SAL U: Cliff Mass (Session 5)
Seattle Arts & Lectures presents Cliff Mass: "Reading our Northwest Sky: Understanding our Weather and Climate" as part of their University lecture series.This series will provide a wide-ranging introduction to the complex weather and climate of the Pacific Northwest, including the impacts of terrain and water on Northwest weather and the influence of storms coming off the Pacific; the varied local weather features of the region; the extreme weather of the Northwest including floods, snowstorms and major windstorms; how to read the local skies and the use of weather information on the web; and the local climate of the region and how it might change under global warming. Click here for topic and ticket information.
About the Speaker
Cliff Mass went to Cornell University for his undergraduate education where he majored in physics. During that time we worked with Astronomer Carl Sagan on a model of the Martian atmosphere and was active in the University Senate. He is the author of the 2008 book “The Weather of the Pacific Northwest” and broadcasts a weekly weather information segment on KPLU, a local public radio station. Now a full professor at the UW, he is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society, an editor of a number of meteorological journals, and a member of a number of National Academy committees. He is currently chair of the Science Applications Board of the U.S. Developmental Testbed Center and a member of the WRF Research Applications Board.
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