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Science Pub - Climate Change Impacts Around (the) Bend

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Larger and more frequent wildland fires, smoke severe enough to threaten air quality, and drought are signs of how climate change is changing the U.S. West. But how will a changing climate impact us here in Central Oregon? Join OSU climatologist Larry O’Neill to understand how a continuing drought and shrinking snowpack might impact future water availability issues, how weather patterns may increase rain in the region, and how temperatures and lightning storms may shape the severity of future wildfires.

O’Neill is an associate professor in the OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and a member of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute. His research areas include air and sea interactions, satellite meteorology and oceanography. His research collaborations have included work with the American Meteorological Society, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Sponsors of the OSU Science Pub include OSU and OSU-Cascades, with production by Connect Central Oregon, a collaborative program with the OSU-Cascades Innovation Co-Lab.


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