|Our Next Month Dinner|
21 March 2012 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Satellite Observations and Climate Modeling:
What They Can and Cannot Reveal About Future Climate
Albert Arking, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Presentation: The earth has undergone significant warming over the past century, with an average increase in global temperature of about 0.8° C (or 1.5° Fahrenheit). There is no question that man’s activities—from burning of fossil fuels to changes in land use and industrial production—have contributed significantly to the warming. With that information, one might expect a consensus on what the world needs to do to avoid a change in climate that might be undesirable. But the difficulty in arriving at a consensus is due both to limitations in the science—long-term natural variations are not understood well enough—and a conflict in values—socio-economic welfare versus maintaining the natural habitat. Science and technology has solved major problems that faced the world in the 20th century. With the right approach, it could do so again in the present century.
Location: Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University;
11100 Johns Hopkins Rd Laurel MD 20723 (Main Entrance – Lobby 1)
Meal: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Parsley potatoes, Green beans, served with garden salad, dressing, rolls and butter, dessert, including a small Fruit Plate, coffee, iced tea..
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Presentation ONLY: FREE at 7pm in Parsons Auditorium
The purpose of the Chesapeake Chapter is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government. In light of that goal, every month at our dinner meeting we have a drawing for the latest in Systems Engineering literature. So come on out for a chance to win.
March’s door prize is:
Climate Change and Climate Modeling
By J. David Neelin