Issue #3, September, 2017
In this issue
  • Greetings from the CPAESS Director
  • Hanne's Upcoming Trips 
  • Postdoc Accomplishments
  • Event News
  • Visits to CPAESS

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  • New Hires
  • Employee News
  • Upcoming Events
  • Career Opportunities
  • Recent Publications
Greetings From Hanne!
Dear Friends,

Hard to believe it’s already September! The summer flew by with a wealth of exciting
activities across the CPAESS Program. Critical events and meetings were held, important sponsors visited the CPAESS Boulder Office, and in particular, the summer was capped off by a grand cosmic event -- the solar eclipse -- - that for a few minutes turned day into night across much of this country – unforgettable!
We are now looking towards the fall. I personally look forward to visiting CPAESS staff and sponsors on my immediate upcoming trips to the Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, California, and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey.

We have all been watching the devastating effects of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Our
thoughts are with those staff and families affected by these events.

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to our CPAESS staff and colleagues who are tirelessly, and with exceptional performance, working to support emergency operations across Texas and the southeast of the US. We are very proud of all of you for your commit-ment and hard work.

I hope you will enjoy reading about the news across the CPAESS Program in this newsletter. Thanks today and always for the great work that you are doing. It is a true privilege working with each of you. Enjoy!
Hanne's Upcoming Trips
NWC Tuscaloosa, AL . I will be traveling September 17-20 to meet with NWC employees and sponsors.

NRL, Monterey, CA. I will be meeting with our employees at NRL and our NRL hosts and sponsors on September 26. Meg Austin will join me on this trip.

GFDL, New Jersey. I will be traveling to New Jersey to visit GFDL on October4 & 5 to meet with our employees and GFDL hosts and sponsors. Meg Austin and Kelly Smith will join me for this trip.

August 21, 2017
Total Solar Eclipse
diamond- ring effect.
photo courtesy of NASA
Postdoc Accomplishments
NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow, Class of 26, hosted by Cecilia Bitz, University of Washington.

Washington University issued a press release on Malte's paper on the unprecedented record low Antarctic sea ice extent during austral spring 2016:

Malte Stuecker
Event News
The US IIOE-2 Steering Committee organized an  Indian Ocean community workshop September 11-13, 2017 in La Jolla, CA. T hrough a combination of plenary sessions and smaller group discussions, participants in this workshop worked across disciplines of biological, chemical, physical, and
geological oceanography, as well as climate dynamics and atmospheric science to generate integrated

observing and process experiment strategies to address some of the  leading, multidisciplinary science questions in the Indian Ocean basin .
The purpose of the CPAESS-supported workshop held at the National Water Center in Tuscaloosa on 5-6 September was to identify the most effective channels and strategies to utilize and ensure access to water data. About 20 leaders in the big data and water sectors met to share their expertise and brainstorm how to meet this important objective.

Workshop participants gather in the rotunda at the beautiful National Water Center building.

Congratulations to:
Leander Anderegg (hosted at UC Berkeley)
Kelvin Bates (hosted at Harvard Univ)
Rei Chemke (hosted at Columbia Univ)
Christopher Horvat (hosted at Brown Univ)
Long-term solar activity and the climates of space and Earth
Thirty-One students from across the globe attended the school at UCAR's Center Green Auditorium.

CPAESS supported travel for 17 interns.
2017 Musicians Seamounts: Telepresence Mapping Expedition
8-31 August 2017

Within the waters of Hawaii and in interna-tional waters in the vicinity of the MusiciansSeamounts chain.

Columbia University, NY
10 - 14 July 2017

Over 350 scientists from 40 countries attended this CPAESS-organized workshop. Posters and presentations were given by early career scientists, and sponsor booths allowed participants to interact with U.S. and international agencies.
The Summit is the bi-annual meeting of the three US CLIVAR Panels and brings together science panel leadership, funding agency representatives from NOAA, NASA, NSF, ONR, and DOE.

Visits to CPAESS
Sam Contorno
NOAA Program Manager for the NOAA Science Collaboration Program Cooperative Agreement with CPAESS, visited our offices on August 8 and 9.
Amanda Adams
Program Director for the NSF GEO/AGS section visited CPAESS on 17 August.
New Hires
Heidi Allen
Heidi started her position in the Boulder office on July 31. Heidi is a travel administrator for CPAESS.
Eric Simon
Eric is a Visiting Scientist hosted at NRL in Monterey, CA. He is providing advanced satellite technical and data support, and software development and analysis for microwave remote sensing systems.
Matthew Morin
Matthew is being hosted at GFDL in Princeton, NJ. Matthew is a scientific programmer working on the Next Generation Global Prediction System initiative. He provides expertise in development, support and quality control.
Shannon Rees
Shannon is being hosted at GFDL in Princeton, NJ. Shannon is an atmospheric scientist working with the weather and climate dynamics group. She is working on the finite volume dynamical core team as part of the Next Generation Global Prediction System initiative.
Employee News
Welcome Back Dan Burge!
We are very pleased to welcome Dan back from his one-year military leave. Dan will be resuming his administrative support for CPAESS.
Ameer Habib Oubeidillah .
Congratulations to Abdoul Oubeidillah!
Abdoul Oubeidillah, a CPAESS employee hosted at the National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, AL, welcomed a baby boy on August 23.
Congratulations to Alexander Maestre!
Alexander Maestre, a CPAESS employee hosted at the National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, AL, welcomed a baby girl on August 2.
Sophie Marie
Upcoming Events
18 - 20 September 2017
Arlington, VA

21 - 27 September 2017
Estes Park, CO

25 - 26 September 2017
Monterey, CA
2 - 4 October 2017
Boulder, CO

23 - 27 October 2017
Miami, FL

24 October 2017
Washington, DC

13 - 15 November 2017
Boulder, CO
Career Opportunities
Deadline: 17 November 2017

Deadline: 12 January 2018

Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA)

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Deadline: On-going

2017 Working Group topics area: We are seeking proposals that develop these principles in relation to one or other of the following two topics:
  • TEC and ionospheric scintillation for GPS applications
  • Prediction and specification of >10 MeV proton flux
Deadline: 1 November 2017

Recent Publications

Coordinating and Communicating Carbon Cycle Research , co-authored by Gyami Shrestha UCAR CPAESS) has been pu blished on

Outreach at major U.S. and international events

The 10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference (ICDC-10), Interlaken Switzerland 2017: " Recent U.S. Efforts to Advance Integrated Carbon Cycle Research and to Assess the State of North American Carbon Cycle " .

" Update on Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2) " : This special U.S. Global Change Research Program(USGCRP) report of the Sustained National Climate Assessment is scheduled to be released by mid-2018.

To develop this report under USGCRP auspices, the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG) and the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program Office (UCAR CPAESS) at the USGCRP have been collaborating with a team of 200+ scientists (incl. UCAR ones) and editors from across North America since 2015.  
Eastham, S. D . and Jacob, D. J.: Limits on the ability of global Eulerian models to resolve intercontinental transport of chemical plumes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2543–2553, 2017.

Pellegrini, A. F. A., Anderegg, W. R. L., Paine, C. E. T., Hoffmann, W. A., Kartzinel, T., Rabin, S. S., Sheil, D., Franco, A. C. and Pacala, S. W. (2017), Convergence of bark investment according to fire and climate structures ecosystem vulnerability to future change. Ecol Lett, 20: 307–316. doi:10.1111/ele.12725

Powell, S. W. (2017), Successive MJO propagation in MERRA-2 reanalysis, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 5178–5186, doi:10.1002/2017GL073399.

Provornikova, E ., Ofman, L., Wang, T.J. Excitation of flare-°©‐induced waves in coronal loops and the effects of radiative cooling, Advances in Space Research, accepted, 2017

Stuecker, M. F. , Bitz, C. M. and Armour, K. C. (), Conditions leading to the unprecedented low Antarctic sea ice extent during the 2016 austral spring season . Geophys. Res. Lett.. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/2017GL074691

Robel, A.A. (2017), Thinning sea ice weakens buttressing force of iceberg mélange andpromotes calving , Nature Communications, 8, 14596.

Robel, A.A. , V. Tsai, B. Minchew, and M. Simons (2017), Tidal modulation of ice
stream buttressing stresses, Annals of Glaciology. Accepted.
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