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Papers Presented at the Twelfth PSU/NCAR Mesoscale Model
Users' Workshop
June 24 - 25, 2002

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June 24, 2002

Session 1: MM5 Modeling System Development  

MM5 Current Status and Plans
Jimy Dudhia (National Center for Atmospheric Research)

MM5 Pre-Processing Programs Update
Wei Wang (National Center for Atmospheric Research)

Modifications to INTERPF for Antarctic Forecast
Kevin Manning and Jimy Dudhia (National Center for Atmospheric Research)

Session 2: 4DVAR Data Assimilation Development  

MM5v3-based 4DVAR: Current Status and Future Plans
Frank H. Ruggiero, Donald Norquist (Air Force Research Laboratory), Thomas Nehrkorn, George D. Modica, Mark Cerniglia (Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.), John G. Michalakes (National Center for Atmospheric Research), and Xiaolei Zou (Florida State University)

4DVAR Development Using an Automatic Code Generator: Application to MM5v3
Thomas Nehrkorn, George Modica, Mark Cerniglia (Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.), Frank Ruggiero (Air Force Research Lab), John Michalakes (National Center for Atmospheric Research), and Xiaolei Zou (Dept. of Meteorology, Florida State University)

Impact of a Digital Filter as a Weak Constraint in MM5 4DVAR
Tae-Kwon Wee and Ying-Hwa Kuo (UCAR COSMIC Project)

Session 3: MM5 Application in Polar Regions  

Evaluation of Operational Weather Forecasts for Antarctica from Polar MM5-AMPS
David H. Bromwich, Andrew J. Monaghan, and He-Lin Wei (Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University)

High Resolution LGM Simulations over the Laurentide Ice Sheet Using Polar MM5
E. Richard Toracinta (Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University), David H. Bromwich (Byrd Polar Research Center and Atmospheric Sciences Program, The Ohio State University), and He-Lin Wei (Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University)

A Case Study of the Impact of the Upper Boundary Condition in Polar MM5 Simulations over Antarctica
Helin Wei (Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University), David H. Bromwich (Byrd Polar Research Center and Atmospheric Sciences Program, The Ohio State University), Le-Sheng Bai (Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University), Ying-Hwa Kuo, and Tae-Kwon Wee (MMM Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research)

Validation of Surface Fluxes from a New Surface Layer Module in MM5 with SHEBA Observations
J.-W. Bao (Environmental Technology Laboratory/NOAA), R. David Pyles (Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Colorado), S. A. Michaelson, P. O. G. Persson (NOAA/ETL and CIRES, Univ. of Colorado), and J. W. Wilczak (NOAA/Environmental Technology Laboratory)

Validation of Simulated Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) Structure Using a New Surface Layer Module with SHEBA Observations
R. David Pyles, S. A. Michaelson, J.-W. Bao, P. Ola G. Persson, and J. W. Wilczak (Environmental Technology Laboratory and CIRES, Univ. of Colorado)

Session 4: Model Testing and Verification  

Development and Evaluation of a Real-Time FDDA and Forecast System for Year-2002 SLC Olympics
Yubao Liu, Simon Low-Nam, Rong-Shyang Sheu, Laurie Carson, Daran Rife, Mei Xu, Hsiao-ming Hsu, Chris Davis, Tom Warner (NCAR/RAP), James Bowers (U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, WDTC, Dugway,Utah), and George Bieberbach (U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Washington, D. C.)

Evaluation of a Rapidly Relocatable High-Resolution Numerical Model and Data Assimilation System for Meteorological Nowcasting
David R. Stauffer, Nelson L. Seaman, Anthony J. Schroeder, Aijun Deng, Annette M. Gibbs, and Glenn K. Hunter (The Pennsylvania State University)

Successes and Problems in Developing a Real-Time MM5 Forecast System
Todd A. Hutchinson, Steven J. Honey, and Stephen Marshall (Weather Services International, Billerica, Massachusetts)

Validation of MM5 with AERI Observations over the Southern Great Plains ARM Site
Derek J. Posselt, Wayne F. Feltz (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison), and David D. Turner (CIMMS, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Long Term Verification of the Realtime MM5 over the Northeast U.S.
Brian A. Colle, Joseph B. Olson (Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres, SUNY-Stony Brook), and Jeffrey S. Tongue (NOAA/NWSFO)

Ultra-High Resolution Simulations of the Columbia Gorge - Verification Challenges and Problems
Justin Sharp and Clifford Mass (University of Washington)

Validation of High-Resolution Simulations with MM5 System
Haraldur Olafsson and Olafur Rognvaldsson (University of Iceland, Iceland Meteorological Office and Institute for Meteorological Research)

MM5 Fine Grid Scale Simulations for the Support of the Athens Greece 2004 Olympic Games: Evaluation of the First Year of Operational Activities
V. Kotroni and K. Lagouvardos (National Observatory of Athens, Institute of Environmental Research, Greece)

Modeling of Extreme Wind Events Using MM5: Approach and Verification
Peter S. Dailey and John Keller (AIR Worldwide Corp.)

Evaluation and Verification of MM5 Forecasts over the Indian Region
Someshwar Das (National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, New Delhi)

Effects of Orography on Mesoscale ENSO Precipitation Anomalies in the Western U.S.
L. Ruby Leung, Yun Qian, Xindi Bian, and Allen Hunt (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Mesoscale Convective Systems During SCSMEX Simulations with a Regional Climate Model and a Cloud-Resolving Model
W.-K. Tao (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center), Y. Wang (Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, University of Maryland), J.-H. Qian (International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Palisades, NY), C.-L. Shie (Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center, University of Maryland), W. K.-M. Lau (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center), and R. Kakar (NASA/Headquarters, Washington DC)

Session 5: Poster Session Introduction  

MM5 simulations of the 24 September 1999 tornadic events in the outer rainband with Typhoon Bart (1999)
Jun Yoshino Hirohiko Ishikawa, and Hiromasa Ueda (Kyoto University, Japan)

High-resolution simulation of Hurricane Bonnie Storm structure and effects of vertical shear
Scott A. Braun (NASA)

Simulation of surface temperature inversions in complex terrain and implementation of slope irradiance
Gard Hauge (Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen), and Lars R. Hole (Norwegian Institute for Air Research)

An evaluation of real-time forecasts from weather-chemistry forecasting model using observations from the TEXAS AQS 2000 field experiment
S. A. Michelson (NOAA/Environmental Technology Laboratory and CIRES, Univ. of Colorado), J.-W. Bao (NOAA/Environmental Technology Laboratory), S. A. McKeen (NOAA/Aeronomy Laboratory and CIRES, Univ. of Colorado), A. White (NOAA/Environmental Technology Laboratory), and G. A. Grell (NOAA/Forecast Systems Laboratory)

Mesoscale modeling investigation of air-sea interaction over Gulf of Mexico for a case study of Hurricane Gordon
R. Suseela Reddy (Atmospheric Sciences, Jackson State University)

Objective comparisons between the realtime MM5 and NCEP Eta over the Eastern U. S.
Joseph B. Olson, Brian A. Colle, and Jeffrey S. Tongue (SUNY-Stony Brook and NOAA/NWS)

Graupel effect on the precipitation amount in KMA Regional models
Yei-Sook Lee and Jeong-Seok Ko (Numerical Weather Prediction Division, Korea Meteorological Administration)

Using mesoscale meteorological models as tools to forecast pollen concentrations
Robert Pasken (Saint Louis University) and Joseph Pietrowicz (KMOV-TV)

Evaluation of NWP model output of near-surface variables
Dingchen Hou (George Mason University)

Uncertainty in numerical weather forecasting via ensembles of initialization
Yulia Gel, Adrian Raftery, and Tilmann Gneiting (University of Washington)

High resolution simulation of strong wind in complex terrain - application for land use
O. Rognvaldsson and H. Olafsson (University of Iceland)

Regional climate simulation of the 1998 summer flood over East Asia
Dong-Kyou Lee, Dong-Hyun Cha, and Hyun-Suk Kang (School of Earth & Environmental Science, Seoul National University, Korea)

JUNE 25, 2002

Session 6: Application in Air Quality  

Application of MM5 to Air Quality Modeling of SOS/Nashville-1999
Jonathan Pleim (NOAA/ARL)

Validation of Physical Processes in MM5 for Photochemical Model Input. The Houston 2000 Ozone Episode
John W. Nielsen-Gammon (Texas A & M University)

Design and Evaluation of the Coupled MM5/TOPLATS Modeling System for a Texas Air Quality Exceedance Episode
C. D. Peters-Lidard (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center), J. N. McHenry, and C. J. Coats (Environmental Modeling Center, MCNC-North Carolina Supercomputing Center)

Real-Time Forecast of Atmospheric Pollutants over Europe and Germany
Hermann J. Jakobs, Elmar Friese, Michael Memmesheimer, and Adolf Ebel (Rhenian Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Cologne, Germany)

Validation of Air Quality Forecasts from MM5-CHEM
W. M. Angevine, S. McKeen (NOAA and CIRES, Univ. of Colorado), and G. Grell (NOAA/Forecast Systems Laboratory)

Wintertime Stagnation Episodes near Pocatello Idaho
Bart Brashers (MFG Inc)

Effects of Soil Moisture Treatment in MM5 on the Land-Sea Breeze Simulation
Fang-Yi Cheng, Seung-Bum Kim, and Deawon Byun (Department of Geosciences, University of Houston)

Testing of Mesoscale Meteorological Models as a Tool to Forecast Pollen Concentrations
Joseph Pietrowicz (KMOV-TV) and Robert Pasken (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Saint Louis University)

Implementation of an Urban Canopy Parameterization for Fine-Scale Simulations
Tanya L. Otte (Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division/NOAA/ARL) and Avraham Lacser (Israel Institute for Biological Research)

Session 7: Case Studies

The Application of the MM5 to Tropical Cyclogenesis at Cloud-Resolving Resolution
Jordan G. Powers and Christopher A. Davis (National Center for Atmospheric Research)

Rain Forecast of Cumulus Parameterization Schemes in the Taiwan Area
Ming-Jen Yang (Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, Chinese Culture University)

MM5 Model Validation Under Different Cumulus Parameterizations
Rene Lobato (Mexican Institute of Water Technology), C. Cario, N. Hernandez (Mexican Weather Service), and R. E. Morales (University of Veracruz)

Sensitivity of Explicitly Simulated Convection to Mother Domain Cumulus Parameterization Schemes
Alfred M. Klausman, Francoise Robe, Mahesh Phadnis, and Joseph Scire (Earth Tech, Inc.)


Session J1: Application of 3DVAR  

Initial Results Using WRF 3DVAR in MM5 Applications
D. M. Barker, A. J. Bourgeois, Y.-R. Guo, W. Huang, and Q.-N. Xiao (National Center for Atmospheric Research)

Application of MM5 3DVAR System for Heavy Rain Case over Korea Peninsula
Y.-R. Guo (National Center for Atmospheric Research), D.-H. Shin (Korea Meteorological Administration, Korea), J.-H. Lee (Seoul National University, Korea), Q.-N. Xiao, D. M. Barker, and Y.-H. Kuo (National Center for Atmospheric Research)

DVAR Assimilation of GPS and Meteorological Observations in MM5 During the December 14th Snow Storm Event over the Northern Mediterranean Sea
L. Cucurull, F. Vandenberghe (National Center for Atmospheric Research), E. Vilaclara (Servei Meteorologic de Catalunya, Spain), A. Rius (Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya, Spain), and J. More (Servie Meteorologic de Catalunya, Spain)

A Comparison Between Assimilating SSM/I Retrieved Data and Assimilating SSM/I Radiance
S.-H. Chen (University of California at Davis), F. Vandenberghe (National Center for Atmospheric Research), G. Petty (University of Wisconsin), and J. Bresch (National Center for Atmospheric Research)

Session J2: Model Evaluation  

Issues in Mesoscale Verification: Implications of the Verification of High Resolution MM5 Forecasts over the Northwest Pacific
Cliff Mass, Dave Ovens, Eric Grimit, and Mark Albright (Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington)

The IMPROVE Project Creating Observational Data Sets for the Verification and Improvement of Microphysical Schemes
Mark T. Stoelinga, Peter V. Hobbs, Clifford F. Mass, John D. Locatelli, Robert A. Houze (University of Washington), Brian A. Colle (State University of New York at Stony Brook), Bradley Colman (National Weather Service), and Nicholas A. Bond (NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory)

Verification of WRF and MM5 over Complex Terrain in Hawaii
Duane Stevens, Kevin Roe (University of Hawaii), Joe Klemp, and Chris Davis (National Center for Atmospheric Research)

A Novel Approach to Parameterization of Unresolved Precipitation in Numerical Models. A WRF and MM5 Application
Mariusz Pagowski, George Grell, and Deszo Devenyi (NOAA/Forecast Systems Laboratory)

The Case for Using High-Order Numerical Methods in Mesoscale and Cloudscale NWP
Bill Skamarock (National Center for Atmospheric Research)



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