Studies: Winter hurricanes may become stronger in US as the world warms


According to research conducted in the United States, global warming due to global climate change may make the country’s winter tornadoes stronger.


The American Geophysical Union Conference said that if the rate of carbon dioxide continues to increase, winter hurricanes that cause serious destruction and loss of life in the United States could become 9 times stronger by the end of this century.

The research, which was written before the hurricane that struck the city of Mayfield in the US state of Kentucky, focused on the destructive power of hurricanes, not their frequency in recent periods when the effects of climate change began with global warming.

Study author Jeff Trapp, chair of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois, said there is the potential to experience extremely powerful natural events that we haven’t seen before in current climatic conditions.


In his research, Trapp concluded that when he used an equation that included wind speed, rotation, and path length with increasing temperature to discover drastic changes in the nature of winter storms, the wind speed increased by about 14 percent and its strength by nine times.