February 2008 Meeting

MAKING SENSE OF GLOBAL WARMING

DATE: Thursday, February 28, 2008
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Presentation

The presentation, which will be given by Prof. Wolf Roder of U. C., will introduce the concept of climate as distinct from weather, and how it is measured. He will:
• discuss the energy we receive from the sun, what happens to it in the atmosphere, the ocean, and the land surface and how that energy is returned to space;
• define what is meant by the “greenhouse” effect, and why this is a misnomer;
• look at the evidence for global warming and perhaps mention some of the reasonable objections to the theory.
He will attempt to be very clear about what is known because it can be measured, what is inferred from the measurements, and what he fears may happen in the future.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Wolf Roder is a retired Professor of Geography Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati. He taught introduction to weather and climate, a part of physical geography, for some 20 years. Thus, he followed most of the changes in research on climate and global warming.

COST FOR DINNER: $10.00 per person – REGARDLESS OF MEMBERSHIP OR MEMBERSHIP GRADE!

NOTE: DINNERS ARE ALWAYS OPTIONAL – YOU MAY ATTEND THE PROGRAM ONLY.

MENU SELECTIONS: Boneless Chicken Breast Marsala, Salisbury Steak, Baked Ham with Pineapples, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Scalloped Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Tossed Salad Dinner Rolls, Assorted Fruit Pies, Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Soft Drinks. There is also a bar available for the purchase of alcoholic drinks..

LOCATION: Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS: Please email Fred Nadeau for reservations at mailto:fnadeau1@earthlink.net (preferred) or call the Section Voice Mail at 513-629-9380 by Noon, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 if you plan to attend. Please leave your Name, IEEE Member Number, and a daytime telephone number.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting! The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.