As part of the 2015 Florida Sea Grant Newell Seminar Series, Joanne Muller, assistant professor in the Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University, will be visiting the University of South Florida to give a lecture titled, “Intense Southwest Florida Hurricane Strikes over the Past 1,000 Years.”
The free program will take place Friday, November 6 at 3:35 p.m. in the Environmental Science building, room NES 323 at the University of South Florida. The public is invited to attend.
Research suggests a rise in sea surface temperatures caused by anthropogenic climate change has led to an increase in the intensity of hurricanes over the last 40 years. This interpretation has, however, been challenged on the basis that the observational hurricane record is too short. Muller will present the first continuous hurricane record for the southwest Florida region that extends back well beyond the historic record.
For more information about the event, download the event flyer.
The Newell Seminar Series brings experts from around the world to campuses affiliated with the Florida Sea Grant network to address coastal or ocean topics of importance in Florida. For more information, visit: https://www.flseagrant.org/funding/open/newell/