The 3rd Antarctic Meteorological Observations, Modeling, & Forecasting Workshop

The 3rd Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling, and Forecasting Workshop
The Pyle Center
Madison, WI, USA
8 June 2008 — 12 June 2008

Last updated: June 4th, 2008 11:52 CDT

Sunday June 8, 2008

6:00-8:00 pm Working Reception (Description)

This event is designed to allow for introduction of the workshop participants to each other in an informal setting. A number of participants have not attended these workshops before and this opportunity will orientate them to the presentations and discussions to be held during the meeting. In addition several groups will conduct breakout discussions on specific topics that will be discussed during the meeting - the organization of which by the workshop participants in advance of the meeting aids in the success of the workshop.

The Pyle Center, AT&T Lounge, 702 Langdon St. Madison, WI

Monday June 9, 2008

8:30-9:00 am Registration
Session: Welcome/Update on AWS Projects
Chair: Matthew Lazzara, University of Wisconsin
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome
Henry Revercomb
9:15 - 9:30 am Opening Remarks
Shelley Knuth, Jordan Powers, and Chuck Stearns
9:30 - 9:50 am Austral Summer 2007/2008 Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Field Season (Abstract)
George Weidner, Jonathan Thom, Shelley Knuth, Kirk Beckendorf, and Thomas Nylen
9:50 - 10:10 am Updates on the AWS's, Operational Meteorology and Remote Sensing at the Italian Antarctic Programme PNRA (Abstract)
Andrea Pellegrini, L. Agnoletto, L. De Silvestri, S. Dolci, C. Fragiacomo, U. Gentili, P. Grigioni, A. Piscini, and R. Schioppo
10:10 - 10:30 am Antarctic Peninsula Automatic Weather Station Servicing by BAS for Summer 2007/08
Steven Colwell
10:30 - 11:00 am Break
Session: AWS in the Field
Chair: Steve Colwell, British Antarctic Survey
11:00 - 11:20 am Automatic weather station research by Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition in East Droning Maud Land, East Antarctica (Abstract)
Takao Kameda, Shuhei Takahashi, Enomoto Hiroyuki, and Hideaki Motoyama
11:20 - 11:40 am WX-7 and RAWS project (Abstract)
Marc De Keyser
11:40 - 12:00 pm Taking The Ice Into The Classroom (Abstract)
Kirk Beckendorf
12:00 - 1:50 pm Lunch
Session: Applications of AWS
Chair: John Cassano, University of Colorado
1:50 - 2:10 pm Antarctic Fog Depiction via Satellite Analysis (Abstract)
Matthew Lazzara, Don Hilger and Steve Ackerman
2:10 - 2:30 pm Radiation Shield and Iridium SBD data telemetry testing from Willie Field AWS test site
Jonathan Thom, George Weidner, and Shelley Knuth
2:30 - 2:50 pm Measurements of Meteorological Variables at Lindsey Island, Amundsen Sea, West Antarctica
Taejin Choi, Kyung Ho Chung, and Bang Yong Lee
2:50 - 3:20 pm Break
Session: USAP AWS Overview and Discussion
Chair: Jonathan Thom, University of Wisconsin
3:20 - 3:40 pm An Overview of the USAP Automatic Weather Station Program (Abstract)
Matthew A. Lazzara, George A. Wiedner, Jonathan E. Thom, Linda M. Keller, Shelley L. Knuth, Jonas V. Asuma, John J. Cassano, Gregory J. Tripoli, and Charles R. Stearns
3:40 – 4:00 pm Sampling schemes of the UW AWS (What you should know and implications for long term records)
George Weidner
4:00 - 4:30 pm AWS Network Future Discussion
Matthew Lazzara/George Weidner
4:30 pm Sessions End for Day

Tuesday June 10, 2008

Session: Antarctic Effort Updates
Chair: Yinghui Liu, University of Wisconsin
9:00 - 9:20 am AMPS Update-June 2008 (Abstract)
Kevin W. Manning
9:20 - 9:40 am Status Report from the Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (Abstract)
Matthew Lazzara, Shelley Knuth, Jonas Asuma, Linda Keller, and Charles Stearns
9:40 - 10:00 am Conclusion of the Iceberg Project
Douglas MacAyeal, Jonathan Thom, Matthew Lazzara, Shelley Knuth, George Weidner, Linda Keller, and Chuck Stearns
10:00 - 10:20 am Arctic Compostite Satellite Project
Matthew Lazzara and Shelley Knuth
10:20 - 10:50 am Break
Session: Data Software and Applications to Antarctic Weather
Chair: Mike Carmody, Raytheon Polar Services Company
10:50 - 11:10 am The Antarctic Internet Data Distribution System 2008 (Abstract)
Matthew Lazzara, Shelley Knuth, Tim Retaino, Bob Vehorn, Dan Steinhoff, Mark Seefeldt, Kevin Manning, and Robert Mullenax
11:10 - 11:30 am An Introduction to McIDAS-V (Abstract)
Rebecca L. Schaffer and Jessica A. Staude
11:30 - 11:50 am Poleward Propagating Weather Systems in Antarctica (Abstract)
Jessica A. Staude
11:50 - 1:30 pm Lunch
Session: AMPS and Its Applications
Chair: Kevin W. Manning, National Center for Atmospheric Research
1:30 - 1:45 pm Testing of Digital Filtering Initialization in AMPS (Abstract)
Michael G. Duda
1:45 - 2:00 pm Assimilating Satellite Data into the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (Abstract)
Hui Shao, Zhiquan Liu, Thomas Auligne, Dale Barker, Syed Rizvi and Jordan Powers
2:00 - 2:15 pm AMPS and ECMWF- Experience in 2007/2008 (Abstract)
Ralf Brauner
2:15 - 2:30 pm Cyclogenesis near the Adelie Coast and influence of the low-level wind regime (Abstract)
Daniel Steinhoff, David H. Bromwich, and Ryan L. Fogt
2:30 - 2:45 pm Comparison of AMPS MM5 and AMPS WRF Forecasts Using Self-Organizing Maps (Abstract)
John J. Cassano and Mark W. Seefeldt
2:45 - 3:00 pm A Description of the Ross Ice Shelf Air Stream Through the Use of Self-Organizing Maps (Abstract)
Mark W. Seefeldt
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
Session: Polar Model Development
Chair: Neil D. Adams, Australian Bureau of Meteorology
3:30 - 3:45 pm Development and Validation of Polar WRF (Abstract)
John J. Cassano and Mark W. Seefeldt
3:45 - 4:00 pm A Comparison of Polar WRF and Polar MM5 in Antarctic Surface Forecasts (Abstract)
Jordan G. Powers and Kevin W. Manning
4:00 - 4:15 pm Benchmarking Polar WRF in the Antarctic (Abstract)
David Bromwich, Elad Shilo, and Keith M. Hines
4:15 - 4:30 pm Testing Polar WRF over Sea Ice (Abstract)
Keith M. Hines, David H. Bromwich, and Le-Sheng Bai
Session: General Discussion
Chair: Jordan Powers, National Center for Atmospheric Research
4:30 - 5:00 pm AMPS Feedback
Modeling and NWP Issues of the Antarctic Community
5:00 pm Sessions End for Day

Wednesday June 11, 2008

Session: Topics in Antarctic Weather Forecasting
Chair: Ken Edele, SPAWAR
9:00 - 9:20 am Forecast Requirements for ALE at Patriot Hills (Abstract)
Marc De Keyser
9:20 - 9:40 am Forecast verification study for McMurdo and Palmer Stations: Preliminary results (Abstract)
Jonas Asuma and Matthew Lazzara
9:40 - 10:00 am Heavy coastal precipitations at Terra Nova Bay during a summertime event (Abstract)
Roberto Bove
10:00 - 10:20 am The role of the polar jet in modulating the surface weather around coastal Antarctica - A case study (Abstract)
Neil Adams
10:20 - 10:40 am Snowfall Measurements in the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas (Abstract)
Katherine Leonard and Richard Cullather
10:40 - 11:00 am Break
Session: Antarctic Climate, Past and Present
Chair: Shelley Knuth, University of Wisconsin
11:00 - 11:20 am ENSO Variability of the Southern Hemisphere Ozone Croissant, Ozone Hole and Polar Stratospheric Clouds
Matthew Hitchman
11:20 - 11:40 am Observations, Reanalyses and Ice Cores: Early Results from a Synthesis of Antarctic Climate (Abstract)
David Reusch
11:40 - 12:00 pm 20th century Antarctic air temperature and snowfall simulations by IPCC climate models
David Bromwich, A.J. Monaghan, and D.P. Schneider
12:00 – 12:20 pm Antarctic ice-sheet interactions during the last Deglaciation (Abstract)
Gwenaelle Philippon, Sylvie Charbit, and Gilles Ramstein
12:20 pm Sessions End for the Day
4:30 pm Board Bus at Memorial Union for Transport to the Working Group Dinner (Description)

This event will take place toward the end of the workshop, and offer participants the opportunity to talk to other participants on workshop topics at greater depth than allowed during the discussion periods. It will allow for the initial formation of collaborations (formal and informal) and relationships that would not have formed otherwise. This event is a catalyst for new research and educational enterprises.

Thursday June 12, 2008

Session: International Forecasting Handbook Session
9:00 - 9:30 am Chair: Neil Adams
Presenter: Steve Pendlebury
Topic: Discussion on the purpose of the day, including the history/content of The Handbook.
9:30 - 9:55 am Chair: Jordan Powers
Presenter: Marc De Keyser; Ken Edele, or from the floor.
Topic: Experiences of using The Handbook as is - what material is/is not useful to forecasters?
9:55 - 10:15 am Chair: Jordan Powers
Presenter: Neil Adams
Topic: A generic overview of recent developments related to Antarctic forecasting
10:15 - 10:45 am Break
10:45 - 11:30 am Chair: Matthew Lazzara
Presenter: Steve Pendlebury
Topic:Discussion on scope of, and progress with, current efforts to update The Handbook
11:30 - 12:00 pm Co-chairs: Neil Adams and Steve Pendlebury
Presenter: No specific presenter but a general discussion, involving all participants, on several topics
Topic: Seeking advice on the way forward with the current update:
  • Scope of update – is scope ok as outlined earlier? Any  other ideas?
  • How can co-editors get other relevant contributions?
  • Are co-editors reaching all the potential audience? Should co-editors try and get it translated into other languages eg: Spanish?
  • Should co-editors involve COMNAP more robustly eg: promote The Handbook update to COMNAP in St Petersburg this July?
  • Publication type (eg: web only; web and hard copy/CD) – distribution? funding?
  • Timetable for current update?
  • Any other considerations for current update
Topic: Seeking advice on the way forward with future updates:
  • Probable major rewrite needed once lessons from IPY fully considered?
  • Role, if any, of AMOMFW? Role, if any, of other groups (eg: AMRC; WMO; SCAR; ICPM; IMAS)?
Topic: Summary of action items, if any, arising from the above segments:
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12:00 - 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 - 2:45 pm Final Thoughts from International Forecasting Handbook Session
2:45 - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 4:00 pm Final Discussion
4:00 pm Workshop ends