San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
On Wednesday, June 8, in honor of the global World Oceans Day, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will present Science Up Close: Predicting South Florida Flood Risk from Days to Decades, featuring local scientist and University of Miami Professor, Ben Kirtman. Held in partnership with Coral Gables Museum, the event will feature a dynamic presentation by Kirtman, followed by small group discussions led by leading local scientists, researchers and professionals.
This presentation reviews the weather and climate processes that affect flood risk in South Florida, and will describe the current ability of scientists to predict that risk. Particular emphasis is placed on how sea level rise and changes in local rainfall may evolve in the coming decades in response to climate variability and change, and what critical scientific challenges need to be addressed to further scientists’ ability to predict future flood risk.
The Science Up Close events, presented by Frost Science around Miami-Dade County, are a celebrated, regular series of casual science conversations designed to make current science understandable and relatable to the public.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.