Kerry A. Emanuel

Kerry A. Emanuel

Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science

Email mylastname [at] mit [dot] edu

Phone 617.253.2462

Office 54-1814


Ph.D.(1978), MIT


Kerry Emanuel is working on various aspects of moist convection in the atmosphere, and on tropical cyclones. He is interested in fundamental properties of moist convection, including the scaling of convective velocities and the nature of the diurnal cycle of convection over land. His group has developed a promising technique for inferring tropical cyclone activity from coarse-grain output of climate models or re-analyses.


Lin, N., K. Emanuel, M. Oppenheimer, and E. Vanmarcke
Physically based assessment of hurricane surge threat under climate change
Nature Clim. Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate1389

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