Graduate Seminars

Seminars start at 2:30pm on Wednesdays in Burnside Hall Room 934. Each student has 20min talk, plus 10min questions. All Seminars are now being held thru Zoom.

Winter 2021

January 6th : Zoom Meeting
Daniel Tootill, PhD student

Fall 2020

November 4th : Zoom Meeting
Jing Feng, PhD student
Impacts of tropical cyclones on the cloud, water vapor, and temperature in the tropical tropopause layer observed by A-train satellites

November 11th : Zoom Meeting
Aditya Baksi, PhD student
Atmospheric turbulence with energy injection at two scales

November 18th : Zoom Meeting
Camilo Serrano Damha, PhD student
Improving model representation of water - sensitive aerosol  concentration and composition over North America

November 25th : Zoom Meeting
Charles Brunette, PhD student
Improving sea ice motion tracking: a new parameterization for the free drift of sea ice
Richard Kelson, MSc student
When will we observe a significant trend in the AMOC?

December 2nd: Zoom Meeting
Lei Liu, PhD student
Downwelling Longwave Radiation Variability Observed by Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer

December 9th : Zoom Meeting
Angela Cheng, PhD student

December 19th : Zoom Meeting
Devendra Pal, PhD student
Ice Nucleation by Nano sized Atmospheric Aerosols



Winter 2020

January 15:
Dalrin Ampritta Amaladhasan, PhD student
Effective 2-D product classification for near-explicit gas-aerosol systems: Tools and applications for efficient modeling of complex aerosol systems

January 22:
Christopher McCray, PhD student Synoptic-dynamic and thermodynamic conditions distinguishing long- and short-duration freezing rain events
Andrés Pérez-Hortal, PhD student A heuristic approach for precipitation data assimilation using the information contained in the ensemble forecast

January 29: Minh-Tri Nguyen, MSc student
Effects of the spatial scales in the initial conditions of numerical weather forecasts

February 05: Anne-Sophie Fortin, MSc student 
Response of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation to Climate Change from a suite of Climate Models

February 12:
Tsz-Kin (Eric) Lai, PhD student 
Barotropic Instability across the Moat and Inner Eyewall Decay of Tropical Cyclone
Ting-Chen Chen, PhD student
Dynamics of slantwise convection and sensitivities to model grid spacing under idealized frameworks

February 19: 
Sonja Drueke, PhD student
Sensitivity of Shallow-Cumulus Dilution to Vertical Wind Shear
Daniel Tootill, PhD student
Ensemble predictability of a major freezing rain event in Montreal

February 26: Kevin Bloxam, PhD student
[PhD thesis proposal exam]

March 11:
Joseph Lockwood, MSc student 
On the role of the Antarctic Slope Front on the occurrence of the Weddell Sea polynya under climate change
Rachel Kim, MSc Student
Assessing the predictability of Arctic minimum sea ice extent using observations: June solar radiation and late winter coastal divergence

March 25:
Yeechian Low, MSc student 
Benjamin Vennes, MSc student

April 01: Camilo Serrano-Damha, PhD student


Fall 2019

September 25: Matthew Henry, PhD candidate
Decomposing the Drivers of Polar Amplification with a Single Column Model

October 09: Eric Bembenek, PhD candidate
Role of ITCZ Shifts on Barotropic Instability: The Effects of Moisture and Implications for Tropical Cyclones

October 16: Jing Feng, PhD candidate
Distribution of upper tropospheric and lower stratospheric (UTLS) water vapor influenced by deep convections

November 06: 
Kai Melamed-Turkish, MSc Student: A Dynamic Approach to the development of a precipitation climatology as applied to Montréal, Québec
Angela Cheng, PhD candidate: Spatial Verification of Sea Ice Edges Using Distance-Based Metrics

November 07: Jagdeep Sodhi, PhD candidate [PhD thesis proposal exam]

November 13: 
Aditya Baksi, PhD candidate: Atmospheric Turbulence generated by energy at two scales: Balance Dynamics and Convective Energy Injection
Nicholas Soulard, PhD candidate: Forcing the Circumglobal Teleconnection pattern

