Scientists at the state University of new York at stony brook (USA) came to the conclusion that the hurricane “Florence” was especially powerful because of climate change caused by anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. This publication reports Science News.
Researchers have predicted the force of a hurricane and rainfall based on actual atmospheric conditions and sea surface temperature obtained using the monitoring system of the National oceanic and atmospheric administration (NOAA).
Scientists also determined the parameters of the storm in the absence of climate change caused by human activity.
It turned out that due to global warming the number of extreme precipitation related to “Florence,” increased by 50 percent. In addition, the hurricane will take longer to correspond to the highest category of destructiveness on a scale of Saffira-Simpson, and its diameter is over land has expanded to 80 kilometers.
In July 2018, scientists at Dartmouth College (USA) discovered the reason of frequent extreme precipitation in the United States that have been observed since 1996. It turned out that heavy rains and snowfalls occur due to the increase in the average temperature of the Atlantic ocean, which contributes to strong tropical storms.
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