“Every hurricane is a fluke” — Atmospheric scientist

"Every hurricane is a fluke, to some degree," said Adam Sobel, an atmospheric scientists at Columbia in New York, in a fascinating discussion around the question: Is New York becoming a hotspot for tropical cyclones?

Short answer (from Will Oremus) is: No. 

Here, via Wikipedia Commons, is an image of hurricane tracks in the Atlantic, 1851-2005.


How did the experts track hurricanes from 150 years ago? Ask the smarties at the National Hurricane Center to find out. 

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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