UMD AOSC Seminar

Professor David Halpern

Senior Advisor, NASA Headquarters Earth Science Research
Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland

Part I - Sea Surface Temperature for Numerical Weather Prediction

The atmosphere and oceans are joined together over seventy percent of Earth, with sea surface temperature (SST) one of the linkages. Sustained satellite SST measurements are critical for weather and climate applications. Small-scale SST gradients produce wind divergence and wind stress curl throughout the global marine atmospheric planetary boundary layer. Strong SST gradients enable deep convection throughout the troposphere. The international Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature is working to improve the accuracy and resolution of SST used in atmospheric general circulation models, including numerical weather prediction models.

Part II - U. S. Global Change Research Program Strategic Plan

I shall present a brief overview of the new ten-year USGCRP strategic plan, which is undergoing public comment.

November 3, 2011, Thursday

Seminar: 3:30-4:30pm

Computer and Space Sciences (CSS) Building, Auditorium (Room 2400)
Refreshment is served at 3:00pm in the adjoining Atrium

[Contact: Professor Rachel Pinker]
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AOSC 818. Frontiers in Atmosphere, Ocean, Climate, and Synoptic Meteorology Research