Harry R. Glahn Symposium: The Evolution of Post-processing Methods in Weather Forecasting and Analysis
This symposium will be held on Tuesday, 6 January and will honor the achievements of Dr. Harry R. (Bob) Glahn in the development and application of statistical methods in meteorology. Bob Glahn has been heavily involved in statistical meteorology throughout his career at the National Weather Service, and remains active in retirement. His career spanned over 50 years; from involvement in the U. S. Weather Bureau's efforts to develop objective forecasts from the early numerical models in the late 1950's, to the development of a nationwide high resolution gridded statistical post processing system for today's ensemble models. The symposium will examine Dr. Glahn's role in the development and implementation of methods of post-processing of weather information and will focus on how statistical methods enhance the quality of forecasts. It will consider the value added to meteorological information by objective statistical methods and will trace the information from the output of numerical models to the National Forecast Digital Database (NDFD), and the applications that the NDFD enables. Remarkably, nearly all of the statistical post processing methods used to enhance information along the route in the operational U.S. prediction system - from the output of numerical models to the publically accessible NDFD - can be traced, to a large extent, to work that Dr. Glahn has done during his long record of service for the Federal Government. This workshop will celebrate this monumental achievement and will explore the additional advances the future may hold.
Topics of the Symposium will include the following: (1) Statistical post-processing of model output; (2) Forecast dissemination; (3) Gridded forecasts; and (4) Forecast decision support. The program will be designed around these four themes with a poster session and two oral sessions in the morning and two in the afternoon, separated by the Symposium lunch. The Symposium will include both invited and contributed papers. The Program Committee warmly welcomes contributed papers; because the Symposium will have room for only a limited number of oral presentations, we anticipate that many contributions will be assigned to the poster session, which will be an important component of the Symposium
All registrants for the AMS Annual Meeting are invited to attend the Glahn Symposium. As part of this, a luncheon will be held on Tuesday, 6 January. The Glahn luncheon ticket is not included in the conference registration package and must be purchased separately. All attendees interested in the luncheon are encouraged to purchase tickets when preregistering since only a limited number will be available on site.