AMS Radar Conference

The 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology is taking place in Norman, Oklahoma this week. The conference runs from Monday, September 14 – Friday, September 18, 2015.

The University of Oklahoma’s Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies is pleased to have an outstanding presence at this year’s conference. There are 52 CIMMS employees either presenting or contributing to research presentations on the agenda. An incredible 55 presentations have an affiliation with OU CIMMS. Congratulations to all and thank you for your hard work and effort!

Katie-Bowden

Katie Bowden presented her research on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Jacob Carlin.

Don Burgess - origin of our understanding of supercells

Don Burgess discussed the origin of our understanding of supercells. Photo courtesy of Robin Tanamachi.


A Complete List of CIMMS Research at the 2015 AMS Radar Conference:

Simulation and Analysis of Polarimetric Phased Array Weather Radar Performance
Andrew D. Byrd, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and I. R. Ivic, R. D. Palmer, B. M. Isom, B. L. Cheong, and M. Xue

A Multistatic MPAR Concept
Mark E. Weber, NOAA/OAR/NSSL/CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

An Approach to Simulate the Effects of Antenna Patterns on Polarimetric Variable Estimates
Igor R. Ivic, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

A First Look at Combining Pulse Compression and Range Oversampling
Sebastian M. Torres, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. Curtis

Snow variability in Oklahoma and Colorado characterized by 2D-Video Disdrometer and dual-polarization radar measurements
Petar Bukovcic, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. S. Zrnic, G. Zhang, and A. Ryzhkov

Compressive Sampling and Real-Time Data Transportation in MPAR Backend System
Xining Yu, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Y. Zhang and M. E. Weber

Multi-Waveform Design for Enhanced Phased Array Isolation
James M. Kurdzo, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. D. Palmer, B. L. Cheong, and M. E. Weber

Mitigating Ground-Clutter Contamination on Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radars
David A. Warde, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. M. Torres

Adaptive Multiple Storm-based Scanning at the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased Array Radar
David L. Priegnitz, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. L. Heinselman and R. A. Brown

Application of spectral polarimetry to a hailstorm at low elevation angle
Tian-You Yu, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Y. Wang, H. Le, A. V. Ryzhkov, and M. R. Kumjian

A First Look at the MPAR Dual-Polarization Phased-Array-Radar Mobile Demonstrator
Igor R. Ivic, Univ. of Oklahoma / CIMMS, Norman, OK; and A. Byrd

Experimental Validation of the Time-Multiplexed Transmission for Cross-Polar Isolation Improvement
Nik Luetkemeyer, Advanced Radar Research Center, Norman, OK; and I. Ivic and B. L. Cheong

Impacts of Rapidly-Updating PAR Data on the Forecaster Warning Decision Process: A Qualitative Approach
Katie A. Bowden, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. L. Heinselman

Is Adaptive Pseudowhitening Compatible with New Radar-Variable Estimators?
Christopher D. Curtis, CIMMS/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. M. Torres

Polarimetric Spectral Analysis of Tornadic Debris Signatures
Arturo Umeyama, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. M. Torres and B. L. Cheong

Full wave electromagnetic approach to the calculation of polarimetric variables for ensembles of rough and nonspheroidal hydrometeors
Djordje Mirkovic, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. Zrnic and A. Ryzhkov

Discrimination between winter precipitation types using radar observations and spectral bin microphysics
Heather D. Reeves, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and A. V. Ryzhkov, J. Krause, and W. Bartolini

Analysis of the wind field in tornadic supercells using variational tracking of rapid-scan, polarimetric, mobile, Doppler radar data
Howard B. Bluestein, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Z. B. Wienhoff, A. M. Shapiro, C. K. Potvin, J. C. Snyder, and J. Houser

Rapid-Scan, Dual-Polarization Radar Observations of Tornadic and Nontornadic Supercells in the Context of Forecaster Conceptual Models
Charles M. Kuster, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. L. Heinselman

Dual-Doppler and polarimetric observations of a tornadic supercell in central Oklahoma on 19 May 2013
Zachary B. Wienhoff, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and H. B. Bluestein, J. Houser, J. C. Snyder, A. Shapiro, and C. K. Potvin

An Examination of the Polarimetric Structure of Tornadoes using a Rapid-scan, Mobile, Doppler Radar
Jana Houser, Ohio University, Athens, OH; and H. B. Bluestein and J. C. Snyder

Examining the structure and evolution of the 31 May 2013 El Reno tornado observed with rapid-scan, polarimetric, mobile, Doppler-radar observations
Kyle J. Thiem, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and H. B. Bluestein, J. C. Snyder, and J. Houser

In Situ and Radar Observations of the Low Reflectivity Ribbon
Casey B. Griffin, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. C. Weiss, A. E. Reinhart, J. C. Snyder, H. B. Bluestein, J. Wurman, K. A. Kosiba, and P. Robinson

An Observational Analysis of ZDR Column Trends in Tornadic Supercells
Joseph C. Picca, NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK; and J. C. Snyder and A. V. Ryzhkov

Quasi-vertical profiles — a new concept of examining polarimetric radar data
Alexander V. Ryzhkov, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK; and P. Zhang, H. D. Reeves, J. Krause, M. R. Kumjian, T. Tschallener, S. Troemel Sr., and C. Simmer

A New Melting Layer Detection Algorithm that Combines Polarimetric Radar-based Detection with Thermodynamic Output from Numerical Models
Terry J. Schuur, Univ. of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. Krause and A. V. Ryzhkov

Developing tornado debris signature and ZDR column algorithms for use in the WSR-88D network
Jeffrey C. Snyder, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and A. V. Ryzhkov

Evaluation of a Hail Size Discrimination Algorithm for the Polarimetric WSR-88D
Kiel L. Ortega, OU/CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK ; and J. Krause, A. V. Ryzhkov, and J. C. Snyder

Rapid-Scan Dual-Polarization WSR-88D Observations of an Oklahoma Hailstorm Producing Extremely-Large Hail
Arthur Witt, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. W. Burgess, A. Seimon, and J. T. Allen

High Resolution Dual-Doppler Observations of Tropical Cyclone Vortex Rossby Waves
A. Addison Alford, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. I. Biggerstaff

Storm-scale Flow Regimes in Supercell Thunderstoms as Visualized Using a Trajectory Mapping Technique
Daniel P. Betten, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK ; and M. I. Biggerstaff

Examining the effects of the ground on the radiation pattern of a parabolic reflector at very low elevation angles
Jeffrey C. Snyder, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. L. Salazar-Cerreno, H. B. Bluestein, N. A. Aboserwal, R. D. Palmer, and T. Y. Yu

Storm Processes Depicted by the WSR-88D and KOUN Sector Scans during Severe Pulse Thunderstorms
Pamela L. Heinselman, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and C. Kuster

Dual-Polarization Radar QPE Using Adjusted Specific Attenuation For Different Precipitation Types
Yadong Wang, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. Zhang, A. V. Ryzhkov, J. Zhang, L. Tang, and S. B. Cocks

Single Radar Specific Attenuation Precipitation Estimate Comparisons with MRMS Q3 and Dual Pol QPE
Stephen B. Cocks, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Y. Wang, K. W. Howard, and J. Zhang

Probabilistic Quantitative Precipitation Estimates with Ground-based Radar Networks
Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, NOAA/NSSL / Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. J. Gourley, Y. Hong, J. Zhang, S. Moazamigoodarzi, C. Langston, and A. Arthur

Real-time Radar-based Flash Flood Forecast System in the U.S
Jonathan J. Gourley, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and Z. L. Flamig, H. Vergara, R. Clark III, P. E. Kirstetter, G. Terti, Y. Hong, and K. W. Howard

MRMS QPE Performance during the 2014 Warm Season
Stephen B. Cocks, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. M. Martinaitis, K. W. Howard, and J. Zhang

Snowfall Rate Estimation Using X-band Dual-Polarization Radar
Lin Tang, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. Jorgensen, J. Zhang, Y. Wang, Y. Qi, K. Howard, D. J. Gochis, J. Busto, and J. Meitín

Spatio-Temporal Visual Saliency for Adaptive Weather Sensing Using Phased Array Radars
David Schvartzman, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. M. Torres and T. Y. Yu

Expanding the “Multi-Sensor” in MRMS: Seamless High-Resolution CONUS QPE in the GOES-R/GPM Era
Heather Grams, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. E. Kirstetter and J. J. Gourley

Ensemble based multi-scale assimilation of Radar and In-situ Observations to Forecast Nocturnal Convection Initiation
Samuel Degelia, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; and X. Wang and D. J. Stensrud

Multiple Year Reanalysis of Remotely Sensed Storms — Precipitation (MYRORSS – P)
Jian Zhang, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and Y. Qi, S. E. Stevens, B. Kaney, C. Langston, K. L. Ortega, B. R. Nelson, K. Howard, and O. P. Prat

Examination of Early Echoes of Developing Convective Storms
Jacob Carlin, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. C. Snyder, A. Ryzhkov, J. Gao, and A. P. Khain

The Multi-Year Reanalysis of Remotely Sensed Storms (MYRORSS): Data Processing and Severe Weather Projects
Kiel L. Ortega, OU/CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK ; and T. M. Smith, S. E. Stevens, S. S. Williams, D. M. Kingfield, and R. A. Lagerquist

Real Time Multi-scale GSI-based ensemble data assimilation and forecasting using radar and in-situ observations in support of the 2015 PECAN field campaign
Aaron Johnson, CIMMS, Norman, OK; and X. Wang

Sunspike Detection using Radial-by-Radial Noise Estimates
Brandon M. Taylor, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. L. Ice, J. C. Krause, and L. M. Richardson

Radar reflectivity and radial velocity forward operator comparisons in EAKF data assimilation
Thomas A. Jones, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and L. J. Wicker

The Use of Mesoscale Ensemble NWP Information in a Hybrid 3DEnVar System for Severe Convective Weather Events
Sijie Pan, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Gao, X. Wang, and D. J. Stensrud

Evaluation of A Coupled Flash Flood and Landslide Modelling System Driven by Radar Forcing
Ke Zhang, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, and X. Xue

Examining polarimetric forward operators for use with numerical models
Jeffrey C. Snyder, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and Y. Jung, D. Dawson, A. V. Ryzhkov, and A. P. Khain

A Realtime Weather-Adaptive Hybrid ensemble 3DVAR Analysis System with Automatic Storm Positioning and On-demand Capability
Jidong Gao, NSSL/NOAA, Norman, OK; and C. Fu, D. Kingfield, K. Calhoun, C. Karstens, T. Smith, G. Creager, L. J. Wicker, and J. S. Kain

Oversampling in azimuth to improve detection of vortices
Valery Melnikov, Univ. of Oklahoma / CIMMS, Norman, OK; and D. S. Zrnic and D. W. Burgess

Sensitivity of Storm-Scale Analyses and Forecasts to Radar-Observation and Model-Grid Resolution
David C. Dowell, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and N. Yussouf and C. K. Potvin

Storm-scale Ensemble Probabilistic Forecasts of the 22nd May 2011 Joplin Tornadic Supercell Storm
Nusrat Yussouf, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. C. Dowell and S. R. Rhodes