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Old 19-07-2007, 09:17   #1
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Mediterranean Hurricanes?

Mediterranean Hurricanes?

The Mediterranean could start generating its own hurricanes, if sea temperatures keep rising, a study has warned.
In a paper published in the American Geophysical Union Journal, Miguel Gaertner and colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany, used a range of regional climate models to assess the chance of similar events in the Mediterranean.
Evidently, a rise of 3ºC in average temperatures, due to anthropogenic global warming, could trigger the formation of hurricanes and tropical storms in the Mediterranean. “

Their results appear in the latest issue of the Journal Geophysical Research Letters Geophysical Research Letters .

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Hurricanes Brewing in Mediterranean? ~ by Larry O'Hanlon (Discovery News)
Discovery Channel :: News - Earth :: Hurricanes Brewing in Mediterranean?
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