Fall Seminars 2012

Fall 2012
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Date Title Speaker Place & Time Host

AUGUST

8/20/2012 Aerosol Impacts on Microstructure and Intensity of Convective Storms and Hurricanes Daniel Rosenfeld
Institute of Earth Science in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 
1209 O&M
3:55 PM
ATMO
8/27/2012
On the Observed Variability in the South Pacific: A Ross Sea Response to a Changing Climate?
Alejandro Orsi
Department of Oceanography
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
4:00 PM
OCNG
8/28/2012 The North American National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN)
High-speed spectroscopic observations of stepped leaders, dart leaders, recoil leaders, and return strokes up to 100,000 images per second
The Houston Lightning Mapping Array (LMA)
Richard Orville
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
3:55 PM
ATMO

SEPTEMBER

9/3/2012 Active Faulting in the Ninetyeast Ridge and Implications for Diffuse Plate Boundaries of the Indo-Australian Plate Will Sager
Department of Oceanography and Geology and Geophysics
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
4:00 PM
OCNG
9/4/2012 The Planning, Realization, and Future of the Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (DYNAMO) Field Campaign Courtney Schumacher
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
3:55 PM
ATMO
9/6/2012 Drought Robert Mace Texas Water Development Board CE118
5:15 PM
AWRA
9/7/2012 Two Hundred Hectares of Good Business: Brazilian Agriculture in a Themed Space Christian Brannstrom
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
CSA 303
3:30 PM
GEOG
9/10/2012 Clastic Sedimentary Petrology: The Control of Provenance on Reservoir Quality and Rock Properties of Clastic Sediments Tobi Kosanke
Marathon Oil Company
Upstream Technology- Worldwide Petrophysics
112 O&M
4:00 PM
OCNG
9/11/2012 Topography and the Influence of Deserts on Monsoons William Boos
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Yale University
112 O&M
3:55 PM
ATMO
9/14/2012 U.S. Hegemony and Changing Civil Aviation Regimes on the Atlantic, 1944–2012 Alan Dobson
University of Dundee
CSA 303
3:30 PM
GEOG
9/17/2012 Zooplankton Growth, Phenology and the Dynamic Interactions with Fishes Linked to Environmental Variability Hui Liu
Department of Marine Biology
Texas A&M Galveston
112 O&M
4:00 PM
OCNG
9/18/2012 Invigoration of Cumulus Cloud Fields by Mesocale Ascent Dan Kirshbaum
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 
112 O&M
3:55 PM
ATMO
9/20/2012 Low Impact Development David Batts
Convergent Water Technologies
CE118
5:15 PM
AWRA
9/21/2012
Climate Change and the Carbon Cycle of Northern Ecosystems
Jason Vogel
Department of Exosystem Science and Management
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
3:55 PM
GEOG
9/24/2012 Bacterial Remnants as Major Components of the marine Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles Karl Kaiser
Department of Marine Sciences
Texas A&M Galveston
112 O&M
4:00 PM
OCNG
9/25/2012 Climate Dissipation Structure: An Application of Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics Jiangnan  Li
Canadian Center For Climate Modeling and Analysis,
University of Victoria
112 O&M
3:55 PM
ATMO
9/27/2012 Protected Aresas of Mexico: A Place in the Geography of Hope Ernesto Enkerlin-Hoeflich
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
2404 MSC
4:00 PM
ABS
9/28/2012
The End of the Beginning-Anglo-American Geopolitical Rapprochement in the late 1800s: Samoa, Hawai'i, and Canada
Peter Hugill
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
3:55 PM
GEOG

