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Registration is still open for the third and final webinar of the 2013 Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS) Webinar Series for Educators!
The webinar will take place Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 4:30pm EDT. During this free, 1-hour webinar, James Brinkley, a member of the Storm Surge Unit at the National Hurricane Center (NHC), will discuss the impact of storm surge, how it is observed, measured, and modeled, with a focus on events surrounding Hurricane Sandy. The NHC’s Storm Surge Unit produces official storm surge forecasts when a tropical cyclone threatens the United States, supports the Nation’s hurricane warning program, and facilitates post-storm response and recovery efforts. In addition this discussion on storm surge, Robert Thompson, a National Weather Service (NWS) Meteorologist in charge of the Taunton, Massachusetts office, will review historical hurricanes that have impacted the Northeast Atlantic coast. In the aftermath of hurricanes Sandy and Irene, there is great interest to learn about other tropical systems that have impacted the U.S. Atlantic seaboard.
Informal science educators (e.g. personnel at museums and science centers), instructors of middle and high school level classes, instructors of undergraduate level courses, other educators, EMA personnel, and other interested parities are encouraged to participate. All participants must register in advance of the webinar. Registration links and other webinar information can be found on the HSS website: http://www.hurricanescience.org/resources/webinar2013/.
If you have any questions about these webinars, or the HSS project, please contact Holly Morin (firstname.lastname@example.org). The 2013 Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS) Webinar Series for Educators is presented by The University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography in partnership with the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE). Special thanks to our panelists from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), National Weather Service (NWS), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).