Zelinka Chairs 2011 Gordon Research Seminar

Applications are now being accepted for the first ever Gordon Research Seminar on Radiation and Climate, to be held July 9-10 2011 at Colby College, Maine. The Seminar will provide a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and early career scientists to present their work and exchange cutting edge ideas with other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education. The collegial atmosphere of this Seminar, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an avenue for young scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented. Attendees of the Seminar are expected to attend the Gordon Research Conference that immediately follows it (July 10-15, 2011).

The focus of the Seminar is on outstanding issues in climate change, particularly those in which the interactions between clouds, water vapor, aerosols, and precipitation play a major role. The Conference will feature a broad range of topics, including grand challenges in atmospheric radiation and climate, cloud and water vapor feedbacks, aerosol-cloud-precipitation-climate interactions across scales, new approaches for remote sensing and in-situ observations of clouds, water vapor, aerosols, and precipitation, and multi-scale modeling challenges.

The GRS consists of two science sessions with oral presentations and two poster sessions. The oral sessions will consist of four presentations of 20 minutes each, with 10 minutes of additional discussion time for each presentation. Each oral session is co-chaired by a distinguished senior scientist and an early career scientist (grad student or post-doc). Oral presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts. In addition, a keynote address will be given by Brian Soden, professor of meteorology and physical oceanography at University of Miami.

For more information and to submit an application, please visit the Gordon Research Seminar website.

To be considered for an oral presentation, your application must be received by March 9, 2011. Final deadline for applications to the Seminar is June 11, 2011. Those interested in attending must submit an application for both the Seminar and the Conference. Full Story