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Spring 2007
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Past Seminars
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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.
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Special Seminar:
Friday, January 12 at 11 am in CSS 3425
Impact of climate change on the water cycle in West Africa:
Numerical modelling and uncertainty
Dr. Tristan d'Orgeval

Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique du C.N.R.S.
Contact: Hugo Berbery


February 1
Hybrid Variational/Ensemble Data Assimilation
Dr. Dale Barker

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

February 8
Climate Change Technology Research: Do we need a Manhattan Project for the Environment?
Mr. Lee Lane

Climate Policy Center
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

February 15
Tracking the sources of stratospheric water: new measurements of isotopic markers of deep convection
Dr. Elizabeth Moyer

Harvard University
Contact:Dan Kirk-Davidoff

February 22
Causes and Impacts of the 2005 Amazon Drought
Prof. Ning Zeng

University of Maryland
Contact: Ning Zeng


March 1
The Global Aerosol System as Viewed by MODIS Today
Dr. Lorraine Remer

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact: Zhanqing Li

March 8
Linking Landscape and Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin for 200 years
Prof. R. Eugene Turner

Louisiana State University
Contact: Daniel Kirk-Davidoff

March 15
SO2 over China detected with EOS Aura Ozone Monitoring Instrument and aircraft in-situ measurements
Dr. Nickolay A. Krotkov

Contact: Zhanqing Li
Background on OMI
Relevant Paper

March 22
Spring Break --- No Seminar

March 29
Tropical influences on the hydroclimate and vegetation of Central and Southwest Asia
Prof. Matt Barlow

U. Mass Lowell
Contact: Sumant Nigam.


April 5
The Impact of Tropical Indian Ocean Warming on Southern Hemisphere Polar Climate
Dr. Judith Perlwitz

NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
Contact:Dan Kirk-Davidoff

April 12
History of Numerical Weather Forecasting
Prof. Kristine Harper

New Mexico Tech
Contact:Dan Kirk-Davidoff

April 19
The Origins of ITCZ, Monsoon and Monsoon Onset
Dr. Winston Chao

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

April 26
The Eugene Rasmusson Symposium at the 2007 AMS Annual Meeting: Gene's Hydroclimate Legacy
Prof. Sumant Nigam
University of Maryland, College Park
Contact: Sumant Nigam


May 10
Prof. Alex Hall
A Strategy to Reduce the Persistent Spread in Projections of Future Climate

University of Calfornia at Los Angeles

May 17
The use of spectral zenith radiance measurements to better understand cloud-radiation processes
Dr. Warren Wiscombe


May 24
Overview of the EAST-AIRE experiment
Prof. Zhanqing Li

University of Maryland