[Grad-postdoc-assn] Reminder: Thompson Lecture Series with Dr. Dargan Frierson, Nov 30-Dec 2 -- Schedule, sign up for individual meetings potluck and dinner!

Farshid Nazari fnazari at ucar.edu
Mon Nov 28 13:18:53 MST 2016

Dear NCAR Postdocs,

This Wednesday, we will have three-day activities with Dr. Dargan Frierson,
 an associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the
University of Washington. A more detailed schedule (including opportunities
to sign up for individual meetings) is available on the wiki
Only three slots are still available. Please take this opportunity to learn
from this experienced faculty.  Also, please sign up for the potluck and
the dinner out.

*The main events are listed below:*

*  Wednesday, Nov. 30 (**Foothills*
* Lab) *

   - Breakfast and science+career discussion - 9:00 - 10:30 am, FL2 - 1002
   - Science seminar - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, FL Main Seminar room
   - Lunch with postdocs - 12:00-1:30 pm, FL Cafeteria
   - Potluck dinner (families welcome!) - 5:30 pm, FL3 atrium (sign up here

*  Thursday, Dec. 1 (Mesa Lab)*

   - General seminar - 11-12, ML Main Seminar room
   - Lunch with postdocs - 12:00-1:30 pm, ML Cafeteria
   - Informal dinner out - 5:30 pm (sign up here

*  Friday, Dec. 2 **(**Mesa** Lab)*

   - Breakfast and science+career discussion - 9-10:30 am, ML Damon room

Please don't hesitate to send an email if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Thompson Lecture Committee

Andy Prein, Lisa Kaser, Farshid Nazari, Ying Pan, David Gagne

*Dr. **Frierson**'s* *Bio*

My primary research focus is the effect of water vapor on the global
circulation of the atmosphere. I've studied atmospheric energy fluxes
<http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~dargan/summaries/fhz07.html>, the strength
<http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~dargan/summaries/f07a.html> and width
<http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~dargan/summaries/flc07.html> of the
Hadley circulation, the effect of moisture on midlatitude static stability
<http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~dargan/summaries/fhz06.html>, and the
dynamics of convectively coupled tropical waves
<http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~dargan/summaries/f07b.html>, often in
simplified settings with the goal being a better understanding of how these
phenomena work.

As tools for my research, I utilize everything from coupled climate models
<http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~dargan/summaries/f06.html> and cloud
resolving models
<http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~dargan/summaries/pfghv06.html> to highly
idealized mathematical models (e.g, one-dimensional first baroclinic mode
models of the Walker circulation
<http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~dargan/summaries/fmp04.html>). I
wrote a simplified
moist general circulation model
<http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~dargan/summaries/thesis.html> during my
graduate work at Princeton, which my collaborators and I have used to study
the effect of moisture on midlatitude eddy scales
<http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~dargan/summaries/fhz06.html>, eddy
intensities and the jet stream position
<http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~dargan/summaries/fhz07.html>, the effect
of a hypohydrostatic rescaling
<http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~dargan/summaries/gfhpv07.html> on the
general circulation of the atmosphere, and the role of methane condensation
<http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~dargan/summaries/mpfc06.html> on cloud
formation on Saturn's moon Titan in addition to some of the topics listed

I am greatly interested in applying the theoretical understanding developed
from the simple and intermediate-complexity models to paleoclimate and
global warming scenarios. Recent work
used these simple theories to show a surprising source of the double ITCZ
problem, the most persistent bias of climate models.
Farshid Nazari, Ph.D.
ASP Postdoctoral Fellow

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Tel: (303)-497-2481         Email: fnazari at ucar.edu
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