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In the News:
UT hosts lecture on global warming
TIME 100: The People Who Shape Our World
“Divine Wind - The History and Science of Hurricanes” by Kerry Emanuel
The New York Times Article
Earth & Sky Interview
Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 7 PM CT
Is Climate Change Increasing Hurricane Activity?
by Dr. Kerry A. Emanuel
Professor of Atmospheric Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
What is the Lecture About?
Dr. Kerry A. Emanuel is one of the world's leading authorities on hurricanes. He is a professor in the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he received his Ph.D. degree in Meteorology. He became a member of the MIT faculty in 1981 after 3 years at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. His research focuses on tropical meteorology and climate, with a specialty in hurricane physics. His work in air-sea interaction in tropical cyclones is well regarded among the meteorological community.
Dr. Emanuel has an extensive list of publications that include two books and more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His new book, Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes, was named one of the top twenty science books of 2005 by Discover magazine. In this book, he explains how tropical climates give rise to the most powerful storms in the world. TIME magazine named Dr. Emanuel one of the 100 most influential people for 2006 for his latest research, published in a recent issue of the journal Nature, which correlates the greater increasing hurricane intensity with human-induced global warming.
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