Monday, February 22, 2010

Fewer Cyclones, But More Violent

Rainfall could increase by 20 percent around the eye of intense storms, according to a recent study. Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, GSFC, NASA

From Discovery News:

Study calls for increased knowledge of the more extreme yet least understood aspects of climate change.

* Cyclones are known in the Atlantic as hurricanes and in eastern Asia as typhoons.
* Tropical storms are driven by warm seas, which maybe more common as temperatures rise.
* Storms could produce more powerful winds by an increase of between 2 percent and 11 percent.

Tropical cyclones may become less frequent this century but pack a stronger punch as a result of global warming, according to a new paper.

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