Thursday, August 13th 2009, 2:17 PM
This last decade’s surge in Atlantic hurricanes may just be the result of history repeating itself.
According to a new study published in the most recent edition of Nature, the influx of Atlantic-born hurricane activity in the past 10 years appears to match a peak of hurricanes that rocked the tropical Atlantic around 1,000 A.D.
The research data is collected from “overwash” sediments – shore materials being deposited into lagoons by powerful winds.
The study is creating quite the stir, as some see this as possible evidence suggesting an intensive hurricane cycle, possibly separate from global warming.