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Departmental seminars

We host two regular seminar series during term time, on Mondays at 1200 (normally an external speaker), and on Tuesdays at 1300 (often an internal speaker, such as a member of staff, postdoctoral researcher or PhD student); these are held in the Sutcliffe Lecture Theatre, room GU01, in the Meteorology Building. Subject to capacity limits, both series are open to all. Click on the links below for the latest seminar schedules. Occasional seminars outside of the regular schedules are normally announced via e-mail within the department.

In addition of Fridays during term-time we host a weekly WCD meeting:

Monday DEPARTMENTAL seminar programme

Mondays 12:00 to 12:50 – Summer 2020


  • Tuesday 26th May, 12:00 to 12:50
  • Monday 22nd June, 15:00 to 16:00

Location: Microsoft Teams

Information for seminar speakers

For additional information contact: Robert Lee 

20 Apr Cancelled
27 Apr Denis Sergeev
University of Exeter
Atmospheric convection plays a key role in the climate of tidally-locked terrestrial exoplanets: insights from high-resolution simulations
4 May Cristian Proistosescu
University of Illinois
We do live in the global mean: equilibrium climate sensitivity controls uncertainty in regional warming over the 21st century
11 May David Richardson
Verification and diagnostics at ECMWF – how we evaluate and understand the performance of the ECMWF forecasting system
18 May Stacey Hitchcock
University of Melbourne
The Environments and Dynamics of Heavy-Rain-Producing Mesoscale Convective Systems
26 May (Tuesday) Flavio Lehner
ETH Zurich
Partitioning and constraining uncertainties in climate projections
1 Jun Eun-Pa Lim
Bureau of Meteorology
The 2019 Southern Hemisphere polar stratospheric warming
8 Jun Kalli Furtado
Met Office
Evaluating and improving predictions of the east Asian climate: challenges and opportunities
15 Jun Isla Simpson
Multi-decadal variability in the North Atlantic jet stream, its connection to SST variability and implications for decadal predictability in Western Europe
22 Jun (15:00) William Boos
University of California, Berkeley
Monsoon depressions:  mechanisms and trends of high-impact storms at the edge of the Tropics

Click here for the latest Monday external Departmental Seminars series schedule as PDF: Summer 2020

Archive of past Departmental Seminar speakers

Tuesday lunchtime seminar programme 

Tuesdays 13:00 to 13:50 – Summer 2020

Location: Sutcliffe Lecture Theatre (Room GU01, Department of Meteorology) or Room 1L61

For additional information contact Jon Elsey

14th Apr Stephen Burt
200 years of thunderstorms in Oxford
21st Apr Caroline Cox

Providing mission support to the Sentinel-3 Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) at RAL

28th Apr Will McIntyre Modelling convection with multiple fluids
5th May Natalie Harvey To fly or not to fly?
12th May Ryan Williams Understanding the regional and seasonal influences of the stratospheric contribution to troposphere ozone
19th May Sifan Koriche Drivers and feedbacks impacting the Caspian Sea Hydroclimate.
27th May Hilary Weller A review of numerical methods used for next generation models of the atmosphere, and Multi-fluid modelling of atmospheric convection.
2nd Jun
Arathy Menon The effect of dry air intrusions and land surface on the progression of the Indian monsoon
9th Jun Mike Lockwood

Placing limits on long-term variations in quiet-Sun irradiance and their contribution to total solar irradiance and solar radiative forcing of climate

16th Jun Rachael Byrom

Methane’s Shortwave Radiative Forcing

Click here for the latest Tuesday internal lunchtime seminar series schedule: Summer 2020

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