2001 Symposium

Morning Session Chair:
Greg Elsaesser

8:00 – 9:00 Continental Breakfast; Sign-In

9:00 – 9:20 Welcome and Introductions
Greg Elsaesser
CO-Head coordinator, Ohio Severe Weather Symposium

Dr. Lawrence A. Brown
Chairperson, Department of Geography
Ohio State University

Dr. Jay Hobgood
Director, Atmospheric Sciences Program
Ohio State University


9:20 – 10:00 John Distefano/NWSFO Wilmington, Ohio
Science and Operations Officer
Xenia Tornado: “Some Perspective on the Severe Weather Episode over Southwest Ohio on 20 September 2000”

10:00 – 10:45 Tech Sgt. Chris Comte and Tech Sgt. Scott Thompson
Wright-Patterson AFB
“The 2000 Xenia Tornado: A Close-up Perspective”

10:45 – 11:00 Morning Break

11:00 – 11:30 Dr.Jeffrey C. Rogers
Professor of Geography
Ohio State University
“Wintertime Flooding in the Ohio River Valley:
Atmospheric Controls from the Pacific”

11:30 – 12:00 Additional Questions for Morning Session
Speakers, Audience Open Mike, Students
meet Speakers, Speaker Gifts/Photo Ops

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch, Campus/Derby Hall Tour

Afternoon Session Chair:
Eric Wilhelm

1:30 – 2:00 Dale W. Shipley
Executive Director of the Ohio
Emergency Management Agency
“How Ohio EMA responds to a severe weather event”

2:00 – 2:30 John Montgomery
Central Ohio Severe Weather Network
“The Role of Amateur Radio During Severe Weather”

2:30 – 2:40 Break

2:40 – 3:20 Dr.Harold Brooks
Head, Mesoscale Applications Group, Forecast Research and Development Division
National Severe Storms Laboratory
A Historical Look at Tornadoes: Deaths and Damage

3:20 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 4:30 Rod Scofield
Senior Research Meteorologist Hydrology Team of the NOAA/NESDIS/Atmospheric Research & Applications Division (ARAD)
Satellite Characteristics of Flash Flood producing thunderstorms over the Ohio Valley and Surrounding Area

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