With Hurricane Wilma slamming into Mexican resorts and menacing the Florida coast, here’s an upcoming seminar that could not be better timed.
American Meteorological Society’s Environmental Science Seminar Series
Hurricanes: Are They Changing and Are We Adequately Prepared for the Future?Are hurricanes, or certain categories of hurricanes, changing? Are these changes more likely tied to a globally-averaged climate warming or are they more likely to be manifestations of natural climate variability? Can large storms be unaffected by a globally-averaged climate warming that has resulted, in part, in an altered hydrologic cycle (i.e., more water vapor in the atmosphere)? Is it reasonable to presume that natural cycles and oscillations can go unaffected by a globally-averaged climate warming? Are there limits on a hurricane’s intensity and, if so, what are they? Is there any scientific basis for concern over the plausibility of hurricanes in excess of a category 5 hurricane in the foreseeable future, in a climatically-altered world?Public Invited Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50Washington, DC
Moderator: Dr. Anthony Socci, Senior Fellow, American Meteorological Society SpeakersDr. Kevin Trenberth, Head of the Climate Analysis Section, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO Dr. Judith Curry, Professor and Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA Dr. Kerry Emanuel, Professor of Atmospheric Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MAIs There Evidence That a Global Warming is Altering Hurricanes? – Setting the Context:
This seminar is open to the public and does not require a reservation.Please feel free to forward this notice.
For more information please contact:Anthony D. Socci, Ph.D. Tel. (202) 737-9006, ext. 412 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org OrGina M. Eosco(202) 737-9006, ext. email@example.com