New Study Reveals Tropical Cyclones Gaining Strength Faster
Washington, October 20 – Researchers from Rowan University in New Jersey, USA, have conducted a recent study showing that tropical cyclones in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea are intensifying at a faster rate.
Andra Garner, a researcher at the university, explained, “As ocean surface temperatures rise due to climate change, tropical cyclones are not only able to absorb more moisture but also do so more rapidly.”
She added, “Tropical cyclones primarily derive their energy from the heat and moisture vapor over the oceans,” emphasizing that this development is concerning, particularly because early hurricane prediction is already challenging, and this trend could lead to potentially catastrophic consequences.
Garner pointed out that the study’s findings underscore the urgent need to control global warming to mitigate the accelerated strengthening of tropical cyclones.
She called for coastal planning and communication measures that enable vulnerable regions to adapt to the evolving risks posed by tropical cyclones.
It is worth noting that data from the Hurricane Database “HURDAT 2,” containing detailed information about all hurricanes, has been analyzed to assess the likelihood of hurricanes evolving from a weak Category 1 storm to a stronger Category 3 storm or higher within 24 hours. Between 1971 and 1990, the percentage was 3.23%, while between 2001 and 2020, it increased to 8.12%.