Colloquia Fall 2013Spring 2013 | Spring 2014
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 atmos.colostate.edu] for more information.
Intensification of Hurricane Sandy (2012) through Extratropical Warm Core Seclusion
December 6, 2013
Hurricane Sandy's landfall along the New Jersey shoreline at 2330 UTC 29 October 2012 produced a catastrophic storm surge stretching from New Jersey to Rhode Island that contributed to damage in excess of $50 billion – the sixth costli...
Imagining the future of Colorado's forests: beetles, wildfire, and people
November 22, 2013
Bark beetles and wildfires are natural components of Rocky Mountain forested landscapes. The increased incidence of drought in the coming decades will both make trees more susceptible to insect infestations and extend the length and seve...
gZ+CpT+Lq and the MONSOON
November 20, 2013
Following Riehl and Malkus's pioneering work on the Heat budgets of the Equatorial trough, Riehl's studies on heat budget of the Bahama Circle and his work on Hurricane Daisy of 1958 this work examines a major role for the recent enhance...
New Insights on the MJO from DYNAMO
November 18, 2013
The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) has profound impacts on weather and climate worldwide, yet the basic dynamics of this oscillation are still not well understood. In addition, many forecast models have a difficult time predicting the M...
Predictability and data assimilation of severe weather and tropical cyclones
November 8, 2013
Despite rapid advances in numerical weather prediction (NWP) models and ever increasing computational capability, our ability to accurately predict various severe weather phenomena in the short range and at the mesoscales remains limited...
Characterizing the Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) From Oil and Natural Gas Operations in Several U.S. Shale Basins
Jessica B. Gilman
November 1, 2013
Important Note: ALL Seminar attendees agree not to cite, quote, copy, or distribute material presented without the explicit written consent of the seminar presenter. Any opinions expressed in this seminar are those of the spea...
Two perspectives on meteorological history: Academic family trees and Fujiwhara-enhanced U.S. TC landfall
October 25, 2013
As part of the American Meteorological Society's 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, in April 2012, an academic lineage ("family tree") of that community was presented to document the his...
GNSS Remote Sensing From Orbit: UK-DMC To CYGNSS
Dr. Scott Gleason, Southwest Research Institute
October 18, 2013
This presentation will give an overview of space based GNSS reflectometry from the first signals
received on orbit to preparations for the CYGNSS constellation, scheduled for launch in 2016. The
history of the technology from satellite...
Using data sets to constrain aerosol sources and radiative forcing: from micro to macro
October 18, 2013
Aerosol radiative forcing is the difference between the radiative effect of aerosols now and during pre-industrial times. Calculating that difference requires understanding the sources of the particles. I will present how data sets as di...
Why does SST in the equatorial Pacific cold tongue exhibit a seasonal cycle when the atmosphere heats the ocean year round?
October 11, 2013
Sea surface temperature (SST) is a critical control on the atmosphere, and numerical models of atmosphere–ocean circulation emphasize its accurate prediction. Yet many models demonstrate large, systematic biases in simulated SST in the...
An early look at the historic September 2013 heavy rainfall and flooding in Northern Colorado
members of the CSU/ATS and CIRA community
September 27, 2013
From 9-16 September 2013, extremely heavy rain fell over a large portion of northern Colorado, and especially in Boulder and Larimer Counties. This resulted in deadly and destructive flash flooding in many creeks and rivers in the foothi...
An Overview of SoWMEX/TiMREX
Prof. Ben Jong-Dao Jou
September 17, 2013
Interaction of southwesterly wind surges over South China Sea and the steep terrain of Taiwan during the Meiyu (May and June) period of the East Asian summer monsoon often produce severe heavy rainfall and flash floods. The Southwest Mon...
My Personal Journey of Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation Interactions
September 6, 2013
This seminar will provide a discussion in the aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions through reviewing my past and current works using satellite observations and high-resolution modeling. Topics will cover from an aerosol-marine low c...
A tale of two chemicals: N2O and HFCs and their potential inclusion in the Montreal Protocol
August 8, 2013
Chemical Sciences Division
Earth System Research Laboratory
NOAA, Boulder, CO
The role of nitrous oxide in the depletion of the ozone layer is well documented. Its efficiency changes in a changing climate and co...