Tropical Extremes:
 High-impact weather and climate events in monsoon regions

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, April 17, 2015 - 5:00pm
Speaker Information: 
Professor Bill Boos and an international panel of participants

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The processes that govern the variability of monsoons are poorly understood but profoundly important.  These seasonal storms deliver water to billions of people in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, and variations in monsoon strength can have devastating impacts on the inhabitants of these regions.  The fragmented state of the international community that studies the phenomena compounds the challenge of understanding and therefore predicting them. 

Assistant Professor Bill Boos of the Yale Geology and Geophysics Department is the organizer of the workshop.  He anticipates participation from Africa, South Asia, Australia and the tropical Americas.  Projected outcomes include an improved dialogue between the research, forecast and social impacts communities representing those regions, and development of new research integrated with the capacity for forecasting and outreach.

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Tropical extremes:
 High-impact weather and climate events in monsoon regions