Program for the 18th Annual WRF User's Workshop

 

 

Monday, June 12

WRF Lecture Series:  Ensemble Forecasting

1:30 - 5:00 P.M.
Chair:
Jimy Dudhia, National Center for Atmospheric Research

 

1:30 - 2:30

A primer on ensemble prediction.

Hamill, Thomas, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Presentation


2:30 - 2:45
Coffee Break


2:45 - 3:45
On the representation of model-error in ensemble prediction systems.

Berner, Judith, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Presentation


3:45 - 4:00
Coffee Break

 

4:00 - 5:00
Ensemble forecast verification and visualization.

Sobash, Ryan, and Craig Schwartz, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Presentation 1
Presentation 2

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 13,
8:30 - 8:40

Welcome Remarks
Presentation

 

 

Session 1:  WRF Modeling System Development Updates

8:40 - 10:00 Tuesday, June 13

Chair:  Jordan Powers, National Center for Atmospheric Research/Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory

1.1

The Weather Research and Forecasting Model:  2017 Annual Update.

Dudhia, Jimy, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Presentation

1.2

WRFDA 2017 Update.

Liu, Zhiquan, Jamie Bresch, Michael Kavulich, Juanzhen Sun, and Ying Zhang, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Presentation

1.3

WRF-Chem V3.9:  A summary of status and updates.

Ahmadov, Ravan, Georg Grell, Ka Yee Wong, Megan Bela, Li Zhang,

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Earth Systems Research Laboratory/Global Systems Division, and many other directly contributing authors from NOAA, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and other institutes
Presentation

1.4

Software Updates and Plans.

Gill, David O., National Center for Atmospheric Research
Presentation

1.5

WRF, MPAS and Unified Modeling.

Davis, C. et al., National Center for Atmospheric Research/Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory
Presentation

 

 

10:00 - 10:30

 Coffee Break

 

 

Session 2:  Other Status Reports

10:30 - 12:15 Tuesday, June 13

Chair:  Ligia Bernardet, University of Colorado Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Earth Systems Research Laboratory/Global Systems Division, and Developmental Testbed Center

2.1

Recent enhancements and applications of the WRF-Hydro Modeling system.

Gochis, David, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Presentation

2.2

Providing operational GSI and EnKF to the research community: 2017 update.

Shao, Hui, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Ming Hu, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Cooperative Institute for Research for Research in Environmental Sciences, Chunhua Zhou, Don Stark, and Kathryn Newman, NCAR
Presentation

2.3

A Unified Approach to Verification.

Jensen, Tara, National Center for Atmospheric Research and Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), Bonny Strong, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Global Systems Division and DTC, Ivanka Stajner, NOAA/Office of Science and Technology Integration, Fanglin Yang, and Geoff Manikin, NOAA/Environmenal Modeling Center
Presentation

2.4

Hurricane WRF:  2017 operational implementation and community support.

Liu, Bin, IMSG Inc. and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), Avichal Mehra, NOAA/EMC, Zhan Zhang, IMSG Inc. and NOAA/EMC, Kathryn Newman, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Sergio Abarca, IMSG Inc. and NOAA/EMC, Ligia Bernardet, NOAA/Global Systems Division (GSD) and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Mrinal Biswas, Laurie Carson, NCAR, Jili Dong, IMSG Inc. and NOAA/EMC, James Frimel, NOAA/GSD and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Evelyn Grell, NOAA/Physical Sciences Division and CIRES, Evan Kalina, NOAA/GSD and CIRES, Hyun-Sook Kim, IMSG Inc. and NOAA/EMC, Qingfu Liu, NOAA/EMC, Tim Marchok, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Zaizhong Ma IMSG Inc. and NOAA/EMC, Jessica Meixner, Dmitry Sheinin, IMSG Inc. and NOAA/EMC, Jason Sippel, NOAA/Hurricane Research Division, Biju Thomas, University of Rhode Island, Mingjing Tong, Weiguo Wang, Keqin Wu, Banglin. Zhang, Lin Zhu, IMSG Inc. and NOAA/EMC, and Vijay Tallapragada, NOAA/EMC
Presentation

2.5

WRF-ARW research to operations update: the Rapid-Refresh (RAP) version 4, High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) version 3 and convection-allowing ensemble prediction.

Alexander, Curtis, Steve Weygandt, Stan Benjamin, David Dowell, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Ming Hu, Tanya Smirnova, Joe Olson, Jaymes Kenyon, NOAA and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Georg Grell, NOAA, Eric James, NOAA and CIRES, Haidao Lin, NOAA and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Terra Ladwig, NOAA and CIRES, John Brown, Trevor Alcott, NOAA, and Isidora Jankov, NOAA and CIRA
Presentation

2.6

RRTMG-P: An Updated and Standardized Radiative Transfer Package for Earth System Applications on High Performance Computing Systems.

Pincus, Robert, University of Colorado, John Dennis, Brian Eaton, Youngsung Kim, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and John Michalakes, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Sciences
Presentation

2.7

Unifying the Production Suite at the NWS:  What does this mean for Convection Allowing Models?

