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AOS Colloquium Series

Spring 2016

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 the Spring semester 2016

To sign up to meet the with colloquium speakers, please go to:
www.aos.wisc.edu/wcal/UW-AOS/index.cgi
You may need to click on the arrow a couple of times to get to the correct week.

January 25

No Colloquium this week

February 1

Leigh Orf, SSEC, Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison
Topic: Adventures in ultra-high-resolution supercell modeling

February 8

Stephen Meyers, Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topic: Climate "Noise" and the Cryosphere: New Constraints on the Evolution of Ice Sheets during the Cenozoic

February 15

Clark Evans, Professor, Atmospheric Sciences Program, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Topic: On the Short- to Medium-Range Predictability of Thunderstorm Formation

February 22

Gail Skofronick-Jackson, GPM Project Scientist and
Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Lab Chief, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Topic: Let it Rain and Snow: Two Years of NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission Data

February 29

Jeffrey S. Reid, Naval Research laboratory, Marine Meteorology Division, Monterey CA
Topic: Crossroads of tropical meteorology and atmospheric composition in the Maritime Continent: Recent field results from the 7SEAS program

Thursday, March 3, Robock Lecture Series

David Archer, University of Chicago
Topic: Near Miss: The importance of the natural atmospheric CO2 concentration to human historical evolution

March 7

George Kiladis, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA
Topic: In Search of the Elusive Eastward Inertio-Gravity Wave

March 14

Steven M. Cavallo, Professor, University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology
Topic: Arctic precursors to high impact midlatitude weather

March 21

Spring Break! No school!

March 28

Mark Smalley, Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topic: Precipitation Aggregation and the Local Environment

April 4

Tiffany Shaw, University of Chicago
Topic: What does the seasonal cycle tell us about the atmospheric circulation response to global warming?

April 11

Gabe Vecchi, Oceanographer, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Climate Variations and Predictability Group
Topic: Prediction, Projection and Attribution of Hurricane Activity Changes

April 18

Jennifer Francis, Research Professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
Topic: Linkages Between The Arctic Meltdown and Extreme Weather: New Evidence, Mechanisms, Metrics, and Emerging Questions

April 25

Pei Wang, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topic: Assimilation of hyperspectral infrared sounder radiances under cloudy skies in a regional NWP model

Zachary Handlos, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topic: Composite and Case Study Analyses of the Large-Scale Environments Associated with West Pacific Polar and Subtropical Vertical Jet Superposition Events

May 2

Adam Sobel, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Topic: Understanding deep convection by parameterizing large-scale dynamics

May 6

Jiaxu Zhang, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topic: Understanding the deglacial evolution of deep Atlantic water masses in an isotope-enabled ocean model

May 9

Kyle Griffin, Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topic: Investigations of the preferred modes of North Pacific jet variability, their downstream impacts, and tropical and extratropical precursors

Check the University Calendar for additional events this month.

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