EHE’s Ciaran Harman to be featured on Sept. 22 Science Channel special on massive hurricanes

September 21, 2017

Ciaran HarmanCiaran Harman, the Russell Croft Faculty Scholar and assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, will be featured on the Science Channel special “Super Hurricanes: Inside Monster Storms.” The special premieres Friday, September 22, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and will take an in-depth look at the reasons why hurricanes are continuing to get bigger and stronger.

“These two back-to-back hurricanes are not just a wake-up call to residents of coastal areas, but to scientists working to understand the origins and patterns of devastating weather events,” said Caroline Perez, vice president of production for the Science Channel, in a press release. “As Harvey and Irma have proven, these storms can be as unpredictable as they are deadly, and the more we can learn about their origins and lifespans, the better we can prepare for the next potentially catastrophic event.”

Harman directs the Landscape Hydrology Lab and has a joint appointment in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Harman’s research sits at the interface between engineering and earth science, and aims to understand how the structure of landscapes controls the movement of water and contaminant from rain to streams, and how that structure evolves over time. Harman received his doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2011. He received the American Geophysical Union Hydrology Section Early Career Award in 2016 and the National Science Foundation Career Award in 2017.

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