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FSUCML Lecture Series – Future Storminess: Hurricanes & Tornadoes in a Warmer World
July 13, 2017
Future Storminess: Hurricanes & Tornadoes in a Warmer World
By Dr. James B. Elsner Earl B. and Sofia H. Shaw Professor and Chair of Geography at Florida State University.
July 13th, 2017, From 7pm to 8pm – Open to The Public
FSUCML Auditorium, 3618 US-98, St. Teresa, FL 32358
It’s official. As of June 1st, hurricane season is upon us, and it lasts till November. While the peak season occurs from mid-August to late October, predicting storms involves a considerable amount of uncertainty. In fact, this year, forecasts suggest that there may be as many as 17 named storms. While we do know what climate factors make some seasons more active than others, we don’t have a perfect view of this.
What storms will be like in the future is an important question, especially for those living in coastal communities. Scientists have yet to work out all the answers, but in this talk, you can expect to learn about some important clues. According to our speaker, Dr. Jim Elsner, hurricanes are getting stronger, driven by the increasing ocean warmth; and tornadoes are arriving in bigger and more powerful bunches.
Join us for this free lecture and learn about “Future Storminess”.