[Eoas-seminar] Thursday MET Seminar Announcement

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Mon Feb 15 09:33:18 EST 2021

Dear all,

As Dr. Wu mentioned, we will have a graduate student Q&A session immediately following Dr. Hill’s seminar, which will be moderated by Evan Jones. Students, please stay after to chat with Dr. Hill about anything related to his research or work/life/career balance! Dr. Hill is a postdoc who studies tropical overturning circulations like monsoons, Hadley Cells, and the ITCZ. He also co-leads the DIYnamics projects that develops kits for doing rotating tank experiments from household items, and is involved in developing Python software tools. More information is available on his website https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~shill/

If anyone else is interested in meeting with Dr. Hill, either before or after his seminar, please contact Dr. Hill directly at shill at ldeo.columbia.edu<mailto:shill at ldeo.columbia.edu>.



Allison Wing, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science
Florida State University
awing at fsu.edu<mailto:awing at fsu.edu>

On Feb 15, 2021, at 9:15 AM, eoas-seminar--- via Eoas-seminar <eoas-seminar at lists.fsu.edu<mailto:eoas-seminar at lists.fsu.edu>> wrote:

Hi all,

Here is announcement that we have a MET seminar at 3:30 PM on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. The speaker will be Dr. Hill of Lamount-Doherty Earth Observatory of the Columbia University. See the attached flyer for more details.

Speaker:  Dr. Spencer Hill, Lamount-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University.

Title:  Advancing Understanding of Monsoons: Two Distinct but Complementary Approaches

Abstract:  Monsoons play a starring role in Earth’s general circulation and in the livelihoods of billions of people. Accurate predictions of monsoon rainfall variations from intraseasonal to centennial timescales, both natural and human-induced, would be of tremendous value but have proved vexing. This isn’t shocking, given that our conceptual understanding of some of the most basic characteristics of monsoonal overturning circulations generally and of real-world systems such as the Indian monsoon remains incomplete. In this talk, I describe two approaches, one highly theoretical and the other highly empirical, I have employed in recent years to attack this knowledge gap. The first combines analytical theory and simulations in idealized climate models to develop a new theory for the extent of the ascending and descending branches of zonally averaged monsoonal circulations (i.e. the solsticial Hadley cell). The second uses gauge-based rainfall data in India to delineate the mechanisms linking interannual variability in Indian summer monsoon rainfall within sub-regions of the subcontinent.

Time: 3:30 PM, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

Zoom Link:  https://fsu.zoom.us/j/92495409312?pwd=VklzSHdVY0JOUzdDODg4TzJGbnhkdz09

It is noted that the pre-seminar session, "Meeting the Speaker," will start at 3:00 PM with the same zoom link.  A post-seminar student only session will starts immediately after seminar. Look forward to seeing you then.



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