Inaugural Issue #1, May 2017
In this issue
  • Greetings from Hanne Mauriello, CPAESS Director
  • Hello Washington, D.C.
  • Hello Tuscaloosa, AL
  • 2017 Jack Eddy Fellowships
  • Hunter Jones AMS Presentation
  • Okeanos Expedition

  • Meetings & Workshops
  • Career Opportunities
  • Publications
  • New Hires
  • Employee News
  • Alumni News
Greetings from Hanne!
Dear Friends,

I’m so excited to welcome you to the inaugural issue of the CPAESS newsletter!  The CPAESS Insider will keep you informed of what’s happening across the CPAESS family.

The newsletter will alert you to the work, research and achievements that weave together our program and will include:

  • Important news about our operations
  • Highlights on the various CPAESS programs; and
  • accomplishments, conferences, and other activities in which the CPAESS community is engaged.

I would like us all to shine a spotlight on the incredible efforts and achievements in our remarkable program and to find yet another way to bring us together, as one program.

And that’s just for starters. The newsletter will evolve as we do, but what is important now is that we begin to find a way to communicate the far-reaching work of CPAESS, to know what links us all together and to find points of connection to achieve a truly collaborative program: to serve our community in the advancement of earth system science. 

Please share with us your accomplishments, publications, presentations, promotions, and any exciting news that you would like us to include.  Send us photos!  Just click on the link above to send information to us. Be sure to be part of it!

Hello Washington D.C.
We have instituted staff meetings for employees residing in states outside of Colorado.  The largest group of staff that we have in one area is Washington DC, so on April 20 we held the second staff meeting there.  We look forward to visiting staff in other areas throughout the year to share what we have been doing at CPAESS and to hear about your exciting work.
Hanne recently spent a busy week in Tuscaloosa, AL, meeting with our Office of Water Prediction staff at the National Water Center.  It is a beautiful facility located right on the University of Alabama campus.
"Training the next generation of researchers needed in the field of heliophysics."

Ying Zou

Host Institution: Joshua Semeter, Boston University

Ankush Bhaskar

Host Institution: David Gary Sibeck, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Hunter Jones Presentation at AMS

Hunter Jones' abstract has been accepted for presentation in the AMS's 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology held 26-28 June, 2017, Asheville, NC.

Communities across the nation are increasingly facing more extreme heat events.  The latest National Climate Assessment (NCA) found that extreme heat events will be more frequent, more intense, and longer in duration in the future. “What now seems like an extremely hot day will become commonplace.”  
Hunter Jones, CPAESS Program Specialist 
NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO)
Silver Spring, MD

April 27 – May 19, 2017

NOAA and partners are conducting a telepresence-enabled expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly known deepwater areas as it transits across the northern portion of the Cook Islands, with focused work in the vicinity of both the Jarvis Island and Kingman/Palmyra units of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, prior to returning to Honolulu. 

Meetings & Workshops

Space Weather Workshop (SWW) is an annual conference that brings industry, academia, and government agencies together in a lively dialog about space weather.

What began in 1996 as a conference for the space weather user community, Space Weather Workshop has evolved into the Nation’s leading conference on all issues relating to space weather.

SWW is funded by NSF, NOAA and NASA. 
The annual Space Weather Workshop, hosted by CPAESS, in early May in Broomfield, CO. 261 attendees.

2017 Space Weather Workshop
May 1-5, 2017 - Broomfield, CO

May 3rd, San Juan, Puerto Rico

8-10 May 2017,  Seattle, WA

23  -  25 May 2017, Rapid City, South Dakota

23  -  25 May 2017, Santa Fe, NM

Living With a Star SAFESKY
24  -  26 May 2017, Flagstaff, AZ

6  -  8 June 2017, Arlington, VA

7  -  9 June 2017, Seattle, WA

18  -  23 June 2017, Keystone, CO

Rendani Rejoyce Nndanganeni
Space Weather Workshop
Gang Lu and Jim Spann
Space Weather Workshop
Career Opportunities
NOAA Office of Coast Survey, Silver Spring, MD
A pplications will be reviewed until this position is filled.

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

Recent Publications
"Precipitation budget of the Madden-Julian Oscillation" by Andel Adames-Corraliza, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratoy (GFDL), Princeton, NJ in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (JAS).

"Application of the NMME in the Development of a New Regional Seasonal Climate Forecast Tool" by Rebecca Bolinger, Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise Alumni, in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS).
New Hires
Erin Nagel
Erin Nagel is a GIS Analyst, hosted by the NOAA National Ocean Service, Coastal Marine Modeling Branch.  Her position is located at the University of New Hamphsire, Joint Hydrographic Center in Durham, NH.  She started her position on May 1st. 

Welcome to CPAESS Erin!
Suryakanti Dutta
Suryakanti Dutta is an Associate Scientist hosted by the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA), College Park, MD. He started his position on April 17th.

Employee News
Congratulations Whitney!

Whitney Robinson, CPAESS Program Administrator in Boulder, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Penn State University on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Whitney attended commencement ceremonies at the Bryce Jordan Center and wore the Penn State military honor cord signifying her service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Alumni News
Accomplishments of our former postdoctoral fellows
David Keith, Professor
Harvard University
NOAA Climate & Global Change Alumni
Class 2 
Geo-Engineering Experiment
Harvard researchers to launch geo- engineering experiment

David Keith, a Harvard professor of applied physics and public policy, said he hoped to get the project operational over the next few years. When launched, it would be one of the first attempts to test geoengineering methods in the field, outside of a lab.

More . . .

Sonya Legg, Princeton University, and Alumni of the NOAA C&GC Postdoc Program, has been selected as the new chair of the US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) to serve through 2017. 

The SSC chair directs US CLIVAR activities by advancing the Science Plan, identifying new opportunities for engagement, and serving as an ambassador for the program.

More . . .
Sonya Legg
NOAA Climate & Global Change Alumni
Class 4
Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science
Boulder, CO