Lakshmi Kantha was interviewed by NBC News for a new piece on the category system used to measure hurricanes.
Kantha, a professor emeritus in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is an expert in ocean-atmosphere interactions and their implications to long term weather and climate.
The NBC article focuses on Hurricane Ian and the Category 1-5 system used to categorize hurricanes. Kantha and other experts have advocated for replacing the system, explaining that it does not do enough to convey a storm's danger to the public.