Science Week Masterclass: Oh boy, here comes El Niño! (Webinar)

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University of Melbourne, Faculty of Science
14 Aug
1:30 pm
14 Aug
2:15 pm

Don’t let the cute names fool you: El Niño (‘the little boy’) and La Niña (‘the little girl’) can have devastating impacts. These oscillating phases of a massive ocean-atmosphere interaction strongly influence Australia’s year-to-year climate variability, driving floods, droughts, and bushfires. How will global warming affect this?

Dr. Josephine Brown and Ruby Lieber will speak with attendees about their research work in climate science and how it is likely that climate change will exacerbate the impacts of El Niño.

The Science Festival Midafternoon Masterclass series is a series of five, 45-minute lectures showcasing up-and-coming scientists and their groundbreaking discoveries! The Masterclasses are online, and will include interactive scientific explanations, experiments, live demonstrations, virtual lab tours, and lots of fun!

Each unique masterclass has been designed to be accessible and appealing to all audiences and is suitable for anyone with a VCE-level scientific understanding. Get your questions ready as our scientists would love the audience to join in the live Q&A and become a part of the presentation.

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