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Webinar: What to Expect for the Peak Months of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 12:00

Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 12:00PM. Webinar: What to Expect for the Peak Months of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Gerald Bell, Climate Prediction Center. Sponsored by Center for Satellite Applications and Research. More information here.

Abstract: NOAA’s updated Atlantic hurricane season outlook, to be updated August 9th, will be presented. Climate factors and conditions expected to influence the upcoming peak months (August-October) of the hurricane season will be discussed from both a general and scientific perspective. The updated outlook will also serve to highlight issues related to hurricane preparedness and understanding, both of which are fundamental to help minimize potential hurricane effects and to better make a weather ready nation.

About the Speaker: Gerry Bell is a hurricane climate specialist, a global climate monitoring and analysis specialist, and a research meteorologist at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) in College Park, Maryland. Gerry has been at the CPC since 1990. 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 of NOAA's Seasonal Hurricane Outlook Team, and lead author of both the Atlantic and eastern Pacific seasonal hurricane outlooks. Dr. Bell has published numerous scientific papers and given many lectures and webinars on Atlantic hurricane variability and on the climate factors controlling hurricane activity.

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