Symposium on The Mystery of Severe Storms: A Tribute to the Work of T. Theodore Fujita (Expanded View)

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Sunday, 9 January 2000
7:30 AM-9:00 AM, Sunday
1 Short Course Registration
9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sunday
1 Conference Registration
Monday, 10 January 2000
7:30 AM, Monday
1 Conference Registration Continues through Friday, 14 January
9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday
Session 1 Invited Presentations
Organizers: Gregory S. Forbes, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA; Roger M. Wakimoto, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA
9:00 AM1.0aIntroductory Remarks by Gregory S. Forbes, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA; and Roger M. Wakimoto, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA  
9:15 AM1.1Bow Echoes  
Morrris Weisman, NCAR, Boulder, CO
10:00 AMCoffee Break  
10:30 AM1.2Mesoscale Analysis Techniques  
Melvyn A. Shapiro, NCAR, Boulder, CO
11:15 AM1.3Surface Mesohighs and Mesolows  
Richard H. Johnson, Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, CO
12:00 PMLunch Break  
1:30 PM1.4Tornadoes and Photogrammetry  
Gregory S. Forbes, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA; and H. B. Bluestein
2:15 PM1.5Damage Surveys and F-Scale Assessments  
James R. McDonald, Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX
3:00 PMCoffee Break  
3:30 PM1.6Cloud Tracking with Satellite Imagery  
W. Paul Menzel, NOAA/NESDIS/ORA, Madison, WI
4:15 PM1.7Microbursts, Downbursts, and Aviation Safety  
James W. Wilson, NCAR, Boulder, CO
5:00 PM, Monday
1 Sessions end for the day
5:00 PM-7:00 PM, Monday, Hall 4AB
1 Formal Opening of Exhibits with Reception (Cash Bar)
7:30 PM, Monday
1 Fujita Banquet: Honored Guests - Sumiko Fujita and Kazuya Fujita: Keynote Address by Robert F. Abbey
Tuesday, 11 January 2000
8:30 AM-10:00 AM, Tuesday
Poster Session 1 Poster Session P1
 P1.1Climatology of California Severe Weather: Population Bias or Geographic/Climatic Influences?  
Steve E. LaDochy, California State Univ., Los Angeles, CA; and J. N. Brown
 P1.2A tornado climatology of Wisconsin  
Pamela Naber Knox, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; and D. G. Norgord
 P1.3On the importance of post-event surveys in assessing tornado occurrences  
Charles A. Doswell III, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and G. J. Stumpf, D. A. Speheger, and M. Branick
 P1.4Doppler Radar Data Related to F-Scale for the May 3rd Oklahoma City Tornado  
Donald W. Burgess, NOAA/NEXRAD Operational Support Facility, Norman, OK; and M. A. Magsig
 P1.5A Comparison of WSR-88D Radar Velocity Signatures to Tornado Damage for the April 16, 1998 Tornado Outbreak in Middle Tennessee  
Timothy W. Troutman, NOAA/NWS, Melbourne, FL; and T. P. Marshall
 P1.6A New Look at the Super Outbreak of Tornadoes on 3-4 April 1974  
John D. Locatelli, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and M. T. Stoelinga and P. V. Hobbs
 P1.7Computer Animations of Tornado Tracks, Radar Summaries, Synoptic Frontal Features and Model Simulations in the Super Tornado Outbreak of 3-4 April 1974  
Mark Stoelinga, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and J. D. Locatelli and P. V. Hobbs
 P1.8An overview of RAMS tornado simulations  
William R. Cotton, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
 P1.9Influences on the formation of a modeled tornado-like vortex  
Brian J. Gaudet, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
 P1.10Axisymmetric Modelling of Tornado-Like Vortices with Adaptive Mesh Refinement  
David S. Nolan, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and A. S. Almgren and J. B. Bell
