Climate Change News (CCN)- Spring 2009

Climate Change News (CCN) is a quarterly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on PCC activities and to help create a community of students, faculty and researchers interested in issues related to climate and climate change.

PCC Spring Public Lecture: Lundquist to speak on Snow and Climate
in the Pacific Northwest

Jessica Lundquist, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington and member of the PCC advisory board will give the 8th annual PCC Spring Public Lecture on 23, April 2009.

Dr. Lundquist leads the Mountain Hydrology research group which strives to understand spatial patterns of snow accumulation, snowmelt, and streamflow in complex terrain, particularly as they relate to changes in weather and climate.

Understanding Variation in Mountain Snow in the PNW: Impacts of climate change and importance of location looks at the complexity and under-sampling of mountains in the Pacific Northwest relative to other U.S. mountains, why ski resorts here are so successful despite their relatively low elevations, and why arguing about rates of snow melt or retreat is fundamentally difficult because of spatial and temporal variability.

Dr. Jessica Lundquist
23 April 2009
120 Kane Hall
7 PM

This is a free public lecture, but seating is limited so arrive early for best seating. Registration is NOT available.

Additional Information (link).
University Week Article by Sandra Hines(link)

More Upcoming Events

Climate/Ocean/Atmospheric Science/ESS Outreach Open House

PCC, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science and Earth and Space Science graduate students, staff and faculty involved in outreach and informal education in a multitude of ways are invited to an informal gathering on Tuesday, April 28 at 4:30 in OSB 425.

This is the first event of its kind, designed to acknowledge and thank those engaged in outreach, to provide an opportunity to learn what the different programs offer, to see some of the hands-on tools used, and to hear what young and old staff and faculty have to say about the relevance of outreach involvement in their career and job satisfaction. Learn what kinds of activities the four groups are asked to respond to and how you can get involved.

Some old and new faces that will be on hand: Chris Bretherton (PCC, Atmos), Tom Ackerman (JISAO, Atmos) Katharine Huntington (ESS), Tansy Clay (CoSEE), Dargan Frierson (Atmos), and Julie Keister (Ocean).

Pizza provided, thus RSVP needed. e-mail with your RSVP.

Co-organized by outreach representatives Emily Fischer and Lucas Harris for Atmospheric Sciences, Alison Rogers and Lia Slemons for Oceanography and Paul Hezel and Miriam Bertram for the Program on Climate Change.

UW Climate History Panel Discussion

Ever wonder how the University of Washington became a leader in climate research? Join a panel of UW scientists for a moderated discussion that will become part of the written and digital history of the UW.

Moderated by Roel Hammerschlag, former PCC graduate fellow, and introductions by Chris Bretherton, Director of the PCC.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009
OSB 425

Questions? Call or e-mail the PCC office.

2009 PCC Summer Institute/FHL Centennial Symposium: Pacific Northwest Climate

Sept. 14-17, 2009
Friday Harbor Labs, San Juan Islands, WA
Lead Organizer: Dr. Nathan Mantua, School of Aquatic and Fishery Science/UW Climate Impacts Group, and member of the PCC Advisory Board.

Information, including an agenda and registration for this years' summer institute should be available in May. Paper-discussion sessions will be held in late summer to help get students up to speed on the issues.

UW Climate Quest: Climate Science and Digital Media Communications.

Do you have a neighbor, cousin, son or daughter, entering entering grades 10, 11 or 12? Someone that wants to learn about climate change from people that research or work on applying climate science? This summer, Climate Quest returns, in a fast paced 7-day course in which students learn climate and storytelling through digital media, yielding a 3-5 minute video showcasing what they've learned. A partnership between the Program on Climate Change, UW's Digital Media Communications Masters Program and the Burke Museum, students earn 1 UW college credit and have a YouTube Video to show for their efforts. Find out more on the PCC website, the Burke Museum Summer Programs website, or call the PCC office (206-543-6521). Please pass the word on to your friends and neighbors! Click here to register through the Burke Museum.

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Registration Form (pdf)

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Contributing to PCC Programs

Are you interested in helping the PCC via a private donation? If so, please contact Chris (206-685-7414 or or Miriam (206-543-6521 or or give directly through the UW foundation website. We are particularly in need of financial support for our public outreach efforts (including bringing in distinguished speakers) and for sustaining our PCC postdoc program. We welcome contributions of all sizes!

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