Lecture: The Art and Science of Atmospheric Rivers and the Changing Hydroclimate of the West
The lecture is free and available to the public through ZOOM, however registration is required.
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February 8, 2021
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego is launching the next iteration of its renowned Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series with a three-part virtual series dedicated to Scripps Oceanography’s multifaceted work on our changing planet. The series will focus on the regional impacts of climate change in California and the West including timely topics of atmospheric rivers, rising ocean temperatures, and natural disasters. This lecture is presented by Scripps Meteorologist Alexander Gershunov. California's precipitation regime is the most volatile in the country. These large natural swings between drought and extremely rainy years make water resource management in California notoriously difficult. Global climate change is expected to exacerbate the volatility by decreasing the frequency of regional precipitation while increasing its intensity. Join meteorologist Alexander Gershunov to learn about the mechanisms behind these projected changes, their anticipated impacts on California, as well as how art can help convey the science.