Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

CAP Lecture - Taking the Earth’s temperature: The Physics of Climate Change

Prof. Kent Moore,
University of Toronto Mississauga
gwk.moore@utoronto.ca

Date: Thursday, March 12th, 2020
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Stirling B

Abstract:

Professor Moore has for over 25 years taken the earth’s temperature and done in depth analysis on how and why it is changing. He has flown through winter storms in the Arctic, climbed some of our highest peaks, measured Artic sea ice and examined ice cores. He would like to share his findings and thoughts, so you can better understand the physics behind our changing climate and what it means to you.

Short bio:

Professor Moore has a Ph.D. in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics from Princeton Univ. He is a Professor of Physics at the Univ. of Toronto, the Vice-Principal Research at the Univ. of Toronto Mississauga and a recent Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies at the Univ. of Washington. Professor Moore’s research interests include: geophysical fluid dynamics, polar meteorology, observational studies of high latitude air-sea-ice interactions, physical oceanography, paleoclimatology and high-altitude physiology. Prof. Moore has published over 170 research papers in the peer-reviewed literature Among the journals that Professor Moore has published in include: Science, Nature, Nature Climate Change, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Climate, the Journal of Hydrometeorology, Geophysical Research Letters, the British Medical Journal, Progress in Oceanography, Deep Sea Research and the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. Prof. Moore has played a leadership role in a number of national and international research collaborations aimed at improving our understanding of how the ocean and atmosphere exchange heat, moisture and momentum including the Canadian Atlantic Storms Program, the Beaufort and Arctic Storms Experiment, the Canadian GEWEX (Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment) Program, the Labrador Sea Deep Ocean Convection Experiment, the Greenland Flow Distortion Experiment, the Storms of the Arctic Experiment and the Iceland-Greenland Sea Project.