The NCAR/ASP seminar series features monthly talks given by invited speakers from NCAR and other research institutions from the Boulder area. These talks primarily address an audience of graduate students, postdocs and young scientists from various fields related to atmospheric and solar science. Advanced researchers also enjoy the talks. The aim of the seminar series is to engage scientific interest amongst students, postdocs and scientists in a variety of atmospheric science issues. The invited speakers are asked to give an overview of their research areas, including new or controversial ideas in the field, and highlight results from their work. The talks have a strong educational component that is enjoyed by both experts and non-experts in the field. The selected topics reflect the broad interests of the atmospheric and solar sciences community.

The talks usually take place at 11a.m. on Wednesdays at either the NCAR Mesa Lab or NCAR Foothills Lab in Boulder, Colorado. They take approximately 50 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. After the seminars the audience has the opportunity to join the speaker for lunch in the NCAR cafeteria. The talks are videotaped, digitally mixed with the slide presentation and become available online shortly after the seminar. We thereby hope to reach a wide and diverse, national and international, audience to foster the scientific discussion in our fields.

2013 - 2014 Seminars

2014 Seminars

May 28, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. Mesa Lab - Main Seminar Room
Climate Predictions and Projections in the Coming Decades: Uncertainty due to Natural Variability
Jim Hurrell (NCAR)

Previous Seminars

May 14, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. Mesa Lab - Main Seminar Room
The Madden-Julian Oscillation: Theory, Modeling, and Impacts.
Eric D. Maloney (CSU)

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. Mesa Lab - Main Seminar Room
Visualization of the weather-climate connection
Brian Mapes RSMAS/University of Miami

March 19, 2014 11:00 a.m. Foothills Lab 2 Large Auditorium
Global distribution and trends of tropospheric ozone: An observation-based review
Owen Cooper (NOAA/ESRL)
Video link

March 5, 2014 11:00 a.m. Foothills Lab 2 Large Auditorium
Organized Convection in Global Context
Mitch Moncrieff (NCAR/CGD)
Video link

February 13, 2014 1:30 p.m. Mesa Lab, Main Seminar Room
Problems and Prospects for improved representation of aerosol impacts in climate models.
Phil Rash (PNNL)

February 20, 2014 3:30 p.m. Foothills Lab 2 Large Auditorium
The Evolution of Nonhydrostatic Meteorological Modeling: from Cloud to Global Scales
Joe Klemp (NCAR/MMM) Joint seminar with MMM

2013 Seminars

October 2, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. Mesa Lab - Main Seminar Room
Uncertainty, policy and atmospheric scientists
Sarah Michaels - Universiy of Nebraska, Dept. of political science

December 18, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. Center Green 1 - South Auditorium
The Impacts of Space Weather on Society and the Economy
Dan Baker - University of Colorado, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
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Past seminars with links to abstracts and multimedia presentations

2012 - 2013
2011 - 2012
2010 - 2011
2009 - 2010
2008 - 2009
2007 - 2008
2006 - 2007
2005 - 2006
2004 - 2005

Mesa Lab

Mesa Lab

1850 Table Mesa Dr
Boulder, CO 80305
(303) 497-1000