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CIRES Director Town Hall (CU Boulder and NOAA)

CIRES Director Town Hall (CU Boulder and NOAA)

Join us for a Director's Town Hall with CIRES Director Waleed Abdalati on Tuesday, September 1 at 9 am, for both CU Boulder and NOAA employees. 

 

Join via Google Meet: meet.google.com/tcu-dfws-aav 

Phone: +1 530-453-9054 (PIN: 676853587)

 

date

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
9:00am to 10:00am

location

Google Meet
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ESOC Virtual Weekly Coffee

ESOC Virtual Weekly Coffee

ESOC virtual coffee hour occurs weekly from 9-10am on Wednesdays. We will be meeting remotely on Zoom. Please email Claire Waugh (waughc@colorado.edu) for information.

ESOC researchers, post-docs and graduate students gather for conversation and to discuss research. Occasional guest speakers are invited to give short presentations on topics of interest.

This week we will have a presentation from Fangfang Yao, a visiting CIRES post-doc fellow, Recent lake volume changes in global landlocked basins and the links to climate variability. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

date

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
9:00am to 10:00am

location

Zoom

contact

Claire Waugh; waughc@colorado.edu
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CIRES Proposal Training Session 

CIRES Proposal Training Session 

Members of the CIRES Finance Team will address building and submitting proposals, Anne Gold from CIRES Outreach will discuss broader impacts, and Susan Sullivan will address the importance of diversity and inclusion for proposals.

Join us via Google Meet on Wednesday. September 9, 10:30- noon: meet.google.com/eyi-dwje-xqv or join by phone: (US) +1 904-900-0478 (PIN: 309128252) Questions, please contact: CIRESproposals@colorado.edu

date

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
10:30am to 12:00pm
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ESOC Virtual Weekly Coffee

ESOC Virtual Weekly Coffee

ESOC virtual coffee hour occurs weekly from 9-10am on Wednesdays. We will be meeting remotely on Zoom. Please email Claire Waugh (waughc@colorado.edu) for information.

ESOC researchers, post-docs and graduate students gather for conversation and to discuss research. Occasional guest speakers are invited to give short presentations on topics of interest.

date

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00am to 10:00am

location

Zoom

contact

Claire Waugh; waughc@colorado.edu
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NC CASC Webinar Series: People, Nature, and Future Climate: Developing prioritized climate adaptation actions through a stakeholder driven process in southwest Colorado

NC CASC Webinar Series: People, Nature, and Future Climate: Developing prioritized climate adaptation actions through a stakeholder driven process in southwest Colorado

NC CASC Webinar Series 
People, Nature, and Future Climate: Developing prioritized climate adaptation actions through a stakeholder driven process in southwest Colorado

Presenters:
Renee Rondeau (Conservation Planner and Ecologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program)
Marcie Bidwell (Executive Director, Mountain Studies Institute, Durango, CO)
Andrew Breibart (Hydrologist, BLM, Gunnison Field Office) 
 

Thursday, September 10th, 2020, 11a-12p MDT

Advanced registration is required for this webinar. Register here. Upon registration you will receive an email with details on how to join the webinar.

date

Thursday, September 10, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm
MDT
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Atmospheric Chemistry Program Seminar

Atmospheric Chemistry Program Seminar

Chemistry of Volatile Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere

Joost de Gouw, ANYL faculty, CU Boulder

"Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are released from many different natural and man-made sources to the atmosphere. VOCs are removed by different oxidants on time scales of minutes to months with oxidized VOCs, ozone and fine particles as a result. These processes affect air quality and climate and are a challenge to understand due to the large number of different VOCs that are released to the atmosphere and the analytical difficulties in measuring all of these compounds as well as their oxidation products.

In our laboratory, we make measurements of VOCs by proton-transfer-reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometry (PTR-TOF) and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). PTR-TOF allows measurements of many different VOCs with high time resolution and without the need for pre-separation or sample treatment. GC-MS allows higher chemical detail, but at the cost of time resolution. We also combine these methods to better understand the compounds that are detected by PTR-TOF in different environments.

