Papers Presented at the 14th Annual WRF Users' Workshop

Papers presented at the 14th Annual WRF UsersŐ Workshop

 

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LECTURE SERIES:  Fundamentals of WRF Physics

(Part 4:  Atmospheric Radiation and the Effect of Clouds and Aerosols) 

1:30  – 4:30 P.M., Monday, June 24

 

1:30

Atmospheric radiation and its interaction with other physical processes:  Representation in numerical models. Yu Gu, University of California, Los Angeles PPT
 

2:30

Coffee Break
 
2:45 

 

How aerosols affect radiation and how those processes are included in atmospheric models. Jerome Fast, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PPT
 
3:15 

 

 

How radiative processes influence tropical cyclones. Robert Fovell, University of California, Los Angeles PPT
3:45
Coffee Break
 
4:00 
Radiation parameterization in WRF. Jimy Dudhia, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

                   

Note:   Speakers: Each presenter will have 15 minutes total including talk and question time.

              Poster presenters: Each presenter will have 4x4 feet board space.

 

 

Session 1: WRF Modeling System Updates

Chair:  Jordan Powers (NCAR)

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.   Tuesday June 25 (Plenary Session)

 

8:30 - 8:45     Welcome Remarks PPT

 

1.1

The Weather Research and Forecasting Model: 2013 annual update.  Dudhia, Jimy, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT Extended Abstract

 

1.2

WRFDA 2013 overview.  Huang, Hans, National Center for Atmospheric Research Extended Abstract PPT

 

1.3

WRF-Chem V3.5:  A summary of status and updates. Grell, Georg, S. A. McKeen, S. E. Peckham, R. Ahmadov, Jan Kazil, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association/ESRL, J. D. Fast, B. Singh, P. L. Ma, R. Easter, W. Gustafson, P. Rasch, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, A. Hodzig, M. Barth, G. Pfister, S. Walters, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

1.4

High performance computing enhancements to WRFV3.5.  Michalakes, John, National Renewable Energy Laboratory PPT

 

1.5

WRF software and tools update.  Gill, David, B. Bonnlander, J. Liu, K. Manning, W. Huang, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

 

 

10:00 - 10:30     Coffee Break

 

Session 2: Other Status Reports

Chair:  Bill Kuo (NCAR)

10:30 – 12:00   Tuesday, June 25 (Plenary Session)

 

2.1

Integrated prediction of heavy rainfall and flood events with WRF/WRF-Hydro.  Gochis, David, Wei Yu, Antonio Parodi, Elisabetta Fiori, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

2.2

Regional climate research using WRF and MPAS:  Overview and future development.  Bruyere, Cindy, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT,

 

2.3

Recent advancements in convective-scale storm prediction with the coupled Rapid Refresh (RAP)/High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) forecast system.  Alexander, Curtis,  Tanya Smirnova, Ming Hu, Steve Weygandt, David Dowell, Joe Olson, Stan Benjamin, Eric James, John Brown, Patrick Hofmann, Haidao Lin, Kevin Brundage, and Brian Jamison, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration PPT

 

2.4

Hurricane WRF:  2013 operational implementation and community support.  Bernardet, Ligia, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES), V. Tallapragada, NOAA, S. Bao, NOAA and CIRES, Y. Kwon, S. Trahan, M. Tong, NOAA and IM Systems Group, Inc., Q. Liu, NOAA, X. Zhang, NOAA and University of Miami, S. Gopalakrishnan, NOAA, R. Yablonsky, University of Rhode Island, T. Marchok, NOAA Extended Abstract PPT

 

2.5

 

The model evaluation tools - Recent updates.  Fowler, Tressa L., John Halley Gotway, Randy Bullock, and Tara Jensen, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

2.6

 

Tracking WRF performance:  how do the three most recent versions compare?  Wolff, Jamie K. and Michelle Harrold, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

 

 

12:00 - 1:30     Lunch Break

 

 

Parallel Session 3A: Physics Development and Testing (Part 1):  Urban and Surface Physics

Chair:  Wayne Angevine (University of Colorado, CIRES)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.   Tuesday, June 25

 

3A.1

Simple urban parameterization for high resolution meteorology and air quality.  Pleim, Jonathan, Robert Gilliam, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Limei Ran, University of North Carolina, James Kelly, Kirk Baker, and Chris Misenis, USEPA PPT

 

3A.2

Implementation and evaluation of a new drag and length scale parameterization in the multilayer urban canopy parameterization of WRF.  Simon-Moral, Andres, Jose-Luis Santiago, Alberto Martilli, CIEMAT, and Scott Krayenhoff, University of British Columbia PPT

 

3A.3

Assessing summertime urban energy consumption in a semiarid urban environment: WRF(BEP+BEM).  Salamanca, Francisco, M. Georgescu, A. Mahalov, M. Moustaoui, M. Wang, and B. M. Svoma, Arizona State University PPT

 

3A.4

Investigating the impact of surface drag parameterization schemes available in WRF on surface winds.  Jiang, Hongli, Colorado State University, Michelle Harrold, and Jamie Wolff, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

 

 

 

 

Parallel Session 3B: Data Assimilation (Part 1)

Chair:  Hans Huang (NCAR)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.   Tuesday, June 25

 

3B.1

Improved initialization and prediction of clouds.  Auligne, Tom, Gael Descombes, and Francois Vanderberghe, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

3B.2

Comparison of two pairs of momentum variables in WRFDA for convective-scale data assimilation.  Sun, Juanzhen, Hongli Wang, Wenxue Tong, Xiangyu Huang, Dongmei Xu, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

3B.3

Impact of the 4D-Var assimilation of Airborne Doppler Radar data on numerical simulations of the genesis of Typhoon Nuri (2008).  Li, Zhan, and Zhaoxia Pu, University of Utah PPT

 

3B.4

Implement and preliminary experiment of FY-3 and NPP microwave satellite data assimilation in WRFDA.  Dong, Peiming, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences Extended Abstract PPT

 

 

 

2:30 - 3:00    Coffee Break

 

 

 

 

Session 4: Physics Development and Testing(Part 2):  Turbulence and LSM

Chair:  Joseph Santanello (NASA)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.   Tuesday, June 25 (Plenary Session)

 

4.1

Development and evaluation of a mosaic/tiling approach in the WRF-Noah framework. Li, Dan, Elie Bou-Zeid, Princeton University, Michael Barlage, Fei Chen, National Center for Atmospheric Research, James A. Smith, Princeton University PPT

 

4.2

WRF forecast sensitivity of wave-turbulence interactions to initialization strategy and PBL physics in the stable boundary layer.  Suarez, Astrid, David R. Stauffer, Brian J. Gaudet, Aijun Deng, Penn State University, Larry Mahrt, Oregon State University, and Nelson L. Seaman, Penn State University

 

4.3

Land surface spinup for episodic modeling.  Angevine, Wayne M., Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration PPT

 

4.4

A hybrid land surface model approach to improving near-surface forecasts.  Wilson, Travis, and Robert Fovell, University of California Los Angeles PPT

 

 

4:00 - 5:30    Topic Discussion (Physics, Chemistry, Data

                      Assimilation, Regional Climate, Verification, and Software)

 

 

 

5:30 - 7:00    Workshop Reception (Center Green)

 

 

 

 

 

Parallel Session 5A: Data Assimilation (Part 2)

Chair:  Hans Huang (NCAR)

8:30 – 10:45    Wednesday, June 26

 

5A.1

Comparing limited-area 3DVAR and hybrid variational-ensemble data assimilation methods for typhoon track forecasts:  Sensitivity to outer loops and vortex relocation.  Schwartz, Craig, Zhiquan Liu, Xiang-Yu Huang, Ying-Hwa Kuo, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Chin-Tzu Fong, Central Weather Bureau PPT

 

5A.2

An evaluation of the efficacy of using observed lightning to improve convective lightning forecasts.  Lynn, Barry H., Guy Kelman, Weather It Is, LTD, Gary Ellrod, WxC, LLC PPT

 

5A.3

Observation impact in East Asia and western North Pacific regions using WRF-FSO system.  Jung, Byoung-Joo, Korea Institute of Atmospheric Prediction Systems, Hyun Mee Kim, Yonsei University, Thomas Auligne, Xin Zhang, Xiaoyan Zhang, and Xiang-Yu Huang, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

5A.4

Development of GSI-based WRF 4DVar system.  Zhang, Xin, and Xiang-Yu Huang, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

 

9:30 - 9:45     15-Minute Break

 

 

5A.5

 

 

5A.6

Recent developments in mesoscale data assimilation with WRF/DART.  Snyder, Chris, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

Ensemble Kalman Filter data assimilation for the MPAS system.  Ha, So-Young, Chris Snyder, Bill Skamarock, Jeffrey Anderson, Nancy Collins, Michael Duda, Laura Fowler, and Tim Hoar, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

5A.7

The variational version of the Local Analysis and Prediction System (LAPS):  Hot-start data assimilation of convective events.  Xie, Yuanfu, Steve Albers, Hongli Jiang, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Dan Birkenheuer, NOAA, Isidora jankov, CIRA/NOAA, and Zoltan Toth, NOAA PPT

 

5A.8

DTC GSI data assimilation system support and testing activities:  2013 annual update.  Shao, Hui, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Ming Hu, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Chunhua Zhou, Kathryn Newman, Mrinal K. Biswas, Don Stark, NCAR, Ligia Bernardet, NOAA, Mingjing Tong, and John Derber, National Centers for Environmental Prediction PPT

 

 

 

Parallel Session 5B:  Regional Climate

Chair:  Kiran Alapaty (EPA)

8:30 – 10:45    Wednesday, June 26

 

5B.1

An effective approach to improve regional climate prediction using a proper combination of dynamical and statistical technique. Li, Rong, Jiming Jin, Shih-Yu Wang, Robert R. Gillies, Utah State University

 

5B.2

North American regional climate simulations with WRF/Noah-MP:  Validation and the effect of groundwater interaction.  Barlage, Michael, Mukul Tewari, Fei Chen, Kevin Manning, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Gonzalo Miguez-Macho, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain PPT

 

5B.3

Incorporation of crop growth models into Climate Weather Research and Forecasting model -- bio-geophysical feedbacks of maize growth to regional climate.  Xu, Min, Xin-Zhong Liang, University of Maryland, and Wei Gao, Colorado State University PPT

 

5B.4

Bias-correction of Global Climate Model output to improve regional climate modeling of the North American Monsoon.  Meyer, Jonathan D. D., Jiming Jin, Utah State University, and David J. Gochis, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

 

9:30 - 9:45    15-Minute Break

 

 

