ATDD Presents Recent Research at the
97th AMS Annual Meeting
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Scientists from ATDD had a significant presence at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, on January 22-26, 2017. Seven scientific presentations were made at the conference by ATDD researchers
- “Leveraging Observations from the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment-Southeast to Investigate the Role of Boundary Layer Heterogeneities on Convection Initiation” by Temple Lee.
- The Sensitivity of Convection Initiation to Surface Heterogeneities during VORTEX-SE” by Michael Buban.
- “The WMO Solid Precipitation Intercomparison and the determination of universal wind speed corrections” by John Kochendorfer.
- “Use of a Small Unmanned Aircraft System in VORTEX-SE 2016” by Ed Dumas.
- “A Re-evaluation of Particle Dry Deposition over Forested Landscapes” by Rick Saylor.
- “A Comparison of Two Chemical Mechanisms Using Data from the Southern Oxidant and Aerosol Study”, Student Poster Session, by Sheridan Green (2017 NOAA Hollings Scholar Intern) and Rick Saylor.
- “Evaluation of NOAA/NCEP’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) 12-km and 4-km High-Resolution Next (NAM4) Forecast for a Typical Southern Temperate Deciduous Forest” by Will Pendergrass.
Bruce Baker organized and served as Program Chair for the “Special Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation”. In this Symposium several ATDD scientists served as session chairs:
- “Special Session: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Atmospheric Research and Field Programs – Session 2A”, Bruce Baker.
- “Boundary Layer Studies Including Important Flux Measurements – Session 2B”, John Kochendorfer.
- “New Observations from Field Programs – Session 3A”, Bruce Baker.
- “Special Session: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Atmospheric Research and Field Programs – Session 3B”, Ed Dumas.
Bruce Baker also Co-chaired a Joint Session between the 18th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology and the Special Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation entitled “Unmanned Aerial Systems: Environmental Monitoring and Impacts on Operations”.
In addition, ATDD had its DJI S-1000 octocopter on display at the NOAA booth in the Exhibit Hall at the AMS 2017 annual meeting. Ed Dumas spent most of the day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and part of Thursday morning answering questions for people at the booth about the S-1000 and how it is used to measure boundary layer profiles of temperature and relative humidity, as well as the surface temperature of the Earth. On Tuesday morning at 11:00 am, Bruce Baker and Ed did a collaborative presentation about the S-1000 and its use in VORTEX-SE 2016 at the NOAA exhibit booth. Bruce introduced the copter and showed a video of Temple Lee’s interview with Mike Bettis of the Weather Channel. Ed then gave his AMS talk and showed data collected from the VORTEX-SE experiment using the S-1000. The talk and the presentations were very well received and represented an outstanding opportunity for ATDD to showcase its work with small UAS systems.
DJI S-1000 (octocopter) in flight
over northern Alabama
John Kochendorfer presents at 2017 AMS Annual Meeting