MIT 기상학 교수인 케리 엠마누엘 교수는 1981년부터 MIT에서 학생들을 가르치고 있다. 그는 열대지방의 기후와 기후변화를 주로 연구한다. 그 중에서 그의 전문분야는 허리케인 물리학이며, 장기적인 기후변화가 허리케인 활동에 어떻게 영향을 끼치는지를 최초로 밝혔다. 엠마누엘 교수는 지금까지 200편이 넘는 논문을 출판했으며 3권의 책도 집필했다.
Dr. Kerry Emanuel is the Cecil and Ida Green professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has been on the faculty since 1981, after spending three years on the faculty of UCLA.
Emanuel’s initial focus was on the dynamics of rain and snow banding in winter storms, but his interests gradually migrated to the meteorology of the tropics and to climate change. His specialty is hurricane physics and he was the first to investigate how long-term climate change might affect hurricane activity, an issue that continues to occupy him today. His interests also include cumulus convection, and advanced methods of sampling the atmosphere in aid of numerical weather prediction.
Emanuel is the author or co-author of over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and three books, including Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes, published by Oxford University Press and aimed at a general audience, and What We Know about Climate Change, published by the MIT Press and now entering its third edition. He is a co-director of MIT’s Lorenz Center, a climate think tank devoted to basic, curiosity-driven climate research.