SC 206: The Impacts of Climate Change. Part 3 – Extreme Events. Class presentations available.

As our planet warms, humankind must discover solutions to global ecological problems before it is too late. We are being impacted by changing temperatures on land and in the ocean, changes in sea level and acidity, increasingly frequent extreme weather events, biological extinctions, and more. Please join OLLI for the third in a series of classes on the impacts that a changing climate is driving. During this semester’s sessions we will focus on extreme events.  Specific research assessments for mega-storms, increased large storm frequency, flooding, drought, wildfires, cold and heat waves, erosion and mudslides and infrastructure impact will be addressed.

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Friday, March 17: “Hydroclimatology”: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Presenters: Amir AghaKouchak, Assistant Professor, UCI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and Adam Luke, Graduate Researcher, UCI FloodRise Project

Class Presentations:

Extreme Events and Climate Change

Towards Flood Resilience in the United States

Friday, March 24: What Are Extreme Events and Why the Concern?

Presenter: Soroosh Sorooshian, UCI Distinguished Professor, Director of Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing, and Departments of Earth System Science, and Civil and Environmental Engineering. Additional Presenter: Phu Nguyen

Class Presentation:

Monitoring and Modeling of the Hudrologic Cycle with Focus on Extreme Events

Friday, March 31: Wildfires: A Smokey Future

Presenters: James Randerson, Professor, UCI Department of Earth System Science; and OC Fire Representative (invited)

Class Presentation:  Wildfires by James Randerson 

Friday, April 7: Erosion and Infrastructure, and Attribution of Extreme Events to Climate Change

Class Presentations:

Attribution of Extreme Events to Climate Change

Impacts of Climate Change

Presenter: (invited), Representative of UCI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and Gary Oberts, Water Resource Geologist, OLLI STEM Committee Member.

Developer:  Gary Oberts


Fridays, March 17, 24 and 31;

April 7

1:00 – 3:00 PM


The Irvine Station-Onken

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