The Science of Hurricane Sandy
Mid-Manhattan Library (40th St. & 5th Ave., Manhattan)
With Adam Sobel, Ph.D., atmospheric scientist and Professor of Engineering and Applied Science and the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University
This illustrated lecture explains how experts predict the weather—and storms like Hurricane Sandy—and how improving technology is making the science more precise. Scientific questions raised by Hurricane Sandy will be answered. What kind of storm was it? How well was it predicted? How rare an event was it – was it a 50-year, 100-year, or 1000-year storm? What do we know about storms like this, and what don’t we know? Can we expect more such storms in the future, and what should we do to prepare?