Staff Notes Daily Calendar Events

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 11:00am

The influence of the Rocky Mountains on the
ocean's Meridional Overturning Circulation
Elizabeth Maroon, CIRES

The general circulation of the ocean features a strong Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) in the North Atlantic that has no equivalent in the North Pacific. Several hypotheses have been suggested for this asymmetry, including differences in ocean basin width, the southern extent of Africa, and the poleward extent of the Atlantic. In this study, we test Warren’s (1983) hypothesis that a vigorous MOC exists in the North Atlantic and not the North Pacific because the gyre circulation in the North Atlantic is more efficient in transporting salty water northward poleward than is the gyre circulation in the North Pacific; these gyre circulation differences were hypothesized to stem from wind stress differences that are due to a stationary wave, generated by the Rocky Mountain Cordillera. We first perform a control integration of a modified version of the coarse resolution coupled climate model from GFDL (CM2Mc see Galbraith et al., 2011), which features reasonably realistic circulation in the North Pacific and Atlantic. Branching off the control simulation, we then flatten the Rocky Mountains. Within a few decades of flattening, deep convection and a MOC appear in the North Pacific, and the Atlantic MOC is reduced. After a few centuries, the new equilibrium has a 25 Sv MOC in the Pacific, deep convection in the northwest Pacific, and a reduced Atlantic MOC. We then perform a second simulation to examine whether these ocean circulation changes are due to changes in the wind stress or due to changes in river runoff from flattening the Rockies. In this simulation, we retain the Rockies orography but artificially re-route North American runoff that would have flowed to the Pacific to instead flow to the Atlantic. The resulting MOC changes are very similar to those in the flattened Rockies experiment. The results from these simulations suggest that the impact of the Rockies on the global ocean MOC is primarily through their impact on hydrology rather than on surface winds.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017
11:00 AM, refreshments at 10:45
Mesa Lab, Main Seminar Room

Live webcast: http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/ml-live.htm
For more information, contact Gaylynn Potemkin, email potemkin@ucar.edu, phone: 303.497.1618

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Main Seminar Room

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Hosting lab/division or program:
CGD
Will this event be webcast?
Yes - ML-Main Seminar Room - http://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:00am

The Outsized Role of the Southern Ocean in the
Regulation of Carbon, Heat, and Biological Productivity
Jorge Sarmiento, Princeton University

The Southern Ocean accounts for half the oceanic uptake of anthropogenic carbon, two-thirds of the oceanic uptake of heat from global warming, and supplies the nutrients that fertilize three-quarters of oceanic biological production in the rest of the world. Yet, because of its remoteness and the hostility of its environment, it is one of the poorest understood regions of the world. Recent major developments in observational and modeling capabilities are transforming our ability to study this region and the initial results from a fleet of new Argo floats equipped with biogeochemical sensors are stunning.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017
11:00 AM, refreshments at 10:45
Mesa Lab, Main Seminar Room

Live webcast: http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/ml-live.htm
For more information, contact Gaylynn Potemkin, email potemkin@ucar.edu, phone: 303.497.1618

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Main Seminar Room

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Hosting lab/division or program:
CGD
Will this event be webcast?
Yes - ML-Main Seminar Room - http://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:30pm

Marine Ice Nucleating Particles: Implications for High Latitude Aerosol-Cloud Interactions

Christina S. McCluskey
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University

Large energy biases and uncertainties in future climate projections have been attributed to poor representation of cloud phase (ice or liquid) properties in global climate models (GCMs). Specifically, over high latitudes, such as the Southern Ocean, GCMs tend to predict too few clouds that do not reproduce the high supercooled liquid contents observed via satellite. Several processes govern cloud phase distributions, including the presence of atmospheric ice nucleating particles (INPs), or particles that initiate heterogeneous ice nucleation (IN). Sea spray aerosol (SSA), generated from wave breaking and bubble bursting at the ocean surface, is considered a unique INP source. Typical IN activity of SSA is lower than terrestrial aerosol, but laboratory and limited field measurements indicate that marine INP emissions may vary over orders of magnitude due to increased organic aerosol arising from oceanic biological productivity (i.e., phytoplankton blooms). Quantifying the role of SSA in natural INP populations, both regionally and globally, is a key gap in the scientific understanding of aerosol-cloud interactions in remote regions, where other INP sources (e.g., mineral dust) are absent.

In this presentation, I will discuss a series of studies aimed towards investigating the abundance and characteristics of marine INPs at varied latitudes, ranging from 65°S to 60°N, over the PacificOcean and at the Mace Head Observatory (MHO, Ireland). Aerosol and IN measurements from six ship campaigns are used to explore latitudinal variability in natural marine INP number concentrations. Strong variability in INP number concentrations and INP composition are observed and linked to clean marine versus terrestrial influences at the MHO. Investigations on the role of organic-rich plumes originating from biologically active oceans on marine INP emissions at the MHO and in the Southern Ocean will also be discussed. These findings advance the scientific understanding of the link between biological activity and marine INPs in the natural environment and illuminate marine INPs as a potentially important feature in remote ocean aerosol-cloud interactions

For those unable to attend, the seminar will be webcast live at:  http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl-live.htm

Tuesday April 4, 2017 3:30pm
FL2-1022 Large Auditorium
3450 Mitchell Lane Boulder, CO 

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
1022 - Large Auditorium

Posted by Meghan Stell (meghan@ucar.edu ) at x2043
Hosting lab/division or program:
EOL
Will this event be webcast?
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:30pm

Down to Earth with an Electric Hazard from Space

Magnetic storms induce electric fields in the Earth’s conducting interior that can interfere with the operation of electric-power grid systems. In extreme cases, these geoelectric fields can damage high-voltage transformers and cause blackouts. We discuss the development of maps of extreme-event geoelectric hazards. These maps are a product of collaborative research that encompasses both space physics and solid-Earth geophysics. They are needed by utility companies to improve the resilience of electric-power distribution systems, and their development has been supported by several federal government agencies acting in collaboration under the direction of the U.S. National Space Weather Action Plan.

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CG1
Room:
2126

Posted by Sheryl Shapiro (sheryls@ucar.edu) at x1567
Hosting lab/division or program:
HAO
Will this event be webcast?
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:30pm

Science from a Box

CubeSats, at about the size of a shoe box, have been an educational tool for students to develop small satellites since 1999. The NSF CubeSat program that started in 2008 merged the educational aspect of CubeSats with science, and finally NASA embraced CubeSats in 2014 for science missions. The University of Colorado’s Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) is the first NASA science division mission launched as a CubeSat in 2016, and dozen more NASA science CubeSats will be launched in the next few years. The MinXSS CubeSat is a 3-Unit (3U) CubeSat to study the energy distribution of solar flare soft X-ray (SXR) emissions of the quiet Sun, active regions, and during flares and to model the solar SXR impact in Earth’s ionosphere, thermosphere, and mesosphere (ITM) using these MinXSS solar measurements. The energy variability in the SXR range can vary by more than a factor of 100, yet we have limited spectral measurements in the SXR to accurately quantify the spectral dependence of this variability. Energy from SXR radiation is deposited mostly in the ionospheric E-region, from ~80 to ~150 km, but the precise altitude is strongly dependent on the SXR spectrum because of the steep slope and structure of the photoionization cross sections of atmospheric gases in this wavelength range. The new MinXSS solar SXR spectra measurements and associated modeling of the solar spectra and Earth’s ITM response will address these outstanding issues. The MinXSS primary instrument is the Amptek X123 X-ray spectrometer that measures over the range of  0.5 keV to 30 keV [2.5– 0.04 nm] with a nominal 0.15 keV energy resolution [spectral resolution of 0.7 nm at 2.5 nm and 0.0002 nm at 0.04 nm]. This presentation will include a brief overview of the MinXSS CubeSat design and MinXSS science results about the solar SXR spectra measurements and variability in 2016.

 

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CG1
Room:
2126

Posted by Sheryl Shapiro (sheryls@ucar.edu) at x1567
Hosting lab/division or program:
HAO
Will this event be webcast?
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

Uncertainty Quantification in Data-Poor Spatial Averaging: An Update to the NASA GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP)
Authors: Nathan Lenssen, Reto Ruedy, Gavin Schmidt
Presented by Nathan Lenssen

The Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) analysis of global surface temperature change is one of the most publicized climate data products, aimed at quantifying the observed extent of climate change. However, global temperature estimates are interpolated from weather stations which are sparsely distributed, especially in remote regions where temperature increases may be the largest. We propose an improved method for quantifying the error in spatial averaging that arises from incomplete spatial coverage of weather stations. In tandem, we compare our global temperature and uncertainty estimates with the established NCDC and HadCRU analyses as well as the newer Berkeley Earth method. 

Friday, April 14: Noon to 1 p.m. (Bring your lunch)
Mesa Lab, Chapman Room

 

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Chapman Room

Posted by Michelle Patton (mpatton@ucar.edu) at x1253
Will this event be webcast?
No
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Wildfire: Future Synchronicity and Impact on Management Decision Making
Alison Cullen and Linda Mearns

A growing research base supports the assessment of increases in frequency, extent, intensity and impact of very large wildfire (VLWF) events in the US, and increases in the length of the fire season, with a changing climate.   Meanwhile, little research considers potential increases in the synchronicity of very large wildfires; however such simultaneous occurrences could be expected to introduce scarcity and strain within systems for allocating fire suppression resources, equipment and personnel.  And in fact, in the 2015 fire season observable strain occurred in the western US.  We have been developing a research plan to consider decisions related to positioning and mobility of fire fighting equipment and personnel with the twin goals of estimating the probability of exceeding available capacity and of estimating the value of improved information about climate conditions and fire potential for these positioning and allocation decisions into the future.  In this work in progress seminar we will outline our plans for estimating the likelihood and impact of one or multiple VLWF events, using NA-CORDEX (www.na-cordex.org) future climate simulations and subsequent simulation of fire potential under these future conditions, for the entire 21st century.

We will further describe the possible impact of new fire potential information for fire risk management and decision making.  We are developing an approach for identifying key thresholds for simultaneity and key triggers for exceeding available fire management resource capacity.  Research questions of interest include: at what breakpoint would the resource system be irretrievably ‘broken’ or overwhelmed due to too many large simultaneous fires? Under such conditions how would decisions be made to allow some of the VLWFs to not be suppressed even under conditions of likely damage and/or loss of life? What is the value and capability of improved climate and fire metric information incorporated in pre-season planning to minimize the chance of hitting such breakpoints?  How does this information value trade off against the value of purchasing additional equipment and personnel capacity in advance of the season?  And alternatively what decision protocols could adaptively manage fire risk during the fire season by movement of equipment and personnel on the fly?

Wednesday, March 29
12 - 1 p.m. (Bring your lunch)
Mesa Lab, Damon Room


Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Damon Room

Posted by Michelle Patton (mpatton@ucar.edu) at x1253
Will this event be webcast?
No
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

Lower Back Pain Lunch & Learn Session

On April 6, join Dr. Lisa Brone, a Paladina Health physician, for a lunch and learn session to discuss lower back pain. 

Did you know? Lower Back Pain is a leading reason why individuals visit their physician. During this session, Dr. Brone will cover:

  • Understanding the difference between acute and chronic lower back pain
  • Learning the latest evidence for best treatments for lower back pain
  • Knowing when you might need an MRI vs. other therapy

Bring your own lunch and invite your colleagues. All employees are welcome to attend! This is great information for everyone. 

The session will be held on April 6 at CG1, Room 2126 from noon – 1:00 pm. The session will be webcast.

 
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
CG1
Room:
2126

Posted by Alyssa Fronk (afronk@ucar.edu) at x8710
Hosting lab/division or program:
Human Resources
Will this event be webcast?
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses are all transmitted by the same mosquito species: Aedes aegypti. Meteorological and human factors shape the transmission of these viruses in numerous ways by determining when, where, and how virus transmission occurs. Scientists Mary Hayden and Andrew Monaghan will discuss ongoing research at NCAR focused on better understanding and predicting when and where Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will be present, why these viruses are expanding in the Americas, and what to expect in the future.

Type of event:
Public Outreach
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Main Seminar Room

Posted by Paula Fisher (paulad@ucar.edu) at x1328
Will this event be webcast?
Yes - ML-Main Seminar Room - http://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses are all transmitted by the same mosquito species: Aedes aegypti. Meteorological and human factors shape the transmission of these viruses in numerous ways by determining when, where, and how virus transmission occurs. Scientists Mary Hayden and Andrew Monaghan will discuss ongoing research at NCAR focused on better understanding and predicting when and where Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will be present, why these viruses are expanding in the Americas, and what to expect in the future.

Type of event:
Public Outreach
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Main Seminar Room

Posted by Paula Fisher (paulad@ucar.edu) at x1328
Will this event be webcast?
Yes - ML-Main Seminar Room - http://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

Parents’ Night Out is a great opportunity for you and your significant other to go out to dinner and a movie!

Contact Stephanie Ivancic, Director of UCAR’s Child Care Center, to sign your child up from 6 pm - 8 pm ($30 for one child or $40 for two children) or 6 pm - 10 pm ($50 for one child and $60 for two children).

Children are welcome to wear their pajamas for a fun evening of movies and pizza! If your child has a video that he or she would like to share, bring it along! Please make sure it is labeled and let the fun begin! Siblings under the age of 7 are welcome, too.

We invite all UCAR employees to take advantage of this fun evening as your child does not need to be enrolled at the UCAR Child Care Center to partake! 

Mark your calendars for future dates:   FridayApril 14 and 28, May 12 and 26, June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21.

Please contact Stephanie Ivancic for enrollment as well as drop-in care rates.  Stephanie’s email address is sivancic@cclc.comand her phone number is 303-443-5595.


Posted by Laurie Carr (lcarr@ucar.edu) at x8702
Hosting lab/division or program:
Human Resources
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

Parents’ Night Out is a great opportunity for you and your significant other to go out to dinner and a movie!

Contact Stephanie Ivancic, Director of UCAR’s Child Care Center, to sign your child up from 6 pm - 8 pm ($30 for one child or $40 for two children) or 6 pm - 10 pm ($50 for one child and $60 for two children).

Children are welcome to wear their pajamas for a fun evening of movies and pizza! If your child has a video that he or she would like to share, bring it along! Please make sure it is labeled and let the fun begin! Siblings under the age of 7 are welcome, too.

We invite all UCAR employees to take advantage of this fun evening as your child does not need to be enrolled at the UCAR Child Care Center to partake! 

Mark your calendars for future dates:   FridayApril 14 and 28, May 12 and 26, June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21.

Please contact Stephanie Ivancic for enrollment as well as drop-in care rates.  Stephanie’s email address is sivancic@cclc.comand her phone number is 303-443-5595.


Posted by Laurie Carr (lcarr@ucar.edu) at x8702
Hosting lab/division or program:
Human Resources
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

Parents’ Night Out is a great opportunity for you and your significant other to go out to dinner and a movie!

Contact Stephanie Ivancic, Director of UCAR’s Child Care Center, to sign your child up from 6 pm - 8 pm ($30 for one child or $40 for two children) or 6 pm - 10 pm ($50 for one child and $60 for two children).

Children are welcome to wear their pajamas for a fun evening of movies and pizza! If your child has a video that he or she would like to share, bring it along! Please make sure it is labeled and let the fun begin! Siblings under the age of 7 are welcome, too.

We invite all UCAR employees to take advantage of this fun evening as your child does not need to be enrolled at the UCAR Child Care Center to partake! 

Mark your calendars for future dates:   FridayApril 14 and 28, May 12 and 26, June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21.

Please contact Stephanie Ivancic for enrollment as well as drop-in care rates.  Stephanie’s email address is sivancic@cclc.comand her phone number is 303-443-5595.


Posted by Laurie Carr (lcarr@ucar.edu) at x8702
Hosting lab/division or program:
Human Resources
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

Parents’ Night Out is a great opportunity for you and your significant other to go out to dinner and a movie!

Contact Stephanie Ivancic, Director of UCAR’s Child Care Center, to sign your child up from 6 pm - 8 pm ($30 for one child or $40 for two children) or 6 pm - 10 pm ($50 for one child and $60 for two children).

Children are welcome to wear their pajamas for a fun evening of movies and pizza! If your child has a video that he or she would like to share, bring it along! Please make sure it is labeled and let the fun begin! Siblings under the age of 7 are welcome, too.

We invite all UCAR employees to take advantage of this fun evening as your child does not need to be enrolled at the UCAR Child Care Center to partake! 

Mark your calendars for future dates:   FridayApril 14 and 28, May 12 and 26, June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21.

Please contact Stephanie Ivancic for enrollment as well as drop-in care rates.  Stephanie’s email address is sivancic@cclc.comand her phone number is 303-443-5595.


Posted by Laurie Carr (lcarr@ucar.edu) at x8702
Hosting lab/division or program:
Human Resources
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

Parents’ Night Out is a great opportunity for you and your significant other to go out to dinner and a movie!

Contact Stephanie Ivancic, Director of UCAR’s Child Care Center, to sign your child up from 6 pm - 8 pm ($30 for one child or $40 for two children) or 6 pm - 10 pm ($50 for one child and $60 for two children).

