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Information for Visiting Speakers
2017 Earth Science Seminars

See seminar abstract (click on title of talk) for location and time.

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Date   Speaker   Title

Wed   Nov 29   Paola Passalacqua
(Univ. Texas Austin)
Special Seminar Connectivity in River Deltas: Channel-island Exchange and Environmental Controls on Delta Inundation

Thu   Nov 16   Matthias Morzfeld
(Univ. Arizona)
  Feature-based Data Assimilation for Geophysics
Tue   Nov 14   Steven Fletcher
(Colorado State Univ.)
  Mixed Gaussian-Lognormal Based Variational Data Assimilation
Mon   Nov 13   Brian Reich
(NC State Univ.)
  A Causal Inference Analysis of the Effect of Wildland Fire Smoke on Ambient Air Pollution Levels and Health Burden

Mon   Nov 6   Xiquan Dong
(Univ. Arizona)
  Remote Sensing of Clouds and Precipitation and their Application in Model Evaluation

Wed   Sep 27   Ho Jung Paik
(Univ. Maryland)
  Detection of Transient Earthquake Gravity Signals and Faster Earthquake Warning Using Superconducting Accelerometer Technology
Tue   Sep 26   Shrad Shukla
  Improving Drought Risk Management through Improved Monitoring, Early Warning and Capacity Building

Tue   Sep 19   Erin Hestir
(UC Merced)
  Fish versus Tomatoes: Remote Sensing for Aquatic Ecosystem Sustainability
Mon   Sep 18   Emily Kang
(Univ. Cincinnati)
  Statistical Spatial Downscaling for Constructing High-Resolution Nature Runs in Global Observing System Simulation Experiments

Tue   Sep 5   Jun Li
(Univ. Wisconsin)
  Impact from GEO and CubeSat Based Sounding Systems on High Impact Weather Forecasts – an End-to-end OSSE Study

Fri   Jul 28   Annareli Morales
(Univ. Michigan )
  Sensitivity of Orographic Precipitation to Microphysics Parameter and Process Perturbations

Wed   Jul 19   Milan Curcic
(Univ. Washington)
  Wind and Wave Impacts on Ocean Transport in the Gulf of Mexico: Coupled Modeling and Observations

Wed   Jun 14   James Garrison
(Purdue Univ.)
  Signals of Opportunity (SoOp) Reflectometry: The Emerging "Third Way" of Microwave Remote Sensing

Tue   May 30   Z. Johnny Luo
  Satellite-based Estimates of Convective Mass Flux, Entrainment and Detrainment Rates, and Application to Convective Transport of Trace Gases

Thu   May 18   Japer Kok
  The Global Atmospheric loading of Desert Dust: Implications for Climate and Human Health
Tue   May 16   Phil Thompson
  Recent Decadal Sea Level Variability in the Equatorial and North Indian Ocean

Fri   May 5   Fei He
  Quantitative Assessment of Tropical Cyclone Simulation Sensitivity in the Community Atmosphere Model
Fri   May 5   Federica Polverari
(ICM/CSIC, Barcelona)
  Theoretical Modeling of Dual-frequency Scatterometer Response: Improving Ocean Wind and Rainfall Effects
Wed   May 3   Paul Loikith
(Portland State Univ.)
  Connecting Large-Scale Meteorological Patterns with Local Scale Temperature and Precipitation Extremes over the Northwestern United States in Observations and Climate Models using Self-Organizing Maps

Tue   Apr 25   Sofia Protopapadaki
  Upper Tropospheric Cloud Systems Derived from IR Sounders: Properties of Cirrus Anvils in the Tropics

Mon   Apr 17   Thomas Fiolleau
(CNRS/Univ. Toulouse)
  MCS in the Tropics from Geostationary Data Using the TOOCAN Algorithm: Status and On-going Developments

Tue   Mar 21   Ru Chen
(Scripps / UCSD)
  Effect of Atmospheric Forcing Resolution on Ocean Model Fidelity: Sea-surface-height Variability in the North Pacific

Wed   Mar 15   Xubin Zeng
(Univ. Arizona)
  Atmosphere-(Land, Ocean, Ice) Surface Interactions: Modeling and Dataset Development
Tue   Mar 14   Daniel Gilford
  Stratospheric Influences on the Seasonality of Tropical Cyclone Potential Intensity

Wed   Mar 8   Fuqing Zhang
(Penn. State)
  Ensemble-based Convection-permitting Assimilation of Doppler Radar and All-sky Satellite Radiances

Wed   Mar 1   Margaret Johnson
(Iowa State Univ.)
  Bayesian Dynamic Linear Models for Estimation of Phenological Events from Remote Sensing Data

Mon   Feb 13   Steven J. Goodman
  Hear Ye Hear Ye: The New Era of Geostationary Satellite Observations for the Western Hemisphere is Here

Wed   Feb 8   Pierre Emmanuel-Kirstetter
(Univ. Oklahoma / NOAA)
  Evaluating the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission with NOAA/NSSL Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor: Current Status and Future Directions

Thu   Feb 2   Medard Obiang
(Omar Bongo Univ.)
  LAGRAC and Environmental Challenges of Gabon Today and Tomorrow

Mon   Jan 9   David Higdon
(Virginia Tech)
  Uncertainty Quantification: Combining Large Scale Computational Models with Physical Data for Inference

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