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School of Natural Resources Seminar Series

Climate, Climate Change and Big Weather: How are they related and how do we know?

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Hardin Hall Room: 107 South (Auditorium)
3310 Holdrege St
Lincoln NE 68583
Additional Info: HARH
John Benson,
Presentation by Deke Arndt, Cheif of Climate Science & Services Division | National Centers for Environmental Information

This is a joint seminar with the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at UNL.

We have spent many generations learning how to work within our climate. From the crops we grow, to the types of houses we build, to how big we make our drainage structures. But climate is changing and this is introducing new challenges as today’s climate replaced the one we knew a generation ago, and the next generation will know a slightly different one, too. What does that mean for big weather? Weather extremes? What are the things we need to understand about our changing world, and what may be some of the opportunities in a new climate? And how do we really know it’s changing, anyway? Deke Arndt from the National Centers for Environmental Information will go over some of the data behind our understanding of climate change, and latest findings from the State of the Climate report and the National Climate Assessment, both of which are produced at NCEI.

Speaker’s Biography
Deke Arndt is the Chief of the Climatic Science & Services Division at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) in Asheville, NC. The Division takes in historical weather, climate and paleoclimate observations from NOAA and around the world, and transforms them into data, products, analyses, and services used by partners, scientists and decision-makers across public and private sectors. Mr. Arndt previously headed NCEI’s Climate Monitoring team, which tracks the climate system through regular expert analyses of parts of the U.S. and global climate system, informed by indicators developed at NCEI or partners. Mr. Arndt was recently the co-chair of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Indicators Interagency Working Group, and currently serves on the Council of the American Meteorological Society. Prior to NOAA, he held several positions at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s School of Meteorology.

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