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Session 1: Needs, Goals and Strategies

Background and Goals of the Workshop
DJ Seo, NOAA/NWS/Hydrology Laboratory
NOAA Vision and Mission Goals
Pedro J. Restrepo, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Scientist, Office of Hydrologic Development, NOAA/NWS
NEXRAD Product Improvement & Operations & Services Improvement Process
Bob Saffle, Mitretek Systems, NWS OST

Session 2: Current Operational Capabilities, Issues and Perspectives

Quantitative Precipitation Estimation by WSR-88D Radar
Dan Berkowitz, Applications Branch, Radar Operations Center
Multi-sensor QPE: Current Operational Capabilities, Issues and Perspectives from ABRFC view
William E. Lawrence, Development and Operations Hydrologist, Arkansas-Red Basin River Forecast Center
Current Operational Data Capabilities, Issues and Perspectives
Chandra Kondragunta, Hydrometeorology Group, Hydrology Laboratory, Office of Hydrologic Development, NOAA/National Weather Service
Flash Flood Monitoring and Prediction: Current Operational Capabilities, Issues and Perspectives
Britt Westergard, Service Hydrologist, WFO Jackson, KY

Session 3: Current Operational Capabilities, Issues and Perspectives (cont.)

CBRFC Issues
Craig Peterson, Greg Smith, Colorado Basin RFC
Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting at the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC)
Dan Petersen, HPC Forecast Operations Branch
A Few Issues Regarding the Use of Q2 (and related) products and software at NCEP/EMC
Curtis H. Marshall NCEP/EMC

Session 4: Science Issues, New Capabilities and Perspectives

Operational Issues from NCDC Perspective
Steve Del Greco, Brian Nelson, and Dongsoo Kim, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Dongjun Seo, NOAA/NWS/OHD
NOAA-NWS Quantitative Precipitation Estimation - a NASA perspective
Matthew Garcia, Research Associate, NASA-GSFC, Hydrological Sciences Branch (614.3) and UMBC GEST Center
NASA Precipitation Measuring Missions and NMQ QPE Products
Eyal Amitai, George Mason University (GMU), School of Computational Sciences (SCS), Center for Earth Observing and Space Research (CEOSR) & NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, USA

Session 5: Science Issues, New Capabilities and Perspectives -- QPE

Unlocking the Scientific Value of NEXRAD Weather Radar Data
Witold F. Krajewski, with Anton Kruger, Ramon Lawrence, Allen A. Bradley, and Grzegorz J. Ciach , IHR and the University of Iowa
Progress toward a Mesoscale Analysis of Record
Brad Colman, Seattle Weather Forecast Office
John Horel, NOAA Cooperative Institute for Regional Prediction, Dept. of Meteorology, University of Utah
Lee Anderson, Office of Science and Technology, NWS Headquarters
CASA (Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere) and NWRT/PAR (National Weather Radar Testbed / Phased Array Radar)
Kurt Hondl, DOC/NOAA/OAR National Severe Storms Laboratory
The NOAA Hydrometeorological Testbed Program: Overview and Progress to Date
David Kingsmill, University of Colorado / CIRES and NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory, Boulder, CO

Session 6: Science Issues, New Capabilities and Perspectives -- Short-Term QPF

Summary of Heuristic Probabilistic Forecasting Workshop, McGill University, May 10-12, 2005
Jian Zhang, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, and DJ Seo, NOAA/NWS/Hydrology Laboratory
WDSS-II: An Algorithm Developer's Tool
Valiappa Lakshmanan, University of Oklahoma in association with the National Severe Storms Laboratory

Session 7: NMQ as Community Testbed

3-D Radar Mosaic and Initial Q2 Development Plans
Jian Zhang, University of Oklahoma, Ken Howard, Steve Vasiloff, DOC/NOAA/OAR National Severe Storms Laboratory

Animation loop: spcell_W-E_loop.mov (3.5 MB)
JADE (Joint Applications Development Environment) -- A Virtual Research Environment for Real Time and Archive Evaluation of QPE/F and Severe Weather Applications on NMQ
Steve Vasiloff, DOC/NOAA/OAR National Severe Storms Laboratory

Session 9: Working Group Reports

Radar QPE Working Group
Dan Berkowitz, working group leader
Satellite QPE: Science Issues, New Capabilities and Perspectives
Bob Kuligowski, working group leader
Dual-Polarization Quantitative Precipitation Estimation Group Discussion Report
Ed Brandes, working group leader
Gauges, Surface and NWP data
Art Henkel, working group leader

Session 10: Working Group Reports (cont.)

Multisensor QPE Discussion Notes
Jian Zhang, working group leader
Report of the Q2 Short Range QPF Discussion Group
John McGinley, working group leader
Harold Brooks , working group leader
Flash Flood Prediction
Mary Mullusky, working group leader
Research To Operations For Improved Precipitation Estimates and Forecasts
David Kitzmiller, working group leader

Session 11: Action Items