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Capstone Seminar -- Spring 2013 -- Wednesday, 12:05 PM, Room 811

January 30
Prof. Matt Hitchman, UW-Madison, AOS
Topic: Volcanic Eruptions and the General Circulation

February 6
Ross Dixon, UW-Madison, AOS
Topic: The Rainbow - A Historical Perspective

February 13
Prof. Ankur Desai, UW-Madison, AOS
Topic: Vegetation and the Carbon Cycle

February 20
Prof. Zhengyu Liu, UW-Madison, AOS
Topic: REview of Decadal Climate Variability

Febuary 27
Prof. John Young, UW-Madison, State Climatologist Office
Topic: Exploring the Intersections of Weather, Climate and Impacts

March 6
Prof. Tracey Holloway, UW-Madison SAGE and AOS
Katie Holman, UW-Madison AOS
Topic: Networking Skills for Graduate School and Scientific Careers

March 13
Prof. Marcus Buker, Western Illinois Unversity, and UW-Madison Honorary Associate Fellow
Topic: Role of 3D Vortex Interaction and Superhelicity in Tornados

March 20
Prof. Tristan L'Ecuyer, UW-Madison, AOS
Topic: Aerosols, Clouds, and the Earth's Radiation Budget

April 3
Prof. Michael Morgan, UW-Madison, AOS
Topic: An Adjoint Description of Geostrophic Adjustment

April 10
Prof. Galen McKinley, UW-Madison, AOS
Topic: The Ocean Carbon Sink: How Strong? How Vulnerable?

April 17
Class Conference
Speakers: Melissa Breeden, Joe Urh, and Michelle Feltz
Titles TBA

April 24
Class Conference
Speakers: Andy Wentland, Carol Constanza, and Nick Ofstun
Titles TBA

May 1
Class Conference
12:00 - 12:20 Matthew Bittorf,
"History and Current State of Numerical Weather Prediction"
12:20 - 12:40 Austin Thomas,
"Verification of Earth's Radiation Budget and Component Fluxes in the CMIP5 Ensemble"
12:40 - 1:00 Bryan Peake,
"Rapidly Deepening Cyclones over the Northeast Pacific: A Climatology"

May 8
Class Conference
12:00 - 12:15 Amanda Gumber,
"A Comparison of Satellite and Model-Derived Aerosol Optical Depth"
12:15 - 12:30 Christopher Valley,
"Effect of Topography on Wisconsin Tornadoes"
12:30 - 12:45 Derek Thompson,
"Topographical Influences on Tropical Cyclones"
12:45 - 1:00 Eric Tobias,
"Observing Aurora from the Suomi NPP Satellite"

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