news pitch: hurricane expert



Margie Yu
Public Affairs Asst.

(323) 343-3047


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PEOPLE: Expert on Hurricanes --- The Cal State L.A. faculty member listed below is one of several professors whose expertise can enhance your media coverage on Hurricane Floyd, "one of the largest and most powerful Atlantic hurricanes ever seen."

If you need a quick directory of experts for hurricanes, floods, earthquakes or other breaking news items, go directly to Guide to the Experts at Cal State L.A., The on-line media guide includes 360 faculty experts from Cal State L.A. who are available and willing to speak to the media.

For assistance, contact the Cal State L.A. Office of Publications/Public Affairs at (323) 343-3050.

Steve LaDochy
Associate Professor of Geography; Ph.D., University of Manitoba

Dr. LaDochy is a climatologist and meteorologist, with special interests in thunderstorm phenomena and synoptic climatology. He also conducts research in air pollution, weather forcasting, lightning and urban climates. From his dissertation, he published papers on lightning, hail and tornado climatology, particularly in Canada. LaDochy is currently working with some students on air pollution studies in Los Angeles Basin-visibility and particulate air pollution.

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