To honor our Distinguished Professor Emeritus Robert D. Cess, ITPA established the distinguished TAOS seminar speaker program by naming a speaker after him each year. We are pleased to announce that this year’s Robert. D. Cess Distinguished TAOS seminar speaker is Dr. Kerry A. Emanuel.
Dr. Kerry Emanuel is a professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,where he has been on the faculty since 1981, after spending three years as a faculty member at UCLA. His research interests focus on cumulus convection, hurricane physics, tropical climate processes, atmospheric instability, and advanced methods of sampling the atmosphere in aid of numerical weather prediction. He has made very distinctive and fundamental contributions in each of these areas. His two books “Atmospheric Convection” and “Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes” both by Oxford University Press are widely used and have won him the Louis J. Battan Author’s Award. For his research achievements, he has received many awards including the Carl Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, the highest honor the American Meteorological Society bestows upon an atmospheric scientist.
Dr. Emanuel’s seminar was given on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 with the title “Is Global Warming Affecting Tropical Cyclone Activity?”