GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

[Keith Dixon speaking on climate change at the Aquarium of the Pacific Oct 2007]

Presentations on the topics of climate modeling and climate change research that I’ve made to audiences comprised of people who are not themselves climate researchers.


Upcoming Presentations

  • 6 April 2013
    Invited speaker at WaterWatch sponsored event at Stockton College of New Jersey
    Location: The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
    Presentation title: Climate Change & The Oceans: A global system with regional impacts.

Selected Past Presentations

  • 7 June 2012
    Invited speaker at a United States Department of Agriculture seminar “Climate Change Science: What USDA Needs to Know”|
    Location: USDA Jefferson Auditorium, Washington, DC
    Presentation title: The Science of Climate Change Attribution
    ¤ USDA seminar announcement
  • 31 March 2012
    Invited speaker at a Workshop for Broadcast Meteorologists & Weathercasters sponsored by The Town Creek Foundation via a grant to Climate Central
    Location: Oxford, MD
    Presentation title: From ‘Best Available Science’ to ‘Actionable Science’: Using Climate Model Results
    ¤ Workshop info
  • 17 November 2011
    Invited speaker at the workshop: Observational and Analytical Climate Modeling for Engineering Applications, sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers‘ Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate
    Location: Reston, VA
    Presentation title: Global Climate Models and Their Use In Assessments, Predictions, and Projections
    ¤ ASCE News article on workshop
  • 15 November 2011
    Invited to present two lectures as part of the Advanced Climate Variability and Change Course for National Weather Service staff (part of the COMET Program)
    Location: Boulder, CO
    Presentation titles: Models Used in Climate Change Research -and- Science to Stakeholders: Climate Assessments, Predictions, & Projections
    ¤ event page
  • 21 September 2011
    Invited lecture hosted by the Lifelong Learning Institute in Manassas and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University
    Location: Discovery Hall, George Mason University, Manassas, VA
    Presentation title: Unscrambling the Issues of Climate Change
    ¤ event  announcement [PDF]
  • 12 August 2011
    Invited speaker at Understanding the Science of Climate Change:A Workshop for Broadcast Meteorologists in Pennsylvania and Nearby Markets, hosted by the Penn State University Dept. of Meteorology
    Location: Steidle Building, Penn State Campus, University Park, PA
    Presentation title: Understanding the Science of Climate Change: Climate Models
    ¤ event page
  • 23 April 2011
    Invited speaker at a Yale Forum Workshop for Broadcast Meteorologists & Weathercasters sponsored by The Grantham Foundation and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication
    Location: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
    Presentation title: From ‘Best Available Science’ to ‘Actionable Science’: Using Climate Model Results
    ¤ event notice
  • 21 April 2011
    Invited speaker at UTEP Engineering seminar series.
    Location: University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
    Presentation title: The Science of Climate Change: A synthesis of observations, theory, & modeling
    ¤ seminar announcement and abstract
  • 2 March 2011
    Invited speaker in Penn State Meteorology Colloquia series
    Location: Walker Building, Penn State Campus, University Park, PA
    Presentation title: Investigating the Potential for Decadal Climate Predictability: Efforts at NOAA/GFDL
    ¤ event web page
  • 4 March 2011
    Invited speaker in Rutgers University Environmental Sciences seminar series
    Location: Environmental Natural Resource Sciences Building, George H. Cook Campus, New Brunswick, NJ
    Presentation title: Investigating the Potential for Decadal Climate Predictability: Efforts at NOAA/GFDL
    ¤ event web page
  • 23 October 2010
    Invited presenter at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo’s Meet the Scientists! event sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    Location: Mellon Auditorium booth 1014, National Mall, Washington, DC
    Presentation title: Virtual Earths: Studying Climate Change with Supercomputers (at 2:30pm)
    ¤ event home page
  • 8 September 2010
    Invited panel member for Adaptation to Climate Change and Climate Variability round table organized by the Assoc. of State Floodplain Manager (ASFPM) and the Organization of American States (OAS)
    Location: Organization of American States Headquarters, Washington, DC
    Round Table Title: Panel 1: Climate Change and Climate Variability
    ¤ event home page
  • 22 April 2010
    Invited panel member for Earth Day panel discussion
    Location: The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
