Mathematics and Physical Sciences lectures are open to the public and are held at the Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium at the Simons Foundation headquarters in New York City. Tea is served prior to each lecture.
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.