COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Seismic records may help answer if hurricanes have gotten stronger or more frequent
Description: After last year's devastating U.S. hurricane season, it's only natural to wonder-as many did in 2005-if 2017's ferocity had something to do with global warming or if it was just a destructive reminder of natural climate variability. Despite how much NOAA and other scientists would like to answer this question, hurricane activity varies so much from year to year and decade to decade that it's difficult for us to detect any long-term trends with the records we have; consistent, global satellite data only go back to around the 1960s. <br><br> But if records from the sky can't do the trick, it might be time to look to records from the ground. <br><br> [Source: NOAA]
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Source: NOAA
Publish Date: 3/1/2018
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