OSB Revelle lecture: “Overturning assumptions”

Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture

Save the Date: March 4, 2015, 5:30 PM

Reception to Follow

Overturning Assumptions:

Past, present, and future concerns about the ocean’s circulation

You are cordially invited to join the National Research Council’s Ocean Studies Board for the Sixteenth 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 2015 speaker is Dr. Susan Lozier, Ronie-Richelle Garcia-Johnson Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University.

This year the lecture, Overturning Assumptions: Past, present, and future concerns about the ocean’s circulation, will examine the crucial role that ocean circulation plays in the Earth’s climate system by sequestering anthropogenic carbon dioxide and heat in the deep ocean. New research is uncovering the mechanisms that control the overturning strength and how it may change in the decades ahead. As the pieces are coming together, some long-held assumptions have been overturned and some new paradigms are surfacing.

The lecture is free and open to the public

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Reception to follow

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

Enter at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue

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