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Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
7 hours to complete

Hurricanes: What's Next?

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season produced several incredibly destructive storms, and raised many questions. As we enter the 2018 hurricane season, we will re-explore the following questions: What drives a hurricane? How accurate are hurricane models? How do authorities prepare for hurricanes and, when destructive events like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria happen, how do we respond? Was 2017's hurricane season a fluke, or should we start planning for similar storms to appear more frequently? In this Teach-Out, we will explore the science of hurricanes, hurricane forecasting and monitoring, and with what confidence can we attribute these storms to a warming ocean. ...
Reading
18 videos (Total 237 min), 14 readings, 1 quiz
Video18 videos
What is a hurricane?11m
What drives a hurricane?11m
Hurricanes in the classroom2m
What's the life cycle of a hurricane?16m
The history and future of weather modeling with Richard Rood15m
New techniques for hurricane measurement with Chris Ruf11m
Hurricane Hunting with Jeff Masters23m
Hurricane Damage and Response with Seth Guikema12m
"What Can Cities Do?" with Kevin Reed12m
Hurricane Florence - September 11, 2018 Update8m
Hurricane Florence - September 13, 2018 Update4m
Hurricane Florence: September 25, 2018 Update13m
Hurricane Florence: A Survivor's Perspective11m
A discussion with Larry La Fountain-Stokes27m
A discussion with Sue Anne Bell16m
Climate Change's Impact on Hurricanes6m
Perry's Response to your Questions 8/911m
Reading14 readings
Introduction to the Teach-Outs10m
Ground rules for discussion and engagement2m
Hurricanes: What's Next? - Updates in 201810m
What we'll cover in Hurricanes 10110m
What we'll cover in this conversation2m
What we'll cover in this conversation2m
What we'll cover in this conversation10m
What We'll Cover in this Conversation10m
What We'll Cover in this Conversation10m
Hurricane Florence Updates10m
Hurricane Florence: A Survivor's Perspective10m
What we'll cover in this conversation with Larry La Fountain-Stokes10m
What we'll cover in this conversation with Sue Anne Bell10m
What you'll see in this segment: Climate Change's Impact10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Hurricanes 10110m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Q+A Response and Additional Content

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Reading
4 readings
Reading4 readings
Join the Conversation - "Hurricanes: What's Next?"10m
Further readings and resources10m
How to Continue to Help10m
Acknowledgements1m

Instructor

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Perry Samson

Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, College of Engineering and Professor of Information, School of Information
College of Engineering; School of Information

About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

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  • Teach-Outs are short learning experiences, each focused on a specific current issue. Attendees will come together over a few days not only to learn about a subject or event but also to gain skills. Teach-Outs are open to the world and are designed to bring together individuals with wide-ranging perspectives in respectful and deep conversation. These events are an opportunity for diverse learners and a multitude of experts to come together to ask questions of one another and explore new solutions to the pressing concerns of our global community.

  • The U-M Teach-Out Series is part of our deep commitment to engage the public in exploring and understanding the problems, events, and phenomena most important to society. Teach-Outs are just-in-time community learning events that encourage participants around the world to come together in conversation with the U-M campus community and faculty experts.

  • We're offering these Teach-Outs on a platform designed for learning, so sometimes we take advantage of the platform tools. Quizzes are one way of helping everyone "get on the same page" about the topic, and be better able to discuss and ask questions. You can take the quizzes as many times as you want in order to pass the quiz. Or, you can move past them if you aren't interested in testing your knowledge.

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  • No, this isn’t a course, therefore we don’t offer a Course Certificate.

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