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Hurricanes Become Less Threatening To US Coast, Based On Climate Models
2013-09-03 11:22:55

[ Watch the Video: Climate Change Could Push Hurricanes Away From The East Coast ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Recent studies have painted a pretty grim picture for future hurricane seasons, with more frequent and intense storms occurring in the Northeast due to a changing climate. Last year’s superstorm Hurricane Sandy was labeled as evidence of such climatic storms impacting the US Atlantic coast. However, a new study by researchers from Columbia...

Climate Changes Could Increase Hurricane Frequency This Century
2013-07-09 11:21:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using a unique combination of computer models, MIT atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel has made the contested prediction the 21st century will see an uptick in the number of hurricanes and tropical storms as a result of the forces of climate change. "Studies using the same technique applied to the previous generation of global climate models showed very little change in global frequency, but an increase in intensity," Emanuel told...

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2008-05-20 15:25:00

A distinguished federal scientist has shifted his position regarding the recent increase in hurricanes in the Atlantic ocean, concluding global warming is not the underlying cause. In fact, he believes the warmer temperatures will actually lessen the number of Atlantic hurricanes as well as those making landfall. The conclusion was made in a report released Sunday by Tom Knutson, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) fluid dynamics lab in Princeton,...

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2007-07-29 19:04:44

WASHINGTON -- The number of tropical storms developing annually in the Atlantic Ocean more than doubled over the past century, with the increase taking place in two jumps, researchers say. The increases coincided with rising sea surface temperature, largely the byproduct of human-induced climate warming, researchers Greg J. Holland and Peter J. Webster concluded. Their findings were being published online Sunday by Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. An official at the...

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2007-04-17 18:55:00

WASHINGTON -- The debate over whether global warming affects hurricanes may be running into some unexpected turbulence. Many researchers believe warming is causing the storms to get stronger, while others aren't so sure. Now, a new study raises the possibility that global warming might even make it harder for hurricanes to form. The findings, by Gabriel A. Vecchi of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Brian J. Soden of the University of Miami, are reported in Wednesday's...

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2006-09-12 09:10:00

WASHINGTON -- Most of the increase in ocean temperature that feeds more intense hurricanes is a result of human-induced global warming, says a study that one researcher says "closes the loop" between climate change and powerful storms like Katrina. A series of studies over the past year or so have shown an increase in the power of hurricanes in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, a strengthening that storm experts say is tied to rising sea-surface temperatures. And most of that temperature...

2005-09-27 01:10:53

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists say it's not easy to tell if global warming caused hurricanes Katrina and Rita but on Monday they forecast more unpredictable weather as Earth gets hotter. Even skeptics agree that global warming is under way and that human activity is at least in part responsible. Climate experts also agree that this warming is likely to make the weather more extreme -- colder in some places, hotter in others, with...

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2005-09-15 13:30:00

WASHINGTON -- The number of hurricanes in the most powerful categories - like Katrina and Andrew - has increased sharply over the past few decades, according to a new analysis sure to stir debate over whether global warming is worsening these deadly storms. While studies have not found an overall increase in tropical storms worldwide, the number of storms reaching categories 4 and 5 grew from about 11 per year in the 1970s to 18 per year since 1990, according to a report in Friday's issue of...

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2005-09-01 15:28:09

Hurricane Katrina's fury has reignited the scientific debate over whether global warming might be making hurricanes more ferocious. At least one prominent study suggests that hurricanes have become significantly stronger in the past few decades during the same period that global average temperatures have increased. Katrina blew up in the Gulf of Mexico to a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 175 mph before slackening a bit Monday when it hit, swamping New Orleans and the Mississippi coast....

2005-07-31 12:43:39

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Hurricanes have become more destructive over the past 30 years and global warming could increase their intensity in the future, an expert warned on Sunday. He found that both the duration of the tropical cyclones and the wind speeds they produce have risen by 50 percent along with increases in the average surface temperature of tropical oceans. "My results suggest that future warming may lead to an upward trend in tropical cyclone destructive...


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