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Counting the coming storms

Tropical Atlantic storms impact the lives of many thousands of people each year. A study describes how different future anthropogenic emission pathways may change the frequency of these storms.

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Figure 1: Two tropical Atlantic hurricanes in a high-resolution atmospheric simulation with the HadGEM3 global climate model11 at a resolution of N512 (25 km in mid-latitudes).


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P. L.V. is Willis Chair in Climate Systems Science and Climate Hazards, partly funded through the Willis Research Network, which is part of the Willis Group. The results of this work were not influenced by possible financial gains or losses by the Willis Group.

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Hawkins, E., Vidale, P. Counting the coming storms. Nature Clim Change 2, 574–575 (2012).

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