Staff Notes Daily Calendar Events

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 9:00am

August 11 - 14, 2015
NCAR Facility
3450 Mitchell Lane, Boulder, Colorado

GSI & EnKF - Starting Tuesday Morning on August 11 - 14, 2015
EnKF Only  - Starting Thursday Afternoon on August 13 - 14, 2015
                  GSI knowledge is required for the EnKF Only Session

The combined Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation and Ensemble Kalman Filter (GSI/EnKF) Community Data Assimilation System Tutorial will be offered at the NCAR Foothills Laboratory, in Boulder, Colorado on August 11-14, 2015. This will be the sixth Community GSI tutorial, but the first time EnKF will be included.

GSI is the operational data assimilation (DA) system being used by various national operational and research centers, including NOAA and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It is traditionally a three-dimensional variational DA system and has been extended to run with advanced features, including the hybrid ensemble-variational data assimilation technique and the four dimensional EnVAR technique.

The EnKF system is a Monte-Carlo algorithm for data assimilation that uses an ensemble of short-term forecasts to estimate the background-error covariance in the Kalman Filter. The EnKF uses the observation operators in the GSI system to transform model variables to observed variables in observation space. Therefore, the types of observations available for use in the EnKF match those for the GSI. Currently this EnKF is running operationally as part of the GSI based hybrid data assimilation system for the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) global applications.

The combined GSI/EnKF Community Tutorial will be held over the four days of August 11-14. The GSI/EnKF tutorial will consist of both lectures and hands-on practical exercises. The lecturers are invited from various GSI and EnKF development/support teams including NCEP/EMC, NASA/GMAO, NOAA/GSD, NCAR/MMM and DTC. The practical sessions will provide the necessary skills to run both the GSI and EnKF systems for both basic and advanced implementations. The tutorial will be tailored to the upcoming release code (GSI and EnKF) scheduled for June, 2015

The tutorial consists of a combination of classroom lectures and a hands on practical session. We offer a choice of two registration options:

    Full GSI/EnKF Tutorial (4 days): $400 (includes lunch and refreshments)
    EnKF Only Tutorial (1.5 days): $130 (includes lunch and refreshments)

There will be NO refunds for cancellations made on, or after 3 PM MT on Friday July 31th, 2015. Prior to the July 31th deadline, we will refund the registration fee, less $25.00 to cover administrative costs.

To register use the link to reg-on-line (https://www.regonline.com/2015gsicommunitytutorialcopycopy) - More information can be found at the tutorial webpage (http://www.dtcenter.org/com-GSI/users/tutorials/2015.php)

If you have any questions or are unable to register please e-mail: MaryBeth Zarlingo (zarlingo@ucar.edu)
    
    - Due to seating limitations, the registration is limited to 40 participants.
    - 31 July, 2015: Last day to register if you need a temporary account on NCAR's Yellowstone computer for the hands on practical exercises.
    - Before 3 PM MT on Friday 31 July 2015, we will refund your registration fee less $25.00 to cover administrative fees.
    - After 31 July 2015, there will be no refunds.

We are looking forward to your attendance!

Presenter(s):
Dr. Hui Shao
Type of event:
Tutorial/Training
Building:
FL2
Room:
1022
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Marybeth Zarlingo (zarlingo@ucar.edu) at x2751
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR
Affiliation or organization:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 11:00am

Climate Analysis Section Seminar

Date: June 10, 2015

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Mesa Lab Main Seminar room (ML132)

Speaker: Christoph C. Raible, University of Bern, Switzerland

Abstract:  

Atmospheric circulation modes such as the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) or the Pacific North America pattern (PNA) are important concepts in understanding the variability of atmospheric dynamics. Assuming their spatial patterns to be fixed, such modes are often described by simple indices from rather short observational data sets. The increasing length of reanalysis products but also millennium-scale simulations with complex Earth System Models allows these concepts and assumptions to be scrutinised. Using both data sources the stability of  the spatial patterns of Northern Hemisphere teleconnections are analysed in more details. The results show that the observed and simulated locations of the centres of action of the NAO and to some extent of the PNA, are not stable in time. The currently observed dipole pattern of the NAO, its centre of action over Iceland and the Azores, split into a north–south dipole pattern in the western Atlantic with a wave train pattern in the eastern part, connecting the British Isles with West Greenland and the eastern Mediterranean during the period 1940–1969 AD. The PNA centres of action over Canada are shifted southwards and over Florida into the Gulf of Mexico during the period 1915–1944 AD. The analysis further shows that shifts in the centres of action of either teleconnection pattern are not related to changes in the external forcing applied in transient simulations of the last millennium. Additionally, CMIP5 simulations show also no systematic change in the centres of action the Northern Hemisphere teleconnection patterns. Thus, we conclude that the variations are mainly internal driven. Besides the relevance of these variations is investigated in the context of proxy reconstructions as such shifts in their centres of action are accompanied by changes in the relation of local precipitation and temperature.

Presenter(s):
Christoph C. Raible
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
ML132 - Main Seminar Room
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Teresa Foster (teresaf@ucar.edu) at x1741
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, CGD
Affiliation or organization:
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 11:00am

Earlier occurrences of spring events have been reported from phenological markers over Europe without being explained thoroughly from a climate physics perspective. Based on a pure meteorological/dynamical approach, we present in this seminar a novel and objective definition of the season onsets corresponding to the calendar days where the correlation between daily European atmospheric circulation and temperature anomalies switches sign. High atmospheric pressure anomalies over Northern Europe, often referred to as anticyclonic blocking conditions, are indeed associated with cold spells in winter but heat waves in summer over most of the continent. According to this simple metrics assessed from several observational datasets, we first provide robust evidence for an earlier summer onset by ~10 days between the 1960s and 2000s. We then conduct a detection-attribution study based on model ensemble simulations and suggest that this calendar advance is incompatible with the sole internal climate variability and can be attributed to the increased greenhouse gases warming effect mitigated by anthropogenic aerosols. Late winter snow disappearance over Eastern Europe, currently at a tipping point according to both observational and model estimates, is responsible remotely for the present-day and near-future winter shortening over Western Europe. Local altered land-sea contrast interplays later on from ~2050 leading to a total reduction of ~25 days by 2100 based on business-as-usual scenario. Our findings provide a physically based explanation for descriptive phenological changes and helpful insights of the overall disruption of the European climate seasonal pace, e.g. the decrease (increase) in daily winter (summer) temperature variance.

Presenter(s):
Christophe Cassou, CERFACS
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Main Seminar Room
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
Yes - ML-Main Seminar Room - http://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, CGD
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 1:30pm

Global 3D density, temperature, and vector magnetic field coronal structure derived from coronal observations

Measurement of the coronal magnetic field is a crucial ingredient in understanding the nature of solar coronal phenomena at all scales. A significant progress has been recently achieved here with deployment of the Coronal Multichannel Polarimeter (CoMP) of the High Altitude Observatory (HAO). The instrument provides polarization measurements of Fe xiii 10747 A forbidden line emission. The observed polarization are the result of a line-of-sight (LOS) integration through a nonuniform temperature, density and magnetic field distribution. In order resolve the LOS problem and utilize this type of data, the vector tomography method has been developed for 3D reconstruction of the coronal magnetic field. The 3D electron density and temperature, needed as additional input, have been reconstructed by tomography method based on STEREO/EUVI data. We will present the 3D coronal magnetic field and associated 3D curl B, density, and temperature resulted from these inversions.

Webcast at https://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live?room=cg12126

Presenter(s):
Maxim Kramar
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CG1
Room:
2126
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?

Posted by Sheryl Shapiro (sheryls@ucar.edu) at x1567
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, HAO
Affiliation or organization:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 8:00am, Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 8:00am, Friday, June 26, 2015 - 8:00am
NCAR GIS Program BRIGHTE Workshop Series

Extreme weather and climate change impacts vary among different communities and populations, therefore addressing these problems requires spatial thinking and knowledge on integration of climate science and meteorology with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Significant progress has been made in the past several years in linking GIS with atmospheric and related sciences and their datasets. There is growing recognition among college and university-level meteorology educators that GIS is an extremely useful tool for atmospheric research and analysis. The intersection of GIS, weather, climate and societal impacts becomes essential when students are learning about interdisciplinary problems that their communities face. However, there is a noticeable lack of not only specific courses that teach the integration of GIS with atmospheric sciences, but perhaps more importantly the resources, such as lab manuals or published exercises, which demonstrate these concepts.

