Climate Change Seminar Set for January 9
A Purdue University biological engineer, Keith Cherkauer, will discuss the potential impact of climate change on the Great Lakes region on January 9 at the final seminar in the Purdue University Calumet Go with the Flow—Get to Know Your Coastal Resources Series. The public talk will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Calumet Conference Center
In his seminar titled “The Impact of Changing Climate and Precipitation in the Great Lakes Basin,” Cherkaur will explore how more frequent heavy rainstorms and an increase in urbanization may lead to more flooding and more water pollution. According to Cherkauer, warmer temperatures may also reduce water availability for plant growth and for the recharge of the hydrologic system. In his work at Purdue, he has studied the impact of snow and soil frost on the surface water and energy balance in the upper Mississippi River basin.
The series is being funded through a grant Purdue Calumet received from the Lake Michigan Coastal Program, a division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Other sponsors are Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
The Calumet Conference Center is located at the far south end of Purdue Calumet’s campus, one-third mile north of Interstate 80/94, three blocks east of Indianapolis Boulevard and south of 173rd Street. For more information, contact Leslie Dorworth, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant aquatic ecology specialist, at 219-989-2726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.