Sunday, August 15, 2010

Oil Spill Region & Tropical Storms

Two tropical systems were projected to strengthen as they moved north in the Gulf of Mexico. Both dissipated over the oil spill area. Bonnie collapsed while large areas of oil remained on the surface. Tropical Depression #5 fell apart over the Gulf's "residual oil."

A third test comes with TD5's remnants reentering the Gulf.

It could move over water by Monday, “where conditions are expected to be conducive for some development,” senior hurricane specialist Richard Pasch wrote in the NOAA outlook.

Scientists long theorized a layer of oil could weaken a hurricane. Does the great Gulf science experiment have another test in it?

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