Articles | Volume 18, issue 13
Research article
02 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 02 Jul 2018

A statistical examination of the effects of stratospheric sulfate geoengineering on tropical storm genesis

Qin Wang, John C. Moore, and Duoying Ji


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AR by Qin Wang on behalf of the Authors (24 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 May 2018) by Gabriele Stiller
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Jun 2018)
ED: Publish as is (19 Jun 2018) by Gabriele Stiller
AR by Qin Wang on behalf of the Authors (20 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
(1) Genesis potential and ventilation indices are assessed in 6 ESMs running RCP4.5 and G4, in 6 tropical cyclone genesis basins. (2) Genesis potential is reasonably well parameterized by simple surface temperature, but other factors are important in different basins and models such as relative humidity and wind shear. (3) The Northern Hemisphere basins behave rather differently from the southern ones, and these dominate TC statistics. G4 leads to significantly fewer TCs globally than RCP4.5.
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