NOAA: Tropical Cyclone 'Maximum Intensity' Is Shifting Toward Poles

May 17, 2014 by Joseph Romm

NOAA and Cyclone Intensity Location

A NOAA-led study finds “the location where tropical cyclones reach maximum intensity has been shifting toward the poles” at roughly 35 miles per decade. This roughly one-half a degree of latitude shift per decade for tropical cyclones was seen in both the northern and southern hemispheres.[read more]

Global Tropical Cyclone Landfalls 2013

December 10, 2013 by Roger Pielke, Jr.

Extreme Weather Data


Last year Jessica Weinkle, Ryan Maue and I published a paper in the Journal of Climate on trends in global landfalling hurricanes (the paper and data can be found here). At the global level, our paper concludes that the data is good from 1970. Our analysis went through 2010.[read more]