Earth System Science Center and Department of Atmospheric Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville

NASA/UAH Weekly Seminars – Spring 2014

Based on current commitments (as of December 17, 2013)
Location: National Space Science and Technology Center
320 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805, Conference Room 4065

Date/Time:  Wednesdays at 12:45PM-1:45PM — UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Coordinator:  William W. Vaughan (UAH)

Please contact Dr. William W. Vaughan (, 961-7759) or
Ms. Lynn B. Bell (, 961-7729) concerning any
questions, suggestions, or contributions relative to the Seminar Schedule.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014
No Seminar Scheduled.  New Year’s Day Holiday

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Phil Bitzer (UAH/ASD):  “High Speed Video of Lightning”

Wednesday, January 15, 2014  “READ ABSTRACT”
Ralf Bennartz (Vanderbilt University):  “Remote Sensing of Clouds: A Sharper View of Fuzzy Objects”
Visit Coordinator:  John Mecikalski/UAH-ASD

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Hilary Justh (NASA/MSFC):  “Mars and other Planets With Substantial Atmospheres and How They Compare to the Earth’s”

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Barry Roberts (NASA/MSFC):  “Aerospace Meteorology and Applications”

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
No Seminar Scheduled.  Week of the AMS Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Babak Shotorban (UAH/Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Dept.):  “High Fidelity Modeling of Wildland Fires”
Visit Coordinator:  Udaysankar Nair/UAH-ASD

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Roger Wakimato (National Science Foundation):  “The Detailed Structure of the La Grange, Wyoming Tornado Observed During VORTEX2″

Visit Coordinator:  Kevin Knupp/UAH-ASD

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Pamela Heinselman (NOAA/Severe Storms Laboratory):  “Phased Array Radar Applications”
Visit Coordinator:  Kevin Knupp/UAH-ASD

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Chris Darwin (NOAA/NWS):  “How the National Weather Service Makes Weather Forecasts and What They Mean”

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Deborah Lawrence (University of Virginia):  “Title to be Announced”
Visit Coordinator:  Robert Griffin/UAH-ASD

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Roy Spencer (UAH/ESSC):  “Version 6 of the UAH Global Satellite Temperature Dataset”

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
No Seminar Scheduled.  Week of Spring Break

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Harold Peterson (NASA/MSFC-USRA) and Kathy Jones (Air Pollution Control Bureau/Chattanooga, TN): “Surface NOx Measurements During Northern Alabama Thunderstorms and Subsequent Regional Effects on Ozone”
Visit Coordinator:  Harold Peterson/NASA/MSFC-USRA

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
ATS 781 Student Seminar Presentations:  “Titles To Be Announced”

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
ATS 781 Student Seminar Presentations:  “Titles To Be Announced”

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Shawn Ericson (CFD Research Corporation):  “Applications of Atmospheric Data in Defense Applications”
Visit Coordinator:  Themis Chronis (UAH/ASD)

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