Staff Notes Daily Calendar Events

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 10:30am

Stereo photogrammetry applied to orographic cumulus

The elevated terrain in the desert southwest of the United States provides an ideal location in which to observe the onset and development of deep convection. Thunderstorms associated with the North American Monsoon occur on a well-defined diurnal cycle, with shallow convection developing under typically clear skies over the highest peaks a few hours after sunrise. The shallow convection builds as a series of successively taller turrets that rise through the remnants of the preceding ones, transitioning into cumulus congestus and eventually cumulonimbus. This talk will provide an overview of the CuPIDO 2006 Field Experiment, which examined the initiation and development of thunderstorms over the Santa Catalina Mountains in southern Arizona. The emphasis will be on photogrammetric techniques and some examples of cumulus development and interaction of the convection with the environment will be presented.

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:30AM
NCAR-Foothills Laboratory
3450 Mitchell Lane
Bldg. 2 Large Auditorium (Rm 1022)

Seminar will be live webcast at the following link: http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl-live.htm

Presenter(s):
Joseph Zehnder
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
1022 (Large Auditorium)

Posted by Whitney Robinson (wrobs@ucar.edu) at x8713
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, EOL
Affiliation or organization:
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 11:00am

Anthony Finn
Director, Defence & Systems Institute
University of South Australia

This talk will describe a technique for remotely monitoring the near-surface air temperature and wind fields using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The technique is thought to be effective up to altitudes of about 1km. The sound spectrum emitted by the engine of a small UAV is parasitically observed by sensors located on both the aircraft and ground. The projected and observed Doppler shifts in frequency between the two are compared and converted into effective sound speed values. Two and three dimensional spatially varying atmospheric temperature and wind velocity fields are then obtained using tomography. The flight paths of the UAV are under user-direction so the system is both controllable and potentially mobile, particularly if multi-UAV configurations are employed. Additionally, one of the main issues for existing outdoor acoustic tomography – formulation of robust and accurate reconstructions of the temperature and wind-velocity fields from a spatially limited set of observations – is overcome. The results of a series of simulations and trials will be discussed.

This seminar will be recorded and available via webcast at:
http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl2-live.htm

***Please note the special day and time***
Friday, 3 October 2014, 11:00 AM
Refreshments 10:45 AM
NCAR-Foothills Laboratory
3450 Mitchell Lane
Bldg 2 Small Seminar Room 1001

Presenter(s):
Anthony Finn
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
1022

Posted by Michelle Menard (menard@ucar.edu) at x8189
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, NESL, MMM
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:00pm

Abstract:

Would you like to see better throughput in your CESM simulations and be able to produce more science?  In this CSEG Coffee Talk, we will discuss why you need to load balance your simulations and the methods used to find load balanced configurations.  We will also discuss a new tool that you can use that will automatically find a load balanced layout for you.

Webcast instructions:       

AUDIO  – 1-866-740-1260 – Enter Access Code 4971358

VIDEO – Go to www.readytalk.com under “join a meeting” enter access code  4971358

Note: The conference is listen only, however, we will take questions through ReadyTalk’s chat feature

Presenter(s):
Jim Edwards and Sheri Mickelson
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Damon Room

Posted by Barbara Ballard (bballard@ucar.edu) at x1358
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, NESL, CGD
Affiliation or organization:
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:15am

Biomass burning aerosols in the Hadley Centre Earth System Model

Abstract:

Biomass burning aerosols are one of the largest sources of aerosols globally but their radiative impacts are highly uncertain owing to huge variability in their composition, mass loading and optical properties. Whilst simple biomass burning aerosol schemes can represent the distribution of aerosol load reasonably more sophisticated models incorporating physical and chemical processes make it possible to represent the variability of aerosol properties globally requires, depending on the nature of emissions and atmospheric / chemical state into which they are emitted. The UK Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction is developing its third generation Earth System Model in partnership with the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council. This includes the new UK Chemistry and Aerosol scheme (UKCA) with a modal representation for aerosols. This treats many more chemical and physical processes than ever before offering not only increased functionality but more realistic simulation of aerosol properties and processes. After giving a brief introduction to the modeling system this talk will focus on the simulation of biomass burning aerosols using new data from the South American Biomass Burning Analysis (SAMBBA), a UK-Brazil field campaign in Amazonia during September-October 2012.

