Cliff Mass presents "Weather Forecasting: From Superstition to Supercomputers--a Fundraiser for Save KPLU
Weather prediction is perhaps humanity's most ancient science and is arguably our most complex technological achievement. Even during periods of great tension, weather forecasting is one of the few activities marked by cooperation rather than competition. This talk will describe the evolution of weather prediction from ancient times to the present, outlining the transition of weather forecasting from a subjective art to a rigorous application of physics that applies the most powerful computers on the planet, networks of satellites, radars and complex observing systems, and simulation models involving millions of lines of code. The talk will end by explaining how the technology of weather prediction is being extended to provide insights into the impacts of global warming.
The event will be introduced by KPLU Environment Reporter Bellamy Pailthorp, who'll also moderate a Q&A with Cliff following his presentation.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Cliff Mass has partnered with KPLU environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp since 2013 to bring his unique blend of teaching and weekend weather forecasting to northwest audiences each week. Their segment airs Friday mornings after Birdnote around 9am, and repeats during All Things Considered at 3:45 and 5:45pm. They strive to provide timely, informative and sometimes provocative discussion about the weather. Mass's views about atmospheric science are one of the radio station's most popular segments.
Check out KPLU's Weather with Cliff Mass page.
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The closest campus parking to Kane Hall is in the Central Parking Garage--entrance at 15th Avenue N.E. and N.E. 41st Street. Parking is $10. When you stop at the gatehouse, advise the parking specialist that you want parking under the code "Cliff Mass." A parking permit with your designated parking lot(we have been assigned to park in Levels C2-C6) will be printed and you'll display it on your vehicle dashboard.
**ABOUT SAVE KPLU**
Save KPLU needs to raise $7 million in six months to match the amount of the current offer stated in the letter of intent outlining Pacific Lutheran Universitys sale of KPLU to the University of Washington. To date, Save KPLU has raised $2.3 million toward that goal. Donations to the Save KPLU campaign will ensure the survival of an independent, local newsroom, hand-picked and professionally curated jazz and blues, and a continuing commitment to local music education. As part of the many events KPLU is planning throughout the Puget Sound area, there will be meetings to encourage community conversations around the campaign and the future of 88.5.
More information at: http://www.kplu.org/save-kplu
Kane Hall, University of Washington, Room 130 (View)
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195
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