17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology (Expanded View)

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Saturday, 13 January 2001
7:30 AM-9:00 AM, Saturday
1 Workshop Registration
Sunday, 14 January 2001
9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sunday
Conference Registration
Monday, 15 January 2001
8:30 AM-5:15 PM, Monday
Session 1 IIPS advancements/applications in Forecasting and Observation System Technologies, Climatology, Oceanography, and Hydrology (Parallel with Session 2, 3, J1, & J2)
Organizers: Floyd F. Hauth, USAF (Retired), Osceola Mills, PA; Terry Tarbell, Litton/PRC, McLean, VA; Larry Denton
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks by IIPS Conference Cochairmen. Floyd Hauth & Terry Tarbell  
8:45 AM1.1BNational Weather Service Cooperative Observer Program (CO-OP) Annual Report  
Robert J. Leffler, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and A. H. Horvitz and R. E. Livezey
9:00 AM1.2SAWS (Stand Alone Weather Sensors), the FAA's Newest Weather Station  
Timothy E. Parker, Coastal Environmental Systems, Seattle, WA; and G. L. Stringer, D. M. Ellefson, and P. A. Lau
9:15 AM1.3Design and Installation Of The Fog Prediction System In The Antarctic  
Gary L. Stringer, Coastal Environmental Systems, Seattle, WA; and S. J. Newell
9:30 AM1.4D3D: A potential 3D visualization tool for the National Weather Service  
Edward J. Szoke, NOAA/ERL/FSL, Boulder, CO; and U. H. Grote, P. C. Kucera, P. T. McCaslin, P. A. McDonald, and W. F. Roberts
9:45 AM1.5Coach: Initial results from an operational performance support system at the Tulsa WFO  
Steven E. Nelson, NOAA/NWS, Tulsa, OK; and L. P. Rothfusz
10:00 AMCoffee Break  
10:30 AM1.6Effects of using different Stage III techniques on radar-derived rainfall accumulations  
Keith Stellman, NOAA/NWS, Slidell, LA; and J. Graschel
Scott T. Shipley, Raytheon Technical Services Company, Lanham, MD; and H. Kilcoyne
11:00 AM1.8Application of the Product Availability Monitoring System (PAMS) to the Radar Product Central Collection/Distribution Service (RPCCDS) Demonstration  
Mary D. Buckingham, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and K. B. Nguyen
11:15 AM1.9Using a GIS to Estimate the Spatial Variation of Precipitation Due to Topography  
Tamara G. Creech, NOAA/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and A. L. McNab
11:30 AM1.10Developing local Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) using neural networks  
Keith M. Stellman, NOAA/NWS, Slidell, LA; and J. Kuhn and J. Graschel
11:45 AM1.11Distributed Atmospheric Mesoscale Prediction System (DAMPS)  
John P. Garthner, FNMOC, Monterey, CA
12:00 PMLunch Break  
1:30 PM1.12Injecting Meteorology into the GFE Suite  
Thomas J. LeFebvre, NOAA/ERL/FSL, Boulder, CO; and M. Mathewson, T. Hansen, and M. Romberg
1:45 PM1.13Forecast Methodology using the GFE Suite  
Tracy Hansen, NOAA/ERL/FSL, Boulder, CO; and M. Mathewson, T. J. LeFebvre, and M. Romberg
2:00 PM1.14MM5 Performance on an IBM SP: SMP and MPP Comparisons  
Keith H. North, IBM, Omaha, NE; and J. Tuccillo and J. D. Benson
2:15 PM1.15Integrating Multiple Transport and Diffusion Codes Into A Unified Software Architecture  
Charles Drutman, Litton-TASC, Inc., Reading, MA; and P. S. Dailey and R. Fauth
2:30 PM1.16Weather Support to USAF Airborne Laser  
Michael W. Johnson, USAF, Kirtland AFB, NM
2:45 PM1.17Integrating Weather Modeling Capabilities for the Air Force Weather Agency: Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC)  
Stephen L. Flagg, TRW, Inc., Bellevue, NE; and K. M. Starr and M. D. Kaufman
3:00 PMCoffee Break  
1.18Weather Impact Decision Aids for Tactical Military Planning  
Jeffrey S. Morrison, Litton-TASC, Reading, MA; and M. J. Gouveia and P. Tattelman
3:30 PM1.19Customizing Global/Theater Weather Analysis and Prediction System Data Sets  
Chris Franks, Harris Corp, Bellevue, NE
3:44 PM1.20Arctic Theme Page: Access to widely distributed Arctic data and information  
Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/OAR/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and J. E. Overland and J. Calder
3:59 PM1.21An Environmental Tailoring System for the Modeling and Simulation Community  
Peter S. Dailey, Litton-TASC, Inc., Reading, MA; and R. A. Reynolds
4:14 PM1.22Site Planning, Monitoring, and Analysis of Hazardous Material Releases in the Atmosphere Using the OMEGA Modeling System and EDGE Visualization Environment  
Steven G. Hoffert, Autometric, Inc., Springfield, VA; and T. J. Dunn
1.23Integration of Real Time Mesoscale NWP with NWS Operational Forecasting  
Peter S. Dailey, Litton-TASC, Inc., Reading, MA; and S. Cunningham
4:29 PM1.24Developing Case Studies for AWIPS  
Dolores Kiessling, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO
4:43 PM1.25Case study playback functionality in AWIPS  
Elizabeth M. Page, NOAA/NWS, Boulder, CO; and D. L. Davis and M. Magsig
4:58 PM1.26Porting AWIPS to Linux  
