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Shifting storms

An analysis of historical storm data reveals that the average latitude at which tropical cyclones attain their maximum intensity has undergone a pronounced shift towards the poles over the past three decades. See Letter p.349

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Figure 1: Global distribution of tropical cyclones at their peak intensities.

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Ramsay, H. Shifting storms. Nature 509, 290–291 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/509290a

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