Tropical cyclones and climate. Adam Sobel CEI Katrina workshop. Big Questions from this year. What made this Atlantic hurricane season so hyperactive? Is it natural variability, or a secular trend due to global warming? Are we going to see more and more of these disasters in the future?.
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CEI Katrina workshop
Emanuel 2005, Nature. This
picture is for the N. Atlantic;
W. Pacific shows same trend
Webster et al. 2005, Science.
Webster et al. 2005
Now up to
Figure courtesy of
Suzana Camargo, IRI;
data from NOAA
but it is almost all due to increasing coastal
Pielke and Sarewitz 2005
from C. Landsea’s Tropical Cyclone FAQ