Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Co-Director, Grantham Institute - Climate Change&Environment



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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 the climatology  and remote and in-situ observations. To understand risk we build physically informed statistical catastrophe models. We use atmospheric-ocean physics numerical models to study historic cases and idealized simulations.  Through international partnerships we are studying tropical cyclones globally.  We are the largest tropical cyclone research  group in Europe.



Toumi R, 2023, John Edward Harries, Physics Today, Vol:76, ISSN:0031-9228, Pages:53-53

Tsui EYL, Chan PW, Toumi R, 2023, Boundary layer profile of decaying and non-decaying tropical storms near landfall, Atmospheric Science Letters, ISSN:1530-261X

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

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

Parks RM, Kontis V, Anderson GB, et al., 2023, Short-term excess mortality following tropical cyclones in the United States, Science Advances, Vol:9, ISSN:2375-2548

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