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NDPTC Third Thursday Event: Typhoon Haiyan: People, Policies, and Plans

Starts on Dec. 19, 2013 at 4 p.m.

The event will be held at NPDTC Conference room, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 320

Typhoon Haiyan: People, Policies and Plans

The Japan Meteorological Agency, Hong Kong Observatory, China Meteorological Administration, and Joint Typhoon Warning Center made estimates of the one-minute sustained winds which finally reached 315 km/h (196 mph).  If verified, this would make Typhoon Haiyan the most intense storm to make landfall.


  • Dr. Imes Chiu

    Chief of Applied Research at Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DMHA)

    Dr. Imes Chiu, Chief of Applied Research at the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DMHA), was born in the Philippines and raised in rural areas similar to the areas impacted by super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. After studying English and eventually attaining a PhD at Cornell University, she went back to teach in the Philippines for several years. She also taught at Cornell University and University of WAshington-Seattle. Because of her personal background with the region and ability to speak the local languages, Dr. Chiu was sent to lead a team to assess the coordination efforts of Typhoon Yolanda. She has agreed to join us next week Thursday afternoon for our traditional "Third Thursday" meeting 19 December for an informal discussion on the Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief efforts.

  • Dr. Tom Schroeder

    Professor (Ret.) at University of Hawaii

    Professor Thomas Schroeder (Ret.) has been with the University of Hawaii since 1974. Before his retirement from the University of Hawaii, Dr. Schroeder directed the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research and had served four separate terms as chair of the Department of Meteorology. Dr. Schroeder also co-founded the Pacific ENSO Applications Center; has served on the Hawaii Hurricane Advisory Committee; and has chaired the national committees for both the American Meteorological Society and the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. He has served as a consultant on hurricane risk modeling to the states of Florida and Hawaii and been recognized as a distinguished alumnus of the Purdue University School of Science. Dr. Schroeder will be providing insights on the potential impacts of climate change on the intensity of future tropical storms.