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

Past Seminars – Fall 2014

Location: National Space Science and Technology Center
320 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805, Conference Room 4065

Days/Time: Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. — UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

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.

Updated current Fall schedule may be found on the following website:


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Arastoo Biazar (UAH/ASD): “Use of Satellite Observations for Air Quality”



Tuesday, August 26, 2014 SPECIAL SEMINAR (Room 4078, 12:45-1:45pm)

Luiz A. T. Machado (National Institute for Space Research—Brazil): “The CHUVA Project—How Does Convection Vary Across Brazil”

Visit Coordinator: Steve Goodman (NASA/MSFC)



Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Mike Newchurch (UAH/ASD): “DISCOVER-AQ Campaigns–Baltimore/12, Houston/13, Denver/14: Current State of Air Quality Science”



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Andrew Molthan (NASA/MSFC): “Applications of Remote Sensing To Disaster Response and Assessment”



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chris Darden (NOAA/NWS): “How the National Weather Service Makes Weather Forecasts and What They Mean”



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pam Heinselman (NOAA): “Phased Array Radar Applications”

Visit Coordinator: Kevin Knupp (UAH/ASD)



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Jason Burks (NASA/MSFC): “Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System-Next Generation (AWIPS 2): A Short-Term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) Perspective”



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Molly Brown (NASA/GSFC): “Title to Be Announced”

Visit Coordinator: Gary Jedlovec (NASA/MSFC)



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ATS 781 Student Seminar Presentations: “Titles to Be Announced”



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

John Mecikalski (UAH/ASD): “Methods to Diagnose Convective Clouds Using 1-Min Rapid Scan Observations from GOES”






Please join us on Thursday, October 16 @ 2:00p in NSSTC 4078 for an exciting seminar presented by Dr. Walt Petersen (NASA / GSFC / Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia) on ”The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission: Top to Bottom and Bottom to Top”



Wednesday, October 22, 2014





Brian Hopkinson (University of Georgia): “Understanding the Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Organisms”

Visit Coordinator: Tom Sever (UAH/ASD)





Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Molly Brown  (NASA/GSFC): “Food Security, Food Prices and Satellite Remote Sensing Data”


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Helen Conover (UAH/ITSC): “Data Systems for Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (S-3) Mission”



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

ATS 781 Student Seminar Presentations: “Titles to Be Announced”

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014





Themis Chronis (UAH/ASD) – New Evidence on Diurnal Lightning Flash Characteristics



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

No Seminar Scheduled—Thanksgiving Holiday



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tom Sever (UAH/ASD): “Remote Sensing in Archeology: Past, Present, and Future”



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Paul Smith (SDSMT): “Statistical Issues in Relating Disdrometer Data to Radar Measurements”

Visit Coordinator: Larry Carey (UAH/ASD)



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Brad Zavodsky (NASA/MSFC): “Use of NASA Satellite Data to Improve Land Surface Models for Numerical Weather Prediction”


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

No Seminar Scheduled—Christmas Holiday



Wednesday, December 31, 2014

No Seminar Scheduled—New Year’s Holiday

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