C4 IN THE NEWS
A bi-weekly, semi-official and informal news brief from the NSF Center for
Clouds, Chemsitry and Climate (C4)
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June 28, 1996
DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES THE K-12
"Dear Dr. Ramanathan:
"Thank you for your letter of April 26, 1996, and especially for enclosing a
copy of the new curricular program "Forecasting the Future, Exploring the
Evidence for Global Climate Change." Reading it - almost - makes me want
to go back to teaching; it captures the sense of exciting, hands-on
discovery that is so fundamental to the learning process."
"I congratulate everyone involved in the development of this outstanding
example of a partnership and outreach program that worked cooperatively to
bring this powerful communication and learning tool to our students and
Director of the National Science Foundation"
June 21, 1996
Editor's Note: This curriculum is an collaborative effort between C4 and
the SIO Stephen-Birch Aquarium Museum. It was published by the National
Science Teachers Associations (NSTA) in April 1996.
DR. KRISHNAMURTI NOMINATED FOR AWARD
Congratulations to Dr. Tirulavam N. Krishnamurti of the Department of
Meteorology at Florida State University who was recently nominated for the
41st International Meteorological Organization prize.
SUMMER VISITORS to C4-SIO
Currently in Residence
Dr. Erwin Boer from Nissan Cambridge Basic Research in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, visits to work with Dr. Ramanathan on 3-D cloud modeling
(June 25-July 3).
Dr. Sandrine Bony from the Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique du CNRS in
Paris, visits with Dr. W. Collins, to work on INDOEX related studies
dealing with INSAT data (June 16-July 8).
Prof. James Coakley from the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at
Oregon State University , visits with Dr. W. Collins, to work on CEPEX
satellite-aircraft energy budget comparion, and pre-INDOEX cruise #109
cloud structures (June 16-28).
Dr. A. Jayaraman from the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad
collaborates with Drs. Ramanathan and Woodbridge on the problem of
aerosol-radiative-climate interactions (June 25-July 24).
Will Visit Later this Summer
Dr. G. S. Bhat from the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences in Bangalore will
be collaborating with Dr. Ramanathan and other C4 scientists on
INDOEX-related projects, during June-August (dates tentative).
Dr. Antony D. Clarke from the School of Ocean and Earth Science and
Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa will present a lecture,
"Tropospheric Aerosols: Recent observations in pursuit of their origin,
evolution and radiative effects" on July 8.
Prof. Paul Crutzen, Director of the Department of Atmospheric Chemisty at
the Max-Planck Institute for Chemisty in Mainz, will visit from July
28-August 4 (possibly until August 10).
Dr. Jeff Kiehl, Director of the Climate Modeling Section at NCAR in
Boulder, will be the director of the July 1-19 summer course described
Prof. James McWilliams from the University of California, Los Angeles, will
also help conduct the summer course described below from July 14-19.
Dr. U.C. Mohanty from the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences in New Delhi will
work with Dr. Guang Zhang on modeling aspects of INDOEX, and database
diagnostic studies of ITCZ dynamics over the Indian Ocean from July 10-13.
Richard van Hees, a Ph.D. student in Prof. Jos Lelieveld's group at the
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, University of Utrecht, will
work with Dr. Collins and Prof. Coakley to further develop and test his
algorithm to retrieve deep and mid-level convective cloud data from
satellite observations (June 30-July 28 at C4-SIO; July 28-August 11 in
Completed C4 Visit
Dr. Larry Radke from NCAR RAF worked with Dr. Coakley on the use of the
WB57, and the development of the MCR and the extra lidar from June 20-21.
SUMMER COURSE IN CLIMATE MODELING
C4 will sponsor a summer course in modeling the coupled atmosphere - ocean
system for 25 students, faculty and researchers from July 8 - 19. Topics
of the lectures will include the observations of ocean and atmospheric
parameterization of the physical and dynamical coupling processes and
current topics in coupled ocean/atmospheric research. Each lecture will be
followed by a discussion on a publication or research topic relevant to the
lectures. Focus of the discussions will be on coupled atmosphere-ocean
modeling. In addition, lectures on related current research topics will be
given. Lecturers will be experts in the fields from NCAR, UCLA and SIO.
SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE
INSTRUCTORS @ C4-SIO
C4 is starting a new program which awards summer research fellowships to
community college instructors. The first two recipients are science
instructor Jonathan Cole of Mira Costa College and Robert Fremland,
chemistry professor at San Diego Mesa College. Both will work with Dr.
Eric Woodbridge in the C4 Surface Observation Program and on modeling. The
program duration is June - August.