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.



Parks RM, Bennett JE, Foreman KJ, 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 Y, 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

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

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