Data set with the numbers of Atlantic Basin tropical storms and hurricanes for each year from 1950–1997. The variable storm index is an index of overall intensity of hurricane season. Also listed are whether the year was a cold, warm or neutral El Nino year and a variable indicating whether West Africa was wet or dry that year.
A data frame with 48 observations on the following 7 variables.
a factor with levels
numeric variable with values -1 if
"cold", 0 if
"neutral" and 1 if
numeric variable indicating whether West Africa was wet (1) or dry (0)
number of storms
number of hurricanes
index of overall intensity of hurricane season
Ramsey, F.L. and Schafer, D.W. (2002). The Statistical Sleuth: A Course in Methods of Data Analysis (2nd ed), Duxbury.
Data were gathered by William Gray of Colorado State University and reported on USA Today weather page: http://www.usatoday.com/weather/whurnum.htm