Outreach, Classes, and Seminars

CIG Weekly Seminars

Fall Quarter 2008


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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:

Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00

(unless otherwise noted)

CIG seminars will held in:
UW Fisheries Science Bldg, Room 203 (map/parking info; UW campus map)
1122 Boat St., Seattle

Information for presenters

Current CIG Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Topic

Tuesday, September 30

Part 1 (20 min.)
Todd Mitchell , CSES
Philip Mote, CSES


Part 2
Andreas Schmittner, Oregon State University

Part 1:
Quarterly climate update
Presentation - global (Mitchell, ppt), regional (Mote, pdf)


Part 2:
Possible long-term impacts of anthropogenic carbon emissions

Abstract / Presentation (pdf)

Tuesday, October 7 Gary Lawrence, Arup

Our clients and climate: How they talk about it, what they want to know about it, and how the decide what to do about it


Tuesday, October 14

Special location: OSB 425

Special time: 3:30-5:00

Jim Murray, UW School of Oceanography


Peak oil and climate change: PCC Dialog Event

(Joint seminar with the UW Program on Climate Change)

October 21

Special location:
OSB 425

Special time: 3:30-5:00

Jae Edmonds, PNNL and University of Maryland


Integrated assessment modeling: Scenarios for IPCC AR5

(Joint seminar with the UW Program on Climate Change)

October 28


Gordon Reeves, USFS


Climate change and the freshwater life-history of Pacific salmon

Abstract / Presentation

Tuesday, November 4 Stewart Cohen, Environment Canada and University of British Columbia

Moving beyond the damage report: Adapting to climate change in the Okanagan region, British Columbia

Abstract / Presentation (pdf)

November 13

Special room: MSB 123

Normal time: 1:30-3:00

Ian Walker, University of Victoria

Climate change impacts & adaptations in British Columbia: Results from a recent Canadian National Assessment

Abstract / Presentation (pdf; large file)

November 18
Joe Casola, UW Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences

The relationship between daily and seasonal snow accumulation in the Washington Cascades as observed at Snowpack Telemetry (SNOTEL)

Abstract / Presentation (pdf)

November 25


Upmanu ("Manu") Lall, Columbia University


Topic: What hydrologists need to know about climate change adaptation

Abstract / Presentation

December 2

Brian Lamb, Washington State University
Eric Salathé

Influence of global change on regional air quality in the U.S.

Abstract / Presentation

Related papers:

J. Avise, J. Chen, B. Lamb, C. Wiedinmyer, A. Guenther, E. Salathé, and C. Mass: Attribution of projected changes in U.S. ozone and PM2.5 concentrations to specific global changes, Submitted to Atmos. Chem. & Phys.

J. Chen, J. Avise, B. Lamb, E. Salathé, C. Mass, A. Guenther, C. Wiedinmyer, J-F. Lamarque, S. O'Neill, D. McKenzie, N. Larkin: The effects of global changes upon regional ozone pollution in the United States, Submitted to Atm Chem & Physics

Other UW Seminars

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