National Newsletter for the
Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science

  • Hello from Hanne
  • Innovation Award!
  • New NOAA C&GC PostDocs
  • CPAESS Highlight
  • Co-Workers Visiting Boulder
  • Our New Co-Workers
  • NCAR-UCP Day of Science & Discovery
  • Upcoming Meetings
  • Opportunities: To Teach and Learn
  • Your Publications
  • CPAESS Work Opportunities
  • Who Is CPAESS?
May 9, 2019

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Hello from Hanne
Hello Everyone,

I’m writing this message to all of you as spring snow is falling in the Rocky Mountains. So far, we have received 5 inches of snow in our nearby mountains and it’s still coming down.
As always, it’s a busy time for our CPAESS Program and I continue to be truly impressed by all the great work that you all do– both in the Boulder Office and across the many locations across the U.S.
In this newsletter, I’m going to highlight just a few of our exciting activities:
In April, the NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoc Selection Committee met in Tucson, Arizona to select four new Post Doc Fellows. This is a very prestigious program with stiff competition. We are so pleased to announce the names of this year’s postdoc fellows: Ariane Arais-Ortiz, Melissa Breeden, Robert Fajber and Haoran Zhao. Please see below for more information. Congratulations!

I also would like to congratulate our own Juzer Dhondia for his contributions to the 2018 Innovation Award from the British Royal Meteorological Society, Scotland. Congratulations, Juzer! 
This week our US CLIVAR colleagues are in town for the Atmospheric Convection and Air-Sea Interactions of the Tropical Oceans Workshop. It was great to visit with Mike Patterson, Jennie Zhu and Jeff Becker here in Boulder, please see pictures below. 
I also would like to draw your attention to the great webinar series that our own Gyami Shrestha is leading called From Science to Solutions: The State of the Carbon Cycle .
This coming week, NASA leadership will be joining us here in Boulder for a Comprehensive Program Review that includes the following activities: Jack Eddy Postdoc Fellows, the Heliophysics Summer School and the Living with a Star Institute. In addition, we are working on a Jack Eddy 2020 Symposium to be held in Vail in June of 2020 (10 th Anniversary of this exciting program). We will provide you with more information as the planning of this symposium progresses.

The Boulder office is all abuzz with the ramp up to one of our biggest meetings - OceanObs '19. This decadal conference will be taking place in Honolulu, Hawaii on 16-20, September 2019. Thanks to all staff involved in this effort particularly Michelle McCambridge who is managing this project, along with Heidi Allen, Melanie Russ and Michael Warren.
As you all know, this is the season for Performance Evaluations. I hope you have enjoyed the various webcasts offered to all of you to learn more about the new process. I look forward to reading your Performance Appraisals to learn more about all the great work that you are all doing to advance Earth System Science! 

I hope you enjoy this edition of news from CPAESS and please remember that this is YOUR newsletter. We would love to hear from you! If you have any news you'd like to contribute please send it here .

Thank you everyone for all of your hard work!
Innovation Award!
A hearty congratulations to Dr. Juzer Fakhruddin Dhondia who just received word from the British Royal Meteorological Society that his work has been acknowledged with an Innovation Award. The goal of the winning project was "to develop and deliver a pilot surface water alerting inform civil contingencies responders of the risk of flooding and aid response arrangements, contributing to the protection of life, property and transport" for the Commonwealth Games.

To do this Juzer and his colleagues combined "cutting edge Met Office science to forecast convective rainfall events (blended and nowcast ensembles), with the pluvial flood mapping products (hazard and risk) recently developed by SEPA, the pilot used the CEH Grid-to-Grid (G2G) hydrological model and SEPA’s library of surface water flood risk impacts to forecast the likelihood and impact of surface water events across the Glasgow conurbation. Innovative modelling and visualisation tools were developed within Deltares’s Flood Early Warning System environment. The information was conveyed to end-users through a daily surface water flood briefing supported by a forecast hazard impact map and guidance."

Dr. Dhondia is an Associate Scientist for CPAESS working at NOAA's Office of Water Prediction in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where his work is perfecting the National Water Model.
New NOAA Climate and
Global Change (C&GC) Postdocs!
We are delighted to announce the NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship winners for 2019! Congratulations to Ariane Arais-Ortiz, Melissa Breeden, Robert Fajber, and Haoran Zhou.

