Using Physics to Assess Hurricane Risks
|Date and time||
May 01, 2012
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
|Location||MP137, 60 St George Street|
Prof. Kerry Emanuel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The historical record of hurricanes is far too short and imperfect to permit good quantitative assessments of long-term risk from tropical cyclones. In this talk I will demonstrate how a relatively simple application of physics can be brought to bear on this important problem and discuss some of the implications of hurricane risks in current and future climates.