Author: K-Life

What is a Hypercane?

Meteorological worst case scenario tells story of a hurricane from hell. If you thought hurricane Katrina was quite a whopper, professor Kerry Emanuel and his computers at MIT’s Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate Program will teach you otherwise. His worst case scenario looks something like this: winds of over 600 miles an hour (approaching the speed of sound) whip around the center, water vapor, sea spray and storm debris are catapulted into the atmosphere, punching a hole in the stratosphere 20 miles above Earth’s surface. Central pressure would drop to 200 Millibars. Its super-gale-force winds would flatten forests and toss boulders....

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