Seminars 2017-2018

HAS Colloquium Series:  Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

Format | Invited speaker forum for the Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences Weekly Colloquium

Time & Location | Thursdays, 4 pm ~ CHANGE! Harvill 318 for Spring 2018

Refreshments | Begin at 3:30 pm ~ Hosted by the HAS Student Association (HASSA)
Coordinator | Contact Dr. Tom Galarneau at 520-626-7843 or
Content | Links to PANAPTO audio and/or PPT may be available after the event
Date Speaker Talk Host
Aug 21 First Day of Classes First day of classes for the Fall 2017 Semester
Aug 24 First meeting -- No speaker First meeting with students:  Introduction to the weekly HAS Colloquium for students enrolled in 695A for Fall 2017 Niu & Galarneau
Aug 31 Parade of Stars Faculty members will talk about their teaching and research Niu & Galarneau
Sep 7 Laura Meredith, Associate Research Scientist,  Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
Biosphere-atmosphere trace-gas flux measurements of microbe-mediated biogeochemical cycles Niu
Sep 14 Tian-Chyi  "Jim" Yeh, Professor, Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona Principle of Parsimony, Fake Sciences, and Scales
Sep 21 Kamini Singha, Professor, Colorado School of Mines The critical role of trees in critical zone science: an exploration of water fluxes in the Earth's permeable skin Niu
Sep 28 Christopher Castro, Associate Professor, Global Change - GIDP, Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona The more extreme nature of North American monsoon precipitation in the Southwestern United States
Oct 5
Oct 12 Jonathan Jiang, Jet Propulsion Laboratory The CMIP/IPCC Process and Model Diagnostics Galarneau / Dong
Oct 19 Karen Kosiba, Center for Severe Weather Research DOW Discoveries:  What we are learning about tornadoes, hurricanes and other high impact mesoscale phenomena    Galarneau
Oct 26 Thomas Meixner, Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona. Green Infrastructure as a Puzzle Piece for Water Resources in the Southwest
Nov 2 Qiang Fu, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington Response of terrestrial aridity to global warming Xiquan Dong
Nov 9 Maoyi Huang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Human-induced Perturbations to the Terrestrial Water Cycle: a Multi-scale Modeling Approach
Nov 10 Veterans Day No classes & campus closed
Nov 16 William Kolby Smith, Assistant Professor, Earth Dynamics Observatory, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, The University of Arizona. Advances in remote sensing-based monitoring of vegetation growth dynamics across North American ecosystems
Nov 23-24 Thanksgiving Recess No classes & campus closed
Nov 30 Laura Bakkensen, Assistant Professor, School of Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona
Wind Versus Rain: Tropical Cyclone Losses Under Climate Change
Dec 6 Last Day of Classes Last day of classes for Fall 2017
Dec 25 - 29 Winter Closure Campus closed
Jan 1 New Years Holiday Campus closed
Jan 2 Campus Opens Most offices re-open, although some staff and/or services unavailable until students return
Jan 10 First Day of Classes First day of classes for Spring 2018 Semester
Jan 11 No meeting
Jan 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday No classes & campus closed
Jan 18 First meeting - No speaker First meeting with students:  Introduction to the weekly HAS Colloquium for students enrolled in 695 for Spring 2018
NOTE: Location changed to HARVILL 318 for Spring Semester unless noted otherwise
Jan 25 Grant Ferguson*, Associate Professor, Civil and Geological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan Are deep groundwater systems really isolated?

*Talk from 4-5 pm in HAURY 129 (not Harvill today)

Cookie Reception 3:30 @ Gould-Simpson Lobby. Joint Talk Hosted by Geosciences & HAS departments

Jennifer McIntosh
Feb 1 Roger A. Pielke, Sr., Senior Research Scientist CIRES and  Senior Research Associate ATOC University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Emeritus Colorado State University Paradigm Shifts in Atmospheric Sciences
Feb 5 Qingyun Duan, Beijing Normal University

Automatic model calibration for improving numerical weather forecasting

Special Seminar - Location in Harshbarger 206 4:00 - 5:00.

Hoshin Gupta
Feb 8 Paul Menzel, Senior Scientist University of Wisconsin - Madison Introducing the Advanced Baseline Imager on the GOES-R Series
Feb 15 Zhe Feng, Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Towards Better Understanding and Simulating Changes of Mesoscale Convective Systems Under Climate Change Xiquan Dong
Feb 22 Warren Beck, Research Scientist,  Physics and Geosciences Department, University of Arizona

550 Ka record of East Asian monsoon rainfall from 10Be in loess

Feb 23

Anton Beljaars,  Head of the Physical Aspects Section at European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

Cancelled -  No Special Seminar today

Precipitation, Evaporation and Runoff in the ECMWF coupled atmosphere/land system  

Special Seminar - Location in Harvill 318 3:00 - 4:00

Mar 1 XiaoDong Zhang, Professor with the Department of Earth System Science Policy at the University of North Dakota Characterizing particles in the ocean using multi-angle light scattering Xiquan Dong
Mar 3 - 11
Spring Recess No classes (campus is open)
Mar 15
Mar 22 Kimberly Wood, Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University
When Hurricanes Fall Apart:  Diagnosing the Rapid Weakening of Tropical Cyclones
Mar 29 Wojciech Grabowski, Senior Scientist and Section Head of Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Convective invigoration: untangling aerosol impacts on deep convection Xiquan Dong
Apr 5 Aaron Kennedy, University of North Dakota Atmospheric Reanalyses: A tool for investigating hazardous weather events Xiquan Dong
Apr 9 El Día del Agua y la Atmósfera - Annual Student Research Conference All Day Monday, April 9, at the Student Union Ballroom
Apr 12 Rodrigo Valdes, HAS Doctoral Candidate An Operational Real-Time and Seasonal Hydrologic Forecasting System (HFS) for the Upper Zambezi Basin, Africa Guo-Yue Niu
Apr 19

2018 Darcy Lecture - Dr. Masaki Hayashi, Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary

Thursday, April 19, at 4 pm - Harvill 318 Refreshments prior to talk

Alpine hydrogeology: The critical role of groundwater in sourcing the headwaters of the world

Ty Ferré
Apr 26 Markus Gross, Department of Physical Oceanography in the Division of Oceanology at the Center of Scientific Research and Higher Education in Ensenada (CICESE), TBA Xubin Zeng
May 2
Last Day of Classes Last day of classes for Spring 2018 Semester - No speaker or meeting