Study reconstructs ancient storms to predict changes in world’s cyclone hotspot

Study reconstructs ancient storms to predict changes in world’s cyclone hotspot

“Atmospheric circulation changes due to modern, human-induced climate warming are opposite of the circulation changes due to the Little Ice Age,” notes Bramante. “So we can expect to see the opposite effect in the deep tropics—a decrease in tropical cyclones close to the equator. It could be good news for the southern Marshall Islands, but other areas would be threatened as the average location of cyclone generation shifts north,” he adds. He plans to expand the Marshall Islands study westward to the Philippines to study where tropical cyclones have historically formed and how climate conditions influence a storm’s track and intensity. We play a leading role in ocean observation, and operate the most extensive suite of data-gathering platforms in the world.

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