Air and Water: Geosciences experts speak at Texas Tribune Festival

Oct 16, 2015

Three professors in the College of Geosciences are speakers at the Fifth Annual Texas Tribune Festival.

Andrew DesslerAndrew Dessler
Wendy JepsonWendy Jepson
John Nielsen-GammonJohn Nielsen-Gammon

Wendy Jepson, associate professor in the Department of Geography, and Andrew Dessler, professor, and John Nielsen-Gammon, Regents Professor, in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, will be on two panels during the four-day event.  

Jepson is on the panel A Water Reality Check at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17.

Jepson has done extensive research on the environmental inequities in low-income rural and Mexican-American neighborhoods along the Texas-Mexico border.

Dessler and Nielsen-Gammon are on the panel The Fight Over Climate at 9:50 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17.

Dessler’s research is in atmospheric chemistry, climate change and climate change policy. He has been a researcher at NASA and served as a senior policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during the last year of the Clinton administration.

Nielsen-Gammon is State Climatologist, a position he has held for 15 years. He has traveled the state and nation giving hundreds of talks on the impacts of climate to organizations ranging from local farmers and ranchers to state and national associations and legislative bodies. He has conducted extensive research on jet streams and extreme rainfall events and performed diagnostic analysis of ozone events in Houston and Dallas. 

By Karen Riedel