Global Warming
01- 1000 years
02- CO2
03- Positive Feedback
04- 1C Increase
05- 2C Increase
06- 3C Increase
07- 4C Increase
08- 5C Increase
09- 6C Increase
10- Accelerated Tectonics
11- Ocean Basins
12- Building Storms
13- Warmer Waters
14- Chile Axis Shift
15- Hell In The Pacific
  Mars
16- Runaway Loops
17- Transition
18- Continuity of Worlds
19- Super Floods
20- Kasei Valles
21- Epicentre
22- Plate Boundaries
   
   
   

13 - Warmer Waters

Hurricane Zones

 

One of the key elements that influence the forming of hurricanes is a warm ocean surface.

When moist air passes over the warm ocean it is driven upwards. Strong winds remove the heat and encourage more warm air to rise. A chain reaction of rising and sinking air begins, creating 'convection' currents, and when the Earth's rotation adds a twist to this motion the hurricane spiral is formed.

An increase of 2C in the surface ocean temperature of the hurricane zones by 2100 could drive tropical storms into a higher gear. In the 1970's, there was an average of about 10 category 4 and 5 tropical cyclones per year globally. Since 1990, the number has almost doubled, averaging 18 per year globally.

   
  Alan Lambert 2011