Symposium on the 50th
Anniversary
of
Operational Numerical
Weather Prediction

14-17 June 2004
University of Maryland
University College Inn and Conference Center

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Candid Photos
Photographs by William G. Collins

Tuesday Morning, June 15, 2004
Welcoming Remarks

Louis Uccellini, NCEP
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Louis Uccellini, NCEP
Louis Uccellini with NCEP org chart
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Louis Uccellini with NCEP org chart
Col. John Lanicci, AFWA
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Col. John Lanicci, AFWA
Capt. Chris Gunderson, FNMOC
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Capt. Chris Gunderson, FNMOC
Dean Steve Halperin, University of MD
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Dean Steve Halperin, University of MD
Opening Remarks
John Jones, NWS
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John Jones, NWS
Session 1: Operational Forecasting and the JNWPU
Ron McPherson, AMS, Session Chair
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Ron McPherson, AMS, Session Chair
Peter Lynch, Irish Met Service
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Peter Lynch, Irish Met Service
Historical Round Table Discussion
Moderator Ron McPherson with panel
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Moderator Ron McPherson with panel
Norm Phillips, NMC (ret.)
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Norm Phillips, NMC (ret.)
Fred Shuman, NMC (ret.)
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Fred Shuman, NMC (ret.)
Pall Bergthorsson, Meteorological Institute of Iceland (ret.)
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Pall Bergthorsson, Meteorological Institute of Iceland (ret.)
Harry Nicholson, FNMOC (Capt, USN, ret.)
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Harry Nicholson, FNMOC (Capt, USN, ret.)
Panel
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Panel
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Panel
Audience participation
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Audience participation
Audience participation
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Audience participation
Moderator and Panel
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Moderator and Panel
Session 2: Evolution of Supercomputers and Forecast Models
Bob Plante, Raytheon (ret.), Session Chair
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Bob Plante, Raytheon (ret.), Session Chair
2.1 Tom Rosmond, Naval Research Lab
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2.1 Tom Rosmond, Naval Research Lab
2.2 Tony Hollingsworth, ECMWF
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2.2 Tony Hollingsworth, ECMWF
Steve Tracton poses a question to Tony
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Steve Tracton poses a question to Tony
Tony responds as Bob Plante looks on
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Tony responds as Bob Plante looks on
2.3 Huug van den Dool, NCEP/CPC
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2.3 Huug van den Dool, NCEP/CPC
2.4 Steve Weiss, NCEP/SPC
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2.4 Steve Weiss, NCEP/SPC
Session 3: Evolution of Operational Numerical Weather Prediction
Mike Clancy, FNMOC, Session Chair
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Mike Clancy, FNMOC, Session Chair
3.1 Mark Surmeier, AFWA
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3.1 Mark Surmeier, AFWA
3.2 Geoff DiMego, NCEP/EMC
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3.2 Geoff DiMego, NCEP/EMC
3.3 Fedor Mesinger, NCEP/EMC
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3.3 Fedor Mesinger, NCEP/EMC
3.4 Ferd Baer, University of MD
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3.4 Ferd Baer, University of MD
3.5 Ken Mitchell, NCEP/EMC
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3.5 Ken Mitchell, NCEP/EMC
3.6 Stan Benjamin, NOAA/FSL
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3.6 Stan Benjamin, NOAA/FSL
Session 4: From Model Predictions to Forecasters: Then and Now
Chuck Wash, Moderator, Panel Discussion
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Chuck Wash, Moderator, Panel Discussion
Bob Glahn, NWS/MDL
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Bob Glahn, NWS/MDL
Capt. Chris Gunderson, FNMOC
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Capt. Chris Gunderson, FNMOC
Col. John Lanicci, AFWA
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Col. John Lanicci, AFWA
Louis Uccellini, NCEP
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Louis Uccellini, NCEP
Don Johnson questions the panel, while others wait their turn
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Don Johnson questions the panel, while others wait their turn