Florence, Saffir, Simpson, and the Tricky Nature of Humans
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Florence, Saffir, Simpson, and the Tricky Nature of Humans

Taylor Asher is a PhD student in Marine Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill. Taylor works in Rick Luettich’s lab where his research focuses on hydrodynamics and statistical and physical flood hazards.      As IMS gets back on its feet and Carolina rivers’ waters finally fall, a familiar narrative arises:  If Hurricane Florence, which made landfall … Continue reading

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Science & Policy: Perspectives from the American Meteorological Society Summer Policy Colloquium

This June I was fortunate to be selected to spend two weeks in Washington, D.C. at the American Meteorological Society’s Summer Policy Colloquium (AMS SPC). The colloquium was an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in science policy through discussions with working professionals and hands-on exercises. The goal of the program is to arm scientists … Continue reading