Workshop Program

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Day 1: Monday November 8th

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09:00Bradley Moggridge
University of Canberra, Australia
Acknowledgement of Country
Indigenous Cultural Knowledge and Science recording
09:20Gilbert Brunet
Bureau of Meteorology
Welcome to the workshop recording
09:25Caroline Poulsen & Fiona Smith
Bureau of Meteorology
Housekeeping recording

Tropical Weather and Climate (Chair: Hongyan Zhu)

09:30Marty Singh
Monash University, Australia
The interaction between tropical convection and the large-scale atmosphere: implications for current and future climate recording
10:00Eun-Pa Lim
Bureau of Meteorology
Why was Australia not wet during spring 2020 despite La Niña? recording
Break (10:30 – 11:00)
11:00Charmaine Franklin
Bureau of Meteorology
Assessment of prototype km-scale atmospheric model configurations (RAL3) in the tropic recording
11:15Ali Tamizi
Melbourne University, Australia
Observed Waves within Tropical Cyclones recording
11:30Adam Conroy
Bureau of Meteorology
The use of Ensemble Prediction Systems to quantify risk of tropical cyclogenesis recording

Coastal Impacts (Chair: Mohammed Bari)

11:45Stefan Zieger
Bureau of Meteorology
Variable-resolution nearshore wave modelling recording
12:15Mark Doubell
SARDI, Australia
eSA-Marine: short-term forecasting for decision support in South Australian fisheries and aquaculture recording
12:30Rabi Rivett
Bureau of Meteorology
Downscaling Swell in GFE recording
12:45Julian O'Grady
Mapping the hazards of high seas and dangerous surf conditions recording
13:00Cherie O'Sullivan
University of Southern Queensland
Simulating nutrients flowing from ungauged catchments to the Great Barrier Reef recording
Lunch (13:15 – 15:30)

New Approaches for Using Observations (Chair: Fiona Smith)

15:30Chelle Gentemann
Farallon, USA
Science Storms the Cloud recording
15:45Salman Khan
CSIRO, Australia
Sustained satellite observations of ocean surface waves and wind recording
16:00Wei Han
CMA (+ NASA, Uni Wisc), China
Assimilation of GEO Hyperspectral Infrared Sounders (GeoHIS) – progress and perspectives recording
16:15Jane Warne & Virginia Mazzini
Bureau of Meteorology
When is an observation not an observation? recording
Break (16:30 – 16:45)
16:45Rachael Quill
Weatherzone, Australia
Integrating multiple data streams to improve wind generation forecasts recording
17:00Luigi Renzullo
Australian National University, Australia
Land Surface Temperature and other non-meteorological Himawari-8 products for Terrestrial Ecosystem Science recording
17:15Estel Cardellach
Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) & Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC)
Portfolio of GNSS reflectometry: a broad catalog of products beyond ocean winds recording
17:45Stephen English
Future challenges in data assimilation for NWP recording
Day end (18:15)

Day 2: Tuesday November 9th

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Risk and Social Impact (Chair: Sugata Narsey)

09:00Blair Trewin
Bureau of Meteorology
The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: what does it tell us about the climate risks facing Australia? recording
09:30Tanya Fiedler
University of Sydney
Climate impacts on company accounts recording
10:00Fran Moore
UC Davis, USA
Applications of Social Media Data for Understanding Human Exposure and Responses to Extreme Weather recording
10:15Julia Mindlin
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Implications of model uncertainty in regional climate change in the Southern Hemisphere: a storyline approach recording
Break (10:30 – 11:00)
11:00Julie Demuth
Risk Communication, Perceptions, and Responses to Tropical Cyclones recording
11:30Kim Klockow-McClain
University of Oklahoma, USA
Exploring Connections Between Probabilistic Hazard Information and Warnings recording
11:45Deryn Griffiths
Bureau of Meteorology
Communicating Probabilistic Rainfall Information in Public Forecasts recording
12:00Sally Potter
GNS Science, NZ
Impact-based forecasts and warnings – how effective are they? recording
12:15Carla Mooney & Brenda Mackie
Bureau of Meteorology
Challenges and opportunities in redesigning a warning service recording
Lunch (12:30 – 13:30)

Poster session

13:30 – 15:30Multiple presentersList of posters
Break (15:30 – 16:15)

New Research on Clouds and Precipitation (P1) Fire and Drought (P1) (Chair: Susan Rennie)

16:35Kozo Okamoto
JMA, Japan
All-sky infrared radiance assimilation of Himawari-8 in the JMA global system recording
16:50Thomas Deppisch
Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany
Use of visible reflectances in an ensemble data assimilation system for high-resolution NWP recording
17:05Philippe Chambon
Météo-France, France
Improving precipitation forecasts in the Tropics through data assimilation of microwave observations recording
17:20Andreas Becker
Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany
Global land-surface precipitation going extreme with global warming? What do we know, what's up for further research? recording
17:40Alison Stirling
Met Office, UK
The ParaCon programme: improving the representation of convection across model scales recording
18:00Simon Dadson
Hydro-JULES: Next-generation land-surface and hydrological predictions recording
Day end (18:20)

Day 3: Wednesday November 10th

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New Research on Clouds and Precipitation Part 2 (Chair: Alain Protat)

09:00Ryan Sobash
Improving convective hazard forecasts by post-processing convection-allowing model forecasts with machine learning techniques recording
09:30Joshua Soderholm
Bureau of Meteorology
Transforming radar-based nowcasting – hail and wind guidance for operations recording
09:45Christian Jakob
Monash University, Australia
Interactions of convection with the larger scale atmosphere – an observational perspective recording
10:00Carlos Velasco
Bureau of Meteorology
Multi-scale evaluation of NWP rainfall predictions across Australia recording
Break (10:15 – 10:45)

