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Influence Of Global Warming On Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Intensities During 2015

Title: Influence Of Global Warming On Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Intensities During 2015.
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Name(s): Yang, Se-Hwan, author
Kang, Nam-Young, author
Elsner, James B., author
Chun, Youngsin, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
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Journal Article
Date Issued: 2018-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The climate of 2015 was characterized by a strong El Nino, global warmth, and record-setting tropical cyclone (TC) intensity for western North Pacific typhoons. In this study, the highest TC intensity in 32 years (1984-2015) is shown to be a consequence of above normal TC activity-following natural internal variation-and greater efficiency of intensity. The efficiency of intensity (EINT) is termed the ''blasting'' effect and refers to typhoon intensification at the expense of occurrence. Statistical models show that the EINT is mostly due to the anomalous warmth in the environment indicated by global mean sea surface temperature. In comparison, the EINT due to El Nino is negligible. This implies that the record-setting intensity of 2015 might not have occurred without environmental warming and suggests that a year with even greater TC intensity is possible in the near future when above normal activity coincides with another record EINT due to continued multidecadal warming.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000425164800025 (IID), 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0143.1 (DOI)
Keywords: temperature, climate assessment
Publication Note: The publisher's version of record is available at https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0143.1
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000425164800025
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of Climate.
0894-8755
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 31

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Yang, S. -H., Kang, N. -Y., Elsner, J. B., & Chun, Y. (2018). Influence Of Global Warming On Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Intensities During 2015. Journal Of Climate. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000425164800025