The 81st AMS Annual Meeting

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

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

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Saturday, 13 January 2001

12:00 AM-12:00 AM: Saturday, 13 January 2001


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SAT 13 JAN

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Saturday, 13 January 2001


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Workshop Registration

Sunday, 14 January 2001

12:00 AM-12:00 AM: Sunday, 14 January 2001


Sun 14 Jan

9:00 AM-6:00 PM: Sunday, 14 January 2001


Conference Registration

Monday, 15 January 2001

12:00 AM-12:00 AM: Monday, 15 January 2001


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MON 15 JAN

8:30 AM-5:15 PM: Monday, 15 January 2001


1
IIPS advancements/applications in Forecasting and Observation System Technologies, Climatology, Oceanography, and Hydrology (Parallel with Session 2, 3, J1, & J2)
Sponsor: 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Organizers: Floyd F. Hauth, USAF (Retired); Terry Tarbell, Litton/PRC; Larry Denton

Papers:
  8:30 AM
1.2
SAWS (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

  8:45 AM
1.3
Design and Installation Of The Fog Prediction System In The Antarctic
Gary L. Stringer, Coastal Environmental Systems, Seattle, WA; and S. J. Newell

  9:00 AM
1.4
D3D: 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

  9:15 AM
1.5
Coach: Initial results from an operational performance support system at the Tulsa WFO
Steven E. Nelson, NOAA/NWS, Tulsa, OK; and L. P. Rothfusz

  9:30 AM
1.6
  9:45 AM
1.7
GIS ANALYSIS OF POSITION ERRORS IN CURRENT HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PRACTICE
Scott T. Shipley, Raytheon Technical Services Company, Lanham, MD; and H. Kilcoyne

  10:15 AM
1.9
Using a GIS to Estimate the Spatial Variation of Precipitation Due to Topography
Tamara G. Creech, NOAA/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and A. L. McNab

  10:30 AM
Developing local Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) using neural networks
Keith M. Stellman, NOAA/NWS, Slidell, LA; and J. Kuhn and J. Graschel

  10:45 AM
Distributed Atmospheric Mesoscale Prediction System (DAMPS)
John P. Garthner, FNMOC, Monterey, CA

  11:00 AM
Injecting Meteorology into the GFE Suite
Thomas J. LeFebvre, NOAA/ERL/FSL, Boulder, CO; and M. Mathewson, T. Hansen, and M. Romberg

  11:15 AM
Forecast Methodology using the GFE Suite
Tracy Hansen, NOAA/ERL/FSL, Boulder, CO; and M. Mathewson, T. J. LeFebvre, and M. Romberg

  11:30 AM
MM5 Performance on an IBM SP: SMP and MPP Comparisons
Keith H. North, IBM, Omaha, NE; and J. Tuccillo and J. D. Benson

  11:45 AM
Integrating Multiple Transport and Diffusion Codes Into A Unified Software Architecture
Charles Drutman, Litton-TASC, Inc., Reading, MA; and P. S. Dailey and R. Fauth

  12:00 PM
Weather Support to USAF Airborne Laser
Michael W. Johnson, USAF, Kirtland AFB, NM

  12:15 PM
 
1.18
Weather Impact Decision Aids for Tactical Military Planning

  12:31 PM
  12:45 PM
Arctic 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

  1:00 PM
An Environmental Tailoring System for the Modeling and Simulation Community
Peter S. Dailey, Litton-TASC, Inc., Reading, MA; and R. A. Reynolds

 
1.23
Integration of Real Time Mesoscale NWP with NWS Operational Forecasting

  1:31 PM
Developing Case Studies for AWIPS
Dolores Kiessling, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO

  1:45 PM
Case study playback functionality in AWIPS
Elizabeth M. Page, NOAA/NWS, Boulder, CO; and D. L. Davis and M. Magsig

  2:00 PM
Porting AWIPS to Linux
Darien L. Davis, NOAA/ERL/FSL, Boulder, CO; and U. H. Grote

