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04 November 2011

Dust Obscures Picture of Hurricanes in Warming World


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As a doozy of a hurricane season wraps up, scientists are eager to understand how these storms will change as the climate warms. They are finding several curious influences that can cause hurricanes to move in counterintuitive ways.

Scientists have a pretty good idea that hurricanes will become less frequent and more intense due to climate change, said oceanographer Chunzai Wang during a recent visit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, where scientists study everything from ocean acoustics to hurricane forecasting.

Read more at: http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/africa-dust-blocks-hurricanes-2186/

- Our Amazing Planet