Atmospheric Sciences Seminar

October 27, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Virtual Meeting Add to Calendar

Evidence for increasing tropical cyclone activity in the North Atlantic region over the 20th century

Professor Kerry A. Emanuel
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge

You are invited to our weekly online Atmospheric Sciences Fall 2021 seminars via Zoom meeting.
When: October 27, 2021 at 3:30PM HST
Meeting admission: 3:15PM HST

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I will present new results from downscaling tropical cyclones from three different 20th century reanalyses, which use only sea surface temperature and sea level pressure observations and show that the resulting time series of various tropical cyclone metrics matches that of historical observations of tropical cyclones. But the same downscaling over the whole globe shows essentially no detectable trends in cyclone activity over the same period. I will speculate about physical drivers of the Atlantic tropical cyclone trends, and also present a risk analysis for Hawaii.

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SOEST Atmospheric Sciences, Mānoa Campus

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