Intensity of Tropical Cyclones is Probably Increasing Due to Climate Change

Friday, Mar 26, 2021

Many tropical cyclone-prone regions of the world are expected to experience storm systems of greater intensity over the coming century, according to an extensive review of existing research published March 26 in ScienceBrief Review.

Researchers at Princeton, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the University of East Anglia (UEA) examined more than 90 peer-reviewed articles to assess whether human activity is influencing tropical cyclones, including tropical storms, hurricanes and typhoons. The review was led by GFDL Senior Scientist Tom Knutson with co-authors AOS Graduate Student Maya Chung, AOS Faculty Member Gabe Vecchi, director of CIMES, GEO Postdoc Jingru Sun, HMEI Postdoc, Tsung-Lin Hsieh, an AOS alum, and Adam Smith (UEA).

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