ESRL Physical Sciences Laboratory Seminars 2018

The PSL Seminar Series is typically held bi-weekly at 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays and features a mix of internal and external speakers. The goal of the series is to facilitate collaboration between PSL and external scientists. The series is co-sponsored by partners at CIRES.

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Date Seminar
07 Dec 2018
Friday, 11:00 am
Annareli Morales, Ph.D. Candidate from University of Michigan and Extended Stay Visitor at MMM-NCAR
Orographic Precipitation from Atmospheric Rivers: Exploring the response to microphysics and environmental parameter perturbations
Room 1D403 (Contact: Robbie Desen)
06 Dec 2018
Thursday, 2:30 pm
Matt Newman, University of Colorado/CIRES and NOAA/ESRL/PSL
Potential reemergence of seasonal soil moisture anomalies in North America
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
30 Nov 2018
Friday, 1:00 pm
C Radhakrishnan, Colorado State University
CASA Radar Prediction System over Dallas Fort Worth Urban Network: Blending of Radar Nowcasting and High-Resolution Numerical Weather Prediction Model
Room 1D403 (Contact: Robbie Desen)
31 Oct 2018
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Melissa Breeden, Postdoctoral Research Associate Cooperative Institute for Meteorological and Satellite Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison
North Pacific Jet Retractions: Dynamical Mechanisms and Contributions from Midlatitude and Tropical Forcing
Room 1D-403 (Contact: Maddie Sturgill)
15 Oct 2018
Monday, 4:00 pm
Professor James Carton, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland
The SODA3 Ocean Reanalysis -- A Status Report
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
05 Oct 2018
Friday, 11:00 am
Julie Bessac, Argonne National Laboratory
Stochastic simulation of predictive space-time scenarios of wind speed using observations and physical model outputs
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
02 Oct 2018
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Clara Draper, CIRES and ESRL Physical Sciences Laboratory
Coupled Land/Atmosphere Data Assimilation
Room 1D403 (Contact: Robbie Desen)
26 Sep 2018
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Jun-Ichi Yano, CNRM and Meteo-France, Toulouse, France
Tropical Atmospheric Madden-Julian Oscillation: Strongly-Nonlinear Free Solitary Rossby Wave?
Room 2A305 (Contact: Robbie Desen)
25 Sep 2018
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Xuguang Wang, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
Research, Development, Challenges of Ensemble-Variational (EnVar) Hybrid Data Assimilation for Global, Hurricane and Convective-scale Severe Weather Prediction
Room 2A305 (Contact: Robbie Desen)
22 Aug 2018
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Marty Hoerling, NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Laboratory
Colorado River Response to Climate Change since the Late 19th Century
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
17 Jul 2018
Tuesday, 10:00 am
Greg Herman, Colorado State University
Flash Flood Verification Problems: Pondering Precipitation Proxies
Room 1D403 (Contact: Robbie Desen)
27 Jun 2018
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Steve Penny, University of Maryland
What good is Coupled Data Assimilation?
Room 1D403 (Contact: Tom Statz)
21 Jun 2018
Thursday, 11:00 am
Kazuaki Yasunaga, Earth Science Division University of Toyama, Japan
Space-Time Spectral Analysis of the Moist Static Energy Budget Equation
Room 1D403 (Contact: Shannon Kelly)
30 May 2018
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Nathan Paldor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Trapped Waves: Theory, Simulations and Observations
Room 1D403 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
29 May 2018
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Allen White (PSL), Michael Leon (GSD), Haonan Chen,
AQPI: Improved Monitoring and Forecasts of Precipitation, Streamflow, and Coastal Flooding in the San Francisco Bay Area
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
23 May 2018
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Reto Stauffer, Department of Statistics, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: How to Make Effective Use of Colors in Scientific Visualizations
Room 1D708 (Contact: Shannon Kelly)
21 May 2018
Monday, 2:00 pm
Reto Stauffer, Department of Statistics, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Standardized Anomaly Model Output Statistics Over Complex Terrain
Room 2A305 (Contact: Shannon Kelly)
01 May 2018
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Jessie Creamean,
Understanding the sources of Arctic biological ice nucleating particles

Allen White​,
Winter storm conditions leading to excessive runoff above Oroville Dam during January and February 2017​
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
26 Apr 2018
Thursday, 11:00 am
Michael Maier-Gerber, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Predictability of Tropical Cyclone Activity in the North Atlantic Ocean
Room 1D403 (Contact: Shannon Kelly)
26 Apr 2018
Thursday, 11:00 am
Andreas Schlüter, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Modulation of Precipitation over West Africa by Equatorial Waves
Room 1D403 (Contact: Shannon Kelly)
23 Apr 2018
Monday, 2:00 pm
Rebecca Hill, CSU Department of Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics
Methodologies for Calculating Economic Impacts – Examples and Potential Applications to NOAA Research
Room 2A305 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)
18 Apr 2018
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Manfred Wendisch, University of Leipzig, Leipzig Institute for Meteorology, Germany
ARCTIC AMPLIFICATION: The Role of Mixed-Phase Clouds
Room 1D403 (Contact: Robbie Desen)
17 Apr 2018
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Lantao Sun,
Evolution of the global coupled climate response to Arctic sea ice loss during 1990-2090 and its contribution to climate change

Linyin Cheng ,
How climate change is intensifying U.S. heat waves during droughts in CESM1
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
03 Apr 2018
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Irina Djalalova​​,
Bias-correction of EPA Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) Model for PM 2.5 and Ozone

Maria Gehne,
Introducing Land Surface Perturbations in the Global Ensemble Forecast System
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
30 Mar 2018
Friday, 11:00 am
David K. Adams, Center for Atmospheric Science National University of Mexico
Precipitable Water Vapor: The Critical Variable in Tropical Deep Convection
Room 1D708 (Contact: Shannon Kelly)
20 Mar 2018
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Jeffrey Whitaker​,
The new FV3GFS with 'replay' capability.

Haonan Chen​,
Improving ​satellite-based ​​rainfall ​r​etrievals by ​i​ncorporating ​h​igh-​r​esolution g​round ​r​adar ​n​etwork ​o​bservations​.
Room 1D403 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
06 Mar 2018
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Benjamin Moore,
Large-scale dynamics of extreme precipitation events in California during winter 2016-2017

Cecile Penland,
The skewed nature of ensemble forecasts
Room 2A305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
20 Feb 2018
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Max Maahn,
Anthropogenic pollution and cloud properties at the North Slope of Alaska

Don Murray,
FACTS: A on-line resource for analyzing and visualizing climate model output
Room 2A-305 (Contact: Rich Lataitis)
18 Jan 2018
Thursday, 2:00 pm
Tom Matthews, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Super Storm Desmond: A process-based assessment
Room 1D403 (Contact: Robbie Desen)
16 Jan 2018
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Kathy Pegion, Dept of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences and Center for Ocean Land Atmosphere Studies, George Mason University
The Subseasonal Experiment (SubX)
Room 2A305 (Contact: Madeline Sturgill)