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Hurricanes: Science and Society
Hurricane Observation and Forecasting Webinar

Hurricane Observation and Forecasting

Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 7PM ET.

Due to a technical problem, there is no recording of this webinar.
Webinar presentations are listed with each speaker.

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Jack Bevin
Hurricane Observations - Jack Beven, Senior Hurricane Specialist, National Hurricane Center

Dr. Jack Beven has served as a Senior Hurricane Specialist at NOAA’s Tropical Prediction Center since 1999. Previously, he worked as Lead Marine and Aviation Forecaster for the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch. Dr. Beven’s work has been focused on observation of hurricanes and tropical cyclones.

Hurricane Observations Presentations (Power Point, 47.66 MB)
Dr. Isaac Ginis
Hurricane Modeling - Dr. Isaac Ginis, Univeristy of Rhode Island

Dr. Ginis is actively involved in both the U.S. and international tropical cyclone research and forecast communities. His ground-breaking work in developing a coupled hurricane-ocean interaction model has led to significant improvement in hurricane forecasting. The National Weather Service embraced this model, making it an official operational hurricane model for the National Hurricane Center in 2001.

Hurricane Modeling (PPTX, 36.92 MB)
John Cangialosi
Hurricane Forecasting - John Cangialosi, Hurricane Specialist, National Hurricane Center

John Cangialosi is a hurricane specialist at NOAA’S National Hurricane Center in Miami, FL. His job involves issuing track, intensity, and wind radii forecasts for tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and eastern North Pacific Oceans. John also works to create the watches and warnings associated with these tropical cyclones. His first taste of hurricane forecasting came with his work on the Hurricane Rainband and
Intensity Change Experiment (RAINEX), an aircraft investigation of hurricane intensity changes.

Hurricane Forecasting (PPTX, 7.82 MB)
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Seasonal Hurricane Activity - Gerry Bell, NOAA - Climate Prediction Center

Dr. Gerry Bell is a hurricane climate specialist and research meteorologist at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) in Camp Springs, Maryland. Dr. Bell’s extensive research into the climate factors controlling seasonal hurricane activity contributed to the establishment of NOAA’s seasonal Atlantic hurricane outlooks in 1998. Since that time he has been the lead scientist and forecaster of NOAA’s Seasonal Hurricane Outlook Team, and lead author of the Atlantic hurricane outlooks. Also, Dr. Bell specializes in monitoring global climate variability, especially patterns related to the El Niño, the multi-decadal cycle, and other large-scale atmospheric processes.

Seasonal Hurricane Activity (Power Point, 862 KB)