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AMOS SA – National Science Week – Our Climate: Trends and Drivers
August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our climate is not just governed by the sun and greenhouse gases. It has many drivers, from atmospheric circulation to ocean currents. Even the Antarctic influences our local climate! Come and hear about this complex system and be ready to ask our four experts your questions.
Our climate is changing. In the last ten years many long-term temperature and climate extremes have occurred in South Australia. So, what drives our climate and why are we breaking records so frequently? Darren Ray, resident climatologist at the Bureau of Meteorology and Jochen Kaempf, Associate Professor of Oceanography at Flinders University will describe how the atmosphere, ocean and the Antarctic all play critical roles in our climate system.
With intimate knowledge of the complex forces that now demand our attention, our experts will explain what our climate drivers are and how they’re changing. The audience will be encouraged to participate in an extended question and answer session related to the science of climate variability and climate change. The Forum panel will consist of our two speakers along with Beth Walton, Climatologist and John Nairn (Chair), State Manager, Bureau of Meteorology.
Our four experts will interest senior high school as well university students and the general public – in fact anybody interested in our climate and what it’s doing. This is a rare opportunity to attend in Adelaide a live discussion of a critical topic.