posted on Mar, 27 2004 @ 07:46 PM
I really don't know why people think the following is true:
Nuke + Hurricane = NUCLEAR HURRICANE!
Which obviously makes a power increase +10!
Yeah, I'm just kidding with that, but I don't know how a nuke in a hurricane would strengthen the hurricane. I can see the thought behind a
temporary (1-10 second) hell within the blast radius, and the fallout as well, but why you think it would increase the hurricane's capabilities..
w00sh, I'm lost.
Anyrate, a hurricane pulls a stream of warm oceanic air through its eye, this air cools as it rises, and rotates as it falls, considering that it was
oceanic air, it has a lot of water, and it rains quite a bit.
My idea is that were a nuclear device detonated inside the eye, it would cut the air feed, and, depending on the size of the blast radius, vaporise
much of the cloud nearby the eye. Along with this cloud goes a lot of rain and the capability to restart the eye feed. The blast ends, and the
hurricane attempts to resume, only its eye is no longer a particularly stable size, and it has little to no feeding power to fill that gap in, so the
outer (and weaker) regions fall in towards the center. First off, this greatly decreases the size of the hurricane, secondly, this fall in, without
the running eye, would likely collapse the whole hurricane into a fair sized storm that would merely rain itself out.