Compound Flood Risk in a Changing Climate
Water, Wetlands, and Watersheds Seminar at the UF Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands
Dr. Katy Serafin will talk about compound drivers of flooding along both open coasts and coastal rivers in a changing climate.
11:45am, Phelps 101, UF campus
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Is Florida Trying to Kill Me?
Science on Tap: Hurricanes
Join the Florida Museum of Natural History and UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute for an engaging conversation about hurricanes with Dr. Corene Matyas at First Magnitude Brewing Company.
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Hurricane Dorian is moving up the coast and passing Florida, but there’s still a healthy amount of moisture being pulled into the storm. UF tropical storm expert Dr. Corene Matyas checked in with with the latest update on Hurricane Dorian, its impacts in Florida and projected conditions along the U.S. East Coast this afternoon. See the full interview here.

As the 2019 hurricane season begins, many people have lots of questions. One long-standing questions ‘Can we nuke a hurricane to stop it?‘ recently came up in policy making circles.

In a recent interview in USA Today, Dr. Corene Matyas explains why it would be a bad idea to nuke a hurricane:

Hurricanes produce so much more energy than a single bomb…The scale is a huge mismatch…It would take upward of thousands of explosives to alter a storm’s wind speed…People just don’t understand how energy works and the scale of energy.

Read the whole interview at You can’t nuke a hurricane to stop it, as Trump reportedly suggested. Here’s why in USA Today.



Dr. Corene Matyas was featured on the latest Streaming Science Podcast as part of their Science of Superstorms series.

In this episode of the Science of Superstorms, University of Florida Agriculture Education and Communication graduate Savanna Ogburn visits Dr. Corene Matyas, an associate professor in the UF Geography department, who studies tropical cyclone precipitation. Check out this podcast to listen to Dr. Matyas discuss the impacts of precipitation caused by hurricanes and how we can better prepare for future hurricanes.

This podcast is part of the Streaming Science: The Science of Superstorms series. Graduate and undergraduate students in AEC 4036/6932 created these podcasts. The courses are offered in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication at the University of Florida.



Dr. Corene Matyas, Dr. Kathy Sherman-Morris, and Dr. Kimberly Wood with MSU students. Image courtesy Dr. Corene Matyas.

Dr. Corene Matyas received a 2018-2019 Faculty Award from the Southeastern Conference to visit two SEC universities. In October 2018, she visited Mississippi State University where she was hosted by Dr. Kimberly Wood, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences. In March, 2019, she visited the University of Tennessee and was hosted by Dr. Kelsey Ellis, an Assistant Professor of Geography. At both universities, she delivered presentations of her research, met with students to mentor women in STEM, exchanged ideas about course offerings, and explored opportunities for research collaboration.

Dr. Kelsey Ellis and Dr. Corene Matyas. Image courtesy Dr. Corene Matyas.