[CAD] NOAA ATTRIBUTES RECENT INCREASE IN HURRICANE ACTIVITY TO NATURAL LY OCCURRING MUL
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NOAA ATTRIBUTES RECENT INCREASE IN HURRICANE ACTIVITY
TO NATURALLY OCCURRING MULTI-DECADAL CLIMATE VARIABILITY
Nov. 29, 2005 � The nation is now wrapping up the 11th year of a new
era of heightened Atlantic hurricane activity. This era has been
unfolding in the Atlantic since 1995, and is expected to continue
for the next decade or perhaps longer. NOAA attributes this
increased activity to natural occurring cycles in tropical climate
patterns near the equator. These cycles, called "the tropical multi-
decadal signal," typically last several decades (20 to 30 years or
even longer). As a result, the North Atlantic experiences
alternating decades long (20 to 30 year periods or even longer) of
above normal or below normal hurricane seasons. NOAA research shows
that the tropical multi-decadal signal is causing the increased
Atlantic hurricane activity since 1995, and is not related to
greenhouse warming. (Click NOAA image for larger view of North
Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes, 1851 - 2004. Click here for
high resolution version. Please credit "NOAA.")
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