Spotlight-Michael Kozar

EESI Environmental Scholar Keeps His Eye on Hurricanes

IUG Student in Meteorology, Michael Kozar

At the American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting in January, he presented his research identifying three climate predictors that had the most correlation with tropical cyclone activity.

“We looked at about 10 factors, but the three most critical were Atlantic main development region sea-surface temperatures, the El Niño/Southern Oscillation and the North Atlantic Oscillation,” said Kozar, an EESI Environmental Scholar.

Kozar also is first author on a paper detailing his research which has been submitted to the Journal of Climate.

His co-authors include Michael Mann, Kozar’s adviser; Suzana Camargo, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University; and James Kossin, NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (Madison, Wisc.).

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