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Some Presentations (Seminars and Conferences)

Updated through the end of 2011. Too many talks. One day I will upload the Powerpoints.

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2012

2011

7 December 2011
Division of Biostatistics, University of Miami, Miami, FL
New challenges in Hurricane Prediction
17 November 2011
Marine Science Program, University of Miami, Miami, FL
The 2011 Hurricane Season
11 October 2011
National Weather Center, Norman, OK
Ensemble forecasting and initial condition sensitivity for hurricanes
2-4 August 2011
ONR Program Review, Monterey, CA
Predictability in global and regional models of tropical cyclones
14 July 2011
Collective Dynamics and Control Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Theory of adaptive sampling and data assimilation
12 July 2011
NCEP Environmental Modeling Center, Camp Springs, MD
Ensemble predictions and GFS/GSI perturbation experiments for tropical cyclones
29 June 2011
UK Met Office, Exeter, England
Ensemble-based targeted observations in the short- and medium-range
27-28 June 2011
THORPEX DAOS Working Group 4th Meeting, Exeter, England
Results from T-PARC (Summer Phase)
27-28 June 2011
THORPEX DAOS Working Group 4th Meeting, Exeter, England
Perspectives on Targeting
8-10 June 2011
NSF PREDICT 1st Science Workshop, Monterey, CA
Global model ensembles: Products and preliminary results on predictability
6 June 2011
Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA
Spreading of errors in tropical cyclone track forecasts
12 May 2011
Department of Meteorology, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Predicting the influence of targeted observations on medium-range forecasts of high-impact winter weather
10 May 2011
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Norrköping, Sweden
Targeted observations to improve weather forecasts
6 May 2011
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen, Norway
Theory and applications of the Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter (ETKF) for adaptive sampling
4 May 2011
Nordita School on Predictability and Data Assimilation, Stockholm, Sweden
Hurricane Predictability
2 May 2011
Nordita School on Predictability and Data Assimilation, Stockholm, Sweden
Adaptive Sampling: theory and applications
16 April 2011
National Weather Service, Miami, FL
Meteorology at the University of Miami (poster)
10 March 2011
HRD Science Meeting at National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL
Achieving superior tropical cyclone intensity forecasts by improving the assimilation of high-resolution satellite data into mesoscale prediction models
28 February - 3 March 2011
65th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, Miami, FL
Ensemble-based Prediction and Diagnostics during the PREDICT Field Experiment
25 February 2011
NOPP Topic Review, Miami, FL
Achieving superior tropical cyclone intensity forecasts by improving the assimilation of high-resolution satellite data into mesoscale prediction models
24-27 January 2011
AMS 24th WAF/20th NWP Conference, Seattle, WA
Diagnosis of operational model track forecast error for Hurricane Ike (2008) (Poster, 1st author: M. J. Brennan)
24-27 January 2011
AMS 24th WAF/20th NWP Conference, Seattle, WA
Ensemble-based prediction and diagnostics during the PREDICT field experiment
24-27 January 2011
AMS 15th Conference on IOAS-AOLS, Seattle, WA
A review of adaptive observations
21 January 2011
Hakim Group, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Challenges related to the predictability of tropical cyclones
4-7 January 2011
NSF CMMI Grantee Conference, Atlanta, GA
Observing system simulation experiments for unmanned aircraft in an idealized vortex model framework

2010

2-3 December 2010
JCSDA-HFIP Workshop on Satellite Data Assimilation for Hurricane Forecasting, Miami, FL
From vortex initialization to assimilation
15-20 November 2010
Seventh International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones (IWTC-VII), La Reunion, France
Targeted observations for tropical cyclone track forecasting
13 October 2010
RSMAS/MPO, Miami, FL
Challenges related to the predictability of tropical cyclones
8-9 July 2010
3rd meeting of the THORPEX Data Assimilation and Observing Systems working group, Montreal, Canada
(1) Impact of satellite data: QUIKSCAT; (2) T-PARC: Impact of dropsonde and aircraft data; (3) Hurricane mesoscale satellite data assimilation ; (4) Perspectives on targeting
18-20 May 2010
International Ocean Vector Winds Science Team meeting, Barcelona, Spain
Assimilation of Ocean Surface Wind Vectors into Global and Regional Models of Tropical Cyclones: Present and Future
10-14 May 2010
AMS 29th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Tucson, AZ
On the ability of global Ensemble Prediction Systems to predict tropical cyclone track probabilities
8 and 10 March 2010
National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL
Two lectures on data assimilation: Fundamentals and Operational Use
26 February 2010
NOAA/ESRL Global Systems Division, Boulder, CO
Characteristics of Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter guidance for medium-range forecasts of high-impact winter weather
22-23 February 2010
The EMC/MMM/DTC Joint Hurricane Science Workshop, Boulder, CO
Achieving Superior Tropical Cyclone Forecasts by Improving the Assimilation of High-Resolution Satellite Data into Mesoscale Prediction Models
18-21 January 2010
AMS 14th Conference on IOAS-AOLS, Atlanta, GA
Assimilation of surface winds from satellites: present and future

2009

3 December 2009
Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan
Challenges in the prediction of typhoons
30 November - 2 December 2009
International Workshop on Advancement of Typhoon Track Forecast Technique, Tokyo, Japan.
On the ability of global ensemble prediction systems to predict tropical cyclone track probabilities
26 October 2009
Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA
On the ability of global Ensemble Prediction Systems to predict tropical cyclone track probabilities
28-30 October 2009
TCS-08 Science Workshop, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
Predictability Challenges during TCS-08
14-18 September 2009
3rd THORPEX International Science Symposium, Monterey, CA
Coordinated use of targeted observations during TCS-08/T-PARC
8-12 June 2009
ONR Physical Oceanography Review Symposium
Characteristics of prediction errors in the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) during the AOSN-II field campaign in Monterey Bay
18-20 May 2009
NASA Ocean Vector Winds Science Team Meeting, Boulder, CO
Current and future experiments to improve assimilation of surface winds from satellites in global models
2-5 Mar 2009
Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, St Petersburg, FL
Coordinated use of targeted observations to improve tropical cyclone track forecasts
13 Jan 2009
AMS 13th Conference on IOAS-AOLS, Phoenix, AZ
Influence of assimilating QuikSCAT wind vectors on Global Forecast System (GFS) analyses and forecasts of tropical cyclones

2008

16 Oct 2008
Seminar, NCAR/MMM
Diagnosing adaptive sampling guidance for tropical cyclones
29 Aug 2008
Seminar, National Taiwan University, Atmospheric Sciences
What's new in tropical cyclone research
26 Aug 2008
Seminar, National Taiwan University, Atmospheric Sciences
Targeted observation methods in support of DOTSTAR and T-PARC
13 Aug 2008
Seminar, NOAA/ESRL
Perspectives on observation targeting to improve hurricane forecasts
31 July 2008
Briefing, NASA Dryden
Targeted observations and exploring potential applications of unmanned aircraft systems for hurricane track and intensity prediction
9 May 2008
Seminar, SUNY Albany, Atmospheric Sciences
Deconstructing ensemble-based adaptive sampling methods for medium-range weather forecasts
7 May 2008
Seminar, MIT Mechanical Engineering
Introduction to ensemble-based adaptive sampling
5 May 2008
Seminar, MIT Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Deconstructing ensemble-based adaptive sampling methods for medium-range weather forecasts
29 April 2008
AMS 28th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
Ensemble-based synoptic sensitivity during the tropical cyclone life cycle
29 April 2008
AMS 28th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
Analysis of the inner-core characteristics of Noel (2007) during its extratropical transition (Poster)
24 January 2008
AMS 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS, New Orleans, LA
Analysis and Prediction of an Intense African Easterly Wave and its associated High Impact Weather (First Author: C. D. Thorncroft)
24 January 2008
AMS 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS, New Orleans, LA
Evaluating ocean ensembles and adaptive sampling of ocean glider observations in Monterey Bay
23 January 2008
AMS Symposium on Linkages among Societal Benefits, Prediction Systems and Process Studies for 1-14 day Weather Forecasts, New Orleans, LA
Recent results from Winter Storm Reconnaissance (WSR) program 2007 (First Author: Y. Song)
23 January 2008
AMS Symposium on Linkages among Societal Benefits, Prediction Systems and Process Studies for 1-14 day Weather Forecasts, New Orleans, LA
Extending ensemble-based adaptive sampling into the medium range
21-22 January 2008
AMS Tropical Meteorology Special Symposium, New Orleans, LA

