On Tuesday, January 21, at 7 p.m., there will be a lecture entitled “The Reality of Global Warming: Cold Facts on a Hot Topic” in the auditorium of the Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library on the Marian University campus. It is sponsored by The Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies.
This lecture will feature Dr. Brian Soden, a professor of meteorology and physical oceanography at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science.
Dr. Soden specializes in the use of satellite observations to test and improve computer model simulations of climate change. During the past 15 years he has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers on a variety of topics, but most often related to the response of the climate system to global warming.
He received his B.S. degree from the University of Miami, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. Before returning to the University of Miami, Dr. Soden was a visiting scientist and lecturer at Princeton University, and a physical scientist with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey. In addition to serving as a lead author of the 2007 report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, his awards include the American Meteorological Society’s Henry G. Houghton Award, the National Space Club’s David S. Johnson Award, and the NASA H.E. Langley award.
This event is open to the public at no charge; registration is required. For more information, contact Dr. Pierre Atlas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.955.6336, or visit the global studies web site.