Lectures

Predicting and Adapting to Increased Hurricane Risk

Oceans Lecture Series

Lecture by Kerry A. Emanuel, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science and Codirector of The Lorenz Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Introduction by John Huth, Codirector of the science program at the Radcliffe Institute and Donner Professor of Science in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Tropical cyclones (a.k.a. hurricanes) are a leading cause of mortality and damage among all natural hazards. This lecture will review the latest research on these fascinating storms, explain why their destructiveness is expected to increase, and discuss ways of dealing with the increasing risk.


This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:45 p.m.; lecture begins at 5 p.m.

Part of the 2016–2017 Oceans Lecture Series. A larger, one-day public symposium on the topic takes place on Friday, October 28, 2016.