IGIC WEBINAR – There’s a tornado coming! Advances in GIS for mapping and modeling weather related hazards

1965 Indiana Palm Sunday Tornadoes

1965 Indiana Palm Sunday Tornadoes


DATE & TIME: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern

PRESENTED BY:  Dr. Shane Hubbard

Space Science and Engineering Center
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
University of Wisconsin – Madison
e-mail: shane.hubbard@ssec.wisc.edu

ABSTRACT:  Over the past few years there have been extraordinary advances in the development of geospatial technologies that can predict and track the many weather related hazards that may impact our communities. This presentation will explore examples of these technologies and how they can be used by scientists as well as local stakeholders to evaluate risk to their communities and to respond to weather hazards as they are occurring.

BIO:  Dr. Hubbard researches spatiotemporal topics in GIS that apply to natural hazards and decision making during disaster events. He has participated in numerous projects that define the risks and vulnerabilities for communities. He designed and implemented a geospatial buildings evacuations model for the University of Iowa campus during flood events. He has completed tornado, flood, earthquake, and hurricane geospatial risk assessment projects in Iowa, Texas, Indiana, Wisconsin, Florida, and Puerto Rico. For the past 6 years, Dr. Hubbard has designed tools and procedures for the damage and loss estimations in San Juan Puerto Rico and is involved with the assessments in the San Juan area as a result of Hurricane Maria.


Presentation Slides:  20180221 IGIC Shane Hubbard Presentation

YouTube Recording: https://youtu.be/H7t46kYQQDs

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