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Spring 2008
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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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January 17
Ocean Viscosity and Climate
Dr. Markus Jochum

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Contact: Raghu Murtugudde

January 31
Recent advances in the WRF model and applications to convection-resolving forecasting
Dr. Joe Klemp

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Contact: Dalin Zhang


February 7
The Fronts are Moving! The Fronts are Moving!
Prof. Robert Hudson

University of Maryland
Contact: Robert Hudson

February 14
Simulation and Assimilation of Denmark Strait Overflow
Prof. Tom Haine

Johns Hopkins University
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

February 18
Note: 11 am Monday, in Room 3425

Predictability of a large-scale flow conducive to extreme precipitation over western Alps
Dr. Federico Grazzini

ARPA-Servizio IdroMeteorologico, Bologna, Italy
Contact: Istvan Szunyogh

February 21

Dr. Andrew Tangborn

Contact: Dale Allen

February 28


Thursday March 6
Dynamical Polar Warming Amplification and a New Cliamte Feedback Analysis Framework
Prof. Ming Cai

Florida State University
Abstract Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

Friday March 7
Cloud-aerosol-precipitation processes as revealed by the A-Train
Prof. Graeme Stephens

Colorado State University
Contact: Zhanqing Li

March 13
Daily Optimum Interpolation Analysis for Sea Surface Temperature
Dr. Thomas Smith

Satellite Climate Studies Branch, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR and ESSIC/CICS
Abstract Contact: Rachel Pinker

March 20
Spring Break --- No Seminar

March 27
Denitrification and anammox in the Arabian Sea
Prof. Bess Ward

Princeton University
Contact: Raghu Murtugudde.


April 3
Elements of Climate Stabilization: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program Scenarios of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Atmospheric Concentrations
Dr. Leon Clarke

Contact: Eugenia Kalnay
His slides: PDF

April 10
Surface-based Remote Sensing of Aerosol Indirect Effects
Prof. Mark Miller

Rutgers University
Contact:Zhanqing Li

April 17
The Tropical Warm Pool in a Warming World
Prof. Peter Webster

Georgia Tech
Contact:Sumant Nigam

April 18 Note: Friday!
Global Warming and Atmospheric Brown Clouds: A Double Threat for Asia
Prof. V. Ramanathan

Contact:Zhanqing Li

April 24
PDFs of tropospheric humidity: Measurements and theory
Prof. Darryn Waugh

Johns Hopkins University
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff


May 1
What the ice ages are trying to tell us about climate sensitivity
Prof. Robert Toggweiler

Princeton University
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

May 8
Rewriting History on Ice in the Arctic - Surprising Results from the Arctic Coring Expedition
Prof. Kristen St. John

James Madison University
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

May 15
Coupled ocean-atmosphere breeding for ensemble forecasting and data assimilation
Dr. Shu-Chih Yanh

University of Maryland
Contact: Shu-Chih Yang


September 4
The economics of climate change
Prof. Tom Schelling

Dep't. of Economics
University of Maryland

September 11
New Developments in Ensemble Kalman Filters
Prof. Eugenia Kalnay
AOSC, U. Maryland
Presentation (PDF)

September 18
Impact of Climate Change on Global Viticulture
Prof. Anthony Busalacchi

ESSIC, U. Maryland

September 25
Fears, Fantasies, and the Possibility of Climate Control: A useable history of climate engineering
Prof. James Fleming

Colby College
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff:


October 2
Natural and forced modulation of ENSO in the GFDL CM2.1 coupled GCM
Dr. Andrew Wittenberg

NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab
Contact:Dan Kirk-Davidoff:

October 3, Friday, Noon
Special seminar, jointly held with the Atmospheric Chemistry Seminar Series in room CSS 3425
Status of Ensemble Forecasting at ECMWF: 32-day seamless probabilistic prediction
Dr. Roberto Buizza

Talks slides: PDF

October 9
Improving our understanding of Atlantic hurricanes through knowledge of the Saharan Air Layer: Hope or Hype?"
Dr. Scott Braun

Contact: Dalin Zhang:

October 16
Forced and Internal 20th Century SST Trends in North Atlantic: Attributions and Climate Impacts
Dr. Mingfang Ting

LDEO/Columbia University
Contact: Renu Joseph:

October 23
The Incredible Shrinking Iguana: Galapagos, Gaia, and Hominid Evolution'
Prof. Ragu Murtugudde

ESSIC/AOSC, University of Maryland

October 30
The Role of Moisture in the MJO
Prof. David Randall

Colorado State University
Contact: Sumant Nigam:


November 6
Recent and Projected Future Behavior of Arctic Clouds
Dr. Steve Vavrus

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff:

November 13
Impacts of Global Change on Regional Air Quality
Prof. Tracey Holloway

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff:

Atmospheric self-cleansing capacity: clean air for all?
Dr. Jos Lelieveld

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
Contact: Russ Dickerson:

November 20
Hurricanes in the Climate System
Prof. Kerry Emanuel

Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff:

November 27
Thanksgiving, no lecture


December 4
Stratosphere-Troposphere Dynamical Coupling and Tropospheric Predictability
Dr. Ed Gerber

Columbia University
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff:

December 11
(Almost) nine years of MODIS: What we are learning about global aerosol
Dr. Robert Levy

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff: