Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

March 7 @ 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.

Details

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

Details

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

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