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Franklin College faculty member quoted in Ocala Star Banner

Catherine Edwards, an assistant professor in the department of marine sciences in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in the Ocala Star Banner about extreme weather.

Predicting the paths of hurricanes has improved in recent years, but predicting their intensity remains tough and problematic. This was a takeaway from a recent forum sponsored by the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association in Jacksonville. Hurricane intensity predictions are regularly off by one category, and that’s a pretty significant difference.

Edwards, who works with UGA’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, said the constant threat of flooding has caught the attention of property owners. “The nuisance flooding is a lot more than a nuisance. It’s regular now,” she said.