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Global Map – Wind, Weather, Ocean

Wan’t to have a look at present condition of wind, weather and ocean

Here it is
earth.nullschool.net

You can see high winds, low pressure regions, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, arctic air circulation, ITCZ ( inter tropical convergence Zone).

Pretty useful, when planning travels or any of your solo outdoor adventures. Although don’t follow it just like that, combine it with local weather forecasts, but its fun and lot of learning by just looking at this.

 

Hurricane Matthew

With Hurricane Matthew battering Florida, Haiti and with over 800 deaths this Category 3 storm has turned into a nightmare for many.

But exactly causes the hurricane and are we responsible?

Hurricanes are intense low pressure systems that form over warm ocean waters  and their source of energy is water vapor, which is evaporated from the ocean surface. Hurricanes gradually die as they move over cooler waters, which do not have the heat energy necessary to evaporate sufficient water vapor to fuel the hurricane. 

Global warming has raised the average global temperature by about 1°F (0.6 Deg C) over the past century. In the oceans, this change has only been about 0.18 Deg F (0.1 DegC). (source:http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/explore/pristine-seas/critical-issues-sea-temperature-rise/).
But, this 0.1 Deg C is proving to be a big problem for us and the results as we all know are catastrophic, the latest example being that of hurricane Matthew.