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November 2008

CURRICULUM VITA

DR. CLARA DESER

Educational Information

B.S.     Earth and Planetary Sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982

Ph.D.   Atmospheric Sciences

University of Washington, 1989

John Michael Wallace, advisor. Dissertation title: Meteorological Characteristics of the El Nino--Southern Oscillation Phenomenon.

Professional Experience

National Center for Atmospheric Research: Climate Analysis Section

Senior Scientist         (July 2005 – present)

Scientist III               (2000 – present)

Scientist II                (1997 – 2000)

CIRES, University of Colorado

Research Associate (1990 – 1997)

University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Science

Research Assistant (1983 – 1989)

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Research Assistant (1982 – 1983)

Professional Memberships

American Meteorological Society (1987 – present)

American Geophysical Union (1987 – present)

Awards

Editor's Award, Journal of Climate, 1996.

Meisinger Award, American Meteorological Society, 1999.

Fellow, American Meteorological Society, 2008

 

Research Grants Awarded

1.      "The relationship between stratiform cloudiness and sea surface temperature gradients in the tropical Pacific" (co-PI: Dr. John Bates, NOAA). Equatorial Pacific Ocean Climate Studies (NOAA/Office of Global Programs). $80K, FY91.

2.      "The relationships among surface wind, stratiform cloudiness and sea surface temperature gradients in the tropical Pacific" (co-PI: Dr. John Bates, NOAA). Equatorial Pacific Ocean Climate Studies (NOAA/Office of Global Programs). $80K, FY92.

3.      "Atmospheric variability and Atlantic climate change" (co-PI Dr. Maurice Blackmon, NOAA). Atlantic Climate Change Program (NOAA/Office of Global Programs). $90K, FY93.

4.      "Decadal climate cycles over the north Atlantic". Atlantic Climate Change Program (NOAA/Office of Global Programs). $191K for FY 94-95.

5.      "Air-sea interaction in the subpolar north Atlantic" (co-PI Dr. Michael Alexander, CIRES). Atlantic Circulation and Climate Experiment/World Ocean Circulation Experiment (NSF Oceanography Division). $395K for FY 97-99.

6.      "Indo-Pacific climate variability on interdecadal time scales" (co-PI Dr. James Hurrell). NOAA Climate Variability and Predictability Program / CLIVAR-Pacific (NOAA/Office of Global Programs). $260.3K for FY 00-03.

7.      "The annual cycle of climate change over the Tropical and North Atlantic" (co-PI Dr. James Hurrell). CLIVAR Atlantic (NOAA/Office of Global Programs). $276.2K for FY 00-03.

8.      "Sensitivity of the south Atlantic Ocean and climate to Antarctic sea-ice concentration" (co-PIs Dr. Marilyn Raphael, UCLA and Dr. Ilana Wainer, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil). NSF: $53K to UCAR for FY04-06.

9.      "Pacific interdecadal climate variability: modeling and further observational studies" (co-PI Dr. James Hurrell, NCAR). NOAA/OGP CLIVAR-Pacific: $289K for FY04-06.

10.  "Diagnosing oceanic origins of future regional climate change" (PI Dr. James Hurrell, co-PIs Dr. Martin Hoerling and Clara Deser). NOAA/OGP CLIVAR-Atlantic: $210K for FY04-06.

11.  "Coupling an Entraining Ocean Mixed layer Model to CCSM3: A New Tool for the CCSM Community" (PI Dr. Clara Deser, co-PI Dr. Young-Oh Kwon). DOE Office of Science Program Office: $$25K for FY06-FY07.

12.  ""Climate Response to Future Changes in Arctic Snow Cover and Sea Ice: A New Perspective from the High Resolution NCAR CCSM3" (PI Dr. Clara Deser, co-PIs Dr. Michael Alexander, NOAA/CDC, and Mr. Robert Tomas). NSF Arctic System Science Program: $477,948 for FY06-FY09

13.  Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Mixed Layer Response to Extra-tropical Ocean Heat Transport Variations" (PI Dr. Clara Deser, co-PI Dr. Young-Oh Kwon). NOAA/OGP CLIVAR-Pacific: $300K for FY07-08.

14.  Detecting the Tropical Boundary Layer using COSMIC GPS Radio Occultation Data" (PI Ying-Hwa "Bill" Kuo, co-PIs Dr. Clara Deser, Dr. Donald Lenschow, and Dr. S Sokolovskiy. UCAR Office of Programs STORM Funds, $35K for 1 January 2007-31 December 2007.

