2013 Hurricane Webinar Series for Educators

Join Dr. Rick Knabb for a look at the challenges of forecasting Hurricane Sandy

Please join the Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS) team at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography for the 2013 Hurricane Educators Webinar Series.  This series of three, 1-hour webinars will focus on current topics in tropical cyclones and preparation for the upcoming 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Registration is now open for the first webinar in the series, “Forecasting Hurricane Sandy”, which will be led by the Director of the National Hurricane Center, Dr. Rick Knabb.  The webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 4:30pm EDT. More details on Dr. Knabb's webinar are contained below.  Dates for other webinars in this series will be announced shortly.
 
The webinars are open to informal science educators, formal science educators (especially middle and high school teachers), instructors of undergraduate level courses, and other educators.  All participants must register in advance.   Please visit the 2013 Hurricane Webinar Series page (http://www.hurricanescience.org/resources/webinar2013/) for registration links and other details.
 
Questions about the webinar program can be directed to Holly Morin (holly_morin@mail.uri.edu).
Forecasting Hurricane Sandy
Dr. Rick Knabb, Director of the National Hurricane Center
 
Hurricane Sandy was a classic, late-season storm that would become the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Preliminary U.S. damage estimates for Sandy are over $50 billion, making it the second-costliest cyclone, only behind Hurricane Katrina, in U.S. history. Join Dr. Knabb for a look at the challenges of forecasting Hurricane Sandy, Tuesday, May 21 at 4:30 pm ET.