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Laboratory Studies of Hydrocarbon Oxidation Mechanisms under Atmospheric Conditions

Dr. John Orlando, Senior Scientist & Deputy Director, Atmospheric Chemistry Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research

23 Sep 2014, 4:00 PM,
NWC Rm. 1313

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NWC EVENTS

The National Weather Center Colloquium and Seminar Series are open to all interested persons. Colloquium and Series coordinators are Fred Carr and Evgeni Fedorovich. Colloquium sessions are held on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm in NWC 1313, unless otherwise noted. To receive announcements of upcoming colloquium or seminar talks via email, contact Marcia Pallutto. If you are interested in giving a seminar, please contact the conveners of the corresponding seminar series.

National Weather Center Colloquium

Renowned speakers are invited to the Norman weather community for scientific presentations and personal interactions. Links to colloquium presentations will be provided on this website.

National Weather Center Seminar Series

Radar and Remote Sensing
Convener: Tian Yu
Thursdays @ 1:15 pm, NWC 1350
Seminar series website
Weather and Climate Systems
Convener: Lance Leslie
Wednesdays @ 1:00 pm, NWC 1313
Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology, and Land-Surface Processes
Conveners: Alan Shapiro & Tim Bonin
Fridays @ 3:00 pm, NWC 5600
Seminar series website
Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics)
Convener: Louis Wicker
Fridays @ 2:00 pm, NWC 5600

Directions to the National Weather Center

Colloquium and Seminar Series Talks: 2014

DATE & TIME LOCATION COLLOQUIUM/SERIES SPEAKER SUBJECT
12 Dec 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Chiel van Heerwaarden
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Hamburg, Germany
TBA
09 Dec 2014
3:30 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 National Weather Center Colloquium Dr. Juan Pedro Mellado
TBA
05 Dec 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Ethan Cook
OU School of Meteorology
21 Nov 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Aaron Johnson
OU School of Meteorology
TBA
21 Nov 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Cedrick Ansorge
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Hamburg, Germany
TBA
31 Oct 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Stefan Rahimi
OU School of Meteorology
TBA
28 Oct 2014
3:30 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 National Weather Center Colloquium Dr. Inanc Senocak
TBA
26 Oct 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Tim Bonin
OU School of Meteorology
TBA
24 Oct 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Dr. Michael French
TBA
22 Oct 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1350 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Christopher Kerr
OU School of Meteorology
TBA
17 Oct 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Chong-Chi Tong
OU School of Meteorology
TBA
17 Oct 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Dr. Alan Shapiro
OU School of Meteorology
TBA
14 Oct 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 School of Meteorology
Presentation from OU Graduate College - TENTATIVE
07 Oct 2014
3:30 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 National Weather Center Colloquium Dr. Anthony Didlake
TBA
03 Oct 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Stacy Hitchcock
OU School of Meteorology
TBA
30 Sep 2014
3:30 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 National Weather Center Colloquium Dr. Howard Bluestein
OU School of Meteorology
TBA
26 Sep 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Dr. Corey Potvin
OU School of Meteorology
TBA
26 Sep 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Dr. Jeremy Gibbs
OU School of Meteorology
TBA
23 Sep 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 School of Meteorology Dr. John Orlando
Senior Scientist & Deputy Director, Atmospheric Chemistry Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Laboratory Studies of Hydrocarbon Oxidation Mechanisms under Atmospheric Conditions
12 Sep 2014
12:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 School of Meteorology Dr. Charlotte Wainwright
OU School of Meteorology


How to use LaTeX for manuscript preparation: an overview for beginners
10 Sep 2014
2:00 PM
NWC 1350 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Professor Alexander Khain
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mechanism of hail formation and hail-Zdr column relationship as seen from simulations with cloud model with spectral bin microphysics
08 Sep 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5820 School of Meteorology (Defense) Ryan May
OU School of Meteorology
Estimating and Mitigating Errors in Dual-Polarization Radar Attenuation Correction
04 Aug 2014
12:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5820 School of Meteorology (Defense) Nathan Anderson
OU School of Meteorology
Vertical Velocity Turbulence Profiles Measured by 2 Horizontally Separated Doppler Lidars
01 Aug 2014
11:00 AM
NWC Rm. 5820 School of Meteorology (Defense) Terra Thompson
OU School of Meteorology