5B.5

Representing aerosol effects in cumulus physics parameterization in WRF.  Lim, Kyo-Sun Sunny, Jiwen Fan, Ruby Leung, Po-Lun Ma, Balwinder Singh, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Guang Zhang, Scripps Institute of Oceanography PPT

 

5B.6

53-year downscaling over Japan at 5km coupled with the ECMWF Reanalysis data.  Hashimoto, Atsushi, and Hiromaru Hirakuchi, Central Research Institute PPT

 

5B.7

Exploring the WRF simulation skill of southeastern United States summer rainfall: Sources of skills and the mechanisms.  Li, Laifang, Wenhong Li, Duke University, and Jiming Jin, Utah State University PPT

 

5B.8

Assessing climate variability and change impact on heat extremes.  Holland, Greg, C. Bruyere, and M. Jones, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

 

 

10:45 - 11:15    Coffee Break

 

 

 

Session 6:  Physics Development and Testing (Part 3):  Microphysics and Shallow Convection

Chair:  Wei-Kuo Tao (NASA)

11:15 – 12:15    Wednesday, June 26 (Plenary Session)

 

6.1

Providing a missing link:  A more complete coupling of clouds to radiation and tests using both WRF-ARW and WRF-NMM (HWRF).  Thompson, Greg, Mukul Tewari, Shaowu Bao, and Sam Trahan, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

6.2

On the parameterization of immersion freezing of raindrops (Based on Bigg, 1953).  Villanueva-Birrel, Cecille M.,  and Sonia Lasher-Trapp, Purdue University

 

6.3

Sensitivity of numerical simulations of a convective system and associated cold pools to WRF physics parameterizations.  Lin, Chao, and Zhaoxia Pu, University of Utah PPT

 

6.4

Implementing a new shallow convection scheme into WRF.  Deng, Aijun, Brian Gaudet, Penn State University, Jimy Dudhia, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Kiran Alapaty, United States Environmental Protection Agency PPT Extended Abstract

 

 

 

12:15 - 2:15    Lunch Break (Poster set-up at 1:50)

 

2:15 - 5:30     Poster Session

                       (Odd-numbered posters:  2:15 - 3:45

                        Even-numbered posters:  3:45 - 5:15)

 

 

 

Parallel Session 7A:  Chemistry

Chair:  Georg Grell (NOAA)

8:30 – 10:45    Thursday, June 27

        

7A.1

Implementation of heterogeneous chemistry and effects of dust aerosols on photolysis rates in WRF-Chem.  Kumar, Rajesh, M. C. Barth, G. G. Pfister, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), G. R. Carmichael, University of Iowa, C. Knote, NCAR, M. Naja, N. Ojha, and T. Sarangi, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational-Sciences PPT

 

7A.2

Quasi-hemispheric simulations of black carbon transport to the Arctic using the CAM5 physics in WRF.  Fast, Jerome, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Kathy Law, Jennie Thomas, Boris Quennehen, Jean-Christophe Raut, University Pierre and Marie Curie, University Versailles St-Quentin, National Institute of Sciences, France, Zbigniew Klimont, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, Po-Lun Ma, Balwinder Singh, and Philip J. Rasch, PNNL PPT

 

7A.3

Simulation of semi-explicit mechanisms of SOA formation from glyoxal in a 3D model.  Knote, Christoph, Alma Hodzic, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Jose L. Jimenez, Rainer Volkamer, Sunil Baidar, University of Colorado (CU), Jerome Brioude, CU and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Jerome Fast, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Allen Goldstein, University of California, Joost de Gouw, CU and NOAA, Patrick Hayes, CU, B. Tom Jobson, Washington State University, W. Berk Knighton, Montana State University, John Orlando, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Song Chen, PNNL, Harald Start, CU and Aerodyne Research, Inc., Philip S. Stevens, Indiana University, Ryan Thalman, CU, Geoff Tyndall, NCAR, Cartsten Warneke, Rebecca Washenfelder, CU and NOAA, and Qi Zhang, University of California PPT

 

7A.4

Uncertainty in modeling dust mass balance and radiative forcing from size parameterization.  Zhao, Chun, Siyu Chen, L. Ruby Leung, Yun Qian, Rahul Zaveri, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Jasper Kok, University of California Los Angeles, and Jianping Huang, Lanzhou University, China PPT

 

 

9:30 - 9:45    15-Minute Break

 

 

7A.5

Evaluation of wet scavenging for the May 29, 2012 DC3 severe storm case.  Bela, Megan, University of Colorado (CU), Barth, Mary, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), John Wong, Owen Toon, CU, Hugh Morrison, Morris Weisman, Kevin Manning, Glen Romine, Wei Wang, NCAR, Kristen Cummings, University of Maryland, Kenneth Pickering, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the DC3 Science Team PPT

 

7A.6

Observation impact in East Asia and western North Pacific regions using WRF-FSO system. Jung, Byoung-Joo, Korea Institute of Atmopsheric Prediction systems, Hyun Meekim, Yonsei University, Thomas Auligne, Xin Zhang, Xiaoyan Zhang, and Xiang-Yu Huang, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

7A.7

Assimilation of fine aerosols using WRF-Chem and an Ensemble Kalman Filter.  Pagowski, Mariusz, Georg A. Grell, Judith Berner, Kate Smith, and Ming Hu, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration PPT

 

7A.8

Prediction of North American air quality.  Pfister, Gabriele, S. Walters, J.-F. Lamarque, M. Barth, G. Holland, J. Done, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Jerome Fast, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PPT

