You are invited to The Causes and Consequences of a Warming Ocean on Thursday, July 29 — the third in a series on climate-induced ocean changes. Our speakers include:
- Dr. Hillary Scannell, a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, on “Drivers and mechanisms of marine heatwaves in the Northwest Atlantic“
- Dr. Andrew Pershing, Director of Climate Science at Climate Central, on “Impacts of ocean temperature extremes on northeast ecosystems and economic”
Join us on July 29th at 9:30 am as we continue to explore how a changing climate is impacting the ocean water of the North Atlantic. “Scientists estimate that the oceans have absorbed more than 90 percent of the heat trapped by excess greenhouse gases since mid-century . . . This excess heat is increasing not only baseline ocean temperatures but also the frequency and duration of marine heat waves,” (New York Times, March 4, 2019).
Please register in advance of the webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/3380567658244280336. This webinar series is being co-sponsored by NOAA’s Eastern Region Climate Team, the Mid-Atlantic Committee on the Ocean (MACO) and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems (MARACOOS).