Anthony Lupo

University of Missouri

Dr. Anthony R. Lupo is a Professor and Chair of Atmospheric Sciences in the Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Missouri – Columbia. He earned his BS in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1988, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in 1991 and 1995, respectively. His research is in atmospheric dynamics, and climate dynamics and change, including tropical meteorology. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society, and National Weather Association. He was a Fulbright Scholar, studying climate change at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Additionally, he has served as an expert reviewer and contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) Assessment Reports. The IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Albert Gore, Jr. He won the University of Missouri Kemper Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University of Missouri professor of the year, and the Most Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award by the Missouri Academy of Science.

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This book represents recent research on tropical cyclones and their impact, and a wide range of topics are covered. An updated global climatology is presented, including the global occurrence of tropical cyclones and the terrestrial factors that may contribute to the variability and long-term trends in their occurrence. Research also examines long term trends in tropical cyclone occurrences and intensity as related to solar activity, while other research discusses the impact climate change may have on these storms. The dynamics and structure of tropical cyclones are studied, with traditional diagnostics employed to examine these as well as more modern approaches in examining their thermodynamics. The book aptly demonstrates how new research into short-range forecasting of tropical cyclone tracks and intensities using satellite information has led to significant improvements. In looking at societal and ecological risks, and damage assessment, authors investigate the use of technology for anticipating, and later evaluating, the amount of damage that is done to human society, watersheds, and forests by land-falling storms. The economic and ecological vulnerability of coastal regions are also studied and are supported by case studies which examine the potential hazards related to the evacuation of populated areas, including medical facilities. These studies provide decision makers with a potential basis for developing improved evacuation techniques.

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