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Hurricanes & Climate

March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


7 pm. Free and open to the public.

Lecture is followed by light refreshments and conversation with the speaker.
by Allison Wing, Ph.D-EOAS, FSU

This talk will review the basic physics of hurricanes, their representation in climate models, and how they are projected to change in the future, warmer climate. Hurricanes are expected to be stronger in a warmer climate and have more rainfall associated with them, based on theory and model simulations, but we have less understanding of how the number of storms will change. Regardless of future changes in hurricanes, sea level rise is expected to make hurricane impacts associated with storm surge and coastal flooding worse.
A part of the 2019 Conservation Lecture Series: Enhancing Global Coastal & Marine Literacy in Florida.