EPIC and UFS Events at AMS 2023

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Time (MT)Event

8:30 am - 8:45 am

Transition of NCEP Production Suite to Unified Forecast System (UFS) based Applications: Five-Year Implementation Plan at Environmental Modeling Center

8:30 am - 10:00 am

High-Performance Computing Support for Earth Prediction Innovations and Research in a Community Modeling Framework

8:30 am - 10:00 am

The UFS-R2O Project: Advancing NOAA’s Unified Forecast System [UFS] As a Collaborative Community-Based Modeling System for Research and Operations: I

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Progress Report on The Unified Forecast System Research to Operations (UFS R2O) Project: A Collaborative and Coordinated Development of MRW/S2S, CAM/SRW and Hurricane Applications (confex.com)

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Development of UFS-based Coupled Global and Regional Operational Forecast Systems

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Progression Towards the First Operational Implementation of the UFS-Based Rapid Refresh Forecast System As a Convection Allowing Model Application

9:30 am - 9:45 am

Advancing NOAA’s Hurricane Modeling Systems: Operational Implementation of UFS-Based HAFS for 2023 and Beyond

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Model Infrastructure Development in UFS Weather Model

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Cloud Based Continuous Integration Framework for the UFS Short-Range Weather Application GitHub Repository

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Impact of Aerosols on Energy Budget and Hydrological Cycles in the NOAA Unified Forecast System High Resolution Forecasting Experiments

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

The UFS-R2O Project: Advancing NOAA’s Unified Forecast System [UFS] As a Collaborative Community-Based Modeling System for Research and Operations: II

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Impacts of Different Physics Suites on the Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System Performances

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Using Forcing from a High-Resolution Global Forecast with a Single Column Model: Can We Reduce the Steps in the Development Hierarchy?

11:30 am - 11:45 am

An Effort to Make the PBL Parameterization More Physically and Numerically Consistent in NOAA’s UFS

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

The Convective Boundary Layer and Shallow Cumulus over Land in the UFS Physics: Single Column Model Results Evaluated against LASSO Large-Eddy Simulations and Observations

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

A New Double-Moment Parameterization with In-Cloud Microphysical Processes

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The UFS-R2O Project: Advancing NOAA’s Unified Forecast System [UFS] As a Collaborative Community-Based Modeling System for Research and Operations: III

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

A Study of Aerosol Indirect Feedback in the NOAA UFS Weather Model

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The R2O to O2R Feedback Loop in Development of the Rapid-Refresh Forecast System (RRFS)

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Diagnostics and Analysis of Physics Tendency and Quantifying Forecast Uncertainty

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Case Study in Serverless Computing for Large Data Processing of Numerical Forecast Models

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Development and Evaluation of Direct Radar Data Assimilation Capabilities within the JEDI Coupled with the FV3-LAM: A Comparison of JEDI 3D/4DEnVar and GSI 3DEnVar

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Evaluating the Near-Surface Variables of UFS-Based Coupled GEFS Forecasts

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Snow Depth and New Winter Weather Diagnostics for RRFS

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

An Analysis of the Polar Regions When Cycling the Unified Forecast System (UFS) With and Without the Coupled Model

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

The Potential of Monitoring Carbon Dioxide Emission in a Geostationary View with the GIIRS Meteorological Hyperspectral Infrared Sounder

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Particle Filter-Based Data Assimilation for Unified Forecast System Applications

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The UFS-R2O Project: Advancing NOAA’s Unified Forecast System [UFS] As a Collaborative Community-Based Modeling System for Research and Operations: IV

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Numerical Weather Prediction Using GFSV16 on AWS

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Extending and Improving JEDI-based Global Aerosol Data Assimilation System for UFS-Aerosols

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Design and Evaluation of Prototype Ensembles Targeting the Operational Rapid Refresh Forecasting System (RRFS) Ensemble Through Realtime Testing During 2022 HWT Spring and HMT Summer Forecast Experiments

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

An Agile Benchmark Testing Framework for RRFS Prototypes to Facilitate Future Operational Implementation

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Setup and Preliminary Evaluation of the Rapid Refresh Forecast System Ensemble

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Data Assimilation Testing and Development Toward Implementation of the Rapid Refresh Forecast System

