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Urbanization Workshop

Workshop Schedule

Time Speaker Title
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Elie Bou-Zeid and Jose Fuentes Introduction and workshop goals
9:15 – 9:40 Marshall Shepherd
Department of Geography,
University of Georgia
President of the American Meteorological Society
Can cities create or modify precipitation? Have we answered this question and what is next in 2014 and beyond?
9:40 – 10:05 Jim Smith
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Princeton University
Extreme rainfall and flooding in urban environments
10:05 – 10:25 Yi Ming
NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Aerosol-induced global and regional climate change
10:25 - 10:40 Break
10:40 – 11:00 Renyi Zhang
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Texas A&M University
Impacts of aerosols on cloud formation and precipitation: A modeling and measurement perspective
11:00 – 11:20 Andy Heymsfield
Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division,
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Effects of urban aerosols on cloud properties
11:20 – 11:40 Athanasios Nenes
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology
Aerosol-cloud-climate interactions in urban environments
11:40 – 12:00 Jose D. Fuentes
Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University
Tethered balloon studies of chemistry and aerosol attributes in the atmospheric boundary layer
12:00 – 12:20 Mark Zondlo
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Princeton University
Spatial and temporal gradients of greenhouse gases and air pollutants in urban areas
12:20 - 1:20 Lunch
1:20 – 1:40 Paul Shepson
Department of Chemistry Purdue University
Aircraft-based studies of atmospheric turbulence, fluxes, and cloud chemistry
1:40 – 2:00 Elie Bou-Zeid
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Princeton University
Urban modification of the surface energy budget
2:00 – 2:20 Petra Klein
School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
Urban boundary layer structure
2:20 – 2:40 Marcelo Chamecki
Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University
Large eddy simulation of ABL flows
2:40 – 3:00 Courtney Schumacher
Department of Atmospheric Sciences,
Texas A&M University
Radar capabilities in observing deep convective processes
3:00 – 3:20 Matt Kumjian
Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University
Use of dual-polarization radar to investigate precipitation microphysics.
3:20 - 3:35 Break
3:35 – 3:55 Yvette Richardson
Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University
The effects of environmental heterogeneity on convective storms
3:55 – 4:15 Paul Markowski
Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University
Deep moist convection and its potential to be influenced by cities: some humble musings from a meteorologist who studies deep moist convection with observations and models
4:15 – 4:35 Leo Donner
NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Clouds and aerosols in climate models: key issues and paths toward urban inclusion
4:35 – 4:55 Dev Niyogi
Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University
Indiana State Climatologist
Multiscale analysis of urban storms
4:55 – 5:15 S.J. Lin
NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Is it computationally feasible to simulate tornado-producing thunderstorms in a global climate model?
5:15 – 5:35 Zach Lebo
CIRES University of Colorado, Boulder, NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory
How sensitive is deep convection to aerosol perturbations? An examination of idealized numerical simulations