CSL News & Events

  • John Schiff Selected for National Academies Science Policy Fellowship

    John Schiff Selected for National Academies Science Policy Fellowship

    Jul 29, 2020 - CSL

    Congratulations to John Schiff for being one of nine recipients of a postdoctoral Science Policy Fellowship with the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies! John will begin his one-year fellowship in New Orleans this fall, hosted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Read below for the official announcement.


  • Friday February 28 CSL Meeting

    Friday February 28 CSL Meeting

    Feb 26, 2020 - CSL

    Tornado Casualties and Climate: Past, Present, and Future

    Presenter: Dr. Tyler Fricker
    Time: Friday, 28 February 2020, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday February 14 CSL Meeting

    Friday February 14 CSL Meeting

    Feb 14, 2020 - CSL

    Paper Discussion: "Predictability in the Midst of Chaos: A Scientific Basis for Climate Forecasting" by Shukla, 1998

    Presenter: All
    Time: Friday, 14 February 2020, 2:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday February 7 CSL Meeting

    Friday February 7 CSL Meeting

    Feb 6, 2020 - CSL

    Biogeochemical Regimes in the Oceanic Southeastern United States: Deep-Sea Black Corals and Exported Primary Production

    Presenter: John Schiff
    Time: Friday, 7 February 2020, 2:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday January 31 CSL Meeting

    Friday January 31 CSL Meeting

    Jan 30, 2020 - CSL

    The Impact of Climate on French Vintage Rankings

    Presenter: Dr. Robert E. Davis, University of Virginia
    Time: Friday, 31 January 2020, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday January 17 CSL Meeting

    Friday January 17 CSL Meeting

    Jan 16, 2020 - CSL

    Sub-seasonal Predictability of a Genesis Potential Index

    Presenter: Dr. Rodrigo Bombardi
    Time: Friday, 17 January 2020, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Geosciences Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

    Geosciences Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

    Nov 21, 2019 - CSL

    The College of Geosciences is pleased to announce the launch of the Geoscience Future Faculty (GFF) Postdoctoral Research Associate Fellowship to be awarded to two (2) fellows annually. Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2020. The position is awarded for two years with a generous support package including a salary of $60,000/yr for a 12-month appointment, research funds ($15,000/yr, including relocation support), plus health-care benefits.


  • Thursday November 7 CSL Meeting

    Thursday November 7 CSL Meeting

    Nov 4, 2019 - CSL

    Practice Master's Thesis Defense: The Influence of Local Sea Ice and Remote Northern Hemisphere Teleconnections on Cyclones in Baffin Bay, Davis Strait, and Labrador Sea

    Presenter: Bradley Barger
    Time: Thursday, 7 November 2019, 3:30 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Paleoclimate Summer Program in Italy

    Paleoclimate Summer Program in Italy

    Aug 2, 2019 - CSL

    Danielle Schimmenti just returned from the 16th annual Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology, which focuses on past global change reconstruction and modelling techniques.


  • Friday May 24 CSL Meeting

    Friday May 24 CSL Meeting

    May 23, 2019 - CSL

    Practice Master's Thesis Defense: A Multi-Decadal Precipitation Evaluation for Namibia Using Satellite, Model, and Ground-Based Data

    Presenter: Rhett Douris
    Time: Friday, 24 May 2019, 2:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday April 26 CSL Meeting

    Friday April 26 CSL Meeting

    Apr 25, 2019 - CSL

    Practice Master's Thesis Defense: Estimating Losses from Hurricane Harvey Using FEMA's HAZUS-MH Model

    Presenter: Nicole Casamassina
    Time: Friday, 26 April 2019, 2:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Victoria Ford Wins AAG Accolades

    Victoria Ford Wins AAG Accolades

    Apr 11, 2019 - CSL

    Congratulations to Victoria Ford for winning first prize in the American Association of Geographers' Climate Specialty Group student paper competition last week!


