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2007 Events

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.

  • JIFRESSE’s 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.

  • The 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 Atmospheric Science.

  • 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
    4:30 p.m.
    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