MMM Seminars

The MMM seminars are held at 3:30 pm Thursdays in Room 1022 of NCAR's Foothills Lab, except in special circumstances as noted below.  The seminar coordinators are Rich Rotunno and Chris Snyder, with administrative support from Michelle Menard.  Video recordings of many previous MMM seminars are also available below.

Upcoming MMM Seminars

Date Time Seminar TItle Presenter(s) Affiliation(s) Location
Mar 5, 2015 (Thu) 3:30pm Untangling Microphysical Impacts on Moist Convection Applying a Novel Modeling Methodology Wojciech Grabowski NCAR/MMM FL2/1022
Mar 11, 2015 (Wed) 3:30pm A Study of Mesoscale Processes Contributing to the Formation of the 11 September Heavy Rainfall during the Colorado Flood of 2013 Jenny Sun NCAR/MMM FL2/1022
Mar 19, 2015 (Thu) 3:30pm TBD Tom Auligne NCAR/MMM FL2/1022
Mar 26, 2015 (Thu) 3:30pm On the Nature of Severe Orographic Thunderstorms near the Andes in Subtropical South America Kristen Rasmussen University of Washington FL2/1022
Apr 2, 2015 (Thu) 3:30pm TBD James Done NCAR/MMM FL2/1022
Apr 9, 2015 (Thu) 3:30pm TBD Chris Davis NCAR/MMM FL2/1022

Past MMM Seminars

Date Seminar TItle Presenter(s) Affiliation(s) Recording
Feb 26, 2015 Increasing the Skill of Probabilistic Forecasts: Understanding Performance Improvements from Model-Error Representations Judith Berner NCAR/MMM Video Recording
Feb 19, 2015 Understanding Communication, Interpretation, and Use of Weather Forecasts and Warnings Rebecca Morss NCAR/MMM Video Recording
Feb 17, 2015 Canopy-Boundary Layer Coupling in Convectively Unstable Flows: A Tale of Interacting Instabilities John Finnigan CSIRO Video Recording
Feb 12, 2015 Quasi-Stationary Mesoscale Convective Systems John Peters Colorado State University/Department of Atmospheric Sciences Video Recording
Feb 5, 2015 In situ Observations and Simulations of Rapid Glaciation in Tropical Cumulus Updrafts: Results from ICE-T Paul Lawson SPEC Incorporated Video Recording
Jan 29, 2015 MPEX Real-time Targeting Approach and Dropsonde Impact on Retrospective Forecasts Glen Romine NCAR/MMM Video Recording
Jan 23, 2015 Sensitivity of Tropical Cyclone Simulations to Air-Sea Flux Parameterizations, Implications for Parameter Estimation, and the Future of Fully-Coupled Earth System Modeling Ben Green Penn State University
Jan 22, 2015 The Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX): Overview and Results from a Realtime Ensemble-Based Forecast System Morris Weisman NCAR/MMM Video Recording
Dec 5, 2014 A Comparison of Heterogeneously Heated Convective Boundary Layers with Fixed Flux and Fixed Temperature Boundary Conditions Chiel C. van Heerwaarden Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Video Recording
Dec 4, 2014 Small-Scale Turbulent Mixing at the Top of the Planetary Boundary Layer Juan-Pedro Mellado Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Video Recording