Department Seminar

The impact of emissions of isoprene in a chemistry climate model

Coupled chemistry-climate models are being increasingly used to tackle the problem of understanding the mechanisms for driving changes in past, present and future atmospheric composition. Given the computational overheads of running these types of models the chemical mechanisms which are used are often chosen for their speed of simulation.

Event Information
Event date and time: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Croul Hall 3101
Speaker Information
Name: 
Alex Archibald
Affiliation: 
Centre for Atmospheric Science at Cambridge University
ESS Information
Holmes, Chris

Seminar: Balancing water resources conservation and food security in China

China's economic growth is expected to continue into the next decades, accompanied by a sustained urbanization and industrialization. The associated increase in demand for land, water resources, and rich foods will deepen the challenge to sustainably feed the population and to balance agricultural and environmental policies.

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Event date and time: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
3101 Croul Hall
Speaker Information
Name: 
Carole Dalin
Title: 
Postdoctoral Researcher
Affiliation: 
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & the Environment/London School of Economics & Political Science
ESS Information
Davis, Steven

Seminar: Tom Bianchi

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Event date and time: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
3101 Croul Hall
Speaker Information
Name: 
Tom Bianchi
Title: 
Jon and Beverly Thompson Endowed Chair of Geological Sciences
Affiliation: 
University of Florida
ESS Information
Coppola, Alysha

Seminar: Michael Schmidt

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Event date and time: 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
3101 Croul Hall
Speaker Information
Name: 
Michael Schmidt
Affiliation: 
University of Bergen
ESS Information
Czimczik, Claudia

Seminar: Large Increasing Trend of Tropical Cyclone Rainfall in Taiwan and the Roles of Terrain and Southwest Monsoon

Taiwan, which is situated in one of the main paths of western North Pacific tropical cyclones (TCs), has experienced a dramatic increase in typhoon-related rainfall, with nine of the top 12 typhoons in total rainfall since hourly rainfall observations started in 1960 have occurred in the 21st century. This record breaking increase has led to suggestions that they are the manifestation of the effects of global climate change include global warming. Typhoon rainfall intensity is analyzed with respect to typhoon tracks that are in different regimes relative to the meso-α scale terrain.

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Event date and time: 
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 1:00pm
Location: 
CH 3101
Speaker Information
Name: 
Hung-Chi Kuo
Title: 
Professor of Atmospheric Sciences
Affiliation: 
National Taiwan University
ESS Information
Magnusdottir, Gudrun

Seminar: Amy Townsend-Small

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Event date and time: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Croul Hall 3101
Speaker Information
Name: 
Amy Townsend-Small
ESS Information
Czimczik, Claudia

Seminar: Simona Bordoni

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Event date and time: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
3101 Croul Hall
Speaker Information
Name: 
Simona Bordoni
ESS Information
Magnusdottir, Gudrun

Seminar: Satellite Data for Air Quality Management

Satellite observations offer a powerful source of data to support air quality management, by providing information about air pollutant concentrations, trends, and transport, particularly where no other monitors are available; identification of pollution sources to constrain emissions estimates; and regional characterization of air pollutant distributions to support air monitor siting decisions.

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Event date and time: 
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
3101 Croul Hall
Speaker Information
Name: 
Tracey Holloway
Title: 
Professor of Environmental Studies
Affiliation: 
University of Wisconsin, Madison
ESS Information
Davis, Steven

Seminar: Reducing uncertainty in regional climate projection: New challenge for coupled ocean-atmosphere dynamics

Global mean temperature has risen for the past century and is projected to rise even more in response to the increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Precipitation change is of vital importance to societies but precipitation projections are intrinsically challenging as they change sign from one region to another. Recent studies show that in the tropics, radiatively forced changes in precipitation and atmospheric circulation are tightly coupled to spatial patterns of ocean surface warming.

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Event date and time: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
3101 Croul Hall
Speaker Information
Name: 
Professor Shang-Ping Xie
Affiliation: 
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
ESS Information
Yu, Jin-Yi

Seminar: The super model approach to climate projections for the Tropical Pacific

Geophysical Institute and Bjerknes Centre, Univeristy of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen , Norway

Event Information
Event date and time: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
3101 Croul Hall
Speaker Information
Name: 
Noel Keenlyside
Title: 
Professor at Geophysical Institute
Affiliation: 
University of Bergen, Norway
ESS Information
Yu, Jin-Yi