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Evening @ Skidaway – Hurricane Gliders

September 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

The models hurricane forecasters use to predict the paths of storms have become much more accurate in recent years, but they still aren’t great at accurately predicting a storm’s intensity. Now, underwater gliders, operated by researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, are part of a national effort to use marine robots to improve the accuracy of storm forecast models.

UGA Skidaway Institute research technician Ben Hefner launches a glider into the ocean. Photo courtesy MADLAWMEDIA.

UGA Skidaway Institute researcher Catherine Edwards will discuss her work with marine robots in an Evening @ Skidaway program titled “Hurricane Gliders – Using Ocean Robots to Improve Tropical Storm Forecasts” on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411). The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m.

The program is open to the public, and admission is free. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, please call (912) 598-2325 or email mike.sullivan@skio.uga.edu.

Details

Date:
September 10, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.skio.uga.edu

Organizer

UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Phone:
912-598-2325
Email:
mike.sullivan@skio.uga.edu
Website:
www.skio.uga.edu

Venue

McGowan Library Auditorium
10 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411 United States
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