Quantifying the radiative forcing from the 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption

Abstract:

The Mt Pinatubo volcanic eruption in June 1991 injected between 14 and 23 Tg of sulphur dioxide into the tropical stratosphere between about 21 and 28km altitude.  Following chemical conversion to sulphuric acid, the stratospheric aerosol layer thickened substantially causing a strong radiative, dynamical and chemical perturbation to the Earth's atmosphere with effects lasting several years.
In this presentation we show results from model experiments to isolate the different ways the enhanced stratospheric aerosol from Pinatubo influenced the Earth’s climate.

The simulations are carried out in the UK Chemistry and Aerosol composition-climate model (UKCA) which extends the high-top (to 80km) version of the HadGEM3 climate model.   The HadGEM3-UKCA model uses the GLOMAP-mode aerosol microphysics module coupled with a stratospheric chemistry scheme including sulphur chemistry.

By running no-feedback and standard integrations, we separate the main radiative forcings due to aerosol-radiation interactions (i.e. the direct forcings) from those induced by dynamical changes which alter meridional heat transport and distributions of aerosol, ozone and water vapour.

   
Presenter(s):
Ben Johnson and Graham Mann
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
1001

Posted by Dianne Hodshon (dhodshon@ucar.edu) at x1401
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, NESL, ACD
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 11:00am

This is not your father’s weather forecast. Businesses across the commercial spectrum can be positively and negatively affected by weather and climate in deep and sometimes unanticipated ways.  Whether these are surprise acute weather events (i.e., weather black swans) or prolonged patterns that slowly enhance or curtail product demand and influence price, it is hard to find an industry that does not have some sort of operational and financial exposure to the atmosphere.  Michael will discuss how companies with exposure to fluctuations in commodity prices (primarily agriculture and energy) use weather/climate informatics to: (a) anticipate, and (b) manage commodity risk, with an emphasis on the global agricultural supply chain.  As we will see, this has impact on the small shareholder all the way through to the institutional investor.  The time has never been better to leverage the coupling of data analytics with the Earth Observation sciences to create a new industrial platform with over 1B potential customers.

This seminar is jointly sponsored by UCAR, Global Development Analytics and the Rocky Mountain Consortium for Global Development. 

Presenter(s):
Michael Ferrari, Principal at Atlas Research Innovations
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Main Seminar Room

Posted by Susie Siders (siders@ucar.edu) at x1650
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR, UCAR President's Office
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:00am

We introduce a new North Pacific climate paradigm and explore the associated impact from the Pacific Asian Marginal Seas (PAMS) using observations and the Community Earth System Model (CESM). The CESM successfully simulates the two dominant coupled modes of surface variability compared with the observation. The first mode of the combined empirical orthogonal function (CEOF) analysis represents the ENSO/Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) variability, which expresses the zonal variability in the tropics and mid-latitudes. The second CEOF mode shows the North Pacific Oscillation (NPO)/Victoria Mode (VM) variability reflecting the footprint of the meridional variability through the tropical–extratropical teleconnection. Wavelet analysis for both the observation and CESM indicates that the first mode is dominated by interannual-scale variability, while the second mode is dominated by decadal-scale variability. These two leading modes can explain most of the North Pacific climate variability and are linked with each other. Using additional CESM model experiments, the impacts of ocean–atmosphere (O–A) variability in the PAMS are explored and found to be critical in the tropical–extratropical teleconnection.

Presenter(s):
Yu-heng Tseng
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Main Seminar Room

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, NESL, CGD
Affiliation or organization:
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 2:00pm

IPCC Chapter 6: Carbon and other Biogeochemical Cycles

Ever wonder what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says?  Learn more Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall during a seminar series by IPCC authors and contributors. This fall’s focus is on Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report).

