Upcoming Meetings and Workshops

Southern Plains Climate Science Seminar

  • Date: August 14, 2019
  • Location:

    October 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM CT

    Speaker: Dr. Richard Seager, Columbia University
    Dr. Richard Seager

    Join Dr. Richard Seager of Columbia University as he presents an examination of arid versus humid regions on the settlement patterns of people and agricultural development as a result of the 100th meridian division of the North American continent.

    Dr. Richard Seager is the Palisades Geophysical Institute/Lamont Research Professor at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. His current work emphasizes how global hydroclimate will change in the near future as a consequence of rising greenhouse gases. Dr. Seager’s main focus is on the implications for humans and ecosystems in semi-arid regions such as southwest North America, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Africa.

    Dr. Seager received his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1990, following his undergraduate studies at Liverpool University in England. During his career, Dr. Seager has studied ocean processes, mainly in the tropics, and the influence oceans have over the Earth’s climate on a seasonal to millennial timescales. Currently at Columbia, Dr. Seager uses multiple tools such as climate models and proxy reconstructions to study the causes of droughts and floods of the past and present. These analysis aid in the understanding of physical processes between the atmosphere and ocean, as well as how these processes impact climate from agricultural practices.

    Webinar Link: https://oklahoma.zoom.us/j/742567138
    Audio Only: United States: +1 669 900 6833 Meeting ID: 742 567 138

    Previous Webinars:
    Dr. Katharine Hayhoe - Highlights from the Fourth National Climate Assessment, and Why it Matters to the Southern Great Plains
    Dr. Ali Mirchi - Implications of Future Climate Scenarios for Water Availability in the Middle Rio Grande Basin
    Dr. Caitlin Rottler - Regional Climate and Soil Health Management

  • Description of Event:

    Southern Plains Climate Science Seminar

    Upcoming Schedule:

    October 9, 2019 at 10:00am CT

    Speaker: Dr. Richard Seager, Columbia University

    December 4, 2019 at 10:00am CT

    Speaker: Samuel Fuhlendorf, USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub

    February 12, 2020 at 10:00am CT

    Speaker: Dr. Jeff Basara, University of Oklahoma