View Full Version : Eye Tower Makes Hurricanes Stronger

2005-Sep-18, 05:55 PM
SUMMARY: NASA scientists have discovered that a "hot tower" of cloud rising above the eye of a hurricane can increase its intensity. The scientists used data gathered by the TRMM satellite; a joint project by NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency. After compiling statistics from several storms, they found that when a hot tower forms up to 15 kilometres above the eye, the hurricane will become much more intense within six hours. This research could help improve forecasts of which hurricanes have the potential to cause the most damage.

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