Mike Warner from the University of Washington will discuss climate change and extreme weather as part of the Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 in Communications Facility 125. The presentation is free and open to the public.
In his talk titled “Projected Changes in North American Atmospheric Rivers Due to Climate Change,” Warner will describe his research into the connection between anthropogenic global warming and extreme weather. Atmospheric rivers (ARs)—long, narrow bands of highly-concentrated water vapor that occur with winter storms—are often associated with extreme precipitation and flooding, particularly along the mountainous West Coast of North America. Several studies have suggested that climate change could lead to shifts in the location and intensity of the jet stream, which in turn could impact the location and frequency of ARs. Warner will share his research into these projected... Read more