Current Research in Climate Change (OCN/ATMS/ESS 586)


3 credits


Location: OSB 425

Schedule: Tu 4:00-5:00 pm

Alternative Schedule: Discussion Time: F 2:30-3:20pm

Department: Program on Climate Change

Quarter: Fall

Fall 2009 PCC/CIG seminar series (AtmS/Ocean/ESS 586). Pacific Northwest, Past, Present and Future
Tuesdays 4-5pm, OSB 425
Student Discussion Sessions Fridays 2:30-3:20 ATG 310c.

Course Website:
Abstracts and Bios may be found at:

Oct 6 Manu DiLorenzo, Georgia Tech
ENSO and the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation: an integrated view of Pacific decadal dynamics?

Oct 13 Jim Johnstone, UC Berkeley,
Summer fog in the coast redwood region: Pacific climate context and ecological implications

Oct 20 Dan Vimont, Assistant Professor, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, U. Wisconsin,
The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts

Oct 27 Linda Mearns, Senior Scientist, NCAR,
The Importance/Unimportance of High Resolution Information on Future Regional Climate for Coping with Climate Change

Nov 3 Jessica Halofsky, Research Ecologist, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab
Adapting Natural Resource Management to Climate Change: The Olympic Case Study

Nov 10 Mary Ruckelshaus, NOAA NWFSC
Assessing climate impacts on Pacific salmon: are there opportunities for adaptation?

Nov 17 Cliff Mass, UW Atm Sci.
Trends in Extreme Precipitation in the Pacific Northwest

Nov 24 Dick Feely, NOAA
Ocean Acidification of the Northeastern Pacific Coastal Waters and Puget Sound

Dec 1 Paul Henshaw, Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley; Geology Discipline Manager at Petroskills.
Careers for Scientists in the Energy Industry - What's an Oceanographer doing in an Oil Company?

Dec 8 Ken Westrick, CEO 3Tier