In September of 2019, scientists from 17 nations, including many from Colorado, will conduct a yearlong experiment called MOSAiC from a ship frozen into the central Arctic ice pack. Jointly they will use this unique platform to examine how the atmosphere, sea ice, ocean, and ecosystem interact to both drive, and respond to, Arctic change. Upon the backdrop of a rapidly changing Arctic climate system with melting sea ice, this presentation will highlight the research adventures of a Boulder cloud scientist, as he seeks to understand how the Arctic system works and why it is changing. Building on twenty years of Arctic field work, this scientist's journey is now leading to the expedition of a lifetime. The presentation will show unique Arctic scenes, examine key scientific concepts that that make the Arctic system unique, and outline the exciting plans for MOSAiC.
Dr. Matthew Shupe is a research scientists with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado who works at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder. Since the late 1990s his research focus has been largely on Arctic cloud and atmospheric processes, and their interactions with the surface, primarily using ground-, ship-, and aircraft-based observations. Field work has been a major element of this research, including work at numerous Arctic field stations, atop the Greenland Ice Sheet, in mountain environments, and aboard icebreakers in the Arctic sea ice. He is co-lead of the NOAA Physical Science Division’s Polar Observations and Processes research team, plays numerous advisory roles for the Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program, and is the co-coordinator of the international Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition.
Dr. Shupe received his B.S. in Chemistry & Mathematics from the University of Puget Sound, his M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, also from the University of Colorado Boulder.
ABOUT SCIENCE ON TAP
Science on Tap is a monthly opportunity for science enthusiasts and beer lovers to come together and discover the latest and greatest research in science and technology that is happening right here on the Front Range. Presented by Gunbarrel Brewing Company, local scientists across a variety of disciplines present their work in a fun, informal, and interactive setting while enjoying some of Boulder’s finest craft beers. You can expect plenty of beer to be flowing, a 30-40 minute presentation with intermission followed by discussion and Q&A.
TICKETS REQUIRED for entry to event.
Tickets available starting July 13, 2019 9am
DOORS at 6:30pm
TALK BEGINS: 7pm
Please arrive early to select a beer, enjoy the food truck and select your seats.
Please know that if you are late, you may forfeit your reserved seat.
No tickets required to enter taproom.
Guests without tickets are welcome to line up at the entry to the talk to fill up unused seats. Un-ticketed guests may select from remaining seats at 7pm, once admitted by venue staff but not prior out of respect for tickets holders.