Physical Sciences Laboratory Seminars 2023

The PSL Seminar Series is typically held at 2:00 p.m. Mountain on Tuesdays 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.

These seminars are currently only held virtually. Connection information can be found on the individual announcements. If you have any questions about the series or would like to be added to our email list, please contact the coordinators at: psl.seminars@noaa.gov.

All times Mountain Time (MT).


Date Seminar
05 Dec 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Brandon Wolding, NOAA/PSL
Atmosphere-Ocean Coupled Energy Budgets of Tropical Convective Discharge-Recharge Cycles
Room 2A305 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
21 Nov 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Lucas Pfister, Institute of Geography and the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research University of Bern, Switzerland
Dynamical Downscaling and Data Assimilation for the Early Instrumental Period - Challenges and Opportunities
Room GC402 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
07 Nov 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Craig Schwartz, Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Lab National Center for Atmospheric Research
Data assimilation and medium-range ensemble forecasting using variable-resolution global models with ~3-km horizontal grid spacing over the United States
Room GC402 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
24 Oct 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Dale Durran, University of Washington
Toward Replacing Current NWP with Deep Learning Weather Prediction and Extensions to a Full Earth-System Model
Room 2A305 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
26 Sep 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Kristen Aponte, NCAR Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
NCAR approach toward more inclusive scientific research engagement
Room GC402 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
12 Sep 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Nachiketa Acharya, NOAA/PSL
Process-Oriented Dynamical Models Evaluation for Seasonal Prediction through the Lens of Causal Network
Room 2A305 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
29 Aug 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Mimi Hughes, NOAA/PSL
Atmospheric Rivers and Climate Change, the Settled, the Unsettled, and the Unsettling

Ben Moore, NOAA/PSL
A flow-regime perspective on future changes in wintertime atmospheric rivers affecting the western United States"
Room 2A305 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
15 Aug 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Marty Hoerling, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, at the University of Colorado-Boulder
Political and Physical Roots for the Colorado River Water Crisis: With a View to the Future
Room 2A305 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
01 Aug 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Omid Reyhani-Galangashi and Drew Taylor, University of Alabama Remote Sensing Center
Fine-Resolution Snow Measurements with Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Based Ultra-Wideband Radars
(Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
18 Jul 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Andrea Storto, Italian National Research Council Institute of Marine Science
An overview of modelling and data assimilation activities at CNR ISMAR, Italy
Room 2A305 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
20 Jun 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Aaron Wang, NOAA/PSL
Projecting precipitation extremes in the warming climate
Room 2A305 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
06 Jun 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Daniel McCoy, University of Wyoming Dept. of Atmospheric Science
Mechanistic insight into aerosol cooling from perturbed parameter ensembles
Room 2A305 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
23 May 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
[Special *FLASH* Seminar]
Sergey Frolov, NOAA/PSL
Blueprint for the next decade of U.S. reanalysis efforts

Christopher Cox, NOAA/PSL
Melt onset at MOSAiC: Resiliency of the ice column to preconditioning by warming extremes
Room 1D403 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
09 May 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Ulla Heede, University of Colorado, Boulder
Pacific warming pattern modulate future hydroclimatic changes across the Americas and beyond
Room 2A305 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
25 Apr 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Marybeth Arcodia, Colorado State University
Identifying Subseasonal Forecasts of Opportunity Using Explainable AI
Room 2A305 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
11 Apr 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Manmeet Singh, Centre for Climate Change Research, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, Austin
Digital Twins for Global Precipitation and Fire Weather Using Deep Learning
Webinar Only (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
28 Mar 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Hristo Chipilski, National Center for Atmospheric Research Advanced Study Program
Exact nonlinear filtering of geophysical systems
Room 2A305 (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa,gov)
14 Mar 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Shun-Nan Wu, University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology
How the Large-Scale Environment and Mesoscale Convective System Modulates the Rainfall Activity over Coastal West Africa
(Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
28 Feb 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Robert Jnglin Wills, University of Washington and NCAR
Resolving mesoscale frontal processes increases the large-scale circulation response to Gulf Stream SST anomalies
(Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)
14 Feb 2023
Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Carlos Martinez, NCAR Climate & Global Dynamics Division
Seasonal Climatology, Variability, Characteristics, and Prediction of the Caribbean Rainfall Cycle
Webinar Only (Contact: psl.seminars@noaa.gov)