Tropical cyclones over the Mediterranean Sea in climate change simulations

  title={Tropical cyclones over the Mediterranean Sea in climate change simulations},
  author={Miguel A. Gaertner and D. J. Jacob and Victoria Gil and Marta Dom{\'i}nguez and Elena Padorno and Enrique S{\'a}nchez and Manuel Moreno de Castro},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Tropical cyclones form only under specific environmental conditions. Anthropogenic climate change might alter the geographical areas where tropical cyclones can develop. Using an ensemble of regional climate models, we find an increase in the extremes of cyclone intensity over the Mediterranean Sea under a climate change scenario. At least for the most sensitive model, the increase in intensity is clearly associated with the formation of tropical cyclones. Previous studies did not find evidence… 

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