Arctic Tundra Expeditions [S-12-5]

Presenter:Ralph Bathelt
Location: SUNY Potsdam: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.0 hours
Dates: Wed 1:00 PM 03/21
Status: CLOSED

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Enjoy a presentation about a two-week expedition to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, to collect data related to the potential impacts of climate change at the Arctic’s edge. This talk includes information on the unique location of the expedition, the various means of collecting data, and the impact of climate change on the local Arctic fauna and flora observed during this expedition and previous ones.

Ralph Bathelt holds a Masters Degree in oceanography. He also has several years of experience in scientific expeditions on the Great Lakes. Currently Ralph is the chemical management engineer (Environmental Department) for the Alcoa plants in Massena. He is examining the potential impact aluminum smelters have on the environment and determining whether the greenhouse gas emissions from the smelters have an impact on climate change.

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