International Symposium on Earth-Science Challenges (ISEC)
The 4th Summit between the University of Oklahoma and Kyoto University

開催日時 2015(平成27)年9月20日(日)~23日(水)
開催場所 オクラホマ大学(アメリカ合衆国オクラホマ州ノーマン市)
主催者 オクラホマ大学
申請代表者 古本淳一 (京都大学生存圏研究所大気圏精測診断分野)
関連ミッション ミッション 1 (環境計測・地球再生)
関連分野 地球大気計測。










Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

7:30 a.m.Check in and pick up badge (RIL security desk)
8:00–8:20 a.m.Short Course setup (RIL 202)
8:30–10:00 a.m.Course #1 (RIL 202)
  • Hydrologic Sensitivity to Climate Change
    Dr. Takahiro Sayama
    Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
10:00–10:30 a.m.Coffee break (RIL 209)
10:00–10:30 a.m.Short Course setup (RIL 202)
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Course #2 (RIL 202)
  • Introduction to Engineering Decision Making Under Uncertainty
    Dr. Kazuyoshi Nishijima
    Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
12:00–1:00 p.m.Lunch break (RIL 209)
12:30–12:50 p.m.Short Course setup (RIL 202)
1:00–2:30 p.m.Course #3 (RIL 202)
  • Radar Hydrology: Principles, Models, and Application
    Drs. Hong, Gourley, Kirstetter
    University of Oklahoma
2:30–3:00 p.m.Coffee break (RIL 209)
2:30–3:00 p.m.Short Course setup (RIL 202)
3:00–4:30 p.m.Course #4 (RIL 202)
  • The Dynamics of Night-time Convective Systems in the Presence of a Low-level Jet-Recent Research Results and Early Thoughts on the 2015 PECAN (Plains Elevated Convection at Night) Campaign
    Dr. David Parsons and Mr. Kevin Haghi
    School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
4:30–6:30 p.m.Afternoon tours (departing from the RIL)
  • ARRC’s Radar Innovations Laboratory
    National Weather Center and Mobile Radars
6:30–8:00 p.m.IceTbreaker reception (Radar Innovation Laboratory)

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

7:30 a.m.Registration desk opens (Atrium)
7:30–8:20 a.m.Oral presentation setup (Room 1313)
8:30–9:00 a.m.Welcoming ceremonies (Room 1313)
  • Introductory remarks
    Pierre Kirstetter
    General Chairman, Local Organizing Committee
  • Welcoming remarks
    Berrien Moore
    Vice President for Weather and Climate Programs, College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences Dean, National Weather Center Director, University of Oklahoma
  • Welcoming remarks
    Kaoru Takara
    Director of the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
9:00–10:30 a.m.Dedication to Pr. Yoshi Sasaki (Room 1313)
  • Opening remarks
    • David Parsons
      Director of the School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
    • Dr. John M. Lewis
      Visiting Research Professor, Desert Research Institute
    • Dr. Joe Friday
      Professor Emeritus, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
    • Dr. Hirohiko Ishikawa
      Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
    • Reflections from the Sasaki Family
    • Dr. Chuck Doswell
      Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, University of Oklahoma
10:30–10:55 a.m.Coffee break (Atrium)
10:30–10:55 a.m.Poster setup (Atrium) and Oral presentation setup (Room 1313)
10:55–11:15 a.m.Invited presentation (Room 1313)
  • On the program for risk information on climate change — heading to adaptation strategy
    Eiichi Nakakita
    Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Session I (Room 1313)
SESSION CHAIR: Takashi Maruyama, Kyoto University
  • Usage of a Bore-Soliton to Analyze Lower-Atmospheric Profiling Capabilities (ID 64)
    Benjamin Toms
  • Advances in Geostationary Observations of Cloud Properties and QPE Applications for Complex Terrain (ID 56)
    Heather Grams
  • Recent Advances in the Development of NEXRAD Operational Algorithms for Hydrometeor Classification (ID 55)
    Alexander Ryzhkov
  • Evaluation of Integrated Multi-Satellite Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) Over China (ID 51)Mbr />Sheng Chen
  • The Horus Project: An All-Digital Phased Array for MPAR Applications and Beyond (ID 50)
    Caleb Fulton
12:30–12:45 p.m.Formal Group Picture (Atrium)
12:45–2:00 p.m.Lunch break (Atrium)
2:00–3:00 p.m.Unattended Poster Viewing (Atrium)
3:00–5:30 p.m.Afternoon Tours (departing at 3:15p.m. from NWC)
  • National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
5:30–6:00 p.m.Banquet reception and hors d’oeuvres (National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum)
6:00–9:00 p.m.Banquet (National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum)
  • Invited speaker: Stephen McKeever
    Dr. Stephen McKeever is Stephen McKeever is the Oklahoma Secretary for Science and Technology, Director of the Oklahoma State University National Energy Solutions Institute, and Regents Professor of Physics at OSU. He is also the former Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer at Oklahoma State University (2003–2013). As Secretary of Science & Technology he serves on the Governor’s Cabinet and is Chairman of the Governor’s Science & Technology Council and UAS Advisory Council and leads the state’s efforts in UAS development. He also sits on numerous Boards and has served on several national scientific committees. McKeever first joined the physics faculty at OSU in 1983 rising to the level of regents professor in 1990. He was named a Noble Research Fellow in Optical Materials in 1987 and served as head of the physics department at OSU from 1995 to 1999 and associate dean for research in the College of Arts & Sciences from 2000 to 2003. McKeever was named the More Oklahoma Science and Technology (MOST) chair of experimental physics in 1999 and eventually became vice president in 2003. He obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as a doctor of philosophy from the University of Wales. McKeever has authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific publications and six books and has six U.S. and nine international patents.
  • Shall We Dance
    Shall We Dance? is the premier partner dance studio in the Oklahoma City area. The program feature the following:
    • AMERICAN BARN DANCE: Everyone dance!
      Instruction by Beth Emerson and the Shall We Dance? staff
    • AMERICAN BLUES SELECTION: “Baby, What You Want Me to Do?” sung by Jimmy Reed
      (West Coast Swing Performance by the Shall We Dance? staff)
    • AMERICAN COUNTRY WESTERN SELECTION: “Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy” sung by Big & Rich
      (Two Step Performance by the Shall We Dance? staff)
    • AMERICAN POP SELECTION: “Thriller” sung by Michael Jackson
      (Assorted dances performed by the Shall We Dance? staff)
  • Museum Galleries
    The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum commands a rare view of the American West. It is a world-class institution housing extraordinary collections of art, artifacts and archival materials. The museum today collects a broad array of Western fine art and material that reflects the variety of peoples, cultures, and historical currents found in the West. During the banquet, the museum galleries will open and participants will have the opportunity of immersing themselves in the fascinating natural and cultural history of Oklahoma.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

