Session 12A Forecasting Challenges in the Urban Enrivonment

Thursday, 4 August 2005: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Empire Ballroom (Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington D.C.)
Host: 21st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/17th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction
John V. Cortinas Jr., NOAA/OAR, Silver Spring, MD

10:30 AM
NOAA-EPA’s New National Air Quality Forecast Capability: Transitioning Research to Operations
Paula Davidson, NOAA/NWS/STI, Silver Spring, MD; and R. Mathur, J. T. McQueen, R. A. Wayland, N. Seaman, and K. Carey
10:45 AM
Update to and Recent Performance of the NAM-CMAQ Air Quality Forecast Model at NCEP operations
Jeffery T. McQueen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and P. C. Lee, M. Tsidulko, G. DiMego, T. Otte, J. Pleim, G. Pouliout, J. Young, D. Kang, P. M. Davidson, and N. Seaman
11:00 AM
Planetary Boundary Layer height and surface ozone verification in the NOAA/EPA Air Quality Forecast System
Marina Tsidulko, SAIC, Camp Springs, MD; and G. J. DiMego, M. Ek, J. McQueen, P. Lee, R. Mathur, J. Pleim, D. Kang, H. M. Lin, T. Otte, G. A. Pouliot, D. Wong, J. Young, K. Schere, P. Davidson, N. Seaman, and M. Schenk
11:15 AM
Aerosol forecast by Eta-CMAQ for the poor air quality episode in early February 2005
Pius Lee, NOAA/ERL/ARL, Silver Spring, MD; and J. McQueen, R. Mathur, M. Tsidulko, S. Kondragunta, J. Pleim, D. Kang, H. M. Lin, T. L. Otte, J. O. Young, G. Pouliot, G. DiMego, K. Schere, P. Davidson, and N. Seaman
11:30 AM
Perth, Western Australia wildfires of January 2005: Meteorological challenges of fire control and smoke plume predicition in a forest - urban environment
Bruce William Buckley, Insurance Australia Group, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; and L. M. Leslie and G. Reader
11:45 AM
Storm surge modeling for the New York City metropolitan region
Brian A. Colle, Stony Brook University/SUNY, Stony Brook, NY; and M. J. Bowman, R. E. Wilson, R. Flood, D. Hill, F. Buonaiuto, Y. Zheng, R. Hunter, and C. Mirchel
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