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Hurricane History, Climate Change and Hurricanes Webinar

Hurricane History, Climate Change and Hurricanes

Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

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Dr. Kerry Emanuel
Past Hurricanes - Dr. Kerry Emanuel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Kerry Emanuel is a professor of meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a member of the United States Academy of Sciences. Professor Emanuel's research interests focus on tropical meteorology and climate, with a specialty in hurricane physics. His interests also include cumulus convection, and advanced methods of sampling the atmosphere in aid of numerical weather prediction. He is the author or co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and two books, including Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes, aimed at a general audience, and What We Know about Climate Change.

Hurricane History Presentation (PPTX, 3.14 MB)


Dr. Chris Landsea
Long-term Records of Hurricane Activity - Dr. Christopher W. Landsea, National Hurricane Center

Dr. Christopher W. Landsea is the Science and Operations Officer at the National Hurricane Center. Previously a research meteorologist with the Hurricane Research Division of NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory, Dr. Landsea has been the lead scientist in the Atlantic hurricane reanalysis since 1997.

Long-term Records of Hurricane Activity Presentation (PPTX, 9.06 MB)

Projections of Future Hurricane Activity - Dr. Tom Knutson, NOAA - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Dr. Tom Knutson

Dr. Tom Knutson is a researcher for NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). He serves as co-chair of the World Meteorological Organization Expert Team on Climate Impacts on Tropical Cyclones and has authored studies on the potential impact of climate change and hurricanes. Dr. Knutson’s work focuses on human-caused changes to our atmosphere, such as increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases, and how they are altering Earth's climate.

Projections of Future Hurricane Activity (PPTX, 10.27 MB)