***WEBINAR***: Oslo joint seminar in atmospheric, ocean and climate science, Apr. 30
Title: Deforestation, fire and climate change in the Amazon
Speaker: Dominick Spracklen, University of Leeds
Dominick Spracklen, Univ. of Leeds
Tropical forests play a crucial role in the cycling of water, energy, trace gases and aerosol between the land surface and atmosphere. Deforestation, forest fires and climate change are altering these land-atmosphere interactions with consequences for atmospheric composition and climate. In this talk I will discuss how land-atmosphere interactions across the Amazon are changing and the implications for regional air quality and climate. I will finish by discussing how the combined impacts of deforestation, fire and climate change might impact the future of the world's largest tropical forest.
What is the Joint Oslo Seminar (JOS):
Atmospheric and climate sciences have a stronghold in Oslo among the four institutions University of Oslo, the Meteorological Institute, CICERO and NILU. This joint seminar invites renowned international experts to contribute to an informal series of lectures, meant to create interaction with the Oslo atmospheric and climate science community on recent highlights and analysis in the field. All seminars will be held on Thursdays (Noon -1pm).