The AMS Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones serves as an authority on tropical meteorology and tropical cyclones for the Society and is the communication channel for the Society with the national and international organizations for tropical meteorological and related activities. The general functions of the committee are to stimulate research activities in problems of the tropical atmosphere and its relationships to other parts of the atmosphere-ocean-earth system represented by other committees, to encourage the exchange of ideas and information, and to promote the application of acquired knowledge to operational problems related to the Tropics. The 34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology will occur virtually and includes a number of topics, which can be viewed on the conference website.
RMS Climate Change Modeler, Tanja Dallafior will be speaking at a session titled ‘Climate Change in the Tropics' on Wednesday 12th May. This session will cover projections of the economic cost of hurricanes in the U.S. under a changing climate as well as some of the work of the RMS North America Hurricane Climate Change team.