Archive for February, 2016

Evening @ Skidaway: The climate change issue you probably haven’t heard about

February 25, 2016

A vast storehouse of carbon, frozen in the Arctic permafrost for millennia, may play a significant role in future global climate change.

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Aron Stubbins will discuss his research into this evolving issue in an Evening @ Skidaway program Tuesday, March 15. The program will be presented in the McGowan Library at the UGA Skidaway Institute, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. that will be followed by the lecture program at 7:15 p.m.

While climatologists are carefully watching carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, Stubbins is one of a group of scientists that is exploring how ancient carbon, locked away in frozen Arctic permafrost soils for thousands of years, is now being transformed into carbon dioxide and released into the atmosphere. Stubbins will describe his research, which has taken him from the Skidaway Island campus to the Siberian tundra.

An “Evening @ Skidaway” is sponsored by the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the Associates of Skidaway Institute. The program is open to the public, and admission is free. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, please call (912) 598-2325 or email mike.sullivan@skio.uga.edu.

For more information, visit www.skio.uga.edu/people/stubbins/ or call (912) 598-2325.

Video — UGA Skidaway Institute scientists complete sea level study on Georgia coast

February 25, 2016

Sea level is projected to rise at least one meter by 2100. Where will that water go and how will it change the Georgia coastal ecosystem? University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander and Georgia Southern University researcher Christine Hladik are attempting to answer those questions.

https://youtu.be/vNFrxb4cytU