Presenter(s):
Pieter Tans
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CIRES Auditorium at CU-Boulder

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
External:, CIRES-ATOC
Affiliation or organization:
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 3:30pm

Yu Du
Peking University, Beijing, China
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado


A simple analytical model including both diurnal thermal forcing over sloping terrain (the ‘Holton’ mechanism) and diurnally varying boundary-layer friction (the ‘Blackadar’ mechanism) is developed to account for the observed amplitude and phase of the LLJ over the Great Plains of the U.S. and to understand better the role of each mechanism. The present model indicates that for the pure Holton mechanism (time-independent friction coefficient) the maximum southerly wind speed v max occurs between sunset and midnight which is earlier than the observed after-midnight maximum. For the pure Blackadar mechanism (time-independent thermal forcing), the present model shows that v max generally occurs later (closer to sunrise) than observed and has a strong latitudinal dependence. For both mechanisms combined, the present model indicates that v max occurs near the observed time which lies between the time obtained in the pure Holton mechanism and the time obtained in the pure Blackadar mechanism; furthermore v max (and closer to that observed) than in each one considered individually. The amplitude and phase of the LLJ as a function of latitude can be obtained by the combined model by allowing for the observed latitude-dependent mean and diurnally varying thermal forcing.

The simple 1-D model is also used to explain important features of the WRF-simulated diurnal boundary-layer winds for different locations of eastern China. For example, in northeastern China, at a similar latitude, the maximum velocity parallel to the coastline at a longitude over the ocean occurs earlier than the maximum velocity parallel to the inland chain of coastline-parallel mountains at a longitude over land. This difference can be identified with the well-known Blackadar effect over the land. Off the east coast of China, the diurnal winds for different latitudes over the ocean vary in both phase and amplitude, consistent with expectations based on the simple 1-D model.

This seminar will be recorded and available via webcast at:
http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl-live.htm

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 3:30 PM
Refreshments 3:15 PM
NCAR-Foothills Laboratory
3450 Mitchell Lane
Bldg 2 Main Auditorium, Room 1022

Presenter(s):
Yu Du
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
1022

Posted by Michelle Menard (menard@ucar.edu) at x8189
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, NESL, MMM
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:00am

October 14, 2014
9:00-11:30 am
FL2-1003 
Administered by Passport Health
Walk-In Clinic - No registration required

FREE seasonal flu vaccination shots to eligible participants.  Nasal FluMist available upon request and co-payment of $19/pp.  Open to UCAR staff/visitors/retirees, their spouses/partners and dependent children 18-26 years of age.  More information @ UCAR Flu Vaccination Program website

UCAR Onsite Vaccination Clinic Schedule
FL - October 14, 2014, 9:00-11:30 am, FL2-1003
NWSC - October 21, 2014, 10:00-11:30, NWSC Conf Room
CG - October 28, 2014, 9:00-11:30 am, CG1-2126
RAF/Jeffco - November 4, 2014, 10:00-11:30 am, RAF/Jeff Conf Room
ML - November 13, 2014, 9:00-11:30, ML-Damon

Here's to your good health.  Sponsored by your friends on the Wellness Advisory Committee (WAC).

Presenter(s):
Passport Health
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
FL2
Room:
1003

Posted by Cheryl Cristanelli (cherylc@ucar.edu) at x3034
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR, F&A
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:00am

As the planet warms, climate models predict that rain will become heavier and less frequent, and circulation will weaken.  In this talk we will explore one way to quantify the distribution of rain, how it changes, and the role that changing circulation plays.

To quantify the distribution of rain, we focus on daily precipitation accumulation from CMIP5 models.  These models have a wide range of responses to global warming, especially at the extreme end of the distribution.  In order to interpret this range of responses, we introduce shift and increase modes of change of the distribution.  These capture the response of the entire distribution well in some models, while other models also have an extreme mode, isolated at the heaviest rain rates.

We use a heuristic model to show how changes in moisture and vertical velocity distributions can affect the distribution of rain.  An increase in skewness of the vertical velocity distribution is a crucial element to explain the change in the distribution of rain, particularly the decrease in the total number of rain events.

