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The department and CIRA jointly host weekly colloquia held Friday mornings in room 101 (large classroom) of the main building. Refreshments are served at 10:45 a.m. in the weather lab (room 105 ATS) with the presentation starting at 11:15 a.m. The department also hosts other seminars generally announced on the associated mailing list. You can subscribe to the list by sending a message to using "subscribe colloquium" as the subject.

If you would like to invite a speaker, please first read the colloquium guide for hosts and check this page for available dates. Contact Michael Bell (, Christine Chiu (, or Torrie Moss ( with questions. Here is a template for a visit schedule for speakers.

Upcoming Colloquia

May 3, 2019 Water vapor, precipitation, and tropical waves: What can we learn from simple models?
Angel Adames-Corraliza from University of Michigan
Hosted by Kristen Rasmussen
May 6, 2019 at 2 p.m. Using infrared spectroscopy to characterize the carbonaceous and inorganic composition of aerosol filter samples collected in U.S. and international monitoring networks
Ann Dillner from University of California, Davis
Hosted by Amy Sullivan
May 10, 2019 Title to be announced
Nicholas Klingaman from University of Reading
Hosted by Eric Maloney
September 5, 2019 Title to be announced
Camille Stevens-Rumann from Colorado State University
Hosted by Jeffrey Pierce
September 19, 2019 “Climate versus weather: Planning the climate observing system of the future is more than collecting weather observations”
Elizabeth Weatherhead from University of Colorado at Boulder
Hosted by Christine Chiu
October 10, 2019 “TBD”
Vernon Morris from Howard University & NOAA NCAS-M
Hosted by Emily Fischer
October 24, 2019 “TBD”
Joyce Penner from University of Michigan
Hosted by Sonia Kreidenweis

Past Colloquia

2019 Spring Fall
2018 Spring Fall
2017 Spring Fall
2016 Spring Fall
2015 Spring Fall
2014 Spring Fall
2013 Spring Fall
2012 Spring Fall
2011 Spring Fall
2010 Spring Fall
2009 Spring Fall
2008 Spring Fall
2007 Spring Fall