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GFDL Events & Seminars

Upcoming GFDL events & seminars

Events and seminars

  • December 18, 2017: FPO - Robert Nazarian
    FPO - Robert Nazarian
    FPO - Robert Nazarian Sponsor: Sonya Legg
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • December 20, 2017: Record warm global mean surface temperatures in 2014-2016 linked to large ocean heat releases from the western tropical Pacific
    Prof. Jianjun Yin (Univ of Arizona)
    A 0.24°C increase of record warm global mean surface temperature (GMST) over the past three consecutive years (2014-2016) was highly unusual and largely a consequence of an El Niño that released unusually large amounts of ocean heat from the subsurface layer of the northwestern tropical Pacific. This heat had built up since the 1990s mainly due to greenhouse-gas forcing (GHG) and possible remote oceanic effects. Model simulations and projections suggest that the fundamental cause, and robust predictor of large record-breaking events of GMST in the 21st century is GHG forcing. Climate models project that such events will increase in the future under elevated GHG forcing. Point of Contact: Stephen Griffies, tel: 452-6672
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • January 4, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • January 18, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • January 23, 2018: FPO - Anna Fitzmaurice
    FPO - Anna Fitzmaurice
    FPO - Anna Fitzmaurice Sponsor: Robert Hallberg
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • January 24, 2018: Is Climate Change Redefining the Speed Limit of Tropical Cyclones?
    Lunchtime Seminar - Kieran Bhatia (GFDL)
    This study addresses whether recent trends in tropical cyclone (TC) intensification rates can be explained by the natural variability of the climate system or if they are attributable to climate change. Two observational data sources, the International Best-Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTRaCS) and the Hurricane Satellite Data-B1 Advanced Dvorak Technique (HURSAT-ADT), are used to calculate TC intensity changes, normalized by the total number of cases, over the period 1986-2015 and 1982-2009, respectively. In both datasets, Atlantic basin TC acceleration rates significantly increase, which is consistent with the well-documented growth of major hurricanes in this basin. Overall, there are strong positive correlations in most basins but there are significant variations depending on the basin. The trends in the observational datasets are then compared to a pre-industrial multi-century simulation produced by the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) High-Resolution Forecast-Oriented Low Ocean Resolution (HiFLOR) model. HiFLOR is a global coupled climate model that is able to simulate and predict category 4 and 5 (Saffir-Simpson scale) TCs and their interannual variations, and is therefore uniquely able to reproduce the entire TC intensification distribution. Monte Carlo techniques are utilized to determine if TC intensification rates are changing in a manner consistent with the natural variability observed in the HiFLOR run or if there is a detectable climate change signal.
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • January 25, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • January 31, 2018: GFDL Poster Expo Setup
    GFDL 2018 Poster Expo
    GFDL is hosting its 5th Poster Expo Event on January 31 2018 from 1-4pm. Colleagues in the GFDL/AOS/CICS communities will be showcasing their research at the event. Additional details including a list of posters will be available at the Poster Expo webpage: http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/poster-expo This event is open to the public, but please note the visitor access requirements on the webpage.
    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 1, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar - Tapio Schneider (California Technical Institute)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 8, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • February 22, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar - Lori Bruhwiler (ESRL/GMD)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 1, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 8, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar - Jane Mulcahy (UK MET Office, Exeter, UK)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 15, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar - Cecilia Bitz (University of Washington)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 22, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • March 29, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar - Norman G. Loeb (NASA)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • April 5, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar - Linus Magnusson (ECMWF)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • April 12, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • April 19, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • April 26, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • May 3, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar - Allison Steiner (University of Michigan)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • May 9, 2018: Generation, propagation and dissipation of internal solitary waves in coastal seas
    Daniel Bourgault
    TBD POC: Sonya Legg
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • May 10, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar - Ed Rutherford (NOAA/GLERL - Ann Harbor, MI)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • May 17, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar - Jim Kossin (NOAA/NCEI - Madison WI)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • May 24, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar - Bruno Tremblay (McGill University, Montreal, CA)
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • May 31, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room
  • June 7, 2018: TBD
    Formal Seminar
    TBD
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Smagorinsky Seminar Room

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