No Trends in Hurricane Landfalls in Mexico: 1951-2008

April 28th, 2009

Posted by: Roger Pielke, Jr.

Yesterday I provided reference to studies showing that there have been no trends in tropical cyclone landfalls for the U.S., Australia, and East Asia (Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Phillipines). I requested any information on Mexico and the Indian Ocean. Graciela Raga from Mexico City promptly sent me an email with reference to a paper by Jauregui (2003, Atmosphera; Climatology of landfalling tropical storms and hurricanes in Mexico) with data through 2000. Chris Landsea at the National Hurricane Center graciously sent me data 2001-2008, allowing me to create the following graph, showing no trends in Mexico (combined Atlantic and Pacific landfalls).

Now I need data for the regions around the Indian Ocean for complete global continental coverage.

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