Historical Trends of Atlantic Basin Tropical Cyclones

By | February 12, 2013

 

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Has the warming of the past century, which rescued the world from the extreme cold of the Little Ice Age, led to the yearly formation of more numerous Atlantic Basin tropical storms and hurricanes? This question is investigated here via a brief review of several studies that have broached this question with sufficiently-long databases to provide reliable answers.