Seminars, Workshops, and Reviews

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SEAS Seminars: Sustainable Energy and Atmospheric Sciences
Next Seminar: Thursday, March 17, 2011

SEAS is a monthly seminar series designed to enhance communication and collaboration among scientists at NREL, NOAA ESRL, and others in the community working on issues related to renewable energy. Talks and Q&A will occur from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., and an optional discussion panel will occur 4:30-5:00. More Information and archive of past seminars.

International Workshop on Air Quality Forecasting Research (IWAQFR)
2-3 December 2009

The goal of the International Workshop on Air Quality Forecasting Research (IWAQFR) is to provide a venue for the discussion of science issues and advancements related to air quality forecasting. Workshop objectives include improving operational air quality forecasts, promoting collaborations among air quality forecasting researchers and practitioners, and nurturing an international air quality forecasting community. More Information

Workshop - Tropospheric Ozone Changes: Observations, State of Understanding, and Modeling Requirements
October 14-16, 2009

The workshop will focus on measurement series ~15 years or longer in length and aims at a critical review of ozonesonde, surface, and aircraft measurements and more recently satellite observations. It will address the quality of individual datasets, their suitability for inferring the long-term behavior of ozone, the consistency of data sets with each other (see figure below), and statistical methods of time series analysis. One goal of the workshop is to provide better understanding of the observational limitations and constraints of the existing records. More Information

NOAA Testbed USWRP Workshop
April 28-29, 2009

This workshop, directed towards enhancing communication across NOAA tesbed efforts, is an important opportunity to exchange information and best-practices on the wide variety of testbed projects including those from the Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT), the HydroMeteorological Testbed (HMT), Collaborative Science, Technology, & Applied Research (CSTAR), the Societal Impacts Program (SIP), the Development Testbed Center (DTC), as well as, other relevant efforts seeded by USWRP and ones on the horizon.
See the NOAA Testbed USWRP Workshop site for more information.

NOAA ESRL 2009 Global Monitoring Annual Conference
May 13-14, 2009

The Global Monitoring Annual Conference is a continuing effort to stay abreast of recent observations concerning trace gases, aerosols, radiation, ozone, and climate forcing and to provide a forum in which these observations can be relayed and discussed. The ESRL monitoring and research results of the past year will be presented. The meeting is not limited to ESRL reports and includes observations related to these themes by both independent and cooperative investigators, and other national and international programs.
See the Global Monitoring Annual Conference site for more information and past presentations.

2008 Seminars and Workshops

4th Workshop on the Use of Isentropic & other Quasi-Lagrangian Vertical Coordinates in Atmosphere & Ocean Modeling
October 7-9, 2008
Considerable development & testing of quasi-Lagrangian vertical coordinates has occurred since the last hybrid-Θ modeling work shop 4 years ago. This work, in both the atmosphere & ocean, has demonstrated further the potential for isentropic & other quasi-Lagrangian vertical coordinates to improve simulations & forecasts of geophysical fluid flows. This workshop will include both invited & contributed papers on the latest progress in this rapidly developing field.
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ESRL Atmospheric Chemistry Research Review
January 29-31, 2008
Laboratory scientific reviews are conducted every four years to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted in OAR laboratories. This review covers the atmospheric chemical sciences research of ESRL over the last four years. Research topics include Stratospheric Ozone, Carbon Dioxide, Methane and Climate, Non-CO2 Climate Gases, Regional Air Quality, Chemical Transformation and Long Range Transport, and Aerosols and Climate. More information...

2007 Seminars and Workshops

Conference Marks 50th Anniversary of Global CO2 Record
The 50th anniversary of the global CO2 record, begun by Dr. Charles David Keeling at the South Pole and in Hawaii in 1957, was celebrated at a symposium in Kona, Hawaii, near the Mauna Loa Observatory, on 28-30 November 2007. More information...
NOAA Atmospheric Chemical Modeling Workshop
October 10 - 11, 2007
A workshop focused on NOAA's atmospheric chemical modeling capabilities which are relevant to our research and operational needs and opportunities.
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