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Warm Waters Contribute to the Formation of Hurricane Irma

Figure 19.14

Louisiana State University
Lynne M. Carter

This figure appears in chapter 19 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.

Two factors supported Hurricane Irma’s strength as it reached the Southeast region: the very warm waters it passed over, depicted in this figure, and the light winds Irma encountered in the upper atmosphere.aebd6716-caa9-43db-b91a-c057df29ac3b High-intensity hurricanes such as Irma are expected to become more common in the future due to climate change.52ce1b63-1b04-4728-9f1b-daee39af665e Source: NASA 2017.2229a46c-bf7b-4f2f-a21b-10b6a40b6979

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