Nevada Climate Change Seminar Series


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Past Presentions

May 2013

NSF EPSCoR Climate Change Seminar Series

presents a film screening hosted by Edwin Stafford from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University

"Wind Uprising"

Greenspun Hall Auditorium (GUA)

Thursday, May 9th

Refreshments with the speaker at 1:30pm.  Film at 2pm.

Wind Uprising, a documentary film, chronicles the turbulent journey that a wind entrepreneur and an engineer trail blazed to bring wind power to their home state of Utah.  They faced stiff headwinds at every turn, including policy barriers, fickle investors, transmission limitations, and resistance from nearby residents that nearly derailed the project.  The film details the common market, policy, and community roadblocks that might hinder wind energy development and the solutions that were discovered in Spanish Fork, Utah. Their inspiring story provides important ideas for policymakers, regulators, and residents about how they may encourage wind power development in their communities.

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March 2013


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Dr. KentSpeaker:  Dr. Graham Kent, University of Nevada, Reno.  Department of Geological Sciences & Engineering.  Director Nevada Seismological Laboratory
Title: Environmental Sensor Networks 2.0: Nevada Seismological Laboratory's Construction of a Low Cost, High Bandwidth Multi-Use Wireless IP Platform

Where:  Teleconferenced in the UNLV Visualization Laboratory SEB 3236

When: 12 pm, Wednesday, March 13th. Light refreshment at 11:45am

Abstract: While the use of wireless, digital IP sensor networks is about 12 years old (e.g., UCSD HPWREN), a new generation of low cost componentry has fundamentally  changed the landscape of how data will be efficiently and reliably delivered from remote locations in the near future. The Nevada Seismological Laboratory is a leader  in the development of a lower cost version dubbed: "Environmental Sensor Networks 2.0". NSL is presently building out their wireless, IP network for earthquake  monitoring in the State of Nevada and Eastern California, but this timely effort also provides new opportunities for other researchers as recently highlighted by  multi-use collaborations with the EPSCoR Climate Transects (NevCAN), where the "Seismo" Lab is providing Internet connectivity to the NevCAN sites. Through a combination of FCC spectrum funds and other research projects, the build out is underway, but greater participation of scientists in Nevada is needed to ensure the final network is designed to produce an optimal footprint for researchers throughout the Sliver State. With hardware costs for individual links below $1000, it is time to rethink how remote environmental monitoring is conducted in the state. Come join us for a presentation regarding ongoing plans and hopefully a  conversation about greater collaborative efforts to build capacity in Nevada.  

December 2012

TITLE: "Do Gasoline Prices Affect Residential Property Values?"

PRESENTER: Dr. Hellen Neill (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

WHERE: Greenspun Hall Auditorium, GUA 1st Floor (LIVE) 
          (LIVE STREAM)   

DATE / TIME: December 12, 2012 - 1:30-3 PM

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October 2012

Beyond the Greenhouse Effect: How Aerosol and Snow Albedo Affects Climate Change

PRESENTER: Dr. Hans Moosmüller (Desert Research Institute)

WHERE: Greenspun Hall Auditorium, GUA 1st Floor (LIVE) 
      (LIVE STREAM)   

DATE / TIME: October 31, 2012,  1:30-3:00 PM   

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July 2012

Mountain Snowpack, Climate Change and the Silver Solution

Presenter: Arlen Huggins

Where: Greenspun Hall Auditorium, GUA 1st Floor (LIVE)

Date / Time: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 2 - 3 PM (Mixer @ 1:30 - 2:00 PM Join us for refreshments)

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May 2012

“Swimming in the NevCAN Data Stream” 

Presenter: Dr. Lynn Fenstermaker (Desert Research Institute) & Dr. Dale Devitt (UNLV)

Where: Greenspun Hall Auditorium, GUA 1st Floor (LIVE)

Date / Time: Monday, May 7, 2012 @ 2 - 3 PM (Mixer @ 1:30 - 2:00 PM Join us for refreshments)

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March 2012

"What is certain about climate modeling uncertainty ~ Results from studies around the world and the Western U.S."

Presenter: Dr. John Mejia (Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Desert Research Institute

Where: Greenspun Hall Auditorium 1st Floor

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 @ 2 - 3 PM


February 2012

"Does climate change save terminal lakes? - A new approach for estimating, comparing, and evaluating paleoclimate conditions in pluvial lake systems"

Presenter: Dr. Douglas Boyle (University of Nevada, Reno)

Where: Desert Research Institute, Reno (LIVE) Stout Room A
Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas (VIDEO) Room 182 (Phase 1)

Date/Time: Thursday, February 2, 2012 @ 12 - 1 PM

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December 2011

TITLE:     "Where Did All the Dammed Water Go? Educating People About Lake Mead and Climate Change with the 'Losing the Lake' Computer Game"

PRESENTER:     Dr. Michael Nussbaum (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

WHERE:     Greenspun Hall Auditorium, GUA 1st Floor (LIVE)

DATE / TIME:     Wednesday, December 7, 2011 @ 2 - 3 PM (Mixer @ 1:30 - 2:00 PM)

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November 2011


Making the Most of What's in the Kitchen Cupboard: The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center

Presenter: Dr. K. Bruce Jones
Landscape Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Dr. Jones will discuss the establishment of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, the types of research to be undertaken, and how the results might affect climate adaptation.

Date:  November 2, 2011
Time:  2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. mixer
           3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. presentation

Greenspun Hall Auditorium
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
GUA 1st floor (live)

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October 2011

Paleoescargot: Cooking Up Ancient Snails, Pollen and Mud to Discover the Past Climate of Nevada

Date: October 5, 2011 at Noon to 1:00pm

September 2011


Date: September 7th, 2011 at 2:00 - 3:00pm

February 2011



Come learn about how the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is integrating climate variability into reservoir operations in the Colorado River Basin.

February 9, 2011
11:30 AM: Mixer with Refreshments
12 PM – 1 PM: Presentation
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