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Global Warming May Be Homing In on Atlantic Hurricanes

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Science  10 Nov 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5801, pp. 910-911
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5801.910

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- New analyses show that most storm records have been skewed, producing the impression that tropical cyclones have been getting stronger globally. But reanalyzed records from the Atlantic Ocean going back to 1983 still show a sharp increase in hurricane intensity as tropical Atlantic waters warmed. (Read more.)