Colorado State University experts can discuss Hurricane Matthew and aftermath

The following CSU researchers can discuss Hurricane Matthew, expected to strike the east cost of Florida tonight.
• Phil Klotzbach is the head of CSU’s Tropical Meteorology Project. Email him:
• Eric D. Maloney, professor of atmospheric science, can speak on tropical meteorology, hurricanes and ocean-atmosphere interactions. Email him:
• John Knaff is a NOAA hurricane researcher co-located with CSU’s Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), and can address hurricane research and forecast application development. Email him:
• Andrea Schumacher is a CIRA research associate with a background in hurricane guidance development and estimating and communicating forecast uncertainty. Email her:
• Chris Slocum is a researcher in the Department of Atmospheric Science, studying tropical cyclone rapid intensification. Email him:

Civil infrastructure
• John van de Lindt, professor of civil engineering and co-director of the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning, can comment on buildings and infrastructure and the impact of natural disasters on communities. Email him:

Socially vulnerable populations
• Lori Peek, associate professor of sociology, is director of the Center for Disaster Recovery at CSU. Her work focuses on socially vulnerable populations — including children, women, racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities — in disaster. Contact her at or 303-324-4132.