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The role of storms in our changing climate . By Mei Wu. OVERVIEW. Workings of the Atmosphere Causes of Global Warming Hurricane Formation Research Real Life Consequences. WHY CARE?. Lives at stake Trouble for our future generation Destruction of Mother Nature Even more extinction.

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Overview
OVERVIEW

  • Workings of the Atmosphere

  • Causes of Global Warming

  • Hurricane Formation

  • Research

  • Real Life Consequences


Why care
WHY CARE?

  • Lives at stake

  • Trouble for our future generation

  • Destruction of Mother Nature

  • Even more extinction



Troposphere convection
Troposphere & Convection

http://www.aviationweather.ws/page024-1.jpg


Stratosphere ozone layer
Stratosphere & Ozone Layer

http://mls.jpl.nasa.gov/joe/ozone.layer.gif


Tropopause
Tropopause

http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/earth/atmosphere.gif




Formation of hurricanes
Formation of Hurricanes

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/goes/hurricanes/hurricane_slice.jpg


Research
Research

Increasing destructiveness of tropical cyclones over

the past 30 years (Kerry Emanuel 2005)

http://weathersavvy.com/hurricane_bonnie_OPT.jpg

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2006/01/10/science/10conv.184.jpg


Data

ftp://texmex.mit.edu/pub/emanuel/PAPERS/NATURE03906.pdf


Is climate change increasing the frequency of hazardous events pascal peduzzi 2004
Is climate change increasing the frequency of hazardous events? (Pascal Peduzzi 2004)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ab/Trends_in_natural_disasters.jpg


Consequences events? (Pascal Peduzzi 2004)


El nino 1997 1998
El Nino 1997-1998 events? (Pascal Peduzzi 2004)

http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/coasts-colombia/pacific/images/Figure-19.jpg


Hurricane catarina 2004
Hurricane Catarina 2004 events? (Pascal Peduzzi 2004)

http://www.stormeyes.org/tornado/blog/images/cata_iss.jpg


Hurricane mitch 1998
Hurricane Mitch 1998 events? (Pascal Peduzzi 2004)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/Hurricane_Mitch_1998_oct_26_2028Z.jpg


Summary
Summary events? (Pascal Peduzzi 2004)

  • Atmosphere is sensitive

  • AtmosphereClimate ChangeStorms

  • CFCs and Human pollution are two of the main causes for climate change

  • Higher temperatures cause more severe storms


References
References events? (Pascal Peduzzi 2004)

  • Emanuel, K. 2005. Increasing destructiveness of tropical cyclones over the past 30 years. Nature, 436, 686-688.

  • Flannery, T. (2005). The Weather Makers: How We Are Changing the Climate and What it Means for Life on Eartht. Canada: HarperCollins.

  • Peduzzi, P. 2004. Is climate change increasing frequency of hazardous events? Environment Times, www.environmentimes.net

  • http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagid=654, Oct. 2008.

  • http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/goes/hurricanes/, Oct. 2008.


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