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Climate Science Seminar


Fall 2012

September 21. Climate Effects of Combustion and Dust Aerosols in Snow
Charlie Zender, University of California, Irvine
Sierra Hall 279, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00

September 28. Benefits and Challenges of High Spatial Resolution in Climate Models
James Kinter, Director, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmospheric Studies
& Professor of Climate Dynamics, George Mason University
Sierra Hall 279, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00

October 5. The Mathematics of Paleoclimate Reconstructions
Julien Emile-Geary, Department of Earth Sciences and Applied Mathematical Sciences, USC
Sierra Hall 279, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00

October 12. The Educational Global Climate Modeling Project (EdGCM)
Mark Chandler, Columbia University, NASA/GISS
Sierra Hall 279, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00

October 25. Merchants of Doubt: how a handful of scientists obscured the truth from tobacco to global warming
Naomi Oreskes, UC San Diego
USU Theater, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Power point: click here

November 2. Mid-Century Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region
Alex Hall, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UCLA
Chaparral Hall 5127, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 For additional information, click here

Spring 2012

May 4. The Big Thaw: The Role of Arctic Permafrost Microbes in Global Warming
Rachel Mackelprang, Biology Department, California State University, Northridge
JR 134, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00

March 9. GRACE: Measuring Climate Change with Gravity
Michael Watkins, Satellite Geodesy and Geodynamics Systems Group, JPL
JR 134, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00

Fall 2011

September 7. Improving Tropical Cyclone Track Forecasts
Robert Fovell, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences UCLA
Joint Climate Seminar and Physics Colloquium

October 7. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) Mission
Annmarie Eldering, Deputy Project Scientist, OCO-2 Mission, JPL
SH 371, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00

November 4. Observations of carbon dioxide from space:
What can we measure and how do we validate?"
Greg Osterman, JPL Scientist
SH 371, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00

November 30. Turbulence, Clouds and Climate
Joao Teixeira, Climate Physics Group, JPL
Joint Climate Seminar and Physics Colloquium
LO 1127, 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

December 2. NASA's satellite data: Application to Forest Fires
Vicki Drake, Department of Earth Sciences, Santa Monica College
SH 181 Conference Room, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Spring 2011 Seminar

02/14/2011 Tinker-Toy Model in Climate Science
David Klein, IRIS and Department of Mathematics

02/21/2011 Aerosols, clouds, and climate
Daniel Curtis, IRIS and Department of Chemistry

02/28/2011 Aspects of Atmospheric Radiation
Cristina Cadavid, IRIS and Department of Physics & Astronomy

03/07/2011 A review of global warming
Helen Cox, Sustainability Institute and Department of Geography

03/14/2011 A review of global warming, observationsand models, part 2
Helen Cox, Sustainability Institute and Department of Geography

03/21/2011 Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
Helen Cox, Sustainability Institute and Department of Geography

04/11/2011 The nature of water ice and its effects on moons and planets
Burkhard Militzer, UC Berkeley

04/25/2011 Solar Irradiance Variations
Dora Preminger, Department of Physics & Astronomy

05/09/2011 Modeling Solar Influence on Atmospheric Circulation
John Lawrence, Department of Physics & Astronomy

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