Hurricane Harvey: Resources for Journalists

by |August 24, 2017
tropical storm harvey forming in the gulf of mexico

Tropical Storm Harvey, as seen from a satellite on August 17, 2017. Photo: U.S. Navy

Texans are preparing for high winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge as they await the arrival of Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to strike southern Texas on Friday. Earth Institute experts are on-hand to answer media questions about hurricane physics, rapid intensification, emergency response, and more. Feel free to contact our scientists directly.

Chia-Ying Lee, associate research scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, is an expert on tropical cyclones, their physics, how they intensify, their relationship to climate, and how we assess the potential risk of tropical cyclones. Clee@iri.columbia.edu  845-680-4523

Suzana Camargoprofessor of ocean and climate physics at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is an expert on hurricanes and cyclones, their genesis, intensity, and their relationship to climate, from intra-seasonal to centennial time scales. Suzana@ldeo.columbia.edu   845-365-8640

Klaus Jacobspecial research scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is an expert in the consequences of coastal storms. As an advisor to the New York City mayor on climate, he accurately predicted the flooding of the city’s subways that took place during Hurricane Sandy.  jacob@ldeo.columbia.edu  845-365-8440

Radley Hortonclimate scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is involved in a wide variety of interdisciplinary studies, including the physics of storms, their interaction with rising sea level, and factors that endanger coastal residents. He has served on climate change panels advising the mayor of New York and the president of United States. rh142@columbia.edu 845-365-8496

Irwin Redlenerdirector of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness and professor at Mailman School of Public Health, is a leading researcher and thinker regarding emergency response, and aftermaths of disasters such as hurricanes, floods, epidemics and terrorist attacks. ir2110@columbia.edu  212-535-9707

A more comprehensive list is available in an earlier advisory, Post-Sandy Resources for Journalists.

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on 8/25/2017 at 9:08am with new information about the storm. 


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