The Arctic Meltdown and Extreme Weather:
How Are They Connected?

Who Open to the public.
When Sunday, March 25, 2018, 7:00 PM
Where MUB Theatre II, University of New Hampshire, Durham NH
Registration The talk on March 25th is free. However, if you’d like to attend the workshop that follows, visit this link to learn about the workshop and registration,
Contact Questions? E-mail Katharine Duderstadt.

Does it seem as though the weather gods have gone crazy lately? It is not your imagination. The question on everyone’s minds is why? And is it related to climate change?

Dr. Jennifer Francis has some answers. A research professor at the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, Dr. Francis will explain new research that links increasing extreme weather events with the rapidly warming and melting Arctic during recent decades. Evidence suggests that Arctic warming is causing weather patterns to become more persistent, which can lead to extremes such as droughts, cold spells, heat waves, snowy winters, and some flooding events.

This event is sponsored by the UNH Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) Initiative and the National Science Foundation.

 Arctic climate events — much like El Niño in the tropics — are becoming outsized players in global weather patterns. This phenomena even has a catchy name — the warm-Arctic/cold-continents (WACC) pattern, otherwise pronounced “whack.”

Read more here.

Nsikan Akpan

Digital Science Producer, PBS NewsHour