100th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting

RAL AMS Schedule Lineup

Jan. 11 to Jan. 16, 2020

7:00 am – 4:00 pm MST

Boston, MA
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100th AMS Annual Meeting

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center | 415 Summer St. | Boston, MA

The AMS Annual Meeting is the world’s largest yearly gathering for the weather, water, and climate community. It brings together great minds from a diverse set of scientific disciplines – helping attendees make career-long professional contact and life-long friends while learning from the very top people in the atmospheric sciences.

RAL AMS Schedule Lineup

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

  • Short Course: Introducing the Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System an Interactive Hands-on Tutorial
    Gochis Dugger McAllister Short Course, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, 153C 


Sunday, January 12, 2020

  • Short Course: Experimentation and Development of Physical Parameterizations for Numerical Weather Prediction Using a Single-Column Model and the Common Community Physics Package (CCPP) 
    Carson, Firl, Short Course, 8:00 AM
  • Short Course: Integrating NWP System Components Using Container Technology and Cloud Services
    Fossell, Halley Gotway, Harrold, Kavulich, Wolff, Short Course 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM, 151A


Monday, January 13, 2020

  • Using Cloud Computing and Software Container Technology for Interactive Classroom Learning in Numerical Weather Prediction
    Michael Kavulich Non-traditional presentation/Panel discussion 8:30 AM, 258C
  • The Community Terrestrial Systems Model: Facilitating the Transition of Land Model Research to Operations for Applications Spanning Weather to Climate
    Michael Barlage, Speaker, 8:30 AM, 252A
  • Development of Watershed-Based Large-Domain Modeling to Support Monitoring Prediction and Water-Management Applications
    Andy Wood, Speaker, 8:45 AM, 1A.2
  • Local land-atmosphere interactions: Exploring the terrestrial leg with “little omega”
    Mike Ek, Speaker, 8:45 AM, Exhibition Center - 253A
  • A Multi-Stage Regime-Dependent Machine Learning Approach to Short-Term Wind Power Forecasting
    Tyler McCandless, Speaker, 9:00 AM, 256
  • Weather Challenges for Emerging Modes of Aerial Transportation 
    Matthias Steiner, Speaker, 9:00 AM, ARAM - 206A
  • Progress in Understanding Dispersion in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer 
    Jeff Weil, Speaker, 9:00 AM, 211
  • Kuwait Renewable Energy Grid Operator's Display
    Nhi Nguyen, Speaker, 9:15 AM, 256
  • The Challenge of Modeling Winter Orographic Clouds 
    Roy Rasmussen, Speaker, 9:30 AM, 105
  • Over a Quarter Century of Aircraft Icing Diagnosis and Forecasts

    Greg Thompson, Speaker (invited), 9:30 AM, ARAM - 206A

  • The Use of the METplus Verification and Diagnostic Capability in Forecast Evaluation across Multiple Scales and Applications
    Tara Jensen, Speaker, 9:45 AM, WAF/NWP 257A/B
  • Simulating the microphysical properties of orographic clouds in SNOWIE
    Lulin Xue, Speaker, 9:45 AM, 105
  • Recent In-situ and Radar Measurements of Microphysical Characteristics in Convective Clouds in Desert and Tropical regions 
    Roelof Bruintjes, Speaker, 10:30 AM, 105
  • Spatial Forecast Verification: Putting location-based measures to the test with a new set of geometric cases 
    Eric Gilleland, Speaker, 10:30 AM, 260
  • Special Symposium on the Future of Weather Forecasting and Practice Panel Discussion 1 Panel Discussion: Transitions from Research to Operations Operations to Research and Operations to Practice (Centennial)
    Louisa Nance Panelist 10:30 AM, 258B
  • Machine Learning to Predict Vehicular Crash Severity from Weather Conditions
    Curtis Walker, Speaker, 11:00 AM, Exhibition Center - 209
  • Spatial Heterogeneity of Snow Affects Remote Sensing Modeling and Data Assimilation Interpretation 
    Ethan Gutmann, Speaker, 11:15 AM, 10B.4A
  • Exploring Non-Traditional Methods for Streamlining the Model Validation Process (for T. Hertneky)
    Michelle Harrold, Speaker, 11:30 AM, 260
  • Simulated seeding impacts in a seeded cloud observed during SNOWIE 
    Lulin Xue, Speaker, 11:30 AM, 105
  • The Remote Oceanic Meteorology Information Operational (ROMIO) Demonstration 
    Cathy Kessinger, Speaker, 1:30 PM, ARAM room 206A
  • Streamlining Verification through the Enhanced Model Evaluaiton Tools (METplus) 
    Tara Jensen, Speaker, 2:00 PM, Prob and Stat - 260
  • Development of the Kuwait Renewable Energy Prediction System (KREPS)
    Jared Lee, Speaker, 2:00 PM, 256 (11ENERGY)
  • Simulation of Small Fixed_Wing and Multirotor UAS Using Realistic Small-Scale Wind Fields
    Larry Cornman, Speaker, 2:30 PM, Exhibition Center - 206A
  • Probabilistic Predictions of Aggregated Wind and Solar Power at Shagaya Farm in Kuwait 
    Stefano Alessandrini, Speaker, 2:45 PM, 256
  • Evaluation of Convective Storm Attributes using Advanced Verification Techniques during HWT 2019
    Tina Kalb, Speaker, 2:45 PM, 260
  • Evaluation of Real-Time Finescale UAS Forecast Guidance on Winds and Turbulence Obtained Using WRF LES over a Sub-Alpine Desert Valley 

    James Pinto, Conference Chair/Speaker 3:15 PM, ARAM - 206A

  • Verifying the Performance of the Colorado Fire Prediction System 
    Amanda Anderson, Speaker, 3:30 PM, 260
  • Quantifying the impact of UAS-sensed data on high-resolution limited-area WRF forecasts using NCAR’s Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART) 
    Anders Jensen, Speaker, 3:30 PM, ARAM - 206A
  • User-driven verification of tropical cyclone predictions
    Barb Brown, Speaker, 3:45 PM, 260
  • Flood Prediction Analysis Decision Support and Management 
    David Gochis, Poster, 4:00 PM, Poster, Hall B
  • Effect of Correcting Biases in HRRR Non-Precipitation Forcing Fields for the National Water Model configuration of WRF-Hydro 
    Joseph Grim, Poster, 4:00 PM, Poster, #79 Hall B
  • The Pond Hotplate Precipitation Measurement Sensor
    Scott Landolt, Poster, 4:00 PM, ARAM, Poster, #300 Hall B
  • The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System Updates to the New Version 5.1.1/National Water Model Version 2.0 and New Supporting Tools for Pre - & Post-Processing 
    Molly McAllister, Poster, 4:00 PM, Poster, #54 Hall B
  • Understanding the Role of Vegetation Dynamics and Anthropogenic Induced Changes on the Terrestrial Water Cycle
    Prasanth Valayamkunnath, Poster, 4:00 PM, Poster, #73 Hall B
  • The Use of METplus Verification and Diagnostic Capabilities for Evaluating Sea-Ice Predictions 
    Lindsay Blank, Poster, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Poster, 185 Hall B 


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

  • An Adjoint Probability Inverse Modelling Method for Air Pollutant Source Determination with Applications to a Complex Urban Environment 
    Yi Wang, Speaker, 8:30 AM, 104B
  • Assessing Indoor Health Risks and Vulnerability of Older Adults to Extreme Heat and Ozone
    Olga Wilhelmi, Speaker, 10:30 AM, 153B
  • Deriving Operationally Useful Turbulence Measurements from ADS-B Reports 
    Larry Cornman, Speaker, 10:45 AM, Exhibition Center - 206A
  • The Integral Dense-Gas Dispersion Model (IDDM) and Comparisons with the Jack Rabbitt II Experiments 
    Jeff Weil, Speaker, 10:45 AM, 211
  • The role of generating cells in natural ice production and supercooled liquid water depletion 
    Sarah Tessendorf, Speaker, 11:00 AM, 22WXMOD Room 105
  • Communicating risks and impacts of probabilistic precipitation forecasts and river stage 
    Jennifer Boehnert, Speaker, 11:15 AM, 209
  • The Model Evaluation Tools (MET): Recent Additions and Enhancements
    John Halley Gotway, Speaker, 11:30 AM, Prob and Stat - 260
  • Wind Energy Forecasting Using a Three-Dimensional Planetary Boundary Layer Parameterization 
    Tim Juliano, Speaker, 11:30 AM, 256
  • 100 years of Progress in Applied Meteorology 

    Sue Ellen Haupt, Speaker (invited), 12:00 PM, 104A

  • Mesoscale to Microscale Coupling for Wind Energy Applications: What Features of the Offshore Environment are Needed for Multi-scale Modeling? 
    Sue Ellen Haupt, Speaker, 1:30 PM, 256
  • Predictive Skill of African Easterly Waves in the ECMWF Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Reforecasts 
    Weiwei Li, Speaker, 1:30 PM, 212
  • A New Dispersion Model for Highly-Buoyant Plumes in the Convective Boundary Layer 
    Jeff Weil, Speaker, 1:30 PM, 211
  • Machine learning models for replacing Monin Obukhov similarity theory based surface layer parameterization 
    Branko Kosovic, Speaker, 1:45 PM, 211
  • Simulating aerosol-cloud interactions during hygroscopic seeding 
    Sisi Chen, Speaker, 2:00 PM, 105
  • The History of AI in the Environmental Sciences (Core Science Keynote) 

    Sue Ellen Haupt, Speaker (invited), 3:00 PM, 156BC

  • Combining the Common Community Physics Package with a Single Column Model to Drive NWP Physics Advancements
    Grant Firl, Speaker, 3:15 PM, 257AB
  • Improving air quality predictions in New Delhi during the crop-residue burning season via chemical data assimilation
    Rajesh Kumar, Speaker, 3:45 PM, 211
  • Leveraging Cloud Computing and Software Container Technologies to Create a Portable End-to-end Numerical Weather Prediction System
    Kate Fossell, Speaker, 3:45 PM, 155
  • Effective Multi-Institutional Partnerships to Broadening Participation in Earth System Sciences: The Haskell-NCAR Environmental Assessment Training 
    Jerry Cyccone, Poster, 4:00 PM, Poster, #703 Hall B
  • Verification of the Physics Suite Testing for GFS v16 Using the Model Evaluation Tools 
    Michelle Harrold, Poster, 4:00 PM, Poster, #645 Hall B
  • Exploring the Predictability of Synoptically Induced Cold Air Damming in the Eastern US
    Thomas Hopson, Poster, 4:00 PM, Exhibition Center - Hall B
  • An Evaluation of Common Community Physics Package (CCPP) Physics Suites Across Scales 
    Kathryn Newman, Poster, 4:00 PM, Poster, #646 Hall B 


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

  • Evaluation of Multiple Planetary Boundary Layer Parameterizations and Urban Canopy Models for Simulation of Near-Surface Meteorological Conditions in Miami during the Landfall of Hurricane Irma (2017)
    Eric Hendricks, Speaker, 8:30 AM, 104C
  • Enhancing WRF-Solar to provide Solar Irradiance Probabilistic Forecasts under All-sky Conditions 
    Ju-Hye Kim, Speaker, 8:45 AM, 256
  • Dual-polarization Radar Icing Algorithm (RadIA): Verification/Validation with Research Flights and Application at Military Test Ranges 
    David Serke, Speaker, 9:00 AM, ARAM - 206A
  • Designing an Integrated Sensor System for Deployment in the Polar Regions
    Justin Lentz, Speaker, 9:15 AM, 203
  • Initial Steps Toward a Next Generation Current Icing Product Algorithm 
    Daniel Adriaansen, Speaker, 9:30 AM, 206A
  • The Hurricane Risk Calculator: Working Toward Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness Responsiveness and Resilience to Hurricanes through Probabilistic Risk Frameworks for Evacuation Decision Support
    Jonathan Vigh, Speaker, 9:30 AM, Exhibition Center - 153C
  • Radar data assimilation for convective forecasting: Status and challenges 

