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The role of Atlantic overturning circulation in the recent decline of Atlantic major hurricane frequency
Description: Observed Atlantic major hurricane frequency has exhibited pronounced multidecadal variability since the 1940s. However, the cause of this variability is debated. Using observations and a coupled earth system model (GFDL-ESM2G), here scientists show that the decline of the Atlantic major hurricane frequency during 2005-2015 is associated with a weakening of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) inferred from ocean observations. [Sources: Nature Communications]
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Source: Nature Communications
Publish Date: 11/22/2017
Reading Level: Expert
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