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MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Climate Scientist Available to Talk About the Cold Wave Sweeping Part of the United States and the Monster East Coast Winter Storm

January 3, 2018
CONTACT: Arthur Hirsch
Office: 443-997-9909
Cell: 443-462-8702
ahirsch6@jhu.edu @JHUmediareps

WHAT: The eastern half of the United States has been thrust into the deep freeze, as Arctic air sweeps down from Canada, shattering low temperature records from Iowa to Mississippi. More of this is forecast for later in the week. What exactly is going on?

WHO: Benjamin Zaitchik, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, studies climatic variability. He’s prepared to talk about the atmospheric processes that have created the cold wave and the extreme winter storm now moving alomg the East Coast.

WHEN: Zaitchik can be reached by email at zaitchik@jhu.edu. You can also contact media representative Arthur Hirsch to make arrangements to talk with Zaitchik.


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