Children are welcome to wear their pajamas for a fun evening of movies and pizza! If your child has a video that he or she would like to share, bring it along! Please make sure it is labeled and let the fun begin! Siblings under the age of 7 are welcome, too.

We invite all UCAR employees to take advantage of this fun evening as your child does not need to be enrolled at the UCAR Child Care Center to partake! 

Mark your calendars for future dates:   FridayApril 14 and 28, May 12 and 26, June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21.

Please contact Stephanie Ivancic for enrollment as well as drop-in care rates.  Stephanie’s email address is sivancic@cclc.comand her phone number is 303-443-5595.


Posted by Laurie Carr (lcarr@ucar.edu) at x8702
Hosting lab/division or program:
Human Resources
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:00pm

Parents’ Night Out is a great opportunity for you and your significant other to go out to dinner and a movie!

Contact Stephanie Ivancic, Director of UCAR’s Child Care Center, to sign your child up from 6 pm - 8 pm ($30 for one child or $40 for two children) or 6 pm - 10 pm ($50 for one child and $60 for two children).

Children are welcome to wear their pajamas for a fun evening of movies and pizza! If your child has a video that he or she would like to share, bring it along! Please make sure it is labeled and let the fun begin! Siblings under the age of 7 are welcome, too.

We invite all UCAR employees to take advantage of this fun evening as your child does not need to be enrolled at the UCAR Child Care Center to partake! 

Mark your calendars for future dates:   FridayApril 14 and 28, May 12 and 26, June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21.

Please contact Stephanie Ivancic for enrollment as well as drop-in care rates.  Stephanie’s email address is sivancic@cclc.comand her phone number is 303-443-5595.


Posted by Laurie Carr (lcarr@ucar.edu) at x8702
Hosting lab/division or program:
Human Resources
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00pm

Parents’ Night Out is a great opportunity for you and your significant other to go out to dinner and a movie!

Contact Stephanie Ivancic, Director of UCAR’s Child Care Center, to sign your child up from 6 pm - 8 pm ($30 for one child or $40 for two children) or 6 pm - 10 pm ($50 for one child and $60 for two children).

Children are welcome to wear their pajamas for a fun evening of movies and pizza! If your child has a video that he or she would like to share, bring it along! Please make sure it is labeled and let the fun begin! Siblings under the age of 7 are welcome, too.

We invite all UCAR employees to take advantage of this fun evening as your child does not need to be enrolled at the UCAR Child Care Center to partake! 

Please contact Stephanie Ivancic for enrollment as well as drop-in care rates.  Stephanie’s email address is sivancic@cclc.comand her phone number is 303-443-5595.

Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits

Posted by Laurie Carr (lcarr@ucar.edu) at x8702
Hosting lab/division or program:
Human Resources
Will this event be webcast?
No
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:30am

The 5th annual workshop of Rising Voices: Collaborative Science with Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Solutions will be held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado from 13-15 April, 2017. The workshop will be convened in partnership with Cultural Survival (https://www.culturalsurvival.org/) and the International Indian Treaty Council.

The theme of the 5th Rising Voices workshop is “Pathways from Science to Action.” Through collaborative research presentations and group discussions we will develop specific pathways to move from science to action for climate adaptation at local, national, and international levels. Rising Voices seeks to diversify scientific research and inform culturally appropriate solutions to weather and climate extremes with a focus on Indigenous science. The fifth workshop will be an opportunity to address the climate change issues and solutions impacting Indigenous communities globally and to reflect on lessons learned and best practices gleaned from the first five years of Rising Voices. Workshop participants will address the key question: What are the collaborative pathways to create more diverse science and to move from science to action? Through new partnerships, Rising Voices 5 will contribute to the 16th meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

This event is by invitation only. You can view the workshop by webcast.

Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
FL2
Room:
1022

Posted by Kris Marwitz (kmarwitz@ucar.edu) at x8198
Hosting lab/division or program:
MMM
Will this event be webcast?
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 8:30am

The 5th annual workshop of Rising Voices: Collaborative Science with Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Solutions will be held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado from 13-15 April, 2017. The workshop will be convened in partnership with Cultural Survival (https://www.culturalsurvival.org/) and the International Indian Treaty Council.

