The Carbon Cycle and Climate -- August 17, 2017
Have you ever wondered why everyone is talking about the importance of carbon in understanding climate change or how this essential ingredient for life cycles through our oceans and atmosphere? This month, the Bay Informed Discussion Series is tackling the carbon cycle and what it means for our climate. All ages welcome!
Storms on the Horizon: Climate Change and Weather - July 20, 2017
Global warming is changing the way the ocean interacts with the atmosphere, causing stronger and more frequent severe weather across the globe. This seminar will begin by describing how air-sea interactions affect marine weather by the transport of heat, momentum, and gases at the ocean surface. The second part of the talk will focus on how storms affect the chemistry of the atmosphere. All ages are welcome!
Warming Seas and the Ocean State - June 22, 2017
Join us for an interactive discussion of ocean science, the first in a monthly public series led by graduate students at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. This first seminar, entitled “Warming Seas and the Ocean State,” will focus on the ocean’s role in our climate system. We will discuss how physical processes are responding to warming sea surface temperatures and the instruments oceanographers use to measure these changes. Keeping the physics in mind, the latter portion of the program will focus on the effects of warming on coastal ecosystems close to home, illustrating how local species are being impacted by global climate change and what it means for Rhode Island fisheries. All ages are welcome!