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Tropical Cyclones Move Away from Tropics toward the Poles, Says US Study

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Diagram of a hurricane.
Diagram of a hurricane. (Photo : Kelvinsong/Creative Commons)

Extreme cyclones are now discovered to be reaching their peak farther up the equator instead of the usual tropics.

The discovery was made and published on the "Nature" journal and was co-written by an MIT scientist according to MIT News. The new study says that through the last three decades, the tropical cyclones are moving north with a speed of about 33 miles for every ten years and 38 miles per decade in the southern part of the world.

This could mean that a bigger number of people would be in danger especially those who are up north. Yale University historian Bill Rankin added that it can affect "more population areas," wrote USA Today.

The lead author of the study, James Kossin of the National Climatic Data Center, utilized various tracks of the storms within the Atlantic, South Pacific, South Indian Ocean, North Indian Ocean, Eastern Pacific and the Western Pacific.

Even if the scientists attest that they are still in the process of investigating the atmospheric movement behind this noticeable change, the trend is thought to be related with the climate getting a lot warmer.

Other hurricane experts and scientists were impressed with the well researched paper that discovered something new. Even hurricane professor Hugh Willoughby considered the research as the most essential link rendered between global warming and tropical cyclones.

However, more reasons are needed to be identified to further prove the trend discussed in this study, states The Weather Network. The study's co-author Kerry Emanuel thinks that it all boils down to the "warming oceans." He mentioned in an MIT News release that with the whole ocean warming up, the tropical cyclone regions might also move with ocean's belt migrating poleward.

Meteorology professor Michael Mann believes that the tropical cyclone movement discovery may bring repercussions for the coastal cities to endure in the near future.

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