Corals and ocean temperature extremes - a past to future view - Dr. Kim Cobb, Gorgia Tech

Abstract:
The global-scale coral bleaching and mortality event that took place in 2016 brought into sharp relief the near-term impacts of continued ocean warming on global reefs. In this talk, Kim Cobb will use a large database of coral paleoclimate records to probe the history of ocean temperature extremes, from the pre-industrial to modern period. In doing so, she will place the 2016 global-scale coral bleaching and mortally event in a longer-term context, prior to discussing the implications of her findings for coral reefs in the coming decades.

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Large Auditorium

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm