Events and activities from 2007.
- The JIFRESSE Steering Committiee held its second meeting on December 3, 2007. All members were present except Dr. Jason Hyon who was on travel status.
- Director Liou
was elected Vice Chair of the “Special Fields and Interdisciplinary
Engineering” Section of the National Academy of Engineering. He will
become chair of this Section on July 1, 2008.
Science Team presented a poster at the Fourth Annual Climate Change
Research Conference, 9/13-9/17/2007 in Sacramento, California. The
Research Conference was sponsored by the California Energy Commission
and the California EPA.
- Dr. Randy Friedl,
one of JIFRESSE’s JPL Coordinators, is currently on leave from JPL at
NASA Headquarters as the Deputy Chief Scientist for Earth Science.
- Professor Jim McWilliams, JIFRESSE Science team member and a member of the JIFRESSE Steering Committee,
was appointed Chair of the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department
at UCLA effective July 1, 2007. JIFRESSE science team member, Robert
Fovell, was promoted to Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and
Oceanic Sciences effective July 1, 2007.
Science Division at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has undergone a
recent reorganization of two Earth science sections. Dr. James
Margitan, appointed to JIFRESSE's Steering Committee,
is the new Section Manager for the Earth Atmospheric Science Section.
UCLA Adjunct Professor Yi Chao, a JPL founding member of JIFRESSE, was
appointed Section Manager for the Climate, Oceans and Solid Earth
Section. The new sections were created from the former Earth Science
and Earth Remote Sensing Science Sections. Dr. Annmarie Elderling,
UCLA Adjunct Assistant Professor and another JPL founding JIFRESSE
member, has been appointed as the Deputy Section Manager for Earth
- Dr. Randy Freidl,
JIFRESSE Coordinator at JPL, presented two position talks, "Regional
Effects Underway at JPL/Caltech and UCLA" and "California Climate
Observations: Calsat" at a climate change initiative workshop sponsored
by the California Council for Science and Technology in Sacramento, May
24, 2007. Director Liou also participated in the meeting. On May 31,
2007, Dr. Friedl gave a lecture, "Future Earth Observations from
Space," in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department
- Seminar: Adjoint Sensitivity of Global Sea-Air CO2 flux in a Marine Ecosystem Model
Jerry F. Tjiputra, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 1:30 p.m., 3637 Geology Bldg.
- Director Liou
was invited to make a presentation on JIFRESSE at a half day meeting
hosted by the College of Letters and Science for representatives of
Aerospace Corporations on March 20, 2007.
Public Lecture: Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes
Kerry Emanuel, Ph.D.
Monday, February 12, 2007
LaKretz Hall, Room 110
University of California at Los Angeles
- Director Liou
was invited to make a presentation about JIFRESSE to the Mechanical and
Aerospace Department faculty in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering
and Applied Science on February 9, 2007.
- First JIFRESSE Steering Committee Meeting
February 1, 2007