Event Details

The National Center for Atmospheric Research invites you to join us for the third lecture in the 2018 NCAR Explorer Series:

On July 18th, find out how decisions are made towards hurricane evacuations and the successes of modern hurricane prediction, with NCAR's Scientist Dr. Rebecca Morss.

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Our hands-on exhibits about weather, climate, and the Sun-Earth connection will be open for viewing before the talk (staff will be on hand to answer your questions & provide group tours)

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Talk by Rebecca Morss: Hurricane Forecasts: Communicating Risks to Communities

8:00 - 8:30 p.m. Questions & conversations

Talk Description:

Hurricane forecasts have improved significantly during the last few decades, but accurately predicting where and when a hurricane will make landfall remains challenging. Even more challenging is communicating the potential for high winds, flooding, and associated impacts in different regions, especially with enough warning for coastal residents to evacuate safely before landfall. In this presentation, Dr. Rebecca Morss will discuss the successes and challenges of hurricane forecasting and risk communication, including major events of the devastating 2017 hurricane season. Find out how research can help alert the public when hazardous weather threatens and how new technologies such as social media can help.

Live Webcam is available for this event: http://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live

Admission is free, however seating is limited. In order to ensure a seat in the lecture hall, please obtain a free Evenbrite ticket. Please let us know if you need sign language interpretation so that we can make those accomodations.

If there are no tickets remaining, we encourage you to sign up for an overflow ticket. It is very likely that those with overflow tickets will be able to see the talk in the main seminar room. If there is not enough room, we will provide another space where you will be able to watch a live feed of the talk.

Fore more information, visit the NCAR Explorer Series Website.