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EU Discussion Series at CSTPR

EU Discussion Series at CSTPR

The EU Discussion Series at CSTPR

Augusto González, Adviser at the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, will deliver a series of 8 seminars on EU, ranging from fundamental institutional aspects to current EU priorities

Session 7: Circular Economy Package
   
Lecturer: Augusto González – European Commission

This next seminar will be available via live webcast. To view the live webcast please go to Adobe Connect and login as a guest.

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Friday, December 2, 2016
12:00pm to 1:00pm

location

CSTPR Conference Room, 1333 Grandview Avenue

Event Type

CSTPR
2016-12-02
 
Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Graeme L Stephens

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Graeme L Stephens

Due to important personal matters that have come up for Dr. Stephens, the DLS Committee recommended that he postpone his talk at this time. The talk for December 2nd has been canceled; no date has been rescheduled at this time.

 

The mysterious Earth - how Earth observations contributes to our understanding of Earth system and the Grand Science Challenges 

by Dr. Graeme L Stephens - Director Center for Climate Sciences, JPL, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Abstract: How much will the Earth warm in the coming decades? How will the Earth’s hydrological cycle and major storm systems change in response to the projected warming? These questions are timely and societally important to address. They also represent basic science challenges confronting our understanding of the evolving Earth System. Addressing these questions involves understanding of the processes that couple water cycle and energy producing the critical feedbacks that govern the response of the Earth system to a global warming. This talk will describe advances in understanding these feedbacks derived from observations obtained from Earth orbiting satellites and address how and where heat is being absorbed by Earth, and how the hydrological of the planet is changing.

Bio: Dr. Graeme Stephens completed his B.S. with honors from the University of Melbourne in 1973 and received his Ph.D. in 1977 from the same university. He was appointed to the CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research in 1977 as a research scientist and promoted to senior research scientist in 1982. From 1979 to 1980, Professor Stephens served as a post-doctoral research student at the CSU Department of Atmospheric Science. He joined the faculty as an associate professor in 1984 and was promoted to full professor in 1991.

Dr. Stephens' research activities focus on atmospheric radiation including the application of remote sensing in climate research to understand the role of hydrological processes in climate change. He also serves as the primary investigator (PI) of the NASA CloudSat Mission and associated research group which has launched a satellite to study the internals of clouds using equipment similar to radar. 

 

 

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Friday, December 2, 2016
4:00pm

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DLS
2016-12-02
 
 
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EU Discussion Series at CSTPR

EU Discussion Series at CSTPR

The EU Discussion Series at CSTPR
12:00-1:00 PM

Augusto González, Adviser at the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, will deliver a series of 8 seminars on EU, ranging from fundamental institutional aspects to current EU priorities

Session 8: EU Research and Innovation: The Horizon 2020 Programme
   
Lecturer: Augusto González – European Commission

This next seminar will be available via live webcast. To view the live webcast please go to Adobe Connect and login as a guest.

date

Friday, December 9, 2016
12:00pm to 1:00pm

location

CSTPR Conference Room, 1333 Grandview Avenue

Event Type

CSTPR
2016-12-09
 
CIRES Special Seminar: Dr. Pieternel Levelt

CIRES Special Seminar: Dr. Pieternel Levelt

OMI, TROPOMI, TROPOLITE: towards 1 x 1 km2 Air Quality and Emission monitoring 

by Prof. Dr. Pieternel Levelt - Department Head R&D Satellite Observations KNMI, Professor University of Technology Delft, OMI Principal Investigator

Abstract: The Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), launched on board of NASA’s EOS-Aura spacecraft on July 15, 2004, provides unique contributions to air quality monitoring from Space. The combination of urban scale resolution (13 x 24 km2 in nadir) and daily global coverage proved to be key features for the air quality community. The OMI data is currently used operationally for improving the air quality forecasts, for inverting high-resolution emission maps, UV forecast and volcanic plume warning systems for aviation. Due to its 12 year decade long continuous operation OMI provides the longest NO2 and SO2 record from space, which is essential to understand the changes to emissions globally. 

In 2016 Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI), the successor of OMI, will be launched on board ESA’s Sentinel 5 Precursor satellite. TROPOMI will have a spatial resolution of 7x7 km2 in nadir; a more than 6 times improvement over OMI. The high spatial resolution serves two goals: (1) emissions sources can be detected with even better accuracy and (2) the number of cloud-free ground pixels will increase substantially. TROPOMI will be an important satellite mission for the EU Copernicus atmosphere service and will be followed by ESA’s sentinel 4 and 5 satellites. 

In the coming decades air pollution in megacities will continue to be a major area of concern and the need for timely, high resolution information on emissions will increase, preferably to a level where sources can be isolated on the < 1 x 1 km2 scale.  Currently we are working on new follow-on satellite instrumentation, TROPOLITE, that is designed to fly on small satellites. With this instrument we envisage to improve emission monitoring of megacities to the < 1 x 1 km2 spatial resolution level. TROPOLITE can be e.g. viewed as an add-on to the Copernicus suite of atmospheric satellite instruments, adding high-resolution potential to the Copernicus backbone. 

An overview of air quality applications, emission inventories, and trend analyses will be given, based on the excellent OMI data record. An outlook will be presented on the potentials of the TROPOMI and the new TROPOLITE instrument in the air quality domain. First measurements with TROPOLITE on board of an aircraft will be presented.  

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Friday, December 9, 2016
10:00am to 11:00am

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CIRES Auditorium
2016-12-09
 
 
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CIRES Members Council Meeting - Cancelled

CIRES Members Council Meeting - Cancelled

Cancelled

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Monday, December 12, 2016
12:00pm to 2:00pm
2016-12-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
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