Dissecting Super Storm Sandy
Presenter: Joe Sienkiewicz, Chief, Ocean Applications Branch, NOAA Ocean Prediction Center (click here for presentation)
Session Description: Sandy began as a cluster of thunderstorms in the western Caribbean and evolved into a super storm impacting much of the eastern US and Great Lakes. This talk will discuss the evolution of Sandy, the prediction of that evolution and the associated storm surge in the NY / NJ area.
Biography of Speaker:
Joe Sienkiewicz is Chief of the Ocean Applications Branch at the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center in College Park, MD. He is in charge of forecast technique development and optimizing the use of ocean and satellite observing systems for ocean weather forecasting for the Ocean Prediction Center. Joe is a graduate of NY Maritime and received his MS in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington. He was a professional mariner and worked as mate and relief captain on tugboats based out of NY Harbor in the early 80s. His professional interests include: explosively intensifying ocean storms, extreme winds in ocean storms, and wave development and propagation. He has authored and co-authored a variety of peered reviewed articles dealing with aspects of marine weather.