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PROGRAM FOR
The Tenth Penn State/NCAR MM5 Users' Workshop

Mesa Laboratory, NCAR
June 21-23, 2000


PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE

7:30 - 8:30
8:30

 

Registration/Coffee
Welcome


SESSION 1: MM5 MODELING SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

8:35

 

Progress Report On The Development Of The MM5 3DVAR System
D. Barker, F. Vandenberghe, W. Huang, Y. Guo, NCAR/MMM
  

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8:50

 

Recent developments and plans for MM5
Jimy Dudhia, NCAR/MMM
 

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9:05

 

Status report on MM5 V3 preprocessing programs
Wei Wang, NCAR/MMM
 

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9:15

 

RIP Version 3.0 MM5 Visualization Software
Jordan G. Powers, NCAR; Mark T. Stoelinga, UW; and James F. Bresch, NCAR 

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SESSION 2: OTHER DEVELOPMENT

9:30

 

Vortex-following mesh refinement for simulating hurricanes with MM5
Joseph Tenerelli and Shuyi S. Chen, RSMAS/University of Miami
  

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9:45

 

Potential vorticity inversion and MM5
Chris Davis, MMM/NCAR
 

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10:00

 

Use of an optimal interpolation analysis system with MM5
S. Mark Leidner, Thomas R. Nehrkorn, John M. Henderson, George Modica, Jean-Francois Louis, and Jennifer Hegarty, AER Inc.

 

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10:15

 

A global version of MM5
Jimy Dudhia and James Bresch, MMM/NCAR 

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10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 3: LSM and PBL

11:00

 

Evaluating the performance of the MM5/OSILSM realtime forecast system for semi-arid and desert areas
Fei Chen, Kevin Manning, and Daran Rife, NCAR
  

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11:15

 

A Comparison of the new OSU LSM and 5-Layer soil model using a Dugway Proving Ground Salt Breeze Simulation
Daran L. Rife, NCAR; Thomas T. Warner, NCAR and POAS/CU, Fei Chen, NCAR, Elford Astling, US Army West Desert Test Center, Dugway, Utah

 

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11:30

 

HTSVS - A new Land-surface scheme for MM5
Nicole Molders, Institute for Meteorology, University of Leipzig, Germany

 

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11:45

 

A new land-surface model in MM5
Jonathan Pleim, NOAA; and Aijun Xiu, MCNC
 

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12:00

 

Parameterization of stratus- and cumulus-topped boundary layers in the Eastern Pacific
Jim McCaa and Chris Bretherton, University of Washington
 

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12:15

 

Modeling atmospheric boundary layer stucture during SGP-97
David R. Stauffer, Brian P. Reen and Ricardo C. Munoz, Penn State University

 


12:30 - 1:30 LUNCH BREAK


SESSION 4: NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICION

1:30

 

Real-time mesoscale ensemble forecasting in the Pacific Northwest
Eric Grimit, David Ovens and Cliff Mass, University of Washington    
 

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1:45

 

Predictability of the 24-25 January 2000 snow storm with respect to model grid resolution and initial state
F. Zhang, C. Snyder and R. Rotunno, MMM/NCAR

 

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2:00

 

Results from high resolution operational meteorological forecasts in complex terrain during the wintertime inversions
Asgeir Sorteberg, Erik Berge, and Steinar Eastwood, The Norwegian Meteorological Institute

 

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2:15

 

MM5 simulations over New Zealand - Application to the Americas Cup Races
Alfred Klausmann, Benjamin de Foy, Jennifer Godfrey, and Joseph Scire, Earth Tech

 

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2:30

 

The Potential Impact on AFWA Operational Weather Forecasts of Flying GPS Occultation Sensors on the SBIRS-low Satellite System
Grace S. Peng and Michael D. McAtee, The Aerospace Corporation

 

 

2:45

 

Incorporating global real-time surface fields into MM5 at the Air Force Weather Agency
George Gayno and Jerry Wegiel, Air Force Weather Agency

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3:00 - 3:30 COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 5: COMPUTATIONAL ISSUES

3:30

 

The effects of domain size and lateral boundary update frequency on high resolution NWP
Richard Steed, Nicholas Bond and Clifford Mass, University of Washington

     

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3:45

 

MM5 optimization experiences and numerical sensitivities in convective/non-convective cloud interactions
Carlie J. Coats Jr, John N. McHenry, NCSC, and Elizabeth Hayes, SGI

 

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4:00

 

MM5 on SGI IA32 clusters
Liz Hayes, SGI
 

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4:15

 

MM5 on future SGI platforms
Wesley Jones, SGI
 

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SESSION 6: POSTER SESSION INTRODUCTION

 

 

Are the subgrid mixing schemes in MM5 adequate for cloud-scale simulations?
George H. Bryan and J. Michael Fritsch, Penn State University

     

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Systematic bias in MM5 at KMA
Song-lak Kang, Woo-jin Lee, Yei-sook Lee, Korea Meteorological Administration

 

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The effect of hi-resolution SST on strom scale prediction in point of operational prediction system
Yong Hee Lee, Jun-Tae Choi, Yong-sang Kim and Jai-ho Oh, Meteorological Research Institute, KMA; Youngtae Kim, University of Kangnung, Korea

 

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A capability of storm scale prediction based on PC-cluster
Jun-Tae Choi, Yong-Hee Lee, Yong-Sang Kim and Jai-Ho Oh, Meteorological Research Institute, KMA, Korea
 

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A Set of Diagnostic and File Utilities for MM5V3
J.W. Larson and J.A. Taylor, MCS, Argonne National Laboratory
 

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A graphical user interface to MM5v3
Veronika Nefedova, Argonne National Laboratory
 

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Numerical experiments to study the possible meteorological changes induced by the presence of a lake
B. Thomassetti, G. Visconti, T. Paolucci, R. Ferretti, and M. Verdecchia University of L'Aquila and Scientific and Technology Park of Abruzzo, Italy
 

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Model forecasted lee-wave event during the APEGAIA airborne experiment
R. Ferretti, T. Paolucci, L. Bernardini, G. Redaelli, R. Dragani and G. Visconti, University of L'Aquila and Scientific and Technology Park of Abruzzo, Italy
 

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MM5-LSM Simulations of Central United States Climate
David M. Flory, Iowa State University
 

 
   

Mesoscale simulations of heavy precipitation events in Southern California during the 1997-98 El Nino
Charles Jones, Institute for Computational Earth System Science, University of California, Santa Barbara; David Danielson, David Gomberg and Brent Bower, National Weather Service, Los Angeles/Oxnard Office Oxnard
 

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Model resolution dependence of simulations of extreme rainfall events
J. Nielsen-Gammon, and J. Strack, Texas A&M University
 

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Mesoscale circulation over complex surface in Louisiana-Mississippi (LA-MS) coastal Region
Remata S. Reddy, Jan Hafner, and P. J. Croft, Jackson State University
 

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Comparison between Grell and Kuo cumulus parameterization schemes for South America
Yamina Silva and Ken Takahashi, Geophysical Institute of Peru, Peru
 

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Test of a new trigger function in a cumulus parameterization scheme.
Tae Kwon Wee and Dong-Kyou Lee, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea 

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A comparision of the land surface schemes in MM5
Hyun-Suk Kang and Dong-Kyou Lee, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

 

5:00 - 6:30 RECEPTION AND CONTINUED POSTER SESSION


6:30 - 8:00 CRCM Working Group Meeting


THURSDAY 22 JUNE

SESSION 7: REGIONAL CLIMATE STUDIES OVER US

8:30

 

The importance of spatial scale of climate scenarios for regional climate change impacts analysis: Implications for regional climate modeling activities
Linda Mearns, ESIG/NCAR   
 

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9:00

 

Development of a regional climate model for Midwest applications
Liang X.-Z. and K. Kunkel, University of Illinois
 

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9:12

 

The influence of soil moisture anomalies on variability of the North American Monsoon System
Eric Small, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
 

 

9:24

 

Numerical simulation of regional climate with the coupled MM5/SSiB model
Weizhong Zheng and Da-Lin Zhang , University of Maryland Yong-Kang Xue, University of California at Los Angeles
 

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9:36

 

On the Use of Seasonal Climate Forecasts for Water Resoures Management
L. Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
 

 

9:48

 

Regional climate simulations for the US Midwest using MM5v3
J.A. Taylor, J.W. Larson, and I. Foster, Argonne National Laboratory
 

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10:00

 

Simulating US precipitation anomalies during ENSO events using MM5
Mingfang Ting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 


10:15 - 10:45 COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 8: REGIONAL CLIMATE STUDIES OVER OTHER REGIONS

10:45

 

The arctic regional climate system model: Current status and recent results
Richard Cullather, Amanda Lynch, A. G. Slater, and M. C. Serreze, CIRES and PAOS, University of Colorado  

 

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11:15

 

