What can Nelson tell us about climate change? Dennis Wheeler

What can Nelson tell us about climate change?

Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's

The University of Sunderland is hosting its popular Community Lectures Series 2018, and this summer’s six free and entertaining talks will welcome authoritative guest speakers on the theme of the river ships.

Many thousands of Royal Navy logbooks have survived, some from as early as the late 17th century. This presentation includes a discussion of the history and content of logbooks and demonstrates how they can provide an insight into our understanding of climate change. 

Dennis was a lecturer at the University of Sunderland from 1979 until his retirement in 2013. He has led a number of funded international research projects in climate change, authored three books and published over 100 scientific papers. In 1993 he was a TV weather forecaster for Tyne-Tees television.