Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

Welcome back! The Fall 2014 semester officially begins on Monday, August 25.

The first Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place on Wednesday, August 27, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Eli Tziperman from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University will present a seminar entitled, “Snowball-Earth Events: Biologically Induced Initiation and Coupled Ice-Ocean Flows.” All are welcome to attend. First year graduate students, please remember to sign the attendance sheet located on the coffee table in the back of the conference room.

The first Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium this semester will take place on Friday, September 5.  Additional details will be provided in next week’s newsletter.

The first Friday Weather Discussion for this semester will take place on August 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

A SoMAS faculty meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 3, at 3:00 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.

As a reminder, if you plan to be out of town, please put your name on the “out of town board” in the ITPA office, or notify Gina Gartin (

Student News

ITPA would like to extend a warm welcome to our new students:  Joseph Charnawskas, Jeffrey Deppa, Xinxia Song and Yang Zhou.


Save the Date: The new student BBQ has been scheduled for Friday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m. in the SoMAS courtyard. Volunteers are needed for set-up and clean-up. To volunteer, please send an email to Gina Gartin ( All are welcome to attend.

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