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Rutgers atmospheric scientist Jennifer Francis talks about connections between climate change and severe weather events:

The original 112-minute conference video of Jennifer Francis’s presentation is the official product of StormCenter Communications Inc. You can use the index at the Youtube page: watch?v=ETpm9JAdfcs or download the PowerPoint: http://www.stormcenter.com/wxcsummit/

JFrancisJennifer Francis earned a B.S. in Meteorology from San Jose State University in 1988 and a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 1994.

As a professor at Rutgers University since 1994, she taught courses in satellite remote sensing and climate-change issues, and also co-founded and co-directed the Rutgers Climate and Environmental Change Initiative.

Presently she is a Research Professor with the Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and studies Arctic climate change and Arctic-global climate linkages with ~ 40 peer-reviewed publications on these topics.

During the 13 months from July 2009-July 2010, her family of four spent a year sailing through Central America. She and her husband circumnavigated the world in a sailboat from 1980-1985, including Cape Horn and the Arctic, which is when she first became interested in Arctic weather and climate.

Institute for Coastal and Marine Science

Graduate Program in Atmospheric Sciences

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