Terran Kirksey

Last updated January 26, 2022

Atlantic Hurricane Season 2021

Atlantic Ocean

This hurricane season has been very active, especially in August and September. On August 29th, Hurricane Ida became one of the strongest hurricanes, by wind speed, to make landfall in Louisiana with 150mph sustained winds. Ida was the second major hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season. There are strong ties between climate change and earlier, more destructive Atlantic hurricanes. The hurricane season forecasts of both Colorado State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict above-normal activity. The initial list of storm names was exhausted in late October as Wanda formed in the north Atlantic.

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Hurricane Ida makes landfall in Louisiana on August 29, 2021.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Global Warming
Air Mass Temperature Increase
Sea Surface Temperature Increase
Land Surface Temperature Increase
Atmospheric Moisture Increase
Intense Atlantic Hurricane Frequency Increase
Glacier and Ice Sheet Melt
Thermal Expansion of the Ocean
Extreme Precipitation Increase
Storm Surge Increase
Sea Level Rise
Large Scale Global Circulation Change
Runoff and Flood Risk Increase
Wind Damage Risk Increase
Coastal Flooding Increase
Tropical Cyclone Steering Change
Atlantic Hurricane Season 2021
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Terran Kirksey

Terran Kirksey is the climate science communications manager involved with climate science outreach to the public and media via our Climate Signals program.

Prior to joining Climate Nexus, Terran amassed a decade of science communications experience as a broadcast meteorologist, working in several regions of the country. 

Terran has a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from The University of Oklahoma, and a Masters of Science degree in Geosciences from Mississippi State University.


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