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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