Long Term Trends In Atlantic Hurricanes


By Paul Homewood



There’s an interesting report from the GFDL regarding hurricanes.

As we know, there has been a remarkable dearth of US landfalling hurricanes in the last few years. However, this does not necessarily mean that the same is true of Atlantic hurricanes as a whole.

Measuring long term trends for these is extremely problematic, because we spot many more hurricanes and tropical storms nowadays than we ever did in the past because of satellite technology.

Furthermore, this improvement in technology has been a similar effect for many decades. After all, there were not many hurricane hunter aircraft flying around in 1910!

This particular report from GFDL summarises several studies in recent years, which attempt to identify the real, underlying trends.

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