Climate Warming to Boost Major Hurricanes in Active Atlantic Seasons

Friday, Sep 28, 2018

New research that looks at the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season projects that if similar weather conditions occur in the future, it’s likely that the number of major hurricanes (category 3 and higher) would increase by two in a similar active year at the end of century.

This increase would be driven by predicted climate warming, according to the research appearing in Science.

The finding was reported by a team of researchers led by Hiroyuki Murakami (UCAR), who conducted the research while an associate research scholar with the AOS Program. AOS Faculty Member Tom Delworth, a GFDL senior scientist, and Rich Gudgel (GFDL) are among the study's coauthors.

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