Posts Tagged ‘2011’

3rd most active Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end

By Ray Bell Wednesday 30th November saw the end of an exceptionally active Atlantic hurricane season. This season produced 19 tropical storms (wind speeds > 38 mph), from which 7 reached hurricane strength (>73 mph) and 3 major hurricane strength (>110mph) (see figure below – or you can watch this animation of the hurricane season […]

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Tornado season 2011

The spring of 2011 will likely be remembered as one of the most extreme tornado seasons ever to occur in the United States. As of June 16th there had been a total of 1482 tornado reports since the start of the year, with 537 deaths from 56 killer tornadoes, and an estimated $20 billion worth […]

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The Atlantic Hurricane Seasonal Forecast 2011

Tropical cyclones (known as hurricanes in the North Atlantic) have huge economical and social effects including destruction of properties, influencing the price of gas and oil, and can cause substantial loss of life. When I decided to do my PhD, starting last October, on Tropical cyclones and climate change, motivation wasn’t hard to come by. […]

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