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Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise: Advancing Waters

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Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise: Advancing Waters

As the climate warms, rising sea levels will mean more damage from hurricane storm surge.

Extreme Weather Trends: What We Know

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Extreme Weather Trends: What We Know

What scientists know well, and what's left to learn, about extreme weather and climate change.

Atlantic Hurricane Season

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Atlantic Hurricane Season

The peak of hurricane & tropical storm activity doesn’t usually come until Sept. 10. And, on average, there tend to be significantly more storms after the peak than before it.

Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season

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Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season

Pacific hurricanes form off Mexico and head northwest into wide open ocean, so they don't usually do much damage to the continental U.S.

Hurricane Power on the Rise

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Hurricane Power on the Rise

Data shows hurricanes marked an increase in overall destructive power since 1970, driven by an increase in ocean temperature.

Tropical Trends - Hurricanes and Climate Change

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Tropical Trends - Hurricanes and Climate Change

The Power Dissipation Index for hurricanes has been on the rise since 1970, along with sea surface temperatures.

2013 Hurricane Season

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2013 Hurricane Season

This season was the least active since 1982 and the sixth-quietest since 1950.

Extreme Weather Trends: What Do We Know?

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Extreme Weather Trends: What Do We Know?

The current level of understanding makes it hard to say for certain how climate change will influence Atlantic hurricanes in the future.