Explore the fundamental concepts of climate science, look under the hood of the computer models used in climate prediction, and consider how climate change might affect extreme weather events, particularly hurricanes on the coast, during this month’s “Science on the Sound.”
Atmospheric scientist Dr. Rosana Ferreira is to present “Navigating Climate Change: Science, Prediction and Extremes” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, during the monthly, in-person lecture series at the Coastal Studies Institute on the East Carolina University Outer Banks Campus, 850 N.C. Highway 345, Wanchese.
The series brings perspectives from all over the state and highlights coastal topics is hosted by the Coastal Studies Institute.
Ferreira is professor of atmospheric science in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment and doctorate director of the Integrated Coastal Sciences Program at ECU. Her research integrates observations and numerical model simulations of the atmosphere to study the variability and dynamics of regional climate.
Recently through funding from the National Science Foundation, her research lead to the discovery of a monsoon-like signal in the precipitation in the southeast United States. She is currently working on a modeling study of how this monsoon-like precipitation signal may change in a future warmer climate.
There is no charge to attend. The program will be livestreamed on the CSI YouTube channel.