Improving estimates of Earth’s energy imbalance

Our second lecture in the 2017 Vetlesen Distinguished Speaker Series will be Dr. Gregory Johnson, Oceanographer with the Ocean Climate Research Division of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and Affiliate Professor in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington.

His talk is titled, “Improving estimates of Earth’s energy imbalance.”

Dr. Johnson’s research addresses the distribution and variations in ocean temperature, salinity, oxygen, and currents — and their relation to climate and ocean dynamics. He uses data from ARGO, Deep Argo, and Repeat Hydrography and other observations to conduct research on ocean heat changes and their impacts, including sea-level rise and climate sensitivity, among other topics. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow Dr. Johnson’s talk.

The Vetlesen Distinguished Speaker Series is presented by the URI Graduate School of Oceanography and sponsored by the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Narragansett Bay Campus/Coastal Institute, Auditorium
218 S Ferry Rd, University of Rhode Island Bay Campus, Narragansett, RI 02874, USA

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