Biological and Environmental Research - Earth and Environmental System Sciences
Earth and Environmental System Modeling

Tropical cyclones in a stabilized 1.5 and 2 degree warmer world.

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 13:40
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We present an ensemble of very high resolution global climate model simulations of a stabilized 1.5oC and 2oC warmer climate as envisioned by the Paris COP21 agreement. The resolution of this global climate model (25km) permits simulated tropical cyclones up to Category Five on the Saffir-Simpson scale Projected changes in tropical cyclones are significant. Tropical cyclones in the two stabilization scenarios are less frequent but more intense than in simulations of the present. Output data from these simulations is freely available to all interested parties and should prove a useful resource to those interested in studying the impacts of stabilized global warming.

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