Downscaling CMIP5 climate models

January 20, 2013

Global annual power dissipation index of tropical cyclones averaged in 10-y blocks for the period 1950–2100, using historical simulations for the period 1950–2005 and the RCP8.5 scenario for the period 2006–2100. In each box, the red line represents the median among the six models, and the bottom and tops of the boxes represent the 25th and 75th percentiles, respectively. The whiskers extend to the most extreme points not considered outliers, which are represented by the red + signs. Points are considered outliers if they lie more than 1.5 times the box height above or below the box. Units are 1012m3s−2 . From Emanuel (2013)