NWA Annual Meeting 2016

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Monday, September 12

Concurrent Session 3A – Radar
Location: TBD Session Co-Chairs:
Greg Stumpf, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/MDL, Norman, OK
Katie Bowden, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

1:30
Rapid-Update Radar Data and its Potential Uses Within the Emergency Management Community
Charles M. Kuster, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK
Pamela L. Heinselman, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
Jeffrey C. Snyder, University of Oklahoma /CIMMS, Norman, OK
Katie A. Bowden, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Douglas A. Speheger, NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK

1:45
Future Updates for the MRMS QPE Product Suite
Steven M. Martinaitis, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK
Jian Zhang, Kenneth Howard and Steven Cocks, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
Karen Cooper, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK

2:00
2015 Phased Array Radio Innovative Sensing Experiment
Pamela L. Heinselman, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
Katie A. Bowden, Darrel Kingfield, and Charles M. Kuster, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK

2:15
The 2016 Hazard Services- Probabilistic Hazard Information (HS-PHI) Experiment at the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed
Gregory J. Stumpf, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/MDL, Norman, OK
Tracy L. Hansen, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO
James G. LaDue, NOAA/NWS/WDTD, Norman, OK
Chen Ling, University of Akron, Akron, OH
Kevin L. Manross, Colorado State University/CIRA and NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO

2:30
Overview of Improvements Made to the NSSL Azimuthal Shear Product
Matthew C. Mahalik, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK
Brandon Smith, Darrel M. Kingfield, Kiel L. Ortega and Travis M. Smith,
University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK

Tuesday, September 13

Concurrent Session 5A – Weather-Ready Nation
Location: TBD Session Co-Chairs:
Trevor Boucher, NWA Social Media Chair, NOAA/NWS San Antonio, TX
Morgan Palmer, Chief Meteorologist, KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA

2:45
Impact-Based Decision Support Services Training – A Five Year Review
Megan Taylor, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK
Kim Runk, NOAA/NWS, Kansas City, MO

Concurrent Session 6B – Communications
Location: TBD Session Co-Chairs:
Laura Myers, University of Alabama
Alan Gerard, NWA Treasurer, NWA Past President, Deputy Chief, Warning Research & Development Division, NSSL, Norman, OK

4:45
Identifying Key Characteristics of Severe Weather Communication Strategies for Optimal Emergency Managers’ and Broadcast Meteorologists’ Decision Making
Daphne S. LaDue, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Gina M. Eosco, Eastern Research Group, Arlington, VA
Susan A. Jasko, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
Terri Adams-Fuller and Shadya Sanders, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Kim Klockow, NOAA/OAR, Silver Spring, MD
James Hocker, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK
Chris Karstens, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK
Lans Rothfusz and Alan Gerard, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK

Wednesday, September 14

Session 7 – Perspectives from Early Career/Young Scientists
Location: Hampton I-V Session Co-Chairs:
Elise Schultz, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Randy Graham, NOAA/NWA Salt Lake City, UT

8:30
Forecast Precipitation Type Using Random Forests
Kimberly L. Elmore, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL. Norman, OK
Heather M. Grams, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK

9:30
Forecaster Interrogation of Phased Array Radar Data: An Eye-Tracking Experiment
Katie Bowden, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Pamela L. Heinselman, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
Ziho Kang, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Concurrent Session 8A- New Technology
Location: TBD Session Co-Chairs:
Brad Panovich, Adjunct Professor, UNC Charlotte, Chief Meteorologist, WCNC, Charlotte, NC
Chuck Graves, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

11:30
Ensuring AWIPS Performance in the GOES-R Era: Challenges and Solutions Identified by  the NWS Operations Proving Ground
Derrick W. Snyder, NOAA/NWS/OPG and University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Kansas City, MO
Kim J. Runk, NOAA/NWS OPG, Kansas City, MO
Chad Gravelle NOAA/NWS OPG/University of Wisconsin/CIMSS, Kansas City, MO
Jack Richardson and Katie Crandall, NOAA/NWS OPG and University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Kansas City , MO

11:45
Prototyping a Next-Generation Severe Weather Warning System for FACETs
Chris D. Karstens, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
Daphne LaDue University of Oklahoma/CAPS, Norman, OK
James Correia, Jr., University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/SPC, Norman, OK
Kristin Calhoun and Travis Smith, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK

Concurrent Session 9B – IDSS
Location: TBD Session Co-Chairs:
Keith Stellman, Meteorologist in Charge, NOAA/NWS Peachtree City, GA
Todd Lericos, Meteorologist in Charge, NOAA/NWS Las Vegas, NV, NWA Councilor, Co
Program Chair, NWA Annual Meeting 2017

5:15
Using Google Hangouts in the Emergency Operations Center to Enhance Impact Decision Support Services
Trevor Boucher, NOAA/NWS, New Braunfels, TX
Matthew Dux, NOAA/NWS Sioux Falls, SD
Stephen Mullens, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK
Chris Birchfield, NOAA/NWS, Brownsville, TX

Thursday, September 15

Session 11 – Lightning
Location: Hampton I-V Session Co-Chairs:
Pat Market, NWA Past President, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Paul Suffern, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, DC

1:45
Cloud Flash Lightning Characteristics for Tornadoes without Cloud-to-Ground Lightning
Christopher Melick, NOAA/NWS/SPC and University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK,
Andrew Dean, Jared Guyer, ands Israel Jirak, NOAA/NWS/SPC, Norman, OK

2:00
Probability of Cloud-to-Ground Lightning in the PHI tool
Tiffany Meyer and Kristin Calhoun, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
David John Gagne, University of Oklahoma/CAPS, Norman, OK
Christopher Karstens, and Darrel Kingfield , University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK


Posters
Session PA (Applied Research and New Techniques)
Monday 3-5PM

A.25 New Verification Techniques for FACETs: Geospatial warning verification system performance on the 2007-15 storm-based tornado warning database
Gregory J. Stumpf, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/MDL, Norman, OK
Brandon R. Smith, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK

A.31 Future Warning Decision-Making Training Impacts from the 2016 Hazard Services’ Probabilistic Hazard Information Experiment at the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed
Alyssa V. Bates, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS/WDTD, Norman OK,
James G. LaDue, NOAA/NWS/WDTD, Norman, OK,
Greg J. Stumpf, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/MDL
Tracy L. Hansen, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO
Chen Ling, University of Akron, Akron, OH

A.37 Results from GOES-R and JPSS Proving Ground Demonstrations at the 2016 HWT Spring Experiment
Bill Line, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/SPC, Norman, OK

A.40 The MRMS Aviation Product Suite Expansion Plans
Heather D. Reeves, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
Brian Entwistle, NOAA/NWS/AWC Kansas City, MO
Kenneth Howard, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK

A.44 The Weather Event Simulator and its Scripting Capability: Training Functions for AWIPS-2
Dale A. Morris, Alexander B. Zwink, Thao Pham, Ali Virani, and Michael A. Magsig, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/WDTD, Norman, OK

A.46 Forecasters’ Thoughts about Probabilistic Hazard Information (PHI) Based on the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed 2014, 2015 Results
Chen Ling and Joseph James, University of Akron, Akron, OH
Chris Karstens, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
Greg Stumpf, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/MDL, Norman, OK
Darrel Kingfield, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK

A.47 Application of a Range-Based Correction to Improve Azimuthal Shear Values at Distance from a WSR-88D Radar
Brandon R. Smith, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK
Matthew C. Mahalik and Darrel Kingfield University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
Kiel Ortega, and Travis Smith, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS, Norman, OK

A.55 Improving Surface Rain Rates by Accounting for Evaporation in MRMS Radar-Based QPE
Steven M. Martinaitis, Heather Grams and Youcun Qi, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NSSL
Kenneth Howard, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK

Session PB (Case Studies)
Tuesday 10AM – Noon

B.69 Color Blindness in the Weather Enterprise: Discussion, and a Look at Solutions
Matt Bolton, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
Grant Wise, Union University, Jackson, TN
William Blumberg, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Session PC (Decision Support Services/Social Sciences)
Thursday 10AM – Noon

C.27 Displaying Geolocated Tweets on Gibson Ridge Software
Stephen Mullens, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/WDTD, Norman, OK

C.40 Southeast U.S. Emergency Manager Use of Severe Weather Information During Vortex SE
Daphne LaDue, University of Oklahoma/CAPS, Norman, OK
Tabitha Kloss, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK