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GFDL Events & Seminars

Upcoming GFDL events & seminars

Events and seminars
  • November 13, 2014: The effect of clouds on Snowball Earth Deglaciation and the inner edge of the Habitable Zone
    Dorian Abbot (U of Chicago)
    Clouds have a huge impact on the climate of a planet. On Earth, if the clouds forgot that part of their job is to reflect solar energy, we would suffer a runaway greenhouse and end up like Venus. If instead clouds forgot that part of their job is to absorb infrared radiation emitted by the surface and contribute to the greenhouse effect, we would enter global glaciation. Although they are very important for climate, clouds are very difficult to model and represent the largest source of uncertainty in climate modeling. This results both from insufficient resolution to resolve cloud-scale circulation and incomplete understanding of cloud microphysics. Cloud simulation is therefore the main reason our current models aren't better, and is a critical area to attack if we want to create generalized models that could be easily applied to different planets (the clouds might not be water clouds in this case). In this talk I will discuss how we can use the models we have to gain insight into cloud behavior in climates vastly different from modern Earth. The two examples I will focus on are the Snowball Earth episodes that occurred 600-800 million years ago and the runaway greenhouse of tidally locked super-Earths at the inner edge of the habitable zone of M-stars.
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • November 19, 2014: Multi-decadal sea surface temperature fluctuations and the global warming hiatus.
    Monika Barcikowska (Princeton U)
    Multi-decadal sea surface temperature fluctuations and the global warming hiatus
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • November 20, 2014: Optimal Growth of Central and East Pacific ENSO events
    Dan Vimont (U of Wisconsin)
    Optimal Growth of Central and East Pacific ENSO events
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • December 3, 2014: MJO and tropical cyclone prediction in the GFDL coupled climate model
    Baoqiang Xiang (GFDL/UCAR)
    MJO and tropical cyclone prediction in the GFDL coupled climate model
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • December 4, 2014: TBA
    Gabriel Katul (Duke U.)
    TBA
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • December 10, 2014: TBA
    Lakshmi Krishnamurthy (UCAR/GFDL)
    TBA
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • January 14, 2015: TBA
    Griffies Guest (TBA)
    TBA
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • January 22, 2015: TBA
    Anne Thompson (NASA/GSFC)
    TBA
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • January 28, 2015: Poster Expo
    Poster Expo (GFDL)
    Posters
    Time: All Day
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • January 29, 2015: TBA
    Susan Lozier (Duke University)
    TBA
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 5, 2015: TBA
    Mian Chin (NASA)
    TBA
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 12, 2015: TBA
    Jean-Francois Lamarque (UCAR)
    TBA
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 19, 2015: TBA
    Eli Tziperman (SEAS - Harvard)
    TBA
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 26, 2015: TBA
    Janet Sprintall (U of California - San Diego)
    TBA
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 5, 2015: TBA
    Alberto Naveira-Garabat (U of Southampton, UK)
    TBA
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 12, 2015: TBA
    Mat Collins (Exeter - United Kingdom)
    TBA
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 26, 2015: TBA
    Richard Moss (PNNL, Richland, WA)
    TBA
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • April 9, 2015: TBA
    Joanie Kleypas (NCAR)
    TBA
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • April 16, 2015: TBA
    Robert Allen (UC - Riverside)
    TBA
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • April 30, 2015: TBA
    Clara Desser (NCAR)
    TBA
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room

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