Thank you, wonderful summer visitors!

It is very fortunate to have these wonderful and very capable visitors in my lab this summer. Keiichi Kondo (left), a Ph.D. student in Tsukuba University, arrived on June 27 and has been working on a theoretical aspect of ensemble-based data assimilation. Dr. Juan Ruiz (2nd from left), a researcher at University of Buenos Aires, has been working on model parameter estimation in a case of tropical cyclone and is finishing his one-month stay. Tetsuro Miyachi (3rd from left), an M.S. student in Kyoto University, is visiting for a month for working with the NCEP operational global forecasting system (GFS). Prof. Shu-Chih Yang (2nd from right) is an alumna of our department, graduated in the same year as me, and kindly decided to spend about a month this summer in College Park. This picture also includes Prof. Eugenia Kalnay (3rd from right) and myself (right).