Monthly Archives: March 2015

ATM Seminar with Wendy Abshire

You are invited to attend an ATM seminar on Thursday, 26 March at 12:30 pm in ASAC 319 with Wendy Abshire.

Wendy is a Senior Project Manager with the COMET program, which works as part of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, CO. She has managed the development of a variety of educational modules, in addition to holding other responsibilities at UCAR. Her career has focused on, "leading, inspiring, and working with others to increase earth-system science knowledge and awareness leading to informed weather-related decision making and ultimately socially responsible science policy decisions."

Wendy will speak about a mix of her career, share advice, and a little bit about COMET and MetEd.

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ATM Seminar with John Murphy

You are invited to attend an ATM seminar offered on Thursday, 19 March at 12:30 pm in ASAC 319 with John Murphy.

Mr. Murphy will speak about his 30-year weather career in the United States Air Force, and his new role as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Weather Service (NWS). His presentation will discuss ways in which you can break into a military career with a weather background.

Mr. Murphy is a 1982 Lyndon State graduate, and he was just announced as the Chief Operating Officer of the NWS, which includes the management of the day-to-day mission execution units responsible for delivering NWS weather, water, climate, and space weather products, services, and information, as well as the budgetary planning for 11 National Service Programs.

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ATM Seminar with Dr. Corey Potvin

You are invited to attend an ATM seminar offered on:
Thursday, March, 12 2015 at 12:30pm in ASAC 319 with Dr. Corey Potvin.

Dr. Corey Potvin is a research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) and NOAA National Severe Storms Lab (NSSL) in Norman, Oklahoma, as well as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology. Dr. Potvin is an expert in convective-scale processes, analysis, data assimilation, and prediction. He is a member of NSSL's Warn-On-Forecast team, whose objective is to develop and implement a real-time convection-allowing ensemble modeling system that will provide valuable forecast guidance to severe thunderstorm and tornado warning operations.

The NOAA Warn-On-Forecast (WoF) project envisions an increasingly critical role for convection-allowing ensemble modeling systems in NWS operations. This paradigm is expected to increase warning lead times for tornadoes, flash flooding, and other convective storm hazards. Dr. Potvin will be discussing recent WoF research efforts at the NSSL, as well as advice for students considering careers as professors or research scientists.

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LSC Climate Change Assemblies

Under the supervision of Dr. Hanrahan, Lyndon State College students are visiting local schools to educate students about the scientific understanding of climate change. The LSC Climate Change Committee has been meeting regularly to discuss the science and to learn about ways to effectively communicate scientific ideas to the general public. The first assembly was presented by Kayla St. Germain and Arianna Varuolo-Clarke at Burke Town School on February 9th. The group will be visiting several other local schools in the upcoming months, including Lyndon Institute, Thaddeus Stevens School, and Newark Street School.
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LSC Faculty Gives Research Seminar at McGill University

Dr. Hanrahan was recently invited to give a seminar for the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill University in Montréal, Québec. She spoke about her research work on the configuration of a regional climate model in complex terrain, and discussed methods for the validation of simulated rainfall in central Alberta. This work will inform the design of future hydrologic infrastructures that will account for changes in extreme rainfall under climate change.McGill