SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science (SCiCS)

The SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science (SCiCS) meets on selected Thursday afternoons, during the academic year, in room 214 Mudd, from 2:45-3:45 PM (unless otherwise noted).

Coordinator: Lorenzo Polvani

(Tuesday, 2:45 PM, 214 Mudd)
Fuqing Zhang, Penn State University
"Influence of Mountain-Plains Solenoid and Sea Breeze Circulations on Rainfall Diurnal Variations over Continents and Coast Lines"
Host: Shuguang Wang

(Monday, 2:45 PM, 214 Mudd)
Chaim Garfinkel, Hebrew University
"Coupling Between Stratospheric and Tropospheric Trends in the Northern Hemisphere over the Satellite Era"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

Nathan Paldor, Hebrew University
"Trapped, and Harmonic, Rossby waves on the β-plane: Theory, Simulations and Observations"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

William Koshak, NASA
"Remote Sensing of Lightning for Climate Studies"
Host: Michael Tippett

Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate Seminar - Registration Required
12:00-2:00 PM, Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway Avenue
David Titley, Penn State
"Climate Change and National Security: People, Not Polar Bears"
Contact: Hayley Martinez

Chris Bretherton, University of Washington
"Ultraparameterization: Using large eddy simulation for global simulation of boundary layer clouds and climate"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

Tuesday, 2:45 PM, Room 214 Mudd
David Raymond, New Mexico Tech
"Balanced Dynamics and Convection in the Tropical Atmosphere"

Host: Adam Sobel

Rong Zhang, GFDL
"Climate Impacts of the Atlantic Ocean"
Host: Katinka Bellomo


Kate Marvel, GISS
"Observed and Projected Changes to the Annual Cycle of Precipitation"
Host: Gabriel Chiodo

George Kiladis, NOAA
"Equatorial Waves and the Performance of the NCEP and ECMWF Operational forecast models during NOAA’s 2016 El Niño Rapid Response Campaign"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

Bill Randel, NCAR
"Dry layers in the tropical troposphere observed in CONTRAST and global behavior from GFS analyses"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

Talia Tamarin, Weizmann Institute
"The poleward deflection of midlatitude storm tracks and its variation under climate change"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

John Marshall, MIT
"Modulation of ITCZ migrations by the ocean's overturning cells"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

Allegra Legrande, NASA/GISS
Title TBA
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

Robert Muir-Wood, Risk Management Solutions - RMS
Title TBA
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

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SCiCS History

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