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Heating and Warming: Sensitivity of Earth’s Climate to Atmospheric CO2

Dr. Scott Denning
Dr. Scott Denning Scott Denning is a Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. He leads a large research group using many kinds of observations and models to understand the metabolism of the Earth’s biosphere. He also serves as Director of Education and Diversity for CMMAP, the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes, working to enhance understanding of global climate through K-12, undergraduate, and graduate study as well as informal education and public presentations.

His undergraduate degree is in Geology, from the University of Maine. Following a very brief career in the oil industry, he worked on biogeochemistry of a high mountain watershed for several years before his PhD studies at Colorado State University. Denning joined the faculty of the School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1996 and returned to Colorado in 1998 where he joined the faculty at his alma mater.

Dr. Randy Russell
Dr. Randy Russell Randy Russell is the Lead Web and Interactive Multimedia Developer for Spark. Spark (spark.ucar.edu) is the science education group at NCAR (the National Center for Atmospheric Research), a major climate, weather, and atmospheric science research lab in Boulder, Colorado. He holds a B.S. in astrophysics from Michigan State University (MSU), a master's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland, and Ph.D. in educational systems development (also from MSU). He co-developed a series of online courses for educators called Climate Discovery and facilitates workshops for science educator professional development on a range of Earth science and space science topics.

For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org

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