Tolman, Hendrick L., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service/Office of Science and Technology Integration
Presentation

 

 

 

12:15 - 1:30

Lunch

 

 

Session 3 Ensemble Forecasting

1:30 - 2:30 Tuesday, June 13

Chair:  Cliff Mass, University of Washington

3.1

Toward 1-km ensemble forecasts over large domains.

Schwartz, Craig S., Glen S. Romine, Kathryn R. Fossell, Ryan A. Sobash, and Morris L. Weisman, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Presentation

3.2

Development of the ensemble QPF products in Central Weather Bureau.

Hong, Jing-Shan, Treng-Shi Huang, Central Weather Bureau, Ming-Zhang Wu, Taiwan Typhoon and Flood Research Institute
Presentation

3.3

Insights from model physics errors from a CONUS-wide ensemble.

Fovell, Robert, and Alex Gallagher, University at Albany, SUNY
Presentation

3.4

Ensemble large-eddy simulation for the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Facility's LES ARM Symbiotic Simulation and Observation (LASSO) project.

Gustafson, William I., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Andrew M. Vogelmann, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Heng Xiao, PNNL, Satoshi Endo, Tami Toto, BNL, Zhijin Li, Xiaoping Cheng, Jinwon Kim, University of California Los Angeles
Presentation

 

 

2:30 - 3:00

Coffee Break

 

 

Session 4:  Evaluation of PBL and Surface Physics

3:00 - 4:30 Tuesday, June 13

Chair:  Bill Gustafson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

4.1

Shallow cumulus evaluated with the LASSO (ensemble LES) framework.

Angevine, Wayne M., Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Earth Systems Research Laboratory (NOAA/ESRL)/Chemical Sciences Division, Joseph Olson and Jaymes Kenyon, CIRES and NOAA/ESRL/Global Sciences Division
Presentation

4.2

Evaluation of a three-dimensional PBL parameterization for simulations of flow over complex terrain.

Kosovic, Branko, and Pedro Jimenez Munoz, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Presentation

4.3

Coupled mesoscale-LES modeling to improve the representation of stably-stratified atmospheric boundary layers.

Munoz-Esparza, Domingo, Branko Kosovic, Jeremy Sauer, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Julie Lundquist, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
Presentation

4.4

WRF-LES in 250+ real sites: Learnings and Challenges.

Montornès, Alex, Pau Casso, Gil Lizcano, Vortex, Spain, and Branko Kosovic, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Presentation

4.5

Using WRF-Urban to Assess Summertime Air Conditioning Electric Loads and their Impacts on Urban Weather in Beijing.

Xu, Xiaoyuu, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, IUM, Beijing, China, and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Fei Chen, NCAR, Shiguang Miao, IUM, Beijing, China, and Michael Barlage, NCAR
Presentation

4.6

Noah-MP Land Model Development and Future Directions.

Barlage, Michael, and Fei Chen, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Presentation

 

 

4:30 - 5:30 Tuesday, June 13

Plenary Discussion on Physics Suites

Chair: John Brown, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Jimy Dudhia, National Center for Atmospheric Research

 

 

5:30 - 7:00 Tuesday, June13

Information Exchange

 

 

Session 5:  Application in Regional Climate Modeling 

8:30 - 10:00 Wednesday, June 14

Chair:  Jerome Fast, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

5.1

Individual and Combined Impacts of Projected Climate and Emission Changes on Future Air Quality over the U.S.

Jena, Chinmay, Yang Zhang, Kai Wang, Patrick Campbell, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Fang Yan, Zifeng Lu, and David Streets, Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
Presentation

5.2

Improvements to the Noah land surface model in WRF-CMAQ, and its application to future changes in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Campbell, Patrick, Jesse Bash, Chris Nolte, and Tanya Spero, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Presentation

5.3

Evaluation of WRF physics options for West African monsoon applications.

Imole Ezekiel Gbode, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and Jimy Dudhia, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Presentation

5.4

Evaluation of the Noah-MP land surface model coupled to WRF in a semiarid urban environment.

Salamanca, Francisco, Arizona State University, Yizhou Zhang, Institute of Urban Meteorology, Michael Barlage, Fei Chen, Research Applications Laboratory/National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Alex Mahalov, Arizona State University
Presentation

5.5

WRF as the atmospheric model in the Regional Arctic System Model (RASM).

Seefeldt, Mark W., and John J. Cassano, University of Colorado - Boulder, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
Presentation

5.6

Development of a 10-year wind resource climatology with Global WRF.

Stoelinga, Mark T, James McCaa, and Rhea George, Vaisala
Presentation

 

 

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break

 

 

Session 6:  Evaluation of Moist Model Physics 

10:30 - 12:00 Wednesday, June 14

Chair: Mark Stoelinga, Vaisala

6.1

New developments and applications using the scale and aerosol aware Grell-Freitas convection parameterization.

Grell, Georg A., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Earth Systems Research Laboratory/Global Systems Division (NOAA/ESRL/GSD), I. Jankov, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and NOAA/ESRL/GSD, S. R. Freitas, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, M. Bela, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, J. Olson, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and NOAA/ESRL/GSD, and J. Berner, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Presentation

6.2

Testing of Grell-Freitas scheme with Hurricane WRF model.

