Climate scientist and physicist Adam Sobel of Columbia University and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory joins the Secret Science Club to discuss the science of Sandy and extreme weather. He asks:
--How did Sandy evolve into a superstorm and why was it so devastating? Are more powerful hurricanes and megastorms the new norm?
--What meteorological models and techniques were used to project Sandy’s destructive path? What do we need to know in order to be better prepared?
--How will climate change affect forecasting, sea levels, urban storm surge models, and future weather events?
Dr. Sobel is an atmospheric scientist and professor at
in the departments of Earth and
Environmental Sciences and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics. He specializes in the dynamics of climate and
weather, particularly in the tropics, on time scales of days to
decades. He is author or co-author of more than 85 peer-reviewed articles
and has received the Meisinger Award from the American Meteorological Society
and the Excellence in Mentoring Award from Lamont-Doherty Earth
Observatory of Columbia University. He is a featured scientist on this week’s PBS NOVA Special Presentation: Inside the Megastorm, airing Sun, Nov 18 at 7 pm and Wed, Nov 21 at 9 pm. Columbia
Before & After
--Try our balmy cocktail of the night, the Gentle Breeze
--Sway to temperate tunes
--Don’t miss the clement Q&A!
This edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, November 20, 8 pm @ the Bell House,
149 7th St.
(between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Subway: F or G to 4th Ave.
No cover. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+