and D. Hogan, E. J. Kennelly, P. A. Van Rompay, A. Werbos, and T. S. Zaccheo


Poster Session 1
Monday Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Ninth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
258
Using Lidar and Nacelle-Mounted Anemometer Measurements to Analyze a Complex Terrain Effect on Wind Flow Pattern
Brandi J. McCarty, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and Y. Pichugina, A. Choukulkar, T. A. Bonin, A. Brewer, M. Marquis, and J. Sharp

259
WFIP2 Validation and Verification Strategy
Caroline Draxl, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO; and R. Banta, L. K. Berg, L. Bianco, T. A. Bonin, A. Choukulkar, A. Clifton, J. W. Cline, E. Colon, I. V. Djalalova, E. P. Grimit, K. Holub, J. S. Kenyon, B. Kosovic, V. R. Kotamarthi, K. Lantz, C. Long, J. K. Lundquist, J. McCaa, K. McCaffrey, J. F. Newman, J. B. Olson, Y. Pichugina, J. Sharp, W. J. Shaw, N. H. Smith, M. D. Toy, V. Ghate, and R. Worsnop

Poster 260 has been moved. New paper number is 1.3A

261
Overview of WFIP2 Model Validation Efforts
Melinda Marquis, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and Y. Pichugina, R. Banta, A. Choukulkar, T. A. Bonin, B. J. McCarty, L. Bianco, I. V. Djalalova, K. McCaffrey, J. M. Wilczak, K. Lantz, C. N. Long, J. B. Olson, J. S. Kenyon, M. Toy, K. Holub, R. Pierce, C. Draxl, J. F. Newman, A. Clifton, J. K. Lundquist, R. Worsnop, B. C. Ancell, L. K. Berg, K. A. Lundquist, and J. W. Cline

262
Can Wakes be Accurately Characterized in Complex Terrain?
Aditya Choukulkar, Univ. of Colorado/NOAA/ESRL/Chemcal Sciences Division (CSD), Boulder, DC; and B. J. McCarty, Y. Pichugina, T. A. Bonin, R. M. Banta, S. P. Sandberg, A. Weickmann, and W. A. Brewer

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Analysis of Waked Wind Flow in Complex Terrain from Doppler Lidar Measurements
Yelena Pichugina, NOAA/ESRL/Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) and CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and N. Persson, A. Choukulkar, R. M. Banta, T. A. Bonin, W. A. Brewer, B. J. McCarty, S. P. Sandberg, and A. M. Weickmann


Poster Session 1
Nationwide Network of Networks—Poster Sessions
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Chair: John Horel, Univ. of Utah
286
The South Alabama Mesonet—Impacts on the North-Central Gulf Coast Community
Sytske Kimball, Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; and W. D. Terwey, S. Schultze, and N. S. Grondin

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Recent Improvements to the Access of Mesonet Observations via MesoWest
Alexander A. Jacques, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Horel, C. Galli, J. Pechmann, A. Abernathy, and J. S. Young


Poster Session 1
Poster Session I
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 31st Conference on Climate Variability and Change
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Relationships between Subtropical Marine Low Stratiform Cloudiness and Estimated Inversion Strength in CMIP5 Models
Tsuyoshi Koshiro, MRI, Tsukuba, Japan; and M. Shiotani, H. Kawai, and S. Yukimoto

84
Contributions of Asian Pollution and SST Forcings on Precipitation Change in the North Pacific
Sang-Wook Yeh, Hanyang Univ., Ansan, Korea, Republic of (South)

86
Effect of Aggregated Black Carbon Aging on Their Infrared Absorption and Longwave Radiative Forcing
Yu Wu, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; and T. Cheng

87
Effects of Mixing States on the Multiple-Scattering Properties of Black Carbon Aerosols
Tianhai Cheng, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; and Y. Wu

91
Linear Analysis of Moisture Transport due to Baroclinic Waves
Alfredo N Wetzel, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. M. Smith and S. N. Stechmann

94
Understanding an Intermodal Diversity of the Northwestern Pacific SST in CMIP5 RCP Scenarios
Dong-Won Yi, Hanyang Univ., Ansan, Korea, Republic of (South); and S. W. Yeh

Handout (1.4 MB)

Poster 98 has been moved. New paper number 1B.4A

101
Room for Improvement in Seasonal-to-Decadal Climate Prediction
Sang-Ik Shin, Univ. of Colorado/CIRES and NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO; and M. Newman

