Atmosphere Ocean Science Colloquium

Tropical cyclones on the rotating sphere

Speaker: Dan Chavas, Purdue University

Location: Online

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 3:30 p.m.


Tropical cyclones are strongly-rotating convective vortices that cause substantial damage to life and society around the world annually. This talk will discuss how we can use models of both real and imagined worlds to understand the behavior of tropical cyclones in the atmosphere of an Earthlike planet. We can then combine this understanding with both theory and observations to explain and better predict real-world tropical cyclones today and in the future.