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AOS Colloquium Series

Fall 2010-2011

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences sponsors a colloquium each Monday afternoon. Talks are held at 3:30 pm in room 811 of the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building at 1225 W. Dayton Street. You are invited to join us before the colloquium at 3:15 for coffee, tea, and cookies in room 853 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences Building.

The following talks are currently scheduled for Fall semester 2010-2011

If you would like to sign up to meet the colloquium speakers, please go to:
You may need to click on the arrow a couple of times to get to the correct week.

September 16

Robock Lecture
Laudon Auditorium AB20 Weeks Hall

Jerry Meehl, NCAR
Topic:Weather extremes in a changing climate

September 20

David Battisti, University of Washington, Seattle
Topic:Atmospheric and surface contributions to planetary albedo and their relationship to the total meridional energy transport

September 27

Feng He, PhD Defense
Topic:Simulating Transient Climate Evolution of the Last Ice-Age Termination with CCSM3

October 4

Larry DiGirolamo, University of Illinois
Topic:A Need to Deal with 3-D Solar Radiative Transfer in the Atmospheric Sciences

October 11

Val Bennington, PhD Defense
Topic:Mighty Lake Superior: Can Heterogeneity Explain Estimated CO2 Flux?

October 18

AOS Special Colloquium - PhD Defense
Brett Hoover, UW-Madison, AOS
Topic:Dynamical sensitivity analysis of tropical cyclone steering and genesis using an adjoint model

Issac Held, NOAA, GFDL, Princeton, NJ
Topic:Transient climate responses and the recalcitrant component of global warming

October 19

AOS Special Colloquium
Room 811
Joann Held, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Topic:Environmental Justice Communities: Identifying them, characterizing the risks, and developing risk reduction strategies

October 25

Jim Randerson, University of Californai, Irvine
Topic:Fire Contributions to Contemporary Changes in the Global Carbon Cycle and Climate System

November 1

Noah Feinstein, University of Wisconsin, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Topic:Climate change and education: Where do we begin?

November 8

Ming Cai, Florida State University
Topic:A Hybrid Lagrangian/Eulerian View of the Atmospheric Mass Circulation

November 15

Jack Kain, National Severe Storms Lab, NOAA SPC, Norman, OK
Topic:Advances in Applied Meteorology at the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed

November 22

John Magnuson, Center for Limnology
Topic:Climate trends and variability: what have and can we learn from lake ice records

November 29

Fuqing Zhang, Penn State
Topic:Ensemble-Based Data Assimilation and Parameter Estimation

December 6

Frank Keutsch, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Chemistry
Topic:Tropospheric ozone and aerosol formation: Insights from laboratory and field studies of oxidative chemistry

December 9

AOS Colloquium - Weston Roundtable Lecture Series
1106 Mechanical Engineering
Daniel Jacob, Harvard University
Topic:Mercury in the environment: from smokestack to stomach

December 13

Sanjb Deb, Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organization
Topic:Retrieval of Atmospheric Motion Vectors from Kalpana-1 VHRR

Check the University Calendar for additional events this month.

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