Global Warming: Should an additional level be added to the hurricane intensity scale?

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The Saffir-Simpson scale has become obsolete. Originally, “this scale was designed to estimate the expected damage on structures,” says James Kossin, co-author of the study. Herb Saffir was a civil engineer specialized in construction and materials; Bob Simpson was a meteorologist and former director of the National Hurricane Center. Together, they created a scale taking into account different factors…

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