Dr. Patricia Sobecky, the Alabama Water Institute (AWI) director, hosted the first UA faculty network workshop on Oct. 12, 2017. President Stuart Bell shared his visions on the AWI at the opening, and faculty discuss the ways that the AWI can stimulate collaborations across departments at the UA under the theme of "Water." We also had a UA-NWC brown bag seminar presented by Dr. Ryu from National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The title of her presentation is "Toward a better understanding of land-atmosphere interactions and their impacts on hydrometeorological extremes." It was a great workshop!
Dr. Kam will be a chairperson of two sessions for extreme events during the AGU Fall Meeting this year. The first session is "Hydroclimatic Extremes: Drought III" on Monday, 11 December (Oral session, 13:40 pm-15:40 pm, Morial 295-296). The second session is "Climate Extremes under Global Warming: Characterizing Impacts and Managing Risk in a Changing World" on Thursday, 14 December (Poster session, 13:40 pm - 18:00 pm, Poster Hall D-F) and Friday, 15 December (Oral session, 13:40 pm - 15:40 pm, Morial 265-266).
Dr. Ming Pan, a friend of mine from Princeton University, visited to the University of Alabama. The tile of his seminar was "An Integrated Approach for Natural/Human Water System Analysis/Application." I was impressed how he interacted with audience, particularly when he explained the concept of "Data Assimilation" to undergraduate seniors. It is always nice to see a friend at a new place. See Ming in the AGU meeting in New Orleans!