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Warming to Change Atlantic Hurricane Patterns, But How?

A map at the National Hurricane Center in Miami shows the location of tropical weather systems Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Hurricane Leslie is south of Bermuda. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
A map at the National Hurricane Center in Miami shows the location of tropical weather systems Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Hurricane Leslie is south of Bermuda. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Scientists agree that Atlantic-basin hurricane patterns will be affected by a warming climate, but whether scientists use regional or global data to predict future storm patterns drastically alters what the forecasted trends will be.

New computer-driven research from Willis Research Network (WRN) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory shows storms in the coming century will be more severe but less frequent, which may keep the level of damage at the historical level.

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