Monday, March 3, 2008
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Announces Spring Climate Change Lecture Series
Arctic Sea Levels, Asian Pollution and Methane Hydrates among topics
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San DiegoDates: March 10, April 14, May 12
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series provides concise, comprehensive presentations on climate change and other research conducted worldwide by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps scientists are exploring Earth's mysteries in hundreds of research projects under way on every continent. Learn about science at Scripps and join researchers on their paths to discovery.
Monday, March 10
Scripps' R/V Roger Revelle cruises past an iceberg in the Arctic.
Gateway to the Arctic: Climate and Sea Level History of the Chukchi Sea
The Chukchi Sea, a broad and shallow sea between Siberia and Alaska, has a profound influence on Arctic climate and on the supply of fresh water and nutrients to the Arctic Ocean. Join Scripps Oceanography geophysicist Neal Driscoll as he presents research findings from two Arctic cruises onboard the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy that provide intriguing new insights into the complex climatic and sea level history of the Arctic.
Monday, April 14
V. Ramanathan with AUAVs used in the Maldives AUAV Campaign to measure the atmospheric brown cloud over south Asia in February and March 2006.
Global Warming and Atmospheric Brown Clouds: A Double Threat for Asia
The growth of Chinese and Indian economies is improving the wellbeing of their combined 2.5-billion population, but at a very high environmental cost. Widespread brown clouds formed from air pollution and greenhouse gases are having a range of complex effects on both regional and global climate. Join Scripps Oceanography atmospheric science researcher V. Ramanathan as he explains that while science can offer practical solutions, the effectiveness of these strategies will hinge on global cooperation and immediate implementation.
Monday, May 12
Methane hydrate deposits on the seafloor off Canada's West Coast.
Methane Hydrates: Natural Hazard or Natural Resource?
Since the 1970s, naturally occurring frozen methane hydrate has been recognized in oceanic sediments along the edges of continents around the globe. Learn how renowned Scripps Oceanography geochemist Miriam Kastner is studying these enormous methane reservoirs and why she is striving to understand their potential impact on global warming and on the stability of sediments along vast stretches of the world's continental margins.
The lectures are intended for a lay audience. Birch Aquarium admission and parking are included. Light refreshments will be served.
Past lectures air on UCSD-TV and are broadcast to more than 16 million viewers via satellite and cable television. For more information, visit: UCSD TV.
Visit Birch Aquarium at Scripps:
2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
$11 Adult, 18+
$9 Senior, 60+
$7.50 Youth, 3-17
Free Children, 2 and under
Free Scripps Oceanographic Society Members
From Interstate 5, exit at La Jolla Village Drive. West one mile. Left on Expedition Way.
Birch Aquarium offers three-hour courtesy parking.
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. The National Research Council has ranked Scripps first in faculty quality among oceanography programs nationwide Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today in 65 countries. The institution has a staff of about 1,300, and annual expenditures of approximately $155 million from federal, state and private sources. Scripps operates one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration.
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