Climate change can increase the rate of the extreme storm: NASA study

Climate change can increase the rate of the extreme storm: NASA study



  • NASA’s study, the rate of recurrence of extreme storms can increase due to climate change
  • NASA studied the relationship between sea surface temperatures and the beginning of extreme storms
  • The danger of extreme storms if sea surface temperature exceeds 28 degrees Celsius: Study

Due to climate change, due to the rise in temperature of tropical oceans at the end of the century, the rate of extreme rain and storm surge can increase with the rain. This has been revealed in a NASA study by the American Space Agency. This study was conducted under the leadership of NASA’s ‘Jet Propulsion Laboratory’ (JPL) in America.

In order to determine the relationship between the average sea surface temperature and the beginning of extreme storms, 15 years of acquired data were collected by the space agency’s atmospheric infrared sounder (AIRS) equipment on the tropical ocean. Studies have found that extreme storms occur if the ocean surface temperature is more than 28 degrees Celsius.

A study published in Geophysical Research Letters also found that 21 percent more storms occur at every one degree Celsius due to the rise in sea surface temperature. Hartmut Aumann of JPL said, “It is a common understanding that serious hurricanes are increased in warmer environments. Storms with heavy rains usually come in the hottest weather of the year. ‘

Aumann said, “But by statistics, we have got a first quantitative estimate of how much it can grow concerning at least tropical oceans.”