On the influence of global warming on Atlantic hurricane frequency


Conference Paper

© Authors 2018. In this paper, the possible connection between the frequency of Atlantic hurricanes to the climate change, mainly the variation in the Atlantic Ocean surface temperature has been investigated. The correlation between the observed hurricane frequency for different categories of hurricane's intensity and Sea Surface Temperature (SST) has been examined over the Atlantic Tropical Cyclogenesis Regions (ACR). The results suggest that in general, the frequency of hurricanes have a high correlation with SST. In particular, the frequency of extreme hurricanes with Category 5 intensity has the highest correlation coefficient (R =0.82). In overall, the analyses in this work demonstrates the influence of the climate change condition on the Atlantic hurricanes and suggest a strong correlation between the frequency of extreme hurricanes and SST in the ACR.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hosseini, SR; Scaioni, M; Marani, M

Published Date

  • April 30, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 527 - 532

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1682-1750

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-527-2018

Citation Source

  • Scopus