COOS BAY — Southwestern Oregon Community College’s popular free Geology Lecture Series continues with Dr. Anne Nolin, speaking about “Snow-Forest Interactions in a Changing World” at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 3, at the Hales Center for Performing Arts.
Dr. Nolin is a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University where she leads the Mountain Hydroclimatology Research Group. Her research focuses on the interactions of climate with mountain snowpacks and glaciers. Funded by NASA, National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Geological Survey, she has published on “at risk” snow and melting glaciers from Alaska to the Andes and helped pioneer new ways of mapping snow and glaciers from space.
Dr. Nolin received her Ph.D. degree in geography from the University of California Santa Barbara. She worked as a research scientist at the University of Colorado, spending several field seasons on the Greenland ice sheet prior to joining the faculty at OSU. She is a member of the NASA Science Team for the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument and has won two NASA group achievement awards. She has served as an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report, and associate editor for Water Resources Research, The Cryosphere, and the Journal of Hydrometeorology.
Gather in the lobby before and after Dr. Nolan's talk to discuss the South Coast links to water, forests and the climate with representatives from the following groups starting at 6:30 p.m.: the Coquille Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and Coos Watershed Association.
Geology Lecture Series talks are free and are held in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on Southwestern’s Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. For those not able to attend in person, all lectures are livestreamed and archived, with access from the college's web site at https://livestream.com/SWOCC/geology2017-18. Additional talks scheduled this year include: Dr. David Montgomery (University of Washington) presenting "Growing A Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life" on April 14 and concluding this year with Dr. Josh Roering (University of Oregon) with “Lakes: How Geologic Accidents Help us Decipher Past Earthquakes, Climate, and Landscapes in Cascadia” on May 19. Lecture series sponsors include DB Western, The Mill Casino-Hotel, the Southwestern Foundation and the college.
For additional information, contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.