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: Adam Sobel (Fall) & Lorenzo Polvani (Spring)

September 12
Rick Russotto, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
"Responses of the Climate to Solar Geoengineering as Simulated by Reducing the Solar Constant"
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

September 19
Valentina Aquila, American University
"Climate impacts of the Mount Pinatubo eruption: from the stratosphere to the troposphere"
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

September 26
Amy Clement, University of Miami
"The Causes of Atlantic Climate Variability"
Host: Rei Chemke

October 3
Mitch Bushuk, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton
"Arctic Sea Ice Predictability in a Changing Cryosphere"
Host: Rei Chemke

October 17
Noah Brenowitz, Vulcan Inc.
"Coupling Neural Networks to GCMs"
Host: Pierre Gentine

October 21 - Joint NASA GISS Lunch Seminar / SCICS
Monday, 1:00 PM, NASA/GISS Institute
Sebastian Milinski, Max Planck Institut für Meteorologie
Internal variability in a changing climate—a large ensemble perspective on tropical Atlantic rainfall"
Host: Clara Orbe
Due to security regulations, presentations on the GISS premises are not open to the general public. If you are interested in attending this seminar, please contact Dr. Clara Orbe and review the security guidelines ahead of time.

October 24
Laure Zanna, Courant Institute, NYU
"What controls the rate the ocean heat uptake in transient climate change?"
Host: Rei Chemke

November 14
Kai Kornhuber, Earth Institute, Columbia University
"Rossby Wave dynamics and simultaneous weather extremes"
Host: Rei Chemke

November 21
Yanni Yuval, MIT
Host: Rei Chemke

January 9
David Etheridge
, Climate Science Centre, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
Host: Gavin Schmidt

January 30
Stephan Fueglistaler, Princeton University
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

March 12
Gilbert Compo, NOAA/ESRL
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

March 26
Jen Kay, University of Colorado, Boulder
Host: Rei Chemke

April 9
Andrea Dittus, University of Reading
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

April 16
Timothy Merlis, McGill University
Host: Rei Chemke

These seminars are 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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