Publications

1.   Thesis

Deser, C, 1989:  Meteorological characteristics of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation phenomenon.  Ph.D. Thesis. University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 195 pages.

 

2.   External Refereed Publications

1.      Deser, C. and J. M. Wallace, 1987:  El Niño events and their relationship to the Southern Oscillation: 1925–86.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 92, 14,189–14,196.

2.      Wright, P. B., J. M. Wallace, T. P. Mitchell, and C. Deser, 1988:  Correlation structure of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation phenomenon.  Journal of Climate, 1, 609–625.

3.      Richey, J. E., C. Nobre, and C. Deser, 1989:  Amazon River discharge and climate variability: 1903–1985.  Science, 246, 101–103.

4.      Wallace, J. M., T. P. Mitchell, and C. Deser, 1989:  The influence of sea surface temperature upon surface wind in the eastern equatorial Pacific: seasonal and interannual variability.  Journal of Climate, 2, 1492–1499.

5.       Deser, C., and J. M. Wallace, 1990:  Large-scale atmospheric circulation features of warm and cold episodes in the Tropical Pacific.  Journal of Climate, 3, 1254–1281.

6.      Deser, C., 1992:  Diagnosis of the surface momentum balance over the tropical Pacific Ocean.  Journal of Climate, 6, 67–74.

7.      Deser, C., J. J. Bates, and S. Wahl, 1993:  The influence of sea surface temperature gradients upon stratiform cloudiness in the eastern equatorial Pacific.  Journal of Climate, 6, 1172–1180.

8.      Deser, C., and M. L. Blackmon, 1993:  Surface climate variations over the North Atlantic Ocean during winter: 1900–89.  Journal of Climate, 6, 1743–1753.

9.      Deser, C., 1994:  Daily surface wind variations over the equatorial Pacific Ocean.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 99, 23 071–23 078.

10.  Alexander, M. A., and C. Deser, 1995:  A mechanism for the recurrence of midlatitude winter midlatitude sea surface temperature anomalies.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 25, 122–137.

11.  Deser, C., and M. L. Blackmon, 1995:  On the relationship between tropical and north Pacific sea surface temperature variations.  Journal of Climate, 8, 1677–1680.

12.  Deser, C., and M. L. Blackmon, 1995:  Surface climate variations over the North Atlantic Ocean during winter: 1900–89.  National Academy of Sciences Symposium on Natural Variability of the Climate System on 10-100 Year Time Scales. National Academy Press, 630 pp.

13.  Deser, C., M. A. Alexander, and M. Timlin, 1996:  Upper ocean thermal variations in the North Pacific during 1970–1991.  Journal of Climate, 9, 1840–1855.

14.  Deser, C., and M. Timlin, 1997:  Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction on weekly time scales in the North Atlantic and Pacific.  Journal of Climate, 10, 393–408.

15.  Deser, C., and C. Smith, 1998:  Diurnal and semidiurnal variations of surface winds over the tropical Pacific Ocean.  Journal of Climate, 11, 1730–1748.

16.  Deser, C., M. A. Alexander, and M. Timlin, 1999:  Evidence for a wind-driven intensification of the Kuroshio Current Extension from the 1970s to the 1980s.  Journal of Climate, 12, 1697–1706.

17.  Schneider, N., A. J. Miller, M. A. Alexander, and C. Deser, 1999:  Subduction of decadal North Pacific temperature anomalies: Observations and dynamics.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 29, 1056–1070.

18.  Schneider, N. A., S. Venzke, A. J. Miller, D. W. Pierce, T. P. Barnett, C. Deser, and M. Latif, 1999: Pacific thermocline revisited.  Geophysical Research Letters, 26, 1329–1332.

19.  Dai, A., and C. Deser, 1999:  Diurnal and semidiurnal variations in global surface wind and divergence fields.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, 31,109–31,125.

20.  Alexander, M., C. Deser, and M. Timlin, 2000:  The re-emergence of SST anomalies in the North Pacific Ocean.  Journal of Climate, 12, 2419–2431.

21.  Deser, C., J. E. Walsh, and M. S. Timlin, 2000:  Arctic sea ice variability in the context of recent wintertime atmospheric circulation trends.  Journal of Climate, 13, 617–633.

