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Extreme Storms


Canada has had some weird weather this summer.
Queen’s Professor Harry McCaughey can discuss climate models, and how a number of modelling studies have projected a general tendency for more intense but fewer storms outside the tropics, with a tendency towards more extreme wind events and higher ocean waves in several regions.
He can explain how the warming atmosphere has more energy to dissipate and dissipation is usually achieved with storms and often with increased rainfall. He can also explain how we have a very uneven distribution of warming across the globe and how essentially, the warmer world will have a different set of established storm tracks and most likely fewer but more intense climatologies.
 Professor Harry McCaughey, Geography, School of Environmental StudiesEmail: mccaughe@queensu.caDr. McCaughey teaches courses at Queen’s in climate change and microclimatology. He can discuss trends in greenhouse gas concentrations, impacts of climate change, the implications of climate change for public policy, and the role of forests in the carbon cycle. http://www.queensu.ca/ensc/department/faculty/mccaughey.html
To arrange an interview, please contact Jeff Drake at 613.533.2877 jeff.drake@queensu.ca or Stephanie Earp at 613.533.6000 ext. 79173 stephanie.earp@queensu.ca, News and Media Services, Queen’s University.

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