Tornadoes: past, present, and future
This Colloquium talk will examine various aspects of U.S. tornadoes, including their spatio-temporal trends, changes in exposure, sub-seasonal prediction, and projected impacts of climate change.
Dr. Gensini’s research umbrella covers extreme weather and climate, with specific interests in severe convective storms, synoptic/mesoscale meteorology, applied climatology, GIS techniques, geoscience data visualization, weather forecasting, and climate change. His research has primarily focused on the relationship between severe convective storms and climate change by utilizing dynamical downscaling from a convection- permitting regional climate model. Currently, a majority of his research is in the area of examining weather and climate dynamics that explain variability in extreme weather (e.g., hail, tornadoes, heavy rain, heat waves) frequency and analyzing ways to forecast these events at sub-seasonal to seasonal time scales.