83rd Annual

Joint Session 3: Instrumentation and Remote Sensing to Observe Water in all its Phases (Joint with the Symposium on Observing and Understanding the Variability of Water in Weather and Climate and the 17th Conference on Hydrology)

Tuesday, 11 February 2003: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Organizer:  David N. Whiteman, NASA/GSFC
  8:30 AM
Mesonetworks and Surface Instrumentation (Invited Presentation)
Scott J. Richardson, Penn State University, University Park, PA

  9:00 AM
The Global Soil Moisture Data Bank: An update including new United States stations
Alan Robock, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and L. Luo, M. Mu, and K. Vinnikov

  9:15 AM
Water measurements using a Raman Lidar
David N. Whiteman, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and B. Demoz, Z. Wang, I. Veselovskii, K. Evans, and P. Di Girolamo


Poster PDF (245.2 kB)
  9:30 AM
Raman lidar: A versatile remote sensing instrument for water vapor and cirrus cloud studies
Thomas P. Ackerman, PNNL, Richland, WA; and J. M. Comstock and D. D. Turner

Poster PDF (315.2 kB)
  9:45 AM
A Reference Radiosonde System for Improving Water Vapor Measurement in IHOP_2002
Junhong Wang, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. F. Hock, D. Lauritsen, H. L. Cole, K. Beierle, N. Chamberlain, D. B. Parsons, and D. J. Carlson

Poster PDF (495.2 kB)
  10:00 AM
Retrieval of upper tropospheric humidity from AMSU data
Viju Oommen John, Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany; and S. Buehler and M. Kuvatov

Poster PDF (375.6 kB)
  10:15 AM
Free Tropospheric Humidity observations from METEOSAT water vapor channel data
Rémy Roca, LMD, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France; and H. Brogniez, L. Picon, and M. Desbois

Poster PDF (356.0 kB)
  11:00 AM
Using Satellites to Monitor Surface Wetness
Alan Basist, NOAA/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and C. Williams

Poster PDF (80.0 kB)
  11:15 AM
Soil moisture measurements and modeling for validating AMSR-E soil moisture products
Charles A. Laymon, USRA, Huntsville, AL; and F. Archer III, W. L. Crosson, and A. Limaye

  11:30 AM
Fractional snow cover in the Colorado River and Rio Grande basins, 1995–2002
Roger C. Bales, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and B. Imam, D. Lampkin, S. R. Helfrich, and S. R. Fassnacht

  11:45 AM
Satellite observations of river and wetland hydrologic processes
Douglas E. Alsdorf, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA; and D. P. Lettenmaier

  12:00 PM
Monitoring Global Precipitation Using Satellite Observations: Status and Future
Robert F. Adler, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and G. J. Huffman, S. Curtis, D. Bolvin, and E. Nelkin

  12:15 PM
Trends and variability in climate rainfall products
Christian D. Kummerow, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and W. Berg, T. L'Ecuyer, and C. Morales

  12:30 PM
Rainfall Estimation and Hydrometeor Type Classification with a Polarimetric WSR-88D Radar
Terry J. Schuur, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and A. V. Ryzhkov and D. S. Zrnic

Poster PDF (114.4 kB)
  12:45 PM
Comparison of Reflectivity and Precipitation Fields Estimated by Two Radar Systems
Hatim Sharif, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. Brandes and W. Krajewski

Poster PDF (240.4 kB)
  1:00 PM
Using ISCCP Cloud Data to Assess the Performance of Space Borne Lidar Systems
Hans-Stefan Bauer, Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany; and H. Bauer, I. Henning-Müller, and V. Wulfmeyer

  1:30 PM
Seasonal Characteristics of the Gulf of Mexico-Caribbean Basin Water Budget during One Semiannual Cycle as Retrieved from Satellite
Pablo Santos, NOAA/NWS, Miami, FL; and E. A. Smith


Poster PDF (172.7 kB)
  1:45 PM
Updating NOAA/NWS Rainfall Frequency Atlases
Geoffrey M. Bonnin, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and B. Lin and T. Parzybok


Poster PDF (154.5 kB)
  2:00 PM
Oral Briefing: 1-2 Minute Presentation Summarizing Posters in Session JP2

  2:30 PM
Lunch Break

  3:45 PM
Coffee Break in exhibit hall (exhibits open 1:30–6:30)

  4:15 PM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break