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Bridging The Gap Between Satellite Data and Climate Models
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Oceans and Ice
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Earth's Energy Balance
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The Carbon and Water Cycles


Friday February 14, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Earth Science Collaboration Center B233-305E
JPL research scientist Dimitris Menemenlis will describe a highly instrumented (hourly output of full 3D fields), high-resolution (.75 to 2.2 km horizontal grid spacing and 90 vertical levels) global ocean simulation that includes tides, atmospheric pressure forcing, dynamic/thermodynamic sea ice, and diurnal cycle (1-m vertical levels near surface).
Thursday January 16, 11:00 am – 12:00 am, 321 auditorium
How will the Amazon rainforest fare in a warming world? Dr. Richard Norby of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory will discuss a new experiment that will bathe part of the Amazon in carbon dioxide to try to answer these questions.

News & Features


Climate change and the rise and fall of civilizations

Shifts in climate – both large and small – are at least partly responsible for the rise and fall of many ancient civilizations. Could today's climate change threaten our modern way of life? NASA satellites are helping to uncover secrets of the past, with an eye to the future. read more ›