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Lecture: NOAA's Assessment of Hurricane Sandy Implications for Coastal Residents of the Chesapeake Bay

Lecture: NOAA's Assessment of Hurricane Sandy Implications for Coastal Residents of the Chesapeake Bay

From February 20, 2014 7:00 pm until February 20, 2014 8:30 pm

At Annapolis Maritime Museum 723 2nd Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA

Speaker:
Peyton Robertson, Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Chesapeake Bay Office

Lecture Highlights:

  • Operational challenges posed by the unique evolution of Sandy from a Category 3 hurricane in the Carribean to an intense post-tropical cyclone in the hours before landfall
  • Assessment of effectiveness of non-tropical watches and warnings for Sandy's landfall in influencing perceptions of severity and response 
  • Issues with the ability of National Weather Service (NWS) users and consitutents to find critical information easily among various NWS products and websites
  • The role of social media in increasing awareness of Sandy's threats
  • The need for better high-resolution storm surge forecasting and communication and NOAA's response

Speaker Bio:

  • BA in Environmental Science and MP in Urban and Environmental Planning from UVA
  • NOAA lead for drafting strategy and action plans required under Executive Order for Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration
  • NOAA lead for drafting new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement
  • North Atlantic Team Leader under NOAA's Regional Collaboration Initiative
  • NOAA Sandy Service Assessment Team Lead

2014-02-20 19:00:00
2014-02-20 20:30:00
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