“Global Warming And The Arctic Ocean”

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Keep up with the latest scientific trends, topics and research happening literally in our backyard at Pacific Science Center’s new lecture series, Science in the City Lecture.

7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:40 p.m.) | Price: $5 (Free for Members)
Pacific Science Center’s PACCAR Theater

“Global Warming and the Arctic Ocean”

Dr. Mike Steele, Senior Principal Oceanographer, Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory at University of Washington

Some of the most extreme climate changes on the planet are happening at the top of the globe. The area covered by the floating sea ice pack is shrinking, and individual floes are on average much thinner than they used to be. These changes are affecting other parts of the climate system. For example, in summer much more ocean area is now exposed to direct sunlight, leading to warming and changes in marine ecosystems. It is perhaps disturbing to contemplate the causes of these changes and how they might affect the future of the Arctic Seas, but at the same time it’s honestly an exciting time to study this area. In this talk, we’ll show simple graphs illustrating these changes, and also some cool field pix from The Only Ocean You Can Walk On (for now).
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By: Pacific Science Center

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