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Observational evidence for an ocean heat pump induced by tropical cyclones
The results indicate that tropical cyclones are responsible for significant cooling and vertical mixing of the surface ocean in tropical regions, and the magnitude of this mixing is strongly related to sea surface temperature, indicating that future changes in tropical sea surface temperatures may have significant effects on ocean circulation and ocean heat transport that are not currently accounted for in climate models.
Low frequency variability in globally integrated tropical cyclone power dissipation
Surface wind and temperature records from the European Centre for Medium‐ Range Weather Forecasts 40 Year Reanalysis (ERA‐40) Project are used to estimate low‐frequency variations in globally
Tropical Cyclone Activity in the High‐Resolution Community Earth System Model and the Impact of Ocean Coupling
High‐resolution Atmosphere General Circulation Models (AGCMs) are capable of directly simulating realistic tropical cyclone (TC) statistics, providing a promising approach for TC‐climate studies.
Toward a physically plausible upper bound of sea-level rise projections
Anthropogenic sea-level rise (SLR) causes considerable risks. Designing a sound SLR risk-management strategy requires careful consideration of decision-relevant uncertainties such as the reasonable
A climate sensitivity estimate using Bayesian fusion of instrumental observations and an Earth System model
[1] Current climate model projections are uncertain. This uncertainty is partly driven by the uncertainty in key model parameters such as climate sensitivity (CS), vertical ocean diffusivity (Kv),
Tension between reducing sea-level rise and global warming through solar-radiation management
A study finds tension between mitigating sea-level rise and reducing the rate of temperature change through solar-radiation management. The rapid warming that would occur if solar-radiation
Investigating tropical cyclone‐climate feedbacks using the TRMM Microwave Imager and the Quick Scatterometer
Sea surface temperature (SST) and near‐surface winds from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Microwave Imager (TMI) and the Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat) are used to calculate globally
Modeled sensitivity of upper thermocline properties to tropical cyclone winds and possible feedbacks on the Hadley circulation
The sensitivity of upper thermocline properties, and global climate, to tropical cyclone (TC) winds is examined using global ocean and atmosphere general circulation models. We combine seven years of
Impact of tropical cyclones on the ocean heat budget in the Bay of Bengal during 1999: 2. Processes and interpretations
[1] The impacts of two consecutive, strong tropical cyclones (TCs) from October–November in 1999 on the Bay of Bengal (BoB) heat budget are examined using the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model. The model