Friday, March 20, 2015

EVENT: March 24, 2015. Capital Hill. NSF Modeling and predicting severe storms.

Hurricanes, tornadoes and solar eruptions can have profound effects on America's economy, public safety and well-being.

A noon lunch briefing next Tuesday at the Senate Visitor's Center on Capitol Hill, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will provide an overview of the current state of storm research.

In particular, panelists will discuss work to improve risk assessment and hazard preparedness in order to mitigate vulnerability to storm impacts. 

What:A briefing about severe storms
Featuring:Roger Wakimoto, assistant director for Geosciences, National Science Foundation
Jenni L. Evans, acting director, Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Penn State
Howard B. Bluestein, professor, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
Harlan E. Spence, director, Institute for Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire.
Where:Senate Visitor's Center, Room 212-10
When:Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch will be provided.

RSVP: Please contact lisajoy@nsf.gov for more information and/or to reserve a spot.
NOTE: This is a closed event and reservations are required, and must be received by 9 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2015.
-NSF-

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