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, 2019, Impact of dry midlevel air on the tropical cyclone outer circulation, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, ISSN:0022-4928

Camp J, Roberts MJ, Comer RE, et al., 2019, The western Pacific subtropical high and tropical cyclone landfall: Seasonal forecasts using the Met Office GloSea5 system, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Vol:145, ISSN:0035-9009, Pages:105-116

Parks RM, Bennett J, Foreman K, et al., 2018, National and regional seasonal dynamics of all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the USA from 1980 to 2016, Elife, Vol:7, ISSN:2050-084X

Li YI, Toumi R, 2018, Improved tropical cyclone intensity forecasts by assimilating coastal surface currents in an idealized study, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:45, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:10019-10026

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