Darien L. Davis, NOAA/ERL/FSL, Boulder, CO; and U. H. Grote
9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Monday
Session 2 Weather Services of the Future (Parallel with Session 1 & 3)
Organizer: Elbert (Joe) W. Friday, National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, Washington, DC
9:00 AM2.1Invited Presentation: Vision of Future Weather Services  
Richard Anthes, UCAR, Boulder, CO
9:30 AM2.2Invited Presentation: NWS Future Services  
John J. (Jack) Kelly Jr., NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
10:00 AMCoffee Break  
10:30 AM2.3Invited Presentation: USAF Future Weather Services  
Brig. General David Johnson, USAF/XOW, Washington, DC
11:00 AM2.4Invited Presentation: U.S. Navy Future Weather/Oceanographic Services  
Rear Admiral Thomas Quinton Donaldson V, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Bay St. Louis, MS
11:30 AM2.5Activities of the Federal Aviation Administration's Aviation Weather Research Program  
Gloria J. Kulesa, FAA, Washington, DC; and P. J. Kirchoffer, D. J. Pace, W. L. Fellner, J. E. Sheets, and V. S. Travers
11:45 AM2.6The New England Weather Observation Network: A 21st Century Vision for Environmental Monitoring and Science Education in the New England States  
James E. Lee, NOAA/NWSFO, Taunton, MA; and J. W. Cannon, J. A. Ronco, F. Colby, J. Schoof, P. Sisson, C. Mcgill, J. Edson, L. Dupigny-Giroux, N. T. Atkins, D. Taylor, B. Keim, H. Yang, C. Sawyer, M. Michaels, and J. S. Tongue
10:00 AM-10:30 AM, Monday
Coffee Break
10:30 AM-4:15 PM, Monday
Session 3 IIPS Applications in Radar (Parallel with Sessions 1, J1, and J2)
Organizers: Robert Saffle, Paul Nipko, and Michael Istok, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; Donald Burgess, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
10:30 AMIntroductory Remarks. Robert Saffle, NOAA/NWS  
10:45 AM3.1BNEXRAD Open Systems–Progress and Plans  
Robert E. Saffle, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. J. Istok and L. D. Johnson
11:00 AM3.2Status of WSR-88D Open Radar Product Generator Development and Deployment  
J. Rex Reed, NOAA/NWS/OSF, Norman, OK; and G. Cate
11:15 AM3.3Progress in the Use of Weather Data from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Radars in Combination with the WSR-88D  
Robert E. Saffle, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and W. M. Blanchard, M. J. Istok, P. K. Pickard, S. Shema, S. M. Holt, and L. D. Johnson
11:30 AM3.3A(Formerly paper 3.14) Proof of concept development process for the NEXRAD Open RDA  
Bill Bumgarner, BAE SYSTEMS, Washington, DC; and S. Shema
11:45 AM3.4Weather Surveillance Radar—1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) Open Radar Data Acquisition (ORDA) Enhancements  
Robert C. Elvander, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and S. M. Holt, B. Bumgarner, and R. Ice
12:00 PMLunch Break  
1:30 PM3.5Integrating New Algorithms into the WSR-88D: Algorithm Development in the pre-CODE Environment  
Thomas J. Ganger, Mitretek Systems, Inc., McLean, VA; and A. D. Stern, R. E. Saffle, and M. J. Istok
1:45 PM3.6CODE Design and Services for the WSR-88D ORPG: The Future of Radar Algorithm Development  
Andrew D. Stern, Mitretek Systems, Inc., McLean, VA; and T. J. Ganger, R. E. Saffle, and M. J. Istok
2:00 PM3.7WSR-88D Algorithm Development Techniques using Visual Programming  
Andrew D. Stern, Mitretek Systems, Inc., McLean, VA; and T. J. Ganger, S. A. Dobbs, and R. E. Saffle
2:15 PM3.8Performance Assessment of the SZ(8/64) Phase Code to Separate Weather Signals in a Research WSR-88D  
Charles L. Frush, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. J. Doviak
2:30 PM3.9The Radar Echo Classifier for the WSR-88D  
Cathy Kessinger, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. VanAndel
2:45 PM3.10Compensating reflectivity for clutter filter bias in the WSR-88D  
S. M. Ellis, NCAR, Boulder, CO
3:00 PMCoffee Break  
3:30 PM3.11New Data Compression Techniques for Radar and Satellite Data  
Wei Yan, University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, Jiansu, China; and N. Ma and Q. Wang
3:45 PM3.12Development of a WSR-88D based precipitation accumulation algorithm for quantitative precipitation estimates over northwest Oregon  
Curtis L. Hartzell, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO; and S. M. Hunter and E. W. Holroyd
3.13Evaluation of Digital Receiver Technology for the WSR-88D Receiver, Progress and Promise  
Richard L. Ice, WSR-88D OSF, Norman, OK; and A. Zahrai
4:00 PM3.13AProject CRAFT: A Test Bed for Demonstrating the Real Time Acquisition and Archival of WSR-88D Base (Level II) Data  
Kelvin Droegemeier, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
1:15 PM-3:00 PM, Monday
Joint Session 1 Delivery of Scientific and Technical Information on the World Wide Web Pertaining to the Atmosphere, the Oceans and the Coastal Zone:Part I (Joint between 10 Symp on Education and 17 Conf on IIPS; Cosponsered by the Committee on Meteorology and Oceanography of the Coastal Zone)
