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GFDL Events & Seminars

Upcoming GFDL events & seminars

Events and seminars

  • January 26, 2017: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 1, 2017: Winter 2017 GFDL Poster Expo
    GFDL Poster Expo
    Winter 2017 GFDL Poster Expo
    Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 2, 2017: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 8, 2017: TBD
    Levi Silvers (GFDL)
    TBD
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 9, 2017: Chasing Water: Lagrangian tracking of tracers, plastic and plankton through the global ocean
    Erik van Sebille (Imperial College London)
    The ocean is in constant motion, with water circulating within and flowing between basins. As the water moves around, it caries heat and nutrients, as well as larger objects like planktonic organisms and litter around the globe. The most natural way to study the pathways of water and the connections between ocean basins is using particle trajectories. The trajectories can come from either computing of virtual floats in high-resolution ocean models, or from the paths of free-flowing observational drifters (surface buoys or Argo floats) in the real ocean. In this seminar, I'll give an overview of some recent work with Lagrangian particles. I will show applications to dynamical oceanography, marine ecology, palaeoclimatology and marine plastic pollution. Central to each of these studies is the question on how connected the different ocean basins are, and on what time scales water flows between the different regions of the ocean.
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 15, 2017: TBD
    Nathaniel W. Chaney (GFDL/Princeton University)
    TBD
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 16, 2017: TBD
    Eric Maloney (Colorado State University)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 22, 2017: TBD
    Cenlin He (UCLA)
    TBD
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 23, 2017: TBD
    Sloan Coats (University of Colorado)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 1, 2017: TBD
    Mingin Lee (GFDL)
    TBD
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 2, 2017: TBD
    William Collins (LBL and UC Berkeley)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 8, 2017: TBD
    Hiroyuki "Hiro" Murakami (GFDL)
    TBD
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 9, 2017: TBD
    Dargan Frierson (University of Washington)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 15, 2017: Cross-Time Scale Diagnostics of Coupled Circulation Models
    Angel Munoz (GFDL)
    Approaches to diagnose numerical circulation models generally involve metrics that provide an overall summary of the performance of the model in reproducing the particular variables of interest, normally tied to specific spatial and temporal scales. Nonetheless, the evaluation of the goodness of a model is not always linked to the understanding of physical processes that may be correctly represented, distorted or even ab- sent in the model universe. As physical mechanisms are frequently related to interactions at multiple temporal and spatial scales, cross-scale model diagnostic tools are not only desirable but required. This study proposes an integrated diagnostic framework based on weather type spatial patterns and frequencies of occurrence to facilitate the identification of model biases across multiple timescales. To illustrate the approach, three sets of 32-year-long simulations are analyzed for Northeastern North America and for the March-May season. The numerical experiments were produced by the LOAR and FLOR models, coupled Global Circulation Models developed by the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) with 2-degree and 0.5-degree horizontal resolution in the atmosphere, respectively, and with nudging approaches designed to reproduce key aspects of the observed climate variability. It is found that both models exhibit a fair representation of the observed circulation regime’s spatial patterns and frequencies of occurrence, although some biases are present inde- pendently of the horizontal resolution of the models used. Overall, inter-experiment differences in the mean frequencies of occurrence of the simulated weather types, and their variability across multiple timescales, tend to be negligible. It is proposed that low-resolution models could be of potential use to diagnose and predict physical variables (e.g., rainfall and surface temperature), via their simulated weather type characteristics.
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 16, 2017: TBD
    Oliver Wild (Lancaster University, UK)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 22, 2017: TBD
    Jie Hie
    TBD
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 23, 2017: TBD
    Kpse[ {emie;as (University of Barcelona)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 30, 2017: TBD
    Anna Michalak (Carnegie Institute-Stanford, CA)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • April 6, 2017: TBD
    Kevin Bowman (NASA JPL)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • April 13, 2017: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • April 20, 2017: TBD
    Noah Diffenbaugh (Stanford University)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • April 27, 2017: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • May 4, 2017: TBD
    Rich Neale (NCAR)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • May 11, 2017: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • May 18, 2017: TBD
    Rob DeConto (University of Massachusetts)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • May 25, 2017: TBD
    Ning Lin (Princeton University)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • June 1, 2017: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • June 8, 2017: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • June 15, 2017: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • June 22, 2017: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • June 29, 2017: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • July 6, 2017: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • July 13, 2017: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • July 20, 2017: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room

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