2007 Ultra-Deepwater

Effect of Global Warming on Hurricane Activity

Subcontractor: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Principal Investigator: Greg Holland
Project Number Project Status
07121-1801 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Don Richardson
Participants
Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech)
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
February 23, 2009 April 1, 2011
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$684,000.00 $537,245.00 $139,984.00
Project Objectives

The study will conduct an assessment of potential impacts of global warming on North Atlantic hurricane activity with a focus on the Gulf of Mexico. The large-scale component will be provided by existing global climate simulations from the NCAR Community Climate System Model (CCSM) 3 archive of simulations undertaken for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The results will be used to determine how much the hurricane intensity and frequency is likely to change in the Gulf of Mexico over approximately the next 50 years. All data will also be archived and made available for further studies on hurricane responses to climate variability and change.

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Reports
File Type Date
Effect of Climate Variability and Change in Hurricane Activity in the North Atlantic ( 1.8 MB ) Final Report 02/11