Previous Seminars

Two-way nesting in coupled atmosphere-ocean modelling

Speaker: 
Prof. (emeritus) Dr. Lars Petter Røed
Seminar Date: 
17. January 2019 - 12:30 - 13:30

Nansen Lecture based on Røed's recently published book by Springer titled: “Atmosphere and Ocean on Computers”.

Applications of operational oceanography product to fisheries management and operation

Speaker: 
Dr. Hiromichi Igarashi
Affiliation: 
JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan
Seminar Date: 
3. December 2018 - 12:30 - 13:10

Operational oceanography products, reanalysis, NRT analysis and forecast ocean state, can provide us a variety of value-added information useful for fishery stock management, monitoring and efficient fishery operation. In this talk, applications of the operational products to the operational fisheries in the North Pacific conducted by JAMSTEC data synthesis research group will be presented.

A Nested-Grid Snow Modeling System

Speaker: 
Dr. Glen E. Liston
Affiliation: 
Colorado State University
Seminar Date: 
14. November 2018 - 11:00 - 12:45

Over the last 35 years, Dr. Liston has developed a snow-evolution modeling system (MicroMet, SnowModel, and SnowAssim) that can be used for a wide range of snow and other cold-season, cold-region applications. The model formulation is general enough to allow simulations over temporal domains spanning days to decades, and spatial domains spanning from local measurement sites to pan-Arctic regions at spatial resolutions ranging from 1-m to 10-km.

Dynamical downscaling of CMIP5 for future projection of the North Pacific Ocean state

Speaker: 
Tsuyoshi Wakamatsu (Ocean Modeling)
Seminar Date: 
6. November 2018 - 11:15 - 11:45

The North Pacific Ocean (NPO) state is about to experience significant transition by the end of this century under the current trend of the global climate change. NPO coastal communities are now facing a challenge to establish adaptation plans to mitigate impacts of the climate change to their socio-economical environment. The best resource to provide the future projection of an ocean state available today is CMIP5 data and they have been used substantially for evaluating future coastal marine environment.

CIMR: the Passive Microwave Satellite Mission for Copernicus.

Speaker: 
Thomas Lavergne,
Affiliation: 
MET Norway
Seminar Date: 
31. October 2018 - 12:30 - 13:10

EU is currently planning the future of its fleet of Earth Observation missions: the Sentinels. To serve the EU integrated Arctic policy from 2025, several candidate missions are under study. One of the candidate, the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) is an advanced Passive Microwave Radiometer mission, improving on the now 40 years capability of SMMR, SSM/I(S), and AMSRs. The two primary objectives of CIMR are all-weather, high-resolution, high-accuracy, sub-daily observations of sea-ice concentration (SIC), and sea-surface temperature (SST).

Responsible Research and Innovation - why should we start thinking about it?

Speaker: 
Dorothy Dankel
Affiliation: 
University of Bergen
Seminar Date: 
23. October 2018 - 12:30 - 13:30

This 2-part presentation starts with an easy intro to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and putting RRI in the context of NFR and Horizon2020 proposal writing (30 min) followed by discussion Q/A and RRI exercises for moe in-depth exposure.

Syntool - a tool for data browsing and visualisation

Speaker: 
Tor I. Olaussen
Seminar Date: 
23. October 2018 - 11:15 - 11:45

The Syntool Arctic Portal, in short, is a satellite remote sensing visualization, comparison tool and data browser. A multitude of remote sensing data products can be imported to individual layers in Syntool. These layers can be turned on and off, making it possible to compare disparate datasets both spatially and temporally.

Crossing the Southern Ocean: How the parameterization of poleward heat transport may differ from that of the real world

Speaker: 
Matthew Hecht
Affiliation: 
LANL, USA
Seminar Date: 
22. October 2018 - 12:30 - 13:10

As the only major ocean basin that allows for circumpolar flow, with no continental boundaries against which zonal pressure gradients may be established, the Southern Ocean has been singled out as a region in which transient mesoscale eddies are especially important. When effects of bathymetry on the flow are considered, however, transient eddies alone need not generate the entire poleward heat transport that compensates the equatorward heat transport forced by the prevailing westerly winds.

Measuring Arctic amplification

Speaker: 
Richard Davy
Seminar Date: 
9. October 2018 - 11:15 - 11:45

One of the defining features of both recent and historical cases of global climate change is Arctic Amplification (AA). This is the more rapid change in the surface air temperature (SAT) in the Arctic compared to some wider reference region, such as the Northern Hemisphere (NH) mean. Many different metrics have been developed to quantify the degree of AA based on SAT anomalies, trends and variability. The use of different metrics, as well as the choice of dataset to use can affect conclusions about the magnitude and temporal variability of AA.

Simultaneous ensemble-based state and parameter estimation for earth systems

Speaker: 
Fuqing Zhang
Affiliation: 
Pennsylvania State University
Seminar Date: 
28. September 2018 - 11:00 - 12:00

We seek to develop and apply a generalized data assimilation framework using Ensemble-based Simultaneous State and Parameter Estimation (ESSPE) that will facilitate data-model integration and uncertainty quantification for the broad weather, climate and earth science communities.