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UAHuntsville researchers have major presence during National Weather Association meeting

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (October 18, 2011) — The University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Earth System Science Center and its Atmospheric Science Department have a major presence at the National Weather Association’s annual meeting this week in Birmingham.

 

Students, faculty and research staff are scheduled to make ten talks during the four-day meeting, with an additional 13 poster presentations.

The center’s severe weather research group also had a presence at the NWA’s ‘Weatherfest’ on Sunday at the McWane Science Center. About 400 people toured the Mobile Integrated Profiling System or learned about the Mobile Meteorological Measurements Vehicle.

Presentations in which UAHuntsville students, faculty or staff were involved included:
  • The Rare Synoptic and Mesoscale Setup Leading to the 27 Apr 2011 Tornado Outbreak, Dr. Timothy Coleman, UAHuntsville.
  • Evolution and Impacts of the 27 April 2011 Early Morning Quasi-Linear Convective System, Andy Kula and Stephen Latimer, NOAA/National Weather Service; and Dr. Kevin Knupp and Dr. Timothy Coleman, UAHuntsville.
  • Analysis of the North Alabama MCV on the Morning of 27 April 2011, Stephanie Mullins and Kevin Knupp, UAHuntsville.
  • Preliminary Observations of the Mid-day 27 April 2011 North Alabama Tornadic QLCS from Multiple Radar Platforms. Ryan A. Wade, Todd A. Murphy and Kevin R. Knupp, UAHuntsville.
  • Dual-Polarimetric Radar-based Tornado Debris Paths Associated with EF-4 and EF-5 Tornadoes over Northern Alabama during the historic outbreak of 27 April 2011 Lawrence D. Carey, Christopher J. Schultz and Elise V. Schultz, UAHuntsville; Walter A. Petersen, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Patrick N. Gatlin and Kevin R. Knupp, UAHuntsville; Andrew L. Molthan and Gary J. Jedlovec, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; and Christopher B. Darden, NOAA/National Weather Service, Huntsville, AL.
  • The Use of Dual Polarimetric Tornadic Debris Signatures in an Operational Setting Christopher J. Schultz and Elise V. Schultz, Dept of Atmospheric Science, UAHuntsville; Christopher B. Darden, Brian C. Carcione, Christina C. Crowe and David J. Nadler, NOAA/National Weather Service; Lawrence D. Carey, Earth System Science Center, UAHuntsville; Walter A. Petersen, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Patrick N. Gatlin, Earth System Science Center, UAHuntsville, and Kevin R. Knupp, Dept of Atmospheric Science, UAHuntsville.
  • Preliminary Look at Public Perceptions of and Responses to Warnings in the 27 April 2011 Tornado Outbreak, Kim Klockow, University of Oklahoma; and Stephanie Mullins and Elise Schultz, UAHuntsville.
  • Use of Dual-Polarization Radar to Assess Low-Level Wind Shear in Severe Thunderstorm Near- Storm Environments in the Tennessee Valley Christina C. Crowe, NOAA/National Weather Service, Huntsville, AL; Christopher J. Schultz, UAHuntsville; Matthew Kumjian, CIMMS NWS/OAR/LCI, Norman, OK; Lawrence D. Carey, UAHuntsville; and Walter A. Petersen, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL.
  • Observations and Operational Importance of Wave Like Features Interacting with QLCS, Todd A. Murphy, Ryan A. Wade, Timothy A. Coleman and Kevin R. Knupp, UAHuntsville.
  • High Impact Weather Forecasts and Warnings with the GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Steven Goodman, NOAA/NESDIS/GOES-R Program Office, Greenbelt, MD; Richard Blakeslee and William Koshak, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and Douglas Mach, UAHuntsville.
Poster presentations included:

  • An Overview of the Total Lightning Jump Algorithm: Past, Present and Future Work. Christopher J. Schultz, UAHuntsville; Walter A. Petersen, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL; Lawrence D. Carey, UAHuntsville; and Wiebke Deierling and Cathy Kessinger, Research Applications Laboratory, NCAR, Boulder, CO.
  • Analysis of May 15, 1998 Iowa/Minnesota Derecho. Wesley Terwey, University of South Alabama, Mobile; and Ryan Wade, UAHuntsville.
  • C-Band Dual-Polarimetric Radar Signatures of Hail. Matthew E. Anderson, NOAA/National Weather Service, Topeka, KS; Lawrence D. Carey, UAHuntsville; Walt A. Petersen, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL; and Kevin R. Knupp, UAHuntsville.
  • External Mesoscale Effects on Mesocyclones and Tornadoes. Timothy A. Coleman and Kevin R. Knupp, UAHuntsville.
  • Preliminary Observations of Convective Initiation and Mesocyclone Interactions with Atmospheric Waves on 27 April 2011. Todd A. Murphy and Kevin R. Knupp, UAHuntsville.
  • Severe Weather Summary for Central Alabama on April 27, 2011. Jessica N. Talley and Kevin B. Laws, NOAA/National Weather Service, Birmingham; and Kevin K. Fuell, UAHuntsville & NASA/SPoRT Center.
  • The Kinematic, Microphysical, and Electrical Characteristics of the 27 April 2011 Cullman EF-4 Tornadic Thunderstorm. Elise V. Schultz and Christopher J. Schultz, UAHuntsville; Walter A. Petersen, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; and Lawrence D. Carey and Kevin R. Knupp, UAHuntsville.
  • Evaluation of Dual-Polarimetric Radar in a Physically-Based Lightning Cessation Nowcasting Application. Elise V. Schultz and Lawrence D. Carey, UAHuntsville; and Walter A. Petersen, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL.
  • Demonstration of RGB Composite Imagery at NOAA National Centers in Preparation for GOES-R. Kevin Kenneth Fuell, UAHuntsville & NASA/SPoRT Center, and Dr. Andrew Molthan, NASA/SPoRT Center and MSFC, Huntsville, AL.
  • NREPS Applications for Water Supply and Management in California and Tennessee. Patrick Gatlin, Mariana Felix Scott and Lawrence D. Carey, Earth System Science Center, UAHuntsville, and Walter A. Petersen, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
  • Objective Validation of Satellite-Based Convective Initiation Algorithms Using Radar. Valliappa Lakshmanan, University of Oklahoma & NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; Robert Rabin, NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; Justin Sieglaff, CIMSS University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI; John Walker, UAHuntsville; and Gary Wade, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, Madison, WI.
  • Severe Storm Identification with the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU). Ralph Ferraro and Chi Quinn, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and Daniel Cecil, UAHuntsville.
  • The SUVI On-Orbit Calibration Underflight Program: A Feasibility Study. Linda Habash Krause, Amy R. Winebarger, and Jonathan W. Cirtain, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Ken Kobayashi and Brian M. Robinson, UAHuntsville; and Steven D. Pavelitz, NASA Marshal Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL.

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