Climate Change: Taking the Earth's temperature

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Join fellow U of T alumni and members of the community for a lecture on how and why the Earth's temperature is changing and what climate change means for all of us.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Mississauga Central Library

Noel Ryan Auditorium
301 Burnhamthorpe Road West
Mississauga, ON (View map)

  • 6:45 p.m. Doors open
  • 7:00 p.m. Remarks and presentation
  • Q & A to follow

Free

Indoor parking is available off of Duke of York Boulevard. Parking is free on weekdays after 6:00 p.m.


Presented by

Professor Kent Moore

Professor Kent Moore
Vice-Principal, Research
Professor, Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences
University of Toronto Mississauga

Professor Moore has, for over 25 years, taken the Earth's temperature and conducted an in-depth analysis of how and why it is changing. He has flown through winter storms in the Arctic, climbed some of our highest peaks, measured Arctic sea ice and examined ice cores. Now he would like to share his findings and thoughts with you, so you can better understand what climate change means to you.

Professor Moore uses theoretical, computational and observational techniques to improve our knowledge of the dynamics of the climate system so as to improve our ability to place currently observed changes to the climate in a long-term context. Professor Moore also applies these same techniques to the study of the meteorology of mountainous areas of the earth as well as the impact that weather in these areas has on human physiology and performance. Professor Moore undertakes fieldwork in the Arctic, Greenland and the Himalayas using automatic weather stations, instrumented research aircraft and ships in the course of his research.

Currently, the focus of Professor Moore’s research is in understanding the impact that topographic obstacles such as Greenland and the Himalayas have on the climate in adjoining regions. This work has and will continue to improve our understanding of the changes that are occurring in these regions as the Earth warms. In addition, Professor Moore is involved with an international collaboration that is seeking to understand the processes through which heat, moisture and momentum are exchanged between the high latitude ocean and atmosphere and the impact that a declining sea ice cover has on these exchanges. This work has implications on the impact that climate change has on important ocean circulation systems such as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation.

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Lecture Me! A Series

Professor Moore’s lecture is part of an ongoing multidisciplinary series that highlights the research from some of the University of Toronto Mississauga’s top faculty members, in a fun and approachable format for the whole family. The monthly lectures take place at the Mississauga Central Library and are co-hosted by the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Office of the Dean, Experiential Education Unit and the Mississauga Library System.

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