|News Highlights |
$1,000,000+ NASA Grant for Satellite Studies of Ocean WindsAssociate Professor Mark Bourassa is receiving a 4-year, $1 million+ grant from NASA to continue leading NASA's Ocean Vector Wind Science Team. COAPS scientists Steve Morey and Dmitry Dukhovskoy are co-investigators. The award will also support research at COAPS on winds and oceanography in the Gulf of Mexico and high latitudes, and the development of new techniques for improving satellite derived fields for ocean forcing.
$789,000 USDA-NIFA Grant to Improve Crop Yield Projections in the Southeast USA
COAPS scientists DW Shin, Steve Cocke, and James O'Brien are the lead investigators on a new project to optimize crop yield projections using advanced climate modeling techniques. The scientists are receiving a 3-year, $789,000 award through the US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture interagency climate change program to integrate state-of-the-art climate projections, crop modeling systems, and economic evaluations to develop a tool for studying agricultural production in the Southeast USA. This integrated framework will enable the scientists to assess the potential impact of future climate variability and trends on the production of economically-valuable crops in the region. Additional collaborators include scientists from the University of Florida and the University of Miami who, together with the COAPS researchers, are part of the Southeast Climate Consortium.
Assistant Professor Vasu Misra Selected for Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
Vasu Misra, an assistant meteorology professor at COAPS, has been selected for a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associate Universities (ORAU). The award provides $10,000 for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions, and is intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities.
Call for Submissions for New WFSU Environmental Minute Radio Program
COAPS Professor Vasu Misra is leading the development of a new "Environmental Minute" radio program to be aired on WFSU (88.9FM). All FSU faculty members who work in environmental studies are encouraged to submit a Q&A to this program. To request a submission form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
February Florida Climate Summary
The Florida Climate Center (housed at COAPS) has released its February 2011 Climate Summary for Florida. The report shows that average temeratures were above normal while rainfall totals were generally below normal during February. To receive the monthly climate summaries by email, join the Florida Climate Center mailing list.
| COAPS In the Press |
3/2/11: Brush fire danger seen in advance (Florida Today; with COAPS scientist David Zierden)
2/15/11: Florida State welcomes warmer weather (FSU.com Radio; with COAPS scientist David Zierden)
2/15/11: La Niņa may bring warm late winter to the Southeast (FSU.com; with COAPS scientists James O'Brien and David Zierden)
1/27/11: Florida Climate Institute aims to educate (WCTV; with COAPS scientist Vasu Misra)
1/27/11: Wind and ocean currents could be renewable resources (WCTV; with COAPS scientists Mark Powell and Alexandra Bozec)
Tue., Mar. 22, 3:30-4:30p - Florida Climate Institute Seminar
Location: View video broadcast from UF at COAPS, Rm 220
Speaker: Robert Socolow, Princeton University Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering - "How Would We Act If We Took Climate Change Seriously?"
Thu., Mar. 24, 1-2p - Florida Climate Institute Seminar
Location: COAPS, Rm 220
Speaker 1: Henry Fuelberg, FSU EOAS - "Transport of Asian Biomass Burning Emissions to the Arctic-Climatological Considerations"
Speaker 2: Bill Dewar, FSU EOAS - Title TBA
Thu., Mar. 31, 3-4p - Florida Climate Institute Seminar
Location: UF webcast link will be posted here
Speaker: Chet Koblinsky, NOAA Climate Services - "Development of Climate Services in NOAA"
Mon., Apr. 4, 11a-12p - COAPS Seminar
Location: COAPS, Rm 220
Speaker 1: J.P. Michael - "Intermediate models for ENSO"
Speaker 2: Geoff Montee - Title TBA
Speaker 3: Panagiotis Velissariou - Title TBA
Wed., Apr. 6, 10a-2p - FSU Earth Day Celebration
Location: FSU Campus - Oglesby Union Green
Location: Capitol Complex, Tallahassee
Thu., Apr. 14, 1-2p - Florida Climate Institute Seminar
Location: COAPS, Rm 220
Speaker: Ben Kirtman, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science - "Impact of Ocean Model Resolution on CCSM Climate Simulations"
Sat., Apr. 16, 10a-3p - FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory Open House
Location: 3618 Coastal Highway 98, St. Teresa, FL
Mon., May 2, 11a-12p - COAPS Seminar
Location: COAPS, Rm 220
Speaker 1: Erik Fraza - Title TBA
Speaker 2: Christopher Selman - Title TBA
Speaker 3: Jianhua Lu
- "Manabe and Wetherald (1967): Thermal equilibrium of the atmosphere with a given distribution of relative humidity"
Location: Orlando, FL
|Recent Publications |COAPS authors are in bold.
Chan, S. C., and V. Misra, 2011: Dynamic downscaling of the North American Monsoon with the NCEP-Scripps Regional Spectral Model from the NCEP CFS global model. J. Climate, doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3593.1. (in press).
Chan, S. C., V. Misra, and H. Smith, 2011: A modeling study of the interaction between the Atlantic Warm Pool, the tropical Atlantic easterlies, and the Lesser Antilles. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2010JD015260. (in press).
Hurlburt, H.E., E.J. Metzger, J.G. Richman, E.P. Chassignet
, Y. Drillet, M.W. Hecht, O. Le Galloudec, J.F. Shriver, X. Xu, and L. Zamudio
, 2011: Dynamical evaluation of ocean models using the Gulf Stream as an example
. Observing, Assimilating, and Forecasting the Ocean
, A. Schiller and G. Brassington, Eds., Springer, (in press).
Katsaros, K. B., A. Bentamy, M. Bourassa
, and N. Ebuchi, 2011: Climate Data Issues from an Oceanographic Remote Sensing Perspective. Remote Sensing of the Changing Oceans
, Tang, DanLing (Ed.), Springer-Verlag, (in press).
Srinivasan, A., E.P. Chassignet
, L. Bertino, J.M. Brankart, P. Brasseur, T.M. Chin, F. Counillon, J.A. Cummings, A.J. Mariano, O.M. Smedstad, and W.C. Thacker, 2011: A comparison of sequential assimilation schemes for ocean prediction with the HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM). Part I: Twin experiments
. Ocean Modelling
, (in press).
COAPS is inviting applications for the following positions. For more information, please visit http://coaps.fsu.edu/jobs.shtml.
- Postdoctoral researcher in coupled GCM studies
- Postdoctoral researcher in hydrology
- Postdoctoral researcher in ocean modeling/computational fluid dynamics
- Postdoctoral research in global ocean model evaluation
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| About COAPS |
The Florida State University Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) is a center of excellence performing interdisciplinary research in ocean-atmosphere-land-ice interactions to increase our understanding of the physical, social, and economic consequences of climate variability.
COAPS scientists and students come from a wide range of disciplines, including meteorology, physical oceanography, statistics, and the computer and information sciences.