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Hierarchical Testing and Evaluation of Physical Processes during the DYNAMO Field Campaign in the Unified Forecast System

Time (MT)Event

8:30 am - 8:45 am

Joint Technology Transfer Initiative: A Research to Operations Transitions Program in NOAA

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Practices, Governance, Policy, and Frameworks for Scientific Innovation and Community Modeling

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Testbeds and Testing & Evaluation to Enable & Accelerate the Transition of Research to Operations to Decision Makers, End Users and the Public in Weather, Water or Climate Applications: Advanced Modeling, Data Assimilation, and Physics Development: I

8:45 am - 9:00 am

An Update on the Unified Forecast System Community Model Development Program (Invited Presentation)

9:15 am - 9:30 am

EPIC as Catalyst for NOAA’s Future Earth Prediction System (Invited Presentation)

10:45 am - 11:00 am

FV3-LAM CAM Ensemble Predictions and Consensus Products for Predicting Heavy Rain for the Hydrometeorology Testbed

10:45 am - 11:00 am

A Strategy for Building, Growing, and Sustaining a Modeling Community

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Advancing Community Earth System Models Through Open Innovation I

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Testbeds and Testing and Evaluation to Enable and Accelerate the Transition of Research to Operations to Decision Makers, End Users and the Public in Weather, Water or Climate Applications: Advanced Modeling, Data Assimilation, and Physics Development: II

11:00 am - 11:15 am

EPIC: Enabling and Accelerating Innovations in Community Modeling and Data Assimilation

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Entry Points to the Unified Forecast System Provided by the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC)

11:30 am - 11:45 am

The Formulation of the Multigrid Beta Filter Covariance Operator Applied to the FV3 Gnomonic Cubed-Sphere Grid

11:30 am - 11:45 am

Innovations for Community Modeling: A New Funding Opportunity for Bringing Fresh Science to the Unified Forecast System

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

The Community Modeling Board: A Shared Vision for the Future of Community Innovation

11:45am - 12:00pm

The NOAA Modeling Team's Plans and Progress to Align Modeling Across NOAA

11:45 pm - 12:00 pm

Direct Assimilation of GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Data Within JEDI LETKF and Hybrid System for Operational UFS Convection-Allowing Predictions

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

The NOAA Earth Prediction Innovation Center Program

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

A New Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan for OAR’s Weather Program Office

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Working With Stakeholders: Engaging Sectors to Influence the Future of EPIC and UFS

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

The Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System: From Plan to Reality!

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Impact of Ensemble Design in the Rapid Refresh Forecast System Using Time Lagging and Stochastic Perturbations

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Advancing Community Earth System Models Through Open Innovation II

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Facilitating Hurricane R2O: NOAA Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program [HFIP]: I

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Testbeds and Testing and Evaluation to Enable and Accelerate the Transition of Research to Operations to Decision Makers, End Users and the Public in Weather, Water or Climate Applications: Advanced Modeling, Data Assimilation, and Physics Development: III

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Development of the Regional Moving-Nesting and Ocean-Coupled HAFS Configuration for Tropical Cyclone Forecasting

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Who Is the Unified Forecast System Community?

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Real-Time and Retrospective Evaluation of the Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (HAFS-S Version)

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Evaluating the Capabilities of an Open-Source Data Assimilation System

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Diagnosing the Relationship Between Biases in the Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System Using Innovation Statistics

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Evaluating the Capabilities of an Open-Source Data Assimilation System

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Teaching Numerical Weather Prediction: Developing Curriculum Around the Unified Forecast System

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Modeling Ocean Mechanisms That Improve Hurricane Forecasts

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Case Studies Demonstrating the Potential Benefits of the NOAA Next-Generation Enterprise Ocean Heat Content Algorithm for Tropical Cyclone Intensification Forecasting in the Gulf of Mexico

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Development and Evaluation of an Initial Prototype Next Generation Global Data Assimilation System Using JEDI

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program (HFIP): Transition to Operational Improvement of Tropical Cyclone Forecasting

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Shared Infrastructure in Community Models

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Facilitating Hurricane R2O: NOAA Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program [HFIP]: II

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Testbeds and Testing & Evaluation to Enable & Accelerate the Transition of Research to Operations to Decision Makers, End Users and the Public in Weather, Water or Climate Applications: Advanced Modeling, Data Assimilation, and Physics Development: IV

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Moving Nest Implementation for the Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (HAFS)

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

The Impact of Tropical SST Biases on the S2S Forecast Skill Over the North America in the UFS

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Implementing a Fire Behavior Model in the Unified Forecast System

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

The Hierarchical Testing Framework for the Unified Forecast System (UFS)

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Unifying Workflows for UFS Applications

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

METplus: A Conduit for Community Contribution to R2O Testing and Evaluation

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

The Hierarchical Testing Framework for the Unified Forecast System (UFS)

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

An Improved PBL Scheme in Hurricane Conditions Using Large-Eddy Simulations and Its Impact on Hurricane Forecasts From Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Developing a Multi-Storm Configuration of the Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Modernizing the Community Open-Source Noah-MP Land Surface Model With Enhanced Modularity, Interoperability, and Applicability

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Transitioning Research Innovations into the Unified Forecast System Hurricane Application

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Developing the Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System: Future Priorities

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Improving NWS Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Forecast With Unified Forecast System: Highlights of Modeling, Analysis Results and Forecast Metrics

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Development of a Data-Driven Machine-Learning Based Aeolian Threshold Friction Velocity Using a Soil Database, Reanalysis, and Observed Dust Point Sources

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Cloud Benchmarking of the Noncoupled Atmospheric UFS-Weather Model

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Updating Environmental Modeling Center’s Monitoring Legacy Code to Python

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Demonstration of Hierarchical System Development to Inform Model Physics Development: An Example From an ARM SGP Case on June 11 2016

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Facilitating Land Model Physics and Data Assimilation Research to Operations Transition Through Development of Community Unified Forecast System (UFS) Tools

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Testing and Evaluation of Scalability and Gravity Wave Drag Processes in the Unified Forecast System

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Assimilation of Satellite Radiance Data in a Prototype RRFS: Recent Updates and Ongoing Work

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Improving Hurricane Forecasting Through Supplemental Program Projects

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Toward Unified Physics in the Simulation of Tropical Cyclones Using the UFS

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Hierarchical Testing for Improvement of Stochastic and Deterministic Physical Parameterizations Within the Unified Forecast System (UFS)

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Cloud Benchmarking of the Noncoupled Atmospheric UFS-Weather Model

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Evolving the Common Community Physics Package (CCPP) to Meet the Future Needs of PBL and Other Parmaeterizations

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Art of the Possible: Advancing Community Earth System Models Through Open Innovation, Shared Infrastructure in Community Models, and the Future of Earth Prediction Systems

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An Implementation of the 3D Hilbert Curve Based Cross-Validation in 3D RTMA

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Use of Composite GOES-R Satellite Images to Evaluate TC Forecast by an Operational Hurricane Forecast Model

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Ongoing Development of an Automated Quality Control Package for Surface Observations in 3D-RTMA

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

NOAA / Unified Forecast System Modeling Forum

Time (MT)Event

8:30 am - 8:45 am

The Impact of Assimilating Soil Moisture Data on Medium-Range Numerical Weather Prediction with a Coupled Land-Atmosphere Data Assimilation Using UFS and JEDI

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Simulating Aerosol Direct and Indirect Effects on Subseasonal Prediction Using a Coupled UFS-Aerosols Model

8:45 am - 9:00 am

UFS Applications for Short-Range Forecasts

8:45 am - 9:00 am

R2O2R Efforts for Extreme Precipitation: The HydroMeteorology Testbed at the NOAA Weather Prediction Center

10:20 am - 10:40 am

NOAA Booth #201, Colorado Convention Center - Main Exhibit Hall

Weather Research and Opportunities at NOAA's Weather Program Office, Presented by Dorothy Koch and John Ten Hoeve, OAR/WPO

10:40 am - 11:00 am

NOAA Booth #201, Colorado Convention Center - Main Exhibit Hall

EPIC as Catalyst for NOAA’s Future Earth Prediction System, Presented by OAR/WPO/EPIC Team

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Future Plans for NCEP Global Data Assimilation

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Assimilation of In-Situ Surface Temperature Observations into the NOAA UFS Global System

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Development of Next-Generation Air Quality Predictions for the United States in the Unified Forecast System

