Jan 26, 2018

New Hurricane Model Developed to Estimate Danger From Rare, High-Impact Hurricanes in a Changing Climate

by
Jonathan Belles
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Weather Underground
Tracks of Category 3 or stronger hurricanes (in yellow), and other hurricanes, tropical storms and tropical depressions (in red) in the Atlantic Basin from 1851-2013 and in the eastern Pacific Basin from 1949-2013. Image: National Hurricane Center
Tracks of Category 3 or stronger hurricanes (in yellow), and other hurricanes, tropical storms and tropical depressions (in red) in the Atlantic Basin from 1851-2013 and in the eastern Pacific Basin from 1949-2013. Image: National Hurricane Center

A new global hurricane model has been developed to estimate the long-term danger from rare, high-impact hurricanes in a changing climate.

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Scientists at Columbia University hope this new global hurricane model will create storm risk and hazard assessments for all of the major cities