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Clark Snodgrass

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Measuring the Oceans from Space

Clark Snodgrass, who spoke at the Aquarium on July 6, 2011, has twenty-five years of experience in aerospace systems engineering and development spanning numerous space programs at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. He currently serves as the Northrop Grumman director of System Engineering, Integration, Test and Operations for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System.

Audio Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 2:25

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Alexander “Sandy” MacDonald

Exhibits | Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Visualizing the Science of Our Earth

Dr. Alexander "Sandy" MacDonald, the inventor of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Science on a Sphere, spoke at the Aquarium on May 31, 2011. He is the deputy assistant administrator for Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes for the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. He also serves as director of the Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.

Audio Posted: September 7, 2011 | Running time: 4:07

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William Sager

Educational | Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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New Perspectives on Oceanic Volcanism

Dr. Sager is a professor of oceanography at Texas A and M University. His current research efforts are concentrated on geophysical studies of hotspots and ocean plateaus and how they formed and evolved, as well as magnetic anomaly interpretations and the geomagnetic polarity reversal time scale.

Audio Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 3:54

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Bruce Parker

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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The Power of the Sea

Dr. Parker is presently a visiting professor at the Center for Maritime Systems at the Stevens Institute of Technology and is the former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He has a Ph.D. in physical oceanography from The Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in physical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and a bachelor’s degree in biology and physics from Brown University.

Audio Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 3:43

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Conservation Issues | Climate Change | Conservation | Education Audio | Oceanography

Sea Level Rise Special on KFWB News 980  buttonLink

Scientists estimate sea levels could rise more than three feet by the end of this century. In California, that would mean the flooding of San Francisco International Airport, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and much of the commercial and residential property along the coast. Find out more about this pressing issue and how to prepare through this special report by KFWB featuring Anchor Ron Kilgore and sea level rise experts: Aquarium of the Pacific President Dr. Jerry R. Schubel, Dr. Reinhard E. Flick of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Dr. Robert S. Young of Western Carolina University.

Audio Posted: June 3, 2011 | Running time: 34:55

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Richard Somerville

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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Climate Science and Climate Policy: What Do We Know and What Should We Do?

Richard Somerville is a theoretical meteorologist and distinguished professor emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Ph.D from New York University and has received awards for both his research and his popular book, The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change.

Audio Posted: February 27, 2011 | Running time: 4:07

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Conservation Issues | Educational | Conservation | Education Audio | Oceanography

Our Oceans: Feast or Famine?  buttonLink

The importance of establishing Marine Protected Areas

Should we try to protect such a vast resource? Is it even possible, and what are some of the challenges we face?

Audio Posted: November 16, 2010 | Running time: 1:45

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Curtis Ebbesmeyer

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Oceanography

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Flotsametrics and the Floating World

Curtis Ebbesmeyer holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington and is regarded as an expert on ocean currents and floating objects. Each year, Curt presents a booth and talks at beachcomber fairs in Alaska, Florida, and Washington.

Audio Posted: November 12, 2010 | Running time: 3:50

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Henry Pollack

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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Earth’s Changing Climate: Headed Toward a World Without Ice?

Henry Pollack is professor emeritus of geophysics in the department of geological sciences at the University of Michigan. His current research focuses on the record of climate change as recorded by the temperatures in the rocks beneath the Earth’s surface. Pollack authored the book 'Uncertain Science...Uncertain World', and his newest book is titled 'A World Without Ice'.

Audio Posted: October 7, 2010 | Running time: 4:14

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Educational | Climate Change | Conservation | Education Audio | Oceanography | Exhibit Pages | Arctic and Antarctic

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"Climate is what you expect; Weather is what you get". -Mark Twain

Changes in the ocean and atmosphere impact all of our lives. From deciding where to vacation, to where we farm and what we plant, understanding the ocean's influence on climate and weather benefits us all.

Audio Posted: October 4, 2010 | Running time: 1:29

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Wallace Broecker

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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The Great Ocean Conveyor

A prolific researcher, teacher and author, Dr. Broecker has published over 400 scientific articles and is the author or coauthor of several textbooks. His most recent book is The Great Ocean Conveyor: Discovering the Trigger for Abrupt Climate Change.

Audio Posted: August 12, 2010 | Running time: 4:09

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