  2:15 PM
Introductory Remarks by IIPS Conference Cochairmen. Floyd Hauth & Terry Tarbell

  2:30 PM
Coffee Break

  3:00 PM
Lunch Break

  4:30 PM
Coffee Break

  5:00 PM
National 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 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 15 January 2001


2
Weather Services of the Future (Parallel with Session 1 & 3)
Sponsor: 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Organizer: Elbert (Joe) W. Friday, National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council

Papers:
  9:00 AM
2.1
  9:30 AM
2.2
Invited Presentation: NWS Future Services
John J. (Jack) Kelly Jr., NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

  10:00 AM
2.3
Invited Presentation: USAF Future Weather Services
Brig. General David Johnson, USAF/XOW, Washington, DC

  10:30 AM
2.4
Invited Presentation: U.S. Navy Future Weather/Oceanographic Services
Rear Admiral Thomas Quinton Donaldson V, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Bay St. Louis, MS

  11:00 AM
2.5
Activities 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

  11:15 AM
2.6
The 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

  11:30 AM
Coffee Break

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 15 January 2001


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-4:15 PM: Monday, 15 January 2001


3
IIPS Applications in Radar (Parallel with Sessions 1, J1, and J2)
Sponsor: 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Organizers: Robert Saffle, Paul Nipko, and Michael Istok, NOAA/NWS; Donald Burgess, NOAA/NSSL

Papers:
  10:30 AM
3.2
Status of WSR-88D Open Radar Product Generator Development and Deployment
J. Rex Reed, NOAA/NWS/OSF, Norman, OK; and G. Cate

  10:45 AM
3.3
Progress 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

  11:00 AM
3.4
Weather 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

  11:15 AM
3.5
Integrating 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

  11:30 AM
3.6
CODE 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

  11:45 AM
3.7
WSR-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

  12:00 PM
3.8
  12:15 PM
3.9
The Radar Echo Classifier for the WSR-88D
Cathy Kessinger, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. VanAndel

  12:30 PM
  12:45 PM
New Data Compression Techniques for Radar and Satellite Data
Wei Yan, University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, Jiansu, China; and N. Ma and Q. Wang

  1:00 PM
Development 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 III

 
3.13
Evaluation of Digital Receiver Technology for the WSR-88D Receiver, Progress and Promise

  1:16 PM
Introductory Remarks. Robert Saffle, NOAA/NWS

  1:31 PM
(Formerly paper 3.14) Proof of concept development process for the NEXRAD Open RDA
Bill Bumgarner, BAE SYSTEMS, Washington, DC; and S. Shema

  1:46 PM
Lunch Break

  3:16 PM
Coffee Break

  4:00 PM
NEXRAD Open Systems–Progress and Plans
Robert E. Saffle, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. J. Istok and L. D. Johnson

1:15 PM-3:00 PM: Monday, 15 January 2001


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)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 10th Symposium on Education; and the 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology )
Organizers: Carl D. Thormeyer, FNMOC; Paul H. Ruscher, Florida State University; Henry Robinson, NOAA/NWS

Papers:
  1:15 PM
Application 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 PM
Weather 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 PM
Webcasts: 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 PM
Using the Web to support teaching introductory classes in meteorology
Steve A Ackerman, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. Whittaker

  2:15 PM
How 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 PM
Using 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

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Monday, 15 January 2001


Coffee Break

3:30 PM-4:45 PM: Monday, 15 January 2001


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)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 10th Symposium on Education; and the 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology )
Organizers: Paul H. Ruscher, Florida State University; Carl D. Thormeyer, FNMOC; Henry Robinson, NOAA/NWS

Papers:
 
J2.1
AMS Educational Intitiatives Foster Internet Resource on the World Wide Web

  3:45 PM
Water 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

  4:00 PM
Improving hydrologic literacy and the web
Jim Washburne, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and G. Woodard, J. Luft, and K. Carpenter

