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WHAT: Geology speaker: Professor Richard Alley, Tiptoeing Past Tipping Points: Ice Cores and Abrupt Climate Change
WHEN: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from Noon-1:30pm
WHERE: Science Research and Teaching Center (SRTC) room 247
Distinguished Penn State Professor of Geosciences, author, and PBS television host, Dr. Richard Alley will give a public lecture titled "Tiptoeing Past Tipping Points: Ice Cores and Abrupt Climate Change" Tuesday, November 8th from noon to 1:30pm in room 247 of the PSU Science Research and Teaching Center.
Dr. Alley's research in glaciology and climate change spans a range of topics, including ice crystallography, glacier dynamics, and ice core analysis. At home in both the laboratory and the deep field, his experience includes three field seasons in Antarctica, eight in Greenland and three in Alaska. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Alley has participated in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessments since 1992 and in 2007 was a lead author for panel's Fourth Assessment Report. He has testified before Congress, appeared in television documentaries, and is widely recognized for his ability to communicate complicated technical material to any audience. His popular account of climate change and ice cores, The Two-Mile Time Machine, was chosen science book of the year by Phi Beta Kappa in 2001. Dr. Alley currently hosts the PBS series "Earth: The Operator's Manual."
The lecture is sponsored by the Portland State Department of Geology, OMSI, the National Science Foundation, and Passport to Knowledge/Geoff Haines-Stiles Productions Inc.
This event is free, and open to all
For more information on this event, call Nancy at 503 725-3022