Climate Feedbacks: Magnitude & Uncertainty in Global Warming
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Please join us for a free lecture for the graduate level and above scientific community on the Science of Climate. Due to limited seating, tickets are required and will be available online on a first come, first served basis through Eventbrite. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science of Climate series schedule is available here.
Most of the changes in climate that are projected to occur over the 21st century will not result directly from the human emission of greenhouse gases, but from natural feedbacks within the climate system that amplify its sensitivity to these emissions. Some of these feedbacks are well constrained by theory and observations, while others are not. This lecture outlines our understanding of the main feedback processes in the climate system and how they impact both the magnitude of future changes in Earth's climate and the uncertainty in our predictions of these changes.
About the Speaker
Brian J. Soden, Ph.D. is Professor of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami. Dr. Soden specializes in the use of satellite observations to test and improve computer model simulations of climate change. He has published over 80 publications on a variety of topics, but most often related to the response of the climate system to global warming.
Tea - 4:00p
Lecture - 4:30-5:30p
Q & A - 5:30p
Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
160 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
(Entrance on 21st Street)
New York, NY 10010
The Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium offers accessible seating to patrons with special access needs. Please fill out the special accommodations request when ordering your ticket online.
When & Where
Simons Foundation Lectures
The Simons Foundation launched the Simons Foundation Lectures in 2013 with the intention of drawing area scientists and scholars together around diverse and important topics in mathematics, physics, computer science, life sciences and autism research.
To read more about the Simons Foundation mission and its programs, please visit simonsfoundation.org.