The theme of the 5th Rising Voices workshop is “Pathways from Science to Action.” Through collaborative research presentations and group discussions we will develop specific pathways to move from science to action for climate adaptation at local, national, and international levels. Rising Voices seeks to diversify scientific research and inform culturally appropriate solutions to weather and climate extremes with a focus on Indigenous science. The fifth workshop will be an opportunity to address the climate change issues and solutions impacting Indigenous communities globally and to reflect on lessons learned and best practices gleaned from the first five years of Rising Voices. Workshop participants will address the key question: What are the collaborative pathways to create more diverse science and to move from science to action? Through new partnerships, Rising Voices 5 will contribute to the 16th meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

This event is by invitation only. You can view the workshop by webcast.

Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
FL2
Room:
1022

Posted by Kris Marwitz (kmarwitz@ucar.edu) at x8198
Hosting lab/division or program:
MMM
Will this event be webcast?
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:30am

The 5th annual workshop of Rising Voices: Collaborative Science with Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Solutions will be held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado from 13-15 April, 2017. The workshop will be convened in partnership with Cultural Survival (https://www.culturalsurvival.org/) and the International Indian Treaty Council.

The theme of the 5th Rising Voices workshop is “Pathways from Science to Action.” Through collaborative research presentations and group discussions we will develop specific pathways to move from science to action for climate adaptation at local, national, and international levels. Rising Voices seeks to diversify scientific research and inform culturally appropriate solutions to weather and climate extremes with a focus on Indigenous science. The fifth workshop will be an opportunity to address the climate change issues and solutions impacting Indigenous communities globally and to reflect on lessons learned and best practices gleaned from the first five years of Rising Voices. Workshop participants will address the key question: What are the collaborative pathways to create more diverse science and to move from science to action? Through new partnerships, Rising Voices 5 will contribute to the 16th meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

This event is by invitation only. You can view the workshop by webcast.

Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
FL2
Room:
1022

Posted by Kris Marwitz (kmarwitz@ucar.edu) at x8198
Hosting lab/division or program:
MMM
Will this event be webcast?
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:00am

TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions for March 2017

Mesa Lab – Chapman Room 245
Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 10:00am - 4:00pm

SIGN UP TODAY:  

To schedule a counseling session: Click here to schedule an appointment with TIAA or call their Scheduling and Service Group phone reservation center at: 1-800-732-8353. 

These sessions are in high demand, so if you have to miss your appointment, be sure to contact TIAA as soon as possible so they can fill your time slot.

Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Chapman Room 245

Posted by Alyssa Fronk (afronk@ucar.edu) at x8710
Will this event be webcast?
No
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 9:00am

TIAA Individual Counseling Session at RAF is scheduled:

RAF – Conference Room
Tuesday April 4, 2017 from 9:00am - 4:00pm

SIGN UP TODAY:  

To schedule a counseling session: Click here to schedule an appointment with TIAA or call their Scheduling and Service Group phone reservation center at: 1-800-732-8353. 

 

These sessions are in high demand, so if you have to miss your appointment, be sure to contact TIAA as soon as possible so they can fill your time slot.

Building:
RAF
Room:
Conference Room

Posted by Alyssa Fronk (afronk@ucar.edu) at x8710
Hosting lab/division or program:
Human Resources
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:30pm

Mathew Stiller-Reeve
Climate and The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
Bergen, Norway

If we want climate services to produce useable information for users, then the way scientists and users define events need to be comparable. In this talk, I will present some novel yet simple methods to compare beliefs of timing of recurrent climatic events with empirical evidence from multiple historical time series. We test the methods by applying them to the onset date of the monsoon in Bangladesh, where several scientific monsoon definitions can be applied. Time series from eight different scientific monsoon definitions in six regions are compared with respondent beliefs from a previously completed survey concerning the monsoon onset.

Beliefs about the timing of the monsoon onset are represented probabilistically for each respondent by constructing a probability mass function from elicited responses about the earliest, normal, and latest dates for the event. We use these dates to construct a circular modified triangular distribution (CMTD). These CMTD distributions are then compared to the historical time series using two approaches: likelihood scores, and the mean and standard deviation of time series of dates simulated from each belief distribution.

This work has developed from my previous PhD research and the more recent TRACKS project (Transforming Climate Knowledge with and for Society) funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The methods are initially based on the monsoon onset, but I would like to discuss the possibility of applying them to other meteorological or climatological events.

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 3:30 PM
Refreshments 3:15 PM
NCAR-Foothills Laboratory
3450 Mitchell Lane
Bldg. 2, Main Auditorium, Room 1022

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
1022

Posted by Bobbie Weaver (weaver@ucar.edu) at x8946
Hosting lab/division or program:
MMM
Will this event be webcast?