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Hurricanes: Science and Society
Hurricane Webinar Series 2012
Hurricane Webinar Series 2012 ARCHIVE

The 2012 Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS) Webinar Series is presented by The University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography in partnership with the American Meteorological Society (AMS), Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE), and the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

The HSS Webinar Series is designed to provide educators with an opportunity to "meet" some of the top hurricane scientists in the country, while learning about their research and being introduced to a range of hurricane related topics. Target audiences are instructors of high school and undergraduate level courses and informal science educators.

The 2012 Hurricane Webinar series has concluded. Choose a session below to watch the recorded event

Image of Hurricane Irene at landfall in NY
Hurricane Irene over New York. NOAA.


Basic Hurricane Science   Tuesday, February 28, 2012.

Introduction to the HSS Webinar Series - Isaac Ginis, Univeristy of Rhode Island
Hurricane Structure - Rich Yablonsky, University of Rhode Island
Hurricane Movement - Todd Kimberlain, NOAA NHC
Hurricane Lifecycle - Mark DeMaria, NOAA - CIRA

Hurricane Observation and Forecasting   Tuesday, March 13, 2012.

Hurricane Observations - Jack Beven, NOAA - National Hurricane Center
Hurricane Modeling - Isaac Ginis, Univeristy of Rhode Island
Hurricane Forecasting - John Cangialosi, NOAA - National Hurricane Center
Seasonal Hurricane Activity - Gerry Bell, NOAA - Climate Prediction Center

Hurricane History, Climate Change and Hurricanes   Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

Past Hurricanes - Kerry Emanuel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Long-term Records of Hurricane Activity - Chris Landsea, NOAA - National Hurricane Center
Projections of Future Hurricane Activity - Tom Knutson, NOAA - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Hurricane Hazards and Impacts   Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

Hurricane Winds/Tornadoes - Mark Powell, NOAA - Hurricane Research Division
Storm Surge/Flooding - Jeff Pereira, NOAA - National Hurricane Center
View the archived webinar video and presentations

Typhoon Ma-On.
Typhoon Ma-On approaches Japan in 2011. NOAA.

Hurricane Preparedness   Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

Presented as part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Assessing Your Risk - Rick Knabb, The Weather Channel
Preparation to Response and Recovery - Brandon Bolinski, FEMA - Region IV Hurricane Program Manager