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The Miracle of Flight

A graduate student discovers the largest flying animal in history: the Texas Pterosaur

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Risk of Amazon Rainforest Dieback is Higher Than IPCC Projects

Celebrate 125 Years of Texas Geoscience

Celebrate 125 Years of Texas Geoscience

New research points to an explosion of color in early paravians and maniraptors, but the research also suggests the genes that control the colors of skin, hair and feathers are part of the body’s melanocortin system, which also influences metabolism,...

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UTIG Seminar Series: Shang-Ping Xie, UC San Diego
10:30 AM

UTIG Seminar Series: Shang-Ping Xie, UC San Diego

  Start: April 18, 2014 at 10:30 am     End: April 18, 2014 at 11:30 am
 Location:PRC, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196, Rm 1.603, Austin, TX 78758
 Contact:Yuko Okumura, yukoo@ig.utexas.edu, 512-471-0383
 URL:Event Link
"Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics of Global Warming"

Abstract:

Global surface air temperature has increased by less than 1oC over the past century, a change due to anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases. Atmospheric concentration of CO2 exceeded 400 ppm at Mauna Loa in 2013 for the first time, yet global temperature has remained flat for the past 15 years. Our model results show that this apparent deviation from the anthropogenic climate warming is largely due to a decadal cooling of the tropical Pacific Ocean. This result is supported by seasonal and regional variations of climate anomalies over the past decade. This pause of global warming is temporary, illustrating the importance of natural variability in interpreting decadal climate trends.

California is in a deep drought that started three years ago. How precipitation will change in the face of global warming is an important question but difficult to answer. The challenge has to do with the characteristics of precipitation change. While surface temperature is expected to rise everywhere in response to the greenhouse gas forcing, precipitation change is to first order spatially variable, positive in some regions and negative in some others. Spatial pattern of ocean warming has emerged as an important factor for tropical rainfall change. The talk will discuss recent research in coupled ocean-atmosphere interactions pertinent to regional climate change.

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Soft Rock Seminar - Meredith Bush, DGS
12:00 PM

UTIG Seminar Series: Shang-Ping Xie, UC San Diego

  Start: April 18, 2014 at 10:30 am     End: April 18, 2014 at 11:30 am
 Location:PRC, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196, Rm 1.603, Austin, TX 78758
 Contact:Yuko Okumura, yukoo@ig.utexas.edu, 512-471-0383
 URL:Event Link
"Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics of Global Warming"

Abstract:

Global surface air temperature has increased by less than 1oC over the past century, a change due to anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases. Atmospheric concentration of CO2 exceeded 400 ppm at Mauna Loa in 2013 for the first time, yet global temperature has remained flat for the past 15 years. Our model results show that this apparent deviation from the anthropogenic climate warming is largely due to a decadal cooling of the tropical Pacific Ocean. This result is supported by seasonal and regional variations of climate anomalies over the past decade. This pause of global warming is temporary, illustrating the importance of natural variability in interpreting decadal climate trends.

California is in a deep drought that started three years ago. How precipitation will change in the face of global warming is an important question but difficult to answer. The challenge has to do with the characteristics of precipitation change. While surface temperature is expected to rise everywhere in response to the greenhouse gas forcing, precipitation change is to first order spatially variable, positive in some regions and negative in some others. Spatial pattern of ocean warming has emerged as an important factor for tropical rainfall change. The talk will discuss recent research in coupled ocean-atmosphere interactions pertinent to regional climate change.

Soft Rock Seminar - Meredith Bush, DGS

  Start: April 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm     End: April 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Anastasia Piliouras, piliouras@utexas.edu

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22

Tech Sessions: Lindsay Jo Olinde, JSG
4:00 PM

UTIG Seminar Series: Shang-Ping Xie, UC San Diego

  Start: April 18, 2014 at 10:30 am     End: April 18, 2014 at 11:30 am
 Location:PRC, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196, Rm 1.603, Austin, TX 78758
 Contact:Yuko Okumura, yukoo@ig.utexas.edu, 512-471-0383
 URL:Event Link
"Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics of Global Warming"

Abstract:

Global surface air temperature has increased by less than 1oC over the past century, a change due to anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases. Atmospheric concentration of CO2 exceeded 400 ppm at Mauna Loa in 2013 for the first time, yet global temperature has remained flat for the past 15 years. Our model results show that this apparent deviation from the anthropogenic climate warming is largely due to a decadal cooling of the tropical Pacific Ocean. This result is supported by seasonal and regional variations of climate anomalies over the past decade. This pause of global warming is temporary, illustrating the importance of natural variability in interpreting decadal climate trends.

California is in a deep drought that started three years ago. How precipitation will change in the face of global warming is an important question but difficult to answer. The challenge has to do with the characteristics of precipitation change. While surface temperature is expected to rise everywhere in response to the greenhouse gas forcing, precipitation change is to first order spatially variable, positive in some regions and negative in some others. Spatial pattern of ocean warming has emerged as an important factor for tropical rainfall change. The talk will discuss recent research in coupled ocean-atmosphere interactions pertinent to regional climate change.

Soft Rock Seminar - Meredith Bush, DGS

  Start: April 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm     End: April 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Anastasia Piliouras, piliouras@utexas.edu

Tech Sessions: Lindsay Jo Olinde, JSG

  Start: April 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm     End: April 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm
 Location:JGB 2.324 Boyd Auditorium

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Tech Sessions: Edwin Schauble, UCLA
4:00 PM

UTIG Seminar Series: Shang-Ping Xie, UC San Diego

  Start: April 18, 2014 at 10:30 am     End: April 18, 2014 at 11:30 am
 Location:PRC, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196, Rm 1.603, Austin, TX 78758
 Contact:Yuko Okumura, yukoo@ig.utexas.edu, 512-471-0383
 URL:Event Link
"Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics of Global Warming"

Abstract:

Global surface air temperature has increased by less than 1oC over the past century, a change due to anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases. Atmospheric concentration of CO2 exceeded 400 ppm at Mauna Loa in 2013 for the first time, yet global temperature has remained flat for the past 15 years. Our model results show that this apparent deviation from the anthropogenic climate warming is largely due to a decadal cooling of the tropical Pacific Ocean. This result is supported by seasonal and regional variations of climate anomalies over the past decade. This pause of global warming is temporary, illustrating the importance of natural variability in interpreting decadal climate trends.

California is in a deep drought that started three years ago. How precipitation will change in the face of global warming is an important question but difficult to answer. The challenge has to do with the characteristics of precipitation change. While surface temperature is expected to rise everywhere in response to the greenhouse gas forcing, precipitation change is to first order spatially variable, positive in some regions and negative in some others. Spatial pattern of ocean warming has emerged as an important factor for tropical rainfall change. The talk will discuss recent research in coupled ocean-atmosphere interactions pertinent to regional climate change.

Soft Rock Seminar - Meredith Bush, DGS

  Start: April 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm     End: April 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Anastasia Piliouras, piliouras@utexas.edu

Tech Sessions: Lindsay Jo Olinde, JSG

  Start: April 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm     End: April 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm
 Location:JGB 2.324 Boyd Auditorium

Tech Sessions: Edwin Schauble, UCLA

  Start: April 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm     End: April 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm
 Location:JGB 2.324 Boyd Auditorium
 Contact:Jaime Barnes, jdbarnes@jsg.utexas.edu

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