Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, February 5, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Dr.  Mark Zondlo from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University will present a seminar entitled, “The Formation and Evolution of Cirrus Clouds from Aircraft-Based Global Observations.”  Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email

The January 29 TAOS seminar by Dr. Ian Grooms may now be accessed on Youtube at

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, February 6, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Lee Kerkhof from the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University will present a seminar entitled, “Testing the Mechanisms Driving Microbial Diversity in the Ocean.”  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on February 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139.

Faculty News

Professor Brian Colle will be attending the American Meteorology Society meeting in Atlanta, Georgia from February 2-6.Congratulations to Professor David Black who was recently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.

Carol Dovi is requesting that all faculty members provide her with a Spring 2014 syllabus. Please email to

Student News

The Graduate Student Club has announced the winners of the following awards in connection with the Graduate Student Symposium held on January 24:  Sara Genetis for best oral presentation; Natasha Gowarnis for runner up for best oral presentation; and Katelin Childers for best poster.  Congratulations!


Nominations are being solicited for the Undergraduate Recognition Awards for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Achievements.  For further information, please access   Deadline is February 7.

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