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Urbanization Workshop 2013


Workshop Schedule

Time Speaker Title
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Elie Bou-Zeid and Jose Fuentes Introduction and workshop goals
9:15 – 9:40 Marshall Shepherd Department of Geography,  University of Georgia President of the American Meteorological Society Can cities create or modify precipitation? Have we answered this question and what is next in 2014 and beyond?
9:40 – 10:05 Jim Smith Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University Extreme rainfall and flooding in urban environments
10:05 – 10:25 Yi Ming NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Aerosol-induced global and regional climate change
10:25 - 10:40 Break
10:40 – 11:00 Renyi Zhang Department of Atmospheric Sciences Texas A&M University Impacts of aerosols on cloud formation and precipitation: A modeling and measurement perspective
11:00 – 11:20 Andy Heymsfield Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research Effects of urban aerosols on cloud properties
11:20 – 11:40 Athanasios Nenes School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Aerosol-cloud-climate interactions in urban environments
11:40 – 12:00 Jose D. Fuentes Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University Tethered balloon studies of chemistry and aerosol attributes in the atmospheric boundary layer
12:00 – 12:20 Mark Zondlo Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University Spatial and temporal gradients of greenhouse gases and air pollutants in urban areas
12:20 - 1:20 Lunch
1:20 – 1:40 Paul Shepson Department of Chemistry Purdue University Aircraft-based studies of atmospheric turbulence, fluxes, and cloud chemistry
1:40 – 2:00 Elie Bou-Zeid Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,  Princeton University Urban modification of the surface energy budget
2:00 – 2:20 Petra Klein School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma Urban boundary layer structure
2:20 – 2:40 Marcelo Chamecki Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University Large eddy simulation of ABL flows
2:40 – 3:00 Courtney Schumacher Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University Radar capabilities in observing deep convective processes
3:00 – 3:20 Matt Kumjian Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University Use of dual-polarization radar to investigate precipitation microphysics.
3:20 - 3:35 Break
3:35 – 3:55 Yvette Richardson Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University The effects of environmental heterogeneity on convective storms
3:55 – 4:15 Paul Markowski Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University Deep moist convection and its potential to be influenced by cities: some humble musings from a meteorologist who studies deep moist convection with observations and models
4:15 – 4:35 Leo Donner NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Clouds and aerosols in climate models: key issues and paths toward urban inclusion
4:35 – 4:55 Dev Niyogi Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University Indiana State Climatologist Multiscale analysis of urban storms
4:55 – 5:15 S.J. Lin NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Is it computationally feasible to simulate tornado-producing thunderstorms in a global climate model?
5:15 – 5:35 Zach Lebo CIRES University of Colorado, Boulder, NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory How sensitive is deep convection to aerosol perturbations? An examination of idealized numerical simulations