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Friday, April 10, 2015 - 8:30am
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HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford Street 3rd Floor, Cambridge

Climate Week: Climate Science Breakfast with Zhiming Kuang

EPS/SEAS Climate Science Breakfast: "Jet Stream Variability and Climate" with Zhiming Kuang, Gordon McKay Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science, Harvard University

The main goal of Professor Kuang's current research is to better understand and simulate how tropical convection interacts with the large-scale flow. This interaction is key to the tropical circulation, particularly the rainfall distribution and its variability. These issues are important to society. Variations in the Asian monsoon rain, for example, can bring droughts or floods and affect the lives of billions of people. Despite its well appreciated importance, our understanding of how tropical convection interacts with the large-scale flow remains poor, so does our ability to simulate this interaction. In his research, he uses novel high resolution numerical model experiments, together with observational data analysis, to guide development of theoretical models. Besides the meteorological implications of tropical convection, his group is also interested in its role in global chemistry.

Contact Name: 

Lisa Matthews

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

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