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, Darrell Kingfield, and Charles M. Kuster, University of Oklahoma, 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, Norman, OK

Tuesday, September 13

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/NSSL. Norman, OK
Heather M. Grams, University of Oklahoma, 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

10:30
Understanding EM Information Needs During Severe Weather Events
Sean R. Ernst, University of Oklahoma, Pepperell, MA
Daphne, LaDue, University of Oklahoma/CAPS, Norman, OK
Alan Gerard, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK

10:45
Recent Progress and Developments in the Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental
Threats (FACETs) Initiative
Alan Gerard, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK

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

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

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.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.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

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Pam Heinselman Speaks at Women’s Conference

Pam Heinselman

Pam Heinselman, NSSL research scientist, was the invited keynote speaker at the 29th Annual Glenna Hazeltine Women in Mathematics and Science Conference April 5 at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. The conference encourages young women to pursue an education in science and mathematics by providing opportunities for them to meet with professional female role models.  Local schools select female students and teachers to attend through a process coordinated by their guidance counselors.

Heinselman has a Ph.D. in meteorology and more than 20 years of experience in the areas of weather radar, severe storms, and warning and forecast applications. She began her career with OU’s Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies in 1995, and became a full-time NOAA employee in 2009. That same year Heinselman was awarded the 2008 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Currently, she is studying the impacts of rapid-scanning phased array radar, and is a principal investigator on the Phased Array Innovative Sensing Experiment at NSSL. Passionate about supporting females in science, Pam is an outstanding example of success and career advancement within NOAA.

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NSSL at AMS

amsNSSL researchers will be presenting their work at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, which will be held next week in New Orleans, Louisiana.

There will be a number of scientific presentations, as well as posters on display. Many of these projects are collaborations with researchers from the University of Oklahoma’s Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies. NSSL representatives will also participate in several panel discussions.

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)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
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)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
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
4:30
The Devastating Flash Floods of 2015
J.J. Gourley, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK

Monday, January 11
11:00
Collaborative Efforts between the U.S. and U.K. to Advance Prediction of High Impact Weather
John S. Kain, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. M. Willington, A. J. Clark, M. C. Coniglio, I. L. Jirak, S. J. Weiss, C. D. Karstens, K. H. Knopfmeier, M. Weeks, J. M. Wilkinson, N. Roberts, and H. Lean

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

2:30-4:00
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

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

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

Tuesday, January 12
Session 4
Evolving the Warning Paradigm to Better Inform Individuals
Location: Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS; Lanz Rothfusz, NSSL

8:30
Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats (FACETs): Progress on Accelerating a Proposed High-Impact Weather Forecasting Paradigm to Operations
Lans P. Rothfusz, NOAA, Norman, OK; and R. S. Schneider, D. R. Novak, and T. L. Hansen

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

Poster Session 3
Flood prediction, analysis, decision support, & management Posters
Host: 30th Conference on Hydrology
Cochairs: J.J. Gourley, NOAA/NSSL; Thomas Adams, NOAA/NWS; David J. Gochis, NCAR

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

Session 4
Flood prediction, analysis, decision support, & management, Part I
Location: Room 242 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 30th Conference on Hydrology
Cochairs: J.J. Gourley, NOAA/NSSL; Thomas Adams, NOAA/NWS

2:00
Toward estimating the probability of flood severity over the United States
Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, NOAA/NSSL / Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and H. Vergara, J. J. Gourley, and Z. L. Flamig

Session 5B
Flood prediction, analysis, decision support, & management, Part II
Location: Room 242 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 30th Conference on Hydrology
Cochairs: J.J. Gourley, NOAA/NSSL; Thomas Adams, NOAA/NWS; David J. Gochis, NCAR

3:45
High-resolution, rapid-update flash flood forecasting for the NWS
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

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

5:15
OSSE Experiments for Stormscale Radar Data Assimilation with an Ensemble of 3DVAR System
Jidong Gao, NSSL/NOAA, Norman, OK; and C. Fu, D. J. Stensrud, and J. S. Kain

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

Ground-based Water Vapor Profilers: A Comparison and Combination of Spectral Infrared Retrievals and Differential Absorption Lidar Observations
D. D. Turner, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. M. Spuler, T. M. Weckwerth, and K. Weber

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

2:30-4:00
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

Remaining Scientific Questions for Weather Surveillance with a Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR)
Kurt D. Hondl, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK

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

Session 9
Quasi-Operational Products You Can Use Now
Location: Room 348/349 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 32nd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Kevin Kelleher, NOAA/NSSL; Valliappa Lakshmanan, Climate Corporation

Session 10
Radar Technologies and Applications, Part I: Operational Radar Applications
Location: Room 348/349 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 32nd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Michael J. Istok, NOAA/NWS; Mark B. Yeary, University of Oklahoma; Kurt D. Hondl, NOAA/NSSL

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

Physically Based Two-Dimensional Seamless Mosaic for Radar QPE in a national network
Youcun Qi Sr., NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. Zhang

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

Thursday, January 14
11:00
Local Gauge Correction of Radar QPE in the Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor System
Jian Zhang, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and Y. Qi, C. Langston, and B. T. Kaney

Characterizing Cloud-top Relative Humidity with Respect to Ice in Midlatitude Cirrus Clouds as a Function of Synoptic State
Andrew M. Dzambo, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and D. D. Turner

Session 11A
Radar Technologies and Applications, Part II: X-Band Networks
Location: Room 348/349 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 32nd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Kurt D. Hondl, NOAA/NSSL; Mark B. Yeary, University of Oklahoma; Michael J. Istok, NOAA/NWS

1:30-4:00
Session 3
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 ClimateCochairs: Gerald J. Creager, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma/NSSL; Brian J. Etherton, NOAA/OAR/ESRL

1:45
Planar phased array weather radars – Calibration and verification of measurements
Dusan S. Zrnic, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and I. R. Ivic and D. Mirkovic

2:00
Advanced Concepts for Multifunction Phased Array Radar
Mark E. Weber, NOAA/OAR/NSSL/CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Cho

2:15
Probabilistic Quantitative Precipitation Estimates with Ground and Space-based Radars
Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, NOAA/NSSL / Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. Tanelli, J. J. Gourley, and J. Zhang

Session 12A
Radar Technologies and Applications Part III: Phased Array Radar R&D
Location: Room 348/349 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 32nd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
Cochairs: Mark B. Yeary, University of Oklahoma; Kurt D. Hondl, NOAA/NSSL; Michael J. Istok, NOAA/NWS

2:45
2015 Phased Array Radar Innovative Sensing Experiment
Pamela L. Heinselman, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. A. Bowden, D. M. Kingfield, and C. M. Kuster

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

AMS

For the full AMS Conference schedule, please visit the Annual Meeting homepage.

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AMS Radar Conference 2015

amsNSSL scientists won’t have to travel far this year for the AMS Radar Conference! The 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology will be held right here in Norman, Oklahoma, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. The event, which takes place September 14-18,  will kick off with an icebreaker reception at the National Weather Center on the University of Oklahoma campus.

Participants are encouraged to sign up for tours of well-known Norman attractions, which will be offered on Wednesday, September 16. Locations open for tours will include the National Weather Center, NOAA’s National Weather Radar Testbed, OU’s Radar Innovations Laboratory, and OU’s Bizzell Library. On the tour of the National Weather Center, participants will see several NOAA facilities, including the Hazardous Weather Testbed, National Weather Service Norman forecast office, and the Storm Prediction Center. The tour of NOAA’s NWRT will offer the chance to learn firsthand how NSSL researchers test nd evaluate phased array radar.

This event is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society. Additional details can be found on their website: https://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/meetings-events/ams-meetings/37th-conference-on-radar-meteorology/.

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