Ariane Arais-Ortiz
Research Topic: Carbon Sequestration in Wetlands (CASEWetlands): An Interplay Between Burial and Export
PhD Institution: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Environmental Science and Technology
Host: University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Dennis Baldocchi

Melissa Breeden
Research Topic: Evaluating the Impact of Climate Processes on Stratosphere-to-Troposphere Ozone Transport over North America
PhD Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Host: NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Dr. Karen Rosenlof

Robert Fajber
Research Topic: The Role of Atmospheric Dynamics in Polar Amplification: Going Beyond the Energy Balance Paradigm
PhD Institution: University of Toronto, Atmospheric Physics
Host: University of Washington, Dr. Kyle Armour

Haoran Zhou
Research Topic: Evolutionary landscape and ecological responses of C3, C4 and CAM photosynthesis pathways to climate variation
PhD Institution: University of Pennsylvania, Ecology and Evolution, Plant Physiology
Host: Yale University, Dr. Erika Edwards and Dr. Craig Brodersen
Left to right: Ariane Arais-Ortiz, Melissa Breeden, Robert Fajber, and Haoran Zhou.
CPAESS Highlight -
Climate and Global Change (C&GC)
Postdoctoral Fellowship
The overarching purpose of the program is to help create and train the next generation of leading researchers needed for climate studies. In a larger context, it was necessary to attract new PhD’s to the community in order to establish the seeds of scientific leadership needed in the field of climate and global change research. 

The fellowship program has developed an outstanding reputation of attracting the best and the brightest PhDs in the sciences relevant to the NOAA Climate Program Office. Appointed fellows are hosted with mentoring scientists at U.S. universities and research institutions to work in an area of mutual interest. The program focuses on observing, understanding, modeling, and predicting climate variability and change on seasonal and longer time scales.

Congratulations to our new C&GC Fellows and to all of our alumni doing wonderful work today!
To give you a taste of this program and its impacts
please check out our C&GC Alumna Dr. Elizabeth Barnes (above) who is
currently a professor at Colorado State University.
Co-Workers Visiting in Boulder
Above: We have our US CLIVAR folks in for the Atmospheric Convection and
Air-See Interactions of the Tropical Oceans workshop in Boulder, CO from
May 7-9, 2019. At the top find Jeff Becker and Jennie Zhu, and below them Mike Patterson, Director of US CLIVAR - all of whom are based in Washington, DC.
Below: We were delighted to have a visit from JCSDA scientist Suryakanti Dutta of College Park, Maryland who is chatting with CPAESS Director Hanne Mauriello.
Our New Co-Workers
CPAESS has added some wonderful new staff members.

Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA)
Clementine Gas - Associate Scientist
Mark Olah - Software Engineer

Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center
Georgios Chintzoglou - Project Scientist

NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)
Liping Zhang - Project Scientist

NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO)
Virginia Selz - Program Specialist

NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Pierre Honore Kamsu Tamo - Associate Scientist

Welcome to CPAESS everyone! We are delighted you have joined the team and look forward to working with you. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Clementine Gas
Mark Olah
Georgios Chintzoglou
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NCAR-UCP Day of Science & Discovery
This was the first year that UCP (UCAR Community Programs) jointly organized the annual Day of Science and Discovery with NCAR. UCP Director, Bill Kuo (pictured above) kicked off the whole event by giving an overview of UCP's many talents so that NCAR scientists could see how we might be able to work with each other more.

CPAESS was represented by Thomas Auligne (pictured below), Director of the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA). He gave a wonderful talk on JCSDA's approach on research during his talk "A Fresh Look at O2R/R2O Transition."
Upcoming Meetings!
Coming up are some meetings that may be of interest to you.

NACP SLG Meeting, 5-6 June 2019 in Washington, DC

EarthCube Annual Meeting 12-14 June 2019 in Denver, CO

CEDAR 2019 Workshop 16 - 21 June 2019 in Santa Fe, NM

National Drought and Public Health Summit 17-19 June 2019 in Atlanta, GA
US CLIVAR has a calendar of ongoing webinar series accessible via their website. Coming up next is the US AMOC Science Team Webinar Series, which occurs every third Thursday at Noon EST and discusses recent Atlantic overturning circulation research. They also have an extensive list of ongoing workshops to check out as well and a list of workshops around the world.

U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program has a wonderful webinar series called From Science to Solutions: The State of the Carbon Cycle. This series runs through the end of May and is in partnership with OneNOAA Science Seminar Series.
Educational Opportunities:
To Teach and Learn
You may have noticed that NCAR/UCAR provides opportunities to share your research through broadcast lectures. Several of you have taken advantage of this opportunity through currently established seminar series. Given there are so many brilliant researchers in CPAESS we will be starting a CPAESS Seminar series.

