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Departmental seminars

We host two regular seminar series during term time, on Mondays at 12:00 (normally an external speaker), and on Tuesdays at 13:00 (an internal speaker, such as a member of staff, postdoctoral or PhD researcher). These are usually held in the Sutcliffe Lecture Theatre, room GU01, in the Brian Hoskins 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, on Fridays during term time we host a weekly weather and climate discussion (WCD) meeting:

Monday DEPARTMENTAL seminar programme

Mondays 12:00 to 12:50 – Spring 2023

Location: Sutcliffe Lecture Theatre (GU01 in the Brian Hoskins Building)

All seminars will also be hybrid broadcast on Microsoft Teams (External Seminar Series channel)

* Note that the speaker will present remotely via Microsoft Teams for seminars marked with an asterisk

For additional information contact Robert Lee and Annika Reintges

9 Jan 2023 * Inez Ponce de Leon
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Going beyond information packaging in climate change communication
16 Jan Martin De Kauwe
University of Bristol
Can we predict drought-induced tree mortality?
23 Jan Alison Ming
University of Cambridge
Processes controlling year to year variability in the tropical lower stratosphere
30 Jan Edmund Henley
Met Office
Space weather forecasting at the Met Office
6 Feb Will Gray
IPSL Sciences Laboratory of Climate and the Environment (LSCE), France
Poleward shifts in the northern and southern westerly winds over the last deglaciation
13 Feb Fiona Johnson
University of New South Wales, Australia
Droughts and flooding rains: statistical post processing to better under future hydrological extremes
20 Feb * Juan Pedro Mellado Gonz√°lez
University of Hamburg, Germany
27 Feb Christian Buckingham
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA, USA
Revisiting symmetric instability
6 Mar Lea Svendsen
Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research & University of Bergen, Norway
Pacific influence on Arctic Climate on decadal timescales
13 Mar * Vandana Singh
Framingham State University, MA, USA
20 Mar * Diego Miralles
Ghent University, Belgium
Land feedbacks and their influence on droughts and heatwaves

Archive of past Departmental Seminar speakers

Tuesday lunchtime seminar programme 

Tuesdays 13:00 to 13:50 – Spring 2023

Location: 1L61, Brian Hoskins Building

All seminars will also be hybrid broadcast on Microsoft Teams, on the Internal (Tuesday) Seminar Series channel

For additional information contact Jake Aylmer and Dhirendra Kumar

10 Jan Jonathan Gregory SuperHome truths about domestic energy efficiency
17 Jan Will Farren Megafauna, Climate Change and Dryland Ephemeral Rivers
24 Jan Annika Reintges Spiciness of the North Atlantic subpolar gyre affects the AMOC response to the NAO in CMIP6
31 Jan Nigel Arnell Worst case climate scenarios for the UK
07 Feb Natalie Harvey Can decision theory help end-users take the appropriate action in an emergency?
14 Feb No seminar
21 Feb Julia Mindlin Plausible drying and wetting scenarios for summer rainfall in Southeastern South America: A storyline approach
28 Feb Ed Hawkins Learning about present-day climate risks from extreme weather events of the past
07 Mar Emily Black Drought in a future climate
14 Mar Claire Ryder How much desert dust gets into aircraft engines?
21 Mar Shammi Akhter How Well do High-resolution Global Climate Models (GCMs) Simulate Tropical Cyclones in the Bay of Bengal?

Click here for the latest lunchtime seminar schedule in PDF format


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