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2000-MA9 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2000

Science and Survival in Antarctica: National Medal of Science Winner to Speak

David Hosansky
UCAR Communications
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
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E-mail: hosansky@ucar.edu

BOULDER -- Susan Solomon has been to the South Pole four times to unwrap the mysteries of the ozone hole. This internationally honored atmospheric scientist will speak about her work and the hardships of early South-Pole exploration in a free public talk, Life in Cold Places: From Ozone Depletion to Robert Falcon Scott, on Monday, December 4, at 5:30 p.m., in the Boulder Public Library auditorium (9th Street and Canyon Boulevard). The information number for the public is 303-497-2102.

Solomon's talk is the third Walter Orr Roberts Distinguished Lecture sponsored by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). The lecture was established to honor scientists at the top of their field and bring their expertise and experiences to a wider audience in the Boulder community.

Susan Solomon is a senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Aeronomy Laboratory in Boulder. She was awarded a 1999 National Medal of Science, our nation's highest scientific honor, for her groundbreaking research into the causes of the ozone hole over the Antarctic. Solomon will explain her research, share anecdotes from her journeys, and describe some of her new work on the role of weather in the deaths of Robert Falcon Scott and his companions during their 1912 trek to the South Pole.

Walter Orr Roberts was the first president of UCAR and first director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Past distinguished lecture honorees are climate modeler Warren Washington, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and solar investigator John Firor, NCAR senior scientist and director emeritus.

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Susan Solomon stands at the South Pole, where explorers Amundsen and Scott once stood. (Photo courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.)

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See also:
About Susan Solomon
Solomon and NCAR
Walter Orr Roberts and the lecture series

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