Tropical cyclones and climate change

  title={Tropical cyclones and climate change},
  author={Kevin J. E. Walsh and John L. McBride and Philip J. Klotzbach and S. Balachandran and Suzana J. Camargo and Greg J. Holland and Thomas R. Knutson and James P. Kossin and Tsz-cheung Lee and Adam H. Sobel and Masato Sugi},
  journal={Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change},
  • K. Walsh, J. McBride, M. Sugi
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Environmental Science
  • Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Recent research has strengthened the understanding of the links between climate and tropical cyclones (TCs) on various timescales. Geological records of past climates have shown century‐long variations in TC numbers. While no significant trends have been identified in the Atlantic since the late 19th century, significant observed trends in TC numbers and intensities have occurred in this basin over the past few decades, and trends in other basins are increasingly being identified. However… 

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