By examining the frequency of extreme stormsurges in the past, previous research has shown that there was an increasing tendency for storm hurricane
surges when the climate was warmer. But how much worse will it get as temperatures rise in the future? How many extreme storm surges like that from
Hurricane Katrina, which hit the U.S.coast in 2005, will there be as a result of global warming? New research from the NielsBohr Institute show that
there will be a tenfold increase in frequency if the climate becomes two degrees Celcius warmer. The results are published in the scientific journal,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science , PNAS .
Tropical cyclones arise over warm ocean surfaces with strong evaporation and warming of the air. The typically form in the Atlantic Ocean and move
towards the U.S. East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. If you want to try to calculate the frequency of tropical cyclones in a future with a warmer
global climate, researchers have developed various models. One is based on the regional sea temperatures, while another is based on differences
between the regional sea temperatures and the average temperatures in the tropical oceans. There is considerable disagreement among researchers about
which is best. Source - www.sciencecodex.com...
I wonder about this too, also if the water levels rise due to severe melt offs, then will the tidal surges also rise and with them the tsunamis, tidal
waves get even bigger? Imagine sitting in a NYC highrise and watching as a whale or shark comes crashing through the window!
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