The goal of a 3-day NCAR-sponsored workshop is to provide university/college faculty from meteorology/atmospheric science departments with necessary knowledge to teach introductory GIS concepts and tools in their classrooms. "Incorporating GIS into the Atmospheric Science Curriculum" workshop will consist of hands-on GIS exercises, lectures, discussions, review of published and on-line materials, and working group projects. All data used in the lab exercises will consist of weather, climate, hydrologic, and socio-economic data, making the content not only interesting but very relevant to meteorology/atmospheric science majors. The workshop hands-on training will include: Introduction to GIS Concepts and Methods; Introduction to Esri’s ArcMap and ArcCatalog; Exploring Spatial Data Formats in ArcGIS; Data Symbology and Classification; Cartographic Mapping; Working with Coordinate Systems; and Working with Multidimensional Atmospheric Data.

Climate change adaptation, preparedness for weather extremes, and developing sustainable solutions and practices are important topics for every community in the United States. These complex, interdisciplinary problems require that representatives from all communities are engaged in the sciences and the decision-making process. We invite meteorology/atmospheric science faculty who are interested in incorporating GIS concepts and tools into meteorology, climatology or atmospheric science curriculum. Faculty from U.S. junior colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges, and Hispanic-Serving institutions are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is May 22, 2015. Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance by May 29th, 2015. All selected participants will receive travel support and per diem.

Presenter(s):
NCAR GIS Program
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
Foothills Labs
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Lara Ziady (ziady@ucar.edu) at x8442
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, GIS, RAL, CSAP
Affiliation or organization:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 8:00am, Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 8:00am, Friday, June 26, 2015 - 8:00am
NCAR GIS Program BRIGHTE Workshop Series

Extreme weather and climate change impacts vary among different communities and populations, therefore addressing these problems requires spatial thinking and knowledge on integration of climate science and meteorology with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Significant progress has been made in the past several years in linking GIS with atmospheric and related sciences and their datasets. There is growing recognition among college and university-level meteorology educators that GIS is an extremely useful tool for atmospheric research and analysis. The intersection of GIS, weather, climate and societal impacts becomes essential when students are learning about interdisciplinary problems that their communities face. However, there is a noticeable lack of not only specific courses that teach the integration of GIS with atmospheric sciences, but perhaps more importantly the resources, such as lab manuals or published exercises, which demonstrate these concepts.

The goal of a 3-day NCAR-sponsored workshop is to provide university/college faculty from meteorology/atmospheric science departments with necessary knowledge to teach introductory GIS concepts and tools in their classrooms. "Incorporating GIS into the Atmospheric Science Curriculum" workshop will consist of hands-on GIS exercises, lectures, discussions, review of published and on-line materials, and working group projects. All data used in the lab exercises will consist of weather, climate, hydrologic, and socio-economic data, making the content not only interesting but very relevant to meteorology/atmospheric science majors. The workshop hands-on training will include: Introduction to GIS Concepts and Methods; Introduction to Esri’s ArcMap and ArcCatalog; Exploring Spatial Data Formats in ArcGIS; Data Symbology and Classification; Cartographic Mapping; Working with Coordinate Systems; and Working with Multidimensional Atmospheric Data.

Climate change adaptation, preparedness for weather extremes, and developing sustainable solutions and practices are important topics for every community in the United States. These complex, interdisciplinary problems require that representatives from all communities are engaged in the sciences and the decision-making process. We invite meteorology/atmospheric science faculty who are interested in incorporating GIS concepts and tools into meteorology, climatology or atmospheric science curriculum. Faculty from U.S. junior colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges, and Hispanic-Serving institutions are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is May 22, 2015. Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance by May 29th, 2015. All selected participants will receive travel support and per diem.

