Thank you for your interest in past NCAR Explorer Series lectures from 2017! We hope you enjoy the abstracts, bios, short videos, and the archived lectures from these talks and look forward to seeing you at a future event!
NCAR Explorer Series
2017 Lectures & Events
2017 Archived Lectures
Emergence of Zika and other climate-sensitive viruses in the Americas
The Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses are all transmitted by the same mosquito species: Aedes aegypti. NCAR scientists Mary Hayden and Andrew Monaghan discuss research to better understand and predict when and where Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will be present.
Spirit of adventure: Mountain winds, clouds, and flying through the worst of it
Mountains exert a strong influence on the atmosphere, affecting nearby weather and generating their own climate. Vanda Grubišić discusses the how and why of mountain weather, winds, and clouds — and what it’s like to take those bumpy rides for science.
Thunderstorms and tornadoes: Tales from a lifelong storm researcher and chaser
NCAR scientist Morris Weisman reviews some of the basic advances in both understanding and forecasting thunderstorms and tornadoes, with a special emphasis on notable events in Colorado, including the Windsor and Limon tornadoes.
Front Range air quality: Impacts on you and your Colorado playground
Find out what’s in the air we breathe, how far it travels, and what we know and don’t know about the origins of Front Range pollution. NCAR scientists Frank Flocke and Garbriele Pfister also discuss what researchers are doing to advance scientific understanding.