 

 

Parallel Session 7B:  Model Evaluation (Part 1)

Chair:  Cliff Mass (University of Washington)

8:30 – 10:45    Thursday, June 27

 

7B.1

Cloud-radiative and microphysical impacts from precipitating hydrometeors in simulations of South Asian Summer Monsoon.  Wu, Wanchen, and Wen-wen Tung, Purdue University PPT

 

7B.2

Evaluation of the WRF Stochastic Kinetic Energy Backscatter scheme for wind resource assessment.  Rife, Daran, Jessica Ma, Rich Whiting, and Melissa Elkinton, GL Garrad Hassan PPT

 

7B.3

Nested-grid simulation and real-time forecasting experiments of complex terrain flows at US Army DPG with NCAR WRF RTFDDA-LES.  Liu, Yubao, Yuewei Liu, Gregory Roux, Jason Knievel, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Stephan de Wekker, Dragan Zajic, and John Pace, United States Army PPT

 

7B.4

Role of synoptic- and meso-scales in the momentum budget in a coastal environment:  multi-year observational and modeling study.  Jimenez, Pedro A., CIEMAT, J. Vila-Guerau de Arellano, Wageningen University, J. Dudhia, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Fred C. Bosveld, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute PPT

 

 

9:30 - 9:45     15-Minute Break

 

7B.5

WRF for winter roads.  Hartmann, Hugo, Jelle Wisse, Daniel van Dijke, Meteogroup PPT

 

7B.6

Evaluating WRF v3.4.1 simulations of Tropical Cyclone Yasi.  Parker, Chelsea, Amanda Lynch, Brown University, and Todd Arbetter, CRREL Extended Abstract PPT

 

7B.7

Inter-comparison of AFWA operational configurations using WRFv3.3.1 and WRFv3.4.  Xu, Mei, Jamie Wolff, and Michelle Harrold, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

7B.8

The diurnal variation of precipitation during MC3E:  A numerical modeling study.  Tao, Wei-Kuo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Di Wu, NASA and Science Systems and Applications, Inc. PPT

 

 

10:45 - 11:15    Coffee Break

 

                          

Session 8:  Model Evaluation (Part 2)

Chair:  Bill Gallus (Iowa State University)

11:15– 12:15    Thursday, June 27 (Plenary Session)

 

8.1

2013 realtime WRF-DART analysis and ensemble forecasts.  Romine, Glen, Morris Weisman, Kate Smith, Ryan Torn, Craig Schwartz, Kevin Manning, Wei Wang, and Chris Snyder, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

8.2

Strange linear features in WRF clouds and precipitation:  Diagnosis and correction.  Mass, Clifford, and David Owens, University of Washington PPT

 

8.3

High-resolution seasonal precipitation in a semi-arid complex terrain area using WRF-FDDA. Rostkier-Edelstein, D., Israel Institute for Biological Research, Israel, Y. Liu, W. Wu, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), P. Kunin, Life Sciences Research Israel, Israel, M. Ge, NCAR, A. Givati, Israel Hydrological Service, Israel PPT

 

8.4

Compatibility of high resolution terrain with high resolution model grid.  Cheng, William Y. Y, Yubao Liu, Gregory Roux, Linlin Pan, Yuewei Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Jae-Young Byon, and Young-Jean Choi, Korea Meteorological Administration PPT

 

 

12:15 - 1:30    Lunch Break

 

 

 

Session 9:  Physics Development and Testing (Part 4):  Convection

Chair:  John Brown (NOAA)

1:30– 2:30    Thursday, June 27 (Plenary Session)

 

9.1

Development and applications of a stochastic convective parameterization for a smooth transition to cloud resolving scales that includes aerosol interactions. Grell, Georg A., and S. R. Freitas, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration PPT

 

9.2

The Kain-Fritsch scheme:  Science updates and revisiting gray-scale issues from the NWP and regional climate perspectives.  Alapaty, Kirankumar, Russell Bullock, Jr., Jerold Herwehe, Robert Gilliam, Christopher Nolte, Tanya Otte, United States Environmental Protection Agency, John Kain, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Jimy Dudhia, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

9.3

Assessing the WRF model with CAM5 physics (WRF-CAM5):  Model implementation, evaluation, and resolution sensitivity.  Ma, Po-Lun, Philip Rasch, Jerome Fast, Richard Easter, William Gustafson, Xiaohong Liu, Steve Ghan, and Balwinder Singh, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PPT

 

9.4

SILHS:  A Monte Carlo interface between clouds and microphysics.  Larson, Vincent, Carsten Harlass, and Jan Hoft, University of Wisconsin Extended Abstract PPT

 

 

2:30 - 3:00    Coffee Break

 

 

Session 10:  Miscellaneous Topics

Chair:  Shuyi Chen (University of Miami)

3:00– 4:00    Thursday, June 27 (Plenary Session)

 

10.1

Why does including a model-error representation improve probabilistic forecasts?  Berner, Judith, K. R. Smith, So-young Ha, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), J. P. Hacker, Naval Postgraduate School, and C. Snyder, NCAR PPT

 

10.2

Development of a cloud nowcasting system.  Auligne, Tom, Dongmei Xu, and Jose Ruiz-Arias, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

10.3

GEFS reforecasts:  A data set suitable for initializing retrospective WRF forecasts.  Hamill, Thomas, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Tom Galarneau, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

10.4

MPAS:  The model for prediction across scales.  Skamarock, Bill, Michael Duda, Laura Fowler, Joe Klemp, and Sang-Hun Park, National Center for Atmospheric Research PPT

 

 

4:00    Wrap-Up:  Joe Klemp (NCAR)

 

 

 

Friday:

8:30 - 10:00        WRF-Hydro, NCL (PPT), and VAPOR

10:30 - 12:00      Verification, Stochastic Kinetic-Energy Backscatter Scheme, and

                            IDV

 

 

 

Poster Session:  Wednesday, June 26 

        Poster Set-up:  1:50

        Odd-numbered posters:  2:15 - 3:45

        Even-numbered posters:  3:45 - 5:15

 

 

 

Posters:  Software

 

P1

GPU acceleration of the WRF model with OpenACC.  Posey, Stan, and Carl Ponder, NVIDIA Poster

 

P2

Using the Eclipse Parallel Tools platform in support of atmospheric sciences high performance computing.  Alameda, Jay, University of Illinois Poster

 

 

Posters:  Data Assimilation

 

P3

Community support for the WRF Data Assimilation system.  Kavulich, Michael, National Center for Atmospheric Research

 

P4

Multivariate 3DVar Analysis of Clouds. Descombes, Gael, Thomas auligne, Yann Michel, Francois Vandenberghe ,  National Center for Atmospheric Research

 

P5

An examination of background error modeling for the WRF-Var system.  Wang, Hongli, Xiang-Yu Huang, Juanzhen Sun, Dongmei Xu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Shuiyong Fan, and Jiqin Zhong, Institute of Urban Meteorology, CMA, China Extended Abstract

 

P6

Preliminary results of Local ETKF based ensemble prediction system using different inflation factor methods.  Kay, Jun Kyung, and Hyun Mee Kim, Yonsei University

 

P7

Calculation of local wind speed near surface by using 4DVAR.  Yoneda, Jiro, Ryohji Ohba, Kazuki Okabayashi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan, Hirohiko Ishikawa, Kyoto University, Japan, and Kenichi Tatsumi, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan Extended Abstract

 

P8

Withdrawal

 

P9

Testing and evaluation of the GSI-Hybrid data assimilation and its applications for hurricane forecasts.  Zhou, Chunhua, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Hui Shao, and Ligia Bernardet, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Poster

 

P10

GSI background error sensitivity for AFWA pre-operational implementation testing.  Newman, Kathryn, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Ming Hu, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Hui Shao, National Center for Atmospheric Research

 

P11

Overcome near-surface model-observation inconsistencies in "obs-nudging" FDDA.  Wu, Yonghui, Yubao Liu, Linlin Pan, and Al Bourgeois, National Center for Atmospheric Research

 

P12

Development of a nowcast modeling system to support Army applications.  Dumais, Robert, Stephen Kirby, David Knapp, Jeff Passner, Brian Reen, United States Army Research Laboratory

 

P13

Mitigating excessive drying caused by observation nudging.  Reen, Brian P., Robert E. Dumais, Jr., Jeffrey E. Passner, United States Army Research Laboratory Poster Extended Abstract

 

 

Posters:  Chemistry

 

P14

A WRF/CHEM sensitivity study towards high resolution air quality forecasting for southwestern United States.  Raman, Aishwarya, and Ave Arellano, University of Arizona Poster

 

P15

Dust forecasts over the Arabian Peninsula using WRF/Chem and driven by high-resolution climate reanalysis data.  Zhang, Yongxin, Yubao Liu, Wanli Wu, and Paul Kucera, National Center for Atmospheric Research

 

P16

Characterizing seasonal and spatial variations of East Asian dust:  Budget and radiative forcing.  Chen, Siyu, Lanzhou University, China, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Chun Zhao, Yun Qian, L. Ruby Leung, PNNL, and Jianping Huang, Lanzhou University, China

 

P17

Withdrawal

 

P18

Implementation and initial application of a new chemistry-aerosol option in WRF/Chem (CB05-MADE/VBS SOA) for simulation of aerosol indirect effects.  Wang, Kai, Khairunnisa Yahya, and Yang Zhang, North Carolina State University

 

P19

Effects of dry deposition on O3 concentrations in surface air over East Asia.  Park, Rokjin, and Seungkyu Hong, Seoul National University, South Korea

 

P20

Quantification of methane sources in the Barnett Shale (Texas) using the Penn State WRF-Chem-FDDA realtime modeling system.  Lauvaux, T., A. Deng, B. Gaudet, Penn State University, C. Sweeney, G. Petron, A. Karion, Alan Brewer, Mike Hardesty, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Scott Herndon, Tara Yacovitch, Aerodyne Research, Inc., and Stephen Conley, University of California, Davis Poster  Extended Abstract

 

P21

Incorporating persistent organic pollutants (POPs) into comprehensive regional air quality models.  Li, Rong, Utah State University

 

P22

On the interplay between upper and ground levels dynamics and chemistry in determining the surface aerosol budget.  Curci, Gabriele, University L'Aquila, Luca Ferrero, University Milano Bicocca, Paolo Tuccella, University L'Aquila, Federico Angelini, ENEA, Francesca Barnaba, ISAC-CNR, Ezio Bolzacchini, University Milano Bicocca, Maria Cristina Facchini,  Gian Paolo Gobbi, Tony Christian Landi, ISAC-CNR, Maria Grazia Perrone, Giorgia Sangiorgi, University Milano Bicocca, and Paolo Stocchi, ISAC-CNR, Italy

 

P23

A study of particulate matter speciation improvement and aerosol radiative feedback on meteorology over US by a GSI-WRF/Chem coupled three-dimensional variational assimilation system.  Chen, Dan, Zhiquan Liu, C. Schwartz, and Hui-Chuan Lin, National Center for Atmoshperic Research

 

 

Posters:  Regional Climate

 

P24

Moved to oral presentation

 

P25

Climate sensitivity simulations of monsoon low-pressure systems over India.  Sorland, Silje Lund, University of Bergen, Norway, Changhai Liu, Roy Rasmussen, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Asgeir Sorteberg, University of Bergen, Norway

 

P26

Using WRF to study the development of tropical temperate troughs over southern Africa.  Viguad, Nicolas, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Benjamin Pohl, and Julien Cretat, CRC University of Bergundy, France

 

P27

Long-term simulation of the Altai Mountains.  Kitabata, Hide, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, Japan Poster

 

P28

Impact of four-dimensional data assimilation (FDDA) on regional and local scale climate downscaling.  Pan, Linlin, Yubao Liu, Yuewei Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Lei Li, Shenzhen Meteorology Bureau, Yin Jiang, Shenzhen National Climate Observatory, Will Y. Y. Cheng, Yongxin Zhang, and Gregory Roux, National Center for Atmospheric Research 

 

P29

Micro-climate downscaling over Shenzhen, China, with different high-resolution global climate reanalysis data.  Zhang, Yongxin, Yubao Liu, National Center for Atmoshperic Research, Lei Li, Yin Jiang, Shenzhen National Climate Observatory, China, Wanli Wu, Linlin Pan, and Yuewei Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research

 

P30

Dynamic origins of WRF bias in simulating southeastern United States summer precipitation.  Li, Laifang, Wenhong Li, Duke University, and Jiming Jin, Utah State University

 

P31

Sensitivity study of WRF downscaled data for the Northeast corridor.  Ortiz, Luis, Jorge Gonzalez, City College of New York, Bereker Lebassi, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Poster

                                                                

P32

Predictions of lake processes and their effects on precipitation through dynamical downscaling with WRF for the Great Lakes.  Zhang, Baoqing, Jiming Jin, and Jonathan Meyer, Utah State University Poster

 

P33

Withdrawal

 

P34

The Madden-Julian Oscillation and extreme precipitation over the USA.  Jones, Charles, and Leila M. Carvalho, University of California

 

P35

The effect of double dynamical downscaling on climate change simulations for the western U.S.  Bukovsky, Melissa S., and Changhai Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research Poster

 

P36

The sensitivity of changes in SST for extreme precipitation events on the west coast of Norway.  Sandvik, Mari Ingeborg, and Asgeir Sorteberg, University of Bergen, Norway

 

P37

Modeling extreme events with a coupled WRF-ROMS modeling system.  Mooney, Priscilla A., Frank Mulligan, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Brian Bonnlander, and Cindy Bruyere, National Center for Atmospheric Research Poster

 

P38

Withdrawal

 

P39

Regional climate simulations using variable-resolution meshes.  Fowler, Laura D., William C. Skamarock, and Cindy Bruyere, National Center for Atmospheric Research

 

 

Posters:  Model Evaluation

 

P40

The characteristics of mesoscale cellular convection in the marine atmospheric boundary layer.  Guo, Lanli, Dalhousie University, Canada

 

P41

Comparing WRF modeled fields to observations for the 9-10 June 2003 MCS observed during BAMEX. Norris, Bethany, Robert Rauber, Brian Jewett, and Greg McFarquhar, University of Illinois Poster

 

P42

Understanding cloud-top precipitation generating cells through high-resolution modeling studies.  Keeler, Jason M., University of Illinois (U of I) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Brian F. Jewett, Bob M. Rauber, Greg M. McFarquhar, U of I, Roy M. Rasmussen, Greg Thompson, Lulin Xue, and Changhai Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research

 

P43

Predicting intermittent heavy rain in tropical desert climate with WRF model.  Wu, Wanli, Yubao Liu, Paul Kucera, Yongxin Zhang, Linlin Pan, Yuewei Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Ayman S. Ghulam, Presidency of Meteorology and Environment, Saudi Arabia Poster

 

P44

Sensitivities of parameter tuning and calibration for a convection parameterization scheme in the WRF model.  Yan, Huiping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Lanzou University, Yun Qian, Guang Lin, L. Ruby Leung, PNNL, Ben Yang, Nanjing University, and Qiang Fu, University of Washington

 

P45

Withdrawal

 

P46

Application and performance of the WRF-ARW model within the Thailand flood prediction and warning system.  Shaw, Brent L., J. W. Conway, B. Baranowski, R. L. Carpenter, Jr., B. Clarke, Z. DuFran, C. Porter, C. Schwarz, P. Spencer, and L. Venkatramani, WDT, Inc.