Climate and Weather Science for Energy, Agriculture and Services (Chair: Morwenna Griffiths)

10:45Francisco (Paco) Doblas Reyes
Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain
Climate prediction for climate services: uses in agriculture and energy recording
11:05Doerte Jakob
Bureau of Meteorology
A new national approach to assist Australians build resilience to climate hazards recording
11:25Mike Davidson
Australian Energy Market Operator, Australia
Emerging meterological issues in the energy industry recording
11:45Warwick Grace
Grace Research
The COtL Mesonets: R&D Opportunities recording
12:00Al Hawksford
Bureau of Meteorology
Trusted Private Automatic Weather Stations – Tapping the value of 10,000 privately owned automatic weather stations through automated recording
12:15Caroline Poulsen
Bureau of Meteorology
Surface solar irradiance measurements from satellite recording
12:30Tim Cowan
Bureau of Meteorology
Livestock chill conditions associated with the February 2019 Queensland floods recording
12:45Sam Emmerson
University of Oklahoma, USA
Demonstrating the Capabilities of a Low-Cost Passive Multistatic Weather Radar System through Observations and Simulations recording
Lunch (13:00 – 13:30)

Poster session

13:30 – 15:30Multiple presentersList of posters
Break (15:30 – 16:00)

Urban Weather (Chair: Charmaine Franklin)

16:00Martin Cope
CSIRO, Australia
Smoke obs and forecasting recording
16:15Vinod Kumar
Bureau of Meteorology
Development of an urban-scale model for the Paris Olympics Research Demonstration Project recording
16:30Song Chen
NEA, Singapore
On the applicability of urban canopy parameterization in building grey zone recording
16:45Melissa Hart
University of New South Wales, Australia
Urban climate research at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX): multi-scale observational and modelling approaches recording
Break (17:00 – 17:15)
17:15Karl Monnik
Bureau of Meteorology
A roadmap to access third party observations for urban applications recording
17:30Hartmut Bösch
University of Leicester, UK
Observing greenhouse gases from space – from climate applications towards monitoring of emissions from cities and point sources recording
17:50Richard Engelen
Monitoring and forecasting air quality in times of Corona recording
18:10Sue Grimmond
University of Reading, UK
Modelling Weather and Climate in Urban Environments recording
Day end (18:30)

Day 4: Thursday November 11th

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Fire and Drought Part 2 (Chair: Caroline Poulsen)

09:00John Abatzoglou
University of California, Merced, USA
Climate driven fire hazards: Knowledge and Limitations recording
09:30Marta Yebra
Australian National University, Australia
Changing fuel moisture dynamics, the influence in bushfire impacts and management recording
10:00Sujay Kumar
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA
Land data assimilation for characterizing fire-hydrology interactions recording
10:15Andrew Marshall
Bureau of Meteorology
Subseasonal drivers of extreme fire weather in Australia and its prediction in ACCESS-S1 during spring and summer recording
Break (10:30 – 11:30)
11:30Sarah Harris
Country Fire Authority, Australia
Fire agencies and research: embedding scientists within fire agencies and collaboration recording
11:45Ashkan Shokri
Bureau of Meteorology
Using Australian Water Outlook seasonal forecasts for fire risk prediction recording
12:00Hanh Nguyen
Bureau of Meteorology
Flash drought: Historical climatology, realtime monitoring and prediction recording

Antarctica and the Southern Ocean (Chair: Simon Alexander)

12:15Greg McFarquhar
Oklahoma University
Lessons learned from Southern Ocean Cloud- Aerosol-Precipitation-Radiation Field Campaigns in 2017-2018 and Needs for Future Observations recording
12:45David Bromwich
The Ohio State University
Year of Polar Prediction in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) recording
13:00Petra Heil
Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
Exploring the East Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone recording
Break (13:15 – 14:15)
14:15Sonya Fiddes
University of Tasmania, Australia
Evaluating ACCESS-AM2 cloud-radiative biases in the Southern Ocean using machine learning recording
14:45Marc Mallet
University of Tasmania, Australia
Shining sunlight on the Southern Ocean with machine learning recording
15:00Andy Hogg
Australian National University, Australia
A new, high-resolution circum-Antarctic ocean- sea ice model recording
15:15Irina Rudeva
Bureau of Meteorology
Low stratospheric anomalies linked to circulation regimes in the troposphere. From large-scale circulation to Victorian climate and from short-term anomalies to long-term trends recording

Innovations in Products and Forecasts (Chair: Stefan Zieger)

15:30Ilene Carpenter
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA
On the path to Exascale for weather and climate recording
15:45Monika Krysta
Bureau of Meteorology
National Analysis System recording
Break (16:00 – 16:30)
16:30Christian Stassen
Bureau of Meteorology
Added Value of Regional Climate Projections for Australia recording
16:45Debbie Hudson
Bureau of Meteorology
ACCESS-S2 and beyond: What's next for global coupled modelling recording
17:00Ulrike Bende-Michl
Bureau of Meteorology
Australian Water Outlook: innovation in serving water-sensitive customers recording
17:15Rachel Law
CSIRO, Australia
Modelling climate and carbon: the ACCESS submissions to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 recording
17:30Antje Weisheimer
Seasonal forecasts of the 20th Century recording
18:00Tim Graham
Met Office, UK
Developing coupled atmosphere-ocean NWP at the Met Office recording

Workshop Close

18:30Bertrand Timbal
Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Closing remarks recording
Day end (18:35)

This year the Annual R&D Workshop is supported by the following generous sponsors:

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