Outreach, Classes, and Seminars

CIG Weekly Seminars

Spring Quarter 2010

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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 during winter quarter will held in:
UW Academic Computer Center, Room 120 (directions/UW campus map)
3737 Brooklyn Ave, Seattle

Information for presenters

Draft CIG Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Topic

Tuesday,
March 30



Richard Slaughter, Richard Slaughter Associates and consulting economist for CIG


Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Abstract

Presentation

Tuesday,
April 6


James Johnstone, UW CIG visiting scientist

A quasi-biennial signal in Western U.S. hydroclimate and its global teleconnections

Abstract

Presentation

Related paper: Johnstone, J. 2010. Climate Dynamics

Tuesday,
April 13


Jonathan Reum, Graduate Student UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Science

Todd Mitchell, CIG

Karin Bumbaco, Washington State Climate Office

Forage fish assemblage responses to short term (2001 - 2009) climatic variability in the Skagit River estuary

Abstract and Presentation

Global Climate Review - Presentation

Regional Climate Review - Presentation

Tuesday,
April 20

Robert Charlson, Professor UW Atmospheric Sciences

Uncertainties in Climate Projections Caused by Aerosol Effects: Do we know enough now to move ahead with control of greenhouse gas emissions?

Abstract

Presentation

Tuesday,
April 27

William Calvin, Affiliate Professor UW School of Medicine and PCC

Drawing Down CO2 by 2030 to Back Out of the Danger Zone for Abrupt Climate Shifts

Abstract

Presentation

Tuesday,
May 4


Mike Wallace, Professor UW Atmospheric Sciences

*Note: Room change to Fisheries 203

Reframing the Discussion of Global Warming and Climate Impacts

Abstract & Presentation

Related article: Seattle Times, May 4, 2010

Tuesday,
May 11



Jon Riedel, Geologist North Cascades National Park

Glacial History of Climate Change in Skagit Valley, Washington

Abstract

Presentation (21 MB)

Tuesday,
May 18
John Gastil, Professor UW Department of Communication

One Theory to Rule Them All: the Cultural Cognitive Approach to Public Opinion on Everything from Abortion to Nanotechnology

Abstract

Presentation

Tuesday,
May 25
Marina Alberti, Professor UW Urban Design and Planning and Landscape Architecture

Mechanisms linking urban patterns to carbon dynamics: Hypotheses, observations, and future scenarios

Abstract

Tuesday,
June 1
Dan Miller, Earth Systems Institute

GIS-based tools to link climate change to river systems

Abstract

Presentation

Other UW Seminars

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