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October 30, 2012

Nuking a hurricane would be ineffective, sadly

"A fully developed hurricane releases 50 or more terawatts of heat energy at any given moment, only about 1 percent of which is converted into wind. The heat release, Landsea wrote, "is equivalent to a 10-megaton nuclear bomb exploding every 20 minutes."  The entire human race in 2011 used about a third of the energy present in an average hurricane."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 30, 2012 10:47 AM