Biswas, M., K. Newman, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)/Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), E. Kalina, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Earth Systems Research Laboratory (ESRL), and DTC, L. Carson, NCAR and DTC, G. Grell, NOAA/ESRL, E. Grell, L. Bernardet, and J. Frimel, NOAA/ESRL and DTC
Presentation

6.3

Introducing scale-aware microphysics and aerosol cloud interactions to the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF-ACI).

Glotfelty, Timothy, Kiran Alapaty, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Patrick Hawbecker, North Carolina State University, Hugh Morrison, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Xiaoliang Song, and Guang Zhang, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Presentation

6.4

Evaluation of Quantitative Precipitation Forecast of High-Resolution Rapid Refresh Model.

Radhakrishnan, Chandrasekar, Haonan Chen, and V.Chandrasekar, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Presentation

6.5

Impact of resolution and boundary conditions on the cloud simulation over Middle East area.

Pan, Linlin, Yubao Liu, Yongxin Zhang, Rong-Shyang Sheu, Roux Gregory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Dorita Rostkier-Edelstein, Svivan Twito, and Pi Adam, Israel Institute for Biological Research, Israel
Presentation

6.6

Using high-resolution ARM observations to evaluate high-resolution WRF simulations.

Fast, Jerome, and Larry Berg, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Presentation

 

 

 

12:00 - 2:00

Lunch

 

 

1:45 - 2:00

Poster Set-up

 

 

2:00 - 5:00 Wednesday, June 14

Poster Session

 

 

Session 7A (parallel):  Development and Testing of WRF-Chem

8:30 - 10:00 Thursday, June 15

Chair: Georg Grell, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Earth Systems Research Laboratory/Global Systems Division

7A.1

Evaluation of WRF-Chem cloud-resolving modeling of haboobs.

Anisimov, Anatolii, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Duncan Axisa, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Suleiman Mostamandi, KAUST, Paul A. Kucera, NCAR, and Georgiy Stenchikov, KAUST
Presentation

7A.2

Effects of satellite clouds-corrected photolysis rates on ozone over CONUS using the WRF-Chem model.

Ryu, Young-Hee, Alma Hodzic, Jerome Barre, Gael Descombes, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Patrick Minnis, National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Langley Research Center, and Douglas Spangenberg, Science Systems and Applications
Presentation

7A.3

Combined Impacts of Nitrous Acid and Nitryl Chloride on Lower Tropospheric Ozone: New Module Development in WRF-Chem and Application to China.

Zhang, Li, Qinyi Li, Tao Wang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, Ravan Ahmadov, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Earth Systems Reserach Laboratory, Qiang Zhang, Meng Li, Center for Earth System Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and Mengyao Lv, National Meterological Center, China Meterological Administration, Beijing, China
Presentation

7A.4

Modeling NO2 concentrations in the urban area of Berlin/Brandenburg with WRF-Chem: model evaluation and sensitivity to traffic emissions.

Kuik, Friderike, and Tim Butler, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam, Germany
Presentation

7A.5

Effects of aerosol representation complexity on air quality and weather forecasting skill over South America.

Bela, Megan, and Georg Grell, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Earth Systems Research Laboratory (NOAA/ESRL), Saulo Freitas, National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA/GSFC), Ravan Ahmadov, NOAA/ESRL, Gabriel Pereira, NASA/GSFC and Federal University of São João del-Rei, KaYee Wong, Li Zhang, and Mariusz Pagowski, NOAA/ESRL
Presentation

7A.6

Assimilating compact phase space retrievals (CPSRs) with WRF-Chem/DART: extension to rectangular systems and comparison with independent observations.

Mizzi, Arthur P., David P. Edwards, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)/Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, and Jeffrey L. Anderson, NCAR/Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences
Presentation

 

 

 

Session 7B (parallel):  Development and Testing of WRFDA

8:30 - 10:00 Thursday, June 15

Chair:  Jake Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research/Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory

7B.1

Assimilation of Microwave All-Sky Radiances and Hydrometeor Retrievals in HWRF.

Wu, Ting-Chi, Milija Zupanski, Lewis Grasso, and Christian Kummerow,

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere/Colorado State University, Sid-Ahmed Boukabara, National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Center for Satellite Applications and Research
Presentation

7B.2

Application of the randomized incremental optimal technique (RIOT) for parallelization of 4D-Var in WRFDA-Chem.

Guerrette, Jonathan, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Nicolas Bousserez, and Daven Henze, University of Colorado at Boulder
Presentation

7B.3

Testing and Evaluation of the Hybrid 4D EnVar GSI for 3-km High Resolution Regional Applications.

Zhou, Chunhua, Hui Shao, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Ming Hu, and Jeff Beck, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Earth Systems Research Laboratory
Presentation

7B.4

A Quality Control Based on the Local Spectral Width of COSMIC Radio Occultation for Data Assimilation.

