Outreach, Classes, and Seminars

CIG Weekly Seminars

Winter Quarter 2010

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The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) at the UW Center for Science in the Earth System (CSES) hosts weekly seminars on a variety of topics related to the scientific and social dimensions of climate variability, climate change, climate impacts assessment, and adaptation to climate impacts. Seminars are held during the academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters) and are open to the public.

CIG seminars are scheduled for:

Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00

(unless otherwise noted)

CIG seminars during winter quarter will held in:
UW Academic Computer Center, Room 120 (directions/UW campus map)
3737 Brooklyn Ave, Seattle

Information for presenters

Current CIG Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Topic

Tuesday,
January 5



Andy Haub, City of Olympia



Olympia's Response to Sea Level Rise

Abstract

Presentation

Tuesday,
January 12


Ben Livneh, UW Civil Engineering

Diagnostics and enhancements to the Noah LSM snow model

Abstract

Presentation

Tuesday,
January 19


Phil Kithil, Atmocean

Using Wave-Driven Upwelling Pumps to Enhance the Ocean's Absorption of CO2: Feasible or Fantasy

Abstract

Presentation

Tuesday,
January 26

No internal CIG meeting

(no public seminar)

Tuesday,
February 2

Brian Smoliak, Graduate Student UW Atmospheric Sciences

 

Todd Mitchell, CIG

Karin Bumbaco, Washington State Climate Office

An Assessment of Atlantic Multidecadal Variability based on Sea Surface Temperature Observations

Abstract Presentation

Global Climate Review Presentation

Regional Climate Review Presentation

Tuesday,
February 9


Rick Guthrie, BC Ministry of Environment

Landslides and Extreme Weather: Understanding How Climate Change Impacts Coastal Mountain Watersheds

Abstract

Presentation and related paper: Guthrie and Brown 2008

Tuesday,
February 16



Mark Huff, US National Park Service

Monitoring Ecological Reserves in a Changing Climate: Perspectives from Pacific Northwest National Parks

Abstract

Project brief

Tuesday,
February 23
Francisco Munoz-Ariola, UW Civil Engineering

Hydroclimatology in Mexico: history, challenges and opportunities

Abstract

Presentation

Tuesday,
March 2
Peter Ruggiero, OSU Department of Geosciences

Is the intensifying wave climate of the U.S. Pacific Northwest of more concern than sea level rise?

Abstract

Presentation

Tuesday,
March 9
Julian Sachs, UW Oceanography

Large Natural Changes in Tropical Pacific Rainfall Prior to the 20th Century

Abstract

Presentation

Other UW Seminars

Other UW seminars that may be of interest include the following: