Prof. Gretchen Keppel-Aleks will present "The Science of Climate Change":
In the talk, Prof. Keppel-Aleks will examine the science behind the greenhouse effect and climate change. The presentation will also explore the observational and modeling tools that scientists use to understand the climate system. Finally, strategies to alleviate the human causes of climate change will be introduced.
Prof. Keppel-Aleks is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan in the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences department. Her research focuses on using observations of atmospheric CO2 to understand the global carbon cycle and, in particular, how climate variability affects the exchange of carbon between the atmosphere and terrestrial ecosystems. She received her BS from MIT and completed her PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering at Caltech.
Location: Ypsilanti District Library - Michigan
229 West Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Date: Saturday, April 19
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm