Outreach, Classes, and Seminars

CIG Weekly Seminars

Spring Quarter 2007

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The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) at the UW Center for Science in the Earth System (CSES) hosts weekly seminars on a variety of topics related to the scientific and social dimensions of climate variability, climate change, climate impacts assessment, and adaptation to climate impacts. Seminars are held during the academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters) and are open to the public.

CIG seminars are scheduled for:

Thursdays, 1:30-3:00

(unless otherwise noted)

JISAO Conference Room (1st Floor, Lisa Li Building)
4909 25th Ave. NE, Seattle

(Note: The Lisa Li Building is located northeast of the UW campus across from University Village shopping center on 25th Ave NE. The building is located behind Washington Mutual and next to the Burke Gilman Trail.)

Information for presenters

Current CIG Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Topic

March 29

Part 1 (20 min.)
Ed Sarachik, CSES
Josiah Mault, Office of the Washington State Climatologist

Part 2
Muyin Wang, NOAA/PMEL and JISAO

Quarterly climate update
Presentation - global, regional updates (PDFs)

The future climate of the North Pacific - from IPCC AR4 model projection

Abstract / Presentation

April 5

Ken Bible, Wind River Field Station and Canopy Crane Research Facility, UW College of Forest Resources

Toward a better understanding of soil respiration in complex forested ecosystems


April 12

Richard Gammon, UW Chemistry Department and School of Oceanography

Are we underestimating the pace of climate change?

Abstract / Presentation

April 19
Nate Mantua, CSES
Stephanie Moore
, UW School of Oceanography

Climate impacts on Puget Sound oceanography and harmful algal blooms

Abstract / Presentation

April 26
Bob Francis, UW School of Aquatic Fisheries Sciences

Two months in New Zealand: What did I say? What did I learn?


May 3

Neil Banas, UW School of Oceanography

Rivers, tides, diatoms, oysters, and Fortran: Big-picture biophysical
coupling in recent models of the Northwest coast and estuaries

Abstract / Presentation (pdf)

May 10
Patty Glick, National Wildlife Federation

The Pacific Northwest Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM) Project


May 17
Ian Joughin, UW Applied Physics Lab

Recent changes in Greenland and Antarctica and their uncertain contribution to sea level rise

Abstract / Presentation

May 24
Michelle Koutnik and
Al Rasmussen, UW Department Earth and Space Sciences

Fifty years at Blue Glacier and South Cascade Glacier

Abstract / Presentation (pdf)

May 31
Alexander (Sascha) Petersen, UW School of Marine Affairs and CSES

Adapting decision making to uncertainty and complexity when addressing sea level rise response in Puget Sound

Abstract / Presentation

Other UW Seminars

Other UW seminars that may be of interest include the following: