2016 Summer Institute | Schedule

The Summer Institute for the
NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
and the PACE Fellowship Program
Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

24 - 28 July 2016

Sheraton Steamboat Resorts
2200 Village Inn Court
Steamboat Springs, CO  80477
Telephone: 970-879-2220
Kendra's Cell: 303-514-4458


Meeting Location | Aspen/Boardroom (unless otherwise indicated)

Sunday | 24 July

6:30 - 8:00 pm Networking Event – Seven’s Deck
(Hosted Premium Beer and Wine Bar for first hour)

Monday | 25 July

8:00 am Breakfast Meeting | Aspen Room/Boardroom  
8:30 Get ready, go! Tami Bond, Institute Leader
Panel I
9:00 Gulf of California moisture surges and the North American Monsoon in the southwestern United States Salvatore Pascale
9:20 Emerging opportunities in seasonal forecasting in support of renewable energy   Nir Krakauer
9:40 The influence of tropical moisture exports on the spatiotemporal structure of hydroclimatic extremes Scott Steinschneider
10:00 Questions and Panel I Discussion  
10:30 Break  
Panel II
11:00 Statistical downscaling of the CMIP5 historical and future projections over the Great Lakes Lisi Pei
11:20 A Great Lakes perspective on climate and coastal water levels Drew Gronewold
11:40 Using climate information to improve operational seasonal lake level forecasting on the Great Lakes  Becky Bolinger
12:00 pm Questions and Panel II Discussion  
12:30 Afternoon on own until Evening Session  
Evening Session
6:30 pm Buffet Dinner  - Aspen/Boardroom
(Cash Bar)
Dinner chat: Cosmopolitanism and Interdisciplinarity – Jun-Ichi Yano
7:30 Post-doc Debate (Please see assignments)  
9:00 pm Adjourn  

Tuesday | 26 July

8:00 am Breakfast Meeting | Aspen Room/Boardroom  
8:30 Facing the Unbearable: Psychological Dimensions of Climate Change Sciences  Renee Lertzman
10:30 Break  
Panel III
11:00 Southern Ocean circulation and its impact on oceanic carbon uptake  Alison Gray
11:20 Changes in climate and the dynamics of rapid ice sheet flow  Alexander Robel
11:40 The Southern Ocean and the Antarctic circumpolar current Navid Constantinou
12:00 pm The role of ocean circulation in the warmer climate during the last interglacial period Feng He
12:20 Questions and Panel III Discussion  
1:10 Pick-up Box Lunch, afternoon and evening on own  

Wednesday | 27 July

8:00 am Breakfast Meeting | Aspen Room/Boardroom  
Panel IV
8:30 Intercontinental smog: problems resolving synoptic-scale plumes in atmospheric models  Sebastian Eastham
8:50 Moment-based methods for simulating atmospheric aerosols Laura Fierce
9:10 Arctic temperature profiles and their sensitivity to climate change Tim Cronin
:30 Questions and Panel IV Discussion  
10:00 Professional Skills – Meeting and Moderating Tami Bond
10:30 Break  
Panel V
11:00 Plant drought risk in a seasonally dry climate as predicted by species traits and probabilistic soil water availability Xue Feng
11:20 Competition and game theory across ecosystem trophic levels Colin Averill
11:40 Relationship between drought and climate dynamics over the past two millennia Nathan Steiger
12:00 pm Questions and Panel V Discussion  
12:30 Pick-up Box Lunch, Adjourn until Evening Session or optional hike/drive to Storm Peak Lab  
Evening Session
6:30 pm Buffet Dinner  - Aspen/Boardroom
(Cash Bar)
7:30 Post-doc Debate (Please see assignments)  
9:00 pm Adjourn  

Thursday | 28 July

8:00 am Breakfast Meeting | Aspen Room/Boardroom  
Panel VI
8:30 The role of tropical Pacific mean state changes on ENSO during the Holocene: perspectives from proxy records and climate models Alyssa Atwood
8:50 Role of internal variability in hydroclimate trends (over the American West)  Flavio Lehner
9:10 How far can the inter-tropical convergence zone shift? Aaron Donohoe
9:30 Questions and Panel VI Discussion  
10:00 Interdisciplinary journeys David Battisti and Tami Bond
11:30 Lunch Buffet – Aspen Room  
11:45 Reflection and Feedback  
12:15 pm Finalize offers and requests  
12:45 Adjourn | End of Institute  
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