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Feb 7 & 8 / 2022

Miami, FL

Christopher Landsea, Ph.D.: Speaking at the The Earthquake Expo Miami

Christopher Landsea, Ph.D.

Branch Chief  -  National Hurricane Center- NOAA

Hurricanes and Global Warming: Expectations Versus Observations

Climate variability and any resulting change in the
characteristics of tropical cyclones (tropical storms, subtropical storms, and
hurricanes) have become topics of great interest and research within the
past few years. Some recent scientific articles have reported a large increase
in tropical cyclone energy, numbers, and windspeeds in many basins
during the last few decades in association with warmer sea surface
temperatures. These increases in tropical cyclone activity have been
linked to man-made greenhouse gas changes.