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Research Article

A Universal Hurricane Frequency Function

Figure 2

Probability density of hurricanes (times 1000) versus computed from storm data in the Eastern Pacific basin (filled triangles) and for a latitude band of the Atlantic basin described in the text (open squares) for the period 1960–2007. Apart from three high -points in the Eastern Pacific basin, the data are consistent with the power law curve, but with 3.6 times the normalization used in Figure 1, solid curve. For clarity, error bars have been omitted for the Atlantic data points.

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