The UW Program on Climate Change Presents its 8th Annual Public Lecture: "Understanding Variation in Mountain Snow in the PNW: Impacts of climate change and importance of location"

Dr. Lundquist will discuss the complexity and under-sampling of mountains in the Pacific Northwest relative to other U.S. mountains, why ski resorts here are so successful despite their relatively low elevations, and why arguing about rates of snow melt or retreat is fundamentally difficult because of spatial and temporal variability.

Professor Lundquist has been a faculty member with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2006. She is particularly interested in hydroclimatology and the relative importance of hydrologic processes at different basin scales, with a focus on mountain watersheds in the western United States. Dr. Lundquist is a member of the advisory board for the UW Program on Climate Change.

When: Thursday, 23 April 2009 from 7-8 p.m.

Where: Kane Hall 120, UW Seattle

Registration: Not available.
Cost: Free, but seating is limited.

Call 206-543-6521 for additional event information.

Location and Directions Kane Hall is located on the north side of Red Square on the UW Seattle campus. View a map showing the location. Paid parking is available in the Central Plaza Garage below Kane Hall. The campus is served by many bus routes. See the UW's transit info page for details. Driving Directions: From I-5, take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn east onto NE 45th Street. Continue east about one quarter mile to 15th Avenue NE and turn right. Head south on 15th Avenue three blocks to NE 41st Street. Turn left at Gate #1 into the Central Plaza Garage. Stop at the gatehouse inside the garage for directions and a parking permit.

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