Journal article

Tropical cyclones in a regional climate change projection with RegCM4 over the CORDEX Central America domain

GT Diro, F Giorgi, R Fuentes-Franco, KJE Walsh, G Giuliani, E Coppola

Climatic Change | SPRINGER | Published : 2014

Abstract

The characteristics of tropical cyclones (TCs) over the Central America Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) domain are examined for present and future climate conditions using the regional climate model RegCM4. RegCM4 is first tested in a 22 year (1982–2003) simulation with boundary forcing from the ERA-Interim reanalysis, showing a generally good performance in reproducing the observed TC climatology and over the Atlantic in reproducing the interannual variations of TC counts. Four scenario simulations (1970-2100) are generated using two model configurations and two driving global models (MPI and HadGEM). The simulations employing the Grell convection scheme produce too few..

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