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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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The role of storms in our changing climate

The role of storms in our changing climate

By Mei Wu


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


The role of storms in our changing climate

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


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


Cause for tropopause change

Cause for Tropopause Change


Greenhouse gases

Greenhouse Gases


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


The role of storms in our changing climate

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


The role of storms in our changing climate

Consequences


El nino 1997 1998

El Nino 1997-1998

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


Hurricane catarina 2004

Hurricane Catarina 2004

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


Hurricane mitch 1998

Hurricane Mitch 1998

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


Summary

Summary

  • 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

  • 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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