KITP Program: Physics of Climate Change (April 28 - July 11, 2008)     
In partnership with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis; sponsored in part by BP
Coordinators: Jean Carlson, Gregory Falkovich, John Harte, Brad Marston, Ray Pierrehumbert

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Time Speaker Title
7/11, 1:30 p.m. Barbara Levi
Informal discussion on talking to the public and the press.[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/10, 11:00 a.m. Kirstie Stramler
Discussion: Preferred States of Surface and Atmosphere[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/09, 2:00 p.m. Paul Kushner
Univ. of Toronto & KITP
Annular Modes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/09, 12:00 p.m. Lance Collins
Cornell & KITP
Inertial Particle Dynamics in Turbulence: Interplay of Numerical and Experimental Studies[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/03, 13:00 p.m. Raymond Pierrehumbert
Univ. Chicago & KITP
Informal Presentation on Cold Convection during Snowball Earth Periods
7/03, 12:00 p.m. Brad Marston
Brown Univ. & KITP
Informal Presentation on the Direct Calculation of Statistics in Models of Geophysical Flows[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/02, 4:00 p.m. Raymond Pierrehumbert
Univ. Chicago & KITP
Supersonic Escape[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/02, 12:00 p.m. Lian-Ping Wang
Univ. of Delaware & KITP
Turbulent Collision-Coalescence of Cloud Droplets and Its Impact on Warm Rain Initiation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/01, 4:00 p.m. Alessandra Lanotte
Informal Discussion on Condensation of Cloud Microdroplets in Homogeneous Isotropic Turbulence[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/01, 2:00 p.m. Lena Kartashova
Univ. of Linz & KITP
A Simple Generic Model of Intra-Seasonal Oscillations in the Earth Atmosphere[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/01, 2:00 p.m. Paul Kushner
Univ. of Toronto & KITP
Temporal Power-Law Characteristics of the Atmospheric General Circulation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/30, 2:00 p.m. Physics of Climate Change Organizational Meeting
6/25, 12:00 p.m. Sasha Balk
University of Utah & KITP
Zonal Jets: The Extra Invariant for Rossby Wave Dynamics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/25, 12:00 p.m. Pat Diamond
Zonal Flow Generation Mechanisms -- Wave Number and Configuration Space Perspectives[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/24, 2:00 p.m. Olivier Pauluis
The Global Atmospheric Circulation on Moist Isentropes
6/19, 2:00 p.m. Allan Sacha Brun
Peter Ditlevsen
(Univ. of Copenhagen)
Joan Feynman
Alexander Ruzmaikin
(Caltech/ JPL)
Steve Tobias
(Univ. of Leeds & KITP)
Solar Variability and Possible Effects on Climate[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/19, 11:00 a.m. Barbara Levi
Reporting for Physics Today[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/18, 12:00 p.m. Yangang Liu
Seeing Through the Haze of Aerosol Indirect Effects on Climate[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/17, 2:00 p.m. Andi Andreae
Interactions between Aerosols, Clouds, and Climate[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/16, 4:00 p.m. Michael Shats
Australian National & KITP
Spectrally Condensed Turbulence in Two Dimensions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/13, 1:30 p.m. Joan Feynman
Caltech & KITP
Climate Stability and its Effect on Human History[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/11, 12:00 p.m. Jeremie Bec
Turbulent Suspensions of Heavy Particles[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/10, 2:00 p.m. Peter Ditlevsen
Univ. of Copenhagen & KITP
Understanding Climate Dynamics from Past Changes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/09, 12:15 p.m. Paul Kushner
University of Toronto & KITP
Climate Models and Climate Sensitivity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
6/04, 12:00 p.m. Alain Pumir
From Aerosols to Raindrops in Clouds: The Role of Turbulence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/03, 12:15 p.m. David Bowman
(University of Tasmania & KITP)
Jennifer Balch
(Yale & KITP)
Pyrogeography: Integrating across the temporal, spatial and cultural dimensions
6/02, 12:00 p.m. John Doyle
Power Laws Demystified[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/26-30 Miniconference: Pyrogeography & Climate Change
5/23, 1:30 p.m. Sandra Chapman
Warwick & KITP
Antarctica -- Notes From The Field[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/22, 11:00 a.m. Roger Nisbet
Overview and Informal Discussion about Quantitative Ecology
5/21, 12:00 p.m. Jörg Schumacher
Tech. Univ. Ilmenau & KITP
Heat Transfer in Convective Turbulence[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/20, 2:00 p.m. David Lea
On Proxies and the Last Ice Age[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/16, 1:30 p.m. Matthew Huber
Purdue & KITP
Hyperthermals, Heat Death, and Hurricanes: Implications of a Hotter Eocene Hothouse: Part II[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/14, 12:00 p.m. Matthew Huber
Purdue & KITP
Hyperthermals, Heat Death, and Hurricanes: Implications of a Hotter Eocene Hothouse[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/13, 10:00 a.m. Paul Williams
Univ. Reading & KITP
Unresolved Processes in Climate Models: Lessons from the Laboratory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/06-10 Conference: Frontiers of Climate Science
5/05, 2:00 p.m. Physics of Climate Change Organizational Meeting
5/01, 12:00 p.m. Jeffrey Weiss
University of Colorado & KITP
Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics of Climate Variability[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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