Physics Colloquium

Workman Center

20 Olive Lane
Socorro, NM 87801
United States

Dr. Christian M. Appendini, of the Engineering Institute at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Yucatan, will present the Physics Department colloquium. His talk is "Extreme ocean waves in the Gulf of Mexico and climate change: hurricanes and cold surge intrusions." While current planning of maritime operations and the design of structures is based on historical data, global warming will likely affect such conditions during the coming years and into the 22nd century. This work analyzes the waves derived from tropical cyclones based on synthetic events to overcome the limitations imposed by short historical records and the low frequency of tropical cyclones and underestimation of maximum wind speeds in General Circulation Models. 4 p.m. in Workman 101.

Thursday, December 06, 2018