ESRL Physical Sciences Division Seminars 2017

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
20 Dec 2017
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Albin J. Gasiewski, University of Colorado at Boulder
Application of a CubeSat-Based Passive Microwave Constellation to Operational Meteorology
Room 2A305 (Contact: Shannon Kelly)
08 Dec 2017
Friday, 2:00 pm
Simon Parry, Center for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, UK and Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK Image
JOINT PSD -- NCEI SEMINAR: Systematic Assessment of Drought Termination in the UK in Reconstructed River Flow Data
Room 1D403 (Contact: Shannon Kelly)
02 Nov 2017
Thursday, 2:00 pm
Timothy Lahmers, University of Arizona, Tucson
Hydrometeorology of the southwest contiguous US: Enhancements to the WRF-Hydro National Water Model structure for semi-arid environments and evaluation of climate change impacts on monsoon convection
Room 2A305 (Contact: Robbie Desen)
11 Oct 2017
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Gang Chen, University of California, Los Angeles
Thermodynamic and Dynamic Mechanisms for the Hydrological Cycle over the Full Probability Distribution of Precipitation Events
Room 1D403 (Contact: Shannon Kelly)
10 Oct 2017
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Gil Compo , NOAA/ESRL PSD
Data denial experiments
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
06 Oct 2017
Friday, 10:00 am
Christopher Holloway , University of Reading (UK)
Mechanisms for convective aggregation in idealized and realistic simulations
Room 1D403 (Contact: Robbie Desen)
03 Oct 2017
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
George Kiladis and Juliana Dias, NOAA/ESRL PSD
The role of equatorial waves in the skill of NCEP and ECMWF forecast systems
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
19 Sep 2017
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Matt Newman, NOAA/ESRL PSD and AOP
Overview of ENRR activities past and present
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
18 Sep 2017
Monday, 1:30 pm
Dr. David DeWitt, Director, NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities in Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Forecasts
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
14 Aug 2017
Monday, 1:30 pm
Jin Huang, NOAA/CPO Earth System Science and Modeling Division
Earth System Science and Modeling Research Recent Advances and Emerging Opportunities for Support through the NOAA Climate Program Office
Room 1D708 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
08 Aug 2017
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Keith Dixon, NOAA GFDL
Examining the Performance of Statistical Downscaling Methods: Toward matching applications with the right tool
Room 1D403 (Contact: Shannon Kelly)
20 Jul 2017
Thursday, 3:00 pm
Elizabeth A. Maroon , CIRES
Variability in AMOC strength modifies the Northern Hemisphere surface temperature response in the CESM Large Ensemble
Room 1D403 (Contact: Robbie Desen)
14 Jun 2017
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Drew Gronewold, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
NOAA Hydrological Science and Research: leveraging regional perspectives and technical expertise
Room 1D403 (Contact: Shannon Kelly)
06 Jun 2017
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Michael Hobbins,
Evaporative Demand and Drought: Dynamics and opportunities in early warning, monitoring, and forecasting

Gijs de Boer,
Drone Invasion: What are "sUAS" and what can they do for PSD?
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
26 May 2017
Friday, 11:00 am
Bernhard Pospichal, University of Cologne, Germany
10 years of ship-based atmospheric remote sensing of clouds and aerosols over the Atlantic Ocean

Claudia Acquistapace, University of Cologne, Germany
Comparing Boundary layer description from ICON model with ground based observations: a detailed look at warm rain formation
Room 2A305 (Contact: Shannon Kelly)
17 May 2017
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Stipo Sentic, Physics Department, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM
Studying Tropical Convective Organization Using the Weak Temperature Gradient Approximation
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
16 May 2017
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Jeffery Whitaker,
Modeling Model Uncertainty due to Unresolved Dynamics

Jih-Wang Aaron Wang,
Impact of ENRR Observations on Global Weather Forecasts
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
10 May 2017
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Sharon Sessions, Physics Department, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM
Balanced Dynamics in Tropical Disturbances
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
02 May 2017
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Lisa Darby,
A Look at Precipitation Forecasts at Eight Locations in the Western U.S.

Gary Wick,
SHOUT: Preliminary Results from the ENRR and Hurricane Campaigns
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
18 Apr 2017
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Hui Ding,
Skillful Seasonal Forecast of the Tropical Indo-Pacific SST Variability Using Model-based Analogs

Candida Dewes,
Drought Risk Assessment Under Climate Change is Sensitive to Methodological Choices for the Estimation of Evaporative Demand
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
04 Apr 2017
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Katherine McCaffrey, PSD Boundary Layer Observations and Processes Team
Turbulence Dissipation Rates from Wind Profiling Radars at the BAO and in the Second Wind Forecast Improvement Project

Christopher Cox, PSD Polar Observations and Processes Team
Drivers and Environmental Responses to the Changing Annual Snow Cycle of Northern Alaska
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
21 Mar 2017
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Philip Pegion, NOAA/ESRL PSD
Building the Next Generation Global Prediction System

Andrea Thorstensen, NOAA/ESRL PSD
Characterizing Parameter Uncertainty of a Distributed Hydrologic Model via Basin Internal Observations
Room 2A-305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
20 Mar 2017
Monday, 2:00 pm
Lisa Bengtsson, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Improved forecast of coastal convective clouds and precipitation in the AROME-model using stochastic cellular automata
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
07 Mar 2017
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Byron Blomquist, PSD
Results from HIWINGS

Leslie Hartten​, PSD
El Niño in 2015-16: The View from Kiritimati Island
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
01 Mar 2017
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Steven Feldstein, Pennsylvania State University
Stationary Wave Interference, Arctic Amplification, Sea Ice Loss and its possible impact on Midlatitudes
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
22 Feb 2017
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Sukyoung Lee, Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Pennsylvania State University
Tropically Excited Arctic warMing mechanism (TEAM): A Theory based on a General Circulation Perspective
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
21 Feb 2017
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
​Juliana Dias , NOAA/ESRL PSD
Performance of the NCEP Global Forecast System (GFS) and ECMWF High Resolution (HRES) forecast models during NOAA's 2016 El Niño Rapid Response Campaign

Andrew Hoell, NOAA/ESRL PSD
Reconciling Theories for Human and Natural Attribution of Recent East Africa Drying
Room 2A305 (Contact: Richard Lataitis)