Journal article

Large-scale Factors in Tropical. and Extratropical Cyclone Transition and Extreme Weather Events

Alexandre Bernardes Pezza, Ian Simmonds, L Gimeno (ed.), R GarciaHerrera (ed.), RM Trigo (ed.)

TRENDS AND DIRECTIONS IN CLIMATE RESEARCH | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2008

Abstract

Transition mechanisms characterizing changes from hurricanes to midlatitude cyclones and vice-versa (extratropical and tropical transition) have become a topic of increasing interest, partially because of their association with recent unusual storms that have developed in different ocean basins of both hemispheres. The aim of this work is to discuss some recent cases of transition and highly unusual hurricane developments and to address some of their wider implications for climate science. Frequently those dramatic cyclones are responsible for severe weather, potentially causing significant damage to property and infrastructure. An additional manifestation discussed here is their association..

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