A life in the clouds: Beer with a Scientist Jan. 23

A life in the clouds: Beer with a Scientist Jan. 23

UofL weather researcher will discuss extreme weather, cloud physics and climate change
When Jan 23, 2019
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Holsopple Brewing, 8023 Catherine Lane, Louisville, 40222
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Contact Phone 5028524573
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Jason Naylor, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Louisville, will discuss the formation of tornadoes and share data that indicate there may be pockets in and around Louisville that are more prone to severe weather. Naylor studies severe weather events with the goal of identifying factors that affect their intensity, duration and frequency.

“The number of tornadoes in the United States in 2018 was far below normal. This may have been an anomaly or it may be related to climate change,” Naylor said. “There are factors related to climate change that may impact the frequency and spatial distribution of U.S. tornadoes and other severe weather events.”

He also will discuss how humans may be affecting severe weather on a smaller, more local scale. His current research is investigating how severe weather patterns may be altered by the presence of large cities.

Admission is free.

Upcoming Beer with a Scientist dates:  Feb. 13, March 13, April 17, May 15.