The Science Behind Sandy

April 24, 2013
By Adam H. Sobel


Earth and Environmental Sciences

As Hurricane Sandy bore down on New York City, atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel became the center of a media storm, with reporters from major news outlets anxious to ask him about Sandy. Today, Sobel will revisit and answer the meteorological questions they raised: What kind of storm was Sandy? How well was it predicted? How rare an event was it? Was it a 50-year, 100-year or 1000-year storm? Can we expect more storms like Sandy in the future?