AMS Riverside Schedule 2017

Riverside participation at AMS 2017

Monday, January 23

Poster Session: Erin Jones, Eric Maddy, Kevin Garrett, (Krishna) Vattompadam Krishnakumar

“Converging Remote Sensing and Data Assimilation Techniques: A Data Fusion Approach for Near-Real-Time 4D Analyses”. Erin Jones, RTi, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park MD; and E. Maddy, K. Garrett, S.A. Boukabara, B. Johnson, L. Liu, and K. Kumar

Room: 4E (Washington State Convention Center)

Tuesday, January 24

Presentation: Narges Shahroudi

9:30 – 9:45 AM

“Impact Assessment of Geostationary microwave Sounders on NOAA Global NWP System through Global Observational System Simulation Experiment”. Narges Shahroudi, NOAA, College Park MD; and Y. Zhou, I. Moradi, K. Ide, and S.A. Boukabara

Room: 607 (Washington State Convention Center)

Larry Brazil & George Smith Session Co-Chair

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

“Adding value to weather and water forecasts through APIs and web services – Does increased data availability lead to improvements?”

33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies

Room: 608 (Washington State Convention Center)

Presentation: Lynn Johnson

11:30 – 11:45 PM

“Distributed Hydrological Modeling for NWS Flash Flood Operations”. Lynn E. Johnson, CIRA/Colorado State, Boulder, CO; and J. Halgren, R. Cifelli, T. Coleman, J. Labadie, and G. H. Park

Room: 608 (Washington State Convention Center)

Presentation: George Smith, Brian Ashe, Larry Brazil, Ward Seguin

11:45 – 12:00 PM

“Integrating Drone Images and Videos to Increase the Value of Observed Data and Model Forecasts for Flooding Events”. George Smith, Riverside Technology, Inc., Fort Collins, CO; and B. Ashe, L. E. Brazil, and W. Seguin

Room: 608 (Washington State Convention Center)

Brian Mischel Session Co-Chair

1:30 – 2:30 PM

“Considerations and Best Practices for the Transition of Research to Operations”

7th Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations. Session – with Stephen Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA

Room: 612 (Washington State Convention Center)

Presentation: Mark LaJoie

2:00 – 2:15 PM

“Support to the Satellite Needs Working Group”. Robert Reining, NOAA/NESDIS/TPIO, Silver Spring, MD; and M. LaJoie, V. Ries, J. D. Taylor, and M. Yuen-Murphy

Room: 620 (Washington State Convention Center)

Presentation: Kevin Garrett, Eric Maddy, Erin Jones, (Krishna) Vattompadam Krishnakumar

2:15 – 3:00 PM

“Data Fusion of Environmental Data Based on Converging Remote Sensing and Data Assimilation Techniques”. Kevin Garrett, RTi, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and E. Maddy, S.A. Boukabara, E. Jones, B. Johnson, L. Liu, and K. Kumar

Room: Location TBD

Brian Mischel Session Co-Chair

4:00 – 5:30 PM

“Earth Science Product, Model and Algorithm Improvements for Weather, Water, Climate Transitions of Research to Operations”

7th Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations. Session –with Eric Fetzer, NASA/JPL

Room: 612 (Washington State Convention Center)

Poster Session: Narges Shahroudi

“Observational System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) for Assessing Impact of Micro-sized Microwave Atmospheric Satellite (MicroMAS) on NOAA Global NWP System”. Narges Shahroudi, NOAA, College Park, MD; and Y. Zhou, T. Zhu, K. Ide, and S.A. Boukabara

Room: 4E (Washington State Convention Center)

Wednesday, January 25

Presentation: Aaron Pratt

9:45 – 10:00 AM

“Update to NOAA’s Observing System Architecture Assessment Capabilities”. Aaron Pratt, Riverside Technology inc., Silver Spring, MD; and D. Helms, L. Cantrell Jr., R. Reining, and V. Ries

Room: 310 (Washington State Convention Center)

Brian Mischel Session Co-Chair

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

“Advances in Satellite Observations for Earth Science & Observing Technologies: Part I”

7th Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations. Session –with Robert Bauer, NASA/ESTO

Room: 3AB (Washington State Convention Center)

Presentation: Andrew Eichmann, (Krishna) Vattompadam Krishnakumar

1:45 – 2:00 PM

“Global forecast Dropout Prediction Tool (GFDPT) Project: Status and Preliminary Results”. Andrew Eichmann, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and V.K. Kumar, J.C. Alpert, and S.A. Boukabara

Room: Yakima 2 (Washington State Convention Center)

Poster Session: Biljana Orescanin

“Land Surface Emissivity in the GSI: Evaluation of the First Guess and Control Variable”. Biljana Orescanin, RTi, College Park, MD; and A. Collard, B. Johnson, T. Auligne, and J.C. Derber

Room: 4E (Washington State Convention Center)

Thursday, January 26

Thanh Vo Dinh Session Co-Chair

1:30 – 3:00 PM

“Capabilities Enabling the Transition of Research to Operations: Part III”

7th Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations. Session –with Eric Miller, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA/TPIO

Room: 401 (Washington State Convention Center)

RTI International acquires Water Resource Engineering division of Riverside Technology.

Riverside Technology, inc. to maintain current Federal scientific support contracts

Riverside Technology, inc. has reached a merger agreement with RTI International, wherein RTI has acquired the Fort Collins based consulting division of Riverside. This division provides water resources management and engineering services to clients worldwide. The non-consultation portion of Riverside will continue to be based in Fort Collins, CO and serve its Federal customers including NOAA, USGS, US Fish and Wildlife, USDA, and others with scientific support services.

RTI is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and has a staff of approximately 4,700 that provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries. The acquisition will bring the specialized expertise and services of Riverside’s water resource engineers and RTI’s proven research and implementation capabilities together.

“We are excited to join an excellent and reputable organization that shares our mission-driven approach and core values,” said former Riverside CEO and new RTI Division Vice President Larry Brazil, Ph.D. “Together, our enhanced capacity will position us to expand our service offerings in the vital arena of water resources management in support of solving the world’s most challenging water, land and climate problems. This also presents an opportunity for the remaining Riverside team to grow the company in new directions.”

“Riverside will continue providing the support services our customers have come to expect from us as well as maintaining the highest levels of customer service,” said new Riverside CEO Brian Ashe. “We are very excited for the future direction of Riverside and the opportunities in front of us. We have an excellent team in place at Riverside and we will move ahead as a company focused on providing superior services to our Federal customer base.”