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Tropical cyclone integrated kinetic energy in an ensemble of HighResMIP simulations

Kreussler, P. ORCID:, Caron, L.‐P. ORCID:, Wild, S. ORCID:, Tomas, S. L., Chauvin, F. ORCID:, Moine, M.‐P., Roberts, M. J., Ruprich‐Robert, Y., Seddon, J. ORCID:, Valcke, S. ORCID:, Vannière, B. and Vidale, P. L. ORCID: (2021) Tropical cyclone integrated kinetic energy in an ensemble of HighResMIP simulations. Geophysical Research Letters, 48 (5). e2020GL090963. ISSN 1944-8007

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1029/2020gl090963


This study investigates tropical cyclone integrated kinetic energy, a measure which takes into account the intensity and the size of the storms and which is closely associated with their damage potential, in three different global climate models integrated following the HighResMIP protocol. In particular, the impact of horizontal resolution and of the ocean coupling are assessed. We find that, while the increase in resolution results in smaller and more intense storms, the integrated kinetic energy of individual cyclones remains relatively similar between the two configurations. On the other hand, atmosphere-ocean coupling tends to reduce the size and the intensity of the storms, resulting in lower integrated kinetic energy in that configuration. Comparing cyclone integrated kinetic energy between a present and a future scenario did not reveal significant differences between the two periods.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > NCAS
ID Code:96719
Uncontrolled Keywords:General Earth and Planetary Sciences, Geophysics
Publisher:American Geophysical Union (AGU)


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