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NOAA Central Library Brown Bag Seminar Series

General Information

Brown Bag Seminars (unless otherwise noted) are held from 12:00PM - 1PM EDT in the NOAA Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC#3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring. A government-issued photo ID is required for those attending in person.

For remote access: Please register individually for each brown bag seminar using the remote access link under each announcement. A list of previous Brown Bag Seminars can be found in the Brown Bag Seminar Archives.

Interested in presenting?: Contact Judith Salter (301-713-2600 ext. 135) or Library Reference (301-713-2600 ext. 157). Please submit your request via the Brown Bag Request form so that we can reserve your desired presentation time on our NOAA Central Library Events calendar and have sufficient time to promote your seminar.


Upcoming Seminars

A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist's Bicycle Journeys Across the U.S.

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12PM EDT

Location: Brown Bag area of the NOAA Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC#3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD

Speaker: Dr. David Goodrich, NOAA (retired)

Abstract: After retiring from NOAA in 2011, David rode 4200 miles from Delaware to Oregon, looking at climate up close and talking with people along the way. On the road, he came across a toddler's beauty pageant in Maryland, the landscape of fracking in Pennsylvania, a tornado party in Missouri, and a modern ghost town in Wyoming. The trans-American route is filled with history, ranging from an Underground Railroad hub in Ohio to the Badlands fortress of the Ghost Dance in South Dakota. As shown in fragmented islands on the East Coast, droughts in Kansas, and disappearing glaciers and dying forests in the Rockies, climate change is something happening here and now.

Remote access: If you're located outside of Silver Spring and unable to join us in person, you are welcome to register for the webinar and listen in at Climate Scientist’s Bicycle Journeys webinar!

About the Speaker: David Goodrich is the former Director of the Climate Observations Division at the NOAA Climate Program Office. He was also Director of the Global Climate Observing System at the World Meteorological Organization and served on two NOAA ships. He currently chairs the Board of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. In addition to his cross-country bicycle trip, he has ridden down the Appalachians and across Montana, South Dakota, France and Spain. His book, A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist’s Bicycle Journeys Across the US, will be released from Pegasus Books on June 6th.


Additional seminars are scheduled through the OneNOAA Science Discussion Seminar Series

Archived Seminars

A list of previous Brown Bag Seminars can be found in the Brown Bag Seminar Archives.

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