NOAA Climate & Global Change & PACE
Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

2012 Summer Institute Schedule
8 - 12 July 2012
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Sheraton Steamboat Resorts
2200 Village Inn Court
Steamboat Springs, CO  80477
Telephone: 970-879-2220
Meeting Location: Twilight Room

Updated July 9, 2012

Sunday, 8 July

6 - 7:00 pm Icebreaker – Villa Gallery  

Monday, 9 July

 7:30 am Breakfast – Twilight Room  
 8:00 David Battisti and Dan Schrag
Institute Leaders
Welcome and Introductions
 8:20 Chet Koblinsky NOAA Climate Program Office - via telecom
 8:45 Jennifer Arbuszewski Multiproxi reconstruction of tropical Pacific (sub)surface gradients through the Holocene
 9:15 Jessica Tierney East African Hydroclimate during the Last Millennium
 9:45 Julie Richey A 1500-year record of hydrologic variability from the western tropical Pacific
10:15 Break  
10:45 Jeremy Shakun The mechanics of the last deglaciation
11:15 Victoria Lee Timescales of sediment transfer from terrigenous source to North Atlantic marine sink: paleoclimate applications
11:45 Kate Dennis New isotope techniques to further our understanding of the connection between temperature and CO2 in warm, equable climates
12:15 pm Sarah Feakins Beyond ice: leaf wax records of polar precipitation
12:45 James Rae Boron isotopes and glacial CO2
 1:15 Lunch break (on your own) Adjourn until evening session

Evening Session

 6:30 Informal buffet dinner served in meeting room (Cash Bar)
 7:00 David Batisti and Dan Schrag Group discussion: Extreme climate events and climate variability
 9:00 pm Adjourn  

Tuesday, 10 July

 8:00 am Breakfast – Twilight Room  
 8:30 Michael Pritchard Exploring the Madden Julian Oscillation in a next generation multi-scale Climate modele
 9:00 Aaron Donohoe The relationship between ITCZ location and cross equatorial atmospheric heat transport
 9:30 Ning Lin Physically based assessment of hurricane surge threat under climate change
10:00 Brian Rose Thoughts on the vertical structure of poleward heat transport 
10:30 Break  
11:00 Brian Mapes Toward form-function relationships for cloud systems 
11:30 Dargan Frierson Why Tropical Rain Peaks in the Northern Hemisphere
12:00 pm Nelun Fernando
[PACE Postdoc]
Predictability of spring precursors to summer drought in Texas
12:30 Emily Fischer Teary eyes to blue skies: Using models and observations to establish a global picture of peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN)
 1:00 Glenn Wolfe Constraining Novel Photochemistry at the Biogenic Tailpipe
 1:30 Lunch break (on your own) Adjourn until evening session

Evening Session

 6:30 Informal buffet dinner served in meeting room
 7:00 David Batisti and Dan Schrag Group discussion: Dan and Dave's Global Change Questionaire AND Geoengineering the climate
 9:00 pm Adjourn  

Wednesday, 11 July

 8:00 am Breakfast - Twilight Room  
 8:30 Jennifer Talbot Unearthing the role of fungal communities in the soil carbon cycle
 9:00 Naomi Levine The importance of forest composition and structure in understanding the fate of the Amazon forest 
 9:30 Abigail Swann Ecoclimate Teleconnections: Remote Effects of the Interactions between Ecosystems and Climate 
10:00 Abby Ren Reconstructing surface nutrient status in the Subarctic North Pacific Ocean using the isotopes of multiple organic nitrogen pools  
10:30 Break  
11:00 Irina Marinov Ocean carbon storage in the 21st century: increase or decrease
11:30 Erin Towler
[PACE Postdoc]
Linking climate impacts with action: A risk-based approach for species conservation
12:00 pm Ryan Sriver Improving sea-level rise projections to inform decision making
12:30 Gretchen Keppel-Aleks Signatures of climate-driven flux variability on atmopsheric CO2
 1:00 Emma Aronson Precipitation and nitrogen manipulation impact GHG fluxes ansd associated grassland soil microbial community
 1:30 Benet Duncan
[PACE Postdoc]
Developing Climate Change Indicators for the North Central California Coast  
 2:00 Adjourn until evening dinner reception  

Evening Reception/Dinner

6:30 - 9:00 pm Reception and buffet dinner (outside weather permitting) at Sheraton Hotel - Seven's Deck
  6:30 - 7:30
Social gathering
Dinner served
Bar changes to cash bar

Thursday, 12 July

 8:00 am Breakfast - Twilight Room
 8:30 Ian Eiseman Can future sea ice loss be irreversible? 
 9:00 Matthew Druckenmiller
[PACE Postdoc]
The transforming Arctic Ocean: Implications for bowhead whales and offshore oil and gas development 
 9:30 Jeff Shaman Forecasting Seasonal Outbreaks of Influenza
10:00 Break  
10:30 David Battisti Title
11:00 Dan Schrag Title
11:30 Institute wrap-up
12:00 pm Adjourn  
Luncheon following adjournment on the Seven's Deck


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