Contact: Kevin Walsh
This project provides a common analysis framework for climate model simulations of tropical cyclones. Through the specification of common metrics both for the analysis of large-scale climate and for the detection of tropical cyclones, the project aims to clarify the links between model climate and tropical cyclone formation, leading to improved simulations of tropical cyclone formation in climate models. Later, standardised numerical experiments are planned to be performed to further quantify the response of the tropical cyclone formation rate in climate models to changes in external forcing.
Further work towards the goals of TC-MIP is being carried out under the auspices of the U.S. Clivar Working Group on Hurricanes.
- Walsh, K., S. Lavender, H. Murakami, E.Scoccimarro, L.-P. Caron and M. Ghantous, 2010: The Tropical Cyclone Climate Model Intercomparison Project. Hurricanes and Climate (2nd ed.), Springer (in press).
- Walsh, K., S. Lavender, E. Scoccimarro and H. Murakami, 2012: Resolution dependence of tropical cyclone formation in CMIP3 and finer resolution models. Submitted to Climate Dynamics.
- Walsh, K., S. Lavender, E. Scoccimarro and H. Murakami, 2012: Resolution dependence of tropical cyclone formation in CMIP3 and finer resolution models. Climate Dynamics, in press, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-012-1298-z.