Issue #2, July 2017
In this issue
  • Greetings from Hanne Mauriello, CPAESS Director
  • Hanne's Upcoming Trips
  • Okeanos Explorer
  • NOAA Staff visits CPAESS
  • US AMOC Science Team Meeting
  • 2017 RISA Annual Meeting
  • CEDAR 2017
  • Kathy Tedesco Moves to Boulder
  • New Total Solar Eclipse Stamp  
  • Upcoming Events
  • Career Opportunities
  • Recent Publications
  • New Hires
  • Employee News

Greetings From Hanne!
Dear Friends,

Welcome to the second edition of the CPAESS Newsletter.

So much has taken place in our various locations in the two months that have intervened since we launched this news- letter. I’ve been in circulation between
Boulder, Tuscaloosa and Washington, DC and thanks to your efforts to make me feel welcome, I have come to feel at home in all three places.

From the start, I’ve wanted to find a way for us to feel connected, to appreciate how we all work together, support and appreciate each other. I sense that is happening now and I want to thank each and every one of you for the role you play in creating a unified CPAESS.

I know that I have a very accomplished and committed staff. Reading all your perform- ance appraisals recently reinforced for me just how critical all of you are to our mission: to the services we provide in science support, event management and meeting planning, as well as in training and opportunities for professional development. These services provide our scientific community with the means to advance their research and analysis, all with a solutions-approach and practical applications, which have impact throughout the world.

Work work work… we all do plenty of it! But I hope you will find time to spend time outdoors now that the warm weather is here and the days are long and bright.

Growing up in Denmark, where winters are dark and deep, cheerfulness, reciprocity, community, and belonging are what get people through. When daylight returns in summer it is celebrated! Summer is a magical time! The daylight returns and people can’t get enough of it. Danes are often out strolling in what is actually the dead of night. They tank up on sunshine to charge their (solar-powered) batteries for the inevitable winters ahead.

Let that be a reminder to us to enjoy our time in the sun. Find time to celebrate summer, everyone!  

Hanne's Upcoming Trips
Hanne is currently visiting her family in Denmark. In September she will be visiting our employees and sponsors at the Water Center in Tuscaloosa, AL and at the Naval Research Lab in Monterey, CA. In October, Hanne will be visiting the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J.
Okeanos Explorer

2017 Laulima O Ka Moana Expedition

From July 7 to August 2, NOAA and partners, along with students supported by CPAESS, will conduct an expedition on NOAA Ship  Okeanos Explorer to continue collecting critical baseline information about unknown and poorly known deepwater areas in the Johnston Atoll Unit of the  Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.Once the Okeanos begins it's mission, there's a live feed.

NOAA staff visits the CPAESS Boulder Office
On Tuesday, June 7th, CPAESS presented an overview of the NOAA Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program to Shannon Louie and Sandra Bailey of NOAA Climate Program Office.
From L to R: Hanne Mauriello, Shannon Louie, Sandra Bailey, Kelly Smith, and Chrystal Pene.
23-25 May, 2017
Santa Fe, NM

For three days, US CLIVAR hosted members and collaborators of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) Science Team in Santa Fe to discuss advances in our understanding of the overturning circulation.

Highlights from the meeting may be found online, including over 60 oral and poster presentations, and a digital story collection from the live tweeting. 

6-8 June 2017
Washington, D.C.
"The Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program, funded by NOAA, held its annual meeting of principal investigators in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting is an opportunity for RISA program managers and investigators to exchange current research findings and discuss ways to strengthen the network in service of its mission to build the nation’s capacity to prepare for and adapt to climate variability.
Session themes included: process-based planning tools for decision-making, links to public health, strengthening national security, risk across timescales, and communicating regional impact.
18 - 23 June
Keystone, CO
The opening ceremony paid tribute to Barbara Emery, retired HAO senior scientist, who has been the lead on CEDAR conferences for many years. The CEDAR community will greatly miss Barbara, but we wish her the very best in retirement.

