Hurricane Harvey: Resources for Journalists
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 Camargo, professor 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 Jacob, special 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 845-365-8440
Radley Horton, climate 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. email@example.com 845-365-8496
Irwin Redlener, director 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.