This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, February 12, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Dr.  Benjamin Lintner from the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University will present a seminar entitled, “South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ) Variability and Biases in Models.”  Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, February 14, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Manuel Lerdau from the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, will present a seminar entitled, ” In Honor of Darwin Day: Grandfather’s Wisdom: a Darwinian (Erasmus’) View of Volatile Organic Carbon Emission from Plants to the Atmosphere..”  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on February 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139.  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Professor Marat Khairtoudinov will be attending the First Lorenz Center Workshop, “Water in the Climate System,” from February 10 to 12 at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology.  He will be presenting a co-authored paper “A near-global CRM study of moisture and tropical atmospheric predictability.”


The Graduate School is currently accepting nominations for graduate and faculty/staff awards.  For further information, please access  Deadline isMarch 3.

The February issue of the University Senate bulletin is now available at

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