Global Warming and Hurricanes

NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

This page from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory presents information on the state of knowledge about the potential connections between global warming, warming sea surface temperatures, and increasing intensity of tropical cyclones. First, the summary and full statements from the 6th International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones of the World Meteorological Organization is presented with consensus statements from the participants. Then there is a NOAA report on the state of the science regarding Atlantic hurricanes and climate change. Lastly, there is an exploration into the current research efforts underway at the GFDL to determine any connections between hurricanes and climate change.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Special Interest: Hazards
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Climate Change