Sobel Featured in NYC Transit Museum Exhibit

Adam Sobel, Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and author of the book "Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future," is featured in the New York Transit Museum's new exhibit, Bringing Back the City: Mass Transit Responds to Crisis.

This exhibit, which opened on September 30, offers "a unique perspective on the vital, often unseen, work of New York's transit employees. Using the events of 9/11, the 2003 Northeast Blackout, Hurricane Sandy and other severe weather events as examples, the exhibition reveals the critical role that mass transit personnel play in preparing for and responding to natural and man-made disasters. Through a vibrant display of objects, photographs, media, and personal accounts, the exhibition highlights the technical and professional skills needed to restore public transportation service and get New Yorkers moving again after crisis strikes."

Sobel, the only weather and climate scientist featured in this exhibit, can be seen on several video displays discussing Hurricane Sandy and climate change.

The New York Transit Museum is located at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights. For directions and hours, see http://web.mta.info/mta/museum/


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