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 Judith Berner, with administrative support from Nancy Sue Kerner (  Video recordings of many previous MMM seminars are also available below.

* - Indicates MMM Distinguished Speaker Series

Upcoming MMM Seminars

Date Time Seminar TItle Presenter(s) Affiliation(s) Location
Jun 27, 2019 (Thu) 3:30pm *Urban weather observations and fine-casting in the Netherlands (*MMM/RAL Joint Seminar) Bert Holtslag Wageningen University, the Netherlands FL2-1022-Large-Auditorium
Jul 4, 2019 (Thu) 3:30pm *No Seminar - NCAR closed for July 4 Holiday No Seminar FL2-1022-Large-Auditorium
Jul 11, 2019 (Thu) 3:30pm *Kilometer-scale climate models: Prospects and challenges (*MMM Distinguished Speaker Seminar) Christoph Schaer Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich *Room TBD- either FL2-1022 Large Auditorium -OR- FL2-1001 Small Seminar Room
Jul 15, 2019 (Mon) 11:00am *Developing a regional modelling system for weather forecasting and climate applications in partnership. (*Special MMM/RAL Joint Seminar) Jon Petch United Kingdom Meteorological Office *FL2-1001 - Small Seminar Room
Jul 18, 2019 (Thu) 3:30pm TBD Dale Barker United Kingdom Meteorological Office *FL2-1001 - Small Seminar Room
Aug 8, 2019 (Thu) 3:30pm Synergistic Effects of Midlevel Dry Air and Vertical Wind Shear on Tropical Cyclone Development Josh Alland NCAR/MMM Advanced Study Program FL2-1022-Large-Auditorium
Aug 15, 2019 (Thu) 3:30pm TBD McKenna Stanford FL2-1022-Large-Auditorium
Aug 29, 2019 (Thu) 3:30pm *TBD- (Joint RAL/MMM Distinguished Speaker Seminar) Kerry Emanuel MIT FL2-1022-Large-Auditorium
Oct 3, 2019 (Thu) 3:30pm TBD Susan Joslyn University of Washington FL2-1022-Large-Auditorium

Past MMM Seminars

Date Seminar TItle Presenter(s) Affiliation(s) Recording
Jun 6, 2019 Developing data assimilation algorithms for the analysis and prediction of geophysical flows across many scales Yue (Michael) Ying Advanced Study Program, NCAR Video Recording
May 30, 2019 The Distribution of Atmospheric Ice Particle Shapes and Their Observations EDWIN LEE DUNNAVAN III Penn State University Video Recording
May 23, 2019 How the Jet Stream Controls the Downstream Response to Recurving Tropical Cyclones: Insights from Idealized Simulations Peter Finocchio NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, California Video Recording
May 21, 2019 Particle filters for high-dimensional geophysical systems. (*Special MMM Seminar) Peter Jan van Leeuwen Colorado State University and University of Reading, UK Video Recording
May 20, 2019 Physical Processes Leading to Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones in Vertical Wind Shear (*Special MMM Seminar) Xiaomin Chen NOAA/AOML Hurricane Research Division, Miami, FL Video Recording
May 16, 2019 Observations and parameterizations of autoconversion in marine stratocumulus: A closure study based on Giant Cloud Condensation Nuclei (GCCN). (MMM/EOL Joint Seminar) Jorgen B. Jensen NCAR/EOL Video Recording
May 9, 2019 Eulerian-Lagrangian simulations of low-Mach number droplet-laden turbulent flows; from droplet combustion to turbulent cloud simulation Bamdad Lessani Mechanical Engineering Department, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Video Recording
Apr 30, 2019 The Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions (CACTI) Field Campaign Adam Varble PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Video Recording
Apr 18, 2019 False alarms, warnings, and mobile home communities: Survey and focus group results Mike Egnoto Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Video Recording
Apr 11, 2019 Unsteady Turbulence Cascades and Dissipation Christos Vassilicos Imperial College London, Department of Aeronautics Video Recording