Our next meeting:

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

JJ’s Bistro

3447 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Social/dinner hour from 6 pm: talk starts 7 pm

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

Note that JJ's is BYOB, but Tamura’s liquor store is right across the street.


Prof. Steven Businger

UHM Dept of Atmospheric Sciences


Wind on the Water: the Weather and Climate of Oahu


In 2015, the global wind machine fired up record numbers of powerful hurricanes in the central Pacific, with several making close passes to the Island of Hawaii. 


In 2016, the wind machine has brought drought conditions to Oahu, record-breaking surf to the north shores, and outstanding star-viewing conditions to Mauna Kea.  Meanwhile global surface temperatures have spiked to record highs.  Is there a link between these events?  


In this talk, Dr. Steven Businger, who earned his PhD from University of Washington, will explain these varied observations in terms of the global wind machine forcing ocean currents that in turn help cause extreme weather events and changing conditions for plants and inhabitants on Oahu.