Using the State-of-the-Art Science on a Sphere, Jackson discusses what made this storm so dangerous
On Tuesday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. the Aquarium of the Pacific will host a live webcast on the East Coast storm with NOAA Meteorologist Mark Jackson. Using NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS) at the Aquarium, Jackson will detail the path of the storm and how it became so powerful and widespread. The public can ask questions via Twitter @AquariumPacific using the hashtag #aopjackson. The SOS is a six-foot globe that can show near-real-time data fed from NOAA’s satellites and other monitoring systems. The public will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of why this storm was so powerful, its path, and how NOAA is able to track and predict these extreme weather phenomena.
Jackson is the meteorologist in charge with NOAA’s National Weather Service in Oxnard, California, serving Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties. He has a bachelor’s of science in meteorology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a master’s of science in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. Jackson started his career at NOAA’s Forecast Systems Laboratory prior to entering the National Weather Service as a science and operations officer in Brownsville, Texas. Over his nearly twenty-year National Weather Service career, he has served on numerous scientific teams, while also serving on the team to create the most recent National Weather Service Strategic Plan. Jackson also represents the National Weather Service on the NOAA/USGS ARkStorm project, an emergency preparedness winter storm scenario for California.
The Aquarium of the Pacific’s SOS currently features shows on sea level rise, maritime trade, and marine ecosystems and can collect and display near-real-time data on everything from storms and tsunamis to earthquakes and sea surface temperature. The Aquarium partners with NOAA in its public outreach efforts. On Saturday, November 17, the Aquarium will be hosting NOAA and our Planet Day. This annual event is an important public outreach event for NOAA and highlights the relationship the Aquarium has with this critical government agency. The partnership fulfills the Aquarium’s vision to connect people and institutions in order to protect nature.
Check in during this lecture to see a live feed of this speaking engagement. Submit your questions and comments with your own Twitter account. @AquariumPacific and tag your question with #aopjackson for a chance to have your question answered at the end during the question and answer session.