- Tropical cyclones (hurricanes, typhoons)
- The effect of climate variability and
climate change on tropical cyclones
- Data reanalysis and climate trend studies
- Hurricane intensification and
eyewall replacement cycles
- Constructing new models for
operational hurricane forecasting
Hurricane Rita in the Gulf of Mexico on September 21, 2005. At this time, Rita's sustained winds were estimated at 140 mph,
with gusts to 170 mph. A few hours later, Rita would be upgraded to a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 165 mph.
Poleward migration of the latitude of tropical cyclone lifetime-maximum intensity away from the tropics.
The linear trend is shown with its 95% two-sided confidence interval (shaded).
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