National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) Seminar

The NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP)

5830 University Research Court College Park, MD 20740
The Conference center is located on the right of the main entrance. Rm2155 is located in 2F.

Posters for seminars are posted at{Last Name}.seminar.poster.jpg
Poster for the next seminar

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December 2014
Thursday 9, noon
Andy Brown
UK Met Office
Unified Model development: strategy, progress and plans
ppt Presentation
Contact: Hendrik Tolman
January 2015
Tuesday 20, noon
Brian Squitieri
Iowa State Univeristy
Relationship between the forecast skills of the Great Plains low-level jet and mesoscale convective systems in 4 km WRF runs
ppt Presentation
Contact: Geoff Dimego
Tuesday 27, noon
Fedor Mesinger
Eta vs sigma: Placement of storms, Gallus-Klemp test, and 250 hPa wind skill compared to ECMWF in ensemble experiments
pdf Presentation

Contact: Michiko Masutani
February 2015
Tuesday 10, noon
Ben Green and Fuqing Zhang
Penn State University
Impact of air-sea flux and boundary layer parameterizations on the intensity and structure of tropical cyclones

Contact: Vijay Tallapragada
March 2015
Tuesday 10,10:30am
B. Balachandran, Christopher Chabalko, Eugenia Kalnay
UMD College Park
Understanding Rogue Waves: GPU Computing and Bred Vector Analysis ppt Presentation
Tared file with movie
Contact Arun Chawla
Tuesday 10, noon
Jason Otkin
Univ.of Wisconsin, SSEC
Ensemble data assimilation and model validation studies using cloud and water vapor sensitive infrared brightness temperatures
ppt Presentation
Contact:Geoff DiMego
Tuesday 17, noon
Eugenia Kalnay
UMD/College Park
Ensemble Forecast Sensitivity to Observations (EFSO),Proactive QC, Efficient Assimilation of Precipitation, and the results of strongly coupled ocean-atmosphere data assimilation
pdf Presentation
Recorded presentation from YouTube (not public. Must know the address )
Contact:Glenn White
Tuesday 17, 1:30pm
Gad Levy
NorthWest Research Associates
Physically based data assimilation and fuzzy verification
ppt Presentation
Tared presentation with movies
Contact: Avichal Mehra
April 2015
Wednesday 1, noon
Qingyun Duan
Beijing Normal University
Automatic Optimization of WRF Model Parameters ppt Presentation
Contact: Jun Du
Tuesday 21, noon
Ana Nunes
Instituto de Geociências (IGEO), Centro de Ciências Matemáticas e da Natureza (CCMN), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
A Regional Modeling System for Weather and Climate Studies in South America
ppt Presentation
Contact: Henry Juan

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Contact for Security for NCWCP:
Julie Etter (301)683-3953
All non NOAA visitors need to contact Julie If you do not have US citizenship or permanent residency, you must contact Julie Etter at least three working day before the seminar so she can arrange building access for you.
If you are interested in giving a seminar at EMC:
Michiko Masutani (301)683-3628
Sudhir Nadiga (301)683-3751(Ocean related)
Tuesday noon a room is researved for the EMC seminar. If you wish to organize a seminar other time we could also arrange.
Any comments on Web page and E-mail notices:
If you like to be in the E-mail list:
Michiko Masutani (301)683-3628
Direction, hotels and other information :
Mary Hart (301)683-3821