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Colloquia Fall 2017

Spring 2017 | Spring 2018

Colloquia are held in ATS room 101; Discussion will begin at 3:30pm. Refreshments will be served at 3:00pm in the coffee lounge. Please contact Thomas Birner [thomas at] for more information.

Probing Precipitation, Cloud, and Clear Air Using EOL Remote Sensing Facilities

Wen-Chau Lee
September 8, 2017

Probing precipitation, cloud, and clear air using remote sensing instruments has enabled and advanced our understanding of mesoscale phenomena and high impact weather. The Remote Sensing Facility (RSF) of the National Center for Atmosphe...

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Tropical Atmospheric Madden-Julian Oscillation: Strongly Nonlinear Free Solitary Rossby Wave?

Jun-ichi Yano
September 1, 2017

The Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO), a planetary-scale eastward propagating coherent structure with periods of 30-60 days, is a prominent manifestation of intraseasonal variability in the tropical atmosphere. It is widely presumed that s...

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GOES-16: A New Era in Geostationary Satellite Observations

Dan Lindsey and Steve Miller
August 25, 2017

After dodging a close-call with Hurricane Matthew, GOES-R was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 19 November 2016. Upon reaching geostationary orbit a few weeks later, it was officially christened as GOES-16, the first in a...

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Microphysical, Dynamical, and Lightning Processes Associated with Anomalous Charge Structures in Isolated Convection

Brody Fuchs
August 16, 2017

Internal storm charge structures are linked to storm microphysics and dynamics. This study leverages available radar-based microphysical and dynamical information from recent field campaigns to investigate the processes that influence st...

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