Will You Know What To Do When a Hurricane Hits?

Science-A-Peel, Inc. Airs a New Show On Meteorology and Hurricanes
Aug. 8, 2011 - PRLog -- Science-A-Peel, Inc., a 501c3 public charity will be airing a 30 minute show on hurricanes.  

On August 10th, Cablevision’s channel 115 will air this program on the weekly science show entitled Science is Appealing.  That show will air at 6pm EST.  

The basic theme of the show is that Long Island is overdue for a Category 3 hurricane, a force so strong that it can result in massive power outages, tree and soil loss, homes destroyed and lives lost. It is because we are working off an expired clock that it’s important to know the 411 on Hurricanes so the public can be prepared  for when one hits.

The guests for this show are I. Ross Dickman and Scott Mandia.

I. Ross Dickman is the Meteorologist-In-Charge of the National Weather Service Forecast Office covering the New York City Metropolitan Area.  He leads a team of top meteorologists and hydrologists responsible for issuing forecasts and warnings for nearly 20 million persons living in southern Connecticut, southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, Long Island and New York City. Working closely with media and state emergency management, he is a passionate leader whose innovation has improved weather forecast accuracy and warning lead times, saving lives and property.  Ross has a deep commitment to public service that began in 1990 after receiving a B.S. in Meteorology from Penn State University.  He has worked in various NWS locations from California to Massachusetts to Puerto Rico to New York.  Ross was one of the key meteorologists at National Weather Service in Boston during Hurricane Bob and the Halloween Eve Storm of 1991, better known as "The Perfect Storm."    Ross joined management by 1995 as the severe weather and regional aviation meteorologist at National Weather Service’s Eastern Region Headquarters in Bohemia, N.Y.  In 2004, Ross became deputy chief of the Eastern Region Meteorological Services Division where he provided policy development and oversight for thirty one field offices. This responsibility lead to his current position in 2008 where he has dealt with a myriad of weather-related hazards affecting the NY region.

Soctt Mandia is a Professor of Earth and Space Sciences and Assistant Chair of the Physical Sciences Department at Suffolk County Community College, Long Island, New York. He has been teaching introductory meteorology and climatology courses for 22 years. He received his M.S. – Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1990 and his B.S. – Meteorology from University of Lowell in 1987. In 1997, he won the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.Scott maintains a website titled Global Warming: Man or Myth? which is listed at Realclimate.org as a top climate science resource. He also frequently writes about climate change and politics at his blog with the same title.More recently, Scott co-founded the Climate Science Rapid Response Team and because of his work with the team, he has been nominated for the Climate Change Communicator of the Year Award offered by The George Mason University Center for Communicating Climate Change. The Climate Science Rapid Response Team is composed of 140 top international climate scientists and is a match-making service to connect climate scientists with lawmakers and the media. The Team has responded to inquiries from US Congress, ABC News, NY Times, LA Times, Associated Press, National Public Radio, CNN, Times of London, Guardian, and many others.In addition to climate change, Scott has written on the subject of Long Island hurricanes, especially the New England Hurricane of 1938, known locally as the "Long Island Express" and prognostication on the future vulnerability of Long Island to hurricanes. He has also published a series of weather and climate learning modules titled Investigations in Atmospheric Sciences that are geared toward non-science major college students and is currently co-authoring a book for the general public on sea level rise that should be available in the Fall of 2012.

Interestingly enough Scott Mandia explains that there is a connection between global warming and the intensity and frequency of hurricanes.

For those of you who would like to view the programming but live outside the target area, it is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfoC6opLaF8.

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