Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Co-Director, Grantham Institute - Climate Change&Environment



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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.



Parks RM, Bennett JE, Tamura-Wicks H, et al., 2020, Reply to: Concerns over calculating injury-related deaths associated with temperature., Nat Med

Sparks N, Toumi R, 2020, Pacific subsurface ocean temperature as a long-rangepredictor of South China tropical cyclone landfall, Communications Earth & Environment, Vol:1, ISSN:2662-4435

Wang S, Rashid T, Thorp H, et al., 2020, A shortening of the life-cycle of major tropical cyclones, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:47, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:28 Jul 2020-28 Jul 2020

Bruneau N, Wang S, Toumi R, 2020, Long memory impact of ocean mesoscale temperature anomalies on tropical cyclone size, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:47, ISSN:0094-8276

Ito K, Wu C-C, Chan KTF, et al., 2020, Recent progress in the fundamental understanding of tropical cyclone motion, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, Vol:98, ISSN:0026-1165, Pages:5-17

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