Seminars, Postdoctoral Presentations, and Student Presentations at NCSU

Seminar on 04/27/2012

Name: Michael Stein, University of Chicago
Title: Gaussian Likelihood Calculations for Massive Datasets

 Undergraduate Students

Names: Holly Sweeney, Lorelei Zumbrunnen and Christina Stathopoulos
Title: Do Heat Waves Impact Ground Level Ozone Levels?
Client: Adrienne Wootten, NC State Climate Office
Names: Taylor York, Carey Jackson, and Aaron Lamb
Title: Assessment of Air Quality Trends Near Roadways
Client: Mr. David Mintz, USEPA

Names: Amanda English, Scott James, Bomin Kim and James Wrenn
Title: Analyzing the releases of toxic chemicals over time: Is it the economy or the environment?
Client: Dr. Barry Nussbaum, chief statistician USEPA

  Graduate Students

Name: Morgan Lennon
Title: Nonparametric spatial models for extreme temperatures

Name: Luke Smith
Title: Bayesian Semiparametric Bivariate Quantile Regression

Name: Jingwen Zhou
Title: Estimating the Health Impact of Climate Change with Calibrated Climate Model Output

Name: Katarina Sucic
Title: Comparing Different Exposure Metrics to Assess the Health Effect of PM2.5 and Components

  Postdoctoral Presenters

Name: Ying Sun
Title: Fused Lasso for Spatial and Temporal Quantile Function Estimation
Name: Elizabeth Mannshardt
Title: Overview of STATMOS Projects: Hurricane Forecasting, EPA Pollutant Prediction Collaboration, and Downscaling Methods for Predicting Extreme Wind Speeds


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One Response to Seminars, Postdoctoral Presentations, and Student Presentations at NCSU

  1. Mumtaz says:

    can’t help with 2, but:1. Average global teatermpure. The acidity of the oceans. The number and/or intensity of tropical storms. The number/frequency of record high teatermpures. The depth of the ocean. Probably other things I’m not thinking of right now.3. Because there’s already a lot of warming “in the pipeline”. For example, the oceans will eventually release some or all of the excess CO2 they have absorbed, which will lead to more warming. Unless we not only stop emitting new fossil CO2, but actually remove some of the CO2 we have already emitted, the Earth will continue warming until it reaches a new equilibrium.Edit:I don’t know the numbers on the deaths, and didn’t feel like bothering to look up the best current estimates.To my knowledge, the timeframe for significant removal of CO2 from the carbon cycle is something on the order of a thousand years. I think the timeframe for reaching equilibrium warming from existing carbon in the carbon cycle is on the order of 100 years. Eventually, the excess CO2 will be removed, but it will take a *long* time. Before it’s removed, it will finish causing the warming that has already started.Son of edit:Even if I have the exact timescales wrong, the concept still applies. I’m reasonably certain that the climate reaching equilibrium warming is on a faster timescale than excess CO2 leaving the atmosphere. Even if we entirely ceased net CO2 emissions today, which would require fairly drastic measures (either entirely ceasing fossil fuel use, or fairly massive carbon sequestration projects) the Earth would continue to warm until it reached “full” warming for the CO2 already in the system.

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