Friends of Princeton Open Space Annual Meeting 2013

  • Talk by Dr. Anthony Broccoli, Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University.

  • Walk through Mountain Lakes' Tusculum, lead by FOPOS' naturalist.

Dr. Anthony Broccoli, Professor of Atmospheric Science in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, will be the featured speaker at the Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS) 2013 Annual Meeting, Sunday, April 28th at 3:00 P.M., at Mountain Lakes House. He will speak on “Climate Change and Extreme Weather: A New Normal?”

“In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and other recent powerful storms in our region, there is tremendous interest in the relationship between climate change and extreme weather events,” said Wendy Mager, FOPOS president. “Professor Broccoli will discuss this relationship as well as the implications for how we prepare for the impacts of future extreme weather events.”

Mountain Lakes House is located at 57 Mountain Ave., Princeton. Following the meeting, refreshments will be served, and AeLin Compton, Natural Resources Manager for Friends of Princeton Open Space, will lead a walk in Mountain Lakes Preserve and adjacent Tusculum.

The talk is open to the public. Anyone wishing to attend is urged to RSVP by April 24th — phone 609-921-2772.

Dr. Broccoli serves as Director of the Rutgers Climate and Environmental Change Initiative. His primary research interest is climate dynamics, especially the simulation of past climates and climate change. He currently serves as Chief Editor of the Journal of Climate, and he has been a contributor and reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Prior to coming to Rutgers, Dr. Broccoli spent 21 years at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, one of the premier climate modeling centers in the world. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.