NSSL Laboratory Review

Science Presentations

Topic Summaries

TUESDAY MORNING, FEB 17

8:30

Lab Director’s Welcome and Overview (Kimpel)  [pdf]  [pps]

9:00

WEATHER RADAR RESEARCH (session 1 of 3)

  • Introduction & Overview (Forsyth)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Innovative Techniques to Improve Weather Observations (Torres)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Enabling the Development and Implementation of Science through Open Systems and Development Tools (Jain)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Multi-sensor Data Mining (Lakshmanan)  [pdf]  [pps]

10:30

BREAK

10:45

WEATHER RADAR RESEARCH (session 2 of 3)

  • Dual Polarization and Mobile Platforms for Weather Observations (Zrnic)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Meteorological Applications of Dual Polarimetric Radar (Ryzhkov)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Meteorological Observations in Support of Dual Polarization Research (Schuur)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Using Future Weather Surveillance Radars to Improve Understanding of the Atmosphere (Hondl)  [pdf]  [pps]

12:00

LUNCH

TUESDAY AFTERNOON, FEB 17

1:00

Radar Demonstrations/Electronic Posters (Development Lab) (10 min each)

  • Toward longer warning lead times: demonstration of an innovative signal processing solution (Torres)  [pdf]
  • Demonstration of Phased Array data and comparisons to the WSR-88D (Heinselman)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Animation and 3D visualization of NWRT/PAR tornado (29 May 2004) (Hondl)  [pdf]
  • Live demonstration of Phased Array operations and user interface (Priegnitz)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Interactive demonstration of vertical profiles of profiler data and KOUN dual-polarization data (Schuur)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Radar engineering and development (Zahrai)  [pdf]  [pps]

2:15

WEATHER RADAR RESEARCH (session 3 of 3)

  • Advances in Phased Array Engineering: Paving the Way for MPAR (Curtis)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Applications of PAR Technology to Improve Warnings and Predictability of Hazardous Weather (Heinselman)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Summary of Weather Radar Research (Forsyth)  [pdf]  [pps]

3:10

BREAK

3:30

HAZARDOUS WEATHER FORECASTS & WARNINGS (session 1 of 3)

  • Warning Introduction & Overview (Burgess)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Advanced Storm Visualization Techniques (Stumpf)  [pdf]  [pps]
    NOTE: you will need to install a video codec to view some media files in this presentation, and view in IE.
  • Nowcasting Applications (Smith)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Probabilistic Hazard Information (Kuhlman)  [pdf]  [pps]

WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEB 18

8:45

Welcome and recap (Kimpel)

9:00

HAZARDOUS WEATHER FORECASTS & WARNINGS (session 2 of 3)

  • Forecast Introduction and Overview (Stensrud)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Science Infusion (Kain)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Understanding Severe Weather Processes (Coniglio)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Short-Range Ensembles and Ensemble Data Assimilation (Stensrud)  [pdf]  [pps]

10:15

BREAK

10:30

HAZARDOUS WEATHER FORECASTS & WARNINGS (session 3 of 3)

  • Electronic Posters in Hazardous Weather Testbed (40 min)
    • Hail Verification and Analysis Research (Ortega)  [pdf]  [pps]
    • Circulation Detection and Analysis (Elmore)  [pdf]  [pps]
    • Thunderstorm Electrification & Lightning Simulation (Mansell)  [pdf]  [pps]
    • Mountain Valley Cold Pools (Reeves)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Warn on Forecast and VORTEX2 (Wicker)  [pdf]  [mov]
  • Severe Weather and Climate Change (Brooks)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Summary of Hazardous Weather Forecasts & Warnings (Stensrud)  [pdf]  [pps]

12:15

WORKING LUNCH

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, FEB 18

1:30

HYDROMETEOROLOGY (session 1 of 2)

  • Introduction & Overview (Jorgensen)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Challenges in improving QPE directed toward improving flash flood warning guidance (Howard)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Q2 Description, Results, and Plans (Zhang)  [pdf]  [pps]

3:00

BREAK

3:15

HYDROMETEOROLOGY (session 2 of 2)

  • Local Testbeds & Field Results (Gourley)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Project CI-FLOW (Coastal, Inland FLood Observation and Warning) (Van Cooten)  [pdf]  [pps]
  • Hydrometeorolgy Summary & Discussion (Jorgensen)  [pdf]  [pps]

THURSDAY MORNING, FEB 19

10:15

Wrap-up Formal Sessions (Kimpel) [pdf]  [pps]