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Harbingers of Increased Atlantic Hurricane Activity Identified
August 12, 2009
Reconstruction of past hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean indicate that the most active hurricane period in the past was during the "Medieval Climate Anomaly" about a thousand years ago, when climate conditions created a "perfect storm" of La Nina-like conditions combined with warm tropical Atlantic waters.
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