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UNU-WIDER Kerry Emanuel

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Rescuer holds a hand of a student survivor buried under the rubble of the three-storey La Promesse College, killing several people and injuring many more, in a suburban shantytown. Port au Prince, Haiti. UN Photo/Marco Dormino.

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Office Location MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
Email: emanuel(at)

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.

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