Learn the science behind different types of natural disasters and our ability, or inability, to control and predict these events.
John Gyakum is Professor and Chair of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and a synoptic-dynamic meteorologist, whose expertise focuses on cyclones, including hurricanes, middle-latitude cyclones, and the extratropical transformation (ET) of tropical-to-extratropical cyclones. His research interests include extreme precipitation events (e. g., severe ice storms, and heavy flood-producing rains, droughts, arctic air mass generation, and weather forecasting. He has been teaching at McGill University since 1987, and is among Canada’s leading synoptic-dynamic meteorology researchers.
More info: http://www.mcgill.ca/meteo/facultystaff/gyakum