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March 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Current Research in EEPS Seminar: Andrew Dessler – Texas A&M University

Adventures in estimating climate sensitivity

Climate sensitivity (usually defined as the equilibrium warming in response to doubled CO2) is one of the most important and uncertain parameters in climate science.  I will review the history of estimates of the quantity and explain why internal variability makes it hard to estimate this quantity from observations.  I will then show a new estimate that uses observations of internal variability of the climate system and which is less impacted by internal variability.  Our analysis yields and estimate that ECS is likely 2.4-4.6 K.

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Date:
March 7, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
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Keith Weiss Geological Laboratories – Room 100
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77251-1892 United States
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Phone:
713.348.4880
Website:
www.earthscience.rice.edu

Details

Date:
March 7, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Event Category:

Venue

Keith Weiss Geological Laboratories – Room 100
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77251-1892 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
713.348.4880
Website:
www.earthscience.rice.edu

For outside visitors, the best way to get to our department is to come in on Rice Blvd and turn left into entrance 20 (intersection of Rice and Kent St.). At the stop sign, you will see a visitor parking lot on your right.  From there, walk east to the department.  The google map below shows exactly where our building is.