Organizers: Carl D. Thormeyer, FNMOC, Monterey, CA; Paul H. Ruscher, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; Henry Robinson, NOAA/NWS, Silver Srping, MD
1:15 PMJ1.1Application of the NWS/COMET® Case Study Library to Development of Web-based Training  
Elizabeth M. Page, NOAA/NWS, Boulder, CO; and P. O'Reilly, J. Weber, and D. Kiessling
1:30 PMJ1.2Weather for the common man (or woman): a web course for the masses  
Debbie M. Schaum, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; and R. C. Bagby
1:45 PMJ1.3Webcasts: A Method for Rapidly Delivering Expertise and Training  
Wendy Schreiber-Abshire, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and P. Parrish, J. Lamos, and G. Byrd
2:00 PMJ1.4Using the Web to support teaching introductory classes in meteorology  
Steve A Ackerman, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. Whittaker
2:15 PMJ1.5How the Maury Project Supports Teaching and Learning about Marine and Coastal Environments  
David R. Smith, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and I. W. Geer and D. E. McManus
2:30 PMJ1.6Using VISITview for real-time collaborations  
Thomas M. Whittaker, SSEC/CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and B. Grant, S. Bachmeier, T. Mostek, B. Motta, K. Schrab, and G. Wade
2:45 PMJ1.7Navy Weather and Ocean charts available to Educators via the open Internet for use in classroom training  
Carl D. Thormeyer, FNMOC, Monterey, CA
3:00 PM-3:30 PM, Monday
Coffee Break
3:30 PM-4:45 PM, Monday
Joint Session 2 Delivery of Scientific and Technical Information on the World Wide Web Pertaining to the Atmosphere, the Oceans and the Coastal Zone: Part II (Joint between 10 Education and 17 IIPS; Cosponsered by the Committee on Meteorology and Oceanography of the Coastal Zone)
Organizers: Paul H. Ruscher, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; Carl D. Thormeyer, FNMOC, Monterey, CA; Henry Robinson, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
J2.1AMS Educational Intitiatives Foster Internet Resource on the World Wide Web  
George W. Rumpp, Colonial School District, Plymouth Meeting, PA; and P. E. Rumpp
3:30 PMJ2.2Water in the Earth System (WES): A Report on First Year Activities  
Ira W. Geer, AMS, Washington, DC; and D. R. Smith, J. M. Moran, and R. S. Weinbeck
3:45 PMJ2.3Improving hydrologic literacy and the web  
Jim Washburne, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and G. Woodard, J. Luft, and K. Carpenter
4:00 PMJ2.4Integrating GLOBE Student Data Observations at NCDC in Climate Monitoring Activities  
Thomas F. Ross, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and K. C. Chhak and W. M. Faas
4:15 PMJ2.5A Digital Library for Earth System Education  
Mary R. Marlino, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. Manduca, D. Mogk, K. Ginger, D. Fulker, and T. Sumner
4:30 PMJ2.6The Technology Behind a Virtual Exploratorium: A Resource for Discovery-Based Learning in the Geosciences  
Daniel J. Bramer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and K. Hay, M. R. Marlino, D. Middleton, R. Pandya, M. Ramamurthy, T. Scheitlin, and B. Wilhelmson
5:00 PM, Monday
Oral Sessions end for the day
5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Monday
Formal Opening of Exhibits with Reception (Cash Bar)
Tuesday, 16 January 2001
8:00 AM-5:28 PM, Tuesday
Session 4 Distributed Data Access (Parallel with Sessions 5 & 6)
Organizers: Nancy Soreide, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA; Howard Diamond, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; Linda Miller, UCAR, Boulder, CO
8:00 AMIntroductory Remarks. Nancy Soreide, NOAA/PMEL  
8:15 AM4.1BThe Global Observing System Information Center (GOSIC)  
J. R. Wilson, Univ. of Delaware, Lewes, DE
8:30 AM4.2Issues in International Information Policy  
Martin Yerg, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and P. Weiss and G. Tallia
8:45 AM4.3Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) Access Services  
T. Fisher, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Ottawa, ON, Canada
9:00 AM4.4The Federal Geographic Data Committee Metadata Clearinghouse  
John Moeller, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA; and D. Niebert
9:15 AM4.5GeoData Alliance  
John Moeller, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
4.6Digital Earth Initiative  
Mark Reichardt, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
9:30 AM4.7National Atlas: Distributed National Assets  
Jay Donnelly, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
9:44 AM4.8The National Environmental Data Index (NEDI): A Web Portal on Federal Environmental Information Resources  
Howard J. Diamond, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and C. Miller
9:59 AMCoffee Break  
10:29 AM4.9The Infrastructure Applications Supporting the Integrated Natural Environment Authoritative Respresentation Program Process (INE ARP)  
Steven J. Lowe, SAIC, Hampton, VA; and R. A. Siquig and E. A. Kihn
