Cane built the first dynamical prediction models of El Niño (with S.E. Zebiak). His research interests include building of numerical models, equatorial dynamics, El Niño, prediction of climate variations, climate impacts, and global climate issues, especially climate change. His current research is centered on the intersection of natural climate variation and anthropogenic climate change, and on the impact of climate variability on agriculture, health and conflict.
B.A., Harvard, 1965; M.A., 1966
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976