In a Decade, Arctic Saw 40 Percent More Cyclones Than Previously Believed

December 11, 2013 9:42 PM

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In the decade between 2000 and 2010 about 1,900 cyclones churned through the Arctic, scientists report, noting that total to be about 40 percent more than previously believed.

While it may be easy to jump to conclusions about global climate change playing a role in the increase, these high-latitude cyclones have increased largely because scientists have gotten better at detecting them, according to David Bromwich, a geography professor at The Ohio State University, who pr...

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