12th Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation (Expanded View)

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Compact View of Conference

Saturday, 8 February 2003
7:30 AM-9:00 AM, Saturday
Short Course Registration
9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Saturday
Conference Registration* (Joint between the 19th Conference on IIPS, the Impacts of Water Variability: Benefits and Challenges, the Observing and Understanding the Variability of Water in Weather and Climate, the 17TH Conference on Hydrology, the 14th Symposium on Global Change and Climate Variations, the 12th Conference on Interactions of the Sea and Atmosphere, the 12th Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, the 12th Symposium on Education, the 12th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, the 7th Symposium on IOS: The Water Cycle, the 5th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry: Gases, Aerosols, and Clouds, the 3rd Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to the Environmental Science, and the Symposium on the F-Scale and Severe-Weather Damage Assessment)
Sunday, 9 February 2003
7:30 AM-9:00 AM, Sunday
Short Course Registration
9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sunday
Conference Registration
Monday, 10 February 2003
7:30 AM-5:30 PM, Monday
Conference Registration (continues through Thursday, 13 February)
9:00 AM-9:15 AM, Monday
Keynote Session In Memory of Dr Tim Crawford NOAA/ARL Idaho Falls
Organizer: Jerry H. Crescenti, NOAA/ERL/ARL, Idaho Falls, ID
9:00 AMIn Memory of Dr. Timothy L. Crawford, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory Field Research Division, Idaho Falls, Idaho  
Jerry H Crescenti, NOAA/ERL/ARL, Idaho Falls, ID
9:15 AM-9:59 AM, Monday
Session 1 Aircraft Measurements (This session is dedicated to Dr. Tim Crawford: NOAA/ARL Idaho Falls)
Organizer: Jerry H. Crescenti, NOAA/ERL/ARL, Idaho Falls, ID
9:15 AM1.1Aircraft Measurements of Turbulence: Length Scales, Spectra, Budgets, and the Prediction Problem  extended abstract
Owen R. Cote, Air Force Research Labortory, Hanscom AFB, MA; and J. R. Roadcap, D. E. Wroblewski, R. J. Dobosy, and T. L. Crawford
1.2Aircraft-Measured Fluxes of N2O Using the Relaxed Eddy Accumulation Technique  
J. I. MacPherson, Institute for Aerospace Research, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada; and R. L. Desjardins, E. Pattey, and D. J. Pennock
9:29 AM1.3Refractive turbulence in the upper troposhere and lower stratosphere: analysis of aircraft measurements using structure functions  extended abstract
Donald Wroblewski, Boston University, Boston, MA; and O. R. Cote, J. M. Hacker, T. L. Crawford, and R. J. Dobosy
9:44 AM1.4Airborne wind lidar to evaluate air/ocean exchanges at high wind speeds  
G. David Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc., Charlottesville, VA; and C. O'Handley
10:15 AM-10:45 AM, Monday
Coffee Break in Poster Session Room
10:45 AM-11:15 AM, Monday
Session 2 Aircraft Measurements Past and Present (This session is dedicated to Dr. Tim Crawford: NOAA/ARL Idaho Falls)
Organizer: Jeff Stith, NCAR, Boulder, CO
10:45 AM2.1Another look at the Sierra Wave Project: Fifty years later  extended abstract
Vanda Grubisic, DRI, Reno, NV; and J. Lewis
11:00 AM2.2Future environmental measurement opportunities with HIAPER, the new NSF/NCAR research platform  extended abstract
Krista Laursen, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Friesen and D. Carlson
11:15 AM, Monday
Panel Discussion 1 Open Discussion on Aircraft Measurements: How far have we come?
Organizer: Jerry H Crescenti, NOAA/ERL/ARL, Idaho Falls, ID
12:00 PM, Monday
Lunch Break
1:30 PM-2:30 PM, Monday
Session 3 Improved Weather Measurement Systems
Organizer: Daniel E. Wolfe, NOAA/ETL, Boulder, CO
1:30 PM3.1The 21st Century’s Airport Weather Reporting System  extended abstract
Patrick L. Kelly, Coastal Environmental Systems, Seattle, WA; and G. L. Stringer, E. Tseo, D. M. Ellefson, M. Lydon, and D. Buckshnis
1:45 PM3.2The Development of the Canadian Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay (AMRAD) Program - An Update  extended abstract
Gilles Fournier, Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2:00 PM3.3Advances in tethered balloon sounding technology  extended abstract
Ronald A. Shellhorn, Vaisala, Boulder, CO
2:15 PM3.4A New Tall-Tower Meteorological Monitoring System  extended abstract
Matthew J. Parker, Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Aiken, SC
2:30 PM, Monday
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
2:30 PM, Monday
Poster Session 1 Posters
 P1.1A new reference radiosonde for precise upper air measurements  
William H. Bauman III, Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc, Turners Falls, MA; and W. M. Stein and M. C. Beaubien
 P1.2The Importance of Recording Pre-launch Radiosonde Data  extended abstract
Kathryn Beierle, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Wang and E. Chamberlain
 P1.3Developing a model for transitioning radiosondes in the NWS upper air network  extended abstract
Joseph Facundo, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
 P1.4Intercomparison of three sounding techniques employed during the EPIC2001 field program  extended abstract
Allen J. Schanot, NCAR, Boulder, CO
 P1.5Flying into Typhoon Haiyan with UAV Aerosonde  extended abstract
Po-Hsiung Lin, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; and C. S. Lee, T. C. Yen, and H. C. Lee
 P1.6Completing instrument metadata and adjusting biases in the radiosonde record to allow determination of global precipitable water trends  extended abstract
Steven R. Schroeder, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
 P1.7The Impact of Nearby Structures and Trees on Sigma Theta Measurements  extended abstract
Thomas E. Bellinger, Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety, Springfield, IL
 P1.8A comparison of winds measured by a 915 MHz wind profiling radar and a Doppler lidar  extended abstract
William J. Shaw, PNNL, Richland, WA; and L. S. Darby and R. M. Banta
 P1.9Rainfall Estimates over South America  
Galdino V. Mota, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and E. Zipser and B. Xi
 P1.10Observations of the meteorology of two Nevada basins  extended abstract
Stephen A. Cohn, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Hallett, J. Lewis, and W. O. J. Brown
 P1.11The Oklahoma Mesonet's Skin Temperature Network  extended abstract
Chris Fiebrich, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK; and J. E. Martinez, J. L. Brotzge, and J. M. Basara
 P1.12A station density strategy for the United States Climate Reference Network (USCRN)  extended abstract
Michael J. Janis, Southeast Regional Climate Center, Columbia, SC; and K. G. Hubbard and K. T. Redmond
 P1.13Development of a climatological database for dryland agricultural research  extended abstract
H. Scott Oviatt, USDA/ARS, Pendleton, OR
 P1.14A comparison of fractional cloud cover determinations by a sky imager with visual estimations by trained National Weather Service observers  
Gary B. Hodges, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. A. Augustine
 P1.15Adopting a statewide surface meteorological network for developing a hands-On instrumentation course at North Carolina State University  extended abstract
Dev dutta S. Niyogi, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and V. K. Saxena
 P1.16Calibration issues using impact disdrometers for calibration of Doppler radar profilers  extended abstract
Wallace L. Clark, NOAA/AL, Boulder, CO; and K. S. Gage, D. A. Carter, C. R. Williams, P. E. Johnston, and A. Tokay
 P1.17Comprehensive Relationship between Atmospheric-Land Surface Interaction for Energy, Water Vapor fluxes over Tropical Asian Monsoon Environment  extended abstract
Toda Motomu, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Inashiki-gun, Ibaraki, Japan; and N. Ohte, Y. Kosugi, and T. Watanabe
 P1.18Operation of a Mobile Wind Profiler in Severe Clutter Environments  extended abstract
J. R. Jordan, ETL/NOAA, Boulder, CO; and J. L. Leach and D. E. Wolfe
 P1.19Multi-instrument wind comparisons from the EPIC 2001 field experiment  
Michelle N. Ryan, Science & Technology Corporation, Boulder, CO; and D. E. Wolfe and J. Intrieri
 P1.20A new data acquisition system for the U.S. Army FM-CW radar: still a great way to see half-meter resolution  extended abstract
Scott A. McLaughlin, Applied Technologies, Inc., Longmont, CO
 P1.21Development and evaluation of an extensive calibration procedure for UV filter radiometers  extended abstract
Alexander Los, Kipp & Zonen BV, Delft, Netherlands
 P1.22A new automated method of MFRSR-based optical depth analysis  extended abstract
John A. Augustine, NOAA/ARL, Boulder, CO; and C. I. Medina
 P1.23Total wind—a new approach for airport wind field analysis  extended abstract
Juhani A Polvinen, Vaisala OYJ, Helsinki, Finland
 P1.24A Quick Deployment Airfield Automated Weather Display System  
Timothy Edward Parker, Coastal Environmental Systems, Seattle, WA
 P1.25A rapid meteorological response capability for emergency management  
Mark C. Beaubien, Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc, Turners Falls, MA; and W. H. Bauman and D. C. Sautter
P1.26Comparison of Wind Speed Data at Two Nearby Sites Using Different Measurement Systems  
Eldewins M. Haynes, Duke Energy Corporation, Charlotte, NC
Elizabeth A. Boll, AFRL, Kirtland AFB, NM; and R. J. Lefevre and S. A. Early
4:00 PM-4:45 PM, Monday
Session 4 Improved Weather Measurement Techniques
Organizer: Chuck Wade, NCAR/RAP, Boulder, CO
4:00 PM4.1A low-power electric-field meter with reciprocating shutter  extended abstract
Jody A. Swenson, Campbell Scientific, Inc., Logan, UT; and L. G. Byerley, W. H. Beasley, and I. G. Bogoev
4:15 PM4.2Fischer-Porter rain gauge upgrade  
Eric Tseo, Coastal Environmental Systems, Seattle, WA
4:30 PM4.3New Vaisala RS92 GPS Radiosonde offers high level of performance and GPS wind data availability  
Jaakko Hirvensalo, Vaisala, Helsinki, Finland; and J. Währn and H. Jauhianen
4:45 PM, Monday
Panel Discussion 2 Open Discussion on New/Improved Measurement Systems and Techniques
Organizer: Chuck Wade, NCAR, Boulder, CO
5:30 PM, Monday
Sessions End for the Day
5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Monday
Formal Opening of Exhibits with Reception (Cash Bar)
Tuesday, 11 February 2003
8:30 AM-9:30 AM, Tuesday
Session 5 Meteorological Measurement Networks I
Organizer: Kevin R. Durkee, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Diamond Bar, CA
8:30 AM5.1Measurement and modeling soil moisture in a statewide meteorological network in North Carolina  extended abstract
Dev dutta S. Niyogi, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and S. Raman, A. Syed, R. C. Gilliam, and R. P. Boyles
8:45 AM5.2A New Composite Observing System Strategy for Ground based GPS Meteorology  extended abstract
Seth I. Gutman, NOAA/FSL, Boulder, CO; and S. Sahm, J. Stewart, S. Benjamin, T. Smith, and B. Schwartz
9:00 AM5.3Simulations of Spatial and Temporal Variations of Electric Field at the Surface Beneath Thunderstorms (as would be measured by a network of electric-field meters)  extended abstract
Frank W. Gallagher III, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and W. H. Beasley, A. R. Bansemer, L. G. Byerley, J. A. Swenson, and I. G. Bogoev
9:15 AM5.4United States Climate Reference Network (USCRN) precipitation intercomparison study  extended abstract
C. Bruce Baker, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and M. Gifford
9:45 AM-11:00 AM, Tuesday
Formal Poster Viewing With Coffee Break
11:00 AM-12:15 PM, Tuesday
Session 6 Meteorological Networks Quality Control and Assurance
Organizer: Robert A. Baxter, T&B Systems, Inc., Valencia, CA
11:00 AM6.1Monitoring the Health of Observing Networks  
Thomas C. Peterson, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and H. Frederick and J. H. Lawrimore
11:15 AM6.2Automated Quality Control of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) Data from the Southern Great Plains (SGP), North Slope Alaska (NSA), and Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) Sites  extended abstract
Karen L. Sonntag, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. R. Dean, C. M. Shafer, R. A. Peppler, and C. P. Bahrmann
11:30 AM6.3The feasability of field transformation functions for air humidity measurements  extended abstract
X. Lin, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and K. G. Hubbard and C. B. Baker
11:45 AM6.4Climate Reference Network Site Reconnaissance: Lessons Learned and Relearned  extended abstract
Kelly T. Redmond, DRI, Reno, NV; and M. J. Janis and K. G. Hubbard
12:00 PM6.5Quality assurance audit program for surface and upper air meteorological measurements in the South Coast Air Basin of California  extended abstract
Robert A. Baxter, T&B Systems, Inc., Valencia, CA; and D. L. Yoho and K. R. Durkee
12:15 PM, Tuesday
Lunch Break
1:30 PM-2:15 PM, Tuesday
Session 7 Meteorological Measurement Networks II
Organizers: John A. Augustine, NOAA/ARL, Boulder, CO; C. Bruce Baker, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC
1:30 PM7.1Weather System Upgrades to Support Space Launch at the Eastern Range and Kennedy Space Center  extended abstract
D. E. Harms, 45th Weather Squadron, Patrick AFB, FL; and B. F. Boyd, F. C. Flinn, T. M. McNamara, J. T. Madura, T. L. Wilfong, and P. R. Conant
1:45 PM7.2The Representativeness of Skin Temperature Measurements at Oklahoma Mesonet Sites  extended abstract
Jeffrey B. Basara, Oklahoma Climatological Survey and Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. R. Cheresnick and P. K. Hall
2:00 PM7.3Operations of the joint USDA/OCE/WAOB and MSU/DREC Agricultural Weather and Data Center  extended abstract
Thomas Puterbaugh, USDA/NRCS/WAOB, Washington, DC; and R. P. Motha, G. L. Schaefer, T. B. Freeland, H. C. Pringle, and H. L. Crowley
2:15 PM, Tuesday
Panel Discussion 3 Open Discussion on Meteorological Measurement Networks: Climate monitoring implications?
Organizer: C. Bruce Baker, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC
3:30 PM-4:00 PM, Tuesday
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall (Exhibits open 1:30–6:30)
3:30 PM-4:45 PM, Tuesday
Session 8 Radiosonde Upper-Air Measurements
Organizer: Donald E. Lehrman, Technology & Business Systems, Santa Rosa, CA
3:30 PM8.1Corrected TOGA-COARE sounding humidity data: impact on climate and convection over the warm pool  extended abstract
Richard H. Johnson, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and P. E. Ciesielski
3:45 PM8.2Technique for verifying radiosonde solar radiation correction algorithm  extended abstract
James Fitzgibbons, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Facundo
Carl A. Bower Jr., NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. J. Fitzgibbon
8.4The radiation error of radiosonde thermistors determined from the ATM radiosonde  
Francis J Schmidlin, NASA/GSFC/Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA; and A. G. Schauer
4:15 PM8.5Progress in improving upper air moisture measurements over the UK  extended abstract
John Nash, Met Ofiice, Wokingham, Berks, United Kingdom; and T. Oakley and C. Gaffard
4:30 PM8.6Update on the implementation of the National Weather Service's Radiosonde Replacement System  extended abstract
Joseph Facundo, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
5:00 PM-5:30 PM, Tuesday
Special Address. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, NOAA, Washington, DC
5:00 PM, Tuesday
Sessions End for the Day
Wednesday, 12 February 2003
8:30 AM-9:30 AM, Wednesday
Session 9 Remote Sensing Measurement Intercomparisons
Organizer: Allen B. White, NOAA/ETL, Boulder, CO
8:30 AM9.1Turbulence dissipation rate measured by 915 MHz wind profiling radars compared with in-situ tower and aircraft data  extended abstract
William J. Shaw, PNNL, Richland, WA; and M. A. LeMone
8:45 AM9.2Moisture comparisons using AIRS, GPS, and radiosondes  
Larry M. McMillin, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD
9:00 AM9.3Comparisons of LDAR network height and density data with WSR-88D echo top and SCIT reflectivity data  extended abstract
Nicholas W. S. Demetriades, Vaisala-GAI Inc., Tucson, AZ; and R. L. Holle and M. J. Murphy
9:15 AM9.4Shipboard Wind Profiler Observations NOAA R/V Ronald H. Brown  extended abstract
Daniel E. Wolfe, NOAA/ERL/ETL, Boulder, CO; and M. Falls and M. Ryan
9:30 AM-10:00 AM, Wednesday
Coffee Break in the Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Level, Promenade
10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Wednesday
Presidential Forum: Administration Priorities in Climate Change Research and Technology
12:00 PM, Wednesday
Lunch Break
1:30 PM, Wednesday
Simpsons Symposium—A Tribute to Robert and Joanne Simpson
1:30 PM-3:00 PM, Wednesday
Session 10 Remote Sensing Measurements: Observations and Applications I
Organizer: Stephen A. Cohn, NCAR, Boulder, CO
1:30 PM10.1Ground based sky dome pictures generated by infrared spectrometric data  extended abstract
Thierry Besnard, LPEC/CNRS, Le Havre, Normandy, France; and D. Gillotay, F. Zanghi, L. Berger, and I. Labaye
1:45 PM10.2Application of wind profiles from UV Lidar in nowcasting for Mauna Kea Observatories  extended abstract
Steven Businger, University of Hawaii; and I. Dors, S. Turco, J. McHugh, J. Ryan, T. Cherubini, J. B. Moore, C. Nardell, and P. Hays
2:00 PM10.3Mobile Integrated Profiling System (MIPS) observations of boundary layer and water vapor variations around boundaries and storms  
Kevin Knupp, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
2:15 PM10.4NCAR Integrated Sounding System Observations at IHOP  extended abstract
William O. J. Brown, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. O. Pinto, T. Y. Yu, D. B. Parsons, and T. Weckwerth
2:30 PM10.5Preliminary performance characteristics of a 28 m2 aperture—449 MHz wind profiling radar  extended abstract
Herb Winston, Vaisala Incorporated, Boulder, CO; and D. E. Wolfe
2:45 PM10.6A Low-powered S-band Precipitation Profiler for Hydrological Applications  extended abstract
Kenneth S. Gage, NOAA/AL, Boulder, CO; and W. L. Ecklund, W. L. Clark, D. A. Carter, C. R. Williams, and P. E. Johnston
3:00 PM-3:30 PM, Wednesday
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall (Exhibits open 1:30–7:30P.M.)
3:30 PM-4:30 PM, Wednesday
Session 11 Remote Sensing Measurements: Observations and Applications II
Organizer: Kenneth S. Gage, NOAA/AL, Boulder, CO
3:30 PM11.1Observations of temporal and spatial variability of ozone during the Texas Air Quality Study 2000  extended abstract
William J. Shaw, PNNL, Richland, WA; and E. G. Chapman
3:45 PM11.2Experimental extension of the measurement range of a boundary layer wind profiler to about 9 km  extended abstract
P. W. Chan, Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong, China; and K. K. Yeung
4:00 PM11.3Calibration of Scanning Radars Using Vertically Pointing Profilers and Surface Disdrometers  extended abstract
Christopher R. Williams, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and P. E. Johnston, W. L. Clark, K. S. Gage, D. A. Carter, and P. A. Kucera
4:15 PM11.4Remote Sensing of the Planetary Boundary Layer by GPS Occultations  
George A. Hajj, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and C. O. Ao, E. R. Kursinski, B. A. Iijima, T. K. Meehan, and M. de la Torre Juarez
4:30 PM, Wednesday
Panel Discussion 4 Open Discussion Remote Sensing: New retrieval methods? Are we headed in the right direction?
Organizers: Stephen A. Cohn, NCAR, Boulder, CO; Daniel E. Wolfe, NOAA/ETL, Boulder, CO; Allen B. White, Environmental Technology Laboratory, Boulder, CO
5:30 PM, Wednesday
Sessions End for the Day
6:00 PM-7:30 PM, Wednesday
Reception (Cash Bar)
7:30 PM-9:30 PM, Wednesday
AMS Annual Awards Banquet
Thursday, 13 February 2003
8:30 AM-12:15 PM, Thursday
Joint Session 9 Satellite Measurements: Hydrological Impact and Land Surface Data Assimilation (Joint with the 17th Conference on Hydrology and the 12th Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation
Organizer: Ana P. Barros, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
8:30 AMJ9.1Use of Satellite Data Assimilation to Infer Land Surface Thermal Inertia  
William M. Lapenta, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and R. McNider, A. Pour Biazar, R. Suggs, G. Jedlovec, and S. Dembek
8:45 AMJ9.2Toward the real-time observation of hydrologic land surface fluxes from space: Data assimilation using the ensemble Kalman filter  
Steven A. Margulis, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and D. Entekhabi, D. McLaughlin, and S. Dunne
