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- n. The study of past tropical cyclone activity by means of geological evidence and historical documentary records.
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The research -- the study of ancient storms is called paleotempestology -- could help create a record of hurricanes that would help researchers understand hurricane frequency and intensity.
If you google paleohurricanes or paleotempestology, you can find some interesting thoughts on hurricanes in the past.
Dr Liu of LSU presented a very interesting account on “paleotempestology” –he’s been studying proxy evidence of hurricanes for 15 years.