Oceanic carbon may help track hurricanes

Hoge and Lyon., AGU

This resource is an abstract. The authors demonstrate for the first time that satellite images of dissolved organic matter may also help researchers approximate the mixing of surface-level ocean water during a hurricane or typhoon. They speculate that the observations can be used to estimate the depth of waters churned up by a strong, wind-driven storm, which could improve hurricane tracking.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights
Special Interest: Hazards
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science