Community Lecture: Crazy Weather and the Arctic Meltdown: How Are They Connected?

Please join us for a community lecture

Crazy Weather and the Arctic Meltdown: How Are They Connected?

presented by Dr. Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University

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Does it seem as though the weather gods have gone crazy lately? It’s not your imagination. The question on everyone’s minds is, Why? Is it related to climate change? Dr. Francis will present new research that links more frequent extreme weather events with the rapidly warming and melting Arctic.

Thursday, May 12 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A reception will follow the presentation. RSVP to: rsvp@whrc.org

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Dr. Jennifer Francis
Research Professor
Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

Dr. Francis earned a B.S. in Meteorology from San Jose State University and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington. A professor at Rutgers University since 1994, she has taught courses in satellite remote sensing and climate change issues and also co-founded and co-directed the Rutgers Climate and Environmental Change Initiative. Currently, Dr. Francis is a Research Professor in the Rutgers Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, where she studies arctic climate change and arctic-global climate linkages.

 

Lecture begins promptly at 5:30 pm in WHRC’s Harbourton Auditorium.
Due to limited parking and seating, reservations are highly recommended.