2016 AMS Annual Meeting

AMSCIMMS scientists will be well represented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, which will be held January 10-14, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. During the week, CIMMS researchers will be involved in 28 presentations, 15 posters, 3 panel discussions, and 1 Town Hall meeting. CIMMS staff are also noted as either Chair or Co-Chair in 4 different research sessions at the conference.

The following is an overview of the CIMMS conference presence:

Saturday, January 9

10:25-11:10

Breakout Panel Session Rotation 1: What’s Your Passion? Skill-Based Careers in Meteorology: Research
Location: Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Moderator: Aaron Hill, Texas Tech University
Panelists: Kristin M. Calhoun, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NOAA/NSSL; Kristen L. Corbosiero, University at Albany/SUNY; Ian M. Giammanco, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety; Leslie M. Hartten, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division; Matthew R. Kumjian, The Pennsylvania State University

11:15-12:00

Breakout Panel Session Rotation 2: What’s Your Passion? Skill-Based Careers in Meteorology: Research
Location: Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Moderator: Aaron Hill, Texas Tech University
Panelists: Kristin M. Calhoun, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NOAA/NSSL; Kristen L. Corbosiero, University at Albany/SUNY; Ian M. Giammanco, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety; Leslie M. Hartten, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division; Matthew R. Kumjian, The Pennsylvania State University

Sunday, January 10

5:45-7:15

Understanding and Predicting Nocturnal Convection Initiation using an Ensemble-based Multi-scale Data Assimilation System
Samuel K. Degelia, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; and X. Wang and D. J. Stensrud

Monday, January 11

11:45

ASSESSING THE SKILL OF UPDATED PRECIPITATION TYPE DIAGNOSTICS FOR RAPID REFRESH WITH mPING
Tomer Burg, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. L. Elmore and H. Grams

2:15

Communicating Geographic Information in Severe Weather Warnings
Matthew J. Taraldsen, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NWS/WDTD, Norman, OK; and D. Morris and G. M. Schoor

2:00

The Coastal and Inland Flooding Observation and Warning (CI-FLOW) Project
Kodi L. Nemunaitis-Monroe, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

2:30-4:00

Automated Storm-based Scheduling at the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased Array Radar
David L. Priegnitz, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

An AWIPS2 Plug-In for Display of mPING Data
Kimberly L. Elmore, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. L. Andra Jr. and A. R. Anderson

Synoptic and Local Influences on a Summertime, Long-Lived, Mixed-Phase Cloud Event Over Summit, Greenland: A Modeling Perspective
Mallory Paige Row, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. M. Cavallo and D. D. Turner

WDTD/OLCO Training: Using Social Media to Empower the Public
Stephen Mullens, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Improving Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor Cloud-to-Ground Probabilities
Tiffany C. Meyer, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. M. Calhoun

The Uncertainty of Precipitation-type Observations and its Effect on the Validation of the Forecast Precipitation Type
Heather D. Reeves, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK

4:30

Impacts by Deep Convection on the Surrounding Environment: Observations and Model Analyses
Christopher A. Kerr, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. J. Stensrud and X. Wang

4:30

The Multiple-Radar / Multiple-Sensor Products: The First Year of NWS Operations
Gregory J. Stumpf, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NWS Meteorological Development Laboratory, Norman, OK; and D. M. Kingfield, J. G. LaDue, R. A. Prentice, S. B. Cocks, S. M. Martinaitis, T. C. Meyer, A. V. Bates, J. D. Hardy, C. S. Spannagle, M. J. Taraldsen, and A. C. Wood

Tuesday, January 12

8:45

Forecaster Decision-Making with Automated Probabilistic Guidance in the 2015 Hazardous Weather Testbed Probabilistic Hazard Information Experiment
Christopher D. Karstens, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and G. J. Stumpf, C. Ling, D. M. Kingfield, J. Correia Jr., D. LaDue, K. M. Calhoun, T. C. Meyer, T. M. Smith, J. L. Cintineo, C. J. Melick, and L. P. Rothfusz

9:00

The Multi-Year Reanalysis of Remotely Sensed Storms: A CONUS-wide, Multi-Radar, Multi-Sensor Climatological Database for Severe Weather Hazards
Kiel L. Ortega, OU/CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK ; and T. M. Smith

