TY - CHAP A1 - Chi-Cherng Hong A2 - Yi-Kai Wu ED1 - Philip John Sallis Y1 - 2018-08-29 PY - 2018 T1 - Influence of Climate Regime Shift on the Abrupt Change of Tropical Cyclone Activity in Various Genesis Regions N2 - The term extreme weather normally conjures up thoughts of massive storms or heat waves or overtly cold temperatures. These are all examples of what we might consider as weather events that occur out of the ordinary or what is regarded as the normal pattern of calm, heat, cold, dry, or wet conditions for one season of the year or another. The point is that if we consider an oscillation of data points in a weather pattern and plot a mean through it, extreme weather can be observed as a perturbation in a distribution of climatic events over time. These events may be short-lived, such as a wind gust occurrence, or of longer duration, such as heavy rain leading to flooding. Importantly, once initiated, a perturbation event has an associated consequence, which usually requires human intervention to rectify the event’s consequences. BT - Extreme Weather SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.74947 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.74947 SN - 978-1-78923-613-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-24 ER -