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Department Seminars

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences Seminar is designed to teach students through the presentation of scholarly works of students, faculty, staff and other external scientists. Speakers are invited to present their research to members of our department and to collaborate with our faculty during their visit.

Additional dates to be determined

Fall 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
No seminar :: New Graduate Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Seminar begins at 3:15pm :: Refreshments at 3:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: Faculty, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah
Title: Meet & Greet with the faculty

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Seminar begins at 3:15pm :: Refreshments at 3:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: Curriculum Committee, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah
Title: Town Hall on Atmospheric Sciences Curriculum Changes
Abstract

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Seminar begins at 3:15pm :: Refreshments at 3:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: Dr. George Huffman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Title: Estimating Global Precipitation for Science and Application
Abstract

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Seminar begins at 3:15pm :: Refreshments at 3:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: Dr. Steve Cooper, Research Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah
Title: Preliminary Results from the High Latitude Measurement of Snowfall (HiLaMS) Campaign 

Abstract

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Seminar begins at 3:15pm :: Refreshments at 3:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: Randall Warnas, FLIR Systems
Title: Working in the Commercial Drone Industry
Abstract

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Seminar begins at 3:15pm :: Refreshments at 3:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: McKenzie Skiles, Assistant Professor, Geography, University of Utah
Title: Drones, planes, and satellites: Remote Sensing of Mountain Snow at Multiple Scales
Abstract

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
No seminar :: Fall Break

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Seminar begins at 3:15pm :: Refreshments at 3:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: Dr. Ronald B. Smith, Professor, Geology & Geophysics, Yale University
Title: Aspects of Orographic precipitation
Abstract

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Seminar begins at 3:15pm :: Refreshments at 3:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: University of Utah Counseling Center
Title: Town Hall on Stress Reduction

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Seminar begins at 3:15pm :: Refreshments at 3:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: Dr. Michael M. Bell, Associate Professor, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
Title: High Altitude and High Density - New Insights from the Tropical Cyclone Intensity (TCI) Experiment
Abstract

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Seminar begins at 3:15pm :: Refreshments at 3:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: Dr. Dale R. Durran, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington
Title: Future Changes in Extreme Precipitation: Why Mountains Are Different
Abstract

Monday, November 12, 2018
Seminar begins at 3:15pm :: Refreshments at 3:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: 
Charles Jones, Department of Geography and Earth Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara CA
Title: Multidecadal climate variability and change in South America
Abstract

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Mountain/Wildfire Practicum Seminar begins at 3:30pm
WBB 802
Speaker: Leila Carvalho, University of California, Santa Barbara
Title: Understanding Extreme Fire Weather Hazards and Improving Resilience in Coastal Santa Barbara, California.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Seminar begins at 3:15pm :: Refreshments at 3:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: Dr. Tina Katopodes Chow, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, University of California, Berkeley
Title: High-resolution simulations for wind energy applications over complex terrain
Abstract

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
No seminar :: Thanksgiving week

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Defense begins at 10:00am
INSCC 110
Speaker: Christopher Foster, PhD Candidate, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah
Title: Constraining Methane Emissions from the Natural Gas & Oil Industry in Utah’s Uintah Basin with Ground-Based Observations & a Transport Model
Abstract

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Seminar begins at 3:15pm :: Refreshments at 3:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: Dr. Kerry E. Kelly, Chemical Engineering, University of Utah
Title: Community-based air quality measurements in the Salt Lake Valley
Abstract

Friday, November 30, 2018
Defense begins at 2:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: Peter Veals, PhD Candidate, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah
Title: Factors Affecting the Inland and Orographic Enhancement of Lake- and Sea-Effect Snowfall
Abstract

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Seminar begins at 3:15pm :: Refreshments at 3:00pm
FASB 295
Speaker: Dr. Christina McCluskey, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Title: TBD
Abstract coming soon

Monday, December 17, 2018
Defense begins at 2:00pm
INSCC 110
Speaker: Zeqian Xia, MS Candidate, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah
Title: TBD
Abstract coming soon

Last Updated: 11/19/18