9:15

9:15 AM  3.4 Place Attachment and Tornado Risk Perception in the Oklahoma City Metro Area
Kimberly E. Klockow, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and R. A. Peppler and A. Goodin

11:00

Advancement of a Real-Time Automated Gauge Quality Control Process for Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimation
Steven M. Martinaitis, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and Y. Qi, S. B. Cocks, J. Zhang, and K. Howard

12:15-1:15

Town Hall Meeting: “What if the water can’t be stopped?” Tribal Resilience in an Age of Sea Level Rise

Tuesday, 12 January 2016: 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Room 240/241 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Town Hall Meetings; and the Special Symposium on Hurricane Katrina: Progress in Leveraging Science, Enhancing Response and Improving Resilience )
Moderators:  Heather Lazrus (NCAR) and Randy Peppler (CIMMS/University of Oklahoma)

Can’t Stop the Water (http://www.cantstopthewater.com) is a film that tells the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, and the Native American community fighting to save its culture as its land washes away. For 170 years, the Isle de Jean Charles band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians has occupied the island deep in the bayous of south Louisiana. They have fished, hunted, and lived off the land. Now the land that has sustained them for generations is vanishing before their eyes. Years of gas and oil exploration have ravaged the surrounding marsh, leaving the island defenseless against the ocean tide and hurricanes that will eventually destroy it. Chief Albert Naquin is actively working to implement a sustainable community-driven relocation plan to bring his tribe together on higher ground, while still maintaining the Isle and its cultural significance. We will screen this film and hear from those supporting the community. For additional information, please contact Randy Peppler rpeppler@ou.edu or Heather Lazrus hlazrus@ucar.edu.

1:30

Local Voices: Louisiana Bayou Tribes Discuss Living with Climate Challenges
Location: Room 333-334 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Moderators: Heather Lazrus, NCAR; Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma
Panelists: Chief Albert Naquin, Chief of the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians; Theresa Dardar, Member of the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe; Rosina Philippe, Member of the Grand Bayou Village Indian Tribe; Kristina Peterson, Facilitator for the Lowlander Center; Julie Maldonado, Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network/Univ. of California; Bob Gough, Intertribal Council on Utility Policy

Local Voices: Louisiana Bayou Tribes Discuss Living with Climate Challenges
Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and H. Lazrus

4:00

Living with Extreme Weather Workshop: Summary and Path Forward
Kelvin K. Droegemeier, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and L. Rothfusz, A. J. Knoedler, J. T. Ferree, J. Henderson, K. L. Nemunaitis-Monroe, D. Nagele, and K. E. Klockow

5:00

Results from GOES-R and JPSS Proving Ground Demonstrations at the HWT 2015 Spring Experiment
William Line, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NWS/SPC, Norman, OK

Wednesday, January 13

8:45

Discrimination Between Winter Precipitation Types Based on Spectral-bin Microphysical Modeling
Heather D. Reeves, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and A. Ryzhkov, J. Krause, and W. Bartolini

9:45

Regional Climate Variability on Intraseasonal-to-Multidecadal Time Scales
Location: Room 343 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Peter Lamb Symposium; and the 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Chair: Michael Richman, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma

9:30

Horn of Africa Rainfall Sensitivity to Regional Sea Surface Temperature Forcing in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans
Zewdu Segele, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and L. M. Leslie and A. Tarhule

Preparing for the GOES-R Era: Recommendations for NWS Training on 1-Minute Satellite Imagery
Katie L. Crandall, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Kansas City, MO; and C. M. Gravelle, D. W. Snyder, and K. J. Runk

11:00

Impacts and Adaptation: Communicating and Translating New Interdisciplinary Knowledge into Actionable Information and Tools
Location: Room 343 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Peter Lamb Symposium; and the 11th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Chair: M. Issa LeLe, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma

Hydrological Modeling and Capacity Building in the Republic of Namibia
Race Clark III, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Z. L. Flamig and Y. Hong

11:15

Using mPING data to generate Random Forests for Precipitation Type Forecasts
Kimberly L. Elmore, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and H. Grams

