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"Urbanization and Climate Change in the Southeast" at the Botanical Garden

The Atlanta Science Tavern is proud to support the 2012 series of Science Cafes at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, this year exploring the many facets of climate change.

Scoutmob has a $9 single admission offer (2 for $18) valid now through September.

Admission is free for Garden members and $18.95 otherwise. It includes the Science Cafe, access to the gardens, and Cocktails in the Garden. This month's "climate cocktail" will be the HEAT WAVE, a tropical drink that features coconut, pineapple and rum.

Urbanization and Climate Change in the Southeastern U.S.

J. Marshall Shepherd
Director for Program in Atmospheric Sciences
Professor of Geography
University of Georgia

As a member of NASA Precipitation Measurement Missions Science team Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd conducts research on weather and climate systems using advanced satellites, experimental aircraft, radars, and sophisticated computer models. This research seeks to understand weather processes (e.g. thunderstorms, hurricanes, rainfall) atmospheric processes and to relate them to current weather and climate change.

About our speaker
Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd joined the Department of Geography’s Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Georgia in January 2006, where he is now a full professor. He conducts research and teaches in atmospheric sciences, climatology, water cycle processes and urban climate systems. He is also the Director of the UGA Atmospheric Sciences Program. In 2012, he became President-Elect of the American Meteorological Society. Dr. Shepherd also develops innovative strategies to infuse research data into applications and outreach communities. For his work on urban effects on precipitation, he received the highest federal award given to the Nation’s young scientists and engineers.

Prior to joining the UGA faculty, Dr. Shepherd spent 12 years as a research meteorologist in the Earth-Sun Division at NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Shepherd was also Deputy Project Scientist for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, which launches in 2012. He makes frequent media appearances as an expert on weather, climate, and remote sensing and is the author of forthcoming textbook, The Urban Climate System, and has co-authored a children’s book on weather and weather instruments.

Please allow plenty of time to park and make your way through admissions to Mershon Hall and enjoy the featured climate cocktail before the talk begins at 7:00.

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  • Anne Curtis T.

    The Science cafe on global warming was very interesting,

    August 18, 2012

  • Robbie C.

    I really wish that we could stop rushing the discussion of the botanical origins of the cocktails. They tend to be very interesting and add quite a bit to the evening.

    August 18, 2012

  • Jane E.

    Very informative, well prepared presentation. I got it. Enjoyed the Q&A afterwards.

    August 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A really excellent speaker and a very informative presentation. Highly recommended if you can catch the speaker again.

    August 17, 2012

  • Richard M.

    One of the better presentations I have ever seen. Few scientists have the presentation skills to fully engage lay audiences and Dr. Shepherd is an exception to the rule. I hope he will return to our group again. Climate science multi-faceted and I would like hear Dr. Shepherds views on the diverse technologies that may mitigate the effects of rising greenhouse gases or the impact of agriculture, particularly livestock, and possible solutions or how climate models are designed, the assumptions in various models, and the role of super-computing in climate modeling. Those are just the topics that come immediately to mind and there are many more.

    August 17, 2012

  • Arthur L.

    Speaker confirmed previous talk (warming policy) with convincing documentation. His major background and experience were brought to bear. And intellectual passion for the topic always helps. One of our best.

    August 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's hot in here.

    August 16, 2012

  • Anne Curtis T.

    Hello fellow geographer and fellow FSU alumni!

    August 13, 2012

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