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Photos: Fall 2019 Rockwell Lecture Series Presents “Global Warming and Extreme Events”

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Inez Hutchinson
The second installment of UH Engineering's Distinguished Rockwell Lecture Series was held on Friday, September 13 and featured Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Battelle Fellow of Atmospheric Sciences.
Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, NAE and UH Civil Engineering Chairman, Roberto Ballarini

The second installment of UH Engineering's Distinguished Rockwell Lecture Series was held on Friday, September 13 and featured Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Battelle Fellow of Atmospheric Sciences. She visited from the Global Change Division at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Leung’s talk, “Global Warming and Extreme Events” focused on changes in the climate and what contributes to extreme events such as floods, droughts, heat waves, cold air outbreaks and a host of severe weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes and hail storms.

Leung shared the key factors that control how global warming is a result of a disturbance in weather and climate extremes.

Leung also talked about advancements in the earth's system modeling and provided more insight into the analysis of these conditions through recent research studies.

The Rockwell Distinguished Lecture Series is named for Elizabeth Dennis Rockwell, a UH alumnae, industry expert and philanthropist who passed away in 2011.

Click here to view the lecturer schedule for the 2019-2020 Rockwell Lecture Series.

Click here to view photos from Leung’s Rockwell Lecture!

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