Hurricanes: An Eye on the Future

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WBUR Cityspace
890 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

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November 18, 2022

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November 18, 2022

Eye Towards the Sky Annual Speaker Series

Join us for the second annual event of the American Meteorological Society’s Eye Towards the Sky public speaker series. Directed towards a general audience, this series of events aims to increase public awareness about various topics related to weather and climate in a thought-provoking and informal atmosphere. Come listen to experts discuss the fascinating science behind the formation of hurricanes and tropical cyclones. Understand the techniques used to forecast the Earth’s most powerful storms and discover the latest research showing future predictions to changes in hurricane intensity and frequency.

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Event
Speakers

Dr. Matthew Sitkowski

Science Editor-in-Chief , The Weather Channel

Dr. Lisa Bucci

Hurricane Specialist and Research Scientist, NOAA’s National Hurricane Center

Stephanie Abrams

On-camera Meteorologist,
The Weather Channel, America’s Morning Headquarters & The Pattrn Show

Professor Gabriel Vecchi

Geosciences Professor & Director, Princeton University’s High Meadows Environmental Institute
Deputy Director, Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System

November 18, 2022

Event Schedule

6:00 - 6:05 pm

Introduction

A brief introduction to the American Meteorological Society and the mission of the Eye Towards the Sky speaker series.

6:05 - 6:15 pm

Moderator: Dr. Matthew Sitkowski

A short introduction to the individual speakers and the evening’s run of events.

6:15 - 6:30 pm

Dr. Lisa Bucci

A presentation showing the inside of a hurricane from the perspective of a specially adapted aircraft, and a demonstration of the equipment required to take forecast measurements.

6:30 - 6:45 pm

Stephanie Abrams

Expert on-camera meteorologist demonstrates the use of forecast models and data under rapidly changing and challenging conditions on the ground.

6:45 - 7:00 pm

Professor Gabriel Vecchi

A presentation by a distinguished expert showing the most current research and data regarding climate change, and the effects of a warming atmosphere on hurricanes and their formation.

7:00 - 7:30 pm

Q & A session

Moderated by Dr. Matthew Sitkowski.

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Cocktails and canapes

Drinks and light fare will be served.

Join us at Eye Towards the Sky Annual Speaker Series

November 18, 2022

Anita Gajdecki

American Meteorological Society

Having grown up in the British Isles, the changing weather and the majesty and power of the sky have always been of great interest to me. It inspired me as a college undergraduate to study the universe as an astrophysicist, and then in later years to study the atmospheric sciences.

Collaborating with the American Meteorological Society, a trusted organization that has been promoting and disseminating accurate scientific information related to the atmospheric, oceanic and hydrological sciences for over 100 years, has been an inspirational part of my mission.

Expertise embedded within the most highly regarded academic institutions and organizations must be shared regularly and more easily with the broader public in an accessible and digestible way. This desire to share scientific knowledge and to bring people together has been my mission for the last fifteen years of my professional career.

Now, more than ever, scientific facts and correct information need to be made available more widely, and I hope to be in a position to collaborate with the AMS for as long as there is a need to do so, in order to continue and encourage this crucial dialogue.

Anita Gajdecki

American Meteorological Society

Having grown up in the British Isles, the changing weather and the majesty and power of the sky have always been of great interest to me. It inspired me as a college undergraduate to study the universe as an astrophysicist, and then in later years to study the atmospheric sciences.

Collaborating with the American Meteorological Society, a trusted organization that has been promoting and disseminating accurate scientific information related to the atmospheric, oceanic and hydrological sciences for over 100 years, has been an inspirational part of my mission.

Expertise embedded within the most highly regarded academic institutions and organizations must be shared regularly and more easily with the broader public in an accessible and digestible way. This desire to share scientific knowledge and to bring people together has been my mission for the last fifteen years of my professional career.

Now, more than ever, scientific facts and correct information need to be made available more widely, and I hope to be in a position to collaborate with the AMS for as long as there is a need to do so, in order to continue and encourage this crucial dialogue.

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