Presenter(s):
NCAR GIS Program
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
Foothills Labs
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Lara Ziady (ziady@ucar.edu) at x8442
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, GIS, RAL, CSAP
Affiliation or organization:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 8:00am, Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 8:00am, Friday, June 26, 2015 - 8:00am
NCAR GIS Program BRIGHTE Workshop Series

Extreme weather and climate change impacts vary among different communities and populations, therefore addressing these problems requires spatial thinking and knowledge on integration of climate science and meteorology with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Significant progress has been made in the past several years in linking GIS with atmospheric and related sciences and their datasets. There is growing recognition among college and university-level meteorology educators that GIS is an extremely useful tool for atmospheric research and analysis. The intersection of GIS, weather, climate and societal impacts becomes essential when students are learning about interdisciplinary problems that their communities face. However, there is a noticeable lack of not only specific courses that teach the integration of GIS with atmospheric sciences, but perhaps more importantly the resources, such as lab manuals or published exercises, which demonstrate these concepts.

The goal of a 3-day NCAR-sponsored workshop is to provide university/college faculty from meteorology/atmospheric science departments with necessary knowledge to teach introductory GIS concepts and tools in their classrooms. "Incorporating GIS into the Atmospheric Science Curriculum" workshop will consist of hands-on GIS exercises, lectures, discussions, review of published and on-line materials, and working group projects. All data used in the lab exercises will consist of weather, climate, hydrologic, and socio-economic data, making the content not only interesting but very relevant to meteorology/atmospheric science majors. The workshop hands-on training will include: Introduction to GIS Concepts and Methods; Introduction to Esri’s ArcMap and ArcCatalog; Exploring Spatial Data Formats in ArcGIS; Data Symbology and Classification; Cartographic Mapping; Working with Coordinate Systems; and Working with Multidimensional Atmospheric Data.

Climate change adaptation, preparedness for weather extremes, and developing sustainable solutions and practices are important topics for every community in the United States. These complex, interdisciplinary problems require that representatives from all communities are engaged in the sciences and the decision-making process. We invite meteorology/atmospheric science faculty who are interested in incorporating GIS concepts and tools into meteorology, climatology or atmospheric science curriculum. Faculty from U.S. junior colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges, and Hispanic-Serving institutions are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is May 22, 2015. Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance by May 29th, 2015. All selected participants will receive travel support and per diem.

Presenter(s):
NCAR GIS Program
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
Foothills Labs
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Lara Ziady (ziady@ucar.edu) at x8442
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, GIS, RAL, CSAP
Affiliation or organization:
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 8:00am

July 13-16, 2015 | NCAR Foothills Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado

The 2015 NCAR/CDC Workshop on Climate and Health will focus on vector-borne diseases related to human health. This workshop will focus on a wide variety of vector-borne diseases, including dengue, Lyme, and plague, and their relationship to climate variability and change. The purpose of the workshop is to train health professionals and early career climate and health researchers (public health officials, graduate students, post-docs and early career scientists and faculty) in the development of robust interdisciplinary research projects in the complex area of climate and health. The four-day workshop will include lectures on relevant topics in climate and climate change and in public health and human health, vulnerability studies, modeling climate and health, and special tools for analysis (e.g., GIS). There will be multiple opportunities for discussions with experts in the field in order to bring public health practitioners and climate scientists together to examine the integration of epidemiology, ecology, behavioral science, modeling and atmospheric science.

Applications Open through April 30.

Participants will be notified in early May.

Sponsored By:

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Presenter(s):
CDC and NCAR
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
Foothills Labs
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Lara Ziady (ziady@ucar.edu) at x8442
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, RAL, CSAP
Affiliation or organization:
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 8:00am, Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 8:00am, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 8:00am, Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 8:00am

The Unidata Users Committee invites you to join Unidata staff, community members, and distinguished speakers this June for a workshop is to raise awareness of important new trends in geoscience technology, including cloud computing, data management, and the place of the Python language in geoscience computing infrastructure. The workshop is a chance for the academic community to share hands-on activities, course materials, and ideas for improving research and education.

