Colloquium - John Marshall (MIT) - The Oceans In A Warming World: How Are The Oceans Changing And What Role Do They Play In Climate Change?

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John Marhsall - MIT
September 8, 2015
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Location
1080 Physics Research Building - Smith Seminar Room - reception at 3:45pm in the Atrium

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Add to Calendar 2015-09-08 16:00:00 2015-09-08 17:00:00 Colloquium - John Marshall (MIT) - The Oceans In A Warming World: How Are The Oceans Changing And What Role Do They Play In Climate Change?

Due to its enormous heat capacity and ability to move heat around the globe, the ocean plays an out-sized role in climate and climate change. 

The ocean is at the center of contemporary questions such as:

 - Why have global-mean surface temperatures not warmed in the last decade, despite CO2 continuing to rise in the atmosphere?  

 - Why is the Arctic losing sea-ice but not the Antarctic?  

 - Will ocean currents such as the Gulf Stream change?

 - How much might sea-level rise this century?

 - How do climate scientists use climate models in their research?

In this discussion we will touch on some of the above questions and review how scientists observe patterns of warming propagating down in to the ocean's interior, how the ocean is responding to that warming and what we think the future holds and why.

 

 

1080 Physics Research Building - Smith Seminar Room - reception at 3:45pm in the Atrium Department of Physics physics@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Due to its enormous heat capacity and ability to move heat around the globe, the ocean plays an out-sized role in climate and climate change. 

The ocean is at the center of contemporary questions such as:

 - Why have global-mean surface temperatures not warmed in the last decade, despite CO2 continuing to rise in the atmosphere?  

 - Why is the Arctic losing sea-ice but not the Antarctic?  

 - Will ocean currents such as the Gulf Stream change?

 - How much might sea-level rise this century?

 - How do climate scientists use climate models in their research?

In this discussion we will touch on some of the above questions and review how scientists observe patterns of warming propagating down in to the ocean's interior, how the ocean is responding to that warming and what we think the future holds and why.