Presenter(s):
Angeline Pendergrass
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Main Seminar Room

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, NESL, CGD
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 2:00pm

IPCC Chapter 7: Clouds and Aerosols

Ever wonder what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says?  Learn more Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall during a seminar series by IPCC authors and contributors. This fall’s focus is on Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report).

Presenter(s):
Dave Randall
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CIRES Auditorium at CU-Boulder

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
External:, CIRES-ATOC
Affiliation or organization:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 3:00pm

Ignite VI Presenters:

Eileen Carpenter & Marc Mueller, UCAR Center for Science Education
Rebecca Centeno Elliott, High Altitude Observatory
Sheldon Drobot, Research Applications Laboratory
Frank Flocke, Atmospheric Chemistry Division
John Hubbert, Earth Observing Laboratory
Paul Kushner, University of Toronto
Marla Meehl, Computational & Information Systems Laboratory, 
 Network Engineering & Telecommunications Section
Karyn Sawyer, Joint Office for Science Support

20 slides x 15 seconds per slide

Five-minute presentations that will enlighten, inspire, or make us think a little differently.

Presenter(s):
In the event description
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
Main Seminar Room

Posted by Natalie Ponsford (nataliep@ucar.edu) at x2585
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR Community Programs, UCAR Center for Science Education
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:00am

October 21, 2014
10:00-11:30 am
NWSC-WY Conf Room 
Administered by Passport Health
Walk-In Clinic - No registration required

FREE seasonal flu vaccination shots to eligible participants.  Nasal FluMist available upon request and co-payment of $19/pp.  Open to UCAR staff/visitors/retirees, their spouses/partners and dependent children 18-26 years of age.  More information @ UCAR Flu Vaccination Program website

UCAR Onsite Vaccination Clinic Schedule
FL - October 14, 2014, 9:00-11:30 am, FL2-1003
NWSC - October 21, 2014, 10:00-11:30, NWSC Conf Room
CG - October 28, 2014, 9:00-11:30 am, CG1-2126
RAF/Jeffco - November 4, 2014, 10:00-11:30 am, RAF/Jeff Conf Room
ML - November 13, 2014, 9:00-11:30, ML-Damon

Here's to your good health.  Sponsored by your friends on the Wellness Advisory Committee (WAC).

Presenter(s):
Passport Health
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
NWSC-Cheyenne Data Center
Room:
Conf Room

Posted by Cheryl Cristanelli (cherylc@ucar.edu) at x3034
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR, F&A
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 2:00pm

IPCC Chapter 8: Anthropogenic and Natural Forcing

Ever wonder what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says?  Learn more Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall during a seminar series by IPCC authors and contributors. This fall’s focus is on Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report).

Presenter(s):
J. F. Lamarque
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CIRES Auditorium at CU-Boulder

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
External:, CIRES-ATOC
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 9:00am

October 28, 2014
9:00-11:30 am
CG1-2126 
Administered by Passport Health
Walk-In Clinic - No registration required

FREE seasonal flu vaccination shots to eligible participants.  Nasal FluMist available upon request and co-payment of $19/pp.  Open to UCAR staff/visitors/retirees, their spouses/partners and dependent children 18-26 years of age.  More information @ UCAR Flu Vaccination Program website

UCAR Onsite Vaccination Clinic Schedule
FL - October 14, 2014, 9:00-11:30 am, FL2-1003
NWSC - October 21, 2014, 10:00-11:30, NWSC Conf Room
CG - October 28, 2014, 9:00-11:30 am, CG1-2126
RAF/Jeffco - November 4, 2014, 10:00-11:30 am, RAF/Jeff Conf Room
ML - November 13, 2014, 9:00-11:30, ML-Damon

Here's to your good health.  Sponsored by your friends on the Wellness Advisory Committee (WAC).

Presenter(s):
Passport Health
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
CG1
Room:
2126

Posted by Cheryl Cristanelli (cherylc@ucar.edu) at x3034
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR, F&A
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:00am

The impact of future Arctic sea ice loss on the atmospheric circulation and surface climate is investigated using the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM), NCAR’s “high-top” atmospheric model.

