Papers Presented at the 16th Annual WRF Users' Workshop

 

To view short abstracts, click on the presentation number to the left of the presentation. 

 

Monday, June 15 1:30 - 5:00 P.M.

Dynamics Overview and Best Practices

 

Overview of the ARW dynamics solver

Bill Skamarock, Joe Klemp, Jimy Dudhia

            - Equations

            - Horizontal and vertical grids

            - Time integration

            - Transport options, including the 2nd-6th order schemes and the WENO schemes

            - Numerical and physical filters

            - "Best practice" configurations for these options

            - What can go wrong, and how to fix it

 

 

1:30 - 2:30  Bill Skamarock Presentation

            - Equations

            - The grid - horizontal and vertical staggering

            - Time integration

            - Transport schemes

            - Choosing a timestep

 

2:30 - 3:00  Coffee Break

 

3:00 - 3:45  Joe Klemp Presentation

            - Vertical coordinate and terrain representation

            - Gravity-wave absorbing layer

            - External-mode filtering

            - Theta_m option for LES

 

3:45 - 4:00  Break

 

4:00 - 4:30  Jimy Dudhia Presentation

            - Numerical filters and turbulence sub-grid models

            - The ARW dynamics namelist

 

4:30  Discussion

 

 

 

Session 1:  WRF Modeling System Development Update

Chair:  Bill Skamarock, National Center for Atmospheric Research

8:45 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.  Tuesday, June 16

8:30-8:45  Welcome Remarks

1.1

30 m

The Weather Research and Forecasting Model: 2015 annual update.  Dudhia, Jimy, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation Extended Abstract

1.2

WRFDA Overview: current status and future plan.  Liu, Zhiquan, Jenny Sun, Hui-Chuan Lin, Xin Zhang, Michael Kavulich, Craig Schwartz, Syed Rizvi, Hans Huang, Dongmei Xu, Chun Yang, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

1.3

WRF-Chem V3.7: A summary of status and updates.  Grell, Georg,, S. E. Peckham, R. Ahmadov, S. A. McKeen, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), R. Easter, J. D. Fast, W. Gustafson, P.L. Ma, P. Rasch, B. Singh, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, A. Hodzic, M. Barth, G. Pfister, S. Wolters, National Center for Atmospheric Research, S. Freitas, (NOAA and CPTEC, Brazil), P. Tucella (L'Aquila, ITALY), Yang Zhang and Kai Wang, North Carolina State University Presentation

1.4

WRF software: recent updates, news, and recommendations.  Gill, David, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), John Michalakes, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Wei Huang, Universal Weather and Aviation, John Exby, NCAR Presentation

 

 

 

10:00 - 10:30    Coffee Break

 

 

Session 2:  Other Status Reports

Chair: Bill Kuo, National Center for Atmospheric Research and Developmental Testbed Center

10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 16

2.1

Providing operational GSI and EnKF to the research community.  Shao, Hui, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Ming Hu, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Don Stark, Kathryn Newman, and Chunhua Zhou, NCAR Presentation

2.2

Hurricane WRF: 2015 operational implementation and community support.  Trahan, Samuel, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and IM Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG), Ligia Bernardet, NOAA and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Vijay Tallapragada, NOAA, Mingjing Tong, Weiguo Wang, B. Zhang, Lin Zhu, Jason Sippel, NOAA and IMSG, Qingfu Liu, NOAA, Mrinal Biswas, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Christina Holt, NOAA and CIRES, James Frimel, NOAA and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, John Michalakes, NOAA and IMSG,  Xuejin Zhang, NOAA and University of Miami, S. Gopalakrishnan, NOAA, Biju Thomas, University of Rhode Island, Timothy Marchok, NOAA, Laurie Carson, NCAR, and F. Fayton, NOAA Presentation

2.3

The 2015 operational upgrades to the Rapid Refresh (RAP) and High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR).  Alexander, Curtis, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Steve Weygandt, Stan Benjamin, David Dowell, NOAA, Ming Hu, Tanya Smirnova, Joe Olson, Jaymes Kenyon, NOAA and CIRES, Georg Grell, NOAA, Eric James, NOAA and CIRES, Haidao Lin, NOAA and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, and John Brown, NOAA Presentation

2.4

WRF-Solar: Improvements to WRF for real-time solar energy forecasting applications and its evaluation.  Jimenez, P.A., S.E. Haupt, J.P. Hacker and J. Dudhia, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

2.5

Developmental Testbed Center: Facilitating R2O for numerical weather prediction.  Nance, Louisa, Ying-Hwa Kuo, Jamie Wolff, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Ligia Bernardet, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and Hui Shao, NCAR Presentation

2.6

Is WRF getting better?  Mass, Cliff and David Ovens, University of Washington Presentation

 

 

 

12:00 - 1:30  Lunch

 

 

 

Session 3:  Model and Physics Testing (Part I)

Chair: John Brown, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

1:30 P.M. - 3:15 P.M. Tuesday, June 16

3.1

Model physics influences on tropical cyclone size.  Fovell, Robert, and Yizhe Peggy Bu, University of California, Los Angeles Presentation

3.2

Testing Hurricane WRF with alternate radiation and partial cloudiness schemes.  Holt, Christina, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), and Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), Greg Thompson, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Ligia Bernardet, NOAA, CIRES, and DTC, and Mrinal Biswas, NCAR Presentation

3.3

Dissipative heating in the WRF Model.  Bryan, George, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

3.4

Effects of model physics and resolution on surface winds and air-sea fluxes in MJO.  Savarin, Ajda, Shuyi S. Chen, Brandon Kerns, and Milan Curcic, University of Miami Presentation

3.5

The impact of the atmospheric stability on the unresolved topography for surface winds in WRF model.  Lorente-Plazas, Raquel, University of Notre Dame, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), University of Murcia, Spain (UMU), Pedro A. Jimenez, NCAR, Jimy Dudhia, NCAR, and Juan P. Montavez, UMU Presentation

3.6

Assessment of the Asymmetric Convective Model (ACM2) planetary boundary layer (PBL) scheme and the Pleim-Xiu surface schemes within the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) system.  Harrold, Michelle, Jamie Wolff, Mei Xu, and Tracy Hertneky, National Center for Atmospheric Research and Developmental Testbed Center Presentation

3.7

Single-column physics modeling adventures with WRF SCM.  Angevine, Wayne M., Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Presentation

 

 

 

3:15 - 3:45  Coffee Break

 

3:45 - 5:15  Topic Discussion

WRF Community Support:  Introduction to Breakup Group Discussions

 

5:30 - 7:00  Information Exchange

 

 

 

Session 4a (Parallel Session):  Data Assimilation Development and Testing (Center Room)

Chair: Zhiquan Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research

8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, June 17

4a.1

Recent developments of WRF “obs-nudging” and 4D-Relaxation Ensemble Kalman Filter FDDA. Liu, Yubao, Yonghui Wu, Linlin Pan, Al Bourgeois, Jason Knievel, National Center for Atmospheric Research, John Pace, Frank Gallagher, Scott Halvorson, United States Army Presentation

4a.2

Toward large-domain high-resolution continuously cycling data assimilation systems.  Schwartz, Craig, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

4a.3

Assessing the Impact of Profiler and Surface Data on Fog Forecast Using WRF-3DVAR: A case study on a dense fog event over North China.  Huiqin Hu, Peking University, China, Juanzhen Sun, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Qinghong Zhang, Peking University, China Presentation

4a.4

Assimilation of GPM observations in the NU-WRF ensemble data assimilation system.  Zhang, Sara Q., National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and M. Zupanski, Colorado State University Presentation

4a.5

A case study (Sandy 2012) with GSI/EnKF Hybrid data assimilation. 

Zhang, Hailing, and Zhiquan Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research

4a.6

Indirect impact of ozone assimilation using the Grid-point Statistical Interpolation data assimilation system for regional applications.  Newman, Kathryn, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), Ming Hu, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and DTC, Hui Shao, and Christopher Williams, NCAR and DTC Presentation

4a.7

Development of a CONUS radar data assimilation WRF-RTFDDA system for convection-resolvable analysis and prediction.  Pan, Linlin, Yubao Liu, Yuewei Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Peter Child, and Neil Jacobs, Panasonic Weather Solution Presentation

4a.8

The MPAS global ensemble analyses in mesoscale applications.  Ha, Soyoung, and Chris Snyder, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

 

 

 

Session 4b (Parallel Session):  Regional Climate (South Room)

Chair: Kiran Alapaty, United States Environmental Protection Agency

8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, June 17

4b.1

Evaluating extreme events in a high-resolution regional climate ensemble.  Bruyere, Cindy, Mari Tye, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), David Keellings, University of Florida, and Abigail Jaye, NCAR Presentation

4b.2

The development of WRF-Noah-Mosaic-Irrigation framework and its application in regional climate modeling.  Pei, Lisi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and Michigan State University (MSU), Nathan Moore, Shiyuan Zhong and Anthony D. Kendall, MSU, Zhiqiu Gao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, David W. Hyndman, MSU Presentation

4b.3

Assessing the fidelity of dynamical downscaling with the NASA Unified-WRF Model.  Case, Jonathan L., ENSCO, Inc. and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Eric M. Kemp, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. and NASA, Weile Wang, California State University and NASA, Takamichi Iguchi, Yudong Tian, University of Maryland and NASA, Duane E. Waliser, Paul C. Loikith, Baijun Tian, NASA, Jinwon Kim, University of California, Los Angeles, William M. Putman, NASA, and additional NASA coauthors Presentation

4b.5

The influence of wind shear on the large-scale properties of convection.

