ESSS 201812th Annual Earth System and Space Science Poster Conference

Friday, November 30, 2018

SEEC Auditorium (C120)

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 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 (Speaker to be announced)

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM                       Poster Session (11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Categories A-D; 12:00 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 will be award with a $200 reward. In addition, we will choose a winner in each science categories. The categories include (A) Atmospheric Chemistry; (B) Middle and Upper Atmosphere; (C) Aerosols, Clouds, & Precipitation; (D) Boundary Layer and Wind Energy; (E) Oceanography and Climate; (F) Snow and Ice; (G) Remote Sensing & Radiative Transfer; and (H) Space and Planetary Physics. 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 ( 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.

2017 ESSS Poster Conference Winners:

Overall winner: Danielle Lemmon, Quantifying ENSO diversity with implications for tropical mean state interaction

Atmospheric Chemistry: Jennifer Berry, Chemical Composition of Positive Ions During Laboratory Simulations of Titan’s Haze Formation

Oceanography: Jessica Kenigson, A Simple Adiabatic Model of the Beaufort Gyre Halocline

Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics: William Frey, The Observed and Modeled Relationship Between Southern Ocean Clouds and Sea Ice

Boundary Layer and Wind Energy: Jessica Tomaszewski, Quantifying wake impacts on downwind wind farms using the WRF Wind Farm Parameterization

Aerosols, Clouds, and Precipitation: Parker Case, Deconvolving the atmospheric impacts of the 1991 eruptions of Mount Pinatubo and Cerro Hudson

Remote Sensing and Radiative Transfer: Hong Chen, Validation of Cloud Optical Parameters from Passive Remote Sensing in the Arctic by using the Aircraft Measurements
Steffen Mauceri, Revision of the Sun’s Spectral Irradiance as measured by SORCE SIM

Space and Planetary Physics: Josh Pettit, Comparisons of two medium energy electron data sets in WACCM