The workshop, titled Data-Driven Geoscience: Applications, Opportunities, Trends, and Challenges, will be held June 22-25, 2015 at CG 1.

The workshop will feature oral presentations, hands-on demonstrations of Unidata and related technologies, collaborative work sessions, and a poster session for those who wish to share their work with workshop participants. Additional details on speakers and session topics for the workshop are available on the 2015 Users Workshop page.

Registration for the Users Workshop is open through May 20, 2015. See the Registration page for details. 

Presenter(s):
Multiple
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
CG1
Room:
CG1-1212-Center-Auditorium
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Doug Dirks (ddirks@ucar.edu) at x8657
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR Community Programs, Unidata
Affiliation or organization:
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 8:00am, Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 8:00am, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 8:00am, Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 8:00am

The Unidata Users Committee invites you to join Unidata staff, community members, and distinguished speakers this June for a workshop is to raise awareness of important new trends in geoscience technology, including cloud computing, data management, and the place of the Python language in geoscience computing infrastructure. The workshop is a chance for the academic community to share hands-on activities, course materials, and ideas for improving research and education.

The workshop, titled Data-Driven Geoscience: Applications, Opportunities, Trends, and Challenges, will be held June 22-25, 2015 at CG 1.

The workshop will feature oral presentations, hands-on demonstrations of Unidata and related technologies, collaborative work sessions, and a poster session for those who wish to share their work with workshop participants. Additional details on speakers and session topics for the workshop are available on the 2015 Users Workshop page.

Registration for the Users Workshop is open through May 20, 2015. See the Registration page for details. 

Presenter(s):
Multiple
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
CG1
Room:
CG1-1212-Center-Auditorium
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Doug Dirks (ddirks@ucar.edu) at x8657
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR Community Programs, Unidata
Affiliation or organization:
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 8:00am, Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 8:00am, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 8:00am, Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 8:00am

The Unidata Users Committee invites you to join Unidata staff, community members, and distinguished speakers this June for a workshop is to raise awareness of important new trends in geoscience technology, including cloud computing, data management, and the place of the Python language in geoscience computing infrastructure. The workshop is a chance for the academic community to share hands-on activities, course materials, and ideas for improving research and education.

The workshop, titled Data-Driven Geoscience: Applications, Opportunities, Trends, and Challenges, will be held June 22-25, 2015 at CG 1.

The workshop will feature oral presentations, hands-on demonstrations of Unidata and related technologies, collaborative work sessions, and a poster session for those who wish to share their work with workshop participants. Additional details on speakers and session topics for the workshop are available on the 2015 Users Workshop page.

Registration for the Users Workshop is open through May 20, 2015. See the Registration page for details. 

Presenter(s):
Multiple
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
CG1
Room:
CG1-1212-Center-Auditorium
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Doug Dirks (ddirks@ucar.edu) at x8657
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR Community Programs, Unidata
Affiliation or organization:
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 8:00am, Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 8:00am, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 8:00am, Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 8:00am

The Unidata Users Committee invites you to join Unidata staff, community members, and distinguished speakers this June for a workshop is to raise awareness of important new trends in geoscience technology, including cloud computing, data management, and the place of the Python language in geoscience computing infrastructure. The workshop is a chance for the academic community to share hands-on activities, course materials, and ideas for improving research and education.

The workshop, titled Data-Driven Geoscience: Applications, Opportunities, Trends, and Challenges, will be held June 22-25, 2015 at CG 1.

The workshop will feature oral presentations, hands-on demonstrations of Unidata and related technologies, collaborative work sessions, and a poster session for those who wish to share their work with workshop participants. Additional details on speakers and session topics for the workshop are available on the 2015 Users Workshop page.

Registration for the Users Workshop is open through May 20, 2015. See the Registration page for details. 

Presenter(s):
Multiple
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
CG1
Room:
CG1-1212-Center-Auditorium
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Doug Dirks (ddirks@ucar.edu) at x8657
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR Community Programs, Unidata
Affiliation or organization: