Monday, July 11, 2016

Science, Natural History Lectures At Whiteface Field Station

Photo of the SUNY Albany Atmospheric Sciences Research Field StationThe Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) has announced their 2016 Falconer Science/Natural History Lecture Series, at the ASRC Whiteface Field Station in Wilmington.

The lectures will take place every other Tuesday at 7 pm, from July 12th, to August 23rd. All lectures are free and open to the public.

July 12: The Adirondack Moose Project
Visual presentation by Sharon Tabor, DEC’s Bureau of Wildlife Technician.

Discussion and multimedia presentation of the current Adirondack Moose Project as it relates to scientific research: the distribution and population trends of moose in New York, habitat selection, health monitoring and implications climate change may have on moose across the Northeast.

July 26: El Nino and La Nina – Effects On Local and Global Weather
Multimedia presentation by Conor Lahiff, National Weather Service Meteorologist.

Highlights of general weather across the North Country with a focus on winter weather patterns, including a review of this past winter. Also discussed will be teleconnections such as how La Nina and El Nino affect the local and global weather and climate change.

August 9: View From Above: Seeing Our Environment in a New Light
Multi-spectral imagery discussion by Dr. Melanie Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Sciences Paul Smith’s College.

Dr. Johnson will discuss basic remote sensing of the environment, what a remote sensing of the environment, what a remote sensing analyst “sees”, how that vision compares to what we see every day, and how we can shift our perspective to see things in a new light.

August 23: Climate Change: What’s Left to Argue About?
Presentation by Dr. Eric Leibensperger, Atmospheric Science Professor, Department of Earth Sciences SUNY Plattsburgh.

Humans are causing the climate to change. Scientists have been able to identify and attribute observed climate changes, but uncertainties about the future remain. This will be an exploration of some of these remaining uncertainties, including regional impacts in the Champlain Basin and the unintended climate effects of air quality regulations.

The ASRC Whiteface Field Station is located at 110 Marble Lane in Wilmington.

For more information on ASRC or the Falconer History Lectures, click here.

Photo of the SUNY Albany Atmospheric Sciences Research Field Station courtesy of www.whitefaceregion.com.


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