Intensity of hurricanes: New study helps improve predictions of storm intensity

25 julio 2014

While predicting the path of hurricanes has gotten better, little has been done to improve predicting a storm’s intensity. That is, until now. «The air-water interface — whether it had significant waves or significant spray — is a big factor in storm intensity,» said one expert involved in a new study. «Hurricanes gain heat energy through the interface and they lose mechanical energy at the interface.»