Posts Tagged ‘hurricane’

2012 Hurricane season wrap-up

By Ray Bell The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended on Saturday as a ‘very unusual‘ year with an abnormally large 19 tropical storms forming and curiously only 1 making it to Category 3 strength. A typical hurricane season has 12 tropical storms, 6 of which are hurricanes and 3 of which are major hurricanes. […]

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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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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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