 

P47

Moved to Oral Presentation

 

P48

Mechanisms governing the onset, extent and strength of the North American Monsoon.  Erfani, Ehsan, David L. Mitchell, Desert Research Institute, Dorothea Ivanova, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Extended Abstract

 

P49

The Experimental Regional Ensemble Forecast System (ExREF). Bernardet, Ligia, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Steve Albers, NOAA and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Linda Wharton, NOAA and CIRES, Isidora Jankov, NOAA and CIRA, David Reynolds, NOAA, Kelly Mahoney, Ellen Sukovich, NOAA and CIRES, Wallace Hogsett, Dave Novak, and Jun Du, NOAA Extended Abstract

P50

Initial condition perturbation tests within Experimental Regional Ensemble Forecasting (ExREF) system.  Jankov, isidora, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmoshpere, Tara Jensen, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Ligia Bernardet, Cooperative Institute for Research in Atmospheric Sciences, Jun Du, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, David Novak, Weather Prediction Center, and Zoltan Toth, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

P51

Uncertainty propagation from WRF to a Lagrangian particle dispersion model. Angevine, Wayne M., and Jerome Brioude, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, and Nationl Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Poster

P52

Multiscale application of the WRF-CMAQ coupled modeling system for the Mid-Atlantic 2011 DISCOVER-AQ campaign. Gilliam, Robert, Wyat Appel, Jonathan Pleim, and Rohit Mathur, United States Environmental Protection Agency Poster

P53

Smoke plume and gas cloud forecasting for emergency services. Zelle, Hein, BMT ARGOSS Poster

P54

Evaluation of weather research and forecasting model's physical parameterizations for regional climate studies over Southern Ontario. Kamal, Mostofa, University of Waterloo, Candad, Jo=/hn C. Lin, University of Utah Poster

P55

Representation of soil moisture feedbacks during drought in NASA Unified WRF (NU-WRF).
Santanello, Joseph A., National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Ben Zaitchik, Johns Hopkins University, Sujay Kumar, Science Applications International Corporation and NASA, and Christa Peters-Lidard, NASA Poster

P56

Impact of land model assimilation and calibration on coupled land-atmosphere prediction.
Santanello, Joseph A., National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Sujay Kumar, Science Applications International Corporation and NASA, Christa Peters-Lidard, and Ken Harrison, NASA Poster

P57

Polar WRF simulations over northwest Canada.  Klausmann, Alfred M. Exponent

P58

Evaluation of WRF radiation and microphysics parameterizations for use in the Arctic.  Seefeldt, Mark W., John J. Cassano, University of Colorado, and Matthew D. Shupe, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Poster

P59

Sea ice enhancements to the Noah LSM in Polar WRF.  Hines, Keith M., D. H. Bromwich, L. Bai, Ohio State University, J. G. Powers, and K. W. Manning, National Center for Atmospheric Research

P60

Icing occurrences on overhead lines in Belgium. Magne, Rudy, Johan Jaques, Daniel van Dijke, MeteoGroup, Netherlands

P61

Integrated wind power planning tool.  Rosgaard, Martin Haubjerg, Andrea Noemi Hahmann, Poul Ejnar Sorenson, Gregor Giebel, Henrik Madsen, Technical University of Denmark, and Torben Skov Nielsen, ENFOR A/S, Denmark Poster

P62

Renewable energy resource assessments from over a year of high-resolution rapid refresh short-range weather forecasts.  James, Eric, Curtis Alexander, Brian Jamison, and Stan Benjamin, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Poster

P63

Creating wind power production data sets with WRF:  The WIND toolkit project.  Draxl, Caroline, Dennis Elliott, Scott George, Wesley Jones, Jim McCaa, John Michalakes, and Kirsten Orwig, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

P64

Withdrawal

P65

A generalization procedure for Wind Resource Atlas using WRF output. Hahmann, Andrea N., Claire L. Vincent, Jake Badger, and Mark Kelly, DTU Wind Energy, Denmark Poster

P66

Evaluation of WRF for fine scale surface energy balance modeling in Phoenix.  Shaffer, S. R., Arizona State University

P67

Investigating seasonal and regional differences of surface drag parameterization schemes available in WRF.  Harrold, Michelle, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Hongli Jiang, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and Jamie Wolff, NCAR Poster

P68

Verification of the WRF topographic parameterization for surface wind speed bias over the Iberian Peninsula.  Lorente-Plazas, R., University of Murcia, Spain, P. A. Jimenez, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and CIEMAT, Spain, J. Dudhia, NCAR, J. P. Montavez, and P. Jimenez Guerrero, University of Murcia, Spain

P69

Optical turbulence estimation using WRF model.  Wang, Yao, and Sukanta Basu, North Carolina State University Poster

P70

Hydrological simulation using WRF output data.  Ma, Xieyao, Fujita, Hara, Kimura, RIGC/JAMSTEC, and Wakazuki, University of Tsukuba, Japan Poster

P71

Assessing weather model and decision tool product performance.  Raby, John, and Gail Vaucher, United States Army Research Laboratory

P72

Upgrading from WRF 3.1.1 to WRF 3.4.1 operationally at Metservice: Comparison of the two versions for eleven significant weather events.  Davis, Cory, Dominikus Heinzeller, Graham Rye, Paul Shucksmith, Peter Kreft, John Crouch, Heath Gullery, Paul Mallinson, Chris Noble, Liz Walsh, Brooke Lockhart, and Chelsea Russ, Metservice Poster

P73

A novel weather-regimes objective verification of daily precipitation. Rostkier-Edelstein, D., National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and Israel Institute for Biological Research, Israel, P. Kunin, Life Sciences Research Israel, Israel, Y. Liu, W. Wu, NCAR, and A. Givati, Israel Hydrological Services, Israel Poster 

P74

Prediction of convective morphology in near-cloud permitting WRF model simulations.  Gallus, William A., Jr., and Darren Snively, Iowa State University Extended Abstract   Poster

