posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 07:16 PM
We've all seen the posts on threads about how hurricanes could potentially take the toxic fumes from the GOM oil spill and push them onto the
mainland US. Some discuss this is already occurring with normal rain and moisture movement and would be magnified by a tropical system.
On another thread, OuttaTime gave the comment that the oil slick may cause hurricanes that go over it more power since the slick would make the air
over that water warmer than normal. This is an interesting thought and I think warrents further discussion.
Not just that, but what would a hurricane that goes over the slick look like? Would it be a toxic cloud that would leave a brown line behind it or
would it just take a Cat 3 hurricane and make it a Cat 5? Would such a storm be able to move further inland than these systems usually do or force a
change of course.
I've got a link to a website that forecasts the movement of the oil and the ocean temperatures.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill trajectory hindcast/forecast based on RTOFS
What I'd like to know is if there are any links that would show air movement over the last few months in a similar manner and then if there are any
archived seasons. Especially those with hurricanes would allow us to look and see what is "normal" movement for the region and see if this slick is
having a climate impact or not.
If there is another thread on this already please tell me and I will have this thread closed. I tried to search for one but didn't see one that
tried to answer just this type of question, and I felt like I was hijacking another thread by making a couple posts on it and it was without a doubt
Edited to fix a quick link problem I found, sorry about that.
[edit on 6/13/2010 by Sir Solomon]