ESRL Physical Sciences Division Upcoming Seminars

PSD holds seminars in two locations: The PSD South Conference Room (1D403) and the Multipurpose Room (GC402) at the David Skaggs Research Center. All seminar attendees, including pedestrians and bike riders, are required to receive a Visitor Badge from the Visitor Center at the Boulder Dept. of Commerce facilities. Seminar attendees will need to present a valid U.S. photo ID or their Permanent Resident Alien card. If you are a Foreign National without permanent residency please email the seminar coordinator* at least 48 hours prior to the seminar to provide information required for security purposes. You will need to present your passport when you check in at the Visitor Center. Please allow extra time to accommodate these procedures. If you have any questions or are interested in presenting a seminar, please contact one of the following coordinators*: Barbara Herrli (303-497-3876) Barbara.S.Herrli@noaa.gov; Madeline Sturgill (303-497-5961) Madeline Sturgill@noaa.gov; or Shawn Dowd (303-497-6476) Shawn Dowd@noaa.gov.


Date Seminar
28 May 2014
Wednesday, 2:00pm
Chris White, Research Scientist, University of Tasmania,
Skill of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology seasonal forecast model (POAMA) for sub- or intra-seasonal predictions of extreme events.
Room 1D403 (Coordinator: Barbara)
30 Apr 2014
Wednesday, 1:30pm (special *FLASH* seminar)
Michael Alexander, PSD Climate Analysis Branch
Moisture pathways associated with Heavy Winter Precipitation in the Western US [Abstract]

Mimi Hughes, PSD Water Cycle Branch
Impacts of upstream terrain height and integrated water vapor transport angle on resultant precipitation during an inland-penetrating atmospheric river event. [Abstract]

Room 2A305(Coordinator: Barbara)
9 Apr 2014
Wednesday, 2:00pm (special *FLASH* seminar)
Gil Compo, PSD Climate Analysis Branch
Is the Pacific Walker Circulation changing in response to global warming? [Abstract]

Christopher Williams, PSD Weather and Climate Physics Branch
Using Ground-Based Observations to Validate Assumptions used in Satellite Rainfall Retrieval Algorithms. [Abstract]

Room 2A305(Coordinator: Barbara)
7 Apr 2014
Monday, 1:00pm
Ted Shepard, University of Reading in the U.K,
How predictable is the atmospheric circulation response to climate change.[Abstract]
Room 1D403 (Coordinator: Barbara)
2 Apr 2014
Wednesday, 2:00pm (special *FLASH* seminar)
Prashant D. Sardeshmukh, PSD Climate Analysis Branch
Is global warming significantly affecting daily weather extremes. [Abstract]

Christopher W. Fairall, PSD Weather and Climate Physics Branch
Ship-based Observations of Turbulence and Stratocumulus Cloud Microphysics in the SE Pacific Ocean from the VOCALS Field Program. [Abstract]

Room 1D403(Coordinator: Barbara)
21 Feb 2014
Friday, 3:00pm
Jessica Lundquist, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Washington
Improving Spatial Precipitation Estimates in Complex Terrain Using Streamflow and Snow Observations.[Abstract]
Room 1D403 (Coordinator: Shawn)
19 Feb 2014
Wednesday, 2:00pm
John Albers, National Science Foundation Fellow, NOAA/ESRL PSD
Relative Roles of Gravity and Planetary Waves in Vortex Preconditioning Prior to Sudden Stratospheric Warmings[Abstract]
Room 1D403 (Coordinator: Babs)
15 Jan 2014
Wednesday, 1:30pm
Dr. Jeffrey S. Whitaker, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO
Using Ensemble Forecasts to Improve Data Assimilation for Weather Prediction. [Abstract]
Room GC402
Special Sustainable Energy and Atmospheric Sciences Seminar
7 Jan 2014
Tuesday, 1:00pm
Lili Lei NCAR: Boulder, CO
Validation of a New Algorithm for Empirical Localization of Observations for Ensemble Kalman Filter Data Assimilation in Global and Regional Atmospheric Models [Abstract]
Room 1D403
 *FLASH* seminars:
A series of short, informal (20 minute talks, 10 minute discussions) designed to highlight recent PSD research.

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