22.  Joyce, T., C. Deser, and M. Spall, 2000:  The relation between decadal variability of subtropical mode water and the North Atlantic Oscillation.  Journal of Climate, 13, 2550–2569.

23.  Alexander, M. A., J. Scott, and C. Deser, 2000:  Processes that influence sea surface temperature and ocean mixed layer depth variability in a coupled model. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, 16,823–16,842.

24.  Deser, C., 2000:  On the Teleconnectivity of the “Arctic Oscillation”. Geophysical Research Letters, 27, 779–782.

25.  Deser, C., M. A. Alexander, and M. S. Timlin, 2000:  Reply to Drs. Latif and Ventzke comments on “Evidence for a wind-driven intensification of the Kuroshio Current extension from the 1970s to the 1980s”.  Journal of Climate, 13, 1995.

26.  Lietzke, C. E., C. Deser, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 2001:  Evolutionary structure of the eastern Pacific double ITCZ based on satellite moisture profile retrievals.  Journal of Climate, 14, 743–751.

27.  Deser, C., M. Holland, G. Reverdin, and M. S. Timlin, 2002:  Decadal variations in Labrador Sea ice cover and North Atlantic sea surface temperatures. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 107, 10.1029/2000JC000683.

28.  Lysne, J., and C. Deser, 2002:  Wind-driven thermocline variability in the Pacific: A model/data comparison.  Journal of Climate, 15, 829–845.

29.  Timlin, M. S., M. A. Alexander, and C. Deser, 2002:  On the reemergence of North Atlantic SST anomalies.  Journal of Climate, 15, 2707–2712.

30.  Hu, A., C. Rooth, R. Bleck, and C. Deser, 2002:  NAO influence on sea ice extent in the Eurasian coastal region.  Geophysical Research Letters, 29, 2053–2056.

31.  Capotondi, A., M. A. Alexander, and C. Deser, 2003:  Why are there Rossby wave maxima in the Pacific at 10°S and 13°N?  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 33, 1549–1563.

32.  Deser, C., M. A. Alexander, and M. S. Timlin, 2003:  Understanding the persistence of sea surface temperature anomalies in midlatitudes.  Journal of Climate, 16, 57–72.

33.  Magnusdottir, G., C. Deser, and R. Saravanan, 2004:  The effects of North Atlantic SST and sea-ice anomalies on the winter circulation in CCM3, Part I: Main features and storm-track characteristics of the response.  Journal of Climate, 17, 857–876.

34.  Deser, C., G. Magnusdottir, R. Saravanan, and A. S. Phillips, 2004:  The effects of North Atlantic SST and sea-ice anomalies on the winter circulation in CCM3, Part II: Direct and indirect components of the response.  Journal of Climate, 17, 877–889.

35.  Cassou, C., L. Terray, J. W. Hurrell, and C. Deser, 2004:  North Atlantic winter climate regimes: Spatial asymmetry, stationarity with time and oceanic forcing.  Journal of Climate, 17, 1055–1068.

36.  Deser, C., A. S. Phillips, and J. W. Hurrell, 2004:  Pacific interdecadal climate variability: Linkages between the tropics and North Pacific during boreal winter since 1900.  Journal of Climate, 17, 3109–3124.

37.  Cassou, C., L. Terray, C. Deser, M. Drevillon, and J. W. Hurrell, 2004:  Summer sea surface temperature conditions in the North Atlantic and their impact upon the atmospheric circulation in early winter.  Journal of Climate, 17, 3349–3363.

38.  Capotondi, A., M. A. Alexander, C. Deser, and A. Miller, 2005:  Low-frequency pycnocline variability in the northeast Pacific.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 35, 1403–1420.

39.  D'Arrigo, R., R. Wilson, C. Deser, G. Wiles, E. Cook, R. Villalba, A. Tudhope, J. Cole, and B. Linsley, 2005:  Tropical-North Pacific climate linkages over the past four centuries.  Journal of Climate, 18, 5253–5265.

40.  Capotondi, A., M. A. Alexander, C. Deser, and M. J. McPhaden, 2005:  Anatomy and Decadal Evolution of the Pacific Subtropical-Tropical Cells (STCs).  Journal of Climate, 18, 3739–3758.

41.  Park, S., C. Deser, and M. A. Alexander. 2005:  Estimation of the Surface Heat Flux Response to Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies over the Global Oceans.  Journal of Climate, 18, 4582–4599.

42.  Deser, Clara, A. Capotondi, R. Saravanan, and A. S. Phillips, 2006: Tropical Pacific and Atlantic Climate Variability in CCSM3. Journal of Climate (CCSM3 Special Issue), 19, 2451-2481.

43.  Deser, Clara, and A. S. Phillips, 2006: Simulation of the 1976/1977 Climate Transition over the North Pacific: Sensitivity to Tropical Forcing. Journal of Climate, 19, 6170-6180.

44.  Park, Sungsu, M. A. Alexander, and C. Deser, 2006: The Impact of Cloud Radiative Feedback, Remote ENSO Forcing, and Entrainment on the Persistence of North Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies. Journal of Climate, 19, 6243-6261.

45.  Jochum, M., C. Deser, and A. Phillips, 2007: Tropical Atmospheric Variability Forced by Oceanic Internal Variability. Journal of Climate, 20, 765-771.

46.  Kwon, Young-Oh, and C. Deser, 2007: North Pacific Decadal Variability in the Community Climate System Model Version 2. Journal of Climate, 20, 2416-2433.

47.  Cassou, Christophe, C. Deser, and M. A. Alexander, 2007: Investigating the impact of reemerging sea surface temperature anomalies on the winter atmospheric circulation over the North Atlantic. Journal of Climate, 20, 3510-3526.

48.  Deser, Clara, R. A. Tomas, and S. Peng, 2007: The Transient Atmospheric Circulation Response to North Atlantic SST and Sea Ice Anomalies. Journal of Climate, 20, 4751-4767.

49.  Deser, Clara, and H. Teng, 2008: Evolution of Arctic Sea Ice Concentration Trends and the Role of Atmospheric Circulation Forcing, 1979-2007. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L02504, doi:10.1029/2007GL032023.

50.  Zeng, Z, W. Randel, S. Sokolovskiy, C. Deser, Y-H Kuo, M. Hagan, J. Du, and W. Ward, 2008: Detection of migrating diurnal tide in the tropical upper troposphere and lower stratosphere using the Challenging Minisatellite Payload radio occultation data. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, D03102, doi:10.1029/2007JD008725.

51.  Alexander, M., A. Capotondi, A. Miller, F. Chai, R. Brodeur, and C. Deser, 2008: Decadal variability in the northeast Pacific in a physical-ecosystem model: Role of mixed layer depth and trophic interactions. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, C02017, doi:10.1029/2007JC004359.

52.  Ueyama, Rei and C. Deser, 2008: A climatology of diurnal and semidiurnal surface wind variations over the Tropical Pacific Ocean based on the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Moored Buoy Array.  Journal of Climate, 21, doi:10.1175/2007JCLI1666.1

 

53.  Hurrell, J.W. and C. Deser, 2008: North Atlantic climate variability. Journal of Marine Systems, in press.

54.  Lawrence, D.M., A.G. Slater, R.A. Tomas, M.M. Holland, and C. Deser, 2008: Accelerated Arctic land warming and permafrost degradation during rapid sea ice loss. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L11506, doi:10.1029/2008GL033985.

55.  Zhou, T. and co-authors, 2008: Why the Western Pacific Subtropical High has Extended Westward since the Late 1970s. Journal of Climate: accepted.

56.  Deser, Clara, and Haiyan Teng, 2008: Recent Trends in Arctic Sea Ice and the Evolving Role of Atmospheric Circulation Forcing, 1979-2007. AGU Monograph "Arctic Sea Ice Decline: Observations, Projections, Mechanisms, and Implications," DeWeaver and Bitz, Editors: accepted.

57.  Deser, Clara, and Adam S. Phillips, 2008: Atmospheric Circulation Trends, 1950-2000: The Relative Roles of Sea Surface Temperature Forcing and Direct Atmospheric Radiative Forcing. Journal of Climate: accepted.

58. Okumura, Y.M. and co-authors, 2008: North Pacific Climate Response to a Rapid Weakening of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: Oceanic and Atmospheric Pathways. Journal of Climate: accepted.

59. Bhatt, U.S. and co-authors, 2008: The Atmospheric Response to Realistic Reduced Summer Arctic Sea Ice Anomalies. AGU Monograph "Arctic Sea Ice Decline: Observations, Projections, Mechanisms, and Implications," DeWeaver and Bitz, Editors: accepted.

