Speaker: Dr. Compton Tucker, Senior Earth Scientist

NASA/GSFC Code 614 and Climate Change Science Program
The evidence for global warming is very conclusive for the past 400-500 years. Prior to the 16th century, proxy surface temperature data are regionally good but lack a global distribution. The speaker will review surface temperature reconstruction based upon ice cores, coral cores, tree rings, deep sea sediments, and bore holes and discuss the controversy surrounding global warming. This will be contrasted with the excellent data we have from the satellite era of earth observations the past 30+ years that enables the quantitative study of climate across earth science disciplines. Compton Tucker, Senior Earth Scientist Phone: (301) 614-6644 E-mail: Compton.J.Tucker@nasa.gov