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Title : The Science of Hurricane Sandy
Name of the speaker : Adam Sobel
Affiliation : Columbia University, New-York
Laboratory organizer : LMD
Date and time : 21-06-2013 11h00
Location : LMD - ENS - 24 rue Lhomond - Paris 5e - Salle E314
Summary :

Hurricane Sandy - or "Superstorm Sandy", as it was renamed by some because of its transition from a tropical cyclone to an extratropical one - caused unprecedented damage to New York City and the surrounding areas when its storm surge washed over the coast. I will address some of the many scientific questions raised by Sandy. What kind of storm was it? How well was it predicted? How rare an event was it - was it a 50-year, 100-year, or 1000-year storm? What do we know about storms like this, and what don't we know? Can we expect more such storms in the future, and what should we do to prepare?

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JP Duvel