Tuesday 04 Dec 2012Climate change and the role of the ocean

Prof Geoff Vallis, Princeton University -

Streatham Court C, video linked to Daphne du Maurier Seminar Room F 17:00-18:30

Professor Geoff Vallis has kindly agreed to give a talk as part of his visit to Exeter. We hope that you will be able to take this excellent opportunity to join us for this Inspiring Science/ Climate Change and Sustainable Futures seminar and for refreshments afterwards.

Professor Vallis will discuss the causes of global warming, how big the changes are likely to be in the future, and why the scientific community are convinced that the warming does not have natural causes. Particular attention will be given to the role of the ocean in setting the timescales of both natural climate variability and change. Finally, he will discuss recent research which suggests that global warming is a very long term problem that will persist even after we exhaust our supplies of fossil fuels.

Professor Geoff Vallis joined Princeton University in 1998. His research interests are in geophysical dynamics, and in more applied modelling of various aspects of the ocean, atmosphere or climate. Geoff has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers on these topics, and two sole-authored books.

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