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Physics Colloquium - Assoc Prof Murray Hamilton

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Physics Department

Assoc Prof Murray Hamilton

Physics Department

The University of Adelaide

"The Makeup of Southern Ocean Clouds"

Water in clouds can remain liquid at temperatures lower than -35°C. Besides causing dangerous icing of aircraft, the supercooled water partly determines whether clouds cool or heat the earth's surface. This aspect of clouds is poorly known over the Southern Ocean; satellite measurements are ambiguous, in regard to cloud the models for climate and weather agree with neither the satellites nor the few aircraft based measurements that have been made, and it is an inhospitable place to conduct measurements. To address the first and second of these, several measurement campaigns are now under way in this region, using a wide variety of platforms and instruments. I will review three of these campaigns and show some of the preliminary results.

WHEN: Wednesday 14 June 2017
WHERE: Room 314, Science 3 Building
TIME: 3.00 pm–4.00 pm

All interested are welcome to attend

Light refreshments to follow in Common Room