COLA / AOES Land Group

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Prof. Paul Dirmeyer
Building: Research Hall
Office: Room 266
Mail stop: 6C5
Phone: +1-703-993-5363
E-mail: pdirmeye~gmu.edu

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Ph.D. student Holly Norton has been awarded an internship for 2017 from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Summer Student Internship Program. She will be working at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Maryland, where she will implement a more realistic treatment in the Noah land surface model of the movement of water below the land surface where karst and other porous and fractured rock underlies the surface, affecting the availability of soil moisture.

Presentations at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco:

  • NG13A-1692 Dirmeyer, P. A., L. Chen and J. Wu, 2016: Extending the confrontation of weather and climate models from soil moisture to surface flux data.
  • H31I-02 Sobocinski-Norton, H. E. and P. A. Dirmeyer, 2016: Soil moisture memory in karst and non-karst landscapes.
  • GC21B-1081 Chen, L. and P. A. Dirmeyer, 2016: Impacts of land use/land cover change on afternoon precipitation over North America.
  • A33J-0411 Guo, Z. and P. A. Dirmeyer, 2016: Subseasonal predictability of extreme events.
  • A43D-0262 Huang, B., C.-S. Shin, J. Shukla, L. Marx, M. Balmaseda, S. Halder, P. A. Dirmeyer, and J. L. Kinter 2016: Reforecasting the ENSO events in the past fifty-seven years (1958-2014).
  • H21D-1434 Wu, J. and P. A. Dirmeyer, 2016: Understanding the causes of drought demise over CONUS.
  • A43O-06 Ford, T., P. A. Dirmeyer, and D. Benson, 2016: Evaluation of the ability of S2S and NMME models to predict heat waves following drought events in the United States.

Post-doc Liang Chen won the "Paper of the Year Award" award from the Climate Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). Liang was invited to present the paper titled "Biogeophysical Impacts of Land Cover / Land Use Change on Climate," at the AAG Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, 29 March - 2 April 2016.