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Departmental Seminars

Fall 2014

Feb. 23 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Janel Hanrahan
Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences Lyndon State
Configuration and validation of a mesoscale atmospheric model for simulating summertime rainfall in Central Alberta

Nov. 24 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Daniel Kirshbaum
Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University
Cloud trails past the Lesser Antilles

Nov. 10 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 426
Dr. Vicky Slonosky
Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom,
Canada's Climate History: Weather Observations from the St-Lawrence Valley, 1742-2010)

Nov. 7 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Jussi Leinonen
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
Multi-frequency radar signatures of snowflakes

Oct. 27 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Alexis Berg
International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Impact of soil moisture-atmosphere interactions on hydroclimate variability

Oct. 27 1:00pm in Burnside Hall 934
Hauke Blanken
Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, McGill University
The Advection of Crude Oil with Arctic Ocean Currents and Sea Ice using MITgcm

Oct. 20 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Mariona Claret Cortes
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
"Radiation of trapped near-inertial waves from submesoscale fronts.

Oct. 6 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Antti-Ilari Partanen
Atmospheric Research Centre of Eastern Finland, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland and Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University
Solar geoengineering by aerosol injections

Sep. 29 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Paul O'Gorman
Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
Response of daily snowfall extremes to climate change: theory and simulations

Winter 2014

Mar. 31 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Hai Lin
Recherche Prévision Numérique, Environment Canada
Subseasonal variability of North American wintertime surface air temperature

Feb. 27 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Howard Barker
Cloud Physics and Severe Weather Research Section,Meteorological Service of Canada
EarthCARE's closure experiment

Feb. 24 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Frédéric Fabry
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Echo Climatology, Impact of Human Activities, and Initial Convection Studies: New Horizons Opened Using 17 Years of Conterminous US Radar Composites

2013

Nov. 25 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Alan Betts
Atmospheric Research, Pittsford, Vermont
Coupling of Diurnal Climate to Clouds, Land-use and Snow/em>

Nov. 18 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Stella Melo
Canada Space Agency
TBA

Sep. 27, at 10:00am in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Lynn McMurdie
University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
OLYMPEX: A Ground validation campaign on the Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest

Sep. 24, at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Zhuo Wang
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Convective Organization and Cloud Evolution during Tropical Cyclone Formation

Sep. 23, at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. David Trossman
Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan
Topics in Interactions at Ocean Boundaries

Jul 22 at 11am in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Wei Caiying
Deputy Director General of National Satellite Meteorological Center
Meteorological Satellite Development and Application in China

Jun 10, at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Louis Garand
Data Assimilation and Satellite Meteorology Section, Environment Canada
Assimilation of satellite radiances at the Canadian Meteorological Center

May 13, at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Halldór Björnsson
Icelandic Meteorological Office
The accidental volcano-meteorologist: The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, ash plume dynamics and the impact of the atmosphere.

Mar 25, at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Florent Domine
Université Laval
TBA

Feb 4, at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Seok-Woo Son
Seoul National University
TBA

Jan 10, at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Robert Rabin
NOAA – National Severe Storm Laboratory NSSL, Oklahoma
Research activities at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory: Ideas for collaboration [pdf] [pptx]

2012

Nov 19 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Jason Cole
Environment Canada
Radiative transfer in CanESM2: Parameterization and application

Nov 12 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Randall Martin
Dalhousie University
Air Quality around the World: Insight from Satellite Remote Sensing and Modeling

Nov 5, at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Cedric Chavanne
University of Québec at Rimouski, Rimouski, Canada
Interactions between a Submesoscale Anticyclonic Vortex and a Front

Oct 23, at 10:30am in Burnside Hall 934
Dr D.D. Turner
NOAA National Sever Storms Laboratory
Improving the Accuracy of Radiative Transfer Models in GCMs: A Focus on the Far-Infrared

August 1 at 2:00PM in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Yi Ming
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA, Princeton NJ
Aerosols, Clouds and Regional Climate Change

July 24 at 2:00PM in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Chaim Garfinkel
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
The effect of Tropospheric jet latitude on coupling between the Stratospheric polar vortex in the Troposphere

July 11 at 2:00PM in Burnside Hall 934< r />Dr. Isla Simpson
Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Understanding climate model biases in Southern Hemisphere mid-latitude

June 4 at 2:00PM in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Yi-Chih Huang
North Carolina A&T State University
A Study on the Structure and Precipitation of Morakot (2009) Induced by the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan

May 7th at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Jean Côté
Centre ESCER, UQAM
Time-parallel algorithms for weather prediction and climate simulations

Apr. 30 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Alexandra Jahn
NCAR
Assessing future changes in the Arctic Ocean

Apr. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in Burnside Hall, room 934.
Dr. Stephen Déry
University of Northern British Columbia
Climate, snow, and water: An Overview of change in the Upper Fraser Basin

Apr. 16 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Prof. Paul Kushner
Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Stationary wave influence on extratropical variability

April 2 at 3:30PM in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Daniel Feldman
Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA, USA
Satellite instrument simulation for mission planning and climate model evaluation

Mar. 19 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Michaela Hegglin
Department of Physics, University of Toronto
The upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) and its role in chemistry-climate coupling

March 14 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Mark Zelinka
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
Progress on Diagnosing, Partitioning, and Understanding Cloud Feedbacks

March 5 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Donifan Barahona
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Recent Advances in Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation Theory and Its Role in Atmospheric Models

February 29 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Mike Pritchard
NOAA Climate and Global Change, University of Washington
Stimulating the diurnal rainfall mode in a global climate model wih embedded explicit convection

February 27 at 3:30PM in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Daniel Bourgault
Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Université du Québec à Rimouski
Shoaling internal waves and boundary mixing

February 15 at 3:30PM in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Jasper Kok
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University
Dust shatters like glass: Implications for the climate forcing of mineral dust aerosols

Jan. 30 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Prof. Michael Waite
Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo
The atmospheric mesoscale energy cascade: interactions with moisture and small-scale turbulence

2011

Nov. 21 at 1:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Hyo-Seok Park
Environmental Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Impact of topographically-forced stationary waves on the North Pacific storm track

Nov. 07 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Prof. Stephan Fueglistaler
Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University
The enigma of stratospheric water

Nov. 3 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Matthieu Chevalier
Meteo France, CNRS, France
The role of sea ice thickness distribution in the Arctic sea ice potential predictability

Oct. 24 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Jason Cordeira
Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University at Albany
Multiscale interactions conducive to high-impact weather over North America

Oct. 17 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Kevin Grise
Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
On the structure of climate variability near the tropopause and its relationship to equatorial planetary waves

Oct 3 at 3pm in Burnside Hall 934
Prof. Shaun Lovejoy
Department of Physics, McGill University
Do GCMs predict the climate... or low frequency weather?

Sep. 28 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Lucas Besson
Meteo France, DSO/CMI, France
The French operational radar network: Past, Present and Future

Sept. 27 at 3:30pm in Burnside Hall 934
Dr. Geoffrey Vallis
GFDL & Princeton University
Climate Sensitivity and Ocean Heat Uptake

May 9
Dr. Ron McTaggart-Cowan
RPN, Environment Canada
The utility of upper boundary nesting in NWP

Apr. 26
Dr. Marko Markovic
Département des sciences de la Terre et de l'atmosphère, UQAM
Simulating Climate and Dynamical Seasonal Forecast using the Global Environmental Multiscale Model with a variable resolution Modeling Approach

Mar. 31
Dr. David Salas
Météo-France
Sea Ice in CNRM-CMS Global Coupled Climate Model: From Seasonal to Centennial Time-Scales

March 21
Dr. Heike Kalesse
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
The influence of ice particle habit and spatial variability on the remote sensing of ice cloud optical thickness and effective radius – Case study results nd extremes of surface variables

Mar. 14
Prof. Edwin Gerber
New York University
What Controls the Overturning Circulation of the Stratosphere? ... and the Potential for Abrupt Climate Change!

Mar. 10
Prof. Amanda Lynch
Monash University
Extreme weather and the science-policy interface in the climate regme

March 7
Prof. Scott Gleason
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University
Towards sea ice remote sensing with reflected GPS signals

Feb. 21
Prof. Francis Poulin
Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo
CANCELLED

Feb. 17
Dr. Caroline Muller
Princeton University
Relationship between tropical precipitation and water vapor in current climate and under warming

Feb. 14
Prof. Daniel Kirshbaum
University of Reading
Mechanisms of trade-wind convection over tropical islands

Feb. 11
Prof. Paul Myers
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta
Regional high resolution modelling of the Canadian Arctic and the northern North Atlantic

