Lecturer: Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Regents Professor and State Climatologist, Texas A&M University
Date: March 21, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Lawrence Hall, Room 300
While most of Texas is still in a moderate-to-severe drought the effects have been felt significantly in west Texas. In a region where the weather plays such an important role in the livelihood of many west Texans, it is important to understand the mechanisms of weather and climate change.
State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon will join us to discuss climate change in Texas and his research on drought monitoring and forecasting.
Dr. Nielsen-Gammon joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 1991 and was appointed Texas State Climatologist in 2000. His research involves such topics as jet streams, heavy rain, sea breezes, air pollution, data assimilation, climate data quality, and drought monitoring and forecasting.