Many Facets of CPAESS Climate Research

Jul 7, 2022

The CPAESS Discovery Seminar series began to share the impressive breadth and depth of the research from CPAESS scientists who study a great spectrum of Earth system science. UCAR’s mission is “Leading world-class Earth system science through partnerships, innovation, and service” and these seminars have really shown a light on your innovation, service to our globe, and by virtue of your position in federal labs - our partnerships. CPAESS has scientists who truly work in the expanse of Earth system science. You do everything from explore our ocean depths, to fly into hurricanes to take critical measurements, to heliophysicists modeling coronal mass ejections, to those who unravel the mysteries of the Arctic - and we wanted to share this with the public, the NCAR | UCAR community, and our many colleagues at universities across the globe.

You have stepped up admirably to help us do just that by sharing your impressive work at these seminars. Because of your willingness to share your science, these seminars have been a wonderful experience and success. Thus far we have had an impressive and diverse array of CPAESS speakers. They have included Neil Jacobs who is leading the charge for the Unified Forecast System (UFS) as its Chief Science Advisor. Mukund Palat Rao who is an Ecoclimatologist and NOAA Climate & Global Change Fellow discussed whether the North Asian taiga become too hot for trees to capture carbon. Then Philip Hartmeyer who is a Marine Archaeologist spoke on his work with the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and about dive sites and the archeological process. Our latest speaker was Jan-Huey Chen who works with the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) and spoke on her modeling work on Tropical cyclones in the DIMOSIC project.

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Our past and current speakers of the CPAESS Seminar: (left to right) Neil Jacobs, Mukund Palat Rao, Jan-Huey Chen, Murali Nageswara Rao Malasala, and Phil Hartmeyer.

This month we will have Murali Nageswara Rao Malasala, CPAESS Project Scientist at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Environmental Modeling Center. He will speak about Predictability of Extreme Rainfall Events over India during Summer Monsoon Season by using NCEP GEFSv12 Model in the Present Global Warming Era on July 20, 2022 at 11:00 MDT. 

All of the talks are wonderful and represent the unique niches in climate science our staff in distributed offices fill. CPAESS Discovery Seminars take place on the second from the last Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am Mountain Time. Talks are posted on CPAESS' YouTube channel after the seminar. If you are a CPAESS scientist interested in sharing your research at a seminar, please see our Discovery Seminar schedule’s availability and email us to sign up for a speaking slot. Please join us for any upcoming presentations on the UCAR | CPAESS Live Broadcast site.

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