Super Hurricanes

Super Hurricanes

2013, Science  -   13 Comments
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For millennia, we saw the oceans as mysterious wellsprings of nature's power, capable of rising up and engulfing us. The history books are filled with stories of cities and towns caught off guard by the sudden onrush of a tropical storm.

We now see hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones as the product of climate systems on a much larger scale... water and wind, oceans and land. They are fueled by heat from the sun, captured and stored in the upper layer of tropical oceans. The deeper and warmer this upper layer becomes, the stronger and longer lasting a hurricane can be.

In the Atlantic Ocean, they often begin their lives over mountains in East Africa. As the wind sweeps over them, an area of low pressure forms. It travels across the Sahara Desert, then moves out over the warm Atlantic. There, it can spawn thunderstorms over a broad region. As the low gradually comes under the influence of the Earth's rotation, called the Coriolis force, it begins to spin.

As the storm intensifies, the pressure in its center continues to drop, forming what's known as "the eye." It acts like a partial vacuum, causing winds at the sea surface to spiral inward toward it. These in-spiraling winds evaporate moisture from the warm ocean surface. As they near the eye, they veer upward, producing clouds and rain.

Much of this air moves outward at the top of the storm, like a chimney. Some flows back down into the center, causing the eye to dry out and become clear. The path a hurricane takes, and the intensity it reaches, are determined by its interaction with global weather systems and ocean currents. In most cases, they form in vast ocean areas along the equator, pushed along by equatorial wind currents.

At higher latitudes, to the north and south, east-bound winds circle the globe. Where they converge in the tropics, the flow shifts to the west, forming the trade winds and a band of precipitation called the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone. Stretching all around the Earth, this is the breeding ground for countless thunderstorms and larger tropical storms.

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  1. Achems Razor


    The only "intelligence" that this analogic Universe has, is based on scientific causes and effects following the laws of Evolution, "Enlightened"? NO! the human apes came swinging down from the trees only a very short time ago, like the flicker of a neutrino colliding with a hydrogen atom, according to the time span of the Universe. This may be a more viable supposition than all the millions of man made imaginary Deities since recorded history.

  2. Immi


    Yup, you're so enlightened that you believe the universe either: 1) popped into existence without a cause, 2) has been around for eternity oscillating in and out of existence without a cause, 3) is part of an infinite number of other near identical universes in some imaginary, mathematically contrived, multiverse where there's an infinite number of enlightened yous?

    Or you can believe that the universe does have a cause and that this cause is an efficient cause that had a certain level of intelligence to bring about this unique universe with parameters finally tuned to allow an "enlightened" you to ask this question 14.8 billion years later!

    1. TDF


      If you think that way, the intelligent creator theory is also imaginary and subjectively contrived without any evidence whatsoever. At least the scientific hypotheses have some mathematical models in place. Creationism has nothing, except few clowns trying to make some money off of the gullible.

    2. TheMoatHasYou

      Any documentary about the weather, which fails to emphasize HAARP and GeoEngineering/Chemtrails as being a major threat to mankind, due to manufactured weather, such as droughts, floods, severe storms such as hurricanes, and worse, isn't much of a documentary and not worth many people's time in this age of manufactured weather.

      @TDF and Achems
      One can only be amused at your arrogant ignorance. NO ONE KNOWS how humans came to be on this thing called earth. To claim one does, like Achems does, or by claiming math or some BS hypothesis, not even a theory, such as Darwin's evolution hypothesis of one specie becoming a totally different specie, that has never been proven or anything to back it up but wishful thinking and so stated in his book "It will be left for future generations to prove", shows the level of intellectual fantasy people engage in. Are they any less clowns? WANTING to believe what some silly professor believed when they were indoctrinated doesn't make it so.

      The ONLY honest professor I had in my years of having to listen to professors pretend scientist have things figured out, stated: "This is what we THINK we know so far ... until something better comes along to explain things. Even though this doesn't do a very good job of it, its what we'll be using for now."

      The reason Evolution is pushed on to the unsuspecting kiddies is the same reason Marxism is pushed onto the unsuspecting kiddies. They go hand in glove to separate humans from their spirituality. To fool them into thinking there is nothing but what people decide is right and wrong, so they can incrementally get people to acquiesce to these power hungry enslaver's will.

      Show me someone who thinks they are entitled to rule over others, to force/manipulate them to live as they have decided is best, and you are looking at evil.

      If you don't realize there is more to most humans than flesh and bone, then your powers of observation and self awareness are extremely limited.

      Of course all you God haters will think this is all in support of religion or a deity. Again, wishful thinking doesn't make it so. None of those are needed to support all I have stated. Only observation.

  3. abdulwalee

    When will the people take heed? Allah sends these great storms but why?

    the Qur?an the statement of Allaah, Al-A?raf 7:94-99, ?And we sent no
    Prophet unto any town, any village or any place and they denied him,
    except that We seized it?s people with suffering from extreme poverty or
    loss in wealth or loss of health and calamities, so that they might
    humiliate themselves and repent to Allaah. Then We changed the evil for
    good, until they increased in number and wealth. And said: Our fathers
    were touched with evil, loss of health and calamities, and with good
    prosperity.? So they were touched with the both of them. They were
    touched with calamity, disease, death and what is like it. And they were
    also touched with some prosperity. So Allaah mentioned; ?So We seized
    them all of a sudden while they were unaware. And if the people of the
    towns had believed and had Taq?wa (piety), and (fear of Allaah),
    certainly We should have opened for them blessings from the heaven and
    the earth, but they denied the messengers. So We took them, with
    punishment, for what they used to earn. Did the people of the towns then
    feel secure against the coming of Our punishment by night while they
    were asleep? Or, did the people of the towns then feel secure against
    the coming of Our punishment in the forenoon while they were playing?
    Did they then feel secure against the Plan of Allaah? None feels secure
    from the Plan of Allaah except the people who are the losers.?

    1. zgsdqddk

      Utter rubbish. Humanity would be better served by ignoring such nonsense. The history of all religion is a blight on humanity. Idiotic, ridiculous and irrelevant. Suggest you enlighten yourself.

    2. Minh Duong

      "Religion is an activity of the childhood of our humanity" Bishop Emeritus John Shelby Spong" (Please excuse me if the quote is not verbatim).

    3. troufes

      the quran was written by the pedophile Mohamed. islam is a satanic sect that need to be eradicated all over the world.

    4. abdulwalee

      The Prophet Muhammad could not read or write and if he was a Pedophile her father would have been the first to object to his daughter's marriage to the Last Prophet of Allah. the fact of her young age was common in those days, the fact that marriage was honored, compared to the late comers debating homosexual marriage.. what a joke! judging that generation by your corrupted standards and mind is injustice. many of your Ilk worship the devil. go learn more than the biased narrative that you are spoon fed on a daily bases by propaganda which trained you to have hatred for the last Prophet of your Creator and a nation of believers called Muslims. If you don't worship the One Creator of all that exist than what or who do you worship? your intellect.. on the last day if you cling arrogantly to that hatred you will be the looser O ignorant one..

    5. Minh Duong

      Not sure if this is correct, but my understanding is that at the time of Mohammed there was much war and orphans. If a girl has lost all of her male relatives (brothers, uncles and father etc) there would be no one to provide for her (and she was basically forbidden to provide for herself because of social conventions). Mohammed may have "married" some of these orphan girls (marriageable age was much lower than it is today) so as to bring them into his family and thus can provide for them within a socially acceptable context. Whether he consummated the marriages or not I do not know.


    This video has great graphics but is pretty short on facts. I did like the one where the earth appeared to be pulsing and I wondered if that could be a visual representation of the Schumann Frequency (7.83 Hz). If so, how cool.

    BUT, to echo the comment below:
    1) There is no mention of the tipping points we've all been discussing for over 10 years.
    2) No mention of the impact of 15+ years of toxic geoengineering projects with their dual purposes of weather manipulation and population reduction through expensive chronic illness.

    Producing propaganda videos like these only serves to further reinforce the utter lack of integrity inherent in our present corporatocracy. We are not fooled.

  5. Mary Helen Neal

    How can this be believed when one fact is so wrong. New Orleans was not in the direct path of Katrina. It was on the west side of the storm. A wall of water did not flood the city because it is 60 miles from the gulf coast. The city was flooded by eroded flood walls that were breached AFTER the storm had passed. The eye of Katrina passed over the small town of Pearlington, Mississippi. The entire Mississippi Coast resembled an area devestated by a bomb. I live 2 miles from the beach on the coast. My first floor is 20 feet above sea level. Yet I received 4 feet of flood water in my home. Please correct your information.

    1. goldensilence

      If a wall of water did not flood your city then what did?