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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 3:30pm

SPEAKER:       Dr. Jorgen Jensen, RAF Scientist and Lead, Science and Instrumentation Group, NCAR EOL

DATE:               June 2, 2020

TIME:                3:30-4:30 pm MT

WEBCAST:       www.ucar.edu/live?room=fl21022

QUESTIONS:    Email questions during the talk to Uhrike Romatschke: romatsch@ucar.edu

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ABSTRACT

Human exhaled drops (sputum) may originate as lung fluid, phlegm, saliva and nasal fluid. Fundamentally such drops are dilute saline solutions with added protein, lipids, etc. Thus their properties share similarities with atmospheric sea-spray drops, although with a higher organic contribution.

In relation to the current COVID pandemic, two critical areas are: (1) What are the hygroscopic properties of such exhaled drops, over what distances do they evaporate, and what drop sizes can be expected to fall out vs. what drop sizes will remain suspended as aerosol particles, and (2) given that drops will partially or fully evaporate, what are the relative humidity-dependent mechanisms that likely affect virus viability.

This talk examines the chemical composition of such drops, and what likely happens when these exhaled drops partially or completely dry out. This is followed by a discussion of a classical sea-salt aerosol hygroscopicity study and another prior study of hygroscopic measurements of salt solution with bovine protein added (thus resembling human exhaled drops). These two studies, in combination with a very recent MS2 virus viability study, is used to arrive at a threshold for a minimum relative humidity in hospitals, nursing homes, offices, etc., in order to minimize virus viability by natural processes (assuming that COVID and other viruses behave as MS2).

The speaker is not a medical specialist, thus the behavior of human exhaled drops is only approached from an atmospheric science point of view, looking at physical responses of such drops. A set of future experiments will be conducted to quantify hygroscopic properties of human exhaled drops; these will be described in the talk.

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium

Posted by Melissa Ward (mward@ucar.edu) at x8713
Hosting lab/division or program:
EOL
Will this event be webcast?
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 2:00pm

SPEAKER:        Dr. Jenna Samra - Astrophysicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO)/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA)

DATE:                June 16, 2020

TIME:                 2:00 - 3:00 pm MDT

WEBCAST:       https://www.ucar.edu/live?room=fl21001

QUESTIONS:   Email questions during the talk to Ulrike Romatschke: romatsch@ucar.edu

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ABSTRACT

High-altitude infrared remote sensing is a promising new method for measuring coronal plasma and magnetic fields. This talk presents recent results from Smithsonian’s Airborne Infrared Spectrometer (AIR-Spec) and outlines concepts for future airborne and balloon-based spectrometers and spectro-polarimeters.

AIR-Spec is an imaging spectrometer that measures light over a 0.4 degree field of view in three spectral passbands between 1.4 and 3 microns. The instrument was commissioned during the 2017 total solar eclipse, when it observed five coronal emission lines from the NCAR Gulfstream V research jet. During the 2019 eclipse, significant instrument improvements enabled high-precision measurements higher in the corona. A third flight is planned for December 2020, and a new balloon-based instrument is being designed based on the results of the aircraft missions.

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
FL2-1001 Small Seminar Room

Posted by Melissa Ward (mward@ucar.edu) at x8713
Hosting lab/division or program:
EOL
Will this event be webcast?
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 1:00pm

Have questions or need help with your performance evaluation (PE) tasks in Workday? We’re here to help! Arrive anytime for individual assistance between 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. MDT via Google Meet.

Unable to attend today’s session? A recording of one of our previous demos and step-by-step guides is available on the Workday User Support site.

 

Questions about Workday? Visit the Workday User Support site or submit a Workday help desk ticket in JIRA.

 

 


Posted by Heather Hoyer (hhoyer@ucar.edu) at x8574
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 12:00pm

Laura Pan, from ACOM will be offering a Tai Chi lesson Friday, June 5, Noon - 12:30.

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art and it is widely practiced contemporarily for its health benefit. It can be practiced by people of all ages and in various health and fitness conditions. Many people consider Tai Chi as a moving meditation because the practice integrates mind and body using deep breathing.  The practice is highly recommended by Harvard Medical School. In this mini class, Laura will briefly introduce the philosophical foundation of Tai Chi (with one slide) and teach a very short routine as a “Taste of Tai Chi”. Please attend the video meeting in a place you can move on spot, preferably with at least 2-3 feet around you. Dress comfortably, barefoot okay on carpet, flat shoes if on a hard floor. To join the video meeting, join this Google Calendar event.

If you can’t make it, don’t worry, it will be recorded for later playback and posted in Staff Notes Daily.

And if you're interested in teaching a class, please contact Beth Swanson.


