ESRL Physical Sciences Division Seminars 2016

The PSD Seminar Series is typically held bi-weekly at 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays and features a mix of internal and external speakers. The goal of the series is to facilitate collaboration between PSD and external scientists. The series is co-sponsored by partners at CIRES.

If you have any questions about the series, or are interested in presenting a seminar, please contact the coordinators at: psd.seminars@noaa.gov.

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Date Seminar
30 Nov 2016
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Patrick Laloyaux, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Earth system climate reanalyses at ECMWF
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
09 Nov 2016
Wednesday, 3:30 pm
Reto Knutti,, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
The value and purpose of the next generation climate models: Joint with CSD
Room 2A305 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
03 Nov 2016
Thursday, 2:00 pm
Clara Draper, NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office / GESTAR University Space Research Association, Greenbelt, MD.
Land data assimilation, and the use of land surface observations in NASA GMAO's reanalysis program
Room 2A-305 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
02 Nov 2016
Wednesday, 11:00 am
Francesca Viterbo, CIMA Foundation, Savona, Italy; Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, National Research Council, Turin, Italy; University of Genova, Genova, Italy
High-resolution hydro-meteorological modeling of extreme weather events over complex orography areas: applications of WRF and WRF-Hydro model configurations
Room 2A305 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
28 Oct 2016
Friday, 11:00 am
Evan Kalina, NRC Research Associate, NOAA AOML Hurricane Research Division
Severe convective weather: Microphysical insights from models and dual-polarization radar
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Room 2A305 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
24 Oct 2016
Monday, 11:00 am
Maria Frediani, School of Engineering - University of Connecticut
Forecast Post-Processing with Object-Based Analogs: A Technique to Reduce Spatial Dimensionality and Preserve Local Covariance
Room 2A305 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
14 Oct 2016
Friday, 11:00 am
Janice Bytheway, Colorado State University
An Assessment of Warm Season Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts from the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) Model
Room 2A305 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
13 Oct 2016
Thursday, 11:00 am
Sam Lillo, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Impacts of anomalous mid-latitude wave activity during a strong El Niño
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
01 Sep 2016
Thursday, 11:00 am
Brian Mapes, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami
Learning about processes and predictability from pseudo-assimilation in global models
Room 2A305 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
02 Aug 2016
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Laura Slivinski, PSD Dynamics and Multiscale Interactions Team
Biases in the 20th Century Reanalysis Version 2c and a Comparison to Version 3

Jian-Wen Bao, PSD Forecast and Modeling Development Team
Crossing the “Unknown Land” in the Parameterization of Subgrid Turbulent Mixing
Room 2A305 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
27 Jul 2016
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Adam Sobel, Professor, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University
Understanding deep convection by parameterizing large-scale dynamics
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
20 Jul 2016
Wednesday, 11:00 am
Yukiko Imada, Researcher, Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan
South Pacific influence on the termination of El Niño in 2014
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
19 Jul 2016
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Andrey Grachev, PSD POP Team
Annual and latitudinal variations of surface fluxes and surface meteorology at Arctic terrestrial sites

Matthew Shupe, PSD POP Team
Multi-disciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) - Building a process-level understanding of the evolving Arctic
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
13 Jul 2016
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Isla Simpson, NCAR
The mid-latitude circulation response to global warming: mechanisms and model diversity
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
21 Jun 2016
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Gary Wick,
Estimation and Evaluation of Near-Real Time Diurnal Warming Products for Use with Sea Surface Temperature Analyses

Sergey Matrosov,
Radar-based Rain Rate Estimators and their Variability due to Rainfall Type: An Assessment using Hydrometeorology Testbed Data from Southeastern United States
Room 2A-305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
15 Jun 2016
Wednesday, 3:00 pm
Heike Kalesse, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), Germany
From cirrus studies based on cloud radar moments to mixed-phase cloud studies based on cloud radar Doppler spectra as well as synergistic cloud radar-lidar observations
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
07 Jun 2016
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Stefan Tulich, AOP
Convectively Coupled Gravity Waves in Global Models vs Observations

Martin Hoerling, APA
CA Drought Recovery: Integrating Attribution & Prediction Science
Room 2A-305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
17 May 2016
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Naoko Sakaeda, PSD Atmosphere-Ocean Processes Team
The Variability of the Tropical Diurnal Cycle Associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation

Antonietta Capotondi, PSD Dynamics and Multiscale Interactions Team
Optimal Precursors of ENSO Diversity
Room 2A-305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
19 Apr 2016
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Kelly Mahoney, PSD Hydrometeorology Modeling and Applications Team
Examining terrain elevation assumptions used in current extreme precipitation estimation practices: A modeling study of the 2013 Colorado Front Range floods

Tom Hamill, PSD Forecast and Modeling Development Team
How bad can a one-hour forecast be?
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
05 Apr 2016
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Jim Wilczak,
The Second Wind Forecast Improvement Project: Overview and Connection to the PSD Columbia Gorge Integrated Project​

Ola Persson​,
Surface Energy Fluxes During Arctic Freeze-Up
Room 2A-305 (Contact: Rich)
15 Mar 2016
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Ji-Eun Kim ,
Wave influence on tropical high cirrus clouds as observed by the Global Hawk​

Lantao Sun,
What caused the recent "Warm Arctic, Cold Continents" trend pattern in winter temperatures?​
Room 2A-305 (Contact: Rich)
25 Feb 2016
Thursday, 10:30 am
Kelly Ryan, University of Miami
OSSE Evaluation of Aircraft Reconnaissance Flight Patterns and their impact on Hurricane Forecasts
Room 2A305 (Contact: Babs)
17 Feb 2016
Wednesday, 3:00 pm
Brian Henn, University of Washington Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Using Indirect Observations to Infer Patterns of Precipitation in the Sierra Nevada
Room 1D-403 (Contact: Babs)
11 Feb 2016
Thursday, 2:00 pm
Lance F. Bosart, The University at Albany/SUNY
Predictability Challenges Associated with Significant North American Weather Events during Winter 2014–2015
Room 1D-403 (Contact: Maddie)
08 Feb 2016
Monday, 2:00 pm
Jonghun Kam, Cooperative Institute for Climate Science, Princeton, NJ, 08540 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA, Princeton, NJ, 08540
Attribution Assessment for Recent Climate Extremes: Record Annual Mean Warmth during 2014 and the 2011-14 California Drought
Room 1D-403 (Contact: babs)