Several different ongoing and future projects will be presented in this seminar. First, we use PTR-TOF for measurements of VOCs in indoor environments. From the results we learn about the sources of VOCs from people, chemical products and building materials, the chemical transformations of these VOCs and other loss process such as surface uptake and ventilation to the atmosphere. Second, we are working on the emissions and chemistry of VOCs released from volatile chemical product (VCP) use to the atmosphere, which was recently discovered to be the dominant source of VOCs in urban air. In this research we make measurements of VOCs in urban air, separate the different emission sources and describe the chemical transformations of VOCs after emission. Finally, we are working on a chamber study to better understand the formation of secondary organic aerosol from biogenic VOCs."

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Laboratory Studies of Contact Efflorescence in a Long Working Distance Optical Trap

Maggie Tolbert, ANYL faculty, CU Boulder

"Because homogeneous salt efflorescence typically requires low relative humidity (RH), atmospheric salt particles are often assumed to be aqueous throughout much of their atmospheric lifetime. Here we use a long working distance optical trap to examine heterogeneous efflorescence that occurs when a supersaturated salt droplet comes into contact with a solid particle. We compare our findings for pure salt droplets with those obtained for salt/organic droplets where the organic may be found either in a core shell structure or as an amorphous/glassy solid. We find that in many cases, single collisions with a range of nuclei promote efflorescence at relatively high RH, causing salt particles to be solid for more of their atmospheric lifetime. Similar experiments are proposed in the future to examine the role of contact in ice cloud nucleation."

 

This seminar is remote only. Please contact Anne for the link to access the session. Note that this seminar begins at 12:40 PM.

date

Monday, September 14, 2020
12:30pm

Event Type

Seminar

contact

Anne.Handschy@colorado.edu
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CIRES Graduate Association Coffee Break

CIRES Graduate Association Coffee Break

Have you been working from home since March? Are you new to the university and to CIRES? Now that we are living in a time of social distancing, it is important to come together however we can. Let's take a short break and get to know one another over a coffee, tea or your beverage of choice. This event (socially distant, of course) is for all new and returning students and post-docs in order to build community and camaraderie. Please RSVP here and we look forward to seeing you there! 

 

date

Monday, September 14, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm

Event Type

CGA
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CIRES/NOAA Science@Home w/ Michael Koontz

CIRES/NOAA Science@Home w/ Michael Koontz

Presenter: Michael Koontz
Topic: Understanding Where Wildfires and Insects Kill Trees Using Drones and Satellites

Register for this FREE event.

About the series: The CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home Virtual Speaker Series runs at 1pm Tuesdays and is designed to show young students at home the work being done at CIRES and NOAA, and offer recommendations to activities that can be done at home to reinforce learning

date

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
1:00pm to 1:30pm
MT

contact

ciresoutreach@colorado.edu
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POSTPONED: CIRES Director Town Hall

POSTPONED: CIRES Director Town Hall

POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 22. Please join us Wednesday for the e-Celebration of Life for Koni Steffen.

Join us for a Director's Town Hall with CIRES Director Waleed Abdalati on Tuesday, September 15 at 9 am, for both CU Boulder and NOAA employees. 

RESCHEDULED

date

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
9:00am to 10:00am

location

Google Meet
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ESOC Virtual Weekly Coffee

ESOC Virtual Weekly Coffee

ESOC virtual coffee hour occurs weekly from 9-10am on Wednesdays. We will be meeting remotely on Zoom. Please email Claire Waugh (waughc@colorado.edu) for information.

ESOC researchers, post-docs and graduate students gather for conversation and to discuss research. Occasional guest speakers are invited to give short presentations on topics of interest.

date

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00am to 10:00am

location

Zoom

contact

Claire Waugh; waughc@colorado.edu
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Konrad Steffen: A Celebration of Life

Konrad Steffen: A Celebration of Life

Please join us virtually on Wednesday, September 16 at 3 p.m. MT to celebrate Konrad Steffen’s life and contributions. Koni served as CIRES Director from 2005-2012, and went on to direct the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL).

[download the program here]

We will stream the event on YouTube.

If you would like to share a few words during this tribute, there will be a few opportunities between speakers. We plan to use Poll Everywhere to invite people to share a sentence or two, which will display on screen. 

Please also feel free to add any written thoughts or messages on the CIRES condolences page (CIRES login required) or the WSL page. Some of these messages will be displayed during the event.

We continue to mourn the death of our former colleague, and look forward to remembering and celebrating his life. We hope you will join us. 

date

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
3:00pm

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