Intense hurricane activity over the past 5,000 years controlled by El Niño and the West African monsoon

@article{Donnelly2007IntenseHA,
  title={Intense hurricane activity over the past 5,000 years controlled by El Ni{\~n}o and the West African monsoon},
  author={Jeffrey P. Donnelly and Jonathan Dalrymple Woodruff},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2007},
  volume={447},
  pages={465-468}
}
The processes that control the formation, intensity and track of hurricanes are poorly understood. It has been proposed that an increase in sea surface temperatures caused by anthropogenic climate change has led to an increase in the frequency of intense tropical cyclones, but this proposal has been challenged on the basis that the instrumental record is too short and unreliable to reveal trends in intense tropical cyclone activity. Storm-induced deposits preserved in the sediments of coastal… 

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