Thompson Lecture Series

Thompson Lecture Series Archive

Previous Thompson Lecture Series visitors


Dargan M. W. Frierson (Univerisity of Washington) - December 2016
What's the usefulness of idealized models? Of climate outreach?
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)