Climate Change may Cause More Hurricanes to Rapidly Intensify

Sept. 12, 2018

A recent study published in the Journal of Climate and led by former AOS Postdoc Kieran Bhatia (BP Sunbury, Greater London), who conducted the research while at Princeton, shows that we have a lot to worry about when it comes to changing hurricanes as the planet warms. The new research says that as the climate continues to warm, storms will do it faster and more often, and in some extreme cases, grow so powerful that they might arguably be labeled “Category 6.”  AOS Faculty Member Gabe Vecchi (GEO & PEI), former AOS Associate Research Scholar Hiroyuki Murakami (UCAR), and Seth Underwood (GFDL) are among the paper's co-authors.

Read more (Kieran Bhatia and Gabe Vecchi quoted in Washington Post piece ...)

Read more (Gabe Vecchi quoted in New York Times article ...)