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UCAR Update

February 2006


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In brief
Workshop to plan field project on convective influence on chemistry
CCSM working groups to meet in March
COMET to hold summer faculty workshop on multimedia tools
SCD invites large requests for computational resources
Web tip: A new calendar for the community
Reminders from last issue


Workshop to plan field project on convective influence on chemistry
The steering committee for the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) experiment, planned for summer 2009 in the central United States, invites your participation in a workshop on 10-12 April in Boulder to discuss the science and design of the DC3 field campaign. The workshop is being organized in partnership with NCAR's Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere (UTLS) initiative. This workshop will be an opportunity to get involved in DC3 and contribute to the science and the design of the field experiment.

The goals of DC3 are to characterize the effect of midlatitude continental convection on the transport and transformation of ozone and its precursors. Chemicals to be measured include hydrogen oxide radicals, their precursors, and nitrogen oxides in both the inflow and outflow regions of deep convection. Also, measurements of cloud microphysical properties, storm kinematics, and lightning discharges will be conducted.

There is no fee for the workshop. Online registration and other details can be found at the URL below. An agenda will be posted by 1 March.

Scientific contact: Mary Barth, NCAR/MMM, 303-497-8186
Logistics contact: Teresa Rivas, NCAR/TIIMES, 303-497-1437
Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry Experiment


CCSM working groups to meet in March
Several working groups with the Community Climate System Model will be meeting in March. The meetings are open, and the working groups welcome new members. Please see the URL below for links to details on each group, including draft agendas for the March meetings as they become available.

  • Atmosphere Model, 20-22 March
  • Chemistry-Climate, 22-24 March (joint on 22 March w/Atmosphere)
  • Land Model, 27-28 March
  • Biogeochemistry, 29-30 March
Contact: Lydia Shiver, CCSM Program Office, 303-497-1320
CCSM Working Groups


COMET to hold summer faculty workshop on multimedia tools
The COMET® Program announces Effective Application of Multimedia to Teaching in Atmospheric Science, a summer workshop for university faculty to be held 17-21 July in Boulder. This workshop will help university faculty make greater and more effective use of multimedia in their teaching. It will feature a combination of presentations and small work group sessions focusing on four topic areas (mesoscale processes, numerical weather prediction, satellite applications, and introductory courses), all aimed at effective integration of multimedia into the instructional environment.

The workshop is geared toward college and university faculty members who teach undergraduate meteorology courses that include some component of the focus areas. COMET will cover per diem and lodging costs; attendees pay a $50 registration fee and cover their own travel.

Application deadline: 15 April
Contact: Greg Byrd, UCAR/COMET, 303-497-8357
COMET faculty workshop


SCD invites large requests for computational resources
SCD invites university researchers with NSF awards to submit requests for projects needing more than 900 GAUs by 6 March. Allocations may be used on bluevista (an IBM Power 5 cluster with 576 batch processors), bluesky (an IBM Power 4 cluster with 1408 processors), and/or lightning (a 256-processor Linux cluster). Allocations are given for the life of the NSF project. Requests for 900 GAUs or less can be submitted at any time.

Deadline:   6 March
Contact: Ginger Caldwell, NCAR/SCD, 303-497-1229
Submission form for large requests
Overview of allocations process


Web tip: A new calendar for the community
UCAR's Governance and Communications offices have launched an updated version of the online UCAR Community Calendar. The site now provides users with the ability to look at meetings on a daily, monthly, or annual basis.

The calendar lists workshops, symposia, application deadlines, and other events of interest to researchers in the atmospheric and Earth-system sciences community. Its scope is international, with events sponsored by NCAR/UCAR/UOP, universities, government bodies, professional societies, research laboratories, and or similar groups. Any reader may submit an event. Please let us know if you find this calendar useful and if you have any comments or suggestions.

Contact: Michelle Flores, UCAR Governance, 303-497-2115
UCAR Community Calendar


Reminders from last issue

Junior faculty forum seeks your input on topics

Boulder to host international education/outreach meeting in 2006
Extended abstract deadline: 28 February 2006

ASP launches Graduate Student Visitor Program
Application deadline: 1 March 2006

Call for nominees: Undergraduate Leadership Workshop 2006
Nomination deadline: 3 March 2006

NCAR Faculty Fellowship Program seeks applicants
Application deadline: 15 March 2006

IMAGE Workshop IV on the way
Workshop registration deadline: 12 May 2006
Financial support application deadline: 7 April 2006

GTP workshop on magnetohydrodynamic modeling
Registration deadline: 1 June 2006


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