GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Ants Leetmaa Memorial Symposium:
Climate Variations, Change, and Predictability

Ants Leetmaa

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Venue: Princeton University Frick Lab (Main Campus)

Please join NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) and Princeton University’s Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences program as we honor the life ​and career of a departed colleague, Dr. Ants Leetmaa, former director of GFDL. Dr. Leetmaa served as GFDL director (2001–2007), and director of NOAA’s National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center (1997–2001). His contributions to climate variability and predictability research and forecast applications substantially advanced how we understand and predict natural climate variability, and the role of oceans in the climate system.

PLEASE REGISTER BY NOON ON FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018

Agenda

 Time Topic Speaker(s)
8:15 am Shuttle departs from Homewood Suites to Princeton University
8:30 am Coffee/tea
9:00 – 9:10 am Introduction and Logistics Ram Ramaswamy, NOAA/OAR/GFDL
9:10 – 10:25 am Dr. Leetmaa’s Career David Halpern, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
William Lapenta, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
Craig McLean, NOAA/OAR
Ram Ramaswamy, NOAA/OAR/GFDL
Mark Cane, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
10:25 – 10:55 am Break
10:55 – 12:25 pm Remembering Dr. Leetmaa’s Science James Baker, NOAA Administrator (retired)
Mojib Latif, GEOMAR, University of Kiel
Jagadish Shukla, George Mason University
David DeWitt, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC
George Philander, Princeton University
Anthony Rosati, NOAA/OAR/GFDL (retired)
12:25 – 1:45 pm Lunch (on your own at Frist Campus Center)
1:45 – 3:00 pm Dr. Leetmaa’s Scientific Direction and Steering Arun Kumar, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC
Richard Reynolds, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC (retired)
Gabriel Vecchi, Princeton University
Brian Soden, University of Miami
Marty Hoerling, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/PSD
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 4:45 pm Dr. Leetmaa’s Mentoring Arlene Fiore, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Andrew Wittenberg, NOAA/OAR/GFDL
Yan Xue, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC
Rong Zhang, NOAA/OAR/GFDL
John Dunne, NOAA/OAR/GFDL
4:45 – 5:15 pm Wrap up Moderator: Edwin Schneider, George Mason University
5:30 pm Shuttle departs from Princeton University to Hyatt Regency
6:00 pm Hors d’oeuvres/cash bar (Hyatt Regency, Princeton; directions here)
6:30 pm Dinner (Hyatt Regency)
9:00 pm Shuttle departs from Hyatt Regency to Homewood Suites

Optional Dinner

Hyatt Regency Princeton (at Carnegie Center). Cost is $40. Contact Anna Valerio at apval@princeton.edu by June 13 if you would like to attend the dinner.

Parking

Free parking is available in Lot 21 on the Princeton campus. It is approximately a 6-minute walk from Lot 21 to Frick Lab.

Accommodations

Homewood Suites
3819 U.S. 1 South
Princeton, New Jersey, 08540

The group room rate is $134.00 plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 609-786-1308 and mentioning, “Leetmaa Symposium.” or via this link. Please be sure to reserve your room prior to Friday, June 8th.

A Princeton shuttle will be available to guests staying at the Homewood Suites. On the day of the symposium, it will depart at 8:15am for Princeton University. ​At 5:30pm, the​ shuttle will ​depart Princeton University and ​travel directly to Hyatt Regency ​for the optional dinner, with a return shuttle to Homewood Suites departing at 9:00pm.