In summary, the results presented here further demonstrate that in both ERA40 and BT data sets, storm velocity perturbations can play a major and dynamic role in integrated measures such as PD and PDI. Consequently SH06 does provide independent confirmation of the results of E05, post-1978, and ERA40 provides some useful information about TC intensity especially toward the end of the time series. Integrated TC intensity measures such as PD may be important and useful indicators for TC activity on a global scale and provide insight to potential climatic feedback mechanisms such as enhanced ocean mixing due to TC winds.
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