A slideshow was shown with pictures of Barbara's many years of service.

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Kathy Tedesco  Moves to Boulder
Kathy Tedesco is a CPAESS Program Manager 
hosted by the NOAA OAR Climate Program Office's Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division. Kathy has worked in the Climate Program Office in Silver Spring, MD for more than 15 years. She recently located to the CPAESS office in Boulder, Colorado.  Kathy will continue her position from Boulder.

Welcome to the CPAESS Boulder Office, Kathy !
Total Solar Eclipse Stamp
Madhulika Guhathakurta is NASA program sponsor for our Heliophysics Summer School and our Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships programs.
The U.S. Postal Service has developed a stamp in honor of this year's total solar eclipse that uses for the first time temperature-sensitive ink.
“As a singular event of national scale and global audience, the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21 will rival the moon landing of 1969 as a landmark event for a new generation,” said Madhulika Guhathakurta, NASA, as quoted in the Orlando Sentinel June 21, 2017.

Upcoming Events
"Long-term solar activity and the climates of space and Earth”
1 - 8 August 2017
Boulder, CO 

NOAA Industry Meeting
National Water Center
5-6 September 2017
Tuscaloosa, AL

Career Opportunities
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Recent Publications

Lehner, F., E. R. Wahl, A. W. Wood, D. B. Blatchford, and D. Llewellyn (2017),  Assessing recent declines in Upper Rio Grande runoff efficiency from a paleoclimate perspective, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 4124–4133, doi: 10.1002/2017GL073253.

Jackson, R. H., E. L. Shroyer, J. D. Nash, D. A. Sutherland, D. Carroll, M. J. Fried, G. A. Catania, T. C. Bartholomaus, and L. A. Stearns (2017), Near-glacier surveying of a subglacial discharge plume: Implications for plume parameterizations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL073602

Feng, X., Dawson, T., Ackerly, D., Santiago, L., and S. Thompson (2017). Reconciling seasonal hydraulic risk and plant water use through probabilistic soil-plant dynamics. Global Change Biology . doi:10.1111/gcb.13640.

Steiger, N.J., J.E. Smerdon, (2017): A pseudoproxy assessment of data assimilation for reconstructing the atmosphere-ocean dynamics of hydroclimate extremes. Climate of the Past Discussions, doi:10.5194/cp-2017-69.

Steiger, N.J., E.J. Steig, S.G. Dee, G.H. Roe, and G.J. Hakim, (2017): Climate reconstruction using data assimilation of water-isotope ratios from ice cores. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi:10.1002/2016JD026011.

Powell, S. W., 2017: Successive MJO Propagation in MERRA2 Reanalysis, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2017GL073399.

Stuecker, M. F., A. Timmermann, F.-F. Jin, Y. Chikamoto, W. Zhang, A. T. Wittenberg, E. Widiasih, and S. Zhao (2017), Revisiting ENSO/Indian Ocean Dipole phase relationships, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2016GL072308
New Hires
Ibrahima Diouf
Ibrahima is a Visiting Scientist hosted by the Center for Weather and Climate Prediction/Africa Desk, College Park, MD. 

He will start his position on  17 July 2017 .

Welcome to CPAESS Ibrahima!
Ankush Bhaskar
Ankush is a Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellow hosted by David Gary Sibeck at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

He will start his position on 24 July 2017.

Welcome to CPAESS Ankush!
Employee News
25 Years at UCAR!!
Brian Jackson celebrated his 25th Anniversary at UCAR on June 2nd.

It was also National Doughnut Day, so he treated his coworkers in Boulder.
Brian Jackson, Project Coordinator
Boulder, CO
Congratulations to Ibrahima Diouf!
Ibrahima Diouf, our new employee being hosted at GFDL, and his spouse, Adji, welcomed a baby girl on June 9th.

    Mame Diarra Bousso DIOUF
    Birth Weight=3.5Kg, Height=50cm
Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science
Boulder, CO