Staff Notes Daily Calendar Events

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:00pm

CHANGE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP (ADKAR Model)
Opt 1: July 30, 2014, 1-4 pm, CG1-3131
Opt 2: August 4, 2014, 1-4 pm, ML-Damon
Instructor: Rebecca Swisher, UCAR Pres Office/Communications

Overview: Change is everywhere!  We CAN manage change effectively personally and professionally by applying the Prosci ADKAR model - Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement.  During this interactive, hands-on workshop, you will learn how to: Assess your organization's readiness for change; Develop a change management plan using ADKAR; Involve your sponsors; Communicate the change; Manage resistance to change; and Engage your department, lab or program in the change.

This workshop is open to everyone and is especially valuable for managers/supervisors, project and team leads.

Register at EOD Training Catalog via Connect
(UCAS login>Training Catalog>Search by class name>Details>Enroll in desired date option)

Presenter(s):
Rebecca Swisher
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Damon

Posted by Cheryl Cristanelli (cherylc@ucar.edu) at x3036
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR, UCAR President's Office, Comms
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:30pm

Cirrus cloud formation and evolution from the microscale to the synoptic scale

Minghui Diao

NCAR Advanced Study Program (ASP)

Earth Observing Laboratory

Cirrus clouds, covering ~30% of the Earth’s surface, play important roles in Earth’s climate, weather and atmospheric chemistry. As a major uncertainty in climate models, the magnitude and sign of cirrus clouds’ radiative forcing (cooling or warming) are influenced by both their microphysical properties (such as ice crystal number density and size distribution) and the larger scale characteristics (such as horizontal and vertical extent). However, it is challenging to understand these multi-scale processes due to the limited spatial and temporal coverage of in-situ observations.

In this work, we link in-situ observations with the meteorological background using reanalysis data. Two formation mechanisms are found for cirrus clouds’ initial conditions - ice supersaturation. These two mechanisms show different dynamical conditions (large scale uplifting versus small scale waves/turbulences), as well as mixing of different air masses (tropospheric mixing versus stratospheric-troposphere mixing). Jet stream and the extratropical tropopause are found to play important roles in setting these dynamical conditions.

Besides the regional analyses, we conduct a hemispheric comparison on cirrus cloud formation and evolution (Diao et al. 2013, 2014). Our work is motivated by the question of “are there any differences in cirrus cloud formation and evolution, given that the Northern Hemisphere has ~10 times higher aerosol loading than the Southern Hemisphere?” Comparisons of relative humidity, ice crystal number density and mean diameter, as well as the relative lifetime of cirrus will be shown. 

 Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 3:30PM

NCAR - Foothills Laboratory

3450 Mitchell Lane

Bldg 2 Small Seminar Room (FL2-1001)

Presenter(s):
Minghui Diao
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Foothills Labs
Room:
1001

Posted by Whitney Robinson (wrobs@ucar.edu) at x8713
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, EOL
Affiliation or organization:
Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:00pm

The NCAR Community Art Program cordially invites you to the opening art reception of The Fresh A.I.R. Show: Artists In Recovery group exhibit.

This divergent group of 20 professional artists from Boulder County share a common bond, they belong to a special fellowship. All are active members of a long-term addiction-recovery program. Their bond is that each artist has successfully re-discovered the joy of life and freedom from addictive behavior. The theme of this show is “Through Art, Visions, and Dreams the Light Comes Through” which speaks to the special role art, spirituality, and “seeing the light” is to their spiritual journey.

The opening art reception is Sunday August 10, 2014 from Noon to 4:00 pm in the NCAR Mesa Lab caferteria.

Come meet the artists and hear their stories as you enjoy their creations. 

Presenter(s):
NCAR Community Art Program
Type of event:
Celebration
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Cafeteria

Posted by Audrey Lewis (alewis@ucar.edu) at x2570
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR
Affiliation or organization: