Adam Sobel received his B. A. from Wesleyan University in 1989 and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institution of Technology in 1998.  Adam is an atmospheric scientist who specializes in the dynamics of climate and weather, particularly in the tropics, on time scales of days to decades.  His research interests include tropical cyclones, tornadoes, intraseasonal variability, tropical precipitation, the general circulation of the atmosphere, and global climate change. He is author or co-author of more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and has received the Meisinger Award from the American Meteorological Society, a David and Lucille Packard Fellowship, and the Excellence in Mentoring Award from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.