LPL Evening Lecture Series:

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Location: Kuiper Space Sciences
Room: 308

Dr. Joellen Russell
Associate Professor
Departments of Geosciences and Planetary Sciences

How the Antarctic is helping Arizona keep its cool
The vast Southern Ocean region surrounding the Antarctic continent is the only place in the global ocean where water upwells from more than two kilometers to the surface before sinking again. The deep of the Southern Ocean holds the key to the rate of warming of our atmosphere, because enormous amounts of heat and carbon can be stored in this ocean reservoir. Despite its critical importance, however, the Southern Ocean is the least observed and least understood region of the oceans. We will talk about the revolution taking place in oceanography and climate science that will enable us to predict the ocean's role in determining the climate of Earth.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30p.m. Parking in university surface parking lots is free after 5 p.m. Please be careful not to park in service or reserved spaces. Metered street parking is also available at no cost after 5 p.m. Parking in the Cherry Avenue Garage is available after 5 p.m. at a cost of $1.00 per hour.
For more information, contact Maria Schuchardt:, 621-4861, or go to the LPL Outreach page.