Liu, Hui, Y.-H. Kuo, S. Sokolovskiy, S.-P. Ho, Z. Zeng, L.-F. Hsiao, and B.C. Ruston, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate
Presentation

7B.5

Impact of Assimilating GOES-Imager Radiance with A Rapid Refresh Assimilation System for Convection-Permitting Forecast over Mexico.

Yang, Chun, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST), Zhiquan Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Feng Gao, Peter Childs, Panasonic Weather Solution, and Jinzhong Min, NUIST
Presentation

7B.6

An examination of WRF-based RTFDDA radar data assimilation on its capability in forecasting precipitation through observing system simulation experiments.

Huang, Yongjie, Mei Xu, and Yubao Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
Presentation

 

 

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break

 

 

Session 8:  Evaluation of Model Performances

10:30 - 12:15 Thursday, June 15

Chair:  Glen Romine, National Center for Atmospheric Research/Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory

8.1

An evaluation of the new hybrid vertical coordinate in the RAP and HRRR.

Beck, Jeff, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Earth Systems Research Laboratory/Global Systems Division (NOAA/ESRL/GSD) and Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), John M. Brown, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Joseph Olson and Tatiana G. Smirnova, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences and NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Trevor Alcott, Stan Benjamin and Curtis Alexander, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Jimy Dudhia, Dave Gill, Wei Wang and Joe Klemp, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Presentation

8.2

Evaluation of the WRF hybrid vertical coordinate for an air turbulence simulation.

Park, Sang-Hun, Yonsei University, Korea, Joseph Klemp, National Center for Atmospheric Reserarch, and Jung-Hoon Kim, Colorado State University/Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Aviation Weather Center
Presentation

8.3

WRF Diffusion in Complex Terrain.

Mass, Cliff, and David Ovens, University of Washington
Presentation

8.4

Southern California 'Sundowner' Events: Simulation Studies.

Tilley, Jeffrey S., University of North Georgia, Michael L. Kaplan, Craig M. Smith and Benjamin Hatchett, Desert Research Institute
Presentation

8.5

Development of WRF-FDDA NWP systems for power grid applications in China.

Liu, Yubao, Will Y.Y. Cheng, Yuewei Liu, Gregory Roux, Linlin Pan, Luca Delle Monache, Si Shen, Haoliang Wang, National Center for Atmospheric Research,  Shuanglei Feng, Weisheng Wang, Chun Liu, Shuanglong Jin, Ju Hu, and Zongpeng Song, Chinese Electric Power Research Institute
Presentation

8.6

Addressing systematic biases in RAP/HRRR physics for WFIP2.

Olson, Joseph B., Jaymes S. Kenyon, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Earth Systems Laboratory/Global Systems Division (NOAA/ESRL/GSD), John M. Brown, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Wayne M. Angevine, CIRES and NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Curtis Alexander, Georg Grell, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Tanya Smirnova, CIRES and NOAA/ESRL/GSD, David D. Turner, Stan Benjamin, and Michael Toy, NOAA/ESRL/GSD
Presentation

8.7

The Colorado Fire Prediction System: system description and evaluation.

Jimenez, Pedro A., Branko Kosovic, Domingo Munoz-Esparza, Amanda Anderson, Bill Petzke, Jennifer Boehnert, Jim Cowie, John Exby, Kevin Sampson, Robert Sharman, Barbara Brown and William Mahoney, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Presentation

 

 

12:15 - 1:30

Lunch

 

 

Session 9:  Model for Prediction Across Scales

1:30 - 3:00 Thursday, June 15

Chair:  Joseph Klemp, National Center for Atmospheric Research/Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory

9.1

Regional MPAS is (almost) here: Formulation and preliminary results.

Skamarock, Bill, Michael Duda, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Sang-Hun Park, Yonsei University, South Korea
Presentation

9.2

The global Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF) analysis for the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) on the variable-resolution meshes.

Ha, Soyoung, Chris Snyder, and Bill Skamarock, National Center for Atmospheric Research/Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory
Presentation

9.3

A global high-resolution predictability experiment using MPAS.

Judt, Falko, National Center for Atmospheric Research/Advanced Study Program
Presentation

9.4

Evaluating Tropical Cyclone Prediction in MPAS.

Wang, Wei, David A. Ahijevych, Chris Davis, and Bill Skamarock, National Center for Atmospheric Reserach/Mesoscale and Microscale Meterorology Laboratory
Presentation

9.5

Refinement and testing of analysis nudging in MPAS-A.

Bullock, Russell, Robert Gilliam, Hosein Foroutan, and Jerold Herwehe, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Presentation

9.6

Variable-resolution modelling and extreme scaling applications with the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS).

Heinzeller, Dominikus, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, and University of Augsburg (UniA), Germany, Michael G. Duda, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Matthijs Kramer, Wageningen University (WUR), Netherlands, Hugo Hartmann, Wim van den Berg, MeteoGroup, Netherlands, Gert-Jan Steeneveld, WUR, and Harald Kunstmann, KIT and UniA
Presentation

 

 

 

3:00 - 3:30

Coffee Break

 

 

3:30 - 4:30 Thursday, June 15

Discussion on Model Unification Issues, Wrap-up
Chair:
Chris Davis, National Center for Atmospheric Research

 

 

4:30 Thursday, June 15

Meeting Adjourned

 

 

Friday June 16 -Instructional Sessions
8:30 - 10:00 NCL, VAPOR, and WRF-Hydro
NCL Presentation
Information on VAPOR

8:30 - 12:00 MPAS for WRF Users
MPAS for WRF Users Presentation

10:30 - 12:00 WRF-Python
WRF-Python Presentation

 




Poster Session:  Wednesday, June 14

            Poster Set-up:  1:45 P.M.