  4:15 PM
Integrating 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

  4:30 PM
A Digital Library for Earth System Education
Mary R. Marlino, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. Manduca, D. Mogk, K. Ginger, D. Fulker, and T. Sumner

  4:45 PM
The 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-5:00 PM: Monday, 15 January 2001


Oral Sessions end for the day

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Monday, 15 January 2001


Formal Opening of Exhibits with Reception (Cash Bar)

Tuesday, 16 January 2001

12:00 AM-12:00 AM: Tuesday, 16 January 2001


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TUE 16 JAN

8:00 AM-11:45 AM: Tuesday, 16 January 2001


5
Special session on applications of IIPS in surface transportation (Parallel with Session 4)
Sponsor: 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Organizer: Paul Pisano, Dept. of Transportation

Papers:
  8:00 AM
5.2
The FHWA Road Weather Management Program for Decision Support
Gary G. Nelson, Mitretek Systems, Inc., Washington, DC; and P. Pisano

  8:15 AM
5.3
National Surface Transportation Weather Program: Partnering Initiative
David Mannarano, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and P. Pisano

  8:30 AM
5.4
  8:45 AM
5.5
  9:00 AM
5.6
Application 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

 
5.7
A GIS-Based Automated Weather Event Notification System for the Railroad Industry

  9:30 AM
5.8
Invited 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

  11:00 AM
Introductory Remarks. Paul Pisano, Dept. of Transportation

  11:15 AM
Coffee Break

  11:45 AM
Weather 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

8:00 AM-5:28 PM: Tuesday, 16 January 2001


4
Distributed Data Access (Parallel with Sessions 5 & 6)
Sponsor: 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Organizers: Nancy Soreide, NOAA/PMEL; Howard Diamond, NOAA/NESDIS; Linda Miller, UCAR

Papers:
  8:00 AM
4.2
Issues in International Information Policy
Martin Yerg, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and P. Weiss and G. Tallia

  8:15 AM
4.3
Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) Access Services
T. Fisher, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  8:30 AM
4.4
The Federal Geographic Data Committee Metadata Clearinghouse
John Moeller, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA; and D. Niebert

  8:45 AM
4.5
GeoData Alliance
John Moeller, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

 
4.6
Digital Earth Initiative

  9:01 AM
4.7
National Atlas: Distributed National Assets
Jay Donnelly, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

  9:15 AM
4.8
  9:45 AM
Generating 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

  10:00 AM
The US GODAE Monterey Data Server
David Dimitriou, FNMOC, Monterey, CA

  10:15 AM
  10:30 AM
Gateway to the Earth: Opening Natural Science to the World
Kenneth J. Lanfear, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

  10:45 AM
Portals of Discovery: Customized Gateways to Discovering Earth Science Data
Scott A Ritz, NASA Global Change Master Directory, Lanham, MD

  11:00 AM
  11:15 AM
NASA's EOS Data Gateway
Robin Pfister, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and K. McDonald

  11:30 AM
The Data and Information Access Link (DIAL)
Kenneth R. McDonald, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Suresh and L. Di

  11:45 AM
The 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

  12:00 PM
The Unidata LDM System: Recent Improvements for Scalability
Russell K. Rew, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. Wilson

  12:15 PM
DODS, The Distributed Ocean Data System
Steve Hankin, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA

  12:30 PM
Accessing Remote Data Servers through Java
Don Murray, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Whittaker and J. Kelly

  12:45 PM
The Environmental Scenario Generator
Eric A. Kihn, NOAA/NGDC, Boulder, CO; and M. Zhizhin, S. J. Lowe, and R. A. Siquig

  1:00 PM
The Development and Demonstration of an Advanced Fisheries Management Information System
Allan R. Robinson, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA; and et al

  1:15 PM
A 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

 
4.26
CONDUIT, the Second Generation

  1:46 PM
UCAR's Real-Time and Restrospective Data Access Project
Tom Yoksas, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Worley

