SEAS Colloquium in Climte Science (SCiCS) 2015-2016

Fall 2015 Coordinator: Lorenzo Polvani

8/26/15 (Wednesday, 4 PM, 210 Mudd)
Zhiyong Meng, Peking University
"A High-Impact Extreme Weather Event:
The Record-breaking Heavy Rainfall and Tornado on 21 July 2012 in Beijing, China"

Host: Shuguang Wang

Naftali Cohen, Yale University
"Perspectives on moist baroclinic instability: implications for the growth of monsoon depressions"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

9/29/15 (Tuesday)
Dennis Hartmann, University of Washington
"Cloud Microphysics and Climate Dynamics"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

Ying Li, Colorado State University
"Two way interactions between cloud radiative effects and large-scale climate variability"
Host: Allison Wing

Anand Gnanadesikan, John Hopkins University
"Southern Ocean climate change: Convective variability and anthropogenic forcing"
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

Pedram Hassanzadeh, Harvard University
"Blocking variability: Arctic Amplification versus Arctic Oscillation"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

Pu Lin, Princeton University
"Understand climate changes in the tropical tropopause"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

Brian Rose, University at Albany, SUNY
"Understanding the effects of ocean circulation on radiative feedbacks and the planetary energy budget”
Host: Allison Wing (LDEO)

11/10/15 (Tuesday, 12-2 PM, Faculty House: Registration Required)
Joint SCiCS & Extreme Weather and Climate Seminar
Radley Horton, Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University
"When 1+1=3; Applying a Joint Hazard Framework to Climate Risk Management"

Lucas Harris, GFDL
"Towards convection-resolving simulation in GFDL global models"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

Thanksgiving Break - University Holiday

Tim Cronin, Harvard University
"Arctic Air Formation and Radiative-Advective Equilibrium"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

Spring 2016

1/21/16 (12:00-2:00 PM, 555 Lerner Hall - Registration Required)
Extreme Weather and Climate Initiative
Paul O'Gorman, MIT
"Precipitation Extremes, Snowfall, and Convective Storms in a Warming Climate"
For more information, contact Hayley Martinez

Ed Gerber, Courant Institute, NYU
"What drives the Brewer-Dobson Circulation and its response to Global Warming?"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

V. Balaji, Princeton/GFDL
"Why Do Climate Models Differ?"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

Kevin Reed, Stonybrook University
"Global Tropical Cyclone Simulations of Varying Complexity"
Host: Allison Wing

"Sahel Rainfall Response to a Uniform Oceanic Warming"
Host: Shuguang Wang

Extreme Weather and Climate Initiative
Rebecca Morss, NCAR
"Communication, interpretation, and use of information about extreme weather risks: Hurricane Sandy and beyond"
For more information, contact Hayley Martinez

Robert Pincus, NOAA
"Why the past isn’t prolog: radiative forcing and climate change past, present, and future"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

Daniel Stern, UCAR
"The Structure and Dynamics of Extreme Updrafts and Wind Speeds in Tropical Cyclones"
Host: Chia-Ying Lee

Tiffany Shaw, University of Chicago
"What can moist thermodynamics tell us about circulation shifts in response to uniform warming?"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

Jie He, GFDL
"What Drives the Projection of Subtropical Precipitation Decline?"
Host: Katinka Bellomo

Louise Nuijens, MIT
"When shallow convection deepens and precipitates: rethinking the role of subsiding regions in large-scale circulations"
Host: Aiko Voigt

Timothy Merlis, McGill University ('06 Applied Math, Columbia University)
"Temperature-dependent vs. temperature-independent anthropogenic tropical cyclone changes"
Host: Aditi Sheshadri

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