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The Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series Continues with Leading Climatologist Mark Cane on Thursday, April 22

Darren O'Sullivan
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— On Thursday, April 22, the Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series at Bard College presents Mark Cane, G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and a professor of earth and environmental sciences and applied physics and applied mathematics. Cane has been a leader for over three decades in tropical oceanography, climate modeling, paleoclimate, impacts of climate on society, El Niño / Southern Oscillation (ENSO) forecasting, and data analysis methodology. Cane is perhaps best known for developing—with then student Steve Zebiak (now director of the Earth Institute’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society)—the groundbreaking computer model that successfully made the first physical forecasts of El Niño in 1985. Over the years the Zebiak-Cane model has been the primary tool used by many investigators to enhance understanding of ENSO. Cane’s lecture, “Climate in the Currents of History,” takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Bertelsmann Campus Center. It is free and open to the public.

Cane is also director of Columbia’s M.A. Program in Climate and Society in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He is an active member of the Earth Institute’s academic committee and is on the executive committee for the Earth Institute’s NSF-funded ADVANCE program, which seeks to increase the participation and advancement of women scientists and engineers at Columbia through institutional transformation. Cane received his B.A. at Harvard in 1965, his M.A. from Harvard in 1966, and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975.

For more information on this lecture, call 845-752-2345.
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