The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) NOON BALLOON - February 22, 2011
DEES NOON BALLOON
Tuesdays 12:15-1:00 p.m.
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Feb 22, 2011
Peter Schlosser - Life in the Greenhouse World: Lessons from a Rapidly Changing Arctic
Summary: There is broad consensus that anthropogenic forcing has led to significant climate change and that under reasonable scenarios further climate change will occur in the near- and long-term future. Global projections have suggested early on that in the Arctic such changes would be visible early on through amplified signals. Indeed observations conducted in many of the Arctic subsystems are now showing environmental change of unprecedented scope. In this talk the recent observations of change in the Arctic are reviewed and likely future scenarios are discussed. Expected changes in the climate system are placed into the context of interlinked changes in the other domains of the Arctic including the anthrosphere. Known and possible future impacts of the observed changes on the Arctic system itself and on lower latitudes are presented.