UW Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences lecture by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Kerry Emanuel, 7 pm, 3/24, Discovery Building-DeLuca Forum. aos.wisc.edu/robock
The Problem of Hurricanes and Climate
Hurricane and Climate Expert to speak
MIT Professor Kerry Emanuel, leading researcher on hurricanes and climate, will give a public lecture on Tuesday, March 24 on the UW-Madison campus. Emanuel has been on the front-line of research linking changes in hurricanes with global warming. Time magazine named Emanuel one of the 100 most influential people in 2006 after Emanuel's work on Atlantic hurricane trends gained widespread prominence when it was published within weeks of the devastation of hurricane Katrina.
Emanuel will discuss theory and computer models which suggest hurricane activity is sensitive to climate, as well as the ambiguity in observational records. The talk will describe what is known, where there is still disagreement and present new ideas about hurricane-climate interactions, including possible feedbacks of hurricanes on the climate system itself.
Emanuel's visit and public lecture have b een organized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences for the 6th annual Len Robock Lecture.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI