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Frontiers in Science Talks

UPDATE: Both presentations of Frontiers in Science are canceled. These events are postponed until later this year.

This series of conversations with scientists, engineers and other experts is a public service of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows. Fellows are appointed by the Laboratory Director in recognition of sustained outstanding contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement. All talks are open to the public and free of charge.

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Frontiers in Science: Wildfire, water and climate change

Protecting communities and supporting ecosystem resilience

May 11
5:30-7 p.m.
Location change!
Crossroads Bible Church
97 E Rd.
Los Alamos, NM

May 12
5:30-7 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Santa Fe, NM

Climate change causes catastrophic wildfires threatening communities, critical ecosystems and resources. Prescribed burns improve ecosystems and reduce wildfire intensity but antiquated data and tools hinder planning in our rapidly changing and densely populated landscapes. Los Alamos National Laboratory provides innovative scientific tools to safely manage burns to maximize ecosystem stability, reduce carbon release, and protect human health, air quality, and water resources. These tools include novel 3D fire, hydrologic and ecosystem modeling; an atmospheric forensics facility; and portable, rapid simulators that capture site-specific conditions in real time.

Join Adam Atchley for a look at how scientific tools and expertise empower society to better predict and respond to fire behavior in complex conditions.

Lectures are free. Registration not required.

The Frontiers in Science series is a public service of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows.