15th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification (Expanded View)

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Saturday, 13 January 2001
7:30 AM-9:00 AM, Saturday
1 Workshop Registration
Sunday, 14 January 2001
7:30 AM-9:30 AM, Sunday
Short Course Registration
9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sunday
Conference Registration
Monday, 15 January 2001
7:30 AM, Monday
Session Registration continues through Thursday, 18 January
10:00 AM-10:30 AM, Monday
Coffee Break
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
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-3:00 PM, Tuesday
Session 1 Cloud Seeding Technology
Organizer: Roland List, Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada
2:15 PM1.1Overview of Weather Modification Programs in the World  
Roelof T. Bruintjes, NCAR, Boulder, CO
2:45 PM1.2Criteria For Assessing Rain Enhancement  
Roland List, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
3:00 PM-4:43 PM, Tuesday
Session 2 Cloud seeding Technology for Severe Thunderstorms
Organizer: Roland List, Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada
3:00 PM2.1Overview of state of the science in hail suppression (Invited Presentation)  
Brant G. Foote, NCAR, Boulder, CO
Jose L. Sanchez, Universidad de León, León, Spain; and R. Fraile, A. Castro, M. T. de la Fuente, and L. López
3:29 PMExhibit Hours (3:30–7:00 p.m.)  
3:30 PMCoffee Break  
3:59 PM2.3An overview of the Mendoza hail suppression program 2000  
Terry W. Krauss, Weather Modification Inc., Fargo, ND; and V. Makitov
4:14 PM2.4Aircraft measured microstructure of severe hailstorms in Argentina from cloud base to -45oC  
Daniel Rosenfeld, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel; and W. L. Woodley and T. W. Krauss
2.5Towards a tornado suppression system  
Valery N. Stasenko, Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Moscow, Russia; and M. T. Abshaev
4:28 PMGeneral Discussion  
3:30 PM-7:00 PM, Tuesday
0a Exhibit Hours
5:30 PM-7:00 PM, Tuesday
Grand Poster Night
Wednesday, 17 January 2001
8:00 AM-9:30 AM, Wednesday
President's Symposium
10:00 AM, Wednesday
President's Symposium Continued
1:30 PM-3:15 PM, Wednesday
Session 3 Cloud Seeding Technology for Precipitation Enhancement
Organizer: Thomas Henderson, Atmospherics Incorporated, Fresno, CA
1:30 PM3.1Review of glaciogenic seeding experiments to enhance rainfall (Invited Presentaion)  
Bernard A. Silverman, Englewood, CO
2:00 PM3.2Ice Nucleus Aerosols: Compositional Influences on Activities and Rates of Ice Crystal Formation  
William G. Finnegan, DRI, Reno, NV
2:15 PM3.3Flexible Experimental Units and Cloud Stimulations in the Italian Rain Enhancement Project  
Abele Nania, TECNAGRO, Rome, Italy
2:30 PM3.4The feasibility of cloud seeding in the North Platte river basin headwaters to increase mountain snowfall  
Jonnie G. Medina, U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO
2:45 PMGeneral Discussion  
3:00 PMCoffee Break  
3:30 PM-5:30 PM, Wednesday
Session 4 Review of recent hygroscopic seeding experiments and evaluation methods for seeding experiments
Organizer: Fernando Garcia-Garcia, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera-UNAM, Deleg. Coyoacan, DF Mexico
3:30 PM4.1An independent statistical reevaluation of the South African hygroscopic flare seeding experiment  
Bernard A. Silverman, Englewood, CO
3:45 PM4.2Chalermprakiat Royal Rain-making Research Project  
Warawut Khantiyanan, Bureau of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation, Bangkok, Thailand; and W. Sukarnjanaset and N. Tantiplubthong
4:00 PM4.3Results of the Thailand Warm Cloud Hygroscopic Particle Seeding Experiment  
Bernard A. Silverman, Englewood, CO; and W. Sukarnjanaset
4:15 PM4.4Overview and results from the Mexican hygroscopic seeding experiment  
Roelof T. Bruintjes, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and D. W. Breed, V. Salazar, M. Dixon, T. Kane, B. G. Foote, and B. G. Brown
4:30 PM4.5Statistical evaluation of a cloud seeding experiment in coahuila, mexico  
Tressa L. Fowler, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and B. G. Brown and R. T. Bruintjes
4:45 PM4.6Testing of Hygroscopic Flares for Particle Size Generation  
Gregory L. Kok, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. T. Bruintjes
5:00 PM4.7Report on WMO Workshop on Hygroscopic Seeding and Future Plans  
Roelof T. Bruintjes, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and B. G. Foote
5:15 PMGeneral Discussion  
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
8:30 AM-10:00 AM, Thursday
Session 5 Physical evidence on the effects of weather modification programs including area and hydrology aspects, pollution effects on cloud microphysical parameters and processes
Organizer: Melanie Wetzel, DRI/Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV
8:30 AM5.1Aircraft Documentation of Microphysical Seeding Signatures in Argentine Clouds  
William L. Woodley, Woodley Weather Consultants, Littleton, CO; and D. Rosenfeld and T. W. Krauss
8:45 AM5.2Satellite observations of the microstructure of natural and seeded severe hailstorms in Argentina and Alberta  
Daniel Rosenfeld, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel; and W. L. Woodley and T. W. Krauss
9:00 AM5.3Microphysical characteristics of convective clouds in northern Mexico and impacts on hygroscopic seeding experiments  
Daniel W. Breed, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. T. Bruintjes and V. Salazar
9:15 AM5.4Calculations of the effect of seeding material from hygroscopic flares on the collision-coalescence process and the development of rainfall in clouds  
Vidal Salazar, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and N. Hernández-Carrillo and R. T. Bruintjes
9:30 AM5.5Hydrologic and other issues related to operational cloud seeding programs  
David N. Yates, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and R. T. Bruintjes and P. Restrepo
9:45 AMGeneral Discussion  
10:30 AM-11:44 AM, Thursday
Session 6 Application of numerical models to weather modification topics
Organizer: Roelof Bruintjes, NCAR, Boulder, CO
10:30 AM6.1Application of a one-dimensional cloud and hail model to forecast maximum hailstone diameter for Mendoza, Argentina  
Julian C. Brimelow, Weather Modification Inc., Red Deer, AB, Canada; and T. W. Krauss
10:45 AM6.2Summer convective precipitation during monsoon flow against Mexico's Sierra Madres: effects of hygroscopic seeding  
Janice L. Coen, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. T. Bruintjes
11:00 AM6.3Targeting analysis of cloud seeding effects in the Santa Barbara cloud seeding program  
Richard H. Stone, DRI, Reno, NV; and D. Gibbs
6.4Inadvertent modification of coastal cloudiness associated with surface temperature changes  
William T. Thompson, NRL, Monterey, CA; and M. A. Wetzel
11:14 AM6.5Paper 6.5 transferred to Session 9 new paper number 9.4  
11:15 AM6.5AThe Impact of Changing the Mean Hail Diameter on Simulated Supercell Storms  
Susan C. van den Heever, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and W. R. Cotton
11:29 AM6.6The use of statistics in weather experiments (Invited Presentation)  
K. Ruben Gabriel, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
12:00 PM-1:30 PM, Thursday
Lunch Break
1:30 PM-2:00 PM, Thursday
Session 7 Societal and economic effects of human-induced weather and climate impacts
Organizer: K. Ruben Gabriel, Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY
1:30 PM7.1Some environmental, ethical, and economic questions related to artificial rainfall enhancement: an outsiders perspective  
Michael W. Douglas, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
1:45 PM7.2Equity Issues in Weather Modification  
Constance Uliasz, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Thursday
Session 8 Recent developments in understanding natural cloud processes and how they might be modified
Organizer: Roelof Bruintjes, NCAR, Boulder, CO
2:00 PM8.1Satellite-based insights into the detrimental impact of smoke and air pollution on precipitation (Invited Presentation)  
Daniel Rosenfeld, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel; and W. L. Woodley
2:30 PM8.2Effects of smoke produced by forest fires on warm rain processes in clouds over Mexico and Indonesia  
Nohemí Hernández-Carrillo, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Del. Coyoacán, México, D.F., Mexico; and V. Salazar, F. García-García, and R. T. Bruintjes
2:45 PMGeneral Discussion  
3:00 PM-6:00 PM, Thursday
0b Exhibit Hours
3:00 PM-3:30 PM, Thursday
Coffee Break
3:00 PM-6:00 PM, Thursday
Exhibit Hours
3:30 PM-5:00 PM, Thursday
Session 9 Weather and climate modification within, near, and downwind of urban areas
Organizer: Roland List, Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada
3:30 PM9.1Acidic cloud episodes in the Northern Colorado Rockies: Inadvertent weather modification?  
Edward E. Hindman, City College, New York, NY
3:45 PM9.2Lightning and Climate Modification Within, Near, and Downwind of Urban Areas  
Richard E. Orville, CIAMS/Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and G. R. Huffines
4:00 PM9.3The Impact of a Medium-sized Town and University Campus on the Local Surface Temperature Distributions  
Anthony R. Lupo, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and P. S. Market, F. A. Akyüz, A. M. Oehl, D. Keating, W. C. Maune, and J. E. Lam
4:15 PM9.4METROMEX revisited (formerly paper number 6.5)  
Christopher M. Rozoff, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and W. R. Cotton
4:30 PMGenreal Discussion  
4:45 PMClosing Remarks  
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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