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Adam Sobel
New York - New York City
"Extreme weather and climate"
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  • State
    New York
  • City
    New York City
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  • Company
    Columbia University
  • Associations
    American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, International Society of Catastrophe Managers
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    I am an atmospheric scientist with expertise in extreme weather events and climate. A few examples: I wrote a book about Hurricane Sandy entitled Storm Surge. I work a lot with colleagues in the reinsurance industry to quantify disaster risk. I wrote a report for the World Bank on tropical cyclone forecasting for Bangladesh.
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  • Summary
    Adam H. Sobel studies weather and climate, with a focus on extreme weather events and a particular interest in the tropics. Phenomena include tropical cyclones, intraseasonal variability, precipitation, severe convection, and climate change.

    Sobel’s research spans basic and applied prediction and risk assessment, and uses observations, theory, and numerical simulations with models spanning a hierarchy in complexity. He is particularly interested in the interactions between turbulent deep convection and large-scale atmospheric dynamics, as these are key to the qualitative and quantitative understanding and prediction of many modes of atmospheric behavior, including extreme precipitation events. He has developed novel methods for diagnosing these interactions, connecting high-resolution explicit simulations of cloud systems to simple theoretical representations of large-scale dynamics in order to extract essential mechanisms and understand the connections between weather and climate.

    Sobel was featured in the 2012 NOVA documentary "Inside the Megastorm" about Hurricane Sandy, and later published the book Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future (2014).
  • Highlights
    Atmospheric scientist | extreme weather and climate | author | podcaster
    Book: storm surge
    Podcast: deep-convection
  • Session Types
    • Keynote
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    • Panel
    • Remote/Webinar/Live Video
    • Consulting
  • Cancellation Policy
    Flexible: Full refund up to 3 day prior to event, except fees (travel and service)
  • Price Range
    $1000 To $0
  • Experience
    20 Year(s)
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