The Wind Never Stops: Understanding the Processes that Shape our Atmosphere with UofL’s Dr. Jason Naylor Thursdays, October 7 - November 11, 6:30 - 8PM, Main Library
The Wind Never Stops: Understanding the Processes that Shape our Atmosphere with UofL’s Dr. Jason Naylor
Thursdays, October 7 - November 11, 6:30 - 8PM, Main Library
The air that surrounds us is an invisible ocean whose behavior and movements have a profound impact on countless aspects of our daily lives. To some, the weather may seem chaotic and unpredictable. However, the truth is much more elegant. Atmospheric motion can be understood through a complex balancing act of forces and counter-forces. Disturbances to that balance are the primary cause of changing weather patterns. This short course will introduce participants to the fascinating behavior of the Earth’s atmosphere, including the causes of seasonal changes in weather, clouds and cloud formation, tornadoes and other severe weather hazards, and the future of Earth’s climate.
Dr. Jason Naylor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geographic and Environmental Sciences at the University of Louisville. He teaches weather and climate courses in support of the meteorology track in Applied Geography. Before joining UofL in 2016, Dr. Naylor was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue University and a postdoctoral researcher at NorthWest Research Associates in Boulder, Colorado. He received a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of North Dakota in 2012. His area of specialty is severe thunderstorms and tornado formation.