Antoon van Hooft

May 122017
 

The EGU general assembly in Vienna, 8-13 April 2017 is a Conference for all scientist interested in geophysical topics. Over 14000 people attended this conference, coming from all over the world. Off-course, the ATMOS group and the GRS department were also represented.

Some Highlights:

The GRS group at the EGU (Not including Stephanie Ruslie and Egli Michailidou):

Gert Mulder giving a presentation on InSAR data assimilation in operational weather models:

Main course of the week:

Scroll trough the GRS tweets, #EGU17 !

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23EGU17%20%40GRS_TUDelft&src=typd

 

Jan 242017
 

This year, 2017, on March 27th – 31st an international workshop on “Turbulence in Stably Stratified planetary boundary layers” will be held at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.

This workshop is organized by ATMOS group members; Bas van de Wiel, Sukanta Basu, Peter Baas, Steven van der Linden and Bert Holtslag from Wageningen University and Research.

Purpose of this decennial meeting is to assess the ‘State-of-the-art’ in SBL research and to see in what directions the research field is moving. Moreover, we aim to probe into the contemporary scientific problems and challenges and to find the critical issues that will require extra attention in the near-future.

The meeting is the third in line after successful predecessors of Lovanger (Sweden; 1997) and Sedona (U.S.; 2007). For an overview on those meetings, see the references below.

The setup of the meeting is unlike a ‘regular conference’, in a sense that the latest results from each presenter’s own group will not be the main focus. Rather, for each scientific topic (two) keynote speakers have been invited. Those speakers will give an overview on the topic (for example a brief historical outline) and –identify the challenging questions related to this topic. Next, the questions are collected and discussed in subgroups of participants who will present their findings in one summary slide. Lastly, the topic is wrapped up during a panel discussion.

In addition to the keynote speakers and other participants, PhD students are also invited. They are encouraged to present a poster with challenging questions related to their research. The best poster will receive a prize and its topic will be discussed in subgroups as well.

List of keynote speakers:

Acevedo, Anderson, Angevine, Ansorge, Beyrich, Edwards, Fedorovich, Galperin, Grachev, Holtslag, Jonker, McNider, Mironov, Sorbjan, Steeneveld, Sullivan, Sun, Zilitinkevich

Keywords discussion topics (inter alia): 

Coherent structures and global intermittency (numerical & observational aspects); non-traditional SBLs: MO vs. non-MO similarity; transitional SBLs; radiative SBLs; polar/long-lived SBL; surface heterogeneity & mesoscale effects; urban SBL; recent observational & theoretical developments; total turbulent Energy concepts; atmosphere-surface interactions, gravity waves & turbulence… 

For more information and regristration please visit: www.sbldelft.nl

Photo: Riccardo Riva
Photo: Riccardo Riva

Dec 012016
 

The Buys Ballot Research School (BBOS) 2016 organized by the IMAU was held in Oranjewoud . This symposium is aimed on PhD students at dutch universities working on fundamental and applied studies of the climate system.

This year PhD students from the GRS-department and the ATMOS group contributed on a wide range of topics:

  • Julien Chimot – Presentation : Retrieving aerosol height from space: A neural network approach applied to OMI O2-O2 measurements PDF
  • Steven van der Linden – Presenation : 1001 nights, a Fairy Tale at Cabauw
  • Thomas Frederikse – Presentation : Closing the Sea Level Budget at a Regional Scale
  • Dimitra Mamali – Poster : Atmospheric particles size distribution and hygroscopicity at Cabauw for the period 2008-2014
  • Antoon van Hooft- Poster : LES is More
    This poster won the award for ‘Best Poster Presentation’ according to the jury and can be viewed here: PDF

We hope to see you at the next BBOS symposium!