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November 18, 2005

Special AGU Session on Katrina


Posted to Author: Pielke Jr., R. | Disasters

Late in the development of the program for the Amreican Geophysical Union's (AGU) fall meeting, the AGU asked Kerry Emanuel and I to organize a special union session on hurricane Katrina. The session will be held Wednesday 7 December at 13:40. It has just been added to the AGU website here. If you are attending, please drop by, should be very interesting. Here are the speakers and talk titles:

1340 U33C Marriott Salon 7 Scientific Perspectives on Hurricane Katrina: >From Planning to Recovery I

Presiding: K A Emanuel, MIT; R A Pielke, Jr., University of Colorado
1340 Hurricane Katrina, the Response, and the Recovery: Discerning the Real Disaster
*M Davidson
1340 U33C Marriott Salon 7 Scientific Perspectives on Hurricane Katrina: >From Planning to Recovery I

1355 Meteorology of Hurricane Katrina *H Willoughby

1410 Perspectives on the State of Storm Surge Modeling *R Luettich, J Westerink, B Blanton

1425 The Role of Science and Scientists in Responding to Hurricane Katrina: A U.S. Geological Survey Perspective *T Cohn

1440 Normalized Hurricane Losses in the United States: 1900-2005 *R Pielke, Jr., C Landsea, J Gratz

1455 The Hurricanes of 2005: A Reinsurance Perspective *A Castaldi

1510 Science as the Whistleblower for Catastrophic Disasters; What Went Wrong with Hurricane Katrina? *S Laska

1525 Can science better inform policy? Connecting scientific insights to social values for effective policy making in the wake of natural disasters B Holland, *S Peters, J Ramage, D Sahagian

Posted on November 18, 2005 08:12 AM

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