Topics feature ocean circulation and the second annual Keeling lecture
Feb 07, 2011
Dates: March 14 & May 9 Time: 6:30-8 p.m. Public: $8 Students/Educators: $5 RSVP: 858-534-5771 The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series features engaging presentations on 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. Scripps physical oceanographer Paola Cessi Monday, March 14 Modeling Ocean Circulation in the Age of Supercomputers Paola Cessi, Scripps physical oceanographer The size and complexity of the oceans present a considerable challenge to those who want to mimic the movement of ocean water and understand ocean dynamics. Join Scripps Oceanography physical oceanographer Paola Cessi as she describes how a new age of supercomputers is allowing ocean modelers to begin investigating how the deep ocean responds to changes in the surface temperature and fresh water inputs from the highest latitudes of our planet. Monday, May 9 Second Annual Keeling Lecture Please join us for the second annual Keeling Lecture. In memory of distinguished Scripps Oceanography professor Charles David Keeling's life and invaluable contributions to climate science and Scripps, Birch Aquarium at Scripps will host the second in an annual series of speakers on topics related to our changing planet. This year we are honored to host Lonnie Thompson, distinguished professor of earth sciences at Ohio State University, National Medal of Science awardee, and recipient of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement along with Keeling. Perspectives 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. Lectures also can be found on YouTube. For more information, visit: http://ucsd.tv/oceanscience About Birch Aquarium at Scripps Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and the Caribbean. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, Earth and ocean science. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 410,000, including 45,000 school children.
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About Scripps Institution of Oceanography Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. 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 on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of about 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $170 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates robotic networks and one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 425,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu.