A General Linear Model for Trends in Tropical Cyclone Activity

20 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2015

Date Written: June 2015


The ACE index is used to compare tropical cyclone activity worldwide among seven decades from 1945 to 2014. Some increase in tropical cyclone activity is found relative to the earliest decades. No trend is found after the decade 1965-1974. A comparison of the six cyclone basins in the study shows that the Western Pacific Basin is the most active basin and the North Indian Basin the least. The advantages of using a general linear model for trend analysis are described.

Keywords: tropical cyclones, climate change, global warming, extreme weather, hurricanes, typhoons, trend analysis, general linear model, applied statistics, accumulated cyclone energy, ACE index, cyclone activity, trend analysis

Suggested Citation

Munshi, Jamal, A General Linear Model for Trends in Tropical Cyclone Activity (June 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2630932 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2630932

Jamal Munshi (Contact Author)

Sonoma State University ( email )

1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
United States

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