3.   Publications submitted or in review

60. Kwon, Y.-O., C. Deser and C. Cassou, 2008: Winter Atmosphere - Mixed Layer Ocean Response to Geostrophic Ocean Heat Transport Variations along the Kuroshio Current Extension. Journal of Climate: submitted.

61. Sanchez-Lorenzo, A., J. Calbo, M. Brunetti, and C. Deser, 2008: Dimming/brightening over the Iberian Peninsula: Trends in sunshine duration and cloud cover, and their relations with atmospheric circulation. Journal of Geophysical Research: submitted.

 

62. Lu, J., C. Deser, and T. Reichler, 2008: Cause of the widening of the tropical belt since 1958. Geophysical Research Letters: submitted.

 

 

4.   Non-refereed Publications

      Reports

1.            Deser, C., R. A. Weller, and M. G . Briscoe, 1983:  Long Term Upper Ocean Study (LOTUS) at 34oN, 70oW: Meteorological sensors, data and heat fluxes for May–October 1983 (LOTUS-3 and LOTUS-4).  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report. #83–32.

2.            N. A. Schneider, S. Venzke, A. J. Miller, D. W. Pierce, T. P. Barnett, C. Deser, and M. Latif, 1998: Decadal coupling of northern mid-latitude and equatorial Pacific ocean via the thermocline. Max-Plank-Institut-fur-Meteorologie Report No. 273, August 1998.

   Conference and Workshop Proceedings

3.            Deser, C. and J. M. Wallace, 1988:  Relationships among observed sea level pressure, sea surface temperature, and surface wind over the Tropical Pacific during warm and cold years. Proc. 13th Climate Diagnostics Workshop, Boston, MA.

4.            Deser, C., 1990: Surface energy fluxes over the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean during warm and cold episodes.  Proc. U.S.–Japan Workshop on the El Niño/Southern Oscillation Phenomenon, Seattle, WA.

5.            Deser, C., 1990: Diagnosis of the surface momentum balance over the tropical oceans using COADS. Proc. 15th Climate Diagnostics Workshop, Asheville, NC.

6.            Deser, C., and M. L. Blackmon, 1991: Analysis of low frequency climate variations over the Atlantic basin using COADS. Preprints from the 71st American Meteorological Society annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.

7.            Deser, C., and M. L. Blackmon, 1991: Decadal climate variations over the North Atlantic. Preprints from the American Meteorological Society's 5th Conference on Climate Variations, Denver, CO.

8.            Deser, C., J. J. Bates, and S. Wahl, 1992:  The influence of sea surface temperature gradients upon stratiform cloudiness in the eastern equatorial Pacific. Proc. 17th Climate Diagnostics Workshop, Norman, OK.

9.            Deser, C., 1993:  Decadal climate cycles over the North Atlantic.  Proc. Atlantic Climate Change Program Principal Investigators Meeting, Princeton, NJ.

10.        Deser, C., 1993:  Diurnal cycles of surface winds over the equatorial eastern Pacific from the TOGA-TAO array.  Proc. 18th Climate Diagnostics Workshop, Boulder, CO.

11.        Deser, C., and M. L. Blackmon, 1994:  Decadal climate cycles over the North Atlantic. Preprints from the American Meteorological Society's 6th conference on Climate Variations, Nashville, TN.

12.        Deser, C., 1993:  Extratropical Air-Sea Interaction on weekly time scales.  Proc. Atlantic Climate Change Program Principal Investigators Meeting, Miami, FL.

13.        Deser, C., M. Alexander, and M. Timlin, 1995: Upper Ocean thermal variability in the North Pacific.  Proc. from the International Union of Geophysics and Geodesy (IUGG), Boulder, CO.

14.        Deser, C., and C. Smith, 1995:  Diurnal cycles of SST and surface winds over the equatorial Pacific from the TOGA-TAO array.  Proc. 20th Climate Diagnostics Workshop, Seattle, WA.

15.        Deser, C., and M. Timlin, 1995:  Extratropical Air-Sea Interaction on weekly time scales.  Proc. 20th Climate Diagnostics Workshop, Seattle, WA.

16.        Deser, C., and M. Timlin, 1996:  Decadal variations in sea ice, upper ocean salinity and temperature in the subpolar North Atlantic.  Proc. Atlantic Climate Change Program Principal Investigators Meeting, Woods Hole, MA.

