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Water: Climate's Great Orchestrator

Simons Foundation Lectures

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Water: Climate's Great Orchestrator

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Water: Climate’s Great Orchestrator
Limited seating; reservation required.
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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: lectures@simonsfoundation.org.

Science of Climate series schedule is available here.

Abstract

The mighty water molecule, with its voracious appetite for infrared radiation, is responsible for much of what we know about climate and climate change, and even more of what we don't know. Trapped for most of its life in large surface reservoirs, every few thousand years it escapes to the atmosphere for a short sojourn of a little over a week, during which it helps to create, quite literally, the world as we know it. 

About the Speaker

Bjorn B. Stevens, Ph.D. leads the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” as well as the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology.

Prof. Stevens has published ground-breaking research papers dealing with the theory, modelling and observation of “low” clouds, which is one of the most important problems in meteorology and climate research.

 

Bjorn Stevens

Schedule

Tea - 4:00p

Lecture - 4:30-5:30p

Q & A - 5:30p


Location

Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium 
Simons Foundation
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.




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When & Where


Simons Foundation
160 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)


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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.

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