Celebrate 50 years of Atmospheric Sciences at the University at Albany October 3-4 2010

October 3-4 2010

The Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) and Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES) will be hosting a 2-day commemorative event in Albany.  

Schedule of Events.

 

Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 7:00pm -9:00pm
Keynote Speaker and Reception
D'Ambra Auditorium, Life Sciences Building


Welcome by President George Philip


7:00pm–8:00pm:
The scientific evidence for global climate change and ramifications for society

Dr. Kevin Trenberth
National Center for Atmospheric Research

8:00pm-9:00pm Coffee and Dessert Reception

 

Monday October 4, 2010
Atmospheric Science Symposium D'Ambra Auditorium, Life Sciences Building

9:00am:
Welcome by Dean Edelgard Wulfert and Interim Vice President for Research James Dias 

Morning Session – Relevance of the Atmospheric Sciences  

9:10am-10:00am:
Climate Chemistry Coupling: Feedbacks That Control the Climate
Professor James Anderson, Harvard University  

10:00am-10:50am:
From Changing the Weather to Changing the Climate
Dr. Michael McCracken, Climate Institute  

10:50am-11:20am: Coffee Break  

11:20am-12:10pm:
50+ Years of Numerical Weather Prediction:
Supercomputers and the Models That Consumed Them or a Sordid Tale of Codependence
Dr. Geoff DiMego
National Weather Service, NOAA  

12:10pm-1:00 pm:
The History and Impact of the University at Albany Lightning Research
Richard Pyle
Vaisala  

Lunch Break 1:00pm-2:00pm  

Afternoon Session - Research and Educational Experience  

2:00pm-2:30pm:
Stratospheric Influence on the Onset and Breakdown of Tropospheric Blocking:
A Potential Vorticity Interpretation
Professor Steve Colucci
Cornell University  

2:30pm-3:00pm:
10 Years of Model-Based Air Quality Forecasting for the Northeast:
Experiences and Future Directions
Dr. Christian Hogrefe
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

3:00pm-3:30pm:
Teaching Atmospheric Science as a Contact Sport
Professor Perry Samson, University of Michigan  

3:30pm-3:55pm Coffee Break  

3:55pm-4:25pm:
Numerical Tests of a Theory for Hurricane Intensity
Professor Greg Hakim
University of Washington  

4:25pm-4:55pm:
Tropical Cyclone Size
Professor Gary Lackmann
North Carolina State University  

4:55pm-5:25pm:
Observing Climate Chemistry Interactions from the Mid- Atlantic US to the Eastern
Tropical Atlantic
Professor Everette Joseph
Howard University  

Reception and Banquet Marriott Hotel, 189 Wolf Road
6:00pm Reception
7:00pm – 10:00pm Banquet

 

Download the announcement and registration form.