9:00 AMJ9.3Integration of spaceborne precipitation and surface brightness temperature measurements using an Ensemble Kalman filter  extended abstract
Wade T. Crow, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD
9:15 AMJ9.4Assessing the impact of horizontal error correlations in forcing data  
Rolf H. Reichle, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. D. Koster
9:30 AMJ9.5Modeling Multiyear Surface Evapotranspiration with Remote Sensing Data  extended abstract
Marvin L. Wesely, ANL, Argonne, IL; and J. Song
9:45 AMFormal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break  
11:00 AMJ9.6Enhancing the validation of remote sensing data  
Michael P. Crane, USGS, Sioux Falls, SD; and T. DeFelice
11:15 AMJ9.7Detection of water vapor profiles and thin moisture layers from atmospheric radio occultations  
Manuel de la Torre Juárez, JPL/Caltech, Pasadena, CA; and P. M. Nilsson
11:30 AMJ9.8Comparison of SeaWinds scatterometer data with a hydrologic process model for the assessment of snow melt dynamics  
Venkataramana Rao Sridhar, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and K. C. McDonald and D. P. Lettenmaier
11:45 AMJ9.9Assimilation of Near-surface Soil Moisture Into the Three Layer Variable Infiltration Capacity Land-surface Model  extended abstract
Laura M. Parada, University of California, Berkeley, CA; and X. Liang
12:00 PMJ9.10The Validation of a Land Data Assimilation System (LDAS) Using Oklahoma Mesonet Data  extended abstract
Kodi Lynn Nemunaitis, Oklahoma Climate Survey and University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. B. Basara
9:00 AM, Thursday
Simpsons Symposium—A Tribute to Robert and Joanne Simpson
9:45 AM, Thursday
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
12:15 PM-1:30 PM, Thursday
Lunch Break
1:30 PM-2:45 PM, Thursday
Session 14 Surface Hydrological Measurements
Organizer: Kenneth G. Wastrack, Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, AL
1:30 PM14.1Integration of humidity fluctuation sensors into the Lindenberg boundary layer measurement facilities: Experiences, problems, and future requirements  extended abstract
Ulrich Weisensee, German Weather Service, Tauche, Germany; and F. Beyrich and J. P. Leps
1:45 PM14.2Preliminary results from a field comparison of relative humidity sensors  extended abstract
K. G. Hubbard, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and X. Lin, K. Robbins, C. B. Baker, and R. Fontenot
2:00 PM14.3A new low maintenance dew point sensor for the National Weather Service Automated Surface Observing System  extended abstract
Jennifer M. Dover, NOAA/NWS, Sterling, VA; and B. Childs
2:15 PM14.4Detecting Ice Pellets, Snow Pellets and Hail on ASOS using an Acoustic Sensor  
Charles G. Wade, NCAR, Boulder, CO
2:30 PM14.5Field Studies of a Vibrating-Wire Precipitation Gauge  extended abstract
Claude E. Duchon, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. G. Wade and J. A. Cole
3:00 PM, Thursday
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall (Exhibit Hall open 1:30-6:30 p.m.)
3:30 PM-4:30 PM, Thursday
Session 15 Surface Measurements
Organizer: Paul M. Fransioli, J3AQM, LLC, Las Vegas, NV
15.1Comparison of Wind Speed Data at Two Nearby Sites Using Identical Measurement Systems  
Eldewins M. Haynes, Duke Energy Corporation, Charlotte, NC
3:30 PM15.2A National Temperature Record at Loma, Montana  extended abstract
Andrew H. Horvitz, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and S. Stephens, M. Helfert, G. Goodge, K. T. Redmond, K. Pomeroy, and E. Kurdy
3:44 PM15.3Observations and conclusions from the surface layer stability transition experiments  extended abstract
Gail-Tirrell Vaucher, Army Research Laboratory, WSMR, NM
3:59 PM15.4How Meteorological Standards Can Help You  extended abstract
Paul M. Fransioli, J3AQM, LLC, Las Vegas, NV
4:14 PM15.5Visibility Sensor Accuracy: What's Realistic?  extended abstract
John D. Crosby, Enviro Tech Sensors Inc., Clarksville, MD
4:45 PM, Thursday
Conference Ends
5:30 PM, Thursday
Closing Reception in Exhibit Hall (Cash Bar)
6:00 PM, Thursday
Simpsons Banquet
8:00 PM-10:00 PM, Thursday
Closing Event at the Long Beach Aquarium on the Pacific

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