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We are delighted to share some of the diverse science and research from CPAESS scientists. CPAESS Discovery Seminars take place on the second from the last Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am Mountain Daylight Time. Talks will be posted on CPAESS' YouTube channel after the seminar.

If you are a CPAESS scientist interested in sharing your research at a seminar, please check out our schedule's availability and email us to sign up for a speaking slot.

Please join us for any of these presentations on UCAR's Live Broadcast site. Beneath the broadcast screen is a Slido link so that you can ask questions of the speaker.


Upcoming Schedule


June 22, 2022 at 11:00 am MDT (add to your google calendar)

Jan-Huey Chen, CPAESS Project Scientist at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Tropical cyclones in GFDL SHiELD. 

Dr. Chen's presentation will investigate the tropical cyclone (TC) forecasts in the models which are participating in the DIMOSIC (DIfferent MOdels - Same Initial Conditions) project. Seven models from different institutes have joined in the project, including the System for High-resolution prediction on Earth-to-Local Domains (SHiELD) from GFDL. All models run 10-day forecasts initialized at 00Z every 3 days with the same initial conditions provided by the ECMWF during June 2018- June 2019. Dr. Chen will compare the TC forecast skills based on the common TC forecast evaluation metrics, e. g. errors/biases of track and intensity, as well as on the TC related precipitation, and TC genesis evaluation. Discover more.



July 20, 2022 at 11:00 am MDT (add to your google calendar)

Dr. Malasala Murali Nageswara Rao, CPAESS Project Scientist at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction - Environmental Modeling Center. Predictability of Extreme Rainfall Events over India during Summer Monsoon Season by using NCEP GEFSv12 Model in the Present Global Warming Era


September 21, 2022 at 11:00 am MDT 

Liwei Jia, CPAESS Project Scientist at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Seasonal prediction of temperature extremes in GFDL seasonal forecast system


November 23, 2022 at 11:00 am MST 

Wenhao Dong, CPAESS Project Scientist at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Simulation of United States Mesoscale Convective Systems Using GFDL’s New High-Resolution General Circulation Model


Past Seminars

March 23, 2022: Mukund Palat Rao, CPAESS Ecoclimatologist and NOAA Climate & Global Change Fellow at the University of California, Davis. "Will the North Asian taiga become too hot for trees to capture carbon"
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April 20, 2022: Philip Hartmeyer, CPAESS Marine Archaeologist at the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration. "The Marine Archaeology Portfolio of NOAA Ocean Exploration."
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May 18, 2022: Neil Jacobs, CPAESS scientist serving as the Unified Forecast System (UFS) Chief Science Advisor in NOAA. "The Future of Community Modeling Using the Unified Forecast System (UFS)."
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