1:30

Creating Societally Important Climate Indices
Location: Room 343 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Peter Lamb Symposium
Chair: Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma

Development of a Seasonally – Inclusive NAO Index
Diane H. Portis, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma; Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, New Bern, NC; and J. E. Walsh and M. El Hamly

2:00

The Roles of Temperature and Precipitation in Drought: A Comparison of California and Ethiopia
Michael Richman, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and L. M. Leslie and Z. T. Segele

2:30-4:00

Three Dimensional Aviation-Specific Hydrometeor Classification for Polarimetric WSR-88D Network
Lin Tang, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. Elmore, J. Zhang, H. Grams, and K. W. Howard

Canadian Radar Quality Control in Multi-Radar-Multi-Sensor System
Lin Tang, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Zhang, C. Langston, and K. Cooper

Innovative Evaluations of National Weather Service Severe Weather Warnings with a CONUS-wide Multi-Radar, Multi-Sensor Climatological Database
Darrel M. Kingfield, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and C. D. Karstens, K. L. Ortega, and T. M. Smith

Assessing phase noise effects on weather-radar data quality
David A. Warde, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. M. Torres

The 2015 Hydrometeorological Testbed — Hydrology (HMT-Hydro) Experiment
Steven M. Martinaitis, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. J. Gourley, Z. L. Flamig, E. M. Argyle, R. Clark III, A. Arthur, L. P. Rothfusz, and Y. Hong

Thursday, January 14

9:00

Monitoring radar ZDR calibration using ground clutter
Valery Melnikov, Univ. of Oklahoma / CIMMS, Norman, OK; and D. S. Zrnic

Eye-Tracking Applications to Assess Impacts of Phased Array Radar Data on Forecasters’ Cognitive Processes
Katie A. Bowden, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and P. L. Heinselman and Z. Kang

8:30

Large-scale Influences on the Occurrence and Maintenance of Mixed Phase Clouds over the Greenland Ice Sheet
Jonathan Edwards-Opperman, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. D. Turner and S. M. Cavallo

9:30-11:00

Development of a Merged Precipitation Product for the Automated Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor System
Steven M. Martinaitis, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and Y. Qi, S. B. Cocks, L. Tang, C. Langston, B. T. Kaney, J. Zhang, and K. Howard

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

MRMS QPE Performance West of the Rockies during the 2013-2014 Cool and Warm Seasons
Stephen B. Cocks, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. M. Martinaitis, K. W. Howard, and J. Zhang

11:00

A Potential Framework for Whole Office Training in National Weather Service Weather Forecast Offices
Derrick W. Snyder, NWS Operations Proving Ground/CIMMS, Kansas City, MO; and K. J. Runk, C. M. Gravelle, and K. L. Crandall

2:15

Evaluating the Use of a Naïve Bayes Classification Algorithm to Identify Tweets Containing Observations of Flash Flooding
Brandon R. Smith, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. J. Gourley, Y. Hong, C. Silva, and Z. L. Flamig

1:30

Ocean Circulation Modeling and High Performance Computing
Location: Room 344 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Second Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate
Cochairs: Gerald J. Creager, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NSSL; Brian J. Etherton, NOAA/OAR/ESRL

1:45

Thinning Strategies for Combined Radar and Satellite Data Sets to Increase Storm-Scale Data Assimilation Efficiency
Thomas A. Jones, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and D. M. Wheatley, K. H. Knopfmeier, P. Minnis, and R. Palikonda

2:00

Advanced Concepts for Multifunction Phased Array Radar
Mark E. Weber, NOAA/OAR/NSSL/CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Cho

4:15

Design and Evaluation of Operational Support Systems for Flash Flood Forecasting
Elizabeth M. Argyle, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. J. Gourley, S. M. Martinaitis, Z. L. Flamig, and K. Manross

4:30

The Experimental Warning Program at the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed
Kristin M. Calhoun, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and G. S. Garfield, D. M. Kingfield, C. D. Karstens, D. LaDue, W. Line, T. C. Meyer, T. M. Smith, and G. J. Stumpf

For more information on the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting, visit the AMS website.