  2:00 PM
Introductory Remarks. Nancy Soreide, NOAA/PMEL

  2:15 PM
Coffee Break

  2:45 PM
Conference Luncheon

  4:45 PM
Coffee Break

  5:15 PM
The Global Observing System Information Center (GOSIC)
J. R. Wilson, Univ. of Delaware, Lewes, DE

10:00 AM-2:00 PM: Tuesday, 16 January 2001


Exhibit Hours


Exhibit Hours

12:15 PM-12:15 PM: Tuesday, 16 January 2001


Annual Meeting Luncheon

Papers:
  12:15 PM
Details on Luncheon Speakers
Jim Hartz and Rick Chappell

2:15 PM-5:43 PM: Tuesday, 16 January 2001


6
European and other international applications (Parallel with Session 4)
Sponsor: 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Organizers: Horst Boettger, ECMWF; John Lincoln, Consultant

Papers:
  2:15 PM
6.2
Access to ECMWF archive and information
Horst Böttger, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and D. Marbouty, K. Fielding, and B. Raoult

  2:30 PM
6.3
METVIEW 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

  2:45 PM
6.4
Semi-automation facilities on Horace
Alan M. Radford, UK Met Office, Bracknell, Berks., United Kingdom

  3:00 PM
6.5
Porting Horace to Linux
Mike Hobson, UK Met Office, Bracknell, Berks., United Kingdom

 
6.6
Synergie Météo-France meteorological workstation improvements

 
6.7
Operational use of Synergie for aeronautical forecasts

  3:15 PM
6.8
  3:30 PM
6.9
The 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

  3:45 PM
AutoTAF—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

  4:00 PM
Implementation 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

  4:15 PM
Rainfall 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

  4:30 PM
Impact of Lost Russian RAOBs on Numerical Weather Prediction Skill
M. Steven Tracton, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and R. Kistler and J. Giraytys

  4:45 PM
Introductory Remarks. John Lincoln, Consultant

  5:00 PM
Coffee Break

3:30 PM-7:00 PM: Tuesday, 16 January 2001


0a
Exhibit Hours

5:30 PM-7:00 PM: Tuesday, 16 January 2001


Grand Poster Night

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Tuesday, 16 January 2001


Poster Session 1
IIPS Poster Session: Formal Viewing
Sponsor: 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Organizer: Steve Holt, Mitretek, Inc.

Papers:
 
Spectrum width Patterns
Valery M. Melnikov, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. J. Doviak

 
The development and utilization of graphical forecasts at NWS Corpus Christi
Andrew R. Patrick, NOAA/NWS, Corpus Christi, TX; and J. M. Coyne

 
Teletraining Using VISITview
Anthony Mostek, NOAA/NWS, Boulder, CO; and S. Bachmeier, T. Whittaker, D. Bikos, B. Motta, B. Grant, and J. LaDue

 
The online FX-Net user manual
Donald M. Dumont, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH; and C. S. Lopresti Jr. and J. P. Koermer

 
The 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

 
Use 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

 
P1.7
Weather Effects Predictions for Military Mission Planning

 
New software to monitor satellite soundings at NOAA/NESDIS
Richard Kelley Jr., Computer Sciences Corporation, Suitland, MD

 
A 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 Jr., D. Burkheimer, and D. McCauley

 
A winter weather index to estimate maintenance costs in the Midwest
Bradley Temeyer, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and W. A. Gallus Jr., E. S. Takle, D. Burkheimer, and D. McCauley

 
Analysis software for the Aerosonde robotic aircraft
Kendal McGuffie, University of Technology, Broadway, NSW, Australia; and J. R. Soddell and J. Becker

 
HPVCI-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

 
Immersadesk demonstrations: oceanographic and atmospheric models and in-situ data
Christopher W. Moore, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and N. N. Soreide

