February 3
Dynamical analysis of the Pacific/North American (PNA) Pattern of Winter Variability
Dr. Sumant Nigam
Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
February 10 The nonhydrostatic Global Environmental Multiscale (GEM) Model
Dr. Kao-San Yeh
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), University of Maryland, College Park, MD
February 17 Recent innovations that enhance global and regional climate modeling
Prof. Ferdinand Baer
Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
February 24 Where does the rainwater come from? Applying a back-trajectory scheme to atmospheric water vapor
Dr. Paul Dirmeyer
Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, IGES, Calverton, MD
March 2 B
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March 9 The Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX): Impact of continental emissions on the composition and radiative properties of the marine atmosphere
Prof. Russ Dickerson
Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland, Colllege Park, Maryland
March 16 Trace gas observations during the 1999 Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX)
Dr. Armin Hansel
University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
March 23
S P R I N G B R E A K    W E E K

March 27
(Monday) Special Seminar
Time: 3:00pm;   Room: 3425??
A concept to find and verify the slow manifold using local and global models in climate integrations
Dr. Juergen Steppeler
DWD, Offenbach, Germany
March 29
(Wednesday) Special Seminar
Time: 2:00pm;   Room: 3425
Investigation of surface and subsurface variability in the tropical Pacific using Cyclostationary EOF analysisd
Prof. Kwang-Yul Kim
Department of Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
March 30 Convection and radiation in TOGA COARE: Implications for tropical atmospheric circulations
Prof. Richard Johnson
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
April 6 Decadal Variability in the North Atlantic
Dr. Sirpa Hakkinen
Oceans & Ice Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
April 13 Variational data assimilation using quasi-inverse method: Application to storm-scale prediction
Dr. Seon Ki Park
Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
April 20 Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) prediction and predictability
Prof. Duane Waliser
Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres, State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, New York
April 27 Predictability and the relationship between subseasonal and interannual variability during the Asian summer monsoon
Dr. Ken Sperber
Program for Climate Model Diagnostics and Intercomparison (PCMDI), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
May 1
(Monday) Special Seminar
Time: 3:30pm;   Room: 3425??
Direct and inverse methods for estimating influence areas for the atmosphere of a given region: Theory and numerical experiments
Prof. Gdaly Rivin
Head, Laboratory of the Modeling of Atmospheric Processes, Inst. of Computational Technologies, Novosibirsk, Russia
May 4 Tornadogenesis within supercell storms
Prof. Roger Wakimoto
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
May 5
(Friday) Special Seminar
Time: 3:30pm;   Room: 3425??
Farming strategies for variable climate--a challenge
Prof. Sulochana Gadgil
Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
May 11
Time: 3:30pm
Aerosol effects on climate
Prof. John Seinfeld
Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
(co-sponsored by the Department of Chemical Engineering)
May 12
(Friday) Special Seminar
Time: 10:00am;   Room: 3425
Location and intensity of the ITCZ: Effects of westward-propagating synoptic-scale disturbances
Prof. C. Zhang
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), University of Miami, Miami, Florida
May 18 Empirical Orthogonal Teleconnections
Dr. Huug Van den Dool
Climate Prediction Center, NOAA/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD
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 CaiĀ 
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

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