Symposium on the F-Scale and Severe-Weather Damage Assessment (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
Welcoming Remarks
Organizer: Greg Forbes, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA
9:15 AM-10:15 AM, Monday
Session 1 Modifications to the Fujita Scale
9:15 AM1.1F-scale modification process and proposed revisions  extended abstract
James R. McDonald, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and K. C. Mehta and S. Mani
10:15 AM-10:45 AM, Monday
Coffee Break in Poster Session Room
10:45 AM-12:15 PM, Monday
Session 2 Winds, Damage, and F-Scale I
10:45 AM2.1Procedure for Assessing Wind Damage to Wood-Framed Residences  extended abstract
Timothy P. Marshall, Haag Engineering Co., Carrollton, TX; and W. F. Bunting and J. D. Weithorn
11:45 AM2.2Wind speeds required to upset vehicles  extended abstract
Thomas W. Schmidlin, Kent State University, Kent, OH; and B. O. Hammer, P. S. King, and L. S. Miller
12:15 PM-1:30 PM, Monday
Lunch Break
1:30 PM-2:30 PM, Monday
Session 3 Damage, Winds, and F-Scale II
1:30 PM3.1Factors Influencing Treefall Risk in Tornadoes in Natural Forests  extended abstract
Chris J. Peterson, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
2:00 PM3.2NWS Tornado Surveys and the Impact on the National Tornado Database  extended abstract
Daniel W. McCarthy, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/SPC, Norman, OK
2:30 PM, Monday
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Monday
Poster Session 1 Fujita Scale and Related Topics
 P1.1The consistency of F-scale ratings  extended abstract
Joseph T. Schaefer, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/SPC, Norman, OK; and R. L. Livingston
 P1.2Rating tornado damage: An exercise in subjectivity  extended abstract
Roger Edwards, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/SPC, Norman, OK
 P1.3Radar wind speed and housing damage during the F-5 tornado at Moore, Oklahoma  
Donald W. Burgess, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and G. Stumpf, J. Wurman, D. C. Dowell, Y. Richardson, and M. A. Magsig
 P1.4DOW Radar Measurements of Doppler Velocities in Tornadoes and Comparisons with Damage  
Joshua Wurman, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. Alexander
 P1.5An Assessment of the Variability in Operational Assignment of F-Scale Damage  extended abstract
Jared L. Guyer, NOAA/NWS, Hastings, NE; and T. J. Shea
 P1.6The LaPlata, MD Tornado: Issues regarding the F-scale  extended abstract
Timothy P. Marshall, Haag Engineering Co., Carrolloton, TX
 P1.7INSPECT: A New Tool for Emergency and Consequence Management  extended abstract
Alfred M. Powell Jr., Boeing Autometric, Springfield, VA; and S. Hoffert, G. Greene, J. Miranda, R. Kennedy, P. A. Zuzolo, A. Sylvester, J. Hahn, and S. J. Lee
 P1.8A Discussion of the F-Scale of Tornadoes from Quasi-Linear Convective Systems  extended abstract
Elaine S. Godfrey, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. J. Trapp, H. E. Brooks, and S. A. Tessendorf
 P1.9JSU Meteorology Program PDAS RAP and the Microburst Study Project  
Paul J. Croft, Jackson State Univ., Jackson, MS; and A. E. Gerard, K. Pence, J. M. Medlin, R. Schneider, M. Watts, K. Coleman, A. Robinson-Cook, and R. Smart
4:00 PM, Monday
Panel Discussion 1 Panel Discussion: Winds, Damage, F-Scale
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-9:45 AM, Tuesday
Session 4 Wind, Damage, and F-Scale III
8:30 AM4.1On Issues of Tornado Damage Assessment and F-Scale Assignment in Agricultural Areas  extended abstract
Jared L. Guyer, NOAA/NWS, Hastings, NE; and M. L. Moritz
8:45 AM4.2Radar measurements of extreme winds in tornadoes and comparisons with observed damage  
Joshua Wurman, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. Burgess, D. C. Dowell, Y. Richardson, M. A. Magsig, and C. R. Alexander
9:15 AM4.3A climatology of the Fujita scale in space and time  
Harold E. Brooks, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
9:45 AM-11:00 AM, Tuesday
Formal Poster Viewing With Coffee Break
11:00 AM-11:30 AM, Tuesday
Session 5 Impacts and Implications of the F-Scale
11:00 AM5.1Wind, Tornados, and Insurance  
Rosemarie Geier Grant, State Farm Insurance Companies, Bloomington, IL
11:30 AM, Tuesday
Panel Discussion 2 Panel Discussion: F-Scale Ramifications
12:15 PM, Tuesday
Symposium 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
1:30 PM-7:30 PM, Wednesday
Exhibit Hours: 1:30–7:30P.M.
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
1:30 PM-6:30 PM, Thursday
Exhibit Hours: 1:30–6:00P.M.
5:00 PM-6:00 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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