“Technical” Talks

Note:  There is considerable redundancy in some of the talks below, but also important differences – as they were intended for different audiences.  I have added some additional comments with the slides to help explain more of the content since no narration is present.  Please use as you wish!

Google slides with additional text discussion from Virtual Talk at 2022 June IBS Meeting.

A virtual talk organized by the Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera at UNAM and given on Dec 1 2020 on the Cloud climatology of Mexico (and other areas).

A talk on using use satellite imagery for developing climatologies of cloudiness for biodiversity studies presented in Quito in August 2019 is here.

Message to IBS about Biennial Conferences

Message to the IBS related to need for increased outreach to the public.

A Talk entitled “Nature education for Norman”, given to a joint meeting of the Red Earth Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Cleveland County Audubon Society in Norman on April 26 2018 is here.

A talk given at a Latin American Congress of Biology Students in Cochabamba, Bolivia in November 2017 – for a powerpoint see this link (must download file to your computer before opening):  Cochabamba Nov 30 2017

For a Google photos version with additional text (much better to understand what I was trying to say) see:  Cochabamba Google slides

y una versión en español  (sin texto adicional)


Webinar May 29, 2017:  Imágenes de MODIS y su aplicación a la biogeografía y la conservación.    Powerpoint.  Kmz file (not shown in webinar).   Enlace al Frontiers_Douglas et al 2016.  La urgencia de sus investigaciones (deforestacion en Paraguay entre 1986 y 2016; bajar este animación (20mb) para ver cada año.

Some presentations related to our cloud climatology (and other) work

Talks in Melbourne, Australia, November 2016:

Monash University:  Mapping global cloudiness from visible MODIS imagery

University of Melbourne:  Why science isn’t the main issue in the climate change debate

(This last talk is related to one I gave in a Science Policy class at University of Oklahoma, organized by Subhashree Mishra (now at NSF).  It is a bit controversial – I couldn’t have given it in public while with NOAA.

Posters presented at the International Biogeography Society Conference, January 2015, in Bayreuth, Germany:

POSTER: Artifacts in WORLDCLIM precipitation fields

POSTER: MODIS-derived climatologies for use for conservation activities in east Africa and Madagascar

International Biogeography Society Conference, Miami January 2013:

Poster describing the MODIS cloud climatology products.

Other satellite-climatology related talks

Invited talk about a high resolution Cloud Climatology of Mexico to the Union Geofisica Mexicana (Mexican Geophysical Union) in Puerto Vallarta on Nov 3 2014.

 Talk on satellite cloud climatologies with particular reference to South Africa at South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) in Pretoria, Oct 8, 2013:

Rahama Beida’s School of Meteorology Master’s thesis powerpoint presentation on A MODIS High Resolution Cloud Climatology for Africa (University of Oklahoma, May 2013).  Rahama is from Niger.

Powerpoint designed as a continuously repeating slide show for “GIS Day” at an NSSL booth.  It was intended for interested students and researchers in our building on the University of Oklahoma campus (November 2012).  It is a mix of many geographical areas – basically to highlight the value to our cloud climatology work and show the value of high resolution products.

Talk presented at Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador in February 2012.  Mostly related to climate of the Galapagos Islands and mostly based on satellite imagery.

Talk given at NSSL in 2011.  Discusses mean cloudiness features over oceans at higher latitudes not previously documented.
California Stratus mapping with aid of MODIS cloud climatologies (sent to Science Operation Officers and Meteorologists-in-Charge at select west coast National Weather Service Offices).

PERSONAL NATURAL HISTORY WEBSITE  A number of talks that describe aspects of the natural history of different regions is found on our personal website.  Much of this material should be of interest to natural history-oriented individuals.   Specific links that should be of interest to biology students and field researchers include:

Field Photography  This includes a “short course” on field photography and image editing/selection.  It is mostly “basic” material but focused towards field biologists.

Talks summarizing different personal travels that have a strong natural-history orientation (for the “nature-oriented” general public).

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