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Warming may bring hurricanes to Mediterranean

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posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 02:28 PM
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Warming may bring hurricanes to Mediterranean


uk.reuters.com

LONDON (Reuters) - Global warming could trigger hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, over the Mediterranean sea, threatening one of the world's most densely populated coastal regions, according to European scientists.

Hurricanes currently form out in the tropical Atlantic and rarely reach Europe, but a new study shows a 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) rise in average temperatures could set them off in the enclosed Mediterranean in future.
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posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 02:28 PM
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Oh really?
This is one of those "I'll have to see it to believe it" things.
Does the Mediterranean have any history of hurricanes?

Someone on here has a graphic with all the hurricane paths..

What do ya'll think of this?

uk.reuters.com
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posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 02:33 PM
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Are these the same guys who claimed that this year and last would be devastating hurricane seasons for the US?



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 02:35 PM
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I don't buy it either. Just just not enough room in the Med to build up any powerful hurricane. Maybe with a lot of warming they could get some depressions or storms, but certainly no strong hurricanes.



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 02:49 PM
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Yea, I was thinking, heating ANY huge body of water
5.4 degrees Fahrenheit more will probably cause bad weather.

Here's how my article would go:

"Warming may bring hurricanes Anywhere"
Global warming could trigger hurricanes, or tropical cyclones,
over the whole world, threatening a world populated by many
people, especially in coastal regions, according to this scientist
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posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 04:24 PM
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I don't have a quote or a link, but I thought I had heard that a hurricane needed a very large, open body of water to develop. Which is why they develop over the oceans. Now while I can see a hurricane developing in the Atlantic, and moving into the Med. Sea, based on that info, I can't see one building up or growing to a damaging size there. I would think maybe a Tropical Storm at the most.



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 05:52 PM
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Seems there might be a precedent for this:


Q: Do hurricanes form in the Mediterranean Sea?

A: This answer is from Chris Landsea of NOAA's Hurricane Research Division in Miami. On rare occasions, tropical cyclones (or storms that appear to be similar in structure to tropical cyclones) can develop in the Mediterranean Sea. These have been noted to occur in September 1947, September 1969, January 1982, September 1983, and, most recently, during 13 to 17 January, 1995. The 1995 storm is featured on Jack Beven's Mediterranean Hurricane page. Beven is a lead forecaster at the National Hurricane Center.
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That page cites the below link as it's source

www.mindspring.com...



[edit on 16/7/07 by stumason]



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