8:00 a.m.Registration desk opens (Atrium)
8:00–8:20 a.m.Oral presentation setup (Room 1313)
8:30–8:50 a.m.Invited presentation (Room 1313)
  • An Automatic DSD Parameter Retrieval Algorithm for Polarimetric Radar at Attenuating Frequency Based on the Self-Consistency Principle
    Ahoro Adachi
    Meteorological Research Institute
8:50 a.m.–10:20 p.m.Session II (Room 1313)
SESSION CHAIR: Tian-You Yu, University of Oklahoma
  • Beamspace Adaptive Processing for Phased-Array Weather Radars (ID 49)
    Feng Nai
  • Validation of GPM/IMERG Precipitation Product Using MRMS QPE Over CONUS (ID 24)
    Abebe Sine Gebregiorgis
  • High Temporal and Spatial Resolution X-band Observations of Tornadoes with the Atmospheric Imaging Radar (ID 7)
    James Kurdzo
  • Tornado Debris Studies Using a Large-Eddy Simulation Model: Research Effort (ID 6)
    David Bodine
  • Adaptive Aircraft Clutter Rejection in Wind Profile Observations of the MU Radar (ID 5)
    Taishi Hashimoto
  • Emulating Polarimetric Radar Signals from Tornadic Debris Using a Radar-Cross-Section Library (ID 1)
    BoonILeng Cheong
10:20–10:45 a.m.Coffee break (Atrium)
10:20–10:45 a.m.Poster setup (Atrium) and Oral presentation setup (Room 1313)
10:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Poster Session (Atrium)
  • Building Non-traditional Collaborations to Innovatively Address Climate-related Scientific and Management Needs (ID 43)
    Aparna Bamzai
  • The Challenges and Opportunities of Hydrologic Remote Sensing in Data-poor Regions: Case Study of Nile Basin (ID 65)
    Emad Hasan
  • Towards Improved Quantitative Snow Liquid Equivalent Estimation By the Dual-polarization Radar Measurements (ID 48)
    Yixin Wen
  • A Method for the Simulation of Polarimetric Phased Array Weather Radars (ID 58)
    Andrew Byrd
  • Automated Cloud Classification Via Compressive Sensing (ID 40)
    Handan Ilbegi
  • Use of Satellite Observation Products in Semi-arid Regions in Africa (ID 61) Hirohiko Ishikawa
  • Application of Compressive Sensing to High-resolution Reflectivity Retrieval with Imaging Radar (ID 38)
    Serkan Ozturk
  • Ensemble Based Multi-scale Assimilation of Radar and in-situ Observations to Forecast Nocturnal Convection Initiation (ID 23)
    Samuel K. Degelia
  • Application of Ensemble-based Forecast Sensitivity to Observations Metric to a Mesoscale Convective Initiation Case Using the GSI-based EnKF System (ID 37)
    Nicholas Gasperoni
  • A Study of the Impacts of Conventional and Satellite Observations Using GSI-based 3DVar and 3DEnVar for Global and Hurricane Track Forecasts (ID 28)
    Bo Huang
  • Assimilation of Polarimetric Radar Data to Improve the Microphysical State of Tornadic Supercells Using the Ensemble Kalman Filter (ID 35)
    Bryan Putnam
  • Ensemble Hail Prediction and Hail Forecast Verification for the Supercell Thunderstorms of 20 May 2013 (ID 39)
    Nathan Snook
  • Verification of 24 May 2011 Simulated Mesocyclones Using Various Microphysics Schemes at 1-km Grid Resolution (ID 34)
    Derek Stratman
  • Multi-variate Analysis for Flash Flood Fatalities Prediction (ID 41)
    Galateia Terti
  • Black Ice Prediction: An Integrated Approach to a Complex Problem (ID 63)
    Benjamin Toms
  • General Characteristics and Environmental Properties for the Development of Quasi-stationary Convective Clusters During the Warm Season in Japan (ID 13)
    Takashi Unuma
  • Onset of Convective Systems That Spawn Flood in 3rd June 2015 at Accra, Ghana (ID 53)
    Takashi Unuma
  • GSI-based EnKF/Var/Hybrid Data Assimilation for the Prediction of May 8th 2003 Oklahoma Tornadic Supercell (ID 16)
    Yongming Wang
    Humberto Vergara
12:30–1:30 p.m.Lunch break (Atrium)
1:30–1:50 a.m.Invited presentation (Room 1313)
  • The Impact and Origins of Perceived Inaccuracy in Tornado Warning Systems
    Hank Jenkins-Smith
    Center for Applied Social Research, University of Oklahoma
1:50 a.m.–3:20 p.m.Session III (Room 1313)
SESSION CHAIR: Shigeo Yoden, Kyoto University
  • Evaluating Limits of Predictability in ECMWF Medium Range Forecasts (ID 30)
    Samuel Lillo
  • A Dynamical Investigation of a Severe Left-Splitting Supercell Thunderstorm Using High-Resolution Ensemble Forecasts (ID 29)
    Jonathan Labriola
  • Characterization and Prediction of Flash Flood Severity in the United States (ID 26)
    Manabendra Saharia
  • Impacts of Assimilating Airborne Tail Doppler Radar Observations Using the GSI-based Hybrid Ensemble-Variational Data Assimilation System for HWRF to Improve Operational High-Resolution Tropical Cyclone Prediction (ID 21)
    Xu Lu
  • Effects of Data Assimilation of Hydrometeor Information on a Mesoscale Convective System (ID 20)
    Kohei Furuta
  • Assimilation Experiment By Using Localizations Considering Horizontal Scale of Error Correlation in Rainfall Area (ID 19)
    Masanori Oigawa
3:20–6:30 p.m.Afternoon tour (departing from the atrium, signIup sheets at the registration desk)
  • National Weather Radar Testbed Phased-Array Radar
6:30–9:00 p.m.Grillfest (OU student hosted event)
  • National Weather Center

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

8:00 a.m.Registration desk opens (Atrium)
8:00–8:20 a.m.Oral presentation setup (Room 1313)
8:30–8:50 a.m.Invited presentation (Room 1313)
  • Research Opportunities in Japan
    Mitsuaki Nozaki
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
8:50 a.m.–10:20 p.m.Session IV (Room 1313)
SESSION CHAIR: Robert Palmer, University of Oklahoma
  • A Numerical Study on Tornado-like Vortices (ID 18)
    Toshiki Matsushima
  • Improving Terrestrial Ecology Models Through the Use of Satellite-Derived Trace Gases (ID 4)
    Sean Crowell
  • Ensemble TC Method to Evaluate Possible Extreme Typhoon Hazard in Current and Global-warming Environment (ID 60)
    Hirohiko Ishikawa
  • Decision Optimization Framework for Risk Reduction Actions in Evolving Hazard Events (ID 27)>br />Kazuyoshi Nishijima
  • Improvement of Rainfall and Flood Forecasts By Blending Ensemble NWP Rainfall with Radar Prediction Considering Orographic Rainfall (ID 3)
    Wansik Yu
  • Study on Characteristics of Flying Debris in Tornado-like Vortex Generated By Numerical Simulation (ID 54)
    Takashi Maruyama
10:20–10:40 a.m.Coffee break (Atrium)
10:20–10:40 a.m.Oral presentation setup (Room 1313)
10:40–11:00 a.m.Invited presentation (Room 1313)
  • Recent Development and Research of GSI-based Ensemble/Variational/Hybrid Data Assimilation for Global to Storm-scale Numerical Weather Prediction
    Xuguang Wang
    School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Session V (Room 1313)
SESSION CHAIR: Steven Cavallo, University of Oklahoma
  • Numerical Simulation of 2010 Pakistan Flood in the Kabul River Basin By Using Lagged Ensemble Rainfall Forecasting and Rainfall-Runoff-Inundation Model (ID 59)
    Takahiro Sayama
  • Atmospheric Analysis Uncertainties Over the Antarctic Region Using an EnKF Method with the AMPS Model (ID 46)
    Christopher Riedel
  • Real-time Flash Flood Prediction in the USA (ID 45)
    Jonathan Gourley
  • Relationships Between Tropopause Polar Vortices and the Arctic Oscillation in the ERA-Interim Reanalysis Data (ID 42)
    Dylan Lusk
  • A Real-Time High Resolution Analysis and Short-Term Forecast System for Severe Weather in the Dallas/Ft Worth Testbed (ID 36)
    Keith Brewster
  • Addressing Land-surface Model Uncertainty in Convective-scale Ensemble Forecasts (ID 31)
    Jeff Duda
12:30–1:30 p.m.Lunch break (Atrium)
12:30–1:30 p.m.Oral presentation setup (Room 1313)
1:30–1:50 p.m.Invited presentation (Room 1313)
  • Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats (FACETs): A Proposed Change to the NWS Watch/Warning Paradigm
    Lans Rothfusz
    NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory
1:50–3:20 p.m.Session VI (Room 1313)
SESSION CHAIR: Eiichi Nakakita, Kyoto University
  • Detection of Storm-genesis Using Multi-sensors at Keihanshin Urban Area in Japan (ID 62)
    Eiichi Nakakita
  • Understanding the Impacts of Winter Precipitation on Automated Gauge Observations Within a Real-Time System (ID 57)
    Steven Martinaitis
  • The Challenges and Opportunities for Research on the Mesoscale Using Radar in Atmospheric Science (ID 47)
    Howard Bluestein
  • The Challenge and Opportunity of Global Hydrology: Integrating Multi-source Observations for Multi-scale Water Study (ID 44)
    Yang Hong
  • Snow Variability in Western Colorado Revealed By 2D-Video Disdrometer and Dual-polarization Radar Measurements During the 2013 Winter (ID 32)
    Petar Bukovcic
  • Testing and Validation of GPS-based Wind-retrieval Algorithms for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (ID 22)
    Phillip Chilson
3:20–3:40 p.m.Coffee break (Atrium)
3:20–3:40 p.m.Oral presentation setup (Room 1313)
3:40–4:00 p.m.Invited presentation (Room 1313)
  • Ming Xue
    Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, University of Oklahoma
4:00–5:30 p.m.Session VII (Room 1313)
SESSION CHAIR: Kosei Yamaguchi, Kyoto University
  • Stratosphere-troposphere Dynamical Coupling in the Tropics Associated with the Equatorial QBO (ID 9)
    Shigeo Yoden
  • Associating Arctic Sea Ice Variability and Tropopause Polar Vortices (ID 14)
    Nicholas Szapiro
  • Basic Development of Urban Meteorological Model Based on Large-Eddy Simulation for Investigation on Convection Genesis (ID 12)
    Kosei Yamaguchi
  • A Hindcast Experiment on Three Borneo Vortex Events in January 2007 (ID 11)
    Fumitaka Matsuba
  • Structural Analysis of Vortex Tubes Inside a Potentially Hazardous Convective Cell with X-MP Radar (ID 10)
    Hiroto Sato
  • Real Time Multi-scale GSI-based Ensemble Data Assimilation and Forecasting in Support of the 2015 PECAN Field Campaign (ID 17)
    Aaron Johnson
5:30–6:15 p.m.Closing ceremonies (Room 1313)
  • Closing remarks
    Berrien Moore
    Vice President for Weather and Climate Programs, College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences Dean, National Weather Center Director, University of Oklahoma