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MEAS 2014-2015 Seminar and Defense Series

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Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec |
Jun 13
Ph.D. Graduate Student Defense, 9:30 am, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Chi Lu, Marine Science, "Natural and Human Impacts on Recent Development of Yangtze River Delta"
Jun 23
Ph.D. Graduate Student Defense, 9:30 am, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Timothy Wright, Atmospheric Science, "Experimental Studies in Ice Nucleation"
Jul 1
Ph.D. Graduate Student Defense, 10:30 am, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Nathan Lyons, Earth Science, "Hillslope-Stream coupling in Active and Inactive Tectonic Regions" Postponed
Jul 24
M.S. Graduate Student Defense, 11:00 am, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Rebecca Cumbie, Atmospheric Science, "Drought Monitoring with a High Resolution SPI"
Aug 18
M.S. Graduate Student Defense, 11:00 am, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Jubril Davies, Marine Sciences, "A Seismo-acoustic Investigation of Microseismicity in the Lau Basin, SW Pacific"
Aug 20
First Day of classes
Aug 25
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Dr. Sandra Yuter (MEAS, NCSU), "Questioning the Importance of the Cloud Lifetime Effect: The Relative Roles of Drizzle and the Sun"
Sep 1
No Classes - Holiday - Labor Day
Sep 5
M.S. Graduate Student Defense, 1:30 pm, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Brice Coffer, Atmospheric Science, "Impacts of Increasing Low-level Shear on Supercells During the Early Evening Transition"
Sep 8
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Matt Parker, Savannah River National Lab, "Atmospheric Research at the Savannah River National Laboratory and Career Perspectives of an NC State Graduate" (hosted by W. Robinson)
Sep 15
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Dr. Carl Kaiser, National Deep Submergence Facility, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, "Ocean Science with the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Sentry" (hosted by R. He) Abstract and Bio
Sep 19
Graduate Student Seminar, 12:25 - 1:15 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Michael Pelch - "The Effects of Developing Reformed Teaching Materials on the Pedagogical Beliefs of Geoscience Instructors"
Jennifer Tate - "Improving Heavy Precipitation Forecasting in the Southeast U.S."
Sep 22
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Claudia Benitez-Nelson, College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor, Marine Science Program and Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences University of South Carolina, "Phosphorus Biogeochemistry and Elemental Stoichiometry in Sinking and Suspended Particulate Matter in the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela" (hosted by A. Schnetzer) Abstract and Bio
Sep 26
Graduate Student Seminar, 12:25 - 1:15 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Andy Meier - "Mesoscale Modeling and Characterization of Heat Bursts over the Texas Panhandle"
Matthew Morriss - "Lava Lamp Tectonics: Detailed Mapping Reveals Dynamic and Climatic Landforms Riding a Kinematic Wave"
Sep 29
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Fei Chai, Professor and Director, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, "Understanding and Modeling Natural and Artificial Iron Fertilization in the Pacific Ocean" (hosted by R. He)
Oct 3
Graduate Student Seminar, 12:25 - 1:15 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Aaron Sims, Atmospheric Science- "Interaction between the Sandhills and Sea Breeze Induced Circulations in the Coastal Carolinas"
Oct 6
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Dr. Blake Schaeffer, Safe and Sustainable Water Resources, EPA,
"Satellite Remote Sensing for Monitoring and Assessment" (hosted by A. Schnetzer) Abstract and Bio

Oct 9-10

No Classes - Fall Break
Oct 13
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Dr. Michael Long, Harvard University, "The Computational Earth Science Workbench: General Description, and Emerging Applications in the Ocean and Marine Atmosphere" (hosted by D. Eggleston) Abstract
Oct 20
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Allison Steiner, Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, "The Climatic Relevance of Pollen in the Atmosphere" (hosted by N. Meskhidze)
Oct 22
Special Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Professor Inez Fung, UC-Berkeley, Member of the National Academy of Sciences, "Tibet and the Monsoon" (hosted by W. Robinson)
Oct 24
Graduate Student Seminar, 12:25 - 1:15 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Yao Wang - "Estimation of Optical Turbulence (Cn2) in Atmospheric Surface Layer from Routine Meteorological Observations - An Artificial Neural Network Approach"
Lauren Handsel - "Identifying Potential Urban Sources of Organic Nitrogen In the Neuse River Basin using Organic Matter Fluorescence and Statistical Modeling"
Oct 27
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Prof. Wenhong Li, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University,
"Enhancement of Extreme Precipitation over the Southeastern United States" (hosted by W. Robinson) Abstract
Oct 28
Ph.D. Graduate Student Defense, 10:00 am, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Nathan Lyons, Earth Science, "Hillslope-Stream Coupling in Active and Inactive Tectonic Regions"
Oct 31
Graduate Student Seminar, 12:25 - 1:15 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Nate Farrington - "Observational Comparison of Default vs. Aerosol-Aware Microphysics in Operational WRF Cloud Forecasts"
Sarah Ellen Johnston - " Fluxes of Dissolved Organic Material from Urban Catchments in the Neuse River Basin"
Nov 3
Ph.D. Graduate Student Defense, 9:30 am, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Joseph Zambon, Marine Science, "Air-Sea Interactions During Strong Landfalling Hurricanes"

Department Seminar
, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Prof. Ryan Emanuel, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, NCSU, "The Intersection of Vegetation Organization and Watershed Topology: Ecohydrologic Imprints on Runoff Generation and Biogeochemical Fluxes in Forested Headwaters" (hosted by W. Robinson)
Nov 7
Graduate Student Seminar, 12:25 - 1:15 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Shannon Brown
Adrienne Wooten
Nov 10

NO Department Seminar

Nov 14
Graduate Student Seminar, 12:25 - 1:15 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Seth Theuerkauf
Kathrynlynn Jenkins
Nov 17
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Dr. Adrian Marchetti, Department of Marine Sciences UNC-Chapel Hill, ( hosted by A. Schnetzer)
Nov 21
Graduate Student Seminar, 12:25 - 1:15 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Robert Duke
Brittney Mitchell
Nov 24
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Brooke Stewart, CICS, NC National Climate Assessment, (hosted by W. Robinson)
Nov 26-28
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes
Dec 1
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Dr. Atreyee Bhattacharya, NCSU-MEAS (hosted by L. Leithold)
Dec 3
Last Day of Classes

*Spring 2015 Dept. Seminars will be on Mondays unless otherwise noted.*
Jan 7
First Day of Classes
Jan 19
Holiday - no classes
Feb
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Mar 9-13
Spring Break - no classes or seminars
Mar 30
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Dr. Kim Cobb, Georgia Tech (hosted by MEAS Graduate Student Association)
Apr 2-3
Spring Holiday - No Class
Apr 24
Last Day of Classes
May

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