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.
2012 - 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