Deconstructing the Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter adaptive sampling methodology for tropical cyclones (Poster)

2007

October 2007
Seminar, RSMAS Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, U. Miami.
Extending targeted observing methods for medium-range forecasts
May 2007
NCEP EMC Seminar, Camp Springs, MD
Illustrating the potential to assimilate targeted GOES Rapid-Scan
Atmospheric Motion Vectors (w/ H. Berger)
January 2007
AMS 11th Conference on IOAS-AOLS, San Antonio, TX
Ensemble forecasting and adaptive sampling during Monterey Bay '06
January 2007
AMS 11th Conference on IOAS-AOLS, San Antonio, TX
The influence of observations on 1-10 day forecasts (First Author: D. Hodyss)

2006

November 2006
ASAP Hot Wash, Fallen Leaf Lake, CA
Real-time ROMS ensembles and ETKF adaptive sampling guidance during MB'06
October 2006 13th Cyclone Workshop, Monterey, CA Issues in ensemble-based adaptive sampling for tropical cyclone prediction
October 2006
Seminar, Department of Physics, University of Miami.
Improving initial conditions in hurricane prediction
May 2006 Symposium: 50th Anniversary of the National Hurricane Research Project, Miami, FL Observations to Improve Forecasts: Past, Present, and Future
April 2006 27th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Monterey, CA A comparison of adaptive observing guidance for Atlantic tropical cyclones
April 2006
Seminar, MBARI, Moss Landing, CA
Oceanic ensemble forecasting and adaptive sampling in
the Monterey Bay region
April 2006 EnKF Workshop, Austin, TX Issues in ensemble-based adaptive sampling guidance for tropical cyclones
January 2006 NOAA THORPEX PI Workshop, Camp Springs, MD Predicting the influence of observations on 3-7 day forecasts

2005

December 2005 Dept of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK Do we understand how observations influence forecasts?
July 2005 NRL Monterey, Monterey, CA A comparison of adaptive observing techniques for tropical cyclones
May 2005 AMS talk at NOAA National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL Where should we collect extra observations to improve hurricane forecasts?
May 2005 Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC Challenges in Adaptive Sampling
March 2005 59th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, Jacksonville, FL Testing the ensemble transform Kalman filter during the 2004 hurricane season
March 2005 AOSN Writers' Workshop, Santa Fe, NM ROMS ensemble forecasting in the Monterey Bay region
January 2005 The AMS Ed Lorenz Symposium, San Diego, CA The influence of rawinsonde observations on 3-7 day weather forecasts
January 2005 6th AMS conference on coastal atmospheric and oceanic prediction and processes, San Diego, CA Ensemble forecasting and adaptive observations in Monterey Bay

2004

December 2004 First THORPEX International Science Symposium, Montreal, Canada The influence of routine rawinsonde observations on 3-7 day weather forecasts over North America and Europe
October 2004 NCEP EMC, Camp Springs, MD Hurricane synoptic surveillance using the Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter targeted observing strategy
September 2004 Seminar, MBARI, Moss Landing, CA Adaptive Sampling to improve forecasts of Hurricanes and the Coastal Ocean
August 2004 National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan Using ensemble forecasts for targeted observations and data assimilation
August 2004 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Honolulu, HI New Targeting Strategies for Hurricane Synoptic Surveillance
May 2004 26th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Miami Beach, FL Targeting strategies to improve hurricane track forecasts
March 2004 58th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, Charleston, SC Targeting strategies to improve hurricane track forecasts

2003

October 2003 RSMAS/MPO, University of Miami, FL The AOSN-II ocean observing experiment
August 2003 MBARI, Moss Landing, CA Quantitative Adaptive Sampling and Improved Predictive Skill (with P. F. J. Lermusiaux)
April 2003 EGS/AGU/EUG, Nice, France Predicting the effects of observations on forecast error variance
April 2003 EGS/AGU/EUG, Nice, France A comparison of ensemble transform Kalman filter targeting guidance with ECMWF and NRL total energy singular vector guidance
March 2003 Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL Ensemble-based strategies for adaptive observations

2002

December 2002 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA Using ensembles for adaptive sampling and data assimilation