Tropical cyclone activity and the global climate system

Kerry Emanuel, David S. Nolan

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Abstract

The problem of climate control of tropical cyclone activity was discussed. The global tropical cyclone (TC) activity was an important driver of the ocean's thermohaline circulation. It was found that this mechanism altered the Earth's climate dynamic, stabilizing tropical climate while destabilizing the climate of higher latitudes. It was observed that TCs were the result of a subcritical instability of the tropical atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages240-241
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jul 14 2004
Event26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy - Miami, FL., United States
Duration: May 3 2004May 7 2004

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Other26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL.
Period5/3/045/7/04

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Emanuel, K., & Nolan, D. S. (2004). Tropical cyclone activity and the global climate system. 240-241. Paper presented at 26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy, Miami, FL., United States.