Tropical Extremes: Natural Variability and Trends: Observations, Modeling, and Theoretical Expectations features the most up-to-date information on present and future trends related to climate change and tropical extremes. Including contributions from the foremost experts in the field, this important reference addresses the science behind climate change and natural variability in relation to tropical extremes. The book also includes practical insight into modeling and observation approaches. This is an essential reference for researchers, modelers and students in the fields of climate and atmospheric science looking to better understand the causes and effects of tropical extremes and natural variability.
In a warming world, the increase of weather extremes presents a scientifically complex and societally relevant challenge. The book confronts these challenges with observational evidence, modeling studies, theoretical expectations and expected impacts. Opening with a discussion of theoretical principles, the book then moves on to analyze observations and models, leading finally to recommendations for mitigation and adaptation.
- Illuminates the role of natural variability and climate change in determining the fate and state of tropical extremes
- Offers a robust guide for analysis relating to the impacts of extremes, thus providing a potential roadmap for navigating the future of risk analysis and the water-food-energy nexus
- Edited by a diverse team of global experts
- Includes contributions from leading researchers in the field, comprising the most up-to-date understanding of tropical extremes
1. An Atlas of Tropical Extremes 2. South Asian Monsoon Extremes 3. Overview of Climate Models and Tropical Extremes 4. Hotspots of relative sea level rise in the Tropics 5. South American Monsoon and its Extremes 6. Fidelity of ENSO in Models 7. Investigating Tropical Extremes Impacts on Public Health and Food Security: Case Studies from South America and West Africa 8. Extreme Rain Evolution in West Africa 9. Final Summary
Venugopal Vuruputur is an Associate Professor at the Center for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences of the Indian Institute of Science. He received a PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota, where he was also a research associate and affiliate member of the Graduate Faculty. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Water Resources Research (AGU) and has contributed to over 20 published journal articles. His research interests include tropical rainfall and its extremes, stochastic hydrology, and hydrological modeling.
Jai Sukhatme is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences of the Indian Institute of Science. He received his PhD in Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago. He has been an Associate Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (UK) since 2014. He has contributed to 19 published journal articles.
Raghu Murtugudde is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland's Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. He has several times been invited as a keynote speaker and distinguished lecturer and has contributed to over 160 published journal articles and 10 book chapters.
Rémy Roca is Research Director at CNRS. He received his HDR from University Pierre et Marie Curie 6 and his PhD from University Denis Diderot Paris 7. He is co-chair of the International Precipitation Working Group and has contributed to over 50 published journal articles. His research interests include water and energy cycle in the tropics, monsoon meteorology and hydrology, mesoscale convective systems, severe weather systems, rainfall, and satellite measurements.