University of Maryland  
Home Overview Educational Programs Research People
   Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science   

Fall 2006
Information for Speakers
Instructions for Contact Person
Directions for Visitors
Past Seminars
Other Seminar Series
Unless stated otherwise, seminars are on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Auditorium (Rm. 2400) on the second floor of the New Wing of the Computer and Space Science Building.

Coffee, tea and cookies are served in the adjoining Atrium at 3:00 p.m.


August 31 "Climatic Consequences of Regional Nuclear Conflicts"
Prof. Alan Robock

Rutgers University
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff:


September 7
"The Tropical Pacific Meridional Mode and ENSO-like Decadal Variability"
Prof. Dan Vimont

Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Contact: Sumant Nigam:

September 21
"Multimodel Ensemble Prediction System in Spain"
Dr. Jose Garcia-Moya

National Institute of Meteorology, Spain
Contact: Eugenia Kalnay:
Relevant Paper

September 25
"Understanding the Land-Cloud-Atmosphere Interaction"
Dr. Alan Betts

Atmospheric Research
Relevant Paper 1
Relevant Paper 2
Contact: Eugenia Kalnay:

September 28
No Seminar


October 5
"Recent Changes in Arctic-Atlantic Climate"
Dr. Helge Drange

Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Norway
Contact: Emily Becker:

October 12
"Indian Ocean Climate Variability of Relevance to Biogeochemistry"
Prof. Ragu Murtugudde
University of Maryland, College Park

October 19
"The mesoscale dynamics associated with fire-atmosphere interactions"
Dr. Jay Charney

USDA Forest Service
Contact: Daniel Kirk-Davidoff:

October 26
"Diagnosing Climate Model Fidelity"
Prof. Daniel Kirk-Davidoff

University of Maryland


November 2
"NCEP Update: Review of Progress in Operational Weather, Climate and Ocean Forecasts"
Dr. Louis Uccellini

Slides from the Talk
Movie 1
Movie 2
Contact: Eugenia Kalnay:

November 9
"How do "greenhouse" Climates Work?"
Prof. Matthew Huber

Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Purdue University
Relevant Paper
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff:

November 16
Human impacts on atmospheric deposition of iron
Dr. Natalie Mahowald

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff:

November 23
Thanksgiving, no lecture

November 30
Stratosphere-troposphere Interactions Forced by Variations in Snow Extent
Prof. Paul Kushner

University of Toronto
Contact: Sumant Nigam:


December 7
Sensitivity study of T2m and precipitation forecasts to soil moisture initial condition using NCEP WRF ensemble system
Dr. Jun Du

PowerPoint Slides of Talk
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff:

December 14