If you will be traveling to Boulder for any other purpose, please consider giving a talk about your research while you are here. Please contact us as soon as you can about your trip and we will set everything up! Spread the word - this is a great opportunity for you to network with other UCAR/NCAR scientists and have them understand your special slice of the science pie.

- Here is a brief list of upcoming lectures hyperlinked for you-

The following lectures can be seen here.

MMM Seminar Series - Eulerian-Lagrangian simulations of low-Mach number droplet-laden turbulent flows; from droplet combustion to turbulent cloud simulation by Bamdad Lessani, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Recorded seminar can be viewed here.

HAO Colloquium - The power of the powerless: Big role of small-scale gravity waves in global momentum budget by Hanli Liu, HAO. Recorded Seminar will be found here.

MMM/EOL Joint Seminar - MMM/EOL Joint Seminar - Observations and parameterizations of autoconversion in marine stratocumulus: A closure study based on Giant Cloud Condensation Nuclei (GCCN) by Jorgen B. Jensen, NCAR/EOL. Recorded seminar can be viewed here.

MMM Seminar Series - Physical Processes Leading to Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones in Vertical Wind Shear by Xiaomin Chen, NOAA/AOML Hurricane Research Division. Recorded seminar can be viewed here.

MMM Seminar Series - Physical Processes Leading to Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones in Vertical Wind Shear by Xiaomin Chen, NOAA/AOML Hurricane Research Division. Recorded seminar can be viewed here.

ACOM Seminar Series - Aerosol trends in the United States: Fires in the West and Sulfate in the East by Rebecca Washenfelder, Chemical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Recorded seminar can be viewed here.

CGD Seminar Series - The seasonal cycle of upper-ocean mixing in the Bay of Bengal by Deepak Cherian, NCAR. Recorded seminar can be viewed here.

More archived webcasts and videos here.
Go to the MetEd site for training resources here.
Your Publications
Part of your employment expectations is listing your publications in OpenSky on the UCAR/NCAR website. The purpose of this digital archive is to provide free and open access to the scientific output and other intellectual resources created at NCAR/UCAR for the advancement of the atmospheric and related sciences.

In the Acknowledgements section scientists note the agency and grant number that supported their research. This is a requirement for funded work. Please contact us and we'll happily send you the language and grant number for any of your publications. Thanks very much!
Recent Publications

Bushuk, M., R. Msadek, M. Winton, G. Vecchi, X. Yang, A. Rosati, and R. Gudgel, 2019: Regional Arctic sea–ice prediction: Potential versus operational seasonal forecast skill. Climate Dynamics, 52, 2721-2743, doi:10.1007/s00382-018-4288-y.

Ulate Medrano, M., Q. Wang, T. Haack, T. Holt, and D. P. Alappattu, 2019: Mean offshore refractive conditions during the CASPER East Field Campaign. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 58, 853-874, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0029.1.

Zou, Y., B. M. Walsh, Y. Nishimura, V. Angelopoulos, J. M. Ruohoniemi, K. A. McWilliams, and N. Nishitani, 2019: Local time extent of magnetopause reconnection using space–ground coordination. Annales Geophysicae, 37, 215-234, doi:10.5194/angeo-37-215-2019.
CPAESS Work Opportunities
CPAESS has numerous job listings for work at the National Ocean Service/ Office of Coast Survey and the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation. Check out our open positions and let your friends know. 
Even people employed by CPAESS ask about the breadth and depth of the programs and opportunities we provide. Here is a super brief primer.

CPAESS is a part of the UCAR/NCAR family. Specifically, we are within UCAR’s Community Programs (UCP). CPAESS is the largest of UCAR's Community Programs.

CPAESS’ provides early career opportunities including employment at federal labs across the nation. We also host multi-agency programs and have partnerships with federal agencies –take a peek to get an idea of some of them listed here. CPAESS provides postdoctoral and educational programs. Lastly, we convene scientific communities to help promulgate scientific information and foster collaboration across the earth system science community. Here is a list of our upcoming events.

CPAESS has approximately 140 employees, over 100 of which are spread across the United States as seen on the map below. If you go here you can click on a location and you'll see staff grouped by program work. Many of our co-workers are in federal labs. Our staff's skill sets are impressively diverse. We appreciate you and your talents being a part of the CPAESS family.