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Talks to focus on air, land, oceans

By TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published February 28, 2007


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Leading scientists will appear at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg this week to discuss such topics as global warming and changes in the world's oceans.

The lectures are free and open to the public in the Karen A Steidinger Auditorium, 100 Eighth Ave. SE, at USF.

The lineup includes:

-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Richard Spinrad, assistant administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, discussing "The Future of U.S. Oceanographic Research: Plans and Strategies."

-3 p.m. Thursday, Robert T. Paine of the University of Washington discussing "Experimental Ecology and the Challenge of Ecosystem Repair and Management."

-10 a.m. Friday, Charlie Paull of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute on "Detecting and Monitoring Recent Sediment Transport Activity in Monterey Canyon."

-1:30 p.m. Friday, David Archer of the University of Chicago, "From Here to Eternity: Global Warming in Geologic Time."

-3 p.m. Friday, Carl Wunsch of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on "The Changing Ocean Circulation."

[Last modified February 28, 2007, 01:50:01]


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