[ASC-list] Latest El Nino update in Hobart TONIGHT

Melissa Lyne mlyne_99 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 4 16:47:04 UTC 2014

Scientists have been studying the climate phenomena
now called the “El Niño – Southern Oscillation” for more than 130 years.
Australian scientists were involved from the earliest days of its discovery,
and are now very closely involved in its monitoring and prediction.
At present, the Bureau of Meteorology estimates there
is a 70% chance Australia will feel the effects of El Niño in the
next nine months.
On August 5, the Australian Meteorological and
Oceanographic Society (AMOS) and the Australian Marine Sciences Association
(AMSA) will host a presentation at the University of Tasmania examining the
impacts of El Niño – economic, agricultural, health and oceanic.
Prof Neville Nicholls’s presentation, El Niño:
History, Impacts and Prediction, will include an assessment of
whetherAustralia will see an El Niño in 2014/15, the history of its
discovery, how it allows scientists to predict climate variations, how global
warming is affecting the phenomenon, and what the immediate future holds for
the next El Niño event.

The presentation will be at the Stanley Burbury
Theatre, University of Tasmania on Tuesday, August 5 from
6-7.30 pm, with Master of Ceremonies CSIRO climate scientist Dr Jaci Brown.
A panel discussion will follow with Prof. Nicholls,
retired oceanographer Dr Gary Meyers, marine ecologist Dr Alistair Hobday,
Entura/Hydro Tasmania Principal Consultant Dr Fiona Ling, and the head of the
Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research, Prof. Holger Meinke
For more information and to book your place at this
free event, visit http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/el-nino-history-impacts-and-prediction-tickets-12072335681

Melissa Lyne 
P: +61 415 514 328

E: Melissa at amos.org.au
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