Global Warming and Extreme Events

Photo Dr Ruby LeungPublic lecture series IV:

Speaker: Dr. Ruby Leung

Date: Monday 1 October kl. 15:15-17:00
Venue: Euler, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Skeppsgränd 3, Göteborg
(Coffee and snacks will be served after the lecture)
Registration: Last day to sign up was September 26, but you can e-mail Helena Rafstedt, helena.rafstedt@chalmers.se if you want to sign up. Please state your name, department and e-mail address.

Abstract:
Since the preindustrial era, the Earth has warmed by about 1oC globally, with significant climatic, hydrological, and ecological changes observed regionally. Changes in the mean climate can also have important effects on extreme events such as floods and droughts, heat waves and cold air outbreaks, and a host of severe weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and hail storms. A suite of modeling tools is available to develop theory, understanding, and projections of how extreme events may respond to warming. In this lecture, I will introduce the key factors that control how global warming may perturb weather and climate extremes and use examples to illustrate insights that can be gained through data analysis and modeling experiments.

Short biography of the speaker:
Dr. L. Ruby Leung is a Battelle Fellow at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and an Affiliate Scientist at National Center for Atmospheric Research. Her research broadly cuts across multiple areas in modeling and analysis of climate and water cycle. Dr. Leung is the Chief Scientist of DOE’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), a project involving over 100 scientists across eight DOE multi-disciplinary national laboratories and university collaborators. She has served on advisory panels and National Research Council committee that define future priorities in climate modeling. Dr. Leung is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the Washington State Academy of Sciences. She is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Geophysical Union (AGU), and American Meteorological Society (AMS). She received a BS in Physics and Statistics from Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MS and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from Texas A&M University. She has published over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Published: Mon 17 Sep 2018. Modified: Thu 27 Sep 2018