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Spring 2006
Information for Speakers
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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.


January 19
Special Time: 2 pm
Stratospheric Clouds: The Meteorology, Marvels, and Mysteries Mr. Mike Fromm
Naval Research Lab
Contact: Zhanqing Li

January 25
Special Seminar: Wednesday at 3:30 pm
Understanding Processes and Uncertainties in Atmospheric Modeling: The Global Modeling Initiative
Prof. Jose Rodriguez
U. Miami and NASA/Goddard
Contact: Russell Dickerson


February 2 at 3:20
Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange Trend From Changing Sea-Surface Temperatures
Dr. Mark Olsen

Relevant Paper
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

February 7 (Tuesday), 3:30 in Room CSS 2428
A consistent theory for linear waves of the Shallow Water Equations on a rotating plane in mid-latitudes
Prof. Nathan Paldor

Dept. of Atmospheric Science
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Relevant Paper
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

February 8 (Wednesday), 10:00 in Room CSS 2324
Accounting for an imperfect model in 4D-Var
Dr. Yannick Trèmolet

Contact: Istvan Szunyogh

February 9
What controls the cross-tropopause transport of water vapor and CO over the Asian monsoon/Tibetan Plateau? - A preliminary investigation based on Aura and other A-train observations
Prof. Rong Fu

Dept. of Atmospheric Science
University of Georgia
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

February 16
Direct estimation of midlatitude stratosphere-troposphere mass exchange using an advection-diffusion method
Prof. Noboru Nakamura

Dept. of Geosciences
University of Chicago
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

February 23


March 2
Detection and attribution of regional climate change
Prof. David Karoly
School of Meteorology
University of Oklahoma
Relevant Paper
Contact: Eugenia Kalnay

March 9
Dynamics of the (so-called) North Atlantic Oscillation and (so-called) Annular Modes
Prof. Geoff Vallis

Department of Geosciences
Princeton University
Relevant Paper
Contact: Roxana Wajsowicz

March 16
The Global Carbon Cycle: A Faustian Bargain?
Prof. Berrien Moore

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space
University of New Hampshire
Contact: Antonio Busalacchi

March 23
Spring Break --- No Seminar

March 30
Changing Characteristics of Hurricanes in a Warming World
Dr. Greg Holland

Mesoscle and Microscale Modelling Division
Contact: Da-Lin Zhang.


April 6

April 13

April 20
Hydroclimate Variability over the Great Plains in Observations, Reanalyses, and Model Simulations
Prof. Sumant Nigam
Contact: Sumant Nigam

April 27
When will the Antarctic ozone hole recover?
Dr. Paul Newman

Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff


May 4
Mechanisms for decadal changes in ENSO
Dr. Rong-Hua Zhang

Relevant Paper (Nature)
Relevant Paper (J. Climate)
Relevant Paper (GRL)
Contact: Rong-Hua Zhang

May 11
Explosive cyclogenesis over western Pacific: Impacts of upstream wave packets
Edmund Chang
The Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres
SUNY Stony Brook
Relevant Paper
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff


June 16
Special Time: 1:30 pm Friday
Cegeon Chan
M.I.T. Contact: Ferdinand Baer


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