SEAS Colloquium in Climte Science (SCiCS) 2016-2017

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
"Volcanic Implementation in GISS ModelE2.1 using MATRIX aerosol microphysics:
a full circle on paleoclimate motivated model development and improvement"

Host: Lorenzo Polvani

Christian Otto, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
"Modeling the propagation of disaster-induced losses in the global economic network:
The dynamic agent-based model acclimate"

Host: Adam Sobel

Special Time/Location: 2:00-4:00 PM - Registration Required
Social Hall, Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway @121st
Robert Muir-Wood, Risk Management Solutions - RMS
"The Cure for Catastrophe – how we can stop manufacturing natural disasters"
Host: Adam Sobel

No Seminar (Spring Break)

Special day: Monday, 2:45 PM, 210 Mudd (APAM Conference Room)
Blaz Gasparini, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science - ETH
"Cirrus cloud formation mechanisms and geoengineering potential – could cirrus seeding limit part of the global warming?"
Host: Gabriel Chiodo

Isaac Held, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
"Some problems in Quasi-Geostrophic Dynamics"
Aditi Sheshadri

Shineng Hu, Yale University
The development of 2015 extreme El Nino and the end of global warming "hiatus"
Host: Shuguang Wang

4/20/17 (coordinated by the Climate Center)
Daven Henze, University of Colorado, Boulder
"Dimension reduction, error estimation, and the Randomized Incremental Optimal Technique (RIOT) for large-scale Bayesian atmospheric inversions and data assimilation"
Host: Arlene Fiore
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