We examined the number of tropical cyclones and cyclone days as well as tropical cyclone intensity over the past 35 years, in an environment of increasing sea surface temperature. A large increase was seen in the number and proportion of hurricanes reaching categories 4 and 5. The largest increase occurred in the North Pacific, Indian, and Southwest Pacific Oceans, and the smallest percentage increase occurred in the North Atlantic Ocean. These increases have taken place while the number of cyclones and cyclone days has decreased in all basins except the North Atlantic during the past decade.
May 26, 2020 | First Street Foundation
Hurricane Florence: Analysis on the contribution of sea level rise to storm surge and damage
Jan 2, 2020 | Science Advances
Forecasted attribution of the human influence on Hurricane Florence
Jan 2, 2019 | Huffington Post
This Year’s Natural Disasters Show Climate Change’s Dire Consequences Are Already Here
Dec 9, 2018 | The News & Observer
Hurricane Florence crippled the seafood industry. Farmers must decide whether to rebuild.