Daniel Britt, Ph.D.

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Daniel Britt, Ph.D.

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Dr. Daniel BrittOrbits and Ice Ages: The History of Climate

Dr. Daniel Britt
Professor of Astronomy
Department of Physics
University of Central Florida

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Tuscawilla Country Club
1500 Winter Springs Blvd.,
Winter Springs, FL 32708

Climate change has become a major political issue, but few understand how climate has changed in the past and the forces that drive climate. Most people don’t know that fifty million years ago there were breadfruit trees and crocodiles on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, or that 18,000 years ago there was a mile-thick glacier on Manhattan and a continuous belt of winter sea ice extending south to Cape Hatteras. The History of Climate provides context of our current climate debate and fundamental insight how the climate works.

About Dr. Daniel Britt:

Dr. Daniel T. Britt received his Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Brown University in 1991. He spent four years as a research associate professor at the University of Tennessee before joining UCF in 2003, as a Professor of Astronomy in the Department of Physics. He was a co-investigator for the NASA/JPL Deep Space One Mission and for the Imager for Mars Pathfinder. Dr. Britt has also worked at the Boeing Company as an economist and software manager and the United States Air Force as a minuteman ICBM Missile Launch Officer.