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RAS Beijing – The Monsoon- past, present and future” by Prof. Peter Clift – 20/1/21

Posted: January 19th, 2021 | No Comments »

“The Monsoon- past, present and future”
by Prof. Peter Clift

WHAT: “The Monsoon- past, present and future” by Prof. Peter Clift. RASBJ Zoom talk followed by Q&A
WHEN: January 20, 2021, Wednesday  9.00 PM Beijing Standard Time
NOTE: THIS ZOOM EVENT BEGINS AT 9PM BEIJING TIME

Prof Clift will launch his book “Monsoon Rains, Great Rivers and the Development of Farming Civilisations in Asia”, explaining variations in the Asian monsoon since the mid-Holocene, and its impacts on farming systems and human settlement. He will also discuss the impact of future changes to the monsoon due to global climate change.

MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Peter Clift is Professor of Geology at Louisiana State University, following periods of study and teaching at Oxford, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Bremen, Texas A&M, Woods Hole, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His wide areas of special expertise and publication include the Asian monsoon and the origin of the continental crust.

HOW MUCH: This event is free and exclusively for members of the RASBJ and other RAS branches.  If you know someone who wants to join the RASBJ in order to attend this talk, please ask them to sign up via our website at https://rasbj.org/membership/ at least 48 hours before the event.

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