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Mediterranean warm-core cyclones in a warmer world

Author:
Walsh, Kevin, Giorgi, Filippo, Coppola, Erika
Source:
Climate dynamics 2014 v.42 no.3-4 pp. 1053-1066
ISSN:
0930-7575
Subject:
climate, climate models, diagnostic techniques, hurricanes, winter, Mediterranean region
Abstract:
Regional climate model projections over the Mediterranean region are analysed for the presence of intense, warm-core lows that share some of the characteristics of tropical cyclones. The results indicate that the number of such systems decreases in a warmer world, particularly in winter. Comparison of the simulated numbers to changes in relevant climate diagnostics suggests that numbers decrease due to an increasingly hostile environment for storm formation, combined with a general poleward shift in the incidence of wintertime lows over western Europe.
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1209047