    Jenny Sun, Speaker (invited), 10:30 AM, 259A

  • Exposing Undergraduate Students to Numerical Weather Prediction Through the Use of Software Containers and Cloud Computing 
    Jamie Wolff, Speaker, 10:45 AM, 258C
  • Wind Variability Analysis for the Kuwait Region Using Self-Organizing Maps 
    Steven Naegele, Speaker, 11:00 AM, 156A
  • The Importance of Scale-dependent Groundwater Processes in Land-Atmosphere Interactions over the Central United States 
    Michael Barlage, Speaker, 11:30 AM, 253C
  • The Use of the METplus Verification and Diagnostic Capability in Short-Term Forecast Evaluation 
    Tara Jensen, Speaker, 11:30 AM, R2O -252A
  • MAD-WRF for Solar Irradiance Nowcasting
    Pedro Jimenez, Speaker, 11:30 AM, 256
  • Evaluating TIGGE rainfall forecasts for tropical eastern Africa 
    Emily / Tom Riddle / Hopson, Speaker, 11:30 AM, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center-153B
  • Town Hall Meeting : Forecasts for the Future Visions and Dreams for the next 100 Years. 

    Speakers: Brian Gross (NOAA) Xubin Zeng (Univ. Arizona) Betsy Weatherhead (Jupiter/Intel) Mike Ek Moderator, 12:15 PM, - 01:15 PM, Exhibition Center - 152

  • Forecasts for the Future Visions and Dreams for the next 100 Years 
    Tim Schneider, TOrganizer/Town Hall, 12:15 PM, 152
  • Panel Discussion: Mitigating Aviation Weather Hazards and Managing Operational Impacts in 2050
    Matthias Steiner, Panelist, 1:30 PM, ARAM - 206A
  • A Community Effort to Unify Verification and Validation Efforts 
    Tara Jensen, Speaker, 1:45 PM, R2O - 251
  • Gridded Fuel Moisture Content Prediction System Utilizing Machine Learning Models Based on MODIS Satellite Observations 
    Tyler McCandless, Speaker, 1:45 PM, 151A
  • Using Stochastic Parameter Perturbation to Represent Process-Based Uncertainty in a Microphysics Parameterization 
    Maria Frediani, Speaker, I:45 PM, 9A.2
  • Fostering National and International Collaboration through the Enhanced Model Evaluation Tools (METplus) 
    Tara Jensen, Speaker, 2:00 PM, R2O 251
  • A Wildland Fire Spotting Parameterization for the Weather Research and Forecasting Model 
    Tim Juliano, Speaker, 2:00 PM, 151A
  • Aerosol Optical Depth Forecasts for Solar Irradiance Forecasting in the Middle East 
    Jared Lee, Speaker, 2:00 PM, 256 (11ENERGY)
  • Developmental Testbed Center: Current Status and Outlook for the Future 
    Louisa Nance, Speaker, 3:00 PM, 251
  • Improving the Performance and Scalability of the Colorado Fire Prediction System (CO-FPS) Using Dynamic Cloud Resources
    Jim Cowie, Speaker, 3:15 PM, 212
  • The Common Community Physics Package CCPP: Unifying Physics across NOAA and NCAR Models using a Common Software Framework 
    Dom Heinzeller, Speaker, 3:15 PM, 251
  • Current Improvements to the Graphical Turbulence Guidance Nowcast (GTGN) Algorithm 
    Julia Pearson, Speaker, 3:30 PM, ARAM - 206A
  • Updates on the Graphical Turbulence Guidance (GTG) Product – including Convectively Induced Turbulence Detection 
    Wiebke Deierling, Speaker, 3:45 PM, 206A
  • Investigation of the Forecast Icing Product Supercooled Large Droplet Potential Algorithm During Select Cases from the In Cloud Icing and Large Drop Experiment
    Daniel Adriaansen, Poster, 4:00 PM, Hall B
  • Using in situ microphysical observations in Direct Numerical Simulations to study the impact of hygroscopic seeding 
    Sisi Chen, Poster, 4:00 PM, Poster, #1309 Hall B
  • Forced shallow-water model for the maximum potential intensification rate of tropical cyclones 
    Eric Hendricks, Poster, 4:00 PM, Poster, #1026 Hall B
  • An Examination on the Worldwide Relationship between Ambient PM2.5 Concentration and Air Pollution-Attributable Deaths 
    Hannah Kang, Poster, 16:00, Poster, #1467 Hall B
  • Using Advanced Experimental - Numerical Approaches To Untangle Rain Enhancement (UAE-NATURE): an overview 
    Lulin Xue, Poster, 4:00 - 6:00 PM,, Poster, #1310 Hall B
  • "Track Centered Moving Grids for Tropical Cyclone Forecast Assessment in the Model Evaluation Tools (MET) Verification Package" 
    David Fillmore, Poster, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Boston Convention Center


Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • A Century of Symbiosis between Applied Meteorology and National Security (Keynote)

    Jason Knievel, Speaker (invited), 8:30 AM, ARAM -206A

  • Early Career Faculty Innovator Program: Coordination Management and Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Science Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Science
    Cassandra O'Lenick, Speaker, 9:15 AM, Exhibition Center Room 152
  • Source Inversion and Atmospheric Dispersion Model Validation Topics

    Stefano Alessandrini Conference Chair 10:30 AM, 211

  • Global Probabilistic Forecasts of Convective Weather Aviation Hazards
    Ken Stone, Speaker, 11:00 AM, ARAM - 206A
  • Comparing Implicit vs Explicit Regime Identification in Machine Learning Approaches to Short-Range Solar Power Forecasting
    Tyler McCandless, Speaker, 11:15 AM, 156A
  • Process-oriented Diagnostics to Inform the Physics Suite of Future GFS Implementations using NOAA's Unified Forecast System
    Weiwei Li, Speaker, 11:30 AM, 257AB
  • Modeling Hydrologic Influence of Agricultural Management Using the National Water Model 
    Prasanth Valayamkunnath, Speaker, 11:30 AM, 253C
  • Assessing Space Weather Predictions using METplus - A Community Verification and Diagnostics Package 
    Tara Jensen, Speaker, 11:45 AM, Space Weather - 205A
  • Merging HRRR Output into a Real-Time Gauge-Based Ensemble CONUS-Wide Dataset of Gridded Meteorological Fields 
    Andy Wood, Speaker, 4:00 PM, 15B.3
  • An In-Cloud ICing and Large-drop Experiment (ICICLE) Case Study
    Darcy Jacobson, Speaker, 4:15 PM, ARAM
  • Improving Terminal Area Supercooled Large Drop Detection with One-Minute Ceilometer Profiles Obtained During the In-Cloud Icing and Large Drop Experiment (ICICLE) 
    Joshua Lave, Speaker, 4:30 PM, ARAM - 203
  • Improving access to multi-model rainfall and river stage forecasts in eastern Africa and northern India
    Emily / Tom Riddle / Hopson, Speaker, 4:30 PM, Exhibition Center-258C
  • Ultra-High Resolution Aircraft Icing Forecasting During the ICICLE Field Project 
    Greg Thompson, Speaker, 4:45 PM, ARAM - 206A