November 20:
Charles Brunette, PhD candidate: A new free drift sea ice velocity dataset for improved representations of ice drift trajectories
Pei-Ning Feng, PhD candidate: Forecast skill of the NAO in the Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Prediction Models

November 27: Marie-Pier Labonté, PhD candidate [PhD thesis proposal exam]

December 04:
Mathieu Plante, PhD candidate: Improving the damage parameterization of the Maxwell Elasto-Brittle rheology to better resolve the orientation of ice fractures
Lei Liu, PhD candidate: Ground Measurement of Downwelling Longwave Radiation and its Applications


Winter 2019

January 30, 2019, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Natalie Gervasi, MSc student
It’s not just a phase, Modelling Organic Mixtures

February 06, 2019, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Nicholas Soulard, PhD candidate
Forcing the Circumglobal Teleconnection pattern

February 20, 2019, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Audrey-Anne Gauthier, MSc student
Transport across the Southern Ocean Fronts by Mesoscale Eddies: A Comparison Between Models and Observations
Angela Cheng, PhD candidate
Searching for inconsistencies: sea ice pressure verification using ship movements

February 27, 2019, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Jing Feng, PhD candidate

March 06, 2019, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Dalrin Amaladhasan, PhD candidate
Towards an efficient model for complex aerosol systems: Tools and technique
Amelie Desmarais, MSc student
Sea Ice Decadal Variability from Models and Observations in Arctic Peripheral Seas

March 13, 2019, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Matthew Henry, PhD candidate
High latitude lapse rate changes in solar radiation management experiments
Andres Perez-Hortal, PhD candidate
A heuristic approach for radar data assimilation: effect of forecast errors and assimilation of NCEP Stage IV precipitation analyses

March 20, 2019, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Marie-Pier Labonté, PhD candidate
Atmospheric water cycle changes towards the inner edge of the habitable zone on a tidally-locked, Earth-like exoplanet
Ting-Chen Chen, PhD candidate
Slantwise Convection: Dynamics and Sensitivity to Resolution in Numerical Modeling

March 27, 2019, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Sonja Drueke, PhD candidate
Environmental Sensitivities of Dilution of Shallow Cumulus Clouds in Large-Eddy Simulations

April 03, 2019, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Amelie Bouchat, PhD candidate
Evaluation of sea-ice models using small-scale deformation statistics
Michael Tang, MSc student
Sensitivity of convection initiation over a mesoscale convergence line to horizontal grid spacing

April 10, 2019, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Jagdeep Sodhi, PhD candidate
A review of Ensemble Kalman Filter and challenges of Convective-Scale Data Assimilation
Charles Brunette, PhD candidate
A new free drift ice motion dataset for improved calculations of Lagrangian sea ice trajectories

April 17, 2019, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Davendra Pal, PhD candidate
Physical and Chemical Properties of Aerosols in Montreal: The Existence of Airborne Nano-sized Emerging Contaminant

Fall 2018

October 03, 2018, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Eric Bembenek, PhD candidate
Moisture Effects on the Energetics of a Simple Model of the Midlatitude Jet Stream

October 17, 2018, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
David Wang, PhD candidate
Convection initiation by lake-breeze convergence over the Niagara Peninsula

November 14, 2018, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Pei-Ning Feng, PhD candidate
Modulation of the MJO-Related Teleconnections by the QBO

Sue Chen, MSc student
Flow-dependent Ekman theory

November 21, 2018, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Tsz Kin (Eric) Lai, PhD candidate
Barotropic Instability across the Moat and Inner Eyewall Dissipation of Tropical Cyclones

November 28, 2018, 2:30 pm, Burnside Hall 934
Christopher McCray, PhD candidate
Long-Duration Freezing Rain Events over North America: Thermodynamic Evolution and Maintenance Mechanisms

Michael Rollings, MSc student
Pacific Decadal Variability and Recent Tropical Expansion



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