ASP Distinguished Lecture Series Archive



J. Marshall Shepherd (University of Georgia) - July 2020

Zombies, Sports, and Cola: Implications for Communicating Weather and Climate Science

Current Advances in Urban Hydrometeorological Research at the University of Georgia


Arlene Fiore - (Columbia University) July 2019

Science with Stakeholders: Collaborative research with air quality and health applications

Chemistry-climate connections from the polluted to remote atmospheric regions

Elizabeth Barnes (Colorado State University) - April 2019

Extracting climate signals from the noise with machine learning

An Unstable State: My Continuous Struggle to Find Work-Life “Balance” 


Kim Cobb (Georgia Tech) - May 2018

Corals and ocean temperature extremes - a past to future view

Coral constraints on 20th century trends in central Pacific climate - ENSO and the mean state

Jonathan E. Martin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Quasi-geostrophic diagnosis of the influence of vorticity advection on the development of upper level jet-front systems

Chasing a Giant –Reginald Sutcliffe and the invention of modern synoptic-dynamic meteorology


Deanna Hence (Univerisity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) - May 2017

Remote Sensing: Multiscale Interactions in the Evolution of Tropical Convection

Science by and for all: Challenges and some possible solutions towards broadening pathways into the atmospheric sciences


Dargan M. W. Frierson (Univerisity of Washington) - December 2016

What's the usefulness of climate outreach? Of idealized models?

How the land, sea, ice, and mountains move the rain

Richard Seager (Columbia University) - April 2016

The California Drought

Global Decadal Hydroclimate Variability in Observations and Models


Ian Faloona (University of California, Davis) - December 2015

Second Hand Smog: A Bird's Eye View of Intercontinental Air Pollution Transport from California's Coastal Mountains

The Importance of Seeing Turbulence in Airborne Atmospheric Chemistry Studies: From Entrainment Mixing to Emissions Estimates

Christopher Barker (University of California, Davis) - February 2015

Climate & mosquito-borne diseases: a complex relationship

Climate-informed response to an invasion of the Asian tiger mosquito


Ulrike Lohmann (ETH, Zürich) - December 2014

Grand challenges in understanding clouds: from ice crystal formation to their influence on climate

Observations and model simulations of orographic mixed-phase clouds (MPC)

Ruth DeFries (Columbia University) - April 2014

Remote Sensing of Land Use Processes: Beyond Patterns of Land Cover

Tropical Land Use in an Urban World


Geoffrey Vallis (University of Exeter) - November 2013

Climate Sensitivity, the General Circulation and Global Warming

Mechanisms of Superrotation in Idealized Terrestrial Atmospheres

Peter Vitousek (Stanford University) - March 2013

Indigenous Agriculture, Biogeochemistry, and Sustainability in the Pre-Contact Pacific

Perspectives on the Nitrogen Cycle


Andrew Dessler (Texas A&M) - October 2012

Will clouds save us from global warming?

The alternative reality of climate skeptics

Stefanie Pfirman (Barnard College) - May 2012


Shadia Habbal (University of Hawaii) - November 2011

Gavin Schmidt (NASA) - April 2011


Bjorn Stevens (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology) - December 2010

John Seinfeld (California Institue of Technology) - April 2010


Jean-Dominique Creutin (Envirhônalp) - November 2009

Eugene N. Parker (University of Chicago) - April 2009


Raymond T. Pierrehumbert (University of Chicago)

Inez Fung (University of California, Berkeley)


William H. Hooke (AMS)

Michael Ghil (University of California, Los Angeles)

Robert A. Houze Jr. (University of Washington)


Julia Slingo (University of Reading)


Anne M. Thompson (Penn State University)

Isaac Held (NOAA)


Daniel J. Jacob (Harvard University)

Dana W. Longcope (Montana State University)

David S. Battisti (University of Washington)


Edward Lorenz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Michael McIntyre (Cambridge University, UK)

Craig Bohren (Penn State University)


Bob Rosner (University of Chicago)

Jim Holton (University of Washington)

Mark Schoeberl (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)


Susan Solomon (NOAA)

Tim Palmer (European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts)


Jerry Mahlman (NOAA)

Kerry Emanuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Tamas Gombosi (University of Michigan)


Paul Crutzen (University of Mainz)

John Wyngaard (Penn State University)

Brian Hoskins (University of Reading)