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Spring 2009
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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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February 2009

February 5
SST Gradients, Boundary Layer Convergence and a Simple Model of Climatological Rainfall and Latent Heating Profiles over the Tropical Oceans
Dr. Larissa Back

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Contact: Sumant Nigam

February 12
Wind Power, Weather and Climate
Prof. Daniel Kirk-Davidoff

University of Maryland
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

February 19
Atmospheric Bromine: Sources, Distribution, and Photochemistry
Prof. Ross Salawitch

University of Maryland
Contact: Ross Salawitch

February 26
***Reception: 3:00pm***
Climate, Oceans, Global Warming, and Infectious Disease: The Cholera Paradigm
Prof. Rita Colwell

University of Maryland
Contact: Ragu Murtugudde

February 27, Friday, 12:00pm-1:pm
CSS Room 2324
Moving Forward Following the Launch Failure of OCO
Ross Salawitch and Ben Johnson
University of Maryland
Contact: Ross Salawitch

March 2009

March 5
MERRA Overview, Global Water and Energy Budgets and a Brief Demonstration
Dr. Michael Bosilovich

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact: Massimo Bollasina

March 12
What Caused the Late 16th Century Drought Across Western North America?
Prof. Michael N. Evans

University of Maryland
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

March 19
Spring Break --- No Seminar

March 26
The Role of Tropospheric Ozone in Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate: New Insights from Satellites, Modeling and Assimilation
Dr. Kevin Bowman

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Contact: Kayo Ide

April 2009

April 2
Inter- and intra-basin Freshwater Disparities and Global Ocean Thermohaline Circulation
Dr. Dan Seidov

NOAA Oceanic Climate Laboratory
Contact: Senya Grodsky

April 9
Predictability of Severe Weather at the Mesoscales
Prof. Fuqing Zhang

Penn State University
Contact: Kayo Ide

April 16
***Reception: 3:00pm***
Turbulent Fluid Dynamics at the Margins of Rotational and Stratified Control: Submesoscale Fluid Dynamics in the Ocean
Prof. James C. McWilliams

University of California, Los Angeles
Contact: Kayo Ide

***Special Day, Time, & Location***
April 22, Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:00pm
CSS 2324
On Initial Perturbations for Ensemble Prediction
Prof. Erland Källén

Stockholm University, Sweden
Contact: Kayo Ide

April 23
The Pleistocene Glacial Controversary and the Discovery of Climate Warming and Continental Dynamics
Prof. Paul Hoffman

Harvard University
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

April 30
Traveling Waves and Instabilities in the Martian Atmosphere
Dr. John Wilson

NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Contact: Kayo Ide

May 2009

May 7
The Threat to Polar Bears From Global Warming
Prof. Eric DeWeaver

University of Maryland
Contact: Sumant Nigam

***Special Time & Location***
May 14, 11:00am-12:00pm
CSS 4301 (IPST Conference Room)
Data Assimilation Using Modulated Ensembles
Dr. Craig Bishop

Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey
Contact: Dave Kuhl

***Regular Time & Location***
May 14
Data Assimilation and Ensemble Forecasting at the Met Office: Current Status and Future Plan
Dr. Dale Barker

UK Met Office
Contact: Takemasa Miyoshi

September 2009

September 3
Ozone Profile and Tropospheric Ozone Retrievals from Hyperspectral Backscattered Ultraviolet Measurements
Dr. Xiong Liu
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Goddard Earth Sciences & Technology Center
Contact: Russ Dickerson

September 10
The Hoax at the Equator that Elucidates Global Warming Controversies
Professor George Philander

Princeton University
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program
Contact: Sumant Nigam

September 17
Global Climate Change and Sahel Rainfall
Michela Biasutti
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Contact: Raghu Murtugudde

September 24
Aerosols Matter for Climate and Health. What We Remote Sensing Scientists Can Do to Help
Dr. Ralph Kahn
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Climate Branch
Contact: Rachel Pinker

October 2009

October 1
Wind Wave Modeling at NCEP
Dr. Hendrik Tolman
Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch
Contact: Kayo Ide

October 8
3:30pm-3:35pm: Pre-seminar Presentation
Student Opportunities in the National Weather Association
Dr. Ralph Ferraro
National Weather Association

3:35pm-4:35pm: AOSC Seminar
Air Quality in Maryland: Progress Through Policy-Relevant Science
Professor Russell Dickerson

University of Maryland
Deparment of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
Contact: Kayo Ide

October 15
The Amazonian Aerosol Characterization Experiment (AMAZE-08)
Professor Scot T. Martin

Harvard University
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Contact: Dan Kirk-Davidoff

October 22
Global and Regional Aerosol Variations During the EOS Satellite Era: An Analysis Using Data From Multiple Satellite Sensors and a Global Model
Dr. Mian Chin
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Branch
Contact: Rachel Pinker

October 29
Air Pollution and Adverse Respiratory Health Outcomes: How Does Epidemiology Work?
Professor Amir Sapkota

University of Maryland
School of Public Health
Contact: Russ Dickerson

November 2009

November 5
Ertel Potential Vorticity as a Diagnostic for the Mars Polar Vortex
Dr. Tim McConnochie
University of Maryland, Astronomy
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact: Eugenia Kalnay

November 12
Satellite Contributions to the Study of Global Change
Dr. Claire Parkinson
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Earth Observing System Project Science Office
Contact: Rachel Pinker

November 19
Considerations of Domain Size and Large-Scale Driving for Nested Regional Climate Models: Impact on Internal Variability and the Skill at Developing Small-Scale Details
Professor René Laprise
Université du Québec à Montréal
Contact: Hugo Berbery

November 26
Happy Thanksgiving -- No Seminar

December 2009

December 3
No Seminar
[Seminar by Professor A. Dennis Kirwan Jr. is resceduled for March 4, 2010]

December 10
No Seminar