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EESS Spring Seminar Series - Tim Merlis, Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton Center for Theoretical Science and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

EESS Spring Seminar Series - Tim Merlis, Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton Center for Theoretical Science and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, "The sensitivity of tropical rainfall and tropical cyclone frequency to climate changes", Abstract: Changes in the atmospheric general circulation mediate the response of Earth's climate to warming from increases in the concentrations of greenhouse gases. Using high-resolution climate model simulations, I will demonstrate that changes in the location of the intertropical convergence zone can lead to substantial changes in tropical cyclones frequency. This sensitivity suggests that possible future changes in converge zone location are important in determining both the mean
rainfall in the tropics and the frequency of tropical cyclone genesis.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 12:15pm
Location: 
Y2E2 111 -- Light Refreshments at 12:00
Event Sponsor: 
Department of Environmental Earth System Science