3rd Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to the Environmental Science (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-2:30 PM, Monday
Session 1 Generic AI Methods and Applications
Organizer: Vladimir Krasnopolsky, EMC/NCEP/NOAA/NWS (SAIC), Camp Springs, MD
9:00 AM1.1Paper moved to poster session 1, New paper number p1.7  
Sue Ellen Haupt, Utah State University, Logan, UT; and R. L. Haupt
9:45 AM1.2Neural networks for nonlinear post-processing of model output  
Caren Marzban, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK and Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA
10:30 AMCoffee Break in poster session room  
10:45 AM1.3New formulations for estimating models from data  
Vladimir Cherkassky, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
11:30 AM1.4Strengths and limitations of artificial neural networks in the context of numerical weather prediction  
Frédéric Chevallier, ECMWF, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
12:15 PMLunch Break  
1:45 PM1.5Support Vector Machines and their applications  
Dennis DeCoste, JPL, Pasadena, CA
2:30 PM, Monday
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Monday
Joint Poster Session 1 Operational Applications and Artificial Intelligence (Joint between 12th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography and Third Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science)
Organizer: John V. Zapotocny, Air Force Weather Agency, Offutt AFB, NE
 JP1.1Real-time multi-satellite precipitation estimation and assimilation  extended abstract
Mohan L. Nirala, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and P. Houser
 JP1.2Validation of an Operational Global Precipitation Analysis at Short Time Scales  extended abstract
F. Joseph Turk, NRL, Monterey, CA; and E. E. Ebert, H. J. Oh, B. -. J. Sohn, V. Levizzani, E. A. Smith, and R. Ferraro
 JP1.3Validation of a microwave-based tropical rainfall potential (TRaP) for landfalling tropical cyclones  extended abstract
Michael A. Turk, NOAA/NESDIS, Washington, DC; and S. J. Kusselson, R. R. Ferraro, P. Pellegrino, S. Kidder, and J. Yang
 JP1.4Improvements in Real-Time Statistical Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecasts Using Satellite Data  extended abstract
Mark DeMaria, NOAA/NESDIS, Ft. Collins, CO; and M. Mainelli, L. K. Shay, J. A. Knaff, and J. P. Kossin
 JP1.5A demonstration of real-time transmission and display of GOES imagery aboard the NOAA P-3 aircraft during the 2002 hurricane season  extended abstract
John A. Knaff, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and N. Wang, M. DeMaria, R. M. Zehr, J. S. Griffin, and F. D. Marks
 JP1.6Status and development of GOES Wind Products at NOAA/NESDIS  extended abstract
Jaime M. Daniels, NOAA/NESDIS/ORA, Camp Springs, MD; and C. Velden, G. A. Dengel, D. R. Stettner, and W. Bresky
 JP1.7Operational satellite-derived tropospheric winds for DoD models and applications  extended abstract
Charles E. Skupniewicz, FNMOC, Monterey, CA; and C. S. Velden, G. Dengel, C. D. Schuett, and R. Pauley
 JP1.8Using GOES Satellite Products to Enhance National Weather Service Warning Operations  extended abstract
Samuel L. Lashley, NOAA/NWS, Syracuse, IN
 JP1.9Experimental satellite products usage on AWIPS  extended abstract
Kevin J. Schrab, NOAA/NWS, Salt Lake City, UT
 JP1.10Utilizing the Web to enhance availability and utilization of Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) Data and Products  extended abstract
Diane Holmes, Mitretek Systems, Inc., Falls Church, VA; and S. L. Bunin and T. Schott
JP1.11Precision Aviation Forecasting in a Datasparse Coastal Regime  
Dennis E. Dudley, MSC, Kelowna, BC, Canada; and W. J. Woolverton, R. W. Klock, and K. A. Johnson
 JP1.12Aerosol monitoring over the U.S. from GOES-8  extended abstract
Kenneth R. Knapp, CIRA and NOAA/NESDIS/ORA, Camp Springs, MD
 JP1.13A Near-Real Time AIRS Processing, Distribution, and Visualization System  extended abstract
Walter Wolf, QSS Group Inc., Lanham, MD; and L. Zhou, M. Goldberg, Y. Qu, and M. Divakarla
 JP1.14MODIS/AIRS instrument direct broadcast products and applications  extended abstract
Kathleen I. Strabala, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. E. Gumley, T. Rink, H. L. Huang, and R. Dengel
 JP1.15Advanced-TOVS (ATOVS) sounding products from NOAA polar orbiting environmental satellites  extended abstract
Anthony L. Reale, NOAA/NESDIS, Washington, DC; and M. W. Chalfant, A. S. Allegrino, F. H. Tilley, M. P. Ferguson, and M. E. Pettey
 JP1.16Theater snow depth estimates for Department of Defense applications  extended abstract
Paul J. McCrone, Air Force Weather Agency, Offutt AFB, NE