Kennedy, Aaron, University of North Dakota Presentation

4b.6

Predictability of the 2012 US Drought in a different representation of atmospheric processes. PaiMazumder, Debasish and James Done, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

4b.7

Assessing hydroclimate impact of a large-scale perennial biofuel crop expansion.  Wang, Meng, Melissa Wagner, Matei Georgescu, Ioannis Kamarianakis, Alex Mahalov, Arizona State University

4b.8

Towards convection-resolving, global atmospheric simulations with MPAS: an extreme scaling experiment. Heinzeller, Dominikus, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, Michael G. Duda, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Harald Kunstmann, KIT and University of Augsburg, Germany Presentation

 

 

 

10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break

 

 

 

Session 5:  Physics Development and Testing (LSM and PBL)

Chair: Robert Fovell, University of California, Los Angeles

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 17

5.1

Noah-MP: Model updates and verification.  Barlage, Michael, and Fei Chen, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

5.2

Regional impacts of large-scale cool roof and rooftop solar photovoltaic deployment on near-surface air temperature and cooling energy demand. 

Salamanca, Francisco, Matei Georgescu, Alex Mahalov, Mohamed Moustaoui, Arizona State University, and Alberto Martilli, CIEMAT Presentation

5.3

New developments in RAP/HRRR physical parameterizations: MYNN-eddy diffusivity/mass-flux PBL scheme with a mixing length revision. 

Olson, Joseph B., Jaymes S. Kenyon, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), John M. Brown, NOAA, Wayne M. Angevine, NOAA and CIRES, Georg Grell, NOAA, and Saulo Freitas, Brazilian Institute for Space Research, Brazil Presentation

5.4

Evaluation of PBL parameterizations in WRF at sub-kilometer resolution: Turbulence statistics in the convective boundary layer.  Shin, Hyeyum (Hailey) and Jimy Dudhia, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

 

 

 

12:00 – 2:00  Lunch

 

1:45 - 2:00  Poster Setup

 

2:00 - 5:00  Poster Session

 

 

 

Session 6A (Parallel Session):  Model Evaluation (Center Room)

Chair: Cliff Mass, University of Washington

8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 18

6a.1

Evaluation of quantitative precipitation forecasts by the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) model.  Biswas, Mrinal K.

John H. Gotway, Tara Jensen, Barbara Brown, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), Ligia Bernardet, DTC and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and Vijay Tallapragada, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Presentation

6a.2

Validating WRF surface variables over Houston using the new single layer urban canopy model.  Brownlee, James, Pallav Ray, Florida Institute of Technology, and Mukul Tewari, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

6a.3

Reducing model systematic bias through integrated observational and modeling data analytics.  Wanli Wu, Yubao Liu, Francois Vandenbeghe, Jason Knievel, Joshua Hacker, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

6a.4

WRF for realistic wind farm siting.  Hartmann, Hugo, Bas De Haan, and Daniel Van Dijke, MeteoGroup Presentation

6a.5

Connected vehicles: Filling in the observation gap for data assimilation. 

Anderson, Amanda R.S., Jared A. Lee, Barbara G. Brown, Gerry M. Weiner, National Center for Atmospheric Science, Sheldon D. Drobot, Exelis, Paul Pisano, Federal Highway Administration, and Leigh Sturges, The Narwhal Group Presentation

6a.6

A new vertical grid nesting capability in the WRF model.  Daniels, M. H., K. A. Lundquist, Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL), D. J. Wiersema, F. K. Chow, University of California, Berkeley, and J. D. Mirocha, LLNL Presentation

 

 

 

Session 6B (Parallel Session):  WRF-Chem Development and Testing (South Room)

Chair: Georg Grell, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 18

6b.1

Assimilation of MOPITT and IASI CO and O3 compact phase space retrievals (CPSRs) in WRF-Chem/DART.  Mizzi, Arthur, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Avelino Arellano, University of Arizona, David Edwards, and Jeffrey Anderson, NCAR Presentation

6b.2

Recent WRF-Chem developments and applications on AOD data assimilation, inverse modeling of emissions and aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions.  Saide,  Pablo E., National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Gregory R. Carmichael, Scott N. Spak, The University of Iowa, Zhiquan Liu, Craig Schwartz, Hui-Chuan Lin, NCAR, Arlindo da Silva, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Edward Hyer, United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), David Peterson, NRC, Bruce Anderson, Luke D. Ziemba, and Glenn Diskin, NASA, Glen Sachse, National Institute of Aerospace, Johnathan Hair, Carolyn Butler, and Marta Fenn, NASA, Jose L. Jimenez, and Pedro Campuzano-Jost, University of Colorado (CU), Anne E. Perring, Joshua P. Schwarz, and Milos Z. Markovic , National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Phil Russell, Jens Redemann, Meloe Kacenelenbogen, and Yohei Shinozuka,  NASA , David G. Streets, and Fang Yan, ANL, Jack Dibb, University of New Hampshire, Robert Yokelson, University of Montana, O. Brian Toon, CU, Jhoon Kim, and Myungje Choi, Yonsei University, South Korea, Chul H. Song, GIST, Yafang Cheng, MPI, R. Bradley Pierce, Andrew K. Heidinger, NOAA, Jason A. Otkin, Todd K. Schaack, University of Wisconsin-Madison Presentation

6b.3

High-resolution dust source function and a case study in the NU-WRF model.  Kim, Dongchul, Eric Kemp, Mian Chin, Zhining Tao, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Paul Ginoux, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Presentation

6b.4

Wet scavenging of soluble trace gases in deep convective storms. 