10:44 AM4.10Generating Physically Consistent, Integrated Environmental Databases from Distributed Data and Modeling Resources  
Steven J. Lowe, SAIC, Hampton, VA; and N. Alper, A. Nakajima, and K. Orcutt
10:59 AM4.11The US GODAE Monterey Data Server  
David Dimitriou, FNMOC, Monterey, CA
11:14 AM4.12Supporting Interagency Collaboration through the Global Change Data and Information System (GCDIS): Distributed Systems  
Lola Olsen, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and H. J. Diamond and W. Ferrell
11:29 AM4.13Gateway to the Earth: Opening Natural Science to the World  
Kenneth J. Lanfear, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
11:44 AM4.14Portals of Discovery: Customized Gateways to Discovering Earth Science Data  
Scott A Ritz, NASA Global Change Master Directory, Lanham, MD
11:59 AM4.15The Information Management System of NASA's EOS Data and Information System  
Robin Pfister, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
12:14 PMConference Luncheon  
2:14 PM4.16NASA's EOS Data Gateway  
Robin Pfister, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and K. McDonald
2:29 PM4.17The Data and Information Access Link (DIAL)  
Kenneth R. McDonald, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Suresh and L. Di
2:44 PM4.18The NASA GSFC Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC): serving user needs for free access to EOS data, products and information  
Gilberto A. Vicente, Raytheon ITSS and NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and G. Serafino, W. Teng, H. Rui, L. Chiu, J. Bonk, P. Hrubiak, N. Pollack, R. Yang, and Z. Liu
2:59 PM4.19The Unidata LDM System: Recent Improvements for Scalability  
Russell K. Rew, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. Wilson
3:14 PM4.20DODS, The Distributed Ocean Data System  
Steve Hankin, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA
3:29 PMCoffee Break  
3:59 PM4.21Accessing Remote Data Servers through Java  
Don Murray, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Whittaker and J. Kelly
4:14 PM4.22The Environmental Scenario Generator  
Eric A. Kihn, NOAA/NGDC, Boulder, CO; and M. Zhizhin, S. J. Lowe, and R. A. Siquig
4:29 PM4.23The Development and Demonstration of an Advanced Fisheries Management Information System  
Allan R. Robinson, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA; and et al
4:44 PM4.24A Climate Data Portal  
Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/OAR/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and C. L. Sun, B. J. Kilonsky, D. W. Denbo, and W. H. Zhu
4:59 PM4.25Managing and Distributing Geospatial Dat at NOAA's National Data Centers (NNDC)  
Ted Habermann, NOAA/NESDIS, Boulder, CO
4.26CONDUIT, the Second Generation  
Linda I. Miller, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. R. Chiswell, P. A. Hirschberg, and A. C. Darling
5:14 PM4.27UCAR's Real-Time and Restrospective Data Access Project  
Tom Yoksas, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Worley
8:00 AM-11:45 AM, Tuesday
Session 5 Special session on applications of IIPS in surface transportation (Parallel with Session 4)
Organizer: Paul Pisano, Dept. of Transportation, Washington, DC
8:00 AMIntroductory Remarks. Paul Pisano, Dept. of Transportation  
8:15 AM5.1BWeather Information for Surface Transportation (WIST): Establishing the National Needs and Requirements  
Samuel P. Williamson, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and B. K. Tsugawa and C. A. Moren
8:30 AM5.2The FHWA Road Weather Management Program for Decision Support  
Gary G. Nelson, Mitretek Systems, Inc., Washington, DC; and P. Pisano
8:45 AM5.3National Surface Transportation Weather Program: Partnering Initiative  
David Mannarano, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and P. Pisano
9:00 AM5.4Winter Road Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS): Part I  
George Blaisdale, CCREL, Hanover, NH
9:15 AM5.5Winter Road Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS): Part II  
Richard A. Wagoner, NCAR, Boulder, CO
9:30 AM5.6Application of Road Weather Information Systems in the western United States  
John Horel, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and M. Splitt and S. Conger
5.7A GIS-Based Automated Weather Event Notification System for the Railroad Industry  
Douglas P. Chenevert, DTN Weather Services, Burnsville, MN; and G. Liknes, J. Lystad, C. Reece, and K. Crowe
9:45 AMCoffee Break  
10:15 AM5.8Invited Panel Discussion: Issues/Technologies in Weather Support for Surface Transportation. Moderator: Samuel Williamson  
Greg Mandt, NOAA/NWS; and L. Yoshida, W. Mahoney, D. Grimes, W. Brown, and D. Jonas
10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Tuesday
Exhibit Hours
10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Tuesday
Exhibit Hours
12:15 PM, Tuesday
Annual Meeting Luncheon
12:15 PMDetails on Luncheon Speakers  
Jim Hartz and Rick Chappell
2:15 PM-5:43 PM, Tuesday
