ESI is teaming up with SXSW Eco for this special edition of Hot Science – Cool Talks. As with all Hot Science – Cool Talks, this will be a FREE event for the general public. No badges or passes are required. This talk with Kevin Kloesel, who is a Texas Ex and Director of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, will focus on the science behind extreme weather events such as tornadoes and super storms, and how meteorologists deal with uncertainty in their forecasts.
Monday October 6th, 2014
5:45-7:00 PM Interactive Fair
7:00-8:15 PM Talk
SXSW Eco at Austin Convention Center
Ballroom D (Keynote Room, north side of building)
500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78701
SXSW Eco link: http://schedule.sxsweco.com/events/event_ECOP990954
ESI link: http://www.esi.utexas.edu/hot-science-cool-talks/375-extreme-weather-and-uncertainty-in-forecasting
Austin Convention Center Directions: http://www.austinconventioncenter.com/directions/directions.htm
SXSW Eco Transportation Tips: http://sxsweco.com/attend/hotel-transportation/getting-around
~~Interactive Fair and Demos~~
Among many weather and climate-related activities, you will get to make tiny rain clouds, acid rain, and lightning in a bottle. Erupt snow for an avalanche. Play with a Van de Graaff generator and a tornado machine. Learn about the invisible atmosphere and the power of air!
Every day in the news it seems like there are more and more stories about record-breaking weather. Kevin Kloesel is a Texas Ex and Director of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, working right in the heart of Tornado Alley. He will talk about the science behind extreme weather events such as tornadoes and super storms, and how meteorologists deal with uncertainty in their forecasts. His talk will include demonstrations of extreme weather phenomena, and comparisons between shooting three-point baskets and climate change.
Kevin provides weather data, analysis, and expertise to stakeholders and decision-makers throughout the state of Oklahoma and at OU. Make no mistake when it comes to sports however, as Kevin is a Lifetime Longhorn. Kevin works with thousands of K-12 students and teachers, and has provided weather-related training to several foreign countries, the NFL, NCAA, NASCAR, as well as numerous sports venues, concert halls, and amusement parks. He was the content designer for Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm children’s museum exhibit currently on tour.