HRD & AOML researchers at 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA – 11-14 January 2016

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Abstracts and recordings of  the 19 presentations and 5 posters AOML & HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 96th AMS Annual Meeting are available online from the AMS website:


  1. A First Look at the Impact of Coyote UAS Observations from Hurricane Edouard (2014) on Tropical Cyclone Data Assimilation and PredictionAltug Aksoy, University of Miami and NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and J. J. Cione, H. Christophersen, B. Dahl, B. Annane, L. Bucci, and R. Atlas
  2. Community Global OSSE Package (CGOP) – Sid Ahmed Boukabara, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and I. Moradi, R. Atlas, R. N. Hoffman, K. Ide, T. Auligne, N. Shahroudi, Y. Zhou, J. Woolen, S. P. F. Casey, L. Cucurull, R. Li, P. van Delst, Q. Liu, K. Kumar, R. Errico, and N. Prive
  3. Validation of Hurricane OSSE Lisa Bucci, University of Miami and NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and K. Ryan, P. P. Dodge, B. Annane, J. Delgado, H. Christophersen, K. Sellwood, S. T. Murillo, and R. Atlas
  4. Geostationary Hyperspectral Infrared Constellation: Global Observing System Simulation Experiments for five Geo-HSS instruments Sean P. F. Casey, JCSDA/Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College Park, MD; and R. Atlas, S. A. Boukabara, R. N. Hoffman, K. Ide, M. Masutani, I. Moradi, and J. S. Woollen
  5. Study of The Impact of NASA Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft Dropwindsonde Observations on Tropical Cyclone Track, Intensity and Structure Hui Christophersen, University of Miami and NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and A. Aksoy, J. Dunion, B. Dahl, L. Bucci, K. Ryan, and P. Dodge
  6. Coyote Hurricane Airborne Observations and Sensing (CHAOS)Joseph J. Cione, NOAA, Miami, FL; and K. Twining, E. A. Kalina, E. W. Uhlhorn, and A. Brescia
  7. Observing System Simulation Experiments with Several Combinations of Radio Occultation ConstellationsLidia Cucurull, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division, Boulder, CO; and R. Li, S. P. F. Casey, T. Peevey, R. Atlas, R. N. Hoffman, and J. S. Woollen
  8. Towards High-Resolution NMM-B Nature Run Weather Forecasts for Hurricane OSSEs Javier Delgado, NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and T. Quirino, S. Gopalakrishnan, and R. Atlas
  9. A Multi-Scale Modeling System for Improved Hurricane PredictionSundararaman Gopalakrishnan, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and X. Zhang, L. R. Bernardet, T. Quirino, J. Frimel, V. Tallapragada, F. D. Marks, F. Toepfer, and B. Kuo
  10. OSSE Assessment of Ocean Observing Strategies to Improve Coupled Tropical Cyclone Prediction G. R. Halliwell Jr., NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and M. F. Mehari, J. Dong, V. H. Kourafalou, R. Atlas, H. S. Kang, and M. Le Henaff
  11. Future Advances in Observing System Simulation ExperimentsRoss N. Hoffman, NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and R. Atlas
  12. Feasibility Evaluation of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Weather Observations for Operational Weather Prediction Robbie E. Hood, NOAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program, Silver Spring, MD; and G. A. Wick, M. L. Black, J. P. Dunion, S. Van Cooten, R. J. Moorhead II, and J. R. Walker
  13. Development of a Transition Roadmap for Weather Observing Strategies using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Robbie E. Hood, NOAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program, Silver Spring, MD; and G. A. Wick, M. L. Black, J. P. Dunion, and J. R. Walker
  14. A quick regional OSSE impact study on Geostationary Hyperspectral Infrared Sounder for Hurricane Forecasts Zhenglong Li, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. Li, T. J. Schmit, F. Zhu, P. Wang, A. Lim, J. Li, R. Atlas, and R. N. Hoffman
  15. Impact Analysis of LEO Hyperspectral Sensor IFOV Size on the Next Generation High-Resolution NWP Model Forecast PerformanceAgnes Lim, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and Z. Li, J. A. Jung, A. Huang, J. Woollen, G. Quinn, F. W. Nagle, S. B. Healy, J. A. Otkin, M. Goldberg, and R. Atlas
  16. The Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project: Progress in Hurricane Prediction Since Hurricane KatrinaFrank D. Marks Jr., NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and F. Toepfer, E. Rappaport, V. Tallapragada, S. Gopalakrishnan, and R. L. Gall
  17. Impact of CYGNSS Data on Tropical Cyclone Analyses and Forecasts in a Regional OSSE Framework Brian D. McNoldy, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and B. Annane, J. Delgado, L. Bucci, R. Atlas, S. J. Majumdar, M. Leidner, and R. N. Hoffman
  18. Tropical Cyclone Forecast Skill Impact Simulations with the NASA CYGNSS Constellation Christopher S. Ruf, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and M. Morris, R. Atlas, S. J. Majumdar, and Z. Pu
  19. Progress on the High Impact Weather Prediction Project – A Mid-Project Update Timothy Schneider, NOAA, Boulder, CO; and B. Strong, S. Benjamin, J. Whitaker, S. G. Gopalakrishnan, and J. Huang


  1. On the Predictability of Hurricane Track and Intensity Using an OSSE Framework –

    Bachir Annane, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and L. Bucci, J. Delgado, A. Aksoy, R. Atlas, and S. T. Murillo
  2. An Analysis of the Extratropical Transition of Hurricane Arthur (2014) from a JPSS Proving Ground Perspective Emily Berndt, University of Alabama , Huntsville, AL; and M. J. Folmer, J. Halverson, and J. Dunion
  3. Outreach to Children — A Unique Opportunity to Excite Weather Interest in Hospitalized Children Laura Paulik, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and G. J. Alaka Jr.
  4. OSSE Assessment of a Hyperspectral Sounder and its Potential Impact on Hurricane Forecasts Kelly Ryan, NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and R. Atlas, L. Bucci, J. Delgado, B. Annane, and S. Murillo

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