Hurricanes: What's Next? Teach-Out


Hurricanes: What's Next? is part of the University of Michigan's Teach-Out series. For more information, visit 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.

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    4 stars

    based on 45 reviews

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    2 weeks

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  • Perry Samson

    Perry Samson

    Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, College of Engineering and Professor of Information, School of Information


1 out of 5 stars

August 20, 2018

this won`t stay rated

2 out of 5 stars

November 2, 2017

For whom is this Teach-Out designed?... Those knowledgeable will find it superficial and will soon get tired of hearing the same things over and over again. Those who aren't will soon get tired of very sketchy and handwawy explanations. If you want to know more about hurricanes, don't loose your time watching this.

5 out of 5 stars

October 24, 2017

An amazing course experience: very stimulating and enthusiastic course professor with deep knowledge of the subject. The course integrated short lectures by him and others, with up to the moment graphics, to bring the subject to life. I love the idea of a quick Teach Out like this based on something topical.

4 out of 5 stars

October 13, 2017

Simple but interesting and quite, quite timely.