 JP1.17An intelligent NN system for quality controlled retrieving the wind speed from SSM/I measurements  extended abstract
Vladimir M. Krasnopolsky, SAIC and NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD
 JP1.18Satellite estimates of ocean surface latent heat flux  
Charles Jones, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; and P. Peterson, C. Gautier, and W. T. Liu
 JP1.19Processing realtime satellite information to nowcast convective initiation and its characteristics  extended abstract
John R. Mecikalski, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. D. Roberts, C. J. Kessinger, K. M. Bedka, B. L. DeWolf, and S. M. Thomas
 JP1.20Using the NCAR Auto-NowCast System to Nowcast Oceanic Convection  extended abstract
Cathy Kessinger, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Roberts and R. Bankert
 JP1.21Using supervised learning for specific meteorological satellite applications  extended abstract
Richard L. Bankert, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. D. Hawkins
 JP1.22Cloud classification of satellite radiance data by Multicategory Support Vector Machines  extended abstract
Yoonkyung Lee, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH; and G. Wahba and S. A. Ackerman
 JP1.23Comparison Between Bayesian Techniques and Self-Organizing Feature Map for TMI Measurement Classification: Application to Rain Rate Retrieval  extended abstract
C. Mallet, CETP, Velizy, France; and N. Viltard and C. Klapisz
 JP1.24Future Architectures for Operational Forecasting: Two-way Interacting SensorWeb and Model/Assimilation System  extended abstract
Mark Steiner, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and M. Seablom, S. Neeck, G. McConaughy, M. Clausen, M. Kalb, and R. Muller
4:00 PM-5:00 PM, Monday
Joint Session 1 Artificial Intelligence (Joint between 12th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography and Third Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science)
Organizer: William Meyers, UCAR, Boulder, CO
4:00 PMJ1.1Ozone Profile Retrieval from GOME Data using a Neural Network inverse Model  extended abstract
Martin D. Müller, Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW), Stuttgart, Germany; and A. K. Kaifel
4:30 PMJ1.2Use of a neuro-variational method to improve atmosphere and ocean parameter retrieval from ocean color sensor  extended abstract
Cedric Jamet, Univ. of Paris, Paris, France; and S. Thiria, C. Moulin, and M. Crepon
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-12:15 PM, Tuesday
Session 3 Neural Networks
Organizer: William Hsieh, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
8:30 AM3.1Probabilistic tropical cyclogenesis prediction  
Christopher C. Hennon, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
8:45 AM3.2Optimization and Performance of a Neural Network Model Forecasting Water Levels for the Corpus Christi, Texas, Estuary  extended abstract
Philippe E. Tissot, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX; and P. R. Michaud and D. T. Cox
9:00 AM3.3NN for local meteorological forecasting  
Reinaldo Bomfim Silveira, Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia, Brasilia, Brazil; and S. Sugahara
9:15 AM3.4Neural Networks Estimates Atmospheric Variables in the Caribbean Basin  extended abstract
Nazario Ramirez-Beltran, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; and A. Winter, F. Chong Rengifo, A. Veneros, and N. R. Escalante
9:30 AM3.5Mixing height short range forecasting through neural network modeling applied to radon and meteorological data  extended abstract
Antonello Pasini, CNR, Rome, Italy; and F. Ameli and M. Loré
9:45 AMFormal poster viewing with coffee break  
3.6Combined usage of Neural Net technology and minimization procedure allows us to improve the retrieval accuracy and to obtain error estimates of concentrations of water constituents from MERIS data  
Helmut Schiller, GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht, Germany; and R. Doerffer
11:00 AM3.7Classifying El Nino and La Nina events using the Kohonen maps  
Zouhair Lachkar, Direction de la Meteorologie Nationale du Maroc, Casablanca, Morocco; and S. Thiria, F. Badran, J. P. Boulanger, and C. Menkes
11:15 AM3.8An adaptive nonlinear MOS scheme for precipitation forecasts using neural networks  
Yuval, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and W. W. Hsieh
11:30 AM3.9A Nonlinear Statistical Model of Turbulent air-sea Fluxes  
Denis Bourras, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and G. Caniaux and G. Mungov
11:45 AM3.10A Combination of Empirical Orthogonal Function and Neural Network Approaches for Parameterizing Nonlinear Interactions in Wind Wave Models  extended abstract
Vladimir M. Krasnopolsky, NOAA/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and H. L. Tolman and D. V. Chalikov
9:45 AM-11:00 AM, Tuesday
Poster Session 1 All AI applications
Organizer: Cathy Kessinger, UCAR, Boulder, CO
 P1.1A Hidden Markov Model Approach for Lithology Identification from Logs  extended abstract
Maria Padron, Institut National des Télécommunications, Evry, France; and S. Garcia-Salicetti, D. Barraez, B. Dorizzi, and S. Thyria
 P1.2Classifying TOA Ocean Color signals by using a Kohonen map methodology  
Sylvie Thiria, University of Paris, Paris, France; and A. Niang, F. Badran, C. Moulin, and M. Crepon
 P1.3Determination of error in ARPS model surface temperature forecasts using statistical methods  
Andrew A. Taylor, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and L. M. Leslie and K. K. Droegemeier
 P1.4Nonlinear Approach to Winter North Atlantic SLP Variability with the Help of Autoassociative Neural Network  extended abstract
Ladislav Metelka, Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
 P1.5Statistical Downscaling Technique using Artificial Neural Networks for localized precipitation forecasts over São Paulo region  
María Cleofé Valverde Ramírez, INPE, São José dos Campos - São Paulo, Brazil; and H. de Campos Velho and N. J. Ferreira
 P1.6The Radar Echo Classifier: A Fuzzy Logic Algorithm for the WSR-88D  extended abstract
Cathy Kessinger, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Ellis and J. Van Andel
 P1.7Genetic Algorithms in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (Formerly Paper number 1.1)  extended abstract
Sue Ellen Haupt, Utah State University, Logan, UT
 P1.8Neural Networks for spatial interpolation of meteorological data  
Juan P. Rigol, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
12:15 PM, Tuesday
Lunch Break
2:15 PM-5:15 PM, Tuesday
Session 4 All aspects of artificial intelligence applications to environmental sciences
Organizer: Caren Marzban, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK and Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA
2:15 PM4.0aMultiagent Systems for Environmental Perception  extended abstract
Francesco Amigoni, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy; and M. Somalvico
2:45 PM4.1Pricing a financial instrument to guarantee the accuracy of a weather forecast  extended abstract
Harvey Stern, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; and S. Dawkins
4.2Nonlinear Diagnostics of Weather Regimes in the ECMWF Seasonal Forecasting Model  
Thomas Jung, ECMWF, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom; and T. N. Palmer
2:59 PM4.3Fuzzy image processing applied to time series analysis  extended abstract
R. Andrew Weekley, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. K. Goodrich and L. B. Cornman
3:14 PM4.4Fuzzy Case-Based Prediction of Cloud Ceiling and Visibility  extended abstract
Bjarne K. Hansen, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada; and D. Riordan
3:29 PMCoffee Break in exhibit hall (exhibits open 1:30–6:30 p.m.  
3:59 PM4.5Simplified nonlinear principal component analysis  extended abstract
Beiwei Lu, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and W. W. Hsieh
4:14 PM4.6Development of an Events-Oriented Verification System Using data mining and Image Processing Algorithms  extended abstract
Michael E. Baldwin, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. Lakshmivarahan
4:29 PM4.7Application of knowledge discovery from databases to remote weather assessment  extended abstract
Michael Hadjimichael, NRL, Monterey, CA; and R. L. Bankert, A. P. Kuciauskas, K. L. Richardson, and G. N. Vogel
4:44 PM4.8Adaptive Data Fusion of Meteorological Forecast Modules  extended abstract
Shel Gerding, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and B. Myers
4:59 PM4.9A Fuzzy Logic System for Automated Short Term Aviation Weather Forecasts  extended abstract
Tom Hicks, Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL; and T. Crawford and M. Wilson
4:45 PM, Tuesday
Conference Ends
5:00 PM-5:30 PM, Tuesday
Special Address. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, NOAA, Washington, DC
Wednesday, 12 February 2003
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
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
9:00 AM, Thursday
Simpsons Symposium—A Tribute to Robert and Joanne Simpson
9:45 AM, Thursday
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
5:30 PM, Thursday
Closing Reception in Exhibit Hall (Cash Bar)
5:30 PM, Thursday
Conference Ends
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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