GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Weather and Climate Extremes

GFDL scientists strive to improve the understanding and prediction of weather and climate extremes. Their work encompasses a range of problems and time scales: from five-day model predictions of hurricane track and intensity, to understanding the causes of changes in extremes over the past century, to building new climate prediction models for seamless predictions out to the next several years, to earth system model projections of human-caused changes in various extremes (heat waves, hurricanes, droughts, etc.) over the coming century.

HURRICANESHurricanes
HEAT STRESSHeat Stress and Temperature Extremes
DROUGHTDrought
FLOODFlooding & Extreme Precipitation
Climate Model DownscalingClimate Model Downscaling
ARCTIC SEA ICEArctic Sea Ice Trends and Extremes

Research Highlights