Simons Foundation Lectures are free public colloquia related to basic science and mathematics. These high-level talks are intended for professors, students, postdocs and business professionals, but interested people from the metropolitan area are welcome as well.
Some 90 tropical cyclones develop each year. In this lecture, Professor Kerry Emanuel will review the theory of tropical cyclones and how it informs observed variability. He will also discuss how these storms may have important feedbacks on such phenomena as El Niño-Southern Oscillation and global climate change.
About the Speaker
Kerry A. Emanuel, Ph.D. is Professor of Atmospheric Science in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.