Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Prof. Samson updates Teach Out course with Hurricane Florence overview

Posted: September 11, 2018

Prof. Samson updates Teach Out course with Hurricane Florence overview Image: NHC/NOAA

Prof. Perry Samson has released a timely video update of his popular Teach Out hurricane course discussing the Hurricane Florence threat to the southeast coast of the U.S., as well as Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Helene following closely behind. 

 Follow the video link to see Prof. Samson's update:

Prof. Samson's University of Michigan Teach Out course is called Hurricanes: What's Next?

From the course description: 

"The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season produced several incredibly destructive storms, and raised many questions. As we enter the 2018 hurricane season, we will re-explore the following questions: What drives a hurricane? How accurate are hurricane models? How do authorities prepare for hurricanes and, when destructive events like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria happen, how do we respond? Was 2017's hurricane season a fluke, or should we start planning for similar storms to appear more frequently? In this Teach-Out, we will explore the science of hurricanes, hurricane forecasting and monitoring, and with what confidence can we attribute these storms to a warming ocean."

Teach-Outs are short learning experiences, each focused on a specific current issue. Attendees will come together over a few days not only to learn about a subject or event but also to gain skills. Teach-Outs are open to the world and are designed to bring together individuals with wide-ranging perspectives in respectful and deep conversation. These events are an opportunity for diverse learners and a multitude of experts to come together to ask questions of one another and explore new solutions to the pressing concerns of our global community. Come, join the conversation!

The University of Michigan Teach-Out Series provides just-in-time community learning events for participants around the world to come together in conversation with the U-M campus community, including faculty experts. The U-M Teach-Out Series is part of our deep commitment to engage the public in exploring and understanding the problems, events, and phenomena most important to society.

For more information about the Teach Out series, visit

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