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1 Dec 2017

We asked 5 hurricane experts: why were there so many hurricanes this season?

There are a lot of ways to measure the severity of a hurricane season: You can look at the number of storms, the number of days with at least one active hurricane, and a measure called “accumulated cyclone energy” (a measure of wind speeds accumulating over time). On all the measures, 2017 is trending near the top, explains Philip Klotzbach, an atmospheric scientist and hurricane expert at Colorado State University.
There are a lot of ways to measure the severity of a hurricane season: You can look at the number of...

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