IN002:
An Object-Oriented View of Atmospheric Science: Feature Detection and Characterization in Big Data





Session ID#: 24654

Session Description:
Computation has played a substantial role in furthering atmospheric research that extends beyond running models. Objectively detecting features such as hurricanes, extra-tropical cyclones, atmospheric rivers, blocking anticyclones and other short term weather phenomena is a topic of great interest both to those who study their physical properties as well as to those interested in their impacts. Ongoing improvements in computational throughput is leading to the production of high resolution multi-decadal simulations leading terabyte to petabyte data sets. Machine learning and other innovative algorithms can provide rapid exploration of these massive datasets and lead to new insights into these features. This session highlights new methods and improvements in feature detection research.
Primary Convener:  Marielle Cristine Pinheiro, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States
Conveners:  Michael F Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States and Paul Aaron Ullrich, University of California Davis, Land, Air and Water Resources, Davis, CA, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Marielle Cristine Pinheiro, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States and Paul Aaron Ullrich, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Computational Research Division, Berkeley, CA, United States
Christine A Shields, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Paul Aaron Ullrich, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Computational Research Division, Berkeley, CA, United States, Jonathan J Rutz, NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States, Michael F Wehner, Berkeley Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States, Marty Ralph, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, United States and Leung Ruby, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Arturo Fernandez1,2, Karthik Kashinath2, Jon McAuliffe1, Mr. Prabhat2, Philip B Stark1 and Michael F Wehner2, (1)University of California Berkeley, Statistics, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
James Clark Biard, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, Asheville, NC, United States, Kenneth Kunkel, CICS-NC/NCDC, Asheville, NC, United States and Evan Racah, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Barbara Brown1, Christina P Kalb2, Caspar M. Ammann3 and Randy Bullock1, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Erol Cromwell and Donna Flynn, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Brian Kawzenuk1, Scott L Sellars1, Phu Nguyen2, F Martin Ralph3 and Soroosh Sorooshian4, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (3)Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (4)UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
Karthik Kashinath1, Grzegorz Muszynski2, Michael F Wehner3, Mr Prabhat2 and Vitaliy Kurlin4, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)Berkeley Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States, (4)University of Durham, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham, United Kingdom
Mr Prabhat1, Evan Racah2, Jim Biard3, Yunjie Liu2, Mayur Mudigonda1, Karthik Kashinath2, Christopher Beckham4, Tegan Maharaj4, Samira Kahou5, Chris Pal4, Travis Allen O'Brien6, Michael F Wehner7, Kenneth Kunkel8 and William Drew Collins9, (1)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellite North Carolina State, Asheville, NC, United States, (4)U. Montreal, Montreal, Canada, (5)Microsoft Research, Montreal, Canada, (6)Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division, Berkeley, CA, United States, (7)Berkeley Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States, (8)CICS-NC/NCDC, Asheville, NC, United States, (9)Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States