5th Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling, & Forecasting Workshop



Primary Program

Sunday July 11
7:00 - 9:00 PM Welcome. University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 3110 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43202, 614-267-7461. Abundant hot and cold items provided. Open bar.
Monday July 12
Session 1: Antarctic Observations (1)
08:30 Matthew Lazzara, Nicole Schroeder, Lee Welhouse, George Weidner, and Jonathan Thom — "Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Program: 2009-2010 field season review"
09:00 Tamsin Gray — "BAS Antarctic Peninsula Automatic Weather Station update"
09:30 Jonathan Thom, Matthew Lazzara, George Weidner, Linda Keller, and John Cassano — "Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Program 2010-11 field plans"
10:00 Coffee Break
Session 2: Antarctic Observations (2)
10:30 Steven Colwell — "The meteorological capabilities of the British Antarctic Survey in Antarctica"
11:00 Marc de Keyser — "Weather observations in East Antarctica: an expedition in 2011"
11:30 Steven Colwell and John Turner — "The SCAR READER project"
12:00 PM Tom Lachlan-Cope — "Antarctic airborne measurements"
12:30 Lunch
Session 3: Antarctic Observations (3)
1:30 George Weidner — "Thirty years of automatic weather station measurements (New technology brings new challenges)"
2:00 Roundtable on reminiscences of the Antarctic AWS program plus Chuck Stearns' contributions
Presentation: A Tribute to Chuck Stearns
2:30 Award of 2010 Goldthwait Polar Medal to Professor Charles R. Stearns (Posthumous). Accepting on his behalf: Jim Stearns. Preliminary remarks by David Bromwich. Formal award by BPRC Director Ellen Mosley-Thompson.
3:00 Coffee Break
Session 4: Antarctic Observations and Applications
3:30 David Rasmussen, Linda Keller, and Matthew Lazzara — "A 20 year assessment of the frequency and intensity of McMurdo area high wind events"
4:00 Shelley Knuth — "Analysis of the atmospheric state of the Terra Nova Bay region of Antarctica"
4:30 Open Forum on the Future of Antarctic AWS
5:00 Finish for the day
6:30 Group Dinner at Columbus Brewing Company
Tuesday July 13
Session 5: Antarctica Data Distribution and Usage
8:30 Elena Willmot, Matthew Lazzara, Linda Keller, and Nicole Schroeder — "AMRC meteorological data distribution system part I: Data sources and archive"
9:00 Zachary Uttech, Matthew Lazzara, Elena Willmot, and Linda Keller — "AMRC meteorological data distribution system part II: data services"
9:30 Matthew Lazzara, Richard Dworak, David Santek, Nick Bearson, Chris Velden, and Jeffrey Key — "Composite satellite atmospheric motion vectors"
10:00 Andrew Archer — "Overview and status report on USAP remote sensing systems"
10:30 Coffee Break
Session 6: Antarctic ENSO and SAM
11:00 Lee Welhouse, Matthew Lazzara, Greg Tripoli, and Linda Keller — "Composite analysis of the surface effects on El Niño-Southern Oscillation teleconnections on Antarctica"
11:30 David Reusch — "Expressions of ENSO and SAM in modeled Antarctic surface temperatures"
12:00 PM Ryan Fogt, David Bromwich, and Keith Hines — "Understanding the SAM influence on the South Pacific ENSO teleconnection"
12:30 Lunch
Session 7: Posters

Brief introduction to the following 7 posters — 5 minutes max. each

2:00 Poster viewing
3:00 Coffee break
Session 8: Antarctic Observational Studies
3:30 Irina Gorodetskaya — "Ground-based observations of cloud properties, precipitation, and meteorological conditions at Princess Elizabeth station in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica"
Video to accompany presentation
4:00 Daniel Grosvenor — "In-cloud aircraft observations over the Antarctic Peninsula"
4:30 Shelley Knuth — "UAV observations of the wintertime boundary layer over the Terra Nova Bay polynya"
5:00 Daniel Grosvenor — "Examining a downslope warming wind event over the Antarctic Peninsula through modeling and aircraft observations: can mountain waves cause surface melting on the Larsen Ice Shelf?"
5:30 Finish for the day
6:30 Casual dinner at Dave Bromwich's house
Wednesday July 14
Session 9: Antarctic NWP and Forecasting (1)
8:30 Kevin Manning and Jordan Powers — "AMPS update - July 2010"
9:00 Kevin Wilson — "Software with a view of weather observation statistics"
9:30 Marc de Keyser — "Operational forecasting in Patriot Hills with AMPS products"
10:00 Coffee break
Session 10: Antarctic NWP and Forecasting (2)
10:30 R. Hennig — "Aviation weather forecasting tools for South Pole"
11:30 Neil Adams — "Verification of numerical weather prediction systems employed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology over East Antarctica during the 2009-10 summer season"
12:00 PM Julien Nicolas and David Bromwich — "Validating the moisture predictions of AMPS at McMurdo using ground-based GPS measurements of precipitable water"
12:30 Lunch
Session 11: Antarctic Modeling
1:30 Jordan Powers, Steven Cavallo, and Kevin Manning — "Improving upper-level performance in AMPS: Longwave radiation"
2:00 Dan Steinhoff and David Bromwich — "The Effects of Grid Nudging on Polar WRF Forecasts in Antarctica"
2:30 Melissa Richards and John Cassano — "An analysis of the low-level wind field over the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica"
Videos to accompany presentation: SLPWinds at 10 m
3:00 Coffee break
Session 12: Antarctic Miscellaneous Items
3:30 Francis Otieno, David Bromwich, and Keith Hines — "Short-term forecast performance of Polar WRF in the Antarctic"
4:00 Steve Pendlebury, Neil Adams, and Bruce Angle — "Developments within the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) concerning polar observations, research and services"
4:30 Open Forum: AMPS Feedback and Requests
5:30 End of 2010 AMOMFW

Social Program

Sunday July 11 | 7:00 PM Welcome at the University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center. Snacks provided. Open bar.
Monday July 12 | 6:30 PM AMOMFW group dinner at Columbus Brewing Company.
Tuesday July 13 | 6:30 PM Casual dinner at the host's house. Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Antarctic Automatic Weather Station program.
Wednesday July 14 | Evening Free time.
Thursday July 15 | Evening International Antarctic Cloud Workshop group dinner.
Friday July 16 Meetings end.