By Adam H. Sobel
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?