NCCS-Enabled Science Advances
Being Presented at Online AMS Annual Meeting


From more accurate hydrology forecasts to improved understanding of cyclone dynamics, science advances enabled by NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) resources are the subject of posters and virtual presentations at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS 101), being held online January 10–15, 2021.

The AMS 101 presenters include NCCS users and collaborators from across NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD; the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, NY; and several U.S. universities. Contributing to several presentations are staff members from NCCS and its parent organization, the Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO).

Notes:

  • Presenter and/or NCCS and CISTO staff names are in bold type.
  • All presentation times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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Monday, January 11, 2021


Monday, January 11, 2021, 10:30 AM – 10:35 AM
Virtual Presentation
1B.5 - Multistage and Scale Drought Prediction to Support Food Insecurity Early Warning (Invited Presentation)
Shraddhanand Shukla, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA; and K. Arsenault, A. Hazra, K. Slinski, C. Funk, C. Peters-Lidard, A. McNally, and G. Husak

Monday, January 11, 2021, 10:35 AM – 10:40 AM
Virtual Presentation
1B.6 - NASA’s NMME-Based Seasonal Hydrological Forecast System for Food Insecurity Early Warning in Africa
Abheera Hazra, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College Park, MD; NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and A. McNally, K. Slinski, K. Arsenault, S.S. Shukla, A. Getirana, C. Peters-Lidard, S. Kumar, and R.D. Koster

Monday, January 11, 2021, 1:20 PM – 1:25 PM
Virtual Presentation
2B.3 - Impact of COVID-19 Restrictions on Atmospheric Concentrations of O3 and NO2 across the Globe
Christoph A. Keller, Universities Space Research Association (USRA), Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO), Greenbelt, MD; and M. Evans, K.E. Knowland, C. Hasenkopf, S. Modekurty, R. Lucchesi, T. Oda, B.B. Franca, F.C. Mandarino, M.V.D. Suarez, R.G. Ryan, L.H. Fakes, and S. Pawson

Monday, January 11, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Poster
247 - Reducing Model Biases in Aerosols and Clouds through Recent Airborne Field Campaigns
Allison Collow, USRA, GMAO, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and P. Castellanos, P. Colarco, A. da Silva, M. Follette-Cook, R. Govindajaru, E. Nowottnick, and X. Pan

Monday, January 11, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Poster
840 - Evolution of the Structural Changes in the Saharan Air Layer during the Land-to-Ocean Transition
Jainn J. Shi, GESTAR/Morgan State Univ., NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; Morgan State Univ./GESTAR, Baltimore, MD; and S.A. Braun, S.D. Nicholls, and Z. Tao

Monday, January 11, 2021, 4:05 PM – 4:10 PM
Virtual Presentation
3B.ii.4 - Impact of Surface Albedo Assimilation on Snow Estimation
Sujay Kumar, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and D. Mocko, C. Vuyovich, and C. Peters-Lidard

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021


Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 11:15 AM – 11:20 AM
Virtual Presentation
4A.8 - Evaluation of the GEOS-Chem UCX Stratosphere in the GEOS Composition Forecast System
K. Emma Knowland, GMAO, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; USRA, Columbia, MD; and P. Wales, L. Coy, K. Wargan, C. A. Keller, L. Ott, S. D. Eastham, and S. Pawson

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 1:10 PM – 1:15 PM
Virtual Presentation
24th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology- Fire, Smoke, Air Quality, and Arctic Applications
5.1 - Integrating Satellite Retrievals of Air Pollutants with Global Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling and Ground Monitoring Data for City-Scale Air Quality Estimation and Short-Term Forecasting
Carl A. Malings, USRA, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and S.E. Cohn, K.E. Knowland, and C.A. Keller

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 1:10 PM – 1:15 PM
Virtual Presentation
25th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) - Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs)
5.1 - Observing System Simulation Experiments Investigating Geostationary Infrared Sounders (Invited Presentation)
Will McCarty, GMAO,, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and N. Privé and I. Moradi

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Poster
389 - Evaluation of a Calibrated “Nature Run” for Observation System Simulation Experiments (OSSE) Against Snow Depth Observations
Melissa L. Wrzesien, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and S. Kumar, C. Vuyovich, E. Gutmann, R S. Kim, B. Forman, M. Durand, M. Raleigh, R. Webb, and P. Houser

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Poster
391 - Impact Evaluation of Snow Water Equivalent Uncertainty on Streamflow Estimation Across North America Using Ensemble Land Surface Modeling
Rhae Sung Kim, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and S. Kumar, C. Vuyovich, P. Houser, J.D. Lundquist, L. Mudryk, M. Durand, A. Barros, E. J. Kim, B. Forman, E. Gutmann, M.L. Wrzesien, C. Garnaud, and M. Sandells

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Poster
423 - Dust Mineral Specific Heterogeneous Chemistry in NASA GISS Earth System Model "ModelE"
Jan P Perlwitz, Climate, Aerosol, and Pollution Research, LLC, Bronx, NY; NASA GISS, New York, NY

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Poster
536 - CERES Fast Longwave And SHortwave Radiative Flux (FLASHFlux): Research to Operation
Parnchai K. Sawaengphokhai, SSAI, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; and P.W. Stackhouse Jr., D.P. Kratz, S.K. Gupta, A.C. Wilber, and T.F. Fan

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 4:45 PM – 4:50 PM
Virtual Presentation
6.8 - The Status and Progress of the PBL-Focused Data Assimilation in the GEOS-5 System
Yanqiu Zhu, GMAO,, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and N. Arnold, , A. EL Akkraoui, R. Errico, R. Gelaro, W. Gu, J. Jin, W. McCarty, A. Molod, S. Pawson, N. Privé, and R. Todling

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2021


Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 1:40 PM – 1:45 PM
Virtual Presentation
8A.7 - Satellite-Based Emission Estimates of Tropospheric Bromine during Arctic Spring and the Impact on Surface Ozone in the GEOS-Chem Global Model
Pamela Wales, USRA, Columbia, MD; GMAO, NASA Goddard,, Greenbelt, MD; and C.A. Keller, K. Emma Knowland, and S. Pawson

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021


Thursday, January 14, 2021, 10:45 AM – 10:50 AM
Virtual Presentation
10.2 - High-Performance "Supercontainers" for Earth System Prediction
Mark Miesch, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and Nicko Acks, NCCS, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and T. Auligne; D. Hahn; S. Herbener; D. Holdaway; S. Nolin; Kenneth Peck, NCCS, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; J. Stroik; and Y. Tremolet

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:10 PM – 1:25 PM
Virtual Presentation
11.i.1 - Thirty Years of Progress in Land Data Assimilation (Invited Presentation) (Core Science Keynote)
Christa Peters-Lidard, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:25 PM – 1:30 PM
Virtual Presentation
11.ii.2 - The Fall 2019 Southeast U.S. Flash Drought: Physical Drivers and Prediction
Anthony M. DeAngelis, Science Systems and Applications, Inc, Lanham, MD; NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and S.D. Schubert, Y. Chang, R.D. Koster, and H. Wang

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Poster
846 - Impacts of Aerosol Size-Dependent Below-Cloud Scavenging on Tropospheric Aerosol in the NASA GEOS Model
Bo Zhang, National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA; and H. Liu, H. Bian, M.E. Manyin, D. Barahona, A. S. Darmenov, B. Croft, K M. Longo De Freitas, P. Colarco, M. Chin, A. Molod, and A.M. da Silva

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Poster
890 - The Role of the Saharan Air Layer in Atlantic Tropical Cyclogenesis and Evolution Using MERRA2 Reanalyses with Aerosols
Scott A. Braun, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and J.J. Shi

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 4:10 PM – 4:15 PM
Virtual Presentation
12.1 - Optimizing the Navy’s NEPTUNE Weather Model on HPC Systems
John Michalakes, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. Reinecke, K. Viner, M. Turner, and Christopher Kung, SAIC, Springfield, VA; CISTO, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 4:15 PM – 4:20 PM
Virtual Presentation
12.2 - Regional Variability of Dust Single-Scattering Albedo due to Mineral Composition
Vincenzo Obiso, NASA GISS, New York, NY; and R.L. Miller, M. Gonçalves Ageitos, C. Pérez García-Pando, and G. L. Schuster

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 4:25 PM – 4:30 PM
Virtual Presentation
12.ii.2 - LIS-Hydro: A Comprehensive Framework for Flood Prediction, Analysis, and Management
Jerry W. Wegiel, SAIC, Reston, VA; NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and S. Kumar, Y. Yoon, A. Getirana, E. M. Kemp, S. Wang, J. V. Geiger, D. Mocko, Y. Kwon, K. Arsenault, A. Hazra, K. Verdin, M. Navari, A. Abed-Elmdoust, R. Bindlish, J. Jacob, C. Vuyowich, Z. Wang, C. Peters-Lidard, S. Rheingrover, and R. Rosenberg

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 4:25 PM – 4:30 PM
Virtual Presentation
Joint 12.2 - QBO Responses to Increased CO2: The Roles of Convection and SSTs
Kevin DallaSanta, NASA GISS, New York, NY; and C. Orbe

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 4:55 PM – 5:00 PM
Virtual Presentation
12.10 - Scalable Aggregation Service for MODIS Satellite Remote Sensing Data
Jianwu Wang, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; and J. Zheng; X. Huang; C. Rajapakshe; S. Sangondimath; S. Deshpande; Thomas Maxwell, NCCS, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and Z. Zhang

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2021


Friday, January 15, 2021, 10:20 AM – 10:25 AM
Virtual Presentation
13.3 - An Efficient Approach to Assimilate IR Cloud-Cleared Radiances in a Global Data Assimilation System: Application and Impact Assessment Using AIRS
Niama Boukachaba, USRA, Columbia, MD; GMAO, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and O. Reale, E.L. McGrath-Spangler, M. Ganeshan, C. Barnet, W. McCarty, and R. Gelaro

Friday, January 15, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Poster
985 - NASA CCRI: Using Machine Learning to Study how Atmospheric Rivers are Projected to Behave with Climate Change
Gabriela Himmele, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and M. Sahin, K. Tucker, A. Marhone, and A. LeGrande

Friday, January 15, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Poster
1048 - IOS Inter-Centers and Inter-Platforms Comparisons
Francois Vandenberghe, JCSDA, Boulder, CO; and D. Hahn, F. Diniz, R. Langland, and R. Gelaro

Friday, January 15, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Poster
1079 - Lessons from Tropical Storm Bill's Tropical Cyclone Maintenance or Intensification (TCMI)
Jinwoong Yoo, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD; NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and J. Santanello, J.M. Shepherd, S. Kumar, P. Lawston Parker, and A.M. Thomas

Friday, January 15, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Poster
1088 - Mechanisms Behind the 2020 Extreme Heat Across Siberia
Natalie P. Thomas, USRA, Columbia, MD; GMAO, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD; and M.G. Bosilovich, A. Collow, Y.K. Lim, and S.D. Schubert

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Jarrett Cohen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center