Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

The next Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, October 30, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Takamichi Iguchi from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center will present a seminar entitled, “WRF-SBM Simulation for the Two Distinct Modes in a One-Day Rainfall Event During Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment.” Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, November 1, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Jeremy Goldbogen from Stanford University will present a seminar entitled, “Animal Movement and Ecophysiology (Particularly the Mechanics and Energetics of Lunge Feeding in Rorquals).”  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on November 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Congratulations to Professor Daniel Knopf who was recently named as a Wiley Research Fellow of the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  The announcement may be accessed at

Message from Professor Kamazima Lwiza:  There is a new Academic Success and Tutoring Center (ASTC) on campus that will support existing tutoring services and learning centers on campus, develop additional tutorial services and offer student success programs and workshops.  Please bring this to the attention of your students.  The ASTC website may be accessed at

Student News

The SoMAS Graduate Student Club will be holding a bake sale / fundraiser all day on Wednesday, October 30, in the lobby of Endeavour Hall.  Please stop by to make a purchase.  Donations of baked goods are also being accepted.  For more information, please

Next paper in MAR 595 for November 4, 11, 25:  “The Response of Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide to the Eruption of Mt. Pinatubo at Southern and Northern Midlatitudes,” by Valentina Aquila.


The UUP Task Force on Teacher Education and the UUP chapter at Stony Brook will host a meeting, “Issues in Teacher Education,” on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. in Humanities 2001.  Also on October 30 at 12:00 noon, UUP will host a “Pre-Retirement Workshop” in the Wang Center Chapel.  RSVP is necessary for both events:

This year’s SoMAS holiday party will take place on Wednesday, December 18, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Flowerfield in St. James.  Ticket prices are as follows: $25 students, $30 staff, and $35 faculty.  Tickets may be purchased in the Dean’s Office.  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at