Workshop on Polar Simulations with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model

Tuesday November 1
6:00 - 9:00 PM Workshop welcome at the University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 3110 Olentangy River Rd. Snacks provided. Cash bar.
Wednesday November 2
Location: Room 240, Scott Hall, Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University
8:00 - 8:45 AM Continental Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Director, Byrd Polar Research Center
Workshop welcome
9:00 - 9:30 Keith Hines, OSU
Testing and formal release of Polar WRF 3.3.1
9:30 - 10:00 John Cassano, UC-Boulder
Modeling the Arctic Atmosphere with the Regional Arctic Climate Model (RACM)
10:00 - 10:30 Aaron Wilson, OSU
Polar WRF Forecasts on the Arctic System Reanalysis Domain: Atmospheric Hydrologic Cycle
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:30 Ola Persson, CIRES
Arctic Process Studies Using a Fine-Resolution WRF
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Jordan Powers and Kevin Manning, NCAR
WRF Real-Time Modeling in Antarctica Under AMPS: Efforts and Issues
12:00 - 12:30 Francis Otieno, OSU
Development and testing of Polar WRF, Part IV: Antarctica
12:30 - 1:00 Kevin Manning, NCAR
Recent analyses of simulations from the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 2:35 Poster overviews, about 5 minutes each.
2:35 - 3:30 Poster viewing:
  • Mira Losic, Rutgers: Inferring Impacts of Volcanic Eruptions on Baffin Island Climate Using WRF
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  • Mark Seefeldt, Rhode Island: wrfout_to_cdf - A post-processing utility for creating CF compliant NetCDF files from native wrfout files
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  • Victoria Smith, Leeds: Observations of gravity and inertial in the region of the Antarctic Peninsula waves during the OFCAP field project
  • Marco Tedesco, CCNY: Validation of a regional climate model (MAR) outputs through surface measurements and satellite data
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  • David Bromwich, OSU: The ACCIMA project: coupled modeling of the high southern latitudes
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  • Ola Persson, CIRES: The Impact of a Humidity Inversion on the Persistence of a Decoupled Arctic Mixed-Phase Stratocumulus
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  • Ola Persson, CIRES: Investigation of Microphysical Parameterizations of Snow and Ice in Arctic Clouds during M-PACE Through Model-Observations Comparisons
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  • Ola Persson, CIRES: Relative Roles of Wind Forcing and Ice Dynamics for Predicting Short-Term Sea-Ice Movement as Estimated from In-Situ Observations
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3:30 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 4:30 David Reusch, New Mexico; Derrick Lampkin, Penn State University; David Schneider, NCAR
Characterizing and Predicting Surface Melt in Antarctica
4:30 - 5:30 Discussion of lessons learned from using WRF in the polar regions
5:30 Finish for the day
7:00 Workshop Dinner at Milestone 229, 229 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Thursday November 3
8:30 - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 Craig Schwartz, NCAR
Assimilation of microwave radiance measurements over the Antarctic with WRFDA-3DVAR
9:30 - 10:00 Zhiquan Liu, NCAR
Atmospheric Data Assimilation with WRF-3DVAR: lessons learned from ASR
10:00 - 10:30 Michael Barlage, NCAR
ASR land data assimilation
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:30 Michael Barlage, NCAR
Plans for a new land surface model for NCEP operations and for use with WRF
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM David Bromwich and Lesheng Bai, OSU
Results from Arctic System Reanalysis – Interim version and plans for the future
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 Discussion of data assimilation in the polar regions
2:30 - 3:30 Tours of BPRC Research Facilities
3:30 - 4:30 Discussion of review paper on polar simulations with WRF
4:30 Close of Workshop
6:00 Dinner at J. Liu, 50 W Bridge St, Dublin, Ohio 43017