Climate, Atmosphere, and Oceans

2020 Jan 15

BiSEPPS Seminar

12:00pm to 1:00pm


GeoMus 204 (McKinstry Seminar Room)

Alissar Yehya, Baha and Walid Bassatne Department of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Energy, AUB, Beirut, Lebanon; Associate, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University 

Title: Influence of fluid-assisted healing on fault permeability structure

Micro-cracks in fault damage zones can heal through diffusive mass transfer controlled by temperature and pressure. The diffusion of pore fluid pressure in fault damage zones...

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Ding Ma

Post-doctoral Fellow
Kuang Group


Ding Ma received his Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University. Advised by Prof.ZhimingKuang, his dissertation research investigated three dominant patterns of large-scale atmospheric variability, namely the South Asian monsoon, Madden-Julian Oscillation and the annular mode.Beforemoving back to Harvard, he was an Earth Institute Fellow at Columbia University, where he was working with Prof. Adam Sobel to explore extreme weather associated with large-scale variability. His work emphasizes a combination of observational analysis andnumerical modeling. Guided by observations, numerical experiments are designed and conducted to pursue a better theoretical understanding of the large-scale atmospheric variability in the past, present and future. The main goal of his work is to identify essentialphysical mechanisms governing the large-scale circulation variability.... Read more about Ding Ma

Geo Museum 404
2019 Sep 25

BiSEPPS Seminar

12:00pm to 1:00pm


GeoMus 204 (McKinstry Seminar Room)
Nicolle Zellner, Albion College

Alexis Berg

Research Associate
McColl Group


Alexis Berg ( is a Research Associate in Prof. Kaighin McColl's group. He is an Earth System scientist whose research interests focus on land-climate interactions, land surface hydrology and global ecosystems. His research relies primarily on the analysis of climate model simulations and global observational datasets. On-going research focuses on understanding the coupled responses of the continental water cycle, land ecosystems and climate to greenhouse warming.

Alexis Berg obtained his PhD in 2011 from Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris, France), working at the Institute Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL).

Lucy hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Associate of the Department

Lucy R. Hutyra is an Associate Professor of Earth & Environment at Boston University. Her research focuses on the atmosphere-biosphere exchange of CO2, with a particularly focus on urban systems.

Her recent work has focused on improving ecosystem models for carbon exchange within cities, emissions inventories, and the development urban carbon monitoring systems. Hutyra is the Director of the Urban Climate Research Initiative and the Associate Director for the NRT PhD training program on biogeosciences & environmental health at Boston University. She holds a Ph.D. in Earth & Planetary Sciences from Harvard University and a B.S. in Forestry from University of Washington.

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Mostafa Essam Hamouda

Tziperman Group
Geomuseum 412b

Currently a PhD student in Milano Bicocca University in Milano - Italy. Pre-PhD Diploma degree at the International Center of Theoretical Physics (ICTP - Trieste - Italy; thesis supervisor Professor Fred Kucharski,). thesis subject was Ekman Pumping mechanism driving Precipitation anomalies in Response to Equatorial Heating.

Current research intersts include: Tropical-Extratropical teleconnections; Climate Dynamics; ENSO - Indian Monsoon teleconnections; ENSO - North Atlantic Oscillation teleconnections; Aqua-Planet Simulations.

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2017 Sep 26

ESE/EPS Seminar: Anna M. Michalak, “Moving from Water Quantity to Quality: Exploring Climate Impacts on Eutrophication”

4:00pm to 5:00pm


Haller Hall, Geological Museum Room 102, 24 Oxford St.

Dr. Anna M. Michalak is a faculty member in the Department of Global Ecology of the Carnegie Institution for Science and a professor in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University. She studies the cycling and emissions of greenhouse gases at urban to global scales – scales directly relevant to informing climate and policy – primarily through the use of atmospheric observations. She also explores climate change impacts on freshwater and coastal water quality via influences on nutrient delivery to, and on conditions within, water bodies. Her approach is focused on the...

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