Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Research article
09 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 09 Mar 2018

The influence of sea surface temperature on the intensity and associated storm surge of tropical cyclone Yasi: a sensitivity study

Sally L. Lavender, Ron K. Hoeke, and Deborah J. Abbs


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Jan 2018) by Vassiliki Kotroni
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ED: Publish as is (12 Feb 2018) by Vassiliki Kotroni
Short summary
This study analyses the influence of sea surface temperature (SST) on the track and intensity of tropical cyclone (TC) Yasi and the associated precipitation and storm surge. A set of regional climate model simulations with SST anomalies varying from +4 to −4 °C are analysed and used to force a storm surge model. Increases in SST lead to an increase in the potential destructiveness of the TC (intensity, rainfall and storm surge), although this relationship is not linear.
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