Bela, Megan, University of Colorado (CU), Mary C. Barth, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Owen Brian Toon, Alan Fried, CU, Yunyao Li, Kristin Cummings, University of Maryland (UMD), Kenneth Pickering, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cameron Homeyer, University of Oklahoma, Hugh Morrison, NCAR, Qing Yang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dale Allen, UMD, and Daniel O'Sullivan, US Naval Academy Presentation

6b.5

Sensitivity of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) to land surface processes and vegetation distributions in California. 

Zhao, Chun, Maoyi Huang, Jerome Fast, Larry Berg, Yun Qian, Alex Guenther, Dasa Gu, Manish Shrivastava, Ying Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Stacy Walters, Gabriele Pfister, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Jiming Jin, Utah State University Presentation

6b.6

Implementation of GOCART dust aerosol scheme in Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS).  Kumar, Rajesh, Mary C. Barth, Stacy Walters, William C. Skamarock, and Michael G. Duda, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

 

 

 

10:00 – 10:30  Coffee Break

 

 

 

Session 6A (Continued)

10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Thursday, June 18

6a.7

Bridging the gap between research and operations using the Mesoscale Model Evaluation Testbed (MMET).  Hertneky, Tracy, Michelle Harrold, and Jamie Wolff, National Center for Atmospheric Research and Developmental Testbed Center Presentation

6a.8

Modeling the effects of dust-radiative forcing on the movement of Hurricane Helene (2006).  Chen, Shu-Hua, University of California, Davis (UCD), Yi-Chin Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Terrence R. Nathan, UCD, Chris Davis, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Ryan Torn, State University of New York, Albany, Nicholas Sowa, UCD, Chao-Tzuen Cheng, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, and Jen-Ping Chen, National Taiwan University Presentation

6a.9

Dual-polarization radar data simulator for the WRF Model.  Jung, Youngsun, Daniel Dawson, Timothy Supinie, and Marcus Johnson, University of Oklahoma Presentation

6a.10

Assessment of the capability of WRF model to estimate clouds at different time and spatial scales.  Arbizu-Barrena, Clara, David Pozo-Vazquez, Jose A. Ruiz-Arias, Joaquin Tovar-Pescador, University of Jaen, Spain Presentation

6a.11

Resolving WRF surface clear sky irradiance bias in the New Goddard Shortwave scheme.  Zhong, Xiaohui, and Jan Kleissl, University of California San Diego Presentation

6a.12

A WRF assessment of the role of aerosols on the modeled clear-sky solar radiation accuracy over the continental U.S.  Ruiz-Arias, Jose A, University of Jaen (UJAEN), Spain, Christian Gueymard, Solar Consulting Services, Francisco J Santos-Alamillos, and David Pozo-Vazquez, UJAEN Presentation

 

 

 

 

Session 6B (Continued)

10:30 A.M. - 11:45 P.M. Thursday, June 18

6b.7

Simulated aerosol layering during the Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) that includes treatments of cloud-aerosol interactions for resolved and parameterized clouds.  Fast, Jerome D., Larry K. Berg, Manish Shrivastava, Richard C. Easter, Rahul Zaveri, Ying Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Richard A. Ferrare, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Presentation

6b.8

Modeling of air quality over U.S. oil and natural gas producing regions with WRF-Chem.  Ahmadov, Ravan, and Stuart McKeen, University of Colorado and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

6b.9

Numerical simulations to assess the effect of urban heat island mitigation strategies on regional air quality.  Fallmann, Joachim, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Presentation

6b.10

WRF/Chem simulations of Sulate-NItrate-Ammonium (SNA) aerosols during the continous extreme hazes over China.  Chen, Dan, and Zhiquan Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research

6b.12

Inline coupling of WRF-HYSPLIT: model development and evaluation using tracer experiments.  Ngan, Fong, University of Maryland, Ariel Stein and Roland Draxler, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Presentation

 

 

 

12:30 - 1:30  Lunch

 

 

 

Session 7:  Model and Physics Testing (Part II)

Chair: Shuyi Chen, University of Miami

1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Thursday, June 18

7.1

Modifications to WRF’s dynamical core to improve the treatment of moisture for large-eddy simulations.  Xiao, Heng, Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL), Satoshi Endo, Brookhaven National Lab (BNL), May Wong, Jerome Fast, William I. Gustafson Jr., PNNL, Andrew Vogelmann, BNL, Hailong Wang, PNNL, Yangang Liu, Wuyin Lin, BNL, William Skamarock, Joseph Klemp, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

7.2

The NCAR high resolution ensemble.  Romine, Glen, Craig Schwartz, Ryan Sobash, and Kate Fossell, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

7.3

Increasing the skill of probabilistic forecasts: Understanding performance improvements from model-error representations.  Berner, Judith, Kate R. Fossell, Soyoung Ha, Josh P. Hacker, and Chris Snyder, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

7.4

Testing of the multi-scale Kain-Fritsch scheme using regional and global models.  Alapaty, Kiran, Jerold A. Herwehe, O. Russell Bullock Jr., United States Environmental Protection Agency, Yue Zheng, Purdue University, Aaron Sims, North Carolina State University, Megan S. Mallard, University of North Carolina, and Laura Fowler, National Center for Atmospheric Research Presentation

7.5

Evaluating the impact of aerosols on numerical weather prediction with a scale and aerosol aware convective parameterization.  Grell, Georg, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), S. R. Freitas, CPTEC and NOAA, Pallavi Marrapu, and Steven E. Peckham, NOAA Presentation

7.6

Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Experiment 2015 forecasts results from MPAS.  Skamarock, Bill, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Lou Wicker, National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), Steven Cavallo, University of Oklahoma, Adam Clark, NSSL, Joe Klemp, David Ahijevych, Wei Wang, and Morris Weisman, NCAR Presentation

 

 

 

3:30 - 4:30  Wrap-up Session

 

4:30  Meeting Adjourned

 

 

 

Poster Session:  Wednesday, June 17

            Poster Set-up:  1:45 P.M.

            Odd-numbered Posters:  2:00 - 3:30

            Even-numbered Posters:  3:30 - 5:00

 

 

 

Posters:  Modeling Tools

P1

NCAR research data archive datasets useful for WRF.  Peng, Grace S., National Center for Atmospheric Research Poster

 

 

 

Posters:  Data Assimilation Development and Testing

P4

Land classification and multiple scale image pixel aggregation.  Li, Xiaoxiao, Stephen Shaffer, Alex Mahalov, B. L. Turner II, and matei Georgescu, Arizona State University

P5

Impact of assimilating AMSR-2 radiance observations on forecast of Hurricane Sandy.  Yang, Chun Zhiquan Liu, and Syed R. Rizvi, National Center for Atmospheric Research

P6

Investigating a precipitation event over the Taylor Park watershed using a multiphysics and stochastic ensemble. 

Mueller, Michael J, Kelly Mahoney, and Mimi Hughes, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences.

P7

Simulation of severe local rainfall events by assimilating high resolution radar data into WRF model by 3DVAR method. 

Takada, Nozomu, Meteorological Engineering Center Inc., Japan, Yuusuke Tanaka, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan,  Shuichi Ikebuchi Meteorological Engineering Center Inc., Japan,  Eiichi Nakakita, Disaster Prevention Research Institute Kyoto University, Japan

P8

Comparison of forward operators for polarimetric radars aiming for data assimilation.  Kawabata, Takuya, Hans-Stefan Bauer, Thomas Schwitalla, Volker Wulfmeyer, University of Hohenheim, and Ahoro Adachi, Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency Poster

P9

 

Regional applications of the GSI-Hybrid Data Assimilation for high-resolution tropical storm forecasts: tackling the intensity spin-down issue in 2014 HWRF.  Zhou, Chunhua,  Hui Shao, National Center for Atmospheric Research and Developmental Testbed Center, and Ligia Bernardet, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

P10

Three-dimensional variational and hybrid data assimilation for the MPAS-A system.  Lin, Hui-Chuan, Craig Schwartz, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Henry Winterbottom, Jeff Whitaker, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Chris Snyder and Zhiquan Liu, NCAR Poster

P71

Satellite cloud assimilation and preprocessing stratocumulus cloud fields based on mixed-layer theory in WRF.  Yang, Handa and Jan Kleissl, University of California, San Diego Poster

 

 

 

Posters:  Regional Climate

P11

Evaluation of a regional climate ensemble using self-organizing maps. 

Jaye, Abigail, Cindy Bruyere, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Mark Seefeldt, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Poster

P12

Internal variability and boundary read performance of a high resolution regional climate model (WRF).  Wang, Jiali, Preeti Malakar, Rao Kotamarthi, and Venkat Vishwanath, Argonne National Laboratory

P13

Assessment of different PBL schemes in WRF using in situ observations in the UAE during fog events.  Chaouch, Naira, Marouane Temimi and Hosni Ghedira, Masdar institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE

P14

Application of WRF for regional climate modeling at 12-km grid spacing over most of North America.  Bullock, Russell, United States Environmental Protection Agency

P15

Just how important is model resolution for future projections of the North American Monsoon?  Meyer, Jonathan and Jiming Jin, Utah State University Poster

P17

Potential predictability of heavy precipitation in the contiguous United States and the Madden-Julian Oscillation.  Jones, Charles, University of California Santa Barbara

P18

Role of topography on the diurnal cycle of precipitation in the Maritime Continent.  Tan, Haochen, Pallav Ray, Florida Institute of Technology, and Mukul Tewari, National Center for Atmospheric Research  (presented by James Brownlee)

P19

A method for improving simulated winter precipitation over the western United States.  Walston, Joshua, Jonathan Meyer, and Jiming Jin, Utah State University

P20

Added value in convection-permitting WRF climate simulations for central Europe.  Knist, Sebastian, Klaus Goergen, and Clemens Simmer, University of Bonn

P21

The role of physics parameterizations in WRF and WRF-ROMS simulations of Hurricane Irene (2011).  Mooney, Priscilla A., National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Frank J. Mulligan, Maynooth University, Ireland, Cindy L. Bruyere, Brian Bonnlander, David Gill, NCAR

P22

Assessing sensitivities using MPAS for long-term climate simulations.  Hashimoto, Atsushi, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan Poster

P23

Simulating potential impacts of forestation on future climate change in Southern Africa using WRF.  Abiodun, Babatunde and Myra Naik, University of Cape Town, South Africa

P70

The development of tropical cyclone size and structure in environments of different atmospheric temperature.  Stovern, Diana R. and Elizabeth A. Ritchie, University of Arizona

 

 

 

Posters:  Physics Development and Testing

P24

High-resolution WRF forecasts of low-level winds in the Columbia River Basin for wind energy applications.  Brown, John, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), J. Kenyon, J. Olson, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and NOAA, D. Dowell, NOAA, and C. Alexander, CIRES and NOAA

P25

Application of uncertainty quantification to wind energy: Sensitivity of hub-height wind to planetary boundary layer and surface layer parameters in WRF.  Yang, Ben, Yun Qian, Larry K. Berg, Po-Lun Ma, Huiping Yan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Sonia Wharton, Vera Bulaevskaya, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Will Shaw, PNNL Poster

P26

Evaluating microphysical schemes in simulating the mixed-phase processes of a winter storm during GPM-GCPEx.  Naeger, Aaron, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Brian Colle, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and Andrew Molthan, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Poster

P27

Numerical simulation of the formation of precipitation using bin microphysics.  Sarkadi, Noemi, and Istvan Geresdi, University of Pecs, Hungary, and Gregory Thompson, RAL/NCAR, Boulder, CO Poster

P28

(Cancelled)

P29

Comparison of the hydrometeor budgets of microphysics parameterization schemes in WRF.  Michelson, Sara, and Evelyn D. Grell, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Jian-Wen Bao, NOAA

P30

Impact of microphysical consistency between sub-grid and grid-resolved cloud parameterizations on QPF and simulated radar reflectivity.  Grell, Evelyn D., Sara Michelson, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, (CIRES) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administation (NOAA), and Jian-Wen Bao, NOAA

P31

Recent Improvements in subgrid-scale cloud parameterizations in the Rapid Refresh and High-Resolution Rapid Refresh.  Kenyon, Jaymes, Joseph B. Olson, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), John M. Brown, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Wayne M. Angevine, CIRES, Greg Thompson, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Georg Grell NOAA, and Saulo Freitas, National Institute for Space Research, Brazil

P32

Using 2011 DISCOVER-AQ observations to evaluate representations of the indirect effect in the WRF-CMAQ coupled model.  R. Atlas and J. Pleim, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), G. Thompson, National Center for Atmospheric Research, S. Yu, Zhejiang University, China, and  R. Gilliam, EPA

P33

Enhancements in RUC Land-Surface Model implemented in the 3.7 release of the WRF model and Land Information System (LIS).  Tanya Smirnova Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), John Brown, and Stan Benjamin, NOAA Poster

P34

Establishing a functionally similar operational environment for the hourly-updating NAM forecast system: Current status and future plans.  Wolff, Jamie, Yonghui Wu, Laurie Carson, Don Stark, National Center for Atmospheric Research and Developmental Testbed Center, and Jacob Carley, National Centers for Environmental Prediction Poster

P35

Diagnosing systematic model-error in WRF from time-averaged tendencies.  Losch, Florian University of Bonn, Germany, Judith Berner, Kate Fossell, Glen Romine, Craig Schwartz, and Chris Snyder, National Center for Atmospheric Research

P36

Model uncertainty in North American Rapid Refresh Ensemble: multi-physics vs. stochastic approach.  Isidora, Jankov, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), Judith Berner, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Jeff Beck, Hongli Yiang, CIRA, NOAA and DTC, Georg Grell, NOAA, Joseph Olson, and Tatyana Smirnova Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and NOAA

P73

The incorporation of organic layer in Noah–MP Land Surface Model and its evaluation over Boreal Old Aspen Forest flux site.  Chen, Liang,, Yanping Li, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, Fei Chen, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Alan Barr, Environment Canada, Canada, Michael Barlage, and Bingcheng Wan, NCAR Poster

 

 

 

Posters:  Model Evaluation

P37

Investigation and evaluation of atmospheric processes in WRF simulations with very high resolution: Examples from selected cases.  Bauer, Hans-Stefan, Oliver Branch, Thomas Schwitalla,  Volker Wulfmeyer, Shravan Muppa, Andreas Behrendt, Andrea Riede, Eva Hammann, Simon Metzendorf and Florian Spath, University of Hohenheim, Germany

P38

Effects of numerical grid spacing on nocturnal low-level jets reproduced with the WRF model.  Smith, Elizabeth, Jeremy Gibbs, Evgeni Fedorovich, and Timothy Bonin, University of Oklahoma

P39

A local WRF downscaling of the Global Ensemble Forecast System members using modest computer resources.  Masters, Stephen, Dr. Stephen Masters Consulting, LLC

P40

A method of aggregating heterogeneous subgrid land cover input data for multi-scale urban parameterization.  Shaffer, Stephen R., Mohamed Moustaoui, Alex Mahalov, and  Benjamin Ruddell, Arizona State University

P41

Impact of soil moisture routing and grid-scale on soil-vegetation-atmosphere feedbacks over medium scale catchments - An LES approach with WRF-Hydro-NOAH-MP.  Branch, Oliver, Hans-Stefan Bauer, Thomas Schwitalla, and Volker Wulfmeyer, University of Hohenheim, Germany Poster

P42

Hurricane-induced ocean cooling on storm structure and intensity in a coupled WRF-HYCOM model.  Smith, Andrew W. and Shuyi S. Chen, University of Miami

P43

Factors that caused a distant rain event in Taiwan associated with Typhoon Nalgae (2011).  Chien, Fang-Ching, National Taiwan Normal University

P44

Northern hemisphere convection permitting latitude-belt simulation. 

Schwitalla, Thomas, Kirsten Warrach-Sagi, and Volker Wulfmeyer, University of Hohenheim, Germany

P45

A climatological analysis of precipitation in convection permitting WRF simulations.  Goines, David and Aaron Kennedy, University of North Dakota

P46

Verification of rainfall prediction system for Myanmar.  Watanabe, Ryoichi, Nozomu Takada, Syo Yoshida, Meteorological Engineering Center Inc., Japan

P47

Numerical simulations of the 17-18 March 2014 Colorado Springs downslope windstorm.  Vollmer, David R., US Air Force Academy (USAFA), Sandra L. Jones, US Army Cold Regions Research & Engineering Lab, David R. Fisher, and Peter T. Vonich, USAFA

P48

Evaluation of wind prediction for wind farms in Northwestern China with WRF Ensemble-RTFDDA.  Cheng, William Y.Y, Yubao Liu, Linlin Pan, Gregory Roux, Yuewei Liu, Tom Hopson, National Center for Atmospheric Reserach, Chun Liu, Shuanglei Feng, and Shuanglong Jin, China Electric Power Research Institute, China

P49

A simple yet effective wind gust forecast parameterization.  Cao, Yang and Robert G. Fovell, University of California, Los Angeles Poster

P50

Numerical study on the generation and development process of the local downslope wind "Zao-Oroshi.  Nomura, Mitsuharu, Yasuo Hattori, and Hiromaru Hirakuchu, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan,

P51

Wind jump in extra-tropical cyclones.  Hartmann, Hugo, Bart Limbeek, Wim Van den Berg, and Daniel Van Dijke, MeteoGroup Poster

P52

Sensitivity of the grip-point selection for surface winds when the sub-grid topography is resolved.  Lorente-Plazas, Raquel, University of Notre Dame, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), University of Murcia (UMU), Spain, Pedro A. Jimenez, Jimy Dudhia, NCAR, and Juan P. Montavez, UMU

P53

Observations and modeling of Saharan dust interaction with Hurricane Nadine (2012).  Shi, Jainn J., S. Braun, W.-K. Tao, Z. Tao, T. Matsui, and C. Peters-Lidard, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Poster

P54

Study on impact of aerosol feedbacks on chemistry and weather over Brazil.  Marrapu, Pallavi, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Georg A. Grell, NOAA, Steven Peckham, CIRES and NOAA, Saulo R. Freitas, National Institute for Space Research, Brazil and NOAA

P55

Evaluating the use of WRF data for input into dispersion model applications.  Misenis, Chris, and James Thurman, United States Environmental Protection Agency

P56

Improving high altitude balloon trajectory predictions with WRF.  Hovenkotter, Reed, University of Montana, and Jennifer Fowler, Montana Space Grant Consortium Poster

P57

Recent advancements of verification capability for R2O testing and evaluation within the Developmental Testbed Center.  Jensen, Tara L., J. Halley Gotway, R. Bullock, J. Prestopnik, T. Fowler, and B. G. Brown, National Center for Atmospheric Research and Developmental Testbed Center

P58

U.S. Army Research Laboratory high-resolution WRF modeling and data assimilation research for Army research and nowcasting applications.  Dumais, Robert, Brian Reen, Huaqing Cai, Richard Penc, Jeffrey Smith & Jeffrey Passner, United States Army Research Laboratory

P59

NITE (NWP Information Technology Environment): an infrastructure to facilitate development of NCEP numerical models.  Carson, Laurie, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Ligia Bernardet, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences

P60

Numerical modeling of convective activity over Central Greece in the framework of the DAPHNE project.  Bampzelis, Dimitrios, Ioannis Pytharoulis, Ioannis Tegoulias, Stylianos Kotsopoulos, Stergios Kartsios, and Theodore Karacostas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

P61

Evaluation of the operational numerical weather predictions of the Daphne project.  Tegoulias, Ioannis, Ioannis Pytharoulis, Theodore Karacostas, Stylianos Kotsopoulos, Stergios Kartsios and Dimitrios Bampzelis,  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Poster

P62

Verification of the operational high-resolution WRF forecasts produced by WaveForUs project.  Pytharoulis Ioannis, Ioannis Tegoulias, Stylianos Kotsopoulos, Dimitrios Bampzelis, Theodore Karacostas, and Eleni Katragkou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Poster Extended Abstract

P63

The WASCAL regional climate simulations for West Africa – how to add value to existing climate projections.  Heinzeller, Dominikus, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, Cornelia Klein, University of Augsburg (UniA), Diarra Dieng, Gerhard Smiatek, KIT, Jan Bliefernicht, UniA, Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla, WASCAL Competence Center, and Harald Kunstmann, KIT and UniA Poster

P72

Investigation of turbulence parameterization schemes for hurricane intensity forecasting using WRF model.  Kurkute, Sopan, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and Yongsheng Chen, York University, Canada

 

 

 

Posters:  WRF-Chemistry Development and Testing

P64

Assimilating aerosol optical depth retrievals from Geostationary Ocean Color Imager to improve surface PM2.5 forecast.  Pang, Jiongming, Zhiquan Liu and Hui-Chuan Lin, National Center for Atmospheric Research

P65

Characterizing the distributions and sources of aerosols during atmospheric river landfall in the western U.S.  Zhao, Chun, Zhiyuan Hu, L. Ruby Leung, Samson Hagos, Yun Qian, Jian Lu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Jianping Huang, Lanzhou University Poster

P66

Ensemble simulations of the urban impact on summer precipitation in the Great Beijing Metropolitan area: land-use change vs. aerosol effects.

Zhong, Shi, Yun Qian, and Chun Zhao, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

P67

Evaluating WRF-Chem simulations of the January 2013 Beijing air pollution event.  Peckham, Steven, Georg Grell, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Ying Xie, and Jian-Bin Wu, Shanghai Centre for Urban Environmental Meteorology, China

P68

Applying WRFDA-Chem to evaluate black carbon biomass burning emission inventories during ARCTAS-CARB.  Guerrette, J.J., D.K. Henze, University of Colorado

P69

Introduction to WRF-Chem/DART: An ensemble Kalman filter data assimilation system for WRF-Chem.  Mizzi, Arthur, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Avelino Arellano, University of Arizona, David Edwards, and Jeffrey Anderson, NCAR

P74

Large-eddy simulation of atmospheric chemistry during the DISCOVER-AQ 2011 campaign.  Li, Yang, University of Michigan Mary Barth, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Gao Chen, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Allison Steiner, University of Michigan

 

 

 

Friday, June 19

8:30 - 10:00 A.M

VAPOR

HWRF

 

10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

NCL

MMET Presentation

 

8:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M

Big Weather

Radar DA

                       

Agenda for Radar DA

Introduction of Radar Data Assimilation Methods and Systems

Chair: Chris Snyder

8:30

Radar Data Assimilation with WRFDA: Techniques and Applications Juanzhen Sun, NCAR/RAL&MMM

9:00

Assimilation of Radar Observations with WRF/DART

Glen Romine, NCAR/MMM

9:30

Radar Reflectivity Data Assimilation in the Advanced Research WRF: Applications in NOAA’s hourly Updating Rapid Refresh and High-Resolution Rapid Refresh

Curtis Alexander, NOAA/ESRL/GSD

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

Radar Data Assimilation for Convective-scale Ensemble Forecasts Using the CAPS EnKF System

Youngsun Jung, CAPS, University of Oklahoma

General Discussion

Chair:  Juanzhen Sun

11:00-

12:00

How can the effort of radar data assimilation be expanded through community involvement and support?

 

 

             

12:00  All Activities Adjourned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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