Journal article

Tropical cyclone trends in the Australian region

Muhammad EE Hassim, Kevin JE Walsh

GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS | AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION | Published : 2008

Abstract

Tropical cyclone trends in the Australian region are examined using the Bureau of Meteorology best track data. Here the focus is on analyzing differences in trends between the eastern and western subregions of the Australian formation region, under the assumption that any spurious trends in the best track data due to changes in observational practices would be less noticeable in differences between two adjacent portions. Substantial differences in trends are found between the two subregions, with the number, average maximum intensity, and duration at the severe category intensities of tropical cyclones increasing since 1980 in the west but decreasing (in number) or exhibiting no trend (in in..

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