GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Climate ExtremesIMAGE FOR EXTREMES HURRICANE IRENE RESCALED 250 150 pixels

Extreme climate events, such as hurricanes or droughts, are very costly in terms of both both human injuries and economic damage. Improving our ability to predict how such climate extremes will change in the future is a major goal of climate research.

 

 

SELECTED PUBLISHED PAPERS:

Simulating extreme precipitation over North America (van der Wiel et al, 2016)

Summer temperature extremes over the United States (Jia et al, 2016)

Understanding extreme hurricane activity in the eastern Pacific (Murakami et al, 2016)

Decadal scale drought over the western United States (Delworth et al, 2015)

Ongoing and projected drought over Australia (Delworth and Zeng, 2014)