Ensemble Kalman Filter Methods For Convective-Scale Radar Data Assimilation And Multi-Scale Data Assimilation Of The 13 June 2010
Tornadic Supercell Environment
25 Jul 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 2100 School of Meteorology (Defense) Esther Mullens
OU School of Meteorology
Moisture and Thermal Characteristics of Southern Plains Ice Storms: Insights from a Regional Climatology and WRF-ARW Sensitivity Study
24 Jul 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5820 School of Meteorology (Defense) Stephen G. Castleberry
OU School of Meteorology
Evaluation of a Microwave Radiometer Thermodynamic Retrieval Algorithm
21 Jul 2014
9:00 AM
NWC Rm. 5600 School of Meteorology (Defense) Jill Hardy
OU School of Meteorology
Probabilistic Flash Flood Forecasting Using a Storm-scale NWP Ensemble
21 Jul 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5820 School of Meteorology (Defense) Brittany Dahl
OU School of Meteorology
Sensitivity of Vortex Production to Small Environmental Perturbations in High-Resolution Supercell Simulations
11 Jul 2014
11:00 AM
NWC Rm. 4140 School of Meteorology (Defense) Dissertation Defense Announcement

Lei Lei
OU Electrical & Computer Engineering
Theoretical analysis of and bias correction for planar and cylindrical polarimetric phased array weather Radar
10 Jul 2014
10:00 AM
NWC Rm. 5600 National Severe Storms Laboratory Dr. Tim Wagner
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Creighton University

Retrieving the cumulus entrainment rate remotely
25 Jun 2014
10:00 AM
NWC Rm. 5930 School of Meteorology (Defense) Blake J. Allen
OU School of Meteorology
ASSIMILATION OF PSEUDO GEOSTATIONARY LIGHTNING MAPPER DATA USING THE ENSEMBLE KALMAN FILTER
20 Jun 2014
10:00 AM
NWC Rm. 1313 National Severe Storms Laboratory Dr. Stephan Smith
Vice-Chair NOAA Line Office Transition Managers Committee
Meteorological Development Lab
National Weather Service
Silver Spring, Maryland
Research to Operations (R2O) in NOAA: What, me worry?
20 May 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1350 Other Corey F. Guastini & Lance F. Bosart
Dept. of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences
The University at Albany / SUNY
The Spectrum of Progressive Derecho Formation Environments
15 May 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Nigel Roberts
United Kingdom Met Office


A brief overview of some aspects of the Met Office Unified Model
13 May 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Hugh Morrison, NCAR
Jason A. Milbrandt, Environment Canada
A new approach for parameterizing cloud microphysics based on the prediction of ice-phase particle properties
06 May 2014
3:30 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 National Weather Center Colloquium Dr. Adam Sobel
Columbia University

Dynamics of the Madden-Julain oscillation
02 May 2014
10:00 AM
NWC Rm. 5820 School of Meteorology (Defense) Sam Lillo
OU School of Meteorology
Investigating dynamics of error growth in ECMWF forecast busts
02 May 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5820 School of Meteorology (Defense) Charlotte Wainwright
OU School of Meteorology
Sampling the boundary layer with a sodar simulator
02 May 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Race Clark
OU School of Meteorology / CIMMS
Flash Flooding Case Study: 31 May 2013 Oklahoma City, OK
01 May 2014
9:00 AM
NWC Rm. 4140 (CAPS Conference Room) School of Meteorology (Defense) Nathan Dahl
OU School of Meteorology
Coupling the Advanced Regional Prediction System and the Discrete Event Specification Fire Spread Model to Predict Wildfire Behavior
01 May 2014
1:15 PM
Radar Innovations Lab (RIL) Radar and Remote Sensing Petar Bukovcic
ARRC / SoM
Convective-Stratiform Separation Characterized by Video Disdrometer Observations in Central Oklahoma – The Bayesian Approach
30 Apr 2014
2:45 PM
NWC Rm. 2107 School of Meteorology (Defense) Irenea C.Lodangco
OU School of Meteorology
Variability of Tropical Cyclones in the Philippines
30 Apr 2014
9:00 AM
NWC Rm. 5820 School of Meteorology (Defense) David Bodine
OU School of Meteorology
Polarimetric radar observations and numerical simulations of tornadic debris
29 Apr 2014
10:00 AM
NWC Rm. 4500 School of Meteorology (Defense) Jacob Carlin
OU School of Meteorology
Improved Retrieval of Hydrometeor Mixing Ratios Using Polarimetric Radar Data and the Hydrometeor Classification Algorithm for Assimilation into Storm-Scale Numerical Weather Prediction Models
28 Apr 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Elizabeth DiGangi
OU School of Meteorology
Anvil Lightning in the 29 May Kingfisher Supercell Observed During DC3
25 Apr 2014
9:00 AM
NWC Rm. 2910A School of Meteorology (Defense) Kodi L. Nemunaitis
OU School of Meteorology
Observational and Model Analyses of the Oklahoma City Urban Heat Island
25 Apr 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Stephen Castleberry
OU School of Meteorology
Evaluation of a Microwave Radiometer Thermodynamic Retrieval Algorithm
25 Apr 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Kevin Haghi
OU School of Meteorology
Identifying and characterizing atmospheric bores during IHOP_2002
24 Apr 2014
1:00 PM
NWC Rm. 4500 School of Meteorology (Defense) Katie Bowden
OU School of Meteorology
The Phased Array Radar Innovative Sensing Experiment 2013
23 Apr 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Weather and Climate Systems Sam Lillo
OU School of Meteorology
Investigating dynamics of error growth in ECMWF forecast busts
22 Apr 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 National Weather Center Colloquium Dr. David Turner
National Severe Storms Laboratory

