Climate, Atmosphere, and Oceans

2016 Oct 20

Special Climate Seminar

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Haller Hall GM 102

Speaker: Prof. Christopher S. Bretherton

Title:"Convective aggregation and cloud feedbacks in a near-global aquaplanet cloud-resolving model"

Abstract:   Near-global aquaplanet simulations of 100 or more days with 4 km horizontal resolution and no cumulus or boundary-layer parameterization are now computationally affordable for academic research. They are attractive for problems for which the multiscale organization of cloud systems plays an essential role and specified zonally-symmetric sea-surface temperature is a useful simplification. Two...

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Tenure-Track Professor in Climate Science

October 14, 2016

 

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) plan to make a series of hires in the area of climate, beginning with two positions at the assistant, associate (untenured) or full professor (tenured) level with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. We invite applications in the broad area of climate science, including the oceans, cryosphere, land, and atmosphere, as well as their interactions. Approaches involving observations, theory, experiments, and modeling using biology, chemistry, or...

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Munk - Mitrovica Article on Climate Change and Longer Days

May 17, 2016

Please follow this link to an interesting KPBS article featuring the work of renowned Earth scientist Walter Munk and our own Jerry Mitrovica discussing how rising sea levels actually make the days a bit longer by slowing the Earth's rotation.  A case of contemporary research validating and confirming the ideas of the wonderful minds that preceded our work.

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2015 Apr 28

Climate Seminar: "Uncertainty in climate change projections: the role of internal atmospheric circulation variability"

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Haller Hall (Geology Museum 102)

Speaker: Dr. Clara Deser (NCAR/UCAR)

Abstract:

This talk will highlight the relative importance of internally-generated vs. externally-forced climate trends at local and regional scales over North America and Eurasia based on a 30-member ensemble of the Community Earth System Model over the period 1920-2100. Each member is subject to the same historical and future (RCP8.5) radiative forcing scenario, but starts from a slightly different atmospheric state....

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2015 Jan 06

ClimaTea Lecture

3:00am to 4:00am

Location: 

HUCE Seminar Room

Speaker: Aldo Shemesh

Please see ClimaTea website for summary of the paper and additional background reading.

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