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Café Scientifique: Colorado's lightning climatology and things you don't want to know about the Region

This presentation will explore the spatial and temporal patterns of cloud-to-ground lightning activity across the Centennial State.  From 17 years of data (1996 - 2012), we will explore the lightning climatology of Colorado as a whole, and then focus on the state's physiographic regions, mountain ranges, high mountain peaks, and urban areas.  What is the role of elevation?  Are the highest peaks struck the most?  Why is there so much more lightning in Colorado Springs than in Denver?  When is the safest week and time of day to hike a Fourteener?  The answer to these (and other) questions is quite shocking.

Parking -- COMPLIMENTARY PARKING PROVIDED BY UCCS PARKING SERVICES for the February 11 event from 5:30-9:00 p.m. in any regular parking space in parking lots 3 and 4 located south of Centennial Hall and the University Center. Please note that all other parking restrictions (handicapped parking, loading zones, fire lanes) apply.

Funding for Café Scientifique at UCCS is provided by the UCCS Auxiliary Services Team

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
This is a past event.

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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Lectures & Forums


College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences, Colleges & Schools, Office of the Provost, University Offices

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Tom Huber

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