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Changes in Intensity and Frequency of Hurricanes


A reading to learn about recent changes in hurricane activity, specifically in the Atlantic.

Students will read about changes in Atlantic storm activity, factors that affect hurricane intensity and frequency, and the impact of global climate change on these factors

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. How have the intensity, frequency, and duration of Atlantic hurricanes changed since 1980?
  2. According to current climate models, what are the projections related to hurricane activity in
    the future?
About Tool
Tool Name Changes in Hurricanes
Discipline Geography, Earth Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Disasters and Hazards, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, Hurricanes, Storms, Oceanography, Hurricane Intensity, Hurricane Frequency
Climate Topic Disasters and Hazards
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by GlobalChange.gov, U.S. Global Change Research Program
Hosted at GlobalChange.gov, U.S. Global Change Research Program
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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