UConn Physics Colloquium
Is Global Warming Increasing Hurricane Activity?
Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences
Hurricane activity in the Atlantic and elsewhere has varied greatly since records began, showing variability from year-to-year and from decade-to-decade. This variability has had a profound effects on society. In particular, a pronounced lull in hurricane activity along the U.S. eastern seaboard in the 1970s and 80s encouraged a rapid increase in coastal population and wealth, which is now exposed to a greatly increased level of storminess, resulting in staggering economic and human losses. In this seminar, I will explore the causes of decadal variability of hurricanes, focusing on the relative roles of natural climate oscillations and anthropogenic global change.
Friday, September 22, 2006
Gant Science Complex
(We will meet for refreshments prior to the talk at 3:30 p.m., in the Gant Science Complex, Physics Library, Room P-103.)