The thermodynamics of a hurricane over warm ocean

14 Jun 2021

Air in a Northern Hemisphere hurricane circulates counterclockwise at tremendous speeds. As it spins, air also moves inwards, rises upwards and then moves outwards. The rising moist air condenses, which releases heat and forms a warm core inside the hurricane. Professor Pinaki Chakraborty and Dr. Lin Li studied the thermodynamics of hurricanes as part of a study in Physical Review Fluids.

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