19OESS and 13R2O Oral and Poster Winners Announced

The 19th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems (19OESS) and 13th
Conference on Transition of Research to Operations (13R2O)
are pleased to announce the following
winners of their combined student competition for the best oral and poster presentations.

Oral Presentation Winners

1st Place ($200): Meng Zhou, University of Iowa, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics, Atmospheric and Environmental Research Laboratory, Iowa City, IA
Tracking aerosol for the night: algorithm development of the ocean and land aerosol optical depth
retrieval from VIIRS moonlight observation

1st Place ($200): Thomas Juliano, Rutgers, Maple Shade, NJ
Extracting Vertical Wind Shear using Cloud Drift Motions Retrieved from Fine Temporal Resolution Satellite Imagery

2nd Place ($100): W. Massey Bartolini, University at Albany, Albany, NY
Evaluating Stochastic Parameter Perturbations in High-Resolution Rapid Refresh Ensemble (HRRRE) Forecasts

2nd Place ($100): Timothy Corrie, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Improving the HRRR Visibility Diagnostic by Adding Attenuation from Blowing Snow

3rd Place ($50): Evan Belkin, NOAA Storm Prediction Center Intern, Norman, OK
2021 NOAA/NWS SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Verification

3rd Place ($50): Connor Bruce, University of Oklahoma, School of Meteorology, Norman, OK
Considerations for CopterSonde Use in National Weather Service Operational Forecasting

Honorable Mention ($25): Ethan Schaefer, CIMMS, Glen Allen, VA
Persistent Challenges in Forecasting Cold Pools over Canaan Valley with the National Blend of Models (NBM)

Honorable Mention ($25): Skylar Gertonson, Valparaiso University, Dept. of Geography & Meteorology, Valparaiso, IN
Tornado Outbreak Predictability: How Far Can We Take It?

Poster Presentation Winners

1st Place ($200): Ethan O'Neill, Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
Environmental Influences on Hazards Produced by Long-Track Supercells

2nd Place ($100): Mark De Bruin, National Weather Service - Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD
Automation of GOES-16 ABI Data to Assess Hail Swath Vegetation Damage

Honorable Mention ($50): Sieun Lee, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
Retrieval Sensitivity to a Priori Profiles for GEMS NO2 and HCHO

Honorable Mention ($50): Qurat Faiz, NOAA/Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies, New York, NY
Monthly Climatology of LST of CONUS and Mesoamerica using GOES-16