17.        Deser, C., M. Alexander, and M. Timlin, 1996:  Upper Ocean thermal variability in the North Pacific. Proc. from the CLIVAR/U. Maryland Workshop on Decadal Climate Variability, Columbia MD.

18.        Deser, C., 1997: Midlatitude atmosphere-ocean variability: governing mechanisms.  Extended abstract for the JISAO-University of Washington Workshop on The cross-validation of proxy climate data and the instrumental record. PMEL, Seattle, WA., 1997.

19.        Deser, C., M. A. Alexander, and M. S. Timlin, 1997: Evidence for a wind-driven intensification of the Kuroshio Current Extension from the 1970s to the 1980s. Extended abstract for the Twenty-second Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA., October 1997.

20.        Deser, C., M. A. Alexander, and M. S. Timlin, 1998: Evidence for a wind-driven intensification of the Kuroshio Current Extension from the 1970s to the 1980s. Extended abstract for the "Rossby-100" Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden.  June, 1998.

21.        Deser, C., J. E. Walsh, and M. S. Timlin, 1998: Arctic sea ice variability in the context of recent wintertime atmospheric circulation trends. NASA workshop on Decadal Climate Variability, Williamsburg, VA, September, 1998.

22.        Deser, C., 2003: Pacific interdecadal climate variability: Linkages between the tropics and North Pacific during boreal winter since 1900. Proceedings of the 18th Stanstead Seminar on Climate Variability and Predictability from Seasons to Decades, Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Québec, 2003.

Other

23.  Deser, C., M. A. Alexander, and M. S. Timlin, 2000:  Re-emergence of winter SST anomalies in the North Atlantic.  World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), 2000 U.S. WOCE Report, 12, 32–35.

24.  Deser, C., and M.Timlin, 1996:  Decadal climate variability in the North Atlantic. Oceanus magazine, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA. 41 pp.

25.  Deser, C., 2000: Observed decadal variability in the North Pacific Ocean. NCAR Advanced Study Program 2000 Summer Colloquium. (www.asp.ucar.edu/colloquium/2000/lecturesTOC.html)

26.  Deser, C., J. Hurrell and A. Phillips, 2002: An Informed Guide to Climate Data Sets. www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/guide/

 

Community Service

Editorships

1.      Associate Editor, Journal of Climate (1996–2004)

2.      Editor, Journal of Climate (2005–2008).

3.      Editor, Proceedings of the 2000 NCAR Advanced Study Program Summer Colloquium “Dynamics of Decadal-to-Centennial Climate Variability”. Available from www.asp.ucar.edu/colloquium/2000/lecturesTOC.html.

External Committees

 

1.      Member, National Research Council Climate Research Committee (2005-2007).

2.      Member, American Meteorological Society Awards Committee (2005-2007).

3.      Member, CLIVAR-Pacific Implementation Panel (2003-2005).

4.      Member, Selection Committee, NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, 2002-2004 (chair 2004).

5.      Member, NSF Review panel for the Lower Atmospheric Research Section of the Division of Atmospheric Sciences (2004).

6.      Member, Climate Observing System Council, NOAA/OAR, (2000–2001).

7.      Member, American Meteorological Society Committee on Climate Variations (1994–2000).

8.      Member, Steering Group for the Atlantic Circulation and Climate Experiment of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment/Atlantic Climate Change Program (1995–1996). 

9.      Member, National Research Council Panel on Climate Variability on Decade-to-Century Time Scales (1995).

10.  Contributing author, IPCC 4th Assessment Working Group 1 Report, Chapter 3 (2004).

11.  Member, IPRC Scientific Advisory Committee (2007–2009)

 

Internal NCAR Committees and Service

1.      Organizer, CGD Seminar Series (September 1998 – May 1999)

2.      Organizer, NCAR Advanced Study Program Summer Colloquium (2000)

3.      Invited speaker at the Workshop on Earth System Education Partnerships with Research Institutions, NCAR (2001)

4.      Invited speaker at the 1st Annual Climate and Global Change Geoscience Education Workshop, NCAR Education and Outreach Program (2002)

5.      Member of the NCAR Scientist I Selection Committee (2002)

6.      CGD Retreat Committee (2002)

7.      SOARS Protégé Mentor (2003, 2004)

8.      Co-chair, CCSM Climate Variability Working Group (2003–present)

9.      Co-organizer, CCSM Joint Meeting of the Climate Variability and Paleoclimate Working Groups (2004)

10.  Organizer, Climate Variability Working Group Meeting, CCSM Annual Meeting (2004)

11.  Invited speaker at the UCAR COSMIC Retreat (2004)

12.  Reviewer, NCAR Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Applications (ongoing)

 

Professional Meetings

a.                  Organizer or Convener

1.       Conference on Climate Variations, 77th AMS Annual Meeting, Long Beach CA, January 1997.

2.       Committee member, AGU Chapman Conference on the North Atlantic Oscillation, Ourense, Spain, December 2000.

3.       NCAR Advanced Study Program Summer Colloquium on the "Dynamics of Decadal Climate Variability" July 2000, Boulder, CO.

4.       Committee member, CLIVAR Workshop on Extratropical SST Anomalies (WETS), June 1999, Boulder CO.

5.       CCSM Joint Meeting of the Climate Variability and Paleoclimate Working Groups, January 2004, Boulder CO.

6.       Climate Variability Working Group Meeting, CCSM Annual Meeting, July 2004, Santa Fe NM.

7.       CLIVAR-Pacific Workshop, Spring 2005.

8.       Maurice Blackmon Symposium, NCAR, October 2007.

9.       Eugene Rasmussen Symposium, AMS Annual Meeting, January 2007, San Antonio, TX.

10.   Co-convener, Special Session "The Influence of Sea Ice Variability on the Atmosphere and Ocean" at the joint meeting of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographical Society, the Canadian Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society, May 28 - June 1 2007, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

11.    Co-convener, Joint Symposium "Interannual and Interdecadal Climate Variability and Predictability" at the Joint Assembly of IAMAS, IAPSO and IACS, July 19-29 2007, Montreal, Canada.

 

 

b.                  Session Chair

1.       Conference on Climate Variations, 77th AMS Annual Meeting, Long Beach CA, January 1997.

2.       AGU Chapman Conference on the North Atlantic Oscillation, Ourense, Spain, December 2000.

3.       NCAR Advanced Study Program Summer Colloquium on the "Dynamics of Decadal Climate Variability" July 2000, Boulder, CO.

4.       CLIVAR Workshop on Extratropical SST Anomalies (WETS), June 1999, Boulder CO.

5.       CCSM Joint Meeting of the Climate Variability and Paleoclimate Working Groups, January 2004, Boulder CO.

6.       Climate Variability Working Group Meeting, CCSM Annual Meeting, July 2004, Santa Fe NM.

 

Professional Reviews for:

 

Atmosphere-Ocean, Climate Dynamics, Geophysical Research Letters, International Journal of Climatology, Journal of Climate, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of the Japanese Meteorological Society, Journal of Physical Oceanography, Nature, Science, Tellus; Proposals to NSF Atmospheric Sciences and Physical Oceanography, Proposals to NOAA Office of Global Programs.

Educational Activities

a.  Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows Advised

1.      M.S. and Ph.D thesis committee member for Laura Ciasto, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University (2002–2005).

2.      M.S. thesis committee member for Rei Ueyama, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington (2006–2008)

3.      Mentor to SOARS program summer student Rei Ueyama (2003, 2005).

4.      Mentor to ASP postdoctoral fellow Dr. Jian Lu (2007–2008).

5.      Mentor to ASP postdoctoral fellow Dr. Sungsu Park (2002–2004).

6.      Postdoctoral advisor to Dr. Young-Oh Kwon (2003–2005).

7.      Postdoctoral advisor to Dr. Christophe Cassou (2001–2003).

8.      Postdoctoral advisor to Dr. Masha Tsukernik (2007–2009).

9.      Host, NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. JoAnn Lysne (1998–2000).

10.  Host, NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Yuko Okumura (2006–2008).

11.  Ph.D. thesis committee member for Christopher Lietzke, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University (1997–1998).

b. Faculty Appointments

1.      Faculty Affiliate, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University (2004-2008).

2.      Faculty Affiliate, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington (2006-2008).

3.      Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

            (1997-2003).

c.  Supervisor

1.      Ms. Susan Wahl, Research Associate, CIRES, University of Colorado (1991-1992)

2.      Mr. Michael Timlin, Research Associate, CIRES, University of Colorado (1993-1999)

3.      Mr. Adam Phillips, Associate Scientist III, NCAR (2000-present)

4.      Mr. Bruce Briegleb, Associate Scientist IV, NCAR (2004-2005)

5.      Dr. Robert Tomas, Associate Scientist III, NCAR (2005-present)

 

d.    Outreach

      Invited Talks

1.      U.S. - Japan Bilateral Workshop on the El Nino/Southern Oscillation Phenomenon, Seattle, WA, 1990.

2.      International TOGA Scientific Conference, Honolulu, HA, 1990.

3.      National Research Council Workshop on Decade-to-Century Time Scales of Climate Variability, Irvine, CA, 1992.

4.      Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, 1993.

