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Water: Climate’s Great Orchestrator

April 24, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Please join us for a free lecture for the graduate level and above scientific community on the Science of Climate. Due to limited seating, tickets are required and will be available online on a first come, first served basis through Eventbrite.  Inquiries: lectures@simonsfoundation.org.

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The mighty water molecule, with its voracious appetite for infrared radiation, is responsible for much of what we know about climate and climate change, and even more of what we don’t know. Trapped for most of its life in large surface reservoirs, every few thousand years it escapes to the atmosphere for a short sojourn of a little over a week, during which it helps to create, quite literally, the world as we know it.

About the Speaker

Bjorn B. Stevens, Ph.D. leads the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” as well as the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology.

Prof. Stevens has published ground-breaking research papers dealing with the theory, modelling and observation of “low” clouds, which is one of the most important problems in meteorology and climate research.


Tea – 4:00p

Lecture – 4:30-5:30p

Q & A – 5:30p

Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
Simons Foundation
160 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
(Entrance on 21st Street)
New York, NY  10010


April 24, 2013
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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