 
Neural 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

 
Earth 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

 
NEXRAD Product Improvement: Overview of NEXRAD Open System Plans
Robert E. Saffle, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

 
Integrated Meteorological Information for Aviation Users
Dimitar Ivanov, Air Traffic Services Authority, Sofia, Bulgaria; and A. Kolarov and A. Weipert

 
Coastal Data Processing
Richard Barazotto, NOAA/National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD

Wednesday, 17 January 2001

12:00 AM-12:00 AM: Wednesday, 17 January 2001


WED 17 JAN

8:00 AM-9:30 AM: Wednesday, 17 January 2001


President's Symposium

9:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 17 January 2001


Coffee Break

10:00 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 17 January 2001


President's Symposium Continued

1:30 PM-4:15 PM: Wednesday, 17 January 2001


8
IIPS Applications in Satellites (Parallel with Sessions 7 & 9)
Sponsor: 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Organizers: Ron Gird, NOAA/NWS; Gerald Dittberner, NOAA/NESDIS

Papers:
  1:30 PM
8.2
GOES Image Enhancement Study–A Feasibility Test
Edward G. Howard, NOAA/DOC, Washington, DC; and G. Ellrod, D. G. Gray, and J. J. Gurka

  1:45 PM
8.3
GOES 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 Jr.

  2:00 PM
8.4
GOES N, The First of the Next Series–User Community Upgrades
Arthur T. McClinton Jr., Mitretek Systems, Inc., McLean, VA; and G. J. Dittberner

  2:15 PM
8.5
Hierarchical motion decomposition for Cloud-tracking
C. Kambhamettu, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; and K. Palaniappan and A. F. Hasler

  2:30 PM
8.6
QuikSCAT 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

  2:45 PM
8.7
Overview 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

  3:00 PM
8.8
Neural 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

  3:15 PM
Introductory Remarks. Ron Gird, NOAA/NWS

  3:30 PM
Coffee Break

  4:00 PM

9
Visualization (Parallel with Session 7 & 8)
Sponsor: 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Organizer: Jimmie Smith, MeteoQuest Inc.

Papers:
  1:30 PM
9.2
Using 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

  1:45 PM
9.3
Visual Data Fusion for Decision Support Applications of Numerical Weather Prediction
Lloyd A. Treinish, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY

  2:00 PM
9.4
An Interactive Visual Computing Tool for Multi-Dimensional Scientific Analysis
Phillip A. Zuzolo, Autometric Inc., Springfield, VA; and S. G. Hoffert and A. M. Powell Jr.

  2:15 PM
9.5
HPVCI-The Big Picture
Paul J. Croft, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and P. J. Fitzpatrick and R. S. Reddy

  2:30 PM
9.6
Interactive 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

  2:45 PM
9.7
FX-NET as an weather visualization tool in undergraduate meteorological education
James P. Koermer, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH; and J. Zabransky Jr., S. Madine, E. Polster, and N. Wang

  3:00 PM
9.8
Development 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

  3:15 PM
Introductory Remarks. Jimmie Smith, Meteoquest, Inc.

  3:30 PM
Coffee Break

  4:00 PM
Multiresolution Tiling for Interactive Viewing of Large Datasets
K. Palaniappan, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and J. B. Fraser

1:30 PM-5:15 PM: Wednesday, 17 January 2001


7
Distributed Data Access: Part II (Parallel with Sessions 8 & 9)
Sponsor: 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Organizer: Richard K. Thigpen, NOAA/NWS

Papers:
  1:30 PM
7.2
  1:45 PM
7.3
NOAAPort Present and Future
Chuck Piercy, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

  2:00 PM
7.4
NOAAPort Broadcast Technical Update
Leroy Klet, Litton/PRC, McLean, VA

  2:15 PM
7.5
Radar Products Central Collection/Distribution Service
Michael G. Carelli, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

  2:30 PM
7.6
  2:45 PM
7.7
EMWIN system description and future plans
Santos Rodriguez Jr., NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