5.      Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, 1995.

6.      CLIVAR/University of Maryland Workshop on Decadal Climate Variability, Columbia, MD, 1996.

7.      CLIVAR Workshop on Decadal-Centennial Climate Variability, Vancouver, Canada, 1996.

8.      NCAR, Boulder, CO, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002.

9.      Texas A&M University, 1997.

10.  University of Washington, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005.

11.  Colorado State University, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005.

12.  NASA Workshop on Decadal Climate Variability, Williamsburg, VA, 1998.

13.  ACVE Planning Workshop, Dallas TX, 1998.

14.  NOAA Workshop on El Nino: Past, Present and Future, Seabrook Is. NC (2000)

15.  Climate Diagnostics Center, Boulder, CO, 1999.

16.  University of Maryland, 1999.

17.  IUGG, University of Birmingham, U.K., 1999.

18.  Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University, 2000.

19.  University of Colorado, 2000.

20.  Lecturer, NCAR Advanced Study Program Summer Colloquium “Dynamics of Decadal to Centennial Climate Variability”, 2000.

21.  AGU Chapman Conference on the North Atlantic Oscillation, 2000.

22.  NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Summer Institute, Steamboat Springs CO, 2000 and 2004.

23.  AMS 13th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Breckenridge, CO 2001.

24.  AGU Spring Meeting, Washington DC, 2002.

25.  Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2002.

26.  Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 2002.

27.  NCAR Annual CCSM Workshop, 2002, 2004.

28.  University of California at Irvine, 2002.

29.  Lecturer, Swiss National Center for Competence in Research Summer School on Climate Variability, Predictability, and Risks, Sept. 2002.

30.  AAAS Symposium on Global Warming, Denver CO, 2003.

31.  Lecturer, Stanstead Seminar, Bishops University, Quebec, Canada, June 2003.

32.  AGU Ocean Sciences, Portland OR, 2004.

33.  University of California at Berkeley, 2004.

34.  COSMIC Retreat, Allenspark CO 2004.

35.  University of Toronto, 2005.

  1. NCAR IMAGe Theme-of-the-Year Workshop, May 2006, Boulder, CO.

37. NRC Scoping Meeting, June 12 2006, Washington, DC.

38. NOAA Climate and Global Change Summer Institute, Steamboat Springs CO, July 2006.

39. CLIVAR Workshop, Honolulu HI, November 2006.

40.  AGU Special Session, San Francisco CA, December 2006.

41. Approximately 15 lectures for a 700-level advanced graduate student course “Analysis and Diagnosis of Climate Variability”, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, CSU, Fort Collins, CO, August – December 2006.

42. AMS Rasmusson Symposium. San Antonio, TX, January 2007.

43. CGD Research Report, NCAR, Boulder CO, February 2007.

44. CCSM Polar Climate Working Group Meeting, NCAR, Boulder CO, March 2007

45. CGD Research Report, NCAR, Boulder CO, May 2007.

46. Panel member and presenter, AMS Editor’s Panel: How to Write Publishable Papers, NCAR, Boulder CO, May 2007.

47. Annual meeting of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, the Canadian Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society, May 2007, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

48. Climate Variability Working Group Meeting, CCSM Workshop, Breckenridge CO June 2007.

49. NSF ARCSS Synthesis of the Arctic System Science P.I. Meeting, October 2007, Alexandria VA.

50. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA, October 2007.

51. NCAR Symposium in Honor of Dr. Maurice Blackmon, October 2007, Boulder CO.

52. CGD Seminar, NCAR, Boulder CO, November 2007.

53. Bjerknes Lecturer, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway, June 2008.

54. Seminar, Colorado State University , Ft. Collins CO, October 2008.

55. Seminar, GFDL, Princeton NJ, October 2008.

56. AGU Special Session, San Francisco CA, December 2008.