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09-11-2017

'Orbital Pacemaker of Climate and Sea Level' at Next Science Cafe

"Orbital Pacemaker of Climate and Sea Level" will be presented by St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Geology Antun Husinec at the next Clarkson University Science Cafe at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Best Western University Inn Rushton Room, 90 E. Main St. in Canton, N.Y., and at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the St. Lawrence Valley Roasters & Jernabi Coffeehouse, 11 Maple St. in Potsdam, N.Y.

Sedimentary record indicates that Earth’s climate has been characterized by cyclical change throughout its geological history, drifting from hot “greenhouse” periods with high sea levels, to extremely cold “icehouse” intervals with extensive ice sheets and polar ice caps.

Superimposed on these long-term oscillations are orbitally paced cycles that are critical for our understanding of Earth’s climate evolution. Join Husinec as he discusses the fascinating area of paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic research.

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

Find out more about Clarkson's Science Cafe at http://www.clarkson.edu/sciencecafe.

Email Daniel ben-Avraham at ScienceCafe@clarkson.edu with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://internal.clarkson.edu/news/photos/husinec.jpg.]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Kelly Chezum, VP for External Relations, at 315-268-4483 or kchezum@clarkson.edu.]

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