Session 6 European and other international applications (Parallel with Session 4)
Organizers: Horst Boettger, ECMWF, Reading, Berks. United Kingdom; John Lincoln, Consultant, Berryville, VA
2:15 PMIntroductory Remarks. John Lincoln, Consultant  
2:30 PM6.1BGoals and Activities of the European Meteorological Society (EMS)  
Rene Morin, EMS, Paris, France
2:45 PM6.2Access to ECMWF archive and information  
Horst Böttger, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and D. Marbouty, K. Fielding, and B. Raoult
3:00 PM6.3METVIEW meteorological data visualisation and processing software at ECMWF  
Jens Daabeck, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and G. Austad, R. Bonifacio, F. Ii, A. Jørgensen, V. Karhila, P. O'Sullivan, and B. Raoult
3:15 PM6.4Semi-automation facilities on Horace  
Alan M. Radford, UK Met Office, Bracknell, Berks., United Kingdom
3:30 PMCoffee Break  
4:00 PM6.5Porting Horace to Linux  
Mike Hobson, UK Met Office, Bracknell, Berks., United Kingdom
6.6Synergie Météo-France meteorological workstation improvements  
Magali Stoll, Meteo-France, Toulouse, France; and M. F. Voidrot
6.7Operational use of Synergie for aeronautical forecasts  
Marie-Françoise Voidrot, Meteo-France, Toulouse, France
4:13 PM6.8Graphical Interaction on Gridded Fields: Integration in an operational forecaster's workstation  
Dick Blaauboer, KNMI, De Bilt, Netherlands; and P. Heppner
4:28 PM6.9The AURORA Nowcasting Platform-Extending the concept of a modifiable database for short range forecasting  
Brian Greaves, MSC, King City, ON, Canada; and R. Trafford, N. Driedger, R. Paterson, D. M. L. Sills, D. Hudak, and N. Donaldson
4:43 PM6.10AutoTAF—The design, development and implementation of an automated tool for the production of Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts  
J. Godau, BOM, Melbourne, Vic., Australia; and C. Shepherdley, E. Tan, and G. J. Whiteley
4:58 PM6.11Implementation of the National Weather Service River Forecast System in Nicaragua  
James A. McNitt, NOAA/NWS and Computer Sciences Corp., Rockville, MD; and D. G. Lillie
5:13 PM6.12Rainfall Quality Control–A purpose-built semi-automated, interactive graphical application  
Gary T. Weymouth, BOM, Melbourne, Vic., Australia; and E. Ebert, A. E. Guymer, and D. Lang
5:28 PM6.13Impact of Lost Russian RAOBs on Numerical Weather Prediction Skill  
M. Steven Tracton, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and R. Kistler and J. Giraytys
3:30 PM-7:00 PM, Tuesday
0a Exhibit Hours
5:30 PM-7:00 PM, Tuesday
Grand Poster Night
5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Tuesday
Poster Session 1 IIPS Poster Session: Formal Viewing
Organizer: Steve Holt, Mitretek, Inc., McLean, VA
 P1.1Spectrum width Patterns  
Valery M. Melnikov, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. J. Doviak
 P1.2The development and utilization of graphical forecasts at NWS Corpus Christi  
Andrew R. Patrick, NOAA/NWS, Corpus Christi, TX; and J. M. Coyne
 P1.3Teletraining Using VISITview  
Anthony Mostek, NOAA/NWS, Boulder, CO; and S. Bachmeier, T. Whittaker, D. Bikos, B. Motta, B. Grant, and J. LaDue
 P1.4The online FX-Net user manual  
Donald M. Dumont, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH; and C. S. Lopresti and J. P. Koermer
 P1.5The use of acoustic wind profilers for Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle flight test activities  
Casey J. Donohue, AS&M, Inc., Edwards, CA; and K. H. Underwood and D. G. Bellue
 P1.6Use of Oklahoma Mesonet and National Weather Service Data in the Development of Control Strategies for Winter-time Bridge Heating  
Kala N. Pandit, Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK; and B. K. Callihan, D. S. Arndt, S. C. Jenks, J. R. Whiteley, and R. L. Elliott
P1.7Weather Effects Predictions for Military Mission Planning  
Christopher Plonka, TASC, Reading, MA
 P1.8New software to monitor satellite soundings at NOAA/NESDIS  
Richard Kelley Jr., Computer Sciences Corporation, Suitland, MD
 P1.9A Fifteen Year Time Series of Longwave and Shortwave Radiation Measurements for Environmental and Climate Change Studies  
T. Dale Bess, LRC, Hampton, VA; and T. Wong, G. L. Smith, and K. A. Bush
 P1.10A model for forecasting frost accumulation on bridge decks based on RWIS data  
David S. Knollhoff, NOAA/NWS, Johnston, IA; and E. S. Takle, W. A. Gallus, D. Burkheimer, and D. McCauley
 P1.11A winter weather index to estimate maintenance costs in the Midwest  
Bradley Temeyer, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and W. A. Gallus, E. S. Takle, D. Burkheimer, and D. McCauley
 P1.12Analysis software for the Aerosonde robotic aircraft  
Kendal McGuffie, University of Technology, Broadway, NSW, Australia; and J. R. Soddell and J. Becker
 P1.13HPVCI-Webpage Delivery of Operational Modeling  
Paul J. Croft, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and R. Mahecha, J. Hafner, K. Greene, R. S. Reddy, and P. J. Fitzpatrick
 P1.14Immersadesk demonstrations: oceanographic and atmospheric models and in-situ data  
Christopher W. Moore, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and N. N. Soreide
 P1.15Neural network based retrieval of wind and temperature Profiles from combined surface and satellite observations  
Edward M. Measure, U.S. Army Research Lab., White Sands Missile Range, NM; and Y. Yee, M. Bleiweiss, and J. Cogan
 P1.16Earth Science Markup Language  
Rahul Ramachandran, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and M. Alshayeb, B. Beaumont, H. Conover, S. Graves, N. Hanish, X. Li, S. Movva, A. McDowell, and M. Smith
 P1.17NEXRAD Product Improvement: Overview of NEXRAD Open System Plans  
Robert E. Saffle, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
 P1.18Integrated Meteorological Information for Aviation Users  
Dimitar Ivanov, Air Traffic Services Authority, Sofia, Bulgaria; and A. Kolarov and A. Weipert
 P1.19Coastal Data Processing  
Richard Barazotto, NOAA/National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD
Wednesday, 17 January 2001
8:00 AM-9:30 AM, Wednesday
President's Symposium
9:30 AM-10:00 AM, Wednesday
Coffee Break
10:00 AM, Wednesday
President's Symposium Continued
1:30 PM-5:15 PM, Wednesday
Session 7 Distributed Data Access: Part II (Parallel with Sessions 8 & 9)
Organizer: Richard K. Thigpen, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
1:30 PMIntroductory Remarks. Richard Thigpen, NOAA/NWS  
1:45 PM7.1BAn Overview of the NWS Telecommunication Gateway  
James Fenix, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
2:00 PM7.2Data and the NWS, an overview of NWS Telecommunication Gateway data management  
Fredrick R. Branski, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
2:15 PM7.3NOAAPort Present and Future  
Chuck Piercy, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
2:30 PM7.4NOAAPort Broadcast Technical Update  
Leroy Klet, Litton/PRC, McLean, VA
2:45 PM7.5Radar Products Central Collection/Distribution Service  
Michael G. Carelli, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
3:00 PMCoffee Break  
3:30 PM7.6Acquisition, Archive and Dissemination Services for WSR-88D Level II Base Data at the National Climatic Data Center  
Stephen A. Del Greco, NOAA/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and A. Hall and C. Towles
3:45 PM7.7EMWIN system description and future plans  
Santos Rodriguez Jr., NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
4:00 PM7.8NOAA Weather Wire System  
Doug Walls, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
4:15 PM7.9NWS communications identifiers, heading for the future!  
Fredrick R. Branski, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
4:30 PM7.10The Overview of the NOAA Weather Radio System  
Ken Putkovich, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
4:45 PM7.11Technology to Serve the Deaf via NOAA Weather Radio  
Mike Campbell, NOAA/NWS, Flagstaff, AZ
5:00 PM7.12Upcoming changes to NCEP numerical forecast products  
John H. Ward, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD
1:30 PM-4:15 PM, Wednesday
Session 8 IIPS Applications in Satellites (Parallel with Sessions 7 & 9)
Organizers: Ron Gird, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; Gerald Dittberner, NOAA/NESDIS
1:30 PMIntroductory Remarks. Ron Gird, NOAA/NWS  
1:45 PM8.1BNOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) Program–A Status Report  
Gerald J. Dittberner, NOAA/NESDIS, Suitland, MD
2:00 PM8.2GOES Image Enhancement Study–A Feasibility Test  
Edward G. Howard, NOAA/DOC, Washington, DC; and G. Ellrod, D. G. Gray, and J. J. Gurka
2:15 PM8.3GOES M Solar X-ray Image Availiability  
Steven M. Hill, Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and S. Barsness, L. D. Lewis, J. Vickroy, C. C. Balch, A. Muckle, V. J. Pizzo, D. C. Wilkinson, and A. T. McClinton
2:30 PM8.4GOES N, The First of the Next Series–User Community Upgrades  
Arthur T. McClinton Jr., Mitretek Systems, Inc., McLean, VA; and G. J. Dittberner
2:45 PM8.5Hierarchical motion decomposition for Cloud-tracking  
C. Kambhamettu, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; and K. Palaniappan and A. F. Hasler
3:00 PMCoffee Break  
3:30 PM8.6QuikSCAT near-real-time data processing and product generation at NOAA/NESDIS  
Jeffrey M. Augenbaum, Computer Sciences Corp., Suitland, MD; and R. W. Luczak and G. Legg
3:45 PM8.7Overview of an HDF-EOS-based parallel data-computing environment for multisensor satellite data merger and scientific analysis  
Andrew S. Jones, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and T. H. Vonder Haar
4:00 PM8.8Neural Networks for Retrieval of Atmospheric Temperature Profiles from GOES VAS Data  
Samir Chettri, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and G. Shaffer, A. Lunsford, R. Shiri, C. Cheng, and I. Han
1:30 PM-4:15 PM, Wednesday
Session 9 Visualization (Parallel with Session 7 & 8)
Organizer: Jimmie Smith, MeteoQuest Inc., Bedford, NH
1:30 PMIntroductory Remarks. Jimmie Smith, Meteoquest, Inc.  
1:45 PM9.1BMultiresolution Tiling for Interactive Viewing of Large Datasets  
K. Palaniappan, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and J. B. Fraser
2:00 PM9.2Using immersive virtual reality to study oceanographic and atmospheric models and in-situ data  
Christopher W. Moore, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and N. N. Soreide
2:15 PM9.3Visual Data Fusion for Decision Support Applications of Numerical Weather Prediction  
Lloyd A. Treinish, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
2:30 PM9.4An Interactive Visual Computing Tool for Multi-Dimensional Scientific Analysis  
Phillip A. Zuzolo, Autometric Inc., Springfield, VA; and S. G. Hoffert and A. M. Powell
2:45 PM9.5HPVCI-The Big Picture  
Paul J. Croft, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and P. J. Fitzpatrick and R. S. Reddy
3:00 PMCoffee Break  
3:30 PM9.6Interactive Development of an Ice Cloud Properties Retrieval Algorithm for CIRRUS  
David A. Santek, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and K. F. Evans and S. A. Ackerman
3:45 PM9.7FX-NET as an weather visualization tool in undergraduate meteorological education  
James P. Koermer, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH; and J. Zabransky, S. Madine, E. Polster, and N. Wang
4:00 PM9.8Development of a GIS-Based Browser for High Spatio-Temporal Resolution Precipitation Data in the GCIP Domain  
Brian R. Nelson, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; and W. F. Krajewski, A. Kruger, J. A. Smith, and M. L. Baeck
4:15 PM, Wednesday
Sessions end for the day
5:00 PM, Wednesday
Sessions end for the day
6:00 PM, Wednesday
Reception (Cash Bar)
7:30 PM-9:00 PM, Wednesday
AMS Annual Awards Banquet
Thursday, 18 January 2001
8:00 AM-3:00 PM, Thursday
Session 10 Internet/Web Applications (Parallel with Sessions 11 & 12)
Organizer: Donald Mock, NOAA/CDC, Boulder, CO
8:00 AMIntroductory Remarks. Donald Mock, NOAA/ERL/CDC  
8:15 AM10.1BCommunity Software Design: The Unidata Java-Based MetApps Project  
Don Murray, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. Murphy
8:30 AM10.2Using Java Servlets and Java Server Pages to Distribute Climate Data  
Roland H. Schweitzer, NOAA/CDC and CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO
8:45 AM10.3Interactive Graphics Toolkit for Java Applications and Web Applets  
Donald W. Denbo, JISAO/University of Washington and NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA
9:00 AM10.4EPIC Web Browser: On-line Access to Large Oceanographic and Meteorological In-situ Data Sets  
Willa H. Zhu, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and D. W. Denbo and N. N. Soreide
9:15 AM10.5The Live Access Server and DODS: Web visualization and data fusion for distributed holdings  
Steven C. Hankin, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and J. Callahan and J. Sirott
9:30 AM10.6Inside the Live Access Server  
Joseph Sirott, NOAA/PMEL and JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and J. Callahan and S. Hankin
9:45 AM10.7GrADS and DODS  
Joseph Wielgosz, COLA, Calverton, MD; and B. E. Doty, J. Gallagher, and D. Holloway
10:00 AMCoffee Break  
10:30 AM10.8A Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) approach to climate data delivery  
Julia A. Collins, NOAA/OAR/CDC, Boulder, CO
10:45 AM10.9Design of Modular XML documents  
Thomas B. Passin, Mitretek Systems, Inc., McLean, VA
11:00 AM10.10Utilizing XML to Facilitate Dynamic Content Generation: A Case Study  
Stephen A. Drake, UCAR, Boulder, CO
11:15 AM10.11Visualization of Meteorological and Related Data Using Plug-ins Based on TeX Technology  
Michael Vulis, City College of New York, New York, NY; and S. A. Austin
11:30 AM10.12CWxMAP—Customer-Driven Interactive METOC Charts via The WWW  
Earl V. Ravid, FNMOC, Monterey, CA; and K. Saylor and K. W. Stroh
11:45 AM10.13Network-based Visualization Using the Distributed Image SpreadSheet (DISS)  
K. Palaniappan, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and A. F. Hasler, J. Fraser, and M. Manyin
12:00 PMLunch Break  
1:15 PM10.14Introduction to topic maps  
Thomas B. Passin, Mitretek Systems, Inc., McLean, VA
1:30 PM10.15Custom analysis of web server logs  
Thomas B. Passin, Mitretek Systems, Inc., McLean, VA
1:45 PM10.16Exploiting the Internet to Automate the Execution of Mesoscale Models  
Stephen F. Kirby, U.S. Army Research Lab, White Sands Missile Range, NM; and Y. Yee, P. Haines, T. Henmi, and B. A. Malloy
2:00 PM10.17Recent Training and Results from the Virtual Institute for Satellite Integration Training  
Brian C. Motta, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and D. Bikos, B. Zajac, S. Bachmeier, T. Whittaker, B. Grant, J. LaDue, A. Mostek, P. Wolf, J. Weaver, and R. Zehr
2:15 PM10.18User Support and Operations Support Move to the Web  
Ellen B. Brown, NOAA/NESDIS, Suitland, MD; and E. V. Tabor and R. Kelley
2:30 PM10.19The Transition from an Information-Support System to a Decision-Support System for Public-Safety Agencies  
Dale A. Morris, Oklahoma Climatological Survey/University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. A. Kloesel
2:45 PM10.20TRMM Homepage for real-time data  
Tetsuo Nakazawa, MRI, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and M. Kachi
9:00 AM-10:00 AM, Thursday
Session 11 Coastal Data Management (Parallel with Session 10)
Organizers: Fred Klein, Mitretek Systems, McLean, VA; John Ellis, NRL, Stennis Space Ctr., MS
9:00 AM11.1The New National Coastal Data Development Center  
Richard Barazotto, NOAA/NOS, Silver Spring, MD; and F. Klein
9:15 AM11.2Supporting the Data Needs of the Coastal Community I—Harmful Algal Blooms  
Cynthia L. Cooksey, NOAA/NOS, Charleston, SC
9:30 AM11.3Supporting the Data Needs of the Coastal Community II—Hurricane Floyd Post-Event  
Sharon LeDuc, U.S. EPA and NOAA/ARL, Research Triangle Park, NC
9:45 AM11.4NCDDC Prototype Interoperability Architecture  
John W. Ellis, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS
10:00 AM, Thursday
Coffee Break
10:30 AM-4:30 PM, Thursday
Session 12 Data and Information Handling (Paralell with Sessions 10 & 13)
Organizers: Dan McMorrow, Johns Hopkins Univ., Laurel, MD; Robert Introne, Consultant, Nashua, NH
10:30 AMIntroductory Remarks. Dan McMorrow, Johns Hopkins Univ.  
10:45 AM12.1BManaging national datasets for AWIPS  
Frances B. Curnow, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. S. Wakefield
11:00 AM12.2Product Availability Monitoring System (PAMS) Use During the AWIPS Commissioning Process  
Khien Ba Nguyen, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Facundo
11:15 AM12.3The NOAA MODIS/Near-Real-Time System  
Paul D. Haggerty, Science and Technology Corp., Suitland, MD; and K. Sprietzer, G. Legg, and R. W. Luczak
11:30 AM12.4Use of the AWIPS Commissioning Homepage as a Productivity Tool  
Joseph Facundo, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
11:45 AM12.5Final Update on AWIPS Commissioning/Legacy System Decommissioning  
Joseph Facundo, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
12:00 PMLunch Break  
1:30 PM12.6GeoWeather™ Solutions Comes of Age: A GIS/Weather Decision Support System and its Value to Decision Makers  
Hank Pomeranz, Litton PRC, McLean, VA
1:45 PM12.7EPIC Database Management Using MySQL  
Willa H. Zhu, JISAO/Univ. of Washington and NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and D. W. Denbo
2:00 PM12.8An Interactive Hazard Mapping System  
Zhong Liu, George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA and NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and L. Chiu, W. Teng, G. Serafino, R. Yang, and R. Hui
2:15 PM12.9A flexible system to manage and query NOAA station history information  
Jeffrey D. Arnfield, NOAA/NCDC, Asheville, NC
2:30 PM12.10ncBrowse: A Graphical netCDF File Browser  
Donald W. Denbo, JISAO/Univ. of Washington and NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA
2:45 PM12.11Recent Advances in Product Availability Monitoring System (PAMS)  
Khien B. Nguyen, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. D. Buckingham
3:00 PMCoffee Break  
3:30 PM12.12Integration of NOS and TCOON data into AWIPS Observations  
Andrew R. Patrick, NOAA/NWS, Corpus Christi, TX
3:45 PM12.13Implementing the NOAA "Center of Data" concept at the Climate Diagnostics Center  
Donald R. Mock, NOAA/CDC, Boulder, CO
4:00 PM12.14Recent Updates and OT&E Results for the Alphanumeric Backup Replacement System (ANBURS)  
Khien B. Nguyen, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and G. E. Griffin, D. M. Glotfelty, and T. L. Ellis
4:15 PM12.15Evolving data requirements for research and education  
Steven R. Chiswell, UCAR, Boulder, CO
12:00 PM-1:30 PM, Thursday
Lunch Break
3:00 PM-6:00 PM, Thursday
0b Exhibit Hours
3:00 PM-6:00 PM, Thursday
Exhibit Hours
3:30 PM-5:15 PM, Thursday
Session 13 Updates in modernized weather/climate services (Parallel with Session 12)
Organizers: Mary Glackin, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; Robert Landis, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
3:30 PMIntroductory Remarks. Mary Glackin, NOAA/NESDIS  
3:45 PM13.1BVisibility variability at Seattle, WA and Portland, OR: Insights into the impacts of Runway Visual Range (RVR) measurements on aviation operations  
Thomas A. Seliga, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA; and D. A. Hazen, L. Jacobs, and D. B. Lawrence
4:00 PM13.2Radar environmental observations and Internet data handling for naval operations using the Lockheed Martin Tactical Environmental Processor  
Timothy Maese, Lockheed Martin, Moorestown, NJ; and J. Melody, T. W. Hodge, G. Young, D. Thomson, and L. T. Rogers
13.3Generating Local Storm Reports and Storm Data Summaries in the AWIPS era  
Dave T. Miller, Litton PRC, McLean, VA; and D. E. Murphy and J. Deng
4:15 PM13.3APerformance Support Delivery System for Use in Military, Civil, and Commercial Forecaster/User Weather Training and Performance Improvement  
Anthony A. Guiffrida, SAIC, Satellite Beach, FL
4:30 PM13.4Status of the U.S. National Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Program  
Howard J. Diamond, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD
4:44 PM13.5Temperature Data Continuity In The ASOS (Automated Surface Observing System) Era–Determining Station Averages  
Nolan J. Doesken, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and C. A. Davey and T. B. McKee
4:59 PM13.6HAILTRAK: Radar-based real-time assessment of hail damage for the insurance industry  
John F. Henz, Henz Meteorological Services, Littleton, CO
5:00 PM-6:00 PM, Thursday
Closing Reception in Exhibit Hall (Cash Bar)
5:00 PM, Thursday
Conference ends
6:30 PM, Thursday
Closing Keynote Address
6:30 PMDetails on Closing Keynote Address  
J. M. Cousteau
7:30 PM-9:30 PM, Thursday

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