Planet Water: Complexity and Organization in Earth Systems
March 30, 2009
Running Time: 55:54
Rafael Bras, dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California at Irvine, returned during his leave from MIT to deliver the 2008–2009 James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award Lecture. Professor Bras's expertise is surface hydrology and hydrometeorology and his work encompasses many aspects of Earth's water cycle. He has contributed to significant international projects that include the development and construction of tidal gates to protect the city of Venice against flooding, and he is known for his pioneering ideas about the deforestation in the Amazon region. Read more at MIT News.