Climate Change: Past, Present, Future with Dr. Jud Partin

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The Houston Chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association in conjunction with Texas Gulf Coast chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council presents Jud Partin, Ph.D, a paleoclimatologist with the University of Texas atAustin, to present his findings regarding externally-forced and internally-driven changes that affect the earth’s climate.

Partin uses paleoclimate archives to help evaluate both current climate trends and climate models, which are used to project future changes. He focuses on producing long records of hydroclimate using speleothems, corals, and forams from the tropics as well as quantifying the uncertainty of climate reconstructions and then comparing the paleoclimate data to climate model output.