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Earth Institute Research Projects

The Climate Change Signal in Hurricanes Today

Lead PI: Prof. Adam Sobel , Chia Ying Lee

Unit Affiliation: Ocean & Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

October 2018 - September 2020
Active
Global ; Atlantic Ocean
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: We propose to use our best available theoretical and modeling tools to generate estimates of the climate change signal present today in multiple measures of hurricane activity and hurricane risk. Statistical tests will then be used to determine to what extent these estimates are consistent or inconsistent with observations, and what the most likely climate change signal is when both model and observations are accounted for.

OUTCOMES: The research team developed an estimate of the climate change influence on current and near-future Atlantic hurricane risk.