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2019 Nelson W. Spencer Lecture - Dr. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

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The Climate & Space 2019 Nelson W. Spencer Lecturer will be Dr. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Dr. Taalas will give a presentation titled "Climate Change, Disasters and their Impact."

Professor Taalas was elected in May 2015 as the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) with 192 Member States and Territories based in Geneva, Switzerland. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behavior of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.

About the Nelson W. Spencer Lecture:
Nelson W. Spencer became the director of the U-M Space Physics Research Laboratory in 1948 and remained its guiding force until 1960. During his tenure, SPRL established itself as a prominent leader in the exploration of the Earth's upper atmosphere. Dr. Spencer believed in the importance of including science goals in all space flight missions, and was a pioneer in America’s space science program. Each year, a special guest speaker is invited to the Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Department to present a lecture in Dr. Spencer's honor.

The event is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP via this link:

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Map Space Research Building

April 2019

3:30pm - 5:00pm

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