Thank you for your interest in past NCAR Explorer Series lectures from 2018! We hope you enjoy the abstracts, bios, short videos, and the archived lectures from these talks and look forward to seeing you at a future event!
NCAR Explorer Series
2018 Lectures & Events
2018 Archived Lectures
Mass loss from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets is accelerating, and ice sheets are expected to be the dominant contributor to global sea level rise in the next several decades. William Lipscomb will discuss ice sheet modeling and the likelihood of abrupt sea level rise.
The 2017 hurricane season caused devastating damage, loss of life, and disruption in the U.S. and Caribbean. Rebecca Morss will discuss the successes of modern hurricane prediction and her research to understand evacuation decision making and improve risk communication.
The invention of computers enabled scientists to begin modeling our atmosphere and oceans, improving weather forecasts and our understanding of Earth’s climate. Richard Loft discusses how smartphones, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and the cloud are changing science.
Measuring snowfall anywhere is a challenge — but perhaps nowhere more so than Antarctica. Scott Landolt is testing new technologies that might finally make accurate snowfall measurements in Antarctica possible.