april, 2017

18apr5:00 pm7:00 pm"The Arctic: Ground Zero for Global Change" -- John E. WalshKeeling Lecture 2017

Event Details

Illinois Atmospheric Sciences Professor Emeritus John E. Walsh, former Director of the NOAA/Alaska Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research, will deliver the 2017 Charles David Keeling Lecture.

Walsh joined the U of I Department of Atmospheric Sciences faculty in 1974, after finishing his Ph.D. at MIT. He has spent sabbaticals at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the Naval PostgraduateSchool, and the University of Alaska/Fairbanks. His recent research involves the Arctic climate, cold air outbreaks affecting middle latitudes, Antarctic temperature change, and the diagnosis of polar climate change in simulations by global climate models. He was the lead author of the Polar Regions chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Fourth Assessment Report (2004-07), and lead author of the snow/ice/hydrology chapter of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment. He spent nine years as Director of the NOAA/Alaska Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research, stepping down in 2013, and is a member of the Polar Research Board of the National Research Council.

The Keeling Lecture is sponsored by the School of Chemical Sciences (SCS), the School of Earth, Society and Environment (SESE), the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) at Illinois.


(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



1205 W Clark St, Urbana, IL


and Environment (iSEE)