THIS NO.7 - DARK 'N STORMY

Hurricane Florence arrived on the coasts of Carolina on September 14th. The once-fierce hurricane has caused at least 47 deaths and billions of agriculture losses. Meanwhile in southeastern Asia, Typhoon Mangkhut, the planet’s most intense storm this year, has caused at least 102 fatalities in the Philippines, mainland China, and Taiwan. 

In THIS No. 7, let’s follow Thisis to discover the formation of these “tropical cyclones”, how we can predict and track them, and how they might develop in a warmer world. 

Enjoy!

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SCIENTIFIC CONTENT - YONGMEI GONG; ARTISTIC DESIGN - PEI YU LIN

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Picture Credits/Sources:

  1. CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES 

  2. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, NASA 

  3. NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER - NASA - VISIBLE EARTH, IMAGES COMBINED AND SCALED DOWN BY HIGHINBC 

  4. NOAA 

  5. GOES, NOAA