This annual lecture sponsored by the GEC Focus Group offers a historical perspective on global environmental change. The lecture is named in honor of 19th century Irish-born scientist John Tyndall FRS, whose measurements in the mid-century confirmed the significance of the greenhouse effect, which had been first hypothesized by French mathematician/physicist Joseph Fourier in 1824.
The 2016 lecture will be presented by Waleed Abdalati, Professor of Geography, Director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, on Thursday, December 15, from 2:40 to 3:40 PM, in Moscone West 2022/2024. The topic will be “Earth from Space: The Power of Perspective”, in which Professor Abdalti will discuss the evolution of space-based observations of the earth leading from early aerial observations from aircraft and balloons to the modern era of satellites and beyond.
The Tyndall Lecture will be live-streamed on AGU On-Demand for those AGU members unable to attend in person.