Tuesday, October 22, 2013

California ARB Chair Lecture Series webcast: Climate Change and Los Angeles: A Close Up View of the Future

The California Air Resources Board--the state's lead agency charged with implementing California's climate change laws--holds a great lecture series that is live webcast.  An upcoming lecture on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 Noon, PDT, seems particularly appropriate for readers of this blog, especially those who want to catch up on some of the science of climate change.  Details are below, as well as instructions on how to learn of future live webcasts.

 

“Climate Change and Los Angeles:  A Close-up View of the Future”

Alex Hall, Ph.D.

University of California, Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 Noon, PDT (WEBCAST)
Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Cal/EPA Building

1001 I Street, Sacramento, California

Dr. Hall will present results from The Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region Project, an ongoing series of studies to predict regional climate at the middle and end of the 21st century under "mitigation" and "business-as-usual" greenhouse gas emissions scenarios.

-  Using a combination of dynamical and statistical techniques, Dr. Hall and his team developed very high resolution regional models that "downscale" more than 30 global models.

-  This allowed the team to zoom in on the LA region, producing climate change projections at a
2-kilometer (1.2 mile) resolution.

-  In this presentation, Dr. Hall will discuss his downscaling methods, summarize what his team discovered about temperature, snowfall, and other aspects of climate in the LA region, and explore the implications of his work for policymakers and the public.

The full announcement can be viewed at:

http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/lectures/lectures.htm

For “external” users please check the external WEBCAST
calendar at:   http://www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast/?bdo=1

 Your e-mail questions will be aired during the question & answer period following the presentations.

 WEBCAST Viewers, e-mail your questions to:

   auditorium@calepa.ca.gov

 For more information on the Lecture and Series please
contact:  Peter Mathews at (916) 323-8711 or pmathews@arb.ca.gov

 To receive notices for upcoming Lectures please go to:

   http://www.arb.ca.gov/listserv/listserv.php

 nd sign up for the seminars list serve.

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