The Arctic Meltdown and Extreme Weather: How are they Connected?

Sunday, March 25, 2018
7:00 PM
Memorial Union Building - Theatre II
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Katharine Duderstadt

Dr. Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University 

Does it seem as though the weather gods have gone crazy lately? It is not your imagination. The question on everyone's minds is why? And is it related to climate change?

In this presentation, Dr. Francis will explain new research that links increasing extreme weather events with the rapidly warming and melting Arctic during recent decades. Evidence suggests that Arctic warming is causing weather patterns to become more persistent, which can lead to extremes such as droughts, cold spells, heat waves, snowy winters, and some flooding events.

All are welcome!   

This event is sponsored by the National Science Foundation in support of two of NSF's 10 Big Ideas: Navigating the New Arctic and Convergence Research at NSF.  

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