A hurricane can dump a lot of rain . . .
By Sid Perkins, 15:52 PM April 15, 2008
From New Orleans, at the Joint Assembly of the American Geophysical Union
The large masses of warm, moist air that fuel hurricanes also prime those windstorms to drop a lot of precipitation in a short time, a phenomenon that residents of Puerto Rico experienced in spades when Hurricane Georges struck their island in 1998. Now, new hydrological analyses indicate just how much storm runoff and sediment washed into the surrounding waters in the wake of that storm.
In the course of a normal year, ...
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