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.

2014 - 2015 Seminars

2015 Seminars

May 13, 2015 - 11:00 a.m. Foothills Lab - Large Auditorium (1022)
Model developments related to some South America environmental problems
Saulo Freitas of NOAA & INPE
Video link

April 29, 2015 - 11:00 a.m. Center Green 1 Center Auditorium
Space Weather: What is it and how do we model it?
Michael Wiltberger - High Altitude Observatory
Video link

April 8, 2015 - 11:30 a.m. Mesa Lab Main Seminar Room
Ocean Variability and Climate
Frank Bryan - Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory
Video link

2014 Seminars

November 12, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. Foothills Lab - Large Auditorium (1022)
Tornadoes in Observation and Theory
Richard Rotunno - Director NESL's Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division
Video link

October 15, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. Foothills Lab - Large Auditorium (1022)
Pursuing climate science: From small particles to large airplanes
David W. Fahey - NOAA, Earth System Research Laboratory

September 24, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. Foothills Lab - Large Auditorium (1022)
Methane, Hydroxyl, and the Self-cleaning Capacity of the Atmosphere
Sasha Madronich - NESL Atmospheric Chemistry Division
Video link


Past seminars with links to abstracts and multimedia presentations

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
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