A globally consistent reanalysis of hurricane variability and trends
Article first published online: 28 FEB 2007
Copyright 2007 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 34, Issue 4, February 2007
How to Cite
2007), A globally consistent reanalysis of hurricane variability and trends, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L04815, doi:10.1029/2006GL028836., , , , and (
- Issue published online: 28 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 28 FEB 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 JAN 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 23 JAN 2007
- Manuscript Received: 22 NOV 2006
- climate change;
 Recently documented trends in the existing records of hurricane intensity and their relationship to increasing sea surface temperatures suggest that hurricane intensity may be increasing due to global warming. However, it is presently being argued that the existing global hurricane records are too inconsistent to accurately measure trends. As a first step in addressing this debate, we constructed a more homogeneous global record of hurricane intensity and found that previously documented trends in some ocean basins are well supported, but in others the existing records contain trends that may be inflated or spurious.