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).

Coordinators: Lorenzo Polvani  & Adam Sobel

Oliver Watt-Meyer, University of Washington
"Extratropical circulation response to warming: role of cloud radiative effects and ITCZ width changes"
Host: Rei Chemke

Tom Beucler, MIT
"Interaction between water vapor, radiation and convection in the Tropics"
Host: Rei Chemke

Kelly Hereid, Chubb Insurance
"Outstanding Problems in Catastrophe Modeling"

Host: Adam Sobel

Malte Jansen, University of Chicago
"Understanding the Deep Ocean’s Response to Global Temperature Change on Time Scales from Decades to Millennia"
Host: Rei Chemke

Kuni Inoue, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
"New Diagnostic Applications of Fourier Analyses to the Assessments of Tropical Waves:
Assessments of Vertical Velocity Profiles and Moist Static Energy Budgets"

Host: Rei Chemke

Sandra Yuter, North Carolina State University
"Abrupt cloud clearing of marine stratocumulus in the subtropical southeast Atlantic"
Host: Adam Sobel


Paul Kushner, University of Toronto
"Probing the drivers of the Northern Hemispheric response to Arctic sea ice loss"
Host: Adam Sobel

Stephan Rasp, Ludwig-Maximilians University
"Machine learning to represent atmospheric sub-grid processes"
Host: Rei Chemke

Gregory Elsaesser, NASA GISS 

Host: Adam Sobel

This seminar is open to the public. Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event at Columbia University, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 212.854.2388 or

SCiCS History

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