Impact of Tropical Cyclones on Inhabited Areas of the SWIO Basin at Present and Future Horizons. Part 1: Overview and Observing Component of the Research Project RENOVRISK-CYCLONE

Type Article
Date 2021-05
Language English
Author(s) Bousquet Olivier1, 2, Barruol Guilhem3, Cordier Emmanuel4, Barthe ChristelleORCID1, 5, Bielli Soline1, Calmer Radiance1, 6, Rindraharisaona ElisaORCID3, 7, Roberts Gregory8, 9, Tulet Pierre1, 5, Amelie Vincent10, Fleischer-Dogley Frauke11, Mavume AlbertoORCID12, Zucule Jonas13, Zakariasy Lova14, Razafindradina Bruno14, Bonnardot François15, Singh Manvendra16, Lees Edouard1, Durand Jonathan1, Mekies Dominique1, Claeys Marine1, 9, Pianezze Joris1, Thompson Callum1, Tsai Chia-LunORCID1, 17, Husson Romain18, Mouche AlexisORCID19, Ciccione Stephane20, Cattiaux Julien9, Chauvin FabriceORCID9, Marquestaut Nicolas1, 4
Affiliation(s) 1 : Laboratoire de l’Atmosphère et des Cyclones (UMR8105 LACy), Université de La Réunion, CNRS, Météo-France, 97400 Saint-Denis, France
2 : Institute for Coastal Marine Research (CMR), Nelson Mandela University, Port-Elizabeth 6031, South Africa
3 : Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Université de Paris, CNRS, 75238 Paris, France
4 : Observatoire de Sciences, Univers de La Réunion (UMS 3365 OSU-R), 97400 Saint-Denis, France
5 : Laboratoire d’Aérologie, Université de Toulouse, UT3, CNRS, IRD, 31400 Toulouse, France
6 : Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
7 : Laboratoire GéoSciences Réunion (LGSR), Université de La Réunion, 97400 Saint-Denis, France
8 : Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
9 : Centre National de Recherche Météorologique (UMR3589 CNRM), Université de Toulouse, CNRS, Météo-France, 31057 Toulouse, France
10 : Seychelles Meteorological Authority, International Airport, Mahe 670311, Seychelles
11 : Seychelles Islands Foundation, Mont-Fleuri, POB 853, Victoria, Mahe 670311, Seychelles
12 : Department of Physics-Faculty of Sciences, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo CP 257, Mozambique
13 : Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (INAM), Maputo CP 256, Mozambique
14 : Institut Supérieur de Technologie d’Antisiranana, Antsiranana BP 509, Madagascar
15 : Direction Interrégionale de Météo-France pour l’Océan Indien, 97400 Saint-Denis, France
16 : Mauritius Oceanography Institute, Morcellement de Chazal, Albion 95410, Mauritius
17 : Department of Astronomy and Atmospheric Sciences, Center for Atmospheric REmote Sensing (CARE), Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
18 : Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), 29280 Brest, France
19 : Laboratoire d’Océanographie Physique et Spatiale, Ifremer, CNRS, IRD, UBO, 29280 Plouzané, France
20 : Kelonia, Observatoire des Tortues Marines de La Réunion, 97436 Saint-Leu, France
Source Atmosphere (2073-4433) (MDPI AG), 2021-05 , Vol. 12 , N. 5 , P. 544 (41p.)
DOI 10.3390/atmos12050544
WOS© Times Cited 13
Note This article belongs to the Special Issue Tropical Cyclones in the Indian Ocean
Keyword(s) tropical cyclone, south-west Indian Ocean, gliders, unmanned airborne system, biologging, sea turtles, global satellite navigation system, ReNovRisk, numerical modelling, climate modelling, austral and cyclonic swells, seismic data

The international research program “ReNovRisk-CYCLONE” (RNR-CYC, 2017–2021) directly involves 20 partners from 5 countries of the south-west Indian-Ocean. It aims at improving the observation and modelling of tropical cyclones in the south-west Indian Ocean, as well as to foster regional cooperation and improve public policies adapted to present and future tropical cyclones risk in this cyclonic basin. This paper describes the structure and main objectives of this ambitious research project, with emphasis on its observing components, which allowed integrating numbers of innovative atmospheric and oceanic observations (sea-turtle borne and seismic data, unmanned airborne system, ocean gliders), as well as combining standard and original methods (radiosoundings and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) atmospheric soundings, seismic and in-situ swell sampling, drone and satellite imaging) to support research on tropical cyclones from the local to the basin-scale.

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Bousquet Olivier, Barruol Guilhem, Cordier Emmanuel, Barthe Christelle, Bielli Soline, Calmer Radiance, Rindraharisaona Elisa, Roberts Gregory, Tulet Pierre, Amelie Vincent, Fleischer-Dogley Frauke, Mavume Alberto, Zucule Jonas, Zakariasy Lova, Razafindradina Bruno, Bonnardot François, Singh Manvendra, Lees Edouard, Durand Jonathan, Mekies Dominique, Claeys Marine, Pianezze Joris, Thompson Callum, Tsai Chia-Lun, Husson Romain, Mouche Alexis, Ciccione Stephane, Cattiaux Julien, Chauvin Fabrice, Marquestaut Nicolas (2021). Impact of Tropical Cyclones on Inhabited Areas of the SWIO Basin at Present and Future Horizons. Part 1: Overview and Observing Component of the Research Project RENOVRISK-CYCLONE. Atmosphere, 12(5), 544 (41p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :