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GLIN==> IL-IN Sea Grant News: Purdue Presents Global Warming Seminar



Purdue Presents Global Warming Seminar
 
The seminar series “Go with the Flow-- Get to Know Our Indiana Coastal Resources” will conclude on Wednesday, October 8, with a talk on the effects of global warming on the Great Lakes basin. The seminar will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Purdue University Calumet.
 
Brent Lofgren from the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory will discuss the possible changes in evaporation and transpiration from the Great Lakes arising from global warming in his seminar “The 21st Century Battle Between Precipitation and Evaporation in the Great Lakes Water Cycle,” He argues that both processes will increase and points to human-caused alterations as a major influence.
 
The seminar series is intended raise awareness of land use practices on Lake Michigan’s coastal resources in Indiana. It is funded through a grant Purdue Calumet received from the Lake Michigan Coastal Program. Other sponsors are Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

The seminar will take place at the Calumet Conference Center. For directions, go to www.calumet.purdue.edu/thecenter. For any additional information, contact Leslie Dorworth, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant aquatic ecology specialist, at 219-989-2726 or dorworth@calumet.purdue.edu.

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The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program is one of 30 National Sea Grant College Programs. Created by Congress in 1966, Sea Grant combines university, government, business and industry expertise to address coastal and Great Lakes needs. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the University of Illinois and Purdue University.
 
 
Irene Miles
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