Feb. 8
Prof. Thomas Pedersen
University of Victoria
climate change and the pacific institute for climate solutions: blending science, social science, politics and opportunity

Feb. 7
Prof. Dylan Jones
University of Toronto
Space-based constraints on the summertime distribution of ozone in the middle and upper troposphere of the extratropics

Jan. 31
Dr. Philippe Gachon
Environment Canada
Storm activities over the Hudson bay area and their links with atmospheric variability a

Jan 24 Dr. Jerome Sirven
LOCEAN/ISPL, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Response of the separated western boundary current to seasonal forcing in a 2.5 layer model with outcropping

Jan. 13
Prof. Kristen Corbosiero
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UCLA
Vortex Rossby waves and secondary eyewall formation in high-resolution hurricane simulations

Jan. 7
Prof. Paul Roebber
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
A novel ensemble forecast approach - demonstration and application to regional wind power forecasting

Jan. 3
Dr. Justin Minder
Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
Mesoscale controls on the mountainside snowline

2010

December 8
Ian Folkins
Dalhousie University
The physical origin of the convective congestus outflow mode

November 22
Josep Aparicio
Environment Canada, Dorval
Principles and applications of GPS radio occultation observations toNumerical Weather Prediction

November 1
Patrick Ayotte
Universite de Sherbrooke
Molecular-level studies of heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry on ice using beams of molecules and light

October 18
Frederic Laliberte
New York University, NY, USA
Using the Moist and Dry isentropic circulations to quantify changes in the Midlatitudes Stormtracks over the next century

October 4
Jian Lu
George Mason University and Center of Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA), VA, USA
What determine the width of the Hadley cell and the position of midlatitude storm tracks

September 27
Hai Lin
Environment Canada, Dorval
Predictability and Prediction of the NAO

August 24
Dave McLaughlin
University of Massachusetts
Taking stock of the CASA project at year 8

2009

October 22, 2009 (Thursday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Michael Sigmond
Research Associate, University of Toronto
"Modeling the mid-latitude circulation response to climate change"

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October 1, 2009 (Thursday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Bob Rabin

September 28, 2009 (Monday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Georg Heygster
Institute of Environmental Physics, PHAROS - PHysical Analysis of RemOte Sensing images, University of Bremen

September 21, 2009 (Monday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Jonathon Wright
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columiba University

September 14, 2009 (Monday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Linda Megner

July 30, 2009 (Thursday) 11:00 am, Burnside Hall 934:
Gilles Bellon
Ph.D. Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques, CNRS/Météo-France, Toulouse
"Monsoon intraseasonal oscillation: atmospheric mechanisms and coupling with the surface"

July 22, 2009 (Wednesday) 2:00 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Thomas Galarneau
Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University at Albany
"Predecessor Rain Events Ahead of Recurving Tropical Cyclones"

May 04, 2009 (Monday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Jerome Patoux
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington

April 30, 2009 (Thursday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Philip Gabriel
Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

April 20, 2009 (Monday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Amato Evan
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison
"The role of aerosols in the evolution of northern tropical Atlantic temperature anomalies"

April 16, 2009 (Thursday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Alex Reinecke
National Research Council PostDoctoral Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory
"Using ensemble data assimilation to gain insight into mesoscale predictability"

April 14, 2009 (Tuesday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Yong-Sang Choi
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, M.I.T.
"Abundant supercooled clouds in the polar atmosphere observed from NASA’s A-train satellites"

April 08, 2009 (Wednesday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Scott Collins
Australian Weather Bureau
"Radar based observations of convection during TWP-ICE"

April 06, 2009 (Monday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Brian Ancell
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington
"Improving Atmospheric Predictability Through Adaptive Data Assimilation Techniques Using Ensmble Sensitivity"

April 02, 2009 (Thursday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Chanh Kieu
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland
"On estimation of model errors by perturbed forcing for the Kalman filter"

March 26, 2009 (Thursday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
D. J. Donaldson
Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
"Oxidation and photochemis

March 09, 2009 (Monday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Vincent Fortin
Meteorological Research Division, Atmospheric Science and Technology Directorate, Environment Canada
"The Canadian Precipitation Analysis: Recent Developments"

February 09, 2009 (Monday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
Deji Akingunola
Canadian Space Agency
"Modeling the hydrological cycle of Mars"

January 29, 2009 (Thursday) 3:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934:
John Fyfe
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma)
"The impact of a human induced shift in North Pacific circulation on North American surface climate"