A future ground-based network of thermodynamic profilers: the infrared spectrometer option
21 Apr 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 2107 School of Meteorology (Defense) M. Issa Lélé
OU School of Meteorology
Atmospheric Moisture Transport Associated with the West African Monsoon System: an Observational study and Evaluation of a WRF Dynamical Downscaling Simulation
18 Apr 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Charlotte Wainwright
OU School of Meteorology
Sampling the boundary layer with a sodar simulator
18 Apr 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Brittany Dahl
OU School of Meteorology

Sensitivity of Vortex Production to Small Environmental Perturbations in High-Resolution Supercell Simulations
18 Apr 2014
1:00 PM
NWC Rm. 4140 School of Meteorology (Defense) Matthew Stalley
OU School of Meteorology
The Value of High-Resolution Spatiotemporal Analyses in the Short-Term Forecasting of Convective Initiation
17 Apr 2014
10:00 AM
NWC Rm. 1350 National Severe Storms Laboratory Dr. Mike Kaplan
Desert Research Institute (DRI)
Reno, Nevada
A New Vision of the Multi-Scale Processes that Organize the Pre-Tornadic Environment
17 Apr 2014
1:15 PM
RIL Seminar Room Radar and Remote Sensing David Bodine
OU School of Meteorology
Polarimetric radar observations and numerical simulations of tornadic debris
16 Apr 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Weather and Climate Systems James Russell
OU School of Meteorology
Concordiasi Dropsondes: Improved Characterization of Errors in the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System
15 Apr 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 National Weather Center Colloquium Nathan Dahl
OU School of Meteorology

Coupling the Advanced Regional Prediction System and the Discrete Event Specification Fire Spread Model to Predict Wildfire Behavior
11 Apr 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Jinxin Wang
OU School of Meteorology
Urban effects on precipitation: a literature review and climatology study for Dallas-Fort Worth
11 Apr 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Lee Carlaw
OU School of Meteorology
Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics)
Investigating the Impacts of Assimilating Non-Conventional Surface Observations on High-Resolution Analyses and Forecasts
10 Apr 2014
1:15 PM
NWC Rm. 1350 Radar and Remote Sensing Katie Bowden
OU School of Meteorology
The Phased Array Radar Innovative Sensing Experiment 2013
09 Apr 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Weather and Climate Systems Esther Mullens
OU School of Meteorology
Moisture and thermal characteristics of Southern Plains Ice Storms: Insights from a Regional Synoptic Climatology and High-Resolution WRF-ARW Sensitivity Study
04 Apr 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Terra Thompson
OU School of Meteorology
Multi-Scale Data Assimilation of the 13 June 2010 Tornadic Supercell Storm Environment during VORTEX2
04 Apr 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Kerstin Schaefer
Freie Universitaet Berlin
Validation of the mesoscale transport and fluid model METRAS for Berlin based on a measurement campaign in summer 2012
01 Apr 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 National Weather Center Colloquium Dr. James Hurrell
Director, NCAR

Climate predictions and projections in the coming decades: uncertainty due to natural variability
28 Mar 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Nathan Anderson
OU School of Meteorology
Vertical Velocity Turbulence Profiles Measured by Two Horizontally Separated Doppler Lidars
28 Mar 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Matthew S. Stalley
OU School of Meteorology
A Revised Conceptual Model of Convective Initiation Associated with Drylines
26 Mar 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Weather and Climate Systems Dylan Lusk
OU School of Meteorology
Simulated Changes in the Characteristics of Tropopause Polar Vorticies and Surface Cyclones Due To Arctic Sea Ice Loss
25 Mar 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 Other Jack Friedman (CASR-OU), Harold Brooks (NSSL), Joe Ripberger (CASR-OU CIMMS), Jimmy Correia (OU/CIMMS - SPC), and Rick Smith (NWS)

National Weather Center Special Seminar
PANEL DISCUSSION

"Perspectives on the Oklahoma tornadoes of May 20, 2013"
14 Mar 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Timothy W. Humphrey
OU School of Meteorology
Developing a methodology for the automated retrieval of azimuthal shear associated with tornadic circulations
11 Mar 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 National Weather Center Colloquium Joint Colloquium of the National Weather Center & OU's Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Joseph Harrington
Planetary Sciences Group, Dept. of Physics, University of Central Florida


