August 13, 2022

New UMiami research reveals how fresh water stokes Caribbean hurricanes

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By TIM PADGETT From WLRN It’s August. And as we approach the most intense period of the hurricane season, a lot of us are thinking: How warm are the waters in the Atlantic and the Caribbean? How much fuel is out there for hurricanes to feed on? What most of us don’t know is that […]

Why do hurricanes get more intense? The clues lie in these huge Caribbean currents

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By JENNY STALETOVICH  From Miami Herald Massive ocean eddies rolling across the Caribbean may contain a hidden layer that fuels hurricanes, according to a new University of Miami study that for the first time documents the phenomenon. The discovery, by a doctoral student at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and published in […]