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

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

 

 

Posters:  WRF Model Development

P1

The Common Community Physics Package (CCPP).

Bernardet, Ligia, Timothy Brown, University of Colorado Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Earth Systems Research Laboratory/Global Systems Division, and Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), Dave Gill, Laurie Carson, Josh Hacker, Louisa Nance, and Jimy Dudhia, National Center for Atmospheric Research and DTC, Vijay Tallapragada, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Protection/Environmental Modeling Center, and Fred Toepfer, NOAA Office of Science and Technology Integration
Poster

P2

Containerization of weather forecasting platforms: enabling large scale distributed historical simulations.

Lynar, Timothy, and Frank Suits, IBM Research

P3

WRF-HiFire: development of a high-order accurate fire-spread model in WRF using the level-set method and its evaluation.

Munoz-Esparza, Domingo, Pedro Jimenez, and Branko Kosovic, National Center for Atmospheric Research

P4

Regional Arctic System Model (RASM) Diagnostics – Mean and Diurnal Output for Regional Climate Simulations.

Seefeldt, Mark W., Jose C. Ramirez, and John J. Cassano, University of Colorado, Boulder, and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

 

 

 

 

Posters:  Ensemble Forecasting

P6

The NCAR Ensemble.

Fossell, Kate, Glen Romine, Craig Schwartz, and Ryan Sobash, National Center for Atmospheric Research

P7

A combined bias-correction and probability calibration  ensemble post-processing scheme for the Army WRF Ensemble- RTFDDA system.

Roux, Gregory, Yubao Liu, Jason Knievel, Luca Delle Monache, Tom Hopson, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Scott Halvorson, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

P8

Realtime WRF Ensemble-RTFDDA Forecast with Downscaling of Multiple Global Models for Electric Grid Applications.

Cheng, William Y.Y., Yubao Liu, Gregory Roux, Linlin Pan, and Yuewei Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Shuanglei Feng, Shuanlong Jin, Ju Hu and Chun Liu, State Grid Corporation of China, China

P9

Verification of high-resolution WRF-RTFDDA based operational deterministic and ensemble weather forecasting systems over China with observations.

Pan, Linlin, Yubao Liu, Gregory Roux, Will Cheng, Yuewei Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Ju Hu, Shuanglong Jin, ShuangLei Feng, China Electric Power Research Institute, China

P10

A statistical approach to generating perturbed physics ensemble forecasts using the WRF model.

Shen, Chenwei, Qy Duan, College of Land Surface System Science & Sustainability Faculty of Geographical Science Beijing Normal University

P11

Stochastic Approaches Within a High Resolution Rapid Refresh Ensemble- Part I: Sensitivity Testing.

Jankov, Isidora, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)/Affiliated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Earth Systems Research Laboratory/Global Systems Division (NOAA/ESRL/GSD), and the Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), Judith Berner, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Jeff Beck, CIRA, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, and DTC, Jamie Wolff, Michelle Harold, NCAR and DTC, Georg Grell, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Joseph B. Olson, Tatiana G. Smirnova, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and NOAA/ESRL/GSD, John M. Brown, and Stanley G. Benjamin, NOAA/ESRL/GSD

P72

High resolution WRF-ARW ensemble experiment for a challenging winter precipitation forecast event over the Delmarva.

Dumais Jr, Robert, Huaqing Cai, John Raby, Jeff Passner and Brian Reen, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

 

 

 

Posters:  Development and Testing for WRF Data Assimilation

P12

An Evaluation of 3D- and 4D-EnVar Sub-Hourly Data Assimilation in the HRRR.

Beck, Jeff, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)/Global Systems Division (GSD) and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Ming Hu, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Hui Shao, and Chunhua Zhou, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Poster

P13

Combined application of Variational Local Analysis and Prediction System and nudging data assimilation.

Reen, Brian, Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Yuanfu Xie, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Earth System Research Laboratory (NOAA/ESRL), Huaqing Cai, ARL, Steve Albers, NOAA/ESRL and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University (CIRA), Robert Dumais, Jr., ARL, and Hongli Jiang, NOAA/ESRL and CIRA

P14

Improving Lightning and Precipitation Prediction of Severe Convection with Lightning Data Assimilation using NCAR WRF-RTFDDA.

Wang, Haoliang, Yubao Liu, Will Y.Y.Cheng, Tianliang Zhao, Mei Xu, Si Shen, Yuewei Liu, Linlin Pan, National Center for Atmospheric Research

P15

Impact of soil moisture assimilation and LSM spinup on WRF forecasts.

Santanello, Joseph, Sujay Kumar, National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA-GSFC), and Patricia Lawston, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center/ NASA-GSFC
Poster

P16

Data Assimilation and verification based on GEO microwave observations.

Jieying, HE, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

 

 

 

Posters:  Development and Testing for WRF Chemistry

P17

Recent advances in WRF-Chem/DART - a real time regional chemical weather forecast/ensemble Kalman filter data assimilation system.

Mizzi, Arthur P., David P. Edwards, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)/Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, and Jeffrey L. Anderson, NCAR/Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences

P18

City-scale top-down verifications of NOx emissions in South Korea using satellite observations.

Lee, Jae-Hyeong, Sang-Hyun Lee, Kongju National University, South Korea

P19

Verification of PM 2.5 forecast accuracy using WRF/CMAQ modeling system in Japan.

Horie, Yosuke, Takatoshi hiraki, Hyogo Prefectural Institute of Environmental Sciences, Japan

P20

Performance of the WRF-Chem-RTFDDA system in simulating dust and visibility over the Middle East.

Zhang, Yongxin, Yubao Liu, Gregory Roux, Rong-Shyang Sheu, Linlin Pan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Dorita Rostkier-Edelstein, Israel Institute for Biological Research

P73

Using WRF-Chem to simulate the aersol-cloud-precipitation processes associated with landfalling atmospheric rivers.

Naeger, Aaron, University of Alabama in Huntsville

P74

Impact of biomass burning aerosols on the diurnal cycle of convective clouds and precipitation over a tropical island.

Hodzic, Alma, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Jean Philippe Duvel, The French National Center for Scientific Research, France, Pablo Saide, and Greg Thompson, NCAR




 

Posters:  Development and Testing for Regional Climate Research

P21

Central U.S. WRF composite radar verification using MODE-Time Domain.

Flemke, Jason, University of Saskatchewan

P22

Simulating the diurnal cycle of convective precipitation in North America's current and future climate with a convection-permitting model.

Scaff, Lucia, Andreas Prein, Yanping Li, Changhai Liu, Kyoko Ikeda, and Roy Rasmussen, University of Saskatchewan

P23

The role of radiation physics in simulating the diurnal cycle of precipitation over the United States using WRF.

P.A. Mooney, C.L. Bruyere, National Center for Atmospheric Research, C.J. Broderick*, F.J. Mulligan*, and A. Prein, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland

P24

The Smart Management of WRF Simulation (SMWRFS) system for the smarter operations of the WRF model for regional climate simulations.

Yoo, Jinwoong, Jeffrey S. Dukes, Michael Baldwin, Matthew Huber, Purdue University, and Chanh Kieu, Indiana University Bloomington
Poster

P25

anemos wind atlas improvements based on a new remodelling approach.

Schneider, Martin, André Glücksmann, Axel Weiter, and Heinz-Theo Mengelkamp, anemos GmbH Poster

P26

One-way downscale on a 4-km continental scale climate simulation and test on land surface coupling strength.

Zhang, Zhe, Yanping Li, University of Saskatchewan, and Fei Chen, National Center for Atmospheric Research

P27

Anthropogenic aerosol emissions and rainfall decline in South-West Australia: coincidence or causality?

Heinzeller, Dominikus, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, and University of Augsburg (UniA), Germany, Wolfgang Junkermann, KIT, and Harald Kunstmann, KIT and UniA
Poster

P28

Simulating Land Surface Change Impacts on Climate in the Northern Plains.

Scott, Aaron, and Aaron Kennedy, University of North Dakota

 

 

 

Posters:  Physics Development and Testing

P29

Sensitivity analysis of urban canopy and land surface models to input land cover data products.

Shaffer, Stephen R., Arizona State University

P30

Update on land surface component used in operational WRF-based RAP and HRRR.

Smirnova, Tanya, John M. Brown, Stan Benjamin, Ming Hu, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Global Systems Division, Boulder, CO

P31

An evaluation of cloud-radiation enhancements within the 2016 Hurricane WRF system.

Newman, Kathryn, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Evan Kalina, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Global Systems Division (GSD) and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES)/ University of Colorado (CU), Mrinal Biswas, NCAR, James Frimel, NOAA/GSD and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)/ Colorado State University, Laurie Carson, NCAR, Ligia Bernardet, NOAA/GSD and CIRES/CU, Greg Thompson, NCAR, Michael Iacono and John Henderson, Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER)

P32

Revisions to RRTMG cloud radiative transfer in HWRF.

Henderson, John, Michael Iacono, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, and Mrinal Biswas, Developmental Testbed Center and National Center for Atmospheric Research
Poster

P33

Impact of Cool Roofs and Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic deployment on Urban Energy Utilization in a Future Warm Climate.

Tewari, M., The Weather Company, IBM, F. Salamanca, Arizona State University (ASU), A. Martilli, CIEMAT, Spain, Jimy Dudhia, National Center for Atmospheric Research, L. A. Treinish, The Weather Company, IBM and A. Mahalov, ASU

P34

 The MYNN Turbulence Parameterization:  Recent Development and Current Capabilities.

Kenyon, Jaymes, Joe Olson, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), John Brown, NOAA/ESRL, Wayne Angevine, CIRES and NOAA/ESRL, Dave Turner, Jian-Wen Bao, NOAA/ESRL, Branko Kosivic, and Pedro Jimenez, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Poster

 

 

 

Posters:  Model Evaluation

P35

Assessment of WRF by meteorological regime.

Kennedy, Aaron, and Brooke Hagenhoff, University of North Dakota

P36

Performance of the Air Force's operational configuration for version 3.5.1 and proposed configuration for version 3.8.1 using the Weather Research and Forecasting model.

Hertneky, Tracy, Michelle Harrold, Jamie Wolff, and Christopher Williams, National Center for Atmospheric Research and Developmental Testbed Center

P37

Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) system user and developer support.

Kalina, Evan, University of Colorado (CU)/Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)/Global Systems Division (GSD) and the Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), Kathryn Newman, Mrinal Biswas, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and DTC, Ligia Bernardet, CU/CIRES at NOAA ESRL/GSD and DTC, James Frimel, Colorado State University/Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at NOAA ESRL/GSD and DTC, Laurie Carson, NCAR and DTC, and Evelyn Grell, CU/CIRES at NOAA ESRL/Physical Sciences Division and DTC

P38

Short-term forecasts using NU-WRF for the Winter Olympics 2018.

Srikishen, Jayanthi, Universities Space Research Association (USRA)/National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center (SPoRT), Jonathan Case, ENSCO Inc/NASA SPoRT, Takamichi Iguchi, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GFSC), Wei-Kuo Tao, NASA/GSFC,  Walter Petersen, Bradley Zavodsky, and Andrew Molthan,  NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

P39

Recent enhancements to the Model Evaluation Tools (MET) software.

Halley Gotway, John, Tara L. Jensen, R. Bullock, Tressa Fowler, Tatiana Burek, Julie Prestopnik, Minna Win, George McCabe, Paul Prestopnik, National Center for Atmospheric Research/Research Applications Laboratory and the Developmental Testbed Center, Boulder, Colorado, USA

P40

Enhancing community collaborations through NWP software containers.

Harrold, Michelle, Jamie Wolff, John Halley Gotway, Kathryn Fossell, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), and John Exby, NCAR
Poster

P41

An application of WRF for a hydropower plant in Laos.

Watanabe, Ryoichi, Nozomu Takada, Naoki Inaba, Meteorological Engineering Center Inc., Japan, and Tadahiko Seoka, NAM NGIEP COMPANY, Laos

P42

Evaluation of 2m air temperature heating and cooling onset over a desert region in the Arabian Peninsula.

Temimi, Marouane, Weston Michael, Naira Chaouch, Jun Zhao, Vineeth Krishnan Valappil, Masdar Institute of Science and technology, United Arab Emirates, and Oliver Branch, Institute of Physics and Meteorology, University of Hohenheim, Germany

P43

Evaluation of the operational wind-energy forecasting system using a year-long meteorological measurements from a 300 m coastal meteorological tower.

Doo-Il Lee, Jae-Hyeong Lee, Sang-Hyun Lee, Yeon-Hee Kim, Baek-Jo Kim, Kongju National University, South Korea

P44

Stability analysis for different wind farm locations using WRF high resolution simulations.

Prósper Fernández, Miguel Ángel, Carlos Otero Casal, and Gonzalo Miguez Macho, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

P45

Wind Farm Mean Annual Wake estimation and its impact on surrounding environment

Otero-Casal, Carlos, Miguel Ángel Prósper, University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain, Felipe Canoura, Norvento S.L.U., Spain, and Gonzalo Miguez-Macho, USC, Spain

P46

The impact of selecting different cut-off wave numbers and spin-up times in Spectral Nudging applications.

Gómez, Breogán, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain and Met Office, UK, Gonzalo Miguez-Macho, Carlos Otero-Casal and Miguel Ángel Prósper, USC, Spain

P47

Multiscale Simulations of the Dynamics associated with the 27 September 2010 Los Angeles/Southern California Extreme Heat Event.

Tilley, Jeffrey S., University of North Georgia, and Michael L. Kaplan, Desert Research Institute

P48

Snow-rain transition regions under a warmer climate in the southern Canadian cordillera.

Almonte, Juris, and Ronald Stewart, University of Manitoba, Canada

P49

Circulation Structures Leading to Propagating and Non-propagating Heavy Summer Rainfall in Central North China.

Sun, Wei, MIRS, National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Jian Li, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China Meteorological Administration, Rucong Yu, LASW, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China, Weihua Yuan, LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

P50

WRF simulations of extreme rainfall cases in Manaus, Brazil: Assessing the performances of cumulus and microphysics schemes.

Veiga, José, Rita Souza, Priscila Miranda, Erilane Teixeira, University of Amazonas State, Luiz Cândido, National Institute for Amazonian Research, and Julio Tota, Federal University of Western Pará
Poster

P51

Poster moved to Presentation 3.2

P52

Large-eddy simulations of airflow dynamics and physics over the island of Graciosa.

Sever, Gökhan, Scott Collis, and Virendra Ghate, Argonne National Laboratory

P53

Evaluation of an advanced convective scheme using the Global Model Test Bed's physics test harness.

Firl, Grant, Michelle Harrold, National Center for Atmospheric Research and Developmental Testbed Center (NCAR/DTC), Man Zhang, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, affiliated with NOAA/ESRL/GSD and DTC (NOAA/DTC), Jamie Wolff, NCAR/DTC, Judy Henderson and Ligia Bernardet NOAA/DTC, and Joshua Hacker, NCAR/DTC

P54

Poster Withdrawn

P55

Preliminary evaluation of WRF physics options for the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Thaxton, Chris, Appalachian State University

P56

Evaluating WRF model performance in prediction of wind flows in mountainous terrain.

Rohanizadegan, Mina, Richard Petrone, University of Waterloo, Canada, and John Pomeroy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

P57

Evaluating WRF simulations of the planetary boundary layer with lidar measurements from the Baltimore – Washington, DC DISCOVER-AQ field campaign.

Hegarty, Jennifer, John Henderson, AER, Jasper Lewis, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Erica McGrath-Spangler, Universities Space Research Association, Amy Jo Scarino, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/Langley Research Center (LRC), Rebecca Adams-Selin, AER, Richard Ferrare, NASA/LRC, Phillip DeCola, Sigma Space Corporation, Micheal Hicks, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service, Ellsworth Welton, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Poster

P58

Evaluation of Planetary Boundary Layer Schemes in WRF Model for Precipitation Forecast over Northern China.

Lu, Bing, Institute of Urban Meteorology, China Meteorological Administration, Wei Wang, National Center for Atmospheric Research/Mesoscale and Microscale Meterology Laboratory, Min Chen and Shuiyong Fang, IUM/CMA, China

P59

Poster Withdrawn

P60

Stochastic approaches within a High Resolution Rapid Refresh Ensemble (HRRRE) – Part II: Expanded evaluation.

Wolff, Jamie K., National Center for Atmospheric research (NCAR)/Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) and Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), Isidora Jankov, Jeff Beck, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)/Affiliated with NOAA/ESRL/ GSD, and DTC, Michelle Harrold NCAR/RAL and DTC, and James Frimel, CIRA, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, and DTC
Poster

P61

Numerical simulation of Fog over Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP), India during CAIPEEX 14-15 and WIFEX15-17 field campaigns using WRF/WRF_Chem models.

Prakash, Pithani, Sachin D Ghude, Thara Prabhakaran, P Mukhopadhyay, Phani Murali, Anupam Hazra, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Anand Karipot, Pune University, R K Jenamani, Indian Meteorological Department, and Rachana Kulkarni, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India
Poster

P62

Air Quality Modeling over the U.S.: Multi-Model Evaluation and Intercomparison.

Jena, Chinmay, Yang Zhang, and Kai Wang, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University

P63

Diagnostic Studies of Tropical Cyclone/Hurricane Activity over the Gulf of Mexico Using Numerical Models and Satellite Data.

Reddy, Remata, Duanjun Lu and Mehri Fadavi, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi

P64

Assessment of WRF over the Arabian Gulf using SST data sets ROMS and GFS.

Weston, Michael, Marouane Temimi, Naira Chaouch, Jun Zhao, Vineeth Krishnan Valappil, Masdar Institute of Science and technology, United Arab Emirates

P65

Numerical Simulation of the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer over the Spring Oceanic Front in the Northwestern South China Sea.

Shi, Rui, J. Chen, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO), China, X. Guo, Ehime University, Japan, L. Zeng, J. Li, Q. Xie, X. Wang, and D. Wang, SCSIO, China

P66

Polarimetric Radar Characteristics of Simulated and Observed Convective Cores Between Continental and Maritime Environment.

Matsui, Toshi, Taka Iguchi, Steve Lang, Wei-Kuo Tao, National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Goddard Space Flight Center, Brenda Dolan, Julie Barnum, and Steven Rutledge, Colorado State University

 

 

 

Posters:  Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS)

P67

Progress on implementing additional physics schemes into MPAS-A v5.0 for next generation air quality modeling.

Herwehe, Jerold A., Robert C. Gilliam, O. Russell Bullock Jr., Jonathan E. Pleim, and Hosein Foroutan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Poster

P68

Towards the Next Generation Air Quality Modeling System: Current Progress on Implementing Chemistry into MPAS-A.

Foroutan, Hosein, David C. Wong, Jonathan E. Pleim, O. Russell Bullock Jr., Robert C. Gilliam, Jerold A. Herwehe, George A. Pouliot, and Christian Hogrefe, Computational Exposure Division, National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
Poster

P69

Preparing the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) for global retrospective air quality modeling.

Gilliam, Robert, Russ Bullock, Jerry Herwehe, Jon Pleim and Hosein Foroutan, United States Environmental Protection Agency

P70

Poster Withdrawn

P71

Verification of MPAS Forecasts Over Antarctica.

Powers, Jordan G., and Kevin W. Manning, National Center for Atmospheric Research Extended Abstract

 

 

 

 
 
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