21 Jan '12, 6pm

Tallying Disasters and Gauging a Greenhouse Impact

While many studies of the effects of global warming on hurricanes predict an increase in various metrics of Atlantic basin-wide activity, it is less clear that this signal will emerge from background noise in measures of hurricane damage, which depend largely on rare, high-intensity landfalling events and are thus highly volatile compared to basin-wide storm metrics. Using a recently developed hurricane synthesizer driven by large-scale meteorological variables derived from global climate models, 1000 artificial 100-yr time series of Atlantic hurricanes that make landfall along the U.S. Gulf and East Coasts are generated for four climate models and for current climate conditions as well as for the warmer climate of 100 yr hence under the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) emissions scenario A1b. These synthetic hurricanes damage a portfolio of insured propert...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/tallying-dis...

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While many studies of the effects of global warming on hurricanes predict an increase in various metrics of Atlantic basin...

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dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 21 Jan '12, 6pm

While many studies of the effects of global warming on hurricanes predict an increase in various metrics of Atlantic basin...

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