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Peter Ward

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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The Flooded Earth: Our Future in a World Without Ice Caps

Peter Ward, who spoke at the Aquarium about the impacts of climate change on June 16, 2011, is a professor of biology and space sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. His books include "Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe" and "The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive"?

Video Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 4:17

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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'.

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

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.

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

Jim Sanchirico

Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation | Marine Biology | Oceanography

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Rights and Responsibilities in Marine Adaptation Policy

Sanchirico is a professor of environmental science and policy at the University of California, Davis and a nonresident fellow of Resources for the Future in Washington DC, non-profit environmental policy think-tank. He received his Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis.

Video Posted: August 11, 2010 | Running time: 4:06

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