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New York City / Long Island Chapter of the American Meteorological Society Seminar

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Davis Auditorium, 412 Shapiro Center

NOTE: Email registration required to sign up for event

Kerry Emanuel
Professor of Atmospheric Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

November 15, 6:30pm, Reception immediately following
Columbia University, Davis Auditorium, 412 Shapiro Center

Title: Assessing Storm Surge Risk at New York City **

A New York City / Long Island Chapter of the American Meteorological Society seminar sponsored by the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Bio: Kerry Emanuel is a professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and winner of the Carl Gustaf Rossby Research Medal from the American Meteorological Society, its highest honor.  He is most well-known for his work on ocean heat and tropical cyclones, and more recently on relating this to climate change.  He is currently primarily working on various aspects of moist convection in the atmosphere, and on tropical cyclones; He is interested in fundamental properties of moist convection, including the scaling of convective velocities and the nature of the diurnal cycle of convection over land; His group has developed a promising technique for inferring tropical cyclone activity from coarse-grain output of climate models or re-analyses.

** sign-up required - email philip.orton@stevens.edu