12th Annual Earth System and Space Science Poster Conference

Friday, November 30, 2018

SEEC Auditorium (C120)

Winners listed below!

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The final program of the conference can be found here.

This free conference highlights work by students and post-doctoral scientists conducting research in Earth System & Planetary Science, Space Physics & Engineering. Participants and visitors from CU departments and research institutes as well as other Front Range schools and organizations are all very much welcomed. Feel free to download the flyer (click to enlarge) and post it in your department or institute.

Registration (closed)

Registration deadline is Friday, November 9, 2018. In order to register, you don't need to provide an abstract, only a title and our personal information. For planning purposes, please register even if you are not presenting a poster. Please register here. Please indicate in the signup sheet if you want to participate in the competition. Registration begins at 9:30am in front of the auditorium.  Please check in here when you arrive to receive your name badge.


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM                     Keynote Talk - Brian O'Neill: "Does half a degree of global warming matter?    Results from the BRACE1.5 study"

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM                       Poster Session (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Categories A-D; 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Categories E-H - see description below)

Refreshments will be served before the talk and during the poster session. Detailed program with poster numbers and a map of poster locations are found here.

Student Award for Best Poster Presentation

seec parkingThe best poster presentation overall will be awarded with a $200 reward. In addition, we will choose a winner in each science category. The categories include (A) Atmospheric Chemistry; (B) Middle and Upper Atmosphere; (C) Aerosols, Clouds, & Precipitation; (D) Boundary Layer and Wind Energy; (E) Oceanography and Large-Scale Dynamics; (F) Snow and Ice; (G) Remote Sensing & Radiative Transfer; and (H) Space and Planetary Physics. New this year, we also award the best poster presented by an undergraduate student! Please indicate in the signup sheet if you want to participate in the competition. Posters signed up for the best student poster competition will be judged from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. for Categories A-D and from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. for Categories E-H.

Where is the poster conference?

The CU Boulder SEEC (MacAllister) building is located on the corner of Colorado Ave. and Foothills Pkwy (see image); the venue is a 2-minute walk from the STAMPEDE bus station located in front of the SEEC building on Discovery Drive. Metered parking is in the front of the building on the west side and in on the back of the building on the northeast side. Visitors and presenters from the Boulder research labs and from out of town, please contact Jan Lenaerts (Jan.Lenaerts@colorado.edu) for a parking pass.

Poster Boards and Setup: The maximum poster size allowed is 48" x 48".  Tacks will be provided at the conference.  We encourage all presenters to hang up their posters before the keynote talk at 10:30am.

Food: Breakfast and lunch will be served at the poster conference in the poster halls, and refreshments will be served throughout the day.

2018 ESSS Poster Conference Winners:

Overall winner: Patricia DeRepentigny - Future Sea-Ice Decline Predicted to Bring the Arctic Nations Closer Together

Undergraduate Award: Michelle MacLennan - Circumpolar Deep Water intrusions drive phytoplankton blooms in the Amundsen Sea

Atmospheric Chemistry: Zachary Decker - Nighttime aircraft intercepts of biomass burning plumes: observations and box model analysis 

Middle and Upper Atmosphere: Jack Wang - Quantifying short-term variability of the migrating diurnal tide from different general circulation models 

Aerosols, Clouds, and Precipitation: Steffen Mauceri - Retrieving Sulfate, Brown Carbon and Dust Aerosols form Hyperspectral Imagery 

Oceanography and Large-Scale Dynamics: Kellie Gadeken - Predicting Underwater Biomass From Sonar and Satellite Measurements 

Boundary Layer and Wind Energy: Ren Smith - The Role of Radiation in Tropical Cyclogenesis 

Snow and Ice: Abigail Ahlert - Arctic sea ice melt season length in the CESM Large Ensemble

Remote Sensing and Radiative Transfer: Julia Kent - Cloud Retrievals from Hyperspectral Data