Meet the Experts: Predicting the Future with Global Climate Models [FREE] Oct 5 2022

by  UCAR Center for Science Education

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What is it like to work at the National Center for Atmospheric Research?! Join us as we talk with experts to learn about what they do in their work, the highlights and challenges, and how it impacts us and our world. Then ask them anything you want to know about what it's like to do their jobs!

Our planet’s air, ocean, ice, land, humans, and much more are continuously interacting to create our complex Earth system. Thousands of climate researchers use Earth system models made up of thousands of math equations run on supercomputers to create an accurate representation of the whole planet. The most robust Earth system models are compared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in reports that summarize predictions of future climate change. Join us this month to discover how climate scientists like Cecile Hannay work everyday to improve global climate models to accurately simulate conditions over hundreds of years, so that we can better predict how our planet's climate will likely change.

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40 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Leadership, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Sciences, STEM, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Please register on CILC at least one day prior to the program. For same-day registration and information on future Meet the Scientist programs, please visit https://scied.ucar.edu/visit/meet-experts-live-qa-ncar-experts.

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UCAR Center for Science Education

Boulder, Colorado
United States

The UCAR Center for Science Education amplifies and complements the work of the National Science Foundation's National Center for Atmospheric Research, by offering educational resources and programs for students and the general public. 

We provide a range of digital and in-person learning opportunities to engage K-12 students and teachers in explorations of atmospheric, weather, climate, and related Earth system sciences.

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Program Details


The program consists of a short, interactive presentation by the expert, followed by open Q&A with participants.


Participants will:
-Explore the diverse career paths and opportunities with an organization like NCAR|UCAR.
-Understand the types of scientific research that NCAR and UCAR focus on.
-Engage with experts directly through asking questions.