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For decades, seismologists have been filtering out the sounds of massive, storm-driven ocean waves crashing into coastlines. The pesky noise was getting in the way of earthquake detection.
But now some experts are electronically filtering out the quakes—and turning up the volume on the storm waves.
THE Far North's cold snap has broken a 113 year record in the Cooktown region north of Cairns and smashed six other records for May.
Palmerville Station’s George Wilson knew he was in for a chilly night but had no idea the mercury would drop to 6.5C early yesterday morning – a temperature 1.3C lower than the coldest May day on record since 1896 on the property southwest of Cooktown.
- Overall hurricane activity - a combination of frequency and hurricane strength - increases 49 percent.
- The number of intense hurricanes, with winds over 110 mph, increases 45 percent.
- The number of hurricanes of any size increases 36 percent.
- The number of tropical storms increase 31 percent.
For example, 2005 was the most active hurricane season on record, and Atlantic water temperatures were the warmest, about 1.4 degrees above normal. That hurricane season set a new high with 28 storms and 13 hurricanes. Seven of the hurricanes were major storms.
In 1971, when the water temperatures were the coolest, there were 13 storms and six hurricanes, including one major one.
The index of overall hurricane activity was more than twice as high in 2005 as it was in 1971.
Originally posted by ravenshadow13
There isn't a ton of evidence but there's enough for me.
Originally posted by DraconianKing
Interesting study, I wonder just how big storms are going to get in the coming decades. Will category 5 hurricanes become the new category 1 storms?
The scientists who have linked global warming to stronger storms said the study makes sense, and is, if anything, just repeating and refining what they have already said. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist Chris Landsea, whose studies have dismissed such links, said Saunders' study doesn't go back far enough to exclude natural cyclical causes for the hurricane activity changes.
After some prolonged deliberation, I have decided to withdraw from participating in the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). I am withdrawing because I have come to view the part of the IPCC to which my expertise is relevant as having become politicized. In addition, when I have raised my concerns to the IPCC leadership, their response was simply to dismiss my concerns.
Originally posted by ravenshadow13
reply to post by munkey66
I used the term "climate change" in my post. "Global warming" was the term chosen by National Geographic. I don't believe that we can know exactly what is going on without all the evidence, and since much of this evidence is still being discovered and processed, I do not believe that we are in a position to make any conclusions about the environmental state of our planet. It's a rash decision to say "The climate is fine" or "We're all going to die from climate change." Until we really know what's going on, we need to look at all the evidence we can and make our own conclusions. Apparently there has been an increase in these powerful oceanic storms since the 1930s. That must mean something. Everything means something.