Revelle lecture 2013: Melting ice

Save the Date: March 20, 2013, 5:30 PM

Melting Ice

What is happening to Arctic sea ice and what does it mean for us?

You are cordially invited to join the NRC’s Ocean Studies Board for the Fourteenth Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture.  The Revelle Lecture was created by the Ocean Studies Board in honor of Dr. Revelle’s contributions to the ocean sciences and his dedication to making scientific knowledge available to policymakers.  The 2013 speaker is Dr. John Walsh, Chief Scientist of the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

This year’s lecture, Melting Ice: What is happening to Arctic sea ice and what does it mean for us?, will explore the impacts of recent decreases in Arctic summer sea ice and the ways in which these decreases may already be affecting the larger climate system through a variety of physical, dynamical, and ecological processes.

The lecture is free and open to the public

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Baird Auditorium in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Enter at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue

Reception to follow

Thank you for your past interest in this activity.  We hope that you join us this year and encourage you to share this information with your colleagues.

To view additional information about the lecture and to pre-register for the event, please go to  Pre-registration is not necessary to attend the lecture or reception, but is requested for planning purposes.

Please contact Pamela Lewis ( if you have any questions.


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