Atlantic hurricanes and climate over the past 1,500 years

  title={Atlantic hurricanes and climate over the past 1,500 years},
  author={Michael Everett Mann and Jonathan Dalrymple Woodruff and Jeffrey P. Donnelly and Zhihua Zhang},
Atlantic tropical cyclone activity, as measured by annual storm counts, reached anomalous levels over the past decade. The short nature of the historical record and potential issues with its reliability in earlier decades, however, has prompted an ongoing debate regarding the reality and significance of the recent rise. Here we place recent activity in a longer-term context by comparing two independent estimates of tropical cyclone activity over the past 1,500 years. The first estimate is based… 

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