Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Atmospheric Physics



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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, Anomalously warm temperatures are associated with increased injury deaths, Nature Medicine, Vol:26, ISSN:1078-8956, Pages:65-70

Phillipson L, Toumi R, Assimilation of satellite salinity for modelling the Congo River plume, Remote Sensing, ISSN:2072-4292

Sparks N, Hon KK, Chan PW, et al., 2019, Aircraft observations of tropical cyclone boundary layer turbulence over the South China Sea, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol:76, ISSN:0022-4928, Pages:3773-3783

wang S, Toumi R, 2019, Impact of dry midlevel air on the tropical cyclone outer circulation, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol:76, ISSN:0022-4928, Pages:1809-1826

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