  • Friday March 29 CSL Meeting

    Friday March 29 CSL Meeting

    Mar 26, 2019 - CSL

    2019 Annual AAG Meeting Preview

    Presenters: Bradley Barger, Nicole Casamassina, Victoria Ford
    Time: Friday, 29 March 2019, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday February 1 CSL Meeting

    Friday February 1 CSL Meeting

    Jan 31, 2019 - CSL

    Spatial Analysis of Ship Traffic in the North Atlantic Ocean during Severe Weather from March 12–19, 2018

    Presenter: Nicole Casamassina
    Time: Friday 1 February, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday January 25 CSL Meeting

    Friday January 25 CSL Meeting

    Jan 24, 2019 - CSL

    Sea Ice Survivability in a Modern Changing Hydrologic Cycle

    Presenter: Victoria Ford
    Time: Friday 25 January, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday January 18 CSL Meeting

    Friday January 18 CSL Meeting

    Jan 17, 2019 - CSL

    Response of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Synoptic-Scale Circulation to Varying Permafrost Conditions in Eurasia Using WRF

    Presenter: Daniel Vecellio
    Time: Friday 18 January, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • CSL's First White Coat

    CSL's First White Coat

    Aug 17, 2018 - CSL

    Hannah Durick will be coated at this evening's White Coat Ceremony at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, celebrating her matriculation at the College of Veterinary Medicine. This rite of passage marks an incredible journey of perseverance--from anthropology to geography and ultimately veterinary medicine--in Hannah's pursuit to protect and conserve wildlife.


  • The End of the A&M Kelci Era

    The End of the A&M Kelci Era

    Aug 3, 2018 - CSL

    It's said that teaching is the noblest profession and we are therefore thrilled that CSL's Kelci Miller has chosen this path. Kelci started on July 23 and, after two weeks of professional development and training, Monday will be her first day in the classroom.


  • Ellen Bartow-Gillies is Texas' First NOAA Coastal Management Fellow

    Ellen Bartow-Gillies is Texas' First NOAA Coastal Management Fellow

    Aug 1, 2018 - CSL

    CSL’s Ellen Bartow-Gillies, graduating on August 10 with her M.S. in Geography, was recently awarded a prestigious two-year NOAA Coastal Management fellowship. Ellen is the first ever recipient of this highly competitive award from the state of Texas and Texas Sea Grant, and she is one of only nine nation-wide recipients of this fellowship. Congratulations on this fantastic achievement!


  • Friday May 4 CSL Meeting

    Friday May 4 CSL Meeting

    May 1, 2018 - CSL

    Practice Master's Thesis Defense: Glacial-Interglacial Climate Variability in the North American Southern Great Plains from Stable Isotopes in a Texas Stalagmite

    Presenter: Ellen Bartow-Gillies
    Time: Friday, 4 May 2018, 2:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday April 27 CSL Meeting

    Friday April 27 CSL Meeting

    Apr 25, 2018 - CSL

    Practice Dissertation Proposal Defense: The Impact of Frozen Ground Degradation on Surface-Atmosphere Interactions

    Presenter: Daniel Vecellio
    Time: Friday, 27 April 2018, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday April 6 CSL Meeting

    Friday April 6 CSL Meeting

    Apr 4, 2018 - CSL

    2018 Annual AAG Meeting Preview

    Presenters: Rhett Douris, Kelci Miller, John Schiff
    Time: Friday, 6 April 2018, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday January 26 CSL Meeting

    Friday January 26 CSL Meeting

    Jan 25, 2018 - CSL

    Seasonal Predictability of Summer Rainfall over South America

    Presenter: Rodrigo Bombardi
    Time: Friday, 26 January 2018, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday December 1 CSL Meeting

    Friday December 1 CSL Meeting

    Nov 30, 2017 - CSL

    Penultimate Glacial-Interglacial Climate Variability in the Southern Great Plains of North America

    Presenter: Ellen Bartow-Gillies
    Time: Friday, 1 December 2017, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday November 10 CSL Meeting

    Friday November 10 CSL Meeting

    Nov 9, 2017 - CSL

    Analysis of Geographic Vulnerability of Areas Impacted by Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Using GIS

    Presenter: Nicole Casamassina
    Time: Friday, 10 November 2017, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday October 27 CSL Meeting

    Friday October 27 CSL Meeting

    Oct 26, 2017 - CSL

    Dinosaurs of the Arctic

    Presenter: Victoria Ford
    Time: Friday 27 October 2017, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday October 13 CSL Meeting

    Friday October 13 CSL Meeting

    Oct 12, 2017 - CSL

    Spatially Generalized Hurricane Outage Prediction Model

    Presenter: Dr. Brent McRoberts
    Time: Friday 13 October 2017, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday September 29 CSL Meeting

    Friday September 29 CSL Meeting

    Sep 28, 2017 - CSL

    Stable isotopes in proteinaceous black coral skeletons as proxies for ecosystem variability in the Gulf Stream over millennial timescales

    Presenter: John Schiff
    Time: Friday 29 September, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday September 22 CSL Meeting

    Friday September 22 CSL Meeting

    Sep 21, 2017 - CSL

    The Role of Upper Ocean Heat Content and Sea Surface Temperature on Northeast Pacific Hurricane Evolution during Average and Active Years

    Presenter: Victoria Ford
    Time: Friday 22 September, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday September 15 CSL Meeting

    Friday September 15 CSL Meeting

    Sep 14, 2017 - CSL

    Exploring the Use of Emergency Response Data Related to Extreme Heat in Large City Centers

    Presenter: Daniel Vecellio
    Time: Friday 15 September, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday September 8 CSL Meeting

    Friday September 8 CSL Meeting

    Sep 8, 2017 - CSL

    Welcome Back Meeting

    Presenter: All CSL Members
    Time: Friday 8 September, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Liyan Tian Dissertation Defense

    Liyan Tian Dissertation Defense

    Jun 5, 2017 - CSL

    Analysis of Spatial-Temporal Variations of Drought in Oklahoma

    Ms. Liyan Tian
    Time: Tuesday 6 June, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
    Location: 712 O&M


  • Friday March 31 CSL Meeting

    Friday March 31 CSL Meeting

    Mar 29, 2017 - CSL

    Response of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Synoptic-Scale Circulation to Varying Permafrost Conditions in Eurasia Using WRF

    Presenter: Daniel Vecellio
    Time: Friday 31 March, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday February 17 CSL Meeting

    Friday February 17 CSL Meeting

    Feb 16, 2017 - CSL

    Three Minute Topic Competition

    Presenter: CSL Students
    Time: Friday 17 February, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday December 2 CSL Meeting

    Friday December 2 CSL Meeting

    Dec 1, 2016 - CSL

    Our #fearless explorers are back!

    Presenters: Kenzie, Ellen, Kelci, and John
    Time: Friday 2 December, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday October 28 CSL Meeting

    Friday October 28 CSL Meeting

    Oct 27, 2016 - CSL

    The Role of Frozen Ground in Eurasian Surface-Atmosphere Interactions

    Presenter: Oliver W. Frauenfeld
    Time: Friday 28 October, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday October 21 CSL Meeting

    Friday October 21 CSL Meeting

    Oct 20, 2016 - CSL

    Validation of MERRA-2, MERRA-Land, and ERA-Interim Snow Depth Quantities in Eurasia

    Presenter: Daniel Vecellio
    Time: Friday 21 October, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Northwest Hawaiian Islands Cruise Fall 2016

    Northwest Hawaiian Islands Cruise Fall 2016

    Oct 17, 2016 - CSL

    On Tuesday October 18, Chief Scientist Dr. Brendan Roark and graduate students Ellen Bartow-Gillies, Kelci Miller, John Schiff, and Mackenzie Schoemann embark on their fall 2016 cruise to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands and the Emperor Seamount Chain on the University of Hawaii's R/V Ka`imikai-O-Kanaloa.


  • Friday October 14 CSL Meeting

    Friday October 14 CSL Meeting

    Oct 13, 2016 - CSL

    Assessment of multiple approaches for using soil moisture to evaluate drought in the U.S. Great Plains

    Presenter: Shanshui Yuan
    Time: Friday 14 October, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday October 7 CSL Meeting

    Friday October 7 CSL Meeting

    Oct 6, 2016 - CSL

    Analysis of spatial-temporal variations of drought in Oklahoma

    Presenter: Liyan Tian
    Time: Friday 7 October, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday September 23 CSL Meeting

    Friday September 23 CSL Meeting

    Sep 22, 2016 - CSL

    Examining Variations in Nutrients and Carbonate System in the Mid-Atlantic Canyons using Desmophyllum dianthus, Cup Corals

    Presenter: Mackenzie Schoemann
    Time: Friday 23 September, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Friday September 9 CSL Meeting

    Friday September 9 CSL Meeting

    Sep 6, 2016 - CSL

    We are very pleased to welcome our newest faculty member to the Climate Science Lab: Dr. José J. Hernández Ayala joins us from the University of Florida as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Geography. At the first CSL meeting of the fall 2016 semester, Dr. Hernández will be sharing with us some of his research expertise in the hydroclimatology of tropical cyclone rainfall. Please join us both in welcoming Javier, and for his presentation tomorrow:

    Climatology of Tropical Cyclone Rainfall over Puerto Rico: Processes Patterns and Impacts
    Presenter: Dr. José J. Hernández Ayala
    Time: Friday 9 September, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 805 O&M


  • Dan Participates in 2016 IARC Summer School

    Dan Participates in 2016 IARC Summer School

    Jul 5, 2016 - CSL

    From July 11-23, CSL PhD student Dan Vecellio will be attending the International Arctic Research Center's annual summer school at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Congratulations, Dan, for being selected to particiate in this program!


  • Friday April 29 CSL Meeting

    Friday April 29 CSL Meeting

    Apr 27, 2016 - CSL

    Evaluation of six drought indices for agricultural drought monitoring in South Central United States
    Presenter: Liyan Tian
    Time: Friday 29 April 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location 311 CSA


  • Friday April 22 CSL Meeting

    Friday April 22 CSL Meeting

    Apr 20, 2016 - CSL

    Determining temperature persistence in the SCIPP region in relation to improved seasonal forecasting
    Presenter: Zack Leasor
    Time: Friday 22 April, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: 311 CSA


  • Friday April 8 CSL Meeting

    Friday April 8 CSL Meeting

    Apr 6, 2016 - CSL

    Soil Moisture - Watershed Scale vs. Regional Scale
    Presenter: Chen Zhao
    Time: Friday 8 April, 2:00-3:00
    Location: 311 CSA


  • NASA SPoRT Seminar, Wednesday April 6th

    NASA SPoRT Seminar, Wednesday April 6th

    Apr 4, 2016 - CSL

    You are cordially invited to attend the special seminar on Wednesday, April 6th from 10:00-11:00 a.m., Jonathan Case and Dr. Clay Blankenship, NASA SPoRT will be on campus from 9:00-3:00 p.m., so please let me know if you are interested in meeting them.


  • Friday March 25 CSL Meeting

    Friday March 25 CSL Meeting

    Mar 23, 2016 - CSL

    Most of CSL will be attending the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA from March 29–April 2. Please join us on Friday in CSA 311 from 2:00–3:00 p.m. for practice presentations by some of our undergraduate researchers


  •  Liang Chen Wins Paper of the Year Award

    Liang Chen Wins Paper of the Year Award

    Mar 8, 2016 - CSL

    Dr. Liang Chen's peer-reviewed publication "Impacts of Urbanization on Future Climate in China," in press with the journal Climate Dynamics, has been awarded the John Russell Mather Paper of the Year award from the Climate Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.