Slower decay of landfalling hurricanes in a warming world.

  title={Slower decay of landfalling hurricanes in a warming world.},
  author={Lin Li and Pinaki Chakraborty},
  volume={587 7833},
When a hurricane strikes land, the destruction of property and the environment and the loss of life are largely confined to a narrow coastal area. This is because hurricanes are fuelled by moisture from the ocean1-3, and so hurricane intensity decays rapidly after striking land4,5. In contrast to the effect of a warming climate on hurricane intensification, many aspects of which are fairly well understood6-10, little is known of its effect on hurricane decay. Here we analyse intensity data for… 
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