Weather and Climate Perspectives of Superstorm Sandy

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Thursday, 6 February 2014: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Georgia Ballroom 2 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Superstorm Sandy and the Built Environment: New Perspectives, Opportunities, and Tools; the 14th Presidential Forum; the Ninth Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research; and the Major Weather Events and Societal Impacts of 2013 )
Chair:  David A. Robinson, Dept. of Geography, Rutgers University and NJ State Climatologist, Piscataway, NJ
  11:00 AM
Were Sandy's track and intensity changes unusual?
Frank Marks, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and S. Gopalakrishnan and H. Chen
  11:15 AM
On Providing the Climate Risk Information that supported New York City's Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency
Daniel Bader, Columbia University, New York, NY; and C. Rosenzweig, R. M. Horton, V. Gornitz, and W. Solecki
  11:30 AM
Will the future atmospheric circulation favor the landfall of Sandy-like superstorms?
Elizabeth A. Barnes, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and L. M. Polvani and A. H. Sobel
  11:45 AM
Was Sandy caused by global warming?
Adam H. Sobel, Columbia University, New York, NY; and T. M. Hall, D. Shaevitz, S. J. Camargo, and U. S. CLIVAR Hurricane Working Group