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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 Science, "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 - "Spatiotemporal Patterns in the Soundscapes of a Coastal Marine Reserve"
Adrienne Wooten - "Precipitation in Puerto Rico: A Tale of Two Models"
Nov 10

NO Department Seminar

Nov 13
Special Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Prof. Sukyoung Lee, Penn State, "A Theory for Polar Amplification from a General Circulation Perspective" (hosted by W. Robinson)
Nov 14
Graduate Student Seminar, 12:25 - 1:15 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Seth Theuerkauf - "Location, Location, Location! Prioritizing Sites for Oyster Reef Restoration"
Kathrynlynn Jenkins -"Where Are We Going? The Effect of Climate Change and Invasive Species on Community Assembly"
Nov 17
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Dr. Adrian Marchetti, Department of Marine Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill, "Insights into Phytoplankton Evolution and Ecology through Environmental Genomics: Individual Genes to Community Transcriptomics" (hosted by A. Schnetzer) Abstract
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) CANCELLED
Nov 26-28
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes
Dec 1
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
C
hunzai Wang, NOAA AOML, " Impacts of Climate on Extreme Events: United States Landfalling Hurricanes and Tornado Activity" (hosted by W. Robinson)
Dec 3
Last Day of Classes
Dec 18
M.S. Graduate Student Defense, 9:00 am, 1220 Jordan Addition.
Richard Taylor, Marine Science, "Evaluating the Effects of Regional Climate Trends along the West Antarctic Peninsula Shelf Based on the Distributions of Naturally Occurring Radiochemical Tracers within the Seabed"

MEAS Graduation Ceremony - 1:30 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition. Reception following the ceremony in 1132 Jordan Hall.
Dec 19
M.S. Graduate Student Defense, 12:00 pm, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Ying Chen, Atmospheric Science, "Impacts of Ice Nucleation on Regional Climate and Air Quality Using WRF-CAM5: Application, Evaluation, and Sensitivity Study"

*Spring 2015 Dept. Seminars will be on Mondays unless otherwise noted.*
Jan 7
First Day of Classes
Jan 12
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Dr. Atreyee Bhattacharya, NCSU-MEAS, Drought in the Sahel: New Insights from a Helium-4 Based Dust Records (hosted by L. Leithold)
Jan 19
Holiday - no classes
Feb 3
Special Brown Bag Seminar, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Dr. Ahmed Tawfik, NCAR & George Mason University (former MEAS undergrad), "Rethinking Convective Initiation and Its Implications for Land-atmosphere Feedbacks" (hosted by G. Lackmann)
Feb 9
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Alex Manda, East Carolina University, "Is Groundwater Inundation a Hidden Threat for Coastal Communities under Climate Change and Sea-level Rise Scenarios?" (hosted by D. McConnell)
Feb 16
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Fred Semazzi, MEAS @ NCSU, "The Development and Implementation of the International Hydroclimate Project for Lake Victoria (HYVIC) in East Africa" CANCELLED
Feb 23

Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Dr. Diana Oviedo Vargas, MEAS-NCSU, "Greenhouse gas emissions from tropical streams: the role of old regional groundwater" (hosted by Genereux/Wegmann)

Feb 27
Graduate Student Seminar, 12:25 - 1:15 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Bill Battye (Atmospheric Science) - "Measurements, Analysis, and Modeling of Atmospheric Ammonia (NH3) and Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)"
Dennis Mikel (Atmospheric Science)- "Measurement of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Near a Major Roadway"
Mar 2
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Fred Semazzi, MEAS @ NCSU, "The Development and Implementation of the International Hydroclimate Project for Lake Victoria (HYVIC) in East Africa"
Mar 6
Ph.D. Graduate Student Defense, 9:00 am, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Christopher Nunalee, Atmospheric Science, "A Dynamical Characterization of Atmospheric von Kármán Vortex Streets Induced by Bluff Topography"
Mar 9-13
Spring Break - no classes or seminars
Mar 16
Candidate Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Mar 20
Coffee & Viz Seminar Series, 9:15 - 10:30 am, Teaching and Visualization Lab, James B. Hunt Jr. Library.
Dr. Gary Lackmann, "Hurricane Katrina:  Before, During, and Ten Years After." Coffee and light refreshments will be served at 9:15 am, program begins at 9:30 am.

M.S. Graduate Student Defense, 12:00 pm, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Lauren Handsel, Marine Science, "Identifying Urban Sources of Organic Nitrogen to the Neuse River Estuary, Eastern North Carolina, from its Watershed Using Organic Matter Fluorescence"
Mar 23
M.S. Graduate Student Defense, 10:00 am, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Allison Michaelis, Atmospheric Science, "Examining Changes in North Atlantic Extratropical Cyclones with Climate Change"

Special Seminar,
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Atul K. Jain, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
"The Implications of Growing Bioenergy Crops on Water Resources, Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in the United States"   Abstract

Department Seminar
, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Matt Parker, MEAS-NCSU, "Tornadoes in theory and tornadoes in NC" (hosted by W. Robinson)
Mar 25
Faculty in Action Seminar Series, 5:15 - 5:55pm, 301 Riddick Hall.
Dr. Sandra Yuter, "Planets, Computers and Precipitation." Pizza Reception to follow in the Riddick Hearth.
Mar 26
Candidate Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1214 Jordan Addition.
Mar 27
Graduate Student Seminar, 12:25 - 1:15 pm, 1220 Jordan Addition.
Jessica King - "Preconditioning and Evolution of High Shear, Low CAPE Thunderstorm Environments"
Yaojie Wang - TBD

Special Seminar, 3:00 - 4:15 pm, 1132 Jordan Hall.
KV Praju, Ph.D. Graduate Student, "Mesoscale Wind Speed Spectra in the Lower Atmospheric Boundary Layer: Implications for Wind Energy"
Mar 30
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Dr. Kim Cobb, Georgia Tech (hosted by MEAS Graduate Student Association) CANCELLED (rescheduled for Fall)
Mar 31
Candidate Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1214 Jordan Addition.
Apr 2-3
Spring Holiday - No Class
Apr 6
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Dr. Anne Gold, University of Colorado-Boulder, "Spatial Reasoning Skills in Undergraduate Geology Students and the Impact of Spatial Reasoning Trainings on Skill Development, Course Performance and the Gender Gap in Geology" (hosted by K. McNeal)
Apr 7
Candidate Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1214 Jordan Addition.
Apr 9
Candidate Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Apr 10
Graduate Student Seminar, 12:25 - 1:15 pm, 1220 Jordan Addition.
Doreen McVeigh, Marine Science - "OH! The Places You'll Go! Larval Dispersal in the Deep Sea"
Joseph Bursey, Marine Science- "Seasonal Plankton Trophic Interactions and the Role of Temperature Stress In Bogue Sound"
Apr 13
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Dr. Tamara Ledley, TERC Inc. (Cambridge, MA), "The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) - Moving Toward Collective Impact" (hosted by K. McNeal)
Apr 16
Special Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1132 Jordan Hall.
AEG Jahn's lecture series, 2014-2015 Jahns Lecturer - Eldon Gath.
"Natural Hazard Identification, Impact Analysis, and Risk Assessment for Community Disaster Mitigation Planning" (hosted by K. Wegmann, R. Kolb)
Apr 17
Graduate Student Seminar, 12:25 - 1:15 pm, 1220 Jordan Addition.
Anna Petrasova - "Geospatial Modeling with Tangible Interaction"
Vaclav Petras - "Mapping Gradient Fields of Landform Migration Using an Open Science Approach"

Special Seminar, 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Prof. Kerry Emanuel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Radiative-Convective Equilibrium and its Instability: Implications for Weather and Climate" (hosted by W. Robinson)
Apr 20
Department Seminar, 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm, 1216 Jordan Addition.
Dr. Paul Liu, MEAS-NCSU, Marine Science, "New Crisis: Recent Dramatic Changes of Global River Discharge to the Ocean - The Physical and Biogeochemical Implications" (hosted by K. Wegmann)
Apr 22
M.S. Graduate Student Defense, 1:00 pm, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Matthew Morriss, Earth Science, "Dynamic and Tectonic Landscapes in Eastern Oregon Reveal Recent Rearrangement of Topography"
Apr 24
Last Day of Classes.
NO Graduate Student Seminar class.
May 1

M.S. Graduate Student Defense, 10:00 am, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Robert Duke, Marine Science, "Phytoplankton-Oyster Trophic Dynamics in a North Carolina Estuary"

M.S. Graduate Student Defense, 2:00 pm, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Nathanael Farrington, Atmospheric Science, "Numerical Prediction of Stratus: Sensitivity to Aerosol-Aware Microphysics"

May 6
M.S. Graduate Student Defense, 2:00 pm, 1220 Jordan Addition.
Ellen Craig, Earth Science, "Sugarloaf Mountain, Central Arizona: An Example of Miocene Andesitic Hybrid Magma Formed from Alkalic Basalt and Crustal Components"
May 7

M.S. Graduate Student Defense, 2:00 pm, 1132 Jordan Hall.
Sarah Ellen Johnston, Earth Science, "Fluxes of Dissolved Organic Matter from Urban Catchments in the Neuse River Basin"


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