 P1.11Cloud-to-ground lightning characteristics associated with tornadoes on 15 May 1998  
Gary R. Huffines, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, OH; and R. E. Orville
 P1.12Computerized Mesoanalysis of a Severe Sprite-Producing MCS  
Walter A. Lyons, FMA Research, Inc., Fort Collins, CO
 P1.13Ted Fujita’s ‘unsung’ contributions as a forensic meteorology consultant  
William H. Haggard, Climatological Consulting Corp., Asheville, NC
 P1.14High wind-producing convective systems over the Northern High Plains  
Brian A. Klimowski, NOAA/NWS, Rapid City, SD; and J. Covert and M. R. Hjelmfelt
 P1.15Damaging Wind Gusts During the 10 November 1998 Squall Line over the Central US  
Jeffrey Connors, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH; and D. Schultz
 P1.16An Evaluation of Two Microburst Prediction Indices and the Introduction of a New Index for Assessing Wet-Microburst Potential for the Central Florida Atlantic Coast in Support of the United States Space Program  
Steven N. Dickerson, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; and C. A. Miner and W. P. Roeder
 P1.17Early Microburst Simulations  
Steven K. Krueger, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
 P1.18Downburst at Parana: A numerical case study  
Hallak Ricardo, Univ. of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; and T. Valentin da Costa
 P1.19The Super Outbreak, April 3-4, 1974: "Forecasting" the Event Using Today's Guidance  
Daniel W. McCarthy, Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK; and J. S. Kain and M. Baldwin
 P1.20Detailed WSR-88D Observations of a Cool Season Tornadic Bow Echo Event on 11 February 1999 over the Mid-Mississippi Valley Region: A Unique Tornado Event  
Ron W. Przybylinski, Weather Forecast Office, St. Charles, MO; and G. K. Schmocker
10:00 AM, Tuesday
1 Coffee Break (Exhibit Hours 10:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m.)
10:30 AM, Tuesday
1 WALTER ORR ROBERTS LECTURE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE (Special President's Symposium on Environmental Applications) Title: Emerging Environmental Issues: A Global Perspective Speaker: R. E. (Ted) Munn, Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
11:15 AM, Tuesday
1 WMO PRESENTATION (Special President's Symposium on Environmental Applications) Title: Meteorology and the Environment-The WMO Perspective Speaker: John W. Zillman, WMO, Geneva, Switzerland
12:15 PM, Tuesday
1 Conference Luncheon Speaker: D. James Baker, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Administrator for NOAA, Silver Spring, MD
2:10 PM-6:00 PM, Tuesday
Session 2 The May 3, 1999 Tornado Outbreak in Oklahoma and Kansas: What did we do well? What Have we Learned? What can we do better?
2:10 PM2.0aIntroductory Remarks with Session Overview  
Morris Weisman, NCAR, Boulder, CO
2:15 PM2.1An Overview of the Event  
Donald Burgess, NOAA/NWS/OSF, Norman, OK
2:45 PM2.2The Forecasting Process  
Steven J. Weiss, NOAA/SPC, Norman, OK
3:15 PM2.3The Warning Process  
David L. Andra Jr., NOAA/NWSFO, Norman, OK
3:45 PMCoffee Break (Exhibit Hours 3:00-7:00 p.m.)  
4:00 PM2.4A TV Meteorologists' Perspective  
Gary England, KWTV, Norman, OK
4:30 PM2.5An Emergency Managers' Perspective  
Gayland Kitch, Emergency Preparedness Manager, Moore, OK
5:00 PM2.6Societal Impacts  
Harold E. Brooks, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
5:30 PM2.7Storm Intercept and Mobile Radar Observations  
Howard B. Bluestein, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
6:00 PM, Tuesday
1 Symposium Ends
Wednesday, 12 January 2000
6:00 PM, Wednesday
1 Reception (Cash Bar)
7:30 PM, Wednesday
1 AMS Annual Awards Banquet

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