Department of Meteorology 

FALL  2000 Seminar Schedule

Seminars Committee Other seminars:
Dr. Hugo Berbery (chair) 
  • Atmospheric Chemistry Brown Bag Talks
  • Students' seminars
  • Prof. Da-Lin Zhang
    Dr. Ming Cai Past seminars:
    Fall 1999 / Spring 2000

    July 24: 
    Special seminar 
    Dr. Istvan Szunyogh
    NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Prediction
    Relationship between atmospheric baroclinic waves and the impact of targetted observations
    September 7
    Drs. Ming Cai and Eugenia Kalnay
    Department of Meteorology/University of Maryland
    SEMINAR CANCELED - New date: October 5
    September 14
    Dr. Dmitri Chalikov
    Ocean Modeling Branch - NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Prediction
    Development of the Ocean Forecasting System for MPP computers
    September 19
    at 3:00 pm
    Special seminar
    Dr. Thomas Cuff
    U.S. Naval Observatory - Washington, DC
    Operational Weather and Oceanography in the U.S. Navy
    September 21
    Dr. Jean Côté
    Meteorological Service of Canada - Numerical Methods Group
    Algorithmic developments around the Global Environmental Multiscale (GEM) model
    September 28
    Dr. Dale J. Allen
    Department of Meteorology/University of Maryland
    Lightning and Atmospheric Chemistry as Simulated with a Global Chemical Transport Model

    October 5
    Drs. Ming Cai and Eugenia Kalnay
    Department of Meteorology/University of Maryland
    The growing errors in the Cane-Zebiak coupled ocean-atmosphere model
    October 12
    Dr. Anne Thompson
    NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center and Department of Meteorology/University of Maryland
    Tropospheric Ozone Observations: An overview of recent advances
    Special seminar
    Oct. 17 at 3:00 pm
    Rm 3206 Math Bldg
    Dr. Lennart Bengtsson
    Director, Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology
    Will extreme weather events become more common in a future climate?
    Special seminar
    Oct. 18 at 3:00 pm
    Rm 3425 CSS
    Dr. K. R. Saha
    Former Director of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
    African Monsoons
    October 19
    Dr. Dennis Lettenmaier
    Department of Civil Engineering - University of Washington
    Challenges and opportunities in macroscale hydrology
    October 26
    Dr. Robert Hudson
    Department of Meteorology/University of Maryland
    Detection of decadal climate change from the total Ozone record
    Special seminar
    Oct. 31 at 11:00 am
    Rm 3425 CSS
    Dr. Hee-Sang Lee
    Department of Meteorology/Florida State University
    Improvement of initial state of clouds and its impact on cloud forecasts in the Florida State University Global Spectral Model
    November 2
    Dr. Ming Cai 
    Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland
    A theory on prevailing easterlies and zonally tilted thermocline over equatorial Pacific and the accompanying ENSO variability
    November 9
    Dr. Ants Leetmaa
    Climate Prediction Center - NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Prediction
    Monitoring and Forecasting Drought
    November 16
    Dr. Pao K. Wang
    Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences - University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Physical and Dynamical Processes at Cloud-top Level of Severe Thunderstorms
    November 23


    November 30
    Dr. Frank Evans
    Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences/ University of Colorado
    Retrieving and simulating cloud fields from ARM radar observations
    Special seminar (jointly sponsored with ESSIC)
    December 4 at 3:30 pm
    Rm 2114 CSS
    Dr. N. H. Saji
    Institute for Global Change Research, Frontier Research System for Global Change, Tokyo
    A View of the Indian Ocean Climate System From the Vantage Point of Dipole Mode Events
    December 7
    Dr. Eugene M. Rasmusson
    Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland
    On the trail of ENSO: Part I (1867-1969) A fascinating tale of scientific progress and missteps

    CANCELED AND TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR THE SPRING SERIES (due to schedule conflict with G. Philander's seminar; see

    Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held in RM. 2400 (the auditorium on the second floor in the new wing of the Computer & Space Sci. Bldg.) at 3:30 p.m. 
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