Issue #5, May 2018
In this issue

  • Greetings from the CPAESS Director
  • Hanne's Travel 
  • News
  • Science Accomplishments
  • Science Achievement Repository

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  • New Hires
  • Upcoming Events
  • Career Opportunities
  • Recent Publications
Greetings from Hanne
Dear Colleagues,

Happy spring to all of you! CPAESS is working hard on a strategic plan to formulate our goals for the coming five years. It is an exciting project, and we look forward to engaging you all in the process.

Performance appraisal season is upon us, and we will be reaching out to you for input on your progress this past year and your goals for the coming year.
Sarah Diouf, Pierre Honore, Hanne, Ibrahima Diouf and Josh Young

I hope that you all were able to attend (virtually or in person) the UCP staff meeting this week, hosted by Bill Kuo. It was an informative meeting and if you missed it, it is available
at this website with your UCAS password:

I would like to congratulate  Brian Jackson  on his 25th anniversary,  Gyami Shrestha  on her graduation from the Graduate School USA - Executive Potential Program, and  Melanie Russ  for her completion of the UCAR Leadership Academy. The official graduation for the Leadership Academy was held last week at Center Green, and I participated in the ceremony - congratulation to Melanie on this important milestone!

Hanne Mauriello

Hanne's Upcoming Travel
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, May 1-4. Hanne will visit the water center employees and program sponsors.

Washington DC. June 6-7. Hanne will attend the UCAR Board of Trustees meeting and visit with various CPAESS staff and program sponsors.
Hanne participated in the signing ceremony of the University of Alabama's membership into the UCAR consortium of universities granting PhDs in the atmospheric and related sciences. The National Water Center, where CPAESS employs 20 staff, is located on the University of Alabama campus.
Provost Kevin Whitaker & Interim Vice President for Research, John Higginbotham invite you to join
University of Alabama President, Stuart R. Bell,
UCAR President, Antonio J. Busalacchi,
for a
Signing Ceremony to Commemorate The University of Alabama’s Membership in the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

Monday, the 26th of March, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Space Weather Workshop
The Space Weather Workshop 2018 took place April 16 - 20, in Westminster, Colorado. Presentations will be posted soon. Please see this webpage for more information:
20th Anniversary of US CLIVAR
For the past 20 years, US CLIVAR has addressed some of the most pressing research questions to observe, theorize, analyze, model, experiment, and synthesize our understanding of the climate system, particularly the great uncertainties related to the role of the ocean. Collaboration has been essential to making this progress happen. So throughout 2018, the US CLIVAR Project Office, in collaboration with the program's implementation bodies, funding agencies, and partners, will host events to bring together the community to celebrate the achievements over the years and build momentum for the future. 

20th Anniversary of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program
In 1998, the Carbon Cycle interagency Working Group (CCIWG) was formally constituted to coordinate efforts that 12 U.S. government agencies and departments now lead as part of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program (established 1999). During the past 25 years, research organized and supported in part by the Program has greatly increased our understanding of the processes involved in, for example, the potential for enhanced decomposition of soil carbon as the climate warms, and the processes influencing carbon dioxide uptake in a warming ocean. Important components of this research are intensive, interagency coordinated field campaigns that unite in-situ, air-borne, and satellite-based observations…' (U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2017). UCAR staff have been part of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program Office in Washington D.C. since its early beginnings, providing essential support to the CCIWG and co-leadership of coordinated communication science facilitation and networking activities under Program auspices, such as most recently, the 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) .

For details, see, 20th Anniversary celebration tweets #20YearsOfCarbonProgram and a community science testimonial via
U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program family at right.
Science Accomplishments
Gyami Shrestha, Director U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program
Congratulations are in order for Gyami Shrestha, the director of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Program for completion of the Executive Potential Program at Graduate School USA.

Bidya Binay Karak, Jack Eddy Fellow alumni
Bidya received an assistant profressor position at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU), Varanasi, India. He will be teaching physics and solar physics courses to graduate and PhD students. 

Bidya has also been awarded a prestigious Humbolt fellowship to study the origin of stellar magnetic fields. His host institute will be Max-Planck Insitute of Solar System Research, Goettingen.

Congratulations Bidya!
Science Achievement Repository
Don't forget to enter your publications and other professional accomplishements on the OpenSky database and the NCAR database.
We hope that you will use these tools regularly throughout the year to keep your information up to date.

To report your publications and accomplishments click here.
New Hires
Christen Taylor Armstrong
Taylor is a Visiting Scientist working jointly with NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) and NOAA’s National Fisheries Service Office of Science & Technology. Taylor oversees/coordinates the drafting of revisions to the National Climate Assessment and also oversees the execution of an ocean acidification synthesis product transition project.
Leander Anderegg
Leander is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. He received his PhD in biology from the University of Washington and is doing his research on plant response to the carbon cycle. He will be hosted by Todd Dawson at the University of California, Berkeley.
Shelby Brunner
Shelby is a Program Specialist with the NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO). Shelby is responsible for the activities and reporting of the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) 2020 Project. Shelby also leads and manages the technical support for the TPOS 2020 Steering Committee, the TPOS Resource Forum, and provides overall management of the TPOS Distributed Project Office (DPO) to advance the TPOS 2020 mission. Shelby is also the recipient of the prestigious Knauss Fellowship.
Emily Osborne
Emily is a Program Specialist with the NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO).
Emily  supports the Arctic Research Program (ARP) in the Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division (OOMD) of NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO). Emily provides daily support to the OOM Division Director for budget planning and awards execution, the review and processing of work plans and annual reports, and helps to coordinate several ongoing activities in the ARP. Emily also supports the efforts of the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) through engagement with its leadership and members.  Emily is also the recipient of the prestigious Knauss Fellowship.
Patrick Stegmann
Patrick works for the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) and provides software engineering support for the enhancement and maintenance of the Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM). The CRTM represents the cornerstone of the JCSDA and is used by many groups including NOAA/NESDIS, NASA/GMAO, NOAA/NCEP/EMC, U.S. Navy FNMOC, and others. 
Upcoming Events

1 - 3 May 2018
Boulder, CO

6 - 8 June 2018
Arlington, VA

25 - 29 June 2018
Santa Fe, NM

4-8 June 2018
Washington, DC

2018 SWOT Science Team Meeting
26-29 June 2018
Montreal, Canada
Career Opportunities
Communications Writer and Editor II
This is a full-time position in the Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS). This position plays a critical role in educating and informing our broad range of target audiences, which span from the Earth science university community, federal sponsors, our employees located across the U.S., and the general public. Creative and detail-oriented communications professional. The position organizes this effort by strategically building our audiences and their understanding of our value while increasing our reach across the community through planning, writing and production of all communication products including websites, newsletter, reports, digital media, and social media platforms, with engaging content and compelling visuals.

Visiting Scientist - Computational Oceanographer/Model Support
NOAA/GFDL is seeking a computational oceanographer, to assist in ocean model development and research into the ocean's role in the earth system using numerical simulations of global ocean-circulation in earth-system models.
This position will be located at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) in Princeton, NJ.

This is a full-time, one-year term position with the possibility of renewal for a maximum term of three years. This position will be posted until May 14, 2018 or until a sufficient number of applications have been received. 

NCEP Research Collaboration Opportunities
Conduct research in an operation setting with colleagues at NCEP in College Park, MD. Project proposals for short-term visits from scientists in academia, govt labs, non-profit and private sectors may be submitted at any time. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

JCSDA Executive Officer
he Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) mission is to improve and accelerate the uses of research and operational satellite data in numerical weather and climate prediction models among its partner agencies - NASA, NOAA, and the DoD. The central role of the Executive Officer is to provide effective communication and coordination between the science Project Leads and the Executive Team to ensure that projects achieve their objectives effectively and on schedule,

The following positions are closed and the hiring process is in progress:
Budget and Grant Analyst
Meeting and Event Planner III
Meeting and Event Planner II
Recent Publications
New book: Storm Surge, Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate. Extreme weather of the past and future. by Adam Sobel, Professor, Columbia University. Adam is a former NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow, Class 7).
Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science
Boulder, CO