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Develop and Evaluate JEDI-Based Regional Aerosol Data Assimilation for NOAA UFS-AQM System

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Towards the Next Generation of Air Quality Forecast Models with NOAA's High-Resolution Rapid-Refresh Model Coupled to Chemistry (HRRR-Chem)

11:30 am - 11:45 am

NOAA’s Global Aerosol Forecast Capabilities: GEFS-Aerosols and UFS-Aerosols

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

A Community Verification and Diagnostic Framework for Statistical and Process-Based Testing and Evaluation

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Process-Based Testing and Evaluation of Weather and Climate Models

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Development and Evaluation of the Next Generation Regional Air Quality Forecast System: UFS-AQM

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Progress Toward Multiscale Data Assimilation in the Rapid Refresh Forecast System (RRFS)

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Cloud Representation in the Marine Boundary Layer Using the Common Community Physics Packaged (CCPP) Single Column Model (SCM)

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Research Operations Nexus (RON) Meetup – Honoring the Legacy of Ronald W. Przybylinski

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

A New Test Suite for Assessing Convective-Scale Model Performance

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

The Use of METplus to Inform Forecasters of Model Biases and Forecast Consistencies

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Community Tools for Testing and Evaluation of Weather and Climate Models

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

MODE Verification and Other Developments in the METexpress Visualization System

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Physics Assessments by DTC in Support of the Upcoming GFS and GEFS 2024 Implementations

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Give Your Dissertation WINGS: The WPO Innovation for Next-Generation Scientists (WINGS) Fellowship Program,

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Frameworks for Scientific Innovation and Community Modeling: Developments in Practices, Governance, Policy, Social Science, Community Engagement and Education

5:40 pm - 6:00 pm

NOAA Booth #201, Colorado Convention Center - Main Exhibit Hall

Overview of the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC), Presented by EPIC Team members, Chris Domanti & Keven Blackman

6:00 pm - 6:20 pm

NOAA Booth #201, Colorado Convention Center - Main Exhibit Hall

Have Code? Join the UFS Community! Presented by Hendrik Tolman

7:00 pm - 7:20 pm

NOAA Booth #201, Colorado Convention Center - Main Exhibit Hall

Have Code? Join the UFS Community! Presented by Hendrik Tolman

Time (MT)Event

8:30 am - 8:45 am

The Common Community Physics Package: Supporting Research and Operational Needs of the Unified Forecast System

8:30 am - 10:00 am

The Earth Prediction Innovation Center to Accelerate Community-Developed Scientific and Technological Enhancements into the Operational Applications for Numerical Weather Prediction

8:45 am - 9:00 am

EPIC: Providing the Infrastructure for Open Development of the UFS Weather Model

8:45 am - 9:00 am

The Whole Atmosphere Model (WAM) Application of NOAA's Unified Forecast System (UFS)

8:45 am - 9:00 am

EPIC: Providing the Infrastructure for Open Development of the UFS Weather Model

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Building a JCSDA CI/CD Software Infrastructure to Facilitate the Transition of JEDI to Operations

9:30 am - 9:45 am

Implementation, Testing, and Evaluation of Radar Data Assimilation Capabilities Within the JEDI Hybrid EnVar/EnKF System for the Rapid Refresh Forecast System

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Investigating the Weather Effects of Smoke Aerosols – a Modeling Study Using the Unified Forecast System

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Description and Evaluation of the Aerosol Component in the Latest Prototype UFS-Based Global Coupled Modeling System

10:40 am - 11:00 am

NOAA Booth #201, Colorado Convention Center - Main Exhibit Hall

Overview of the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC), Presented by EPIC Team members, Chris Domanti & Keven Blackman

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Convectively Coupled Equatorial Wave Skill in the Unified Forecast System

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

NOAA's Unified Forecast System Research to Operations Project

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Recent Upgrades to the Operational Air Quality Modeling Capabilities at NCEP Operations

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Subseasonal Predictions in the Latest Prototype of NCEP/EMC’s UFS-Based Global Coupled Modeling System

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Why Is U.S. Numerical Weather Prediction Still Lagging? How Better Organization and National R2O Can Address the Problem

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Test of the FV3 Core Within the WoFS Framework With High-frequency Data Assimilation Cycles for Short-term Severe Weather Prediction