102
Trying Out a Planetary Ring System for ENSO Prediction
Lucy Hancock, Consultant, Washington, DC; and R. B. Chadwick

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Different Decaying Characteristics for Two Types of El Niño and Their Relationships with the Summer Rainfall in China
Shengjie Chen, Jiangsu Meteorological Observatory, Nanjing, China; and J. He

107
GEOS-5 Seasonal Forecast System: ENSO Prediction Skill and Bias
Anna Y. Borovikov, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Kovach and J. Marshak

Handout (4.0 MB)

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A Case Study of Coastal El Niño Event in Early 2017
Noriyuki Adachi, JMA, Tokyo, Japan; and K. Takemura, H. Sato, and K. Kamiguchi

Handout (1.6 MB)

112
Examining Diurnal Variability across the Equatorial Pacific Basin associated with ENSO
Tony O. Hurt Jr., Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, Boulder, CO; and N. Sakaeda, J. Dias, and G. N. Kiladis

115
The Relationships Between El Niño Southern Oscillation and Climate Extremes in Paraná River Basin, Brazil
Eliane Barbosa Santos, Brazil; and E. D. Freitas, S. A. A. Rafee, T. Fujita, A. P. Rudke, J. A. Martins, L. D. Martins, R. Hallak, and R. A. F. Souza
Manuscript (888.9 kB)

Handout (1.3 MB)


Poster Session 1
Poster Session I—Education
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division; Ann Reiser, NOAA
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The Use of VR and AR Applications for Meteorological Education
Brian J. Billings, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and P. Dorofy

121
Mixed Reality Visualization of Rocket Launch Weather Criteria
Armani L. Cassel, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and E. Munoz and N. McHenry

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Impacts of the NSF-Funded ACES S-STEM Project on Atmospheric Sciences Students at a Public Liberal Arts University
Douglas K. Miller, Univ. of North Carolina, Asheville, NC; and M. Cameron, C. M. Godfrey, J. D. Brock, and C. C. Hennon
Manuscript (411.5 kB)

Handout (3.9 MB)

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Cloudy or Not, Here Comes the Meteorology!
Teresa M. Bals-Elsholz, Valparaiso Univ., Valparaiso, IN; and K. H. Goebbert and A. J. Stepanek

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Cloud Identification Exercise
Wendilyn J. Flynn, Univ. of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Manuscript (34.3 kB)

Handout (34.3 kB)

141
Developing an Educational Program Using Science on a Sphere
Michelle Corcoran, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, NJ; and R. Tone, J. A. Yuhas, and E. L. Russell

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Expanding the Footprint of MBWS
Rebecca Tone, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, NJ; and C. Norteman, M. Corcoran, J. Schneider, R. Carchia, J. Dubose, M. DeSimone, V. Sharma, and J. A. Yuhas

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An Intrusive Research Mentoring Program in Remote Sensing for Undergraduate Minority Students
Reginald Blake, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY; and J. Liou-Mark, H. Norouzi, and L. Yuen-Lau

151
Pathways to Atmospheric Science Through Immersion in Geoscience Research
Melissa A. Burt, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and S. Bililign, A. S. Denning, K. Schimmel, A. Mekonnen, Y. L. Lin, J. Zhang, M. Jha, and B. Banks

153
Coloring as a Means to Lightning Data Exploration
Deborah K. Smith, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and T. Smith, L. Sinclair, A. M. Weigel, and K. Bugbee

155
Community-Based Problem Solving to Introduce Inclusive STEM Pedagogies
Richard Wagner, Metropolitan State Univ. of Denver, Denver, CO; and J. Johnson


Poster Session 1
Poster Session Monday
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Ninth Conference on Environment and Health
264
El Niño−Southern Oscillation Variability and Its Effects on Cholera Occurrence Rates
Kayla A. Cotterman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS; and E. M. Yeates

265
Zika in Americas
Rita Colwell, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and A. Jutla

267
The Evaluation of Particulate Dust Measurements in Senegal, Cape Verde and Burkina Faso during 2016 and 2017
Gregory S. Jenkins, Pennsylvania State Univ., Univ. Park, PA; and J. M. Gernand, E. Brito, M. Drame, M. camara, D. Niang, J. Rouamba, H. Diallo, and D. Rimm

269
National Cattle Comfort Advisor: A Decision Support Tool for Cattle Heat and Cold Stress Management
Albert Sutherland, Oklahoma State Univ., Norman, OK; and C. Richards, M. Rolf, M. D. Klatt, and R. Jabrzemski


Poster Session 1
Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Kevin R. Tyle, SUNY; Scott S. Lindstrom, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin
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