    Panel Discussion Title: Climate Change: Its Impact . . . Our Action
    ¤ event home page
  • 2 January 2010
    Invited seminar speaker at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival.
    Location: Princeton, New Jersey
    Presentation title: Five Things You Should Know About Climate Science
    ¤ Princeton Environmental File Festival home page
  • 10 November 2009
    Invited seminar speaker at NOAA’s Coastal Services Center.
    Location: North Charleston, South Carolina
    Presentation title: The Role of Global Climate Modeling in Climate Change Information & Knowledge Cycles
    ¤ NOAA Coastal Services Center home page
  • 9 November 2009
    Invited keynote speaker at the Sea Grant Climate Network Workshop “Climate Adaptation in Coastal Communities: A Network Approach to Outreach”.
    Location: Charleston, South Carolina
    Presentation title: Perspectives on the Science of Climate Change – Global, Regional, & Local
    ¤ workshop web page
  • 4 August 2009
    Invited speaker at the Café Scientifique Arlington Virginia.
    Location: The Front Page Restaurant, Arlington Virginia
    Presentation title: Five Things You Should Know About Climate Change Science
    ¤ event web page
  • 21 June 2009
    Invited speaker at the American Meteorological Society’s Short Course on Understanding Climate Science: Essentials for Broadcast Meteorologists (associated with the AMS 37th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology).
    Location: Portland, Oregon
    Presentation title: The Atmosphere – Ocean Connection in the Earth’s Climate System
    ¤ shortcourse description [pdf]
    ¤ shortcourse program agenda [pdf]
  • 3 June 2009
    Invited speaker at the 2009 Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment (SHIE). Part of a weeklong workshop for about two dozen environmental journalists. (I also made presentations at the 2007 and 2008 SHIE workshops.)
    Location: Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, Florida.
    Presentation title: If you can’t predict the weather two weeks out, why rely on computer climate models for 100-year projections?
    ¤ Institute home page
  • 29 May 2009
    Invited speaker at the 2009 NOAA Student Scholar Orientation Training Program for nearly 200 students .who will be conducting summer internships at NOAA facilities across the nation.
    Location: NOAA Headquarters, Silver Spring, Maryland.
    ¤ Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program page
  • 24 February 2009
    Invited speaker at the 2009 Annual Ocean and Coastal Program Manager’s Meeting.
    Location: Washington, DC
    Presentation title: Climate Modeling 101: Computer modeling’s contribution to the climate research challenge
    ¤ meeting web page
  • 10 March 2008
    [US Capitol dome]Delivered two Capitol Hill informational briefings for congressional staff as the first in a series of NOAA Research climate seminars.
    Locations: Rayburn House and Russell Senate Office Buildings, Washington, DC
    Presentation title: Climate Modeling 101: The role of computer modeling in the climate change challenge
    ¤ slides and notes from the briefing
  • 21 February 2008
    Invited speaker at a National Weather Service (NWS) Media Workshop for television reporters and other media customers of the Philadelphia/Mount Holly Forecast Office.
    Location: NWS Philadelphia/Mount Holly Forecast Office, Mount Holly, NJ
    Presentation title: Climate Change Research: Some of NOAA’s modeling efforts, assessments, and products
  • 12 October 2007
    Plenary speaker at the IGLO – ASTC (Association of Science – Technology Centers) pre-conference workshop on climate change issues and the role of science centers and museums.
    Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California
    Presentation title: Using Computer Models to Investigate the Ocean’s Role in Climate Change
    ¤ workshop recap
  • 7 March 2007
    Keynote speaker at the annual National Weather Service (NWS) Eastern Region Manager’s Meeting.
    Location: Port Jefferson, New York
    Presentation title: Climate Change: A Scientific Briefing
  • 28 February 2007
    Invited speaker at the annual Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry & Spectroscopy (Pittcon 2007) special symposium on The Science of Global Climate Change .
    Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Presentation title: Computer Modeling of the Global Climate and its Role in the Assessment of Climate Change
  • 2-3 October 2006
    Invited speaker and panel discussion member at Transatlantic Science Week 2006: Arctic Meltdown Global Effect, hosted by the Carnegie Institution and the Royal Norwegian Embassy.
    Location: Carnegie Institution, Washington, DC
    Presentation title: Simulating the Arctic in Global Climate Models: Successes and remaining challenges
    ¤ meeting web page

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