National Science Teaching Association

Science Update: Tropical Climatology and Hurricane Hazards - The Seasonality and Geography of Tropical Systems in the Atlantic Basin and an Early Hurricane Season Outlook, May 13, 2020

Web Seminar

Hurricane IrmaJoin us on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, starting at 7:00 pm ET to learn about tropical weather systems (hurricanes).

Program abstract: This web seminar will provide an overview of the seasonality, timing, and risks associated with Tropical weather systems. We will provide a broad cursory examination of the meteorological and climatological factors that underpin the challenges of forecasting these unique storms. More importantly, we will identify the vulnerabilities society faces from these annual phenomena. A very early prognostication for the 2020 Hurricane Season will be presented, noting the limitations of such early outlooks. Finally, we will contextualize some of these concepts, as they appear in our AMS-DataStreme program for K-12 teachers.

For more than 25 years, the AMS has directly enhanced K-12 teacher preparation and practice, and ultimately student learning through the DataStreme Project, Project Atmosphere and Project Ocean.

Presenters: Chad Kauffman, Wendy Abshire


Target Audience: Teachers of science who teach secondary school children, informal educators, professors, administrators, parents,
Date: Wednesday May 13, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM CT / 5:00 PM MT / 4:00 PM PT
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Duration: 60 minutes


Register Today! to participate in this web seminar. Upon registering you will receive an e-mail confirmation including information about the program and suggested links to visit in preparation of the event. Additional information about the web seminar will be e-mailed to you days before the program.

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