The tropospheric circulation response to late 21st century Arctic sea ice loss is characterized by a negative phase of the Northern annular mode (NAM), with maximum amplitude in winter consistent with previous studies. The less well-known stratospheric response transitions from a weakening of the polar vortex in winter to a strengthening of the vortex in spring. The stratospheric circulation response can be understood as a consequence of largely canceling effects from sea ice loss in the central Arctic and marginal ice zones, which drive opposite-signed changes in tropospheric wave driving.

The winter surface climate response to Arctic sea ice loss shows strong warming over the high-latitude continents. In the mid-latitudes, North America warms but central Eurasia cools slightly due to circulation effects. These seasonal mean changes are accompanied by a reduction in daily temperature variance. As a result, the risk of cold extremes over North America decreases due to Arctic sea ice loss, contradicting recent speculation. 

Presenter(s):
Lantao Sun
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Main Seminar Room

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x3034
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, CGD
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:00pm

IPCC CHapter 12:  Long Term Climate Change 

Ever wonder what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says?  Learn more Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall during a seminar series by IPCC authors and contributors. This fall’s focus is on Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report).

Presenter(s):
John Fasullo
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CIRES Auditorium at CU-Boulder

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
External:, CIRES-ATOC
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 3:15pm

The interactions of aerosol particles with light and clouds are the leading uncertainties in our understanding of the climate system.  These interactions are determined in part by the structure of atmospheric particles.  In this talk, I will give an overview of research in my laboratory that focuses on characterizing the structure of particles and how this structure impacts heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry and climate.  In particular, the talk will focus on molecular-level studies of surfaces relevant for cirrus (ice) cloud formation and the phase separation behavior of submicron aerosol particles composed of organic and inorganic components.  Global climate models are extremely sensitive to the formation and properties of cirrus clouds.  While “active sites” are proposed to be important for ice nucleation, the identity of these sites is unknown.  Using systems in which the ice nucleation behavior is altered by chemical processing, we can determine the identity of these active sites.  In aerosol particles composed of organic and inorganic components, the arrangement of components within the particles affects the formation and growth of particles, their radiative properties, and heterogeneous chemistry.  For certain compositions, we observe that the morphology of submicron particles is size dependent, where small particles (less than approximately 200 nm) are homogeneous and large particles are phase separated.  I will comment on the possible origins of this size dependent behavior as well as potential impacts on aerosol radiative properties.  Through these projects, I will demonstrate the importance of characterizing aerosol structure in determining aerosol physical and chemical properties relevant to atmospheric chemistry and climate.

Presenter(s):
Miriam Freedman
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
FL2-1022

Posted by Dianne Hodshon (dhodshon@ucar.edu) at x1401
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, ACD
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:00am

November 4, 2014
10:00-11:30 am
RAF/Jeffco Conf Room 
Administered by Passport Health
Walk-In Clinic - No registration required

FREE seasonal flu vaccination shots to eligible participants.  Nasal FluMist available upon request and co-payment of $19/pp.  Open to UCAR staff/visitors/retirees, their spouses/partners and dependent children 18-26 years of age.  More information @ UCAR Flu Vaccination Program website

UCAR Onsite Vaccination Clinic Schedule
FL - October 14, 2014, 9:00-11:30 am, FL2-1003
NWSC - October 21, 2014, 10:00-11:30, NWSC Conf Room
CG - October 28, 2014, 9:00-11:30 am, CG1-2126
RAF/Jeffco - November 4, 2014, 10:00-11:30 am, RAF/Jeff Conf Room
ML - November 13, 2014, 9:00-11:30, ML-Damon

Here's to your good health.  Sponsored by your friends on the Wellness Advisory Committee (WAC).

Presenter(s):
Passport Health
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
RAF/Jeffco
Room:
Conf Room

Posted by Cheryl Cristanelli (cherylc@ucar.edu) at x3034
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR, F&A
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 2:00pm

IPCC Chapter 10: Detection and Attribution of Climate Change: From Global to Regional

Ever wonder what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says?  Learn more Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall during a seminar series by IPCC authors and contributors. This fall’s focus is on Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report).

Presenter(s):
Judith Pearlwitz
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CIRES Auditorium at CU-Boulder

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
External:, CIRES-ATOC
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:00am

2014 Super Science Saturday brings together science and learning in one fun-filled day! Please join us for our "SUPER" annual event where both kids and adults explore hands-on activities, think about new ideas and learn how we study the weather.

Super Science Saturday, is a free day of science, learning, and fun at the NCAR Mesa Lab on November 8, 2014 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm!

Find out how "measuring weather happens!" by:

  • Exploring activity tables
  • Performing experiments with CSU's Little Shop of Physics
  • See the Doppler on Wheels (DOW) in action
  • Learning about science with the NCAR Wizards
  • And more!

Super Science Saturday is open to the public and welcomes science explorers of all ages!

Events included:
  • Science Shows
  • Weather Balloon Launches
  • NCAR 3D Visualization Lab Demos
  • NCAR Wizards' Showcase
Activity tables:
  • UCAR Center for Science Education Wind Tunnel
  • The GLOBE Program
  • NCAR Computational and Information Systems Lab (CISL)
  • CSU Little Shop of Physics
  • Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR)
  • UNAVCO
  • Front Range Community College
  • CU Atmosphere and Ocean Science Club
  • Face Fiesta - weather face painting
Date of the event:  November 8, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Presenter(s):
UCAR Center for Science Education
Type of event:
Public Outreach
Building:
Mesa Lab

Posted by Natalie Ponsford (nataliep@ucar.edu) at x3034
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR Community Programs, UCAR Center for Science Education
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 2:00pm

IPCC Chapter 4: Observations: Cryosphere

Ever wonder what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says?  Learn more Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall during a seminar series by IPCC authors and contributors. This fall’s focus is on Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report).

Presenter(s):
Tad Pfeffer
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CIRES Auditorium at CU-Boulder

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
External:, CIRES-ATOC
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:00am

November 13, 2014
9:00-11:30 am
ML-Damon 
Administered by Passport Health
Walk-In Clinic - No registration required

FREE seasonal flu vaccination shots to eligible participants.  Nasal FluMist available upon request and co-payment of $19/pp.  Open to UCAR staff/visitors/retirees, their spouses/partners and dependent children 18-26 years of age.  More information @ UCAR Flu Vaccination Program website

UCAR Onsite Vaccination Clinic Schedule
FL - October 14, 2014, 9:00-11:30 am, FL2-1003
NWSC - October 21, 2014, 10:00-11:30, NWSC Conf Room
CG - October 28, 2014, 9:00-11:30 am, CG1-2126
RAF/Jeffco - November 4, 2014, 10:00-11:30 am, RAF/Jeff Conf Room
ML - November 13, 2014, 9:00-11:30, ML-Damon

Here's to your good health.  Sponsored by your friends on the Wellness Advisory Committee (WAC).

Presenter(s):
Passport Health
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Damon

Posted by Cheryl Cristanelli (cherylc@ucar.edu) at x3034
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR, F&A
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2:00pm

IPCC Chapter 9:  Evaluation of Climate Models

Ever wonder what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says?  Learn more Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall during a seminar series by IPCC authors and contributors. This fall’s focus is on Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report).

Presenter(s):
Clara Deser
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CIRES Auditorium at CU-Boulder

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
External:, CIRES-ATOC
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 2:00pm

IPCC Chapter 13: Sea Level Change

Ever wonder what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says?  Learn more Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall during a seminar series by IPCC authors and contributors. This fall’s focus is on Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report).

Presenter(s):
Steve Nerem
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CIRES Auditorium at CU-Boulder

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
External:, CIRES-ATOC
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 2:00pm

IPCC Chapter 14: Climate Phenomena and their Relevance for Future Regional Climate Change

Ever wonder what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says?  Learn more Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall during a seminar series by IPCC authors and contributors. This fall’s focus is on Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report).

Presenter(s):
Kevin Trenberth
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CIRES Auditorium at CU-Boulder

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
External:, CIRES-ATOC
Affiliation or organization: