Perspectives Lecture: Nina Oakley


Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego is launching the next iteration of its renowned Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series with a three-part virtual series dedicated to Scripps Oceanography’s multifaceted work on our changing planet. The series will focus on the regional impacts of climate change in California and the West including timely topics of atmospheric rivers, rising ocean temperatures, and natural disasters. 

Each year the Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science series brings engaging presentations on research conducted worldwide by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Traditionally hosted live at Birch Aquarium, the lectures have been online since May. 

Fire, extreme rainfall, and debris flows: Cascading Disasters in a Changing Climate

Presented by Scripps Meteorologist Nina Oakley
April 12 at 6 p.m. (PT)

As the climate warms across the globe, California is faced with adapting to a range of climate-related challenges – from drought to increased wildfire activity, to more extreme rain events. Many of these climate change phenomena work in concert to trigger catastrophic events such as post-wildfire debris flows like the one that devastated Montecito, California in January 2018.  Join Scripps meteorologist Nina Oakley to learn how research is helping us understand, anticipate, and prepare for these cascading disasters in our new climate reality.  

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The lecture is free and available to the public through ZOOM, however, registration is required.

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Mon, April 12 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Perspectives Lecture: Nina Oakley

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