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Greening of the Arctic Google+ Hangout

Part of Data Visualization Google+ Hangouts

**This event has already occurred, but you can watch the recording on YouTube.**

Arctic forest

How is climate change affecting plant life in the Arctic? And how does Arctic plant growth influence the climate system itself?

Join us for a Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, November 13 from 3:30–4:15 PM EST, hosted by the American Museum of Natural History’s Science Bulletins program. The Hangout will launch a new data visualization about the Arctic's greener future, designed for informal education at museums and science centers. The visualization’s datasets are also available for live programming on NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS)® spherical display system.

The Hangout will feature two researchers whose work is highlighted in the data visualization:

Richard Pearson

Dr. Richard Pearson Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History and Lecturer, University College London

Scott Goetz

Dr. Scott Goetz Deputy Director and Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center






Drs. Pearson and Goetz will brief participants and answer questions about patterns of plant growth in the Arctic, the connections between Arctic vegetation and the climate, and how computer modeling is enabling scientists to predict what the Arctic landscape may look like in 50 years. The Hangout panel will also offer tips for interpreting the visualization for audiences.


To view the visualization and additional resources, visit Greening of the Arctic.

Funding for this Hangout is provided by NOAA Environmental Literacy Grant number NA10SEC0080014 and by National Science Foundation grant number ARC 0732948.