  3:00 PM
7.8
NOAA Weather Wire System
Doug Walls, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

  3:15 PM
7.9
NWS communications identifiers, heading for the future!
Fredrick R. Branski, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

  3:30 PM
The Overview of the NOAA Weather Radio System
Ken Putkovich, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

  3:45 PM
Technology to Serve the Deaf via NOAA Weather Radio
Mike Campbell, NOAA/NWS, Flagstaff, AZ

  4:00 PM
Upcoming changes to NCEP numerical forecast products
John H. Ward, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD

  4:15 PM
Introductory Remarks. Richard Thigpen, NOAA/NWS

  4:30 PM
Coffee Break

  5:00 PM
An Overview of the NWS Telecommunication Gateway
James Fenix, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

4:15 PM-4:15 PM: Wednesday, 17 January 2001


Sessions end for the day

5:00 PM-5:00 PM: Wednesday, 17 January 2001


Sessions end for the day

6:00 PM-6:00 PM: Wednesday, 17 January 2001


Reception (Cash Bar)

7:30 PM-9:00 PM: Wednesday, 17 January 2001


AMS Annual Awards Banquet

Thursday, 18 January 2001

12:00 AM-12:00 AM: Thursday, 18 January 2001


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THUR 18 JAN

8:00 AM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 18 January 2001


10
Internet/Web Applications (Parallel with Sessions 11 & 12)
Sponsor: 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Organizer: Donald Mock, NOAA/CDC

Papers:
  8:00 AM
Using Java Servlets and Java Server Pages to Distribute Climate Data
Roland H. Schweitzer, NOAA/CDC and CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO

  8:15 AM
Interactive Graphics Toolkit for Java Applications and Web Applets
Donald W. Denbo, JISAO/University of Washington and NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA

  8:30 AM
EPIC 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

  8:45 AM
The 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

  9:00 AM
Inside the Live Access Server
Joseph Sirott, NOAA/PMEL and JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and J. Callahan and S. Hankin

  9:15 AM
GrADS and DODS
Joseph Wielgosz, COLA, Calverton, MD; and B. E. Doty, J. Gallagher, and D. Holloway

  9:30 AM
A Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) approach to climate data delivery
Julia A. Collins, NOAA/OAR/CDC, Boulder, CO

  9:45 AM
Design of Modular XML documents
Thomas B. Passin, Mitretek Systems, Inc., McLean, VA

  10:00 AM
  10:15 AM
Visualization 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

  10:30 AM
CWxMAP—Customer-Driven Interactive METOC Charts via The WWW
Earl V. Ravid, FNMOC, Monterey, CA; and K. Saylor and K. W. Stroh

  10:45 AM
Network-based Visualization Using the Distributed Image SpreadSheet (DISS)
K. Palaniappan, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and A. F. Hasler, J. Fraser, and M. Manyin

  11:00 AM
Introduction to topic maps
Thomas B. Passin, Mitretek Systems, Inc., McLean, VA

  11:15 AM
Custom analysis of web server logs
Thomas B. Passin, Mitretek Systems, Inc., McLean, VA

  11:30 AM
Exploiting 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

  11:45 AM
Recent 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

  12:00 PM
User Support and Operations Support Move to the Web
Ellen B. Brown, NOAA/NESDIS, Suitland, MD; and E. V. Tabor and R. Kelley

  12:15 PM
The 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

  12:30 PM
TRMM Homepage for real-time data
Tetsuo Nakazawa, MRI, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and M. Kachi

  12:45 PM
Introductory Remarks. Donald Mock, NOAA/ERL/CDC

  1:00 PM
Coffee Break

  1:30 PM
Lunch Break

  2:45 PM
Community Software Design: The Unidata Java-Based MetApps Project
Don Murray, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. Murphy

9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Thursday, 18 January 2001


11
Coastal Data Management (Parallel with Session 10)
Sponsor: 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Organizers: Fred Klein, Mitretek Systems; John Ellis, NRL

Papers:
  9:00 AM
The New National Coastal Data Development Center
Richard Barazotto, NOAA/NOS, Silver Spring, MD; and F. Klein

  9:15 AM
  9:30 AM
Supporting 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 AM
NCDDC Prototype Interoperability Architecture
John W. Ellis, NRL, Stennis Space Center, MS

10:00 AM-10:00 AM: Thursday, 18 January 2001


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-4:30 PM: Thursday, 18 January 2001


12
Data and Information Handling (Paralell with Sessions 10 & 13)
Sponsor: 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Organizers: Dan McMorrow, Johns Hopkins Univ.; Robert Introne, Consultant

Papers:
  10:30 AM
Product Availability Monitoring System (PAMS) Use During the AWIPS Commissioning Process
Khien Ba Nguyen, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Facundo

  10:45 AM
The NOAA MODIS/Near-Real-Time System
Paul D. Haggerty, Science and Technology Corp., Suitland, MD; and K. Sprietzer, G. Legg, and R. W. Luczak

  11:00 AM
Use of the AWIPS Commissioning Homepage as a Productivity Tool
Joseph Facundo, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

  11:15 AM
Final Update on AWIPS Commissioning/Legacy System Decommissioning
Joseph Facundo, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

  11:45 AM
EPIC Database Management Using MySQL
Willa H. Zhu, JISAO/Univ. of Washington and NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and D. W. Denbo

  12:00 PM
An 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

  12:15 PM
A flexible system to manage and query NOAA station history information
Jeffrey D. Arnfield, NOAA/NCDC, Asheville, NC

  12:30 PM
ncBrowse: A Graphical netCDF File Browser
Donald W. Denbo, JISAO/Univ. of Washington and NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA

  12:45 PM
Recent Advances in Product Availability Monitoring System (PAMS)
Khien B. Nguyen, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. D. Buckingham

  1:00 PM
Integration of NOS and TCOON data into AWIPS Observations
Andrew R. Patrick, NOAA/NWS, Corpus Christi, TX

  1:30 PM
Recent 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

  1:45 PM
Evolving data requirements for research and education
Steven R. Chiswell, UCAR, Boulder, CO

  2:00 PM
Introductory Remarks. Dan McMorrow, Johns Hopkins Univ.

  2:15 PM
Lunch Break

  3:45 PM
Coffee Break

  4:15 PM
Managing national datasets for AWIPS
Frances B. Curnow, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. S. Wakefield

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 18 January 2001


Lunch Break

3:00 PM-6:00 PM: Thursday, 18 January 2001


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Exhibit Hours


Exhibit Hours

3:30 PM-5:15 PM: Thursday, 18 January 2001


13
Updates in modernized weather/climate services (Parallel with Session 12)
Sponsor: 17th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Organizers: Mary Glackin, NOAA/NESDIS; Robert Landis, NOAA/NWS

Papers:
  3:30 PM
Radar 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

 
13.3
Generating Local Storm Reports and Storm Data Summaries in the AWIPS era

  3:46 PM
Status of the U.S. National Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Program
Howard J. Diamond, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD

  4:00 PM
Temperature 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

  4:15 PM
HAILTRAK: Radar-based real-time assessment of hail damage for the insurance industry
John F. Henz, Henz Meteorological Services, Littleton, CO

  4:30 PM
Introductory Remarks. Mary Glackin, NOAA/NESDIS

  5:00 PM
Visibility 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

5:00 PM-5:00 PM: Thursday, 18 January 2001


Conference ends

5:00 PM-6:00 PM: Thursday, 18 January 2001


Closing Reception in Exhibit Hall (Cash Bar)

6:30 PM-6:30 PM: Thursday, 18 January 2001


Closing Keynote Address

Papers:
  6:30 PM

7:30 PM-9:30 PM: Thursday, 18 January 2001


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