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Climate Test Bed Seminar Series
2008-09 Schedule of Speakers
Seminars at NCEP and COLA are 2:00-3:00 pm on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted.
NCEP location is WWB 707 unless otherwise noted.
ESSIC Seminars are 12:00-1:00 pm on 4th floor. Please RSVP to Rong-Hua Zhang at
One hour is reserved afterwards for discussion.
# Date Location Speaker Title
1 29-Oct NCEP Steve Lord/Hua-Lu Pan, NCEP/EMC CFS - Under the Hood and CFS - Where It's Going
2 12-Nov NCEP V. Ramaswamy, GFDL Climate Modeling at GFDL: Teh Scientific Challenges
3 17-Nov ESSIC Ed O'Lenic, NCEP/CPC An Interactive, Community-Based Web Tool for Evaluating the Skill of CPC Products
4 24-Nov NCEP Zhaohua Wu, COLA Annual Cycle and Predictability of Interannual Variability
5 3-Dec COLA Eugenia Kalnay, U. Of MD Local Ensemble Kalman Filter (LETKF)
6 10-Dec NCEP/209 Kathy Pegion, COLA Subseasonal Variability of Tropical Cyclone Activity
7 21-Jan COLA Jae Schemm, NCEP/CPC Hurricane Season Prediction Experiment with CFS
- 28-Jan NCEP Augustin Vintzileos, NCEP/EMC RESCHEDULED FOR MAR 16
8 4-Feb NCEP Emilia Jin, COLA/GMU Factors limiting the current skill of forecasts: flaws in model and initialization
9 10-Feb NCEP J. Shukla, COLA Seamless Weather and Climate Prediction
10 11-Feb COLA Soo-Hyun Yoo, NCEP/CPC The Relationships Between Indo-Pacific SSTs and Asian Summer Monsoons in the NCEP CFS
11 24-Feb NCEP Reguang Wu, COLA The Relationship of U.S. Droughts with SST and Soil Moisture: Distinguishing the Time Scale of Droughts (w/ J. Kinter)
12 9-Mar ESSIC Viviane Silva, NCEP/CPC Validation of Reanalysis Daily Precipitation over the Americas
13 16-Mar NCEP Augustin Vintzileos, NCEP/EMC On the importance of atmospheric and oceanic initial conditions in forecasting the MJO with the NCEP-CFS
14 9-Apr COLA Kingtse Mo, NCEP/CPC Monitoring many faces of drought over the United States
15 22-Apr NCEP/209 E. Schneider, COLA Amazon Deforestation in CFS
16 29-Apr NCEP Rong-Hua Zhang, ESSIC Effects of Freshwater Flux (FWF) Forcing on Interannual Climate Variability in the Tropical Pacific
17 4-May NCEP J. Kinter, COLA Soil moisture effects on predictions with CCSM
18 6-May NCEP Jiangfeng Wei, COLA How much do different land models matter for climate simulation?
19 11-May ESSIC Huug van den Dool, NCEP/CPC Methods of Multi-Model Consolidation, with Emphasis on Recommended Cross Validation Approach
20 27-May NCEP Vladimir Krasnopolsky, NCEP & ESSIC Development of Neural Network Emulations of Model Radiation for Improving the Computational Performance of the NCEP Seasonal Climate Forecasts
21 3-Jun NCEP Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald The Nonhydrostatic Icosahedral Model: Description and Potential Use in Climate Prediction
22 10-Jun COLA Jim Carton, U. of MD Ocean reanalyses: prospects for climate studies
23 24-Jun NCEP Yun Fan, CPC Bias Correction and Forecast Skill of NCEP GFS Ensemble Week1 and Week2 Precipitation and Soil Moisture Forecasts
Contact Information
NCEP World Weather Building
5200 Auth Road
Camp Springs, MD 20746
4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 302
Calvertion, MD 20705
Contact: Jim Kinter
University of Maryland Research Park (M-Square)
5825 University Reasearch Court
College Park, MD 20740 Contact: Rong-Hua Zhang
Directions to NCEP from Capital Beltway (I-495): Take Exit 7B (Branch Avenue North), make right at first light. The building is immediately on the left. At security barrier, push button on box to talk to guard. Security procedures require you to have a valid photo ID for entry into NOAA Science Center (WWB). Please allow time for security clearance procedures. Bring the seminar notice to facilitate entry to WWB.

Directions to COLA from Capital Beltway (I-495): Take interstate 95 north toward Baltimore. Take first exit (29B - Route 212 West) to Calverton. Turn left at the first light (intersection of Powder Mill Road and Beltsville Drive) into Centerpark Office Park. COLA is located on the 3rd floor of the building 4041. Parking is free.

Directions to ESSIC from Capital Beltway (I-495): Take exit 23 to MD Route 201 (Kenilworth Avenue). Travel south for about 3 miles and turn RIGHT onto River Road. Take the first RIGHT turn AFTER the bridge, onto University Research Court.

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