P75

Advanced climate and regional model validation for societal applications.  Brown, Barbara, Lawrence Buja, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), William Gutowski, Iowa State University, Laurna Kaatz, Denver Water, Caspar Ammann, Eric Gilleland, and Tressa Fowler, NCAR

P76

Understanding ensemble behavior using the Method for Object based Diagnostic Evaluation (MODE).  Jensen, Tara, Tressa Fowler, Randy Bullock, John Halley Gotway, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Ed Tollerud, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Barbara Brown, NCAR, and Isidora Jankov, NOAA

P77

Demonstrating the utility of the Mesoscale Model Evaluation Testbed (MMET) in a research environment.  Wolff, Jamie K., National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Pedro A. Jimenez, CIEMAT, Spain, Jimy Dudhia, NCAR, Gary Lackmann, North Carolina State University, Kelly Mahoney, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Michelle Harrold, NCAR Poster

P78

Object-based verification of regional WRF simulations of summertime convection.  Starzec, Mariusz, Gretchen Mullendore, David Delene, University of North Dakota, Paul A. Kucera, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Darin Langerud, North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board

P79

Sensitivity of convective properties to selection criteria.  Kennedy, Aaron, University of North Dakota Poster

P80

Development of a new tropical cyclone verification toolkit (MET-TC).  Newman, Kathryn, John Halley Gotway, Tressa Fowler, Paul Kucera, Barbara Brown, and Louisa Nance, National Center for Atmospheric Research

P81

WRF verification for specific needs:  The DTC connection with NOAA testbeds.  Fowler, Tressa, Edward Tollerud, Tara Jensen, Wally Clark, Eric Gilleland, Ligia Bernardet, and Barbara Brown, National Center for Atmospheric Research Poster

 

Posters:  Physics Development and Testing

 

P82

LES simulation of synoptic, mechanic-forcing, and thermally-driven flow interaction of Granite Mountain, UT. Liu, Yuewei, Yubao Liu, Jason Knievel, National Center for Atmospheric Research, John Pace, Dragan Zajic, United States Army

P83

Nested realistic daily WRF-LES simulations using eddy-seeded lateral boundary conditions. Gaudet, Brian J., Aijun Deng, David R. Stauffer, Nelson L. Seaman, and Astrid Suarez, Penn State University Poster

P84

Coupling aerosols to microphysics: sensitivity tests and initial results.  Thompson, Greg, and Trude Eidhammer, National Center for Atmospheric Research Poster

P85

An analysis of the sensitivity of precipitation forecasts to microphysical parameterization and grid-resolution at convective-allowing and cloud-allowing scales. Lynn, Barry H., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Amir Givati, Hydrological Service, Israel

P86

Comparison of the Morrison and Morrison-Gettelman microphysics within WRF and an update on the Separate Physics and Dynamics Experiment (SPADE).  Gustafson, William I., Jr., Po-Lun Ma, Heng Xiao, Balwinder Singh, Philip J. Rasch, and Jerome D. Fast, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Poster

P87

Impact of complexity in cloud microphysics parameterizations ion the development of tropical cyclones.  Michelson, Sara, Evelyn D. Grell, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Jian-Wen Bao, NOAA

P88

Experimenting with a convective parameterization scheme suitable for high-resolution mesoscale models in tropical cyclone simulations. Grell, Evelyn D., Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Georg A. Grell, AND Jian-Wen Bao, NOAA Poster

P89

Sensitivity of the simulated structure of tropical cyclones to parameterized radiation-cloud interaction.  Grell, Evelyn D., Sara A. Michelson, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Jian-Wen Bao, NOAA Poster

P90

The impact of model physics and upstream moisture sources on the May 2010 Tennessee flooding event: An examination of precipitation and surface hydrology.  Mahoney, Kelly, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Poster

P91

Recent RUC LSM enhancements implemented in operational WRF-based Rapid Refresh (RAP).  Smirnova, T. G., Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), John M. Brown and Stan Benjamin, NOAA Poster

P92

WRF absolute humidity profile simulations:  Sensitivity studies and comparisons against scanning water vapor DIAL measurements.  Milovac, Josipa, Florian SpŠth, Kirsten Warrach-Sagi, Andreas Behrendt, Volker Wulfmeyer, Thomas Schwitalla, University of Hohenheim Poster

 

P93

Exploring the influence of soil moisture on the land surface hydrologic processes over the mountainous regions in Taiwan.  Lin, Tzu-Shun, and Fang-Yi Cheng, National Central University, Taiwan

P94

The numerical experimentation study of the local underlying surface effect based on WRF.  Li, Qiang, CQMS, China, Chongqing, and Fanyou Kong, University of Oklahoma Poster

P95

Evaluation of dynamic vegetation process in WRF model.  Byun, Ui-Yong, Jinkyu Hong, and Song-You Hong, Yonsei University, South Korea

P96

Withdrawal

P97

The GRIMs shallow convection scheme. Hong, Song-You, Jihyeon Jang, Junhong Lee, Yonsei University, South Korea, Jimy Dudhia, and Wei Wang, National Center for Atmospheric Research Poster

P98

Withdrawal

 

P99

Mesoscale modeling at high (but short of turbulence-resolving) resolution.  Ching, Jason, University of North Carolina, Rich Rotunno, Peggy Lemone, Pedro Jimenez, Branko Kosovic, Jimy Dudhia, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Alberto Martilli, CIEMAT, Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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