Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 337–360, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-337-2022
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 337–360, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-337-2022
Research article
31 Mar 2022
Research article | 31 Mar 2022

Future changes in the extratropical storm tracks and cyclone intensity, wind speed, and structure

Matthew D. K. Priestley and Jennifer L. Catto

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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Feb 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Feb 2022) by Christian M. Grams
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Short summary
We use the newest set of climate model experiments from CMIP6 to investigate changes to mid-latitude storm tracks and cyclones from global warming. The overall number of cyclones will decrease. However in winter there will be more of the most intense cyclones, and these intense cyclones are likely to be stronger. Cyclone wind speeds will increase in winter, and as a result the area of strongest wind speeds will increase. By 2100 the area of strong wind speeds may increase by over 30 %.