2008

 

Date

Speaker (Affiliation)

Title

01/01/2008

No lunch seminar

Happy New Year!

01/04/2008 (Friday) (special)

George Philander (Princeton)

Changes in the Milankovitch cycles over the past 3 million years.

01/08/2008

Tao Li (JPL)

Inter-annual variations of middle atmospheric temperature observed by the JPL lidars at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii (19.5?N, 155.6?W) and Table Mountain Observatory, California (34.4?N, 117.7?W)

01/15/2008

Baijun Tian (JPL)

Exploring the Chemical Reach of the Madden-Julian Oscillation

01/22/2008

Gerry J. Wasserburg (Caltech)

Magnetic Bubbles and Mixing in Stars

01/29/2008

Hyman Hartman (MIT)

Desert Dust

02/05/2008

Jean O. Dickey (JPL)

Thermal Wind Forcing, Atmospherc Angular Momentum & Earth Rotation: Origin of the Earth's Delayed Response to ENSO

02/05/2008

Steve Marcus (JPL)

Geodetic Constrains on Sea Level Rise: Using Earth Oblateness as a Metric for Land Ice Ablation

02/12/2008

Xun Jiang (JPL)

Remote Sensing of CO2 in the middle troposphere by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder

02/19/2008

Fuu-Ming Kai (UCI)

Changes In Atmospheric Methane And Its Stable Isotope Signatures Between 1979-2005 Deduced From Interhemispheric Differences and Trends

02/26/2008

Alex Hayex (Caltech)

Hydrocarbon Lakes on Titan: Distribution and Interaction with a Porous Regolith

03/04/2008

John E. Mak (SBU)

Investigating the stability of the global tropospheric oxidation potential using atmospheric 14CO

03/11/2008

Yunsoo Choi (JPL)

Upper and lower tropospheric perturbations on O3 and its precursors from spaceborne observations: Lightning NOx and biogenic-derived CO productions

03/18/2008

Steven Pawson (NASA/GSFC)

Modeling of Stratospheric Ozone in the Climate System

03/25/2008

Leigh Fletcher (JPL)

Hot Poles, Hexagons, Storms and Plumes:The Changing Atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn.

04/01/2008

Terry Kubar (UW)

The Vertical Structure of Tropical Convective Clouds and its Relation to Precipitation

04/08/2008

Glenn Orton (JPL)

Long-Term Observations of Thermal Emission from Saturn: Discovery of a Semi-Annual Oscillation in Sature's Stratosphere

04/09/2008 Special Seminar

Frank Mills

Selected topics from Venus' atmospheric chemistry: CO2, O3, airglow, aerosols, and/or SOx

04/15/2008

No seminar

04/22/2008

Hartmut H. Aumann (JPL)

Frequency of severe storms and global warming.

04/29/2008

Mark Richardson (Caltech)

Some Coolness Concerning (Martian) Global Warming and Reflections on the Role of Surface Dust

05/06/2008

Bill Irion (JPL)

Optimal Estimation Retrieval of CO2 from AIRS spectra

05/06/2008

Manuel de la Torre (JPL)

A review of some large scale Non-hydrostatic effects on equatorial motion: Equatorial Geostrophic balance, Inertial instability, and Kelvin wave phase speeds.

05/13/2008

Tom Ackerman (UW)

Clouds in Climate Models: Real, lies, or statistics?

05/20/2008

Gretchen Keppel-Aleks (Caltech)

Carbon Weather in Total Column CO2 observations

05/27/2008

Jean-Philippe Beaulieu (Institut dAstrophysique de Paris)

Searching for low mass extra solar planets via microlensing.

06/03/2008

Run-Lie Shia (Caltech)

Self-Healing in The Recovery Phase of the Antarctic Ozone Hole

06/03/2008

Yuk Yung (Caltech)

Atmospheric Nitrous Oxide (N2O): A Window into the Nitrogen Cycle

06/10/2008

Xianming Liu

Experimental and coupled-channels investigation of N2 radiative properties for analysis of terrestrial FUSE dayglow observation

06/17/2008

William Read (JPL)

The Roles of Convection, Extratropical Mixing, and In-Situ Freeze-drying in the Tropical Tropopause Layer

06/24/2008

Joao Teixira(JPL)

Turbulence,clouds and climate models: Tropical and subtropical cloud transitions

07/01/2008

Xu Zhang (JPL)

Phenyl (C6H5) and Diacetylene (C4H2) on Titan and their Ionization Energy Measurements

07/08/2008

Kirill Kuzanyan(Leeds Univ., England)

Compressible convection in rapidly rotating spherical atmospheres of giant planets

07/09/2008 (Special seminar)

Joyce Penner (Univ. of Michigan)

Effects of aerosols on cirrus clouds

07/15/2008

Kevin Hand (JPL)

Sir Maxwell goes to Europa: Electromagnetic field and particle interactions of an ice-covered ocean world.

07/22/2008

Michael Line (Caltech)

Analysis of the Spitzer IRS Spectrum of Neptune

07/29/2008

Zane A. Selvans

Cracks, Tides, and Time on Europa

08/05/2008

Jonathan Jiang (JPL)

Multi-Satellite Observations of Aerosol, Ice Clouds and Precipitation Relations

08/12/2008

Michael Line (Caltech)

Fabry-Perot Observations of the Extended Lunar Sodium Tail

08/19/2008

Surf students (Caltech)

08/26/2008

Elise Furlan (JPL)

Signposts of Disk Evolution in Young Protoplanetary Disks

09/02/2008

Mark Richardson (Caltech)

Adventures in Designing and Proposing Meteorology Stations for Mars

09/09/2008

Cancelled

09/16/2008

Ian McEwan (Caltech)

Acoustic Anemometry on Mars

09/23/2008

Laurence Yeung (Caltech)

Meridional Variation in Stratospheric (13)C(18)O(16)O

09/30/2008

Nima Ghaderi (Caltech)

Nonstatistical effects in ozone formation and dissociation: Trajections and theory

10/07/2008

Eric Wlicox (Goddard Space Flight Center)/NASA

Satellite observations of deep cumulus convection and GCM predictions of changes in extreme rain events

10/14/2008

Cancelled due to DPS

10/21/2008

Cancelled

10/28/2008

Minghuai Wang (Univ. of Michigan)

Aerosol indirect effects in a global model

11/04/2008

Brian Kahn (JPL)

An observational view of clouds, temperature, humidity, and small-scale variability using the A-train

11/11/2008

Kunio Sayanagi (Caltech)

Wave Contributions to Stratosphere-Troposphere Momentum Exchange in the Jovian Atmospheres

11/18/2008

Greg Holloway (Institute of Ocean Sciences)

The origin of eddy stresses in large scale (2D) shear flows

11/25/2008

Lee-Lueng Fu (JPL)

Progress and challenges in observing ocean circulation from space

12/02/2008

Cancelled

12/11/2008

Bin Guan (University of Maryland)

Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures and Long-term Hydroclimate Variations Over the Great Plains

12/16/2008

Cancelled due to AGU

12/23/2008

Merry Christmas!

12/30/2008

Happy New Year!

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