75th Annual Bownocker Lecture Series to feature Kevin Trenberth

Dr. Kevin Trenberth, of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), will be giving two talks this week as part of the School of Earth Sciences' Bownocker Lecture Series.

A Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Dr. Trenberth has also been involved for many years in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, serving as a convening lead author and lead author for the IPCC reports, and sharing in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize..

The schedule for the lectures is as follows:

"Changes in extremes with climate change"
Non-Technical Presentation:
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
U.S. Bank Conference Theater in the Ohio Union
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
2nd Floor Mezzanine of Mendenhall Laboratory

"The changing flow of energy through the climate system"
Technical Presentation:
Friday, September 28, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
U.S. Bank Conference Theater in the Ohio Union

Full details are included on the PDF flyer.

Brief history of the Bownocker Lecture Series
(excerpts from a 1953 publication from the State of Ohio's Division of Geological Survey)

Dr. John Adams Bownocker served as a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Geology of the Ohio State University, as well as the State Geologist of Ohio. 

Dr.  Bownocker devoted his life to the service of his native State and to his alma mater, The Ohio State University. He left his entire estate in trust to his widow with the provision that at her death it should become an endowment fund, the income of which was to be expended in the work of the Department of Geology "in such manner as may seem wise to the proper authorities. "

In 1936 the Bownocker Lectures were inaugurated. Each year an eminent geologist is invited to the campus to present a series of lectures on some topic of geologic interest.