Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

The next Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, November 6, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Marvin Geller from Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences will present a seminar entitled, “A Comparison Between Gravity Wave Momentum Fluxes in Observations and Climate Models.” Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, November 8, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Marc Mangel from the University of California, Santa Cruz, will present a seminar entitled, “Quantitative Methods for Sustainable Fishery Management.”  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on November 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

The American Meteorological Society Career Fair and 94th Annual Meeting will take place onFebruary 1-2, 2014.  Faculty members who are willing to represent ITPA at the Career Fair are asked to contact Gina Gartin ( for brochures and related materials. Please respond as soon as possible so that we can register for a table.

Request for Proposals (RFP) for new research initiative: Coastal Storm Awareness Program (CSAP). For details, please access

Student News

The Environmental Physics Group runs an annual essay competition to recognize excellence in communicating the significance, value and rewarding nature of engaging with environmental physics. Entries can cover any aspect of environmental physics including (but not limited to) atmosphere and climate, hydrology, plant physics, waste, energy and the built environment.   Essays must be original and will be judged on writing quality and content. They should be written in an accessible way and should be no more than 2000 words. Essays can be purely scientific in content or can adopt a policy-related or other perspective. For more information, please access

Message from the SoMAS Graduate Student Club

Okubofest is less than a month away (November 15) and we know most of you have started brewing. For those who haven’t emailed us back yet, please send information about the different types and amounts of beer you are planning to bring as well as any additional items you will bring or may need from us.


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