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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

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stratosphere ozone layer
Stratosphere & Ozone Layer

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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

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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)

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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

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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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