"Kerry Andrew Emanuel" is an United States/American professor of meteorology currently working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts/Cambridge. In particular he has specialized in atmospheric convection and the mechanisms acting to intensify Tropical cyclone/hurricanes.
He was named one of the Time 100/Time 100 influential people of 2006.
In 2007, he was elected as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
He hypothesized in 1994 about a superpowerful type of hurricane which could be formed if average sea surface temperature increased another 15C more than it's ever been (see "hypercane").
In a March 2008 paper published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, he put forward the conclusion that global warming is likely to increase the intensity but decrease the frequency of hurricane and cyclone activity. Gabriel Vecchi, of NOAA said of Emanuel's announcement, "While his results don't rule out the possibility that global warming has contributed to the recent increase in activity in the Atlantic, they suggest that other factors—possibly in addition to global warming—are likely to have been substantial contributors to the observed increase in activity."More Kerry Emanuel on Wikipedia.