Penn State Gravity Wave Workshop 2009

(Penn State, Department of Meteorology)

A 1-day mini-workshop featuring ten invited speakers. Interested faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome to join the workshop.

What GR
When Jun 05, 2009
from 08:30 am to 06:00 pm
Where 529 Walker Building
Contact Name Fuqing Zhang
Contact email
Contact Phone (814) 865-0470
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PSU Gravity Wave Workshop 2009

Friday, 5 June 2009, Room 529, Walker Building, PSU Campus


8:30 a.m.  Welcome remarks by Bill Brune, Department Head

8:45 a.m.  Introduction (Fuqing Zhang)


9:00 a.m. Marvin Geller: US High Resolution Radiosonde Analyses - Convective and Spontaneous
Emission Sources

9:30 a.m.  Tai-Yin Huang: Using Airglow Variations as a proxy for global climate change

10:00-10:30 a. m. Coffee break


10:30 a.m.  Anne Thompson: Gravity Wave Signatures in Tropical Ozonesonde Profiles from the
SHADOZ Network

11:00 a.m. Fuqing Zhang: Aircraft observations and mesoscale simulation of gravity waves in the
lower stratosphere

11:30 a.m.  Discussion

12:00-1:30 Lunch break

MODELING SESSION 1 (Marvin Geller)

1:30 p.m. Shuguang Wang: Propagation and generation of gravity waves from atmospheric jets within
vortex dipoles

2:00 p.m. Todd Lane: Links and feedbacks between convectively generated gravity waves and
tropospheric convection

2:30 p.m. Tim Dunkerton: Gravity waves in Hurricane Katrina

3:00-3:30 p.m. Coffee break

3:30 p.m.  MODELING SESSION 2 (Tim Dunkerton)

3:30 p.m. Kaoru Sato: Gravity wave characteristics in the middle atmosphere explicitly simulated by
a general climate model

4:00 p.m. Andrew Gerrard: Towards Synoptic Global Middle Atmospheric Gravity Wave
Forecasting: FOREGRATS Status and Applications

4:30 p.m. Yoshi Tomikawa: Three-dimensional wave activity flux applicable to gravity waves

5:00 p.m. Discussion

6:00 p.m. Adjourn