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

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

Welcome by Dean Edelgard Wulfert and Interim Vice President for Research James Dias 

Morning Session – Relevance of the Atmospheric Sciences  

Climate Chemistry Coupling: Feedbacks That Control the Climate
Professor James Anderson, Harvard University  

From Changing the Weather to Changing the Climate
Dr. Michael McCracken, Climate Institute  

10:50am-11:20am: Coffee Break  

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

Lunch Break 1:00pm-2:00pm  

Afternoon Session - Research and Educational Experience  

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

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

Teaching Atmospheric Science as a Contact Sport
Professor Perry Samson, University of Michigan  

3:30pm-3:55pm Coffee Break  

Numerical Tests of a Theory for Hurricane Intensity
Professor Greg Hakim
University of Washington  

Tropical Cyclone Size
Professor Gary Lackmann
North Carolina State University  

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.