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Making Sense of Climate Projections Graduate Student's Distinguished Visiting Lecture (GSDVL) 2019
WhenThursday, June 6, 2019, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Description

Join us for the University of Washington Department of Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Students' Distinguished Visiting Lecture (GSDVL),  presented by Dr. Clara Deser, Senior Scientist and Head of the Climate Analysis Section within the Climate and Global Dynamics Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)! This lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited so please register below.

About the lecture: Making Sense of Climate Projections
The world is facing unprecedented changes in climate worldwide due to human activities, in particular the burning of fossil fuels which release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Global climate models, which are based on the laws of physics, provide an experimental laboratory for probing the response of the earth’s climate system to projected rises in greenhouse gases. In this lecture, I will discuss how to interpret what climate models tell us about human-induced climate change over the coming decades, and the confounding effects from natural variability.

Deser

About the speaker:
Dr. Clara Deser is a Senior Scientist and Head of the Climate Analysis Section within the Climate and Global Dynamics Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). She studies global climate variability and climate change, with an emphasis on interactions among the atmosphere, ocean and sea ice. Dr. Deser has co-authored over 100 publications on topics such as ENSO, Pacific and Atlantic decadal variability, Arctic and Antarctic sea ice trends, and regional climate change. Dr. Deser is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS), a recipient of the AMS Meisinger Award, and the AMS Editor’s Award from the Journal of Climate. She is a co-chair of the Community Earth System Model Climate Variability and Change Working Group, and a contributing author to the 4th and 5th IPCC Assessment Reports. Dr. Deser received her Bachelor of Science in Earth and Planetary Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982 and her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington in 1989. Prior to joining NCAR in 1997, she was a Research Associate at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado.

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Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus room110
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsDepartment of Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Students' Distinguished Visiting Lecture (GSDVL)
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