Upcoming COSI lecture on Changes in the Gulf Stream System
Changes in the Gulf Stream System, planetary waves and extreme weather
Join us for the next Copenhagen Sustainability Initiative (COSI) lecture.
Global warming does not simply warm up our planet’s surface – rather it has some interesting and complex effects on the circulation of its atmosphere and oceans, which will be explored in this lecture.
The disproportionate warming of the Arctic has been linked in recent research to changes in the activity of planetary waves and the jet stream in the atmosphere. In the ocean, observations point to an ongoing slow-down of the Gulf Stream System. Both types of circulation change may have profound impacts on us humans.
Professor Stefan Rahmstorf is a physicist and oceanographer, educated at Bangor University with a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington. Since 2000, he has taught Physics of the Oceans as a professor at Potsdam University.
Rahmstorf is a member of the Academia Europaea and served from 2004-2013 in the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). He was also one of the lead authors of the 4th Assessment Report of the IPCC.
The lecture will be held at The University of Copenhagen, Festauditoriet, A1-01.01, Faculty of Science
Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg C