2015 Eastern North Pacific Hurricane season

Thursday, 21 April 2016
Plaza Grand Ballroom (The Condado Hilton Plaza)
Jennifer M. Collins, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; and C. Mehta, D. Roache, and C. H. Paxton

The 2015 hurricane season is examined in the Eastern North Pacific, in particular the role of El Niño. On the interannual time-scale, it is shown that the warmer sea surface temperatures and higher relative humidity in the Eastern North Pacific, associated with El Niño events, led to the hyper-active 2015 season in the Eastern North Pacific. A comparison will be made with past seasons and past El Niños. Also a comparison will be made between activity in the North East Pacific with that in the North Atlantic basin.
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