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Webinar: Numeracy and its Impact on Public Comprehension and Responses to Probability Information in Hurricane Forecasts
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 12:00
Wednesday, April 14, 2021. 12:00 PM. Webinar: Numeracy and its Impact on Public
Comprehension and Responses to Probability Information in Hurricane Forecasts. Joe
Ripberger, University of Oklahoma's National Institute for Risk and Resilience; Jinan Allan,
University of Oklahoma. Sponsored by Weather Program Office. More information here.
Probability information is increasingly common in the Tropical Cyclone (TC) domain. This study
examines the extent to which numeracy -- the ability to apply and reason with simple numeric
concepts -- affects public comprehension and responses to the types of probability information
that the NWS uses to convey risk during TC events.