Science Distilled, a new lecture series created by DRI and The Discovery, makes cutting-edge science approachable through presentations on current and curious topics held at hip locations in a social atmosphere.
The winter that was? Climate and water in Northern Nevada.
There’s no question, water is a precious resource that can be scarce in the desert region we call home. With headlines on drought and El Niño creating big expectations for last winter, find out the real story from these local experts, and explore the past, present, and future of water and climate in our region.
Location: IMBÎB Custom Brews, 785 E. 2nd Street, Reno
Dr. Kelly Redmond — Research Professor Climatology, DRI
Dr. Redmond will introduce the event’s theme by sharing insights gained from four decades of experience in climate science and the tools that make climate predictions possible.
Dr. Benjamin Hatchett — DRI
Ben studies the extreme climates in our region, such as megadroughts and ice ages. He will talk about how lake sediments, glacial moraines, and submerged trees can be used to paint a picture of natural changes in climate in the centuries before we began collecting meteorological observations.
Dr. Dan McEvoy — Postdoctoral Fellow Applied Climatology, DRI
Did you expect more from El Niño this year? Dr. McEvoy will talk about emerging technology in climate science and why season-to-season predictions are so difficult. His work employs the Climate Engine, powered by Google, which is used in drought monitoring and is part of the White House Climate Change Initiative.