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  • Apr
    23

    Appl Math: Tom Dean on "Contrail Climate Impacts: Modeling and Mitigation Strategies"

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics (ESAM)

    11:15 AM M416, Technological Institute

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    Title: Contrail Climate Impacts: Modeling and Mitigation Strategies

    Speaker: Tom Dean, Breakthrough Energy

    Abstract: Aviation accounts for approximately 3.5% of global anthropogenic climate forcing. Of this, less than half is attributed to the CO2 output from fuel combustion. Nearly half of the total climate impact of aviation can be attributed to contrail cirrus – cirrus clouds that have been seeded by the exhaust plumes of the aircraft – though with considerable uncertainty. Given that only around 2-3% of all flights were are likely responsible for 80% of the global annual contrail climate forcing, a potential contrail mitigation strategy could involve re-routing this subset of flights to minimize the formation of strongly warming contrails. Studies have shown that such strategies would require as little as 0.2% additional fuel burn. Implementing such a strategy requires an accurate ability to forecast contrail impacts, which in turn requires accurate modeling of microphysical atmospheric processes at flight levels. In this talk we will give an overview of contrail modeling and describe the grid-based Contrail Cirrus Prediction model (CoCiP), whose output is designed to be input as a layer in flight planning tools.

    Zoom: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/95168994177

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    TIME Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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    CONTACT Ted Shaeffer    ted.shaeffer@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    20

    Curious Life Certificate Information Session

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM Design Studio 3 (Room 3-210), Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, May 20, 2024 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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    CONTACT Bruce Ankenman    ankenman@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    21

    Appl Math: Andrew Stuart on "Operator Learning: Algorithms, Analysis and Applications"

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics (ESAM)

    11:15 AM M416, Technological Institute

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    TIME Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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    CONTACT Ted Shaeffer    ted.shaeffer@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    10

    Northwestern Engineering PhD Hooding and Master's Degree Recognition Ceremony

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    9:00 AM Welsh-Ryan Arena

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    TIME Monday, June 10, 2024 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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    CONTACT Amy Pokrass    amy.pokrass@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    10

    Northwestern Engineering Undergraduate Convocation

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    2:00 PM Welsh-Ryan Arena

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    TIME Monday, June 10, 2024 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    LOCATION Welsh-Ryan Arena   

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    CONTACT Amy Pokrass    amy.pokrass@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Aug
    14

    Undergraduate Quantum Summer School

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    All Day Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, August 14, 2024

    LOCATION Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center    map it

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    CONTACT Dongyang Li    lidongyang@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Aug
    15

    Undergraduate Quantum Summer School

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    All Day Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Thursday, August 15, 2024

    LOCATION Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center    map it

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    CONTACT Dongyang Li    lidongyang@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science