New Study Explores Seasonal Prediction of Regional Tropical Cyclone Activity

Monday, Jul 7, 2014

Tropical cyclones (TCs, which include hurricanes and typhoons) are a major climate hazard across the Northern Hemisphere, and have exhibited variability and change on year-to-year timescales. In a new study led by Gabe Vecchi, a lecturer in the Department of Geosciences and the AOS Program, the authors use a new high-resolution coupled climate model (GFDL-FLOR) to assess predictions of regional seasonal TC activity produced up to three seasons in advance.  The paper "On the Seasonal Forecasting of Regional Tropical Cyclone Activity" was recently published in the Journal of Climate and can be found here.  GFDL Research Highlights