OCTOBER

10/1/2012 The High-Latitude Oceans: An Ongoing Challenge for Climate Models Achim Stössel
Department of Oceanography
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
4:00 PM
OCNG
10/2/2012 Using Ice Core Data to Constrain Climate Sensitivity Gerald North
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
3:55 PM
ATMO
10/4/2012 GCD and Groundwater Regulation Staey Steinbach
Texas Association of Groundwater Districts Kathy Turner Jones
Lone Star Groundwater Conversation District
CE118
5:15 PM
AWRA
10/4/2012 The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines Michael Mann
Earth System Science Center
The Pennsylvania State University
1105 ILS Building
7:30 PM
Texas Center for Climate Studies
10/4/2012 Building Capital to Enhance Sustainability Urs Kreutuer
Texas A&M University
110JJKB
4:00 PM
ABS
10/5/2012 The Past as Prologue: Learning from the Climate Changes in Past Centuries Michael Mann
Penn State
112 O&M
4:00 PM
GEOG
10/8/2012 How the Ocean Influences the Atmospheric Composition of Trace Gases James H. Butler
Earth System Research Laboratory
NOAA
112 O&M
4:00 PM
OCNG
10/9/2012 Stratospheric Ozone and Southern Hemisphere Climate Change Lorenzo Polvani
Applied Mathematics and Earth and Environmental Sciences
Columbia University
112 O&M
3:55 PM
ATMO
10/12/2012 The Geographic Revolution: Geographers Tackling "Big Data" Problems in Multiple Domains Geoffrey Jacquez
President, BioMedware, Inc.
Professor of Geography
State University of New York at Buffalo
112 O&M
4:00 PM
GEOG
10/15/2012 The Role of Deep-water Circulation in the Greenhouse Climate of the Early Cenozoic Debbie Thomas
Departments of Oceanography and Geology and Geophysics
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
4:00 PM
OCNG
10/16/2012 What Controls Stratospheric Water Vapor? Andrew Dessler
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
3:55 PM
ATMO
10/18/2012 Aquifer Storage and Recovery James Dwyer
CH2M Hill Engineering
CE118
5:15 PM
AWRA
10/19/2012
SWAAG Practice
Presentations
Bedload Transport in Aeolian Environments: Trap Design, Development, and Transport Rates Christy Swann
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
4:00 PM
GEOG
Charquini Glacier Southeast Ice Thickness Measured in 2012 Using Ground Penetrating Radar to Inform Troipical Glacier Volume-Area Scaling
Joni Kincaid
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
Perception of Rip Current Hazard in Galveston Island, Texas
Sarah Trimble, C. Brannstrom, C. Houser, A. Santos, and H. Lee
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
10/22/2012
Molecular Paleotemperature Proxies: How Biochemical Responses in Marine Organisms Furnish Records of Ocean History
Simon Brassell
Department of Geological Sciences,
Indiana University Bloomington
112 O&M
4:00 PM
OCNG
10/25/2012
SPECIAL SEMINAR
Assessing Tropical Cyclone Rain Risk
Kerry Emanuel
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
112 O&M
4:00
ATMO
10/29/2012
Paleocene, Oligocene and Miocene Abyssal Ostracods from the South Pacific Gyre and their Paleoceanographic Significance in Earth's Largest Oceanic Desert
Carlos A. Alvarez Zarikian
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
4:00 PM
OCNG
10/30/2012 Old Aerosols Never DIe, They Just Get Oxidized Neil Donahue
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Director for Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies
Carnegie Mellon University
112 O&M
4:00 PM
ATMO

NOVEMBER

11/2/2012 Unraveling the Mystique of Terroir Greg Jones
Department of Environmental Studies
Southern Oregon University
112 O&M
4:00 PM
GEOG
11/5/2012 Fossil Carbon Inputs and Aggregation: How Oean Acidification or Oil Spills Impact Aggregate Formation Uta Passow
Marine Science Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara
112 O&M
4:00 PM
OCNG
11/6/2012 Rime Mushrooms of Patagonia C. David Whiteman
Atmospheric Sciences Department
University of Utah
112 O&M
3:55 PM
ATMO
11/8/2012 Local Cultural Models of Conservation and Organization Legitimacy: A Comparison Across Scales Jane Packard
Texas A&M University
MSC 2404
4:00 PM
ABS
11/9/2012 Road Map for Geography Education Research Sarah Bednarz
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
4:00 PM
GEOG
11/12/2012 What Can Genetic Diversity Tell Us about Algal Bloom Dynamics? Deana L. Erdner
Department of Marine Science
University of Texas at Austin
112 O&M
4:00 PM
OCNG
11/13/2012 Parameterizing Solar Radiative Transfer in Inhomogeneous Clouds: The Independently Scattering Cloudlets Model

Grant Petty
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison

112 O&M
4:00 PM
ATMO
11/15/2012
Wetland Regulation and Delineation
Rex McAliley
Turner Biological Consulting
CE118
5:15 PM
AWRA
11/16/2012 "Our Pappies Burned the Woods": Tree-Ring Studies of Appalachian Fire History and It's Relations with Land Use and Climate Charles Lafon
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
4:00 PM
GEOG
11/19/2012 The Hot and Cold of Aerobic Bacterial Carbon Monoxide Oxidation: Lessons from Kilauea Volcano Gary M. King
Department of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University
112 O&M
4:00 PM
OCNG
11/20/2012
Advancing Trait-based Ecology for the Conservation of Freshwater Biodiversity
Julian Olden
University of Washington
MSC 2404
4:00 PM
ABS
11/20/2012 The Three Laws of Climate Change Bruce Wielicki,
Science Doctorate at NASA Langley Research Center
112 O&M
3:55 PM
ATMO
11/26/2012 Uranium-Series Isotopes in Eastern Equatorial Pacific Sediments Franco Marcantonio
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Texas A&M University
112 O&M
4:00 PM
OCNG
11/27/2012 The Science and Politics of Motor Vehicle Emissions Donald Stedman
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Denver
O&M 112
3:55 PM
ATMO
11/29/2012
Sea Otters, Kelp Forests, and Coastal Communities: Exosystem Services Amongst Trophic Cascades
Kai Chan
University of British Columbia
MSC 2404
4:00 PM
ABS

DECEMBER

12/3/2012
Internal Wave Reflection and Transmission at Turning Depths in the Deep Ocean
Matthew Paoletti
Center for Nonlinear Dynamics,
Physics Department
University of Texas at Austin
O&M 112
4:00 PM
OCNG
12/10/2012 NASA Opportunities for Students, Postdocs and Other Early Career Scientists & Engineers Peter Haynes
Head of Department of Aplied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)
Cambridge University, UK
O&M 1209
2:00 PM
ATMO
12/10/2012 New particle formation in the marine boundary layer Ru-Jin Huang
Research Fellow at The Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies
National University of Ireland Galway
O&M 1209
4:00 PM
ATMO
 
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