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 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.

2015 - 2016 Seminars

2016 Seminars

April 26, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. Foothills Lab, Large Auditorium
Constraining Sources of Air Pollution Using Air Quality Adjoint Models and Remote Sensing Observations
Daven Henze of CU-Boulder
Video link

March 29, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. Center Green 1, Center Auditorium
Thomson scattering and the last frontier of the solar system

Craig DeForest of Southwest Research Institute

January 27, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. Mesa Lab, Main Seminar Room
Moisture Sources for Heavy Precipitation in the Western US During Winter
Michael Alexander of NOAA/ESRL/PSD
Video link

2015 Seminars

November 30, 2015 - 11:00 a.m. Foothills Lab, Large Auditorium
Dynamics of Snowcover in Mountain Terrain
John Pomeroy of the University of Saskatchewan
Video link

November 19, 2015 - 2:00 p.m. Center Green 1, South Auditorium
The Sun and Solar Activity
Charles Lindsey of NorthWest Research Associates
Video Link


Past seminars with links to abstracts and multimedia presentations

2014 - 2015
2013 - 2014
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