Posted by Beth Swanson (bswanson@ucar.edu) at x8509
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 8:00am

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, the first Unified Forecast System (UFS) Users’ Workshop will be held virtually online, from 27-29 July, 2020. The aim of the workshop remains to establish an annual forum to exchange ideas, advance education on applying the UFS, and embrace the full potential of the community to support and help improve the UFS modeling and prediction system. A diverse group of participants from across the weather enterprise are encouraged to participate and engage in this forum, with the following main objectives:

Inform attendees of the most recent updates to the UFS, including programmatic and technical information Illustrate the capabilities of the UFS and inform the community how they can contribute to the development and improvement of the UFS Showcase experiences related to various aspects of the modeling system (atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, dynamics, physics, data assimilation, verification, etc.) and different range of applications (short-term up to seasonal, global, regional, hurricane, air quality, etc.)

The following logistical modifications have been made relative to holding a virtual forum: Registration is now free but required (all registration fees received previously will be fully refunded)

Deadlines have been extended:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 07 June
  • Abstract acceptance notification: 06 July
  • Agenda available: 13 July
  • Registration closes: 20 July

Student/postdoc travel support will be provided for the second UFS Users’ Workshop planned for summer 2021

For more information, please view the workshop website at the following link: https://dtcenter.org/events/2020/ufs-users-workshop.

 


Posted by Jenny Bolton (jbolton@ucar.edu) at x2852
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 8:00am

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, the first Unified Forecast System (UFS) Users’ Workshop will be held virtually online, from 27-29 July, 2020. The aim of the workshop remains to establish an annual forum to exchange ideas, advance education on applying the UFS, and embrace the full potential of the community to support and help improve the UFS modeling and prediction system. A diverse group of participants from across the weather enterprise are encouraged to participate and engage in this forum, with the following main objectives:

Inform attendees of the most recent updates to the UFS, including programmatic and technical information Illustrate the capabilities of the UFS and inform the community how they can contribute to the development and improvement of the UFS Showcase experiences related to various aspects of the modeling system (atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, dynamics, physics, data assimilation, verification, etc.) and different range of applications (short-term up to seasonal, global, regional, hurricane, air quality, etc.)

The following logistical modifications have been made relative to holding a virtual forum: Registration is now free but required (all registration fees received previously will be fully refunded)

Deadlines have been extended:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 07 June
  • Abstract acceptance notification: 06 July
  • Agenda available: 13 July
  • Registration closes: 20 July

Student/postdoc travel support will be provided for the second UFS Users’ Workshop planned for summer 2021

For more information, please view the workshop website at the following link: https://dtcenter.org/events/2020/ufs-users-workshop.

 


Posted by Jenny Bolton (jbolton@ucar.edu) at x2852
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 8:00am

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, the first Unified Forecast System (UFS) Users’ Workshop will be held virtually online, from 27-29 July, 2020. The aim of the workshop remains to establish an annual forum to exchange ideas, advance education on applying the UFS, and embrace the full potential of the community to support and help improve the UFS modeling and prediction system. A diverse group of participants from across the weather enterprise are encouraged to participate and engage in this forum, with the following main objectives:

Inform attendees of the most recent updates to the UFS, including programmatic and technical information Illustrate the capabilities of the UFS and inform the community how they can contribute to the development and improvement of the UFS Showcase experiences related to various aspects of the modeling system (atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, dynamics, physics, data assimilation, verification, etc.) and different range of applications (short-term up to seasonal, global, regional, hurricane, air quality, etc.)

The following logistical modifications have been made relative to holding a virtual forum: Registration is now free but required (all registration fees received previously will be fully refunded)

Deadlines have been extended:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 07 June
  • Abstract acceptance notification: 06 July
  • Agenda available: 13 July
  • Registration closes: 20 July

Student/postdoc travel support will be provided for the second UFS Users’ Workshop planned for summer 2021

For more information, please view the workshop website at the following link: https://dtcenter.org/events/2020/ufs-users-workshop.

 


Posted by Jenny Bolton (jbolton@ucar.edu) at x2852
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 9:00am

TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions continue virtually during COVID19. You can call 1-800-732-8353.

Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits

Posted by Nancy Hopek (hopek@ucar.edu) at x8704
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 9:00am

TIAA: Virtually conductied Individual Counseling Sessions

Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.

Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits

Posted by Nancy Hopek (hopek@ucar.edu) at x8704
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9:00am

TIAA: Virtually conductied Individual Counseling Sessions

Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.

Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits

Posted by Nancy Hopek (hopek@ucar.edu) at x8704
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:00am

Have questions or need help with your performance evaluation (PE) tasks in Workday? We’re here to help! Arrive anytime for individual assistance between 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MDT via Google Meet.

Unable to attend today’s session? The complete schedule is available on our Workday User Support site, along with a recording of one of our previous demos and step-by-step guides.

 

Questions about Workday? Visit the Workday User Support site or submit a Workday help desk ticket in JIRA.


Posted by Heather Hoyer (hhoyer@ucar.edu) at x8574

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