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State’s Leading Climatologist to Speak at UH Law Center April 7 Public Invited to Discussion on Climate Change in Texas

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Professor John Nielsen-Gammon, state climatologist and a leading researcher on weather and climate, will discuss issues surrounding the state's drought on April 7 at the UH Law Center.
April 6, 2011-Houston-

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor map, more than 40 percent of Texas is currently experiencing extreme drought. What does the future hold for Texas? Professor John Nielsen-Gammon, the state climatologist and a leading researcher on weather and climate, will address this issue and others in a talk at noon on Thursday (April 7) at the University of Houston Law Center.

Nielsen-Gammon is a professor in the department of atmospheric science at Texas A&M University. For the past 10 years, he has served as the Texas State Climatologist, investigating, interpreting and applying climate knowledge to our state.

As Texas State Climatologist, Nielsen-Gammon has supervised research on mechanisms for summertime drought, estimation of long-term trends from climatological data sets, the development of high-resolution drought information, and the climatology of regional air pollution. Much of his recent work has involved air pollution meteorology. He has developed conceptual models of ozone formation in the Houston area.

This event is sponsored by the UH Energy and Environmental Law Society.

For more information contact: Carrie Criado, 713-743-2184, cacriado@central.uh.edu; or John T. Kling, 713-743-8298, jtkling@central.uh.edu.

Who: Prof. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist and a leading researcher on weather and climate
What: 'Climate Change in Texas' talk, followed by a questions-and-answer session. The free event is open to the public.
When: Noon, Thursday, April 7
Where: University of Houston Law Center, Room 240 BLB

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