It downgraded to a Category 1 before hitting on the United States’ east coast on Friday.
The European marine environment tracking assistance, Copernicus Marine, has predicted Dorian that the most active storm to reach on an Atlantic island, and lots of specialists warn that global warming will create this kind of extreme weather event more widespread.
“There’s a strong consensus at the hurricane-science community a warming climate is contributing to more high-intensity hurricanes, for example, Cat 5 and 4,” Timothy M. Hall, a researcher at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, told Euronews.
“The particulars of the causes are complex, but a first approximation is that there’s more warmth in the sea in a warmer climate. And this warmth is fundamentally the gas for the hurricanes.”
Hall describes that warmer water melts more readily and if water vapour becomes pumped to the storm and becomes more rain, it gets the storm more extreme.
The middle for Energy and Climate Solutions, an independent, nonprofit organisation, states that rain rates are anticipated to rise by 20 per cent during tropical storms and,” as Hurricane Harvey revealed in 2017, that can sometimes be the destructive impact”.
Rising sea levels
According to a study published in Nature Climate Change, sea level rise has quickened since the 1960s, and specialists say sea level increase is very likely to raise the possible harm of coastal storms.
The Middle for Energy and Climate Solutions (C2ES) states sea-level increase”intensified the effect” of Hurricane Sandy that caused $65 billion [$58.9bn] value of damage from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
“A lot of the damage was associated with coastal flood,” C2ES says.
Timothy M. Hall claims that as the weather warms, there might be fewer hurricanes, but storms will become more severe.
“These high-intensity storms will be the storms which do the huge quantity of harm at landfall. So, in the hurricane-risk standpoint, it is the uptrends in these most powerful storms which matters the most,” he informed Euronews.
Spanish meteorologist Mario Picazo cautioned in a tweet which beams in the Mediterranean also have increased.
“A lot of this sea would have the ability to feed a storm awarded water temperatures of + 26°C in virtually the whole basin,” he tweeted.
Mediterranean hurricanes, called”medicines”, are extreme cyclones smaller compared to hurricanes. They don’t last over a day, and their storms don’t exceed 100 kilometres per hour.
Scientists predict these Mediterranean cyclones will become develop more tropical attributes with climate change.
An article printed in Advancing Earth and Space Science (AGU)’s Geophysical Research Letters stated that they could increase in power by the end of this 21st century.
Back in 2018, Greece was struck with a rare”medicine” which triggered a flash flood.