To help the public get a better understanding of what caused the massive storm surge from Superstorm Sandy, and its impacts, the Stony Brook Southampton School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences will host a talk Friday with a Distinguished Service Professor.
Malcolm Bowman, Ph.D., a professor of physical oceanography, will deliver the presentation.
Bowman is the coordinator of the Stony Brook Storm Surge Research Group, which predicts and creates models of storm surges that threaten the New York Metropolitan area, according to his lab homepage. The group studies how New York City can protect itself from flooding due to extreme weather events.
The Storm Search Research Group provides a 60-hour forecast for surge in its website for the public.
Bowman earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in physica and mathematics at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and his Ph.D in engineering physics at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.
The talk is part of Stony Brook Southampton's public lecture series, which is always free and open to all.
The presentation will take place in the Duke Lecture Hall at Chancellors Hall on the Stony Brook Southampton campus, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday.