I had a great time at the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and National Science Foundation (NSF) Joint Research Conference: Reckoning with the Risk of Catastrophe in Washington, D.C. last week. I presented some recent results from the second study of my dissertation on improving wind storm wind surface estimates through cokriging. Most importantly, I was able to meet and talk with many prominent researchers and people in private industry. The conference focused on multi-disciplinary collaboration so one of my committee members, Melanie Gall, and I discussed an idea concerning the general populations' understanding of the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale with two psychologists - one in Germany and one in California. The conference was very rewarding because of opportunities like this and it will be interesting to see where this research goes from here.
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