Tuesday March 6th, 2018
What's Cool About Climate Change?
Dr. Ann-Lise Norman, PhD Physics
What’s weird and wacky with the weather and why are some saying that events like the 2013 flood in Calgary are related to changing climate? Why use the words climate change anyway; doesn’t that just let those who do the predictions off the hook? A quick overview of what’s known, unknown, and curious about climate change here in Alberta and around the world will be presented, followed by a lively discussion as well as question and answer session.
Speaker: Dr. Ann-Lise Norman, PhD Physics 1994
Ann-Lise Norman heads the Atmospheric and Environmental Physics group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Her research is highly interdisciplinary, spanning cloud and atmospheric physics, chemistry, and oceanography. Locally, Norman performs isotope apportionment studies to identify and track atmospheric gas and aerosol emissions in Alberta including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), CO2, and CH4.
Dr. Norman is currently Professor and serves the University of Calgary and the Faculty of Science in her cross appointment in Physics & Astronomy and the undergraduate Environmental Science program. She also serves as an expert witness for hearings and is consulted by municipal, provincial and federal government agencies regarding cumulative impacts from emissions and on air quality issues.