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






Tropical Cyclones

Tropical cyclones are amongst the most dangerous natural hazards in the world. We study  these fascinating storms from many angles. Our aim is improve the understanding of the physical processes that drive the genesis, intensification , size, and track of tropical cyclones. We analyze observations and build statistical models. We use atmospheric-ocean physics numerical models to study historic cases and idealized simulations.  Through international partnerships we are studying tropical cyclones globally.



Li Y, Tang Y, Wang S, et al., 2023, Recent increases in tropical cyclone rapid intensification events in global offshore regions., Nat Commun, Vol:14

Parks RM, Kontis V, Anderson GB, et al., 2023, Short-term excess mortality following tropical cyclones in the United States., Sci Adv, Vol:9

Feng X, Toumi R, Roberts M, et al., 2023, An Approach to Link Climate Model Tropical Cyclogenesis Bias to Large-Scale Wind Circulation Modes, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:50, ISSN:0094-8276

Lai T-K, Toumi R, 2023, Has there been a recent shallowing of tropical cyclones?, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:50, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:1-9

Gangopadhyay A, Seshadri AK, Toumi R, 2023, Beneficial role of diurnal smoothing for grid integration of wind power, Environmental Research Letters, Vol:18, ISSN:1748-9326

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