Two classes of exoplanets identified without modeling
10 Mar 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1350 School of Meteorology Dr. Kathleen Pegion

University of Colorado/CIRES and NOAA/ESRL/PSD, Boulder, Colorado

Cookies / Coffee / Punch @ 3:30 PM
Untangling El Niño-Southern Oscillation precursors
28 Feb 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Eric Jacobsen
OU School of Meteorology
Researching Meteorology in Japan - Impressions from an OU Student
27 Feb 2014
1:15 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 Radar and Remote Sensing Ryan May
ARRC / SoM
Making Use of Simulated Time-series Dual-polarization
Radar Data to Quantify the Performance of
Several Rain Attenuation Correction Algorithms
27 Feb 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 School of Meteorology Dr. Jiwen Fan
Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington
Aerosol impacts on deep convective clouds: mechanism, significance, and parameterizations
26 Feb 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Weather and Climate Systems Yongzuo Li
CAPS / OU School of Meteorology
Assimilation of radar radial velocity data using hybrid systems for the prediction of Hurricanes Ike and Irene

25 Feb 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 National Weather Center Colloquium Dr. Melvyn Shapiro
Research Scientist, NCAR


An ultra-fine resolution simulation of Hurricane Sandy: observations, prediction, and socioeconomic applications
24 Feb 2014
3:30 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 School of Meteorology Dr. Melvyn Shapiro
NCAR
A historical and research perspective of the life cycle of extratropical and tropical cyclones: observations and high-resolution numerical simulations
21 Feb 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Larissa Reames
OU School of Meteorology
The WRF-simulated effects of the Oklahoma City urban area on its environment on the dynamics of a simulated supercell thunderstorm
18 Feb 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 School of Meteorology Dr. Thijs Heus
Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne, Germany
Cloud-aerosol interactions in fields of organizing shallow cumuli
14 Feb 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Alan Shapiro
School of Meteorology,
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
New similarity model solutions for boundary-layer flows
13 Feb 2014
1:15 PM
NWC Rm. 1350 Radar and Remote Sensing Sheng Chen
ARRC/CEES
Mapping the Precipitation Type Distribution over
Continuous United States using Multi-­Radar Multi-­Sensor Observations
13 Feb 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 School of Meteorology Dr. Seoung Soo Lee
Earth System Research Laboratory
NOAA
Effect of aerosol on instability and convective clouds
12 Feb 2014
11:00 AM
NWC Rm. 5930 Weather and Climate Systems Issa Lélé
Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies & School of Meteorology

Mechanism of Low-Level Moisture Transport Associated with West African Summer Monsoon System
11 Feb 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 National Weather Center Colloquium Dr. Louis Wicker
Research Meteorologist
NSSL /NOAA

Improved convective-scale prediction from the assimilation of rapid-scan phased array radar data

31 Jan 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Dr. Petra M. Klein
OU School of Meteorology
Scaling of Mean Flow and Turbulence in the Urban Canopy Layer
30 Jan 2014
1:15 PM
NWC Rm. 1350 Radar and Remote Sensing John Lake
ARRC/ECE
Adaptive Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation Techniques at the National Weather Radar Testbed: First Results
30 Jan 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 School of Meteorology Dr. Elinor R. Martin
Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University at Albany (SUNY)
Understanding decadal rainfall variability in West Africa using CMIP5 models
28 Jan 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 National Weather Center Colloquium Dr. Danyal Petersen
Postdoctoral Scientists,
OU School of Meteorology

Lightning physics and detection: cutting edge research at the University of Oklahoma
24 Jan 2014
3:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics) Jill Hardy
OU School of Meteorology
Probabilistic Flash Flood Forecasting using Stormscale Ensembles
23 Jan 2014
10:30 AM
NWC Rm. 3620 School of Meteorology (Defense) Eric Jacobsen
OU School of Meteorology
Prospects of Clear Air Monitoring with the Multimission Phased Array Radar
23 Jan 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 School of Meteorology Dr. Cameron R. Homeyer
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado


Transport from convective overshooting of the extratropical tropopause and the role of large-scale lower stratosphere stability
21 Jan 2014
4:00 PM
NWC Rm. 1313 National Weather Center Colloquium Dr. Courtney Schumacher
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Texas A&M University

The role of low-level convective heating in tropical weather and climate
17 Jan 2014
2:00 PM
NWC Rm. 5600 Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes Jennifer Newman
OU School of Meteorology
Optimizing Lidar Scanning Strategies for Turbulence Measurements

OU School of MeteorologyNational Weather Center National Severe Storms Laboratory