Predicting Rita's Storm Surge

As Hurricane Rita heads for the Gulf Coast, join Ira Flatow for special coverage of the storm. We'll look at how storm surges are predicted and how the expected surge might affect an already vulnerable coast.

Guests:

Ivor van Heerden, director, Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes; deputy director, LSU Hurricane Center; associate professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, LSU.

Robert Bea, professor of Civil Engineering, University of California-Berkeley.

Donald Boesch, professor of Marine Science; President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences, University of Maryland.

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