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Workshop Agenda

Last update: 15 April 2014
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

08:00 – 08:30 Coffee, tea, and light refreshments
08:30 – 09:15 Workshop Welcome and Introduction
  • Paula Davidson and Micahel Uhart, TBGCC and workshop co-chairs
  • Bill Lapenta, NWS/NCEP Director
  • Gary Matlock, OAR/PPE Director
  • John Murphy, NWS/OST Director
09:15 – 10:00 Testbed Roundup: Operations and Services Proving Ground (OPG) (Kim Runk, NWS/OCWWS) [Abstract]
  • General overview
  • Featured accomplishments/significance/results
  • Q&A (15 min)
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:00 Testbed Roundup: Space Weather (Rodney Viereck, NWS/NCEP/SWPC)
11:00 – 11:45 Testbed Roundup: Hazardous Weather Testbed (Lans Rothfusz, OAR/NSSL and Steve Weiss, NWS/SPC) [Abstract]
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch (on-site)
12:45 – 01:30 Testbed Roundup: Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
(Sid-Ahmed Boukabara, NESDIS/STAR)
01:30 – 02:15 Testbed Roundup: Hydrometeorology Testbed (Allen White, OAR/ESRL/PSD) [Abstract]
02:15 – 03:00 Testbed Roundup: Joint Hurricane Testbed (Shirley Murillo, NWS/NCEP/NHC) [Abstract]
03:00 – 03:15 Break
03:15 – 04:00 Testbed Roundup: GOES-R Proving Ground (Steve Goodman, NESDIS/GOESPO) [Abstract]
04:00 – 04:45 Testbed Roundup: Developmental Testbed Center (Zoltan Toth, OAR/ESRL/GSD)
04:45 – 05:00 Emerging Capabilities
Observing System Simulation Experiment Testbed (Bob Atlas, OAR/AOML) [Abstract]
05:00 – 05:10 Day 1 Wrap-up / Day 2 Preview / Adjourn
6:00 Dinner organized by participants

Thursday, April 17, 2014

07:30 – 08:00 Coffee, tea, and light refreshments
08:00 – 08:30 Perspectives on Testbeds and Proving Grounds
  • Louis Uccellini, NWS Assistant Administrator
  • Ming Ji, NWS Lead for Science and Technology Integration Portfolio
08:30 – 09:15 Testbed Roundup: Coastal and Ocean Modeling Testbed (Becky Baltes, NOS/IOOS) [Abstract]
09:15 – 10:00 Testbed Roundup: Climate Testbed (Jin Huang, NWS/NCEP/CPC) [Abstract]
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:00 Testbed Roundup: Aviation Testbed (Steven Lack, NWS/NCEP/AWC)
11:00 – 11:30 Emerging Capability Updates
11:00–11:15  Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Robbie Hood, OAR/ESRL)
11:15–11:30  Joint Polar Satellite System Proving Ground (Mitch Goldberg, NESDIS/STAR)
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch (on-site)
12:30 – 02:10 Advances in Environmental Prediction – Session I
12:30–12:50  Transitioning the GOES-R Fog and Low Stratus Products from Research To Operations Through the NWS Operations Proving Ground (Chad Gravelle, CIMSS@NWS/OPG) [Abstract]
12:50–01:10  JWRF Microphysics Validation with HMT Observations: Simulations of Winter Storms Impacting the Complex Terrain of Northern California (David Kingsmill, CIRES@OAR/ESRL/PSD) [Abstract]
01:10–01:30  National Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) Status and Future Plans (Ben Kirtman, U. of Miami) [Abstract]
01:30–01:50  The Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall Experiment: Lessons Learned and Future Plans (Thomas Workoff, NWS/NCEP/WPC) [Abstract]
01:50–02:10  Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) Activities in Support of Transition of Research to the Operational Hurricane WRF model (Ligia Bernardet, OAR/ESRL/GSD) [Abstract]
02:10 – 03:30 Break and Poster Session

Posters of Advances in Environmental Prediction
03:30 – 05:10 Advances in Environmental Prediction – Session II
3:30–3:50  The Estuarine Hypoxia Component of the Coastal Ocean Modeling Testbed (COMT) (Lyon Lanerolle, @ NOS/OCS/CSDL)
3:50–4:10  Operational Bridging Successes from the 2013 Aviation Weather Testbed Summer Experiment (Steven Lack, NWS/NCEP/AWC) [Abstract]
4:10–4:30  IOOS Coastal and Ocean Modeling Testbed for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands (Andre Westhuysen, IMSG @ NWS/NCEP/EMC) [Abstract]
4:30–4:50  Application and Extension of the Automated Atmospheric River Detection Tool (Gary Wick, OAR/ESRL/PSD) [Abstract]
4:50–5:10  Preprocessing and Assimilation of Imaging Channels from SSMI/S and AMSR2 (Kevin Garrett, @ NESDIS/STAR) [Abstract]
05:10 – 05:25 Day 2 Wrap-up / Day 3 Preview / Adjourn
6:00 Dinner organized by participants

Friday, April 18, 2014

08:00 – 08:30 Coffee, tea
08:30 – 09:30 Affiliated Programs
08:30–08:45  Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center (Gary Jedlovec, NASA)
08:45–09:00  Collaborative Science, Technology, & Applied Research Program (Chris Hedge, NWS/OST)
09:00–09:15  NWS' Virtual Laboratory (Steve Smith, NWS/OST)
09:15–09:30  NOAA GPM Proving Ground and Hydrometeorology Testbed Southeast Pilot Study (Rob Cifelli, OAR/PSD) [Abstract]
09:30 – 09:45 Break
09:45 – 11:15 Testing Coordination, Collaboration, and Challenges
11:15 – 11:30 Summary and Next Steps
11:30 Adjourn Workshop