UAlbany Atmospheric Scientists Available to Discuss Hurricane Dorian

ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 29, 2019) — According to latest forecasts, Hurricane Dorian has strengthened and could reach Category 3 status by Sunday morning. The storm is currently projected to make landfall early Monday somewhere along the Florida or Georgia coast.

The following hurricane experts in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the University at Albany are available to discuss the storm:

  • Kristen Corbosiero, an associate professor, studies hurricane formation as well as the structure and intensity change of tropical cyclones. She was featured live on MSNBC as an expert in 2017 when Hurricane Irma was preparing to make landfall in Florida, and has been quoted in several national print media outlets, including the New York Times.
  • Brian Tang, an assistant professor, specializes on various aspects of tropical cyclones, including their formation and intensification. He has been quoted in numerous national media outlets including Scientific American, Daily Beast and Mashable.
  • Ryan Torn, chair and professor, studies weather forecasting models, tropical cyclones, and atmospheric predictability. Torn has been featured as a guest on the Jim Bohannon Show, a national syndicated radio talk show heard on over 300 stations across the country. He was interviewed by CBS 6 News for his work with the National Hurricane Center to develop a new method that determines where to take observations that will improve hurricane track forecasts.

Corbosiero, Tang and Torn are available for phone or live/taped interviews. UAlbany also has an on-campus television studio for satellite interviews.

About UAlbany’s Weather-Climate Enterprise:

With close to 120 faculty, researchers and staff, UAlbany hosts the largest concentration of atmospheric, climate and environmental scientists in New York State, and one of the largest in the nation. Led by its Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, UAlbany is also home to the NYS Center of Excellence Weather-Climate Business Analytics, the xCITE R&D laboratory, and the New York State Mesonet – the most advanced mesoscale weather observation system in the nation.



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