Regional Climate Simulation for the pan-Arctic Region using MM5
William J. Gutowski Jr. and Helin Wei, Iowa State University; C. Vorosmarty, and B. Fekete, University of New Hampshire

 

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11:27

 

Bipolar modeling over ice sheets with MM5
D. H. Bromwich, J. J. Cassano, Z. Guo, L. Li, and K. M. Hines, Ohio State University

 

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11:39

 

Regional Scale/Regional Climate Model Development and Its Applications at Goddard
W.-K. Tao, W. Lau, Goddard Space Flight Center; J. Qian, Columbia University; Y. Jia, P. Wetzel, M.-D. Chou, Y. Wang, Goddard Space Flight Center; and B. Lynn

 

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11:51

 

Simulating the regional climate of tropical South America
Sara A. Rauscher, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Eric E. Small, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

 

 

12:03

 

Development of MM5 for use as a tropical climate model
Brian N. Belcher, Edward K. Vizy, and Kerry H. Cook, Cornell University

 

 

12:15

 

Simulation of current wet winter Eastern Mediterranean climate
S.O. Krichak, P. Alpert, Tel Aviv University, Israel; L. Druyan, GSFC/NASA and CR/Columbia University, and G. Russel, GSFC/NASA

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12:30 - 1:30 LUNCH BREAK


SESSION 9: CONVECTIVE SYSTEMS

1:30

 

Unphysical thermodynamic structures in explicit simulations of thunderstorms
George H. Bryan and J. Michael Fritsch, Penn State University  
 

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1:45

 

Microphysics and boundary-layer parameterizations in a simulated oceanic convective system
Ming-Jen Yang, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

 

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2:00

 

Formation and Propagation of a MCS over HK
Simon Low-nam, Jordan Powers, NCAR; Alexis Lau, and Jay Chen, HKUST

 

 

2:15

 

A numerical study on mesoscale convective systems over Taiwan
Pay-liam Lin, Hsing-Chih Lai, and Y.-Y. Chen, National Central University, Taiwan

 

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2:30

 

Mei-Yu modeling with MM5 and PLACE
Jian-Hua Qian, IRI, Columbia University; Wei-Kuo Tao, and K.-M. Lau, GSFC/NASA

 

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2:45

 

Preliminary results of the MM5 real-time forecast during the MAP Experiment
T. Paolucci, T. Cherubini, R. Ferretti, G. Giuliani, L. Bernardini, C. Faccani, and G. Visconti, Scientific and Technology Park of Abruzzo and University of L'Aquila, Italy

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3:00 - 3:30 COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 10: SURFACE EFFECTS

3:30

 

The Houston heat pump: Modulation of a land-sea breeze by an urban heat island
J. Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M Universi
ty
 

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3:45

 

The effects of atmospheric moisture availability for the northeastern Illinois storm of 17-18 July 1996
Li-Chuan Chen and A. Allen Bradley, University of Iowa

 

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4:00

 

Application of a coupled MM5/glacier model to the Juneau Alaska icefield
Corinne M. Carter, and Kerry H. Cook, Cornell University
 

 

4:15

 

Development of a diagnostic TKE scheme for applications in regional climate modeling using the MM5
Kiran Alapaty, MCNC; and Madhavi Alapaty, Apex.

 

 

4:30

 

Using MM5V3 with Eta analyses for air-quality modeling at the EPA
T. L. Otte, NOAA/ARL and US EPA/NERL

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4:45 - 5:00 COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 10: GENERAL DISCUSSION AND WRAP UP

5:00 - 6:00

6:00 WORKSHOP ADJOURN


Draft Program for
The First Weather Research and Forecasting Model Workshop


FRIDAY 23 JUNE: Mesa Lab, NCAR

8:30
9:00
9:30
10:00

a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.

Overview of the WRF project - J. Klemp, NCAR/MMM
Software Design - J. Michalakes, ANL and NCAR/MMM
Dynamical Framework - B. Skamarock, NCAR/MMM
Standard Initialization - P. Schultz, NOAA/FSL

10:30 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

11:00
11:30
12:00

a.m.
a.m.
p.m.

Data Assimilation - D. Barker, NOAA/NCEP
Model Physics - J. Brown, NOAA/FSL
Testing and Verification - C. Davis, NCAR/MMM

12:30 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

1:30
2:00
3:00

p.m.
p.m.
p.m.

Community Involvement and Model Support - J. Dudhia, NCAR/MMM
Open Discussion - needs, interests, concerns of potential users
Workshop Adjourn

3:00 p.m. COFFEE BREAK

3:30

p.m.

WRF Science Board Meeting

5:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourn

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