Department of Meteorology 

Seminar Series

Information for the speakers --- Instructions for the contact person --- Directions for Visitors

2004 Schedule

January 29
Feburary 5
  Dr. Devara

Atmospheric Aerosol Research Activity at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, India  (special time on Tuesday)

Contact person: Prof. R. Pinker
Feburary 12
Feburary 19
Dr. Yoram Kaufman
Aerosol effect on climate - the unique satellite vantage point
Contact person: Dr. Z. Li
Feburary 26
March 3
Special date: Wendnsday

Joint Oceanographic Institute/USSAC
Distinguished Lecturers Series

March 11
Dr. Adam Sobel
Lamont-Doherty Observatory, Columbia University 

The role of surface fluxes, cloud-radiative feedbacks, and ocean coupling in the tropical intraseasonal oscillation

Contact person:
Dr. Ning Zeng
March 18
Dr. Elizabeth North
University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory

Linking environmental variability to fish population fluctuations using field and modeling approaches

Contact person: Prof. Eugenia Kalnay
March 25
April 1
April 8
Special Joint Seminar --

April 15
April 22
April 29
May 6
Dr. Xuguang Wang
Penn State

Ensemble Forecasting with the Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter (ETKF)

Contact person: Dr. Istavan Szunyogh


September 9
"The Internal Variability of the Tropical Oceans"
Prof. Ragu Murtugudde

ESSIC and Department of Meteorology
University of Maryland

September 16
"The Discovery of Global Warming"
Dr. Spencer Weart

Center for History of Physics
American Institute of Physics

September 23
"Regional Air Pollution Potential"
Dr. Mark Lawrence

Department of Airchemistry/NWG
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

September 30
"Geological Perspective on Global Warming"
Prof. George Philander

Department of Geological Sciences
Princeton University


October 7
"Reforecasts, an Important New Data Set for Improving Weather-Climate Predictions"
Drs. Tom Hamill and Jeff Whitaker

NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center
Boulder, Colorado

October 14
Suppression of Deep Convection by Saharan Air Layer over the Tropical North Atlantic
Dr. Sun Wong

ESSIC, University of Maryland

October 21
The impact of large-scale wind farms on climate
Prof. Daniel Kirk-Davidoff

Department of Meteorology
University of Maryland

October 28
Why is the climate change debate so confusing?
Dr. Andy Dessler

ESSIC and Department of Meteorology
University of Maryland


November 4
"Corals, Coccoliths, and CO2: The Role of Carbonate Cycling in the Earth System"
Dr. Andy Ridgwell

University of British Columbia

November 11
"Diagnosing Ocean Transport Pathways and Timescales From Tracers"
Prof. Tom Haine

Johns Hopkins University

November 18
Including Land in Climate Models
Robert E. Dickinson

Georgia Institute of Technology
Contact: Ning Zeng

November 25
Thanksgiving Break


December 2
Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Charlie (2004) Observed by Coastal WSR-88Ds
Dr. Wenchau Lee


December 9
Special Seminar
"Air Quality and Climate Change"
Prof. Mario Molina

MIT, Nobel Laureate of Chemistry

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. 
Coffee and cookies are served at 3:00 p.m.
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Visitor Parking

Visitors attending the Thursday's Meteorology Seminars can park at the Stadium Garage (PG 3). Parking area with attendant to the east of the building. To see location, either click on the link "Directions to the Department of Meteorology" .
You can also check the University's Campus Maps (click on the Northwest Quadrant).

The department can pay the parking as a courtesy: please take a ticket and get it stamped by Tammy Paolino before 5pm. Otherwise you can pay the ticket yourself.

Seminar Series Committee

Prof. Ning Zeng (chair)
Dr. E. Hugo Berbery
Prof. Ferd Baer
Ms. Sandra Martinka