Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Atmospheric Physics



+44 (0)20 7594 7668r.toumi Website




713Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






Extreme Events-Tropical Cyclones

Extreme events have a profound impact on society. We are using statistical methods and regional  fully coupled ocean-atmosphere- wave models to understand the physical processes of tropical cyclones. Through international partnerships we are studying tropical cyclones in the West Pacific, the South China Sea, East China Sea and the Indian ocean.



Wang S, Toumi R, 2018, Reduced Sensitivity of Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Size to Sea Surface Temperature in a Radiative-Convective Equilibrium Environment, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, Vol:35, ISSN:0256-1530, Pages:981-993

Bruneau N, Toumi R, Wang S, 2018, Impact of wave whitecapping on land falling tropical cyclones (vol 8, 652, 2018), Scientific Reports, Vol:8, ISSN:2045-2322

Wang S, Toumi R, 2018, A historical analysis of the mature stage of tropical cyclones, International Journal of Climatology, Vol:38, ISSN:0899-8418, Pages:2490-2505

Sparks NJ, Hardwick SR, Schmid M, et al., 2018, IMAGE: a multivariate multi-site stochastic weather generator for European weather and climate, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Vol:32, ISSN:1436-3240, Pages:771-784

Phillipson LM, Toumi R, 2018, The Crossover Time as an Evaluation of Ocean Models Against Persistence, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:45, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:250-257

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