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Fall 2007
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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.


September 6
From Physics to Fish: Nature's rules and biological loopholes
Prof. Ragu Murtugudde

Dep't. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
University of Maryland

September 13
Modeling Marine Microbial Communities
Dr. Mick Follows

Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Contact: Ragu Murtugudde:

September 20
Observing System Experiments using NCEP Operational Data Assimilation Systems
Mr. James Jung

Contact: Eugenia Kalnay:

September 27
Africa's role in global water and carbon cycles: Diagnosing ecosystem processes and connections to climate
Dr. Christopher Williams

Contact: Ning Zeng:


October 4
Examples of Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation in Oceanography
Dr. Ibrahim Hoteit

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Contact:Eugenia Kalnay:

October 11
Tropical and Subtropical Salinity and Hydrologic System Variability During the Late Quaternary
Prof. Howard Spero

Department of Geology, U.C. Davis
Contact: Ning Zeng:

October 18
"Climate change in the Sahel"
Dr. Alessandra Giannini

IRI for Climate and Society/Columbia University
Contact: Ernesto Munoz:

October 25
Weather by the Numbers: The Development of NWP in the Mid-Twentieth Century
Prof. Kristine Harper

Humanities Department, New Mexico Tech
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff:


November 1
Self-maintaining jets and subtropical drying in the greenhouse
Prof. Walter Robinson

NSF/University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff:

November 8
"Hadley circulation and monsoon dynamics."
Prof. Tapio Schneider

Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff:

November 15
Regional radiative forcing vs regional climate response: Implications for science and for environmental policy
Dr. Hiram Levy

NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Contact: Russ Dickerson:

November 22
Thanksgiving, no lecture

November 29
From the Laboratory to the Storm Environment: Integrating Observations and Models of Rainfall Microphysics
Prof. Ana Barros

Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Duke University
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff:


December 6
"The Orbiting Carbon Observatory"
Prof. Ross Salawitch

University of Maryland