Topic 1b - Hazard models - Tropical Cyclones

Dr Claire Souch discusses the linkages between how many tropical cyclones might form in a basin and how many make landfall, and why more modelling in this area is needed. Tropical cyclones are low-pressure weather system over tropical or sub-tropical waters with organized convections (i.e., thunderstorm activity) and definite cyclonic surface wind circulation. They are known as Hurricanes in the North Atlantic Basin and the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean, and as Typhoons in the Western Pacific ocean.

For further information on cyclone modelling including wind field modelling, storm surge modelling and vulnerability modelling please download the PDF.

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