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AOS Colloquium Series

Spring 2012-2013

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 2012-2013

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

January 28

Galen McKinley, UW-Madison, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Topic: The Ocean Carbon Sink: How Strong? How Vulnerable?

February 4

Elizabeth Barnes, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Topic: Response of the Midlatitude Jets and of their Variability to a Poleward Shift of the Jet with Climate Change

February 11

Paul O'Gorman, MIT
Topic: Intensification of Precipitation Extremes with Warming: Theory, Simulations, and Observations

February 18

Ed Zipser, University of Utah
Topic: Seeking Fundamental Explanations for Differences in Properties of Deep Convection and Storms over Continents and Oceans.
What We Know, What We Don't Know, and Why It Matters.

February 25

David Kristovich, UL - Illinois State Water Survey
Topic: Influence of Upwind Conditions on Lake-effect Snow Systems

March 4

Steve Nesbitt, University of Illinois
Topic: From TRMM to GPM: Old and New Challenges in Validating Global Precipitation Measurements and Models

March 11

Jake Beitlich, NWS-Chanhassen
Topic: Boundary Layer Destabilization of Non-Typical Blizzard Events in the Central Plains

March 18
*WISELI Sponsered*

Cecilia Bitz, University of Washington
Topic: Why is the Antarctic Sea Ice Expanding While the Arctic Sea Ice is Retreating Rapidly?

April 1

Toshi Matsui, Goddard Space Flight Center
Topic: The NASA-Unified WRF: Observation-Driven Modeling System for Studying Regional Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation-Land Surface Processes and Interactions

April 8

Prof. Jamie Schauer, UW-Madison, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Topic: Understanding the Sources and Health Impacts of Atmospheric Particulate Matter in Developing and Underdeveloped Nations

April 15


April 22

Andreas Schmittner, Oregon State
Topic: Estimating Climate Sensitivity and Biogeochemical Feedbacks Using Paleo Data and Models

April 29

Hopefully reschedule for the Fall Semester
Gary Lackmann, North Carolina State
Topic: Climate Change and Extreme Weather

May 6
*WISELI Sponsered*

Heather Archambault, Naval Post Graduate School
Topic: The Synoptic-Scale Environment and Predictability of a Predecessor Rain Event over Northeastern Japan

May 13
*PhD Defense*

Katie Holman, UW-Madison AOS
Topic: On the Interactions between Great lakes Hydrology and Large-Scale Atmospheric Flows

Check the University Calendar for additional events this month.

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