January APAC Webinar: Landfalling Tropical Cyclones in East Asia: Variability and Future Projections
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About the Event
Along the coast of East Asia, landfalling tropical cyclones represent the most disastrous natural hazard, causing large fatalities, lots of property damage and huge economic loss. This talk will first reveal the variability of the frequency and severity of landfalling tropical cyclones (from Japan in the north to Vietnam and the Philippines in the south) in the last 70 years. Based on various climate projection scenarios, the possible changes in the characteristics of these tropical cyclones in the future will then be presented.
Dr. Johnny Chan is a professor emeritus at the City University of Hong Kong. He has researched extensively on global warming and its relationship with typhoon activity. He is co-director of the Asian Network of Climate Science and Technology, hosted by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and an expert reviewer of the Sixth Assessment Report (Group I) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has published over 200 international journal articles, and served numerous academic, governmental and commercial institutions.