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Mar
5
CIRES Auditorium. Refreshments in CIRES 340 immediately following the talk.
Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Physical, biological, and human systems are impacted by the storage and transport of water at scales from a single leaf to the entire globe. Despite this fact, our ability to quantify the mean state and temporal changes in the reservoirs, states, and fluxes of the water cycle remains limited. While ground-based hydrologic measurements form the basis for much of our current knowledge, except at a few highly instrumented sites they are insufficiently dense to provide an accurate picture of the entire water cycle. Spatially distributed information from physics-based models and satellite remote sensing can fill in many gaps, but only after rigorous validation. In this talk, we will explore new ways of combining models, remote sensing, and in situ data to track two components of the water cycle: mountain snowpack and surface water in rivers and lakes.
Mar
9
Center for Science & Technology Policy Research
Monday, Mar. 9, 2015, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Apr
1
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2015 - All Day
Join us on April 1, 2015 for the University of Colorado Boulder’s newest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Water in the Western US.” The course will run 4.5 weeks, accommodates flexible schedules, and requires a total of 20-25 hours to complete.
Apr
3
CIRES Auditorium
Friday, Apr. 3, 2015, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The polar bear is the world’s largest non-aquatic carnivore. It is the most mobile of all four-legged creatures, with activity areas larger than Montana. Polar bears hunt marine mammals from the surface of the sea ice. When ice-absence means they are unable to feed, they can endure a more prolonged fast than any other large mammal. But, there is a limit to how long they can be food deprived, and global warming-induced sea ice declines have been linked to reduced body condition, poorer survival, and declining abundance. Their dependence on habitat that melts as temperature rises, makes polar bears the best early indicator of threats to the Arctic from anthropogenic global warming. More importantly, they are sentinels of global health, providing advanced warning of challenges coming to all of the species and environments about which we care. Prompt and aggressive greenhouse gas mitigation still can save polar bears over much of their range. We should care about polar bears because if we act in time to save them, we also will save most of the rest of life on earth, and maximize opportunity to leave our children a world similar to that in which humans have flourished.
Apr
6
Center for Science & Technology Policy Research
Monday, Apr. 6, 2015, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Apr
13
Center for Science & Technology Policy Research
Monday, Apr. 13, 2015, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Apr
24
CIRES Auditorium
Friday, Apr. 24, 2015, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jul
13
Monday, Jul. 13, 2015 - All Day
Jul
14
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 2015 - All Day
Jul
15
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2015 - All Day
Jul
16
Thursday, Jul. 16, 2015 - All Day
Jul
17
Friday, Jul. 17, 2015 - All Day

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