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Departmental seminars

We host two regular seminar series during termtime, 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.

Monday DEPARTMENTAL seminar programme

Mondays 12:00 to 12:50 – Summer 2018

For additional information contact: Seminar committee 

16 April 2018 Florent Brient
CNRM/MétéoFrance, Toulouse
Tropical marine stratocumulus and their influence on the climate system
23 April No Seminar
30 April Chris Lintott
University of Oxford
Tales from the Zooniverse
8 May (Tuesday 1PM) Adam Scaife
Met Office
A signal to noise paradox in climate science
14 May Andrew Ross
University of Leeds (NCAS)
Forest canopy flows over hilly, heteorogeneous terrain – theory and experiments
21 May Jean-Paul Vanderlinden
CEARC, Paris
29 May (Tuesday 1PM) Peer Nowack
Imperial College London
Exploring uncertainty factors in climate sensitivity studies: From atmospheric chemistry to machine learning
4 June Olivia Martius
University of Bern
Recent hail research in Switzerland – the challenges and delights of complex orography and crowdsourced data
11 June Piers Forster
University of Leeds

Click here for Monday departmental seminars latest schedule as PDF: Summer 2018

Tuesday lunchtime seminar programme 

Tuesdays 13:00 to 13:50 – Summer 2018

For additional information contact: Ross Herbert

1 May 2018 Jon Elsey Accurate spectral measurements of solar radiation – why we need improved understanding in the near-infrared
*9 May         (Weds 13:00) Valeriu Predoi ESMValTool – an efficient evaluation tool for climate models and data
15 May Hélène Bresson Polar lows: their potential influence on the ocean circulation and their response to Climate Change
22 May Bill Collins TBC
*30 May         (Weds 12:00) Juwon Kim The impact of aerosols on cloud microphysics and dynamics in deep convective clouds over the UK
5 June Ross Herbert What I did on my holidays: aerosol-cloud-radiative effects of biomass burning aerosols over the SE Atlantic
12 June Emma Hopkin Developing ceilometers from a simple cloud base measurement to a tool for evaluating and assimilating ice water content
19 June Holly Turner Estimating the Effects of Vertical Wind Shear on Orographic Gravity Wave Drag
26 June Chris Scott The Ionospheric response over the UK to major bombing raids during World War II
    * Due to the Bank Holiday these seminars will take place on Wednesday at the stated times

Click here for Tuesday lunchtime seminars latest schedule as PDF: Summer 2018 

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